TakeOver: Toronto is firmly in the rear view mirror and as NXT faces it’s oncoming move to Broadcast Television in less then a month, how will the superstars of NXT rise to the challenge?
Matt Riddle vs Killian Dain: I think I’ve said several times that I do NOT like Matt Riddle. I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy, but his whole ‘Bro’ gimmick gets on my last nerve. However, I’ve found myself oddly fascinated by his feud with Killian Dain.
The match was not QUITE as brutal as the brawl at TakeOver, but it was still really good. It’s sad that Dain and SaNitY didn’t get much of a showing on the main roster because Dain is REALLY good. I’m a little surprised that Dain got the win over Riddle, but we’ll see what happens down the road. This could be a great feud for the TV era, especially since Riddle went after Dain after the pinfall.
Women’s Division: So, one of the stories coming out of TakeOver was that Shayna Baszler was STILL champion, despite Mia Yim’s best efforts. I’m still disappointed with this because I feel that keeping the belt on Baszler is holding the division back.
I am glad that Yim is back working with Vanessa Borne and Aliyah. There have been a lot of comments about how long Aliyah’s been in NXT, but 1. Shawn Spears was in developmental for 10 years before he really got anywhere, and 2. Aliyah is a great talent that really should be getting more time than she has.
Yim vs Borne was good. I like seeing that Yim’s picked herself up after the loss at TakeOver, but she’s steamed and I do not blame her. I am intrigued by the idea of Yim vs the Horsewomen not being over.
Undisputed Era: I’m puzzled by Undisputed Era being the top faction in NXT but only Cole holding the title. Also, I love Roderick Strong until I hear him talk and then I lose interest. However, I do agree that Strong, Fish, and O’Reilly have gotten a raw deal. Strong is still owed a one on one with Velveteen Dream and it looks like O’Reilly and Fish got screwed in the tag match.
I’m very intrigued by Breakout Tournament winner, Jordan Myles, setting his sights on Cole. Aim high, dude. I don’t think he’s going to beat Cole, which would be a shame, but it’ll be interesting.
That’s it for Tiffany’s NXT Takes! Tune in Monday for RAW!