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Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:29 am
by rovert

A much further situation than the EVOLVE and PROGRESS hook ups even with a contracted active performer being part of the show.

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:50 am
by themib
This could add more credence to fan theories about Tommy End and the PROGRESS Title.

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:05 am
by rovert
themib wrote:This could add more credence to fan theories about Tommy End and the PROGRESS Title.
I mocked the idea on Twitter trolling but who knows.

I wish I knew exactly what was going on but I know Regal was at Chaotic's baseball stadium show 2 weeks ago and the timing of Brian Fury's retirement is pretty suspect. Fury is the trainer of Sasha Banks.

Chaotic Wrestling supplied so many wrestlers during other eras of talent relations. When Mike Bucci and Tommy Dreamer were in charge in the mid to late 00s. Kofi Kingston came from there for example. Chaotic has always specialised with signable male heavyweight wrestlers near exclusively. But in 2016 they are kinda irrelevant I've no idea off hand how they distribute themselves or how or when they run shows. Unlike with EVOLVE or PROGRESS Triple H can't be accused of latching on to something hot or cool.

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:03 pm
by wac
Brian Fury would make sense as an NXT trainer.

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:10 pm
by mlev76
BoxingRobes wrote:
mlev76 wrote:
BoxingRobes wrote:
Not sure how it was lost in translation...but she's from Jersey.

I'd cruise the Paramus Park Mall and pick up a Liv Morgan and take her to a movie.
Cept no movie theater at PP. Better to take her upstairs to the Food Court and get her some Chick Fil A
Confused it with b, breh...been a minute since I've been back to the motherland.

I'd get her the finest bourbon chicken from the food court. Only the best for bae.
There ya go. But, don't compare PP to sinking pile of garbage that is Palisades Center.

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:31 pm
by Buzz Sawyer
wac wrote:Brian Fury would make sense as an NXT trainer.
Why didn't he get a call from ROH as a full timer?

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:41 pm
by monster mafia
Buzz Sawyer wrote:
wac wrote:Brian Fury would make sense as an NXT trainer.
Why didn't he get a call from ROH as a full timer?
he is gonna retire this year

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:56 pm
by themib
They're doing a show in Las Vegas on December 17th.

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:07 pm
by Empiresk
Did a catch up of NXT TV this week and I really enjoyed Almas vs Alexander but there is one thing I have noticed.
► Show Spoiler

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:28 am
by Garuda
Tonight's NXT was a (Dusty) Classic of an episode!

A very good episode nudged into greatness by its role as the Dusty Classic Prologue Show. Let's get into it.

Regal's Announcement/My Dusty Classic Salivations

- I am twice jacked for the Dusty Classic. Last year's didn't end up being "just" a winningly fresh event - it sparked off a tag team renaissance in NXT that we're still enjoying today. Not to mention a heel Joe run that we're still enjoying today.

- NXT teases, as ever, and makes the most out of setting things up for future weeks, so it's by the books that we get the announcements today and the actual tournament commencement next week.

- It also plays to the NXT strength of making things feel important. It's announced at the top of the hour, and you get the sense that it's a huge deal to just about every wrestler in NXT - everyone's buzzing about it right up to an effusive Tom Phillips. People are partnering up, tag teams are rededicating themselves... it's an exciting time because it's sold that way by the characters.

- Also, I like that Regal calls it "highly successful," which it was, but also featured majorly in the Joe/Finn debacle that's plaguing him up to the current moment.

- I feel like tag teams are much more important to NXT then they were last year, plus it has a deeper and more pushed division. How do you all think native NXT tags will do in relation to ramshackle tournament-only tag teams?

- In the era of Blake & Murphy and the Vaudevillains, you didn't blink at Joe and Finn walking away with the gold. This time, an actual tag team victory sounds far more likely, and I'd guess that the Nakamura/Joe championship feud stays away from the Classic this year - dashing my dreams of a Nakamura/Itami team.

Tye Dillinger vs. Angelo Dawkins

- Tye makes me smile : )

- I was going to talk about how the "Curse of Greatness" gimmick really doesn't work, even as a heel, for a prelim talent. But then Graves scooped me right after I started to write it. Look, Graves is on tonight.

- Congrats to Angelo: The toddler-wobble he does on the entrance ramp looks better this time and didn't stun me into disbelieving silence this time.

- Truly, Angelo looked good in this match from entrance to pin, and I've got to give it up for that. He's seemed dead in the water his whole NXT career, but he showed off potential tonight. Another guy to watch.

- Now to chase the sugar with vinegar: that cooking gesture is such a security blanket for him. He may as well be sucking his thumb, because he just throws it in when he's having any awkward moment in a match. Cool it.

- Tye, too, had maybe his best in-ring match yet. For a short prelim match I thought this over-delivered. I don't know if Tye has the chops to be more then a fan favorite midcarder, but there are a hell of a lot worse roles then that. He's only getting better at his crowd connections.

- Roode's out, and he announces his ultimate NXT goal: To win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic! (Really enjoyed the pop this reveal got from the then-clueless Full Sail crowd).

- Then they pulled that weird TNA-style move where they throw in a lot of plot exposition as though it's always been true. Namely, saying that Tye and Roode have known each other for a long time, and that Tye was really close to Dusty. FIne by me, because I like Tye getting more development, but I don't like seeing the seams like that.

- We have our first single's-tag team! Perfectly Glorious! I've been down on Roode's ringwork, and Tye's Tye, so I'm not expecting a MOTYC out of them necessarily, but it sounds like it'll be a fun ride however long they last. It's that fun freshness that the Dusty Classic generates, and I can't wait to see it continue.

Hideo promo

- I just want to say that right before breaking they advertise the Morgan/Asuka match, and I just like that they sell on commentary that she's screwed.

- Hideo gives a good promo here. Respect to Lince, Attitude, threats. It's a continuation of a good look on him, because it was the look that got him over in Japan. Or inspired by it. IN any case he's got more gravitas this time around, and I like it a lot.

The Ealy Brothers vs. The Revival

- Ealy's had a nice entrance. Curious to see more of them. Actually, I'm always interested to track how NXT talent succeeds when they get what I call the "small debut:" The humble beginning preceding a rise up the card, as opposed to the "big debuts" reserved for only the hottest free agents in wrestling.

- The Revival come out to a surprised pop followed by a slow realization-into-boos. And then Joe.

- Love. This. Angle! Joe blitzes the Ealy's, and the Revival do a comedic take by backing away and ceding the night to Joe.

- Joe lays another golden egg of a promo, although one that really puts the focus on one thing: Regal really DOES need to just get better security. How the fuck is he unimpeded in just killing men?

Quickly, they plug the Hideo Itami/Lince Dorado main event

- I just want to say, and they did it with Tye recently, and they do it a lot, but I love that they call out that Hideo's been on a roll since returning from injury. Wins and losses matter, and in that way they call NXT like a sport. Every time they reference a wrestler's recent record, good or bad, it puts a smile on my face.

Mandy Rose vs. Ember Moon

- OK, even before the match started I'm calling Mandy Rose as the most promising of the new class of NXT women. She looks amazing, has personality to spare, and she looked GREAT in the ring here. Maybe it's worth holding off until I see another singles match without Ember Moon - fair - but I thought her moves looked so crisp and powerful. She started the match with a forearm that made MY teeth rattle.

- Also as Ember's entrance ended they cut to her giving Ember this priceless face of revulsion and terror. I think she's tops.

- I have a hard time praising Ember Moon in text format, but she's fucking phenomenal. This was yet another short lower-card match that just rocked it. When she hits a woman with a wrestling move sometimes I think they're dead. And Mandy's sell of the O-Face was spectacular.

- It's a feel-good match, I'll tell ya.

D.I.Y. Promo

- We get some quality Tommaso time. I don't think their pantomime schtick is the funniest, but it shows off their personalities in a way I enjoy.

- Another example of how everyone is dropping everything: The fucking Dusty Classic is here!! Ciampa and Gargano essentially put their current blood feud on the backburner for it. It's just so wonderful how they pump up this tournament.

Authors of Pain vs. Job Squad

- I hate to be redundant, so I find it hard to write on these A.O.P. squashes. But I still love them. They did a spot midway through where they both did alternating knee shots to the ribs on Jobber A, and it just looked like a true beating. I'm still cautious - they only had one real match, good as it was, against TM61.

- THey have so many different great tag moves, and yet they choose one of the mediocre ones as their finisher. Still time to change, boys.

- Paul finally speaks. Now I'm the type who defends the Full Sail crowd. They can do what they want man, and you probably would too. Is it so bad that they're a little douchey?

- But them shouting at Ellering really pissed me off. It didn't feel like the crowd jeering a heel, it just felt like assholes heckling an old man. He was thrown off - it was just an ugly thing.

- Not that the Ellering thing is working at all, especially as a tease. What fucking plan are we waiting to hear about? They're just asskickers. I see the plan. It involves knees to faces, no?

Regal promo

- Pretty pointless, although it gave me the perspective to REALLY focus on how Blake & Murphy are the weakest NXT champions of all time. Take anyone, even Bo Dallas, who has one a title that has been more pointless and irrelevant? They're still ultimate jobbers in NXT years later! At least they never gave Adam Rose or Mojo Rawley a belt.

- Granted, they were almost the ONLY tag team in NXT when the Lucha Dragons left, so it's much more the fault of NXT failing the tag divison then them blowing their spot. I've got empathy.

Liv Morgan vs. Asuka

- Shortest funeral I've ever been to. I was very curious as to how much they'd give Liv, and they gave LESS then I thought. Good for them.

- Let's talk reactions. Liv Morgan got a MEDIUM FULL SAIL reaction. They popped for the fuckin' Ealy brothers. If you can't pop FUll Sail, what the fuck can you pop. And not to set myself up for hypocrisy, but Asuka got a fantastic reaction when her music drop hit. One of her better reactions ever.

- How fucking strong is Asuka's booking? Like it's really ballsy for her to just be chomping on everyone for weeks and then cut a promo where she goes "No one is ready for Asuka." She doesn't even have an obvious opponent waiting in the wings to set up a counter-angle. She's just flat out dominating.

- I guess it has to be Ember Moon, unless someone makes a swift rise to the top. Is "Sanity" a woman? And when is that shit popping off, anways?

Lince Dorado vs. Hideo Itami

- It's been a good crowd thus far, but they really died for this match, and I don't know why. It wasn't amazing, but it was a good match, and Hideo looked anxious trying to bring the crowd back into it. They only wanted to see the GTS, I guess.

- I loved Hideo almost hitting the GTS mid-match and giving Lince the "this close" finger gesture. I think he's really feeling himself, so I hope he takes this match's reaction in context.

That's all I've got. I thought it was a blast, and I'm jacked for this Tag Team Classic. What did y'all think?

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:15 am
by supersonic
(Candice LeRae) has been mentioned as possibly getting a tryout

Shayna Baszler will be getting a tryout at the next camp in Orlando, which takes place 9/29 and 9/30. Baszler has been to the Performance Center previously, but not for an official tryout camp, working with several of the women, most notably Natalya, Charlotte and Nikki Bella on submission training.

Ella Kolciuba, 23, who competed in bodybuilding figures competition and Spartan races, is also scheduled for the camp. Besides being a massage therapist, fitness and endurance athlete, she wrote a book called “All Things Ella,” talking about her battles with bulimia at a young age

Elias Samson returns this week after being out since June with a broken ankle

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:48 pm
by monster mafia


Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:31 pm
by mlev76
Hell to the yes:

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:33 pm
by monster mafia

Re: WWE NXT 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:33 pm
by mlev76
Glad to see them finally make TV: