It is usually NXT which saves the week after underwhelming shows from Raw and SmackDown Live, especially when it's go-home time, before a big pay-per-view. Unfortunately, this week's episode of NXT was not nearly as good as the show usually is, and did not get us as pumped up about Takeover as it should have.
Only a few weeks removed from what should be a packed Takeover card, this was an ordinary show. We had a tough time identifying five salient points from this week's episode, to bring to you. However, it is a weekly tradition and one that must be followed, every single week.
Presenting five points to note from this week's NXT episode.
#5 The beast keeps his promise to William Regal
Lars Sullivan is a man who does not merely look like a future NXT Champion, but a future WWE Champion as well. He certainly has the look and the build, and his sneer can make children scurry for cover.
This week, he came to William Regal asking for a tag team match. William Regal reminded Sullivan about his track record of hurting his own tag team partners after they lost their matches on NXT TV.
Sullivan promised not to hurt his partners in the ring, even in case of a loss and was therefore paired with Chris Silvio, a man who thought he could take on the Street Profits by himself.
The Street Profits made short work of Chris Silvio. Sullivan wasn't even tagged into the match, when The Profits picked up their big win. Sullivan carried his already near-dead tag team partner to the back and beat him within an inch of his life. Therefore, he kept his promise to William Regal, at least in theory.
The Regal-Sullivan story is far from over and we are curious to see just where it heads from here. Will Sullivan find the perfect tag team partner?