The ratings are in for the premiere episode of the relaunched NXT 2.0 that was headlined by the wedding of Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis.
Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics has reported that the first episode of NXT 2.0 was watched by an average of 770,000 on Tuesday night. This represents the highest number of average viewers the developmental brand has achieved since April 20th.
In the much-talked-about key demo of 18-49-year-olds, the show achieved 275,000 viewers which represents a 0.21 rating.
According to Showbuzz Daily, NXT 2.0 ranked 19th overall on television on Tuesday for total viewers but it snuck into the top ten on cable in the 18-49 demo, the highest been in that metric since July 20th.
Those viewers that tuned into NXT 2.0 saw a whole new look for the former black and gold brand. They also saw a lot of new faces debut on NXT television as the new era of the former black and gold brand began. Bron Breakker – formerly known as Bronson Rechsteiner – made his debut as he upset LA Knight before Knight was due to fight for the NXT Championship.
B-Fab of Hit Row was in action, handily putting away Katrina Cortez in no time at all. She and the rest of Hit Row were confronted by Legado Del Fantasma afterward as Elektra Lopez let B-Fab know she’d be coming for her.
Tommaso Ciampa reclaimed Goldie as he won his second NXT Championship in a Fatal Fourway Match that included Pete Dunne and LA Knight. Kyle O’Reilly was supposed to take part in the match but was attacked by Dunne and Ridge Holland beforehand, this led to General Manager William Regal naming Von Wagner as the fourth entrant in the match.
The night was capped off with the wedding of InDex and Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell said their “I do’s” in front of a packed ring of their NXT peers. Nobody came forward to give any reason as to why the two couldn’t be joined in matrimony but this may have had something to do with the axe that Lumis had concealed in his suit jacket. In possibly the biggest upset in wrestling history, the wedding went off relatively without a hitch and the two were married by WWE Hall Of Famer Beth Phoenix.