Kairi Sane and Io Shirai def. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir
Duke and Shafir recently took on Shirai and Dakota Kai in tag team action and didn't have the strongest showing. They fared a bit better this time around, though I think having two experienced opponents in Sane and Shirai played a big part in that. I'm surprised they continue to lose, but I guess they're supposed to be positioned as lackeys. Sane and Shirai were super over in front of this crowd.
The Forgotten Sons def. The Street Profits
To their credit, The Forgotten Sons have impressed me on a few different occasions since they came together a few months ago, but I simply find their act to be incredibly boring. The Street Profits, on the other hand, are a ton of fun and really need to win more often than they do. I was disappointed they came up short here, but at least they put forth a hell of an effort (especially Montez Ford...that dude is an athletic freak). I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.
You know what you're getting with these post-TakeOver editions of NXT TV with highlights from the event, post-match interviews and two fresh matches. They were pretty par for the course yet fun for what they were. Next week's show should feature the real fallout from TakeOver. Before then, be sure to check out the Halftime Heat show on the WWE Network and the rest of WWE's streaming platforms this Sunday during the Super Bowl. I'm putting all my money on that star-studded six-man tag team match being better than the game itself (okay, not really).
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