Last week’s episode of WWE NXT failed to resolve the issue of who is the undisputed No. 1 contender for the NXT Championship when Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn wrestled to a double-pin draw. The conflict won’t come to a conclusion on the episode of NXT airing tonight, however, as the women of NXT reclaim the main event. Opponents just two weeks ago, Women’s Champion Bayley and her BFF Carmella team up to face Eva Marie and Nia Jax.
In addition to the women’s action, American Alpha represent the incredibly hot NXT tag team division, and internet darlings Apollo Crews and Tommaso Ciampa are both in singles action.
Since episodes of WWE NXT are taped several weeks in advance, NXT spoilers for the February 24 episode are available. This spoiler-free preview was confirmed by the NXT spoilers at Wrestling Inc. All of the matches from this episode of WWE NXT were not taped at Full Sail University like most episodes. Rather, it was taped at the University of Central Florida on January 29 as part of the Royal Rumble weekend.
- Blake and Murphy vs. American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) — Last week, Gable and Jordan were on the winning side of an Eight-Man Tag Team Match in which American Alpha teamed up with Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady to face NXT Tag Team Champions The Rival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) and former champs Blake and Murphy. With six weeks left until the next NXT TakeOver event as part of WrestleMania 32 weekend and no one named as the No. 1 contenders for the NXT tag straps, the winner of this match would have to be near the top of that list.
- Apollo Crews vs. Christopher Girard — While Apollo Crews has already established himself as one of the most dominant competitors in NXT, Christopher Girard is still a rookie within the NXT Universe, looking to score a win against Crews on tonight’s episode. Prior to signing with WWE and NXT, Girard was more commonly known as Biff Busick. Having signed his contract in September (as reported by Cage Side Seats) of last year, the former Biff Busick makes his NXT television debut after spending years working the independent circuit with such promotions as Combat Zone Wrestling, Dragon Gate USA, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, EVOLVE, and Top Rope Promotions. The last time we saw Apollo Crews, he lost a non-title match to current NXT Champion Finn Balor.
- Bull Dempsey vs. Tommaso Ciampa — As WrestleZone reported, Bull Dempsey has been let go by WWE/NXT. That means this match against Ciampa could be the last televised match Vince’s company has with the man behind the “Bull Fit” philosophy.
- NXT Women’s Champion Bayley and Carmella vs. Eva Marie and Nia Jax — The thriving WWE Divas division owes a great deal to NXT’s women’s division. Current title-holder Bayley is the last of the Four Horsewomen to get called up to the main WWE roster. Considering how over she currently is, she is almost certainly the next addition to the Raw and SmackDown female rotation. While Carmella and Eva Marie both have some work to do on their in-ring skills, Nia Jax is one of the most dominant females on either roster. The result of this match could help determine who ends up challenging Bayley for the gold in Dallas.
Where To Watch
New episodes of WWE NXT air on the WWE Network on Wednesday evenings beginning at 8/7c and are immediately available to stream on-demand. Beginning Thursday, replays of WWE NXT are also available to stream on-demand with a Hulu Plus subscription.
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