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I'd say Kross is still a heel but wants the title (as he should), Priest after his promo is heading or is a face, Balor seems like a tweener going after whoever he sets his sights on or goes after him.

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24 minutes ago, The Cutting Edge said:

I'd say Kross is still a heel but wants the title (as he should), Priest after his promo is heading or is a face, Balor seems like a tweener going after whoever he sets his sights on or goes after him.

100% agree.


Bálor turned heel on Gargano but it got confusing when he was attacked by Imperium (heels) then had subsequent feuds with heels in Grimes and Priest. I would have said there was an argument for saying he was a face but then he challenged Keith Lee so I’m with The Cutting Edge on this one.

I’d also argue that Bálor (as 2nd longest reigning NXT Champion) is the more natural feud for Adam Cole and I would have had Priest take the North American Championship from Keith Lee before Lee is fast-tracked to the main roster.

Re: call-ups, I think it’s only Lee & Undisputed Era at this point. I bet they’re dying to replay Lee vs. Dijakovic too. Gargano’s a lifer and would get lost on the main roster. Ciampa’s got every chance of making it though but I think he needs to complete his storyline arc by reclaiming Goldie first.

And Velveteen Dream is f*cked at this point!

 

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I've enjoyed what they've done with Santos Escobar so far.

Having him show up under his old name as an honourable luchador babyface, presenting him as unable to speak English and winning the belt fair & square, THEN having him remove the mask, turn heel & cut promos in very good English has been much preferable than just bringing him in as an unmasked heel from day 1.

I like his little lucha mafia too (despite the dodgy abduction beginning to the angle) and I'm glad they're playing up that he's showing great disrespect to the culture by willingly removing the mask.

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Yeah I've really enjoyed him too. Nice to see them actually put some effort into a newbie rather than throwing him out there with nothing.

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Actually really enjoyed that show. Thought everything was pretty decent, even if the women were a bit sloppy in places in the opener.

It's nice to have so many clearly defined characters and feuds going on at the moment.

Plus Asuka dancing to Io's music. I'm good with that.

Agreed on the above - Sasha and Bayley are fantastic in their current heel roles. I don't want it to end.

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I could watch Thatcher beat the shit out of people all day long. Im not usually one to like the mat based matched, but Thatcher is such a believable hard man, hes great. Made Lorcan look like a poor mans Thatcher, rather than the other way round. 

Whatever happened to Chelsea Green? She was getting a good push, then she dropped Robert Stone and disappeared. Shame. Speaking of Stone, he had a good outing as a comedy manager, very Heenan-esque and made Ripley look great. Just could have done without Aaliyah getting a lot of heat on her. 

Good surprise for an Asuka sighting in NXT, however i dont like the fact that Shirai is pretty much all out babyface now, she had a good heel character going. 

The Great American Bash theme was wasted, there wasn't much difference other than a couple of cars. 

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53 minutes ago, Nick James said:

I could watch Thatcher beat the shit out of people all day long. Im not usually one to like the mat based matched, but Thatcher is such a believable hard man, hes great. Made Lorcan look like a poor mans Thatcher, rather than the other way round. 

Whatever happened to Chelsea Green? She was getting a good push, then she dropped Robert Stone and disappeared. Shame. Speaking of Stone, he had a good outing as a comedy manager, very Heenan-esque and made Ripley look great. Just could have done without Aaliyah getting a lot of heat on her. 

Good surprise for an Asuka sighting in NXT, however i dont like the fact that Shirai is pretty much all out babyface now, she had a good heel character going. 

The Great American Bash theme was wasted, there wasn't much difference other than a couple of cars. 

Agreed on Thatcher - he just feels real which is probably the biggest compliment I can give him.

Isn't Chelsea moving to Raw or something? Maybe I imagined that. I thought Stone was great in that role tbh Very old school manager.

Io being a babyface is a little disappointing, although she hasn't changed things up too much. They do have a lot of developing heels like Candice and Dakota etc, as well as the 'old' NXT guard so it's been working pretty well up until now. Interesting to see Tegan as the next challenger. Not sure who will be after that. 

WWE don't really do theming anymore. You're lucky you got cars.

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5 hours ago, DavidB6937 said:

Agreed on Thatcher - he just feels real which is probably the biggest compliment I can give him.

Isn't Chelsea moving to Raw or something? Maybe I imagined that. I thought Stone was great in that role tbh Very old school manager.

Io being a babyface is a little disappointing, although she hasn't changed things up too much. They do have a lot of developing heels like Candice and Dakota etc, as well as the 'old' NXT guard so it's been working pretty well up until now. Interesting to see Tegan as the next challenger. Not sure who will be after that. 

WWE don't really do theming anymore. You're lucky you got cars.

I thought they got the "In Your House" one spot on.

This was shite though.

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7 hours ago, DavidB6937 said:

Io being a babyface is a little disappointing, although she hasn't changed things up too much. They do have a lot of developing heels like Candice and Dakota etc, as well as the 'old' NXT guard so it's been working pretty well up until now. Interesting to see Tegan as the next challenger. Not sure who will be after that.

Can’t help but think that Tegan Nox has jumped the queue here & Dakota Kai should be the one to challenge Io before resuming her feud with Nox then inevitably splitting with Raquel Gonzales, akin to Shawn Michaels & Diesel.

I’m sure they teased dissention during a recent tag match, even if it wasn’t highlighted by the commentary team, although Mauro was probably too busy trying to get his sh*t in.

 

 

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