Written by Anthony Abruzzo
Last night, the WWE development league, NXT performed their live tapings at UCF and the performances were great.
Some of the biggest names in the wrestling world came out and put on a show. Guys like the current NXT Champion Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, TJ Perkins, Kassius Ohno, and Tye Dillinger performed last night.
The matches that were set up was good as well. In fact, in the beginning, part of the show, they set up a loser leaves NXT match between Kassius Ohno and the drifter Elias Samson in which Samson lost and was forced to leave NXT.
They also had a segment where the NXT tag team champions, The Authors of Pain came out and called out another tag team, The Revival and they said that they were quote on quote “next on the list of pain.” Instead, the team of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa came out demanding for a fair rematch. The Revival came out after looking to get back the titles themselves. That led to the GM to come out and set up a triple threat tag team match for the titles at the next takeover in Orlando.
Also, one of the best Women wrestlers in the World, Asuka and NXT women’s champion performed and dominated her opponent which got the crowd happy. After the match, she started going off in Japanese.
There was also an NXT title match between Roode and Ohno. The Match went back and forth until Roode took over in the end and hit his finisher to retain the title.
In the main event, Perkins went up against Nakamura in an entertaining match, to say the least. The Match ended with Nakamura hitting his devastating finisher, “Kinshasa,” and scored the victory.
There was a dark segment after the show where Roode interrupted Nakamura’s celebration after his win and he brought Andrade Almas out to take out Nakamura. But then one of the best NXT superstars of all time Finn Balor came out and help Nakamura even the odds and they stood tall.
Overall, this was a great show. The crowd was on another level last night. They were loud, singing the wrestler’s themes as they were making their way to the ring, they were shouting at the wrestlers. NXT coming to UCF was a major success and will continue to come to UCF every year.