The latest episode of WWE NXT aired on Wednesday, November 28.
Here’s a recap of what happened on the show…
Match 1: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. The Mighty
Summary: Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch looked set to get a surprisingly early win when they locked in submissions on both members of The Mighty. However, legal man Shane Thorne grabbed the bottom rope and the match continued. It looked at various stages as if either one of the teams could pick up the victory. In the end, The Mighty threw Lorcan into Burch in the corner of the ring before attempting a double-team, but Lorcan rolled Thorne up with a sunset flip for the win. Following the match, the crowd booed as The Mighty attacked Lorcan and Burch.
Verdict: Lorcan and Burch always have solid matches but this was way better than I expected it to be. The Mighty’s characters are more interesting now than they’ve ever been, so it’s not inconceivable that they could be in tag title contention at some point in the near future.
Match 2: EC3 vs. Marcel Barthel
Summary: Marcel Barthel had a surprising amount of offence early on, notably when he slammed EC3 to the mat and got a 2-count, but it didn’t take long for EC3 to take control and pick up the victory with his One Percenter finisher. Following the match, he said his battle with The Undisputed Era isn’t over and he wants a match with Bobby Fish.
Verdict: This was a decent way to give Barthel a strong(ish) NXT outing while continuing the EC3 storyline. Very little has screamed “top 1 percent” about EC3 in NXT so far, so let’s hope he receives some more meaningful storylines in 2019.
Match 3: Mia Yim vs. Vanessa Borne
Summary: Vanessa Borne dominated the early stages and gained a 2-count when she hit a modified suplex. Mia Yim, competing in her hometown, turned things around by locking in an armbar but Borne soon escaped. In the end, Yim launched Borne into the corner before connecting with her Seoul Food finisher to get the 1-2-3.
Verdict: Like EC3 vs. Marcel Barthel, this was all about establishing Borne with the audience some more while giving Yim another victory. Borne has improved a lot from last year, so expect to see her more often on NXT in 2019.