In the third match of the night at WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Keith Lee put up his NXT North American Championship against Johnny Gargano.
Lee had “Black Lives Matter” on his tights. Gargano seems to be working a smarter style these days by not taking so many big bumps. It was a basics match for several minutes until the pace began to pick up. At one point, Gargano tried a spear but was hammer fisted by Lee. Not long after this, there was a striking exchange that led to Gargano locking in an armbar while Lee was standing. There were more exchanges but Lee won this won with a strong clothesline.
Several minutes later, Gargano and Lee were almost counted out but Gargano rolled into the ring and insisted on the match continuing. Gargano went to get Lee but was pounced through one of the plexiglass walls. Lee was bringing Gargano into the ring but Candice LeRae appeared but Mia Yim was behind her and they brawled in and out of the ring as Gargano pulled keys out of his tights. He used the keys to dig into Lee’s eyes. Gargano then hit One Final Beat but Lee kicked out of the pin attempt. Gargano hit the kick to the head but Lee kicked out. Gargano hit another kick but Lee kicked out again. Another kick, Lee kicked out again. Lee fought his way back with the Spirit Bomb. Lee followed up with the Big Band Catastrophe and then pinned Gargano to retain his title.
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— WWE (@WWE) June 8, 2020