5 Takeaways From WWE NXT (10/16)

Here's what went down on NXT.

The October 16, 2019 episode of WWE NXT aired live on the USA Network from the Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s show:

5Tommaso Ciampa Returns To The Ring

Former WWE NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa made his long-awaited return to in-ring action on this show when he took on Angel Garza in a singles match. 

It was a perfect match for Ciampa’s return and actually opened the show with the right man to go over, which was Ciampa. The former champ looked good and didn’t miss a beat. It was a short match, which is exactly what should’ve happened. 

Ciampa had been out of action for several months after he was dealing with an injury that resulted in him getting neck surgery. 

After Ciampa returned on the first full two-hour broadcast of the show, he made his intentions very clear, which were to get what he calls “Goldie,” which is the NXT Title that is currently held by Adam Cole. 

This appears to be the big feud for the NXT brand that will likely lead to a match at the next NXT TakeOver special, which will be over Survivor Series weekend. 

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