WWE NXT advertised Toxic Attraction vs. Io Shirai, Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter, The Creed Brothers vs. Jacket Time (Kushida and Ikemen Jiro), Kay Lee Ray vs. Sarray and Boa vs. Joe Gacy.
Last week’s broadcast of WWE NXT, with fallout from Halloween Havoc, garnered 631,000 viewers.
WWE NXT Ratings, Last Five Weeks
- November 2, 2021—631,000
- October 26, 2021—746,000
- October 19, 2021—606,000
- October 12, 2021—632,000
- October 5, 2021—632,000
WWE NXT 2.0—Key Competition
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WWE NXT Total YouTube Viewership Last Week: 1,581,585 (Down from 2,566,228)
- Most-Viewed: Io Shirai Stands up to Mandy Rose (372,546 views)
- Least-Viewed: Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen Vignette (19,763 views)
- Median Viewership: 110,387 views
WWE NXT Results | Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Toxic Attraction def. Io Shirai, Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter
Toxic Attraction and Io Shirai are headed in two entirely different directions in this promotion.
A staredown between Kay Lee Ray and Mandy Rose kicked off the next feud for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Kay Lee Ray def. Sarray
Kay Lee Ray is shaping up to be the next contender for Mandy Rose’s NXT Women’s Championship, and unfortunately that does not bode well for Sarray, who didn’t even get an entrance.
This was one of the better women’s matches of the NXT 2.0 era, but NXT needs to do abetter job giving people a reason to cheer for Kay Lee Ray over Rose.
Joe Gacy def. Boa via DQ
Both Joe Gacy and Boa feel like characters with a lot potential but NXT has yet to put it all together with either of them.
Joe Gacy won this match when Boa refused to stop strangling him while the lights were flickering.
The Creed Brothers def. Jacket Time
Ikemen Jiro saying him and Kushida are “both Japanese” and therefore must be in a tag team together has all the ingredients of the old-school WWE booking that is all over this show.
Julius Creed had the audacity to remove Ikemen Jiro’s jacket, which should have resulted in a disqualification.
Jacket Time will make a fun tag team, and while I was surprised that they lost in their debut, it was good to see the promising Creed Brothers get back in the win column.
Raquel Gonzalez Calls Out Dakota Kai
That motorcycle was a perfect fit for a pissed-off Raquel Gonzalez.
This basically turned into a brief argument over who was going to get to beat up Dakota Kai first, Raquel Gonzalez or Cora Jade?
Cameron Grimes def. Ru Feng
It looks like NXT forgot about that makeover it was teasing for Cameron Grimes, but this is one of the rare instances that it’s a good thing WWE just dropped one of its storylines.
Duke Hudson really leaned into the “what” chants while delivering his promo.
After losing to Cameron Grimes in his first televised poker game, the quicker Duke Hudson moves on from this poker gimmick, the better.
Hudson challenged Grimes to a poker showdown, which is almost guaranteed to end up with Grimes going through a poker table.
Solo Sikoa def. LA Knight and Grayson Waller—Triple Threat Match
Solo Sikoa was the shortest member of this match, but booked the strongest.
Solo Sikoa connected with a double power bomb from the top rope, and Grayson Waller landed directly on his tailbone.
Grayson Waller and LA Knight feel destined to become a tag team.
Elektra Lopez def. Erica Yan
Conspicuous by his absence is Santos Escobar.
Elektra Lopez’s fascination with Xyon Quin resulted in Lopez asking Quin to join Legado del Fantasma. Right on cue, Legado del Fantasma jumped him (unsuccessfully).
Beth Phoenix is all about this storyline, calling out the sexual tension between Lopez and Quin.
NXT announced WarGames for Sunday, December 5.
Pete Dunne def. Carmelo Hayes
Right away, Wade Barrett did a great job putting over the NXT North American Championship as the A-Championship.
Fans started chanting “whoop that trick!” to antagonize Trick Williams.
Beth Phoenix clams to understand what Dexter Lumis (who joined them on commentary) is saying despite his code of silence.
Pete Dunne sold a Codebreaker fantastically, leading to “holy [expletive]” chants.
Carmelo Hayes locked in the Gargano Escape as a veiled shot at Johnny Gargano.
This might have been the best main event in NXT 2.0 history.