NXT- 5 Points to note (9 January 2019)
NXT started 2019 off (for real this time) with a bang. Two main event level matches in Bianca Belair/Nikki Cross and EC3/Adam Cole really gave us all the wrestling that we needed this week. However, we also saw the debut of a new tag team that will add more powerhouses to the division.
Not only was the wrestling side strong this week, but we saw a lot of advancement in a few storylines. All that added to the fact that we now know who will challenge each champion for their respective titles, and this made for one incredible hour of TV.
#5 A European Union breaks through the NXT Tag Team Division
The NXT UK brand made a surprising appearance on this week's edition of NXT. On a brand that is already overflowing with incredible tag teams such as the War Raiders, the Undisputed Era, and the Street Profits, it seems a little strange to add another team to the brand. However, without Heavy Machinery around, NXT was needing another powerhouse team, and my did they find one.
Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthell absolutely obliterated their competition. Aichner literally ragdolled one of the competitors, manipulating his body with ease. These two are a force to be reckoned with.
There was a spot during the massacre of a match where Barthell tossed one of their opponents into Aichner, who caught him in a suplex position before dropping him into a brainbuster. It was like a car crash, it was hard to turn away.
The duo ended up picking up their first win on the roster after connecting with a powerbomb/German suplex combo, and are sure to have caught the attention of the WWE Universe and the tag team division on NXT.
Post NXT, the duo was immediately thrust into a rivalry with the hardest hitting tag team on the roster, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. This is just the kind of feud this team needed to put them on the map, and they're getting it early.