There was a lot of hype surrounding this week's main event and the three Superstars involved did not fail to deliver.
Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd wrestled a very entertaining, quality Triple Threat main event to determine the No. 1 contender to the NXT Championship.
Breeze was the centerpiece of the bout, the workhorse if you will, while Zayn and Kidd took turns on the arena floor.
Breeze, Zayn and Kidd kept the audience guessing with tremendous spots, including a suplex out of the corner, an Exploder suplex from Zayn to Breeze into the corner and a Sharpshooter from Kidd to Zayn.
In the end, it was Kidd who dumped Zayn out of the ring and came off the top rope with a big elbow drop to Breeze, securing the win and the No. 1 contendership.
Tyson Kidd, via pinfall on Tyler Breeze, following an elbow drop
Highlights and Quotes
"Canadians lack the proper DNA to be really good-looking. It's a country full of Michael Ceras."—Tyler Breeze during a pre-taped promo earlier in the show. (A great line, though Trish Stratus, Gail Kim and Renee Young may prove his theory incorrect.)
"He basically told me to get stuffed."—Regal on Breeze's newfound focus and aggression
"I used to play possum on the outside a lot because you can watch your opponents."—Regal on his strategy during a Triple Threat match
"All three guys!"—The NXT Universe chanting in support of the three talented competitors
This was exactly the type of main event that makes NXT one of the most enjoyable wrestling shows on television.
Kidd proved himself to anyone who ever doubted him while Zayn and Breeze continue to stake their claims as two of NXT's brightest young stars.
The spots were great, the match was fun and the right guy won. Kidd, regardless of whether one finds his personality somewhat lacking, is a talented wrestler who should be able to work a show-stealing bout against Adrian Neville come May 29.
Breeze was quite impressive Thursday night as he was the man who served as the centerpiece of the match. He did more and really upped his game to prove that he belonged in the high-profile position he was in.
A great performance from all around and, arguably, the best match NXT has produced since Arrival.