4 things NXT got right on the episode after Survivor Series (Nov 27, 2019)
NXT had all the attention from the NXT Universe and the WWE Universe this week as the show was coming off two extremely successful events over the weekend. With a huge victory over RAW and SmackDown at Survivor Series, there was no stopping the Black & Gold brand as it built towards an even brighter future.
The NXT Tag Team Championships were also on the line this Wednesday Night as the team of Keith Lee and Dominic Dijakovic had their eyes firmly set on the belts.
Dakota Kai was expected to provide some answers to her actions from Saturday Night, but instead, she delivered another beatdown this week.
In this article, we will look at the four things that the company got right on this week’s episode of NXT.
#4 Built Mansoor
Mansoor has been one of NXT’s most hyped stars as he hails from Saudi Arabia. Since the company has been trying hard to increase its presence in the Kingdom, they’ve turned to the new Superstar to help them get more viewership.
Mansoor won a big Battle Royal in Saudi Arabia earlier and defeated Cesaro in a one-on-one match in Riyadh about a month ago.
This week, the company decided to give further screentime to the young Superstar as they booked him in a match with Australia’s Shane Thorne. Even though Thorne got most of the offense in the match, a slingshot neck-breaker awarded the victory to Mansoor.
Even though the match wasn’t too great, the company needed to build on Mansoor in NXT and not just throw him into Saudi Arabian pay-per-views whenever the need arises and award him victories over much bigger stars.
The brand should build the youngster a bit more in order to make his victories much more believable the next time he battles at a major event.
Mansoor is a talented Cruiserweight, and he could get in contention for the Cruiserweight Championship in about six months or so. A short reign could help him get much more spotlight which could benefit him and the company.