Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Mar 2013
Re: Official NXT Weekly TV Show Discussion
I liked this week, but I feel like this episode highlighted for me why I really wish NXT would move to 2 hours - because there are so many people to focus on, we got a whole episode where we didn't get to see any of Bo, Sami, Kruger, Paige, and Emma, barely any Breeze/Neville, and that's not even to mention injured guys who would be getting time like Enzo and Graves, or new guys who we want to see debut and are probably ready like Kalisto, Randall, and Crowe. I know that's part of what makes NXT good - guys aren't over exposed and they leave you wanting more rather than beating you over the head with shit til you want it to go away - but I don't wanna go 2 or 3 weeks at a time without seeing several of the top guys, you know? They have the roster depth to expand to another hour, then we could get longer matches too, it's a win for everyone.
Back to tonight's show - opener was good, great to see Bayley finally get a singles win!
I wish Cassady/English had been a little longer, it was only okay, but this only seems like the beginning of their feud, and I'm happy that English is being used in an actual feud now. He is still the best heel on NXT for me in terms of eliciting the "god I hope someone punches this fucker" reaction from me, so I am looking forward to a nice feud ending in Cass cutting off one of English's annoying songs by kicking his ass, or whatever (hoping it ends that way anyway).
Woods vs. Rusev was interesting, they are really pushing Rusev hard, I'll be interested to see if he beats Kofi in their rematch. The Neville/Breeze interview to set up a match next week was a natural following the events of the title match, and I'm looking forward to the match because we still haven't really seen an actual good long match from Breeze yet. He was brilliant as always in the interview (although that last line was a bit cheesy), and Neville seems to be getting better.
Didn't enjoy the Kidd/Corbin match so much, Kidd is a good wrestler and all but I've always found him fairly bland and unappealing and he doesn't belong in NXT anyway, give him a match against some jobber on Superstars instead and save this time for any one of those guys I mentioned above I'd like to see more of. Corbin seems pretty boring, Aiden English was interesting when he was a jobber at least, but then again Breeze/Mike Dalton wasn't, so who knows maybe one of these days he'll bust out some real character (but judging from the leaked promos he did, probably not).
I enjoyed the main event more than I thought I would. The Ascension are really improving the quality of their matches I think, they have gone from boring to less boring and I actually liked this one. Hunico and Camacho more than did their part of course, although the pure Mexican-ness of their gimmick is a bit embarrassing, and there's no reason a pro wrestler would dress like they do for a match. I wonder who will challenge the Ascension next - Enzo/Cass would have been a natural, but Enzo will still be out a while. American Wolves/Pitbulls would have been cool but they didn't get signed. Perhaps we shall see the debut of another team? Lefort/Louis maybe - he has been on the prowl for new Legionnaires, if they did a gimmick based around the Louis promo where he said a bunch of funny language barrier based double entendres, they could be faces. Maybe the Grey/Burch pairing we have heard about from house shows? Those cowboy guys maybe? Any other ideas?