March 16 (UPI) — NXT Champion Bobby Roode defended his title against a returning Kassius Ohno Wednesday on WWE NXT.
The match was made by NXT general manager William Regal. The winner would be heading to the main event to defend the title at NXT TakeOver: Orlando against former champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
In his first match back after a four year hiatus from NXT, Ohno pulled out all the stops to defeat Roode, earning a number of near falls throughout the bout.
Roode turned things around however with the Glorious DDT for the three count.
Nakamura was seen viewing the match intently backstage as he prepares for his opponent at NXT TakeOver: Orlando which takes place during WrestleMania week on April 1.
Also on NXT, Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain defeated The Early Brothers and Nikki Cross defeated Macey Estrella.