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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Reviews, WWE NXT

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?
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

PWU: Diesel Power


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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!
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!
Reviews, WWE NXT

48 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode of NXT

8th November 2017
Full Sail Arena

  1. Heavy Machinery to kick things off, yessir!
  2. STEAKS AND WEIGHTS.
  3. Loving the new bandannas.
  4. Otis Dozovic is such a preposterous shape. No kind of tall but as wide as 3 men.
  5. Oh man, Sean Maluta back down to jobber status. That’s a damn shame.
  6. Kris Payne… more like BE IN PAYNE, amirite?
  7. WHAT? Otis Dozovic just did the WORM?!
  8. SENSATIONAL.
  9. Of all the things I would have expected… let me just pick my jaw up off the ground.
  10. Loving Chris Payne’s deadfall.
  11. Hella nice springboard elbow drop from Tucker Knight!
  12. If in doubt, pile on!
  13. Nice quick match to start off and reaffirm my love of Heavy Machinery.
  14. This Kairi Sane v Billie Kay match is the most Disney-esque match I’ve ever seen.
  15. A hero pirate princess versus the villainous evil queen. I love it!
  16. I swear Peyton Royce’s shirt gets smaller every time she comes to the ring.
  17. Sane has such a good finisher. The height on her Insane Elbow Drop is…well…insane.
  18. Just like in true Disney fashion, good triumphs over evil!
  19. Of course Regal has his own action figure on his desk.
  20. Kassius Ohno wearing a (god awful) Cesaro t-shirt. Nice throwback to Kings of Wrestling days!
  21. Oh lord, Ohno wants Lars Sullivan. Regal: “Erm… are you sure mate?”
  22. Andrade Cien Almas embracing his silent Spanish soap opera persona, whilst Zelina does the talking.
  23. I swear, Velveteen Dream’s entrance is verging on soft porn.
  24. D-R-E-A-M.
  25. Props to the dude with the backwards baseball cap in the crowd dancing along. I feel you, brother.
  26. That Death Valley driver and cartwheel combo is niiiiiice.
  27. Is it just me or does it feel like Ruby Riot is falling under the radar again?
  28. Oh bore off, Sonya Deville.
  29. “Heal fast.” Why’s that? Incase Shayna Baszler comes along and does your gimmick properly?
  30. YES STREET PROFITS.
  31. *thrusts cup at random man*
  32. “OUR suit”… “OUR car” last week. This is too funny.
  33. TINO HE’S JUST USING YOU FOR YOUR MONEY, BRO!
  34. Roddy Strong v Adam Cole is going to be so good.
  35. ADAM COLE *screams at TV* BAY BAY!
  36. There is such supreme chemistry going on here.
  37. Each move looks authentic as HELL.
  38. Aaaaaah Cole did the “Oh no” face again, HAHA!
  39. Jesus Christ, what a backbreaker!
  40. Oh look Cole, your mates are here to help.
  41. But wait, Roddy has friends too!
  42. Well… friends is probably pushing it. I still find this Authors of Strong Pain partnership weird.
  43. Can’t have a random ring invasion without SAniTY too!
  44. Alexander Wolfe should not be able to fly over the ropes like that.
  45. Holy crap, Roddy and Cole superplexed into EVERYONE!
  46. This is like a scene from Platoon.
  47. Christ, War Games is going to be MENTAL.
  48. Bring it on.
Reviews, WWE NXT

44 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode of NXT

1st November 2017
Full Sail Arena

  1. Here comes the Queen of Facial Expressions, Taynara Conti, to kick things off. Lovely.
  2. Of course, she is being sacrificed to Nikki Cross, so not so lovely for her.
  3. Nikki always looks like she’s having such a great time… whilst she’s slamming your face against the ring.
  4. Eh, that was a super quick match but did its job.
  5. Mercedes Martinez is struggling with this promo.
  6. “The person who won’t win is the person who is not good at winning big matches.” Thanks for your insight.
  7. The amount I love Johnny Gargano’s theme on a scale of 1-10 is probably about 25.
  8. Is Fabian Aichner a real life version of the Move-Set Guy from WWE 2K18?
  9. Gargano must be the most over star on NXT right now, right?
  10. His Slingshot Spear always looks SO DAMN GOOD.
  11. Add into that his Slingshot DDT too. Boy has one of the best move-sets around.
  12. As much as his current losing streak makes sense for his story line, I still hate seeing him lose.
  13. Aichner’s previous match against Kassius Ohno makes the win more believable.
  14. Aleister Black v Velveteen Dream is going to be so great.
  15. Black admitting Velveteen finally has his attention. Shivers, man.
  16. Did Velveteen Dream have 3 sunglass lenses on that match graphic?
  17. HAHA. Why have I never noticed that before?
  18. My third eye sees you, child.
  19. I love Street Profits so much. Montez Ford is a superstar.
  20. Wait, Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli share the car? Like a married couple?
  21. Andrade Cien Almas attacking Drew McIntyre on the ramp before the contract signing. That was not tranquilo.
  22. I love that we get to see the Iconic Duo every week, even if they’re not wrestling.
  23. “Halloween was yeeeeesterrday.” Savage.
  24. Kairi Sane just carries her ship wheel around at all times like a steering wheel lock?
  25. This female announcer is annoying. Every. Syll-a-ble. Must. Be. Forced.
  26. I miss Greg Hamilton.
  27. SAnitY can use the Freebird rule for their tag matches, I dig it.
  28. Gives their stable another level of unpredictability, as you don’t know for sure who you’ll be facing.
  29. Alexander Wolfe is such a loon. IN-RING MOSHPIT!
  30. A wild Killian Dain appeared!
  31. It’s not very effective…
  32. Oh man, are my ROH stable dreams coming to fruition tonight?
  33. Sigh. Of course not.
  34. Authors of Pain and Roderick Strong are such a bizarre combination.
  35. The Authors of Back Breaking Pain?
  36. Uh oh, Regal is here to give you all a ruddy good talking to.
  37. Yessss, that pop when he said “two rings”. WE ALL KNOW WHAT’S UP.
  38. WAR GAMES, BITCHES.
  39. How helpful to have the War Games graphic just ready to go on the screen…
  40. ADAM COLE’S REACTION. Hahaha.
  41. Three Teams.
  42. Two Rings.
  43. One Cage.
  44. War Games is coming to Houston!
Reviews, WWE NXT

46 Thoughts I Had Watching The Latest Episode of NXT

25th October 2017
Full Sail Arena

  1. You know things are gonna be good when NXT starts with Regal laying down the law.
  2. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch as a tag team. FINALLY.
  3. Bald brothers unite. All hail Boney Lurch.
  4. So Tino Sabatelli’s gimmick is “I am rich” and Riddick Moss’ gimmick is “I have a rich friend”?
  5. European uppercuts for everyone!
  6. Someone needs to book Oney v Cesaro in a “Battle of the Uppercuts” match.
  7. Hell, make it a triple threat with Danny Burch and you can take all my money.
  8. Dammit, Boney Lurch lost!
  9. I blame the lack of matching ring gear. Sort it out, lads.
  10. Taynara Conti’s “Oh crap, I’ve made a mistake” face never fails to amuse me.
  11. Nice to see some old faces from the Mae Young Classic involved in this Battle Royal.
  12. Oh hell yeah, Candice getting her own entrance and theme music.
  13. Nikki’s entrance music is so good.
  14. Ladies, she’s behind you.
  15. They’re really pushing this “crazy bitch” persona for Nikki. I love it.
  16. Of course Conti is the first to get eliminated.
  17. Nigel just called Peyton “PeyRo”. Spread it like wildfire.
  18. I see you Aaliyah. Fed up of STILL being in the Performance Center yet?
  19. #JusticeforNhooph.
  20. Biana Belair is seriously impressive, especially for someone who has only been wrestling a year or so.
  21. From now on, all hip/ass attacks shall be known as “Gluteus Maximus Attackus”. Thanks, Mauro.
  22. Nikki takes out eeeeverybody with a plancha.
  23. Holy crap, that overhead press slam from Belair.
  24. Aw, bye Candice.
  25. GENIUS move by Billie Kay, using Belair’s own hair against her.
  26. Oh. That came back to bite her in the ass quite quickly.
  27. JEEEEEEESUS THOSE HAIR WHIPS. So brutal!
  28. Yay Nikki is the fourth woman in the fatal four-way and the crowd is finally awake.
  29. I am loving how completely different each of the women’s characters in this upcoming match.
  30. A pirate, a werewolf, a bogan and a maniac walk into a bar…
  31. Excuse my fangirling but YAAAAAS MARMOZETS for Houston Takeover.
  32. Velveteen Dream appearing behind Aleister Black like a god damn PHANTOM.
  33. I am so stoked for this feud to come to fruition.
  34. Zelina Vega, man. Austin Aries is a lucky guy.
  35. “Greatest manager that ever lived”?
  36. This match is damn good, Roddy is on point. Backbreakers all round.
  37. VEGA JUST DID A HURRICANRANA ON RODDY. WHAT?!
  38. VEGACANRANA.
  39. Oh Almas, honey. The reason you have a manager is that you don’t ever have to talk. Shhh.
  40. Enough teasing with the ROH stable, dammit!
  41. Even Full Sail wants it.
  42. AHHH, he’s offering the armband.
  43. Take it.
  44. TAKE IT.
  45. OMG HE TOOK IT.
  46. ROH Stable inbound!