The second day of the Superstar Shakeup has some interesting SmackDown debuts and Vince McMahon’s “greatest SmackDown acquisition.”
The first half of the Superstar Shakeup brought some big names to RAW, so now we will wait and see where their new paths will take them.
New Day faces The Bar and a new friend, Black, Ricochet, and Ali face Andrade, Rusev, and Nakamura, The IIconics prove they are fighting champs, and The Usos put their titles on the line against the Hardy Boyz in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
The RAW after Wrestlemania was an entertaining show with a few small surprises and some high-energy matches.
Keith Lee battles Lars Sullivan in a good fight between two big men in a show that also featured Lorcan and Burch versus The Mighty, Mia Yim versus Vanessa Borne, and EC3 versus Marcel Barthel.
Candice LeRae and Nikki Cross battle in an episode of NXT that was mostly a recap of Takeover: WarGames.
Heavy Machinery fights the Forgotten Sons, Taynara Conti takes on Dakota Kai, and Velveteen Dream battles Lars Sullivan in a good episode of NXT.
The Street Profits once again attempt to get revenge on The Mighty, Mercedes Martinez battles Nikki Cross, Burch and Lorcan have their hands full with Mendoza and Carillo, and Matt Riddle debuts against Menzies in a great episode of NXT.
Aleister Black’s attacker is revealed on a show that also featured Mia Yim’s NXT debut against Aliyah, Kassius Ohno hitting some guy really hard, and the Undisputed Era having some trouble with EC3.
WWE NXT Episode 471 #WWENXT Original Air Date: October 3, 2018 Event Date: September 20, 2018 (available on the WWE Network) City: Winter Park, FL Venue: Full Sail University Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson Ring Announcer: Kayla Braxton Backstage Nikki Cross thinks games are fun. She’s looking forward to having fun with …
Otis Dozovic gets an opportunity to face the NXT Champ Tommaso Ciampa, the Street Profits look for a measure of revenge on The Mighty, Kairi Sane is confronted by Shanya Baszler, and more on a good episode of NXT.
Bianca Belair takes on Nikki Cross, Lorcan and Burch return to action as a team, Baszler destroys someone’s arm, and Raul Mendoza attempts to chop down Lars Sullivan in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Kassius Ohno makes a statement, the Forgotten Sons make an impact, Shayna Baszler makes her intentions known, and Velveteen Dream makes Gargano question himself in a good episode of NXT.
Ricochet and Pete Dunne battle the Undisputed Era in a great main event on a very good episode of NXT.
Kairi Sane and Lacey Evans battle to end their feud, Johnny Gargano busts open Tommaso Ciampa, Roderick Strong fights Danny Burch, and more on a good episode of NXT.
Dakota Kai challenges Shayna Baszler for the Women’s Title, Chris Dijak debuts against Ricochet, and Aleister Black finds out who his next challenger will be on a pretty good episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano returns to make an announcement about his future, Lars Sullivan takes on the team of Ricochet and Velveteen Dream, Kairi Sane looks for some revenge against Lacey Evans, and Heavy Machinery take on TM61 in a good episode of NXT.
Candice LeRae confronts Tommaso Ciampa and The Undisputed Era faces Dunne, Lorcan, and Burch in a great main event on a pretty good episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae close the chapter on Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega, and Killian Dain battles Lars Sullivan in a No DQ Match in a very good episode of NXT.
The final NXT before Takeover promised some exciting matches, but mostly ended up just being buildup for this Saturday’s big show.