Re: Official NXT Weekly TV Show Discussion
I thought it was another strong showing from NXT this week - everything worth watching.
Neville vs Wyatt was obviously just used to set-up the main event 6-man tag. Did Neville put in a mouthguard in this match? Isn't that sort of the thing to do on the indies right now? I know Angle does it as well. I didn't get Ohno and Graves both pulling out Harper, leaving Neville in the ring to get pummeled by Wyatt and Rowan. I mean I guess their issue is more with the Family than making the save for Neville, but still didn't make much sense.
Also a HUGE pet peeve of mine in wrestling, though something that I know will never change - but if you come out like bats out of hell to make the save and brawl, why does the ring ropes stop you from going outside to continue the fight once the faces are in the ring and heels escape out of the ring? I mean they have Wyatt cornered, he slinks out of the ring and they just let him walk away? I guess it's one of those things you just have to accept as pro-wrestling fans.
I like Angelo Dawkins. I don't know why yet, but I do. It might just be the hair, but he looks a bit like Ali in the face - especially if he lost a big more weight. He has an old school tough look to him, I think it should be a character they go to with him - like Ernie Ladd. Basic match between Dawkins and Zayn, Dawkins is green to the business and Zayn carried him well.
On a side, anybody know who Angelo Dawkins is? Where did he wrestle before getting sucked up into wwe developmental?
Hey look, us downloaders finally got to see a Leo Kruger promo.
Womens Tourney match started out slow but picked up in the middle and end. Good womens match overall. SDR and the rest of the trainers are working wonders. Summer made that finisher look much more impactful than Melina ever did.
I don't know what to make of Xavier Woods. I mean we've seen the dancing gimmicks many times, but at the same time the crowd seems to get excited about the guy that we haven't really seen in awhile. Charisma - either you have it or you don't and Woods has it. A nostalgia/90's gimmick will never work in the wwe because Vince won't get it (on a side, I'm pretty sure all the televisions of the 90's had remotes, Tom). I like Gail Kims' Eat Defeat finisher used by Xavier, though don't like the current "Lost in the Woods" name at all. Jake Carter works better as a heel in-ring wise, but he still has no character hook to make me care a lick about him.
Lefort/Dawson/Dylan screamed indie fed gimmicks in that back stage bit.
Bo was doing fine in the obliviously obnoxious face - until the end. I don't think he have ever heard Journey's Don't Stop Believin' and somebody told him just to sing the words or something - that was cringeworthy.
Six Man Main Event was the match of the night. Solid as one would expect from these six. I like Graves grabbing on to Harper's beard and hair to start the match. Ohno sells much better as a face - I love how he goes still as he falls after single punches, he also got to show off a bit more flash, showing off some agility as a bigger man. Rowan is just a brute. I don't know if it was on purpose or not, but Harper stepping on Neville as he entered the ring - it's just little things like that that go a long way. Wyatt Family wins again.
"Ryan Tran is Bao Nguyen" blew my mind pretty much equal to the "Verbal Kint is Keyser Soze" reveal.
WWE Bray Wyatt is different than NXT Bray Wyatt. And NOT for the better.