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The Diamond Mine’s debut was the highlight of NXT this week

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After weeks of ambiguous vignettes teasing something called “The Diamond Mine” we got an answer to exactly what that is as the closing angle to this week’s episode of NXT TV.

It’s a new stable!

And Roderick Strong is the leader!

And it sure looks like he’s going after Kushida and the cruiserweight championship.

The intrigue surrounding this new group alone is enough to call it the highlight of the week but Strong has a new look and, presumably, that much more motivation to stand out as the front runner of a new group. This is the beginning of his attempt at doing just that.

Here are all the highlights from NXT this week:

  • Franky Monet, Robert Stone Brand prepare for big night
  • Adam Cole vs. Carmelo Hayes
  • Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan confront Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory
  • Io Shirai & Zoey Stark vs. The Robert Stone Brand
  • NXT Women’s Tag Team Title contenders brawl
  • The Way vs. Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan
  • LA Knight speaks after attacking Ted DiBiase
  • Karrion Kross goes face to face with Samoa Joe
  • Franky Monet vs. Elektra Lopez
  • Hit Row vs. Ever-Rise
  • Jake Atlas helps Mercedes Martinez against Tian She
  • Kushida vs. Kyle O’Reilly — Non-title match
  • Adam Cole brawls with Kyle O’Reilly, Diamond Mine takes out Kushida
  • Io Shirai, Zoey Stark livid after brawl
  • Carmelo Hayes vows to make the most of loss
  • Order is restored under Samoa Joe