The October 3 episode of NXT took place at Full Sail University, FL and continued building storylines slowly and steadily.
Lacey Evans def. Candice LeRae
Candice LeRae and Lacey Evans battled in the opening match of this week’s NXT. LeRae is one of the toughest women’s wrestlers and Evans performed in such a way it shows that she can take things to the next level.
Both women showed great emotion and intensity in a match which was less than spectacular. A longer rematch is something nobody will complain about.
Evans is continuously getting pushed by the management and it won’t be surprising to see her challenge Kairi Sane for the NXT Women’s Championship sooner than later.
The Forgotten Sons def. Vinny Mixon, Cesar Rise & Torrey Kirsh
The Forgotten Sons, the faction of Jaxson Ryker, Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake made their in-ring debut this Wednesday in a match up against Vinny Mixon, Cesar Rise and Torrey Kirsh. It was an obvious squash match and it worked perfectly.
The trio beatdown their unknown opponents and were dominant and ruthless in the ring. They were an unstoppable force and established the faction as a threat to the rest of the NXT roster.
Johnny Gargano def. Tony Nese
A returning Johnny Gargano fought Tony Nese who is an import from 205 Live. Nese dominated the early part of the match by trying to drain out what’s left of Gargano’s energy.
Nese stunned the entire crowd by delivering a picture perfect 450 splash but eventually tapped to Garga-No Escape.
The match was of high quality without a question but somehow it felt like Gargano was out of place. There was so much build towards the rivalry with Ciampa, it’s become difficult to picture him wander aimlessly
Gargano has made it clear that he would like to make NXT his home, so the creative better find some meaningful storyline for the top babyface.
Lars Sullivan def. EC3
There were no surprises in this match. The in-ring skills of Sullivan has definitely improved but it is still unclear as to what the plan is with EC3.
EC3, the former TNA champion was expected to make an impact when he signed with NXT, but he has lost all the major matches so far.
If the NXT officials does not book him right, he might lose his credibility and fiddle out very soon as just another wrestler.