Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross def. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
This was announced as a tag team match, though Cross didn't join Riot until the final few minutes. The matchup was fine before Cross came in, but you could have heard a pin drop, it was that quiet in the arena. The crowd was lively for the rest of the night, so it must have been due to them not having much interest in this outing. Riot and Cross winning was interesting, though we've already seen them feud earlier this year. NXT's women's division would benefit from an influx of new talent from the Mae Young Classic, so hopefully that happens soon.
Johnny Gargano def. Riddick Moss
Moss hasn't had much experience in televised matches (he was the one who accidentally injured Hideo Itami last year), but he is bound to get better in working with great talent such as Gargano. This was a successful showcase for Gargano to get him back on track following his loss at TakeOver: Brooklyn III, but Moss had a decent showing as well. I wish Tino Sabbatelli would have wrestled instead, but perhaps we see more of him in the ring eventually.
The Street Profits def. The Ealy Brothers
The Street Profits have shined in their last several matches on NXT and this was another enjoyable outing from them. We've seen The Ealy Brothers in a handful of televised matches in the past and they have yet to impress me in any way, but on the bright side, The Street Profits have plenty of potential and already have the crowd solidly behind them. As I've said before, they are an exciting addition to NXT's tag team division and I'm looking forward to seeing them hone their skills some more.
WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne def. Wolfgang
Wolfgang has somewhat flown under the radar compared to the other UK talents, so I was happy he had his opportunity to make a splash with this title match and he definitely came away from this contest looking like a star. His size is almost deceiving with what he's capable of and Dunne sold well for his offense. On the whole, this was a great match and Dunne barely walked away with the victory. The post-match angle with Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish attacking both men was even more memorable and I loved how Dunne ran back to the ring to seemingly save Wolfgang only to retrieve his title and return to the back. Could we see a six-man tag team match between Cole, O'Reilly, Fish, Wolfgang, Trent Seven and Tyler Bate sometime soon?
This entire edition of NXT TV was built around the main event and it delivered in spades. Not only was Dunne vs. Wolfgang a blast to watch, the post-match stuff also furthered the angle they've had going for the past month with the ex-ROH guys. The women's division is in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment with a new NXT Women's Champion yet to be crowned, but this rebuilding phase is an exciting time for NXT. Next week, Aleister Black will speak for the first time and Lars Sullivan will face No Way Jose.
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