Reviews, WWE NXT

56 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode Of NXT

6th December 2017.
Full Sail Arena.

  1. Welcome along to the Andrade Cien Almas Championship Celebration!
  2. And yay Nigel McGuinness is back on commentary, thank god.
  3. D’aww listen to those “Sí!” chants.
  4. I’ve gotta say, his English isn’t as rusty as it used to be.
  5. Of course, he is just walking around the ring going “I AM DEE CHAMPIOOONN!”
  6. “He’s a handsome guy… that’s not me.” Amen to that, Lars Sullivan.
  7. Lars doesn’t have a family!
  8. Alright, so Killian Dain v Trent Seven in a Dad Bod-Off.
  9. I love the Irish flutes in Dain’s entrance theme.
  10. Uh oh, don’t grab his beard Trent, he won’t like that.
  11. Yeah, good luck trying to pick Dain up, Trent.
  12. Dain wins with the well established “keep senton bombing them until they’re squashed” technique.
  13. Wait, Ruby Riott? Where did that extra T suddenly appear from?
  14. I’m so bored with Sonya “I’m just here until Shayna Baszler arrives” Deville.
  15. I mean, this No Holds Barred match is fine… but no weapons?
  16. Come on, not even a kendo stick?
  17. Ouch, that triangle on Riott looks damn painful.
  18. God, at least let her get back in the ring. Rude.
  19. “She refused to tap, and so took a nap” Never change, Mauro Ranello.
  20. The quest to get Ember Moon good at promos continues.
  21. Peyton Royce and Billie Kay here representing “The Iconic Times”.
  22. Woah, Ember better not be trying to cause a rift between my girls here.
  23. Don’t make me bring out the Billie Kay face again.
  24. Oh sweet lord, Pete Dunne v Tyler Bate again in two weeks. Be still my beating heart.
  25. Their match for the UK Championship was godly.
  26. Oooh, a cryptic vignette. Who is this for?
  27. Shayna, maybe? She is the Queen of Spades…
  28. Time to reveal the surprise opponent for Kassius Ohno, since Velveteen Dream is injured.
  29. YES JOHNNY WRESTLING!
  30. THIS REBEL HEART, THIS REBEL HEART.
  31. Good guy handshake to start the match, I feel like I’m watching Ring of Honor.
  32. Slingshot spear DENIED.
  33. “Kassius Ohno did his homework” …I thought this was a surprise opponent Mauro?
  34. Ouch, hell of a kick from Ohno.
  35. Damn, I mean good job on countering Johnny, but having Ohno’s 270 lb frame land on your knees is no fun.
  36. Slingshot spear SUCCESS.
  37. Jeeeeez, all these kicks and elbows to the face look LEGIT painful!
  38. Kings of selling right here.
  39. IS OHNO GOING TO FLY?!
  40. God damn there he goes!
  41. GOD DAMN THAT TOPÉ DDT!!
  42. And now a HUGE cyclone kick from Ohno!
  43. How has Gargano not been decapitated by now?
  44. “Serving up seasons beatings” Mauro, it is YOU that is en fuego tonight.
  45. So close on that roll up!
  46. Ohno with a huge bicycle kick!
  47. Ohno with a brutal Northern lariat!
  48. AND JOHNNY WRESTLING STILL KICKS OUT!
  49. Gut. Knees. FACE. All of the kicks.
  50. THE GARGANO ESCAPE!
  51. IT’S LOCKED IN!
  52. TAPTAPTAPTAPTAPTAPTAP.
  53. YESSSSSSSSSS!
  54. Johnny Gargano wins!
  55. YES JOHNNY WRESTLING THROUGH TO THE FATAL FOUR WAY!
  56. I need a lie down.
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53 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode of NXT

29th November 2017
Aztec Theatre, San Antonio

  1. No Full Sail this week, back to normal tapings next week, I believe.
  2. This theatre is pretty cool, very ornate. I like the big screen in front with the entrance to the side.
  3. Just seen what it looks like for a normal production… daaaaaamn that’s so pretty.
  4. Ah yes, the deja vu of Street Profits against Rich Douchebags… again.
  5. Of course Montez Ford has a cowboy hat on.
  6. Good lord, what is up with this ring announcer?
  7. Is that Christy St Cloud? She should definitely stick to the interviewing.
  8. Hey, what’s in Montez Ford’s cup?
  9. CHARISMA.
  10. Angelo Dawkins sure does some smooth hurdling.
  11. Leapfrog! Reverse leapfrog! I’ve said this before, but Montez Ford is on springs, I’m sure of it.
  12. Mauro Ranallo has called Dawkins “The Curse of Greatness” 3 times. What is this, Beetlejuice? Give it a rest!
  13. Sure am missing Nigel McGuinness on commentary tonight.
  14. Tut tut, Riddick Moss. Caught cheating, red handed.
  15. I love the confusion when they get caught. Like, what did I do?!
  16. Hell of a frog splash from Montez Ford! I swear he hovered for a bit then…
  17. My British boys Trent Seven and Tyler Bate looking dapper tonight.
  18. “Mark Andrews, why did you team up with Pete Dunne?” “I wanted to be on telly more…”
  19. Yay, Kairi Sane v Peyton Royce! This should be great.
  20. I need both of those new Iconic shirts immediately. Dear Santa…
  21. Nice rolling blockbuster from Kairi.
  22. And of course, Kairi wins with a beautiful Insane Elbow.
  23. Zooming out from the ring makes Kairi look even smaller!
  24. Sonya Deville and Ruby Riot were “going at it like a dentist and a carpenter”?
  25. What? Is there some ongoing feud I’m missing?
  26. Oh, must we keep seeing poor Drew rip his bicep? It’s giving me sympathy pains.
  27. Andrade Cien Almas championship celebration next week to look forward to!
  28. YAAAAAAS UK lads here we go!
  29. YAAAAAAS British Strong Style jackets and trunks! Represent.
  30. Christy St Cloud really laying it on thick, sweet jesus.
  31. Moustache Mountain’s entrance is all kinds of hilarious.
  32. Ah here comes Mandrews, my pop punk hero.
  33. If you haven’t listened to Junior yet (he’s the bass player), do it now and thank me later.
  34. And now Pete “I’m not your buddy, guy” Dunne to complete our tag match.
  35. LET’S GOOOO.
  36. Tyler Bate just did a kip up, using ONLY HIS HEAD. What the actual…
  37. Mandrews is king of the flips.
  38. Oh gawd, Pete with the joint manipulation. Man, it just goes through me.
  39. Backstabber and lungblower combination, very nice!
  40. “Seven star lariat in the lone star state” – Mauro has some great lines.
  41. Now Tyler does a SHOULDER STAND into a kip up! When will the madness end?!
  42. WOAH FRANKENSTEINER INTO A POWERBOMB!
  43. THAT WAS INSANE!
  44. Literally rewound and watched that like 5 times, holy crap.
  45. Nice snap dragon suplex from Trent “dad bod” Seven.
  46. Time for the airplane spin!
  47. Guys, just LOOK at the size of his legs. Like god damn tree trunks.
  48. Oh, and in case we all have forgotten, he is TWENTY. Madness.
  49. Tyler finishes things off with the Tyler Driver ’97!
  50. Ohhhhh Pete gets Mandrews from behind (00-er) – what a heel move/totally expected.
  51. Nice Bitter End!
  52. Man, that was exhaustingly good (I can only imagine how they feel, hah.) as always.
  53. Can we just have the UK guys on every week?
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2018 Predictions??

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Hi Paul here with my latest,

2017 is rapidly coming to a end and what a year it has been, a lot of surprises great matches and a lot of memories.

However im going to talk about 5 things i believe will come around in 2018! lets have a look.

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  1. Bye Bye Cruiserweight division 

Firstly, this is not a bashing of the talent that is sat in this division at all, if you ranked the whole roster on pure wrestling talent alone most the division would be above a lot of the main roster, Cedrick alexander, the brian kendrick, rich swann etc are busting there butts trying to put on great matches, however if people afre dennying there are alot of problems with this division then there not being truly honest with themselfs. Being thrown into multi man matches and short matches and Enzo being the only person they seem to try and push and failing to give his success to anyone else. I believe it is only amount of time till wwe pull the plug on this. WWE are cutting costs with superstars and shows on the network, running the show and extra contracts being spent on this venture will save the company. I don’t think its impossible to save it but plans to save it need to happen ASAP.

 

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2. The British are coming!

This might seem like a no brainer but i truly 2018 is the year for the stars of the UK, not just with there appearances on NXT but with a main roster appearance as well the UK stars have grabbed the attention of the WWE very well. With a match of the year candidate with Pete Dunn vs Tyler Bate at takeover getting a amazing response, it would be silly not to try and make something of it. I don’t believe there will be a show because i think it would have happened by now , i think the rare appearances will be on the up a lot over in nxt and more stars getting chances to show why the UK has some of the best stars in the world right now.

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3. THE RISE OF NIA JAX 

Ill be the first to admit when Miss Jax arrived on main roster i didn’t think she made the biggest impression, the female Braun stroman recently at PPV matches has shown she has the skill in the ring to go the distances in matches and work hard. The superstar has been getting a lot of better reactions from the crowd and there is no better time then now to give here a few runs at the title or at least big PPV matches. By the end of 2018 i believe she will be or have been a women’s champion.

 

4. A Proper draft

The brand split has been i full force for a long time, in that time we have had a “Superstar shakeup” where no one really understood what was going on really, superstars jumped seemingly on there own then there was GM negotiations etc, having a proper draft creates a sense of excitement in the air and lets the audience experience a great show of superstars they may not of seen for a while, also gives chances for new feuds and lower card superstars a push to show what they are made off.

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5. The end of the NEW DAY!

There has not been a force like the New day in WWE for such a long time, from selling merch to hilarious promos and even giving match of the night performances, the trio of Woods, E and Kingston have proven that they are in the leagues of Legendary stables. Good things do have to come to a end, it all depends if you want to try and keep it going and end it on a dead note or try and go out on a high and finish it for the effect. Things that stables should do is make stars, right in this group are three men that there is no reason why you shouldn’t have 3 main eventers, all can hold the audience in there hands with the mic and the skills with the skills in the ring. I love new day and always find them entertaining but is it time to try make some new single stars. Me personally see Big E as a main player in the main event scene in the future and also Woods and Kingston can be still just as important.

What do you think of my points?

What do you think 2018 will bring in wwe

Please comment your opinions and have a great day

Reviews, WWE NXT

50 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode of NXT

22nd November 2017
Toyota Center, Houston

  1. First show after NXT Takeover so I’m expecting a lot of lookbacks.
  2. However, we have Pete Dunne v Johnny Gargano for the UK Championship, so much room for hype!
  3. Can I just start by saying, how GOOD was NXT Takeover War Games?!
  4. The War Games match was the highlight, but so much love for all the matches.
  5. Special mention for Aleister Black v Velveteen Dream for the greatest feud of the year.
  6. Should be a neat little Sonya DeVille v Ruby Riot match.
  7. So, Ruby shows up on Smackdown with Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan.
  8. Sonya shows up on Raw with Mandy Rose and the returning Paige.
  9. Notice any similarities here?
  10. Ruby is wearing red trunks.
  11. Sonya is wearing blue trunks.
  12. Bit of a coincidence, no?
  13. Jesus, Ruby’s ankle should not be bending that way!
  14. Nice STO on Sonya!
  15. This is turning into a bit of a screaming match. AAAAH.
  16. Where’s Akira Tozawa when you need him?
  17. Since this might be the last time we see both these ladies, that was a good send off match.
  18. Oh, more flashbacks.
  19. Lars is such a monster.
  20. OH MY GOD LOOK AT HIS FACE.
  21. Lars with the 1000 yard stare right here.
  22. It is still so unsettling for this big monster man to be so well spoken.
  23. Such an excellent vocabulary.
  24. This interviewer speaking to Ember is really going for an Oscar performance, “OMGGGG YOU WONNN”
  25. In all seriousness, Ember’s win was completely deserved.
  26. I don’t think anyone was more surprised by Andrade Cien Almas’ win than Almas himself!
  27. Poor Drew, he needs a hug. I’m happy to provide…
  28. These lookbacks are great and everything, but can we just get to Dunne and Gargano…
  29. Wait, so we’re having Street Profits v Tino and Moss again?! Didn’t we JUST do this?
  30. That War Games match was everything I wanted it to be and more.
  31. Genuinely thought Woolfe was dead for a moment or two…
  32. FINALLY. Pete Dunne v Johnny Gargano for the UK Championship!
  33. Johnny’s entrance theme is at least Top 3 in wrestling themes at the moment…
  34. Pete Dunne’s permanent smug sneer just makes him look so unlikeable. I love it.
  35. He’d 100% punch you if you looked at him the wrong way.
  36. Hell, he punches himself in the face most of the time anyway.
  37. How tough is he, Nigel? “He has a KNEE TATTOO, you know?!”
  38. Great cannonball from Gargano.
  39. Dude’s looking like a chalk outline on the outside of the ring.
  40. Dunne’s fingerwork just looks so effective.
  41. That could get misconstrued out of context…
  42. It just looks so bloody painful.
  43. What a Topé DDT from Gargano!
  44. Woah, Dunne going for the Bitter End but ended up with an awesome X-Plex into the corner!
  45. Uh oh I just saw his mouth guard go…
  46. HE’S BITING HIS FINGERS! Hahahaha!
  47. Johnny looks so confused. “What are you doing? Are you BITING me?!”
  48. Ew don’t pick up his mouth guard Johnny, that’s gross.
  49. Ooof hell of a punch to the jaw from Dunne, night night Jonathan Wrestling.
  50. The Bruiserweight remains champ!
Pro Wrestling Ulster

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Pro Wrestling Ulster produced probably their best show yet at S13 on Saturday 18th November. However one thing that will live long in memory is the heat that Kevin Nash brought with him to the freezing Furnace. The newly improved Furnace was superb, with a bar, merch stand oh and did i mention the big sexy screen?

 

After what felt like hours of waiting from the 4.30 vip slot to the start of the show, we were finally set to go, with the tune of sweet caroline serenading everyone outcome Wreck It Rodgers. Rodgers called out Luther Valentine and he wanted his Turd returned.

Luther Valentine def. Wreck It Rodgers

 

Flash Morgan Webster and Justy put on one hell of a match with plenty of spots and comedic value, as well as some outstanding wrestling.

Flash Morgan Webster def. Justy

 

Kevin Nash makes his debut appearance at PWU and makes his way down the ramp and into the ring, everyone makes their way to the rails with plenty of “thank you Nash” and “too sweet” chants. Kevin Nash announced that the Blitz match will now be a 20 man match rather than a 15 superstar event. There was always going to be someone to interfere, and here they come, The Rocky Starr Experience. Rocky and Kano had been aggressive towards Nash as they had no match nor were they granted their rematch against New School. LJ and Nathan Martin made their way to the ring and the match was made official whilst Kevin Nash sat and watched from the ramp.

LJ Cleary and Nathan Martin def. The Rocky Starr Experience

 

The most anticipated match of the night was announced to be next, Joseph Conners and Tucker. The two WWEUK superstars were set to go at it, and they didn’t let us down. They had a well paced match whilst strong hitting maneuvers. The crowd were on their feet throughout whilst chanting for Tucker.

Tucker def. Joseph Conners

 

Up next was the monstrous JDP versus CTB 3, this was a match that went a little under the radar, which it shouldn’t have. The two completely different wrestlers went at it. Countless times CTB attempted to fully lock in the armbar only for it to be broken via a rope break or countered by JDP. JDP went on to hit some hard hitting attacks and went on to win via a dirty pin using the ropes to help.

JDP def. CTB 3

 

Lauren La Roux and Raven Creed was the next match, however before the match could start PWU womens champion Katey Harvey and Valkyrie would come on down to the ring and for once Katey would give PWU praise for being the first company on the island to have a women’s champion, but it wasn’t that good as it all went south from there. Kevin Nash would come out and make the match a triple threat for the #1 contendership on the line, including Valkyrie in the match all to the disappointment to Katey Harvey.

The match didn’t let down and for the most part could have been match of the night with all three competitors impressing inside and out of the ring.

Lauren La Roux def. Valkyrie and Raven Creed

 

The next match was for the All Ulster Championship, including 6 fine talents. Phil Boyd would be defending his title against Tim Steed, Nathan Byrne, Michael May, and Crawford. So you’re probably thinking that’s only four challengers? Well Kano had teamed up with Rocky Starr and therefor was out of this match, however Terry Thompson would come out to let everyone know he had the fifth and final competitor, none other than The Bandit.

Phil Boyd def. Tim Steed, Nathan Byrne, Crawford, Michael May, The Bandit

 

And now we’ve reached the climax of the show, the main event. Dick Templeton versus former tag team partner Sanchez. This was for the PWU championship, however the belt was left in a garbage can due to Dick not thinking the belt represented him in any way. Going forward this match was personal, plenty of hard hitting strikes as well as some foul play from Dick Templeton the match would reach its final standpoint by DQ. Dick had opened a packet of powder and throw it into the eyes of Sanchez and then go on to hit him with a low blow. After the match both Tommy the Referee and Sanchez hit stunners on Dick as well as a chair being thrown at him.

Sanchez def. Dick Templeton (Dick retains due to DQ)

 

Everyone went home happy with the announcement that heaters would be bought in for the next show.

Richard McCarthy

Reviews, WWE NXT

SPECIAL: 99 Thoughts I Had Watching NXT Takeover: War Games

18th November 2017
Toyota Center, Houston

  1. After all the anticipation and build up over the last few weeks, the time has finally arrived.
  2. Let the Takeover begin!
  3. Kassius Ohno v Lars Sullivan to start off with.
  4. Ah, Ohno looks so happy to be here. That won’t last long.
  5. Lars coming to the ring with no video, just a spotlight following him. Damn, that’s surprisingly effective.
  6. Oh man, there’s elbows and head kicks all over the place.
  7. Nice kip up from a guy the size of Ohno.
  8. Never mind, immediate clothesline by Lars back to the floor.
  9. And the monster wins.
  10. Let us remember that Ohno actually asked for that match.
  11. Hello to my beautiful British boys in the front row. Don’t you all look dapper.
  12. Oh lawd, time for the the feud of the year!
  13. Of course Velveteen Dream is dressed like a cowboy. This is Texas, after all!
  14. Oh wait, there’s more. THOSE TIGHTS ARE SENSATIONAL!
  15. Before it even starts we have the whole crowd chanting his name.
  16. But there’s only one voice that matters.
  17. Will tonight be the night Aleister Black says his name?
  18. Christ, that modified octopus hold looked painful!
  19. WHY HAVE I ONLY JUST NOTICED WE HAVE AN OOMPA LOOMPA REFFING THIS MATCH?
  20. Dream just gyrating in the ring whilst Black deliberately looks elsewhere.
  21. Never mind War Games, the MIND Games between these two are off the charts.
  22. That springboard pin was smoooooth.
  23. Velveteen Dream, struggles to pull himself up onto the top rope, continues to gyrate.
  24. BLACK MASS FINISHES IT. Even though the cameraman completely missed it…
  25. SAY. HIS. NAME. DAMMIT.
  26. AAAAAAH he finally said it!
  27. Now we know what Dream’s love making face looks like.
  28. Alright, let’s go ladies!
  29. I would actually be happy with any of these four winning it.
  30. Cameraman down!
  31. Yo ho ho, our pirate princess has arrived.
  32. Aw, a sweet moment between Billie Kay and Peyton.
  33. Looks like the Poison Ivy look has gone.
  34. Ember is starting to get to grips with her character, that’s good to see.
  35. Peyton is kicking everyone’s ass, right off the bat.
  36. Nice rolling neck snap from Kairi Sane to break up the pin.
  37. 2-4-1 superplex from Peyton!
  38. 2-4-1 Insane Elbow from Kairi!
  39. 2-4-1 Eclipse from Ember!
  40. Bargains all round tonight!
  41. EMBER MOON WINS!
  42. This is so well deserved, I’m so happy for her.
  43. Asuka presenting the belt to Ember is so adorable.
  44. NXT Championship time, Andrade Cien Almas looking fly in his new gear.
  45. Big Drew in a kilt, and here we goooo!
  46. VEGACANRANA DENIED.
  47. Nice Alabama Slam from Drew.
  48. What a moonsault to the outside from Almas!
  49. I love that Drew is so tall that when he’s in a Tree of Woe his head and shoulders are still on the mat.
  50. Ohhhh Zelina swerve… still doesn’t work.
  51. Both these guys are going all out tonight!
  52. ALMAS WINS! OH MY GOD!
  53. Tranquilo champ!
  54. Wait, I think Drew is hurt for real. That wasn’t supposed to happen.
  55. Damn, just heard he tore his bicep and could be out for 6 months.
  56. I guess that explains how defeated he looks and how surprised Almas initially looked!
  57. Well, that pop says it all. We all love our new Mexican NXT champion!
  58. Props to the guy who would rather take a pervy photo of Zelina than of the actual champ, HAH!
  59. Christ, all this and we’ve only just got to the actual War Games!
  60. Here comes the caaaaage…
  61. If you escape from the cage, your team forfeits. Interesting rule, I like it.
  62. Alright, Eric Young and Adam Cole are being good leaders and heading into the ring first.
  63. Aw, they made Roddy a mini AoP outfit, that’s adorable.
  64. It’s like Kurt Angle coming out with The Shield all over again.
  65. Those cages don’t look big enough to hold both the Authors of Pain… not a lot of wiggle room…
  66. HERE WE GO!
  67. A moment of silence for Roddy and EY’s plums on that top rope. Ouchie.
  68. Undisputed Era first to join the party. “Ah, crap” – Roddy, probably.
  69. And next we have… Oh, the spotlight got confused… It’s AoP!
  70. Fair play to Undisputed Era trying to keep the big boys out by holding the door closed.
  71. Roddy the Projectile!
  72. Here comes SAnitY, let the War Games commence!
  73. Of course Alexander Wolfe brought a truncheon.
  74. Dain just throwing in some more toys for everyone to use.
  75. I was just thinking they could do with some tables, Dain you read my mind!
  76. AS IF KYLE O’REILLY JUST HIT HIMSELF IN THE FACE WITH A CHAIR!
  77. Actually crying with laughter, oh my god.
  78. Did Killian Dain just SWALLOW the key?! This is madness!
  79. “Oh no, oh no not a fallaway slam samoa drop… Of course, of course a fallaway slam samoa drop!”
  80. Killian Dain is owing this match!
  81. Towers of Doom in stereo, and Adam Cole sat tall in the middle of it all.
  82. Nice German suplex by the German Wolfe.
  83. Oh wow, his head is really bleeding after that…
  84. DID KILLIAN DAIN JUST DO A COAST TO COAST?!
  85. Killian Dain is the real MVP tonight.
  86. Oh man, Cole and Roddy giving me anxiety on the top of the cage…
  87. No way.
  88. NO WAY a Mount Everest superplex onto EVERYONE!
  89. Okay seriously, there is a lot of blood on that table from Wolfe’s head.
  90. Oh good, Wolfe is up!
  91. No wait, he’s down again.
  92. Right, the blood is now pooling on the ring below him and all over his arm. Should we get help or something?
  93. Eric Young betrayed by his own chair.
  94. Adam Cole for the win!
  95. Welcome to NXT, BAY BAY.
  96. God damn, that was exactly what I wanted from that match.
  97. You know it’s been a brutal match when the winners can barely stand.
  98. Oh man, I’m exhausted just from watching that.
  99. Hey Survivor Series, good luck following that!
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Is The NXT Formula The Future Of WWE?

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Hi Paul here with my latest article.

I’m sat here after watching NXT War Games, as tradition with NXT takeovers before a WWE PPV the card was stacked, the crowd was hot and the matches delivered on all fronts.

In NXT history there has been 18 takeovers, obviously grown since the first one to the latest one however there is no denying it has already left a legacy already in pro wrestling.

With WWE showing signs of struggling with ratings, attendances to shows etc does NXT have the formula for WWEs future.

Point 1- Keeping big stars special

Granted comparing a 3 hour show of raw to 1 hour of NXT is like apples and oranges however it can not be denied, the big match feel is so much more special with the NXT brand, rivalries are built up with out sacrificing champions and challenges having in ring action before the big night, with raw being so long and the talent roster not at is biggest there is probably no choice sometimes to make the superstars interact on a TV showing before the PPV. Raw could learn from slowly building a rivalry and keeping the big fight feel.

Point 2- Jobbers and lower card being used

Yes this might not sound like a big deal but it can help in a good TV program of pro wrestling.

For example in Hulk Hogans day, would he have become the star if in every house show or TV program he fought Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior or The Undertaker, weeks before a big match he probably wasn’t seen on TV or if he was he probably fight a jobber to Lower card talent. NXT programming does this well, big talents don’t appear every week and don’t tend to give away big matches on weekly programming often. With a bigger pool of lower cards and jobbers on main roster there no reason they cant do this on raw and smackdown, maybe not taking them off the show cause they need them to sell tickets but having upper cards and main events week in week out has made the product stale.

Point 3- Not affriad to try new things

Vince McMahon has the final say on everything that you see on Raw and Smackdown, even with writers and agents and talent have some ideas Vince will have the final say and sometimes that can restrict talent on what they can do. With NXT there is a feel there is a lot of chance for talent to show backstage and the performance centre what they can do and have a lot more input, we see a lot more different and out there gimmicks on there and it has proven to make stars, the prime example of this is the Velveteen Dream, when i first saw this i wasn’t sure but with a chance to feud on Tv with Aleister Black you get a chance to see the great mic and physiological work along with great in ring work.

Even though im a big fan of NXT im not saying its the best thing in the world and they get everything right, with more indie stars heading there and more of a PRO WRESTLING product being shown to be a big hit with the fans, why cant the main roster and front product your trying to push in fans and the bread and butter of your company take traits from this to try give fans a better product in the long run.

What do you enjoy about NXT and what you think the future of WWE is?

Im Paul Kindon and have a great day!

Interviews

A Q&A With Jack Sexsmith 

Ladies and Gentlemen This Is The Recent Q&A We Have Done With Jack Sexsmith, Enjoy!

 

1. So a nice easy one to start of with, how did you first get into wrestling as a performer?

I began studying under Justin Richards some years ago but my progression was halted after I endure an ACL rupture that required a knee reconstruction.
I started to train again in 2015 at the Projo under the likes of Eddie Dennis, Darrell Allen, James Davis and Jimmy Havoc.

2. Who has been your favourite opponent so far?

Tough question. Jimmy Havoc and Paul Robinson are two people I’m honoured to say I was able to compete against. I felt blessed to have worked Pete Dunne who is possibly the best in the world but I’d have to say my two bouts with Zack Gibson means he’s my favourite. The emotion we invoked was really rather special.

3. Have you or do you ever get any backlash over your character?

Scarcely. Most fans are aware of my sexuality and appreciate my want to represent my community as best I can. Truthfully I expected far more homophobia and that just has not been the case, which is humbling and life affirming.

4. What was the response when you came out as a pansexual wrestler originally?

I think it was largely intrigue. There has, to my knowledge, been very few positive protagonists outside of the heteronorm in BritWres: indeed worldwide. I wasn’t and still am not the finished article as a performer but by being strong enough to be me in the hyper-masculine world of professional wrestling, people seemed to take notice.

5. Who would you like to face next?

John Cena #PayMe!!!

6. What would be your dream match with absolutely no restrictions?

John Cena #PAAAAAYYYYMEEEEEEE!!!!

7. Where would be your dream promotion to wrestle for?

WWE. I grew up like I expect the most of us did watching it. It’s the biggest platform in the game and what better stage to get across my pro LGBTQ message? 🏳️‍🌈

8. What’s your favourite cheese?

Cheddar. I am a simple, simple creature.

9. You made your wrestling debut in 2015, and already have become one of the fastest rising stars in the UK, did you think it would all happen so quick for?

Not on your nelly. I try and stay humble despite how swiftly things have happened. I feel I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses, and do all I can to get the reactions I want.
The tables match I have with Roy Johnson against The South Pacific Power Trip was a real turning point for me. From there I have received opportunities I didn’t feel worthy of at the time but I think I delivered each time.

10. How did the Mr Cocko come about? And how did it come across to fans and other wrestlers the first time it happened?

Tragically this one the mind child of my former friend Sebastian. The less said about him the better.
A lot of talent weren’t too eager to get involved before the move was better known 🙈😂 I think fans moved quite quickly from being grossed out to laughing along with it, which I am very thankful for.

11. When you’re not wrestling what do you like to get up to in your spare time, what hobbies have you?

I am a football fan. I will head down to the Emirates to be disappointed by my beloved Arsenal whenever I can snag a ticket. I have taken to speaking at LGBTQ events lately and am absolutely loving that. Mostly just enjoy geeking out with friends and family.

12. Before you go out to wrestle have you any rituals you must do?

I don’t affiliate myself to any organised faith but I will say a little prayer to myself before my music hits.

13. If you weren’t wrestling were do you believe you would have ended up? Or was wrestling the main dream growing up? And if so who was it that inspired you?

Were it not for wrestling I’d probably be trying to work my way up the ladder of the care industry. I always enjoyed my time supporting the elderly or adults with LD and think I would stuck with that. I have always enjoyed wrestling but was probably too insecure to think I had anything to offer as a youngster growing up. I used to play football for Charlton Athletic and Stevenage when a boy but swiftly learned I didn’t have the skill set to make that grade 😂

14. And finally do you have any advice for anyone looking to become wrestlers?

React to everything as you would do in a fight on the street, find something that others can identify with by way of character and train everywhere you can.

You can keep up to date with Sexsmith at the following social networking sites listed below.
@TheJackSexsmith TWITTER/INSTAGRAM
Jack Sexsmith – The Wrestler FACEBOOK
Thanks for reading and until next time I’ve been Nick, And you have been reading.

Reviews, WWE NXT

48 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode of NXT

15th November 2017
Full Sail Arena

  1. Alright, last show before Takeover Houston and I am HYPED.
  2. Props for the Dakota Kai anime poster in the crowd.
  3. Sure would be nice to see more of her on NXT.
  4. My boys Street Profits to kick things off.
  5. OMG I JUST GOT IT. Angelo Dawkins mixes the drink, Montez Ford drinks the drink.
  6. I am all for Mauro Renello and Percy Watson frustrating Nigel McGuinness with obscure hip hop references.
  7. Tino Sabbatelli just LOOKS like he’s a douchebag of a person.
  8. I must say that Riddick Moss has been stepping up his abs game. They’re almost ‘Balor abs’!
  9. Montez Ford must have springs in his feet with how much high he bounces around.
  10. Either that, or he’s hiding a pair of those Kangoo Jumps. 
  11. (other spring loaded shoes are available)
  12. There’s a town in Wyoming that only has ONE person living in it?!
  13. Buford, Wyoming – REALLY?!
  14. Well, I’ll be damned.
  15. Someone find me a better kick than Aleister Black’s Black Mass, I dare you.
  16. Ah man, Raul Mendoza is being our sacrificial lamb against Lars Sullivan tonight.
  17. Good LORD, look at the size difference!
  18. Lars is a damn monster.
  19. Does anyone else think he looks like Gene Snitsky’s younger brother?
  20. ‘The Freak Accident’ is a great finisher for Lars. Otherwise known as ‘Throw Him Hard At The Ground’.
  21. Oh Kassius, sweetie, that outfit is not doing you any favours.
  22. No wonder Lars is laughing at you.
  23. “What the hell are you wearing, mate?” – Lars, probably.
  24. Johnny Gargano’s all “Sorry for disappointing you, dad” with Regal.
  25. JOHNNY WRESTLING V PETE DUNNE FOR THE UK CHAMPIONSHIP!
  26. And it’s going to be televised! Thank you, Regal! *clap, clap, clap clap clap*
  27. This promo for War Games is GREAT.
  28. Adam Cole (BAY BAY) is hella good at dramatic promos.
  29. It’s nice to see Mercedes Martinez getting a match that’s not just a squash.
  30. Oh my, is that an airhorn in her entrance music?
  31. AIRHORN.WAV
  32. I see Ember Moon is dialling back the preppy cheerleader part of her character. She must read my blog.
  33. Oooh potential ‘3 Amigos’ from Martinez?
  34. Okay, I’ll take a delayed vertical suplex instead. ‘2 and a half Amigos’?
  35. Ember Moon’s ‘Eclipse’ is such a great looking move.
  36. I must say though, no one sells it like Billie Kay.
  37. All the ladies are here for the stare-off!
  38. I love that it could potentially be any of them winning this match at Takeover.
  39. Drew McIntyre really is the whole package, isn’t he?
  40. “I love it when a plan comes together.” – Drew ‘Hannibal’ McIntyre
  41. Never realised he was a fan of Biffy Clyro. “I am the (bloody) mountain!”… I am the seeeeea…
  42. Must be a Scottish thing. Like when they think all us Welsh people know each other.
  43. IT’S NOT THAT SMALL A COUNTRY. Ahem.
  44. “If she lets you off the leash” – Ohhhh snap. Can I get you some aloe vera, Andrade Cien Almas?
  45. “Woof woof, here he comes.” Man, it’s gonna get busy in the burn ward tonight.
  46. Not the most eventful of episodes, but a handful of good matches.
  47. TAKEOVER HOUSTON is almost upon us!
  48. See you at the War Games!
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Seán’s Retro Reviews – “TNA presents Total Nonstop Deletion.”

 

Hello folks, it’s Seán from IWP here with a real treat for you a bit of a retro review on “Broken” Matt Hardy’s masterpiece known as Total Nonstop Deletion. With some of the best parts of TNA the past few years being the Broken Matt and Brother Nero saga, TNA decided to devote an entire show to the brothers Hardy and this is what we got. Let’s take a look, shall we?

We open with a fake newscaster, telling us that Cameron has gone to shit and a volcano has appeared at Matt’s gaff and the only way to save the world is for the Broken Hardy Boyz to prove themselves as the “Greatest tag team in all of time and space” by beating any and all comers in Tag Team Apocalypto. He throws to an interview with Cameron citizens and we see Jeff Hardy’s comedy persona Itchweeed from the old Hardy’s youtube show. Armed with a strimmer and goggles he tells us he’s going to go cut the grass and we go to the “Dome of Deletion” for our first match.

Match 1. Rockstar Spud vs. King Maxel:
Matt, Jeff and Senor Benjamin are in the ring riling up the crowd when they are interrupted by Rockstar Spud and his amazingly British theme! The ramp is deadly, a supersized cartoon of Matt complete with goofy teeth. Spud says that he’s there to cancel TND and he’s sick of Matt’s son Maxel taking up TV time and he’s “gonna stretch him out and make him famous!” . Matt says that he will face Maxel in Maxel’s first match at one year old! Matt says that Spud wasn’t the planned opponent but he’ll do, so, here we go! Maxel comes out with his mother Reby watching over him. Maxel’s riding in an awesome miniature car! He gets in the ring and the bell rings. Surprise! Senor Benjamin hits Spud with the Mountie’s shock stick rendering Spud immobile on the canvas. Maxel covers and gets a three making him 1 and 0 in his wrestling career. After the match, we go behind the curtain to see Maxel’s planned opponent – Disco Inferno. Who laughs and says “At least it wasn’t me” and walks away.

When we come back from break, former Knockouts champion Sienna is in the ring. She says that she wants Rosemary’s title but as Rosemary is banned from the Hardy compound, she declares herself number one contender instead. She demands an opponent anyway and stalwart Hardy family member and best drone ever Vanguard 1 (V1!) floats down to the ring. The referee disallows this stating that it’s illegal in North Carolina for a woman to fight a man. Didn’t know a drone had a gender but fairplay. As, V1 is ejected we see a mobile home pull up in the car park and the door open. It’s TNA legend ODB back for one final fight.

Match 2: ODB vs Sienna.
This match never really got going as halfway into it ODB’s gear split right down the middle and she wasn’t wearing underwear! Very puch-kicky stuff until the ref goes down and Vanguard 1 returns, ODB hits her Fallaway Slam and covers and V1 switches to “ref-mode” and gets a 2 as the real ref comes to and pulls him(?) out of the ring giving Sienna just enough time to recover and hit “The Silencer” on ODB for the win and number one contendership. After the match ODB shoves V1 into her chest and we get a lovely parting shot!

Back to the newsroom where the volcano has gotten worse and Cameron has been evacuated and sealed off. Cut to Gregory Helms, Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett who make their way past the blockade to compete later on.

Match 3: Itchweeed vs Chet Sterling (House Hardy Rules.)
This was just a bog-standard hardcore match with Jeff pretending (I hope) to be a drugged up weirdo, he does a sleeper hold to Sterling but falls asleep himself. The two go back and forth until Itchweed grabs a garden strimmer and cuts Sterling’s gear to shreds. Itchweed then gets the win with a splash through the table. Meh match overall, just put in to play for time.

Cut to earlier on in the day when there is a knock on Matt’s door and it’s the Rock N’ Roll Express. Holy shit! Fair play to TNA for bringing in some living legends to the match. Morton and Gibson look legitimately confused but make themselves at home instantly with Ricky even asking Matt for a beer!

Match 4: Bobby Lashley vs Eddie Edwards Tna Heavyweight Championship match.
Bit weird to see a sanctioned title match on an unsanctioned show but nonetheless here it is. Both men brawl and bring their big moves until they fight to a no contest when Lashley spears Eddie through the wall of the arena. They continue to brawl throughout the main event.

Main Event: Broken Hardy’s vs Lee and Everett vs The Decay vs The Rock N’ Roll Express vs DCC vs others/jobbers in Tag Team Apocalypto.
This was absolute madness and I loved it! We start out with The Hardy’s, Helms Dynasty (Lee and Everett and Gregory Helms) The Express and Decay in the ring but alarms go off and the arena fills with fire and smoke. A warning sounds and the crowd evacuate the compound, meaning that nobody gets to watch the match. No bother, we’ll do it anyway. Broken Hardys and the HD’s brawl all over Cameron: On a truck, in a bar, in Matt’s house and at some train tracks while Decay murder some jobbers out at Matt’s front gates. We see Rockstar Spud has come back and is waiting for his partner “a real big guy” as he’s described. The DCC’s James Storm shows up with about 15 similarly masked people. One of whom unmasks to reveal the truck driver from Delete or Decay, he mouths off to Abyss and is swiftly destroyed and eliminated. Leading to James and the DCC being also eliminated, much to Storm’s dismay. Spud’s tag partner has arrived, it’s Hornswoggle! The Decay laugh at him and leave. The Helms Dynasty and the last remaining jobbers: The Bravado’s fight back to the arena where the Helms Dynasty locks them in and go back to the Hardy’s. In the arena Bravado’s fight Spud and ‘Swoggle and are swiftly eliminated. However Spud pushes Swoggle around and Swoggle attacks him leaving him to be eliminated. Meanwhile The Hardy’s compete in a dream match against the Rock N’ Roll Express which proves the two veterans can still work a good match. Nice, sunset flip from Morton gets a two and Morton and Jeff fight each other on cherrypickers. Matt knocks Gibson down and moves Morton’s crane basket high in the air. Jeff misses a Swanton from the basket to Gibson but Matt hits a Twist of Fate and eliminates them. Morton starts screaming at Matt demanding the “bastard” let him down. Road Warrior Animal passes by and laughs at his long time rivals predicament. Hardy’s and Helms Dynasty brawl by the lake of reincarnation and a pinfall on Matt is broken up by the now sentient boat! The Helms boys get thrown into the lake and emerge as 3 Count. The lads dance to 3 Count’s theme until Gregory says “You ain’t Shannon and you ain’t Evan” and gets a double superkick into the water. The lads beat down Jeff and leave him near the Hardy pet cemetary. They beat down Matt until a green flash emerges from the lake. Lee and Everett grab a pair of shovels and get ready to finish Matt but a hand grabs the shovels. It’s The Hurricane complete with superpowers! He and Matt nail the two with the shovels and bury them quipping “even the man with three H’s would be proud of that burial of young talent.” The match comes down to Jeff and Matt vs Abyss and Crazy Steve. The volcano begins to erupt and sends them all flying. Matt and Abyss brawl in the ring until Abyss tries to use Janice (the spiked bat) but Matt blocks it and uses it on him. Jeff and Steve fight on the volcano and Jeff hits Steve with a Twist of Fate into the volcano which explodes and sends a chargrilled Steve into the ring for a three. Hardy’s win and the world is saved!
After the match Matt thanks his family and says the six of them are stronger than ever. To which Reby replies “the seven of us.” and we close out.

So, that was the madness that was Total Nonstop Deletion. In fairness it was a pretty good show with some solid wrestling but the main event really solidified it as the show for me and I’d give it a 9/10 rating.

That’ll do it for this retro review, catch you next time folks, don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and on Youtube.