The second episode of NXT on USA Network was presented once again from a packed Full-Sail University and featured a flurry of matches showcasing the talent from the yellow brand. The show was not just filled with matches as several storylines progressed and seeds were sown for new rivalries.

Event: WWE NXT
Date: October 9, 2019
Location: Full Sail University, Orlando, FL

NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Lio Rush defeated Drew Gulak (c)– The Cruiserweight Championship, now referred to as an NXT title, was defended in the first match of the evening. A clash of two different styles took place and Rush came out on top, delivering a Frog Splash followed by Final Hour to win his first-ever title in WWE.

It is great to see WWE give Rush a second chance after his troubles earlier this year. The 205 roster lacks charismatic individuals and Rush is the perfect individual to fill the void.

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The announcers hyped Finn Balor‘s return to NXT and displayed a video package of his initial run with the yellow brand.

Rhea Ripley defeated Aliyah: Former NXT UK Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley ripped into Aliyah for a fairly one-sided victory. After the match, Ripley laid down a challenge for NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler.

The Forgotten Sons defeated Breezango: Breezango tried to overcome the hard-hitting backwoods team but help from Jaxon Ryker helped Cutler and Blake to steal a victory.

Breezango seemed to have evolved into the veteran role and will continue to put over other teams in the division.

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Cameron Grimes defeated Boa: Grimes continued his squash run by winning his third match in four weeks.

Former Sanity member Killian Dain appeared and delivered Vader Bombs to Boa after the match, teasing a feud with Grimes.

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Roderick Strong defeated Isaiah Scott: Strong overcame Scott after an entertaining non-title match-up, as the rest of the Undisputed Era looked on from the ramp.

It is good to see NXT not giving non-title losses to its superstars, which is usually a major problem on the main roster.

Velveteen Dream appeared on the screen and laid down a challenge to Roderick Strong. Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa made his way down to the ring and stated his intentions to reclaim his ‘Goldie’.

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Bianca Belair defeated Dakota Kai: Bianca won the match with the KOD and said that Ripley will have to go through her first in order to receive a shot at the Women’s Championship.

WALTER defeated KUSHIDA: The two brawlers went at it in the main event of the episode, in a match which went over the 10 PM limit. The NXT UK Champion won the match with a big lariat to continue his dominant run in WWE.

The rest of the Imperium appeared on the stage to end the show.