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WWE NXT advertised four big matches against stiff Election Day Coverage as Tommaso Ciampa took on Velveteen Dream, Shotzi Blackheart took on the returning Toni Storm, Ember Moon faced Dakota Kai and the rising KUSHIDA battled Cameron Grimes.
AEW suffered a rare head-to-head ratings loss last week as WWE NXT Halloween Havoc outdrew AEW Dynamite to the tune of 876,000 to 781,000.
WWE NXT Ratings, Last Five Weeks
- October 28, 2020—876,000
- October 21, 2020—644,000
- October 14, 2020—651,000
- October 7, 2020—639,000
- September 30, 2020—732,000
- September 23, 2020—696,000
WWE NXT—Key Competition
- Cable news coverage of 2020 Presidential Election
- AEW Dynamite
Pro Wrestling Bits—WWE Name Change for Matt Riddle is a Career Killer
WWE NXT Total YouTube Viewership Last Week:
2,306,591 (Up from 1,765,920 views)
- Most-Viewed: Another Shocking Ally Joins Pat McAfee against the Undisputed ERA (457,304 views)
- Least-Viewed: Ember Moon is Ready to give Dakota Kai her Receipt (65,274 views)
- Median Viewership: 131,101 views
WWE NXT Results—Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Dakota Kai def. Ember Moon
After her star-making performance last week, Raquel Gonzalez seems out of place just standing ringside during a Dakota Kai match. She’s NXT’s version of Wardlow.
WWE wasted very little time taking the shine off a returning Ember Moon with this shocking result.
KUSHIDA def. Cameron Grimes
Matches like this can go a long way in reminding WWE that Cameron Grimes is more than a midcard comedy heel with a funny accent.
The fact that KUSHIDA seems like he’s in a holding pattern tells me the same can be said about current NXT champion Finn Balor.
Drake Maverick and Killian Dain vs. Ever-Rise; Pat McAfee Calls out Undisputed Era
Pat McAfee and his new crew received the picture-in-picture treatment for their entrance, right up until they actually hit the ring.
NXT could have found better chum bait than the rising team of Drake Maverick and Killian Dain for this segment.
Pete Dunn’s expression didn’t change throughout this entire segment.
The promo after this match marks the first time in my life I ever chose a Pat McAfee promo over a Young Bucks match.
Toni Storm def. Shotzi Blackheart
They need to raise the stakes of this Punk Rock-centric match and ban the loser from wearing Doc Martens.
This match had no business on free TV.
I would have been perfectly fine with the double-countout they teased. Shotzi deserved it.
Shotzi Blackheart looked quite foolish as a grown babyface sobbing over a Fisher Price toy.
Thatch as Thatch Can—Live Exhibition
All things considered, Timothy Thatcher is really an engaging teacher. I actually learned something during this segment.
Timothy Thatcher’s reasoning that somebody tapping for their lives (during an exhibition!) could be luring him into a false sense of security is as cynical as it gets.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream is a big fan of NWO tribute merchandise.
Tommaso Ciampa and KUSHIDA one-on-one has such potential to be a great NXT TakeOver match.
It’s fair to question whether or not Velveteen Dream will win another match in 2020. Good thing he’s still young, because at this point, Dream may not win for the rest of his 20s.