Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley def. Sloane Jacobs and Erica Yan
I've been digging the ongoing alliance between Nile and Paxley with Nile taking Paxley under her wing, even though Paxley still isn't an official member of Diamond Mine. Speaking of Diamond Mine, Nile has been inexplicably absent from all of the drama involving the faction on NXT TV as of late. Nonetheless, they had a solid showing as a team and a perfectly passable outing with Jacobs and Yan. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't the smoothest encounter due to the inexperience of everyone involved.
Duke Hudson def. Bronco Nima
I liked the confrontation these two had backstage beforehand to set this up. Nima has largely done tag team matches so far on Level Up, so this was his first real shot at singles competition. Hudson carried him to a competent contest and won as he should have. Nima didn't show anything out of the ordinary, but he has size on his side and that should bode well for him. Hudson, unfortunately, continues to spin his wheels on Level Up with no return to NXT TV in sight.
Indi Hartwell def. Amari Miller
With rumors circulating of an impending call-up to the main roster, I thought we had seen the last of Hartwell in the NXT arena after her last interaction with Dexter Lumis a few weeks ago, but apparently not. She hasn't appeared on NXT TV at all, so this may not mean anything. I expected a better bout from these two considering they've both been around a while, but it was a lot of nothing for five minutes. At least Hartwell went over as expected.
On the bright side, it was cool to see the ladies get the spotlight this week in the opening and closing matches (usually it's the other way around with one women's match in the middle and two men's matches sandwiching it). That said, this show didn't produce a ton of quality action. Hudson vs. Nima was probably the best bout of the bunch and was average at best for the time allotted, making this an easily skippable episode.