Taz opens today’s show speaking about last night’s episode of NXT.
He says that while he enjoyed the lengthy video package dedicated to Asuka, that took up a lot of time on a one-hour broadcast. Caught up in all of this is the noticeable absence of NXT Champion Drew McIntyre yet again. Taz says the time that was utilized for Asuka’s video package should have been dedicated to building their new Champion.
Taz has a major problem with how NXT has booked McIntyre since winning the NXT Championship. He loves McIntyre and he has absolutely no issue with McIntyre becoming Champion, but he’s still fairly new to the NXT brand so the creative team must do a better job of building their new top guy.
Taz continues by pointing out that Wolfgang mentioned on last night’s show that he was trained by Drew McIntyre. This was a perfect spot for McIntyre to be utilized in a guest commentator position, where he could put over the two UK competitors, all while remaining visible to the NXT Universe and threatening revenge on Adam Cole and company.
At the end of the UK Title match, McIntyre would have been in a great spot to help Wolfgang after the attack from The Undisputed Era. This would have effectively tied together both stories and would have given McIntyre some much needed television time.