Heartwarming / WWE NXT

  • During the fallout to the the first NXT TakeOver, Sami Zayn is feeling dejected during his interview because he (yet again) was screwed out of a big match win. At this point, Adam Rose comes out with the Exotic Express and invites Sami Zayn to join the party in a sincere attempt to cheer him up. What makes it even better that despite being clearly upset, Sami actually accepts Adam Rose's offer and the next night you see him genuinely smiling. Looks like Adam Rose's help worked.
    • Later, Adam Rose offers to be Sami Zayn's tag team partner when he sees Sami being bullied by Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel.
  • ANY time one tag team partner takes a move meant for his partner. The fact that the crowd chants "Chivalry! Chivalry! Chivalry!" every time just adds to the moment.
    • Even more Heartwarming is when the Vaudevillains (a Heel tag team) do it.
  • After FINALLY defeating his former best friend turned rival Adrian Neville for the NXT Title, Sami Zayn goes to offer his former friend a handshake, only to have his hand violently kicked away. For one second you think that this is the end of their friendship forever. Then you realise a simple handshake wasn't good enough for Adrian Neville... he wanted to hug Sami Zayn.
  • Every single face in the NXT locker room coming down to congratulate Sami Zayn is Daaww worthy enough. Tyler Breeze being one of them?! Talk about Jerk with a Heart of Gold!
  • During the early months of the feud between Big Cass & Enzo Amore and Wesley Blake & Buddy Murphy, it looked like Carmella was going to turn on Enzo and Cass and side with their opponents. After all, she seemed to appreciate Blake and Murphy flirting with her and had historically shown to be repeatedly annoyed by Enzo's antics. However, the second Blake and Murphy insulted "her boys," she immediately turned on them and made it clear that for all their stupidity, she will ALWAYS be loyal to Enzo and Big Cass.
    • Her embracing Enzo after he got the pin in their Six Person Mixed Tag Match. Again, considering she normally treats him as an annoyance at best, it's a great Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other moment.
  • After a hard fought loss in her challenge for the NXT Women's Championship at Unstoppable, Becky Lynch is standing in the ring, reduced to tears. The crowd responds by not only giving her a standing ovation, but also singing her theme song before it was cued up again to play Becky out of the ring.
  • On the May 21, 2015 taping, Leva "Blue Pants" Bates received "Happy Birthday" chants. Probably the icing on the cake for someone who, in her own words, is just happy to be on WWE TV at all.
  • The recent series of videos explaining the backstory of Finn Bálor are full of them, but when his former student, Becky Lynch broke down crying it really went into the next gear. Also, given how Becky has gone on in Real Life interviews and explained how wrestling saved her life because it got her off of a bad road, Finn comes across as all the more great of a guy, especially because he refuted her claims that she was terrible at the beginning by saying she was a natural at wrestling and he really didn't do much of anything while training her.
  • At NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn: After Bayley FINALLY won the NXT Women's Championship from Sasha Banks (in an INCREDIBLE match), the two, along with Becky Lynch and Charlotte, in a scene similar to the Curtain Call, all came in the ring together, in what was likely the last time the 4 Horsewomen would be in an NXT ring together (with Sasha, Charlotte, and Becky all on the main roster).
    • Backstage before the match, Becky and Bayley put their differences aside. It seems she really was a Bayley Friend Forever.
    • What makes the above moment very poignant is that backstage Sasha was famed for never breaking character.
    • On the following episode of NXT, Bayley and Sasha Banks were obviously delighted to be going from their acclaimed match in Brooklyn to a main event Ironman match at the next TakeOver. Later, Bayley and Sasha Banks both tweeted old "When I grow up, I want to be the WWE Women's Champion" essays.
  • Somehow, someway, the NXT Women's division upped the heartwarming factor just a month and a half later at Takeover: Respect. Bayley defeated Sasha Banks in their rematch - the first ever Ironman match between two female wrestlers in the company's history - only to be met afterward with a show of respect and admiration from the entire NXT roster, including bouquets of flowers for both competitors. Sasha actually falls to the ground because she's so overcome with emotion, and seeing Sara Del Rey and Stephanie McMahon sincerely happy and comforting her is bound to give everyone some warm fuzzies.
    • Triple H enters the ring and hugs Bayley. It's extra Heartwarming in Hindsight if you hear the Divas of the Attitude Era talk about how they didn't originally have agents to help them with their matches - but Triple H always gave them feedback and helped them out. Some fifteen years later he's responsible for helping the women get to the main event.
    • After the match is over, you can see Charlotte crying Tears of Joy. As a face she's very much Good Is Not Nice, so seeing her unambiguously happy for her friend is just beautiful.
    • And despite stealing Bayley superfan Izzy's trademark headband in the middle of the match, Sasha redeemed herself after the show went off the air by giving Izzy her bouquet and apologising.
  • How do you cheer up an injured WWE NXT Champion? Bayley shows one possibility