By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Summer Rae and Sasha Banks def. Bayley and Charlotte
The NXT women's division has been more entertaining than the Knockouts division in TNA, and even the Divas division on WWE's main roster at times. There is just a plethora of talent and it is good to see more ladies getting involved in the ongoing Summer and Sasha angle. The match was decent and Bayley helped limit Charlotte's in-ring time. Charlotte's heel turn was unexpected, especially after she was the one who was rude to Summer and Sasha the week prior. However, I like the move to turn her heel, as it not only adds to the BFF faction, but it helps Charlotte distance herself from her father and make a name for herself on her own.
Aiden English def. Camacho
It has been a long while since we last saw Camacho on NXT, but he showed a good deal of potential in the ring here as a singles competitor. However, as expected, the match was all about English. It was a glorified squash in that Camacho scored some offense, but English ultimately picked up the victory. Since Camacho is an established heel, I am assuming English is now a babyface, as he didn't do anything to turn the crowd against him. I enjoy his act and don't really care whether he is a babyface or a heel, but he needs a real program sooner rather than later.
Mason Ryan def. Danny Burch
Speaking of people we haven't seen on NXT in quite some time, but it was good to see Ryan finally make his return. He may still be somewhat green in ring, but he has improved leaps and bounds since when he first debuted on the main roster close to three years ago. This was yet another quick enhancement match, but relatively painless. Ryan would fit the role of a bodyguard nicely on WWE TV, but working on his in-ring skills in the meantime on NXT is smart. By the way, I would like to see more of Burch, who has been mainly utilized as a jobber for as long as I have been watching the show, but he strikes me as someone who has potential.
Adrian Neville def. Corey Graves in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
It wasn't too long ago that we saw this type of matchup on NXT between Antonio Cesaro and Sami Zayn, so Neville and Graves had the tough task of topping it. Although it wasn't as great as that match, it was still a strong effort from both Neville and Graves who have had a fun feud going on in recent weeks. The match told a solid story with Graves targeting Neville's injured knee and Neville showing admirable babyface fire. The first two falls were well done in that both men won with their finishers only to have the last fall end in a roll-up. It protected Graves, gave Neville the victory he needed, and left the door open for a continuation of the rivalry depending on what the future holds.
While not everything on this show lit the world on fire, it was still one of the better editions of NXT in the last month or so. Charlotte's heel turn was well executed, the main event was enjoyable, and the other two matches were effective in highlighting the competitors involved. Next week's show will feature the return of Bo Dallas, so it will be interesting to see if he rekindles his rivalry with Sami Zayn or if a new opponent for his NXT Championship awaits.
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