If the main roster fails to deliver, NXT has proven to be the complete opposite. With simple, straightforward storytelling, compelling characters, matches and television in general, NXT has kept the trust of fans for a number of years now. This is for good reason. The latest episode of NXT is just one of many examples why.
As we head into Royal Rumble weekend, the NXT roster has been getting ready for NXT Takeover: Philadelphia. As things begin to heat up, what were the main points to note from what was a great episode of NXT?
#5 Truly fantastic storytelling
Do you guys remember TM61? They were the finalists in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, mowing through their competition until they ran up against a brick wall in The Authors of Pain. Rumours were rife that they were due for a call-up. And then, Shane Thorne was injured, and the team was sidelined.
Thankfully, he's back in action. And the best part is, that NXT is refusing to rush things in order to get the tag-team back on television again. Instead, they ran a backstory on the team, in the form of a rather entertaining vignette, this week.
The piece on them chronicled their journey from the very start and went on to say how they benefited from the tutelage of the legendary Harley Race. It was very well done and gave a whole new dimension to the duo.
We're certain that when they eventually make their return, we'll care a lot more about the two talented Aussie superstars!