Breezango def. Chase Parker and Matt Martel
As badly as I'd like to see Tyler Breeze and Fandango ditch the comedy and do more serious stuff, it's hard to deny that their new entrance is awesome. The crowd clearly loved it as well and it helps that they look more motivated than ever before in the ring. This was a fun little showcase for them, and now that Undisputed Era are back in possession of the NXT Tag Team Championship, I'm curious if they'll eventually earn a shot at the straps.
NXT North American Champion Velveteen Dream def. Kona Reeves (Non-Title)
Sometimes I forget Reeves is still a member of the NXT roster until he pops up for a match every now and again. It looks like the company has all but given up on pushing him and that he has settled into an enhancement role, which is honestly where he belongs. Reeves scored more offense than he probably should have, but at least it ended in a victory for Dream. Afterward, Roderick Strong popped on the big screen to talk trash and reveal that he was burning Dream's signature couch. It has since been announced that those two will do battle on NXT's debut show on USA Network in two weeks.
Bianca Belair def. Taynara Conti
I remember when Conti was very green during the first Mae Young Classic two years ago, but she has improved immensely since then. This was undoubtedly the best match I've seen from her and I loved the intensity she showed. Of course, this was designed to be a showcase for Belair (who shined per usual), but it ended up being a very enjoyable outing. We found out from William Regal later on in the show that there will be an NXT Women's Championship No. 1 Contender's Triple Threat in two weeks with Belair, Mia Yim and Io Shirai.
NXT Champion adam Cole def. Jordan Myles
It's rare that the NXT Championship is defended on NXT TV, so this had a big fight feel to it. For a guy that is still relatively new to NXT TV, Myles had the crowd behind him here, which was cool to see. Even though the outcome never truly felt in doubt, Myles had a hell of a showing and looked excellent in defeat. Cole was just barely able to put him away, so this wasn't an easy win for him whatsoever. I'm confident that Myles will do well on NXT going forward after the breakout performance (no pun intended) that he had against the champ.
Last week's edition of NXT was going to be tough to top, but this was still a solid show, nonetheless. Belair, Dream and Breezango all picked up key wins and the NXT Championship main event was above-average. I also liked how there was hype for the next few episodes, including the big debut show on USA Network. That should be a lot of fun and hopefully full of surprises. NXT is going to have to become more must-see if they really want to rival AEW on TNT on Wednesday nights.
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