– It should be noted that the “WWE Showcase” match with Big Show vs. Ryback that fans rejected at Thursday’s NXT live event was actually a very good match in the ring, according to another correspondent in attendance. He noted that the match ended well and was very fun.

Big Show tweeted the following after the show:

– An estimated 850-1000 fans attended Thursday’s WWE NXT live event in Columbus, Ohio. It was mostly standing room only with many fans standing up for the entire show. This was the first NXT event to be held outside of Florida. As noted, some of the matches were taped to eventually air on the WWE Network.

– Fans in attendance at Thursday’s show noted that indie women’s wrestler LuFisto was sitting at ringside.