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WWE NXT TakeOver: XXX results - Damian Priest is North American champ after brutal ladder match

Keith Lee wasn’t champ-champ for long. The Limitless One vacated the North American championship to create an opportunity for others. Cameron Grimes, Damian Priest, Bronson Reed, Johnny Gargano, and Velveteen Dream were the men who grabbed that opportunity, qualifying for a ladder match for the title at TakeOver: XXX.

Things were as chaotic as expected in a five-man ladder match, but Reed stood out at the start thanks to his Bam Bam Bigelow tribute gear.

Ladders came into play early and often. Grimes was involved in several comedy spots that used them...

... but most looked legitimately more painful. A huge spot didn’t involve the titular hardware though, when Reed suplexed everyone but Gargano from the top in a huge Tower of Doom spot.

The big Aussie did put a ladder on his head to clear the ring, but Johnny Wrestling took advantage and hit a DDT that used the ladder to inflict more damage. Everyone hit dives after that, and after Priest ran up a ladder to wipe out Dream, Gargano and Reed on the floor, it looked like Grimes had a clear shot at the belt.

That was when Candice LeRae ran in, and we got some intergender action. After she stopped Grimey’s climb, her hubby helped her rana him onto the men on the floor. Then it looked like Johnny Wrestling would claim the strap, but Reed stopped him... until LeRae jumped on his back. From there, he splashed the Wednesday Knight... with Mrs. Wrestling on his back!

Reed climbed, but Priest met hit at the top. Grimes set up a second ladder, and after the Archer of Infamy knocked down Auzilla, they were there together. Dream entered the fray, and we rotated through spots and teases of the end. Gargano flew back in to powerbomb Grimes off a ladder onto another one in a particularly gnarly move that only caught the edge of target ladder.

Carnage was an understatement from there. Dream threw Gargano on Priest, then was launched off a ladder over the barricade and through a folding table by Reed. Johnny and Grimey ended up on the ladder, and Gargano blasted the North Carolinian to the floor. But after getting the title free, Priest arrived to grab it as well. He held on while Johnny fell.

As the last man standing after all that carnage, Damian Priest may just live forever.

For a complete rundown of everything that happened in Orlando tonight, head to our live blog here.