This week’s NXT show featured matches that were taped just before the live Takeover special which aired on Saturday, and if you haven’t seen that yet, you have really missed out. But while this secondary show didn’t have the big matches of Saturday’s special, it did have some fun bouts and a whole lot of fallout from Takeover, with an eye to the future now that some of NXT’s biggest talents have moved to the main roster. Plus, it was thirty minutes longer than the show usually runs, and you hadn’t watched enough wrestling this week, right?
9. Enzo and Big Cass Should Graduate From NXT
Quite simply, Enzo and Cass are ready for the big stage. If the Dudleyz hadn’t shown up on Raw, odds were good that the Realest Guys in the Room would have been the ones attacking The New Day in their hometown. The fan reaction would have probably almost matched that of Bubba Ray and D’von, too, because people clearly love those two goofballs. They might not be the best wrestlers on the planet, but they’ve stolen liberally from one of the most popular tag teams of all time, The New Age Outlaws. Almost their entire act is catchphrases, ones designed to get the crowd to interact with them, and they make sure that the crowd is right with them every time. The fact that every successful catchphrase they come up with is another one that can be slapped on a T-shirt doesn’t hurt, either. The interaction doesn’t stop when the match begins, either, and ensures that the audience is always paying attention, rather than silently watching. From initiating a “SAWFT” chant before delivering a big move to searching for Enzo and yelling at him to “Go up top!” to deliver their Rocket Launcher finisher, this team knows how to keep the spotlight on them, and it’s an act that deserves a chance to shine on Raw.