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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

I wouldn't look into the Kairi looking TOO strong thing too much, Jedah. There have been a lot of complaints about how she has no edge or anything. This was before the latest set of tapings as well. I imagine WWE put her over Aliyah so strong because A) Aliyah is a fucking loser who will never amount to anything (she's been working the coconut circuit for 3 years, which should tell you her ceiling in NXT), and B) They wanted to show a more brutal side of Kairi to silence some critics.

Also keep in mind that NXT generally doesn't fall into the same traps that the main roster does when it comes to creative/go home shows.

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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Tyler Bate vs Roderick Strong was pretty damn good for what it was, Tyler Bate is almost incapable of having a bad match, and with Tyler winning it pretty much all but confirmed Mustache Mountain is losing at Takeover, as most expected anyways, but giving Tyler this win just confirmed it that much more.

Good to see Street Profits back on NXT, still don't know why they aren't the champions yet or at least in contention for the titles, these guys are crazy over and they've been on NXT a pretty good while now.

Lol wtf was that stupid detective who done it segment with Cathy Kelly? So they pretty much told us the entire roster is potential suspects considering they showed nearly the entire roster hanging outside right when it happened.

Kairi Sane vs Aliyah was alright, good to see Kairi showing more intensity, really hoping she wins the title at Takeover. But on another note can they PLEASE keep Shayna off of the commentary team? Shes straight up awful, its always awkward when shes on there, she has no idea how to naturally bounce off the other commentators and she always sounds like shes barely speaking into the mic. Just stop having her talk all together please.

I loved the EC3 and Velveteen Dream segment, so much better than their awful segment from last week, they had a good back and forth and Dream's facial expressions and selling of what EC3 was saying was brilliant, especially the fanny pack part lol. And the fight was great, really good intensity and gave me hope for their match at Takeover which i was thinking was gonna be a dud.


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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Another good episode this week. Enjoyed pretty much every segment & match. Bate vs. Roddy was the highlight of course, love both of those guys when it comes to ring ability, and they very rarely let me down. I still can't believe how good Bate is for his age, man, it blows my mind. That guy is going to go really far.

EC3/Dream segment was good, I'm still not sure how good the match-up will be, but it might surprise me. EC3 doesn't blow me away as a ring talent, he's just okay, but Dream is really good, and I reckon they could produce something good. I'm stoked for it either way, it's a cool match & the feud has been different.

It's good to see Kairi on a role lately, let's hope she wins the Title at Takeover. I'm not a huge fan of Shayna to be honest, the Women's Title scene needs some life back into it. Kairi is one of my favourites in NXT, so It'd be satisfying to see her win.

The Ciampa and Cole packages were good to build-up their respective matches.

Really looking forward to Takeover on Saturday. Should be a good time. Definitely feels more like a Big 4 than Summerslam does.
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Stoked to see Aliyah kick out of 3 consecutive Kairi diving elbows!

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EC3 just showed the difference between the two in that segment. Way better promo and talent. He should go over and get promoted to the main roster quickly.

Cole was also perfect. He certainly caries the feud.

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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Another average episode of NXT, the last three weeks have felt so lazy, very disappointing build for Takeover.

Street Profits vs The Mighty was ok for what it was, the problem I have with these two teams is that Street Profits are fun to watch but their character work is unbearable at times, while The Mighty work better as heels but their character work is still bland.

More mixed opinions towards Kairi Sane...I loved the interaction between her and Shayna when she delivered the three elbows and submission; however yet again I found problems in some of her character work. There was a part of the match where Kairi pointed at Shayna as if Shayna was intimidating her from the announce table...Shayna though was just sitting there minding her own business, very weird. That plank walk gets worse everytime I see it, Kairi produced it like she was drunk. The main problem I have with Kairi is that she doesn't come across as a badass, all this intensity feels so forced, I just can't take her seriously when she still acts like a complete goof.

EC3 pissed all over Dream in that segment, I thought that was the blandest promo Dream has ever cut. I just can't get behind this match, it's just a very uninteresting matchup.

Cathy Kelley as for that Black attack video package what was with all the arrows pointing at the Wrestlers

Bate vs Strong was ok but they've produced better, some of the transitions were great though, so smooth, the finish though was a bit anticlimactic.

For the first time in ages I'm not pumped for an NXT Takeover event, it's likely to deliver but right now I'm only really excited for one match and that's Undisputed Era vs Moustache Mountain.


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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

To be fair, they've had a few stumbling blocks in the build-up to this event. Black got injured and Ricochet hasn't worked a match in nearly two months for unspecified reasons so that obviously hurt the NXT and NA title matches as far as the build went. Most of the build to the tag match was already done in June/July so there wasn't much required there in the last episodes leading to their rubber match. I do think they could have done more with the women's match, but Shayna has had to carry that feud on her own though since Kairi's English is worse than Asuka's or Nakamura's even, and EC3/Dream, though. It's still an exceptional card, just a shame that they've had things to work around that they usually don't have to which clearly affected the initial plans.

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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

Just watched this week’s NXT TakeOver go home show.

I guess by conventional standards this wouldn’t be considered a good show as it was mostly just video packages and that Black segment but I cannot deny the high quality of both. I just hope Black has some involvement in the TakeOver match as otherwise he really got screwed by NXT here.

Talking about the main event, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised by how great this was given the talent of the workers in the ring, but they didn’t get a huge amount of time to work with and it still had to integrate all the shenans, yet they still hit some lovely stuff in the time they had. I am assuming BSS are gonna be the centre piece of NXT UK and so they are losing at Brooklyn, which is why Bate got the win here.

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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

I loved intense Kairi and the Ciampa/Gargano promo package. I just do not fell Dream/EC3 which surprises me a bit. My money is on Candice as the perpetrator of the attack on Aleister. Bate vs Roddy was good but not great. This show was fine but I've seen much better from NXT.

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Re: NXT Weekly Show Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS BEFORE THE SHOWS AIR PLEASE]

I liked that episode and I'm excited for Takeover. Although the results of at least two matches are all but confirmed, which is always a shame.

I really like Roderick Strong as a wrestler, but as a character/talker, he seems out of place in Undisputed Era. His promos almost always feel forced and over-acted.

I hope once Bobby is back at a 100%, they unceremoniously kick him out of the group. Which would make him look like the biggest idiot in history of course, but still. I think Roddy just works way better as a babyface who just wrestles. And limits the talking.
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