NXT General Manager William Regal and Solomon Crowe Interrupted NXT Champion Kevin Owens
Can we all just take a second to admire Owens' incredible mic skills? The dude's absolute gold on the stick and he covered all of his bases here including his attack on Sami Zayn, being accused of ambushing Hideo Itami, Samoa Joe's debut and last but not least, his upcoming match with John Cena at Elimination Chamber. Regal is great in his role of the general manager as well in that he's not all over the show, but when he does appear, he's effective and only enhances the segments he's in with his exceptional promo ability. Furthermore, it was cool to see Crowe, who has been overlooked for the most part since arriving in NXT, get thrown into the mix and finally say more than just a line or two. It's weird how much I despise long talking segments at the start of wrestling shows on the main roster, yet they're always done well in NXT.
Emma def. Bayley
I've been pleasantly surprised by how well Emma is coming along as a heel. I honestly didn't think it would work considering how great she was as a babyface, but since her main roster run bombed, turning her heel was the only logical move to make in order for her to rejuvenate her character and her career. Speaking of great babyfaces, Bayley is just that and I enjoyed the dynamic she had with Emma. This wasn't a sensational women's match by any means, but still a step above anything you'll see on Raw or SmackDown from the ladies. The clean win for Emma was a bit shocking (I thought Dana Brooke would factor into the finish somehow), but it gave the Australian Diva a much needed victory. Charlotte coming out to save Emma from the attack only to get laid out herself furthered her feud with Brooke as well.