WWE held an NXT live event on Thursday from the L.C. Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
While outside of Florida, this was an NXT show through and through. The crowd was rowdy and enthusiastic and the energy was felt throughout the venue. The venue provides an intimate atmosphere, as is the case at Full Sail University, with total inside capacity of 2,200. At press time, I don’t know how close WWE was to filling it.
Some of the matches will air on the WWE Network, although what that will look like is unknown.
Ryback faced Big Show in a Superstar Showdown match, something done frequently at the end of NXT tapings at Full Sail. Big Show loved it and Tweeted the following:
Other main roster talent on the show included Tyson Kidd, Alex Riley and Cesaro. Ric Flair accompanied Charlotte out to her match.
Finn Balor gave Triple H goosebumps:
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Below are match results:
1) Finn Balor & Hideo Itami b. The Vaudevillians
2) Alexa Bliss b. WWE NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks via count out
3) Baron Corbin b. Tyson Kidd
4) Wesley Blake b. Big Cass
5) Ryback b. Big Show
6) Tyler Breeze b. Kalisto
7) Charlotte w/Ric Flair b. Bayley
8) Kevin Owens b. Alex Riley
9) Cesaro b. Adrian Neville
Below are photos: