No comments on this week's badass show yet? This was one of the best NXT episodes I've seen (although I've only been watching for a few months).
I loved seeing the Shield in action, I feel they haven't wrestled on TV nearly enough since debuting in WWE - 2 ppv matches, 1 raw match, 1 aborted Rollins singles match. Imagine my joy last night when I unsuspectingly put on Main Event only to see them beat on some fat bastards, then put on NXT and out they come again to wreck some jobbers. Pumped for Rollins/Graves next week too.
Rollins using the skywalker for the win was cool too, although honestly I don't know how I feel about the way the move looks, it looks like it needs opponent assistance too much, the guy taking it should bend backwards sooner so it looks more like Rollins doing a backflip while holding the guy's head, versus getting lifted and held in the air before coming down. Or just do the Kendrick instead.
And of course, it was so great seeing Regal back in action. His ring psychology, the way he works his character in the ring, just so great. Love the knee trembler. And KO did a great job too. Are they calling the cravate the Kassius Crunch (or Kassius Clutch or whatever they said) now too? Anyway I expect Kassius to get his win back in a great rematch and then head up to the main roster.
More tapins tonight already? Weren't the last tapings like two weeks ago?
NXT site says they were on the March 21st, so three weeks. NXT is usually about a month ahead. But they also seemed to tape five shows at that taping so I don't know. Maybe they'll edit out things or cut a show - I hope Jericho vs Wyatt wasn't a dark match. Otherwise they should have shows taped up to the May 1st airing.
The top rope knee over the stretched out opponent should be the Shield tandem finisher when they hit the tag scene. I don't like the skywalker for the same reason suggested here - it looks too opponent aided. I'd have Rollins attacks knee based and give him Kenta's Busaiku Knee as his solo finisher -
Ohno (wearing Regal's Mans Man gimmick t-shirt) and Regal had great promo's to sell their match.
Ohno needs new ring gear, a singlet or something with spanx in it.
Match is what you'd expect from these two, technical but plodding. The finish was a little undersold, and fans didn't expect it as a result.
Brad Maddox doesn't have the voice for commentary.
I can't remember too much of the show in detail after seeing it last night. Shield tag was basic and simple, promo was routine. I don't like Skywalker too much either. It worked for Dragon but he executed it better, made it look like he was doing all the work. Rollins' looks to rehearsed. He should start using Blackout again. Graves challenging him was okay but I would have rather liked to have seen Reigns or Ambrose take him on, simply because we've seen Graves and Rollins before and it was very basic stuff. Give the others a chance!
Clash of Champions is bound to be fun though. Dallas vs Barrett. They've been doing a few matches together on house show circuits and it was once hailed as match of the night.
Lot of diva promos but the tag match between the Funkadactyls and the Bellas barely had my interest.
Main event was technical, a little too technical. Waaaaaay to technical. The match was promoted nicely, but you have Ohno come across as this obsessed sadist in his interview but for the early portion of match he didn't show an of that. He was far to calculated rather than brutal and aggressive. I was expecting a stiff contest but it didn't get to that level. The last five minutes of the match was rather good though, the drama was building and Regal sold very well for Ohno. I liked that Regal picked up the win, as he did against Ambrose the first time they wrestled I believe. Doubt there will be a rematch so I was fine with the result.