1. It’s NXT time and we kick off with the glorious return of Hideo Itami, and he is facing Sean Maluta fresh off his first round CWC loss.
2. Maluta puts on a decent showing before Itami fires up and goes all strong style on the young Samoan, then picks up the win with the running knee.
3. After a recap of the Authors of Pain farewell to American Alpha, we get a typically redneck promo from The Revival. They’re challenged by TM61, then Samoa Joe cuts an angry promo on Nakamura and is jumped from behind by Mojo Rawley. Needless to say, Joe destroys Rawley, leaving him less than hyped semi-conscious on the ramp.
4. Bayley talks about taking her title back from Asuka, and the champ is taking on Aaliyah next! The young diva gets in a single bit of offense before Asuka kicks the crap out of her while never taking her eyes off Bayley. Asuka picks up the win with the Asuka Lock.
5. After the match Bayley hits the ring to save Aaliyah from further abuse, so Asuka simply smiles her creepy smile and leaves the ring.
6. Now it’s time for the official NXT debut of a suit-wearing Bobby Roode. The wait is finally over, and it seems NXT is turning into Raw with the long-ass promos. Eventually Roode turns heel, tells the audience they suck and he is a superstar. He is NXT.
7. Our main event tonight is Australians TM61 taking on tag champions The Revival. Frequent tags between Miller and Thorn keep TM61 in control for much of the match, and I’ve just realized the +61 on their tights refers to the country code for Australian phone numbers. Clever.
8. Really good match from everyone involved, and TM61 have the raw material to replace American Alpha as the best tag team in NXT. Despite seeming like the team that will never graduate NXT, The Revival pick up the cheap win with a DDT on Nick Miller.
9. After the match Dash & Dawson call out all the tag teams in the world, and Gargano and Ciampa respond with a very amusing line in smack talk, then hit the ring and decimate The Revival. Nice.
10. Because Fox 8 in Australia has stopped running NXT and I’m watching this on the WWE network we finish with a Long-ass promo for Mick Foley’s comedy show. While I wish Foley the best and own no less than two of his books, I don’t really care about his struggles with standup.
Tags: Bobby Roode, JT on NXT, TM61