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Very late here but some quick thoughts on the last episode. The opening tag match was decent, but the Mighty are just not interesting to me and while I enjoy the Street Profits' character work, their in-ring work is lacking and leaves a lot to be desired still. Loved Kairi's beatdown of Aliyah, sent a strong message to Shayna with that right in front of her eyes. EC3 proved that he's as good as anyone in the company on the mic by even making Dream look bad in a promo, loved the Prince and fanny pack references. Too bad he's so poor in the ring otherwise he could be a big star in WWE. The video packages were awesome as usual and Bate-Strong was an enjoyable main event before the big show on Saturday. Really happy that they're making an angle out of the Black attack too, surely means he's staying a little longer in NXT and we'll get a payoff for all that's happened. He deserves a better send off than an injury costing him the TakeOver main event he deserved after a forgettable title reign, it's very different than Asuka's situation who went up after an injury but was coming off a 500+ day reign as champion and got tons of adulation on the way out. It would just feel bittersweet if Aleister's NXT career ended like this so here's hoping this new angle means that it won't, not yet anyways.

And Gibson-Dunne next week with the Brooklyn crowd
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So it looks like there might not be any call ups this week, which would be very weird.

Makes me nervous also, because Shayna needs to go for the sake of the women's division. I know it's unlikely, but I get this nagging feeling she could win the title back in a rematch at Evolution, because the finish in Brooklyn left the door open to such a rematch.
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Shayna is advertised for the NXT house shows in October, and I don't think they would do that if she was being called up. But at the same time, I don't really see her winning the title back either. She can likely be like Bobby Roode. Stick around on NXT for a bit and drop a few more matches to people she previously beat.

I wouldn't be shocked if she gets her rematch at the upcoming tapings on Thursday. They generally don't drag out rematches to the next major event. They do it on NXT TV. And if they still feel the need to protect her, they can have Dakota Kai and/or Candice LaRae interfere in the match, and Kairi can capitalize to retain.

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Yeah but there's never been an "historic" event like Evolution before. It begs the question to what Kairi is going to do there because we know she'll be there defending her title.

All the same though, Bianca is certainly getting a title shot and it's unlikely to come against Shayna.

But I just don't rule anything out when it comes to this horsewomen shit they're obsessed with. I swear, the return to Diva era booking in 2017 was bad, but this MMA horsewomen invasion should could easily become a lot worse with just a few mistakes.

Hopefully Evolution just turns out to be a glorified house show, which seems to be the direction it's going in.
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Yeah but there's never been an "historic" event like Evolution before. It begs the question to what Kairi is going to do there because we know she'll be there defending her title.

All the same though, Bianca is certainly getting a title shot and it's unlikely to come against Shayna.

But I just don't rule anything out when it comes to this horsewomen shit they're obsessed with. I swear, the return to Diva era booking in 2017 was bad, but this MMA horsewomen invasion should could easily become a lot worse with just a few mistakes.

Hopefully Evolution just turns out to be a glorified house show, which seems to be the direction it's going in.
I'd calm down dude. If they are going to build to 4HW vs 4HW at Survivor Series, Shayna won't be able to hold onto the title, as she'll very likely be called in as backup. Most likely at Evolution or soon before that point, as the Bella Twins are likely going to have each others backs. Not to mention that there has never been a two time NXT Women's Champion before, and most people are relieved that Shayna's reign is over with.

The only people who want her to regain the title are the Fightful staff. And that's because they all fucking love MMA stuff.

Kairi is going to retain the title against Shayna if they do a rematch (The match at Brooklyn was hammered home as their rubber match, and it seemed pretty final). I think its more likely Shayna gets her rematch on TV, loses, and does something else at Evolution. Bianca will probably jump Kairi after the match, setting up their feud for Evolution. The winner of the MYC 2 will probably get a match at War Games.

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Oh I know that's what's very likely, but I just don't rule anything out because they're obsessed with this shit. I do genuinely wonder who Kairi will defend against at Evolution though. Multi woman match? Bianca? Bianca again at War Games?

It's also just as possible Shayna goes up next week.
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Oh I know that's what's very likely, but I just don't rule anything out because they're obsessed with this shit. I do genuinely wonder who Kairi will defend against at Evolution though. Multi woman match? Bianca? Bianca again at War Games?

It's also just as possible Shayna goes up next week.
This isn't the main roster, dude. As obsessed as they are with the MMA stuff, it would be incredibly bad optics to put the title right back onto Shayna (remember: this is NXT creative we are talking about here, not main roster creative). Even if she does get a rematch at Evolution, I see her losing again. Because having the first ever MYC winner lose during the same night of the MYC 2 finals is absolutely horrible optics still.

I'm pretty sure they actually listen to feedback online with regards to NXT, and the general consensus is that while Shayna was a strong character, her in ring work left a lot to be desired. She never had any memorable matches at Takeover except for the one with Kairi.

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This isn't the main roster, dude. As obsessed as they are with the MMA stuff, it would be incredibly bad optics to put the title right back onto Shayna (remember: this is NXT creative we are talking about here, not main roster creative). Even if she does get a rematch at Evolution, I see her losing again. Because having the first ever MYC winner lose during the same night of the MYC 2 finals is absolutely horrible optics still.

I'm pretty sure they actually listen to feedback online with regards to NXT, and the general consensus is that while Shayna was a strong character, her in ring work left a lot to be desired. She never had any memorable matches at Takeover except for the one with Kairi.

My guess is that if they do go the rematch route, they'll have it take place at the upcoming tapings. Evolution is 2 months from now, so I have trouble seeing how they can possibly stretch it out that long. What they're going to have Shayna run roughshod over the babyfaces in the division twice over and bury them even further. If the reason that Nikki Cross is still spinning her wheels down in NXT is due to lack of credible Faces in the division, then having Shayna run roughshod over the division would be kinda redundant.
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My guess is that if they do go the rematch route, they'll have it take place at the upcoming tapings. Evolution is 2 months from now, so I have trouble seeing how they can possibly stretch it out that long. What they're going to have Shayna run roughshod over the babyfaces in the division twice over and bury them even further. If the reason that Nikki Cross is still spinning her wheels down in NXT is due to lack of credible Faces in the division, then having Shayna run roughshod over the division would be kinda redundant.
I don't see Shayna winning a rematch either. Because then we'll be in the same boat we were in before Saturday. Shayna will have destroyed the entire division by that point then. I think its more likely she ends up losing matches to Dakota/Candice now, and then getting called up. Sort of like Bobby Roode. He stuck around for a bit in NXT after losing the title, but ended up losing matches to people he previously beat before being called up.
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I don't see Shayna winning a rematch either. Because then we'll be in the same boat we were in before Saturday. Shayna will have destroyed the entire division by that point then. I think its more likely she ends up losing matches to Dakota/Candice now, and then getting called up. Sort of like Bobby Roode. He stuck around for a bit in NXT after losing the title, but ended up losing matches to people he previously beat before being called up.
Bobby Roode appeared on the SD after SummerSlam last year though, so we knew the deal. This is a weirder situation.

Perhaps she shows up tonight or next week. But either way, she really needs to go up.

Her losing matches to the babyfaces she wrecked would be the best way to start rebuilding them. Still, I'm not ruling anything out, even if it's unlikely, as NXT almost never does two time champions. The only reason they did it once with the NXT title was because they wanted Nakamura to win in Japan.
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