This is Roode's first run since debuting with NXT last year. Nakamura held the title since the NXT live event in Osaka, Japan on December 3rd.
Also, The Authors of Pain defeated Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa to become the new WWE NXT Tag Team Champions at tonight's "Takeover: San Antonio" event.
This is the first reign for Akem and Rezar, who are managed by WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering. DIY just won the titles back on November 19th at Takeover: Toronto after defeating The Revival.
Below are photos and video from tonight's Takeover:
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Will the GLORIOUS @REALBobbyRoode be walking away from #NXTTakeOver as the new @WWENXT Champion?! pic.twitter.com/7tVIaarXnH— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2017
If anyone knows how to make an entrance, IT IS @ShinsukeN!!!! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/1ZQeXULJQQ— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2017
.@REALBobbyRoode secures a GLORIOUS win against @ShinsukeN to become the NEW @WWENXT Champion! #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/APpunigqbA— WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2017
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