- Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady def. Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy via Pinfall
I feel like I’m going to have a seizure to Blake and Murphy’s entrance one day. But with that aside, I’m not sure if having Enzo and Cass defeat the tag team champs clean in a quick match was a good idea. We’ll just have to wait and see how things play out in the future. But other than that, everything from the backstage segments and in ring promos have built a really interesting feud between the two teams. Maybe this win over the tag team champs is just more fuel for it.
- Dana Brooke def. Bayley via Pinfall
The match ended the best it could without giving Dana her first loss and having Bayley lose clean. This was more of a push for Bayley versus Emma than an actual match. But it was interesting to watch while it lasted.
- Hideo Itami def. Adam Rose via Pinfall
The match was mostly one sided. Adam Rose is not having a good year considering that he is now losing matches to both the developmental roster and the main roster. And there wasn’t a moment in which Hideo seemed to be in true danger of losing this match.
- Becky Lynch def. Sara Dobson via Submission
It was basically a squash match. Nothing too fancy about it.
- Sami Zayn daf. Alex Riley via Pinfall
The match was pretty decent, but ended with Kevin Owens taking both Zayn and Riley out before it could really pick up. Zayn got the win without giving Riley a clean loss, and Owens left looking like a serious threat to both men. A great way to build up the NXT champion and sell the next NXT major event.
NXT has only two different ratings for their shows so far. Good and great. This particular episode fell in to the good category. The storytelling was simple and didn’t insult our intelligence, the in ring work was decent even though some of the matches felt a little short, and the promos were good for the time given to them. This episode was another example of what a weekly wrestling show should be. And I hope the product never change in quality.