NXT- 5 Points to Note (26th April, 2017)
The new era of NXT already feels different, fresh & very exciting.
Before we even commence with our 5-point countdown this week, we begin with an overall observation about the brand in yellow. NXT already feels very different from the past year, with a different theme song, newer faces and a much fresher presentation across the board.
It feels like a re-energized show with men and women who’re looking to transform NXT into a brand new entity. So, without any further ado, let’s revisit this week’s episode and pick out 5 points that we found to be fascinating.
#5 The party never stops for Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas
Drew McIntrye took on Andrade ‘Cien' Almas in singles competition this week. To no one’s surprise, Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas lost the match, in almost no time at all.
It is clear that the company wants McIntyre to be the next top face and possibly get a championship opportunity in the near future. Almas’ path is a lot more uncertain and hence, far more interesting. It seems like he’s come into his own as the heel playboy, who is distracted in the ring and parties through the night, even after a loss. This is a story that began after Andrade’s loss to Aleister Black at NXT Takeover: Orlando, after Tom Phillips insinuated that Andrade’s partying ways were distracting him from his actual in-ring pursuits.
It is clear that this angle will culminate in some storyline development for Andrade over the months that follow. We are curious to find out where he heads next (in his career, and not with the ladies in the limo).