Paige vs. Shasha
I wasn't really happy with the match overall. I've seen Piage go before, and it seemed like she wasn't into this one at all. Either that, or they made it so Sasha's lack of in ring ability wasn't apparent. Then again, I've seen Sasha go before as well. I agree with RUSEV, Sasha is the best heel in NXT, and she needs to really step it up. Maybe have Paige give away one of her shirts to someone in the front row, and have it scripted that Sasha takes it away from them during her entrance. Oooh, that would build some heat. Anyway, the match was flat for me, but dat finisher!
I know it's from the Paige/Emma match at arRIVAL, but dayum!
Unrelated note: I'm still reeling over that move by Charlotte last week. Some kind of running, inverted asai DDT (that's the best description I can think off right now). Crazy.
The Ascension vs who cares
The best thing about The Ascension is their entrance music. I'm not a fan of them at all, but then again, there's no real NXT tag teams that can be used to either build up The Ascension, or make them look like credible champions before they lose the straps. I have everything crossed (and a few things shouldn't - ouch!) that once Enzo Amore is back, he and Big Cass are slated for a feud with these guys. 'Zo and Cass as champs?
At least they use tag team tactics, and have moves that utilize both of them at once (guillotine and fall of man). Oh, and that leg sweep clothesline out of the corner was a nice touch.
Mason Ryan vs who cares
What a piece of meat. If Ryan gets called up, I'd instantly put him into a match with Big E. Two freakishly huge dudes going toe to toe. Too bad neither of them has the moveset necessary to carry the other. I still think that Big E should be in NXT. Anyway, your typical jobber match, but at least it showed a few nice takedowns and a pretty good looking finisher by Ryan. I wouldn't be opposed to a Battle of Britain feud between Ryan and Adrian Neville. Two very different styles might make for a good match.
Props to Renee Young for making fun of Tom!
Woods vs. Rusev
I'll get this out of the way right now. LANA!
Ahem. I like Rusev, but that jumping (?!) Samoan drop was fugly!
Unrelated note: Need moar Breeze!
Bo Dallas vs. Colin Cassady
SAWFT! It's no surprise that I'm a huge mark for Big Cass, but Bo does such a good job at being an oblivious douche bag. It's about time Big Cass was made out to be a powerful guy! 6'10", 276lbs. Yikes! Too bad there's no way he could win, seeing how it would diminish the significance of Bo's rematch with Neville. I wasn't a fan of how Bo just bounced back right away after the boot from Cass. Maybe if there was a bit more a build up for his recovery. Meh...
Is it just me, or does anybody else find the "Pocahontas" chants more than a little offensive? Some quick reading hasn't lead me to believe that he has any Native American blood in him, but still...maybe it's just a looks thing and I'm reading too much into it.
Maybe they need to start chanting "Garden Gnome" to Neville and I'll be ok with the Pocahontas chant.