We are going full speed ahead to TakeOver Portland! The Queen returned, and so did another NXT Superstar. Read on to find out who it was!
The BroserWeights Celebrate
NXT this week kicked off with the winners of the Dusty Cup, Matt Riddle, and Pete Dunne. They came out in a golf cart looking thing with the Dusty Cup on top. I know I say it every week, but I LOVE these two together. They were very quickly interrupted by Undisputed Era. Riddle and Dunne will face Fish and O’Reilly at TakeOver Portland. Riddle came up with a tongue twister at Fish’s expense, which was hilarious. The segment ended with Undisputed Era walking away. Awesome segment between these men. Their on-mic chemistry is fantastic. I can not wait to see how that chemistry translates in the ring!
The Queen Returns to NXT
In a relatively shocking turn of events after Charlotte Flair won the Royal Rumble, she was called out by NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. “The Queen” made her return to NXT to confront Ripley. Bianca also joined the segment, who has a title match at TakeOver Portland. The chemistry between all three women here was next level. I know Ripley vs. Charlotte is likely the plan. That being said, after this segment I would love to see this as a triple threat at Mania. The segment came to an end with Rhea and Belair attacking Flair. Can’t wait to see where this goes!
It was all a Dream
The main event of NXT this week saw a tag match between Undisputed Era, vs Riddle, Dunne, and Ciampa. The match was sufficient, a solid TV match. However the talking point of this match, is not the match. Near the end of the match, the mysterious graphic that NXT tweeted out appeared on the tron. This would end up being the return of former North American Champion, Velveteen Dream. Dream would attack the Undisputed Era right away, making his intentions clear. Velveteen Dream is not at all finished with Undisputed Era. I am very excited to see Dream back. I think he is one of the staples of NXT and has been missed.
Other notable moments included Dominik Dijakovic earning a shot at Keith Lee’s North American Championship. That match will take place at TakeOver Portland!