Tomasso Ciampa and Ricochet have confirmed on Twitter that last weekend's Halftime Heat match was the most watched in NXT history.
Five days removed from the Super Bowl, are those of you who decided to watch it still annoyed at how poor a game it was? Yeah, us too. There was a pretty big silver lining for us wrestling fans who powered through, though. WWE's Halftime Heat. An incredible six-man tag match between a group of some of the most talented Superstars to ever grace NXT, and that's saying something.
The match was terrific, and a lot better than what Maroon 5 offered up, or so we hear. The perfect advert for what NXT has to offer. It wasn't the first time WWE has tried to steal eyes away from the NFL during halftime of the Super Bowl. In 1999, The Rock and Mankind competed in an empty arena match, which was also dubbed Halftime Heat.
The match between Rock and Mankind has become a part of wrestling folklore, and now so will the six-man match that took place last week. Tomasso Ciampa and Ricochet revealed on Twitter that their work at halftime was the most watched match in NXT history. Better news for the latter than the former since he, Aleister Black, and Velveteen Dream defeated Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, and Adam Cole.
#HalftimeHeat was the most watched match in NXT history.— BLACKHEART (@ProjectCiampa) February 7, 2019
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The match was broadcast live across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and the WWE Network. According to Wrestling Inc, a combined 86,190 people watched the match live across the three platforms. More than 70,000 of those viewed via YouTube. What that total doesn't include is the WWE Network's numbers. WWE tends to keep those figures under wraps, but it must have been a high one for Halftime Heat.
There are often discussions among fans as to what era of NXT has been the best so far. It's really hard to argue against the current one. That's based on the six wrestlers who competed in Halftime Heat alone. Add to that the likes of Pete Dunne, Shayna Baszler, Kairi Sane, Matt Riddle, and the rest of the Undisputed ERA. Honestly, how could you not love NXT as a wrestling fan right now? Just don't screw up any of the above when you get your hands on them please Vince McMahon.