NXT ON USA PRIMER 11/27: O’Reilly & Fish defend against Lee & Dijakovic, Rush defends against Tozawa, Dakota Kai explanation, Survivor Series fallout

By Amin Ajani, PWTorch contributor


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NXT ON USA PRIMER
NOVEMBER 27, 2019
WINTER PARK, FLA. AT FULL SAIL
AIRS LIVE ON USA NETWORK

After coming out victorious at NXT Takeover: WarGames, Dominik Dijakovic & Keith Lee will look to dethrone the Undisputed Era as they will challenge Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Titles. What will the fallout be from NXT Takeover: WarGames? The only way to find out is to catch NXT tonight from Full Sail University on the USA Network. Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuiness, and Beth Phoenix are expected to call the action. Here is what’s currently advertised for tonight’s show.

  • Undisputed Era to defend NXT Tag Team Titles against Lee & Dijakovic
  • Akira Tozawa challenges NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush
  • Will Dakota Kai explain her shocking actions at TakeOver: WarGames?
  • Is Tommaso Ciampa’s hunt for the NXT Championship back on?

Matches and Segments announced for the show

Undisputed Era to defend NXT Tag Team Titles against Lee & Dijakovic

At NXT Takeover: WarGames, Dominik Dijakovic & Keith Lee stood tall alongside Kevin Owens and Tommaso Ciampa as they defeated the Undisputed Era in a terrific War Games match. William Regal took notice of their impressive outing and announced Dijakovic and Lee will challenge Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Titles? The question is can Dijakovic and Lee end the Undisputed Era’s golden prophecy?

(Amin’s Analysis: I would like for this to get time because this should be great as everyone involved in this match are all really talented wrestlers. Lee delivered tremendous performances at both WarGames and Survivor Series, so you could make the case to switch the titles, but I wouldn’t make that move yet because Dijakovic and Lee aren’t an established tag team on NXT.)

Akira Tozawa challenges NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush

Lio Rush will defend the NXT Cruiserweight Title against Raw’s Akira Tozawa who didn’t take the pin during the Survivor Series pre-show match. The question is will Rush will be able to keep focus after being preoccupied with Angel Garza who been playing mind games with Rush’s family.

(Amin’s Analysis: This should be a good match as both Rush and Tozawa are talented wrestlers. My question is why is this match happening with no build, especially after Tozawa lost to Buddy Murphy on Raw? We usually see something like this on Raw or Smackdown, but not on NXT. My guess is Garza gets involved at some point to lead to rematch with Rush.)

Will Dakota Kai explain her shocking actions at Takeover: WarGames?

Dakota Kai finally got her chance to compete in the Women’s WarGames match after Mia Yim was taken out during the pre-show. Instead of helping Rhea Ripley and Candice LeRae, Kai turned her back on her best friend as she viciously attacked Tegan Nox by targeting her surgically repaired knee. Following her attack, Kai tweeted the following.

https://twitter.com/WWE/status/1198398538071232512

(Amin’s Analysis: Kai’s heel turn at Takeover: WarGames was much needed and was really well done and something that can refreshen her character. A program with Kai and Nox should be fun to watch as they are two of the brightest wrestlers in NXT.)

Is Tommaso Ciampa’s hunt for the NXT Championship back on?

Tommaso Ciampa placed his quest for Goldie (nickname for the NXT Title) on hold after he declared war against the Undisputed Era. At Takeover, Ciampa got the last laugh as he defeated the NXT Champion Adam Cole after delivering an insane Air Raid Crash off the top of cage to give his team the victory. After pinning Cole will Ciampa continue his quest to regain Goldie?

(Amin’s Analysis: After pinning Cole at Takeover, Ciampa should be next in line to challenge for the NXT Title. I would expect this match to happen at some point on NXT TV, but I would like to continue to build this up because Cole has been on a great hot streak and now isn’t the time for him to drop the title to Ciampa. I wonder if Ciampa would move into a possible program with Finn Balor until Johnny Gargano returns?)

The Big Takeaway from last week’s show

Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly defeated Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder in one of the best WWE tag matches of the year. My favorite wrestler Io Shirai and Kairi Sane had a great tease for a potential match after Triple H opened the NXT doors for the wrestlers of Raw and Smackdown. The show was filled with tons of run-ins and chaos after the wrestlers of Raw and Smackdown took up Triple H’s offer to appear on NXT before Survivor Series.

Overall Thoughts

I expect this to be another great episode of NXT as it will be interesting to see what are the big programs coming out of Takeover. After a terrific Takeover special and coming out on top against Raw and Smackdown at Survivor Series, it will be interesting to see if more wrestling fans tune into NXT which would be nice to see as NXT always delivers one of the best weekly wrestling shows on a consistent basis.


CATCH UP… NXT TAKEOVER WARGAMES REPORT 11/23: Live results and match analysis for men and women’s WarGames, Priest vs. Dunne vs. Dain, Balor vs. Riddle

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