Earlier, Young apologized to Punk for his actions on SmackDown, and pleaded with him not to cut his hair. While Punk told Young he thought he showed guts, Straight Edge Society disciple Gallows took offense. Punk ordered his NXT Rookie to face the menacing Gallows with his hair on the line. When it mattered most, Young delivered, impressing Punk and the WWE Universe by pinning Gallows. Afterward, Punk raised Young’s hand in victory as a stunned Gallows looked on.
The South Beach party boy proved he could defeat a WWE Superstar on his own, without compromising his own wild personality and style. With the victory, Young’s record improved to 5-2.