Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]
Dream and Buddy had a really fun match. Dream, while he's not the best in ring guy in the world, just does things in that ring that makes him stand out from everything else. Whether that's his charisma, his height, whatever else. And Murphy brought his usual brand of offense to make for a fun ride.
The Street Profits are so frustrating at times. They are very talented and while I understand their gimmick is supposed to be very over the top, at times it goes so over the top where it's so annoying I want their opponents to kick their ass. That and they keep hanging around the bottom of the division feuding with either The Mighty or the Forgotten Sons, not getting the chance to shine at the main level.
The Gargano/Cole promo was really fun. When Gargano can get away from the prototype babyface shtick for a second, he's a pretty funny guy. I loved how his promo basically could have summed up as "Scoreboard Bitch!" The "You Tapped Out Chants" added to the segment as well. And it was nice to see an angry Adam Cole and have him show that fire.
The stuff with Roddy and Regal backstage was intriguing. Roddy getting the match with Johnny, Cole's disappointed look. I still think it ends up being a swerve and no one turns on anyone, but it's interesting.
OK, I skimmed through the entrances so maybe I missed an announcement, but why did they announce Lee vs. Dijak for this show only not to do it? Like I get Lee is hurt, but why announce the match then?
Anyways, I'm happy for Dijak at least getting a squash win and an eventual title match against Dream.
The Baszler vs. Kairi match was basically a short sprint of their usual spots. The real stuff to talk about the stuff after the match. Kairi's time is up. And Io got her friend to disqualified and then Shayna made her watch as she destroyed Kairi's arm. So that's a strong story to play with and it gives Io something to fight for, but it will only matter if Io wins in the end.