Welcome to RealSport’s Spoiler-Free preview of this week’s episode of NXT. Here you’ll get a glimpse of what to expect, as well as what matches are set for this week’s best hour of wrestling.
The first match of the night will feature two staples of NXT’s female division, as former Women’s Champion and ultimate fan favorite Bayley will take on one of the more underrated competitors in NXT, Alexa Bliss. While Bliss hasn’t had a title run of her own, she’s the best heel NXT has to offer at the moment, and she will be a perfect foil against Bayley. Bliss has been on a brief roll, and the outcome of this contest may hinge entirely on who is getting called up next.
The word for months has been that Bayley’s push to the main roster was coming at any time. As for Bliss, while she’d be a perfect heel on the main roster, she may be needed in NXT more at the moment. Regardless, this will be an excellent match likely to give a big indication as to who Asuka will be defending her NXT Women’s Championship against next.
The second match of the night will feature former NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy reuniting to take on The Hype Bros. While both teams are good, in vastly different ways, neither is anywhere close to a Tag Team Championship Match. Blake & Murphy haven’t worked well together since the loss of Alexa as a manager, and The Hype Bros are coming off a loss to Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa last week. Expect both duos to try to make a statement, but don’t be surprised if it ends up overshadowed by yet another attack by the Authors of Pain.
Believe it or not, NXT will only feature three matches this week, but the third is a doozy of a main event. In their third encounter, The Revival will defend their recently recaptured NXT Tag Team Championships against the duo that won those belts from them in the first place, American Alpha. However, to truly seal the deal, they will square off in a Two out of Three Falls Match. American Alpha have proven time and time again how impressive they can be, while The Revival has remastered the isolationist tag team strategy.
This rivalry gave us a five-star tag team showcase at NXT TakeOver: Dallas, and somehow one-upped themselves at NXT TakeOver: The End. We’re in for a treat this week as they square off, for perhaps the final time, on NXT television. American Alpha has been expected to be called up to the main roster any week now with the impending brand split, so this could be their last hoorah.
Don’t miss this week’s episode of NXT on the WWE Network, and keep an eye on RealSport for a review of all the action on Thursday morning!