WWE NXT has been putting on decent shows but they haven’t been the type of shows that you would consider as fighting for a ratings win. Well that all changes tomorrow night. It’s looking like NXT is finally out for blood and looking for a win in the ratings. Will it pay off? Let’s look at the card.
Ladder Match: Adam Cole vs. Dominick Dijakovic
I’m going to come out and state that I don’t really get the point here. It’s a gimmick match leading into a gimmick match, what’s more it’s a better gimmick match than the match it is done in preparation for. So the only point here can be trying for a good bump in the ratings with a gimmick being tossed out here. Both of these competitors are good on their own with no gimmick necessary so it’s sure to be a decent match even though I don’t quite understand the mindset going into it.
Tag Team Match: The Undisputed Era vs. The Revival
This match might be the one that really gets me thinking that this show is for a ratings boost and nothing more. Everyone wants to see these two teams go at it. They are, in my own opinion, the two best teams in the WWE and so it’s a PPV quality match being presented for free on WWE’s C-Brand show. This match is going to be awesome and the fact that they are willing to do it without the big money payoff means one thing, they want a good rating.
Triple Threat: Killian Dane vs. Damien Priest vs. Pete Dunne
Remember when a triple threat match was something special? This isn’t a knock on any of the workers in this match it just seems like another gimmick match in a show that’s already featuring another gimmick match. Triple threat matches are not easy to pull off well, three men in the ring together may seem like a simple equation but in order to put on an awesome match they all have to be prepared to give and take.
To me this is honestly the first real return shot from the WWE in the Wednesday Night Wars. It’s sure to be an all out show and one that might just be enough to pull the fans in the direction of NXT. While most of these matches are not my cup of tea, I am looking forward to the Undisputed Era Vs The Revival. I feel like that match alone might be enough to push them over the edge this week.