While there was only four matches on the card for last week’s NXT, there was zero filler. Although the promotion’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 Kalisto’s high-flying antics and Sin Cara’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.