Roderick Strong and Tyler Bate battle to determine a number one contender for the UK Title in a show that was otherwise a wrap-up or Takeover.
This fine episode of NXT had some fine matches including a number one contender’s match for the tag title between the Street Profits and the Authors of Pain.
New Day takes on Benjamin and Gable, and Styles faces The Singh Brothers in a good, not great, episode of SmackDown Live.
Pete Dunne puts his title on the line against Johnny Gargano, and Ruby Riot attempts to settle things with Sonya Deville on an episode of NXT that is essentially a Takeover wrap-up (with two very good matches).
This was a long Kickoff and wasn’t necessary for watching Survivor Series, but it did have three decent matches which is nice.
Sasha Banks takes on Alicia Fox in a rematch from RAW on a Kickoff show that has some big announcements for TLC!
This week’s episode is essentially a wrap-up of Takeover: Brooklyn III, but Peyton Royce versus Sarah Logan and a UK division tag match make this episode of NXT a must-watch.
The Street Profits make their NXT TV debut, Andrade Almas looks to get back on track against No Way Jose, and Oney Lorcan gives Danny Burch a rematch in an okay but rather uneventful episode of NXT.
Johnny Gargano returns to in-ring action against Raul Mendoza and Kyle O’Reilly tests Aleister Black in a good episode of NXT.
Kassius Ohno and Hideo Itami battle in an attempt to settle their differences in an episode of NXT that did a lot of setting up but not much paying off.
Tye Dillinger attempts to silence Aiden English in a surprsingly good warmup match on a decent pre-show for this year’s Battleground PPV.
Bobby Fish makes his NXT debut, and Heavy Machinery challenges The Authors of Pain in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Roderick Strong challenges Bobby Roode for the NXT Title in a very good and emotional match!
Asuka faces Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot in a triple threat elimination rematch for her NXT Women’s Title in the main event of an episode that was otherwise a bit light on interesting matches.
A few solid matches and a little story development make this an NXT easily worth watching.
This week’s show was basically a recap of Takeover: Chicago, but it did contain the debut of the Velveteen Dream and a decent match between McIntyre and Blake.
The Backlash 2017 Kickoff show was an average opener, featuring Aiden English versus Tye DIllinger.
The final stop before Takeover: Chicago didn’t have much in the way of new developments, but it was an okay show regardless.
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.