NXT- 5 Points to Note (January 10, 2018)
For all intents and purposes, this is the first NXT episode of the New Year. True, there was a recap episode last week, but several significant storylines were advanced on this week's episode of WWE NXT!
Let's set the stage before we begin our recap of the show. NXT was not in Full Sail Arena for this show, owing to a scheduling conflict. Instead, this time it aired from Center Stage in Atlanta, GA.
WCW fans may remember this location as the site of several tapings during the company's existence. Now that we've set up the stage, let us list five salient points from the show we saw, enjoyed and relished!
Welcome to the first 'NXT- 5 Points to Note' recap of the New Year, folks!
#5 Scheduled main event called off
Heading into the New Year, we were all very excited to see The Undisputed ERA, the top heel faction in NXT, take on the oddball, unbalanced team known to us as SAnitY. This match had all the makings of a classic battle!
Instead, an ambush from The Undisputed ERA would result in SAnitY being taken out even before the match could begin! We saw SAnitY laid out in the back, following a brutal takedown from the ROH based stable. It was clear that the ERA likes to bend rules!
An unhinged Nikki Cross would show up to avenge her stablemates being taken out by The ERA. But the diligent officials of NXT would restrain her and take her to the back, where she did not pose any real threat.
Of course, this is professional wrestling after all and there was no way that the NXT Universe would not be rewarded with a main event match, in the first real show of the year 2018.