Tyson Kidd's Downward Spiral
Losing to Neville at NXT Takeover instigated a change in Kidd that continues to rear its ugly head nearly a month later.
Last week, Kidd lost a rematch to Neville thanks to interference from his wife Natalya, who prevented her husband from using a chair on his opponent. This week, the former Divas champion attempted to make up for it by procuring a tag team title match for Kidd and Zayn.
What could have been a very viable team and definite competition for The Ascension turned out to be anything but as Kidd jumped off the apron and left Zayn to take a beating at the hands of Viktor and Konnor.
Kidd's journey through NXT over the last two months has been quite the spectacle to behold. He entered looking to re-establish himself in WWE by winning the NXT Championship. While he looked confident and he said all the right things, there was a sense of desperation about him that was difficult to ignore.
When he lost to Neville at Takeover, you could see some of the life drain out of him, and that desperation turned to frustration. Now, he finds his career being overtaken by the uncontrollable need to prove to himself and the fans that he is more than just "Natalya's husband."
Now, he has created a new enemy in Zayn, a wrestler as talented as Kidd who has dreams of hoisting the gold himself. Their impending matches could be truly special and could lead to one of them climbing back into championship contention before all is said and done.
Dissension Within The BFFs
When Summer Rae returned to NXT the week after Takeover, it was apparent that she and Charlotte did not see eye-to-eye. Eventually, the issues between them grew to involve Sasha Banks as well. On Thursday night, the in-fighting proved costly as Banks became distracted by a conflict at ringside between her teammates and lost a match to Alexa Bliss.
After the match, the Divas continued to bicker and argue.
This all seems to be leading to an eventual Triple Threat match between the BFFs with Charlotte's Women's Championship at stake. If that is the case, fans will receive that match with open arms based on their chants during this week's show.
Summer, despite being the main roster Diva, is clearly the inferior worker of the three, but her name recognition alone would help heighten awareness and anticipation for the match.
Banks is the most underrated worker of all the Divas, WWE or NXT, and she would help provide an element of fierceness and aggression to the match.
Charlotte is the star, the next breakout Diva and the woman most consider the future of the division.
Whether that match does happen remains to be seen, but if that is the case, expect a match capable of stealing the spotlight out from the men on the roster and their heavily hyped bouts.