This week’s episode of NXT was a little light on the action and more on hyping TakeOver: New York this weekend. The show started with the War Raiders facing jobbers who didn’t even get their names announced. Needless to say, the Raiders made quick work of their competition. But the champs weren’t done. After the match, they asked for another match. This time their competition actually got an introduction as they took on Cezar Bononi and Adrian Jaoude. And yet again, another quick match. The combined time of both matches was maybe 5 minutes with their opponents getting about .01% of offence in…maybe.
After the match was a segment with Candice Lerae outside the arena. She says she is happy for her husband being in the main event at TakeOver but will also be paying attention to the women’s championship match. Aliyah and Vanessa Borne interrupt and say she is only a failure. Lerae challenges Aliyah to a match.
The next match was Oney Lorcan vs Jaxson Ryder. As much gripe as the Forgotten Sons get, their last couple of matches haven’t been bad at all. And this was no exception. Especially with Lorcan in the ring, there was a lot of hard hitting going on here. Danny Burch accompanied Lorcan to fend off the other members of the Forgotten Sons. But Ryder still came away with the victory after delivering a Polish hammer followed by what looked like a chokeslam/sit down power-bomb manoeuvre.
The main event of the show was Kairi Sane vs Bianca Belair. While it lasted, this was an enjoyable match. The bout was eventually interrupted by Baszler and her gang. Which this was pretty obvious that was going to happen seeing as TakeOver is this weekend. Io also came in the ring to get on the action. But there’s more, the entire NXT women’s roster came out to attack Baszler’s group as the show came to end.
And that wraps it up for this week’s episode of NXT. Not a lot happened due to preparing for TakeOver this weekend but three matches were announced for next week with Keith Lee vs Dominik Dijakovic, Street Profits vs Aichner and Barthel, and Candice LeRae vs Aliyah. Thanks for reading, enjoy WrestleMania weekend and long live wrestling!