Despite following the lead of another exemplary NXT show, this year's Survivor Series event proved to be impressively consistent for the most part, bar a couple of undercooked efforts.
It's probably no coincidence that the event as a whole felt like a bizarre showcase for NXT itself, with the night's strongest showings coming from Rhea Ripley, Keith Lee, and Adam Cole. Go figure.
But most of the marquee matches delivered - with only one extremely disappointing exception - while the show pacing was great, the crowd was (mostly) hot, and we actually got a great honest-to-God classic Survivor Series elimination match out of it.
Some questionable creative decisions definitely undermined a few of the satisfying results - especially in the case of the main event - but for the most part the show delivered on its promises, and wasn't thoroughly embarrassed by NXT's own offering the night before.
But as ever, it's probably smart to keep your expectations low for the follow-through...
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