In recent years, it’s impossible to only think of WWE as a two main brand wrestling promotion, since NXT has come parallel to both SmackDown and Raw.
The talent involved on the developmental brand is at times superior to that on the main roster, and this has clearly shown since many NXT superstars have made appearances on the main roster.
This week on NXT, the creatives worked tirelessly to script storylines heading into TakeOver which will definitely be an explosive event considering the talent which will be involved.
With a surprise return, and an unlikely save, there were many things which made this week’s episode of the yellow brand an absolute treat to watch.
In this article, we will look at the 3 main factors which made this week’s NXT incredible.
#3 Newcomer’s dominance
NXT newcomer Mansoor, who was introduced to the WWE Universe during The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia last year, took Sean Maluta in the opening match of the show.
While many newer fans might confuse Mansoor as Seth Rollins’ or Ali's stunt-double, his athleticism can be said to be a mixture of both the men.
While Mansoor is still establishing himself in the WWE, this was arguably his best match on the developmental brand as he seemed extremely comfortable, confident, and smooth in the ring.
The two men had a really good match, and Maluta had some high spots which kept the match entertaining throughout. The way he is going, he could create an Anoa'i stable on the main roster someday.
On the other hand, Mansoor’s twisting suplex to end the match was a treat to watch, and the newcomer seems to be an impressive prospect who could find his way up the ladder in the months to come.