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Figured it deserves it's own thread given how good it is.

Just caught up with the latest episode, the Itami/Balor match was very good.
 

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hadn't seen the Amore / Cassidy schtick before, obviously very over with the crowd at Full Sail

Corbin Neville match so so. Itami Balor match was good. skipped through both the Divas matches, wasn't particularly interested in this one. Charlotte and Sasha Banks certainly the standout Divas

Loved the promo for the Zayn Owens match at the end, showing old photos from when they went with each other around the world. they are really building this into a heated rivalry. even bringing family into it
 

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NXT PPV on Wednesday I think? If its anywhere near as good as the last one then :D
 

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Enzo and Big Cass are superb. It's a shame Enzo isn't very good in the ring but he'd certainly make a good manager or something on the main roster...amazing how he's managed to get that gimmick over, same with Cass whose size/athleticism means he has some potential. Be great to see them get called up this year.

Charlotte is utterly horrendous. She's a bit wooden in the ring and has zero charisma, Banks is the only real star I think in the Divas division.

Great to see Itami improve, thought he struggled a bit early on, obviously great that he can work with Balor given the familiarity with each other.
 

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Big Cass was also involved in probably the only time they've done a sing off (or anything for that matter) and it wasn't absolute shit.

 

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wow. i feel like the ship got blew up and i've been floating around at sea until now.

Now i've found the crew.

yeah looking forward to NXT. you've got 2 absolute guaranteed classics in Owens / Zayn and Neville / Balor, and you also have a couple of sleepers like Itami / Breeze and the Womens Fatal 4 Way. Deifnitely be watching that Thursday morning.
 

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NQDP!!!

I've been asking about you for a while. Didn't want to be the only twat on here constantly banging on about going to WM, did I? I did try to search for you online, but your name yields too many results.
 

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NXT Takeover Rival's on at 8pm? Bit early. Thought it'd have been later.

Grudge Match for the NXT Title
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

Fatal 4 Way for the NXT Women's Title
Bayley vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte

NXT Tag Team Title Match
Sin Cara and Kalisto vs. Murphy and Blake

#1 Contender's Match
Adrian Neville vs. Finn Balor

No Disqualification Match
Baron Corbin vs. Bull Dempsey

Hideo Itami vs. Tyler Breeze
 

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Yeah I'd probably agree with you on those.
 

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Enzo and Big Cass are superb. It's a shame Enzo isn't very good in the ring but he'd certainly make a good manager or something on the main roster...amazing how he's managed to get that gimmick over, same with Cass whose size/athleticism means he has some potential. Be great to see them get called up this year.

Charlotte is utterly horrendous. She's a bit wooden in the ring and has zero charisma, Banks is the only real star I think in the Divas division.

Great to see Itami improve, thought he struggled a bit early on, obviously great that he can work with Balor given the familiarity with each other.

It's all about Blue Pants!
 

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I thought 8pm was early. It's saying 1AM for NXT now on my PS4. On the site when I was logged in it said NXT Takeover at 8. Weird.
 

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Yeah that seems about right.
I guess I thought the Network site would show UK times like the PS4 app does.
 

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Starting now. Anyone watching?
 

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I'm gonna watch it from the start in about 20 minutes. Busy till then.
 

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Bull Dempsey is so terrible.
 

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That match was really weird. Almost too many spots and it led to a couple of botches. Blake & Murphy are fucking outrageously talented though.
 

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Balor and Neville - wow wow wow. Both are stars. Get them on the Mania card now.
 

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Sasha Banks >>> every other female wrestler. Charlotte is terrible.

That might have actually been even better than Neville/Balor overall
 

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:woot:Incredible ending. THOSE crowd faces. Zayn and Owens are special.

Well Done again NXT - another great 2 hours. Started a little slow and the booking for the tag match wasn't the best, certainly didn't do the Luchas any favours with all their botches but Murphy/Blake are quality. Itami's starting to show signs that he's 'getting it'. Dempsey/Corbin was meh.

Last 3 matches were superb. Neville, Balor, Banks, Zayn and Owens are all stars.
 

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I'm half way through the opening match, anticipating Balor's entrance already <3
 

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Not quite as good as the last Takeover but still a good show and better than anything the main roster has given us for several months. Sasha KILLED it.
 

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yeah sin cara didn't even bring his D game to Rival, never mind his A game. he was all over the place. kalisto got a couple of botches in there too. that being said, i do agree that Blake and Murphy are superb. they need a bit of a video explaining who they are and why they're together (especially considering they're a cowboy and an australian), but in the ring they kill it.

MOTN for me was neville v balor. beautifully paced. started slow. really picked up in the middle and an awesome last 5 minutes.

great womens match too. sasha banks is the top all-round diva in WWE & NXT right now. good wrestler. great character. good all round package. Charlotte wasn't at her best tonight, though i was sure Bayley was going to win after that Bayley-to-Belly off the top rope.

owens v zayn was great, intense and everything you need from the main event. zayn came out of it looking strong, he kicked out of about 5 powerbombs! but i had a feeling they're going to push owens to the moon and there he is, winning the NXT Title. I can see him having a good year long run with the belt. Owens v Balor is something everyone should look forward to.

and PS. my crystal ball worked!
 

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Dat corkscrew from the second rope from Neville was pretty sweet.
 

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Zayn's gone for a month now as he's off on the Abu Dhabi tour. Will be interesting to see if reports are true that he's debuting the night after WM. He deserves it. Pretty telling how quickly Balor and Owens have been pushed though. I wonder what they've got planned next for Neville, he's another that's done all he can do and they need to start thinking about calling him up to the main roster, who gives a shit about his mic skills.
 

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I would rather they keep neville in NXT. have you heard about that fugly 'mighty mouse' gimmick they had planned for him when he was due to get called up? i don't trust vince & his hollywood creative writers to take care out of any NXT superstar that came up.
vince wanted the shield to come out on their debuts with actual shields. that says everything.
 

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Wasn't the Mighty Mouse gimmick a MetsFan reddit scoop? Cos his stuff is bullshit, just like the Kallisto gay hairdresser 'rumour'.

He doesn't need a gimmick, he'll just succeed in the same way Daniel Bryan did, because he puts on good matches. Crowds will love his flips and shit...they don't really have anyone like that on the main roster currently.
 

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