Finally some truth. Great analysis. I agree 100%I been paying attention on what Triple H has been doing to NXT which is why I don't watch the TV episodes. It's a waste of time. I know what he is going to do. He is going to make Shayna the longest champion in the history books for NXT. Sorry but I am being real here.
And if she does drop the title soon, then what? Call up without a hype package, vignettes of her coming on the main roster like they did with Kairi Sane, Ember Moon last year. Triple H knows that will happen and he doesn't want to see it happen again.
How many times have we played that Shayna is dropping this belt at this Takeover? Plenty of them and what happens? She retains the title. I stopped with all of that and shrug it off. Triple H only cares about the MMA woman on NXT and hell with the rest.
Oh Great they will feed her to Shayna for the third time just as she's finally regaining momentum?Well if WWE Japan is any indication, it seems like Io Shirai is next in line for a title shot. They tweeted out a backstage interview where she talked about beating Candice, and that whoever is champion (it was recorded before the NXT womens title match but uploaded last night) better watch out because she is coming for them.
And she also quoted the tweet late last night, saying its time for some payback.
I think if they go this route, Io will still be a heel, but one who is indiscriminate. I mean a couple of nights ago she left Bianca Belair to her fate in their tag match.
She would need to make it through it. And WWE has NEVER acknowledged Shayna's combined days as champ as counting towards the record. It was entirely started by some people online who are freaking out. Same goes for any other champ and combined reigns as well.They'll count that record if they want to. Boring nepotism bitch will break Asuka's record for combined days as champion in November. I'm not sure if she needs to make it through the next TakeOver to do so.
Who says people are forgetting it's one reign? I think she's holding it another 235 days.People seem to be forgetting about the Asuka record thing that WWE only counts the ongoing reign towards a record, right? They have never counted combined days towards a record like Asuka's.
And Shayna is still 250 days or so away from beating Asuka's record. Combine that with Triple H outright saying that this new Io is the most dangerous woman in NXT right now, yeah.
I suggested that same thing yesterday. It would fucking rule. It'll never happen though.With all this talk of Asuka's record...I mean, is Asuka really doing anything on the main roster atm? Have her pop on down, dethrone Baszler to defend her record, then lose to Io. Ok ok its a bad idea, don't shoot me
I get that mindset, but if she does win the belt at Takeover 25, what motivation does she have to turn heel afterwards?Io should've won it at the last Takeover :draper2
She wouldn't have needed to turn heel then right away, you get another Takeover period for a rematch with Shayna, where Candice could've screwed up something and Io could've turned heel on Candice then as Champ. Now they are stuck with a heel champ and their best option as a challenger being someone they just flipped heel.I get that mindset, but if she does win the belt at Takeover 25, what motivation does she have to turn heel afterwards?
As frustrating as it is with Shayna being champion, the moment she lost that match at Takeover 25, they planted those seeds of a heel turn.
You see I don't really agree with that because, again if Io wins at Takeover 25 with Candice's help most likely, what motivation does she have to turn?She wouldn't have needed to turn heel then right away, you get another Takeover period for a rematch with Shayna, where Candice could've screwed up something and Io could've turned heel on Candice then as Champ. Now they are stuck with a heel champ and their best option as a challenger being someone they just flipped heel.
To me its a pretty easy heel turn to write, Io's the champ now so she starts getting cocky and thinking she doesn't need friends and the success is more important than friends, etc etc.You see I don't really agree with that because, again if Io wins at Takeover 25 with Candice's help most likely, what motivation does she have to turn?
She has the belt. She won the title with help from a friend. At that point, she's won. She has everything she believes she wants.
What caused the heel turn was the failure. And Candice, despite doing nothing wrong, was the person to blame in Io's eyes. I don't think you could turn Io (or least make good sense of it) if she's already champion.