Following Dominik Mysterio’s match on this past Tuesday’s July 18th episode of NXT, an update has emerged on the reaction and plans going forward.
Thanks to help from Judgment Day, particularly Rhea Ripley, Dominik Mysterio beat Wes Lee to win the NXT North American Championship.
The show overall drew 746,000 viewers, which is an increase on NXT’s usual numbers, and Dominik Mysterio’s match peaked at 844,000, which again, is an excellent number.
So the ratings show the move was a success, and according to PWInsider Elite (via WrestlePurists), WWE recognizes that and is “thrilled” with how The Judgment Day on NXT has been going.
Dominik Mysterio’s NXT North American Championship is now expected to feature on Raw, and as things stand, there are plans for more Judgment Day involvement on NXT.
Those plans are for “at least the next month, possibly longer” for the members of The Judgment Day to appear “regularly” on NXT, even going beyond the Great American Bash event on July 30th.
It’s currently unknown what the plans are for Dominik Mysterio at the Great American Bash if there are any, as the originally planned North American Championship match would have been Wes Lee defending against Mustafa Ali.
Dave Meltzer also pointed out WWE’s reaction on Wrestling Observer Radio, saying: “I heard from a couple of people in WWE today – boy were they happy about those ratings this week”.