WRESTLING RECAP: Breaking down WWE NXT from 10/19/16

Last updated: October 20, 2016

Originally published: October 20, 2016

( - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NXT gave you 4 true matches this week and one funny semi-match.  The champ, Shinsuke Nakamura, had a few words for Somoa Joe this episode.  This episode also continued the 2nd Annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Tournament as well.

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 Here are the highlights of the show:

Air Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Commentators:  Tom Phillips and Corey Graves

Rating scale:  1- Forgettable match; 2 - Normal/average;           3 - Decent to good moments match; 4 - Great Match          5 - Potential classic

A quick video recap of the matches and who won:

The cheat notes (For a full recap, watch the proceeding video after the cheat notes):

  • Rich Swann and No Way Jose dances their way into a victory over Tony Nese and Drew Gulak. (MR):  4

  • Bobby Roode gets a glorious win over Sean Maluta.  MR: 2

  • Austin Aries picked the right partner, Roderick Strong, to stay strong against the bigger Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight.  MR: 3

  • Nikki Cross wins the match, then loses the match against Danielle Kamela, after she attacks even her own team of Sanity.  MR: 2

  • Bonus hit: Shinsuke Nakamura lets Patrick Clark feel the Shinsuke experience in a meet up, challenge and not an actually match!

My recap and thoughts on tonight's show including cutaway scenes in between matches: