Including the results of the fallout from the women’s battle royal last week, matches for all of NXT’s titles at Takeover: Chicago are determined in this episode, including a great number one contender match between Hideo Itami and Roderick Strong.
Asuka makes a decision during a number one contender battle roayl that will affect her next title defense in a pretty good episode of NXT.
An okay show highlighted by a memorable (if somewhat recycled) moment.
This edition of NXT was taped before Takeover: Orlando, and it very much felt like a pre-show. The matches were short, and the show was packed with clips and interviews from the big event. Not the best episode of NXT, but there’s still a little fun to be had here.
Though this felt more like a continuation of stroylines rather than a culmination, this year’s Wrestlemania-weekend Takeover had some very good matches and really fantastic moments. It wasn’t all spectacular, but it was very entertaining.
An okay show that would have been merely average if not for the return of Kassius Ohno!
Sin Cara takes on Bo Dallas and Cedric Alexander teams up with TJ Perkins to battle Tony Nese and Noam Dar in a surprisingly good episode of Main Event.
While nothing new really happened, this was an entertaining show with matches that got progressively better.
WHile most of this episode of NXT was meant as a setup for story payoffs down the road, the main event featuring Tyler Bate defending the UK Championship against Trent Seven was very entertaining.
Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander team up to face Tony Nese and Drew Gulak, and Jinder Mahal takes on Sin Cara in an okay episode of Main Event.
The entire second round of the Dusty Classic is decided in some good matches, though two of those matches are marred by injuries.
This show had some surprises, and the main event tag match helped make this a show worth watching even though most of the actual wrestling isn’t anything special.
Roderick Strong makes his NXT debut teaming up with Austin Aries in a good episode of NXT.
The 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic starts with one squash and one good match, Samoa Joe ruins Dan Matha’s debut, Patrick Clark debut’s a new look when he faces Rich Swann, and Peyton Royce beats up a new girl with her friend Billie Kay by her side.
Storylines seemed to take a backseat this week, but that allowed Cedric Alexander’s NXT debut to take center stage.
The tournament ends and a new WWE Cruiserweight champion is crowned in a fantastic conclusion to the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic.
While not quite as good as the previous episode, the CWC continues to deliver great matches.
This was a good episode of NXT with two very nice matches and two that were basically exhibitions.
Another great show. It seems each round keeps getting better.
The final episode of the second round brings another set of great matches.