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Title: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on July 18, 2015, 04:06:48 PM
NXT THREAD PART 1: http://www.therealtsm.com/index.php?topic=9331



So Baron Corbin is now a heel?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on July 18, 2015, 11:30:13 PM
He has been for a little bit. Had no choice since Full Sail turned on him.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on July 19, 2015, 05:29:38 AM
I wonder if Eva will get nothing but X-Pac heat?
Hopefully they won't be too dense to realize that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on July 22, 2015, 12:38:59 PM
I hope they backed up a Brink's truck full of money to The Brian Kendrick's place, because Eva was perfectly acceptable tonight, and he deserves as many sweet leather jackets as money can buy.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 22, 2015, 12:45:50 PM
Full Sail crowd booing every mention of the Brooklyn show is hilarious.  Get over yourselves.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: fazzle on July 22, 2015, 01:04:50 PM
I hope they backed up a Brink's truck full of money to The Brian Kendrick's place, because Eva was perfectly acceptable tonight, and he deserves as many sweet leather jackets as money can buy.

Eva seemed fine on (most) of the moves, but she still had no idea what to do while transitioning between moves.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on July 22, 2015, 01:14:30 PM
That's still better than being the sub-Cameron garbage fire she was previously.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: fazzle on July 22, 2015, 01:16:52 PM
Oh yeah, she's no doubt better than she once was, and by a long shot.   She's immediately better than Cameron, Rosa and Dana.   Also, it seems weird for a Diva to just be starting her in-ring career at 30.   If she turns out great, how many years do they really get of her?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on July 22, 2015, 01:17:42 PM
I'm assuming Kevin Dunn doesn't know she's 30, or she'd be fired already.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on July 22, 2015, 01:21:28 PM
I'm also going to assume at this point with Eva back from Kendrick's school that any further improvements are the result of Death Rey threatening to kick her head in if she doesn't get better on a daily basis.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 22, 2015, 01:24:06 PM
.....What the fuck did Blake do to his damn hair? 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on July 22, 2015, 01:29:47 PM
I'm going to assume Alexa told him to do it, and who's really going to argue with that delightfully evil pixie?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: fazzle on July 22, 2015, 01:32:34 PM
He looks so completely trailer park with his new hair.   If that's what he's going for well...good job then?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on July 22, 2015, 02:22:01 PM
I'm under the impression now that Blake is *supposed* to look stupid.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on July 22, 2015, 10:24:43 PM
No way Kevin Dunn would get rid of Eva. 30 or not she looks incredible and she's exactly what he's looking for in a WWE diva.

Yeah - I think Blake and Murphy are supposed to be stupid. They've already run through quite the gamut of bad hair. Pig tails, man buns, etc.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on July 23, 2015, 01:41:09 AM
I remember listening to the Cheap Heat podcast, and they were saying that Eva's popularity is not simply heavily influenced by Total Divas, but that she's "really over" with people who watch that show, but don't actually watch wrestling. How true do you guys reckon that is?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 23, 2015, 07:54:41 AM
http://kotaku.com/pro-wrestler-wears-dragon-ball-armor-gets-his-ass-kick-1719795972
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on July 26, 2015, 02:21:20 PM
I think the majority of wrestling fans can't stand Eva. She's done nothing this season on TD to change anyone's mind and her husband is such a clueless cocky prick that he makes me hate her even more.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 29, 2015, 12:08:57 PM
Alexa Bliss is GOAT.  She knows the manly team won't hit the tiny lady that just cost them the titles so she slaps the piss out of both of them.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: fazzle on July 29, 2015, 09:43:38 PM
I had no idea Jesse Sorensen was wrestling again
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 30, 2015, 09:04:39 AM
Yeah, he had been.  TNA didn't want to let him and that's when he left.  I think he surfaced with some semi-relevant promotion at some point since he left there but did this match trying to get to WWE still.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 02, 2015, 06:34:58 AM
Just getting around to watching this week's episode now.  It's funny, as someone who watched NXT before the Network, I remember when they used guys like Colin Cassidy and Baron Cobin as nondescript job guys a few times before giving them a gimmick.

Good to see Scott Dawson getting a run again.  Guessing he will never get up to main roster but he is solid as hell in tags.  He used to tag with Kris Kristopherson's kid (I am blanking on his gimmick name at the time) and always was great about utilizing a lot of tagging logically.  Regal pushed him as a modern day Arn Anderson when he was on commentary and I've heard Gaines do it before.  I don't go that far but damn solid as a tag hand.

NXT really getting that tag scene going - Enzo/Cass seem ready for call up, Vaudevillains with new teams springing up with Jordan/Gable, Hype Bros, Mechanics, heck, one of the least interesting teams are the damn champs, upped a notch because I can oogle Alexa Bliss so...

Also, sounds like Dana Brooke was at the main roster Texas house show last night.  Not sure if she was just traveling or worked it as the only things I heard was she was there and Adam Rose and Brad Maddox debuted as new team on the show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on August 02, 2015, 03:38:39 PM
I'm going to call it now: Chad Gable is going to be the next Kurt Angle (hopefully without the rampant injuries and drug abuse).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on August 04, 2015, 04:45:19 AM
He's got charisma and has incorporated amateur wrestling better than anyone I have ever seen into his style...but he seems like he would be too small for Vince to want to push.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 05, 2015, 09:26:09 AM
Uhaa Nation has a new name:  Apollo Crews.

Is it too early to add this to the WWE racist moments thread?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 05, 2015, 10:08:15 AM
I think these guys get to pitch their own names, so that is likely on him.  Maybe he had a sheet and they preferred that one but Seth Rollins is in part tribute to Henry Rollins, Curt Hawkins was partially due to Curt Hennig, Zack Ryder was for Saved by the Bell, they do a lot of the pitching themselves.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 05, 2015, 11:16:59 AM
Holy shit that Bayley/Charlotte match.  We need that shit on RAW and SD ASAP.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 05, 2015, 11:20:41 AM
LADDER MATCH!!  FUCK YES!  FAT MEN GONNA FLY!!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 05, 2015, 11:50:46 AM
I take back all the bad things I said about that Bull Dempsey segment last week.  Can't wait to see him become a nice guy version of Kevin Owens.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 10, 2015, 12:54:03 PM
So I'm pretty sure this week is the last episode for this taping schedule, but they still have one more Wednesday before Takeover and are going to be at Full Sail this Thursday.  Apparently they are taping a show at the Barclay Center after Takeover, so what the hell are they taping at Full Sail that won't spoil the results of Takeover?  I doubt they are just gonna do ONE go-home show taping.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 10, 2015, 02:04:38 PM
Maybe a recap/hype show for Takeover next week?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on August 11, 2015, 12:17:27 PM
The first hour of Thursday's taping is the Takeover go-home show and then the other three hours are for shows airing 2-4 weeks after Takeover. Gonna make for some lame duck TV.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on August 12, 2015, 08:46:48 AM
https://youtu.be/zND95OtPVjU
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 12, 2015, 04:44:16 PM
15 years ago I'd be rooting for Alexa to be driven through a table by the Vaudevillains.  Now I'm hoping Peyton Royce beats her up while wearing a daring ankle-bearing swimsuit.

And the women's match should main event Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on August 12, 2015, 07:19:54 PM
NXT is miles ahead of the WWE announcers for staying on topic, but they BLOW at play-by-play. They barely call a single move, and half the time seem flummoxed by anything more complicated than a kick
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on August 13, 2015, 04:36:05 AM
So will NXT Brooklyn be the show where the new guard takes over? I can see Bayley winning the belt and possibly the Vaudevillians (but I hope not).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 13, 2015, 06:19:22 AM
Probably.  Owens should be done after this show and likely the three called up Divas. 

Bayley should win but stinks because if she wasn't injured, she probably would've been called up instead of Becky.  Good for her to get the belt though.

Vaudevillains, to me, are more main roster ready than Blake & Murphy.  Alexa adds a new element but honestly, they just strike me as one of those teams like Major Bros or Teachers Pets that aren't going to stand out currently and will need repackaging before becoming JTTS.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on August 13, 2015, 11:26:56 AM
Enzo, Cass and Carmella have been working main roster house shows as SAWFT, so they'll probably be called up soon.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on August 13, 2015, 11:29:46 AM
With the word "Team" no doubt.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on August 13, 2015, 11:50:19 AM
I think they can trademark SAWFT on its own just fine.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on August 13, 2015, 11:47:29 PM
Looks like WWE was trolling with the second and third hours of the "tapings".
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 16, 2015, 06:38:42 AM
New shirts.  Apollo Crews' looks kinda awesome:

(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaiw_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-wwe-Site/Sites-main/default/dw453b89e4/images/large/W10242.jpg)

A Liger shirt (!)

(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaiw_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-wwe-Site/Sites-main/default/dw35307ab6/images/large/W10234.jpg)

But most importantly.....BLUE PANTS SHIRT MOTHERFUCKERS!

(http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaiw_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-wwe-Site/Sites-main/default/dw6ae0df12/images/large/W10020.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on August 17, 2015, 02:09:01 PM
I actually want all three of those shirts.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 18, 2015, 08:13:07 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/TripleH/status/633724127145275392

HHH Tweeted some cool looking posters that seem to add a whole bunch of matches to Takeover or the NXT taping afterwards (though the time is listed as 7:30 so I guess they may tape matches before going live.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on August 18, 2015, 08:21:37 AM
I was just thinking about that too since the start time is 9pm and I'd like to think they're not airing this on a delay, I wondered if they were filming the TV episode beforehand.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on August 19, 2015, 01:41:16 AM
HHH stated at today's NXT conference call that the 7:30-9:00 portion is being taped for a 90 minute episode to air next Wednesday.  Also:

Quote
HHH said you know Vince, he will take who he wants and that is the battle they will always have to fight in NXT. But that is also the strength of NXT, not the weakness. HHH is thrilled when talents get called up and move on to WWE but it also creates opportunities for NXT to keep the brand fresh and exciting by creating new stars. HHH said that despite what some say online about NXT raiding the indies, he doesn’t cherry pick anywhere. He just wants talented people, wherever they come from. It can be the indies or mainstream sports. He doesn’t care where they come from. Talent is talent. He mentioned how good Kurt Angle was and he never worked the indies. He said that you work with the talent, wherever they come from, to make them better. It’s a challenge, for sure, as sometimes long term plans get thrown out the window when someone he has a plan for gets called up. But that just makes him work harder to keep things growing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on August 19, 2015, 01:27:26 PM
Finn Balor learned how to teleport from The Undertaker. I will accept no other explanation.

Fake Edit: Okay, I'll accept Sting teaching him how to teleport.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on August 20, 2015, 05:15:31 AM
They have more freedom to play with the crowd on NXT, I notice. You can't even say it's only with the indie dudes since Sasha was able to improvise too.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 26, 2015, 12:19:55 PM
Didn't expect Becky to be the most over here.  Her goofy attitude will work if they don't go too overboard with it.

NOOOOO DAMMA!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on August 26, 2015, 12:31:20 PM
Didn't expect Becky to be the most over here.  Her goofy attitude will work if they don't go too overboard with it.

NOOOOO DAMMA!

*takes a deep breath* FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

Here it comes folks. Hopefully the crowds continue to give her so much X-Pac heat that they give up on her. Then again Vince is stubborn.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Amy pats fan on August 26, 2015, 08:53:29 PM
What?

the botched finish looked like Becky got the wind knocked out of her from Emma's diving crossbody into the bottom buckle and was out of it for a split second and didn't catch the first count.  There was nothing the ref could do there but count.  You could catch the ref telling her "it happens" afterwards

Charlotte managed to salvage the post match
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on August 27, 2015, 04:33:05 AM
Wrong ending but Emma could use the win more than Charlotte can.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 27, 2015, 04:38:20 PM
They announced that the London leg of the UK tour is going to be the last Takeover special of the year.  That crowd should be molten.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on August 27, 2015, 05:02:05 PM
And it's close to Christmas!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on September 01, 2015, 05:43:16 AM
Without giving away my sources, a buddy of mine said there is a rumor that the Young Bucks may come in to do a match in the tag team tournament. He swears he's not pulling my leg and he knows some people, but this is one of those things I'll hold with a grain of salt.

But that would be the greatest thing to ever happen in NXT if it did.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on September 01, 2015, 05:57:37 AM
That'd be pretty cool if true. I wonder if they'd just be treated like a throwaway jobber team though. If it's "one match" then probably so.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 01, 2015, 07:32:18 AM
I feel like the American Wolves got a decent showing when they had their tryout.  Bucks seemed more open to NXT once Owens got on TV and made an impact.  Would be cool for them to get a showing but I thought the whole tournament was already laid out as I think at least first round wrapped at last tapings.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on September 02, 2015, 09:04:40 PM
I had a feeling Eva Marie was the type of woman to just lay there. Tonight confirmed it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on September 03, 2015, 12:51:07 AM
That was a pretty awful botch by Eva, like an inexcusable one. All she had to do was get a shoulder up. I really want to give Eva a chance but man, she's not making it easy.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on September 03, 2015, 02:11:20 AM
She's like the Anti-Sasha when it comes to emoting or using any facial expressions.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on September 03, 2015, 12:46:11 PM
Me on Twitter: "Somehow Eva Marie has gotten worse."
Some random due replying: "You're implying she was good to begin with."
Me: "No, I'm saying I didn't think she could possibly get worse."

Is she blowing Vince and/or Kevin Dunn? That's literally the only explanation I have for her to be wasting roster space at this point.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on September 03, 2015, 12:54:04 PM
Vince wants her to be the big Divas star, not Lana.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Amy pats fan on September 03, 2015, 01:05:57 PM
Quote
--These are the brackets in the NXT Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament

    Samoa Joe & Finn Balor vs. Lucha Dragons
    Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton
    Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder vs. Tucker Knight & Elias Samson
    Blake & Murphy vs. Vaudevillains
    Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder vs. Marcus Louis & Alexander Wolfe
    Jason Jordan & Chad Gable vs. Solomon Crowe & Neville
    Rhyno & Baron Corbin vs. The Ascension
    Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tyler Breeze & Bull Dempsey

Tyler Breeze & Bull is a hilarious mismatched team......

I could see Gargano & Ciampa win if they're coming in on contracts.  Balor & Joe are obviously the strongest team on paper.  I'd like to see Jordan and Gable get a good run in this.  Not sure if the matchups in that order are the actual brackets
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 03, 2015, 02:05:47 PM
Ciampa's the current "big indy guy" I could see most likely making a decent career in WWE. He's much more character than wrestler, which isn't to say that he's bad but he's not on the same tier of the usual indy darlings in terms of pure match quality. He's definitely one of the better punch/kick guys on the indies, though, and he can work both as a heel and a face with relative ease.

Which means they'll sign him, call him Tony Carmine, and make him a generic mobster type after he makes a name for himself as the wild brawler in NXT.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on September 07, 2015, 02:44:47 PM
Edge also called Dash and Wilder "Ole and Arn" during Stone Cold's Podcast. Everyone is seeing it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on September 07, 2015, 03:27:52 PM
http://www.wwe.com/inside/kana-is-coming-to-nxt (http://www.wwe.com/inside/kana-is-coming-to-nxt)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 07, 2015, 03:41:12 PM
Bayley gonna die  :'(
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on September 07, 2015, 08:43:06 PM
Bayley gonna die  :'(

Nah, Vince'll stick the belt on Eva Marie to "prove" that she's improved, and then Kana'll kick HER head off.

Hopefully.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Nymyzys on September 07, 2015, 08:53:31 PM
What's Triple H's view on Eva Marie? Does he see her as the future too? Does he have a say-so in the matter?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on September 07, 2015, 09:53:11 PM
What's Triple H's view on Eva Marie? Does he see her as the future too? Does he have a say-so in the matter?

I'm sure he does have a say so, since NXT is kinda his baby, but Vince probably sees her on Total Divas doing the whole training with Kendrick thing, and wants to give her the whole "redemption" story line.  That's just what I've heard, so take it with a huge grain of salt.  Personally, I'd be perfectly happy if I never see her again, and let women who have a shred of athletic ability and timing do the wrestling.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 08, 2015, 05:21:55 AM
For some reason I found myself watching Takeover: Fatal 4 Way the other day.  It was shocking to me that that show was only a year ago.  It also bummed me out all over again that Tyson Kidd is hurt.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 08, 2015, 07:54:17 AM
What's Triple H's view on Eva Marie? Does he see her as the future too? Does he have a say-so in the matter?

I'm sure he does have a say so, since NXT is kinda his baby, but Vince probably sees her on Total Divas doing the whole training with Kendrick thing, and wants to give her the whole "redemption" story line.  That's just what I've heard, so take it with a huge grain of salt.  Personally, I'd be perfectly happy if I never see her again, and let women who have a shred of athletic ability and timing do the wrestling.
How is she at bumping/selling? I only watch the Takeovers and keep tabs on the weekly shows, but if she's halfway decent at taking a shitkicking then all they need to do is pull a Mikey Whipwreck with her.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 08, 2015, 08:04:01 AM
She bumps like she's scared of it.  And she runs the ropes like she's scared of them.  She "hit" a running senton by jumping over her opponent and sitting down next to her.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on September 08, 2015, 09:49:28 AM
She's also using a sliced bread as a finisher and can't do the flip without her opponent helping her, and she needs to talk to John Cena about kicking out at 2.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on September 08, 2015, 12:50:52 PM
Any chance Vince realizes how terrible she is? Or loses interest? 

I'd say number 2 is more likely.

But since the fans are booing the shit out of her I can picture Vince flipping out and saying "Dammit! You'll accept her! I'll tell you what you like! "
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on September 08, 2015, 03:48:29 PM
After watching some more Kana matches, I don't know if I get a fear boner or regular boner from her. She works stiff as hell, which probably won't fly since they won't want her accidentally smashing Brie's nose with her kicks, but she does seem to understand the presentation aspects of wrestling (kabuki masks, face paint, etc.). Personally, I'd love to see her as the female member of the Balor Club that Finn sics on the Divas and then laughs riotously as she MDKs them.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on September 08, 2015, 04:55:30 PM
Ideal Kana debut: She kicks Eva Marie's head off and throws the rest of her into the sun.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 10, 2015, 10:37:22 AM
The main event of Takeover is....

Sasha vs. Bayley in a 30-minute Iron Woman match

Even though HHH just announced it on Twitter, I'll use the tag here.  Edit: Fuck it, the NXT Twitter account and Sasha retweeted it so the tag doesn't matter.

Hot damn.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on September 10, 2015, 10:47:53 AM
Much like Jushin it won't be a spoiler for long... It's already everywhere. Amazing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 10, 2015, 10:54:38 AM
Maybe this means Finn and Joe make the finals and their loss is the impetus for a title program.  Joe/Finn vs. Jordan/Gable would be a hell of a match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 10, 2015, 12:37:03 PM
Kana's NXT name is Asuka.

Apparently it is a tribute to a famous Japanese woman's wrestler from the 80s?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on September 10, 2015, 12:53:27 PM
Kana's NXT name is Asuka.

Apparently it is a tribute to a famous Japanese woman's wrestler from the 80s?

Lioness Asuka.

Banks/Bayley II is every New Day celebration gif.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on September 10, 2015, 01:36:55 PM
Kana's NXT name is Asuka.

Apparently it is a tribute to a famous Japanese woman's wrestler from the 80s?

Lioness Asuka.

CRUSH GIRLS!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on September 11, 2015, 01:49:02 AM
Just so everyone knows, this is who we're dealing with:

https://youtu.be/7TVUncuqiYc

SHE'S GOT A FUCKING SWORD.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on September 11, 2015, 01:50:35 AM
Not to go too crazy into spoilers since I'm judging this by a picture I saw from the tapings, but it looks like the first person to get their head kicked in by KANA will be Emma and/or Dana Brooke.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: BPSS on September 11, 2015, 01:51:44 AM
Not to go too crazy into spoilers since I'm judging this by a picture I saw from the tapings, but it looks like the first person to get their head kicked in by KANA will be....Dana Brooke.

(http://i.imgur.com/EqD5uK2.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 11, 2015, 10:12:45 AM
I do like how with one match they turned this next Takeover from "Well the tag tourney finals should be good but there not much else to look forward to" to "October 7th needs to come right fucking now".

I'll bet this is also a bone thrown to the Full Sail crowd after Owens pulled their nuts off before Brooklyn.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 16, 2015, 12:24:44 PM
So the Dusty Classic semis AND finals are at Takeover.  Along with Bayley/Sasha that's actually a pretty solid show.  Just throw in a couple more undercard matches to fill it out
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on September 16, 2015, 01:05:14 PM
So is Joe turning on Finn in the semis or the finals?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 16, 2015, 03:00:05 PM
https://youtu.be/n_0Q__Sj7ac

Best promo of Sasha's career here.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on September 17, 2015, 03:43:50 AM
One of the best things I've read awhile back was about how Sashas character is a genuinely nice but insecure person. She realized she wasn't winning and started the whole Boss act to help push her emotions to the side and focus on wining. And despite being a "bad guy," has moments (after winning the belt in the 4 Way and embracing Charlotte, and the ending with the Horsewomen at Brooklyn) and promos like the one above where her real persona shines through.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 17, 2015, 06:28:05 AM
You mean wrestling characters can have depth?  Get outta here.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on September 17, 2015, 06:34:52 AM
She's not as insecure as Kevin Owens is, though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on September 17, 2015, 06:45:02 AM
He's just doing it for his family.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on September 17, 2015, 11:20:34 AM
The next NXT TakeOver will be subtitled RESPECT.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 17, 2015, 11:31:55 AM
One of the best things I've read awhile back was about how Sashas character is a genuinely nice but insecure person. She realized she wasn't winning and started the whole Boss act to help push her emotions to the side and focus on wining. And despite being a "bad guy," has moments (after winning the belt in the 4 Way and embracing Charlotte, and the ending with the Horsewomen at Brooklyn) and promos like the one above where her real persona shines through.

When Becky turned heel to join her, they did some very nice touches for the long-time NXT (pre-Network) fan.  Because Sasha had been vanilla babyface that had this seduction to the dark side by Summer Rae, that led to her joining Summer to form the BFFs (who then recruited Charlotte and faded out of the picture when she started dancing with Fandango). 

They did a TON of little nods to that in the segments where Sasha did the same thing to Becky.

tl;dr NXT reminds me of all the things I love about wrestling and everything else can go to hell and die
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on September 17, 2015, 02:13:41 PM
Yeah, Becky and Sasha looked into the NXT Oculus.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 23, 2015, 01:11:45 PM
Damn Emma is working that dress.

So do I just not understand what Eva Marie's character is supposed to be?  What the fuck are they doing?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Bladelock on September 24, 2015, 03:17:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/29hMYdh.gif)
THEY GONNA DIE
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 24, 2015, 03:29:43 AM
Odds on her stiffing the shit out of Dana if she fucks up?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on September 24, 2015, 08:04:36 AM
Odds on her stiffing the shit out of Dana if she fucks up?

1/1.  Odds of her stiffing the shit out of Dana if she DOESN'T fuck up? 1.5/1
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: The Valeyard on September 24, 2015, 08:38:12 AM
I've really been enjoying Emma in recent months. Never gets love.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 24, 2015, 01:20:54 PM
Emma's done what Tyson Kidd did last year: use NXT as a place to totally reinvent themselves.  Emma really hasn't had as many awesome matches that Kidd did which is a shame because her and Dana chasing Bayley would be great.

I swear, if they really are setting up Eva winning the title IN ENGLAND they have lost their goddamn minds.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: The Valeyard on September 24, 2015, 01:59:33 PM
Emma is a better worker as a face, I think, but as a character she's fun as a heel. Her and Dana chasing Bayley feels like the most logical move.

Is there actual danger of them putting the belt on Eva in England? Because that's unfathomably stupid.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 24, 2015, 11:13:31 PM
That might actually give the desired result of fans rioting.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on September 25, 2015, 08:25:43 AM
The most unlikable diva beating the most likable diva actually works out well, story-wise. But then again, so does Asuka becoming the Kevin Owens (with boobs) to Bayley's Sami Zayn (with boobs).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 30, 2015, 11:34:51 AM
Fuck the haters, Dana Brooke is GOAT.

Also, Emma's "I don't know this woman" reaction was gold.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on September 30, 2015, 11:59:51 AM
I believe one of the clips for Breaking Ground was Dana doing a 450, or something like that. It was a really quick shot.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 30, 2015, 12:02:28 PM
Is it next Wednesday yet?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 30, 2015, 01:22:18 PM
Seriously, I need a GIF of Devin at the end of that Jordan and Gable promo.  Funniest fucking thing nobody is going to notice.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 02, 2015, 02:50:43 PM
Eva Marie apparently injured Carmella at the Nashville show tonight.  This is just her hurting Bayley's BFF to goad her into a title match!

But seriously can we not have Eva Marie in NXT anymore?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on October 03, 2015, 04:50:10 AM
It's likely going to be Balor/Joe vs Gable/Jordan in the finals. That'll be an awesome match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on October 03, 2015, 11:54:40 AM
Eva Marie apparently injured Carmella at the Nashville show tonight.  This is just her hurting Bayley's BFF to goad her into a title match!

But seriously can we not have Eva Marie in NXT anymore?

I heard the fans chanted "please retire" at her.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 08, 2015, 10:59:22 AM
Spoiler: show
James Storm just showed up at the tapings.  Also, Apollo Crews won a battle royal to be the next challenger for Finn and Alexa Bliss is apparently next for Bayley which is interesting. Don't make me choose!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Nymyzys on October 08, 2015, 11:19:15 AM
Spoiler: show
More on Storm's debut

http://www.ringsidenews.com/wwe-news/james-storm-debuts-at-tonights-wwe-nxt-tapings/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on October 09, 2015, 01:43:00 AM
Interestingly enough, WWE.com acknowledges him as a former heavyweight champion.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 09, 2015, 06:51:36 AM
http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/10/devin-taylor-released-wwe-nxt/

(http://i.imgur.com/hSl533W.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 09, 2015, 09:37:10 AM
Gone too soon  :'(

The only good that can come of this is if the cause of release was releasing non-PG pictures
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 10, 2015, 01:48:14 PM
Now apparently Leva Bates (aka Blue Pants) might be gone too, though she never had an actual deal with the company, which is weird since they did a shirt for her so I wonder how or if she sees money from that.

That's actually a question I had about developmental contracts: do they have provisions for merchandise sales?  Apparently Bayley's merch sells like mad so I wonder if she gets as much as a main roster talent would for the same volume.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on October 14, 2015, 12:27:26 PM
The girl Nia Jax fought had a killer body...damn.

Nia doesn't share her cousin Dwayne's love for cardio...
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 14, 2015, 01:54:46 PM
I kind of went off about it in my recap, but it is so nice to watch a wrestling show that MOVES ON to new shit once their big shows are over.  Bayley has a new opponent, Joe has a new feud, Finn has a new opponent, the tag title scene is heating up. 

Christ take some fucking notes from the show on your own goddamn network that actually knows what the fuck it's doing, WWE.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on October 14, 2015, 02:01:39 PM
They did not choose flattering gear for Nia.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 14, 2015, 02:04:40 PM
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/this-is-nxt-101415

Read me kind of lose my mind at the end.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 15, 2015, 11:30:08 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRZcEW1UkAAdw_1.jpg)

Them doing Eva vs. Cameron in London would be the biggest morbid curiosity of a match in wrestling history.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 15, 2015, 05:25:57 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRaY_Y5WEAAO3lL.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on October 15, 2015, 08:27:48 PM
Look at the ref.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on October 15, 2015, 10:04:20 PM
They let Asuka wrestle their golden child? Asuka went over.....right?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on October 15, 2015, 10:09:47 PM
Is Eva still alive?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on October 16, 2015, 12:05:22 AM
The way Eva's head and neck are bent in that photo makes me think of Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her.

"Asuka, you pushed me down the stairs..."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 17, 2015, 02:01:39 PM
(https://41.media.tumblr.com/b497a3d3bf2088b83edacc49c06dce4c/tumblr_nwe8xmJXxE1tfdt9co1_500.png)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on October 17, 2015, 06:34:16 PM
Just caught the Nia debut and god damn her opponent looked good.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on October 19, 2015, 07:56:12 AM
Good to see everyone looking at Evie. She's in my top 5 best womens wrestlers on the indies right now and think she can do well in NXT.

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131215173359/prowrestling/images/4/41/Evie_1-full_1381695_.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 22, 2015, 11:40:50 AM
Spoiler: show
So apparently Finn/Crews was an awesome match that ended with run-ins from Corbin and Joe and Joe turned heel. 

Also, MECHANICS NEW TAG CHAMPS!! SAY YEAAHHHHHHH!!!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Broward on October 22, 2015, 02:19:07 PM
Soooooo TNA is part of the Indie circuit, eh?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Nymyzys on October 23, 2015, 07:29:58 AM
Spoiler: show
 The last taped episode ended with Eva Marie challenging Bayley


It has begun...
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on October 23, 2015, 11:50:25 AM
Spoiler: show
 The last taped episode ended with Eva Marie challenging Bayley


It has begun...


NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I thought they had given up on that with Asuka coming in.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on October 23, 2015, 12:01:10 PM
Spoiler: show
Maybe Eva cheats to win thanks to Dana and Emma and then Asuka MDK's her to get the title, leading to a Bayley/Asuka match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on October 23, 2015, 01:06:32 PM
Spoiler: show
You knew Eva Marie was going after the belt eventually. It was inevitable. A demented part of me actually wants her to win the belt and see her live up to every negative idea people have about her. She just uses the belt as a prop. Customizes it with a red strap and everything.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 24, 2015, 11:23:38 AM
I didn't get around to watching last week's show so watching past two weeks back to back.

Happy to see Storm get to "the show" in this capacity at least.  Curious to see if he gets a main roster run or winds up like Rhyno, who I don't see doing anything but staying in NXT.

My main takeaway from the past two shows is the influx of all the new Divas.  Yeah, Nia Jax is probably what they originally wanted to do with Kharma.  Find it funny the vignettes are kinda similar in some ways.  What I am mainly talking about are Evie, Billie Kaye and Peyton Royce.  They have been on shows here and there but I am remembering the awkward early appearances of Bayley and Sasha, among others, back in the Hulu days.

Yeah, guys like Baron Corbin and Colin Cassidy jobbed under those same names before the gimmicks they ended up getting but they essentially showed up and then came back a little later repackaged.  The girls basically evolved in front of camera and I am curious where they go as these girls start to get entrances and little glimpses of character.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 24, 2015, 03:47:21 PM
I think I read that Storm is also taking a coaching role at the PC so I doubt he's expecting much more than that, which is still a steady gig.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 25, 2015, 03:08:00 AM
Right.  I knew that was the big thing, the coaching deal as endorsed by both Outlaws.  First reports I read said all Billy Gunn but I read interviews from both Storm and Bubba Dudley lately indicating Road Dogg was big getting both deals.

The Storm interview he mentioned working as a coach but indicated it may be a possibility he gets on main roster, that it is still fairly open ended right now because he literally went to Takeover and was asked to be on TV for the taping the next day.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on October 26, 2015, 02:05:01 AM
https://www.facebook.com/AftershockFestival/photos/a.483048398379211.128078.448498581834193/1104351282915583/?type=1&theater

Can't wait for the inevitable Corey Graves/Corey Taylor staredown.

I was half right:

https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/D1A779EA571269923553193730048_471b603b5df.2.0.15710625470004783882.mp4?versionId=tGjqs3oGQ39KGYIN3dSinyn76SgT3U14
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on October 26, 2015, 02:32:27 AM
Corey Taylor: insults Dave Brockie, gets owned via an excellent rant, sucks up to Brockie after death, and half-asses working a spot.

For fuck's sake, Taylor, Brockie went toe-to-toe with Tracy fucking Smothers. You can't even land a semi-believable shot on a green-as-grass rookie.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: The Valeyard on October 26, 2015, 08:17:25 AM
That was a big deal among friends out here. Wasn't there, but I've heard entirely too much about it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 28, 2015, 11:29:39 AM
God DAMN that tag match.  Just want to point out I was on the Jordan and Gable train from the start.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 28, 2015, 12:20:50 PM
Shazza is such an Aussie name, I love that she uses it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Broward on October 29, 2015, 12:50:24 PM
God DAMN that tag match.  Just want to point out I was on the Jordan and Gable train from the start.

Naw.. If I don't get points for being on the New Day train before it was cool, you don't get em for WGTT 2.0
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 29, 2015, 01:44:29 PM
I hadn't seen Athena before hearing she signed with NXT but this quote from an Uproxx article stood out:

"Word is since getting to NXT, she had a tear-the-house-down match with Eva Marie"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on October 29, 2015, 01:55:29 PM
Athena is top 5 best women wrestler on the indies, for sure. Her and Asuka will be fantastic.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 29, 2015, 03:42:01 PM
That's good news. To their credit they don't seem to be resting on their laurels with the women's wrestling resurgence, they've bought in a lot more talented people.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on October 29, 2015, 11:27:43 PM
I hadn't seen Athena before hearing she signed with NXT but this quote from an Uproxx article stood out:

"Word is since getting to NXT, she had a tear-the-house-down match with Eva Marie"

I'm sure Eva will get all the credit in the eyes of the important people. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on October 30, 2015, 10:47:12 AM
Athena was one of Jingus' friends on the indies, I think. There's YouTube video of some Christmas vignette they shot together for an indie promotion.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on October 30, 2015, 12:17:12 PM
Hopefully she'll build up enough goodwill to get one of our own signed.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 30, 2015, 12:28:42 PM
Athena was one of Jingus' friends on the indies, I think.

That black mark against her notwithstanding, she's still pretty damned good.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 30, 2015, 03:51:47 PM
https://instagram.com/p/9fMwJUB1re/

Yes, that is Chad Gable dressed as a banana.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: timmy8271 on October 31, 2015, 12:14:31 PM
Athena was one of Jingus' friends on the indies, I think. There's YouTube video of some Christmas vignette they shot together for an indie promotion.

Different Athena. Although, that would be awesome if that Athena signed with WWE. Gotta be the same age as Charlotte.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 31, 2015, 02:02:05 PM
(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_super/0/4705/2794489-0738076570-14462.jpg)

Shockingly, Lego Man is NOT Finn Balor.

Spoiler: show
It's Bayley
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 04, 2015, 12:32:06 PM
Preview of a joke from this week's recap:

I guess Bayley decided to fight Alexa's goofy losers by finding her own.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on November 04, 2015, 02:12:10 PM
I liked Joe contemplating turning on Finn before actually doing so. Haven't seen that since Bobby Roode saw James Storm's beer bottle in TNA.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 04, 2015, 02:14:39 PM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/a3d48a0de70ecaebe90f18f341606885/tumblr_nxbdidrIkB1sbzhteo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 04, 2015, 02:32:14 PM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/a3d48a0de70ecaebe90f18f341606885/tumblr_nxbdidrIkB1sbzhteo1_400.gif)

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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on November 07, 2015, 07:22:34 AM
I'm just getting around to watching this week's show now that my cable provider finally has the Network.

Weird thing that bugged me about that match was Asuka using 3 or 4 Rear Views. To me it's like Dolph using 3 or 4 Neutralizers in a match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on November 07, 2015, 03:45:08 PM
I sometimes think a wrestler just isn't happy with how they hit it, even if it wasn't a botch.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on November 07, 2015, 03:49:35 PM
Even just one is weird. It's someone's finish being used.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on November 07, 2015, 04:44:57 PM
Forgot about that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on November 08, 2015, 01:19:19 AM
Could have been a "lol where's naomi"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on November 11, 2015, 06:56:25 PM
Glad we got to hear Finn say "I'm going to kick your arse!"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on November 11, 2015, 11:55:29 PM
Rich Flair called Finn Fit Finlay at one point during the recent European tour.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 12, 2015, 12:32:32 AM
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/37f395800677772d0e030fa413415553/tumblr_nxohbisK7q1saykaxo1_400.gif)

FUCK YOU BUDDY MURPHY
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on November 12, 2015, 12:34:35 AM
Of course she does it to him. That's Alexa's boyfriend.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 12, 2015, 01:14:23 AM
Wait, she attacked her current rival's boyfriend to help send a message, the ol' "if I can do it to him then I can do it to you"?

Yeah. No character development at all.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 12, 2015, 03:27:07 AM
I just want to know, is Bayley actually old enough to know who 2 Live Crew was? And what are the chances that she's ever heard that song?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 12, 2015, 05:46:35 AM
You realize there are ways to hear music released before your time, right? YouTube and such?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 12, 2015, 07:26:47 AM
And you realize that just because you have access to something doesn't mean that you are obligated to patronize it, right? YouTube probably makes it possible for me to listen to the entire Peter, Paul and Mary musical library... but, I haven't.

I asked what the chances are that she's ever heard "Hey, we want some pussy"? "YouTube" is a non-answer.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: pujoljunkie on November 12, 2015, 08:40:33 AM
And you realize that just because you have access to something doesn't mean that you are obligated to patronize it, right? YouTube probably makes it possible for me to listen to the entire Peter, Paul and Mary musical library... but, I haven't.

I asked what the chances are that she's ever heard "Hey, we want some pussy"? "YouTube" is a non-answer.

The chances are like, 99% because everybody has heard that song.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 12, 2015, 09:14:15 AM
You'd be surprised.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 12, 2015, 10:42:46 PM
And you realize that just because you have access to something doesn't mean that you are obligated to patronize it, right? YouTube probably makes it possible for me to listen to the entire Peter, Paul and Mary musical library... but, I haven't.

I asked what the chances are that she's ever heard "Hey, we want some pussy"? "YouTube" is a non-answer.
You asked if she were old enough to hear a song released when she was either very young or not even born yet. YouTube (and Pandora, Spotify, etc.) makes it even easier for people now than ever before to discover new-to-them songs and artists, and it's not as if 2 Live Crew were some unknown act that had no mainstream attention, so get out of here with both the attitude and the "non-answer" garbage.

Now, if she were to be some huge Lordz of Brooklyn fan or slobbering all over Exciter? That would warrant some questioning.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 13, 2015, 01:56:01 AM
I asked two different questions, you only answered one of them. And I stand by my non-answer allegation, for the simple reason that the availability of the music through YouTube and Spotify does not preclude someone not knowing about it. You seem to think that just the fact that Spotify exists means that, of course she's heard that song; how do you know that she even listens to rap, at all? I don't know what kind of people you kick it with, but everybody doesn't listen to every type of music, and it's far from unreasonable to wonder if someone who grew up in Northern California in the 2000s is unfamiliar with Florida rap from the early nineties.

"YouTube" is only an answer if you believe that everybody living today with access to the internet has taken it upon themselves to listen to every hit song that has ever been made, because, why wouldn't they? Access notwithstanding, I assure you that, no matter how popular an act is, or was, there's some millennials out there who have never heard a single one of their songs.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 13, 2015, 02:17:08 AM
Slim, you're being intentionally obtuse, as per usual. Stop it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 13, 2015, 02:26:29 AM
Dude, if you want to tear apart my argument, feel free. If you want to ridicule my attitude, fine. But, fuck you for questioning my sincerity. "Intentionally" obtuse? Fuck you, pal. I'm not putting on a fucking act.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 13, 2015, 02:39:52 AM
You're "sincerely" being an idiot and derailing this thread on something as dumb as, "durr hurr, she wasn't even born when 2 Live Crew existed - how can she even know who they are????" Beyond internet access, how about siblings? Friends? Other family? Parents? Why does it even matter? Answer: it doesn't - because, again, you're intentionally doing this like you do every other time someone crosses your, "I'm an old man set in my ways even though I'm only 40," gimmick.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 13, 2015, 02:55:05 AM
Kiss my ass, dubq; I ain't a gimmick. Where the fuck do you get off telling me that I don't believe what I say, anyway?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 13, 2015, 03:09:36 AM
In NXT news, the Takeover show from London will be broadcast live - 3 PM EST and NOON PST
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 13, 2015, 03:59:53 AM
QUESTION 1
I just want to know, is Bayley actually old enough to know who 2 Live Crew was?
ANSWER 1
You realize there are ways to hear music released before your time, right? YouTube and such?
QUESTION 2
And what are the chances that she's ever heard that song?
ANSWER 2
...it's not as if 2 Live Crew were some unknown act that had no mainstream attention...

I say bollocks to broadcasting it live but then I remember that replay is something that can happen with on demand services.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 13, 2015, 04:38:37 AM
Am I seriously the only person who understands what I'm saying? The point isn't that I wondered if she'd heard the song because 2 Live Crew wasn't mainstream enough; I'm not laboring under the delusion that 2LC was underground hip-hop. I was wondering if she'd heard the song because I don't assume that white people (or, really, any non-Black people) listen to rap music. Hell, my son doesn't listen to rap music.

I am acutely aware that, if Bayley wanted to, she could easily find and listen to that song, as well as any other hits  from virtually any other artist; that wasn't the reason I was asking the question. The reason I asked the question is because I don't think that it's crazy to ask: had Bayley heard the song, before she heard the chant? And, if she wasn't familiar with the song, before she heard the chant, what was her reaction when she found out what the connection was? Why are you pricks acting like these are unreasonable questions to ask?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 13, 2015, 04:51:33 AM
Am I seriously the only person who understands what I'm saying? The point isn't that I wondered if she'd heard the song because 2 Live Crew wasn't mainstream enough; I'm not laboring under the delusion that 2LC was underground hip-hop. I was wondering if she'd heard the song because I don't assume that white people (or, really, any non-Black people) listen to rap music. Hell, my son doesn't listen to rap music.
So those chart-topping rap albums of the past 20-plus years happened because 13.2% of the American population just kept buying multiple copies?
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I am acutely aware that, if Bayley wanted to, she could easily find and listen to that song, as well as any other hits  from virtually any other artist; that wasn't the reason I was asking the question. The reason I asked the question is because I don't think that it's crazy to ask: had Bayley heard the song, before she heard the chant? And, if she wasn't familiar with the song, before she heard the chant, what was her reaction when she found out what the connection was? Why are you pricks acting like these are unreasonable questions to ask?
(https://youtu.be/3xJ0LGWupk4)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 13, 2015, 05:01:20 AM
Silly me, how could I forget about the pop culture cult classic that was Major Payne? ::)

I'll ask again: why is it an unreasonable question? 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on November 13, 2015, 05:06:23 AM
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I'll ask again: why is it an unreasonable question?

I don't assume that white people (or, really, any non-Black people) listen to rap music. Hell, my son doesn't listen to rap music.

This, for one thing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 13, 2015, 05:12:35 AM
Damn kids and your rock n' roll music...
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 13, 2015, 06:14:01 AM
I was wondering if she'd heard the song because I don't assume that white people (or, really, any non-Black people) listen to rap music.
Holy shit, you're an idiot.

had Bayley heard the song, before she heard the chant? And, if she wasn't familiar with the song, before she heard the chant, what was her reaction when she found out what the connection was?
How would anyone here even know the answer to that? Why would anyone care?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 13, 2015, 07:10:09 AM
I don't know if anybody but me would care; I'm not gonna know until I ask, now am I?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on November 13, 2015, 07:11:14 AM
At this point, hip-hop is so universal that if you were born or raised in the '90s, chances are you listen to at least *some* of it. Shit, from my own personal experience, nerdy white dudes are the most likely to reference '90s rap.

Or she could have just heard The New Day reference it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 18, 2015, 12:09:26 PM
Six women's segments and three matches has to be an NXT record.  I'm guessing Eva/Bayley next week is setting up Nia Jax/Bayley for London.

Because they can't be THAT stupid.....can they?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Nymyzys on November 19, 2015, 05:30:12 AM
Nia Jax vs Eva Marie needs to happen. Mainly from a train wreck perspective.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on November 19, 2015, 05:36:21 AM
For the title.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 19, 2015, 07:14:25 AM
I didn't get a good look, because she took most of the punishment, but is Mary Kate the former Rosie Lottalove?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on November 19, 2015, 08:18:35 AM
For the title.

Shut your dirty whore mouth.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on November 19, 2015, 10:45:21 AM
Spoiler: show
 FUCK YES! Bayley retains!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 19, 2015, 11:07:44 AM
Spoiler: show
And Nia Jax laid out Bayley so there's your London match.  Also, looks like Cass and Enzo will get a tag title match too.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 19, 2015, 01:14:29 PM
I didn't get a good look, because she took most of the punishment, but is Mary Kate the former Rosie Lottalove?
Yep.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Monsoon Classic on November 19, 2015, 01:22:50 PM
I didn't get a good look, because she took most of the punishment, but is Mary Kate the former Rosie Lottalove?
Yep.

WOW! That thought never crossed my mind.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 19, 2015, 05:11:27 PM
This is the Takeover: London card as it stands:

Spoiler: show
Finn Balor vs Samoa Joe for the NXT Title
Bayley vs. Nia Jax for the Women's title
Emma vs. Asuka
Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews

There will probably also be some sort of multi-team tag title match.  Nothing really stands out as a must see MOTYC (Finn/Joe is the closest) and I could see most of the heels winning.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on November 20, 2015, 12:52:28 AM
Just watched last weeks episode and saw Deonna Purrazzo getting squashed by Nia Jax. Congrats to her. I called her matches at an Indy show I did in jersey and she's a sweet heart and works hard. Glad to see she's getting noticed (she recently worked ROH as well).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on November 24, 2015, 05:44:14 AM
Solomon Crowe/Sami Callihan asked for his released and has been let go from WWE/NXT.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on November 24, 2015, 05:51:37 AM
I don't blame him. They never really used him and he was just starting to really get his groove when they signed him. The PWG return of the Callihan Death Machine is going to be off the charts hot, and the idea of him vs. Super Dragon in a violent sprint is extremely enticing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on November 24, 2015, 05:54:14 AM
He's not a really good fit in either NXT or the main roster. And $500/week ain't a lot if you feel you have no chance of advancement.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on November 24, 2015, 06:11:33 AM
It's for the better. I wasn't really impressed with him after hearing all the hype surrounding his indy days and they never gave him much to work with. He just got lost in the shuffle.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 25, 2015, 11:52:41 AM
This is the best use of Eva's shittiness.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on November 25, 2015, 11:55:28 AM
She's fucking awful in everything she does.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 25, 2015, 12:30:19 PM
And that's become her character in NXT.  She sucks but the NXT fans are nerds and the important people like her so whatever.  It's kinda brilliant if you think about it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on November 25, 2015, 12:35:07 PM
Did the event end? I thought balor vs joe was tonight
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on November 25, 2015, 12:43:52 PM
Bayley: I'm a wrestler Tom, and she's not.

That's putting it nicely.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 25, 2015, 12:44:38 PM
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Did the event end? I thought balor vs joe was tonight

It's the main event of Takeover: London.  NXT actually makes people wait and anticipate big matches like that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on November 25, 2015, 12:46:37 PM
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Did the event end? I thought balor vs joe was tonight

It's the main event of Takeover: London.  NXT actually makes people wait and anticipate big matches like that.

Just saw the contract signing. Best one I've ever seen.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on November 25, 2015, 12:47:43 PM
It really was. Joe walking in, signing and leaving was great. A total departure from the drawn out shit they normally do.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 25, 2015, 12:48:49 PM
Bayley: I'm a wrestler Tom, and she's not.

That's putting it nicely.

When the nicest girl in the world is burning you like that, you aren't that good.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on November 25, 2015, 01:20:25 PM
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Did the event end? I thought balor vs joe was tonight

It's the main event of Takeover: London.  NXT actually makes people wait and anticipate big matches like that.

Just saw the contract signing. Best one I've ever seen.

In a world where Sasha Banks signs her contracts with a stamp, I'm going to have to disagree.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 02, 2015, 11:31:20 AM
Gable quoting Shooter McGavin and the head shake from Jordan makes this episode worth it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 02, 2015, 11:33:11 AM
Gable and Jordan are the best thing on NXT not named Bayley.  Jason Jordan's calling was being Gable's straight man.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 02, 2015, 12:01:09 PM
Tommaso Ciampa just died to get Joe over as a goddamn monster.  That head kick in the corner was fucking brutal.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 02, 2015, 12:08:47 PM
Joe beat the fuck out of Tomasso.

RIP Tomasso Ciampa

And I really didn't like Bayley looking afraid of Nia.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 03, 2015, 10:38:32 PM
Why wouldn't she be afraid of a brute twice her size? Bayley's not the world-conquering fearless ass-kicker, which is why the moments where she does snap work so effectively.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on December 04, 2015, 12:41:16 AM
I looked ar it not so much as fear but as cautiousness. She's not afraid to fight her, but she's realistic enough to know it will be one hell of a battle she'll have to engage.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on December 04, 2015, 01:04:03 AM
Takeover is looking pretty damn good. Amazed that Baron Corbin has turned in to one of the best wrestlers in NXT, but that's what's happened. Crews will probably win, but Crews is still missing something. He's just generic babyface #3 or agile Ahmed Johnson right now. Dude needs a character and some motivation.

Asuka/Emma, Bayley/Nia, and the main event will probably all be exciting. Also finally Enzo/Cass getting a title shot. It's gonna be a loaded show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 04, 2015, 01:21:42 AM
Did Crews work the indies as a face or heel?  I like the dude but other than his "this is my life" sit down, the bulk of his backstage segments seem like a guy who should be heel.  Like Rock "I know I'm the greatest" style. 

His moveset will get him pops but when he interacts with others he seems more like a heel (or WWE dickbag face) like when he went and made fun of Breeze to set up their match and at least one other promo I'm blanking on.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 04, 2015, 01:58:30 AM
Ever indy match I saw with Crews, he was a face.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 05, 2015, 09:14:46 AM
I was not a huge Emma fan before but I find Evil Emma so very, very hot.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 07, 2015, 09:38:24 AM
I wonder if they are doing another TV taping before Takeover like Brooklyn to have an episode for the following week.  I assume the last ep of the year is a "best of 2015" and I doubt they'd run everyone right back to Orlando for one episode.

Maybe they'll just do a UK tour highlights show.  Sami Zayn is confirmed to be wrestling at least one of those shows.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on December 08, 2015, 12:50:59 AM
Sami Zayn needs to return to the main roster to attack Kevin Owens and start an IC feud.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 09, 2015, 11:21:11 AM
Dana and Emma just got a poor jobber killed.  I hope they are proud of themselves.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on December 09, 2015, 11:26:50 AM
B.A.M.F. are Freddy Krueger cosplayers now. Cool.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 09, 2015, 11:29:04 AM
Alexa Bliss is dressed as an elf

A very naughty elf......




....sorry, I blacked out there for a minute.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 09, 2015, 11:41:20 AM
Man, Peyton Royce is getting pretty good. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 09, 2015, 12:16:09 PM
I was really surprised The Hype Bros went over. And I'm unimpressed by Mojo.

And Graves is trying way to hard (and failing) to be Bobby Heenan.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: A Happy Medium on December 09, 2015, 06:16:05 PM
His line about Rawley being a shaved Tasmanian Devil was pretty good, I thought.  I'm not impressed by the in-ring ability from Mojo and Ryder or anything, but they work hard and put a lot of work into the team.  Also, there's plenty of crowd participation.  Also, they're shameless extroverts, and not forced into a box like say, The Uso's are.  One of the best things going for them is that they have a credible tag team finisher.

I think that Sami is working an NXT show on Saturday night.  It's strange to me that he's been reported for it.  I'm hoping WWE swerves us and they get Sami on a flight to the east coast overnight and have him screw Owens with a well-timed Helluva Kick.  Then, on Raw, Owens swears revenge.  He's absent from Smackdown on Tuesday, leading to Owens crashing Zayn's triumphant NXT return.  They have a wild ten minute brawl through the arena that finally gets broken up.  That way, you already have Sami mainstreaming between the two shows, or off of NXT all together.  Unless WWE botches it (heh), they have a hot program for a few months.

Also, Tommy Dreamer and Rhyno get on Raw, but Sami has to keep teaching promo classes on Breaking Ground?  The hell with that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 10, 2015, 01:59:48 AM
If anybody could overcome typical lame WWE booking, it's Owens and Zayn. They've had their entire careers to perfect how to work off of each other and have stolen the show whenever they've been paired off in any company they've worked in.

Sami teaching promo classes, eh? Finding a guy who's not a great promo teaching people how to talk? Makes sense to me.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on December 10, 2015, 02:07:28 AM
I think him even coming back to NXT is dumb. What's the point? He should definitely show up and take out Owens at TLC.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 10, 2015, 02:34:18 AM
If anybody could overcome typical lame WWE booking, it's Owens and Zayn. They've had their entire careers to perfect how to work off of each other and have stolen the show whenever they've been paired off in any company they've worked in.

Sami teaching promo classes, eh? Finding a guy who's not a great promo teaching people how to talk? Makes sense to me.

You don't have to be great at something to be a great teacher.

And I would love to see Sami and KO tearing the house down (possibly literally) on the main roster before Sami gets his final revenge at WM.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 10, 2015, 10:41:09 AM
I think him even coming back to NXT is dumb. What's the point? He should definitely show up and take out Owens at TLC.

My fantasy booking is Owens getting the Diesel run in the Rumble until Sami comes out and they go to WAR for two minutes.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 10, 2015, 02:13:17 PM
They are publicly calling Zayn the "heart and soul of NXT" so guessing they just want to give him a proper sendoff.

I'd love to see him on the main roster but then again, I've long worried he is going to be 2010-2014 Kofi Kingston, smiling babyface putting on solid matches but lost in the shuffle and randomly thrown in midcard title programs.  If that's all that happens to him, I rather he stay in NXT for a while longer.

If any of these ZAYN VS KO scenarios come to fruition, I will be happy.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 10, 2015, 02:49:20 PM
(https://45.media.tumblr.com/5821787a4e0514396bf90d973e6dce8b/tumblr_nz59avjH6q1trpb06o1_1280.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on December 10, 2015, 06:09:41 PM
Asuka didn't fall for the distraction.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 10, 2015, 10:41:11 PM
Real talk on Zayn:
Do you feel that the Sami Zayn character is better than his prior El Generico one? I ask because I can't define Zayn beyond what Cyrus would use to defame him ("aw shucks, I'm a good wrestler" and that's it) whereas the idea of a French Canadian Muslim believing he's an orphan-saving luchador is an instant attention grabber.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on December 10, 2015, 11:30:14 PM
I didn't see him much before NXT but it'd be great if he added some crazy to his game.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 11, 2015, 02:53:49 AM
Sami is the NXT John Cena. He's the ultra babyface who never gives up and is made of heart. He's what they wanted Rocky Maivia to be without the backlash.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 12, 2015, 11:16:41 AM
Next Takeover is the Friday before Mania at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas.  So are they using that building three times that weekend (NXT, HoF and RAW)?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 13, 2015, 07:17:55 AM
@WWENXT: This ovation went on for over ten minutes in #NXTBlackpool #NXTUKTour @JasonJordanJJ @WWEGable /video/1

...holy shit.  And I'm gonna remind everyone again that I CALLED this shit like six months ago.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on December 14, 2015, 02:08:07 AM
Is that a football chant or something? I don't get it. What does it have to do with them specifically?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 14, 2015, 06:51:18 AM
It is something that I heard gets chanted at European sporting events.  Think it's a song, maybe along lines of crowds in America doing Seven Nation Army now.  Just using their names.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on December 14, 2015, 02:17:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsbg9NiMRzk
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Cyrus The Virus on December 14, 2015, 02:50:43 PM
Next Takeover is the Friday before Mania at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas.  So are they using that building three times that weekend (NXT, HoF and RAW)?

Oh cool people could pretend that NXT sold out a big arena all on their own, like they did in Brooklyn.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on December 14, 2015, 03:56:03 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XgeYLAgHiyA/TNogaxTPM6I/AAAAAAAAAKs/yTF9P8mYGLw/s640/stop.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 14, 2015, 05:04:18 PM
Actually it's not there.  It's at a 10,000 seat arena down the road from AT&T.  Somehow I thought the blurb I read said a different arena.

They are also going to the Midwest in January.  Why can't these fuckers come to New England already?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 15, 2015, 02:08:00 AM
Because we have Beyond and XWA.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 20, 2015, 04:48:27 PM
So the Dallas tickets sold out in 15 minutes and all their other outside Florida shows are basically sold out days after tickets became available.

I know a lot of that is the novelty of "I want to see NXT live!", but dang.  I guess that's what you get when you have talent people are actually interested in seeing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on December 23, 2015, 06:23:39 PM
I love NXT's tag team division, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jordan and Gable, but that fatal fourway tag match is moronic and I don't ever want to see one again.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on December 24, 2015, 12:25:57 AM
If they do a fatal four way it has to either be elimination or four guys need to be in the ring at once.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 24, 2015, 02:02:25 AM
Whatever, Jason Jordan suplexing everything that moved ruled.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 24, 2015, 08:25:23 AM
I liked the Fatal Four Way. I like the gimmick of having to be in the ring to get the win but having to balance that with getting blind tagged.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on December 28, 2015, 11:40:52 AM
I crack up whenever I hear Asuka enter a room going "Ooooooooh Danaaaaa"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Ed on December 30, 2015, 11:16:59 AM
I crack up at Dana being too stupid to realize that Asuka is going to demolish her one of these days.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 01, 2016, 04:39:20 AM
Voting for NXT Year End Awards

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/wwe-nxt-year-end-awards-2015-28420735
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 07, 2016, 10:22:15 AM
Apparently they are going through with the NXT Kids idea as they taped some matches and an Izzy interview with Big Show at Full Sail.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on January 13, 2016, 12:43:29 PM
I really enjoy Graves. "Rich Brennan's 2016 peaking already."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 13, 2016, 01:12:58 PM
I loved how he changed his pick three times during the battle royal introductions.

That battle royal was a strong reminder that yeah, this is still "developmental".  And Elias Samson is dull enough to make it to the main roster already.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on January 13, 2016, 09:00:00 PM
Every Asuka match should start with her kicking Eva Marie in the head.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 14, 2016, 01:04:08 AM
Every day should start with Asuka kicking Eva Marie in the head.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on January 14, 2016, 12:44:11 PM
I loved how he changed his pick three times during the battle royal introductions.

That battle royal was a strong reminder that yeah, this is still "developmental".  And Elias Samson is dull enough to make it to the main roster already.

Not just the match itself, but the quick promos that each woman cut, for the most part, were brutal.

And I agree about Elias Samson. If his gimmick was to be bland and boring, he hit it out of the park. As soon as the lights go out and his music starts, I stop caring.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 14, 2016, 02:59:09 PM
The one girl reminding us the Asuka KO'd her was brutal. And so was that Aaliyah grim from BG. Liv Morgan is hot though. Her and Alexa should be a team.

Honky seems like the only successful music gimmick ever. Samson won't be successful unless him gimmick changes to boring hipster douche.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on January 14, 2016, 03:14:52 PM
The one girl reminding us the Asuka KO'd her was brutal. And so was that Aaliyah grim from BG. Liv Morgan is hot though. Her and Alexa should be a team.

Honky seems like the only successful music gimmick ever. Samson won't be successful unless him gimmick changes to boring hipster douche.

(http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/slides/photos/003/206/540/3mb_hQ4A0FCC2DCA347116355B21E10AD4DAB66D2910EC_1280_720_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 14, 2016, 03:21:47 PM
I can believe I forgot them.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on January 15, 2016, 01:56:52 AM
3 Count, yo.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on January 20, 2016, 11:58:38 PM
I haven't had a chance to watch last night's episode yet, but I did just finish the episode with the women's battle royal.

I loved that they made a predictable wrestling trope unpredictable. That's what I love about NXT. I knew Eva was still out of the ring and I knew she'd sneak up on Asuka. You could see it coming a mile away and the crowd was chanting something about Eva too. But I had totally forgotten Carmella sliding out of the ring and it was awesome when she pulled the same move on Eva.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2016, 12:45:03 PM
Spoiler: show
Austin Aries debuted tonight but Corbin put that Indy geek in his place.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on January 25, 2016, 01:51:15 AM
Going by the micro promo, Vaudevillains are going heel again. I love cheering for them, but Enzo/Cass and Jordan/Gable have rockets strapped to them, and turning the Hype Bros heel would probably be terrible.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on January 25, 2016, 04:37:15 AM
I just hate that these guys go from heel to faces to heel to faces back to heels again. They flip flop so much.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on January 27, 2016, 11:17:43 AM
Looks like the entire March 9th episode will be a 60 minute 2/3 falls Zayn/Joe match. Amazing.

WWE is probably going to spoil this themselves but the Mania Takeover card has
Spoiler: show
 Nakamura vs. Zayn.
Unreal.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 27, 2016, 11:32:46 AM
Damn, Takeover: Dallas looks like a fucking stacked card.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 27, 2016, 01:23:07 PM
Triple H isn't all bad.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on January 27, 2016, 01:25:14 PM
And no, this shit wouldn't happen with just Vince.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 27, 2016, 02:03:15 PM
Takeover card:

Spoiler: show
NXT Championship - Finn Balor (c) vs. Samoa Joe (no stipulation, unless it is added later)
NXT Women's Championship - Bayley (c) vs. Asuka
NXT Tag Team Championship - Dash & Dawson (c) vs. American Alpha
Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The Drifter vs. Apollo Crews


Damn.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on January 28, 2016, 05:32:25 AM
Takeover card:

Spoiler: show
NXT Championship - Finn Balor (c) vs. Samoa Joe (no stipulation, unless it is added later)
NXT Women's Championship - Bayley (c) vs. Asuka
NXT Tag Team Championship - Dash & Dawson (c) vs. American Alpha
Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin
Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
The Drifter vs. Apollo Crews


Damn.

Spoiler: show
 Is this when Finn loses and gets called up with the Bullet Club?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 28, 2016, 05:34:43 AM
Spoiler: show
Read speculation Joe was supposed to show up on RAW night after Mania but now they think he will win and will stay with the title.  However, the rumor is that they want to keep Finn in NXT as their flagship star with NXT expanding their touring. 

IMO, if Finn is staying, leave the belt the belt on him and let Joe go up with all the other guys that are coming into NXT anyway.

Word is Anderson/Gallows are going to show up straight to main roster in March.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: A Happy Medium on January 28, 2016, 06:33:13 AM
Spoiler: show
Also, Shinsuke Nakamura looks to be keeping his name.  That's great.  Maybe they'll buy his theme... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7-BJyY0ri4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7-BJyY0ri4) 

One can dream.  Also, if he's looking to buy the top dog of NXT, it might be wise to give American audiences the whole package.  Oh, and here's a violin theme that they should consider.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo1lldedvTk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo1lldedvTk)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 30, 2016, 11:45:27 AM
Looks like whatever curse is on WWE has made it to NXT: Tye Dillinger blew his knee out in a match with Zayn in Detroit.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on January 30, 2016, 01:30:01 PM
Not the Perfect 10!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 30, 2016, 05:59:26 PM
That sucks but at least it's no one important to any major plans.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: A Happy Medium on January 30, 2016, 08:06:51 PM
I'd consider it a big loss in that Tye was a lower card worker in NXT that put the shine on bigger stars and got the crowd going a bit.  He's a good jobber down there, and was finding his niche.  I guess that Bull gets a bit more lower card comedy work.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on January 30, 2016, 10:03:42 PM
Bull's no Perfect 10, even with Bull Fit.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 31, 2016, 04:34:48 AM
It sucks that they lost a good enhancement guy. What I meant was they didn't lose say Finn and have to scramble to get the belt off him or Corbin and have to wipe HHH's tears. Blowing that nose is an all day job.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: A Happy Medium on January 31, 2016, 06:58:39 AM
Yeah, they shouldn't have much a problem absorbing the loss, when it comes to selling tickets and Network subs and general planning.  I would have enjoyed seeing Tye enhance Nakamura, but that might not be in the cards now.  Also, "The Perfect Ten Summer" angle is ruined!  :'(
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on February 02, 2016, 03:21:02 AM
Why does it seem like they always have one guy who seems to be the main enhancement guy? It went from CJ Parker to Tye Dillinger. They'll find another no. 1 jobber in there somewhere.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 02, 2016, 03:30:01 AM
That's the role Heath Slater had on the main roster for a while.  That's why they let him work all the "Legends" as a reward.

They just choose a guy who is a steady and safe worker that knows what they are doing.  I like all those guys but recognize they will never be top of the card guys.  Someone like Slater deserves one of those Santino midcard title runs but nothing like that in NXT.

My guess is Sampson transitions this way soon, kinda like Bull did after his initial push before getting fed to Corbin.  They have too many names joining the ranks soon, as well as the crowd and announcers not even caring about Sampson.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 04, 2016, 07:12:58 AM
I mentioned this in my recap, but it was so nice to hear Phillips and Graves actually do their fucking jobs and try to explain things like why the Vaudevillains are acting differently and putting over Crews even in a loss.  The sooner JBL and Saxton get launched into the sun, the better.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on February 05, 2016, 12:23:04 AM
I mentioned this in my recap, but it was so nice to hear Phillips and Graves actually do their fucking jobs and try to explain things like why the Vaudevillains are acting differently and putting over Crews even in a loss.  The sooner JBL and Saxton get launched into the sun, the better.

But wouldn't these two fall into the same pattern as the others if they went up to the main roster with Vince screaming in their ear?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on February 05, 2016, 03:46:16 AM
Bull Dempsey, Marcus Louis and Sylvester Lefort all released today.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 05, 2016, 03:57:18 AM
I get the other two but Bull seems surprising.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 05, 2016, 04:42:23 AM
Well, Bull has barely been on TV and it seems his ceiling was a lower card comedy character so it shouldn't be that big a surprise. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on February 05, 2016, 05:09:41 AM
Bull Dempsey, Marcus Louis and Sylvester Lefort all released today.

Whatever happened to the other two? When I first started watching NXT Lefort had a feud with Enzo and Cass and then I never really saw him again. Marcus started the freak gimmick then just vanished after Tyler Breeze kicked the shit out of him.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 05, 2016, 05:16:05 AM
Lefort just had an ever changing role.  I've watched since the Hulu days in early 2013.  Lefort originally was in more of a manager role with Scott Dawson and RUSEV, almost like a modern day French Million Dollar Corporation.  Think he stuck around so long because he was Lance Storm graduate (with Emma and Breeze).  Seemed like he stayed on longer than expected.

Louis just always seemed bland whenever her appeared, even after the freak gimmick.

I know Bull seemed to just be lower card comedy character but someone needs to do it.  Especially with Tye Dillenger out, they are either going to shove someone in that role that will piss people off (Swann?).  Bull wasn't going to go places but he had a defined role that is needed, so yes, I consider that a surprise.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 05, 2016, 05:24:53 AM
I did like Louis' "Baby Kane" gimmick for a hot second.

I think they were trying out a LeFort/Billie Kay pairing on house shows last year, but I guess it didn't work.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 05, 2016, 08:22:23 AM
Two guys I've never heard of were also released: Magno and something Howard (UK rugby guy).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 05, 2016, 03:53:25 PM
According to the live show report, Balor got hurt tonight and was on crutches leaving the building.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 06, 2016, 09:27:58 AM
Good thing they've got all the TV until Takeover in the can, I guess.  Gives him almost two months to recover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 08, 2016, 01:12:35 AM
Apparently his injury is just an ankle sprain but they're keeping him off it so it doesn't get any worse.

Also, this:

https://youtu.be/MRr1boAj6KA
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on February 08, 2016, 11:43:54 AM
Magno actually did a Gut Check match in TNA a year or so ago. I'm surprised he ended up in NXT even if he didn't last long.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 10, 2016, 11:30:13 AM
Holy shit that Cameron/Alexa match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on February 10, 2016, 11:42:03 AM
It was pretty ok but I don't know why they'd book their #1 heel in the Women's Division in a heel vs heel match.

And with the complete apathy Samson produces, I expect him main event WM34.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on February 10, 2016, 12:34:54 PM
I love Asuka buzz sawing through everyone until she gets to Nia and Bayley. That's going to be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 10, 2016, 01:37:47 PM
Asuka proves that you don't have to say a single word if you are so fucking great at everything else.

Also, that American Alpha/Enzo and Cass promo might have been the stupidest thing I've ever seen and I absolutely adored it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on February 10, 2016, 02:22:58 PM
Gable is amazing in his role. It feels like he was put on Earth to make Jason Jordan entertaining.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on February 11, 2016, 05:37:32 AM
(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/m5gu0_7w2BLaLOeqq9d7PXBFCfk=/800x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6030977/022_NXT_01222016ej_1107-231956610.0.jpg)

Bayley/Asuka is going to be special.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on February 11, 2016, 05:47:04 AM
I don't understand why Emma hasn't had a title program yet when Alexa, Nia Jax, Carmella and Eva have. I think a small Emma/Bayley feud (and possibly adding Asuka to that) would be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 11, 2016, 06:37:08 AM
Still paying off that iPad case.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 17, 2016, 11:46:07 AM
....so does it make me a bad person that I want to see Bayley slap Asuka only to have her pony tail ripped off her head and stuffed down her throat?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 17, 2016, 12:11:52 PM
Preview of this week's This is NXT

(http://i.giphy.com/48Xo64LCvbv3O.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 18, 2016, 12:01:55 AM
....so does it make me a bad person that I want to see Bayley slap Asuka only to have her pony tail ripped off her head and stuffed down her throat?
Does it make me a worse person that I'm thinking of Asuka shoving something else down Bayley's throat?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 18, 2016, 02:23:02 PM
Balor returned to the ring in the Philly show tonight, so I guess his ankle injury was nothing. They also did Asuka vs. Eva Marie which that crowd must have loved.

Also, I guess Dash and Dawson are called The Revival now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on February 19, 2016, 12:12:47 AM
Are they going to do more tv shows outside of Full Sail now?

Also it'd be cool if they had every episode of nxt from the beginning up on the network.  I just go hulu and they don't have the old ones anymore.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 19, 2016, 01:14:47 AM
Also it'd be cool if they had every episode of nxt from the beginning up on the network.  I just go hulu and they don't have the old ones anymore.

WHAT?!

I wanted to go back to Hulu and watch NXT Redemption, which was there last I knew...  :'(
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on February 19, 2016, 01:19:51 AM
I mean pre-Network shows. They appear to have one, January 1, 2014.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 19, 2016, 01:29:49 AM
I know what you mean.  Hulu had all the original NXTs and then the Full Sail reset.

They started phasing out some of the early ones from Full Sail, leading to me thinking they were heading to the Network but I think the older seasons had been there.

Honestly, the early, early stuff you are really going to be missing out on Jinder Mahal matches... NXT as it is now really sparked from the Zayn/Cesaro series in 2013.

Wonder if it is a rights-based thing somewhere before they pop up.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on February 21, 2016, 10:11:37 AM
http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2016/2/20/11081120/finn-balor-bayley-entrance-nxt-house-show-video (http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2016/2/20/11081120/finn-balor-bayley-entrance-nxt-house-show-video)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 22, 2016, 01:43:03 AM
Nakamura officially signs: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/shinsuke-nakamura-signs-wwe-nxt

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/shinsuke-nakamura-press-conference

Glad to hear them pronouncing his name properly, as well.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 25, 2016, 03:39:47 PM
https://youtu.be/ptwaVU-yaC4
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on February 25, 2016, 04:05:29 PM
Those two are easily the most adorable friends in the history of WWE, if not the world.

Bayley's boyfriend better be worried.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on February 25, 2016, 04:08:52 PM
Hahaha! I put that on FB and due to a mutual friend, Blue Meanie liked it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on February 25, 2016, 09:39:34 PM
Where's the Cornette rant on how NXT is killing the business and people shouldn't be having fun and goofing around at wrestling because wrestling only works when it's serious and fans want to stab someone and Bayley is awful cause no one wants hugs and women never drew a dime and DAMNIT WHY WON'T PEOPLE LISTEN TO ME!?!?!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 25, 2016, 11:34:16 PM
Bayley's boyfriend better be worried.

I thought the same thing when I saw the video.

Now start posting a bunch of pictures of BLUEDUST until Meanie friends you.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on February 29, 2016, 06:32:42 AM
NXT is doing a house show at University of Rhode Island on April 22nd.

NXT FINALLY COMES TO NEW ENGLAND! GRONK BETTER BE IN THE FRONT ROW TO SUPPORT HIS HYPE BROS!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 29, 2016, 08:41:40 AM
FUCKING FINALLY.

Now watch it sell out in 5 minutes when I try to get tickets.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on February 29, 2016, 08:44:23 AM
FUCKING FINALLY.

Now watch it sell out in 5 minutes when I try to get tickets.

My thoughts exactly, any idea when they're going on sale?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on February 29, 2016, 08:47:08 AM
Friday morning.


Good chance I think they'll add another New England show (guessing Boston area or maybe UNH) since RAW is in Hartford and Smackdown is in Manchester, NH week after.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 29, 2016, 08:47:29 AM
Friday.

It's at the Ryan Center too, which is a pretty decent sized building (like 7000 seats).  I wonder if they are doing a TV taping?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 29, 2016, 09:40:07 AM
They do sell out in about five minutes, so you better be ready the instant they go on sale.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 01, 2016, 02:32:54 AM
I'm down. The last time I saw Joe live was last summer against Chris Dickinson in one of his last indy dates, and the time before was he and AJ for ROH in 2003.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 01, 2016, 02:33:46 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/wwegable/status/704082211805503488

Dan Gable gave his seal of approval on Ready, Willing and Gable.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 02, 2016, 12:53:32 PM
Baron Corbin is the greatest man alive right now.  He needs to go to BOLA and sit on a throne above the ring like Mil Muertes looking bored out of his goddamn mind.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 03, 2016, 04:35:38 PM
So I was on Stubhub checking prices for the RI show and decided to see if there were any Dallas tickets listed.

Upper bowl seats are going for $300.  Floor seats are listed at $2K-$5K.

Holy shit.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 03, 2016, 11:15:42 PM
...fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that noise. They do know RI isn't exactly rolling in money (beyond the south coast), right?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 03, 2016, 11:20:46 PM
That's StubHub for the TakeOver show, Laz.  Everything that weekend will be crazy expensive.  No surprise on those prices that scampers have the biggest show of the year dumb expensive.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 04, 2016, 02:23:28 AM
Good point. Just bought lower arena seating for $78 a pop. Still the most I've paid for tickets since Metallica in '03, but it's NXT's first foray into New England so I feel like it's deserved.

Might end up having an extra or two if my friends I usually go to shows with have to bail out again due to work.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on March 04, 2016, 06:27:58 AM
Over slept and woke up an hour after tickets went on sale and still easily scored floor seats, if I got my arse up on time I might've gotten front row, lol
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on March 04, 2016, 06:48:28 AM
WWE's announcing the rest of the NXT house show dates that weekend on Monday so I'm holding out and hoping they announce dates in MA or NH (or by some bizarre fluke, we get NXT in VACATIONLAND BAY-BUH!). Of course, it could backfire and WWE could announce NXT is gonna be in CT or NY.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 05, 2016, 01:44:57 PM
Getting to this week's show late but had a legit lol when Corey said Mojo has been training really hard and licking extra windows.

I like Dana and Emma together but it always bugs me when an act says someone else is a nobody that isn't going to get comeuppance from it, like they did with Deonna Purrazzo
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on March 05, 2016, 01:55:55 PM
Does anyone really care about Deonna Purazzo though?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 05, 2016, 02:09:31 PM
I think someone on this board said they know her.

I don't think she has a following but I just always subscribe to it takes everyone down a peg getting heat like that, even though they were knocking their enemy's opponent and not even their own.  Most probably didn't think anything of it, I just like the thought the people here should be best of the best so calling your competition nobody does nothing to help you either.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 05, 2016, 02:16:49 PM
Asuka permanently damaged their minds and kicked whatever humility and respect towards their peers they had out of them.

Dana and Emma are the most self-absorbed heels in NXT now that Breeze is gone
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on March 06, 2016, 09:00:22 AM
I am in love with Emma's entrance. He pose in time with the music is superb. She needs a run with the belt.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on March 07, 2016, 07:19:09 AM
NXT in Lowell, MA on April 21st!

Also Poughkeepsie, NY on April 23rd but that's not New England so like Skip Sheffield, I DON'T CARE!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 09, 2016, 11:52:44 AM
This match reminds me so much of the Cesaro/Zayn match.

I definitely can see why people said this match was going to be divisive.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on March 10, 2016, 11:39:10 AM
I was let down, but the writing was on the wall when they announced the Wrestlemania match. Raw needs a superbabyface more than NXT, anyway.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on March 11, 2016, 09:05:39 AM
NXT in Lowell, MA on April 21st!
Got my tickets! If any fellow TSMers are going to be there, please let me know so I can make sure to wear a disguise.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on March 16, 2016, 03:45:54 PM
94% of Emma's heel tactics involve hair-pulling. They next woman they sign should get a pixie cut and hide it under a wig. #buysbuysbuys
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on March 17, 2016, 08:07:11 AM
https://youtu.be/vObSNzlzmBA
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Nymyzys on March 26, 2016, 10:42:01 AM
So, has anyone else heard Andrew WK has allegedly been bulking up in preparation for an NXT shot? He's posted some selfies to Facebook lately and becoming a beast.
http://heaviermetal.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Andrew-WK-Professional-Wrestler-WWE-696x406.jpg
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on March 26, 2016, 10:57:29 AM
Riff Raff is also bulking up to become a pro wrestler.

At very least, Riff Raff Vs Andrew WK might be a good match for UR Fights 2.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on March 26, 2016, 11:57:59 AM
Andrew WK vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for WM33 confirmed
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on March 26, 2016, 12:03:58 PM
If this means his entrance theme is Party Hard, we might have a third Hype Bros.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 26, 2016, 02:27:55 PM
Hey ZZ of Tough Enough and the worst parts of Breaking Ground fame made his in-ring debut tonight.  Let's hear from his opponent, Christopher Girard:

Quote
@_StarDESTROYER: ZZ is hands down the very worst competitor I've ever been in a ring with. Yes, even worse than Mojo Rawley.

oh
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on March 26, 2016, 02:37:57 PM
Any chance they give up on The Drifter?  The fans don't seem to be taking to him too well.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 29, 2016, 03:14:10 AM
Next wave of NXT road tickets go on sale April 8th.  Good luck, Dama!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeqJY26XEAAzYkF.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CeqJY22WQAEsjNi.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on March 29, 2016, 01:33:13 PM
They go fast, do they not? I MUST have them.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on March 31, 2016, 11:09:11 PM
Baron Corbin telling Austin Aries he was going to be taking pictures at conventions next to Virgil was awesome.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on April 02, 2016, 10:34:17 AM
Damn, Ibushi is gonna be on NXT, so the it's not just for the Global Crusierweight Series
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 02, 2016, 10:37:56 AM
They taped three weeks of TV at Axxess but nothing really jumped out to me.

Spoiler: show
Front runners to debut on main roster like Bayley, Joe and Enzo/Cass worked matches, though that doesn't really mean much.  Guess the biggest one was Joe being put over Apollo Crews clean, maybe Ciampa/Gargano beating Vaudevillians
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on April 05, 2016, 04:01:04 AM
Apparently The Vaudevillians are going to be on Smackdown this week.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on April 05, 2016, 07:32:56 AM
Well, they had a short promo video on Raw announcing it, so probably!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on April 05, 2016, 12:36:01 PM
Ah damn, I missed that. I saw it before hand on English's Twitter.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on April 08, 2016, 02:31:58 AM
NXT tickets acquired.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 13, 2016, 01:07:17 PM
Dillinger/Nakamura was awesome.  Shinsuke's "What the fuck is this guy's deal?" look at the ref was great.

And we almost saw Alexa Bliss do a chokeslam, which would have put her in the Hall of Fame of my heart right then and there.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on April 13, 2016, 01:11:32 PM
It really was. It's a testament to just how fun Shinsuke is to watch that even a comparatively meaningless match like tonight's felt like something special.

Hyped for Enzo/Cass v. American Alpha next week.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on April 13, 2016, 01:49:26 PM
So did Angelo Dawkins go to Ohio State?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 13, 2016, 01:53:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JGffO9P.gif)

My boner is hiding under my couch right now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 14, 2016, 08:23:57 AM
More Alexa love (I gotta dig that thread up): her literally pulling Drake back into the ring to raise her hand after he'd already done it twice and Drake giving her a "U serious?" look.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on April 15, 2016, 12:51:39 PM
Don't know if it'll be on TV but Samoa Joe is gonna face Shinsuke Nakamura
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 15, 2016, 12:56:31 PM
They're doing it at the NXT house show in Orlando tonight.  I could see them at the next Takeover in a #1 contender's match though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 21, 2016, 03:18:15 AM
Two people I was going to go to the NXT show tomorrow night with had to drop out due to work schedules, so there's two tickets for section L (looks like first chunk of the balcony) for sale at cost, $43 each.

Hey, Kamala...wanna be pals?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 21, 2016, 01:10:34 PM
Joe just beat Balor in Lowell to win the NXT title.

Well then....
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on April 21, 2016, 01:14:54 PM
Wonder if Finn wins tomorrow.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on April 21, 2016, 01:33:14 PM
Woa
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on April 21, 2016, 01:35:13 PM
I think it makes it pretty apparent he's being called up for a Bullet Club reunion. Which I imagine will lead to a Finn/AJ feud which should be spectacular.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 21, 2016, 02:17:07 PM
At least they didn't do it tomorrow at the show I wanted to go to but can't due to work.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 21, 2016, 03:35:15 PM
Thought it was interesting they highlighted Joe vs Finn in Lowell during Joe's match this week
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 21, 2016, 10:26:02 PM
At least they didn't do it tomorrow at the show I wanted to go to but can't due to work.
Yeah. At least.

fuckingcuntassmotherfuckers
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 22, 2016, 12:39:48 AM
I think it makes it pretty apparent he's being called up for a Bullet Club reunion. Which I imagine will lead to a Finn/AJ feud which should be spectacular.
Thing is, who is the face in that? I think it would be a supremely dumb move to try to turn Finn heel as the fans are just going to cheer him anyway.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on April 22, 2016, 01:31:24 AM
Fans are at the point where they cheer who they want, regardless of booking.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 22, 2016, 02:02:07 AM
Then it would make logical sense to push who the fans love as faces and the ones they don't care for as heels.

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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on April 22, 2016, 02:22:59 AM
Let's not talk crazy
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on April 22, 2016, 03:26:00 PM
Nakamura's entrance live, yeah, it's all that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 22, 2016, 03:32:16 PM
Just got back. Revival/AA stole the fucking show. Scott Dawson is going to be a star.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on April 22, 2016, 03:38:36 PM
Indeed, a great match-up between em once again, and I got a post match hand slap from Jordan, I totally marked on that, sadly Gable didn't get close enough, heh
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 22, 2016, 03:47:42 PM
ME was fine for what it was, but the Joe/Nakamura showdown was too WWE-ish since it was all Nakamura. Balor really works great when you figure him as a modern day Sting instead of the OMG GREATEST EVER some hype him up to be, with his mannerisms and even his way of structuring a match fitting that mold greatly.

There was an entire row of "too smart for the room" fans behind me trying to make chants for everything. I made a Misawa joke during Ciampa/Aries and they didn't get it. Today's smarks ain't got shit on our generation.

All in all, it was a fine show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on April 22, 2016, 04:06:16 PM
Joe just beat Balor in Lowell to win the NXT title.

Well then....
Had tickets to this but my new job started yesterday and conflicted with the show so I had to sell it. >:( >:( >:(

Me and Laz will never meet!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 22, 2016, 04:24:52 PM
One day. Probably when you least expect it. I'll hug you and yell "KAMALAMALAMALA" and then yaoi will be made.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on April 27, 2016, 12:25:00 PM
I wasn't following NXT last year - did they tape from Axxess then, too? The crowds for these episodes have been so dead that I have a hard time imagining that they'd ever do it again.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 27, 2016, 12:46:19 PM
I don't recall them using Axxess last year because there wasn't a Takeover there last year (though they did highly touted house shows).

They did tape extra at Summerslam weekend last year in Brooklyn but it wasn't at Axxess or anything.  They filmed some matches prior to Takeover with other big acts to warm up the hot live crowd.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 27, 2016, 12:55:48 PM
Last year they did a tournament that Itami won to get into the battle royal.  Its probably a mix of NXT fans and regular fans who have no idea who anyone is aside from Bayley and a few others.

They are taping TV leading to Takeover tomorrow.  I'm interested to see where they go with the card.  If Balor isn't there he's probably showing up Sunday.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 28, 2016, 09:50:48 AM
Spoiler: show
Eric Young made his debut in a promo with Joe.  OK then.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 28, 2016, 09:59:43 AM
So, when can we start calling them NXTNA?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 28, 2016, 10:22:37 AM
WWE posted a 17 second video of that spoiler to their Twitter feed

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 28, 2016, 11:25:10 AM
Ongoing spoiler post:

Spoiler: show
They're doing Joe/Finn again at Takeover.  Ehhh....there better be a good stipulation.  And they are probably doing Revival/Alpha again.

RIP BAMF  :'(.  Good news for Alexa but proobably very, very bad news for Blake and/or Murphy.

Nia Jax vs. Asuka at Takeover.  Nia beat Bayley in what is probably a #1 contenders match and they had medics checking on Bayley afterwards, though it may be a worked injury.  Fantastic.  This Takeover might not be very good. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 28, 2016, 10:56:09 PM
Spoiler: show
Joe/Finn is a great pairing so I won't complain. I loved their Takeover Dallas match, favorite match of the whole weekend, and it's likely going to be the send-off of Finn to the main roster.

Revival/Alpha is weaker booking, but the Revival are probably the best team under contract right now so I'm fine with it. Anything that gives me more chances to appreciate Scott Dawson's awesomeness is a-okay.

Asuka/Nia has potential. Asuka is awesome and having her work her schtick against a monster should prove interesting.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 29, 2016, 02:16:03 AM
Spoiler: show
Are you sure they are re-running the tag match?  I mean, yes, they are short on teams and they probably want to keep Revival relevant but I read that AA beat them cleanly with STEREO ANKLE LOCKS during the taping, so why would they do it again?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 29, 2016, 01:10:45 PM
Spoiler: show
Are you sure they are re-running the tag match?  I mean, yes, they are short on teams and they probably want to keep Revival relevant but I read that AA beat them cleanly with STEREO ANKLE LOCKS during the taping, so why would they do it again?


Spoiler: show
That may have been the main event just for the crowd since it was non-title. I don't really see any other challengers for them being built up.  These tapings did not go all the way to Takeover, so they have an episode or two to set up a title match.

Adrienne Reese also debuted in what was said to be a great match with Asuka.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on May 09, 2016, 06:16:04 AM
I went to the NXT show in OKC on Friday night. Tyler Breeze wrestled No Way Jose in a comedy match that was actually really damn funny. Also Breeze actually won a match.

NXT was the most fun I've ever had at a wrestling show. The crowd interaction by the talent was amazing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2016, 03:30:58 AM
Balor/Joe at Takeover will be a cage match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 18, 2016, 01:42:28 PM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f8405525f9ee4827ab8b7457643cf274/tumblr_np2jrdYDMa1sbr34po2_250.gif)

RIP  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on May 18, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
But phoenix-like from their ashes rises an upcoming Nakamura/Aries feud, which is going to be tremendous.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 19, 2016, 01:10:23 AM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f8405525f9ee4827ab8b7457643cf274/tumblr_np2jrdYDMa1sbr34po2_250.gif)

RIP  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
I don't get it. They need tag teams on NXT. These three are a great unit. So of course it makes sense (© WWE) to break them up, right?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 19, 2016, 02:30:16 AM
I'll give them benefit of the doubt at that moment.  The Jason Jordan/ Ty Dillenger team seemed equally capable when split.  That split seemed odd at the time but ended up much better for both.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 20, 2016, 04:38:01 AM
Apparently TMDK has been renamed TM61.. not sure what the 61 references.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on May 20, 2016, 05:55:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbPOF_LkKZQ
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2016, 07:17:20 AM
Apparently TMDK has been renamed TM61.. not sure what the 61 references.

Its the country code for Australia.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 20, 2016, 11:57:56 AM
People sure love their area codes.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Venkman on May 20, 2016, 03:55:28 PM
Well they got hoes.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2016, 04:02:06 PM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f8405525f9ee4827ab8b7457643cf274/tumblr_np2jrdYDMa1sbr34po2_250.gif)

RIP  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
I don't get it. They need tag teams on NXT. These three are a great unit. So of course it makes sense (© WWE) to break them up, right?

Missed this.

Blake is injured right now and, honestly, Alexa was the star of that team so she should get more of a solo push.  B&M were basically Alexa's incompetent goons at this point.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on May 20, 2016, 04:23:38 PM
Yeah but Blake and Murphy were at their best as Alexa's 60's era Batman henchmen
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on May 22, 2016, 04:47:39 AM
Murphy was the better of the two anyway (also hes banging Alexa so props to him).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on May 23, 2016, 02:30:09 AM
Murphy. Alexa. Dawson. Team M.A.D.ness.

BOOK IT.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 23, 2016, 08:35:34 AM
Dawson has already had like sixteen tag partners in NXT (Kris Kristopherson's kid, Rusev, Lefort, think I'm missing others). Leave him with Dash and away from dubstep.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 25, 2016, 11:31:18 AM
"You don't understand Japanese right?"
"I don't understand you!"
"Yeah me too."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 30, 2016, 05:14:33 AM
Just getting to this week's show.  Enjoyed the tag opener and getting to Aries now.  Really dug the teaser for Andrade though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on June 06, 2016, 03:47:10 PM
Pre-sale tickets to NXT Brooklyn II in August go onsale Wednesday morning. I got shut out for Summerslam tickets so hope I score this time around!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on June 08, 2016, 04:53:49 AM
Scored a few tickets. It's going to be tough to top last year's show but I'm confident that they could.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 09, 2016, 10:32:50 AM
Spoiler: show
NAKAMURA VS FINN ADHGHDDYHVBJFJIHJHDSVN
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 09, 2016, 12:22:43 PM
Spoiler: show
ALPHA VS REVIVAL 2/3 FALLS AJSHDHCDIFJSIDJEJ
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on June 09, 2016, 12:47:40 PM
Buff Busick is now known as Oney Lorcan.

What the fuck? That's Chilly McFreeze bad.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on June 09, 2016, 02:44:31 PM
Edit: Nevermind, covered in a spoiler above. Suffice it to say I echo King's sentiments.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on June 09, 2016, 06:01:37 PM
Buff Busick is now known as Oney Lorcan.

What the fuck? That's Chilly McFreeze bad.

Looks like an anagram of something but totally isn't.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 11, 2016, 05:51:48 AM
Bobby Roode made his NXT debut in the UK.  Now they just need to hire Borash as his personal ring announcer.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 12, 2016, 04:39:03 AM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_ml/public/all/2016/06/042_NXT_Download06112016MMmm_2534--0ee5f42b6bd0cdf3e9e890a8d8b263d0.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 12, 2016, 12:25:26 PM
I know the money was supposedly better but really wondering if James Storm happy with his decision to go back to TNA.

Then again, seems like they will be doing more with Aries/Roode over what they would've done with Storm, who seemed to be going down the path of what Rhino did for a little bit.

Any word on what is going to go on with EY?  I know WWE was more interested in him above Roode according to some reports due to his versatility in characters.  If he still has that outdoors show is there a chance they just make him a main roster midcarder come draft time?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on June 12, 2016, 12:35:26 PM
Scored a few tickets. It's going to be tough to top last year's show but I'm confident that they could.
Got tickets for this too. Unfortunately, my hipster brother that lives in Brooklyn isn't going but he'll be there for SummerSlam and possibly RAW!

I really just see Aries, Roode, and EY as name guys that'll bolster NXT, in terms of starpower, as Joe & Balor get called up.  Only one I could see even getting a token midcard run on main roster is EY.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 12, 2016, 04:37:58 PM
I feel like Roode could do alright on the main roster but as much as an Aries fan as I have been, something doesn't seem to be clicking in NXT for me.  That plus the size, I don't see him moving up.  Hope I'm wrong but so far something just seems off.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 15, 2016, 11:59:23 AM
NAKAMURA VS FINN ADHGHDDYHVBJFJIHJHDSVN
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on June 15, 2016, 11:43:40 PM
So who are the Authors of Pain? Are they indy guys or pure developmental guys?

Also I'm just not into Cien. He's not doing it for me.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on June 15, 2016, 11:50:09 PM
He's clearly talented but his whole rollout's been a mess of bad decisions. Putting him against Tye killed him out of the gate, as Full Sail wants to cheer The Perfect Ten (and I don't blame them one bit). Cien's character is also really hard to get a lock on - he's ostensibly a face, but his entrance attire and mannerisms (like lounging in the ropes) suggest cocky heel.

I dunno. I wanna see more from him, but I'm also not blown away by any means.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on June 16, 2016, 12:03:56 AM
NXT seems to really struggle with some guy's gimmicks. Andrade, No Way Jose and Elias Samson are the 3 biggest examples of that. None of those gimmicks look like star making gimmicks. Is Andrade a pimp? A dancing, happy babyface? No Way Jose is destined to become the next Santino. Samson is boring. How do we fix that? Give him a boring gimmick. That's definitely money.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on June 23, 2016, 12:45:02 AM
Man Oney........Biff Busick didn't get much reaction at all.

They really need to move Tye from his enhancement role. People are not going to get a good reaction beating him anymore.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on June 23, 2016, 12:51:02 AM
I think Dillinger is in line for a big push. I agree with you all on Almas, I wasn't even remotely impressed. Do they expect people to cheer a man wearing a fedora?!

Nakamura/Finn on July 13th! Just in time for Finn to lose and be drafted. :)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 24, 2016, 01:34:44 PM
Spoiler: show
So Finn and Nakamura had their little match tonight and the Revival retained, but that's not the big news.

RHYNO'S BACK Y'ALL!!!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on June 25, 2016, 12:44:11 PM
Not even the biggest return!

Spoiler: show
 (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/alfredkonuwa/files/2016/03/Eva_Marie_bio-1200x675.png)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 29, 2016, 11:57:37 AM
ALPHA VS REVIVAL 2/3 FALLS AJSHDHCDIFJSIDJEJ

They are seriously going balls out before the roster is gutted in the Draft.  There's this and Bayley/Alexa next week (which honestly should be awesome given how suddenly great Alexa has gotten in the ring) and then Balor/Nakamura the week after.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on June 29, 2016, 02:47:00 PM
I'm already bored with The Fat Shield but Chad and Gable are the best.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on July 05, 2016, 05:45:26 PM
I would throw a ton of money at angle to be their manager for a year come the draft.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on July 06, 2016, 01:17:11 AM
I would throw a ton of money just to watch Jordan take fools to suplex city in every match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on July 06, 2016, 05:33:04 AM
I would throw a ton of money at AA/Revival headlining a major card. There hasn't been a single bad match between the two teams, Scott Dawson is excellent, Jordan/Gable are improving every night they're out there, Dash is fine and fills the role of heckler very well, and...

See, you compare these two teams to most of the main product and then compare them to anything TNA and it's incredible how far ahead these four are.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 06, 2016, 12:01:21 PM
It waa an awesome save spot, but holy shit do I not need to see Chad Gable doing flying headbutts on the regular.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 13, 2016, 10:36:26 AM
They're taping August episodes tonight.

Spoiler: show
JOE VS. NAKAMURA is officially the main event for Takeover: Back to Brooklyn
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on July 13, 2016, 11:57:17 AM
That was really great - didn't live up to the ridiculous hype, but as Nakamura NXT matches go it was better than the one with Aries but didn't quite reach the bar set by the one with Zayn.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 13, 2016, 02:08:52 PM
Nakamura's selective selling of the knee really bugged the hell out of me because that was pretty much Balor's entire plan of attack and it seemed like it didn't play into the match at all.  Really disappointed, to be honest.  I thought a rewatch would improve my opinion like the Aries match, but it didn't.

Takeover: Brooklyn II looks fucking awesome at least.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on July 14, 2016, 02:06:04 AM
Spoiler debut!

Spoiler: show
Via Gerweck: Former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode will make his official WWE NXT TV debut on the August 10th episode in an in-ring segment. Roode made his in-ring debut for NXT during the recent UK tour.

Roode appeared at tonight’s NXT TV tapings at Full Sail University and cut a promo, saying the wait is finally over and he is NXT. Roode started out cutting a babyface promo, saying he’s here to expand the brand and make it a global powerhouse. Roode went on to say that he will be featured on commercials, billboards and everywhere else as he will make NXT a better place. He said the NXT Arena will soon be filled by businessmen, Presidents and Vice Presidents, not loser fans. Roode declared himself a Superstar because he looks and acts like one, then said he is at the helm of the new NXT and from here on out, NXT will be glorious.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnSIc82UMAELwRA.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on July 14, 2016, 02:09:25 AM
Roode in WWE/NXT seems like such a better fit than he did in TNA.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on July 20, 2016, 04:21:07 PM
"Listen to the hush that's fallen over the crowd."

The NXT audience is notorious for their respectful silence.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 20, 2016, 05:25:06 PM
"I'm pissed and I'm gonna fuck you up" Bayley is best Bayley.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 03, 2016, 11:37:05 AM
GLORIOUS
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on August 03, 2016, 11:38:55 AM
I love that theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7oMBq1vkCM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on August 03, 2016, 09:28:47 PM
Very Queen/Muse-ish, which, considering those are two of my favorite bands, means I love it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on August 05, 2016, 02:07:14 PM
So much for my hopes of a SaMOJOe tag team.

Good on Bayley for successfully demonstrating concern for a fellow wrestler, one of the strangest taboos of the WWE Universe.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on August 05, 2016, 02:21:53 PM
So the three big signings from TNA are all heels. Thoughts? Emoticons? Memes comparing suited Roode to suited Batista?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: A Happy Medium on August 06, 2016, 04:40:53 AM
I also love Bobby Roode's theme song.  I'd compare him more to Evolution HHH.  The good news is that he's more suited to play that role, as opposed to HHH never really having the foundation.  There's a difference between endless crotch chops and another guy riding a beer cooler to the ring.  I think Roode gets the rocket, however. 

I'm happy that NXT gets to work with the best talent TNA ever had.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on August 06, 2016, 09:11:38 AM
#GloriousBomb

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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on August 06, 2016, 09:20:37 AM
Bobby Roooooooooooooooo's music might be the best since Christian's first solo theme.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 06, 2016, 09:24:18 AM
#GloriousBomb

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That was number two.  The original -
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on August 06, 2016, 02:02:30 PM
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Part 3
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 06, 2016, 05:09:59 PM
IV

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on August 06, 2016, 06:54:21 PM
I hope they keep this up for as long as they are all in NXT.  Just randomly sneaking up on Bobby out in public and firing up his theme.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on August 06, 2016, 11:35:04 PM
Bobby's understated nod is what does it every time.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on August 07, 2016, 12:32:08 PM
Part V

https://mobile.twitter.com/ProjectCiampa/status/762420025042964480/video/1
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on August 10, 2016, 11:12:53 AM
Is NXT not on tonight? My stream is still showing a Monday Night Wars rerun.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 10, 2016, 11:18:42 AM
The Authors of Pain just did the Revival's title clink with two 200+ pound men.  That's just spectacular.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on August 10, 2016, 11:22:53 AM
Is NXT not on tonight? My stream is still showing a Monday Night Wars rerun.
It came on for me on time
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 10, 2016, 11:50:42 AM
I dunno if Brooklyn will be as good as Dallas, but they sure are building a card to rival it.  Apparently Ciampa/Gargano and the Revival have been tearing it up on house shows.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 10, 2016, 11:55:25 AM
Surprised they don't seem to have anything for the Authors of Pain in Brooklyn. I would have loved to have them face American Alpha but only so I can see AA live.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 10, 2016, 11:57:50 AM
They originally taped stuff leading to an Authors/AA match, but it seems like that's off the table.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on August 11, 2016, 09:48:27 AM
(https://frinkiac.com/meme/S06E23/393826.jpg?b64lines=IEkgVE9MRCBZT1UsIFlPVSBET04nVCBHRVQKQSBNQVRDSCBVTlRJTCBZT1UgVEVMTAogTUUgWU9VUiBOQU1FLg==)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 24, 2016, 01:44:14 PM
Man, that farewell Bayley video got me.  Then Ember Moon says she wants to be just like Bayley and her character comes full circle as now she's the one that's being admired.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 02, 2016, 08:24:15 AM
Next Takeover is in Toronto the night before Survivor Series.  That should be a rabid crowd.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on September 12, 2016, 02:46:37 PM
https://www.gofundme.com/ConnorMeetsCiampa
Connor "King Kamala" Meets Ciampa! It could happen if TSMers donate to this GoFundMe!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on September 14, 2016, 11:57:43 AM
Well - Roode's new finisher (an Impaler DDT) is an improvement, but not much of one.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on September 15, 2016, 08:35:44 AM
Does anyone think they could get the backdrop suplex as a finisher these days? Maybe Roode can do that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 15, 2016, 12:35:46 PM
They're starting the second annual Dusty Classic at tonight's tapings.  One would assume the finals are in Toronto.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 15, 2016, 10:47:45 PM
https://www.gofundme.com/ConnorMeetsCiampa
Connor "King Kamala" Meets Ciampa! It could happen if TSMers donate to this GoFundMe!
"No results found"

...you know you can just come to Prov this Sunday to see his last indy appearance (XWA), right?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on September 16, 2016, 02:12:49 AM
Don't let your friends goad you into starting GoFundMe's when you're drunk.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 17, 2016, 09:29:44 AM
Sanity revealed at the tapings..

Spoiler: show
(http://i.imgur.com/o6qzLbg.jpg?1)

Eric Young, Nikki Storm, Alexander Wolfe and Sawyer Fulton
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on September 17, 2016, 10:02:12 AM
Nikki Storm looking good...
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on September 21, 2016, 11:08:35 AM
Did they need to get Nakamura off TV for reasons I'm unaware of? I don't know what their end game is for setting up that he'll have to be sidelined for at least a month.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 21, 2016, 11:27:28 AM
We need more Samoa Joe Dramatic Readings of things.

I also loved Asuka's "fresh meat" look at Liv.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on September 21, 2016, 11:50:44 AM
Goddamn. I mean, I'm not at all mad at Alexander winning, but how much are they paying Almas for him to be an NXT jobber?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 21, 2016, 11:53:34 AM
Hell of a little match there. 

Spoiler: show
Almas is going to turn on him in a few weeks so we should get an even better match at Takeover
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 28, 2016, 11:57:49 AM
Great episode as they've established a TON of stories for an hour long (honestly only 50 or so minutes) show.  Hideo Itami is getting better by the week,  they did the "enemies become tag partners" a whole lot better than RAW did, Asuka and the Authors of Pain murdered people and Mandy Rose is Eva Marie if she actually knew what she was doing.

Takeover Toronto looks like another winner.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 29, 2016, 04:24:03 AM
Kota Ibushi is teaming with Itami in the Classic. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 29, 2016, 04:30:20 AM
Dayum! I wonder if Ibushi finally signed or if this is just another one-off tourney series for him?

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/2016-dusty-rhodes-tag-team-classic-teams-revealed?sf37376306=1
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 01, 2016, 02:24:40 AM

@WWENXT
BREAKING: @PaulElleringWWE's #AuthorsOfPain @Rezar_WWE & @Akam_WWE will compete in the 2016 #DustyClassic! http://wwe.me/7tc0P3

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtsQFJ5WcAAVYAw.jpg)


Scott Dawson ‏@ScottDawsonWWE
Scott Dawson Retweeted WWE NXT
Man, it's really cool that @Rezar_WWE is teaming up with himself in this year's #DustyRhodesClassic.
#WhichOnesRezarWhichOnesAkam
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on October 01, 2016, 05:18:01 AM
Rezar & Akam sound like Ninja Turtle villain names.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on October 03, 2016, 09:14:45 AM
Mandy Rose is Eva Marie if she actually knew what she was doing.


I was actually thinking that about Billie Kay recently,
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/43/Billie_Kay_posing_WrestleMania_32_Axxess.jpg/170px-Billie_Kay_posing_WrestleMania_32_Axxess.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 03, 2016, 09:37:53 AM
NXT is going to Boston and will make their debut at The Theater at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN leading up to Takeover: Toronto. 

Also, most of the teams for the Dusty Classic have been named:

The Revival
#DIY
The Authors of Pain
Hideo Itami & Kota Ibushi
Bobby Roode & Tye Dillinger
Andrade Almas & Cedric Alexander
Ho Ho Lun & Bin Wang
Lince Dorado & Mustafa Ali
No Way Jose & Rich Swann
TM-61
Austin Aries & A Partner to Be Named
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on October 03, 2016, 10:29:12 AM
I saw someone posting on facebook the rumor is Austin Aries teaming with the newly signed Roderick Strong. Did they start the tournament on this set of tapings?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 03, 2016, 10:42:28 AM
They did and one more team that hasn't been officially named debuted.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 03, 2016, 10:53:32 AM
I heard of all those and the one PK alluded to from the couple spoilers I saw but somehow missed the Aries thing.

I've never really cared about Strong so I don't know how I feel on that one...  Then again, I used to love Aries and something just hasn't clicked with him in NXT for me.

I am very excited for the tandem of No Way Jose and Rich Swann
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 04, 2016, 05:06:25 AM
Tony Nese & Drew Gulak and SAnitY are the last few teams announced.  I forgot to add the Bollywood Boyz and a couple of obvious job teams (one has Tino Sabatelli from Breaking Ground) to round out the field.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 05, 2016, 04:29:43 AM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/wwe_16_9_xl/public/all/2016/10/20160930_DustyRhodesTagClassic_bracket_round1--bc264cdca07a7811a3cb074a2996b6f6.jpg)

Pretty much a given we'll get DIY/Revival in round 2 to set up another tag title match at Takeover. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on October 05, 2016, 04:43:32 AM
Authors of Pain vs. TM-61 finals?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 05, 2016, 02:11:47 PM
TM61 isn't getting by Team Aries because they will likely do Aries vs Itami/Ibushi in semis
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on October 07, 2016, 01:52:18 AM
Just got tickets to NXT Boston. Looking forward to avoiding eye contact with all of my New England TSMer friends.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on October 12, 2016, 08:49:19 AM
Itami's neck was hurt again. Video below for the non-squeamish.

/video/1
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on October 12, 2016, 09:43:28 AM
That's not Itami injuring his neck. That's a jacked up guy who obviously has no business being in the ring hurting Itami's neck.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on October 12, 2016, 09:56:07 AM
You're right. I'll edit my post to better reflect that.

The way Roode left the tournament was entirely predictable, but it was still perfect.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 12, 2016, 01:22:34 PM
SAnitY's introduction was pretty impressive.  Nikki Storm is channeling her inner Daffney and Eric Young is the perfect guy to lead these lunatics.

And Peyton Royce....god damn.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on October 17, 2016, 01:38:01 AM
Buddy Murphy's new look:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14650594_1229149617123530_4477501991716696814_n.jpg?oh=547a6b274c27d4e8182ab1490a2e2fa0&oe=589E3925)

2016 WWE needed a Marilyn Mansonesque character, right?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 17, 2016, 03:58:29 AM
 Murphy * (Raven + Vampiro + Tyler Breeze) = New Boom Period
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on October 17, 2016, 09:21:18 AM
I'm catching up and just started the Dusty Classic beginning. I loved the crowd actually being excited for the Bollywood Boyz until the Authors of Pain intro hit and everyone suddenly realized what was about to happen.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 19, 2016, 12:01:51 PM
Screw Roderick Strong, the debut I was most excited for tonight was TEAM HOSS.

Also, Nikki Cross is beating Asuka for the title.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on October 19, 2016, 12:42:19 PM
Also, Nikki Cross is beating Asuka for the title.

Jessie McKay/Billie Kay's autobiography should be titled, Always a Bridesmaid, never a Bride, the Jessie McKay Story.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on October 19, 2016, 11:56:28 PM
Dozovic and Knight impressed me. They are such happy hosses.

Tommy End, Big Damo and Mary Dobson join the Performance Center (http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/tommy-end-big-damo-and-crazy-mary-dobson-wwe-performance-center)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on October 26, 2016, 11:11:13 AM
I love watching TJP wrestle, but ye gods, he might be the worst promo on the roster right now (at least out of those who regularly get to speak).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 26, 2016, 11:29:37 AM
Long live the Aussie Mean Girls.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on October 26, 2016, 11:53:08 AM
Man - the difference between how the cruiserweights perform on RAW and how they perform on NXT is like night and day.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 26, 2016, 01:01:21 PM
I loved Asuka's reaction to Mickie.  It wasn't concern or surprise, she was just like "YEAHHHHHHHH SHE GONNA DIE NEXT!"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 26, 2016, 02:08:50 PM
The story I heard on Mickie was the original plan was to book Asuka vs. Trish figuring they could make Asuka a major heel by having her beat the shit out of Trish in Toronto.  Not sure how long the plans were rumored but Trish is pregnant again so they got Mickie.

Never got a real source on that, not sure turning her heel would work in NXT.  Main roster, sure.  NXT, they will probably cheer her more and with Bayley gone, I would think little girls may be buying Asuka masks.  Plus the face side is SUPER weak right now.  There's Ember Moon but then after that Liz Morgan.  I mean, so weak they got Aliyah as a face now, right?

The heels, like Peyton and Billie, have just been underutilized to date but are ready to go.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 29, 2016, 09:33:17 AM
The post Survivor Series Smackdown will also have an NXT taping for those in attendance.

Also, live event did a couple Dusty Classic matches, including a singles match to decide a team advancing
Spoiler: show
Authors of Pain beat Swann/Jose but due to Aries' injury they let Thorne beat Strong in a singles match to advance TM-61.  I'm hoping Ciampa/Gargano get the tournament win at this point
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on October 29, 2016, 02:01:27 PM
Authors of Pain vs. TM-61 finals?

I still think this is happening.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on October 31, 2016, 01:59:45 AM
Well, they filmed (or at least completed) up to the Finals last night... and:

Spoiler: show
 You're right.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 09, 2016, 03:21:24 PM
Revival vs. DIY 2 out of 3 falls, Joe/Nakamura II,  Mickie James getting thrown into a train shaped like Asuka's foot.

Takeover looks like another winner.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on November 10, 2016, 03:30:31 AM
Revival vs. DIY 2 out of 3 falls, Joe/Nakamura II,  Mickie James getting thrown into a train shaped like Asuka's foot.

Takeover looks like another winner.

Plus Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger & the finals of the Dusty Cup? Good card.

I can see the pre-show TV taping being something with Andrade vs. Cedric Alexander, another divas match (six woman with Ember Moon/Aliyah/Liv Morgan vs. Billie/Peyton/Mandy Rose?) and a tag match with Sanity.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on November 10, 2016, 11:44:03 AM
A wwe.com exclusive segment had William Regal announce Paul Ellering will be suspended in a shark cage above the ring to avoid interference in the tournament final
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 10, 2016, 11:52:46 AM
A wwe.com exclusive segment had William Regal announce Paul Ellering will be suspended in a shark cage above the ring to avoid interference in the tournament final

Ah, so that's what it is.  Saw on one of the news sites that one of the shark cage toy sets had an ad about "See this on real life on NXT Takeover" but the toy is called "Crash Cage" which made me wonder what they were doing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 10, 2016, 02:02:06 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MZmA6Uey4WE/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on November 10, 2016, 02:15:49 PM
Has Ellering ever interfered in the AOP's matches? It seemed like he was always just a cheerleader for them. Doesn't make sense kayfabe wise.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 10, 2016, 02:20:42 PM
Wondering if they had some other plan that got messed up either with the draft or injury and due to printing it on the toy box shoe-horned it in with the most logical way they could see fit.  I assumed when this came out the other day they would do something at the next Takeover but if they had to do it at this show, guess putting manager in the cage is the only thing that works.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on November 10, 2016, 02:29:33 PM
Has Ellering ever interfered in the AOP's matches? It seemed like he was always just a cheerleader for them. Doesn't make sense kayfabe wise.

He's interfered a tad in their past 2 matches but they highlighted it each time.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on November 16, 2016, 11:17:30 AM
Fuck me, I think I would have preferred literally anybody else other than Elias Samson in this "The Return" segment.

Almas is so, so much better as a heel. It's night and day.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 16, 2016, 12:08:21 PM
The AoP and SAnitY may be better than half the main roster teams already.  I don't give much of a shit about TM61 but I want to see them get thrown the fuck around on Saturday.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: cheex incarnate on November 16, 2016, 12:55:37 PM
Think I was the only person in Kansas who had a mini pop for Nathan Cruz. I enjoyed him on British Wrestling Weekly on YouTube 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on November 17, 2016, 01:57:14 AM
Much love to Dusty but I think it'd be an absolute awesome heel move for the AoP to win the tourney and then completely disrespect/destroy the trophy ceremony.

I mean this is where we're at with them in the finals anyway, right?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on November 18, 2016, 01:27:25 AM
Was anybody at NXT Boston?

No Way Jose & TM61 over Sanity in a six man tag was opener. Was originally supposed to be No Way Jose Vs a member of Sanity one on one but everyone kept interfering so Commisisoner Regal came out and made it a six man tag team match. I marked the fuck out for Regal.

Oney Lorcan beat Elias Samson. Before the match, The Drifter cut a promo and sang a bit of "Freebird". Oney got a nice pop due to being a local guy.

Nikki Cross went over Liv Morgan

Cedric Alexander defeated Roderick Strong in what was easily MOTN. PPV quality stuff.

Intermission. Afterward, Regal cut a quick promo thanking the fans and introduced our next match.

Asuka beat Peyton Royce and Ember Moon in a Triple Threat Match to retain NXT Women's Title.

Tye Dillinger defeated Bobby Roode in what I thought was kind of a mild upset. Tye's "10! 10! 10!" chant is super over but we all kind of wanted to hear "Glorious Domination" again.

Shinsuke Nakamura and Team DIY beat Samoa Joe & The Revival in main event when Nakamura hit Kinshasa on Dash (or was it Dawson). Solid match. I was super happy that Gargano and Ciampa did Nakamura's ropes lean pose.

I thought it was a decent show. Sadly, I think Agganis was way too big of an arena for them to run for a non-televised show. It was about 2x size of arena NXT ran in MA last time they were here in April. Plus it  only two and a half weeks after Hell in a Cell was here (and right before holidays). Arena was a third full at best.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on November 18, 2016, 02:08:45 AM
How was the womens triple threat?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on November 18, 2016, 02:15:04 AM
It was alright. Asuka was definitely working at house show pace which is perfectly understandable and acceptable since it's three days before Takeover and you don't want to do anything dumb in front of 2000 people.  Mostly, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay working over the babyfaces. Moments where Ember Moon and Asuka faced off got a big reaction.


Surprisingly, I think 2nd best match of the night was Roode Vs Dillinger. It was probably a dress rehearsal for their Takeover match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on November 19, 2016, 11:06:58 AM
No Toronto thread? I'm currently watching Roode somehow managing to top his last Takeover entrance.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 30, 2016, 11:06:11 AM
CanadianChick died well for Asuka.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on November 30, 2016, 11:07:29 AM
CanadianChick died well for Asuka.
Passing out before the big roundhouse kick was an awesome touch.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on November 30, 2016, 11:17:30 AM
Does anyone know if they're planning to broadcast the show at which they're having the Joe/Nakamura rematch? I checked the Network schedule but I didn't see anything for it on Saturday.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on November 30, 2016, 11:18:37 AM
Does anyone know if they're planning to broadcast the show at which they're having the Joe/Nakamura rematch? I checked the Network schedule but I didn't see anything for it on Saturday.
IIRC the title match is being taped for next week's NXT but no live airing
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 30, 2016, 11:21:39 AM
I like how Eric Young 's gear looks like he went into the locker room at an indy show and just randomly stole shit.  "Hey a powder blue kneepad, cool!"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on November 30, 2016, 11:24:19 AM
Does anyone know if they're planning to broadcast the show at which they're having the Joe/Nakamura rematch? I checked the Network schedule but I didn't see anything for it on Saturday.
IIRC the title match is being taped for next week's NXT but no live airing

Neat, thanks.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 30, 2016, 11:27:00 AM
They're taping tonight and there's a third man in the commentary booth now

Spoiler: show
Percy Watson

No, really.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: JHawk on November 30, 2016, 11:27:38 AM
They're taping tonight and there's a third man in the commentary booth now

Spoiler: show
Percy Watson

No, really.

I didn't realize he was still on their radar.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 30, 2016, 11:44:52 AM
I don't think he was on anyone's radar.  Like I saw his post WWE ring name but nothing about where/what he was doing.  Must be another Saxton - like his look but don't care about him in the ring.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on November 30, 2016, 11:45:55 AM
I really like how they're treating Dillinger - even in losses he comes out looking strong. That said, he needs to win his next feud something fierce.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 30, 2016, 12:36:06 PM
Spoiler: show
Bobby Roode became the #1 contender at the tapings, so it's pretty much a given Nakamura is winning the title back in Japan to set up the Rumble weekend Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 02, 2016, 11:39:59 PM
Nakamura beat Joe in Osaka for the belt.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 07, 2016, 11:59:53 AM
YES ASUKA/CROSS IS COMING SOMEONE GONNA DIE IN THAT RING!

Seems like they gutted that Joe/Nakamura match a bit; felt like they showed the first few minutes and just jumped to the closing after commercial. 

Other thoughts: Percy Watson is useless out there on commentary and it would have been nice if I knew who the fuck Daymo (Daimo?) is to react in any way to him showing up.  Usually NXT shows their work on stuff like that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on December 07, 2016, 12:10:50 PM
It was also a strange match in that it felt oddly heatless, even with accounting for the typically reserved nature of Japanese crowds.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on December 07, 2016, 12:22:59 PM
YES ASUKA/CROSS IS COMING SOMEONE GONNA DIE IN THAT RING!

Seems like they gutted that Joe/Nakamura match a bit; felt like they showed the first few minutes and just jumped to the closing after commercial. 

Other thoughts: Percy Watson is useless out there on commentary and it would have been nice if I knew who the fuck Daymo (Daimo?) is to react in any way to him showing up.  Usually NXT shows their work on stuff like that.

Big Damo. His signing along with Mary Dobson and Tommy End were part of a WWE article I posted last page.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 07, 2016, 01:09:49 PM
Didn't realize they put Damo on TV already.  Don't remember if I read spoilers and haven't watched yet. Guessing his UK work, plus his brief work with TNA and the article muzz talked about they probably assumed the "NXT audience" knew him enough.  I also just feel like he may get that Bull Dempsey run where they book him seriously for a little bit before comedy character.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on December 07, 2016, 01:10:18 PM
I love her but Kimber Lee does not have an HD TV body.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on December 08, 2016, 05:11:49 AM
I love her but Kimber Lee does not have an HD TV body.

She just signed along with Heidi Lovelace and Evie.

http://pwinsider.com/article/106435/wwe-signing-updates.html?p=1
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 09, 2016, 02:38:41 AM
wth is an "HD TV body?"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on December 10, 2016, 11:00:31 AM
wth is an "HD TV body?"

She's a bigger girl and it really shows on TV rather than at an indy show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 23, 2016, 01:35:13 PM
Finally getting around to watching this week's episode.  It seems like they are building to some sort of triple threat with Billie Kay, Nikki Cross and Asuka for San Antonio, which is fine because Nikki can suck Kay up and spit her bones out like Mileena before Asuka kicks her head into the upper bowl. 

The four-way was pretty good too with everyone getting time to shine.  Roode was pretty much the only logical choice.

Also, there is absolutely no fucking reason for Percy Watson to exist on commentary.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on December 23, 2016, 01:47:51 PM
I thought with his current storyline it would have made sense for Tye to finally win a big match and get the title match. Then you can inject Bobby in to a triple threat somehow.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 23, 2016, 01:53:52 PM
IF (and this is a BIG if) they put the title on Roode in San Antonio, they could build to Tye winning it at the Orlando Takeover.  But that means the title would change hands, what, five times in seven months?  Doesn't seem like something they'd do.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 23, 2016, 03:32:47 PM
If after a year they're not bringing Nakamura to the main roster, leaving NJPW was a huge mistake. He's wasting the last few years of his physical prime.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on December 28, 2016, 12:15:31 PM
This NXT Japan special has been pretty great so far. DIY vs. Tajiri/Tozawa was marvelous and this Asuka/Jax match, while sloppy in places, has been the best NXT women's match in a while.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 05, 2017, 01:22:46 PM
Spoilers out for tonight's taping.  Takeover card rounded out.  Biggest highlights:

Spoiler: show
Tye Dillenger is offered to join SaNiTY turns it down and is attacked by Big Damo who joins the group.  Tye facing someone at Takeover but guessing it is someone he will go over because the interview he gives before they get involved basically makes it where he has to win.

Peyton vs. Billie vs. Asuka vs. Nikki Cross at Takeover

Sounds like Cien vs Roddy at Takeover

And Kassisus Ohno came out and pointed to his elbow while Nakamura in the ring at the very end
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 05, 2017, 02:18:18 PM
Spoilers out for tonight's taping.  Takeover card rounded out.  Biggest highlights:

Spoiler: show
Tye Dillenger is offered to join SaNiTY turns it down and is attacked by Big Damo who joins the group.  Tye facing someone at Takeover but guessing it is someone he will go over because the interview he gives before they get involved basically makes it where he has to win.

Peyton vs. Billie vs. Asuka vs. Nikki Cross at Takeover

Sounds like Cien vs Roddy at Takeover

And Kassisus Ohno came out and pointed to his elbow while Nakamura in the ring at the very end


Spoiler: show
Billie and Peyton are in there just to offer body parts for Nikki and Asuka to bludgeon each other with, aren't they?  Like throwing in a couple mice to get the cobras all riled up.

I admit I've fallen behind on NXT lately.  This card looks fine but once Bayley left there aren't that many people left I really care about.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on January 05, 2017, 06:13:25 PM
Spoilers out for tonight's taping.  Takeover card rounded out.  Biggest highlights:

Spoiler: show
Tye Dillenger is offered to join SaNiTY turns it down and is attacked by Big Damo who joins the group.  Tye facing someone at Takeover but guessing it is someone he will go over because the interview he gives before they get involved basically makes it where he has to win.

Peyton vs. Billie vs. Asuka vs. Nikki Cross at Takeover

Sounds like Cien vs Roddy at Takeover

And Kassisus Ohno came out and pointed to his elbow while Nakamura in the ring at the very end


Spoiler: show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSZMoMt5eRs
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 07, 2017, 05:02:04 AM
Seeing it is one of the top stories on WWE.com and all over wrestling sites, not going to spoiler tag the return of Kassius Ohno anymore.

He already worked an NXT show beating Andrade Almas in what was said to be a very good match.  Still wearing Hero tights at the moment

(http://i.imgur.com/POljnpz.jpg)

Sounds like he is still going to work Zack Sabre Jr at the EVOLVE show on 1/28 but the match will be over in time for him to get to Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on January 07, 2017, 06:15:10 AM
Man, I try not to put too much weight (har har) on these sorts of things, but in that picture alone I can kinda see what HHH was talking about with regards to Hero's "training" issues.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 07, 2017, 06:31:20 AM
He's put on weight since leaving NXT the first time. He didn't start looking like that since mid 2015.

And he still puts on better matches than most of the roster and has better cardio than Roman.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on January 07, 2017, 07:11:07 AM
I don't doubt it. I'm just saying that they at least had the good sense to put a shirt on Owens.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 07, 2017, 08:18:04 AM
Maybe his gimmick can be the whole "dad bod" thing and he can bring in the mid-to-late 20s female hipster demographic that WWE has yet to corner.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on January 07, 2017, 01:27:52 PM
Man, I try not to put too much weight (har har) on these sorts of things, but in that picture alone I can kinda see what HHH was talking about with regards to Hero's "training" issues.

You can't hold it against him, he's a Dayton naitive, too much good local pizza like Marion's and Cassano's and chocolates from Esther Price.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 07, 2017, 02:35:31 PM
Tommy End is now Aleister Black. It's no Husky Harris or Chilly McFreeze but I ain't feelin' it

But there was no way they were going to risk a "Tommy Tommy Tommy Fucking End" chant.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 08, 2017, 03:30:14 AM
I thought the days of changing names were over.

That name sounds familiar but can't find anything.  Probably just sounds like a Harry Potter name or something.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on January 08, 2017, 07:31:33 AM
I love Hero wearing trunks. Kamala* didn't wear no damn sleeveless t-shirt. He is still agile af and has great cardio. I like a roster with a good variety of body types in wrestling. (I smell a little bit of gay...)

*The wrestler. I own a bunch of sleeveless t-shirts

These name changes stink but I'm thinking it might be as much as the wrestler's decision as it is WWE's as it allows them to go back to their old names when they return to the indies, which they couldn't do if WWE had to copyright their names.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on January 08, 2017, 12:22:38 PM
I thought the days of changing names were over.

That name sounds familiar but can't find anything.  Probably just sounds like a Harry Potter name or something.

Aleister Crowley was an occultist.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on January 10, 2017, 12:49:45 PM
I thought the days of changing names were over.

That name sounds familiar but can't find anything.  Probably just sounds like a Harry Potter name or something.

Probably a mix of Aleister Crowley as Vicious pointed out, and black metal. I don't hate it. I'm just used to Tommy End.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 11, 2017, 01:26:29 PM
It deserves to be said again: Percy Watson has no fucking business being on NXT commentary.  His mic could stop working the whole show and nobody would notice.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 11, 2017, 01:55:42 PM
Please god bring the Revival to SmackDown and let them play with the Alpha again.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on January 11, 2017, 02:54:17 PM
Please god bring the Revival to SmackDown and let them play with the Alpha again.

I was kinda hoping for AA to beat the Wyatts and then immediately lose the SD Tag titles to a debuting Revival to continue the tradition of the Revival being the best.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 15, 2017, 11:36:50 AM
So I guess Tommy End is staying Tommy End: https://youtu.be/ZvpSnzgZksU
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 15, 2017, 12:35:24 PM
I'm guessing they did that to get the pop when he entered, in case not everyone heard the Allistar Black name yet then when he shows up on NXT, he will work the WWE name, just like how the first NXT appearances of Finn Balor and Hideo Itami had their previous names transform on the Titan Tron to their WWE names.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on January 15, 2017, 12:50:32 PM
Deleted.  Never mind.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 18, 2017, 01:41:32 PM
The more I watch the more I think they HAVE to put the NXT title on Dillinger in Orlando.  He's the only guy right now that the fans cheer for not just because he was awesome elsewhere.  Nakamura has nobody else on the horizon if he beats Roode (maybe Eric Young if they want to make Sanity a big act) and they already built the groundwork for Roode and Dillinger.

The card for San Antonio looks OK but this is definitely the least hyped I've been for a Takeover since they started these specials.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on January 18, 2017, 05:16:37 PM
I loved Nikki Cross being so excited for Damo.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on January 25, 2017, 12:06:05 PM
I imagine the Womens match isn't elimination so anyone else thinking we get a title switch without Asuka getting pinned? I'm thinking Asuka and Cross get distracted tearing each other apart outside the ring and Billie pins Peyton in either a legit way possibly leading to a split between em or a lay down situation.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 25, 2017, 12:23:05 PM
Asuka losing the title that way would be the shittiest thing after being undefeated 15 months and champion for almost a year.  Normally I'd say NXT would be smarter than that but I don't really believe that anymore.  The show just doesn't have that spark it's had the last few years anymore.

I'll watch like usual but this is the first Takeover where I don't really have much hype for any of the matches.  Kinda feels like they are coasting on their reputation now and the tomb that Full Sail has become doesn't help the excitement level.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on January 25, 2017, 06:27:34 PM
I love everything I've seen with Nikki Cross so far. She reminds me of the kinda girl I'd get mixed up with in my late teens early 20s. Attractive enough but fucking crazy and will probably legit murder you if you're not careful. Just let her get tired of you and break it off rather than run the risk of her turning into Glenn Close as Alex Forrest.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 28, 2017, 11:39:46 AM
Does anyone else feel like NXT would benefit from a secondary title that is defended on every show? Perhaps a TV or "Network" title?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 28, 2017, 11:43:18 AM
Tyler Bate had a match at the tapings they did before Takeover.

*waves*
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 28, 2017, 11:51:07 AM
I wonder if the UK Championship will serve as the NXT midcard title
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 01, 2017, 01:53:05 PM
I hope not - I was really looking forward to a UK based show/product.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 01, 2017, 01:56:04 PM
Spoiler: show
Looks like they are building to Asuka/Moon, Roode/Ohno and maybe a DIY/Revival/AoP triple threat for the title matches in Orlando, although they only taped to the end of February so things can change.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 01, 2017, 04:36:43 PM
Oh man, showing a sweet farewell package for Graves and then making him call a Drifter match as his last NXT match.  I expected him to get up from  the announce table and

(http://persephonemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/animal-house-guitar-smash.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on February 04, 2017, 01:12:13 AM
The only thing I like about the Authors of Pain is that they're named Tokka and Rahzar and then I remember that's not even their names.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on February 22, 2017, 12:16:17 PM
I seriously have no clue what they're doing with Ember Moon. I like Peyton Royce plenty, but there's no reason why she should be getting a shot at Asuka when she wasn't able to grab the championship in the four-way at Takeover (which was basically a handicap match in the second half). 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 22, 2017, 01:07:42 PM
They're taping the last bit of TV tonight leading to it and one match is known for Takeover

Spoiler: show
Revival vs. DIY vs. AoP in a triple threat elimination match for the tag titles.

Also, Asuka completely wrecked a jobber as a message to Ember Moon so I guess she's going full heel for that match

Also the Drifter lost a loser leaves NXT match so I guess that's it for him
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 23, 2017, 01:53:28 AM
Big return at the tapings: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ1uHHEgRWr/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on February 23, 2017, 07:13:42 PM
I seriously have no clue what they're doing with Ember Moon.

I surmise they want to protect her streak. If Ember and Asuka had a match, it would be two undefeated fighters going head to head to with no real build.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 24, 2017, 02:38:11 PM
That triple threat was kinda pointless.  It was Liv Morgan vs. Peyton Royce (feat. Ember Moon) and Morgan still isn't over a damn lick.  Ember really hasn't had that one showcase match you'd think she would have had by now.

Dunne/Andrews was pretty great.  Somehow I never realized that Andrews' character is Welsch Sami Zayn.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on February 24, 2017, 02:42:54 PM
Sami likes ska, Andrews likes pop punk. Get it right nerd.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 24, 2017, 02:44:44 PM
I think the thing with Ember not having a showcase or Liv not being over is that the whole NXT Women's Division basically being called up at once during the draft.

I think most expected the division to get built around Carmella and Alexa, who instead made it to the main shows before Bayley.  Not that Alexa hasn't been amazing and Carmella hasn't grown but outside Asuka, none of the women have really gone against established acts.  The Horsewomen all were built when main roster acts were regularly visiting NXT.  Peyton and Billie faced some of the last wave but basically as jobbers.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 27, 2017, 08:32:28 AM
Is there a difference between Liv and Alexa outside of their names?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on February 27, 2017, 08:52:30 AM
I think you meant Liv and Carmella. If so, not really, save for the fact that Carmella's had the chance to develop her character and has become a really good promo. Still not great in the ring, but it's a lot of fun watching her "relationship" with Ellsworth play out. I hope that's going somewhere.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 27, 2017, 08:53:57 AM
He may not be.  Other people have been pointing out how similar Liv and Alexa look.  But Liv does dress like Carmella.

So basically Liv is if a trashier Alexa played Carmella on Halloween.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on February 27, 2017, 09:18:03 AM
While it may just be the pants she wears doesn't show it off well enough but I'd say she's also lacking the Blisstastic Booty.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 27, 2017, 12:47:49 PM
Yeah I meant her face. They almost look like they could be sisters.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2017, 12:57:26 PM
Excited to see NXT in Columbus this Thursday :)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 01, 2017, 01:07:00 PM
Peyton Royce is getting pretty good.  She still doesn't look like she can hurt a fly with her offense, though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on March 01, 2017, 01:08:44 PM
Some nice underboob by Asuka during her face off with Ember.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Hawk 34 on March 02, 2017, 03:38:05 PM
Nakamura live is something most wrestling fans should witness at least once.   His charisma can't be measured.    Also, Kassius Ohno is full blown fat and he's somehow a better athlete for it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: DMann1979 on March 02, 2017, 10:32:14 PM
Nakamura live is something most wrestling fans should witness at least once.   His charisma can't be measured.    Also, Kassius Ohno is full blown fat and he's somehow a better athlete for it.

Hey! I was there too, that was a fun show. Yeah, it is quite amazing Ohno doesn't just have belly fat, his thighs are too. But he was damn impressive. And seeing Nikki Cross vs Asuka was a treat for me, along with DIY. I know it's unlikely but I hope somehow Gargano and Ciampa get a fair shake on the main roster, so much talent there.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Kinsey on March 04, 2017, 09:19:30 AM
I enjoy Asoka
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on March 04, 2017, 09:56:12 AM
I'm curious as to what they think their endgame is regarding her winning streak is, though, especially now that they've started comparing it to Goldberg's. The prestige of her record (as far as any wrestling record can be prestigious) kinda falls apart when you consider how weak the division was for a significant portion of her reign.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on March 04, 2017, 01:14:58 PM
Well Paige got called to the main roster without dropping the NXT title, so it wouldn't be to far out there to do the same with Asuka.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 04, 2017, 01:21:55 PM
I am pretty sure the story tells itself that Asuka's streak is hyped for her to get too cocky and drop to Ember Moon to be the new face.  Unless someone sees Moon and pulls her to the main roster way too soon like Crews.  Whether they make Asuka stick around to do a rematch like Bayley will be seen.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 04, 2017, 03:11:38 PM
My fantasy scenario is Asuka loses at Takeover, Bayley wins at Mania and while Bayley is cutting a promo on RAW, suddenly we hear "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, my name is Paul Heyman" and Heyman brings Asuka in as he has been looking for a way to cash in on the women's division but hasn't found someone worthy of his attention...until he saw Asuka.  She's a big deal to the greater WWE fanbase right off the bat.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on March 04, 2017, 03:14:10 PM
My fantasy scenario is Asuka loses at Takeover, Bayley wins at Mania and while Bayley is cutting a promo on RAW, suddenly we hear "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, my name is Paul Heyman" and Heyman brings Asuka in as he has been looking for a way to cash in on the women's division but hasn't found someone worthy of his attention...until he saw Asuka.  She's a big deal to the greater WWE fanbase right off the bat.

I would love this.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 04, 2017, 03:23:23 PM
That could be fun but I think Asuka fits better on Smackdown.  I guess because in the brand split, RAW has the bigger stars when it comes to the women's division but Smackdown's division is better as a whole.  And I really just wonder about Vince doing anything with the Japanese talent on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 09, 2017, 07:12:38 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFhX2e5UEk4
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 09, 2017, 12:00:53 PM
Yes! Tommy fucking End! (yes, I know he has a new name now, but it's so much fun saying it that way).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Hawk 34 on March 09, 2017, 12:23:57 PM
Saw Tommy End at the show and felt his persona was generic and he did a fairly paint by numbers Babyface promo.    Hope that was just a live show affect and not the direction his new character will embark. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on March 15, 2017, 11:08:58 PM
I'm watching last night's Roode/Hero match and holy shit I cannot get over how bad Hero's gear is. He looks like a pudgy adolescent that stuffed himself into some Underoos.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 16, 2017, 01:18:08 AM
Yeah it's pretty brutal. I think at this rate he should just go back to wearing "street clothes" as his ring gear. Or even a Gary Albright style singlet, or something.

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_l/public/all/2017/03/010_NXT_02232017ca_4095--82b17ab7e8a04363a76281903fb57881.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on March 16, 2017, 01:46:46 AM
I actually don't think the color scheme and theme is even that bad - I kinda like the whole 70's ABA aesthetic that's going on there. But for God's sake, give the man some pants and don't make him tuck in his shirt. I read somewhere else that last night's commentary (with numerous references to how "surprisingly" agile Hero is and reassurances that he is, in fact, an athlete) hints towards a sort of hazing Hero is being forced to go through in order to get back in the company's good graces. WWE has proven themselves to be that petty before, so it would not surprise me if that were the case - nor would it surprise me if last night's outfit was part of the process.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 16, 2017, 02:05:41 AM
The stupid part is that they have guys like Bray and Owens on the roster who they push to the moon and are arguably in the same shape as Hero.

I wonder if Hero had to agree to get into "better shape" over the coming months in order to get re-signed? Wasn't one of the reasons he was in the doghouse last time was his lack of "commitment to getting into shape"?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 16, 2017, 02:13:38 AM
Also, Ohno vs Samson, loser leaves NXT next week? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/842178898376904704
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Bladelock on March 16, 2017, 03:30:43 AM
Just have him go without a shirt and fuck it. Who cares about his body if he can work. And, put of Hero's charm over the last year or so if looking like he shouldn't be able to do the things he can do. The fatness has added to his mystique and aura.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on March 16, 2017, 07:56:53 AM
The stupid part is that they have guys like Bray and Owens on the roster who they push to the moon and are arguably in the same shape as Hero.

I don't know if you're just saying this cause they are the bigger guys on the roster, but Owens and especially Bray are in MUCH better shape than Hero is.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on March 16, 2017, 07:59:09 AM
I don't know if you can say they're in better shape. Hero's a better athlete now than he's ever been.

They look in better shape though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 17, 2017, 04:52:51 AM
The stupid part is that they have guys like Bray and Owens on the roster who they push to the moon and are arguably in the same shape as Hero.

I don't know if you're just saying this cause they are the bigger guys on the roster, but Owens and especially Bray are in MUCH better shape than Hero is.

In "shape" is subjective. I'm talking more about body type. Hero has always had the cardio regardless of his physique, so it's just surprising to me that they would be so hard on him about a gut when you have guys like Bray and Owens who sport similar physiques and yet get pushed (though Bray has lost a bit of his recently). Maybe Hero had a bad attitude backstage back then, I don't know. I'm just going by what was reported, re: having heat for not having a commitment to "getting into shape."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 22, 2017, 11:32:20 AM
I watched last week's episode before this week's and Asuka chilling by the pool plotting the destruction of her division and declaring the title should be renamed the Asuka Title is baller as hell.

Then this week she goes out and utterly murders a jobber and rants at Ember in Japanese.  Alexa surviving at Mania only to die the following Tuesday is destiny.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CletusVanDamme on March 22, 2017, 11:41:53 AM
I watched last week's episode before this week's and Asuka chilling by the pool plotting the destruction of her division and declaring the title should be renamed the Asuka Title is baller as hell.

Then this week she goes out and utterly murders a jobber and rants at Ember in Japanese.  Alexa surviving at Mania only to die the following Tuesday is destiny.

Wish the MITB PPV was coming up sooner than June, do the first womens MITB match and having Asuka come in as a surprise entrant and winning it, then either Alexa or Mickie with the belt constantly paranoid about when she'll cash it in, that'd make for good tv.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 01, 2017, 09:00:51 AM
New belt designs incoming at Takeover tonight: http://www.gerweck.net/2017/04/01/new-wwe-nxt-title-belts-to-be-revealed-at-takeover-tonight/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 01, 2017, 09:04:28 AM
If they update the main title, fine, it's a little gimmicky but I love the current tag titles.  Without seeing new stuff, that makes me kinda sad.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on April 03, 2017, 06:21:49 AM
They're doing a Takeover in Chicago on May 20th, the night before Backlash.

Seems odd that they'd a fifth Takeover but Chicago is probably WWE's hottest market.

Also cool that they're doing a PPV on my birthday! :) Hope it breaks the streak of mediocre to poor PPVs happening on my birthday! Although given current in flux state of NXT's roster and only a month and a half build, not sure that'll happen.


(Other PPVs that happened on my birthday are Judgment Day '01, Judgment Day '07, and Over The Limit '12)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on April 03, 2017, 07:53:59 AM
I'm gonna try to go to that one - Chicago's not too far a drive and I can stay by my mom's place.

I haven't gone to a WWE show since an SD taping about six years ago, when I was turned off from the experience by a subpar product and kids in the audience shouting slurs at the talent. The former's not a concern with a Takeover show, and - as obnoxious as NXT crowds can be - I suspect I can also get through the evening without experiencing the latter.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 03, 2017, 10:41:26 AM
I haven't gone to a WWE show since an SD taping about six years ago, when I was turned off from the experience by a subpar product and kids in the audience shouting slurs at the talent. The former's not a concern with a Takeover show, and - as obnoxious as NXT crowds can be - I suspect I can also get through the evening without experiencing the latter.

It's not like that at all anymore. Unless you have a problem with Kevin Owens repeatedly being called fat.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on April 03, 2017, 10:50:12 AM
That I can deal with. Jack Swagger (of all people) being repeatedly called a faggot is more than I'm willing to tolerate.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on April 03, 2017, 12:25:50 PM
Seems odd that they'd a fifth Takeover but Chicago is probably WWE's hottest market.

Takeovers were bi-monthly before doing them the night before a big four PPV was a thing. I'm glad we're getting one before Brooklyn III this summer.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on April 04, 2017, 05:39:12 AM
EVOLVE and DDT Wrestling are also doing shows in Chicago on the weekend of Backlash. Are we reaching a trend where we are gonna get NXT and big indy shows the weekend of every WWE PPV!?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on April 04, 2017, 06:04:57 AM
Seems like it, yeah, but it's a good thing. More wrestling for the people and more money for the promoters.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 06, 2017, 02:13:51 AM
Video from Drew's debut at the tapings: http://www.gerweck.net/2017/04/05/video-drew-mcintyres-new-nxt-music-and-entrance/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 12, 2017, 11:35:11 AM
Drew needs a real push. World champion material in my eyes.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on April 13, 2017, 04:09:55 AM
Drew and Biff/Oney beat the hell out of each other for our enjoyment.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 13, 2017, 01:43:17 PM
A Ruby Riot/Nikki Cross feud should have the "someone is going to lose a limb here" potential I wanted from a Cross/Asuka match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 15, 2017, 03:43:30 AM
https://youtu.be/f_KLYTo63oc
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: A Happy Medium on April 17, 2017, 06:33:27 PM
I just caught the Drew McIntyre re-debut on NXT and holy shit I see a world champion, too.  He's improved by leaps and bounds and should get the Owens treatment of bringing the NXT Title to Raw or Smackdown to pull double duty.  He's put on fifteen pounds of muscle and still moves around the ring like a cruiserweight.  That excursion he took has him so damned confident in the ring and everything looks so amazingly crisp with stink on it. 

He's added the salt and pepper to the steak.  Give him the rocket push and put the belt on him while they tour the UK.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 17, 2017, 08:39:35 PM
That match was like an abridged version of a match they would have in PWG. He and Oney just beat the shit out of each other. He looks so much bigger (talent wise) than everyone else in NXT right now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on April 18, 2017, 01:22:57 AM
If only they brought back Broken Dreams.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 19, 2017, 04:14:24 AM
WWE ramping up their stereotyping of the Bollywood Boyz on NXT house shows..

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9glr2CVYAA3545.jpg:large)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 19, 2017, 01:21:00 PM
They taped the last TV leading to Takeover: Chicago tonight and the three main matches are:

Spoiler: show
Roode vs. Itami for the NXT title
Asuka vs. Ember vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot for the Women's title (that could be awesome)
AoP vs. #DIY in a ladder match for the tag titles (as should that)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 20, 2017, 09:52:20 AM
They taped the last TV leading to Takeover: Chicago tonight and the three main matches are:

Spoiler: show
Roode vs. Itami for the NXT title
Asuka vs. Ember vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot for the Women's title (that could be awesome)
AoP vs. #DIY in a ladder match for the tag titles (as should that)


I read a couple reports that believe
Spoiler: show
Ember got injured
so will see how that turns out

A couple "maybe" debuts too
Spoiler: show
the women's match was set up from a battle royal in which Candace LeRae participated and Thea Trinidad (Rosita from TNA and Austin Aries' fiance) was in the crowd for an Andrade Almas match, not sure if they are setting up her being his valet as part of turning him into a threat
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 26, 2017, 06:24:22 PM
So Drew McIntyre decided "I'm big, so I'm just gonna kill people now" huh?

They should give the first few rows tarps to catch the blood and tattoos from a Riot/Cross match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on April 27, 2017, 03:14:29 PM
Me, after hearing the first few seconds of Tyler Bate's entrance: "Holy shit, did the WWE pay to use Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer?"

Sadly, it was merely a soundalike.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 06, 2017, 05:22:39 AM
So is Asuka full heel now? Also, why did they call for the bell imediately after she interfered in the battle royal? Battle Royals are supposed to be no DQ!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 06, 2017, 02:47:50 PM
Seems like Ember might be out of Takeover as she's not being advertised as part of the title match anymore.  That was kind of a stupid bump to take.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on May 19, 2017, 04:03:27 AM
Ciampa apparently hurt his knee/ankle at a house show and may be out of the ladder match at Takeover.

Is it me or does it make too much sense to have Scott Dawson come back and help Gargano beat AOP?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: devo on May 19, 2017, 04:26:43 AM
I would like that very much, especially since the Revival/DIY/AOP 3-Way was basically a showcase for how well the first two teams know each other.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on May 19, 2017, 04:40:48 AM
Ciampa apparently hurt his knee/ankle at a house show and may be out of the ladder match at Takeover.

Is it me or does it make too much sense to have Scott Dawson come back and help Gargano beat AOP?

http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/tommaso-ciampa-injury-update-triple-h-nxt-takeover-chicago/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 19, 2017, 04:44:03 AM
I read he hobbled his way to the back on his own and they just replaced the match on tonight's card to let him rest

Hopefully he is good to go but I like the Dawson concept if he's not
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on May 22, 2017, 07:51:07 AM
If only his ankle had been injured, maybe Johnny Gargano would still have a best friend today!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 01, 2017, 02:15:08 AM
Ciampa's promo last night was really great.  It felt like a guy going through a lot of stuff and lashing out at everyone he perceives has betrayed him.  I don't know how long he's gonna be out, but they definitely set up a hell of a return story when he comes back.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Gargano/Ciampa for the title main event the Mania weekend Takeover.

Burch/Dunne was a great TV match too and Itami/Lorcan next week should be good too.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on June 01, 2017, 02:25:24 AM
Ciampa's promo last night was really great.  It felt like a guy going through a lot of stuff and lashing out at everyone he perceives has betrayed him.  I don't know how long he's gonna be out, but they definitely set up a hell of a return story when he comes back.  I wouldn't be surprised to see Gargano/Ciampa for the title main event the Mania weekend Takeover.

Burch/Dunne was a great TV match too and Itami/Lorcan next week should be good too.

I agree but think the promo went a little long. It did however put Ciampa in a sympathetic light, which they never do with these heel turn on tag partners.

Burch/Dunne was pretty fun.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 01, 2017, 06:19:49 AM
Didn't get to watch yet so I am glad Ciampa's thing came off so well as I am really looking forward to this angle.

Last I read on Ciampa, they are figuring out the severity.  By working Takeover, he ended up causing issue to his ACL.  If it is minor, he could be back in a month but if he really screwed it up, there is a projection that he could be out a year.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on June 08, 2017, 11:58:45 AM
Is Oney Lorcan the most underrated guy on the NXT roster?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on June 09, 2017, 01:59:29 PM
Got tickets to NXT Takeover. Itami-Kassius Ohno and Ciampa-Gargano should be based.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: SBofn on June 22, 2017, 01:21:57 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVp4v6IgOoc/

Mauro will be calling NXT. When are the next tapings?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on June 29, 2017, 03:53:32 PM
So that Askua/Nikki Cross match was fun.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 02, 2017, 04:43:16 PM
So I still think Ember Moon is a shit promo....but Asuka slapping her and Ember answering with ECLIPSE OUTTA NOWHERE definitely made me excited about their match.  Ember not picking up the title for the video package shot is a great avoidance of that trope as well.

And Aleister Black is just fucking cool.  I could watch him kick people in the jaw all day.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 02, 2017, 09:22:32 PM
Black is my favorite wrestler currently under WWE contract. When he kicked Itami and sat down, I marked.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on August 04, 2017, 03:16:50 AM
I still can't believe I just watched Tommy End vs Kyle O'Reilly on a WWE produced show. What a crazy world we live in now
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 10, 2017, 11:50:25 AM
https://youtu.be/EB8729gMpNg

https://youtu.be/GF8l0LBNT4k

So.....is this lazy, racist or lazily racist?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 10, 2017, 02:55:01 PM
Black's theme is my wake up alarm. That'll light a fire under your ass at 4am.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on August 10, 2017, 03:09:40 PM
https://youtu.be/EB8729gMpNg

https://youtu.be/GF8l0LBNT4k

So.....is this lazy, racist or lazily racist?

Lazy I think, I'm pretty sure they reused Roddy's theme for Galloway's.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 10, 2017, 04:26:48 PM
I wouldn't read too much into it. I don't know exactly just how in depth a recording session is for WWE but it is time invested. Team B.A.D. didn't last too long and they have that song already at their finger tips, might as well get use out of it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 11, 2017, 10:49:21 AM
Black's theme is my wake up alarm. That'll light a fire under your ass at 4am.

It's my ringtone whenever I get a Facebook notification.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 16, 2017, 12:00:56 PM
Long live the Iconic Duo.

Appreciate that they went with the logical conclusion to the main event of Roode coming out and beating the piss out of Drew because the two faces and Regal were stupid enough to play right into his hands last week.

I'm interested in Brooklyn, but not exactly hyped which is a far cry from the past Brooklyn Takeovers.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on August 17, 2017, 03:24:05 AM
I heard a rumor that Aleister Black will have a special entrance on Saturday. I'm sure others will as well.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 17, 2017, 07:05:11 AM
I heard a rumor that Aleister Black will have a special entrance on Saturday. I'm sure others will as well.

Incendiary, who does his theme, are from NY, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to see if they can come in for it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 24, 2017, 01:22:07 PM
Well, they settled the Women's title issue at the taping tonight.  NXT's Twitter already announced it but I'll spoiler it.

Spoiler: show
Asuka surrendered the title and Regal announced he's negotiating for her to go to RAW or SD when she gets healthy.  They gave her flowers and HHH came out so it seems they're making it into a big segment.


Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 24, 2017, 06:02:05 PM


Spoiler: show
They could get decent heel mileage out of Ember Moon as the person that ran Askua out of NXT,
 I guess.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Flik on August 27, 2017, 05:47:44 AM
Spoiler: show
Actually, considering how Ember was acting near the end of that match, you could have her just slowly descend into madness because she didn't actually pin Asuka. She'll play it up like she's run her out of town and the title is hers, but everyone can point at that fact and have Ember just go insane over it.

I think she could work well in that role.

Fuck me. Thought I spoilered that.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 30, 2017, 11:41:09 AM
Peyton Royce has gotten damn good in the ring.  Really good match with her and Riot this week.

And I forgot how awesome Heavy Machinery was.  And how horrible a promo Roderick Strong is.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on September 02, 2017, 10:52:19 AM
Peyton Royce has gotten damn good in the ring.  Really good match with her and Riot this week.

Billie's kick/big boot to set up the finish was fantastic.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 06, 2017, 11:56:20 AM
Asuka's English has gotten pretty damn good.

The fact that they didn't really bring up the injury as *the* reason she's giving up the title makes me think even more that this was always the plan.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 12, 2017, 03:42:50 PM
http://www.gerweck.net/2017/09/12/kairi-sane-announced-for-title-match-at-wwe-nxt-takeover-triple-h-comments-on-myc-finals/

Kairi will be fighting for the vacant title at Takeover: Houston.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 15, 2017, 12:24:28 PM
Pete Dunne is a great man charging into the ring to rescue his title from those three mean men.

Spoiler: show
The women's title match at Takeover will be a four-way.  Kairi Sane qualified already and they did two triple threats for two of the other spots which were won by Ember Moon and Peyton Royce.  I guess they'll do another at the next taping or someone is debuting.  I kinda want Peyton to win because #IconicDuo4ever but it's probably gonna be Moon.

Also, Aleister Black is feuding with the Velveteen Dream for some reason.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on September 15, 2017, 12:29:20 PM
Regarding the second part of your spoiler, they'll probably make them into an odd couple tag team. And somehow it'd actually work.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 21, 2017, 12:26:20 PM
Sanity and McIntyre vs. Cole/Fish/O'Reilly is a hell of a six man tag right there.  Throw Dunne in with the heels to make it an 8-man of equal greatness.

And I take it back, I'm kinda really into a Black/Velveteen Dream feud.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 23, 2017, 02:45:34 PM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 28, 2017, 04:52:30 PM
STOP 👏 HAVING👏 RODERICK 👏 STRONG 👏 CUT 👏 PROMOS 👏

Oney Lorcan is a national treasure.  That match with Lars was straight out of a 1988 episode of WCW.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on October 01, 2017, 04:56:01 PM
Anyone know when Takeover:Houston tickets go on sale?  Might actually spring for a ticket if I can scrape the cash together.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 04, 2017, 11:36:40 AM
Spoiler: show
WAR GAMES AT TAKEOVER
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on October 04, 2017, 11:53:25 AM
Spoiler: show
WAR GAMES AT TAKEOVER


I was just coming in here to post this. Holy crap, I love it!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on October 05, 2017, 02:38:01 AM
Match lineup/spoilers for the Takeover card (http://www.gerweck.net/2017/10/04/spoilers-on-the-card-for-wwe-nxt-takeover-wargames/)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 11, 2017, 12:22:59 PM
Almas and Gargano had a hell of a main event this week.  Second week in a row with a Takeover-caliber match.  I'm also enjoying The Undisputed Era's continual fucking with SAnitY which obviously will snowball to lead to War Games.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on October 12, 2017, 05:16:38 AM
I might need to marry Nikki Cross.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 26, 2017, 10:34:40 AM
I don't know why the Black/Dream feud is as compelling as it is.  Maybe it's the simplicity of the whole thing. 

I do like how they aren't calling it Takeover: War Games yet on the actual show even though everyone and their mother knows about the match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on October 26, 2017, 11:05:11 AM
Yeah, that Black/Dream feud should not be working. On paper, it just seems so dumb. But both guys are doing great with it. I can't wait to see where it goes. I said from the start I'd love to see an old couple team.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on October 28, 2017, 10:51:46 AM
I hate it.

I absolutely was behind Patrick Clarke 100% during Tough Enough. And he is showing that he's clearly very talented. But I hate this character for a wrestler. If he was a manager, great! I'm trying to keep an open mind about it, but from how Black's been booked versus how Dream's been booked so far, it should be no contest.

I think they could create some magic in the ring, given their talents, but so far I'm not liking it.

We shall see.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 02, 2017, 07:13:51 AM
Even though I knew it was coming the ending with everyone brawling and Regal storming out saying basically "FUCK THIS YOU ARE ALL IN WAR GAMES!" was still a huge "FUCK YEAH!" moment.

Gargano/Aichner was also a damn good match that put Aichner over pretty strong while keeping up Johnny's hard luck storyline.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: The Amazing Rando on November 02, 2017, 07:18:26 AM
The rules are pretty insane. I'll spoiler them since I don't know if it's meant to be a surprise.

Spoiler: show
starts 1 v 1 v 1 and after five minutes becomes 3 v 1 v 1 and then another five minutes then 3 v 3 v 1 and then another five before everybody's in. Pinfalls might get a win, too, but I don't remember. I'm assuming Roddy gets left in there alone for a pretty rough ten minutes before AoP wrecks shit, though I also assume after the first group comes in the other two will be RELUCTANT PARTNERS to try and survive.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 02, 2017, 07:24:59 AM
https://youtu.be/0JwOuPG7mQo

https://youtu.be/9vSSVCZm03M

https://youtu.be/xOzDiMQS_6U
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 09, 2017, 05:43:18 PM
So Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan is suddenly a Takeover match but Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano for the UK Title will be a pre-show taped for TV match.

That's.....odd.  You'd think it would be the other way around.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 11, 2017, 02:58:41 PM
Zelina Vega has been watching her Paul Heyman tapes I see.  Now she just needs to bust out "Señoras y señores, mi nombre es Zelina Vega" and "Mi cliente Andrade Cien Almas"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on November 11, 2017, 03:25:50 PM
Either that, or bring back "Damas y caballeros..."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Dobbs3K on November 26, 2017, 12:45:51 PM
So guys, I haven't posted here in a long time, but I watched the Wargames match last night. It was good in parts, but not sure if overall it was a good match, you know? Didn't hate it, but parts of it didn't quite click. I guess there were some spots that felt really contrived and that bugged me a bit. Does that make sense sense? They did a decent job of telling a story around Adam Cole.

FWIW, I thought the rest of the matches on the show were overall quite good.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 29, 2017, 02:12:08 PM
Taping spoilers:

Spoiler: show
Fish and O'Reilly won the tag titles.

Gargano and Ohno had what was called "one of the best matches ever at Full Sail"

Aleister Black and Adam Cole (BayBay) had a match.

Johnny Gargano won a four way to become #1 contender, presumably at the Rumble Takeover.  Perhaps he wins to set up Gargano/Ciampa at the Mania Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on December 02, 2017, 06:54:37 PM
https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/wwe-nxt-listed-usa-network-schedule-december-13-247291

While neither WWE nor the USA Network have announced this, the USA Network's program grid for December 13th lists WWE NXT at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
------

so here's everyone's chance to supprt NXT on tv I guess.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 06, 2017, 02:16:10 PM
Gargano/Ohno was a hell of a match.  Told a good story of Johnny finally putting it all together.

Almas shouldn't do promos in English.  Just let Zelina do her Heyman and maybe yell in Spanish.  El Idolo is a good name, though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on December 07, 2017, 03:49:23 AM
I was actually impressed with Lars Sullivan's promo.

I like that NXT is trying different things with backstage promos too.

Knowing how Hunter is all about "serious wrestling" especially after hearing Jimmy Jacobs interview on Jericho's Podcast I wonder if we will ever get New Japan style pressers after matches/shows?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 07, 2017, 07:34:41 AM
Who is the "S♠️♠️N" promo for?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on December 07, 2017, 08:39:34 AM
Who is the "S♠️♠️N" promo for?

Shayna Bazler
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on December 07, 2017, 10:29:47 AM
Who is the "S♠️♠️N" promo for?

Shayna Bazler

Fuck. That promo actually interested me. I have no interested in ever seeing her in a wrestling ring again, though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on December 14, 2017, 02:08:17 PM
https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/wwe-nxt-averages-841000-viewers-usa-network-episode-247966

Quote
Given the value of wrestling programming, that's not a number that would seem to make USA try to add it to the package regularly since Tough Enough did better numbers and wasn't renewed, though the 55-minute episode of NXT did air at 7 p.m. Eastern time instead of what is traditionally considered prime time for television.

NXT did a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demo for the episode, which was 22nd for the night on cable in terms of original programming. The only other USA show to rank was the season three finale of Mr. Robot, with that averaging 454,000 viewers and doing a 0.19 rating in the demo.

The problem more than anything is WWE doesn't attract quality advertising.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 16, 2017, 04:00:26 AM
I think most would agree that as enjoyable as NXT is (and still always my favorite weekly show), something had just seemed off since really the large quantity of call ups in 2016.

I really feel like War Games was kinda the start of the new era and personally think the show is starting to get some of its aura back again.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on December 18, 2017, 10:39:26 AM
I miss the NXT of 2014/2015.  It was cant miss TV on the network.  Just doesnt feel the same seeing all my favs doing nothing on the main roster. *looks at tyler breeze*
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Nymyzys on December 18, 2017, 09:38:49 PM
I have a friend who rarely watches NXT, so I've been trying to update him as far as gimmicks go. What would you all describe Aleister Black's gimmick as? Occult Kickboxer?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 19, 2017, 01:53:52 AM
Sounds about right. ;)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on December 19, 2017, 03:33:01 AM
Handsome occultist
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Hawk 34 on December 19, 2017, 05:24:58 AM
E-fed character come to life.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 11, 2018, 09:03:02 AM
Shayna Baszler is fucking evil and it's so great.  She curbstomped Dakota Kai's elbow into oblivion (how the hell they pulled that off without really fucking her up I don't know).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on January 12, 2018, 01:36:25 AM
(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/q86/p235x350/26814943_1705898132781962_1020829088380598476_n.jpg?oh=88c99722781b5dcfc35246eace7724f0&oe=5AB0635E)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 18, 2018, 09:59:11 AM
Really like how they set up Gargano's promo this week.  It felt spontaneous and came across as Johnny finally having enough of Vega's bullshit and deciding to pour everything out to fire himself and the crowd up but, in putting his shot up against Dream, showing that his emotions still get the best of him leading to questionable decisions like putting his title shot on the line to prove himself.  Apparently that match is fucking great too.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 02, 2018, 04:13:37 AM
Dusty Rhodes Classic is coming back. http://www.gerweck.net/2018/02/01/the-dusty-rhodes-tag-team-classic-will-be-returning/

First entrants in the spoiler below.

Spoiler: show
William Regal has announced the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be returning

The first team that have announced their entry is Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler now calling themselves The Forgotten Sons
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 02, 2018, 02:50:59 PM
Big debut from the spoilers..

Spoiler: show
https://youtu.be/kHU-La3psJM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on February 15, 2018, 01:03:56 AM
One thing I love about Sanity, besides them just being awesome, is that each member that has had a singles match has their own theme, but it's just a variation of the Sanity theme.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 15, 2018, 07:58:02 AM
Agreed. I really like Nikki's.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on February 16, 2018, 05:52:16 AM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/all/2018/02/Billie_Kay_Pro--ca6722bf9d96af06ec5481ef95c2d475.png)

So umm...has Billie Kay looked a bit...different to anyone?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 16, 2018, 05:55:34 AM
Her shoulders don't look real.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Harley Quinn on February 16, 2018, 07:37:00 AM
There's also a weird indentation on her left rib area (viewer's right) and her arms look overly thin.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on February 16, 2018, 09:55:37 AM
She definitely didn't have that tan on the indies.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 19, 2018, 07:14:33 AM
Next faction being tested on NXT tour shows (sounds like a heel group as they have been targeting Sanity)..

Spoiler: show
A new faction is being tested in NXT at non-televised live events, involving Chad Lail, Steve Cutler, Wesley Blake, and Lacey Evans. Three of these individuals – Lail, Cutler, and Evans – have one thing in common: they’re all former members of the United States Marine Corps. Lail, formerly known as Gunner in Impact Wrestling, served in the USMC as a machine gunner and was a lance corporal before transitioning to professional wrestling. Steve Cutler served in the Marines between 2007 and 2011 and served two tours in Afghanistan. Evans was a member of the Marine Corps Special Reaction Team and served in the Corps for five years after she enlisted at the age of 19.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2018, 08:01:53 AM
In many parts of the country that won't be a heel group.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 21, 2018, 11:36:46 AM
Damn, hello Candice.  And the second Vega sticks her nose in she's all over her.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 21, 2018, 11:51:05 AM
FUCK YOU CIAMPA
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 21, 2018, 12:40:23 PM
So what route do they go with this? Unsanctioned match with Ciampa vs Gargano at the next TakeOver?

Or does Ciampa follow Gargano to 205 Live in an attempt to boost viewership of that show?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 21, 2018, 01:07:49 PM
Also, what venue is this with the stairs instead of a ramp?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 21, 2018, 01:14:03 PM
Also, what venue is this with the stairs instead of a ramp?

The legendary Center Stage Theater.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 21, 2018, 01:15:52 PM
Also, what venue is this with the stairs instead of a ramp?

The legendary Center Stage Theater.
Oh, did they switch there permanently?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 21, 2018, 01:17:38 PM
Don't think so.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 21, 2018, 01:23:25 PM
They had "scheduling issues" with Full Sail.  They're taping the last episodes up to Takeover back in Florida in March.  Hopefully the Full Sail crowd remembered you're supposed to react to stuff when you go to a wrestling show.

Gargano/Ciampa needs to main event Takeover even if there's no title involved.  It's their money match right now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on February 23, 2018, 01:09:31 AM
I read this morning that they don't publicize when someone in NXT gets popped for wellness violation. Could explain some of the seemingly random disappearances over the past year (Dream, Lars, AOP).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 23, 2018, 02:14:20 AM
DRTTC brackets:

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/talent_champion_xl/public/all/2018/02/20180222_NXT_DustyRhodes_Bracket--92de03571bb7898020032f39bc848d27.jpg)

I'm kind of shocked War Machine isn't in this..

I also have to say that the team of Tino and Riddick do absolutely nothing for me.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on February 23, 2018, 12:03:58 PM
I know it'll never happen, but I'd love to see TM vs Lorcan and Burch with Lorcan and Burch winning to take on Fish and O'Reilly. Those matches would be fantastic.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on February 23, 2018, 01:19:16 PM
DRTTC brackets:

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/talent_champion_xl/public/all/2018/02/20180222_NXT_DustyRhodes_Bracket--92de03571bb7898020032f39bc848d27.jpg)

I'm kind of shocked War Machine isn't in this..

I also have to say that the team of Tino and Riddick do absolutely nothing for me.

Their theme does for me at least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AUbLg4fhMA
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 23, 2018, 01:26:07 PM
Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss look like their names should be switched. I can't explain it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 23, 2018, 01:40:02 PM
If Street Profits beat Heavy Machinery I swear to God.....
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Broward on February 24, 2018, 04:41:53 AM
Sooooooooo Sanity vs AoP finals eh?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 24, 2018, 04:46:48 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if TM61 pulls it off seeing they have been hyping their return.  I think AoP again or Sanity would be a waste as both will likely be headed to main roster post-Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 04, 2018, 01:08:57 PM
Reports from the house show tonight are that Bobby Fish may have been hurt.  Details not out yet.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 05, 2018, 07:50:59 AM
NXT Takeover: Chicago II confirmed for Money in the Bank weekend in June.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 05, 2018, 07:53:32 AM
Also the next pre Survivor Series TakeOver will be War Games 2.

http://nodq.com/news/522292021.shtml
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 07, 2018, 11:00:47 AM
Spoiler: show
They're introducing a new title, the NXT North American Title which will be up for grabs in a 6-man ladder match (involving EC3) at Takeover.

Also, Gargano attacked Ciampa so we're on the way to that fireworks factory
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 07, 2018, 11:04:58 AM
Was looking at spoilers and Mustache Mountain was replaced by a makeshift team for Round 1 of the Dusty Classic.  Did I miss something?  Is someone hurt?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 07, 2018, 12:27:04 PM
Seven worked a match later in the tapings.  Through some digging I saw Tyler hurt his knee on an indy show in the UK.  And this, his 21st birthday...  :'(
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on March 08, 2018, 01:06:56 AM
That ladder match is stacked. All the Takeovers deliver after the fact but I can't remember such a stacked card with the proper builds and all in years.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 08, 2018, 01:10:44 AM
Spoiler: show
I'm not crazy about a new title being introduced but I guess with all the talent coming in, they needed something else for people to fight for who aren't in the main event scene. I'm going to go with Adam Cole as the victor with Riccochet as my second choice
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 08, 2018, 02:34:04 AM
Spoiler: show
I wonder if they are saving Gargano/Ciampa for the next Chicago Takeover. The symmetry is there and the Mania one seems pretty stacked already so they probably want that match to be the one to build the Chicago show around.  They only did one segment at the taping about it so it doesn't seem like they are in a hurry.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 08, 2018, 02:40:44 AM
Spoiler: show
I wonder if they are saving Gargano/Ciampa for the next Chicago Takeover. The symmetry is there and the Mania one seems pretty stacked already so they probably want that match to be the one to build the Chicago show around.  They only did one segment at the taping about it so it doesn't seem like they are in a hurry.


Spoiler: show
I get that but it also feels wrong to leave Johnny off the biggest show of the year.  Then again, it may be if Ciampa is clear to go or not.

I read that the winner of the tag match at Takeover also is considered the winner of the Dusty Classic.  So that makes it a bigger joke if Undisputed Era retains, AOP should be going main roster and they don't need Dunne/Roddy as tag champs.
  I feel they booked themselves in a corner unless they throw War Machine in as a surprise but even that is sucky to call a team not in a tournament the tournament winner.  Wonder if this was the plan for Mustache Mountain that was just derailed by the Bate injury but I doubt it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 08, 2018, 02:42:17 AM
Spoiler: show
I read that they might strip TUD of the tag titles since Fish is injured. I'd rather they just drop the belts myself but I thought they were going to do otherwise
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on March 08, 2018, 06:19:50 AM
http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/abbey-laith-released-nxt/#.WqGZhijwbIU
Abbey Laith got released from her contract. Damn shame that they really didn't do anything with her but I guess it's just case of her being lost in the shuffle since so much talent has been added to women's division.

Upside is I get to see her again in Beyond soon presumably.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 08, 2018, 07:35:31 AM
That's too bad about Abbey. =\
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 08, 2018, 11:49:49 AM
http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/abbey-laith-released-nxt/#.WqGZhijwbIU
Abbey Laith got released from her contract. Damn shame that they really didn't do anything with her but I guess it's just case of her being lost in the shuffle since so much talent has been added to women's division.

Upside is I get to see her again in Beyond soon presumably.

Don't know how true it is, but I was reading that she ended up rubbing people the wrong way and got a bad attitude backstage. It got to the point where even Ruby Riott, one of her good friends pre WWE started to distance herself from Laith.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 08, 2018, 12:19:13 PM
Sage Beckett also released..
http://www.gerweck.net/2018/03/08/another-nxt-release/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 08, 2018, 01:41:17 PM
http://nodq.com/news/522564731.shtml

Quote
According to Dave Meltzer, Bobby Fish underwent surgery today for minor tears in both his ACL and MCL. Fish is expected to miss around six months of action. Regarding the tag-team titles, it appears that Adam Cole will take Fish's place in the tag team title match at NXT Takeover: New Orleans and Undisputed Era won't be stripped of the titles.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 09, 2018, 02:02:09 AM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 09, 2018, 03:01:18 AM
I feel bad Ohno is just a job guy and won't ever get to main roster but someone has to do it and he could have it worse.

I am really curious about EC3's theme.  I loved his TNA theme so hopefully they come up with something cool.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on March 09, 2018, 03:05:42 AM
I feel bad Ohno is just a job guy and won't ever get to main roster but someone has to do it and he could have it worse.

I am really curious about EC3's theme.  I loved his TNA theme so hopefully they come up with something cool.

Shit quality, but this is what he had at the house show:

https://youtu.be/NdcFpaCsPBc
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 09, 2018, 03:07:55 AM
Ohno is almost guaranteed to transition to being a coach at the performance center which will actually be a pretty sweet gig for him and his knowledge is amazing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 09, 2018, 04:20:22 AM
I feel bad Ohno is just a job guy and won't ever get to main roster but someone has to do it and he could have it worse.

I am really curious about EC3's theme.  I loved his TNA theme so hopefully they come up with something cool.

Shit quality, but this is what he had at the house show:

https://youtu.be/NdcFpaCsPBc

I'm happy they made sure to have his name in the lyrics in case anyone forgot who he was  ::)

I was always on the EC3 bandwagon, but I'm wondering how he works. He's great on the mic, but he's never been anything special in the ring, so working with some of the more talented NXT guys should be interesting.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 10, 2018, 05:58:08 AM
I feel bad Ohno is just a job guy and won't ever get to main roster but someone has to do it and he could have it worse.

I am really curious about EC3's theme.  I loved his TNA theme so hopefully they come up with something cool.

Shit quality, but this is what he had at the house show:

https://youtu.be/NdcFpaCsPBc

Thanks for sharing - sounds kinda like a takeoff of the TNA theme
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on March 10, 2018, 10:22:50 AM
God, I wish they had Trouble for him.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 10, 2018, 10:58:55 AM
LOL WWE posted the entire Takeover card, and deleted it immediately, to their Facebook: http://nodq.com/news/522708488.shtml

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 13, 2018, 02:37:39 PM
Apparently that unstable dude who got shot outside the PC a couple years back is at it again..

https://youtu.be/E9T3X5nQMoc
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 15, 2018, 04:04:33 AM
Man, this dude is brilliant:

Quote
“I don’t like the word fan. Fan is short for ‘fanatic’. Everyone that follows The Dream is a supporter, more or less. Supporters, they’re where the heart is. They don’t need ‘merch’. They don’t need to show their affection by wearing a sandwich board on their bodies, logos. No, no, no… people who support the Dream are a little bit more sophisticated than that. All you have to do is say his name. Try it.”

source: SportsNet’s Aftermath show; transcription credit to Bill Pritchard for WZ
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 15, 2018, 11:16:00 AM
I'm watching the rest of the Dusty Classic under protest after Heavy Machinery lost to the fucking Street Profits.  I like Montez Ford fine but FUCK ANGELO DAWKINS SO HARD.  Guy's been in developmental how long and he still looks like he's six months in.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 21, 2018, 02:33:33 PM
Ciampa slowly ripping up that young girl's Gargano sign should be the new NXT intro from now on.

I almost feel like the match is too big for the Mania Takeover (even though it's Mania weekend and it'll still be the biggest match on the card). Build the ENTIRE Chicago Takeover around it and the serendipity of doing it in the same building the turn happened.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on March 23, 2018, 06:29:50 PM
The New Day will fight your children, and now apparently Ciampa is willing to fight grannies.

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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 24, 2018, 10:34:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZPW0udKWLw
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on March 27, 2018, 02:55:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZPW0udKWLw

The highlight of this was Heavy Machinery’s commentary.

“ITS A FORD!”

“JOHNNY JOHNNY!”

“ITS BULKING SEASON!”
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on March 27, 2018, 03:05:12 AM
Also the IASIP reference with cultivating mass.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 27, 2018, 04:16:40 AM
I love Otis  - he was a big part of me even bothering to post that
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 28, 2018, 02:38:16 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jrt0NZXk7c
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 28, 2018, 05:30:56 AM
Someone on Twitter, or Instagram, I can't remember which, had said that Dakota Kai is a better Bayley than Bayley and I'm inclined to agree.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 28, 2018, 12:25:52 PM
As much as I like how they are doing different things for backstage segments instead of the usual "Meet the GM in his office" trope, maybe don't keep doing them outside so the noise from the wind drowns out what someone is saying.

This might be the best Takeover since Dallas.  Certainly the one I've been most hyped for since then.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on March 28, 2018, 08:15:33 PM
So, that groundbreaking news about the groundbreaking North American title to set up the groundbreaking ladder match at the groundbreaking Takeover was interesting. Did someone take out stock on the word groundbreaking? They used it like 30 times when talking about the new title.

I don't know if I've ever seen a crowd go so ape shit over a mediocre wrestler like that crowd did for EC3. It'll be fun when he's out wrestled by guys like Black, Dream, Cole, etc., and they still go crazy for him. And he needs to be a heel. He's not a good face.

The Takeover show has a very good card, but I'm getting more and more tired of the weekly show. It's 80% filler and one good match a week.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on March 29, 2018, 01:01:52 AM
I thought he was a heel? Faces don't usually interrupt the GM and expect a title to be handed to them.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 29, 2018, 07:57:40 AM
So Cole is pulling double duty at Takeover including working a ladder match? That guy has become the workhorse of the brand with taking some scary bumps in that hardcore match with Black then coming back the next night to compete in the Rumble.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on March 29, 2018, 05:11:54 PM
Someone on Twitter, or Instagram, I can't remember which, had said that Dakota Kai is a better Bayley than Bayley and I'm inclined to agree.
seconded.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 31, 2018, 07:34:09 AM
On the EC3 topic, he will definitely be a heel.  Bobby Roode first appeared in NXT the same way where they let the crowd be excited he was there and then just turned him into a bag of dicks.  Once Ethan is in the ring with all the workrate guys and does his schtick, he will be a heel.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 03, 2018, 07:47:16 AM
https://youtu.be/KJExbQZ4OZs
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on April 03, 2018, 08:23:28 AM
Absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 03, 2018, 08:34:29 AM
Has an old school vibe to it - I dig it
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 03, 2018, 08:48:22 AM
I don't like the red. The plate design is great though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 05, 2018, 04:55:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLaQSbZlI58

lmao - RE: Adam Cole "he qualifies himself as a baby.. EC3 is a man."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 05, 2018, 08:23:39 AM
lawdmercy

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_l/public/all/2018/04/002_TITLE_03122018gd_0259--6b11d31cb3910490f621ac56a73ec9b2.jpg)

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_l/public/all/2018/04/001_TITLE_03122018gd_0067--380adf9011106f235bf97abcf7471a06.jpg)

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_l/public/all/2018/04/003_TITLE_03122018gd_0104--471e0aa42337a576ce1b84fba4bd3be9.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 11, 2018, 12:25:03 PM
Liv Morgan leaks the NXT tapings schedule in her IG story, smh...

http://www.gerweck.net/2018/04/11/liv-morgan-leaked-the-nxt-script-for-tonights-full-sail-tapings-on-her-ig-story/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 11, 2018, 02:05:38 PM
War Raiders just doesn't have the same ring to it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on April 11, 2018, 02:16:15 PM
Sane is gonna be told to knock off that "telescope" gesture since it looks like jacking off.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on April 12, 2018, 02:27:53 AM
Also, I lowkey love how Kyle O'Reilly has taken Hogan's air guitar gimmick.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on April 13, 2018, 02:01:23 AM
War Raiders just doesn't have the same ring to it.

It just doesn't roll off the tongue. But like any other name in WWE I'll get used to it from hearing it so much and then if they ever go back to the indies I'll be like "War Machine? Who?"
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 13, 2018, 02:21:46 AM
I'm guessing they didn't do War Machine due to the Marvel character?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 13, 2018, 02:27:30 AM
I was thinking because they already have Heavy Machinery.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on April 13, 2018, 02:27:57 AM
I'm guessing they didn't do War Machine due to the Marvel character?

Maybe. I think WWE just wants to be able to market the name and own it.

I can never figure out their logic behind who gets to keep their name or not. My thought is kind of that guys like EC3 and Richochet signed their names over to them to where they won't be able to use them if they ever left WWE.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on April 13, 2018, 02:57:58 AM
Well don't forget the MMA fighter War Machine who is a felon and beat a porn star within an inch of her life.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on April 13, 2018, 03:15:32 AM
Well don't forget the MMA fighter War Machine who is a felon and beat a porn star within an inch of her life.

Did you watch the season with him on it? I felt like he was a loose cannon with emotional issues when I watched the show, as did I think everyone else who watched it. So you know none of that came as a huge shock when it came out. Just wondering if I was in the same boat as everyone else.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 20, 2018, 06:21:14 AM
So I basically want a War Raiders/Heavy Machinery match like yesterday.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on April 26, 2018, 08:44:44 AM
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NXT is kinda fucking awesome right now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 27, 2018, 12:20:38 AM
#TommySportsEntertainment is one of my favourite things going today.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 29, 2018, 04:49:19 PM
Of all the topics for me to talk about on this week’s NXT, this may seem random but they really should not break up Sabbatelli and Moss.  The tag division is starting to get bloated but these two will flounder even more as singles.  Honestly, the best spot would be a mid-level heel team that are the lackeys for EC3, seeing as the only gimmick I can see Tino playing is basically what EC3 is already.  Hoping the teased breakups are just how EC3 lures them in and gets them on the same page.  Then again, what do I know?  Last time I thought they needed to keep a team together was when they broke up Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger early on and that worked out better for that duo in the long run.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on April 29, 2018, 11:58:34 PM
Of all the topics for me to talk about on this week’s NXT, this may seem random but they really should not break up Sabbatelli and Moss.  The tag division is starting to get bloated but these two will flounder even more as singles.  Honestly, the best spot would be a mid-level heel team that are the lackeys for EC3, seeing as the only gimmick I can see Tino playing is basically what EC3 is already.  Hoping the teased breakups are just how EC3 lures them in and gets them on the same page.  Then again, what do I know?  Last time I thought they needed to keep a team together was when they broke up Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger early on and that worked out better for that duo in the long run.

That thought never even crossed my mind, but that would be great for them. I don't care about either one of those guys, but to be EC3's Miztourage would be a great fit for them. Both the singles and tag divisions are stacked right now, so finding room for them in either would be an issue. At least doing that, they could get on TV and work on their characters.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on April 30, 2018, 02:00:17 AM
Danny Burch finally a full-timer: http://www.gerweck.net/2018/04/30/danny-burch-signs-a-wwe-contract/
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on May 03, 2018, 04:31:06 AM
I don't like this Dakota Kai is scared of Shayna Bazler thing. I mean, unless it has a payoff where Dakota flips her shit and ambushes Shayna with a chair or something. But pissing her self like a scolded dog  is something a heel normally does, not a face. It's almost the Brock/Seth feud but with the NXT ladies.

MAYBE it was a peak into the plans when she told Vanessa Borne she wasn't scared of Borne.

I just can't see a wrestling promotor featuring a marketable babyface with the gimmick of being weak and scared unless the longterm booking plan was to build him or her up. Almost like "we fucked up with Bayley so we're going to get it right this time."
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 03, 2018, 07:39:43 AM
Well..the last time Kai and Baszler were in the ring together, this happened:

(https://i.imgur.com/Qq97pf4.gif)

You can understand Dakota's PTSD.  I can totally see them building to a match in Brooklyn with Kai (aka Kiwi Bayley) getting the big win.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on May 03, 2018, 08:06:28 PM
Yeah I get the being fucked up over a big attack.

I guess I'm too used to booking the faces as never being afraid and the heels being the fraidy cats.


FYI I'm conscious that I'm nit picking, honestly my only real complaint on NXT of late. Well... I hate that I'm just starting to come around on Almas and he moves up to be lost in the shuffle.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 09, 2018, 03:25:05 PM
Main event for Takeover Chicago is
Spoiler: show
Black vs Lars Sullivan for the title. Also, Gargano/Ciampa in a street fight.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 10, 2018, 07:39:59 AM
You can't give me The Hossening: Tag Team Edition and only have it go like four minutes!  Hanson looks like Otis' Nordic ancestor.

NXT is fucking great all around right now.  This week's episode was top notch from beginning to end.  Can't wait for Dream and Ricochet's barn burner at Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on May 10, 2018, 09:22:08 AM
Yeah, I was pretty bummed out about the length of the tag match.

The main event was fantastic though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2018, 07:51:05 AM
This week's episode was probably the best one in..geez...at least a year.  Everything is just firing on all cylinders and even the shit-ass Full Sail crowd is reverting back into their tolerable 2014-15 selves and is actually reacting to shit instead of trying to get themselves over (well..mostly).  Ricochet/Dream at Takeover is a sleeper MOTYC in the making.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on May 17, 2018, 07:59:26 AM
If it's a MOTYC I think it'll be because of Ricochet. I have been impressed with his character and charisma but have only been into certain matches of his where he's being carried by the other person (IE. Aleister Black). But the presence of Ricochet in this will make it very very good and Dream has proven he can be lead by a good worker.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 17, 2018, 12:13:11 PM
That Dream/Ricochet bit was fantastic and really got me hyped for a 15-20 minute match between the 2. Dream is so talented and has pro wrestling down perfectly. He totally gets everything about it, and should have won Tough Enough.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on May 17, 2018, 01:49:24 PM
Heel would have if they didn't let the fans vote and just had the coaches make cuts.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 17, 2018, 02:05:31 PM
If it's a MOTYC I think it'll be because of Ricochet. I have been impressed with his character and charisma but have only been into certain matches of his where he's being carried by the other person (IE. Aleister Black). But the presence of Ricochet in this will make it very very good and Dream has proven he can be lead by a good worker.

Well, to be honest, you'd think it's a given that the 23 year old 3 1/2 year vet would be carried in most of his matches.  His match with Ohno wasn't great because he was going too fast and trying too much along with Ohno having a bad night.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 18, 2018, 11:38:12 AM
If it's a MOTYC I think it'll be because of Ricochet. I have been impressed with his character and charisma but have only been into certain matches of his where he's being carried by the other person (IE. Aleister Black). But the presence of Ricochet in this will make it very very good and Dream has proven he can be lead by a good worker.

Well, to be honest, you'd think it's a given that the 23 year old 3 1/2 year vet would be carried in most of his matches.  His match with Ohno wasn't great because he was going too fast and trying too much along with Ohno having a bad night.

That was one of his very few off matches. It ended much better than it began, but it was really choppy to start. A few missed spots by both guys. All his other big matches have been very good, and his work with Black was just amazing. Whoever wrote that story should be in charge of WWE's entire TV work because it was so perfectly done.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on May 26, 2018, 04:13:58 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the team of Dijak/Brennan Williams as the Towers of Power on NXT TV soon.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 30, 2018, 11:55:18 AM
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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on May 30, 2018, 02:29:30 PM
Holy fucking shit!!!!!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on May 30, 2018, 04:43:45 PM
My knees feel like they're going to blow out just from seeing that.  Amazing athleticism, but man that could have gone SO wrong.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on May 30, 2018, 05:43:53 PM
Nikki Cross is awesome.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on May 30, 2018, 08:15:51 PM
Dream's reaction to that spot was fantastic.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on May 31, 2018, 02:26:41 AM
My knees feel like they're going to blow out just from seeing that.  Amazing athleticism, but man that could have gone SO wrong.
Yeah.. I like Ricochet, but the dude is a shattered ankle waiting to happen.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2018, 03:00:24 PM
I like TM61's (who apparently are now "The Mighty") complex new finisher of "punching the guy in the back of the fucking head".

Also, we don't deserve Nikki Cross.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 08, 2018, 01:37:07 AM
https://youtu.be/rdZiGOHeJ6Y
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 16, 2018, 03:16:34 AM
Just getting around to this week's show.  Does anyone else think we are getting a Kassius Ohno heel turn?  I know part of the reason he isn't used a lot is he is more player/coach than talent but they put so much emphasis on his "devastating losses".  They are too loaded on the babyface side and even some of the top heels are guys the crowd really wants to cheer.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 16, 2018, 03:49:31 AM
I'd love to see him get a nice heel run. Just plowing through guys after having enough losing.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 16, 2018, 04:35:50 AM
That's the direction it feels like they are heading to me but I just can't see them doing it at the moment with the loaded roster nor do I see them really putting him over some of these other acts on the show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 19, 2018, 06:19:04 AM
Spoiler: show
 Moustache Mountain beat the Undisputed Era for the tag titles at the Royal Albert Hall taping.  I just bought a UE shirt last night so blame me.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 20, 2018, 11:55:49 AM
Bianca Belair should be the top female heel on NXT instead of Shayna.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on June 21, 2018, 02:15:39 AM
Bianca Belair should be the top female heel on NXT instead of Shayna.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on June 21, 2018, 02:26:50 AM
She's still green, but she's got a ton of potential. She's got a fleshed out character, she's athletic as hell, and she stands out. She's only been training for a short time, but they've got something in her. I was very impressed with her during the Mae Young Classic. I don't love the hair whip as it can be a problem with hurting people, but she's got IT.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 21, 2018, 05:32:15 AM
I usually skip post-Takeover episodes because they are mostly recaps, but Belair/Kai was pretty damn good and the video recap on the street fight was incredible.  Can't wait to see where they go during the tapings tonight.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 21, 2018, 01:29:32 PM
Spoiler: show
Undisputed Era won the tag titles back at the tapings.  Also, it's going to be Kairi Sane vs. Baszler in Brooklyn and they teased Ciampa going for Black.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 24, 2018, 11:32:04 AM
Oney Lorcan needs orbital bone surgery.  That's a huge shame because he had carved out a great niche for himself and Burch.  You could pretty much bank on every match of his being fun because he went 100 MPH every time on offense or defense (which is probably why he needs surgery).
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on June 28, 2018, 07:02:55 AM
Ciampa is tweeting God of War gifs and using "boy" in his promos.  He's fully embracing the gimmick.

The Undisputed Era beatdown of the jobbers (started by Strong's Tiger Knee) and subsequent six-man with Moustache Mountain and Ricochet was fucking awesome.  NXT is on fire right now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on June 29, 2018, 01:05:39 AM
Trying to remember this is supposed to be developmental but I'm very cold on Kona Reeves.

And as of right now no one on the roster in the women's division strikes me as a threat to Bazler. Cross was my best bet and maybe it'll take more than one match to get there, but currently: nope.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: RedJed on June 29, 2018, 02:19:42 AM
I'd argue that Kari Sane has been underutilized for awhile and has been a threat to her though since she beat her in the Mae Young Classic last year. So good to see them finally jump on the program

Anyway, hell of a main event on the most recent show. I was a bit surprised they already had Ricochet do a job in a random thrown together match like that, but it is what it is.

The tease of Cole/Ricochet got me hoping we see this at Takeover Brooklyn though.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 11, 2018, 12:16:28 PM
I can't wait until Chris Dijak moves past the standard "introductory jobber" phase of his NXT career and gets his first Takeover match where they let him go nuts.  He's Big Cass with 100x the atheticism and 10000x the personality and presence.

I also like where they're going with Gargano snapping when something even reminds him of Ciampa and Ciampa is quite happy leaving him behind to torment Black now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on July 11, 2018, 11:32:45 PM
I can't wait until Chris Dijak moves past the standard "introductory jobber" phase of his NXT career and gets his first Takeover match where they let him go nuts.  He's Big Cass with 100x the atheticism and 10000x the personality and presence.

I also like where they're going with Gargano snapping when something even reminds him of Ciampa and Ciampa is quite happy leaving him behind to torment Black now.

I wonder if they are going to pair Dijak up with Keith Lee once he debuts?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 13, 2018, 10:22:14 AM
Kairi's new bridging cloverleaf submission is kinda boss.  It shows her range as she can be known for something other than an elbow drop.  She's also showing a lot more personality (and that she's a pretty decent English promo) so if it's her vs. Shayna at Takeover there's a good contrast between the surly-ass champion that wants/loves to hurt people and the fun, ball of energy babyface that you want to see win.

Really intrigued to see how Black/Ciampa goes in two weeks.  So much so that I'm going to really try to avoid spoilers for the next taping and hope WWE doesn't blab what happens on Twitter anyway.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 13, 2018, 10:44:03 AM
I think Gargano will interfere to make sure Black wins. Obviously Black will get mad.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 13, 2018, 11:11:05 AM
It just feels like Black's reign as champion has been overshadowed all year by this feud.  If he's champion in Brooklyn a Takeover title match (that will have only a few weeks build) will again semi-main to Ciampa vs. Gargano III.  I'd love the biggest heel in the company win the title (especially if an overzealous Gargano causes it) and drive Johnny even more mad to lead to one last big blowoff where Johnny finally wins the title and exorcises his demons.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on July 14, 2018, 07:50:33 PM
Gargano vs Ciampa for the title at takeover is absolute money. Black doesn’t need it and if anything he’s ready for a call up.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 16, 2018, 09:08:27 AM
They announced WarGames for Takeover LA. I don't think I'm going to go only because I'm not sure I can go to two shows again two days a row like that. It was hard the first time even when one was right down the street and driving to LA two days in a row for that and Survivor Series is just too much.

I am also going to NJPW on 9/30 and NXT next Friday.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 18, 2018, 12:19:54 PM

Can we give promo videos six stars too?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on July 18, 2018, 12:52:26 PM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 18, 2018, 01:02:00 PM

(https://i.gifer.com/Vt9u.gif)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 18, 2018, 04:17:10 PM
Well I am weak and read the spoilers.  Here's the Brooklyn card:

Spoiler: show
- Tomasso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black (NXT Championship)
- Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane (NXT Women's Championship)
- Undisputed Era (c) vs. Moustache Mountain (NXT Tag Titles)
- Adam Cole (c) vs Ricochet (NXT North American Title)
- EC3 vs. Velveteen Dream

Looks like another solid as hell card.

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on July 19, 2018, 05:23:20 PM
I can't wait until Chris Dijak moves past the standard "introductory jobber" phase of his NXT career and gets his first Takeover match where they let him go nuts.

Now that they've renamed him Dominik Dijakovic it may be close.

Wish they left of the "ovic".
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Conspiracy_Victim on July 23, 2018, 02:12:13 PM
Well I am weak and read the spoilers.  Here's the Brooklyn card:

Spoiler: show
- Tomasso Ciampa (c) vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black (NXT Championship)
- Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Kairi Sane (NXT Women's Championship)
- Undisputed Era (c) vs. Moustache Mountain (NXT Tag Titles)
- Adam Cole (c) vs Ricochet (NXT North American Title)
- EC3 vs. Velveteen Dream

Looks like another solid as hell card.


Spoiler: show
All heel champs, despite the love Adam Cole gets everywhere.  Truly the darkest timeline.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on July 23, 2018, 04:10:13 PM
Spoiler: show
Someone doesn't love him because they hacked and took over his twitter account.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 25, 2018, 11:59:37 AM
FUCK I WISH I DIDN'T SPOIL MYSELF.

Once that match went into gear it was Takeover quality.  Drake took a MAN SIZED ref bump.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Mik on July 27, 2018, 01:42:49 AM
I was thinking about NXT Brooklyn and I really think if they go the Sami Zayn route with Gargano winning the title it will be one of the best moments I can ever remember in wrestling.

They've set it up even MORE than when Zayn refused to hit Neville with the belt as Gargano has actually spent months becoming unhinged and fucking up because Ciampa is living in his head.

If there's somehow an opportunity for Johnny to cheat or be violent to win and he forgoes it to lock in the Gargano escape and get the tap out... it really will be something amazing and the Brooklyn crowd will blow the roof off.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 01, 2018, 08:49:38 AM
(https://i.redd.it/40mvy0t73jd11.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 01, 2018, 10:03:19 AM
Bucketfullofassholes.jpeg
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 01, 2018, 11:04:56 AM
Undisputed are basically babyfaces in my experience going to the show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 01, 2018, 11:12:02 AM
Please have Heavy Machinery replace Gallows and Anderson on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 01, 2018, 02:32:04 PM
I'd like to believe six months from now Kona Reeves will be one of those guys were gonna suddenly say "holy shit this guy is actually really good" because it's NXT, but holy shit this guy sucks.  And that blonde dye job and powder blue tights he has looks fucking ridiculous.  He looks like a JCP jobber from 1988.

And I like to think Adam Cole is the one everyone actually likes and O'Reilly and Roddy are his shitty little toadies.  The pouty face Kyle had when he didn't have a title belt to play shitty guitar on for a few weeks was awesome.

Two mid-match distractions with full music and video this week.  Just reminds us that this is still a WWE product.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 01, 2018, 03:05:24 PM
RUB IT IN THAT STUNT GRANNY'S FACE TOMMY SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT!!

A+ ending this week.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on August 02, 2018, 11:31:56 AM
According to Meltzer Black injured himself after being crotched by Ciampa at a house show. He didn't say if he'd be out of the match or not but it's looking that way.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 02, 2018, 11:51:40 AM
It was at the show after the one I went to. Clearly he has been cursed.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 08, 2018, 08:34:31 AM
Looks like Black's injury is going to take him out of Takeover so we'll get Ciampa/Gargano III for the title. I guess they can slot another face in there but who?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 08, 2018, 10:16:21 AM
Good thing they did the title switch when they did.  Even when a major star gets injured it somehow works out for NXT.

All the other big faces are all tied up already for Brooklyn.  They actually managed to incorporate Black well into the Gargano/Ciampa war, so just throwing another random face in there would make no sense.  They'll probably just make it a ladder match or something to compensate.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 08, 2018, 10:30:06 AM
I can see them announcing something like the winner of EC3/Dream goes on to be the third man in the triple threat as a wild card. Just a thought.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on August 08, 2018, 10:31:22 AM
I think they can sell this as a straight wrestling match. It's the one match they haven't had.
Ciampa could even tell Johnny that he can't beat him in a straight match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 08, 2018, 11:16:19 AM
The Bella triplet in the opener tonight should get a contract.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 08, 2018, 01:18:42 PM

So the rebooking has begun.  I can't decide my favorite part of this:

- Johnny casually walking past Regal after presumably trying to murder Aleister to get Ciampa all to himself

- The Undisputed Era speeding off in a convertible like in a teen beach movie.

- Tucker Knight saying "hey, it's Aleister" and trying to get a selfie with a dead man.

All we needed was a Kevin Owens cameo and it'd be perfect.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on August 08, 2018, 01:38:21 PM
That segment really did have everything. Heavy Machinery at the end really got me.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 08, 2018, 02:08:11 PM
I'm pretty bummed out about the injury. I'm also not that surprised as he worked the house show the night before the injury like it was a Takeover match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 09, 2018, 09:27:38 AM
They'll probably just make it a ladder match or something to compensate.

Close. It's gonna be a Last Man Standing match.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on August 09, 2018, 05:22:16 PM
I’m super bummed that my first takeover live won’t have black. But on the same token. Ciampa and gargano are going to kill each other for my pleasure.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 11, 2018, 04:39:33 AM
The Bella triplet in the opener tonight should get a contract.

Just watching this now - I thought I recognized her when she came out and then when they talked all the mechanic stuff it hit me she worked Impact a few months ago.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 15, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
It really is amazing that you can watch Angelo Dawkins this week and a match of his from like 2015 and not tell the difference.  The Street Profits are fun but that team is like 80% Montez Ford and he deserves a good solo run eventually.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 15, 2018, 04:04:42 PM
I've been saying that since they debuted. The tag team I can do without but Ford has great potential and I can't wait until he's out on his own.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 15, 2018, 04:14:48 PM
O'Reilly called one of his Takeover opponents Trent "The Beast" Severen.  I hate how much I love how much of a fucking shit he is.  Undisputed Era promos are awesome because it feels like a group of bullies from an 80s teen movie or sitcom just hanging out and being dicks, but instead of Mustangs, they use title belts and trophy tops to show off.

Speaking of people they should shit or get off the pot with, Aliyah.  She seems to be stuck in the JTTS role forever in NXT.  She got wrecked pretty nicely by Kairi Sane this week, at least.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 15, 2018, 04:38:50 PM
https://youtu.be/FcHV-zJUCfg

They could have just ended this video at the :30 mark and it would have been just fine.  That's the good shit right there.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 15, 2018, 08:03:28 PM
O'Reilly called one of his Takeover opponents Trent "The Beast" Severen.  I hate how much I love how much of a fucking shit he is.  Undisputed Era promos are awesome because it feels like a group of bullies from an 80s teen movie or sitcom just hanging out and being dicks, but instead of Mustangs, they use title belts and trophy tops to show off.

Speaking of people they should shit or get off the pot with, Aliyah.  She seems to be stuck in the JTTS role forever in NXT.  She got wrecked pretty nicely by Kairi Sane this week, at least.

If Cobra Kai was real, they'd be Undisputed Era.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Damaramu on August 16, 2018, 04:18:49 AM
O'Reilly called one of his Takeover opponents Trent "The Beast" Severen.  I hate how much I love how much of a fucking shit he is.  Undisputed Era promos are awesome because it feels like a group of bullies from an 80s teen movie or sitcom just hanging out and being dicks, but instead of Mustangs, they use title belts and trophy tops to show off.

Speaking of people they should shit or get off the pot with, Aliyah.  She seems to be stuck in the JTTS role forever in NXT.  She got wrecked pretty nicely by Kairi Sane this week, at least.

I don't think they need to do anything with her. You'll always need JTTS and just plain jobbers. Why can't she be one from now on? The entire WWE midcard is.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on August 30, 2018, 04:22:22 AM
Come on Mr. Regal, put Nikki Cross in charge of the Black investigation.  You know you want to. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on August 31, 2018, 06:34:59 AM
Going by this week's TV, I'm going to predict Undisputed Era vs War Raiders, Riccochet, and Pete Dunne in War Games, Gargano/Dream, and Ciampa/Black at the next Takeover.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 31, 2018, 08:48:16 AM
I want to see a team of Keith Lee and Dream. Dream is carried to the ring on Keith's shoulders as he cuts promos. The Limitless Dreams would rule all!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 08, 2018, 04:31:33 PM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on September 10, 2018, 01:20:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92NwS1YrW3g
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 11, 2018, 09:03:27 AM
Just getting around to last week's show now.  Finally pulling the trigger on that heel Ohno but the roster is so stacked, I can't see it mattering much.  And he is probably better as a gatekeeper babyface at this point than forcing EC3 to be heel because NXT crowds love putting themselves over.

I was happy to see Forgotten Sons finally debut because I know they've been working the Florida loop for some time and they could be a solid middle of the division unit.  Never the champs but enough of a threat to help teams get over. I was worried they were going to job given Street Profits being the opponent but we got the schmozz.  You know what?  With how deep the division is. Profits will never get the belts - just break them up and let Montez become a star.  I mean, if American Alpha didn't get to stay on the team on main roster, no way can they justify keeping Ford with Dawkins, who still seems pretty uncomfortable out there. 

Actually, second thought, in the past I said combine the best part of the Profits and Heavy Machinery and make an Otis/Montez team but after bringing up Alpha, once they turn Roode heel on Bobby Roode, bring up Montez.  I want a Montez Ford/Chad Gable tag team in my life.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 11, 2018, 09:04:29 AM
OTIS COFFEE SHITS

A STAR IS BORN
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on September 11, 2018, 09:43:01 AM
Just getting around to last week's show now.  Finally pulling the trigger on that heel Ohno but the roster is so stacked, I can't see it mattering much.  And he is probably better as a gatekeeper babyface at this point than forcing EC3 to be heel because NXT crowds love putting themselves over.

I was happy to see Forgotten Sons finally debut because I know they've been working the Florida loop for some time and they could be a solid middle of the division unit.  Never the champs but enough of a threat to help teams get over. I was worried they were going to job given Street Profits being the opponent but we got the schmozz.  You know what?  With how deep the division is. Profits will never get the belts - just break them up and let Montez become a star.  I mean, if American Alpha didn't get to stay on the team on main roster, no way can they justify keeping Ford with Dawkins, who still seems pretty uncomfortable out there. 

Actually, second thought, in the past I said combine the best part of the Profits and Heavy Machinery and make an Otis/Montez team but after bringing up Alpha, once they turn Roode heel on Bobby Roode, bring up Montez.  I want a Montez Ford/Chad Gable tag team in my life.

Just put Montez with his lady and have them be a cocky heel tandem.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 13, 2018, 09:39:28 AM
YES PUT HEAVY MACHINERY ON THE BLACK CASE!  TUCKY AND DOZY WILL MAKE THAT TOMATO CHAMPS SPILL THE BEANS AND THEN THEY CAN EAT THEM WITH STEAK!

Goddamn I love NXT right now.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 20, 2018, 10:26:35 AM
Ricochet/Dunne was another damn good match though a tad indy-riffic at times (especially on Ricochet's part).  Kinda amazed that Dunne's been champ for 450+ days.

The ending made sense too since Undisputed Era are those guys that see someone building a sand castle on the beach and decide to kick the hell out of it.  I wonder if War Games will be another 3 trios affair or will Fish be cleared to make it 4 v 4 against Dunne, Ricochet and War Raiders?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on September 20, 2018, 12:45:48 PM
Is Jaxon Ryker Gunner from TNA/Impact?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 20, 2018, 12:56:11 PM
I believe so.  I FFed past that match because the Forgotten Sons do nothing for me.

Not a huge spoiler IMO, but they set up the Kairi/Baszler rematch for Evolution at the tapings tonight, which makes total sense.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 27, 2018, 08:09:32 AM
I know it gets said often but I just love how NXT is laid out.  The Black thing was pure misfortune yet they've turned it into a way to get all of their stories either started or continued and I really dig it.  The bulk of the current story arcs are running through that night in the parking lot and accusations surrounding the events.

On a side note, as I am at the conclusion of the Sane-Borne match, even though they haven't done much with her, I dig Vanessa Borne and think she has a lot of upside.  The other funny thing is she used to be one of the Fox Sports Arizona girls that hyped up what twas going to be on Fox Sports during games, so kinda funny remembering that when you see her take a finisher or do something dastardly as a heel.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 27, 2018, 08:11:44 AM
I'm watching this week's episode and just love how Regal is used on this show.  Whenever he shows up to the ring you know big stuff will get announced and I loved how he played dean to the Undisputed Era, completely blowing off their attempts at intimidation and laying down the fuckin' law. 

I still love that EC3, a guy whose theme brags about how he is in the 1%, is a face.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 27, 2018, 08:15:54 AM
Agree with Regal being a great GM.  Still remember enjoying his transition to the role from color commentator to take over for JBL.  It will be a sad day when Regal is no longer NXT GM.

As for EC3, I think that is weird too and as much as I love him, he is a better heel but they did shift that the 1% isn't supposed to be financial 1% anymore but the Top 1% of the SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.

And my, Kona Reeves is the NXT Ziggler taking the fall for all the new toys.  He had EC3 and now he is going to be the first mini-feud for Keith Lee. lol.

Love Main Event OTIS
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: ViciousFish on September 27, 2018, 08:17:42 AM
That main event was awesome. I loved the finish. It looked like Ciampa had to damn near commit murder to beat him. The first DDT looked exceptionally brutal.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on September 27, 2018, 08:38:32 AM
At first I hated that they gave Ciampa a theme other than the crowd booing the fuck out of him, but its growing on me.

GET HIM DOZY!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on September 27, 2018, 05:00:33 PM
https://youtu.be/5Voz94Jprxg
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 04, 2018, 05:10:48 AM
Lacey Evans is forming the in-ring chops to match her character ones which is a great development.  I also love how she beat Candice the same way Dream beat Johnny because the Garganos are apparently NXT's version of the McFly family.

Speaking of, Dream vs Ciampa for the title?  I'll allow it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 05, 2018, 10:26:46 AM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 11, 2018, 04:55:29 AM
This Dream/Ciampa promo is glorious.

AND HERE'S NIKKI!  "AYE KNOW WAT YEW DAD!".  So glad she wasn't called up.  She's a focal part of the show without actually wrestling.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 18, 2018, 11:38:29 AM
Another great episode this week.  Both the tag title match and Belair/Cross had non finishes but furthered the feuds.  They should just put Belair/Cross on Evolution because that show desperately needs matches.

Plus, Black is back and Nikki told her secret. 
Spoiler: show
The tapings imply but don't explicitly say that Gargano was the culprit, but the theory that it was actually Candice and we get a tag match with the Wrestlings vs. Cross and Black at Takeover is appealing to me.

Also, the War Games match is 4 v 4 with Dunne/Ricochet/War Raiders vs Undisputed Era.  That should be awesome.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on October 22, 2018, 03:47:17 AM
I just saw the video for the attacker reveal. How dumb.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on October 25, 2018, 03:47:23 AM
Black fucking up the world backstage and stomping to the ring, then ending Lars with one kick was absolutely incredible.  I am really intrigued at where they go with Gargano now.  Does he get fucked up six ways from Sunday by Aleister and THAT finally snaps him out of it or does he align back with Ciampa and form Evil DIY?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on October 25, 2018, 10:00:11 PM
Ciampa has been tweeting heel DIY teasing all week. It’s been glorious.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on November 08, 2018, 07:31:27 AM
In a year of awesome Takeovers, Takeover War Games could be the best one.  If they decide to move Ronda/The Man onto the card and lock them in War Games I'd be fine with that too.

Broken Johnny Wrestling's promo explaining why he attacked Black was great too.  Candice's segment?  Not so much.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 01, 2018, 04:00:38 AM
According to the spoilers:

Spoiler: show
EVIL DIY HAS RISEN!
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on December 01, 2018, 05:21:49 AM
In a year of awesome Takeovers, I might have to say Brooklyn IV might be my favorite top to bottom card. I think Gargano/Almas for the NXT title is the best match out of all of them but BK was a better event overall with NOLA not too far behind.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 06, 2018, 01:35:00 AM
So much greatness on this week's episode:

- A pretty damn good TV match with Dakota Kai and Shayna Baszler.
- The Undisputed Era finding a new clubhouse in what looked like a shipping container.
- A Heavy Machinery video with copious amounts of steaks and/or weights.
- A fucking AWESOME ending segment with Ciampa, Gargano and Black where Ciampa manipulates the other two into a steel cage match versus each other for his amusement.

I love this fucking show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 06, 2018, 02:08:08 AM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Harley Quinn on December 09, 2018, 02:47:25 AM
"The following are the results from the NXT Live Event held in Green Bay on Friday night. There was an injury scare for Dakota Kai during her match. Fans in attendance report that Kai suffered some kind of leg/knee injury that that made her collapse in the corner of the ring. The referee stopped the match and checked on her before throwing up the X symbol indicating she needed medical attention from the staff in the back. She left and the match continued without her."

Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 09, 2018, 07:58:08 AM
Hate seeing that to any performer and even more unfortunate timing for her seeing she was being used in a key role on both NXT and NXT UK.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on December 09, 2018, 03:55:08 PM
😢 I love me some Dakota Kai.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 13, 2018, 01:31:22 AM
I completely understand Tyler Breeze's mindset when people tell him "You're getting wasted, bro" after this week's episode.  Dude can just waltz back into Full Sail, get a hero's welcome and wrestle Ricochet.

Also, the music was a bit much but if they're going to have Aleister Black cut promos, the one he did is probably what they should all be like.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 15, 2018, 01:24:43 PM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 19, 2018, 01:42:47 PM
EVIL DIY LIVES!  Luke finally joined the Emperor.

Also, that was not a great debut for Jessamyn and Shafir.  If they don't trust them to do anything but the most basic shit they probably  shouldn't do a Horsewomen v. Horsewomen match anytime soon.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on December 20, 2018, 12:23:22 AM
Seriously. They're so green. Like celebrities doing a one-off match green. Do they even have the name value outside of Ronda to even warrant putting on tv? I'd never even heard of them until they put them in the crowd a few years back.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on December 20, 2018, 06:18:52 AM
Seriously. They're so green. Like celebrities doing a one-off match green. Do they even have the name value outside of Ronda to even warrant putting on tv? I'd never even heard of them until they put them in the crowd a few years back.

Other than Marina is married to Roderick Strong, nope.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on December 27, 2018, 09:27:04 AM
I can't get into the Forgotten Sons. Bland as fuck to me.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on December 27, 2018, 10:34:12 AM
So Ciampa is aiming Gargano at the North American title to keep him occupied and distracted.  I'm down for a Gargano/Ricochet Takeover match.

That women's four way was kinda terrible.  It felt like nobody was on the same page at all.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 03, 2019, 03:32:43 PM
Added to Takeover: Phoenix tonight

Spoiler: show
Ricochet defending against Gargano


I need to get my tickets soon
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 19, 2019, 02:11:45 PM
Just watching this week's show now and at the Bianca promo.  Did they purposely find the dorkiest people they could find doing her dance to show so we knew she is face now?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 19, 2019, 02:24:53 PM
I don't think Shayna Baszler gets enough credit for how good she's become as a complete package.  Really hope she is treated better than a Ronda lackey on thee main roster.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 19, 2019, 03:13:10 PM
It's barely been a year, too.  I thought she was going to be a shit MMA gimmick that wouldn't make a Takeover, but she plays the bully role so well and has backed it up in the ring plenty of times.  In a perfect world she goes up and has a tremendous feud with Bayley (to put over how mean she can be) before doing a "In MMA you passed me, but here you're not in my league" feud with Ronda.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 19, 2019, 03:16:57 PM
I agree.  I wasn't familiar with her before, wasn't super enthused with her during the original Mae Young Classic.  I figured the MMA gimmick but thought she'd get pushed hard enough to make Takeover whether the fans bought into her or not.  But she's worked hard and has become really good.  Love your fantasy booking as I think that would be an ideal way to make her a star.  Not sure how many resources they do give her on the main roster given her age, sadly.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: CookieMueller on January 21, 2019, 08:55:46 AM
She wrestled for a while in indies too, so people can't even bitch that she just waltzed in due to Ronda connections. I think she's a truly vicious, unlikable heel and there's not very many of those in the female divisions of the WWE.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on January 21, 2019, 04:58:08 PM
My only worry is that Shayna is 38. She needs out of developmental soon if she wants some longevity on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on January 24, 2019, 04:28:31 AM
Io and Sane leaping off pods with moonsaults and elbows to take the women's tag titles, plz.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on January 24, 2019, 10:35:43 AM
I really dislike Shayna in the sense of she's REALLY good at her job. They're either doing a good job with her or she's super talented. She's on my short list of people I can't really see being a face.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 25, 2019, 12:15:56 PM
Two matches announced for next week, which means they will be taped ahead of Takeover Phoenix:

Io/Kairi vs. Shafir/Duke
Street Profits vs. Forgotten Sons

These are both cases where I am excited to see the first team listed live only to be very indifferent to their opponents.  Had read that people were pretty impressed with Duke at the PC, so maybe she will turn around.  I do like Shayna way more than I did this time last year.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 07, 2019, 04:32:34 AM
This week's episode was fantastic. 
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 24, 2019, 05:05:59 AM
One match for Takeover New York was announced in a taping a few days ago

Spoiler: show
At the NXT UK taping, Pete Dunne defending his title against WALTER has been set for Takeover New York
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on February 24, 2019, 07:17:40 AM
One match for Takeover New York was announced in a taping a few days ago

Spoiler: show
At the NXT UK taping, Pete Dunne defending his title against WALTER has been set for Takeover New York


Spoiler: show
Does this mean that NXT Takeover Blackpool was a letdown or are they just combining brands for Wrestlemania weekend to cut down on costs?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 24, 2019, 07:37:48 AM
One match for Takeover New York was announced in a taping a few days ago

Spoiler: show
At the NXT UK taping, Pete Dunne defending his title against WALTER has been set for Takeover New York


Spoiler: show
Does this mean that NXT Takeover Blackpool was a letdown or are they just combining brands for Wrestlemania weekend to cut down on costs?


Spoiler: show
No clear answer, think the info is too fresh to know.  My guess is with all the callups, that is a surefire smark Dream Match to help sell and carry the card while also promoting another brand in their big stage.  I wouldn’t read anything into it other than what could be a really good match coming up.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on February 24, 2019, 09:39:56 AM
Spoiler: show
I don't even know if a NXT UK WrestleMania Week show was ever in the works? It makes sense that they'd stick a few NXT UK Matches on Takeover New York to me
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: no fact, no matter on February 27, 2019, 02:44:51 AM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on February 28, 2019, 08:51:51 AM
Apparently Ciampa's injured again.  Fortunately, they've got a bunch of TV in the can so he can rest up for whatever he does at Takeover. 

This week's episode is another fucking banger, too.  #DIY RETURNS!

And give Lee and Dijakovic 15-20 at Takeover
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on February 28, 2019, 09:16:53 AM
Ilja is a god damn superstar.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: muzzington on February 28, 2019, 10:46:05 AM
He's awesome.

I hope they keep the name Dragunov. That's such a great name.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 06, 2019, 12:34:08 AM
Ciampa is getting neck surgery this week and is out of Takeover NY. No plan as of right now on what to do with the world title but I think Johnny Champion is in place. Makes the most sense considering everything.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 07, 2019, 04:17:28 PM
Watch this week's episode.  That is all.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 13, 2019, 03:31:56 PM
Seems like the Takeover card is set after this weeks episode and the tapings tonight:

Spoiler: show
NXT Championship 2 out of 3 Falls: Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole (who won a 5-way to earn the slot)
NXT Women's Championship: Shayna Baszler vs. Io Shirai vs. Kairi Sane vs. Bianca Belair
NXT Tag Team Championship: War Raiders vs. Black and Ricochet (who won the Dusty Classic)
NXT North American Championship: Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle
WWE UK Championship: Pete Dunne vs. WALTER
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 22, 2019, 08:26:44 AM
So....I kinda want Adam Cole to win at Takeover.  It's been UE's stated goal that they will hold all the gold in 2019 and they've kinda been on the downswing lately, so Cole winning in the same building that he debuted in would be cool.  I still think Johnny wins because that was the endgame all along, but if they want him on the main roster with Blackochet, I wouldn't be surprised if he loses but gets the big farewell ovation.

Advantage of only having ~1 hour a week: In the first 20 minutes of the episode they:

1) Announced Ciampa vacating the title
2) Set up the five-way
3) Announced the main event of Takeover
4) Had little hype videos/promos from all the five-way participants
5) Had Queen Cathy backstage interviewing people which allowed the Forgotten Sons to hype their match next week.
6) Aired a video on Ciampa going for surgery
7) Had a confrontation between Belair, Io and Sane to hype the women's title match.

That's efficiency right there.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on March 28, 2019, 06:52:55 AM
A 6/8 Takeover was just announced for San Jose but the kicker is it's not the night before a big WWE PPV. The weekend is exclusively NXT's. Interesting.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on March 28, 2019, 06:55:27 AM
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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: alkeiper on April 12, 2019, 02:08:53 AM
Picked up tickets for an NXT house show in Bethlehem next month. Don't usually get floor seats to a show but this just ran $25 apiece. It's a familiar venue so I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on April 26, 2019, 11:51:43 AM
Watching this week's show. I loved Montez Ford's scream right before Rowe slammed Hanson onto him in the corner. I'm really curious on how Ford fares as a singles star. It's clear that he's gonna be the Shawn Michaels of the pair and he's athletic and charismatic enough to cover up the rest of his shortcomings.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 06, 2019, 02:32:02 PM

Bridgeport, CT seems awfully random but they had to scramble to find a new arena after they bailed on San Jose because of the Saudi show.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 07, 2019, 12:37:30 AM
Just reading the spoilers for the next few shows....I'm a little let down I guess?
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on May 09, 2019, 12:59:16 PM
I haven't watched the last few weeks.  It's the usual "roster getting gutted after Mania" doldrums.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 11, 2019, 12:33:37 PM
I don't think it's 100% confirmed yet but it looks like Percy Watson might have quit NXT citing wanting to make a run for Hollywood. We'll see what comes of this.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 11, 2019, 01:56:37 PM
I think he tried to get into acting in his last run and it was random when he was a cop doing very little in an episode of the most recent season of Atlanta.  Good on him for following his passion but if it doesn't work out, I don't really see WWE bringing him back again.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 16, 2019, 07:11:27 AM
https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/nxt-tag-team-titles-vacated?sf212803280=1

The NXT tag titles have been vacated by the War/Viking Raiders/Experience. Regal will make an announcement next week on what happens to them. I call either Street Profits or Forgotten Sons getting the gold.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on May 16, 2019, 08:00:59 AM
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: alkeiper on May 17, 2019, 01:05:35 AM
NXT House Show Ramblings

I'm a casual watcher of NXT, rarely watch the Indies. So a lot of this talent was new to me. I had my wife with me and she's a decent gauge for a non-fan reaction.

Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) d. Dan Matha and Riddick Moss (w/ Robert Strauss)

Strauss was new to me but had tremendous heat. Looking him up I see that he was Robbie E in TNA. Seems like kind of a generic glasses wearing geeky indy manager. Moss didn't leave an impression. Matha looks like a long lost Basham brother but he's bigger than those guys. Given that he's relatively new, he could have a future. The Street Profits strike me as a Public Enemy type team. They're ok, can't see them ever carrying a division. WWE really needs to do better with gimmicks for POC though.

Kushida d. Drew Gulak (Submission Match)

I liked this. First time seeing Kushida. They worked a mat based style, almost an MMA match. A good change of pace IMO.

Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish d. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan

I really don't understand the appeal of the Undisputed Era. They're fine wrestlers, but they seem dry as hell. And there's four of them? Lorcan was fine. I liked Danny Burch, who looks a bit like the Swedish Angel (the original, not Tor Johnson). My wife asked me why there were so many skinheads in wrestling. I told her male pattern baldness doesn't sell.

Candice LeRae & Io Shirai d. Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir

I heard Duke and Shafir were bad, but I had no issue with them in this. They worked a classic FIP with LeRae.  LeRae was just ok to me. Shirai I've only seen a few times, but it's obvious she is extremely good. First instance of fans yelling to kick a female in the balls, which is unfortunate.

Matt Riddle d. Roderick Strong

Riddle is from Allentown and attended East Stroudsburg University the same time I did. This is the point in the show where my wife became a fan. Riddle is terrific. Strong is competent.

Punishment Martinez d. Keith Lee

I really liked Lee, I feel like he's the kind of wrestler WWE could pop into the main roster and make things interesting. He's different. Martinez is a good veteran. My wife didn't like Martinez's look, she hated this result.

One thing I particularly noted at this point. Almost all these workers come in and have slow, exaggerated poses. It works once or twice but when everyone does it, it's forced. No one comes in with intensity, get this shit over with and let me fight.

Shayna Baszler d. Kacy Catanzaro

I've seen Baszler a bunch, she's tremendous. I would be hard pressed to think of many women who had better looks for a heel. She just looks mean, and she plays it so well. Catanzaro is over her head at this level but the skill she has is obvious and if you're running a wrestling company you would want to find a role for her.

Velveteen Dream d. Adam Cole

Dream is awesome of course. Cole has the most personality of the Undisputed Era, which is to say he has some personality. Fairly standard match, a This Is Awesome chant which made me think, really guys? I think my wife was turned off by the crowd at this point.

All in all a good show. Wrestling fans aren't my cup of tea though and I'd be hard pressed to say I would want to hang out with someone who sat ringside at a wrestling event. Who brings their own belt to a wrestling show? Who carries a prop wrestling belt at all. Are you serious?

Best thing about this was going into the casino afterwards, taking $5 and winning my ticket money back. Thumbs up.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Epic for the Summer on May 17, 2019, 01:10:59 AM
Who brings their own belt to a wrestling show? Who carries a prop wrestling belt at all. Are you serious?

You'd be surprised how common this is.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: alkeiper on May 17, 2019, 01:20:46 AM
Who brings their own belt to a wrestling show? Who carries a prop wrestling belt at all. Are you serious?

You'd be surprised how common this is.
Oh I know. There were dozens of them.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: HSJ on May 17, 2019, 01:52:40 PM
Bobby Fish has to be helped to the back after his tag match at NXT Philly tonight.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 24, 2019, 06:13:22 AM
If the Undisputed Era's NXT intro video wasn't great enough, it was even better the Kyle claimed he "threw it together" the night before
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Bladelock on June 24, 2019, 06:17:26 AM
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Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 24, 2019, 06:26:44 AM
Exactly.

And for those who haven't seen it, they gave Punishment Martinez, now Damian Priest, a superstar entrance.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 24, 2019, 06:38:37 AM
I like the Breakout Tournament and appreciate they included the FKA for all these guys where you can look up their past and not completely ignore it.  I know this is another concept they took from ROH but think it could be a fun tournament and a solid way to introduce some of these guys.  Like, I enjoy Trevor Lee (now Cameron Grimes) but I assumed if WWE picked him up he would be a lowcard 205 Live guy.  Despite all his upside, he just doesn't seem like a WWE guy so interesting how he fares in this thing.

I would not have pinned Mia Yim as the one poised to take down Shayna for the belt finally.  I guess good on her.  She works hard and a lot of people like her.  I just would've preferred Io, Candace or Bianca.

I know Xia and Tanaya were yapping back and forth on Social Media recently (mainly about which between the two of them and their races have better bodies) so I guess they were just trying to heat up this match they had already taped.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 04, 2019, 07:56:48 AM
https://youtu.be/cibE9u3eCp4

This might be the best thing NXT has done all year.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: KingPK on July 11, 2019, 06:14:13 AM
Dream calling a press conference, blowing off the first question and then allowing Queen Cathy a question before blowing HER off and leaving is just so damn great. As is heel Io.  Fuckers gonna die.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Love Harnesser Kamala on July 19, 2019, 01:30:46 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_zOzs7XkAALcRs.jpg)
7'3'' Jordan Omogbehin debuted at an NXT house show last night.

(https://media1.tenor.com/images/0f86589076de7a0d82e90a0ec1d78943/tenor.gif?itemid=7810706)

Shocked if they don't call him the Giant OMG.

Giant OMG Vs Braun at WrestleMania 37 will be epic.
Title: Re: NXT (Part 2)
Post by: Sabre on July 21, 2019, 01:06:06 AM
Giant OMG will debut 2 years before he is ready.