NXT- 5 Points to Note (21 Feb, 2018)
A big tournament returns. A popular superstar leaves.
This has been a fairly good week for professional wrestling across all of the WWE brands. Even though the writers haven't really delivered at times, the wrestlers have told incredible stories between the ropes. This week, NXT did what the main roster could not. In addition to a great match, they also told a touching story.
This was a story of determination, of courage and ultimately of betrayal. The episode was built around the Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade 'Cien' Almas 'Loser Leaves NXT' match. A match that delivered and then some.
Of course, a lot more happened during the show as well. We've captured all the fun and excitement for you in this 5-point recap.
Let's begin with the topic that everyone's been buzzing about, of late!
#5 The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is back!
Dusty Rhodes is a superstar who played an invaluable role in the history of professional wrestling, both as a performer and a booker. Towards the end of the career, he was a trainer and mentor to a lot of the talent in NXT, helping them find their voice. To honour his memory, The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic was launched. And now, it's back once more!
This week on NXT, William Regal announced the return of the tournament we love dearly. The winners even get to compete against the Tag Team Champions, on WrestleMania 34 weekend. This is a tournament with stakes (and weights, as Heavy Machinery would say).
Can TM61 realize their destiny and emerge victorious? Could War Machine create a massive first impression?
We should have more clarity when the tournament kicks off.