Solid offering this week, with a damn good main event.
I like Summer Rae, reminds me more of Maryse this week than Michelle McCool this week - I like her in the ring, though her trash talking was a bit too much this week. It's like she ad-libbed the trash talking finish to Sasha Banks and somebody in the back liked it and told her to do more of it. Less is more folks. I'll never "get" Emma, but there is nothing more I can say. The wrong girl won here.
I like that Bayley, and all NXT Women for that matter have gimmicks, but her acting is pretty bad, but I par for the course really when asking wrestlers to act even up on the main rosters. Charlotte looks better on vid than she does in stills. She can't possibly fill the shoes of Daddy though, but she can't be as bad as David was.
Sami vs Kruger was a very solid, if unspectacular match. Will the fans drop the Ole chants - you might think you're showing your love for Sami, but it's disrespectful of his wishes. Solid match, told a good story, but nothing really stood out to mention separately just the same )Edit to add - that jump up cross body spot should be a permanent addition to the Zayn moveset). Maddox's voice goes up way too high pitched when selling the drama, it's grating on the ears bad. I think the announcers did a disservice to this match overall, Regal would have been much better calling this one. The GC3 seemed botched, as there was no pressure put on the lower back of Sami in the move, it was all on his arm, whereas I thought it was supposed to be both.
Neville delivers a promo like you saw in the 1980's. He got the words out fine, but was stiff as hell just standing there frozen from the neck down. Graves tries to appear more natural, but he' still reciting lines. Regal is one of the best and probably made the other two look worse because of obvious comparison.
I'll NEVER understand why WWE hasn't used War Games for one of their own PPV's. Is it pride by Vince that can't give WCW credit for a creation of theirs? I mean why not incorporate the War Games team portion with the Elimination Chamber set-up? Last year would have been perfect - The three members of the Shield vs Cena, Sheamus, Ryback. But I digress...
Mason Ryan vs Enzo and Cassady was good filler. Enzo is great. I read he was (or still is) a DJ, but don't know if that's true but if so it would explain his comfortable-ness on the mic. Enzo is a natural and easily one of the most charismatic members of the NXT roster. You can't teach what he has. Colin is just a big goon, but it works with Enzo. I too would like to see Colin treated more seriously as a threat given he's a legit seven footer though, maybe that will come in time. Right people got the win here, I was worried at first. Where does this feud go from here? Does Mason get a tag partner? Or does he want a rematch where Enzo and Cassady have to tag in and out?
At about 30:50 of my download during the Bray Wyatt entrance monologue somebody yells out Husky Harris - WWE should boot that guy from the arena. Might not be able to do it at wwe events, but screw that guy for trying to be "that guy".
Main Event is must see. Can't really say or explain more than that. All six played their parts perfectly. Rowan is a huge dude but sells really well, and while his offense is rudimentary I guess when you're his size that's all it needs to be to be effective. Harper is agile as hell for a man his size, and has his character nailed almost as good as Bray has his, my knock on Harper is his mic work from his Raw vignettes. Neville plays a very good face-in-peril, and the Wyatt Family were great playing the heels in control. Graves was over-shadowed in this match by the rest, rather non-descript and no flash moves that he needs for a face. I don't get why Graves would catch Neville with Rowan on the tope spot, I mean I get it for safety concerns to Neville - but for in character storyline purposes why would he put himself in the line of fire to get taken out by Air Neville?
"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.
I like that Bayley, and all NXT Women for that matter have gimmicks, but her acting is pretty bad, but I par for the course really when asking wrestlers to act even up on the main rosters.
That's what I thought about her in that segment as well. I know they're trying to have her be some innocent naive girl gimmick, but she came off as a really awkward innocent girl instead who could barely remember her lines. Maybe that's the point, but I don't know.
Emma advances because #Emmalution bay-bey! It amazes me how fast she got over, I can't wait to see her walk out on RAW one day a crowd of thousands are doing "The Emma" with her. I may cry. The right girl won, and I feel a heel turn is coming on for Paige next week.
All the matches this week were great. The Blue Thunder Bomb Sayn broke out should be the new finisher. If only the commentator not Brad Maddox knew how to show some excitement with vocal enthusiasm. Seriously the guy is like bizarro JR.
I fucking love Enzo Amore! The "3.14 time to eat your pi" almost made me choke on my pizza. He is the last of the Real G's.
John Cena = SAWFT!
The Rock = S.A.W.F.T!
Undertaker's Wrestlemania Streak = 21 and SAWFT!
Daniel Bryan's beard = SAWFT with a shiny coat.
AJ's ass = Well it's rude to depict women as sexual ob...SAWFT!!
Regal is an old charmer. I like him flirting with whatever her name is while putting over his teammates catchphrases, making everyone laugh, then going serious and selling the hatred he had for the Wyatt family in under a minute. What a legend.
The main event was great. Even Rowan looked really good in the ring. After the faces play human pinball and the two giant's have been picked off I love how Wyatt who barely took a punch the whole match, just casually walked up to Regal and killed him dead with Sis Abigail. Really smart ending.
"c'est votre vie et il est terminant une minute à la fois."
Is it just me or did it look like even the security guards for the arena were laughing when Amore finished talking. So many people in NXT have so much potential in WWE. Half of WWEs roster could be let go(depending on who is included in that half) and NXT roster brought up to WWE and it'd be awesome.
Other Faves:The Rock,Edge,Jericho,Kaitlyn,McIntyre,Usos WWE isn't in PG ERA, It's in REBUILDING ERA