Colin Cassady vs. Aiden English
The never-ending feud between Cassady and English continued this week with English scoring another win over the big man.
The match was well-wrestled, and Tom Phillips offered up a gem on commentary as he mentioned the fact that English repeatedly targets the left knee of Cassady in every match they wrestle.
The only problem with the bout is that both competitors feel as if they are stuck on a treadmill.
Their feud has stretched on for months and neither has gained or lost anything from it. Rather than advancing upward, they remain exactly where they were when it started. That benefits no one and only makes for boring and stale television.
A New Tag Team Emerges
Yes, Tye Dillinger and Jason Jordan have the feel of a rather generic babyface tandem, but at this point, NXT is in desperate need of new teams to step up and challenge The Ascension for the tag titles.
Their win over Baron Corbin and Sawyer Fulton was a fun and energetic one, and a few more wins should position them in the tag title hunt.
Corbin and Fulton also impressed. They are two big guys that favor power offense and, with a better presentation (matching outfits, perhaps a name), they could be a force in the tag division as well.
Adrian Neville vs. Brodus Clay
The chemistry was a bit off between Neville and Clay during Thursday's main event, but the finish of the match ensures that a rematch will occur. Hopefully by that point, they will have things ironed out.
Brodus was excellent as the dominant heel that wore Neville down and nearly took the win on several occasions. Unfortunately, it was when he was asked to keep up with some of the NXT champion's offense that his weaknesses were exposed.
There is potential for a great match between the two, especially if they follow some of the more tried and true big man vs. little man formulas, like the one perfected by Sting and Vader, but they will have to learn to work a match that favors both competitors' strengths rather than highlighting their shortcomings.