Velveteen Dream, Aleister Black and Ricochet def. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole
I loved the way this bout was built up immediately following last week's NXT TakeOver: Phoenix special and wasn't announced out of nowhere. All six stars have crossed paths at one point or another over the last year, so it was an amazing clash of styles that resulted in an extremely entertaining and exhilarating six-man tag team match. I have no doubt that they went all out on purpose in order to impress anyone who was tuning in for the first time and isn't familiar with the folks of NXT, and they certainly succeeded in grabbing people's attention and showing the world what they're made of. Dream picking up the win for his team was logical considering he recently won the Worlds Collide tournament (which earned him a future title shot). By the way, I popped big for Cole bringing back the Panama Sunrise. The execution was just beautiful.
Truth be told, I haven't watched a full Super Bowl in years, as I have little interest in the commercials and even less interest in the football. That said, I went out of my way to watch Halftime Heat (despite being at work) and was very happy with what I saw. Whether you're an avid NXT fan or not, Halftime Heat is well worth the time (way more than the game itself from what I gathered). The presentation was awesome and the actual match was exactly what it needed to be and so much more. It's such a cool concept that I hope is brought back next year. The WWE Network has been around for almost exactly five years, so why this didn't happen sooner is beyond me.