Roderick Strong vs Tyler Bate
January 31, 2018 (recorded January 28)
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
NXT TV Episode #433
Winner Gets UK Title Shot
To me, this felt too short to be ****, however it was great while it lasted. This felt more important because it was recorded in front of a big arena crowd in Philadelphia, and they were hot and chanting “This is awesome” and “NXT.” The usual excellent execution from Roderick Strong, and Tyler Bate is ridiculously good for his age. His look and height will hold him back, which is unfortunate because the guy is ring-wise beyond his years.