Forgotten Sons def. Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan and Humberto Carrillo
The aggressive push of Forgotten Sons does nothing for me, but at least they're being put against quality opponents such as these three babyfaces. This has been building for weeks and, once again, Forgotten Sons reigned supreme. This was a fun six-man tag team match with a nice pace and all six guys looking good. Forgotten Sons continue to roll (oh joy). Here's hoping they aren't the ones to ultimately take the NXT Tag Team Championship from The Viking Raiders.
Dominik Dijakovic def. Mansoor
What are the odds that Mansoor would compete in two televised matches on the same day? He lost to Travis Banks earlier today on NXT UK (of course, both bouts were taped weeks ago, but it's a cool stat, nonetheless). He once again had a solid showing here, but in the end, Dijakovic went over in decisive fashion. Velveteen Dream came out afterward to mock Dijakovic's promo from a few weeks ago where he talked about his heritage. Dream will never be mistaken for an amazing singer, but I appreciated the effort, and his take on the Star Spangled Banner was a treat.
Kushida def. Kassius Ohno
I loved how this was hyped up and made to feel like a big deal. Hell, a commercial aired during Raw this week advertising Kushida's in-ring debut for this episode of NXT. I'm already a big fan of his entrance, especially with how he was able to keep the Back to the Future elements of it. I was hoping for a more exciting encounter out of these two, but what we got instead mostly saw Ohno on offense. Kushida was still able to shine, but I don't think this should have been as competitive as it was.
In addition to the three matches listed above, there was also build for Bianca Belair vs. Mia Yim and Adam Cole vs. Matt Riddle on next week's show. The opening six-man tag team bout was enjoyable, Dijakovic vs. Mansoor served to further Dijakovic's feud with Dream, and Kushida was victorious in his debut match for NXT. This wasn't the most must-see show in recent memory, but it definitely had more to offer than Raw and SmackDown Live did this past week.
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