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Top 3 Performers of NXT (May 8, 2019)

  • Who was the best of NXT this week? (May 8, 2019)
Edan Nissen
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Modified 14 May 2019, 10:42 IST

#2 Matt Riddle

Matt Riddle continues to impress after joining the black and yellow Brand. The former MMA fighter has taken to Pro-Wrestling incredibly well, and his run on NXT is proof that he made the right choice in switching "codes". Riddle has had great matchups with the Velveteen Dream and a series of matches with Kassius Ohno, and this match against Adam Cole continued that streak of form.

In this fight with Adam Cole, Riddle also displayed a different set of tactics, as previously his offense had mainly been centered around his various strikes. However, due to the size difference between himself and Cole, Riddle was able to display his power game and was able to employ a variety of different suplexes on his way to victory.

Riddle would also become only the second person, after NXT Champion Johnny Gargano, to kick out of Cole's "Last Shot" finisher. Riddle also, not only, managed to beat Adam Cole but he also overcame the distraction of Cole's Undisputed Era stablemate Roderick Strong.

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Published 10 May 2019, 18:02 IST
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