1. Solomon Crowe vs CJ Parker
Shortly into the match, Crowe knock Parker off the apron with a springboard lariat and then attacked him on the outside with a plancha. Crowe then ran into a boot in the corner from CJ. Announcers put over CJ’s ability in the ring and “ring smart”. CJ lays the boots into Crowe before a Senton for two. CJ slowed down the pace with a headlock before Crowe started to fight back with right hands. CJ then stopped with a hard clothesline, turning Crowe inside out. Leg strike into two count. CJ went for another Senton but Crowe kicked him away and then hit a clothesline. Crowe then went to the top rope and splashed the leg of CJ before locking in the Stretch Muffler for the win.
Solomon Crowe defeated CJ Parker in 5:00
Crowe grabs a microphone and tells everyone to stay tuned because the real show is just beginning. Crowe then turns us back to the regular scheduled programming before leaving. Dana Brooke package shown, hyping her debut.
GOLDING’S POV: A decent match, nothing spectacular but a decent show of Solomon Crowe.
Baron Corbin makes his entrance with a jobber already in the ring “Steve Cutler”.
2.Baron Corbin vs “Steven Cutler”
Corbin hits the End of Days quickly and wins.
Baron Corbin defeats “Steven Cutler” in 0:25
Sami Zayn is backstage and Zayn says that even without the NXT championship there is a target on his back and how Rhyno wants to fast track. He says Kevin Owens used Zayn to get to the top but Rhyno won’t be doing the same thing.
Enzo and Cass comes out with the usual schtick with Carmella. “How you doin” chant. Enzo listed different nicknames and everytime he listed one, the crowd was encouraged to say “how you doin”. Cass says Blake and Murphy have something they want and they are going to take it and that they are the next NXT tag team champions. They then do the usual “SAWFT” part when Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton come out.
3. Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton vs Enzo & Cass
Nice exchange by Enzo and Sawyer to start with quick action and good moves. Double firemans carry by Angelo and Sawyer and start to tag in and out before Enzo rushed for the tag and Cass used his power to take over. Cass then threw Enzo into Sawyer before going to the top rope but Sawyer knocked Enzo off the top rope.
Blake and Murphy started to walk to the ring and talk with Carmella before giving her flowers before backing up the ramp. Carmella was all smiles for the flowers as Sawyer put Enzo in an abominable stretch. Sawyer keeps Enzo from the corner before walking into a nice inverted stunner and gets the tag for Cass. Cass took them down before hitting the East River Crossing before tagging in Enzo and Enzo came off the top with the Rocket Launcher for the win.
Enzo & Cass defeated Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton in 3:47
GOLDING’S POV: Enzo and Cass are really entertaining and with the storyline continuing with Blake, Murphy and Carmella. As tacky as the gimmick is, it is really fun.
Enzo and Cass notice the flowers and start to question. Alex Riley is shown out the back and says how he is not going away and that next week he challenges Kevin Owens to another match.
Blue Pants comes out to cheers, her outfit looks a vault dweller! Dana Brooke then comes out with a flip and then showing her muscles. Seems a bit too scripted for an entrance in NXT to be honest but let’s give her a chance.
4. Dana Brooke vs Blue Pants
Brooke knocked Blue Pants down and flipped her from the bottom rope to the rope but it looked quite soft. Punches on Blue Pants on the floor before covering for two, small “you can’t wrestle” chant. More elbows in the corner before handstanding and putting her boot in the corner, seems unneccasary. Blue Pants starts to fight back with kicks but Dana fought back and said “that’s what I fought” before lifting her up and hitting Samoan Driver for the win.
Dana Brooke defeats Blue Pants in 2:00
GOLDING’S POV: Well that was sloppy, I’m hoping Dana Brooke gets better and becomes something worthwhile in the NXT women’s division but on that performance I’m not holding my breath.
Charlotte vs Bayley vs Becky Lynch in a No 1 Contenders match next week and Alex Riley vs Kevin Owens next week were advertised. Sami Zayn makes his entrance to and boy is it good to see him! Rhyno is out next and I’m pretty pumped for this match.
5. Rhyno vs Sami Zayn
Zayn locks in a headlock on Rhyno but is pushed away and shoulder tackled by Rhyno so Zayn rolls out of the ring to catch a breather. Zayn used the bottom rope to jump over Rhyno before sending him to the outside with a headscissors and man-beast is angry! Rhyno punches Zayn into the corner and boots him down before lifting him up and knocking him down. Zayn keeps trying to clothesline Rhyno down but with no effect before running at the ropes and being pushed up by Rhyno and hitting a dropkick on him. Rhyno then is back up and knocks him down with a clothesline. We come back from the break with Zayn in a chinlock. Zayn thrown into the corner but Zayn boots Rhyno away before jumping to the top rope with the crossbody for a two count. They have a slugfest before Zayn is hit with a spinebuster for 2. Zayn thrown into the corner with power and he bounces off the corner and to the mat. Shoulder attacks into the corner on Zayn. Rhyno lifts Zayn and slaps hi down but then Zayn came back with some fists of fury before trying to whip him but Rhyno powered out but Zayn reversed into the Blue Thunder bomb for a close two count. Zayn then goes to the top rope and goes for the cross body but Rhyno catches him and puts him on his shoulders for a TKO for another 2 count.
They are in the corner and Zayn slaps Rhyno so Rhyno unloads with rights in the corner. Rhyno goes to the second rope?! Zayn punches away and sends Rhyno to the outside. Zayn then flies over the top rope with a flying hilo but when Zayn threw Rhyno into the ring, a belly to belly suplex. Rhyno went for the Gore but Zayn moved and hit the Helluva Kick for the win.
Sami Zayn defeats Rhyno in 11:30
Zayn celebrates to finish the show.
GOLDING’S POV: Well just as that seemed to be going into a fun match, it ended. Shame because I was really looking forward to this match. Shame NXT seems to have just been there this week, a couple of decent spouts but other than that it seemed to just be building to the next few episodes. The triple threat match for next week should be good though and it’s awesome to see Sami Zayn back. Hopefully they are having the match quick because they have something planned for a longer match, missed Finn Balor, Hideo Itami and Kevin Owens on this episode though.