- Jun 28, 2010
- Reaction score
I don't really care. Roddy is an amazing wrestler so that's fine with me.Main event was really good, nothing special but for a TV match I fucked with it. Rest of the show was a bit weaker, but holy shit Roddy burning the couch they'll do anything to try and help his charisma and it just ain't working
Fuck Kona ReevesOne of the better NXT Shows for sure this Week. I would be lying to you if I said it didn't warm my heart to see the reunion of Breezango together again. They had a good opener with Parker and Martel who looked like they belong as well so safe to say win win from this Match from me.
After the opener man did WWE plug in alot of Backstage Segments. We had Myles rolling with Lee getting ready with for NXT World Title Match, Grimes talking to himself saying he needs to win the NXT World Title, and Io attacking Candice with a Kendo Stick Backstage. I knew we would get Io/Candice 2, and that attack locks in it. What interested me the most was Lee rolling with Miles. Now Weeks ago Lee air out his feelings about the NXT Breakout Tourney not liking all these guys coming in and the people in charge forgetting about him. I would love to see if WWE would turn Lee Heel to bring up Myles that was very interesting to see.
Dream vs Reeves. Not really the cleanest of Matches let me tell you and how can Reeves get any momentum going when you see him one Week, and then not for a couple of Months? Anyways Dream wins it, but has to see the Horror of Strong destroying his beloved Couch! Dream is going to respond hard RIP Dream's Couch.
Bianca Belair vs Taynara Conti. I know this was suppose to be a Showcase for Belair who is lost in the shuffle when two major storylines going on in the Division, but hey she looked good in this one. I would say this is the best Conti has ever looked in NXT. She looked ever so confident in her abilities well also showing what new stuff she has added to her arsenal these days.
Cole vs Myles. The Confident Champion played up his role in this Match, as Myles played up just as well the Babyface with momentum going for him. Now I've gone on the record saying how I felt about Myles's Performance in the Breakout Tournament, but he made this opportunity for him. Myles gave it his all, but he found out by the end Cole is a different Animal that he's faced in the Breakout tourney.
Next Week Baszler vs Ripley, and in two Weeks Mia Yim vs Io Shirai vs Bianca Belair where winner faces Shayna on the NXT Debut Show on USA. Io chances I feel went from high to very low after that attack so we might be headed towards another Yim vs Baszler Match unless WWE really has interest in having Bianca be the lady to take the Title away from Shayna.
Rhea Ripley figures to give NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler all she can handle in a non-title match on this week’s edition of NXT. Plus, Johnny Gargano addresses the NXT Universe and his future for the first time since his defeat at TakeOver: Toronto, Pete Dunne is back in action against Angel Garza, and more.
Shayna Baszler’s reign is among the most dominant we’ve ever seen by an NXT Women’s Champion. The Submission Magician has dispatched a plethora of challengers, but Rhea Ripley used a surprise appearance two weeks ago to remind Baszler that her list of victims doesn’t include her name.
With a few choice words after snatching a microphone from Baszler’s hands, Ripley appears to have her sights set squarely on the longest-reigning champion in WWE. And Ripley knows a thing or two about championship gold herself. The aggressive Aussie won a tournament to become the first-ever NXT UK Women’s Champion a little more than a year ago.
Baszler’s indomitable run over the NXT Women’s division has seen her overcome several threats with the Kirifuda Clutch, but Ripley’s powerful repertoire represents a unique obstacle for The Queen of Spades
The NXT Universe has not seen Johnny Gargano since he lost a grueling 2-out-of-3 Falls Match with Adam Cole for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: Toronto last month. Gargano shrewdly set himself up for a submission victory in the second fall with the use of a steel chair that cost him the first fall by disqualification, but he was defeated in the final fall inside a steel cage, concluding one of the most brutal battles in NXT history.
Johnny Wrestling’s failure to regain the title in the final act of the black-and-gold brand’s most bitter rivalry of 2019 caused speculation to swirl regarding his future on NXT, which he’s called home for more than four years. Gargano has shown an incomparable ability to rebound in the face of adversity, but fans have to wonder about his state of mind — and body — after such a taxing war with Cole consumed him for five months.
What will Gargano have to say? Have we seen the end of Johnny TakeOver, or is this merely the start of a new chapter for the heart and soul of NXT?
Pete Dunne said if his loss in the NXT North American Championship Triple Threat Match at TakeOver: Toronto against The Velveteen Dream and Roderick Strong knocked him to the “back of the line,” well, bring it on. He’ll begin that endeavor with a challenge from promising upstart Angel Garza, who looks to scale the ranks of NXT.
Garza quickly made an impression with his performance in the NXT Breakout Tournament and likely won’t allow Dunne to get back on track without a fight. However, The BruiserWeight’s mighty strikes could be an equally dangerous risk for the renown good looks of NXT’s resident lothario.
Wednesday’s matchup will certainly be a clash of unique styles — not to mention personalities.
Though Cameron Grimes came up shy of winning NXT’s first-ever Breakout Tournament, he certainly didn’t fail to make an impact in his run to the final against Jordan Myles. Grimes’ gritty, yet seasoned offense — informed by plentiful experience across the nation’s top independent promotions — quickly proved effective in two tournament victories.
The Technical Savage should be careful to not overlook his next opponent in the aerial-mindedRaul Mendoza, though, given his demonstrated knack for big victories from an underdog position.
If we’ve learned anything in recent weeks about the rivalry between Candice LeRae and Io Shirai, it’s that their encounter at TakeOver: Toronto was far from a resolution to their bad blood.
NXT officials had to pull Shirai away from a vicious, Kendo stick-aided beatdown of LeRae, who was left lying last week in the parking lot outside Full Sail Live.
The Genius of the Sky already has her plate full with a Triple Threat Match next week on NXT’s premiere on USA Network against Bianca Belair and Mia Yim to determine the next challenger to Shayna Baszler’s Women’s Championship. But given what we’ve seen so far throughout the explosive conflict, LeRae likely won’t let last week’s assault go unchecked.