This week marks the end of an era for NXT as they prepare to move to primetime on USA next week. As we all prepare for NXT’s new adventure, how will the superstars of the future step up?
I think it was announced last week, but Roderick Strong will FINALLY get his one-on-one match against Velveteen Dream next week on NXT’s first live broadcast.
For some reason, Rhea Ripley using a car service to get to NXT while in her full Mosh Pit Kid gear, made me laugh. Still a big statement, just a weird juxtaposition.
Dakota Kai is coming back finally and I’m very happy about that.
Okay, I was wrong. I thought Ripley and Shayna Baszler were just going to have a face to face, not a match. My bad. The match was really good. Ripley has come a long way from the bright-eyed kid she was in the 2017 Mae Young Classic. Unfortunately, Baszler and her goons would provoke Ripley into a disqualification, but if the Queen of Spades thinks the Mosh Pit Kid is done with her, she’s got another thing coming.
Damian Priest vs BOA
I wasn’t planning on covering this match since Priest usually squashes his opponents in the first couple of minutes, but since that didn’t happen with BOA, it caught my attention. This was a really good, and pretty brutal match, even if it was short. BOA is the first person to really take it to Priest and it was fun to watch.
I loved Gargano’s self-awareness, calling out a fan in the crowd who’d asked him about his NXT future. His fall from the top of the cage sounded more terrifying than it looked. Gargano staying in NXT isn’t a shock, his next feud being Shane Thorne was. Guess that match will be next week.
This is the final episode of Tiffany’s NXT Takes. Starting this week, I will be shifting over to All Elite Wrestling coverage. Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll join me for AEW.