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Title: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 24, 2014, 06:12:22 AM
I just watched This is NXT and it definitely sold me on watching the show regularly.  I don't know if Arrival should get it's own thread but I guess this can be for weekly show discussion.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: RedJed on February 24, 2014, 09:44:33 AM
I believe that was the same episode that was aired as a "best of" show the end of 2013. Yup, 2013 was a very good year for NXT. Unfortunately most of the 2014 shows have not, to me, been up to par to the mid to late 13 stuff but still, now with the network addition, I feel things will start picking up again.

Anyway for anyone who hasnt watched much or any of NXT, that This Is NXT show is a perfect lead-in for sure.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 24, 2014, 10:18:31 AM
Yeah I'm pretty damn excited for the show Thursday. I only know of three matches but I'm sure they will fill it with quality stuff.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 24, 2014, 12:16:36 PM
hey hey hey I know that subtitle
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Harley Quinn on February 27, 2014, 05:21:36 AM
Decided to check this out thanks to the initial posts and to get myself geared up for tonight.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Harley Quinn on February 27, 2014, 06:01:29 AM
Emma/Paige rematch should be great but holy lord that Cesaro/Sami match!  Psyched as hell just to see the rematch.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 27, 2014, 06:16:07 AM
I've got to work and I'm not sure if on demand is working yet.  I might have to wait until a replay on the live stream.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 27, 2014, 06:18:59 AM
I am going to see the Dropkick Murphys tonight so I won't be home for this. I hope it goes up on demand quickly.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 10:52:12 AM
Nash just killed me, when asked how the performance center could have helped him if it were available when he was first training.  "When you think of Kevin Nash, you think of the strong aerial game.  If you'll remember, I was the innovator of the 1190 Moon Bomb."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 10:58:02 AM
Cesaro/Zayn is the first match so don't turn in late!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 11:02:39 AM
Full Sail got a little upgrade.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 11:12:56 AM
This is a fun match so far.  Zayn almost had his head torn off by that uppercut a minute ago.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 27, 2014, 11:19:55 AM
Cesaro did the BROCK LOCK I'M BEATIN
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 11:30:35 AM
That...was a MATCH!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 27, 2014, 11:31:06 AM
If they can do NXT specials like this every few months... man, this Network needs to live forever.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 11:32:14 AM
That was one of the most perfect half hours of pro wrestling I have seen in all my years of viewing
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 11:32:20 AM
Yeah, that was pretty amazing. About died with the uppercut reversal on the through the ropes tornado DDT and it just proceeded to get more and more awesome.

Love Cesaro's discus uppercut signature move.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 11:33:56 AM
I haven't watched a match that intense in a while.  Zayn is way too good to be stuck in NXT and needs to be on the main roster ASAP.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on February 27, 2014, 11:34:43 AM
Stop the MOTY voting now because I doubt anything's topping that!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 11:35:31 AM
Following up the greatness with the two biggest shitbags in NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 11:36:12 AM
Mojo must use Red Bull when brewing his morning coffee.  I don't know anything about the guy but he's definitely hyper.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: tekcop on February 27, 2014, 11:36:57 AM
Sami/Cesaro was pretty much perfect.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 11:37:51 AM
Mojo must use Red Bull when brewing his morning coffee.  I don't know anything about the guy but he's definitely hyper.

He fucking sucks. That's all you need to know.

EDIT: Bonus fact: most of his offense is ass-based. Like Rikishi or a diva, except not.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 11:38:40 AM
Mojo must use Red Bull when brewing his morning coffee.  I don't know anything about the guy but he's definitely hyper.

He fucking sucks. That's all you need to know.

EDIT: Bonus fact: most of his offense is ass-based. Like Rikishi or a diva, except not.

Ha! Gotcha.  All I needed to know.  He even uses the Earthquake Squash.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 11:45:20 AM
Really? Was hoping for Enzo and Big Cass.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 27, 2014, 11:50:26 AM
One of the little things I've loved so far: The commentary. Calling moves by their proper names, and Regal is brilliant as a colour analyst.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 11:52:52 AM
TOTAL ELIMINATION tmJoeyStyles
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 11:54:03 AM
That was a fun tag match.  The Ascension were quite entertaining.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 12:12:44 PM
Better Than Batista chant. Amazing.

Great match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 12:14:17 PM
What an awesome sub.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 27, 2014, 12:15:00 PM
Sick submission.

Fire every diva except AJ and put these two on RAW.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 27, 2014, 12:16:23 PM
The Man That Gravity Forgot is an all time great nickname.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 27, 2014, 12:16:58 PM
Since I'm a fool, I had forgotten that Pac was Adrian Neville until I just heard them refer to him as "The Man That Gravity Forgot".  I missed the entire first hour, so I'll have to catch the replay later.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 12:19:01 PM
Well worth catching up on.  Except for Hype man at least.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 27, 2014, 12:22:19 PM
Can't wait for my generalsocketerror as I try to watch later!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 12:24:06 PM
First time the stream has gone out
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 27, 2014, 12:25:35 PM
Yep stream is dead. Well it comes back for like 5 seconds, then dies.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: fazzle on February 27, 2014, 12:26:26 PM
Not working for me on PS3 or PC.   great.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 27, 2014, 12:26:45 PM
Bo Dallas is my favourite John Cena parody character
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 27, 2014, 12:26:56 PM
Seems like its back, but doesn't bode well for Mania unless they get their shit straight. Was only about a 5 minute or so window, but yeah. Wasn't just me that was having issues... was out for everyone it seemed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 27, 2014, 12:27:09 PM
Wrestlemania will have like ten times as many people
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 27, 2014, 12:27:41 PM
Zbysko only showed up because he knew Jericho wasn't going to be there.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 27, 2014, 12:28:09 PM
For those who missed out on the 5 minutes, Alexander Rusev came out and destroyed Xavier Woods and Tyler Breeze. He and Lana have this Ivan and Mrs. Drago vibe going.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 27, 2014, 12:28:11 PM
My stream has been fine.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 27, 2014, 12:29:16 PM
When Tyler Breeze came out is when my stream went to shit... it seemed to come back right at the end of that match after being in and out.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 12:29:48 PM
Still out, I did an update and yup, still dead
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on February 27, 2014, 12:30:21 PM
Mine froze during Stephanie's promo for close to ten minutes so I'm just now catching Woods-Breeze.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on February 27, 2014, 12:31:32 PM
And literally as I type that, I get kicked out to the main screen and when I go back in it skips to HBK cutting a promo.  Not liking the odds of WrestleMania going off without a hitch.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 27, 2014, 12:32:08 PM
My stream froze during Tyler Breeze's entrance, then it went back to the middle of Cesaro-Zayn.  Then I tried loading several times again and I'm getting the "Error:  Cannot Play Video At This Time"

WTF
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 12:32:16 PM
It will play for 10 seconds and then go to a loading screen and just stall
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 27, 2014, 12:34:00 PM
Now it sent me to HBK cutting a promo, then a quick cut to Tyler Breeze in the ring pre-match, then it booted me back to the home screen

grrrrrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 12:34:27 PM
switched to iPad, so it's playing fine now
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 27, 2014, 12:34:41 PM
Mine seems to be going along fine right now. I'm on my laptop though, so not sure if people on Ps3/Ps4 or other devices are still having issues.

This still doesn't bode well for mania either way.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 27, 2014, 12:34:56 PM
It will play for 10 seconds and then go to a loading screen and just stall

at least we can't watch it on demand later
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 27, 2014, 12:35:43 PM
Just did the same exact thing only now with Pac making his entrance

I'm wondering if trying start from beginning and skipping forward will work.  Probably not.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 27, 2014, 12:35:49 PM
Sick submission.

Fire every diva except AJ and put these two on RAW.

And Summer Rae.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: AlaskanHero on February 27, 2014, 12:36:19 PM
Now it sent me to HBK cutting a promo, then a quick cut to Tyler Breeze in the ring pre-match, then it booted me back to the home screen

grrrrrrrrrrrrr

This is the problem I'm having on the PS3. Switched to the PC and it has been fine so far.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 12:36:50 PM
No issues with my stream. On a laptop. Stopped a few times and I refreshed it and it went straight back to live.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 27, 2014, 12:40:23 PM
Now it sent me to HBK cutting a promo, then a quick cut to Tyler Breeze in the ring pre-match, then it booted me back to the home screen

grrrrrrrrrrrrr

This is the problem I'm having on the PS3. Switched to the PC and it has been fine so far.

Yeah, it's working on my laptop now.  But the VQ sucks on my laptop (Macbook Pro) compared to my PS3/TV.  Meh
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 12:41:18 PM
I keep getting the Adrianne Neville hype video and Tyler Breeze's entrance.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 12:49:31 PM
Just popped back on for me after a long break.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 12:51:09 PM
TV stream working again
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 27, 2014, 12:53:28 PM
Glitch aside this was a great show top to bottom
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 27, 2014, 12:53:36 PM
That ladder match just seemed so pedestrian.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 12:54:30 PM
Red Arrow is SICK!  If Evan Bourne ever comes back, Air Bourne isn't so cool anymore.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 27, 2014, 01:00:42 PM
Tech glitch hurt but overall very nice. Cesaro/Zayn far and away the highlight but Emma/Paige and the title match (the parts I saw) were both pretty good.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 27, 2014, 01:01:09 PM
That was worth $10 right there. 

Cesaro/Zayn is my MOTY right now (Cesaro MURDERING Sami with that uppercut was the perfect ending) and there wasn't any outright crap or filler on the whole show.  My stream was solid the entire time.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 27, 2014, 01:01:46 PM
(http://abload.de/img/neville4u8zbv.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 01:06:29 PM
PAC is the man!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on February 27, 2014, 01:09:07 PM
Not everybody had an issue but issues were happening on all devices.  Fewer issues with laptop from what I can gather.

They need to stream a house show or something between now and then to get everything in check. If this happens during WrestleMania the network is dead before 2015.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 27, 2014, 01:10:46 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhh00pgCAAAx0zH.jpg)

Basically then the PS3 was getting Breeze'd I opened the page on my laptop and outside of some less than HD streaming moments (which did not last long) it was fine... I just pay less attention clicking around tabs.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 27, 2014, 01:11:31 PM
Oh and fire Lawler and PUT REGAL THE FUCK ON RAW ALREADY!  The commentary was night and day from what I usually hear.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on February 27, 2014, 01:17:50 PM
Oh and fire Lawler and PUT REGAL THE FUCK ON RAW ALREADY!  The commentary was night and day from what I usually hear.

I said the same thing to a friend of mine while watching the show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 27, 2014, 01:19:19 PM
That comment about Cena being worried about Neville will ensure he never, ever commentates in the real WWE.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 27, 2014, 01:21:15 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1920221_469157386546990_788040360_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: CookieMueller on February 27, 2014, 01:46:05 PM
I don't want to jinx myself but I'm on a 4 year old computer with shitnet DSL and I had zero problems. The whole show ran fine. I switched from Chrome (wouldn't even load the TV-PG thing half the time) to Firefox and that did the trick for me, for whatever reason

Anyways, what a show! I can't believe I haven't been watching this. And the fact that I'm only a 2 and a half hour drive from FULL SAIL STADIUM is making me consider planning a Disney/Universal/NXT trip in the coming months.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Marie I on February 27, 2014, 01:55:28 PM
Switched from the PS3 to my mac during the Breeze/Woods glitch. Worked fine. Missed that match but everything else was perfect. My only real complaint is that Big Cass and Enzo Amore weren't on the show. Could've sworn they were advertised. One minute on the mic and Enzo would have won a ton of new fans.
Spoiler: show

I'm really glad Bo finally lost that belt. He's been making the goofball character work recently, but it was hard to buy that type of act as the show's top guy. They've been marketing Neville perfectly.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on February 27, 2014, 03:13:28 PM
My sister is going to Full Sail as a freshman next year. I'm definitely gonna have to go down and check out an NXT show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 27, 2014, 03:32:10 PM
I wish they showed that Emma video on RAW because now I know she's just goofy and not mentally challenged.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 27, 2014, 03:54:55 PM
Sick submission.

Fire every diva except AJ and put these two on RAW.

And Summer Rae.

P. Much the entire NXT women's crew plus AJ and Nattie would be a fantastic Divas division.

Watching Emma and Paige have a match like that makes nearly every main roster Diva look like fucking garbage.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 27, 2014, 03:58:13 PM
I wish they showed that Emma video on RAW because now I know she's just goofy and not mentally challenged.

Difference in emphasis. The Divas on the main shows are sideshow filler segments that they put zero effort into outside of hyping the reality show. On NXT they're an integral part of the show and Trips, to his credit, puts emphasis into developing them.

Hopefully after tonight there's a movement towards more of what we saw tonight and less of what we usually see.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 27, 2014, 04:31:05 PM
Cesaro/Zayn was fucking dope, but I was pretty underwhelmed by the main event.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 27, 2014, 04:50:41 PM
I thought the main event was pretty good.  It was more of an "old school" ladder match rather than a crash and burn spotfest, though Neville took some pretty nasty bumps.  One thing is the NXT ringside area is significantly smaller than WWE's, and they have the entrance ramp, so they couldn't do any big falls to the outside or outside the ring ladder stuff really.  The dives in NXT are almost always to the ramp rather than the floor.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 27, 2014, 08:35:45 PM
At least WWE recognizes they had some issues. I received an apologetic text this morning about last nights streaming issues.

I only lost mine for about 5 minutes since I was on my laptop, but I know others had way worse issues. I'm running on 25 down/15 up so I know it's not my connection that is the problem.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 27, 2014, 11:31:05 PM
I also got notifications on my tablet with match results. Cool, but I can see how someone waiting to see the show later would be upset about that.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on February 28, 2014, 04:11:08 AM
I look at it like - this is a free week for people. They're essentially beta-testing a stress test with that live show and something fucked up. Better to get it out of the way early and fix it than wait until Mania and have it happen then.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on March 01, 2014, 12:32:58 AM
Man I just watched that Cesaro/Zayn match again from NXT, I honestly think that is better than any match on the main roster this year. Pretty much flawless.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 01, 2014, 04:29:53 AM
Apparently the Solomon Crowe gimmick has been dropped. That is unfortunate.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on March 01, 2014, 04:31:44 AM
Does he still keep the name?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 01, 2014, 04:31:58 AM
I thought they were going to make him responsible for the feed problems. Missed opportunity.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on March 01, 2014, 08:17:20 AM
Here is spoilers for the Next few episodes of NXT. Looks like Crowe does debut. Not sure if the hacker thing got dropped or not.

Spoiler: show
Results courtesy of LordsOfPain.net...

* The New Age Outlaws defeated Tye Dillinger and Jason Jordan in what may have been a dark match.

Episode 1:

* The show kicks of with new NXT Champion Adrian Neville. He comes out to a huge pop and talks about winning the title from Bo Dallas at Arrival. Bo interrupted and will be invoking his rematch clause soon.

* Adrian Neville defeated Camacho.

* Charlotte defeated Emma by faking a leg injury.

* Corey Graves vs. Yoshi Tatsu never happened as Graves cut a promo on never getting his proper chance. Graves attacked Tatsu but Sami Zayn made the save. Graves and Zayn have a staredown. Graves came out with a new theme song.

* Solomon Crowe defeated Sylvester Lefort. This was Crowe's TV debut and he was over big time.

* Sami Zayn defeated Corey Graves.

Episode 2:

* Paige defeated Sasha Banks with the Scorpion Crosslock. After the match, Sasha and Charlotte attacked Paige until Natalya made the save.

* The Ascension defeated two unknown wrestlers in a squash.

* Mason Ryan squashed Wesley Blake. Fans chanted "better than Batista" at Ryan.

* Alexander Rusev defeated Xavier Woods after Tyler Breeze attacked Woods before the match.

* Bo Dallas defeated Colin Cassady. Fans chanted "worse than Batista" at Bo.

Episode 3:

* Mojo Rawley defeated Bull Dempsey.

* Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn never started as Corey Graves attacked Sami during his entrance and beat him down. Referees finally helped Zayn to his feet and he limped to the back.

* Adam Rose defeated Camacho. Fans are starting to get behind Rose, the former Leo Kruger.

* Bayley defeated Sasha Banks.

Episode 4:

* Sheamus vs. Aiden English is up first. They both sang before the match. Apparently Sheamus put on quite the performance. Sheamus got the win in what was called the match of the night.

* Mojo Rawley beat CJ Parker in an Arrival rematch.

* Tyler Breeze defeated Xavier Woods.

* They aired a NXT merchandise promo with Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. Everyone loves Enzo.

* Corey Graves defeated Yoshi Tatsu.

* Natalya with Bret Hart defeated Charlotte with Sasha Banks, by DQ when Sasha interfered. For some reason a large part of the crowd left after this match.

* NXT Champion Adrian Neville retained over Bo Dallas.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 06, 2014, 12:39:57 PM
Adam Rose is one of the best gimmicks ever.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 06, 2014, 12:40:18 PM
Adam Rose is my new favorite wrestler.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 06, 2014, 12:43:27 PM
Love the theme.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Marie I on March 06, 2014, 12:50:44 PM
That was fun. I already like this way better than his last two gimmicks. It's crazy how versatile he is. Character-wise, he nails his gimmick every time. And they've all been so different from each other. Never been sold on him as a wrestler, but I'd like to see where this goes.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 06, 2014, 12:58:31 PM
I want to be bodysurfed to my job.

Charlotte can't cut a promo and sucks in the ring.  Should we pencil her in for the next season of Total Divas?  It seems more and more that Ric kept the talent gene all to himself.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on March 06, 2014, 06:17:52 PM
Reid was improving a lot in AJPW before he died. I don't think Charlotte is terrible in ring but I think she started too late.

Adam Rose's entrance is money. It's also something you could easily turn into a stable of wrestlers.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 06, 2014, 10:21:16 PM
Yeah, that's a good point.

I never was a fan of Kruger but wow Adam Rose is pretty awesome. Great theme, great entrance.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 06, 2014, 10:38:30 PM
It's like he took HBK's mannerisms and dancing and blended it with Russell Brand.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Harley Quinn on March 07, 2014, 06:43:53 AM
Thoughts...
- Enjoyed Neville's promo with Renee in the ring.
- Charlotte is meh and Emma was so insanely over!  Hated Ric Flair's involvement to be honest, took away from Charlotte immediately.
- Adam Rose's theme is a perfect fun babyface theme.  Love it and how hot the crowd was for him immediately + LARIAT!
- Decent ME between Sami & Graves.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 07, 2014, 02:15:48 PM
It's like he took HBK's mannerisms and dancing and blended it with Russell Brand.

It's funny.  I've been behind on NXT since canceling my HuluPlus and not signing up for the network yet.  I watched a clip on YouTube and I was thinking Aldous Snow.

Kruger had a lot of interesting moments but I wasn't sure how he'd fare on the main roster.  Felt like a guy that would debut with a mean streak, put someone over, get lost in the shuffle before being thrown in a random tag team.  This could be interesting and heck, may even work teaming him with someone like Justin Gabriel, who teamed with him back in South Africa.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 08, 2014, 06:40:46 AM
http://youtu.be/-bbo0_5IwAg

Best

WHOOO
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 08, 2014, 07:58:56 AM
Yeah, that's a good point.

I never was a fan of Kruger but wow Adam Rose is pretty awesome. Great theme, great entrance.
I had to do a double take when I realized that it was Leo Kruger. Adam Rose is a great gimmick, IMO.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 08, 2014, 10:09:20 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1f35sw_adam-rose-debut-wwe-nxt-3-6-2014-480p_sport

Shortish version of his debut for those of us without the Network yet.

I've had his theme in my head all day.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 09, 2014, 06:06:31 AM
Just watched Cesaro/Zayn from Arrival. Damn good match, but I don't think it's the MotYC people are saying it is, and I fully realize this is because I've seen them do better in ROH. Still a damn near-great match, though. ****

Rose's entrance is GOAT. Legit. Dude can suck hard in the ring but that entrance would get him over huge anywhere.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on March 09, 2014, 07:48:41 AM
As far I can find they had exactly one singles match in ROH (or anywhere else that I can find at least online). Not counting tags, elimination 4 ways or anything else because they're different ballgames.

http://vimeo.com/63294234

I'll let everyone else judge where it ranks with the NXT matches
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 09, 2014, 07:51:16 AM
I meant them both individually.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Marie I on March 09, 2014, 08:01:11 AM
I think they had 3 matches against each other in Ring of Honor. The Arrival match is better than anything the've done together, and honestly, as good or better than their best stuff in ROH individually.

I'm a big fan of the old ROH, but both of those guys are better wrestlers now than they were then.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on March 09, 2014, 08:09:02 AM
I wasn't a *huge* fan of the Arrival match, mainly because it felt like HHH/Taker at WMX7 where HHH/Zyan got only tiny hints of offense while getting beat down by Taker/Cesaro. Also reminded me of a bloodless Joe/Punk III. I didn't think it was bad or anything, I just would have liked to see something slightly more balanced even with Zyan having that angle with the injury.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 10, 2014, 01:31:57 AM
I liked the 2/3 Falls Match better than the Arrival match. Its just my opinion, but the Arrival match felt like a Cesaro showcase after awhile while the 2/3 Falls was more competitive.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 10, 2014, 04:57:46 AM
The 2/3 falls match gets kinda dull in the middle.  The Arrival match kept my interest the entire way through.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 13, 2014, 02:34:37 PM
Rather forgettable episode this week, though "My fans are the wind Bo-neath my wings" is money.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 14, 2014, 03:13:52 AM
I love Bo since the heel turn but I really can't see how it would work in WWE.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 14, 2014, 04:08:32 AM
He's basically John Cena, but we're *supposed* to hate him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 14, 2014, 05:39:27 AM
Kurt Angle basically played the same gimmick for a while. It will not be hard to get it over.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 16, 2014, 05:16:47 PM
Not much to NXT this week.

Always fun to see Paige and the Ascension. If they really want to start putting these guys and NXT over, they should have them come up to Raw with the belts and get some wins and build programs. Like after Mania, have the Ascension come up, team with the Usos and do a program with the Outlaws to build to a title match on a live episode of NXT. Same with Paige.

I really hope they are grooming Renee to take an announcers gig when Lawler is gone. She is a natural.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on March 17, 2014, 12:19:04 AM
I love Renee, but if Regal doesn't get an announcing spot on the main show, there is no justice.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Monsoon Classic on March 17, 2014, 03:35:03 AM
I'm going to be lynched for this opinion, but I think Regal gets a little too excited on commentary (granted, I'm basing this solely off of Arrival). Just doesn't match the persona he's portrayed for the last two decades.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 17, 2014, 01:37:23 PM
Always fun to see Paige and the Ascension. If they really want to start putting these guys and NXT over, they should have them come up to Raw with the belts and get some wins and build programs. Like after Mania, have the Ascension come up, team with the Usos and do a program with the Outlaws to build to a title match on a live episode of NXT. Same with Paige.

Paige should be on the main roster already.  She deserved a call up before Emma.

I really like Konor in Ascension but still cannot get into Viktor.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 20, 2014, 12:55:29 PM
THEY FUCKED WITH ADAM ROSE'S MUSIC

GOD
DAMMIT
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 20, 2014, 01:00:44 PM
Biggest disappointment of the year by far for me.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on March 20, 2014, 01:01:53 PM
I didn't notice the difference.  The gimmick is insanely over and I want to be part of the party.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2014, 01:10:29 PM
I was attached to the other music already, but the gimmick is so awesome that it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 20, 2014, 01:11:04 PM
It's too "busy".  The original had a simpler beat.

AND THEY KILLED THE WOO.  YOU DON'T DO THAT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 20, 2014, 02:03:48 PM
The best part of them changing Rose's music is people are still chanting "WOOOO" and singing his music from his debut.

Change it back. Please. "Oooohh, ooohh, oooooohhhhhhhHEYYYYYY" doesn't have the same ring to it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on March 20, 2014, 02:12:02 PM
That crowd had only heard the debut music two hours before that as it was.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 27, 2014, 12:59:33 PM
Pretty good episode this week.  Nattie/Charlotte was real good and the main event kicked it up at the end.  Adrian Neville is crazy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on March 27, 2014, 01:57:52 PM
I would have liked Breeze-Woods to get more time as that was a pretty good little TV match as well.

Am I the only one who doesn't get what they see in Mojo Rawley?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 28, 2014, 04:34:37 AM
They like to hype that Mojo played in the NFL, although they changed his name from what he was known as when in the NFL...  Same with Baron Corbin, who hasn't been used as much more than a jobber to this point.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 05, 2014, 05:41:30 PM
While I love the NXT Divas more than most on the main roster, I've never been as vocal of an Emma supporter as others.  I did love the spot on this week's show where Sasha hits the mat as Emma is running them and Emma jumps down and gets on her stomach next to her, leading to Sasha yelling.

Sasha is definitely more entertaining and more hot since getting comfortable in her heel role as THE BOSS.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 05, 2014, 05:54:55 PM
Still not so into The Ascension.  As I always say, I like Konor but Viktor... I just don't know...

After months of having Hulu Plus solely to watch NXT, I am so relieved to not have to watch their forced commercials anymore.

Xavier Woods is essentially back to WWE and all he truly got out of his WWE stay was taking "Somebody Call My Momma".  I prefer his old theme and Titan Tron that he never used on the main shows...

Uh oh, new heel Brodus Clay here...  Still trying to figure why Clay who has been off TV for a long time gets in the Battle Royal where others are currently are not scheduled to be there.  Either they pull him to throw in guys who around more/bigger names or they are promoting Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 05, 2014, 05:56:06 PM
Regal points out the Funkadactyls made Brodus too much of a nice gentleman and now he is back to his roots as a suplex machine.

You know, I always get the nice guy thing in real life.  I think I should just become a suplex machine...
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 05, 2014, 05:59:29 PM
Brodus claims WWE took everything from him - his music, his girls and his tag team partner.

Who would want any of those things?

He is going to take from WWE now and Adrian Neville is threatened.  Brodus appears more like he is going to cry...

Brodus is probably going to go down as one of those guys with a super bizarre career path when it is all said and done, just looking at how his first three plus years in WWE have gone.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 05, 2014, 06:02:49 PM
Poor Yoshi Tatsu

Featured player on a fun stretch of ECW shows, started well on RAW in 2010.  Now he jobs on NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 05, 2014, 06:10:28 PM
Paige always knew she was going to have someone after her championship or someone come in her face...

heh...
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 10, 2014, 01:31:36 PM
So is it in the WWE Network TOS that I have to see a Mojo Rawley match every week?

The Occupy NXT segment was funny but the following match was really dull.

Also, making Bayley Khali's interpreter is not the worst way to go.....
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on April 11, 2014, 04:51:42 AM
i'm not sure Bo Dallas will get over on Raw with this current gimmick but I hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 11, 2014, 05:18:05 AM
i'm not sure Bo Dallas will get over on Raw with this current gimmick but I hope I'm wrong.

If he's as overbearing about this gimmick as Kurt Angle was for his, it'll work.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 11, 2014, 02:12:38 PM
That's what I'm thinking. He's doing Kurt Angle's original gimmick and that worked out well.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 17, 2014, 12:57:34 PM
That was a fun episode this week.  Bo Dallas just entertains me.

I hope they show that Paige video on RAW.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 17, 2014, 03:11:51 PM
I haven't been a huge CJ Parker fan in the past but he sold that Punjabi Plunge like a champ.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on April 24, 2014, 06:27:37 AM
Spoiler: show
Paige is being stripped of her women's title tonight and they're doing some sort of match or matches to crown a new champ
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on April 24, 2014, 08:14:37 AM
While I love the NXT Divas more than most on the main roster, I've never been as vocal of an Emma supporter as others.  I did love the spot on this week's show where Sasha hits the mat as Emma is running them and Emma jumps down and gets on her stomach next to her, leading to Sasha yelling.

Well, at least in my case, my appreciation for Emma has nothing at all to do with the Emma character, which I think is mind-numbingly stupid, but I'm also not a guy who likes comedy in my wrestling. Rather, my appreciation for Emma stems from her previous life as Tennille Tayla. She's actually a hell of a wrestler, which makes the shit she's stuck doing with Santino that much more aggravating.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on April 24, 2014, 09:35:38 AM
http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-wwe-network-may-29-26260442

WWE NXT Takeover to air LIVE on WWE Network on Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on April 24, 2014, 05:15:43 PM
Spoiler: show
 Natalya vs. Charlotte for the Women's championship and Tyson Kidd vs. Neville for the NXT championship.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 01, 2014, 04:38:21 PM
With that new entrance, how can Bo fail on the main roster?  It's impossiBo.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 02, 2014, 12:41:16 PM
Adam Rose's match on RAW better be as short as possible because his heat dies real quick once the bell rings and he actually has to wrestle.

BAYLEY HAS WAVY TUBE MEN NOW!  HOW CAN SHE LOSE AFTER THAT?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 08, 2014, 03:25:32 PM
Renee is now permanently on the NXT announce team apparently, awesome.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 09, 2014, 10:09:13 AM
:( at Emma bringing that Santino stink to NXT.  Obviously it led to her losing.

That was a neat triple elimination spot.  Though it did look like Breeze hit last.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 15, 2014, 12:38:43 PM
I WANT TO CALL THE BO DALLAS HOTLINE!  I HAVE MY PARENTS PERMISSION!

This Bo/JBL segment is gold.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 15, 2014, 12:40:14 PM
Bo as the new Kurt Angle can definitely work.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 15, 2014, 02:37:05 PM
Were those "Mojo sucks" chants?

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 15, 2014, 03:31:55 PM
So is Alexa Bliss anybody notable?  Seems like she's doing the absolute basic stuff out there.  Charlotte will probably be on the main roster by SummerSlam.

Mojo is so one-note it isn't funny and he's on almost every show so no wonder some of the fans are getting sick of him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 15, 2014, 03:41:03 PM
I actually like the idea behind Mojo's whole thing, he just doesn't show much else.

Can't remember him losing a match either.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 16, 2014, 12:29:11 AM
Yeah they were Mojo sucks chants. They are so deserved. He's so awful. The gimmick isn't working.

It's a problem for NXT because the crowd is filled with smart fans so it will be impossible to get any type of gimmick over that's for the kids.

As for Alexa Bliss, ehhhh I'm not sure she was ready for TV yet.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Exslade ZX on May 16, 2014, 01:33:48 AM
Yeah they were Mojo sucks chants. They are so deserved. He's so awful. The gimmick isn't working.

It's a problem for NXT because the crowd is filled with smart fans so it will be impossible to get any type of gimmick over that's for the kids.

As for Alexa Bliss, ehhhh I'm not sure she was ready for TV yet.
They're smart fans? That's not the vibe I got at all. Wasn't Big E hugely over?And I feel like Bo is somebody 'smart fans' wouldn't get behind, but wasn't his shtick a big deal? Or Adam Rose, who's cheered primarily for his music, def not his in ring savvy. I know they're not your typical fans, and since it's in the same building every week they kind of have their own vibe, but I def don't get a smart mark vibe.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 17, 2014, 12:03:29 AM
Bo's shtick only came to be because he was rejected as a babyface Cena lite who was legit pandering. Big E was actually cool and presented as a crusher/destroyer in NXT, not the joke he is in WWE.

Adam Rose was only on NXT for a month before getting called up.

They are definitely a smart crowd of sorts chanting things like "let's go this guy" when the Ascension faces random jobbers, the "Better than Batista" chant that originated there after Batista came back, etc. And now they are turning on Mojo for the same reasons smart fans would... he's boring, it's the same shit every week, and he can't really go in the ring.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 22, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
One of the announcers compared Bo to Tim Tebow.

That's...... so fucking perfect.

Holy shit, this is the match Paige and Tamina should have had at the PPV.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 23, 2014, 12:27:48 AM
Tyson Kidd shouldn't be allowed near a microphone... FACT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 29, 2014, 04:30:45 AM
Pretty sure this spoils tonight's main event but Tyson Kidd is apparently getting repackaged as a masked wrestler so he has a chance to get over.

Not sure anyone thought he was winning anyway and the real value is in the match quality but interesting timing on that news getting out.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 29, 2014, 08:35:12 AM
Well maybe Tyson wins and is on NXT but the 123 Kidd is on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 29, 2014, 08:39:19 AM
Sami Zayn will be thrown into a fabulous looking volcano by Breeze tonight and suddenly we'll see El Generico appear to team with Kidd, El Local and Kalisto as the Marvelous Masked Men.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 29, 2014, 08:40:48 AM
Wondering if they make a meta joke about buffering during Breeze's entrance. I'm guessing not.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 29, 2014, 09:51:38 AM
Enzo Amore got a shirt today. I hope that means he's back soon... tonight would be awesome but next taping would be good too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 29, 2014, 11:14:56 AM
Stream started going laggy as soon as they announced Breeze entered the building. Coincidence?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 29, 2014, 11:31:29 AM
Mine crashed during his entrance. I was able to pick it right back up but hilarious nonetheless.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 29, 2014, 11:42:41 AM
That was a wild little sequence there.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 29, 2014, 11:45:48 AM
Breeze's finisher is kinda dumb. He's no Owen Hart, that's for damn sure.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2014, 11:46:31 AM
Breeze now sings his own theme. Did Jimmy Hart produce it for him?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 29, 2014, 11:47:15 AM
Did Sami have a new theme too?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2014, 11:51:28 AM
Yeah. And now so does Mojo Rawley.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 29, 2014, 12:02:51 PM
Best use of Mojo possible.

New music night...Charlotte too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2014, 12:03:54 PM
Dance remix of 2001!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 29, 2014, 12:22:28 PM
Nattie just went knee first into the steps and Bret's face was like "what...the...fuck...ever" and he had to shut his eyes so that his rolling of them wouldn't injure those at ringside.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on May 29, 2014, 12:25:47 PM
Ric Flair has the best celebration I've ever seen.  Spinning his coat like a madman!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 29, 2014, 01:00:20 PM
Another live special home run from NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2014, 01:14:44 PM
Tyler Breeze is better than I thought he was.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 29, 2014, 01:41:25 PM
Breeze/Neville should be aces.

I really don't see the Ascension serving much more purpose.  They must be afraid they'll be horribly exposed in a main show match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 29, 2014, 02:43:39 PM
Breeze hasn't gotten much of a chance to show what he can do. Even when I was at WM, the Axxess "Main Event" was Breeze vs. CJ Parker vs. Neville in a triple threat match that was a (very entertaining) comedy match. He was FCW champion back in the day.

I'm very curious to see how and if he translates.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2014, 02:46:39 PM
He's got a bit of early Shawn Michaels going, character-wise. From the entrance theme to the obsession with looking at himself to even tonight when Brandi Rhodes announced that he had entered the building. It worked well for him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on May 29, 2014, 04:36:13 PM
I'm going to watch this after I finish fast forward watching impact.  It sounds like the women's match is great.  ...do we...blame Natalya?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 29, 2014, 04:46:31 PM
I decided to take a look at Scott Keith's blog and the commenters were shitting on it.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 29, 2014, 04:47:28 PM
That's because they're morons.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: FroGG_NeaLL on May 29, 2014, 08:09:02 PM
Nattie just went knee first into the steps and Bret's face was like "what...the...fuck...ever" and he had to shut his eyes so that his rolling of them wouldn't injure those at ringside.

Like in a disappointed way, or in a pissed off way?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on May 29, 2014, 09:37:38 PM
I was actually quite shocked at how much one of their mods was shitting on Nattie/Charlotte.  He gave it ** and the rest of them were doing this weird thing where they completely nitpicked it and went off of the deep end.  It seemed to be general hatred for Ric and Bret.  Their "B" reviewer was right on with us on how he saw the show.  It figures that they were giving him shit for not being an egotistical fuck.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on May 30, 2014, 04:56:24 AM
El Local is fucking awful. He botched every move he tried.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 30, 2014, 05:33:53 AM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/superstar_bio/public/talent/bio/2013/06/ricardo_rodriguez_bio_20130628.png)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 30, 2014, 06:25:47 AM
Tyler Breeze is better than I thought he was.

He was trained by Lance Storm, so I assume he's pretty decent.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on May 30, 2014, 08:29:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5aDqhpZ.jpg)

Heh
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on May 30, 2014, 08:58:28 AM
Watching Takeover now and just finished the women's match, which might be the best WWE women's match I've ever seen (certainly top 5). How the fuck could anyone hate that?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 30, 2014, 09:22:22 AM
The figure four spot was the only weird thing because they didn't seem to figure out who should be selling when.  Other than that, Charlotte fucking impressed me for someone not two years in the business and Natalya helped her along when needed.

Sami will come up, beat Barrett for the IC title and then become another of the faceless blob that is the WWE midcard.  Which is a shame.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on May 31, 2014, 02:56:05 AM
Sami needs some kind of personality before he gets brought up. right now he's going to be the next generation kofi Kingston.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Harley Quinn on May 31, 2014, 03:33:16 AM
I have a feeling that Charlotte will end up being the Trish Stratus of this Women's Group with Paige as the Lita and AJ Lee as the Victoria.  Natalya will be the Molly Holly :(
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on May 31, 2014, 07:51:54 AM
I marked out that Charles Robinson was the ref for the Charlotte match
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 31, 2014, 03:57:36 PM
So I was wondering if they are going somewhere with Sami Zayn losing all the big ones.  Just started watching the Takeover Fallout for the heck of it, I was really wondering if they were going to test a Sami heel turn with Adam Rose coming out.  Then he danced, so that was cool.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 31, 2014, 04:47:10 PM
Dude's got some moves.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 31, 2014, 07:21:56 PM
Yeah, you can definitely tell he's a punk rock/ska fan since he started skankin' a bit.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on May 31, 2014, 07:27:17 PM
They really do need to have Sami go over in a big program at some point though. His highest profile matches at this point have been against Cesaro, Dallas and this match against Breeze, all losses. At the next big NXT event he should really go over some main-show midcarder. Maybe somebody like Ziggler.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 31, 2014, 08:02:11 PM
They probably feel like all of his losses will pay off with a NXT Title win, eventually.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 02, 2014, 10:07:54 AM
No joke, I laughed pretty hard when Mojo cut that promo on Rusev and STAYING HYPED only to charge into the ring and immediately get kicked in the face and killed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on June 02, 2014, 10:16:34 AM
I thought that was hilarious as well, but Mojo is one of my least liked guys.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 02, 2014, 10:35:03 AM
I laughed too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 02, 2014, 11:04:57 AM
Whats the point of dragging Bret out to these shows if he clearly doesn't give a shit at all?

The idea of Flair's daughter vs. Bret's niece for the womens title is an interesting one and they had a good match, but he was distracting just being so nonchalant about it all.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Monsoon Classic on June 03, 2014, 03:18:06 AM
Bret was never really the rah rah type. It's almost as if he was quietly confident in Natalya during the match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on June 05, 2014, 07:37:48 AM
Am I the only one that reall dislikes Tyler Breeze's new music? I was really into the old music. Why the switch?

Also his finisher is kind of weak, but the way Sami sold it made it look like a killer.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 05, 2014, 07:39:58 AM
I dunno, his old theme was more "fashion model walking down the runway" and this one is "arrogant prick singing about how perfect he is", which is what his character is.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on June 05, 2014, 07:43:06 AM
I thought his character was the fashion model type that was just a prick. I don't watch enough nXt to know. I know I also liked Adam Rose's first theme too.

I take it Mojo isn't too popular around here? I can't stand the guy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 05, 2014, 08:18:01 AM
Everyone liked Adam Rose's first theme. It's a song by a real band who apparently decided to be giant dickholes and ask the WWE for way too much money.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 05, 2014, 12:12:43 PM
Eva Marie "training" Special Olympians.....

Too easy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 05, 2014, 12:30:32 PM
Holy shit Jason Jordan almost crippled that guy.  Not-WGTT is real shitty.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 05, 2014, 12:38:11 PM
"Dedicated to all my fans.  Even the uggos."

Give Tyler Breeze all the championships.

Regal: "I already have that as my ringtone."

INSPIRATIONAL BOTAGE!!!  This is the greatest NXT ever.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 05, 2014, 04:09:57 PM
For a song that's basically "Sexy Boy 2014", Tyler Breeze's new song isn't that bad.

And the music stopping and starting during the Botage killed me.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 06, 2014, 12:03:04 AM
The Bo segment was great. I had heard that his back and forth with the crowd went a lot longer than they showed, so it was good that we got to see more of it.

Tyler Breeze has really stepped it up. I think they should put the belt on him when the time comes for him to finally cash in.

Jason Jordan has the it factor. He needs more seasoning, obviously, but he's got it. Also, "The Jordan Slam" which is the Angle slam is kind of hilarious. Undefeated in NCAA isn't quite the same as olympic gold medalist but there you go.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 06, 2014, 01:34:12 AM
Neville has been fine as champion, but I think Breeze making more music videos and getting a NXT title case for his phone would be the best thing.  Plus, he could bring back the "using the belt as a mirror to fix your hair" cocky heel thing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 12, 2014, 12:19:01 PM
EL HIJO DEL BO
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 12, 2014, 01:01:20 PM
That may have been a better match than Takeover.  That Blockbuster was fucking sick looking.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 12, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
"I'M BEING KIDNAPPED! HE TOUCHED MY BUM! I'LL TAKE YOUR SHIRT!"

Bo is awesome.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 12, 2014, 03:16:08 PM
Who is the guy that showed up with Aiden English?

Also, I am so worried that Sami Zayn is basically going to become the next Kofi Kingston.  Except he won't be STUPID STUPID STUPID.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on June 12, 2014, 06:15:18 PM
I was wondering the same, apparently it's Simon Gotch AKA Ryan Drago, anyone know much about him? Other than having a great 'stache.

(http://www.catch-arena.com/photos/catcheurs/ryan-drago/ryan-drago-drago-1370560433.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Guns N' BOses on June 12, 2014, 08:58:56 PM
I know he's responsible for these six minutes of glory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzs6Kb573uU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzs6Kb573uU)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 13, 2014, 01:52:40 AM
I want Bo Dallas getting thrown out of NXT to become the wrestling version of Jazz getting thrown out of the Banks' house on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. Use the same recycled footage every time too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 19, 2014, 12:21:56 PM
YES
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 19, 2014, 02:18:51 PM
Simon Gotch is great. Love the gimmick.

Regal was on fire tonight. Just hilarious all night.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on June 19, 2014, 02:43:16 PM
Who the fuck is Mojo Rawley?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 19, 2014, 02:55:27 PM
A one-note character that is on EVERY goddamn episode.

The Vaudevillians need to go whole hog and do silent promos with big note cards.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on June 19, 2014, 03:29:55 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqinJK3CcAEGY4o.jpg)

That was quite excellent.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 19, 2014, 06:33:40 PM
The crowd is right. He does sort of look like Super Mario.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 26, 2014, 12:46:13 PM
Tyler Breeze is not impressed by your commentary.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on June 26, 2014, 01:33:46 PM
I flipped over during baseball commercials and Renee's commentary during RVD/Neville seemed kinda bad. She just kept going "oooh!" "oooh!" over and over again...

I think I'm going to rewatch that later.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 26, 2014, 01:34:45 PM
With your pants off.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on June 26, 2014, 04:36:31 PM
Happy to see Enzo back. I thought his old theme (Cassidy's current theme) fit him better though.



Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 27, 2014, 04:52:09 AM
Enzo got a huge reaction with his return. The crowd was eating up every word.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 27, 2014, 05:22:41 AM
Cause he's the best. Bull Dempsey and Becky Lynch can both go away. Bull is fat and 75% of the match was a chinlock and Lynch never stopped riverdancing. Get the fuck out of here with that.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 27, 2014, 08:17:32 AM
Fuck you, Becky Lynch has awkwardly Riverdanced away with my heart.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on June 27, 2014, 04:54:24 PM
Lynch is fine, she just needs to ditch the horrible gimmick. She's not a bad wrestler.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on June 27, 2014, 06:26:50 PM
Isn't that Rebecca Knox's new gimmick?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Guns N' BOses on June 27, 2014, 10:57:55 PM
I wonder how far Bull Dempsey got in the process of pitching that gimmick until somebody noticed he's ripping off Eddie Kingston.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 28, 2014, 04:27:23 AM
One of my favorite things about watching NXT is how they make up elaborate stories for the jobbers. Regal is the best at it. "Tell you what, I wouldn't want to run in to Gouljar in a dark alley."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 03, 2014, 01:27:50 PM
Becky and Bayley are like the most perfectest tag team.  I can't be the only one that would rather have Bayley vs. Charlotte especially after what happened to Summer at the PPV.

Zack Ryder watched Gabriel and Kidd actually mattering on a WWE TV show and a single tear ran down his cheek.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on July 03, 2014, 01:39:22 PM
I wonder how far Bull Dempsey got in the process of pitching that gimmick until somebody noticed he's ripping off Eddie Kingston.
Kingston noticed, as at the indy show I went to he cut the ring announcer to say "that's not my nickname anymore, my boy Bull Dempsey is using it in NXT."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on July 03, 2014, 01:40:35 PM
Becky and Bayley are like the most perfectest tag team.  I can't be the only one that would rather have Bayley vs. Charlotte especially after what happened to Summer at the PPV.

Zack Ryder watched Gabriel and Kidd actually mattering on a WWE TV show and a single tear ran down his cheek.

Fact.

Agreed, Becky and Bayley is a great duo. Enzo and Cass got another great reaction.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 03, 2014, 02:58:52 PM
They are really serious about pushing Dempsey, huh? I haven't seen much but he doesn't look like someone who is really going to get over (or get to) the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on July 04, 2014, 10:59:53 AM
What the hell happened to Justin Gabriel's hair? It's awful.

Glad to see the return of heel Gabriel. Maybe this means we get the return of the Hesitation 450 Splash.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 10, 2014, 03:44:56 PM
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/this-is-nxt-7102014/

READ
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on July 10, 2014, 05:24:24 PM
I enjoyed that.

Stupid jerk-face Kidd is definitely growing on me.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 17, 2014, 02:51:02 PM
The Vaudevillians need to go whole hog and do silent promos with big note cards.

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on July 17, 2014, 06:43:10 PM
Tonight at the NXT tapings, Eva Marie lost to Bailey. She was shit on so badly during the match that she legit broke down and cried in the ring.

They chanted "Batista is better!" at her.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on July 18, 2014, 12:33:48 AM
Well...they aren't wrong.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on July 24, 2014, 12:13:04 PM
I felt TSM collectively laugh when Breeze squashed Rawley with one move.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 24, 2014, 03:06:43 PM
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/this-is-nxt-72414/

I'd rather watch a shitty NXT than a shitty RAW since it only wastes 50 minutes of my life.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on July 24, 2014, 06:51:49 PM
I'm hoping the recent building up of the Tag Division means less Ascension squashes and soon.

I like them but I'm not sure they'll be as well-received on RAW as they seem to be in NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 25, 2014, 12:06:41 PM
I peeked at the spoilers for the tapings and they are doing a tag tournament for the #1 contendership.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on July 25, 2014, 12:34:46 PM
I'm expecting the tournament to lead to a title change and a call up to the main roster for the Ascension, who will beat the Usos and kill the division because they're not very good.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on July 26, 2014, 03:54:39 AM
Ascension were at the house show I went to a month or so ago. They were bland as hell and the crowd couldn't have cared less. They reminded me of some of the jabrones that used to fill up the Smackdown! tag division in the mid '00s like the Bashams and The Gymni.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on July 27, 2014, 03:42:32 AM
At least before they had a cool entrance.  Now they are just a couple of generic guys.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 31, 2014, 02:29:47 PM
My recap will be up soon, but I loved this week's episode.  Seriously, that Tyson Kidd/Adam Rose match was real good you guys.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on July 31, 2014, 04:16:37 PM
This was Adam Rose's first wrestling match, wasn't it? Maybe he can be carried.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on July 31, 2014, 11:39:22 PM
Perfect opening segment.

Becky Lynch's gimmick this week is a big improvement.

I... liked Mojo this week.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on August 01, 2014, 12:33:06 AM
This was one of the best all-around episodes in a while.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on August 01, 2014, 12:41:25 AM
Becky Lynch is much better without the stupid jig dancing. I thought Tyson Kidd's heel promo at the beginning was really good, actually... I like how he incorporated his stupid "FACT" catchphrase in the slimiest way... I love it now. I think this could work out for him.

Mojo Rawley/Bull is one of those times I wish an asteroid would hit the ring.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on August 01, 2014, 07:33:24 AM
This was Adam Rose's first wrestling match, wasn't it? Maybe he can be carried.

No? He's had at least 5 or 6 matches that I've seen on regular WWE TV, not even including NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on August 01, 2014, 10:56:16 AM
They're usually comedy matches, though.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Guns N' BOses on August 06, 2014, 01:51:53 PM
If you mean his first real, substantial match under the Adam Rose name (obviously he had a bunch as Leo Kruger), then pretty much, yeah.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on August 21, 2014, 01:02:21 PM
NXT Triple H is my favourite Triple H.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on August 22, 2014, 04:34:25 AM
Titles changes on Takeover 2? I think Charlotte, Ascension and Neville are all at risk for dropping the belts.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on August 22, 2014, 11:45:35 AM
The Ascension definitely should be and it makes sense if it's Kalisto/Sin Cara who face them.

Bayley getting more of the spotlight recently points towards her finally winning the title but they might draw it out longer.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on August 28, 2014, 02:54:12 AM
What was with Tyler Breeze demanding a match with Tyson to get revenge for costing him the NXT title...only for him to walk out of the match 3 minutes in?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: mr. piggy on September 05, 2014, 12:24:55 AM
Where is Corey Graves?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on September 05, 2014, 12:38:13 AM
Injured, he's had problems with multiple concussions. A report in early July suggested he might be done as a competitor.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on September 05, 2014, 02:35:29 AM
Wait, someone actually missed Corey Graves?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 05, 2014, 06:28:58 AM
The indy scene didn't even miss him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 10, 2014, 06:33:35 PM
They slightly changed the name of the show to Takeover: Fatal 4 Way, so I'm guessing Takeover is now meant to be a Clash of the Champions-type of deal with a new subtitle every show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on September 10, 2014, 11:13:20 PM
I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on September 11, 2014, 04:22:40 AM
I have a feeling Tyson walks out with the belt after Steen debuts and costs Zayn the match.

But I'm not sure how I feel about Tyson being the NXT champion...
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on September 11, 2014, 04:29:07 AM
Kidd would be the biggest annoying shithead ever as champion. 

I think the tag and NXT titles change hands while Charlotte retains (though Bayley winning would be great)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 11, 2014, 05:35:22 AM
Renee Young will be lead commentator tonight.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 11, 2014, 10:58:41 AM
"I gotta go get ready. I gotta go check on my cats. God bless." -- Tyson Kidd
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 11, 2014, 12:03:56 PM
KENTA is now known as Hideo Itami.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Guns N' BOses on September 11, 2014, 12:06:05 PM
Any idea who "Hideo Itami" is in tribute to?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on September 11, 2014, 12:18:27 PM
I want to know why Baylee and Charlotte aren't on the main roster.  That was fantastic!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on September 11, 2014, 12:20:41 PM
Any idea who "Hideo Itami" is in tribute to?

Creator of Metal Gear.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on September 11, 2014, 12:28:44 PM
I like Tyson as TJ Styles with the hooded ring jacket.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on September 11, 2014, 12:32:29 PM
On 9/11, the main event has no Americans.  Not a complaint, just something I noticed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 11, 2014, 01:01:48 PM
Ha. A "CM PUNK!" chant started during the main event and got booed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on September 11, 2014, 01:02:40 PM
Excellent main event, best of the 3 main events they've had... but overall I think I'd rank this show 3rd. It's a tough call though because the main event should give it some extra points but I thought overall the other shows were a bit better. I liked Charlotte/Bayley, but Paige/Emma and Natalya/Charlotte were much better, and this show didn't have a non-main event match near the calibre of Zayn/Breeze or Zayn/Cesaro.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 11, 2014, 01:08:19 PM
Never seen a face pull the referee out of the ring before.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: mr. piggy on September 11, 2014, 02:20:48 PM
Any idea who "Hideo Itami" is in tribute to?
On the Wrestling classics board, it was speculated that it was Hideo Nomo, and Itami was a city or airport??
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Guns N' BOses on September 11, 2014, 02:34:09 PM
I also have Google, thanks.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on September 11, 2014, 02:45:36 PM
Soooooo.. Is it wrong I wanted Steen to interrupt the Kenta promo and declare he was a bigger International signing than some tiny guy from Japan?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: blade2kxx on September 11, 2014, 03:38:42 PM
Soooooo.. Is it wrong I wanted Steen and Devitt to interrupt the Kenta promo and declare he was they were a bigger International signing than some tiny guy from Japan?
Edited for Accuracy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on September 11, 2014, 04:01:47 PM
Excellent main event, best of the 3 main events they've had... but overall I think I'd rank this show 3rd. It's a tough call though because the main event should give it some extra points but I thought overall the other shows were a bit better. I liked Charlotte/Bayley, but Paige/Emma and Natalya/Charlotte were much better, and this show didn't have a non-main event match near the calibre of Zayn/Breeze or Zayn/Cesaro.

Charlotte/Bayley wasn't technically superior to the other two matches, but I think it told the best story. 

And that's all you're gonna get until my recap gets posted.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on September 11, 2014, 04:54:50 PM
Terrific show.

I don't think I'd watch much of the current product if it weren't for NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on September 11, 2014, 06:16:56 PM
Bayley/Charlotte wasn't the pinnacle of Women's wrestling, but yeah..the story was great. Some of the better camera angles I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KanadianKrusty on September 14, 2014, 03:09:27 AM
Yeah they did pretty good. Charlotte just looks ready, send her up.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on September 14, 2014, 03:29:41 AM
Maybe I'm crazy but I think Bayley can be one of the biggest stars in WWE women's history. I mean, her character is custom made for the kids and she can wrestle.

She seems to be able to cry on cue, too, so you can easily build to a bully/underdog story for the ages.

She will come up and be paired with whoever the new Santino is, though, probably.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 16, 2014, 02:33:08 PM
The NXT commercial/preview for this week's show hypes Sami Zayn, so I'm guessing he's not out of the Title picture just yet.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on September 17, 2014, 11:55:12 PM
That's the big story for NXT. Can Zayn finally win the big one? I'd bet heavily he gets the 1:1 shot AND win against Neville at the next live show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on September 18, 2014, 04:19:51 PM
So yeah, I want Zayn/Neville now.  The first half of that main event tag was glorious.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 18, 2014, 08:04:31 PM
The slow burn to Zayn/Neville has begun.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on September 19, 2014, 01:09:56 AM
Sending Tyson Kidd to NXT turned out to be pretty much the best thing. He can be this character on Raw, be a giant dick to Nattie and get over huge.

Fact.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on September 19, 2014, 08:59:31 AM
I want "FACT" to be the new "YES!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on September 21, 2014, 03:19:32 AM
So are the Ascension just going to target Itami until a debuting Steen or Devitt comes to his aid?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on September 25, 2014, 02:05:12 PM
Spoiler: show
 Yes.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on September 25, 2014, 05:31:50 PM
Spoiler: show
 Yes.

Spoiler: show
Devitt debuted tonight as KENTA's partner. It's supposed to air in early November.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 20, 2014, 05:41:38 AM
I've been behind on the show but had a chance to put last week's on this morning.

I had to look up Carmella right away, makes sense she was a Patriots cheerleader and Laker girl  :-*

I thought the Becky Lynch-Sasha Banks segment was interesting.  Those who have watched before the Network will notice the similarities in that segment to when Summer Rae initiated the Sasha Banks heel turn.  Sasha was very much like Becky at that point and was made after Summer gave her the "come to the darkside" talk, right in the dressing room like that.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on October 22, 2014, 05:28:05 PM
I'm going back and catching up on NXT and discovered that they changed the Vaudevillians' theme.

(http://www.boredwrestlingfan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/UnJMkih.gif)

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on October 24, 2014, 03:28:34 PM
So why am I supposed to care about Kenta if all I see from him is getting obliterated by the Ascension?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on October 24, 2014, 06:17:37 PM
Here's the card for the next NXT Takeover show on December 11th:

Spoiler: show
- TITLE VS. CAREER
NXT CHAMPIONSHIP

Adrian Neville (Champion) vs. Sami Zayn (Challenger)
(If Sami Zayn loses, he must retire.)

- NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Lucha Dragons (Champions) vs. The Vaudevillians (Challengers)

- NXT WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Charlotte (Champion) vs. Sasha Banks (Challenger)

- Hideo Itami & Finn Balor vs. The Ascension
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on October 26, 2014, 11:17:34 AM
I had watched this week's show this morning. Enjoyed it as usual but had a few nitpicky things:

- Should NOT have changed the Vaudevillians music.  I know they are trying to make them less crowd-pleasing but still...

- They kept putting over that Sami called Titus the strongest guy he has been in the ring with.  I know they are trying to get over the current story but Sami's most famous feud is Cesaro, the guy put over as like the strongest guy in WWE outside of Mark Henry.

The Titus thing may just be Riley too.  Sadly, I feel since they have forced him to be a heel commentator, he has regressed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on October 27, 2014, 12:37:26 PM
I actually don't mind the Vaudevillains theme change because at least they made note of it on commentary.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on October 28, 2014, 01:10:05 AM
Watching Enzo and Big Cass be awesome on NXT just makes me more worried on how badly they'll be neutered if they wind up on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on October 28, 2014, 01:03:10 PM
I'm hoping they leave them on NXT for a while, it would be best for both of them. Enzo can improve in the ring and Cass can continue becoming more comfortable in his role.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 04, 2014, 01:55:48 PM
Finally getting around to last weeks show (the recap is on hiatus save for the live special coming up).

BADA BING....HOTTEST CHICK IN THE RING  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on November 06, 2014, 03:38:02 AM
It's a must-see episode tonight.  Just saying!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 06, 2014, 07:48:26 AM
DAT POP
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on November 06, 2014, 09:53:42 AM
I love the themes they gave KENTA and Devitt.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on November 06, 2014, 09:55:18 AM
I love the themes they gave KENTA and Devitt.

Who?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on November 06, 2014, 10:13:18 AM
http://youtu.be/bGFoB7RljHM
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on November 06, 2014, 10:35:01 AM
What a terrific episode this was.  Becky Lynch is a terrific addition and a nice foe for Bayley, we have Zayn and Neville next week for the title (I think we know who wins.), and Finn and Hideo are going to kick and stomp the shit out of The Ascension for a month or so.

The commentary is a bit shitty, however.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on November 06, 2014, 10:54:57 AM
Yeah I haven't seen an episode in awhile - when did Kevin Kelly return as a commentator?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on November 07, 2014, 01:18:32 AM
Quote from: WWE.com
Upon arriving in NXT, the proud Irishman chose to honor his heritage by taking on the names of two enduring Irish myths — the warrior Finn McCool and Balor, the king of the Fomorians who could cause wanton destruction simply by opening his fearsome eye.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 13, 2014, 01:37:43 PM
#DirtbagAdrianNeville
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on November 13, 2014, 03:48:12 PM
I assume Sami lost? (my network sub lapsed and I can't be bothered to renew)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 13, 2014, 05:17:03 PM
Neville "injured his knee" and suckered Sami into a rollup to win.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on November 13, 2014, 05:20:36 PM
He kept selling it well after the match so I don't think they'll go the route that he invented it completely, just that he's a bit of a dick for taking advantage of Sami.

And that Sami is too naive.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 14, 2014, 04:10:27 PM
I was tired when I watched it last night, but on second viewing, goddamn was this episode great.  Kidd and Gabriel need to remain a tag team of insufferable pricks with Nattie looking FINE at ringside.  I loved the start of Zayn/Neville with Sami oozing confidence and cockiness until Adrian is like "oh, this fucker really wants to go huh?" and steps up his game.  I'd LOVE for them to get a 30 minute Iron Man match at the special or something.

Plus, Becky Lynch as Sasha's hype woman is money.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on November 14, 2014, 04:38:09 PM
Becky looked GOOD on this week's show. Gotta be the hair. I enjoyed her doing a quasi-Damien Mizdow impression. And saying "boo" in her accent.

With Neville, I don't think we're supposed to think "THAT'S THE BAD GUY!" At least not yet. Much like Fatal 4-Way, Neville took advantage of a situation that Sami wouldn't have, so they're continuing that theme.

EDIT: Sasha Banks is calling The BFFs 2.0 Team B.A.E. (Best At Everything).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on November 14, 2014, 11:59:10 PM
Yeah - I think the canon story they were going for is that he really got hurt but was willing to go the extra mile where Sami still isn't capable. He was still getting attended to as the show went off the air, so I think that's what they were going for.

Great match. Man, I can't wait for the next show on Dec. 11th.

Also, Balor just looks like a star. I don't think he'll be long for NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 15, 2014, 10:50:10 AM
Or Neville was milking it because he's a goddamn Dirtbag.

LET ME HAVE MY MEMES.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 16, 2014, 06:31:10 AM
I want to be bodysurfed to my job.

Charlotte can't cut a promo and sucks in the ring.  Should we pencil her in for the next season of Total Divas?  It seems more and more that Ric kept the talent gene all to himself.

Eight months later and I look like a total fucking moron there.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on November 16, 2014, 06:33:22 AM
You were right, though: Being bodysurfed to a job would be pretty cool.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on November 16, 2014, 06:43:46 AM
To be fair, Charlotte just keeps getting better.  When she first showed up in NXT, you could tell she was super athletic but that was it.  It was just a bunch of nothing with occasional athletic spot.  They tried giving her character with the BFFs heel turn.

The title win over Natalya was truly the turning point.  I think she gained so much confidence after that and seems to get better every week.

The trick will be the main roster.  I used to enjoy that first group with Paige and Summer, and while I wasn't the biggest Emma fan, Emma is way underused, Paige is just getting comfortable now and Summer barely even gets ring time.  Alicia Fox Syndrome all over again.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on November 16, 2014, 06:49:13 AM
Emma needs better ring gear. She might be legit the hottest diva.

(http://www.pwpix.net/photos/wwe-divas/nxt-summer-vacation-pool-party/gallery1/010.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on November 20, 2014, 10:55:58 AM
WWE has been pulling the clip offline but it's confirmed that Steen debuts on the next live show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 20, 2014, 11:48:11 AM
Yeah, there's a teaser video on tonight's episode.

And watch Sami Zayn's promo at the end of the show.  Blows any dogshit on this week's RAW out the goddamn window.  Man I can't wait for that match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on November 20, 2014, 01:12:55 PM
A lot of you already probably knew this but the new episodes of NXT actually show up in the afternoon. I watched today's episode at 4 pm EST.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on November 20, 2014, 01:32:46 PM
Enzo and Big Cass are so so good on the mic.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on November 22, 2014, 07:31:05 PM
So when does Carmella's choosing Big Cass over Enzo storyline happen?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on November 27, 2014, 02:47:31 PM
Ol Blue Pants!!!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on November 28, 2014, 01:09:41 PM
They got Blue Pants over faster than half the main roster.

Tyson Kidd was in rare Dirtbag form.  "I gotta Face Time with the cats!". " ASK HIM!  ASK HIM IN IRISH!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on December 04, 2014, 09:42:20 AM
Great show this week. Zayn did actually give me goosebumps.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 04, 2014, 02:15:34 PM
Oh shit, it's fucking on son!  If anything can supplant Wyatt's/Shield as my WWE MOTY Zayn/Neville has the best shot.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 05, 2014, 04:55:13 AM
Pretty amazing build. I can't wait.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on December 05, 2014, 05:30:04 PM
I haven't seen the Sami/Neville build but the promo for Steen was awesome and is probably what I'm looking forward to most now..
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 05, 2014, 05:55:59 PM
They haven't really established whether he's heel or face yet.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 11, 2014, 08:05:24 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4mxqIkIQAEbp-v.jpg)

Perfect.  Hope she sells a million.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Wizard of Maz on December 11, 2014, 11:04:38 AM
Owens is tearing up as he walks to the ring.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 11:13:16 AM
Best of luck to CJ Parker in his future endeavors.

Also, Steen was fucking awesome.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Wizard of Maz on December 11, 2014, 11:25:53 AM
Yeah, but really a bloodied triumphant Owens was a great visual.

I like the Pop-Up Powerbomb for his finish
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on December 11, 2014, 11:31:00 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4mxqIkIQAEbp-v.jpg)

Perfect.  Hope she sells a million.

I like Bayley, and I really root for her to succeed. I have no faith whatsoever in WWE's management, though. I dread the day that she gets called up, and the writers tell her to stop doing everything that got her over on NXT, because Vince doesn't get it, or some bullshit.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on December 11, 2014, 11:31:38 AM
Baron Corbin (baron_corbin?) looks like an unfinished CAW
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 11:39:19 AM
He doesn't look like an intimidating powerhouse that's for sure.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on December 11, 2014, 11:39:49 AM
The Ascension are like "are you fucking kidding me right now?"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on December 11, 2014, 11:41:37 AM
Great entrance. NXT has some cool production.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on December 11, 2014, 11:41:43 AM
That was an epic entrance for Finn.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 11:59:46 AM
Monster pop for the GTS tease.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 12:03:07 PM
Who was Finn dressed as tonight?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 12:13:29 PM
Freakin' NXT letting the women actually *wrestle* again!

EDIT: Lil' Naitch with the cameo appearance!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 12:14:13 PM
Does every nxt match have dives from the ring to the ramp
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on December 11, 2014, 12:16:30 PM
Does every nxt match have dives from the ring to the ramp

I doubt the main event is going to be any different.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 12:20:00 PM
Charlotte is special. That moonsault/landing/front flip was awesome but the uber natural selection was something else.

Great show so far.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 12:22:56 PM
They're giving them the last 45 minutes of the show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 12:25:30 PM
Adrian Neville turned into a smug prick pretty quickly.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 12:28:28 PM
Big fight feel!!!!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on December 11, 2014, 12:45:44 PM
Reverse Frankensteiner! Holy Fuckballs!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 12:48:20 PM
What the hell, use the belt!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 12:50:02 PM
Stop swearing mother fucker
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on December 11, 2014, 12:50:08 PM
Fantastic.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on December 11, 2014, 12:52:06 PM
Zayn dropping fucks left and right tonight.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 12:54:20 PM
Pat Patterson!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on December 11, 2014, 12:55:14 PM
A wrestler crying after a big win will never not give me the feels.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on December 11, 2014, 12:55:43 PM
I would have also accepted Steen just knocking him out after the hug.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 12:59:04 PM
I love these nxt specials but can't get into the weekly shows. Weird.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on December 11, 2014, 12:59:22 PM
Holy shit!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on December 11, 2014, 12:59:37 PM
I'll take it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 01:00:21 PM
WHAT A TWIST~!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 01:01:19 PM
Oh fuck that was legit surprising. Looked like it hurt.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 01:01:41 PM
A+ everything at the end. Match, finish, post match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 01:02:07 PM
Poor Sami STILL can't catch a break!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on December 11, 2014, 01:03:53 PM
I legit believed that they were going to hold off on Zayn-Owens when there was a minute or so left in the show. And then THAT super quick and brutal spot. Fuck.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 01:05:01 PM
Best NXT special yet. Main event was all time legendary. Charlotte is a legend to be. Balor is the fucking man. Owens is awesome. Incredible.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 11, 2014, 01:06:41 PM
More thoughts on CXF tomorrow, but this show fucking delivered.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 01:08:07 PM
So, is Owens' reasoning going to just be "I HATE YOU SAMI ZAYN! I HATE YOU!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on December 11, 2014, 01:08:22 PM
Dear WWE: Make RAW like this show and I will watch every week.

Sami is now somehow even more of a sympathetic face, and Owens took all of 2 minutes to establish himself as the biggest heel in NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on December 11, 2014, 01:08:56 PM
So, is Owens' reasoning going to just be "I HATE YOU SAMI ZAYN! I HATE YOU!"

As if that isn't a perfectly valid reason considering their history.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on December 11, 2014, 01:11:36 PM
Banner Headline on Cageside Seats: "Sami wins the big one, is possibly killed by Kevin Owens".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 01:12:57 PM
So, is Owens' reasoning going to just be "I HATE YOU SAMI ZAYN! I HATE YOU!"

As if that isn't a perfectly valid reason considering their history.

Oh it is. Owens' bitterness and jealousy getting the better of him is easy and simple enough to digest. Wrestling doesn't have to be rocket science.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
Nice touch with the copyright logo coming up before the turn
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 11, 2014, 01:13:59 PM
I will be watching this show again in its entirety (ok maybe not Lucha/Villains) this weekend. Just spectacular.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on December 11, 2014, 01:17:30 PM
I was totally in on Sasha winning to free up Charlotte to be on the main shows without the title. That's about the only thing that shocked me. Had Zayn lost, I was expecting him to show up on the main shows with the Generico mask and just pretend that one bit with Bo Dallas never happened. Going the route of Zayn/Owens right off the bat is perfect. Who else would you stick in that position? Tyson Kidd or Tyler Breeze again? 

These two can go out and have amazing matches with each other for a few months and by then I'm sure there will probably be some other superstar indy guy in NXT that can get the belt off either of them before they get moved up to the A Shows to be lost in the shuffle.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 01:21:15 PM
I wonder if that rumor about Triple H wanting to keep Sami on NXT because he's terrified of what they'll do to him on RAW is true.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 11, 2014, 01:51:50 PM
@TripleH: Hey, can anyone help me? I'm missing a whole box of brass rings.
#NXTTakeOver @WWENXT

SHOTS FIRED
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 11, 2014, 02:31:50 PM
Apparently one of the announcers said "zayn deserves to be fucked"? Is that real?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on December 11, 2014, 02:33:55 PM
Twitter agrees that Graves said that. I missed it unfortunately and there's no way that staying in the WWEN archived version.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Chainsaw 🦇 & Tyrano Shark on December 11, 2014, 02:56:48 PM
Twitter agrees that Graves said that. I missed it unfortunately and there's no way that staying in the WWEN archived version.

Right after Zayn kicked out of the cheap roll up at the end, Graves went "Sami Zayn deserves to lose this! Sami deserves to get fuc- to be out of the business tomorrow!"

Of course, he was saying that last part right as Zayn hit the exploder into the turnbuckle so it was kinda funny.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 11, 2014, 03:49:51 PM
HEY HEY HEY READ!!
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/this-is-nxt-takeover-revolution/
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 04:09:26 PM
You guys think Hideo Itami will eventually get back the Go 2 Sleep as a subtle middle finger to Punk?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on December 11, 2014, 04:16:33 PM
Went to WWE.com to renew my Network sub to watch NXT. Fucking front page spoils the Sami / Neville match
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Wizard of Maz on December 11, 2014, 05:23:10 PM
You guys think Hideo Itami will eventually get back the Go 2 Sleep as a subtle middle finger to Punk?

Yeah, he's going to hit it sooner or later.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 11, 2014, 05:59:56 PM
http://youtu.be/VwcLDFntJ4I

Goddamn it I wish Regal was able to still go in the ring :(
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 11, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ou2SdYrwqI
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on December 11, 2014, 11:07:17 PM
Freakin' NXT letting the women actually *wrestle* again!

EDIT: Lil' Naitch with the cameo appearance!

It's not unusual for Robinson to work Charlotte's matches.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on December 11, 2014, 11:33:48 PM
I've seen some commentators wonder why the Steen Breaker wasn't the finish. I'm ok with the idea of Owens having 2-3 lethal-looking moves that he can use either as a finisher or as a set-up in a finishing sequence
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on December 12, 2014, 12:24:43 AM
(http://i.gyazo.com/e9fe8629822c47445ef652fdd85cf7dd.png)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on December 12, 2014, 12:43:12 AM
I started this last night, but only got past the Itami/Balor tag match before falling asleep. Of course twitter already ruined the main event for me.

I love the fact that Balor is keeping the bodypaint for big matches. That was an awesome entrance. The Ascension looked like they didn't know what the fuck was going on.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 12, 2014, 12:47:14 AM
The main event was wrestling done right. Everything about it. I even like how they saved the beatdown until after the logo popped up.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: zio on December 12, 2014, 01:03:03 AM
Went to WWE.com to renew my Network sub to watch NXT. Fucking front page spoils the Sami / Neville match

It's not exactly a spoiler if it already happened and aired.

That was probably the best wrestling show I've seen WWE put on in a long, long time. I regret not watching NXT each week. Will be sure to now.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Monsoon Classic on December 12, 2014, 02:50:28 AM
That was a masterfully crafted show. Absolutely loved the subtle glance that Steen/Sami gave to each other when Zayn's promo was airing on the other side of the screen.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Harley Quinn on December 12, 2014, 03:28:59 AM
No joke that may be the "TV" show of the year... damn.  Also lol at Sami's constant F Bombardment getting bleeped out.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: MFer on December 12, 2014, 03:41:50 AM
I watched the replay last night. NXT shits on everything else in the E, but I'm afraid what will happen when these people get called up to the main roster. Charlotte/Banks is in the top 5 women's matches I've ever seen, no lie....

OK, OK, top 10, don't wanna get too prisoner of the moment here. Not sure how to compare Neville/Zayn to other matches they've had against each other and others, but it was excellent nonetheless. Ascension vs. Balor/Itami was good but I think they're capable of much better. Owens' showcase was great, served its purpose. I enjoyed Dragons/Villains more than other people seemed to.

EDIT: Forgot to add that it's sweet to have a new black and white entrance with the Vaudevillains a la NWO.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on December 12, 2014, 03:50:58 AM
Too sweet
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Wizard of Maz on December 12, 2014, 04:20:29 AM
I liked the Tag Title match.

While it was the "weakest" match on the card, setting aside the Baron Corbin squash, that's just because everything else was so top tier that "solid" looked bland.

I want to mention commentary, because I felt the crew did a solid job of selling the usual WWE talking points (Twitter trends, sell the big match when a different match is on) without being over bearing about it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on December 12, 2014, 04:26:55 AM
http://youtu.be/VwcLDFntJ4I

Goddamn it I wish Regal was able to still go in the ring :(

Regal is the best

Steen is his son and he's a failed father.  Since the match probably won't happen I expect an epic verbal/physical beatdown on Regal at some point.  CANT WAIT
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 12, 2014, 05:09:17 AM
I caught highlights of Steen's debut. Oddly glad that he's keeping his indy look and think he could probably pull it off in a "bar room shitkicker" manner. Surprised they had him do the flapjack powerbomb as the finish (obviously knew we wouldn't see the package piledriver), and nearly jizzed myself seeing him hit the apron powerbomb on Sami.

Now all we need is Callihan to get healthy and come back and I'll actually re-sub to the Network.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on December 12, 2014, 06:01:35 AM
Top to bottom this a perfect show to start someone off with.






Then they'll watch RAW and ruin your efforts.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on December 12, 2014, 06:05:37 AM
http://pwinsider.com/article/90161/triple-h-says-what-the-world-thinks-and-more-nxt-news.html?p=1

Not sure if they mean the facepaint for Balor is permanent for every match or just big ones. If it's every match then that sucks. I liked it better as a big occasion kind of thing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on December 12, 2014, 06:28:25 AM
Balor being a normal, athletic wrestler 90% of the time only to come out in the face paint for big matches and freak his opponents out would be the greatest.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on December 12, 2014, 06:46:14 AM
http://pwinsider.com/article/90161/triple-h-says-what-the-world-thinks-and-more-nxt-news.html?p=1

Not sure if they mean the facepaint for Balor is permanent for every match or just big ones. If it's every match then that sucks. I liked it better as a big occasion kind of thing.

He already has a shirt for that design... so my theory would be new show, new shirt, new design.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 12, 2014, 07:43:24 AM
The ending was one of those moments where I wish JR was commentating. I'd even accept the late '90s WCW announce team for nostalgia if nothing else. I can hear Tony Schiavone and Mike Tenay expressing shock, outrage and disappointment in my head.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Harley Quinn on December 12, 2014, 08:20:42 AM
From that HHH link above...

"Kevin Owens is believed to have suffered a broken nose during his debut match against CJ Parker at Takeover. Parker, meanwhile, struck Owens so hard it opened a deep gash on his palm and hand."

Holy shit.  We, in chat, all reacted knowing how stiff that looked but good lord he gashed his god damn hand hitting another dude's nose!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 12, 2014, 09:59:52 AM
http://youtu.be/VwcLDFntJ4I

Goddamn it I wish Regal was able to still go in the ring :(

Regal is the best

Steen is his son and he's a failed father.  Since the match probably won't happen I expect an epic verbal/physical beatdown on Regal at some point.  CANT WAIT

I can see Owens asking for a title shot and Regal being all "fuck off you aren't getting shit after what you did" and leading to someone like Neville stepping in to have a feud if they want to keep the Zayn/Owens showdown until a WrestleMania weekend special (which they really should do).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on December 12, 2014, 10:45:25 AM
Spoiler from next week's episode i/r/t Steen:

Spoiler: show
 Stretchered out Neville. Starting off giving Sami and Neville both stretcher jobs.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on December 12, 2014, 11:09:33 AM
Anybody who thinks HHH isn't any better than Vince needs to watch this show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on December 12, 2014, 11:56:58 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4rnM5XCEAA7O9k.png:large)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 12, 2014, 12:00:46 PM
An email from Scott Keith's blog:

Quote
This whole Steen/Generico angle from last night makes no sense at all from whatever way you look at it.  If you look at it ignoring all non-wwe stuff, some random new guy just attacked the guy that won the title.  They have no history that you've seen whatsoever.  If you look at it acknowledging their ROH history, its two guys that had an absolute blood feud for 2 years and the last time you saw them hated each other.  Then they reunite for like a minute and Steen turns again?  I guess?  If you look at it as, everybody knows that they're really friends behind the scene, and all of those hellacious matches are just pro wrestling angles, then who cares about this angle because it also is just a wrestling angle and they're friends behind the scenes.  It makes no sense.

To be fair, Scott defended it:

Quote
It makes tons of sense.  They specifically told the story of how:

a)  Owens and Zayn were good friends from before.
b)  Owens had to watch while all his friends made it into WWE before him
c)  His best friend Zayn won the NXT title at the show he was debuting at.

Connect the dots and BAM, motivation for why he'd turn on his best friend out of jealousy.  He kills two birds with one stone, elevating himself to a title shot immediately and getting revenge on the person who "made it" while he couldn't. You can rag on a lot of storylines in WWE, but this one is pretty airtight and well explained by the announcers to boot.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on December 12, 2014, 12:32:04 PM
Those are the exact people from the internet who for whatever reason just can't sit back, relax and enjoy anything for what it is that bother me, and he sounds like a next level type at that. I totally get not liking things, but if you don't like that, why are you even still watching a minute or programming?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 12, 2014, 12:36:42 PM
Those are the exact people from the internet who for whatever reason just can't sit back, relax and enjoy anything for what it is that bother me,

So I take it you haven't seen Spoony's review of the show, yet?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: fazzle on December 12, 2014, 05:13:40 PM
Those are the exact people from the internet who for whatever reason just can't sit back, relax and enjoy anything for what it is that bother me,

So I take it you haven't seen Spoony's review of the show, yet?


Based on the average Spoony standards, I'm going to say that his review for this 2 hour show is somewhere around 110 minutes?   And all 110 of them are fucking awful and unbearable?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 12, 2014, 05:25:14 PM
I'm afraid to look. But comments tell me he spends the first 48 minutes of a one hour or so video complaining about The Slammy Awards. Part 2 is coming soon!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on December 12, 2014, 06:38:29 PM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/4ba0bff3aca91d45439a456187e330a4/tumblr_nggea2RQTd1soba38o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on December 13, 2014, 12:56:07 AM
So I saw an older Steen match. He seemed a lot bigger (in the stomach ) and spent a fair amount of the later match staggering around and struggling to breath.
I hope he's in better shape now.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 13, 2014, 03:12:46 AM
He was. He never cared much for being in great shape because he was over and could still go, so he ended up relying more on hardcore gimmicks in ROH and just his personality in PWG and other indies. One of the reasons he and Cornette didn't care for each other while Cornette was booking ROH (besides the booking being shit) was that Cornette would constantly tell him that he'd never draw money looking the way he did...which was stupid because he was one of the top indy guys and actually was drawing money. Once he found out that there was WWE interest in him, since that was his dream (one that he admits he didn't think would happen), he started hitting the gym regularly.

He's looking like he did back in '07 or so when he started getting notoriety outside of IWS/PWG/CZW, which is a good thing because he was surprisingly athletic for a guy his size.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on December 13, 2014, 03:30:19 AM
Those are the exact people from the internet who for whatever reason just can't sit back, relax and enjoy anything for what it is that bother me,

So I take it you haven't seen Spoony's review of the show, yet?

It's the year 2014. Why would anyone see this? Especially a tasteful aand kind gentleman like DrVenkman.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: SBofn on December 13, 2014, 05:27:36 AM
I want to mention commentary, because I felt the crew did a solid job of selling the usual WWE talking points (Twitter trends, sell the big match when a different match is on) without being over bearing about it.

If they did sell the big match, then my hats off to them, because I was just about to praise them for focusing on the ring throughout the show. I'm so sick of King/JBL/Cole ignoring the in-ring action because of what Triple H said two hours ago. Indeed, they managed to keep the twitter blurbs to about five seconds a pop.

Corey Graves had a good first night.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on December 13, 2014, 06:23:46 AM
Yeah, the commentary was much better than on the main shows as well.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 13, 2014, 11:07:32 AM
Riley can be a little irritating, but no where near as bad as JBL.  If this is the team going forward I'm perfectly OK with that (Renee was OK, but she didn't quite click with the others).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on December 13, 2014, 11:26:59 AM
I'm still happy to hear actual moves called
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on December 13, 2014, 11:46:30 AM
Moves have names?  I thought everything was just a variation of the age old "Hard Shot", "Takedown" and "Big Move".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Monsoon Classic on December 13, 2014, 01:37:57 PM
And "Whatamaneuver!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 13, 2014, 03:02:49 PM
"I don't know what the name of that move is but it was awesome!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on December 15, 2014, 06:46:26 AM
Riley did use "Whatamaneuver!"

I think with what little opportunity CJ Parker's had (and when he's had it it's been against Mojo Rawley) he does a fine job. I love this theme too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 15, 2014, 08:18:41 AM
I don't know if newz sites got it from a credible source but saw one this morning saying Neville should be coming to main roster soon.  Makes sense.  The part I'd like to know the source and be concerned about was they said he'd be getting "a new gimmick".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 15, 2014, 09:10:56 AM
Nooooooooooooo
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on December 15, 2014, 11:05:19 AM
Adrian Hobbit.  :(
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on December 15, 2014, 11:42:43 AM
Lord of the Ring
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 15, 2014, 09:40:57 PM
Really funny reading how bummed out people were about El Generico being repackaged, and now Sami Zayn could be the best pure babyface since Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on December 15, 2014, 09:55:51 PM
Quote from: Tyson Kidd
Remember how happy @iLikeSamiZayn was when he won the NXT title at R-Evolution?  Even wearing that ridiculous hat

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B48KmJoCMAE0F84.jpg:large)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 15, 2014, 11:18:01 PM
Really funny reading how bummed out people were about El Generico being repackaged, and now Sami Zayn could be the best pure babyface since Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.

I agree, except with the depth of character allowed on main roster, I still think they stick him in a Kofi Kingston role.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 16, 2014, 07:46:12 AM
Really funny reading how bummed out people were about El Generico being repackaged, and now Sami Zayn could be the best pure babyface since Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.
Until HHH took over developmental in full, there was absolutely reason to fear him being repackaged. It's not like WWE exactly has a great track record on signing great talent and then actually using them properly.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on December 18, 2014, 08:51:20 AM
The Vaudevillains showed Regal a video on a tablet?  UNREALISTIC!  VINCE IS RUINING NXT!

I really liked Adrian's indignant promo to start the show.  Owens' was kinda ehh.

Oh fuck, they are breaking up Enzo and Cass aren't they?

GOD
DAMNIT
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on December 18, 2014, 02:55:34 PM
Haven't seen the show yet.  I figured seeing Cass and Enzo became so much better when put together they would break them and ruin them but figured they would at least wait until they were jobbed out on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 18, 2014, 03:03:37 PM
Bull Dempseys look and gimmick don't match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on December 19, 2014, 01:57:10 AM
Bull Dempseys look and gimmick don't match.

Okay what's his story? Is he like an indie superstar or something? Because to me he looks like a very plain, vanilla, fat jobber type.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on December 19, 2014, 03:51:28 AM
It's gotta be some sort of inside joke.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on December 19, 2014, 04:40:41 AM
I think he was an indy guy from the New England area - I've never seen him before but heard he was a good bruiser type.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on December 19, 2014, 06:00:58 AM
I never heard of him until NXT. The only NE indy guy that fits the "bruiser" stuff and seems to be any good is Warbeard Hanson.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on December 19, 2014, 06:37:54 AM
Quote
Smith made his debut on April 11, 2006 at East Coast Professional Wrestling event as Donny Johnson, where he defeated JJ Benjamin.[3] Next five months, Smith wrestled in National Wrestling Alliance as Baby Hughie. On September 26, 2009, at NWA New Jersey The Dennis Coralluzzo Invitational 2009, The Powers Of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord) defeated The Varsity Club (Baby Hughie & Rob Eckos).[4] Since 2010, Smith changed his ringname to Smith James. On July 21, 2011, James defeated Memphis Mofo in a TNA dark match.[5]
 
In 2012, James joined The New Age Wrecking Crew with Bill Carr, Stockade and Vince Steele.[6] On March 10, 2012, Steele and James entered in a tournament to crown a new ACE Tag team Champions, but were defeated in the finals by The Movement. On March 9, 2013, James and Vince Steele won the American Championship Entertainment (ACE) Tag Team Championship.[7] They lost the titles on May 11, 2013.[8] against On February 23, 2013, James and Bill Carr won the NYWC Tag Team Championship.[9] However, they lost the title against Mikey Whipwreck and Stockade on June 23, 2013, his last match in the company.[10]

That's his pre-WWE bio on Wikipedia.

I feel like Baron Corbin should destroy him in their little feud.

Ya know, this guy:

(http://sportsgrumble.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/hi-res-44d105e7114eb8a99010874eb95dfe9e_crop_north.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on December 19, 2014, 09:38:30 AM
I feel like I've seen Corbin in other media BESIDES football. Is there anyone in other media (probably porn with my luck) that would look like him?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 01, 2015, 09:26:38 AM
Enzo and Cass should book more.  They got Blue Pants over than half the main roster.

OMG NEW YEARS MIRACLE!!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 01, 2015, 11:06:02 AM
I love that Cass' made up song is her theme.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 02, 2015, 05:08:48 PM
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/b27a7362377feb377e5a2cdc702db420/tumblr_nh74rtHOAq1qefv2ko1_400.gif)

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/a6e3e36a520207dc0561977b09afb3b0/tumblr_nh74rtHOAq1qefv2ko2_400.gif)

monkeychusetts:

As requested, by sashabankswwe

Her vs Ric Flair

sashabankswwe:

I would hit him with a bank statement but we know he needs the money
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 03, 2015, 01:18:33 PM
Can someone explain this blue pants thing? Last episode wasn't very good. Curtis Axel Christ almighty.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on January 03, 2015, 02:31:57 PM
Can someone explain this blue pants thing? Last episode wasn't very good. Curtis Axel Christ almighty.

Crowd there loves the schtick of Enzo.  Cassidy was actually tagged with him later and gained that personality.

Most recently, they debuted Carmella to be with them too.  When she finished her "training", her first opponent was hyped to be that random chick in blue pants, so Enzo and Cass did a big thing about hyping "Blue Pants", which the crowd ate up.

Carmella had another match and the crowd went nuts for Blue Pants again.

They brought her back one more time for this, so the audience went nuts.  Just one of those goofy little things really over with the crowd that keeps coming back.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 03, 2015, 02:37:29 PM
I think it helps that they're not too fond of Carmella too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on January 04, 2015, 05:59:53 AM
Hopefully they just split her off of them and let her be the heel she should be and keep them as they are. That would be much better than a breakup of the two.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on January 04, 2015, 06:02:38 AM
I think it helps that they're not too fond of Carmella too.
I think it also helps that Leva Bates is awesome.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on January 05, 2015, 01:06:57 AM
I get a real Kevin Nash vibe from Big Cass with his goofball antics. His 'Price is Right' humming being Blue Pants actual theme is fantastic.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 05, 2015, 11:51:20 AM
Wrestling News Source says that Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens is going to be a lengthy feud and that there are no plans to call him up to the main roster in 2015.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on January 05, 2015, 01:12:17 PM
Wrestling News Source says that Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens is going to be a lengthy feud and that there are no plans to call him up to the main roster in 2015.
I'm OK with this.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 05, 2015, 01:14:19 PM
Finally some good news
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on January 05, 2015, 01:45:32 PM
Blue Pants <3

I love that they had a recorded version of Cass' TPIR song for the end of that match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 05, 2015, 01:50:49 PM
Just saw this on reddit:

Quote
I was in practice today (I'm a med student at WVU in Morgantown, we have a LOT of people from NY/NJ here bc wvu actively recruits students and employees from the area) and all of a sudden I hear "Badabing, badaboom, realest guy in the room" and couldn't believe my ears. My coach (only a few years older than me, mid-late 20s) had said that and then asked if anybody watched WWE, knew who enzo amore was, etc. to which I obviously responded yes. So he goes on to tell me that he actually roomed with him and played on the football team with him back in college at Salisbury University. He showed me some fb pics of them back then together to confirm and told me some interesting stuff about Enzo (paraphrased):
1) The hair and tattoos are the real deal, i.e. he had them even before WWE.
2) He's literally just playing a caricature of himself. He is incredibly articulate IRL and was indeed a real journalism (major)
3) He's the nicest guy on the planet. He'd do anything for his friends, family, whatever. he really is the realest guy in the room in the most positive sense of the phrase. He's also incredibly charismatic and a ridiculously hard worker, the type of guy that can do anything if he puts his mind to it.
4) he played strong safety (my coach played lb)
5) He got into wrestling because, well, he wanted to. He got tired of being a real journalism and wanted to follow his dream of being a real wrestling. He used to lift at defranco's gym (not sure about the spelling, this is all by ear) in north jersey where apparently HHH likes to lift when in the area. So enzo, being as charismatic as he is, just started chatting HHH up and the rest is history.
6) MTV contacted him to be on Jersey Shore, but he eventually turned it down. Apparently though, he made an audition tape. The tape starts off with him in battery park, facing away from the camera looking out onto the horizon. He slowly turns around, looks into the camera, and then says in the most exaggerrated north jersey accent imaginable:
Beautiful view, no?
Apparently this became a big inside joke between him and everyone who saw it and they kept teasing him by always asking him how the view was wherever they were. So I guess if you want to be a smarky fuck when you see enzo at a show, just ask him what he thinks of the view lol.
edit: /u/LordMandiga managed to find this gem of a video!! enzo is truly a certified G
That's all I can remember from our convo but if I get any more info I'll let you guys know. I'll try to ask my coach if he minds if I put the pics of him and enzo up but I don't hang on this bc his fb has to stay pretty private bc of his job. Stay sawft, wreddit.

--http://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/2rgacx/so_my_weightlifting_coach_was_roommatesteammates/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/2rgacx/so_my_weightlifting_coach_was_roommatesteammates/)

I want to hang out with Enzo Amore.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on January 05, 2015, 04:30:37 PM
Plz make this stable happen..

(http://photos-c.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/t51.2885-15/10787907_1519951364949218_1981687780_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 05, 2015, 04:32:42 PM
Whi is Big Cass spooked?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on January 06, 2015, 03:40:22 AM
Awkward boner
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 08, 2015, 02:50:56 PM
Man, the simplicity of the opening promo to set up the rematch was so refreshing.

"Hey Sami, great match."
"You deserve a rematch, Adrian."
*Regal comes out*
"Grand idea, let's do it next week."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 08, 2015, 03:13:03 PM
...Tyson Kidd wears a hoodie with cat ears on it. Fact.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 09, 2015, 12:48:56 AM
Not a good episode last night.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on January 09, 2015, 01:30:33 AM
Hideo needs a new finisher.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on January 09, 2015, 01:39:17 AM
Great episode last night. Especially enjoyed the tag match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on January 09, 2015, 02:12:07 AM
Tyson's goal of replacing Sarah McLaughlin as the face of the SPCA is pretty great.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 09, 2015, 02:33:38 AM
I've never seen any of Hideos Japanese matches but nothing about him screams "star" to me. His offense is kind of lame and lacks intensity as the texas rattlesnake would say. Also Curtis Axel needs to be cut, dude has nothing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on January 09, 2015, 02:42:50 AM
Tyson's promo was pretty spectacular, fact. They're his cats, Nattie.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on January 09, 2015, 03:31:03 AM
Is Angle-Plex the new "guy who hates everything and doesn't know why he's watching anymore" guy?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 09, 2015, 04:22:02 AM
I did love the groan from the crowd when Curtis Axel's music hit.

I just can't get into the Lucha Dragons.  I really like Kalisto and Cara is OK but they just don't make an interesting team to me.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 09, 2015, 05:28:23 AM
Is Angle-Plex the new "guy who hates everything and doesn't know why he's watching anymore" guy?

I only watch nxt and ppvs. DVR raw but skip through 90% of it and sometimes don't even watch it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 09, 2015, 11:08:23 AM
I did love the groan from the crowd when Curtis Axel's music hit.

I just can't get into the Lucha Dragons.  I really like Kalisto and Cara is OK but they just don't make an interesting team to me.

I like the idea of the Lucha Dragons, like both the Lucha Dragons... but don't really like the Lucha Dragons.

Kalisto has insane potential.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on January 09, 2015, 11:59:15 AM
I think that dropping Sin Cara and letting Hunico unmask and then debut his own creation would be a good step for them.  Sin Cara was a disaster and the character should be locked away at the warehouse, never to be seen again.  They can write off Sin Cara off, as well, and then sign someone new to tag with Kalisto if they want to move forward with the Lucha Dragons.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 09, 2015, 02:30:28 PM
You kidding me? Sin Cara just pinned the Intercontinental Champion clean. Kalisto is holding him back.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 14, 2015, 11:34:33 AM
Sami Zayn got a customized entrance video that goes along with his Title reign. Love little touches like that. They used to do the same thing with Kurt Angle.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 14, 2015, 03:21:01 PM
Hey, another great episode.  In other news, the sun rose this morning.

But seriously, it's amazing that Zayn and Neville went out there and did a completely different match 24 hours after their Takeover match.  And their like two minutes together in the tag really made me want to see a Nattie/Becky match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on January 14, 2015, 03:55:13 PM
I want to say Bull is better than I give him credit for, but to me, he's just some chubby guy in a singlet.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 14, 2015, 04:18:07 PM
Becky looked beceptional.

Get it? You see, it's funny because her name is Becky and I'm saying she looked exceptional using a pun...

I'll see myself out.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 14, 2015, 04:35:33 PM
lmao Bull makes me laugh every time. He has to be some kind of rib.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on January 14, 2015, 04:37:31 PM
I really love the ending. Kevin Owens does one move and he's out of there. The fact that one move is all it took really put over just how tough Owens will be for Zayn.

It also got the right reaction. We were supposed to think, "He got him AGAIN!" And at least I did.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on January 14, 2015, 11:46:50 PM
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/63e5ca43f54d45234c59a013410bcf0a/tumblr_ni7nbnFMsN1sj4xr4o3_500.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on January 15, 2015, 12:07:22 PM
Spoiler: show
 There was a title change at the tapings. I thought those days were over forever!


Next special: February 11th.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 15, 2015, 01:35:02 PM
So, uh, tons of shit happens the next few weeks. And the next special is stacked.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 21, 2015, 11:36:14 AM
Looks like the mysterious character in the background is just Marcus Louis, boo.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 21, 2015, 02:00:57 PM
I think Sasha is a better all around wrestler than Charlotte at this point.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 21, 2015, 02:44:55 PM
So in the first eight minutes this week they told us the following:

- There will be a tournament for the #1 contender
- The date of the next live special
- Sami Zayn is PISSED and wants Owens
- Zayn/Owens at the next live show

That would have taken 25 minutes on RAW.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 21, 2015, 05:43:41 PM
Having much less time than the main shows actually works in their favor in a lot of aspects.

Rich Brennan went from not knowing what Balor's clothesline was last week to giving it a name this week. That's another small thing I like about NXT.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on January 21, 2015, 11:42:01 PM
I also like that Brennan is calling it the rightful name of the Slingblade.

I really enjoyed Sami being PISSED.  I liked how Regal talked him down off of the ledge and how he refuses to hand Owens a title match and leaving the result of this match at the special in doubt, as it's a grudge match with Owens' title opportunity coming at "some point, probably".  Also, Sami going from Stone Cold and back to Ricky Steamboat was masterful.  Well done.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on January 22, 2015, 02:54:16 AM
I wish it the divas match was a triple threat. Having Becky in there feels like she will be the one to take the pinfall.

I like Charlotte and shes carried herself and the division well, but it might be time for a title change. I wouldn't mind it going to either Sasha or Bayley (not a fan of the mean streak, though).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 22, 2015, 05:02:10 AM
Zayn also shows how neutered faces on the main roster are right now.  The Authority can just berate Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan all they want and they just stand there and take it.  Sami has every right to just beat the shit out of the first person he sees and he does so to get over how goddamn PISSED he is.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 28, 2015, 11:26:15 AM
Little Solomon Crowe teaser , looks like he might do something similar to that hacker gimmick.

Really happy with Blake and Murphy winning.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on January 28, 2015, 11:31:36 AM
Man, that Powerbomb from Neville to Kidd looked particulary nasty.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on January 28, 2015, 11:49:21 AM
Obviously the tag title win was due to THE POWER OF DUBSTEP.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on January 29, 2015, 08:19:36 AM
I want to see what Sasha or Bailey can do with the divas title (or maybe Emma), but damn, Charlotte is too damn good as the champion.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on January 30, 2015, 03:46:05 AM
Baron Corbin looks like someone's loser dad that parties with high school kids.

Is BULL finally done? Enough with that guy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on January 31, 2015, 10:14:56 AM
Hey, a contract signing that didn't end in a brawl!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 04, 2015, 12:43:52 PM
That was a rather noticeable "BETTER THAN RAW!" chant during Hideo/Balor.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on February 04, 2015, 01:37:26 PM
Cannot wait for Owens/Zayn. I'm predicting a Vader/Sting level beatdown.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 04, 2015, 04:27:14 PM
Man, Corbin/Dempsey AGAIN?  Corbin looked decent against Neville, but nothing screams "badass monster" to me.

I love Bayley..... but she kinda stinks in the ring.  She's got a lot of the character stuff down, but she's still super awkward in the ring.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 04, 2015, 04:51:06 PM
Balor/Neville?  Yes please.  I also really liked Alex Riley trying to goad Neville on commentary and kind of subtly foreshadowing some sort of heel turn by Neville.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 04, 2015, 04:57:45 PM
Balor/Neville AND Sami/Owens should be amazing and I bet the Fatal Four Way will be entertaining too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 04, 2015, 05:10:13 PM
I'm really looking forward to the 4-way. Hoping Banks finally wins it.

Don't know what they're doing with Corbin and Dempsey. It's not doing anything for anyone.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 04, 2015, 05:14:44 PM
I have a real hard time believing that Bull Dempsey will be called up to the main roster someday, but Baron Corbin will be the next Roman Reigns if Roman Reigns fails.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on February 04, 2015, 05:20:03 PM
Emma looked hot tonight but can she stop doing that fucking dance
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on February 11, 2015, 05:56:11 AM
I'm really pumped about tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBgbI35memU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBgbI35memU)

I kind of wish the title wasn't on the line just yet since I think Owens should go over, but who knows if Sami's reign will end this early?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on February 11, 2015, 07:05:02 AM
Quote
I kind of wish the title wasn't on the line just yet since I think Owens should go over, but who knows if Sami's reign will end this early?

I'm the same, but I actually, shockingly, have confidence in NXT's booking.

I'm certainly more excited about this show than any other show that will be airing in oh, say, the next two months.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 07:22:52 AM
The build to this show has been great.  This match feels more important than anything on the main roster since Lesnar/Cena at Summerslam.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 11, 2015, 09:20:24 AM
http://www.avclub.com/article/ole-ole-ole-ole-s-sound-wrestling-making-its-way-y-215075
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 10:46:33 AM
The smug face holding that "Free Riley" sign makes me so angry. It looks like he's wearing a headband and that only makes it worse.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 11, 2015, 11:12:03 AM
Selfie stick was pretty great.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 11, 2015, 11:21:03 AM
Why has Breeze been in developmental for so long?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 11:25:13 AM
Why has Breeze been in developmental for so long?

Waiting on Undertaker to retire so that he can take his spot.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 11:26:29 AM
Why has Breeze been in developmental for so long?

Because he's small?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 11:31:08 AM
Blake Murphy and his buddy Wesley seems like a Santino-style gimmick that is probably what they are going to turn Tyler Breeze and Bull Dempsey into when they call them up.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 11, 2015, 11:31:19 AM
Dragons are a bit of a mess tonight.

That said, Sin Cara's one-armed Powerbomb is one of my favourite moves.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 11:36:17 AM
Sin Cara busting out Schoolboy Bombs like that shit is normal.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 11:49:49 AM
Balor should be a huge star, but I have my doubts that Vince will ever understand the act.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 11:53:55 AM
Did Balor's ass hit Neville on the top of the head on that dive?

Edit: Neville just kicked out of what amounted to Seth Rollins' Curb Stomp times ten.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 12:00:18 PM
That dropkick is so good. I can't see most of the main roster selling it nearly as well though.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 11, 2015, 12:01:43 PM
Balor should be a huge star, but I have my doubts that Vince will ever understand the act.

Nah. Balor is the most WWE star ready guy in NXT. I don't think there can be much doubt he'll be a star.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 12:03:22 PM
I'd watch Balor vs. Taker.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 12:05:23 PM
Come on Bayley!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 12:07:23 PM
Balor should be a huge star, but I have my doubts that Vince will ever understand the act.

Nah. Balor is the most WWE star ready guy in NXT. I don't think there can be much doubt he'll be a star.

Yeah, but for all we know Vince could have him jobbing to R-Truth within a couple of months.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 11, 2015, 12:23:15 PM
Excellent match there. Was sad the Super Baley to Belly didn't win it, but I like Sasha too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 11, 2015, 12:25:21 PM
I've been a Sasha fan for a while so it's satisfying to see her finally win it and in a great match to boot.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 11, 2015, 12:26:35 PM
The last two matches have really delivered after the shaky start. This match should be bananas.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on February 11, 2015, 12:27:10 PM
How many matches till Main Event?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on February 11, 2015, 12:54:36 PM
I'm not sure all of what Zayn is doing is selling at this point. That ramp hit looked nasty.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 01:01:59 PM
Zayn just got fucking murdered.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on February 11, 2015, 01:02:38 PM
Zayn just got Lesnar'd with power bombs!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 11, 2015, 01:07:03 PM
Owens Ivan Drago'd Apollo Zayn.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 11, 2015, 01:09:49 PM
Wow. I wasn't expecting Sami to only get a one month reign,  but Owens did look like a monster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 01:10:53 PM
Wow. I wasn't expecting Sami to only get a one month reign,  but Owens did look like a monster.

Two month.  He won it on December 11.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 11, 2015, 01:12:24 PM
That match gave me flashbacks to Sting/Vader at Great American Bash 1992.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 01:12:59 PM
That match gave me flashbacks to Sting/Vader at Great American Bash 1992.

Me too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 11, 2015, 01:26:26 PM
FIGHT. OWENS. FIGHT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on February 11, 2015, 01:59:29 PM
I've always felt that a guy like Owens should be the one to stop Lesnar. Not some inbetween big man like Reigns or any other normal ass superstar. Someone unique and relentless.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 11, 2015, 02:45:30 PM
EAT
SLEEP
POWERBOMB
REPEAT

The three main matches fucking delivered and that's all you can ask for, though I really liked Breeze/Itami as well.  Hideo seems to be slowly finding his character.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on February 11, 2015, 03:54:09 PM
Just got done watching. The whole show was very good. It's amazing how NxT is compared to Raw. 2 hours, and everything is tight and just works. No 20 minute long promos. You still get the backstory, but you get lots of actual wrestling too.

Anyhoo...

The Women's 4 way was very very good. Great work by all involved. Women's wrestling done right.

Spoiler: show
Glad to see Sasha win, thought Bayley was really impressive as well. Becky Lynch does what she does and the match was laid out perfectly.



Owens/Zayn was awesome. Put Owens over as a dominating force, but kept Zayn strong.

Spoiler: show
I mean how often do you get a ref stoppage in a championship match that's legit that they actually award the challenger the belt. These guys have always had great chemistry going back to ROH so no surprise they put on a show. Can't get put over much stronger than Owens has since coming to NxT, overall a very good match, and kept Zayn strong as now they have a rematch set up easily with Zayn saying he never got pinned or quit. Kind of how the end of Austin/Hart did minus the blood and passing out.


Really the only match I didn't care for was Dempsey vs Corbin cause I just don't care about either guy, but it was passable for a big man match.

Everything else on the show was good(Itami vs Breeze, tag match) to very good Balor vs Neville.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 11, 2015, 03:58:44 PM
The reason the ref stoppage worked is because it wasn't really a cheap or stolen victory.  There was no question Zayn was beaten, but he refused to quit.  So both guys get over.  It was similar to Austin/Bret at WM 13 in that sense.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 11, 2015, 04:47:17 PM
I have to watch this again for my CXF recap, but I just couldn't get into the tag title match because I was afraid someone was going to get crippled.  They seemed to be going too fast for their own good and was sloppy as hell.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 11, 2015, 05:00:14 PM
Sami Zayn is like a new age Surfer Sting...only without the facepaint...and possibly smarter.

I just see him and I hear "HE'S A MAN CALLED STING! DUN DUN DUN DUN".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 12, 2015, 02:59:36 AM
So NXT is what on specials now? 4/4? (maybe i'm forgetting one)

Hopefully this track record continues. I was actually enjoying the hell out of the women's match. It was excellent and I wish the women in the WWE (the ones that can work) would be given that kind of time on a PPV.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 12, 2015, 03:32:19 AM
I think the women's 4-way followed immediately by Zayn/Owens shatters the idea of the cool down match being necessary.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 12, 2015, 06:33:21 AM
The story told in the ME was that Owens was the brute that Sami couldn't actively beat. Their history with each other has already been touched upon in NXT and it made sense for Owens to go for the definitive finale as opposed to a pinfall.

He hates Zayn. He's jealous of Zayn. He wants to remind Zayn of what kind of monster he had under his bed and let everybody else know that he's not just here to wrestle for a title, he's here to destroy the man they adore because he was given opportunities that Owens wasn't.

At the same time, Zayn remembers what Owens was like, but he's grown so accustom to the likes of Neville, Kidd, and Breeze - men that also work a more high-risk style - that he was unprepared for this kind of brutality. He lost to Cesaro, if you remember, who was very much his superior in size and strength, and those matches rarely found him with the kind of tunnel vision he displayed last night.

He remembers why he hates Owens. He wanted to set the pace and up the tempo to what he was comfortable with, to the level he can control and excel , but Owens was there to throw him off his game and capitalize on a fatal error (that being Zayn hitting his head on the ramp following the moonsault).

The finish made complete sense and it was a well calculated risk that definitely payed off, IMO. You don't typically see this kind of storytelling in a WWE product.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on February 12, 2015, 08:21:27 AM
I saw online some people complaining about the finish to the 4 way. I thought it was great - Charlotte was beaten down after a top rope Belly to Bayley and then locked in the crossface. She refused to tap out, but was so beaten up, Sasha was able to simply roll her shoulders over and pin her with a crucifix without much fight. Its so obvious it works.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 12, 2015, 08:25:27 AM
I saw online some people complaining about the finish to the 4 way. I thought it was great - Charlotte was beaten down after a top rope Belly to Bayley and then locked in the crossface. She refused to tap out, but was so beaten up, Sasha was able to simply roll her shoulders over and pin her with a crucifix without much fight. Its so obvious it works.

Yeah she pretty much just used her brains and wrestling ability to win. What's bad about that?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 12, 2015, 08:54:00 AM
Some people aren't nearly as smart as they think they are. That's all that needs to be said.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 12, 2015, 08:54:44 AM
Basically Sami/Owens last night:
http://youtu.be/oWuhdLVSQtY
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on February 12, 2015, 08:59:21 AM
The only match last night I found disappointing was the Tag Title Match.  Baron/Bull wasn't any good, but I never expected it to be.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 12, 2015, 09:59:55 AM
So, this return apparently happened:

Spoiler: show
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10991062_921398557882412_7894629297031609829_n.jpg?oh=7bbee4d7d12b284305cd7b128d97abc5&oe=5560D887)

WAR MACHINE IS BACK!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 12, 2015, 10:16:00 AM
Spoiler: show
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9rpVgVCEAEdGO2.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on February 12, 2015, 11:28:03 AM
Not the only one...


Spoiler: show
 (https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10420358_10152588344036933_7655230961206806444_n.jpg?oh=a9f4d8da871a467abc7ec891ab45610a&oe=554B8F99&__gda__=1431519718_0143f0fe36bfce609aa91f237cb648ed)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on February 12, 2015, 11:34:01 AM
Spoiler: show
Thought that was Kendrick Lamar for a sec
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 12, 2015, 12:00:20 PM
...squee...kinda?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 12, 2015, 12:12:13 PM
I am way, way more excited about the second one than the first one. Can we get that second guy a send-off retirement match on a TakeOver show?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 12, 2015, 12:37:59 PM
Some people aren't nearly as smart as they think they are. That's all that needs to be said.

What are you talking about?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 12, 2015, 01:36:06 PM
Not the only one...


Spoiler: show
 (https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10420358_10152588344036933_7655230961206806444_n.jpg?oh=a9f4d8da871a467abc7ec891ab45610a&oe=554B8F99&__gda__=1431519718_0143f0fe36bfce609aa91f237cb648ed)


Spoiler: show
Apparently he wrestled Balor.

Giggity.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 12, 2015, 02:09:14 PM

Some people aren't nearly as smart as they think they are. That's all that needs to be said.

What are you talking about?
The people complaining about the women's 4-way finish. It was a finish that made all four ladies look strong and helped set up at least three future matches.
Spoiler: show
It also fit into Sasha's desire to win and instantly legitimized her reign. She was able to take the daughter of a man considered the greatest wrestler ever and outsmart her, all after fending off two other opponents.


Anybody complaining about that finish isn't nearly as smart as they think they are. It was easily one of the best booked and executed finishes I've seen in quite some time, maybe only bested by the ME.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 12, 2015, 03:06:21 PM
I think NXT 2015 might be the closest we will ever get to a product like NWA 1988-1989. I say that because you have a roster with some of the best ever who can put on ****+ matches seemingly on a weekly basis. Not to mention the emphasis on sports over entertainment. There are other great periods in wrestling, sure, but that's the one that NXT reminds me most of: it's the one that's mostly pure rasslin', and 1988-1989 was the peak of a pretty rasslin'-heavy '80s for NWA. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are two more matches away from their own classic trilogy of matches ala Flair/Steamboat.

Considering whose baby it is, that comparison might be intentional.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 12, 2015, 05:41:28 PM

Some people aren't nearly as smart as they think they are. That's all that needs to be said.

What are you talking about?
The people complaining about the women's 4-way finish. It was a finish that made all four ladies look strong and helped set up at least three future matches.
Spoiler: show
It also fit into Sasha's desire to win and instantly legitimized her reign. She was able to take the daughter of a man considered the greatest wrestler ever and outsmart her, all after fending off two other opponents.


Anybody complaining about that finish isn't nearly as smart as they think they are. It was easily one of the best booked and executed finishes I've seen in quite some time, maybe only bested by the ME.

I might be reading too much into it but I thought they did the crucifix pin because of the work on the neck prior. Either way, it's refreshing to get something other than Finisher > Pin or Super Finisher > Pin.

Top Rope Bayley-to-Belly was pretty great though.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 12, 2015, 07:57:26 PM
Sounds like a very odd set of tapings. The person Owens targeted is someone I really have no desire to see wrestle.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on February 15, 2015, 04:35:46 AM
Sounds like a very odd set of tapings. The person Owens targeted is someone I really have no desire to see wrestle.

On the other hand, it's someone who I have no problem watching Owens destroy.

Finally caught the whole show, as Rogers is previewing WWE Network Canada for the whole month. Weakest part of the show was the tag match; I'd like to see Trips invest more time in the booking here, as it's the one hole in an otherwise tight game. If he can figure out how to successfully book tag teams, then he's got arguably the best wrestling show in North America.

Zayn/Owens was perfect from a storytelling perspective. I completely get why Zayn is developmental's biggest babyface. He's insanely likable, earnest, and relatable. We've watched the guy struggle to the top for the past year-he's earned his place. And, his theme music absolutely rules.

Kevin Owens doesn't care about any of that.

Kevin Owens, in the course of 20-30 minutes, killed the biggest face in NXT dead. He powerbombed his best friend 5 times in a row without remorse, reduced him to a heap of flesh and broken bone, and then cried as he held the NXT title over Zayn's corpse. He didn't even have the decency to let the medics cart off what was left of Sami Zayn before celebrating.

Kevin Owens is NXT's History's Greatest Monster.

All the praise in the world to HHH, Dusty, Death Ray, and everyone at Full Sail. It's comforting to know that someone in WWE still gets how to book wrestling properly.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 15, 2015, 06:30:23 PM
Rumors are Vince and Kevin Dunn were at NXT Takeover: Rival last week.

Not to worry, though. Vince said in the last conference call that NXT was for the nerds, so he's leaving it alone.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 15, 2015, 10:32:17 PM
Until he has to do something about it...

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/n/newworldorder/02.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 16, 2015, 06:38:34 AM
I kinda hope that we *don't* go down the path of "Kevin Owens doesn't really care about his family! He's just a sociopath!" I'd love it if he really is doing everything for his family.

Also, how refreshing is it to have a Champion want to be Champion for the reasons he should want to be Champion? More money? Yes! More fame? Yes! This isn't something that died in the new millennium, this is something straight out of 1980s NWA...which again makes a lot of sense. In a world where John Cena smiles and brushes off title losses, it's nice to have someone flat out say why being a Champion means so much to them.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on February 16, 2015, 06:45:22 AM
Was Charlotte crying at the end of the match or she just have dual bloodshot eyes? If she was crying, because she lost or is she getting called up and knew she'd miss her NXT pals?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on February 16, 2015, 09:53:35 AM
According to Enuhito, at the tapings, Finn Balor took on..

Spoiler: show
..a returning Brian Kendrick.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9r7lglIcAIji7W.jpg)



http://enuhito.com/51975235.html
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 16, 2015, 10:04:30 AM
I kinda hope that we *don't* go down the path of "Kevin Owens doesn't really care about his family! He's just a sociopath!" I'd love it if he really is doing everything for his family.

Also, how refreshing is it to have a Champion want to be Champion for the reasons he should want to be Champion? More money? Yes! More fame? Yes! This isn't something that died in the new millennium, this is something straight out of 1980s NWA...which again makes a lot of sense. In a world where John Cena smiles and brushes off title losses, it's nice to have someone flat out say why being a Champion means so much to them.

I like to think they'll keep going down the same path and everything Owens says is completely true. He was happy Sami finally won but he did what he had to to get what he wanted.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on February 16, 2015, 10:25:50 AM
According to Enuhito, at the tapings, Finn Balor took on..

Spoiler: show
..a returning Brian Kendrick.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9r7lglIcAIji7W.jpg)



http://enuhito.com/51975235.html

We knew that four days ago. It's on this page.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on February 16, 2015, 11:37:49 AM
Oh, oops. Well, thank goodness you were here to call me out on it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 18, 2015, 11:14:42 AM
Someone want to educate me on Solomone Crowe? Doesn't look like much.

Loved the first name Blue last name Pants match graphic.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 18, 2015, 11:42:04 AM
I just rewatched the crowds reaction to Rhyno 6 times.

"oooohhhhwhhatt?YEEAAHHH"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on February 18, 2015, 11:56:16 AM
Neville was an absolute beast in the main event.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on February 18, 2015, 12:04:19 PM
Neville was an absolute beast in the main event.

No kidding.  That German Suplex deadlift was one of the craziest feats of strength that I've seen in a while.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on February 24, 2015, 05:38:51 AM
Soloman Crowe pulls woman from SUV wreck: http://www.wwe.com/inside/solomon-crowe-frees-driver-from-car-wreck-27142503
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 25, 2015, 03:22:45 PM
The fans doing Finn Balor's pose behind him was pretty cool.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on February 25, 2015, 03:24:13 PM
Owens on commentary was fucking gold.  I want him on RAW calling everyone out on their shit.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on February 25, 2015, 03:32:00 PM
Owens looked like he wanted to murder Alex Riley.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on February 26, 2015, 01:48:15 AM
Neville deadlift German Suplexing Owens is obviously insanely impressive, but does anyone else dislike the very idea of a deadlift German Suplex? In theory, every German Suplex is a deadlift. In the confines of a scripted professional wrestling match, your opponent isn't actually jumping for you when you suplex them.

I don't mean to be too negative, obviously what Neville did is impressive and the guy is great, but that's always been one of my wrestling pet peeves.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on February 26, 2015, 01:53:52 AM
A head dropping Tiger Suplex was not a spot I was expecting to see in 2015 WWE. God bless NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on February 26, 2015, 09:35:27 AM
Neville deadlift German Suplexing Owens is obviously insanely impressive, but does anyone else dislike the very idea of a deadlift German Suplex? In theory, every German Suplex is a deadlift. In the confines of a scripted professional wrestling match, your opponent isn't actually jumping for you when you suplex them.

I don't mean to be too negative, obviously what Neville did is impressive and the guy is great, but that's always been one of my wrestling pet peeves.
The way I always took it, at least in a kayfabe perspective, is that a normal German finds both men on their feet so you'd more use their own weight against them by ducking in, grabbing, and throwing back. A deadlift one finds the victim on the ground, so you'd have nothing but dead weight to use. You know...like a dead lift.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on February 26, 2015, 06:52:08 PM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/911f250a600a7026b12405903298b95e/tumblr_nkcvcuWDth1saykaxo1_400.gif)

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/16dcae37c0f829fc9a82d8a061cf7eea/tumblr_nkcvcuWDth1saykaxo2_400.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on February 27, 2015, 05:15:07 AM
Kendrick was looking a little pudgy in the midsection, but man that was an awesome match. I wonder if this is only a one-off for him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on February 27, 2015, 06:51:39 AM
Kendrick was looking a little pudgy in the midsection, but man that was an awesome match. I wonder if this is only a one-off for him.
I don't think so. He's on the NXT roster now on [ur=http://www.wwe.com/superstars/the-brian-kendrickl]WWE.com[/url] and I believe he's also been hired as a trainer.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 28, 2015, 07:51:21 AM
Just getting around to this week's NXT now.  Really enjoyed the Kendrick hype video.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 28, 2015, 07:57:34 AM
I'm probably going to be the only person to comment/care on a Jordan-Dillenger split BUT...

If they were going to break them up, I feel like they turned the wrong one (Jordan) heel.  As of now, Jordan has appeared to be the better all-around performer (in-ring and on the mic) while Dillenger just comes across unlikable.  Jordan probably has more of a star's look too.

Then again, Jordan is a guy I think will make the main roster, where I don't see that with Ty, unless he was in a tag act that picked up steam or something.

Maybe they will start making some developmental cuts soon, as Dempsey is getting jobbed out.  I mean, the guy was there without getting on TV for quite some time and served his purpose.  Now he just jobs.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on February 28, 2015, 07:59:27 AM
And that's what I get for for liveblogging.  Dillenger acts like a douche after the fact and acknowledges crowd not liking him, despite Jordan being the one who walks out and is kinda heelish about it.

Maybe they just stay together as a heel team who are more self-serving and don't care about each other, which may be something new... Or Jordan will be working on the main roster unlikable babyface thing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 02, 2015, 01:11:38 AM
What was up with the impromtu match?

When he was out acting like a douche after his match and Corbin's music hit I thought he was just going to come out and smack him around. But here comes a ref and they have a match?

Was Corbin in the back like "This guy needs to shut up. He's an ass. Hey you ref! Let's go!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 02, 2015, 03:03:27 AM
Do you ask that when watching classic ECW as well?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 02, 2015, 03:11:01 AM
Do you ask that when watching classic ECW as well?

If I watched ECW I might.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 02, 2015, 04:12:55 AM
What was up with the impromtu match?

When he was out acting like a douche after his match and Corbin's music hit I thought he was just going to come out and smack him around. But here comes a ref and they have a match?

Was Corbin in the back like "This guy needs to shut up. He's an ass. Hey you ref! Let's go!"

When Dillenger wouldn't leave, there was a ref already in the ring. Dillenger said something to the affect of "I don't care who has a match next, I'll take them on too."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 04, 2015, 11:24:28 AM
That was a nice frog splash.

Glad Emma is getting the subtle heel turn. She's too hot + talented to wash out so quick.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 04, 2015, 11:34:50 AM
The NXT divas division is the most interesting division in the company. With Charlotte on her way up, Sasha as champ with challengers in Bayley, Becky, Blue Pants, Carmella, a heel turned Emma and my favorite, Alexa Bliss. That is months worth of title matches and interesting feuds.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 04, 2015, 11:38:12 AM
Yeah, it's pretty great. I'm not sure it will happen to her in NXT but I think Bayley could be a huge star in WWE w/ the kids.

On a completely unrelated note, Solomon Crowe is kinda garbage.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 04, 2015, 12:05:25 PM
Is he really slow or still at his frantic go-go-go pace?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on March 04, 2015, 12:23:54 PM
On a completely unrelated note, Solomon Crowe is kinda garbage.

Yeah, he didn't impress me either.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 04, 2015, 12:27:30 PM
Yeah, it's pretty great. I'm not sure it will happen to her in NXT but I think Bayley could be a huge star in WWE w/ the kids.

I agree but this is one of the call-ups I worry about.  They will either amp her up to Eugene levels or make her a completely different character after she gets this one so well established.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 04, 2015, 01:10:10 PM
I loved the Breeze/Rose match and I don't care what anyone thinks of me.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 04, 2015, 03:02:40 PM
Cool of Adam Rose to wear his "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan tights on this week's show, complete with Terminator Exoskeleton Skull rip-off on the ass.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 05, 2015, 12:53:47 AM
Tyler Breeze is my new favorite wrestler. Everything he does is gold. His reaction to the Rosebuds before and after the match was perfect.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 06, 2015, 04:58:56 AM
The first NXT house show took place last night. They really do want to make it an alternative promotion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZkefRSQ8PY
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 06, 2015, 05:04:44 AM
The first NXT house show took place last night. They really do want to make it an alternative promotion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZkefRSQ8PY

Will Vince kill it when it's way more popular than WWE?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on March 06, 2015, 05:18:11 AM
I think that when NXT grows to a certain point, Vince will suddenly grow interested and attempt to "improve" it.  He won't consciously try to destroy it. 

Also, I'm still hoping that they send Bryan down there for an upcoming special.  They could get a few international subscriptions with Daniel Bryan vs. Hideo Itami or Daniel Bryan vs. Finn Balor.  Also, it would just be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 06, 2015, 08:42:17 AM
Big Show was at the Columbus show.  That's the REAL star these NXT kids need to look up to (cuz he's really tall and they aren't).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on March 06, 2015, 08:53:26 AM
At least with HHH in charge there is a chance he'll be allowed to keep control.  I'd be extremely worried if NXT was being booked by Paul Heyman or somebody.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 06, 2015, 11:20:36 AM
Big Show was at the Columbus show.  That's the REAL star these NXT kids need to look up to (cuz he's really tall and they aren't).

And you can't teach that.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 06, 2015, 02:24:21 PM
Apparently they taped the Columbus show for the Network.  Awesome.

They also had the balls to do a Ryback/Show match.  That must have went over well.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 06, 2015, 04:33:33 PM
Apparently they taped the Columbus show for the Network.  Awesome.

They also had the balls to do a Ryback/Show match.  That must have went over well.

They had to give those fans in Columbus real stars otherwise they wouldn't have come out for all these midget unknown indie guys.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Hawk 34 on March 06, 2015, 05:30:47 PM
I was at the show in Columbus and in all honestly, The Big Show was among one of the many highlights of the night and that goes to his credit for being a seasoned veteran knowing how to handle an hostile crowd and making it work for him and turning something so negative into a positive.   That’s a skill that is not easy to have in wrestling and he should be lauded for it. 

The show was very effective at distinguishing itself as an alternative to its own product and aside from the ridiculous quality in the production, it felt like an entirely different promotion because there were many times it felt like the complete opposite of everything a WWE product has been for quite some time.   The crowd reactions were interesting and I’ll be curious to see how/if they alter the harsh reactions that Baron Corbin, Alex Riley and Ryback received or if it’ll just be chalked up to “those zany weird fans” .  The vibe of the crowd was very adult and there weren’t too many kids in the crowd and those that you did see appeared most invested in Finn Balor, so that bodes well for his future prospects with the company.   

The main event (Cesaro/Neville) was really entertaining and will probably be well liked once it airs.   There wasn’t really a single negative mark on the show with the absolute exception to the Baron Corbin/Tyson Kidd match which didn’t sit well with the fans but beyond that?  They delivered and I believe if they went on a full time tour with this brand, it’d be very successful.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on March 06, 2015, 05:57:36 PM
I was at the show in Columbus and in all honestly, The Big Show was among one of the many highlights of the night and that goes to his credit for being a seasoned veteran knowing how to handle an hostile crowd and making it work for him and turning something so negative into a positive.   That’s a skill that is not easy to have in wrestling and he should be lauded for it.

I don't suppose that you'd be willing to be more specific?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Hawk 34 on March 06, 2015, 06:37:32 PM
I was at the show in Columbus and in all honestly, The Big Show was among one of the many highlights of the night and that goes to his credit for being a seasoned veteran knowing how to handle an hostile crowd and making it work for him and turning something so negative into a positive.   That’s a skill that is not easy to have in wrestling and he should be lauded for it.

I don't suppose that you'd be willing to be more specific?
He didn’t do anything special or spectacular but during the match while the crowd was shitting on it as you would expect, the crowd began chanting various things in a negative manner towards both participants including the standard “Feed Him Roids” chant towards Ryback and then began the “Please retire” chant towards Show.   

Show took the microphone and simply responded “Did you say please retire?  I’ve got 10 more years left on my guaranteed contract and I’m not going anywhere” and held up both hands and this created a “10 more years”  chant/movement that turned the crowd around from the negativity and made it a festive atmosphere for the remainder of the match.   It didn’t help Ryback at all who didn’t play to the crowd  and looked like he just didn’t want to be there.  Meanwhile TBS willingly went with the crowd and did his job.  ENTERTAIN.   

It’s the common change of pace you expect from a house show but the difference in Show and Ryback’s ability/willingness to give the crowd something they want was quite apparent. 

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 06, 2015, 11:28:31 PM
Corbin got a negative reaction?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Hawk 34 on March 07, 2015, 02:20:52 AM
Corbin got a negative reaction?

VERY negative.   Putting him in an extended match with Tyson Kidd did no favors for him as far as getting over with the crowd.    Tyson Kidd is too well liked by this demographic to be used in that capacity.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 07, 2015, 02:49:49 AM
Big Show shoulda finally busted out that dang moonsault
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Hawk 34 on March 07, 2015, 03:25:31 AM
Big Show shoulda finally busted out that dang moonsault

He teased it on Thursday.   At some point before his 10 years are over,  he needs to do it.     Go out like Randy The Ram, brother.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 08, 2015, 02:56:28 PM
Finn Balor's facepaint/bodypaint will get him over for sure. Kids dig facepaint.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on March 08, 2015, 06:31:13 PM
So, am I supposed to hate Kevin Owens? Like, they've done nothing to make me really go "Hey, that guy is bad. I should hate him.."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 08, 2015, 06:50:39 PM
He's sincere in everything hes done, it's just that he did it to Sami Zayn.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on March 08, 2015, 07:16:24 PM
So that means hate him? Like, Sami is awesome and I think he's great and should maybe still be champ but.. There is literally no reason given for me to hate Owens. Don't know if that's intentional or just bad booking by WWE..
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 08, 2015, 09:56:20 PM
I think it's all in the performance. He's wrestling like a heel. A lot of rest holds, not hitting all of his big spots, a lot of bailing from the ring.

I have to admit, beating up Alex Riley isn't the best way to get booed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 08, 2015, 10:13:11 PM
He turned on his best friend immediately and showed no concern as he took his title via concussion-inducing ass whooping. In fact, he seems pretty proud of himself. When confronted with the facts, he is revealed as a petty psychopath who would rather fight an announcer than someone on the active roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on March 09, 2015, 08:16:15 AM
He said he'd fight Finn whenever Finn wanted, doesn't sound like ducking or not wanting to fight. Now, someone who is questioning his manhood and how he's providing for his family deserves to get his punk card pulled.

Again, I get that he's supposed to be a heel, he's this cold, unfeeling bastard but dude hasn't outright done anything overly heel.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 09, 2015, 08:34:40 AM
Attacking his best friend after the biggest victory of his career isn't heelish?

Owens is a throwback to old-school heels that is only out for himself and fuck anyone that gets in his way.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 09, 2015, 08:59:15 AM
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/68ec1c17a64224515289c7c216a0c00d/tumblr_nghvf1lW0L1sbzhteo1_400.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/Yjj7L6Q.gif)

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/63e5ca43f54d45234c59a013410bcf0a/tumblr_ni7nbnFMsN1sj4xr4o3_500.gif)

(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/20150129/5167973/sami-zayn-kevin-owens-contract-signing-o.gif)

(http://dailywrestlingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Kevin-Owens-620x350.jpg)

Kind of heelish...
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on March 09, 2015, 09:45:29 AM
Okay, so I get that. A tiny bit heelish. I guess for me, I see him as someone that was overlooked, gave his life to the business (possibly to the detriment of his new family?) and knows that he doesn't have much longer to provide for his family.

Yeah, attacking his friend is a dick move..but what did he get from it? A title shot, which he won and the ability to earn more. Dude isn't a Dusty Rhodes type common man, but he isn't too far off
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 09, 2015, 09:48:56 AM
Just catching up now. How long has Adam Rose been cosplaying Hollywood Hogan?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 09, 2015, 09:58:41 AM
Royal Rumble pre-show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on March 09, 2015, 01:45:06 PM
He said he'd fight Finn whenever Finn wanted-

Then they should have already had the match. And he shouldn't be picking fights with announcers. Don't believe his lies.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 09, 2015, 02:41:39 PM
Kevin Owens is the father of all lies and uncle of all tricks.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 11, 2015, 11:29:35 AM
DARK RILEY

RAAAAAAGE!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on March 11, 2015, 11:44:18 AM
Wow!  I didn't see that outcome happening.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 11, 2015, 11:49:51 AM
I like CJ Parker, I think he's underrated.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 11, 2015, 03:28:17 PM
Bliss my heart, I'm in love.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 12, 2015, 04:47:32 AM
Quote
Jealously Towards the Stars of NXT?
 



For the NXT: Takeover show, Kevin Owens was wrestling against CJ Parker and Bill DeMott was the agent for the match. DeMott told them that he did not like the match layout because there were too many moves and dives. Owens then reportedly complained to HHH about it and HHH told DeMott to let Owens do whatever he wanted. This led to a lot of jealousy because of the guys HHH is building NXT around are getting to wrestle the way they want and use the style that the office tells the others in NXT not to do.
 



Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Letting wrestlers build their own matches. What a concept! Just another reason to love NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 12, 2015, 05:34:56 AM
"too many moves" lol
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 15, 2015, 04:52:16 AM
Damn, I forgot how awesome Riley's entrance music was.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on March 16, 2015, 07:37:01 AM
Holy moses that Alexa Bliss match was awful. Just a bad episode of NXT this week.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 18, 2015, 11:54:47 AM
I like how the crowd is pro-Owens and the commentators actually acknowledge it without any stupid "Bizzaro World" comments.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on March 18, 2015, 11:56:36 AM
How dare a WWE crowd like who they want to like? I like how the NXT announcers acknowledge it without adding stupid Vince crap.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 18, 2015, 11:58:57 AM
Even when fleeing Owens stops to kick Alex Riley while he's down.  Because fuck that guy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 18, 2015, 12:47:48 PM
A distraction roll up in nxt? Say it ain't so!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 18, 2015, 12:58:37 PM
Now a champion loses via count out?  The commentator says "that's gotta put her in line for a title shot!"
Was Vince heavily involved in this show?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 18, 2015, 01:05:28 PM
Even when fleeing Owens stops to kick Alex Riley while he's down.  Because fuck that guy.

That was great.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on March 18, 2015, 05:53:02 PM
Why does A Ry look like the abomination from Underworld?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 19, 2015, 11:15:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pwFFljp.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 19, 2015, 11:27:47 AM
I'm glad so many more people are being exposed to the greatness of Steen.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 19, 2015, 06:26:12 PM
The only thing that would have topped that if he left and THEN went back just to kick him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on March 20, 2015, 08:02:01 AM
Per Twitter - NXT is holding a tournament next week with the winner going on to the Andre Memorial Battle Royal.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 20, 2015, 09:21:56 AM
It's just 4 guys up for it. Balor/Itami/Neville/Breeze so either way it will be someone good.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 20, 2015, 11:38:40 AM
Per Twitter - NXT is holding a tournament next week with the winner going on to the Andre Memorial Battle Royal to be eliminated by Sheamus five minutes in.

Yeah that's overly snarky, but if there is a better way to piss off a large chunk of the crowd (and me), I'd like to hear it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on March 20, 2015, 12:33:48 PM

Quote
Per Twitter - NXT is holding a tournament next week with the winner going on to the Andre Memorial Battle Royal but be eliminated by Hornswoggle.
There you go.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 21, 2015, 10:29:11 AM
I am split on predicting Neville or Itami will win this.  If they are going to do a main roster debut, which seems likely, Neville is the one set to go and he could have a nice little showing.

Part of me thinks Itami may get the call though.  Even though he is the last of the four I expect to be full-time on main roster, when WWE pushes Wrestlemania as a Global Phenomenon, I don't think there are any Japanese or Asian wrestlers on the card right now.  They could do the two-second endorsement of him of the man Hulk Hogan helped sign or whatever they did during the last Japan tour announcing he was WWE-bound.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 21, 2015, 10:46:14 AM
I'm kinda thinking Finn all the way. Him getting an entrance in the Battle Royal could be a "Wrestlemania moment" and kinda like UT debuting at Survivor Series, etc.

Spoiler: show
 Also after losing to Owens he has no story in NXT and nothing going on - the time is right.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 21, 2015, 11:37:39 AM
I'm kinda thinking Finn all the way. Him getting an entrance in the Battle Royal could be a "Wrestlemania moment" and kinda like UT debuting at Survivor Series, etc.

Spoiler: show
 Also after losing to Owens he has no story in NXT and nothing going on - the time is right.


Great point.  I overlooked that under the assumption no one gets an entrance at the Battle Royal.  I'm happy no matter who it is with these four.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Angle-plex on March 21, 2015, 04:51:24 PM
Itami would be a bore. It has to be Balor.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on March 21, 2015, 05:38:14 PM
Am I the only one to think it's Breeze?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on March 23, 2015, 07:50:49 AM
https://youtu.be/qBzz2YoqpZ8
ESPN's premiering a one hour documentary on NXT on May 6th. Considering focus looks like it's on Xavier Woods and Corey Graves, got to assume they filmed this a while back. Can't wait to see this.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on March 23, 2015, 11:23:41 AM
I'm kinda miffed we never got a Breeze/Woods tag team..
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 23, 2015, 03:35:48 PM
I really want to watch that.  I hope I remenber to set my DVR by then.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 25, 2015, 01:58:49 AM
Balor! Owens! 20 minutes plus! Tonight!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: mw679 on March 25, 2015, 08:00:58 AM
Quote
Balor! Owens! 20 minutes plus! Tonight!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

(http://i.imgur.com/JLijS.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 25, 2015, 11:05:20 AM
Has Alexa worn purple before? I'm only really familiar with her blue gear. Looks good.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 25, 2015, 11:19:55 AM
DARK EMMA~!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 25, 2015, 11:20:13 AM
"HIDE-OUS" Itami.

"I didn't say 'Yes'!"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 25, 2015, 11:21:50 AM
"I'M A HUGGER" is a shirt begging to be mis-read if the person wearing it gets it bunched up or is sitting.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 25, 2015, 11:24:32 AM
The NXT commentator did a better job hyping WrestleMania 31 than any of the WWE announcers. It was like watching a WrestleMania Report from the '90s.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 25, 2015, 11:29:07 AM
I like how NXT wrestlers mention they make more money when they hold titles.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 25, 2015, 11:29:37 AM
But they still 'shoulda gone to Jared's', bro.

Love the crowd synchronizing with Balor's arm lifts.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on March 25, 2015, 11:31:16 AM
Everyone doing Finn Balor's pose right behind him is so awesome. I hope that happens on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 25, 2015, 11:48:25 AM
BETTER THAN RAW~! chant the announcers had to be quiet during.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 25, 2015, 11:55:17 AM
That top rope muscle buster..... damn.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on March 25, 2015, 11:56:14 AM
What's great is that Balor lost clean and yet doesn't look weak in defeat.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on March 25, 2015, 11:56:27 AM
Kinda felt like a farewell match for Finn... but, that seems to happen a lot in NXT title matches.

A Brett Favre commercial!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 25, 2015, 12:42:30 PM
Glad they are starting the distancing of Carmella from Cas/Enzo. She's kind of the X-Pac of that group right now and the sooner they dump her, the better.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 25, 2015, 03:03:32 PM
Is Dana Brooke gonna be the female Mojo Rawley?

The hype videos for her are ones where I know the WWE wants me to love her but she is coming across as totally unlikable.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 25, 2015, 10:42:04 PM
Kinda felt like a farewell match for Finn... but, that seems to happen a lot in NXT title matches.


I think it is. He's on the road with WWE now. I think he's going to win the tournament Friday, debut at Mania and stay in WWE. I guess we'll see.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on March 27, 2015, 01:02:35 AM
Well he's not debuting at Mania, and thank god since it's been pushed to the pre-show.

Although him coming out of nowhere to be in the IC match would be fun.

It sucks his run in NXT was so short. I know they didn't bring him in just to hang out in NXT forever like other guys, but damn I fear what will happen tot him on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 27, 2015, 01:18:43 AM
Kinda felt like a farewell match for Finn... but, that seems to happen a lot in NXT title matches.


I think it is. He's on the road with WWE now. I think he's going to win the tournament Friday, debut at Mania and stay in WWE. I guess we'll see.
Is there a second tournament? Because.. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/31/hideo-itami-wins-nxt-tournament-andre-giant-memorial-battle-royal-wrestlemania-27234399
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 28, 2015, 09:14:26 AM
https://youtu.be/7eMUBT55fDU

WANT MATCH NAO
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 28, 2015, 12:54:35 PM
So, any predictions here for people getting "called up" come Monday night?

With Charlotte being gone since the last special and appearing in the Tapout gear commercial they aired during the Hall of Fame with Reigns and Ziggler, I am assuming she shows up the post-Mania RAW.

Itami was the only guy in the Battle Royal tournament I did not think would parlay directly onto the main roster but I guess booking in the Battle Royal will tell.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 29, 2015, 03:12:08 AM
Charlotte, Neville, Breeze, Balor, Itami all possible.

Some may just show up and some may get a vignette on the post-Mania Raw like Adam Rose did last year.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on March 29, 2015, 04:26:21 AM
Charlotte, Neville, Breeze, Balor, Itami all possible.

Some may just show up and some may get a vignette on the post-Mania Raw like Adam Rose did last year.

Right.  Last year was basically just Paige debuting in-ring because they were treating Barrett back in the ring like a re-debut.

Bo Dallas and Adam Rose got the vignettes to establish their characters.

Only real character of that batch is Breeze but they could just throw together an ass-kicker one for one of the others, a la Steen's debut vignettes in NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on March 31, 2015, 12:29:57 PM
Peace out, CJ Parker. He went out like most people would like to, totally on top, by wrestling Alex Riley.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: ViciousFish on March 31, 2015, 12:33:13 PM
When you're reduced to being a jobber on NXT, your time is short.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on March 31, 2015, 01:24:40 PM
Who am I going to gleefully relish in getting his ass kicked in my NXT recap now? :(
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on March 31, 2015, 01:52:03 PM
In case anyone is wondering what Mik is talking about, CJ Parker requested and was granted his release from WWE: http://www.cagesideseats.com/2015/3/31/8323325/nxt-cj-parker-requests-and-is-granted-his-release-from-wwe
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on March 31, 2015, 02:09:46 PM
Legitimately sad about that.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on April 01, 2015, 01:05:57 PM
http://www.pwinsider.com/article/92759/update-on-wwe-nxt-talents-following-wrestlemania.html?p=1

Quote
CJ Parker decision to leave NXT was said to have been motivated by the feeling he had been in developmental for a long time (almost four years) and wanting to get out and make a name for himself outside of WWE as well as not wanting to be seen as one of those types of talents who are in developmental forever and never move on. I was also told it was a case of Parker wanting to better himself by wrestling internationally and up his game.

Like him or not, you gotta respect that. Good for him.

Also, this makes me wonder: who are some of the longest tenured talent down in NXT who have yet to debut on the main roster?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on April 01, 2015, 02:19:16 PM
Aiden English has been down there for what seems like forever.

The locker room seemed to have a high amount of respect for Parker which was nice to hear.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 01, 2015, 02:27:12 PM
I wish I came up with Dead Inside Emma before Stroud did.  Her just going through the motions like a beaten down vet was tremendous.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on April 01, 2015, 03:29:01 PM
Heel Emma lazily rolling into the ring instead of her typical entrance is great. I think her back in NXT is for the best.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on April 02, 2015, 05:53:07 AM
That Jason Jordan/Tye Dillinger bout probably had the least crowd response I've seen in NXT in years.

They should just debut Shoot Nation already and give these guys something to do. Maybe they will wait until a bunch of these call-ups happen. Also, whatever happened to Marcus Louie? They just dropped that angle with him stalking Breeze.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 02, 2015, 09:41:39 AM
Didn't Shoot Nation job to someone a couple weeks ago?  Think it was Fulton (in Rick Steiner headwear) and Dawkins.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on April 03, 2015, 02:17:50 AM
What happened to Solomon Crowe? Did his debut match really suck that much?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Monsoon Classic on April 03, 2015, 03:32:04 AM
They aired a highlight (of sorts) video of him this week to keep him relevant.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Monsoon Classic on April 03, 2015, 03:34:38 AM
I wish I came up with Dead Inside Emma before Stroud did.  Her just going through the motions like a beaten down vet was tremendous.

Who is Stroud?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 03, 2015, 11:54:12 AM
Brandon Stroud of With Spandex.  He does NXT and RAW recaps that make me ashamed of my own recaps.

http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kinetic on April 05, 2015, 05:50:40 AM
I had no idea until just now that Sabby Piscitelli, a former second round pick of the Bucs who's reviled by Buccaneer Nation for being among the worst players ever to start multiple games for that storied franchise, is in WWE developmental.  Holy shit, was that guy ever bad.  The sight of him giving up a 65 yard touchdown to a broken down and barely mobile Todd Heap a few years ago is permanently etched in my memory.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 08, 2015, 11:15:30 AM
This match makes me wish Neville did a little heel run before he got called up.  He's pretty great at it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 08, 2015, 11:57:23 AM
OK....so why didn't Itami just win the damn thing?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 08, 2015, 01:35:38 PM
The bodybuilding chick is totally coming in as a heel. They're doing the Kurt Angle arrogant athlete character with her.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 08, 2015, 01:40:05 PM
Seeing Scott Hall in the NXT segment made me wish he could get involved in the creative. He has a great mind for the business.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 08, 2015, 02:07:04 PM
Wow, they really put Hideo over on this week's show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on April 08, 2015, 10:26:35 PM
That little ten minute package to end the show was pretty incredible. Wasn't expecting that or for them to show the GTS.

Itami will be over huge if he starts running people over with the GTS.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 09, 2015, 04:02:07 AM
And of course Itami is completely justified in using the GTS since it really is his move. It's not just WWE being petty.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on April 09, 2015, 04:50:30 PM
So, if the goal was to make me not give a fuck about ANYONE in NXT aside from Hideo, good job WWE.

Either he's moving on to the main roster soon or he will be the next champ in NXT.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 10, 2015, 04:17:52 AM
I wish I could like the last episode of NXT but it just saddens me to see KENTA this broken down and sloppy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on April 12, 2015, 05:49:14 PM
During the Itami/Balor match, there's a dueling chant at 36:40. During a lull I swear someone yells, "Let's go Ryback."

 :o There's one in every crowd, I guess.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 13, 2015, 12:24:31 AM
They have indicated that Vince has been watching more NXT lately
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 15, 2015, 11:42:50 AM
They should put Dana Brooke on RAW already.  She's at the skill level of someone like Cameron already.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 15, 2015, 06:44:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JmQXBP9fgo

I'm just posting this for the thumbnail.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on April 16, 2015, 01:48:27 AM
They should put Dana Brooke on RAW already.  She's at the skill level of someone like Cameron already.

Really? I thought she was pretty awful......oh I see what you did there.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on April 16, 2015, 05:46:35 PM
Wow, so Dana Brooke suuuuuuucks.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on April 17, 2015, 02:17:02 AM
90% of her time at the performance center appears to have been centered on her entrance and poses and the other 10% on wrestling.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on April 17, 2015, 02:51:50 AM
Did it take that long to get the poses right? She just did the same one over and over again.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on April 17, 2015, 04:06:08 AM
Dana Brooke wasn't very good in her first match.  The finisher is solid, that leg choke in the corner was awful and her "brawling" at the start was clunky and awkward.  Still, she's athletic enough that she should be given some time to develop, since this is developmental.

Also, her posture needs to change in the ring.  She's too upright.  It's like she's in a fitness competition out there.  It adds to the clunky package and makes it look like she has a belly that she doesn't actually have.  She should really be studying some Beth Phoenix, since that's what they seem to be going for with her.  And, her poses seem to be working towards that end.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on April 21, 2015, 04:01:26 AM
Next NXT house show outside of Florida will be May 16th at the Washington Street Armory in Albany, New York, which is a 4,300 seat gymnasium.

Um...OK! Awfully random location there!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on April 21, 2015, 04:30:32 AM
Yeah - super random. It's only two hours away from me, but I don't think I'm going to be able to make it on that date. Shit.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 21, 2015, 04:53:16 AM
I really wish one of these was some place close to me...  NXT is like the only show I make sure to pay full attention to anymore and seeing live shows are mostly fun even when crappy.  I also tend to prefer the oddball small venues.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on April 21, 2015, 05:27:35 AM
I want to see NXT live but I don't know about driving to Albany.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 21, 2015, 06:16:49 AM
Albany is about 2 hours away on a Mass Pike straight shot. This is a possibility.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on April 21, 2015, 06:36:15 AM
Remember if you are looking to order a hamburger, they're called steamed hams (despite the fact that they are obviously grilled).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on April 22, 2015, 03:29:40 AM
Ah. So NXT announced more shows in the Northeast/Midwest so the Albany date makes more sense.

Thursday May 14th-Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA (right outside of Philly)
Saturday May 16th- Albany, NY show we just mentioned

Thursday June 11th- Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA
Friday June 12th- Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH
Saturday June 13th- LC Pavillion in Columbus, OH.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 22, 2015, 11:16:59 AM
"Becky went on Twitter and called me a hipster.  I got so mad I spilled my craft beer."

COREY GRAVES 4 EVA.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on April 22, 2015, 11:24:59 AM
I'll have to call in late to work on 5/1 so I can order NXT tickets for Cleveland.  They were legit sold out in like two hours the first time around.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 22, 2015, 11:26:23 AM
GET INTO NEW ENGLAND YOU ASSHOLES
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on April 22, 2015, 11:30:45 AM
Albany's a quick ride from Boston.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on April 22, 2015, 01:27:28 PM
Oh man, Owens standing up from the pinfall victory on Riley to just step on him was fantastic, as always.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 23, 2015, 12:05:17 PM
Next live special is May 20th.  You can guess the main event.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on April 23, 2015, 04:00:17 PM
Kevin Owens as a new age Vader has been awesome.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on April 24, 2015, 08:53:01 AM
Ah. So NXT announced more shows in the Northeast/Midwest so the Albany date makes more sense.


Thursday June 11th- Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA



Very nice.. will def go.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on April 29, 2015, 05:57:56 AM
NXT adding a second show in Philadelphia on Friday May 15th. Kind of saw that coming with the open date between the 14th and 16th.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on April 29, 2015, 12:27:25 PM
I think Riley is secretly living in the performance center and needs to wrestle Kevin Owens so people think he's just REALLY into training.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on April 29, 2015, 12:41:24 PM
Given their use of Emma tonight, it looks like even in NXT, creative likes to troll talent
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on April 30, 2015, 01:55:26 AM
I was a little disappointed when I saw two WWE elements creeping into tonight's show that really piss me off.

1) The dreaded distraction finish. Are wrestlers really that bad at concentrating that they can't just finish the match instead of staring at the person on the ramp and talking trash? How do more wrestlers not die in car wrecks because they can't keep their eyes on the road?

2) The champs losing a non-title match and it being a "huge win for the number one contenders!" if they're already the number one contenders then why the hell are they wrestling a non-title match in the first place?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 01, 2015, 02:50:28 AM
Something that also caught my eye but maybe I am over-thinking -

What was with the Carmella/Alexa Bliss segment? Carmella has been hinted at turning on Enzo/Cass for awhile now (not to mention she is a natural heel), but then she told the heel team to back off when they talked trash about them. Okay, I wouldn't be upset about it if the segment ended here - but then baby face Alexa Bliss who doesn't have an evil bone in her body comes from out of nowhere, insults Carmella for no reason, and the segment ends with her standing with the heel tag team champions.

I just...don't get it.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on May 01, 2015, 02:51:34 AM
Something that also caught my eye but maybe I am over-thinking -

What was with the Carmella/Alexa Bliss segment? Carmella has been hinted at turning on Enzo/Cass for awhile now (not to mention she is a natural heel), but then she told the heel team to back off when they talked trash about them. Okay, I wouldn't be upset about it if the segment ended here - but then baby face Alexa Bliss who doesn't have an evil bone in her body comes from out of nowhere, insults Carmella for no reason, and the segment ends with her standing with the heel tag team champions.

I just...don't get it.

Vince found out about NXT?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 06, 2015, 03:06:52 PM
Kevin Owens is genre savvy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 06, 2015, 03:07:35 PM
Dana Brooke is awful on every level.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 06, 2015, 03:39:36 PM
Soooo, what's next for Alex Riley?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 07, 2015, 03:57:27 AM
http://www.pwinsider.com/article/93563/another-top-wwe-nxt-star-injured-expected-out-for-long-time.html?p=1

itami's out for 6 months with a shoulder injury. I say he rushes back.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 07, 2015, 04:48:18 AM
Shoulders in NXT are exploding like necks in early 2000s WWE.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 07, 2015, 04:50:04 AM
Guess we're getting a Balor/Owens rematch at the special then?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 07, 2015, 05:34:23 AM
They may as well make it Balor/Owens/Breeze. 
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kinetic on May 07, 2015, 09:17:00 AM
I loved Cole's sitdown interviews with Zayn and Owens, particularly the Owens one.  For a guy who has personally witnessed countless attempted homicides doing his regular gig, Cole sure worked up some passionate indignation about Owens betraying his best friend.  Sucks that we don't get to see the match now.

I'll tie those interviews into something Meltzer was discussing on WOR yesterday.  The E:60 special, the Reigns special on the Network, these interviews on NXT, and even the stuff they did on the snowed out Raw in January are so much more effective at creating a connection and getting guys over than what they typically do.  Why bother coming up with these lame ass gimmicks and terrible scripted skits and promos when five minutes of a guy explaining in a realistic way his motivation for wanting to be a successful pro wrestler accomplishes more than months or even years of stupid bullshit?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 12, 2015, 10:32:44 PM
I loved Cole's sitdown interviews with Zayn and Owens, particularly the Owens one.  For a guy who has personally witnessed countless attempted homicides doing his regular gig, Cole sure worked up some passionate indignation about Owens betraying his best friend.  Sucks that we don't get to see the match now.

I'll tie those interviews into something Meltzer was discussing on WOR yesterday.  The E:60 special, the Reigns special on the Network, these interviews on NXT, and even the stuff they did on the snowed out Raw in January are so much more effective at creating a connection and getting guys over than what they typically do.  Why bother coming up with these lame ass gimmicks and terrible scripted skits and promos when five minutes of a guy explaining in a realistic way his motivation for wanting to be a successful pro wrestler accomplishes more than months or even years of stupid bullshit?

(http://i.imgur.com/MlinZQG.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kinetic on May 13, 2015, 03:16:11 AM
Yeah, and that their business model is now based on creating content rather than creating interest.  Anyway, excited for whatever ends up happening on the NXT show tonight.  These specials have all been awesome, hopefully this one isn't derailed by the two major injuries.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 13, 2015, 03:30:02 AM
The live show is next week, unfortunately.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kinetic on May 13, 2015, 07:04:12 AM
Damn, all that excitement for nothing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 13, 2015, 11:29:02 AM
Wow, three women's segments to start the show.  Alexa Bliss as an evil pixie fairy could so work, guys.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 14, 2015, 04:12:01 AM
Alexa Bliss as an evil pixie fairy could so work, guys.

I'll watch anything involving Alexa Bliss.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 14, 2015, 05:41:04 AM
The day Kevin Owens finally reveals why he hates Sami Zayn is going to be awesome. But until then, these teases are fine.

"You're not coming back." is the most chilling warning I've heard in a wrestling promo in a long time.

EDIT: Anyone else noticed the obvious dub when they kept the camera on Kevin Owens as Sami said, "I'm wrestling at Takeover next week."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 14, 2015, 06:53:19 AM
Since it'll probably get more eyes here than on CXF, here is a truncated version of This is NXT:

- The NXT crowd is starting to get too much up its own ass for my liking.  That's the downside of taping multiple hours in front of a small crowd of the same people: they get bored and decide to try and entertain themselves and know that it will probably be heard on TV.

- A lot of the matches for Unstoppable have some really weak builds.  The most egregious is Charlotte and Dana Brooke getting shoehorned into the Bayley/Emma feud because of a Tapout commercial.  I did like Devin balling her fist when Dana patted her on the head this week.  The fuse is lit and it is very short, Dana.

- Was the girl that faced Sasha one of the new class they brought in?  She was actually pretty decent out there.

- I'm guessing they shoot some sort of injury angle at one of the shows this weekend to take Itami out of the triple threat match.  Either that or he gets taken out early in the match.  That tag match was OK, but Itami and Balor looked like idiots.

- Kevin Owens is magical right now.  Whatever ember of empathy he had for Sami was extinguished when Sami talked about his kid.  You don't talk about Kevin Owens' family that way.  He's hurt people for less.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 14, 2015, 07:02:30 AM
- Was the girl that faced Sasha one of the new class they brought in?  She was actually pretty decent out there.

Yeah, that was KC Cassidy.

The last bit of Owens promo had me laughing over how evil it really was for pro wrestling.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on May 14, 2015, 07:26:50 AM
So is Sami Zayn wrestling next week or are we just getting an angle instead?

I feel like this is a pitfall of taping this show so far in advance. It's hard to switch gears when someone gets hurt.

Also is it just me or does Wesley Blake look like he has no teeth half the time? It's just something odd about the way his mouth is shaped.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 14, 2015, 07:32:27 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot the whole deal with Carmella and The Dubstep Cowboys.  I like that they added Potential Evil Fairy Alexa Bliss in there as a red herring to at least throw some doubt into Carmella turning (though I still think that happens) and got the crowd to finally get behind her.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 14, 2015, 11:56:19 AM
http://youtu.be/ouiMQeagxP8
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 14, 2015, 02:52:28 PM
Sasha and Charlotte main evented the Philly show.  That's fucking awesome.

They also did a Balor/Breeze/Owens triple threat match.  Hmmm.......
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 14, 2015, 04:27:37 PM
Sasha and Charlotte main evented the Philly show.  That's fucking awesome.

Yeah, and at one point a "NEW DAY SUCKS!" chant broke out for some reason.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 14, 2015, 04:31:32 PM
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xap1/t51.2885-15/e15/11208000_1427024534282879_1695433572_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 15, 2015, 06:49:32 AM
There is a rumor via Reddit that
Spoiler: show
 Samoa Joe
will debut at Unstoppable.

I don't really believe it, but who knows?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on May 15, 2015, 11:38:02 AM
Latest legends guest appearance in NXT

(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11209647_831780773538155_8781305808606089956_n.png?oh=f85361b49c0e2fcb238839946f094188&oe=56024B92)
TSM Favorite Tommy Dreamer guest starring in Philly!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 15, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
Guess that working relationship with TNA is over.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 18, 2015, 01:22:29 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsy6y9yvms
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 19, 2015, 03:11:37 AM
There is a rumor via Reddit that
Spoiler: show
 Samoa Joe
will debut at Unstoppable.

I don't really believe it, but who knows?

So Amazing Red's promotion here in NYC dropped hints on
Spoiler: show
 this being Joe's last time on the indies before he gets called in.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 19, 2015, 07:22:32 AM
http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/05/ex-ska-lent-news-sami-zayn-is-alright-and-cleared-to-complete-at-nxt-takeover-unstoppable/

Yay!  Now Owens can destroy him with no remorse  :'(
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 19, 2015, 07:43:47 AM
Silly KingPK, Owens doesn't have remorse. He's a soulless monster. A glorious, soulless monster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 20, 2015, 03:04:52 AM
What do you think... are we going to see Joey Samoey/Polynesian Jeff tonight?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 20, 2015, 03:06:32 AM
Joe is taking indy bookings throughout the summer so I don't think we'll see him quite yet but I do still believe he's going to end up there fairly soon.

Though I could be wrong.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on May 20, 2015, 06:15:29 AM
I don't know why, but for some reason I'm buying this Joe rumor. It seems silly and far fetched but at this point, HHH has made a habit out of getting these kinds of guys. I bet he fills in for an injured Itami, or something like that, and I bet they book it as a kind of mini-Sting "he's finally here!" sort of thing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 20, 2015, 06:22:55 AM
TSM's favourite reporter Bryan Alvarez noted he was told "not to miss this show" in a way that suggested they've got something to make it a memorable show.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2015, 07:33:27 AM
"JOHN CENA IS IN THE NXT ARENA!  I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THIS COREY!"

But seriously I REALLY want to hear the reaction of that crowd if Cena lays out Owens to help Sami win.  It may be the most emotionally confused reaction in history.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 20, 2015, 11:07:39 AM
New WWE sized entrance for Breeze.

Immediately trumped by infinity.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 11:07:47 AM
How is Kevin Owens not the biggest fan favorite ever. "That's a shame."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on May 20, 2015, 11:14:22 AM
How is Kevin Owens not the biggest fan favorite ever. "That's a shame."

Lol that was great.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 11:17:16 AM
I feel like someone needs to attack Balor while he's crawling around. That would be a perfect spot for Owens, or a guy like Bray Wyatt on the main roster. I did dig the crowd doing the arm spread with him though. That's a good spot.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 11:24:11 AM
Referee counted to four. Balor playing Ambrose in the entrance way. The end was kind of abrupt, though.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on May 20, 2015, 11:44:36 AM
Rhyno is built like a pudgy teenage goth girl.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 11:50:57 AM
I didn't pay enough attention to the tag match (but Bayley won so SQUEEE) but it seems like this match just was like "oh, we have to end it now, boom".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 11:54:22 AM
Kevin Owens just threatened to MURDER Sami Zayn.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 11:55:57 AM
Kevin Owens just threatened to MURDER Sami Zayn.

BECAUSE HE WANTS TO MAKE HIS LIFE BETTER FOR HIS WIFE AND CHILD, YOU SOUL-LESS MONSTER.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 11:56:35 AM
Big Cass and Enzo can totally get over as a New Age New Age Outlaws on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on May 20, 2015, 11:57:07 AM
Owens is a walking big fight feel.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2015, 12:11:20 PM
Glitter
Glitz
Sparkle

EEEEEEEEEVILLLLLLLLLL
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 12:13:53 PM
Becky Lynch has dyed her hair Haley Williams-red.

P.S. -- The DIVAS get the WrestleMania backstage entrance walk. Holy Crap.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on May 20, 2015, 12:14:27 PM
Love how they make this feel like a big fight.

Should be a good match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on May 20, 2015, 12:16:18 PM
That's a smokin hot look for Becky.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 12:18:07 PM
So why does Becky wear those tattered pieces of cloth on her back anyway?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:22:28 PM
Not that often you see any form of a Crossface Halo on WWE TV.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on May 20, 2015, 12:32:10 PM
Great match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:34:18 PM
Becky hyperextending Sasha's arm with her feet while on her back was pretty awesome. That ending spot looked like it legit hurt.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 12:35:23 PM
They're killing themselves to get 5 minutes of time on RAW.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on May 20, 2015, 12:37:10 PM
Women's Championship match was insane. 
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 12:40:01 PM
Becky Lynch rules.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:42:32 PM
I love everything about Kevin Owens right now.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on May 20, 2015, 12:42:51 PM
Lol epic troll job by Owens with that shirt.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2015, 12:43:50 PM
I love everything about Kevin Owens right now.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:51:15 PM
The main roster needs to learn that pop-up powerbomb. It's a better equalizer than any chair ever.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 12:52:21 PM
I think the Cena ending is probably gonna happen.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:55:13 PM
FIGHT REGAL FIGHT.

That's how a commish should roll, grabbing dudes by the mouth and trying to decapitate them.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:55:48 PM
I think the Cena ending is probably gonna happen.

Cena's put on some weight.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:56:13 PM
Joe better kill Zayn.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: skullman80 on May 20, 2015, 12:56:31 PM
Well there he is..,
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 12:58:45 PM
Every time they do a Number One contender deal someone sneaks in and basically steals the spot.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 12:59:26 PM
So, how come Joe gets to keep *his* name?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on May 20, 2015, 01:00:41 PM
Has Joe/Owens ever happened before?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 20, 2015, 01:01:45 PM
Joe is taking indy bookings throughout the summer so I don't think we'll see him quite yet but I do still believe he's going to end up there fairly soon.

Though I could be wrong.

 8)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: DMann1979 on May 20, 2015, 01:03:48 PM
Has Joe/Owens ever happened before?

Found a two minute clip on Youtube of a match between them

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 01:03:53 PM
Has Joe/Owens ever happened before?

Google says yes, but I don't have specifics.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on May 20, 2015, 01:09:02 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFfpJbQW0AAkmvY.jpg:large)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on May 20, 2015, 01:11:45 PM
http://shop.wwe.com/Samoa-Joe-%22Submission-Specialist%22-Authentic-T-Shirt/W09731,default,pd.html?dwvar_W09731_color=black&start=1&cgid=New
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Dandy on May 20, 2015, 01:14:59 PM
How many phones does H have?!?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 01:15:16 PM
So Joe let WWE trademark his name then? They're clearly can now make money off of it.

I guess he figured that this will be the last thing he does in his career, so might as well.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: devo on May 20, 2015, 01:25:40 PM
http://shop.wwe.com/Samoa-Joe-%22Submission-Specialist%22-Authentic-T-Shirt/W09731,default,pd.html?dwvar_W09731_color=black&start=1&cgid=New

Not crazy about the "SJ" logo, but that's a really cool shirt otherwise. Almost seems like one of those vintage shirts for hypothetical car detailing businesses.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 20, 2015, 01:45:32 PM
Oh my god, this show you guys.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2015, 01:52:14 PM
Sasha and Becky engaging in a "First Arm Broken" match was fucking awesome.  There are going to be two WWE women's matches on my MOTY list and that is fucking insane.

Also, Cena/Rusev wishes it had a FRACTION of the intensity Zayn/Owens had.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 20, 2015, 02:00:23 PM
Zayn/Owens has essentially twelve years of history plus at least a few years of them two working together to make a blood feud seem like a real fucking blood feud. Cena/Rusev was basically Hulk Hogan vs. Marc Mero & Sable. It's not a close comparison.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on May 20, 2015, 02:01:04 PM
The coolest thing about NXT for me is that I really always think of the women's division first. The Balors/Owens/Zayns/Breezes are the extremely awesome afterthoughts.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 20, 2015, 02:10:17 PM
I'm going to watch this back on my PVR later, but here are my thoughts so far:

-I FUCKING LOVE TYLER BREEZE SO MUCH. That entrance was Wrestlemania worthy. And he has a cape!

-Speaking of Wrestlemania-worthy entrances, here's Finn Balor with the backmasked Latin intro. Love the evolution of the Demon character, who now not only has spikes and bat wings, but there is now a giant eye growing out of Finn's back. Also love what appeared to be the souls of the damned attempting to escape his stomach. Finn Balor rules.

-The match itself was really, really good, although I expected a bit more. Maybe give them a few more matches against each other so they can really gel together and come up with something mindblowing.

-It is absolutely impossible to hate Bayley. That guitar riff starts, and then the wacky inflatable tube men appear, and my brain goes FUCK YEAH BAYLEY every single time.

-This was probably the weakest match on the card, which is entirely due to the presence of Dana Brooke. Still, the fact that she didn't fall completely on her face despite being with three workers who are orders of magnitude better than her is promising, I guess. Still entertaining.

-Corbin/Rhyno was an entertaining enough hoss fight.

-I love the new NXT set, and what they can do in terms of entrance graphics, and this was really apparent during the Realest Guys entrance. Loved the giant shot of the Brooklin bridge; Enzo's ring gear gets more hilarious every time he appears. Also got a legit laugh out of me by calling Blake/Murphy the Dubstep Cadets during the pre-match video explaining Itami's injury.

-Enzo/Cass-Dubstep Cadets was a solid enough tag match. Got a kick out of Cass no-selling the chops and Murhpy's "Oh Shit!" reaction.

-The more important thing here is the fact that Alexas Bliss is an impossibly cute, adorable pixie fairy THAT IS ALSO PURE EVIL. Good way to extend the feud until the next special.

More later.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on May 20, 2015, 02:39:22 PM
Is this the last time we're going to see a dude debut as someone we already knew from somewhere else (keeping his name)? That was nostalgic just for that reason.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 20, 2015, 03:10:18 PM
Watched Becky/Sasha again.  Fuck.

You know, I didn't realize how petite Sasha really is until this match.  Becky looked huge compared to her.  But Sasha just carries herself so goddamn well and her stuff looks so vicious that you completely buy that she can fuck anyone up even if they are a genetic freak like Charlotte or built like Becky.

I so want a Bayley/Sasha match so Bayley finally wins and Sasha can go up and make Nikki Bella her bitch.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 20, 2015, 04:03:56 PM
So the implication is that the Dubstep Cowboys tag team Alexa Bliss. Am I right?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 20, 2015, 04:23:41 PM
So the implication is that the Dubstep Cowboys tag team Alexa Bliss. Am I right?

To their old music.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 20, 2015, 04:29:40 PM
Watched Becky/Sasha again.  Fuck.

You know, I didn't realize how petite Sasha really is until this match.  Becky looked huge compared to her.  But Sasha just carries herself so goddamn well and her stuff looks so vicious that you completely buy that she can fuck anyone up even if they are a genetic freak like Charlotte or built like Becky.

I so want a Bayley/Sasha match so Bayley finally wins and Sasha can go up and make Nikki Bella her bitch.

I was genuinely emotional after the match. They did great things tonight.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 20, 2015, 04:38:54 PM
Why Alexa Why?

I still love you though.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 20, 2015, 04:39:34 PM
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/524bb6c4428e77f45ce22006f373b327/tumblr_nook5sIvQT1sbzhteo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Amy pats fan on May 20, 2015, 10:26:07 PM
Fun show.  Sasha and Becky Lynch had an awesome match.  Liked the womens tag a lot.  Corbin is growing on me and I enjoyed him and Rhyno hossing it up.  Enzo looked the best I've ever seen him in ring wise.  I love Enzo/Big Cass/Carmella so much as an act, hope it transitions to the main roster.  Fan of Blake & Murphy as well, enjoyed that match.  Balor matches always disappoint me and while the entrance/paint is kind of cool, I also find it kinda silly.  I thought it was so much cooler when he had a different look for big shows in NJPW, and that his work was much better there.  I realize I'm in the minority here and everyone but me is gaga for him.  Zayn and KO was a cool heated rivalry brawl with Zayn showing a lot of fire.  I just finished the show, and had the Joe debut spoiled by accident so that hurt it for me a little, but still really cool.  He looked in the best shape he's been in in years.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 20, 2015, 11:18:38 PM
I think Enzo is almost as bulletproof as Balor as translating to the main roster. He's everything main roster WWE audiences, sorry the "universe", will eat up big time. Maybe I'm wrong but as a tag team or mouthpiece, he's set.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 21, 2015, 12:26:12 AM
I'm hoping Finn is allowed to change up his look more and not only when they need a new shirt for him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Kahran Ramsus on May 21, 2015, 02:25:05 AM
Banks/Lynch was easily the match of the night.  At least when Hunter takes over we should be able to look forward to women's wrestling being treated seriously, if nothing else.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on May 21, 2015, 04:04:40 AM
I can't wait for that one fine day 12 years from now when he gets to take over.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2015, 10:26:16 AM
I love how some people (not here) are shitting on the ending since it was a stare down and no action.  Owens is a bully that only gets tough when he is in control.  That's why he hurt Sami that first night; Sami at 100% is a fair fight and Owens HATES fair fights.  Now here comes this pissed off Samoan dude that is as big as Owens and is completely ready to throw down.  Kevin Owens would have been a complete idiot to fight.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on May 21, 2015, 10:30:40 AM
So the implication is that the Dubstep Cowboys tag team Alexa Bliss. Am I right?

Alexa Bliss is their ridiculously good looking beard.

EDIT: As far as actual thoughts on the show: This was not my favorite NXT Special. It was really good, because all NXT Specials are good, but I'm not flipping out like other people.

-Banks/Lynch was probably the match of the night, but I don't think this match was as good as their four way, or Banks/Charlotte.

-Seeing Finn Balor cosplay as Carnage is cool as shit, and it's awesome that he's booked to be basically unbeatable when he's wearing that shit, but in this particular setting it kind of takes a little bit of drama out of the whole thing, because there's no way he's losing.

-I don't especially care to see Rhyno in 2015, but this match was fine. Nothing to complain about other than that really.

-Enzo Amore rules. Bayley also rules.

-I feel like I've said this before, but Samoa Joe's debut, in the fashion that he did so, is a recurring problem I have with NXT. For years, a lot of people (myself included) have been upset that WWE puts part timers and movie stars into big roles instead of guys who work hard all year. This happens in NXT all the fucking time, but we never complain because the movie stars are our movie stars. Samoa Joe fucking rules and it's great to see him (although he looked a little dopey in skinny jeans), but god damn dude, Tyler Breeze has been one of the best guys on this show for fucking ever. Is nobody the least bit bugged that Samoa Joe just leapfrogged him on the card? Or that he's been leapfrogged on the card by Owens, Balor and Itami already?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on May 21, 2015, 10:36:45 AM
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Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on May 21, 2015, 11:16:10 AM

-I feel like I've said this before, but Samoa Joe's debut, in the fashion that he did so, is a recurring problem I have with NXT. For years, a lot of people (myself included) have been upset that WWE puts part timers and movie stars into big roles instead of guys who work hard all year. This happens in NXT all the fucking time, but we never complain because the movie stars are our movie stars. Samoa Joe fucking rules and it's great to see him (although he looked a little dopey in skinny jeans), but god damn dude, Tyler Breeze has been one of the best guys on this show for fucking ever. Is nobody the least bit bugged that Samoa Joe just leapfrogged him on the card? Or that he's been leapfrogged on the card by Owens, Balor and Itami already?

I was thinking about this too. Breeze is never going to get that top shot in NXT despite being constantly amazing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on May 21, 2015, 11:23:52 AM
-I feel like I've said this before, but Samoa Joe's debut, in the fashion that he did so, is a recurring problem I have with NXT. For years, a lot of people (myself included) have been upset that WWE puts part timers and movie stars into big roles instead of guys who work hard all year. This happens in NXT all the fucking time, but we never complain because the movie stars are our movie stars. Samoa Joe fucking rules and it's great to see him (although he looked a little dopey in skinny jeans), but god damn dude, Tyler Breeze has been one of the best guys on this show for fucking ever. Is nobody the least bit bugged that Samoa Joe just leapfrogged him on the card? Or that he's been leapfrogged on the card by Owens, Balor and Itami already?
The difference here is that these debuts are by people who will be working full-time. They also have a long history of quality work that the NXT crowd, predominantly internet-savvy professional wrestling fans who have already been fans of these talents, is very well aware of. This isn't Undertaker or the Rock coming in for one match a year, this is a well-known actor joining the cast of your favorite TV show and sticking around long term.

Plus, name one person on the NXT roster who deserves to be at that level besides Breeze (who isn't even at that level himself but likely will be soon enough).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 21, 2015, 11:43:35 AM
I don't know if it's a problem, but NXT is at this weird crossroads where the performance centre and the Florida house shows are clearly designed to be developmental, but the TV show and the live specials are this smark super indy dream fed.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 21, 2015, 11:44:26 AM
So, to recap:

- Sami Zayn wants to murder Kevin Owens for betraying him
- Hideo Itami wants to take Kevin Owens' Championship because he's a bad man
- Samoa Joe wants to beat Kevin Owens because he's Samoa Joe
- John Cena wants to beat Kevin Owens for Powerbombing the fuck out of him on RAW
- Finn Balor wants to take Kevin Owens' Championship because he wants to be NXT Champion

Kevin Owens has hit the Seth Rollins level of unlikeable-ness.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on May 21, 2015, 11:47:42 AM
Kevin Owens was BORN with that. He's made a career by being that and so great at it that you can't help but love watching him.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2015, 12:06:37 PM
I don't know if it's a problem, but NXT is at this weird crossroads where the performance centre and the Florida house shows are clearly designed to be developmental, but the TV show and the live specials are this smark super indy dream fed.

It is this weird conundrum.  But if I was one of those newer students, I'd be on cloud fucking nine right now since I'd be learning not only from highly competent trainers like Del Ray and Albert, but working out and riding with people like Kevin Owens and Zayn who have experience of their own to share.  As a fan it is kind of hard to alter my expectations for people like Banks compared to someone like Dana Brooks.  We shouldn't be expecting much from Brooks right now, but in six months she should be able to pull off at least competent matches with everything she has to learn from (and honestly she's already better than her first TV appearance).

Plus, there's no Bill DeMott to tell you what a fucking piece of shit you are.  Coming from a guy who is best known for his ring name being slang for an erect penis.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on May 21, 2015, 12:16:06 PM
I never thought of it that way before, about how actual veterans are being brought into NXT for the true young rookies to learn from as well as hook the indy crowd with some of their favorites.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 21, 2015, 12:21:05 PM
So, to recap:

- Sami Zayn wants to murder Kevin Owens for betraying him
- Hideo Itami wants to take Kevin Owens' Championship because he's a bad man
- Samoa Joe wants to beat Kevin Owens because he's Samoa Joe
- John Cena wants to beat Kevin Owens for Powerbombing the fuck out of him on RAW
- Finn Balor wants to take Kevin Owens' Championship because he wants to be NXT Champion

Kevin Owens has hit the Seth Rollins level of unlikeable-ness.

You also forgot William Regal, who while being the GM is still an old school heel who will fuck you up for looking at him cockeyed.

I'd also mention Alex Riley, but LOLRiley. That guy should never rise above being NXT's permanent buttmonkey.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2015, 12:28:29 PM
Riley won't offer to wash Owens' windshield when he stops at a red light.  THAT'LL LEARN EM!

https://youtu.be/9ObEUl1trkM

Tyler didn't read the Tough Enough submission rules.  SHOOT IT HORIZONTALLY GODDAMNIT!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 21, 2015, 12:38:06 PM
Seth Rollins' new girl was one of the NXT fresh meat they showed last night.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on May 21, 2015, 01:04:41 PM
So Scooter seems to think they implicated Kevin Owens as the one that attacked Itami. I honestly thought Owns was just casually walking by and being a dick.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 21, 2015, 01:06:27 PM
They brought it up on the pre-show. Itami *was* in the Triple Threat Match where the winner would have faced Owens, so...
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on May 21, 2015, 01:11:58 PM
I like the story much better if he was just casually walking by and decided to be a dick.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on May 21, 2015, 01:15:18 PM
I see it being Breeze. Finn is the one that came close to taking Owens down not long ago, so why would Owens have attacked him? Breeze had everything to gain by taking out one of the two opponents, and it's not like it would be unheard of for a guy to attack somebody he's faci...

...they're turning Finn heel.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2015, 02:07:34 PM
On last week's episode they asked Breeze, Itami and Balor who they would rather face.  Breeze and Balor didn't specify.

Itami specifically called out Owens......
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 21, 2015, 05:01:37 PM
A preview of my CXF review of this show:

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/9c99756bbbee6dc369739186c4402f7e/tumblr_noocl4mLr61swlf6ho1_500.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on May 21, 2015, 05:09:48 PM
Bayley's the best. Are there legitimately people who don't like her?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on May 21, 2015, 06:07:10 PM
I Uh.. Well.. You see..

Yeah, I don't like her.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 21, 2015, 06:08:18 PM
You might as well hate rainbows and sunshine then.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on May 21, 2015, 08:10:39 PM
rainbows
Well, you know. You'll just be sitting there, minding your own business, and they'll come marching in, and crawl up your leg, and start biting the inside of your ass, and you'll be all like, "Hey. Get out of my ass you stupid rainbows."
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Nymyzys on May 21, 2015, 09:30:28 PM
rainbows
Well, you know. You'll just be sitting there, minding your own business, and they'll come marching in, and crawl up your leg, and start biting the inside of your ass, and you'll be all like, "Hey. Get out of my ass you stupid rainbows."

Dude, Rainbows are those little arches of color that show up after a rainstorm!

Ooooooh, RAINbows, yeah I like those.  Those are cool!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 22, 2015, 02:45:46 AM
I Uh.. Well.. You see..

Yeah, I don't like her.

Alright everybody, GET HIM:

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/c01b3dd56b0ee0bbc0d6d66235dfe29a/tumblr_n4k8vcot9t1saykaxo1_250.gif)
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/7423f11a5a5cd91496755f31fbe2f301/tumblr_n4k8vcot9t1saykaxo4_r1_400.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 22, 2015, 11:42:41 AM
Alexa Bliss has new ring gear.

Spoiler: show
(http://i.imgur.com/dQEUfI4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MOovBpM.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on May 22, 2015, 11:59:00 AM
Spoiler: show
(http://i.imgur.com/kL7EwW1.gif)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on May 22, 2015, 12:14:45 PM
I kinda feel like NXT, at least in the women's division, seems to look at the group and how they are doing and says "okay, we are going to give you a shot" either as the champ or as the number one contender, and the idea is that whomever they put in that role has to prove themselves worthy of that spot. I feel like even though Becky was in the four way and has done good work that this show really was a bit of a coming out party for moving her to a different level.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 22, 2015, 12:29:06 PM
It's developmental, so that makes sense.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 22, 2015, 01:51:04 PM
http://culturecrossfire.com/wrestling/this-is-nxt-takeover-unstoppable

Please give me more readers than my fingers and toes.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 22, 2015, 02:13:52 PM
Who came up with the alternative character interpretation that The Dubstep Cowboys are trying to project a macho image in order to hide their homosexuality? I've seen that in a few places including here.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 22, 2015, 02:19:38 PM
Brandon Stroud at Uproxx.  That's where I heard it first anyway.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 22, 2015, 02:22:48 PM
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/e15/11325129_873941106010935_1933795758_n.jpg)

Quote from: sashabankswwe
One of the best moments ever! Making Papa proud emoji#Iliveforthis #Unstoppable #NXTTakeOver #legitBOSS

Who would have thought 10 years ago that Triple H would become Mr. Miyagi to a generation of wrestlers?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 22, 2015, 02:58:02 PM
So in NXT merch news:

- They made a shirt for Itami featuring the Japanese imperial flag. They've since pulled it because I guess the symbolism is still offensive to most people.

- They made a shirt for Becky Lynch that reads "Lass Kicker". They've pulled the mens and child sizes. You can probably guess why.

- Samoa Joe's t-shirt sold out the night of his debut. It's already on back order.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 22, 2015, 05:50:34 PM
When's the last time a WWE shirt sold out right away?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 22, 2015, 05:54:44 PM
Samoa Joe can seamlessly transition between face and heel so if one day Joe is like, "You know what? I wanna kill Sami Zayn too." It would be believable. Then he and Kevin Owens could team up and Sami could recruit Neville to join him, and they can film a short film on a beach where Hornswoggle tries to blow them up and I really need to go to bed now.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sabre on May 22, 2015, 07:45:39 PM
When's the last time a WWE shirt sold out right away?

Cm punks best in the world I believe.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on May 23, 2015, 10:51:37 AM
Joe looked the slimmest I've ever seen him since that rookie footage of him competing with blonde hair on Velocity or whatever. Really glad to see him signed to NXT though. I'm not sure who else is left for WWE to grab off of the US indy scene, but they should (and hopefully are) look at signing Zack Sabre Jr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_Sabre_Jr.) from the UK (trained by the same people who trained Devitt/Balor).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 23, 2015, 11:22:05 AM
https://instagram.com/p/3CwmumHPyq/

#BAMF IS TAKING OVAHHHHH!

I love how Blake is at least trying to look normal because Alexa is looking his way but Murphy just don't give a fuck.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 23, 2015, 11:25:36 AM
Alexa dyed the tips of her hair the Blake/Murphy colours. Because she is adorably evil.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 24, 2015, 08:43:43 PM
That's called commitment to your character.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 24, 2015, 09:35:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkGDVuIrF2Q
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 26, 2015, 08:23:14 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.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on May 26, 2015, 09:10:43 AM
Samoa Joe reminds me of Immortal Technique
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 27, 2015, 11:22:35 AM
God, Owens is fucking magical right now.  Turning the crowd chants into material and shutting down Regal before he can say anything was great.

EVIL EMMA THEME!!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 27, 2015, 11:43:45 AM
BLAKE ALEXA MURPHY FACTOR 4-EVA

I never thought putting an evil fairy with two douchebag geeks would turn out so awesome.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: CletusVanDamme on May 28, 2015, 12:52:28 AM
God, Owens is fucking magical right now.  Turning the crowd chants into material and shutting down Regal before he can say anything was great.

And him just tossing Crowe out of the ring to get counted out basically saying "You're not worth even trying to pin.", just brilliant.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 28, 2015, 06:05:41 AM
http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/05/bad-news-for-the-boss-sasha-banks-and-her-fiance-have-both-suffered-injuries/

FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU......

Though Sasha denied it on Tumblr (I think) and I'd much rather believe "my fiancee is badly injured so I'm going with him to the hospital" over "the serial shoulderist struck again".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: muzzington on May 28, 2015, 10:38:20 AM
Does sound like a scary situation for her fiance, hope he's ok.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on May 28, 2015, 12:38:41 PM
I was gonna make a joke about being a man who doesn't get injured for Sasha til I saw the "reminiscent of Perro" stuff.  Too scary if it is anything remotely similar to that.  Hope everyone is truly ok.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on May 28, 2015, 01:04:19 PM
Crazy that she injured her arm (if true) considering the story they told with her working over Becky's arm in that match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on May 29, 2015, 01:57:32 PM
Well Sasha worked the NXT house show tonight and did the meet and greet so I guess her arm didn't fall off too.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on May 29, 2015, 02:09:40 PM
Sasha is engaged? There goes my chances.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on May 30, 2015, 07:21:49 AM
I love how NXT treats the women wrestlers as *wrestlers* and not just eye candy. It's a nice refreshing change of pace.

And now, here's Sasha Banks in a bikini:

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/11378477_1595844967366100_53486073_n.jpg)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on May 30, 2015, 07:33:21 AM
Sasha Banks has surprised me by how great she is in the ring, and she seems to have tremendous charisma. She's also the White-est Black athlete since Aaron Williams.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on May 30, 2015, 02:04:46 PM
I know they haven't really given him much to work with but I've been pretty underwhelmed by Solomon Crowe thus far especially with how everyone raved about how good Sami Callihan was on the indies. He also seemed promising with the few matches I caught of his on YouTube.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on May 30, 2015, 02:06:35 PM
Yeah so is he purposefully making his voice sound that gravelly or is that his real voice? I can't stand it, reminds me too much of Bale trying to sound menacing as Batman.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on May 30, 2015, 03:31:13 PM
His voice is extremely raspy.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on May 31, 2015, 03:50:29 PM
I love how NXT treats the women wrestlers as *wrestlers* and not just eye candy. It's a nice refreshing change of pace.

And now, here's Sasha Banks in a bikini:

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/11378477_1595844967366100_53486073_n.jpg)

Good Lord.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on June 01, 2015, 07:20:57 AM
So now that Owens is more or less a main roster mainstay now, who does he inevitably drop the NXT title to? Obviously it could be Joe but don't forget Balor is #1 contender and they already jobbed him out to Owens in a title match.

Or it could be Bull Dempsey.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on June 01, 2015, 07:23:59 AM
I could see it going to Joe and then to Balor. Or, maybe even better, keep him on NXT until Zayn returns and have Zayn get the belt back before Owens goes main roster full-time. Add a "loser leaves NXT" stip to it that they can then use once Zayn goes up to the main roster and they reignite their feud.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 01, 2015, 07:42:18 AM
There is no reason why Owens (or anyone for that matter) can't stay on NXT and still be on the main roster.

NXT films weeks of television in a single night. You make room for that and then they can work the Raw/Smackdown/NXT traveling shows for the rest of the month.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 01, 2015, 08:28:19 AM
That picture of Kevin Steen and El Generico in Laz's sig makes me realize that Kevin Owens has wanted to murder Sami Zayn for a long time.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 03, 2015, 11:16:29 AM
For those of you not watching NXT right now (shame on you), Adam Rose randomly decided to give Tyler Breeze a Hadouken in the middle of the match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 03, 2015, 11:20:58 AM
Oh man, Eva Marie segment... So brutally awkward.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 03, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
Adam Rose and Emma need to start a support group of NXT stars that have had their souls sucked out by being on the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 03, 2015, 11:23:25 AM
Whoa Balor vs Owens live from Japan on 7/4! That means we'll see Lesnar/Kofi too!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 03, 2015, 11:37:19 AM
I really fucking hate this Greg guy.  So of course he's gonna be the new Cole and take over RAW announcing duties.

On the flip side, Evil Alexa Bliss is my JAM.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 03, 2015, 01:43:32 PM
So that Eva segment was extra weird.  It clearly was spliced footage and reactions with an empty arena interview.  How do they expect her to improve?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on June 03, 2015, 01:45:45 PM
So that Eva segment was extra weird.  It clearly was spliced footage and reactions with an empty arena interview.  How do they expect her to improve?
As long as she still gives amazing blow jobs to the right people, she doesn't have to?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 03, 2015, 02:38:42 PM
So that Eva segment was extra weird.  It clearly was spliced footage and reactions with an empty arena interview.  How do they expect her to improve?

I guess I wasn't paying enough attention... it was?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 03, 2015, 03:19:59 PM
I didn't see it, but the spoilers I read said they did it live, and she got booed out of the building. Like, complete Xpac heat.

If Baby Shoes is right, that may be why.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 03, 2015, 03:23:16 PM
Maybe that's why.  To me, it seemed like a pretape that they edited in crowd shots and boos.  Maybe the real footage was unusable so they reshot.  That's how I felt because there was a conscious effort to not show the crowd and use really tight shots on her promo.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 03, 2015, 03:26:22 PM
Given that they can edit sound post-production, it speaks to how bad the crowd's reaction was if they couldn't use any of her footage.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: timmy8271 on June 03, 2015, 03:51:39 PM
So that Eva segment was extra weird.  It clearly was spliced footage and reactions with an empty arena interview.  How do they expect her to improve?

It was brutal to watch live. She had to wait a couple minutes to talk cause the crowd was just booing her out of the building. Just embarrassing all around. She also seemed to forget her lines because she was so flustered.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 03, 2015, 05:02:15 PM
She's got a giant hill to climb to even approach respectability.  She is pretty much the epitome of what fans of NXT hate about women in WWE.  At least Nikki Bella has shown she can have decent matches.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 04, 2015, 01:57:59 AM
Can't wait until she wins the NXT Womens title after giving Sasha a Sliced Bread #2.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: pujoljunkie on June 04, 2015, 01:43:02 PM
Booing Eva Marie seems weird. She's clearly working her ass off with Kendrick, and it's not like she's sucking up a ton of TV time or anything.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 04, 2015, 01:59:09 PM
She's symbolic of everything wrong with women's wrestling in WWE, and Full Sail is spoiled by regularly seeing women who can actually work, have defined characters, logical motivations, etc. The last time she wrestled in front of that crowd, she got booed out of the building.

She'll have to win them over and prove that she's at least competent and not really really bad at wrestling.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on June 04, 2015, 02:06:55 PM
She's symbolic of everything wrong with women's wrestling in WWE, and Full Sail is spoiled by regularly seeing women who can actually work, have defined characters, logical motivations, etc. The last time she wrestled in front of that crowd, she got booed out of the building.

She'll have to win them over and prove that she's at least competent and not really really bad at wrestling.

Instead of having her come out and talk, they should have gotten her to a point she was passable in the ring and book a match in a way that she can win over the crowd with her improvements. It could be some heel saying "I want a new challenge" and when Eve comes out the heel can be like "ha, wtf" and then Eve can surprise her with something impressive. She doesn't have to win the match, but it can earn her some respect.

I'm not sure if she is at that level (doubtful) or how long it would take to get there, but that should be the goal.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: jerk of all trades on June 05, 2015, 04:46:59 AM
The Eva Marie thing is the kind of shit that NXT needs to stop doing. They're better than that and honestly they should've known better than to send out someone like her in front of that crowd to cut a nervous promo.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 05, 2015, 07:12:06 AM
I don't disagree, but this goes back to the debate over what NXT is-developmental or glorious smark indie dream fed.

Like, the latest rumors have the following people attending tryouts:

Taeler Hendrix
Andrea (Rosie Lottalove)
Johnny Gargano
Biff Buisick
Candace LeRae
Jessika Havok
KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN CHUCK TAYLOR

What if one or all of them gets signed? Where does that leave NXT as a developmental system if HHH is going to just sign the best of the indies and immediately put them on TV?

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on June 05, 2015, 07:24:35 AM
You're acting like none of them need improvement.

Taeler Hendrix - Meh.
Andrea (Rosie Lottalove) - Her biggest claim to fame is being a bigger girl and nearly ending Daffney's career.
Johnny Gargano - Very overrated by indie fans. Solid at chain wrestling but in the "this is clearly choreographed" manner.
Biff Busick - Shows a lot of versatility but has yet to have a truly stand-out performance.
Candace LeRae - Okay, yes, sign her up. She's got the look and the talent to be a star.
Jessika Havok - Definite potential.
KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN CHUCK TAYLOR - All he'll ever do in WWE is be a solid midcard comedy gimmick, and I say that as a fan of his.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 05, 2015, 07:36:48 AM
I don't disagree, but this goes back to the debate over what NXT is-developmental or glorious smark indie dream fed.

Like, the latest rumors have the following people attending tryouts:

Taeler Hendrix
Andrea (Rosie Lottalove)
Johnny Gargano
Biff Buisick
Candace LeRae
Jessika Havok
KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN CHUCK TAYLOR

What if one or all of them gets signed? Where does that leave NXT as a developmental system if HHH is going to just sign the best of the indies and immediately put them on TV?

Awww shit, Chuck Taylor in WWE? He'll have a whole front row full of kids to scare the crap out of.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 05, 2015, 07:53:10 AM
We'll also have seen the end of the Awful Waffle  :(
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on June 05, 2015, 08:15:06 AM

What if one or all of them gets signed? Where does that leave NXT as a developmental system if HHH is going to just sign the best of the indies and immediately put them on TV?


It's a fine developmental system. You don't have to put people on the Network in order to develop them. If they sign someone who is developed enough to be on TV, but maybe not someone they want to put on the main roster, go ahead and put them on NXT. If they sign someone that needs work, let them get work. Dark matches, house shows, training, whatever. A company like WWE doesn't need to be putting on Jackie Gayda-like matches on TV EVER. They have too much established talent that should be getting that TV or Network time.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 05, 2015, 08:23:21 AM
I kind of look at it like a minor league baseball system.  NXT TV is AAA where people who are TV ready are given time to sharpen their skills while allowing WWE talent that has kind of faltered to go down and work on something new (examples being Tyson Kidd and Emma).  The Florida house shows are AA (getting their feet wet in front of live crowds) and the Performance Center is A ball (basics and fundamentals).

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: ViciousFish on June 05, 2015, 08:30:47 AM
KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN CHUCK TAYLOR - All he'll ever do in WWE is be a solid midcard comedy gimmick, and I say that as a fan of his.

There's a lot worse ways to make a living.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 05, 2015, 08:39:42 AM

What if one or all of them gets signed? Where does that leave NXT as a developmental system if HHH is going to just sign the best of the indies and immediately put them on TV?


It's a fine developmental system. You don't have to put people on the Network in order to develop them. If they sign someone who is developed enough to be on TV, but maybe not someone they want to put on the main roster, go ahead and put them on NXT. If they sign someone that needs work, let them get work. Dark matches, house shows, training, whatever. A company like WWE doesn't need to be putting on Jackie Gayda-like matches on TV EVER. They have too much established talent that should be getting that TV or Network time.

I like what they're doing. They're basically filling NXT with a wide variety of new stars, old stars, and indy talent, so that everyone there gets a well rounded training. The old stars and indy talent can help mold the new talent, while also getting themselves ready for TV. It's like a perfect storm.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: ViciousFish on June 05, 2015, 08:44:05 AM
Plus they're finally moving away from the dreadful "WWE style".
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 05, 2015, 08:51:17 AM

What if one or all of them gets signed? Where does that leave NXT as a developmental system if HHH is going to just sign the best of the indies and immediately put them on TV?


It's a fine developmental system. You don't have to put people on the Network in order to develop them. If they sign someone who is developed enough to be on TV, but maybe not someone they want to put on the main roster, go ahead and put them on NXT. If they sign someone that needs work, let them get work. Dark matches, house shows, training, whatever. A company like WWE doesn't need to be putting on Jackie Gayda-like matches on TV EVER. They have too much established talent that should be getting that TV or Network time.

I like what they're doing. They're basically filling NXT with a wide variety of new stars, old stars, and indy talent, so that everyone there gets a well rounded training. The old stars and indy talent can help mold the new talent, while also getting themselves ready for TV. It's like a perfect storm.

Yeah, this is about right, along with KingPK.

I'm not saying that they need to put on Jackie Gayda-like matches, but the thing is, Eva isn't going to get any better without being put in front of a live crowd. Which is the point of developmental.

I've also read interviews where HHH has said that NXT serves a dual purpose of not only being developmental, but also a place where guys who are talented, but will never make it to the main roster as long as Vince is around can work. I love NXT, I just worry with that dual purpose it's going to be a situation where there's a good crop of guys who are coming straight from the performance centre aren't able to get TV time because the top card of NXT is so loaded.

Still, having a super-deep NXT roster is like, the best problem to have.

As an aside, I'm also pretty sure that HHH has a file on every name indie wrestler with at least one idea for their booking. Like, the Young Bucks have a file card that just reads "Double Superkick Alex Riley for 6 months straight"
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 05, 2015, 08:57:07 AM

What if one or all of them gets signed? Where does that leave NXT as a developmental system if HHH is going to just sign the best of the indies and immediately put them on TV?


It's a fine developmental system. You don't have to put people on the Network in order to develop them. If they sign someone who is developed enough to be on TV, but maybe not someone they want to put on the main roster, go ahead and put them on NXT. If they sign someone that needs work, let them get work. Dark matches, house shows, training, whatever. A company like WWE doesn't need to be putting on Jackie Gayda-like matches on TV EVER. They have too much established talent that should be getting that TV or Network time.

I like what they're doing. They're basically filling NXT with a wide variety of new stars, old stars, and indy talent, so that everyone there gets a well rounded training. The old stars and indy talent can help mold the new talent, while also getting themselves ready for TV. It's like a perfect storm.

Yeah, this is about right, along with KingPK.

I'm not saying that they need to put on Jackie Gayda-like matches, but the thing is, Eva isn't going to get any better without being put in front of a live crowd. Which is the point of developmental.

I've also read interviews where HHH has said that NXT serves a dual purpose of not only being developmental, but also a place where guys who are talented, but will never make it to the main roster as long as Vince is around can work. I love NXT, I just worry with that dual purpose it's going to be a situation where there's a good crop of guys who are coming straight from the performance centre aren't able to get TV time because the top card of NXT is so loaded.

Still, having a super-deep NXT roster is like, the best problem to have.

As an aside, I'm also pretty sure that HHH has a file on every name indie wrestler with at least one idea for their booking. Like, the Young Bucks have a file card that just reads "Double Superkick Alex Riley for 6 months straight"

That makes me even more excited for when Triple H takes over, because we know he'll give guys and girls a chance that Vince never would.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 05, 2015, 09:02:38 AM
I think the existence of guys like the Vaudvillians prove that in spades. There is no way Vince gets why that gimmick is funny and rad.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 05, 2015, 11:16:00 AM
Candice LeRae is a perfect example of a top indie talent that will only improve in NXT. Please sign her.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on June 05, 2015, 11:26:41 AM
I'm excited for the HHH era too, but guys like Michael Hayes being around still worry me.

Also as long as rat-fink woodchuck Kevin Dunn is around things could get shitty.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: JHawk on June 05, 2015, 11:29:56 AM
When Vince goes, Dunn's the first one to follow him so he doesn't worry me.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 05, 2015, 11:31:05 AM
I'm excited for the HHH era too, but guys like Michael Hayes being around still worry me.

Also as long as rat-fink woodchuck Kevin Dunn is around things could get shitty.

Pretty sure HHH for the last couple of years has been building a rocket so he can fire Kevin Dunn into the sun.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: ViciousFish on June 05, 2015, 12:01:09 PM
They're just going to use the rocket they used to get Reigns over.


They're gonna need a new rocket...
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 05, 2015, 12:04:57 PM
I like that Havok is getting a tryout as well. She would be a good way to move away from the typical Divas of the main roster.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 05, 2015, 12:12:04 PM
They've also got The Rock's cousin under a developmental contract, who isn't the typical look:

http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/05/the-rocks-leather-clad-cousin-lina-made-her-in-ring-debut-at-an-nxt-live-event/
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 05, 2015, 12:20:59 PM
They've also got The Rock's cousin under a developmental contract, who isn't the typical look:

http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/2015/05/the-rocks-leather-clad-cousin-lina-made-her-in-ring-debut-at-an-nxt-live-event/

Why do I have this feeling Havok and Lina will be teamed up in NXT if Havok gets signed?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Ed on June 05, 2015, 01:41:02 PM
HHH has denied that he's being prepped to take over the company and Vince has said maybe the company will fall into the hands of an outside source one day.

Ted Turner presents WWE Rasslin'!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 05, 2015, 03:53:01 PM
HHH has denied that he's being prepped to take over the company and Vince has said maybe the company will fall into the hands of an outside source one day.

Ted Turner presents WWE Rasslin'!

Well, with the success Triple H has had with NXT, I'm hoping Vince will change his mind if that's the case. An outside source might run the thing into the ground. Besides that sounds like a smoke screen, because the jobs Triple H and Stephanie have taken in the company sure seems like they're the ones taking over after Vince retires.

EDIT: Besides, what I really mean by take over is full creative control. Everything is ran through Vince still for the main roster. I'm not talking the business side of things. I'm talking more the booking.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Avid Warehouse Enthusiast on June 06, 2015, 04:27:34 AM
I'm excited for the HHH era too, but guys like Michael Hayes being around still worry me.

Also as long as rat-fink woodchuck Kevin Dunn is around things could get shitty.

Pretty sure HHH for the last couple of years has been building a rocket so he can fire Kevin Dunn into the sun.
All I want for Christmas.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on June 06, 2015, 06:47:38 AM
Just watched Eva Marie's promo. Very uncomfortable.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 06, 2015, 10:53:35 AM
Well, so much for Havok coming to NXT. A tweet just surfaced from her account that had a racial slur in it and now it's all over twitter.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on June 06, 2015, 11:43:12 AM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11162084_727391870704515_2553155188554947030_n.jpg?oh=3579d272c5e416d1db3f8ae294afb75e&oe=56099358)
Sure. Why not?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on June 06, 2015, 12:05:01 PM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11162084_727391870704515_2553155188554947030_n.jpg?oh=3579d272c5e416d1db3f8ae294afb75e&oe=56099358)
Sure. Why not?

Is that Donald Faison from Scrubs driving the train??
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 06, 2015, 12:30:38 PM
Yes.  Funny story, people were waiting for Faison to drive a train because he originated it overseas.  Then Denzel Washington did it for larger audiences.  With Denzel out of the picture, Faison teases it at NXT but this photo shows that moment is coming.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: A Happy Medium on June 08, 2015, 08:17:01 AM
Alexa Bliss has new ring attire, again.

https://instagram.com/p/3lh2_aHP5L/ (https://instagram.com/p/3lh2_aHP5L/)
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2015, 11:09:24 AM
A Zack Ryder/Mojo Rawley tag team means we're all in Hell, right?  And Mojo has a whole row of douchebags (and Gronk) that stand for the entire fucking match.

Seriously, this team makes Blake and Murphy look cool.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2015, 11:41:42 AM
"The Disgoostin' armbar!"
"The what?!"

Corey is the best.

"I'm not one to say 'I told you so', but I told you. 

So...."

Where are the Chad Gable towels on WWEShop.com already?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 10, 2015, 12:00:40 PM
"You just don't get an NXT title shot after one match!"

Kevin Owens 4 eva.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on June 10, 2015, 12:24:00 PM
They gotta call Breeze up. They can find another NXT Dolph.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 11, 2015, 02:47:10 AM
Not that I am a big Bull Dempsey fan but I really wasn't expecting NXT to run an "lol FAT" angle.  Like, I know the only reason he got pushed before was to get Corbin over and there are several other guys I rather see on my screen but come on.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 11, 2015, 11:24:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjJizlEbMws
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on June 17, 2015, 03:54:28 PM
So, what the hell is Joe's theme? I know it starts off with the Godzilla riff.. But is the main theme supposed to be a WWE version of something?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 17, 2015, 03:56:23 PM
That Balor video was fucking tremendous. 
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 17, 2015, 03:59:42 PM
So, what the hell is Joe's theme? I know it starts off with the Godzilla riff.. But is the main theme supposed to be a WWE version of something?

Godzilla into "Make a Difference" Fatu.  Move over, Funkasaurus!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Broward on June 17, 2015, 06:41:36 PM
Joe's gonna clean up NXT because it's time to (what?) make a change?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 18, 2015, 04:05:06 AM
That Balor video was fucking tremendous. 

Hell yeah, can't wait for part 2. At this point it seems like a foregone conclusion he's gonna take the title, but it's probably for the best for all parties.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 18, 2015, 12:34:31 PM
Odd taping spoiler:

Spoiler: show
 Balor pins Owens twice in matches due to air before 7/4. Once in a tag match and once in a non title match. WTF?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Amazing Rando on June 18, 2015, 01:51:24 PM
Odd taping spoiler:

Spoiler: show
 Balor pins Owens twice in matches due to air before 7/4. Once in a tag match and once in a non title match. WTF?


Spoiler: show
Spoilers also seem to indicate that Charlotte is getting moved to the main roster probably around Battleground
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on June 18, 2015, 11:35:10 PM
Odd taping spoiler:

Spoiler: show
 Balor pins Owens twice in matches due to air before 7/4. Once in a tag match and once in a non title match. WTF?


I did not see the singles match listed and in the tag, it doesn't say who pinned who.

Spoiler: show
For June 24th the spoilers say Finn pinned Rhyno, for July 1st it mentions Finn/Joe vs. Owens/Rhyno, then for the purpose of not spoiling the Japan show I guess neither man appears again. I did just read another set that mentions a singles match immediately after the tag match, which is odd.
.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 19, 2015, 12:19:15 AM
The spoilers on Rajah have
Spoiler: show
Finn pinning Owens in the tag, which I guess leads to the one on one
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on June 19, 2015, 12:59:40 AM
What I've heard now is the second part was a re-tape for the tag, not a new match.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 24, 2015, 12:45:33 PM
Another great Balor video this week. Really great what they are doing.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on June 24, 2015, 01:08:40 PM
DEMON BALOR LEGO FIGURE NOW!!!
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 24, 2015, 01:58:52 PM
Balor is a Lego nerd lol
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Damaramu on June 25, 2015, 01:09:04 AM
I feel like that segment last night will make the girls even hotter for Balor.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 25, 2015, 02:10:26 AM
He's just a regular guy and his favorite PPV of all-time is Summerslam 95.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on June 28, 2015, 04:31:02 AM
He's just a regular guy and his favorite PPV of all-time is Summerslam 95.

A regular guy who transforms into a soul eating demon.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Venkman on June 28, 2015, 04:32:02 AM
There is a 30 minute Finn special this week on the Network - it might just be all of these segments combined into one thing, but that's cool.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 28, 2015, 04:41:07 AM
It probably will have a lot extra because they are about 5 minutes long each, right? Pretty cool.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: HSJ on June 29, 2015, 03:02:34 AM
What kind of reaction will Finn get when he debuts on Raw? When Owens debuted, I remember not too loud of a crowd response for him at first (and he is the champion).
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 29, 2015, 03:14:34 AM
Network and shows like NXT on it are still a smaller section of the fanbase.  People may see Finn on The Beast thing or somehow stumble into his special or NXT.

To me, it really depends on the city they trot them out in.  Sami got a huge reaction for being a combination or smarky city and hometown.  They plug in Finns somewhere like that, crowd will go nuts.  They trot him out in OKC, people will have no idea who he is.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: The Valeyard on June 29, 2015, 01:22:52 PM
I like that they're slow-burning Finn after Owens immediately debuting and wrecking shit. Answer is vignettes and a smark town.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on June 29, 2015, 08:15:59 PM
I've added Finn's music to my iTunes. I can't go more than 24 hours without playing it. It's to the point now that I'm thinking of actively campaigning the local Habitat for Humanity to have their next fundraiser be themed something that would allow me to completely rip off his entire big match entrance & paint (in the past I've done fat Elvis for 70s theme, Henry VIII for Around the world theme, Charlie Brown for Broadway theme, Rocky Balboa for movies theme. Then I realize how pathetic I'd look, fat, out of shape, balding, in body paint (and probably an airbrushed tshirt) crawling around in a fog machine surrounded by clueless rich people.

But thinking about it while playing the song blocks out the pain when I'm on the treadmill so there's that
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 30, 2015, 01:57:05 AM
I've added Finn's music to my iTunes. I can't go more than 24 hours without playing it. It's to the point now that I'm thinking of actively campaigning the local Habitat for Humanity to have their next fundraiser be themed something that would allow me to completely rip off his entire big match entrance & paint (in the past I've done fat Elvis for 70s theme, Henry VIII for Around the world theme, Charlie Brown for Broadway theme, Rocky Balboa for movies theme. Then I realize how pathetic I'd look, fat, out of shape, balding, in body paint (and probably an airbrushed tshirt) crawling around in a fog machine surrounded by clueless rich people.

But thinking about it while playing the song blocks out the pain when I'm on the treadmill so there's that

This sounds amazing to me.  Please film and post here.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on June 30, 2015, 02:13:35 AM
I had kind of been thinking that Balor was definitely going to win since KO seems to be done with NXT and Zayn is out the whole year, so really what's the point in him sticking around.

Think that's the case or is it possible he retains?
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 30, 2015, 03:15:57 AM
Cena's match on the show is simply a tag match with Ziggler vs. Barrett and Kane.  My guess is that match goes early (with the WWE title and Brock being later in the show).  Owens come out to screw with Cena, which opens to the door for Cena to do something to set up the Finn win.  Puts more heat on Battleground and Owens taking away the US Title and gets Finn more exposure for BEATING THE GUY WHO BEAT CENA.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 02, 2015, 09:14:54 AM
HHH is making an announcement tomorrow concerning NXT and SummerSlam weekend.  My guess is either a house show at Hammerstein Ballroom or the next live special with Joe vs. Owens.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 02, 2015, 10:46:35 AM
I don't think this means anything, but Full Sail is branching out to hosting other events.

http://www.boxingscene.com/juan-carlos-payano-faces-raushee-warren-on-8-2-pbc--93049
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: LaParkaYourCar on July 03, 2015, 04:23:28 AM
So the big announcement is that the next NXT Takeover will air from the Barclays Center on Aug 22nd. Awesome! I'm glad to see them doing one from a big arena.

Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 03, 2015, 04:57:01 AM
So Barclay's is WWE's new MSG now, isn't it?

I'm curious if they do Joe/Owens here and leave Owens off SummerSlam.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 08, 2015, 11:42:47 AM
GABLE AND JORDAN NEW MEGAPOWERS.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 09, 2015, 03:23:43 PM
The main event of Takeover will be Balor/Owens III.

That's....unexpected.  I thought they may have one more match on this next taping schedule and then move on.  I guess Itami isn't ready.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 15, 2015, 12:06:12 PM
I'm fine with Charlotte taking all her dad's signatures as long as his alcoholism and spending habits aren't among them.

That may be the first match where wig snatching was a transition move.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Winter Epicland on July 16, 2015, 02:08:34 AM
Bought tickets this morning for NXT at Barclay's the night before Summerslam *raises roof*.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on July 16, 2015, 03:08:23 AM
The main event of Takeover will be Balor/Owens III.

That's....unexpected.  I thought they may have one more match on this next taping schedule and then move on.  I guess Itami isn't ready.

This taping session is over. The new taping is tonight.

Loved Jordan/Gables new finisher.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: KingPK on July 16, 2015, 11:44:48 AM
Spoiler: show
Apparently Jushin Liger of all people is going to be at Takeover facing Breeze.  What the hell?

Also, Bayley vs. Sasha for the title.
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2015, 11:51:53 AM
Spoiler: show
Apparently Jushin Liger of all people is going to be at Takeover facing Breeze.  What the hell?

Also, Bayley vs. Sasha for the title.


Spoiler: show
For some reason, I think that would be the dopest match. I imagine we'd get lots of promos from Breeze focusing on Liger wearing a mask because he's a huge uggo.


EDIT: It's on WWE's official NXT Twitter
Title: Re: NXT
Post by: Mik on July 16, 2015, 01:37:08 PM
Glad Bayley's broken arm won't be an issue because it had to be her getting the shot/probably belt with the roster all going to WWE. Although part of me was hoping they put the belt on Eva Marie.



NXT THREAD PART 2: http://www.therealtsm.com/index.php?topic=11508