Once again complete
For the past month or so, the Authors of Pain have been left puzzled by the mind games of Nikki Cross, Alexander Wolfe, and Killian Dain. SAnitY has made it clear that they are after the NXT Tag Team Titles and had been messing with the champions but without much physical contact despite the reputation of both teams.
Tonight, Akam and Rezar were caught off-guard as their plans to turn a possible confrontation to a physical affair backfired as the leader of SAnitY, Eric Young returned to help his team thus leaving the Authors of Pain in an unfamiliar situation. The champions were left beaten down while Nikki Cross grabbed the NXT Tag Team Titles.
Will we see the last page of the chapter for the tag champs come TakeOver: Brooklyn III?
Once again we were graced by the presence of NXT Champion Bobby Roode who brought with him some security for some added protection from a possible Roderick Strong assault. Roode then proceeded to once again invoke entitlement over NXT whereas Drew McIntyre didn’t waste time to fire back with his own.
It didn’t take long for Strong to head down the ring to take care of unfinished business as Roode had disrespected Strong’s family in the past. NXT General Manager didn’t want to jeopardize his main event for TakeOver: Brooklyn III but was willing to throw McIntyre in for a match close to TakeOver: Brooklyn III as he will take on Strong next week where if Strong wins, he will get his rematch against Bobby Roode in the future.
How will next week’s match affect Drew McIntyre’s performance in the biggest match of his career at TakeOver: Brooklyn III though?
There is no need to elaborate on the play-by-play of the match between Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch as it was literally a continuation of a hard hitting affair they had two weeks ago which saw Lorcan get the best of Burch. This week saw a different result as Burch came out the victor after reversing Lorcan’s submission attempt.
It is nice to see these guys win even if it was only against each other. At least they fought hard instead of the usual jobbing they do on TV tapings. A rubber match between the two is definitely going to be Pay Per View worthy.
El Idolo Rallies Through
We have seen the same heelish hunger from Andrade “Cien” Almas that we hadn’t in a while since he turned on the NXT Universe. The cocky flamboyance was still on display but he now has Zelina Vega to scold him and make sure he does not get ahead of himself too much.
Unfortunately for No Way Jose, the newfound guidance of Almas was enough to outclass him and rain on his fiesta. Vega commanded Almas to “finish him” and ended Jose’s night or good.
After the match, Vega took the mic and in an attempt to fill in the card for TakeOver: Brooklyn III, she issued a challenge to Johnny Gargano, who himself is looking to be in the card of the biggest NXT event of the year.
Will this new fire in El Idolo’s eyes derail Johnny Wrestling’s hopes of an epic comeback?
- Danny Burch def. Oney Lorcan
- Andrade “Cien” Almas def. No Way Jose
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