WWE NXT continued their strong run on national television with yet another show with action-filled matches and progressing storylines. NXT’s vastly talented roster results in new talent getting screen-time each week, and this week was no different.
Event: WWE NXT
Date: October 16, 2019
Location: Full Sail University, Orlando, FL
Tommaso Ciampa defeated Angel Garza: Ciampa made his return to the ring after a long layoff and defeated the highly charismatic generational talent, Garza. Ciampa won with the Willow’s Bell.
Ciampa’s celebrations post-match were interrupted by the Undisputed Era. Kyle O’Reilly tossed a USB to Mauro Ranallo, who promised to show it to the fans later.
The video from the USB was played, and Velveteen Dream, who was supposed to take on Roderick Strong for the NXT North American Championship, was laid out by the Undisputed Era.
Imperium defeated Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan: Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel representing the Imperium took down Burch and Lorcan with their trademark hard-hitting offense.
Johnny Gargano talked about his relationship with Tommaso Ciampa and said that things will get clearer when the former DIY members come face-to-face again.
With Finn Balor, Ciampa, Cole and Gargano in the main-event scene, NXT has provided the right mix of old rivalries and fresh feuds.
Io Shirai defeated Kayden Carter: The Genius of the Sky continued her tremendous run in NXT, with a fairly easy win over Carter. Shirai delivered a big moonsault for the victory.
Io Shirai took the mic and talked about becoming the next NXT Women’s Champion until she was interrupted by Rhea Ripley. Ripley warned Shirai to not get between her and Baszler, and Ripley will face Bianca Belair next week.
Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic ended in No Contest: The two big men of the NXT roster locked horns once again, with the winner getting a shot at Strong’s North American title. Roderick Strong hit both the competitors with his belt, resulting in No Contest.
William Regal announced that Strong will defend his title in a Triple Threat next week, much to the dismay of the champion.
Yet another rivalry with multiple individuals involved, NXT seems to be focusing on using this multi-men formula a lot in the coming weeks.
Matt Riddle defeated Bronson Reed: The King of Bros came out on top in a fairly easy victory.
Tegan Nox defeated Taynara Conti: Nox made her return to the ring and defeated the Brazilian with the Shiniest Wizard.
Post Match, Nox’s partner Dakota Kai joined her in the ring before they were interrupted by NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler and her partners Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. Baszler taunted Nox and said that she isn’t worthy of a title shot.
Finn Balor cut a cryptic promo and promised to return next week.
Killian Dain defeated Boa: The Beast from Belfast took down Boa, after destroying him last week. Dain applied the Wrath submission for the victory.
Damian Priest defeated Pete Dunne: In a PPV worthy matchup, the former Punishment Martinez took down Dunne in a match that went well over the 10.00 PM limit. Priest delivered The Reckoning after low-blowing Dunne and stood tall to end the night.
It is quite amazing to see the number of superstars NXT built in one night. Apart from the individuals involved in the title feuds, talent like Damian Priest, Killian Dain, and Matt Riddle received ample time to showcase their skills.