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I'm clearly in the minority, but I think the Finn Balor appearance kind of had the opposite effect to intended. While his entrance got a great pop, it wasn't long after the match had started that it became just a match.

It didn't feel like a megastar from the main roster slumming it on the little leagues, or a star-making performance for Jordan Devlin for being able to hang with Finn Balor, it just felt like a wrestling match. It speaks volumes of the "wins and losses don't matter" landscape that a headline guy can come to the developmental territory, wrestle a competitive match with an up-and-comer, and it just feel like an ordinary wrestling match. Jordan Devlin isn't going to feel any more legitimised next week for having held his own against a main eventer, he'll just go back to being another (massive) face in the crowd.

It's just another symptom of there being such a clear demarcation between the nominal main eventers, and the Brock Lesnars and Triple Hs that are treated as the real stars.

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Well, WALTER’s pretty terrifying, isn’t he? I’m still not convinced there’s a great amount of pro wrestling skill in just hitting someone as hard as you can but my jaw still dropped at that chop. He’s surely the one to beat Dunne and take the title.

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I like the fact Walter’s finisher is just a plain old fashioned powerbomb. Enough of this sitout nonsense.

Kasey Owens following Kay Lee Ray in making the jump from WoS. Hope some of the decent blokes follow suit once their tour is done.

Glad Aichner has dropped that weird metaller look he had going on now he’s teaming with Barthel. Not sure the music should have stuck around though.

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Aichner’s trunks.
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2 hours ago, DavidB6937 said:

I gave up after a few episodes of WOS. Who do you think is worth WWE pursuing?

On the men's side, I'd give a look to:

Rampage Brown

Sha Samuels

Adam Maxted

Nathan Cruz

Iestyn Rees & Kip Sabian as a team

Martin Kirby

Robbie X

Gabriel Kidd

Not saying they'll all come in & tear up trees, but they're as good if not better than some of the guys who are getting used IMO.

Viper on the women's side.

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2 hours ago, cobra_gordo said:

aslong as he's not got a black mark against his name now for working WOS.

Seeing as they've picked up Gibson, KLR, Ligero, Mastiff, the Coffey brothers and now Viper after they already worked for WoS, I doubt that will be an issue.

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1 hour ago, PunkStep said:

Seeing as they've picked up Gibson, KLR, Ligero, Mastiff, the Coffey brothers and now Viper after they already worked for WoS, I doubt that will be an issue.

See, I did think that but none of that lot had ever worked for WWE/NEXT before they were at WOS but Cruz did. Sort of thing they might be arses about.

Edit: Was Viper's appearance in the Mae Young Classic before WOS?

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