#1~ I can’t tell you how excited I am that there’s another NXT live, “PPV”-style show on the WWE Network. Three title matches and every match booked has the ability to steal the show. You don’t get that on regular WWE PPVs. The only thing I can relate this to is the old WCW Clash of the Champions shows and I’m damn looking forward to it.
#2~ I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Ascension as the next act to be called up to the main roster. They’ve got their chemistry down and would be a great addition to a WWE tag team division that needs a little life. On the other side of the ring, I hope the WWE isn’t too afraid of bringing up another luchador in Kalisto. They’re doing now what they SHOULD have done with Sin Cara – let him get his feet wet throughout NXT before showcasing him in front of millions.
#3~ Tyler Breeze now sings his own theme music? Perfect for his character and very “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. That little addition to his character is another sign he’s on his way to the main roster. And he & Sami Zayn just stole the damn show… so far. Both title matches have the potential to be the match of the night but it’s going to be damn hard to top Breeze/Zayn. It truly is amazing how fantastic some of the talent is in NXT.
#4~ I’m a fan of Rusev tonight simply because he laid out Mojo Rawley. But now I’m somewhat sad that Triple H isn’t a full-time wrestler. Then he could face Rusev, beat him cleanly a few times and then book him as a comedy tag team partner of Santino Marella before releasing him soon after.
#5~ That was a damn, fantastic match – Divas match or not. I haven’t seen a WWE women’s match that good since the era of the Trish Stratus/Lita feuds. Charlotte is a terrific example of what NXT is and what goes on at NXT between shows. She had her first televised match in July of 2013 and tonight had the best Divas match of the year. Unbelievable night so far for NXT.
#6~ Anyone who saw Adrian Neville versus Tyson Kidd saw Kidd arrive and at his best. He was absolutely flawless in this match and probably came off better in the loss than he would have if he won. Tyson Kidd finally stole the spotlight and rightfully so. Incredible match between two incredible athletes that capped off an incredible night. Wow…
#7~ This was one of the few shows in a very long time where I just sat back and watched the entire show. It combined the match quality of a ROH show, the name value of a TNA/WWE show and the production value of the biggest wrestling organization in the world. Forget PPVs. 10 bucks a month is worth NXT alone.
Tags: adrian neville, Bret The Hitman Hart, charlotte, Kalisto, Natalya, NXT, NXT Take Over, NXT Takeover, Ric Flair, sami zayn, sin cara, The Ascension, Tyler Breeze, Tyson Kidd, wwe nxt