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5 things WWE NXT 2.0 got right this week: Pete Dunne returns; Solo Sikoa impresses

Solo Sikoa is rising quickly on WWE NXT 2.0
Solo Sikoa is rising quickly on WWE NXT 2.0
Ali Akber

A six-woman tag team match was announced for this week's WWE NXT 2.0. Besides that, fans waited for Pete Dunne's return to the revamped brand after Ridge Holland was moved to SmackDown.

With Tommaso Ciampa and Bron Breakker performing in the UK, others had to lift the show this week. Kushida teamed up with Ikemen Jiro to challenge The Creed Brothers to a tag team match.

The NXT North American Champion was also in action during this week's NXT. Meanwhile, Solo Sikoa challenged two top stars to a Triple Threat Match after a backstage segment.

Joe Gacy defeated Boa on Tuesday night and sent a message to Harland. Raquel Gonzalez also returned to NXT 2.0 and called out Dakota Kai after losing her title a few weeks ago.

The action was red-hot on NXT 2.0 as all the superstars tried to prove themselves to the fans. Take a look at the five things WWE got right on NXT 2.0 this week.


#5. Toxic Attraction picked up a convincing win on WWE NXT 2.0

Toxic Attraction was booked for a six-woman tag team match on WWE NXT 2.0. Io Shirai, Kayden Carter, and Kacy Catanzaro challenged the champion trio.

Mandy Rose took control of the contest early and tried to isolate Carter. Catanzaro soon came in and impressed the fans with her athleticism. Once Io Shirai got the tag, she exploded into the match with a different energy.

The Genius of the Sky went on a roll and hit the Over the Moonsault on Rose for a nearfall. Gigi Dolin and Jacy broke the pin to keep their leader in the match.

Carter was tagged soon after and took out her opponents. While she climbed the ropes to finish the match, ringside chaos distracted her long enough for Dolin to pull her down and hit an abdominal stretch bomb.

It was a decent contest that allowed both teams to showcase their talent. But NXT 2.0 could have started with a better match to get the fans warmed up.

However, it was the right call to let Toxic Attraction win the contest. TakeOver: WarGames is still a few weeks away, and it will give Shirai some time to build up the NXT Women's Championship match against Mandy Rose.

Meanwhile, Carter and Catanzaro will need to do more to get their shot at the NXT Women's Tag Team titles.

#4. Kay Lee Ray made an impactful return on WWE NXT 2.0

A body is not supposed to contort like that. #WWENXT @SarrayWWE @Kay_Lee_Ray https://t.co/5YwACUL2b0

Kay Lee Ray made her way out on WWE NXT 2.0 just as Toxic Attraction was leaving. The former NXT UK Women's Champion took on the dominant Sarray in a singles match.

KLR looked set to take down Sarray early, but the Japanese Superstar fought back. She caught Lee Ray in a Single Leg Crab and then hit a Fisherman's Suplex for a near fall.

The two women exchanged good moves before The Warrior of the Sun set up Lee Ray for a low rope dropkick. The Hardcore Queen ducked away and attacked Sarray outside the ring.

She hit a KLR Bomb on the announce table and took Sarray back in the ring to hit another one for the win. The match was quick, and both women kept the action ticking throughout.

Sarray is a top babyface in NXT 2.0, and WWE should be building her up as a future challenger to the Women's Title. Despite returning after a sabbatical, KLR showed why she is among the most brutal women in NXT.

#3. Diamond Mine cost Jacket Time another match on WWE NXT 2.0

Malcolm Bivens told The Creed Brothers to destroy Kushida and Ikemen Jiro on WWE NXT 2.0. Julius and Brutus Creed took over and dominated Ikemen early in the contest. They used their size to stay over before Kushida came into the ring for a double-team takedown.

The Creed Brothers isolated Kushida and hit a series of slams to weaken him before Jiro made the tag. He used a series of jacket punches and dumped the brothers outside the ring with the help of his partner.

When it looked like Jacket Time was picking up momentum, Roderick Strong interfered in the match with a cheap shot from the apron before The Creed Brothers finished off their opponents.

Diamond Mine prepared to attack Jacket Time after the match, but Odyssey Jones came out to make the save. The Creed Brothers have been doing well on NXT 2.0, and it was good to watch them pick up another win.

The brothers have a bright future in WWE, and Bivens can bring the best out of them. Meanwhile, Jones’ partnership with Kushida and Jiro could do wonders for the trio. It will keep the big man busy before the title picture gets less crowded.

#2. Solo Sikoa picked up another big win on WWE NXT 2.0

Grayson Waller told Solo Sikoa that LA Knight was talking behind his back on WWE NXT 2.0. Instead of talking back, Sikoa looked to settle matters in the ring.

A triple threat match was booked between Waller, Sikoa, and Knight on NXT. Sikoa took control and dominated both men before they started working together. But the duo could not do so for long, and Sikoa got a chance to make a comeback.

The NXT Universe was behind the young Samoan as he dominated most of the contest. Knight set Sikoa up on the ropes, but Waller prevented him from hitting his finishing move.

The two men agreed to double team. Sikoa recovered to slam both men and then hit the Samoan Drop on LA Knight. Waller tried to take advantage, but the Samoan Superstar hit a big splash on Knight to pick up the win.

NXT 2.0 seems to be giving Solo Sikoa a monstrous push. Much like Bron Breakker, the newcomer feels like the next big thing in WWE. However, WWE should have protected Knight and let Waller take the pin instead.

#1. Carmelo Hayes tasted The Bitter End on WWE NXT 2.0

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams got in Pete Dunne's face backstage on WWE NXT 2.0. The Bruiserweight told Hayes that he would break his fingers later on in the night.

Dunne lived up to his words and targeted Hayes' fingers early on in the main event. The NXT North American Champion recovered and kept a safe distance from the veteran before unleashing his offense.

Dexter Lumis suddenly joined the NXT 2.0 commentary team after scaring Trick Williams. Inside the ring, Hayes hit a big clothesline followed by a slam for a near-fall. The former NXT UK Champion responded with a powerbomb that nearly took Melo out.

Hayes revered the Bitter End into a cutter for another nearfall. He tried to apply the Gargano Escape, but Dunne fought out. Outside the ring, Lumis leveled Trick to keep him out of the game on NXT 2.0.

An arm popped up to grab Hayes' boot from under the ring, allowing The Bruiserweight to hit the Bitter End to win. The arm was revealed to be Johnny Gargano's.

It was the best match of the night that brought out the best of both the NXT Superstars. It looks like WWE will be turning Dunne face after his partner got drafted to SmackDown. It could help the former NXT UK Champion grow on the current roster.

Gargano and Melo will likely continue their rivalry for the NXT North American Championship in the weeks to come.

Edited by Angana Roy

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