I mean, it may not be what you perceive as storytelling.
But the opening match was driven by the current story of Io vs. Candice. The Dream vs. Roddy match had been built up for weeks with a year long storyline backing it up as well of TUE getting all the gold, Walter and Kushida started a new story, and Riddle and Dain incited a brawl because of their chaos.
I mean I feel like I've said it at nauseam at this point, but storylines aren't just told through talking on a microphone or a video package. They're also done bell to bell, and NXT did a good job of that this week.
And for the 1st week, especially for the 1st hour, I don't blame them for going that route. That 1 show had matches that were built to and had weight to them, which is what I would want for the USA debut. Won't work every week, obviously.
But for people to keep saying there were no storylines or even a lack of storylines, I don't see what you're seeing.
Originally Posted by Chris JeriG.O.A.T
I think the NXT storylines either end up extremely simplistic or nonsensical but I've been getting a lot of push back from people who seem to think the storytelling is great. I imagine you'll be hearing from all of them in this thread.
I mean, you could at least say my name.