Cedric Alexander vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas
The rivalry between these two Superstars seemed to be one borne of respect after their first clash. In a high-flying encounter, Alexander put Cien down for the three-count with the Lumbar Check to win his NXT debut. After the bell, a disappointed Almas, in a show of good sportsmanship, shook Alexander’s hand and embraced him, welcoming the newcomer to NXT.
Any good will between the two evaporated just two weeks later. The pair joined forces for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and squared off with NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival in the first round. Alexander was on the receiving end of a vicious Shatter Machine from the champions, leading to his team’s early ouster. A frustrated Almas ambushed Alexander after the match, sending him face-first into the unforgiving steel steps at ringside.
Since then, Alexander has been focused on retribution. He’ll get his opportunity on WWE NXT, tonight at 8/7 C, only on WWE Network!