I went to NXT Detroit yesterday. It is truly one of the best wrestling events to go too.
Heavy Machinery defeat The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake and Jaxson Ryker)
A couple of notes right out of the gate.
Dakota Kai defeats Aliyah
Dakota Kai is just super fun to watch. I think she will be the "correct version" of Bayley by the time she makes the main roster. Aliyah has some serious skills as a heel. Honestly it is only a matter of time until Aliyah is main roster bound or in the NXT Women's Championship picture.
Aliyah and Dakota Kai had a really solid match.
Tyler Breeze defeats Dan Matha
The pop for Tyler Breeze was loud. Most of the crowd gave him a standing ovation. Matha is still really raw right now. The crowd chanted "Gillberg" at him. Breeze is still one of the best wrestlers to come out of NXT. During this match I was thinking of his classic with Jushin "Thunder" Liger. It was an honor to watch Breeze takedown Matha.
Marcel Barthel Segment
The fans were into it. Lars Sullivan ended up laying him out.
Johnny Gargano defeats Lars Sullivan by DQ
Detroit is Johnny Gargano territory. His theme gets me instantly pumped. Even with a brute like Lars, Johnny made this match brilliant. Gargano has a bright future. I have gotten to watch him live three times. I want Gargano to have the best success on the main roster.
Candice LeRae & Nikki Cross defeat Shayna Baszler & Vanessa Borne
LeRae is easily the best one out of the four. Baszler attracts a fan base for her violent style. To me I find her uninteresting, maybe that will change. Cross and Borne play their gimmicks well. The match was solid.
Tommaso Ciampa retained over Dominik Dijakovic
Ciampa was fun to watch live. Dijakovic is going to be great at one of the next TakOver events. His match with Ciampa was stellar. The crowd legitimately thought we would see a title change. Dijakovic brought out some depth from his move set.
Ricochet & War Raiders defeat The Undisputed Era
This was such a great main event. Really can't go wrong with The Undisputed Era. Ricochet makes every move look so easy. War Raiders will be dominating the tag team division soon enough. Ricochet stole the show.
Overall this event was excellent. It was a good way to spend the fifth anniversary of the site.
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