Ohno/Steamboat Cage match?
I have been a fan of this feud since they decided to let these two men carry the ball. Kassius is easily one of my favorites, and although I never cared too much for Richie he is progressing well. This feud has allowed Steamboat to show "emotion", a sense of pride, and a better ability to "connect" with the crowd. There are some more things I think can be done to keep this feud going, and I'm certain over the next coming weeks we will see this. However, I hope this match ends in a first ever NXT "Cage Match". I just feel like a cage match between these two men would be the perfect way to end the "feud". I could see Richie's father slamming the door in his "face", and turning heel on his own son.
This allows for Ohno to win, and move on. This then gives Richie another story to work with. You have his father who explains on the show why he did such a thing. At one point during the "Cage Match" Richie actually has a moment where he can exit the cage, and win the match. However, pride takes over Richie, and he wants to do damage to Kassius. Perhaps Richie is getting back at Ohno for something prior to this match? Maybe Kassius attacks Ricky Steamboat weeks prior, sending him to be hospitalized?
I realize that Ricky Steamboat is a "face", but I think showing "tough love" to his son would be suitable for his character. Something like this may not even require Ricky to turn heel completely, but more or less trying to convince his son that "pride" takes you no where in this business. He tells his son to be his own "person". Have a few backstage segments with Ricky telling his son he could still keep up with him, and probably beat him with 20 arm drags, or so. Richie thinks his father is kidding, but realizes that he isn't. Richie laughs at his father, and says he thinks "pride" may have taken over him.
Eventually, have Ricky start to manage his son, and it really bothers Richie that his father is ringside. He feels as though it's more of a distraction than a confidence booster. Instead, Richie remains optimistic, and very respectful of his legendary father Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat. Ricky begins to sense that his son is a bit annoyed at him coming to ringside, and so he reminds his son of who he is. Ricky explains to his son that he had iconic matches with Flair, Macho Man, and countless others all over the world. He then asks Richie what has he done lately?
This infuriates Richie, and causes him to storm off. Ricky then realizes he has said the wrong thing. Dusty then gets involved, and tells Ricky that he wants him to consider having one last match, and Rhodes tells him he wants it to be against his own son. Ricky, and Dusty walk off. Richie hears of the news, and can't believe. He says that if this is what his father wants then he has no choice, but to pin him to the mat. Match is set. I would have both men in the ring ready to go with the bell ringing to start the match. However, Bray Wyatt debuts with the rest of his "family", and destroys both Steamboats in the middle of the ring. Starting a feud between Richie, and Wyatt.