While there was only four matches on the card for last weekâ€™s NXT, there was zero filler. Although the promotionâ€™s biggest issue, using WWE stars on the show, occurred again this week in the form of Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel, it made sense and was logical.
Add in a great main event between Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn and you had a quick-paced and solid episode of NXT.
Hideo Itami and Finn Balor vs. Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel: This would have been an amazing singles match between Balor and Kidd, but the tag team match was nuts too. Stiff, with a ton of strikes, the match went back and forth until Itami and Balor hit the corner basement dropkicks before a Balor Top Rope Double Stomp for the win.
Sasha Banks w/Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss: Banks was in control throughout and quickly won with the Back Cracker/Crossface combination for the submission win.
NXT Tag Team Champions Sin Cara and Kalisto vs. Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy: Blake and Murphy had a few nice moments and continue to prove themselves as a solid enhancement team, but Kalistoâ€™s high-flying antics and Sin Caraâ€™s power and speed were just too much. After a nifty Powerbomb, Cara got the win with a Senton Bomb.
Sami Zayn vs. NXT Champion Adrian Neville: An excellent back and forth that saw Neville get the win with a Rollup after Zayn hesitated after Neville hurt his knee. Much better for the wear than Neville, Zayn left the match feeling cheated.