2 things that went right on the March 28 episode of WWE NXT


NXT Stand and Deliver airs this Saturday, and WWE tried to give fans that last nudge to watch it with the March 28 episode of NXT.

In addition to booking some final hype for the supercard’s top matches, the company’s developmental brand also finalized a couple of big multi-person bouts and gave us a glimpse of how Pretty Deadly will fare as the show’s hosts.

Like most episodes of NXT, there were a lot of things to like about this show and plenty to make you question why you bothered turning it on. This piece, however, will focus on the former.

What went right on the March 29 episode of WWE NXT?

Prime Target with Bron Breakker and Carmelo Hayes

Much like Carmelo Hayes, NXT doesn’t miss with these Prime Target video packages, so it was nice to see it return to hype up the Hayes vs. Bron Breakker NXT Championship match. Listening to Breakker and Hayes discuss their training and film study in preparation for this clash promoted the big fight aspect of this match far more than anything else WWE has done.

Ask any fan if they preferred to see ‘Melo forego partying to hit the gym because “I’ll celebrate when I’m the champion” or him “co-existing” with Breakker and they’ll vote for the former. Give them the choice between Breakker dissecting Hayes’ tendencies or him signing his name on a piece of paper and they’ll probably pick the dissection. This video showed why that would be such an easy choice.

Eddy Thorpe’s debut

After a couple of matches on NXT LVL UP, Eddy Thorpe made his debut on the main (developmental) show this week. The former Karl Fredericks, whose new name and look are a nod to his Native American heritage, took on Myles Borne and dispatched him in a little less than three minutes.

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This was an enhancement match designed to introduce the former New Japan Pro Wrestling standout to the WWE audience, and he acquitted himself well. He might need to find a better finishing move, but his offense looked sharp and the crowd was into him, qualifying this as a good start to his career with the promotion.