NXT has become a clash of ages of late.
The 23rd September edition of the black-and-gold brand offered up Kyle O'Reilly and Candice LeRae as TakeOver challengers for the Men's and Women's Championships respectively, adding a distinctly traditional flavour to the 31st iteration of the fabled supercard. Not least with Finn Bálor and Io Shirai as their opponents.
While both matches promise the sort of thrilling in-ring quality that became part of the staple TakeOver diet several years ago, neither will ever face the public shaming absorbed by the slightly grabbier bookings of the empty Full Sail era.
Adam Cole and Keith Lee's double title match afforded the show a week for the secondary strap and another for all the marbles, but the whole thing had a distinct main roster flavour to it. As did the convoluted Iron Man match/rematch that reunited Bálor with his old belt. The less said about the qualification process for TakeOver: XXX's North American Title match, the better.
These are baby steps back in the right direction for the slightly troubled Wednesday night show. An Unknown Insurgent who might have already given the game away on his own Twitter is the total f*cking opposite. So let's address the pros and cons of that, as well as a few other potential possibilities...