If the main event of TakeOver New Orleans isn’t for you, have a long hard think about whether you’re still a fan of the WWE’s concept of modern wrestling. It’s totally cool if you aren’t, but if this didn’t do anything for you, I’m not sure what else from them will.
Though his match was an ever-so-mild disappointment, tonight’s NXT was a clever little side track in the history of NXT Champion Samoa Joe. His obstacle tonight – a familiar face in the name of Eric Young.
Tonight’s WWE NXT is recap heavy. Just about everything you haven’t seen before involves lots of Cathy Kelley and a green screen. That sucks from a viewing standpoint, and is a super garbage cop out, but I get to dive a little deeper into a lot of the developments from Takeover, so stick with me in this review.
Every match on WWE NXT is predictable tonight. The card is set, there’s nothing left to build too, even if Baron Corbin did drop the promo of his career. This is the last chance to put guys over leading into Takeover: Dallas, and most of the attempts worked.
When will WWE NXT be great again? Shinsuke Nakamura should help. Tonight’s show cemented more matches for Takeover: Dallas than had been previously announced and started to add a shine back to the brand.
Finally, for the first time since Takeover: London, WWE NXT is building. After weeks of taping results and spoilers from WWE.com giving away the surprises, we get the first big debut and a four-star main event.
More CFE Arena! More holding patterns! Right here, on WWE NXT!
Tonight’s WWE NXT features a handful of entertaining matches, but mostly more of the same. With the promise of a major debut and huge main event next week, NXT promises to be on fire between now and Takeover: Dallas.
We’re getting close to the actual build for WWE NXT Takeover: Dallas, but the holding pattern is getting stale. Quickly. Thankfully Asuka and tonight’s main event both help make this an hour worth watching, holding pattern or not. Let’s dive in.
It feels like it’s been a month since we had a meaningful, half decent episode of WWE NXT, and that’s because it pretty much has been a month. NXT’s return to regular programming was exciting, if only because we’ve been starved for fresh content from the best program in WWE. Come for short but sweet matches, stay for multiple Commissioner Regal segments setting up the next few months of NXT matches.
It’s time! NXT travels outside of the United States, presenting Takeover for the first time ever in England. NXT Takeover: London gets the panel review treatment as the VOW staff looks at the winners, losers, and future of NXT.
A good episode of NXT that was clearly highlighted by Tommaso Ciampa vs. Samoa Joe in the main event. Don’t sleep on the Vaudvillains vs. Jordan and Gable, though, and James Storm’s second WWE-sanctioned match.
WWE NXT has been on fire since Takeover: Brooklyn, and the match quality has been off the charts for a weekly one hour show. Seriously, the only bad thing about NXT has been Byron Saxton’s regression to a six-year-old’s logical capacity. Tonight’s episode was no exception when Dash and Dawson challenged The Vaudvillains for the NXT Tag Team Championship.
This was the week for WWE NXT; we hadn’t seen either NXT champion in action since Takeover: Respect and they’ve hardly been on NXT TV for the past month. Tonight, however, Apollo Crews challenged Finn Balor for the NXT Championship in what was an excellent match between two of the most exciting names in NXT.
WWE NXT went the full hour for the first time in months and had what would’ve been the best match by a mile in any WWE week that didn’t include that bonkers fatal four-way from RAW. Fatal four-way or not, you need to watch which episode of NXT.
As always, WWE NXT has a lot to live up to following an exceptional Takeover special. These first episodes following Takeovers are often resets and, as a result, lackluster. This time, however, there were literally (maybe) dozens of possible storylines set up for months in the future. Can the debut of Nia Jax and a battle royal to determine the No. 1 contender carry the show?
We’re fully engrossed in the WWE NXT doldrums between Takeovers, but tonight’s episode of NXT proves to be a break from the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team classic. This week’s episode include a tag team title rematch from Takeover: Brooklyn, another contract signing and a showdown between Bull Dempsey and Tyler Breeze.
NXT continues the tournament with the best logo in sports (entertainment), the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Tonight’s portion of the tournament includes Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bull Dempsey and Tyler Breeze as well as Samoa Joe and Finn Balor vs. The Lucha Dragons
NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn was everything hardcore and casual NXT fans were looking for: guest spots from legends like Jushin “Thunder” Liger, well-protected characters throughout the card they generally cared about and more than anything, great matches.
The final episode of NXT before Takeover: Brooklyn features the official contract signing for Saturday’s NXT Women’s Championship match, plus several strong confrontations for important Takeover matches!
NXT finally gained some momentum last week and could use another couple of weeks heading into a sold out Takeover in Brooklyn on August 22. There are going to be 13,000 (!) in the Barclays Center to watch WWE’s “developmental” territory. This is clearly shaping up to be the shining moment of Triple H’s pet project; they need the momentum and they need to deliver.
Tonight’s NXT was actually one of the best in a long, long time with Charlotte/Bayley as the highlight followed closely by Joe/Rhyno, the BULL-FIT promos, plenty of Commissioner Regal and exactly zero Dana Brooke.
The Tag Team Titles are on the line in the main event of NXT for July 29, as the Vaudevillains take on Alexa Bliss’ boys, Blake and Murphy! Plus, Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin in action, and a bizarre debut for Bull-Fit.
Ever since May 20, when Samoa Joe made his surprising debut at NXT Takeover, we’ve been wondering just what Kevin Owens vs Samoa Joe in WWE would look like. We got the answer tonight, although only partially. Also, Part 1 of “Who is Finn Balor?” looks at the beginning of Fergal Devitt.
The big news coming out of tonight’s all new episode of NXT is that WWE is doing something really cool with the WWE Network in July. Announced for the first time on WWE television, and here on NXT of all places, WWE Network will be airing the July 4 live event taking place at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. NXT will have a presence, and I think you’ll enjoy it.
Tonight’s all new episode of WWE NXT set out to answer some questions that we had after NXT Takeover: Unstoppable. Will Finn Bálor head right for the NXT Title? Will Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe cross paths again? How would William Regal respond to being knocked out by Kevin Owens? What’s next for Baron Corbin? These answers and more on an all new NXT!
We’re one week away from NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, and this show really put the oomph into the push for the event. Zayn and Owens faced off for one final time before their NXT Title match, Sasha Banks showed NXT why she is The Legit Boss, and Tyler Breeze found a partner to take on Itami and Balor.
NXT is on the road to Takeover: Unstoppable. This week, the contract signing for the Women’s Championship takes place as Sasha Banks puts her title on the line against the Face of NBecksT. Also, William Regal signs an international superstar to NXT.
WWE NXT returned to WWE Network this week with a main event in any armory in the country: Alex Riley vs Sami Zayn. We’ll also get Dana Brooke’s second match on WWE TV, a double dip of Divas with Becky Lynch taking on Sarah Dobson, and Hideo Itami battles Adam Rose!
This show featured all the top stars of NXT all in one episode: Kevin Owens, Alex Riley, Finn Bálor, Hideo Itami, Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and more! It’s the final episode of CJ Parker, but on the brightside, we have more Dana Brooke and Alex Riley!
WWE NXT returned on WWE Network this week with the much anticipated return of Sami Zayn, making his first in-ring wrestling appearance since February 11’s NXT Takeover: Rival. Plus, the debut of The Total Diva, Dana Brooke. Will Rhyno spoil Sami’s big comeback? Will Blue Pants push towards the Women’s Championship over the debuting diva? These questions, and more, answered right here!
WWE NXT returns on WWE Network with a special episode looking back at NXT taking over WWE Axxess for Wrestlemania 31. Some of the matches in the NXT Tournament for a spot in Wrestlemania’s Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal were shown, in between clips of the excitement at Fan Axxess. NXT returns next week with episodes emanating from Full Sail University!
The rivalry between Tyler Breeze and Hideo Itami hasn’t been the main focus on NXT lately, and rightfully so. Kevin Owens is mowing through the NXT roster with no lacking of confidence, and Sasha Banks is doing the same on the women’s side of the roster as well. With those two huge personalities taking control of NXT lately, Hideo and Tyler have been fighting to get back on the top of the scene by proving who the better of the two is. The focus of NXT changes for one night, tonight, as the rivalry culminated on WWE NXT with a Best of Three Falls matchup.
On Thursday night (March 5), I made the last minute decision to travel from my home in Northeast Indiana to the first ever (except for that one in Georgia) NXT Live event outside of Florida. NXT Live in Columbus, Ohio, had been a much anticipated event, with tickets selling out in under one hour for the live show. Over 1,000 people attended the event, with many of them standing for the entire show as there were only about 400 seats at the LC Pavilion in Columbus. To be short with it, the show was quite fun, with some small surprises that made a big impact, as well as featuring an enthused crowd that wanted to love this show.
This wasn’t a blow-away show by any means but it was important in continuing storylines and had some solid to above-average matches with a really good main event. NXT is on a roll and I don’t think it’s going to stop anytime soon.
Another fantastic episode of NXT who have really put together a masterful 2015 thus far. The build to NXT Takeover: Rival overall hasn’t been as good as prior specials but I’m salivating at finally getting to see Owens/Zayn so everything else is just the cherry on top at this point. Go watch this episode and seriously, start watching NXT regularly if you don’t already.
Another solid episode of NXT. This was more of a story-building episode but there were a few good matches and as has been a trend of late, nothing bad. NXT continues their run of solid shows as we draw ever close to NXT Takeover.
This was a great episode of NXT that you should definitely check out. It was a blend of both good matches, storylines and match announcements so it wasn’t only a entertaining show but it was an important one. The momentum of great TV from NXT continues.
One of the best episodes of NXT I’ve ever seen. From top-to-bottom, a perfectly-paced hour of wrestling. This has the match quality of an NXT special and if you’ve watched those, you know that’s high praise. Go watch this now.
Decent episode of NXT with no much to write home about but some good segments, builds and a few solid matches. This felt more like a go-home show for next week’s debut on Wednesdays, which is fine, they can’t all be great nights. Zayn had a great segment to start the night off while Itami/Axel had a solid match you should definitely check out. Like most episodes of NXT, nothing was bad and what more can you ask for out of weekly TV?
This was a really solid episode of NXT with a blend of well worked matches and some early storyline progression. Go out of your way to see the main event, it wasn’t anything special but a good look at the direction of both Neville and Owens.
Meh, this was just an okay episode of NXT. The opening segment/match thing was really bad and I couldn’t wait for it to end but otherwise the rest of the show was watchable. The Kevin Owens vignette should be watched and while the main event wasn’t given enough time to ability to get a great match, it was still very entertaining.
This is an hour that goes by quick but I’d be lying if I told you it was a good show. The only good match on the show was quickly ended by a distraction finish and the rest was storyline progression or squash matches. The closing segment with Zayn and Neville is definitely worth watching but this was mostly a build show leading to December’s Clash of the NXT Champions.
A great episode of NXT. No, there wasn’t any standout matches but everything was really good and built to the future. We have a main event for next week, Prince Devitt debuted as Finn Balor and the ladies’ continued to steal the show. Don’t miss this one.
Must-watch episode of NXT this week. Everything that had the potential to be bad but was kept very short and everything that was good went a prolonged amount of time. Very little filler on this match and even the 30 second (or 10 second) squash matches meant something. Hot crowd, good matches, Sami Zayn’s re-coming out party and meaningful storyline progression — don’t miss this one, folks.
NXT has had a solid run of above-average shows, this one was not one of them. The squashes were kept short and told the right story but the main event between Zayn and O’Neil was just okay and Itami vs. Viktor was no good at all. Lynch vs. Banks was definitely the highlight and a match you should try to see but overall, a below average episode of NXT.
Fun episode of NXT with nothing even close to bad, the quick squashes were fine and every match had a level of intrigue involved with it including two huge rematches for the two top titles on the brand. Go out of your way to watch this one.
A decent episode of NXT highlighted by another great performance from Bayley and a potential breakout performance from Alexa Bliss. The main event left a lot to be desired for but, hey, we have two big matches signed for next week!