For the second time this year, NXT delivered an hour of television devoid of even a single glaring flaw. There were a handful of nitpicks and minor quibbles, but nothing to warrant a spot in the Downs column, which once again takes the week off.
This was no blow-away show, though. Each segment was a net positive, and accomplished everything it was supposed to be, but the hour of television didn't feature anything anyone needs to go out of their way to see. If we were to use a more conventional rating system, it'd be a 7/10. Functional, purposeful, a breeze to watch, and very solid from start to finish.
Most of the major players were in the house, with an NXT Championship contract signing taking top billing. Aleister Black and Andrade 'Cien' Almas weren't alone, though, and in the end, it was a certain Mrs. Wrestling standing tall.
Elsewhere, the UK Title was on the line as Pete Dunne defended against Adam Cole, Ember Moon enacted revenge upon Shayna Baszler, and the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic continued with two first round matches. Oh, and that 'Blackheart' bastard was there too.
Everything on this show worked. Let's break it down...