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Thought it was an unusually busy thread for NXT. Should've guessed it was just moaning about something haha

Anyway..

Candice LeRae and Mia Yim worked well together. Those sorts of matches can often turn quite sloppy but I thought they didn't overdo it too much, and had just the right amount of heat. I'm actually enjoying the LeRae/Gargano heel work now, but maybe that's just me. Just feels like they've hit their stride, especially away from Ciampa.

Reed/Nese was pretty random but I like both guys so didn't mind it too much.

Robert Stone cracks me up every week and I don't even feel guilty about it. Obviously he's nowhere near the level of Bobby Heenan but it's that ridiculous heel manager type of antics that works really well when it's done right.

Swerve and Gargano - typical Johnny match really? I don't mind it but I'd rather see both men in real feuds.

Legado del Fantasma = one of the best things NXT has developed in recent times. And the fact they worked so well as a faction in the match was fucking brilliant. So they should. Always annoys me when teams like that don't actually display any kind of teamwork. Maverick will get his redemption in time but the story is always in the chase.

Not sure how Santana Garrett is still employed. She reminds me of someone AEW would hire. Been a Mercedes Martinez fan for years and it's almost a shame she's come in so late to the game as I'm not really sure where she fits in right now. A badass heel challenger for someone maybe. Just need to build her up properly.

Both Cameron Grimes and Damian Priest have clearly defined characters which I really love, rather than just cookie cutter indy guys who can wrestle well. Really been into both guys recently.

Winner Takes All Match - well they did a decent build with the legends talking about it, and the hype music before they came out etc. I can't help but feel it needed a little bit more build over the weeks before it got to this stage, But I suppose all feud pacing etc is out of the window at the moment with the current climate. As many have said in here and the AEW thread, they can't really tread water forever.

Lee as champ is a great choice. Feels like the right time. I'm hoping they don't transition to Kross too quickly, but I'm really looking forward to their feud.

All in all I'm a lot happier with where NXT has been lately than in quite a while. They've managed to develop a lot of guys and girls across the board. Still some deadweight there but on the whole they've refreshed their talent pool pretty successfully.

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24 minutes ago, Gordon_The_Gopher said:

*Searches for gif of Earthquake catching Big Boss Man from a top rope crossbody*

That was Summerslam '90? To be fair, Earthquake was in his prime here, at 27 - a year younger than Hangman Adam Page is now. And a full decade younger than Spud.

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Hoping Era move to Raw/SD now, ideally first night with a crowd they run in a attack Reigns or something to start a hot angle, but as said it might not be doable to wait.

Something with them leading to Summerslam seems more likely 

Lee, Kross, Priest etc needs some breathing space to grow without UE, fresh times ahead

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1 hour ago, The Cutting Edge said:

Hoping Era move to Raw/SD now, ideally first night with a crowd they run in a attack Reigns

People need to get this out there heads, the US is fucked and it's going to be months and months before there are live crowds. If they come up with a decent angle, they just have to do it now. No use waiting on crowds and holding back on angles while the TV completely stagnates.

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4 hours ago, CavemanLynn said:

RVD's a bit of a stretch there, I think.

You look back at surfer Sting, billed at 270lbs. Even if you factor in a bit of exaggeration and say he's legit 240lbs, that's still a 17 stone bloke hurling himself over the top rope at you from 8 feet in the air. It's terrifying.

And don't get me started on Scotty Steiner.

RVD is similar to Billy Gunn. Deceptive the actual size of the bloke.

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I have never got this whole Billy Gunn being deceptively big, just look at the fucker. He has always looked huge.

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34 minutes ago, ThommoLincs said:

The guy is a fucking tank in person.

Was it Billy Gunn DX drove in to Nitro that one time, then?

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NXT beating AEW for the third straight week in terms of Viewership number, their longest streak since the show’s started going head-to-head. NXT drew 759,000 to AEW’s 715,000, down 33,000 viewers each from last week.

 

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12 hours ago, WyattSheepMask said:

NXT beating AEW for the third straight week in terms of Viewership number, their longest streak since the show’s started going head-to-head. NXT drew 759,000 to AEW’s 715,000, down 33,000 viewers each from last week.

 

I reckon AEW will get it next week. NXT has just fired the biggest match possible and AEW now have a anticipated championship match vs Moxley and Cage.

Isn't it amazing how much better these shows are compared to Raw and Smackdown by putting them head to head. I actually look forward to the ratings to see who "won" the evening. 

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8 minutes ago, andrew "the ref" coyne said:

Isn't it amazing how much better these shows are compared to Raw and Smackdown by putting them head to head. 

The thing is I don't think it would take that much to get Vince involved in a TV ratings war with any show. 

I don't know what is on opposite Raw, let's say it is Terry and June. All it would take to get Vince in a ratings war with them is to tell him that Terry said he was a slag and that June is hotter than Stephanie. Every Raw would be 100% better in a heartbeat. 

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3 hours ago, andrew "the ref" coyne said:

I actually look forward to the ratings to see who "won" the evening. 

Funnily enough I find it one of the worst things about it all. Not that I don't get curious once in a while, but on the whole I enjoy both products far more than any other wrestling shows on TV and want both to succeed. Plus on the whole there's so little difference/movement between NXT and AEW ratings that it makes all the petty bickering completely pointless. Like two lads getting their dicks out and wondering who won between a 2 inch one and a 2.1 inch. No one is winning there lads.

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What's Keith Lee doing having 20 minute matches with Adam Cole? Keith Lee versus all four of Undisputed Era should go something like this.
 

 

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