NXT this week saw Ember Moon return to in-ring action to take on the ever-improving Peyton Royce and Sanity begin to build back some momentum against the Ealy Brothers. Two major matches are announced for the two following weeks while Sonya Deville shows her dominance in a match against Rachel Evers and Kassius Ohno takes on Aleister Black in a fantastic main event matchup.
Ember Moon returns to in-ring action from injury to face Peyton Royce after in previous weeks Billie Kay & Peyton Royce have made fun of Ember in several backstage segments. Ember is very fired up and the crowd reacts accordingly. After a hot start by Ember, Peyton Royce is able to take control after a distraction from Billie Kay; the iconic duo seems to be coming into their own as heels, they improve dramatically every single time they appear. Ember Moon picks up the win in her return as expected, perhaps even hotter after returning from injury maybe now is the time for her to tackle Asuka once again. This was definitely one of the best performances from Peyton Royce.
Sanity defeat the Ealy Brothers in a tag team match. Sanity have all the potential in the world but really don’t seem as dangerous as perhaps they should. Nikki Cross has been on fire recently but Eric Young and the rest of the group have been arguably disappointing. Their potential is unlimited with guys like Eric Young and Killian Dain, would love to see them kick it into the next gear.
Sonya Deville destroys Rachel Evers after a few weeks of video packages. Deville’s legit MMA Background and MMA gimmick (if you can call it a gimmick) is absolutely fantastic. She has the look, the attitude, and the credentials. She has brutal strikes some lethal submissions, and looks like she could kill anyone she steps in the ring with. If used correctly, Sonya Deville can be a huge player in the NXT and eventually WWE women’s division.
We see a backstage brawl that occurred earlier on between Bobby Roode and Roderick Strong after Roode insulted both Strong and his wife with his wife and child present. The match is made for the NXT Championship for NXT in two weeks’ time. Understand that this will be the 400th Episode of NXT but surely this could have been saved for a Takeover?
Announced for next week on NXT is a Last Women Standing Match for the NXT Women’s Championship.
The main event sees a huge matchup between Kassius Ohno and Aleister Black. They begin feeling each other out with the crowd quiet yet watching intently, some good solid technical wrestling is always nice to see. Aleister Black defeats Ohno in a fantastic match! The pace began slow but built and built, a wonderful match all-round. Kassius Oho is good but Aleister Black is someone you could push to the absolute moon and back. Incredible match!