WWE NXT is riding high with a massive increase in viewership following No Mercy.
NXT No Mercy was a pivotal event for WWE’s third brand that featured multiple title changes. While Becky Lynch was able to retain her NXT Women’s Championship in an Extreme Rules match against Tiffany Stratton in the show’s main event, Carmelo Hayes lost his NXT Championship to Ilja Dragunov and Trick Williams successfully defeated Dominik Mysterio to become the new North American Champion.
Ahead of the October 3rd episode of NXT, it was announced that Williams and Mysterio would go head to head in a rematch for the North American Title. The stakes couldn’t have been higher for Dom Dom going into the match as not only was he looking to regain his beloved championship, Rhea Ripley declared that he shouldn’t bother coming home if he was unable to recapture gold.
In the end, Mysterio was able to defeat Williams, ending his title reign in under a week.
According to Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, the episode had a total average viewership of 857,000 viewers, up 35% from last week’s 660,000. The show earned a 0.22 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic, also a massive increase over last week’s 0.16.
What Else Happened On The October 3rd Episode Of WWE NXT?
Elsewhere on the October 3rd episode of NXT, Becky Lynch cut a promo to open the show. The Man was interrupted by Lyra Valkyria, Indi Hartwell, and Roxanne Perez, setting up a triple threat match later in the night. The full results are as follows:
- Butch & Tyler Bate defeated Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey)
- Lyra Valkyria defeated Indi Hartwell & Roxanne Perez and will face Becky Lynch at Halloween Havoc
- Gigi Dolin defeated Blair Davenport
- Kelani Jordan defeated Izzi Dame
- Thea Hail & Jacy Jayne defeated Elektra Lopez & Lola Vice
- Dominik Mysterio defeated Trick Williams to win the NXT North American Championship