The Results

  • Solomon Crowe def. CJ Parker via Pinfall

I’ve heard of Crowe’s work in the indies, but I’ve never seen him perform outside of NXT before. That said, this was definitely his best match so far with the company. It was also an display of how much CJ Parker’s potential was wasted.

  • Baron Corbin def. Steve Cutler via Pinfall

A squash match like usual for Corbin. Nothing special.

  • Enzo Amore and Big Cass def. Angelo Dawkins and Sawyer Fulton via Pinfall

I was expecting this match to be completely one sided considering Dawkins and Fulton were the lesser known of the two teams, but they actually delivered a pretty good match. Enzo and Cass got the win in the end, but Dawkins and Fulton did an amazing job of cutting Enzo off from Cass before the hot tag was made.

  • Dana Brooke def. Blue Pants via Pinfall

You can clearly see the potential that Dana Brooke possess. But this match didn’t show off her in ring abilities well. It will definitely take another match or two for her to live up to the hype.

  • Sami Zayn def. Rhino via Pinfall

A good match, but I found Rhino’s selling face a little goofy at times. It was a little distracting. Other than that, it was a decent match given how different their styles are. Zayn and Rhino are not the best match for each other. But they made it work to the best of their ability.

The episode was still consistent enough with the level of entertainment we’ve grown to love despite not containing some of the bigger names in the company. But there was a slight lack of story telling this time. It seems like NXT needs more than just one hour to push stories along. The time restraint doesn’t do the show justice. We received more matches this episode, but without much happening outside of the ring. The episode was pretty good, but it shows that maybe NXT has grown enough to warrant a two hour show.