WWE NXT: 5 Points to Note- Former ROH Superstar to debut with a new name next week
I wouldn't say that a brand new season of NXT action is underway after the madness that we witnessed at TakeOver: XXV. I'd say that this week's episode was a pitstop between TakeOver and the action that's going to follow in the weeks to come.
There were some interesting developments and announcements that will play a very important role in the season of action that will kick off very soon. More importantly, the matches were extraordinarily good and wiped away the sour taste that the main roster left us with.
That said, I did not think that this was the best episode of NXT I've seen, purely from a storyline and booking point of view. But then again, I hold NXT to the highest standard, which is why even a good episode may sometimes fail to meet my expectations.
Here are 5 points that I thought were worth mentioning from the show, that I found particularly interesting.
#5 No Beth Phoenix on commentary
The first thing that I noticed when the action kicked off was that there were only two voices on commentary this week. Mauro Ranallo kicked off the action by saying that Beth Phoenix was on assignment and that he and Nigel McGuinness would be channeling their inner Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan.
With all due respect to the WWE Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix, I did not miss her on commentary at all. In fact, I daresay that it was a breath of fresh air to hear only two voices calling the action because Ranallo and McGuinness are both encyclopedias when it comes to combat sports and sports entertainment.
Ranallo and McGuinness truly are a commentary dream team. Any addition into the mix just dilutes their combination.