One week before NXT goes live for 2 full hours on USA Network, WWE’s third complete gave fans another terrific style of the action that’s future for them every Wednesday night going forward.
Following a pleasant debut last week, NXT jumped out of the gate with barn-burner of a match between a try of behemoths and terminated its 1st hour with a key match that determined the No. 1 contender for the NXT championship.
What NXT has accomplished through a period of time is proving that this complete is a must-watch for the typical wrestling fan. Not only that, there have been few hiccups going from a one-hour show taped four episodes at a time to two hours of live TV each week despite many of the NXT superstars not having an excessive amount of expertise within the latter.
Mauro Ranallo shined yet again on the mic, adding another insane level of pleasure to the said matches, and there was enough within the second hour on WWE Network to keep viewers invested after the switch.
The one downside for NXT on cable TV is that it’s virtually strictly in-ring wrestling, and if WWE hopes to draw in new viewers, it has to tell them who a number of these characters are through short promos, vignettes or flashbacks. So what went down on weekday night and what will it mean for next week’s uber-important show?
The long contention finally came to AN finish in an exceedingly match restarted from last week’s full-scale brawl to finish the primary live edition of NXT.
Riddle and Dain did not waste long to bring street fight elements to the bout with Dain driving Riddle through a wall with a flying crossbody. Riddle got a measure of revenge soon thereafter hitting Dain with a Bro-Ton through a table.
Back within the ring, a chair shot to the rear, powerbomb and knee strike through a chair nearly gave Riddle the win, but Dain kicked out at 2.8.
Dain refused to be stapled, however, and it was only with a Fujiwara armbar that Riddle picked up the win.
NXT champion Adam Cole came to the ring and like a shot trash-talked Riddle, screaming that he wasn’t in his league and would ne’er be champion. Riddle grabbed his arm and placed Cole in a Fujiwara armbar, immediately getting the champion to tap out.
Top-notch work from Riddle and Dain in a match that provided a fitting end to their extended rivalry and made Riddle look great ahead of his title match.