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3 best moments from NXT 11-01

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Wednesday evening’s episode of NXT was jammed-packed with memorable occurrences while three moments in particular certainly stood out to us here at FRS SLAM. With NXT TakeOver: WarGames in Houston now right around the corner, the pay-per-view slate is finally starting to take shape as November 1’s installment of NXT appeared to have officially begun the road to Texas.

Johnny Gargano Singles Competitor?

Despite Fabian Aichner securing the victory on Wednesday evening, the match between Aichner and Johnny Gargano was surely more about the loss than it was the upset win. Having all sorts of trouble getting his singles career started under the NXT umbrella, “Johnny Wrestling” is now no longer sure what the future holds for him going forward.

“I don’t know what happens now,” Gargano said after the loss. “Do I even belong here anymore? In here, I know I do.”

Previously a member of the tag-team DIY alongside Tommaso Ciampa, Gargano was ultimately forced to enter the realm of singles competition after Ciampa attacked him en route to disbanding the duo back in May.

NXT Championship Bout Set For Houston

After several weeks of back-and-forth banter, NXT Champion Drew McIntyre has finally made it official with Andrade “Cien” Almas for NXT TakeOver: WarGames in Houston. Although nothing turned physical between the two until this week, Almas had continued to poke at McIntyre with the latter egging on his would-be opponent by claiming that they must meet face-to-face before anything was set in stone.

With the title match set for November 18 in Houston, could Almas actually pull off the upset or will McIntyre continue his run atop the roster? Because these two superstars have yet to meet inside the squared circle as a result of the recently prompted rivalry, the looming match will surely become one to remember.

Three-Way Tag-Team Turmoil

With SAnitY and the Authors of Pain originally slated to battle it out for the NXT Tag-Team titles in Wednesday evening’s main event, it was ultimately The Undisputed Era that stole the show in Orlando. Midway through the tag-team bout, The Undisputed Era ambushed both teams with a timely interference that would set the stage for a three-way competition atop the NXT Tag-Team division. Not only that, but a triple-threat tag-team match has been scheduled for November 18 and will somehow span across two rings and a steel cage.

With SAnitY serving as the top dogs in the division, the Authors of Pain recently making their return to the fold and The Undisputed Era now on the upswing, it appears as though anything can happen leading up to NXT TakeOver: WarGames in Houston.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

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