Baby It's Violence
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Westchester, NY
Favourite(s): Becky Lynch, Daniel Bryan, ISHII, Keith Lee
Re: The 2019 MOTYC Thread
Only one match I would have put here from Night of Champions, a really meddling show for the most part with the exception of Harper's return, Bray attacking Seth and...
YES to Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch - WWE Night of Champions 2019
It wasn't to the level of their stellar NXT match, but it was very good and both women did a great job showing that it was a heated feud (looking at you Kofi and Randy). They continued to have a nice chemistry, we got some cool reversals, and although we got a dirty finish to end it, I did really enjoy the post match brawl where they just kicked each others asses all over the place. Happy to see this feud continue
Otherwise, I finally remembered I did some write ups for the NXT UK Takeover show in Cardiff!
YES to Ilja Dragunov vs Cesaro
Hell of a fun match for something added later on. Cesaro was great here with his longest swing in awhile, and he did what looked like a mega version of a gutbuster or a GIS that looked sick. Dragunov was excellent as a wirey babyface too, throwing these big bombs at Cesaro, who did the same. Match was a delight and a ton of fun.
YES to Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews vs Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang)
Easily the best I’ve seen from Webster, who works well as an underdog babyface team with Andrews. They clearly were the favorites from the crowd here, and the main heels were obviously Coffey and Gibson, who did their job to get heat during the match, while Gallus were just there. For the most part, I thought this was a ton of fun and they really pushed Webster and Andrew the entire time. I think I would have went to the ending shortly after Webster kicked out of that 450, since the crowd was as hot as they were going to get there. Instead, they kept it going for a third act, and while the finish was still good, they overcooked it a bit for me.
Still, a really great tag match with a tremendous moment when Webster and Andrews won
YES to WALTER vs Tyler Bate
Normally I’m not a huge fan of matches going this long, but they did pace this wonderfully and it was so great watching WALTER just destroy Bate and brutalize the hell out of him. There were some spots early on where I thought WALTER was trying to kill the guy, like that throw into the post where I thought Bate's head nearly hit the apron on the way down. Bate was a tremendous resilient babyface, continuing to rise out of the ashes again and again, and I was shocked when he even kicked out of the big splash late in the match (although that should have finished things in my eyes). Even despite this, and the big dives done later in the match (although some of those power moves Bate did were impressive later on), this was an excellent brutal war and an absolutely wonderful david vs goliath match.