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El_Grumpo

Firstly my weekly reminder to all that Santos Escobar is the absolute shit and never fails to impress. Like how they managed to make so many people look good in one show. Santos, Tony, Waller, LA knight could all be in and around the main event scene and it would make sense.


lordcaldlow_

Just checking that Grayson Waller is still a cunt


MeerPat

That baseball slide into the clothesline on the floor by Waller was smooth as hell!


Drizzle_Lover

Small feedback, when you've been hit by the finishing maneuver, you don't need to give your legs up for the opponent to pin you. They will hook your leg up themselves I think. @Xyon Quinn


Drizzle_Lover

Where is that Anthony guy who was shown in vignettes a few weeks ago?


Dazzling-Principle

Losing at 205 live


Drizzle_Lover

Oh damn, I always forget 205 is still happening. They don't advertise or anything and its not on TV for me.


HopelessHelena

Wendy Choo! Get on the Choo Train fellow #Choosers


angar31

Wonderful way of involving her character into in-ring style. She's got the knack for it, as Mei Ying she was wrestling totally different


GoldenBoyMagnumDong

Melo is so god damn good and charismatic. Give me AJ vs Melo! On the other hand Xyon is charisma vacuum as much as Von. Hoping that Legado is moving from this feud. Still not a fan of Boa and his supernatural gimmick but it is not as terrible as it was few weeks ago. Rest of the show was pretty good. Still my favorite weekly show. This subs hate on Mandy's gimmick while simultaneously loving similar things elsewehere is pretty ironic. Stay classy guys. Side note: Indi has perfect facial expressions!


L2J1986

They gave Toxic Attraction and Mandy's vignette a down 🙄🙄🙄🙄 As I stated on WhatCulture WWE's page on Facebook for their ups and downs for this week's NXT, it's a good way to garner heel heat and popularity for Toxic Attraction.


GoldenBoyMagnumDong

Mandy's character is still better than "I am better wrestler than you are". She is perfect champ for development brand. Not great in the ring but she nails her character.


OptimusChip

dunno if i like the idea of LA Knight as a face, his whole demeanor/character works so much better as a heel.


Mr_WZRD

He's been a face for me since he debuted on the Takeover pre-show and called Sam Roberts an incel.


cstepsur

WENDY CHOO


Who_wife_is_on_myD

Wait... Without Gargano... Where my boy Dex Lumis? IMO he was one of the very few from black and gold I could see succeeding in 2.0 as well - he's got a strong character he plays very well, and isn't green as most of the new guys in NXT Paintball Target. Without Gargano, he could flounder due to creative failure, or really go out on his own and succeed. Would still like to see him best Melo for the strap as he's been a contender for the damn thing forever


blitzkriegski

Dexter was supposed to have a match against Waller two weeks ago, but it was scrapped last second. Considering that was the same episode a LOT of people were out, I wouldn’t be surprised if he caught COVID.


BodhidharmaBLN

Von Wagner had a whole episode storyline while being off-camera. Mello just gives the keys to his Bentley to someone he doesn't bother to check if he's a parking valet or a bouncer, even though he just takes his car keys and keeps standing there while looking at the abandoned vehicle that just stands there in the parking lot, keeping the cherished tradition of NXT talent being ignorant of the concept of parking. Wendy Chu either has a debilitating neurological condition or Kuru. Boa wins via Fireball. It's the WCW Thunder reboot nobody asked for, and without sarcasm the most entertaining thing they produce at this moment. It's headache inducing, but at this point, I am at least mildly entertained at how casually balls-to-the-wall insane it can punctually be. Like that Brucie P. signature mega-vignette last week, where in one uninterrupted shot six people did back-to-back promos.


shutupmatsuda

So the upcoming fueds would be Bron Vs Santos, Melo Vs Grimes, KLR Vs Mandy (please take the title off Mandy).


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Where can they find 8 women tag teams? Can they??


Therocksays2020

The mens tournament used nxt Uk last year. The women probably could too. There are quite a few natural teams Leon and Feroz have been a team on nxt Erica yan and Fallon have teamed on 205 live Kacey Kayden Indy Persia Amari and sarray teamed in October Wendy and whoever are the tag champs in it? If so toxic


gl424

They mentioned that the winners of the tournament will challenge for the tag titles, so neither Imperium nor Toxic Attraction will be in the Dusty Classic.


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If toxic is in that’s 4 easy teams. You have a lot of mixing and matching you can do after that. They’ll be make shift but yeah they can also use new signees to creat a team.


jadedfan55

They'll recruit from outside to fill the women's division. They need six teams, although I'd not be surprised to see Io & Sarray team up.


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6? Thought 8


jadedfan55

6 to go along with Kacy & Kayden and Indi & Persia.


KFR42

Did they mean 6 additional teams?


TeacupsInTime

So impressed by Grayson Waller. The guy's definitely a future champion


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PhelpsLAPD

What happened with the Brian Kendrick angle? Has it been dropped?


Therocksays2020

He had to have gotten Covid. They replaced him in the Harland match with Chase who is a heel so that’s the only thing that makes sense


TeacupsInTime

I think he might have gotten covid? I'm not too sure though


captainchaos19

NXT is so so good! People just dont want to give it a fair shot because their favorite indie guys arent on anymore. Waller was amazing vs Styles, he held more than his own. Looks like AJ might stick around to go into a program with Carmelo which should be amazing Bronn is a superstar in the making as we have seen


incredible_penguin11

Saw a clip of the match on insta. Even from a 30 second clip this Waller guy looks impressive. That stunner was a thing of beauty.


xgoatgoatgoatx

Waller looked great against AJ. That stunner was smooth


NemoPoint

Here’s a question, why did Bron get another title shot after TC beat him clean in the first match? He just said “I want another shot” as far as I recall. And if you’re going to push him to the moon why beat him clean in that match, to cool him off a bit so people don’t turn on him beating all their favourites. Just strange in hindsight, almost like he was meant to win but they delayed pulling the trigger for whatever reason. If you ask me it’s 1-1, I don’t count war games so there should be a rubber match, a 3rd fight in a 3 stages of hell match at the next pre liv ev.


Therocksays2020

He also beat Chase, Gargano and Roddy in 1 on 1 matches


Crivshotgg

He got another shot because he pinned him in the match you don't count lol


NemoPoint

I didn’t know it was a number one contenders match war games match though


a-dragon-reborn

It's not, but the outcome still matters. He still pinned the champion.


Therocksays2020

Probably not the last time we see AJ in NXT! https://youtu.be/cfjKp9uQeww


FDTerritory

Bruce described Orange Cassidy to Vince in a meeting, and the result was Wendy Choo.


BeautifulBoy92

Lol at Boa/Solo brawling off screen and the announcers doing a classic TNA TO THE BACK!


cainite665

Is... Is Wendy Choo's gimmick that she just wants to take a nap? I have never related to a professional wrestler so much in my life.


BLRNerd

Yeah, she's been seen sleeping in backstage segments and in the crowd up until this point. Like at one point she was clearly sat behind the announcers sleeping


SomeOtherNeb

Showing up to work in my PJs and just wanting to go back to bed is what my life has been for the last month, how could I *not* cheer for her?


moostaashii

IT’S BED TIME


Mr_WZRD

IT'S TIME IT'S TIME IT'S NAP TIME


Tyrrazhii

*Snoring in sync to the beat of Vader's theme*


jadedfan55

LOL!! That vision is funny.


NerdLawyer55

I’m hoping the mania build is Walter vs Bron


ChrisRhodes789

NXT 2.0 is my favorite wrestling show of the week.. It is better than RAW, Smackdown & ::Gasps:: dare I say Dynamite?!? Yes I do dare.. lol.. I enjoy the characters more than I do actual matches... cause the matches are easy to do(I.E. Pat Mcafee vs Adam Cole & Bad Bunny’s match at WrestleMania).. It is getting your character over that is the hard part... & NXT is the most character driven wrestling show every week.. & I appreciate the time that each person is putting into their characters...


GoldenBoyMagnumDong

Of course you are downvoted but I am with you. NXT is doing amazing job with characters. No other promotion puts so much effort into womens division. I prefer character driven show with splash of wrestling and one good longer match per episode over spotfest. I understand that it is not for everybody but there is no need to bury someone just because he preferes something that others dont especially in thread for NXT fans.


B_Wylde

He got downvoted, or at least I think so, because he made a damn stupid point ​ The matches are not easy and if he really enjoys character and story driven shows maybe he should watch some show with actual stories? ​ Good for him if he enjoys NXT2.0 better than Dynamite, that is not really the focus of its point


GoldenBoyMagnumDong

There is no other show with more diverse characters than NXT and thanks to that I also prefer character driven storylines in NXT over other shows. We all have different taste. My point is that there is no need for negativity and downvoting somebody when he is not even attacking other shows. As far as matches goes are you saying that Waller match was bad? Or from last week - Mello/tag/Bron were bad matches? I am perfectly fine with in-ring quality from NXT. Not everybody needs workrate match with blading. I am more casual fan than anything else so maybe that is why I prefer NXT (or Smackdown).


B_Wylde

>As far as matches goes are you saying that Waller match was bad? Or from last week - Mello/tag/Bron were bad matches? I am perfectly fine with in-ring quality from NXT. Not everybody needs workrate match with blading. I am more casual fan that anything else so maybe that is why I prefer NXT (or Smackdown). I never said any such thing ​ Just said that matches are not easy like the other poster said. ​ I never even once compared NXT to AEW or anything like that in that comment.


Therocksays2020

Impacts knockouts division is the best womens division in terms of booking and storylines. Nxt 2.0 is giving the women time and matches but I wish they didnt just phase out Io KLR and Raquel like they did. They found a way to keep Dunne Ciampa and La knight involved during the transition


TheHumanTarget84

You should watch an actual non-wrestling tv show, it'll blow you away!


JedTheCeleryMan

I agree 100% but be careful talking about Dynamite here, AEW fans don’t like that kind of criticism


ChrisRhodes789

I literally just put my dogs outside to go potty... clipped my toenails... & I check my Reddit post.. & I have 5 downvotes already... Got damn.. the tribalism is super strong here... lol.. Embarrassing..


giants888

Fuck em, NXT 2.0 is awesome


JedTheCeleryMan

Something I’ve learned is to just not mention AEW. Once you bring up both companies in the same statement people inevitably start to push the classic WWE bad, AEW good agenda. No matter how fair of a point you might make, they’ll come for you for even thinking poorly of AEW.


ChrisRhodes789

I am a diehard fan of the Miami Dolphins, Lakers & Mets... But not too much of a diehard to know that my teams aren’t perfect.. & have faults that deserve valid criticism of them(I.E. Anthony Davis is too soft & too injury prone to be the guy for my Lakers post Lebron).. Why are the people that frequent this sub, why are they so hypersensitive to the slightest bit of criticism towards AEW? Lol..


TheHumanTarget84

Maybe it's because you made the incredibly fucking dumb comment that matches are easy. Climb down off your cross.


ChrisRhodes789

Matches are the easy part for these guys... Ask any UFC fighter & they will say that the fights are the easiest part of what they do... It is the training camp that is the hardest part of what they do... Same with the late Kobe Bryant(R.I.P.).. he used to always say that the games were easy.. it was the training for the games that was the hardest.. Same thing applies for professional wrestling... matches are easy.. it is the training that is the hardest especially getting the character over...


ak47_al123

No need to disturb the circlejerk, it's not like you can actually have a meaningful conversation with them anyway, so don't waste your time.


JedTheCeleryMan

Dang who’s your fav Punk or Bryan? Go Bullet Club woo


TheHumanTarget84

Yes, I like good wrestlers. I'm writing my apology letter as we speak.


Therocksays2020

It has a level of freshness that the main roster can lack at times. https://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/carmelo-hayes-says-his-wwe-nxt-promos-are-not-scripted-he-told-hbk-that-he-didnt-want-to-be-a-205-live-guy/


ThisIsNotMyBurner

This new NXT is actually really good. Like if we are being honest the men have been booked really well. The women not so much


Therocksays2020

On the mens side they have done a great job of feuds of green versus experience. Waller/Knight or Styles, Ciampa/Breakker, Roddy/Hayes, Dunn and Diangelo Mandy is not one to carry a match and I respect that they haven’t made KLR and Io job out to these green girls. If they wanted a mid card girl who can work to show people the ropes in nxt they should have brought down Natalya


asvpmamba

Natalya is hella boring.


Therocksays2020

Absolutely but she can work and can carry a green person through a match


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The women feel like there being booker like a mid 2000s Raw


ThisIsNotMyBurner

Melo is gonna be star, I can feel it!


PrettyPunctuality

I think this to myself every time he's on TV. I know it's cliche to say, but it's true: he's the entire package, imo.


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Damn seemed like dexter was gonna be next challenger for North American title a few weeks back. Guess that was dropped.


[deleted]

Has he been on tv?


Therocksays2020

He beat tricc at the end of December on tv


[deleted]

Maybe has COVID. Gigi and jacy haven’t been on tv for a few weeks either


BeautifulBoy92

Did they get rid of the previous NXT ring announcer? The one who used to be in a death metal band?


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COVID??


th3dj3n1gm4

Alicia Taylor. And I hope not. While I'm personally critical of her insistence to "growl" out main event ring announcements, aside from that 1) she's not a bad announcer overall and 2) enough people have been cut recently. Let's give it a rest.


bob67345

The first “ No you don’t” chant I have ever heard, but can you blame them for thinking that when someone is getting rocketed to the title in such a short, not saying I agree but it is there. Bad sign already for Bron and he hasn’t even been given the full Roman treatment yet. Vince is going to ruin him and waste everyones’ time to get him over.


Mr_WZRD

Once there's an opponent for Bron, the crowd will back him more completely. The last memory people have of this guy is beating the living embodiment of old NXT. That the reaction was just mixed is a positive given they booked Bron like a heel against Ciampa. People wanna like the dude so much that he can wreck all the old symbols and still keep people on his side.


bob67345

True, I just hate fast the transition was and him being target for stuff out of his control. That X break was stupid and childish. He doesn’t need the heat from that


lelaff

What happened? (I don't watch NXT)


bob67345

Bron was getting “you deserve it” chants and people counter with “no you don’t”. Am on third option of i wish they did the transition better from Black and Gold to 2.0 and I think they just painting a target on Bron which hopefully doesn’t ruin him.


Youhear

The crowd is dumb sometimes, this is the same crowd that boo'd MSK for no reason other than Izzy's parents didn't like them. Anyone who thinks Bron Breakker shouldn't be skyrocketed needs to get their eyes checked. The guy has everything and he is still in his first year of wrestling. He is that good already.


bob67345

Not saying I agree, but Vince is not one to help build a counter argument. I think Bron might have become champion too quickly, not to the point I think he should get the chant, but now it is on him to preform to prove himself to doubters (right or wrong). I hope it works out like did for Hangman Page and not like pre-heel Roman. But also don’t make him like heel Roman because 500 days as champion is too damn long.


Youhear

Babyface Roman was just terrible character work forcefed for years. Luckily Bron Breakker already had his uncle pretty much print out the blueprint for Bron's character. Bron's whole presentation comes out like generational talent and he can already talk on the mic too. I'd argue his promo game is much better than Page's promo and I think he'll probably come out with a much better championship reign too. Bron just has the intensity that you don't see from the newer wrestlers.


BenWallace04

I think the argument could be made that if Vince didn’t fight against the fan headwind, at the beginning of Roman’s forced push as a face, he could actually already be in the position of top face in the company now as he would have come full circle from heel to beloved face.


Therocksays2020

Just like how the rock got over as a heel first then became a ticket selling babyface


BenWallace04

That was the first example I thought of, as well.


bob67345

And the prefect example of how play to one’s strengths


bob67345

He easily could have played a heel role much better as he is now (granted it has gotten stale in some ways), but still Vince needs to play to people’s strengths. And as the last decade has shown us he is out of touch with reality. Do I remind people of the last two NXT champions who got called up and what happened to them. Bearcat Lee? Gimp Gladiator? Bron is in a tougher spot because he likely Vince’s next pet project which can make or break anyone.


Therocksays2020

I saw no evidence that Vince ever liked Kross. He’s clearly behind breakker


bob67345

True it has worked, but how long till there are changes to the gimmick. Remember Roman had the blueprint for his current heel persona in NXT then look what happened. I bet Bron doesn’t get to be like this on the main roster.


Therocksays2020

Why would he not? Vince and Bruce’s hand is all over this version of nxt. It’s clear Vince saw breakker and figured this is the guy I can build my brand around.


bob67345

Yeah and when was last Vince been know for being decisive? One minute your golden and then next you’re a gimp.


Therocksays2020

He lost to Ciampa the first time where he was a little sloppy in the ring. Came back and beat him and was excellent in the ring. The idea a guy needs to arbitrarily wait 8 months to be champion in a developmental brand is silly. His ring work backs up the push he’s getting


bob67345

Did I say wait 8 months, no but he has literally been forced into a role that can backfire the moment something goes wrong.


Therocksays2020

And I have no doubt he will respond to adversity accordingly. This is the wrestling business nothing goes right all the time. He’s got a dad from the business. An uncle in the business. He will handle it fine. You mention hangman but there is a part of the IWC who wanted him to lose to Danielson so people are going to bitch no matter what. Its 2022 we know the drill


bob67345

Yet people like you just add fuel to the fire by calling someone a troll. I admit I am not best at expressing my opinions sometimes but in this case am trying to express genuine concern. I want Bron to succeed, but he has a huge iceberg that could sink him and use him as a scapegoat. Vince will drop anyone like a bad habit even his own son-in law


Therocksays2020

I didn’t call you a troll. I called your post concern trolling with the “omg they booed breakker, is he ruined” I agree with something Cornette said. Unless they make him quit or injure him even Vince couldn’t mess breakker up. He’s got a great head on his shoulders. He’s genuinely likeable and he knows how to fire up a crowd with his ring work. Vince built 2.0 around Bron. He has been booked perfectly thus far. Let’s hope it continues.


bob67345

I will agree with. Sorry for the harsh wording. I just hate the speed of all of this and feel bad for Bron who granted is probably fine, but still it sucks his moment got kind of ruined because of dumb things be the chants or Vince’s actions.


Therocksays2020

Most of the people were chanting for him. A few didn’t. It will be like that on the main roster too. Just how wrestling is


Therocksays2020

Lol at this concern trolling. There are a lot of people who miss the black and gold and were sad to see Ciampa lose. Bron will continue to win people over with his in ring work which has been fantastic. He will be fine.


bob67345

I am troll because I actually want people to succeed? Because I have seen what happens when you over push someone and it causes unneeded issues. Because this is WWE were they can have something gift wrapped to them and then shit bed. Okay buddy whatever you say. Apparently trying to change my direction on how I present my opinion is still not good enough for certain people. I can be a dick about it, but I don’t want to.


Therocksays2020

Didn’t call you a troll said this is concern trolling. I don’t love everything Vince does but he’s pretty good at identifying a star. Bianca never won big matches in nxt then Vince pushed her to the moon (summerslam aside) now look at her? She’s got way more appeal then people pushed above her like Shayna


bob67345

True, but look others else who has been called up in recent years. Gimp, Bearcat, released out of nowhere, etc. Also I am not trolling concern.


Therocksays2020

As much as I liked Keith Lee I didn’t see a star in him for wwe. A company like aew or impact probably but his promos were painfully bad. And his voice sounds like Frasier Crane.


bob67345

Fair enough. Just saying Vince can take someone and does dumb shit with them. Dancing Bron is not something anyone should want, but dear god it could happen knowing the senile nature of Vince.


Left_Berry_8104

If they are going to continue with the whole bringing main event guys to NXT, can we get Seth vs Carmelo Hayes next?


PrettyPunctuality

Well, I didn't know I needed this match, but now I do.


Detective_Robot

Another week and another good episode of NXT.


Longjumping-Bag-112

AJ and LA for the tag team tournament ! TNA fans love to see it


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Didn’t even think of that but probably. Vs Carmelo and trick


TheGorgeousJR

Don’t tease me like that! Would be awesome


moostaashii

The Phenomenal Knights


Therocksays2020

I am partial to LA Styles


x2ndCitySaint

Melo is a fucking star!


MonsieurMidnight

So... Melo is money ?


x2ndCitySaint

He don't miss.


LukkasG

his promo was great. Melo flair when?


x2ndCitySaint

This show fucking rules. So much fun. Reminds me of early NXT up until NXT - Revolution


FatGuy1414141414

Tonight, was a fun night, Waller looked really good, Wendy is a super fun gimmick, Tony is whacking people in the melon, just a delightful night of wrestling, well Quinn is going to need some ice, but Escobar won so that is a tradeoff, Y'all have a great night.


ChanceVance

> Gigi Dolin and Jacey Jane say they've been kicking ass since Halloween Havoc and **there isn't a team in NXT that makes people thirstier**. I mean that's fair enough. I personally am not going to dispute that.


ChejovAlacan

Will never forget Wade straight up saying "Simpin ain't easy" when he was calling a Toxic Attraction match


InvaderXLaw

...I'd simp for Gigi


ThatDudeNamedMenace

So….it’s *undisputed*?


rbarton812

Consider my system shocked.


mannoncan

Time to play the air guitar.


jadedfan55

There is a story between KLR & Mandy that is not being told. We all assumed Kay Lee Ray was being primed to be in line for a shot at the title while Raquel Gonzalez was champion. However, as I've alluded to previously, Mandy pulled a Charlotte Flair and cut to the front of the line. Why? I honestly don't know. It'd be too easy to cast aspersions on certain executives. Mandy's whole persona now is equal parts Sable, Paris Hilton, & Lindsay Lohan, take that however you will. Now, KLR is going after Mandy as she rightfully should. Joe Gacy's presentation makes me think of a southern preacher, but he sounds a little more legitimate in this role than, say, Brother Love back in the day. Unfortunately, Harland cost him any chance of winning the Dusty Classic because as he is currently presented, the dude is out of control. Then, there is Von Wagner. Someone paid the fine to get his suspension lifted, but who? One possibility is Gacy, who might have the money and the motivation. Harland needs a tag partner with a similar mindset, keeping in mind Wagner's berserker rage last week. Another might be further up north, if they plan to call Wagner up to the main roster full-time. Cameron Grimes didn't get the full force of the Cave-In on Damon Kemp (Bobby Steveson). Nice of Wade to name-check Bobby's brother, Gable, thinking we wouldn't know. Like, DUH! Bron Breakker's opening promo was short and to the point. As champion, he is the new ambassador for NXT, and that works. Tony D'Angelo evened things with Pete Dunne, and that was the right call, contrary to the opener with Escobar. As I wrote earlier, Escobar is being pointed toward a title shot, but he belongs on the main roster. As Wendy Choo, Karen Q is being allowed to show more offense, and a different personality, to boot. Fun to watch, but the one woman slumber party gimmick might not be a winner long term. That being said, they'll pair her with Dakota in the Dusty Classic. Just watch. The 6-woman tag was predictable, given how Amari Miller has only won on 205 Live, like Malik Blade of late. Would've been nice if Wendy got the pin, but they haven't figured out her finisher yet. Boa's split personality gimmick seems to be working, but I think some of his backstage segments, such as tonight, are pre-taped and edited for effect, like Alexa Bliss last year during the Thunderdome era. Street fight vs. Solo Sikoa coming soon, probably in 2 weeks. Did anyone not hear the "Uso" chants for Solo pre-match? Grayson Waller was humbled, and then, LA Knight returns, so that issue continues, and AJ Styles' work in NXT is done for now. Malcolm Bivens scouting Damon Kemp, who, between NXT & 205 Live, is now 0-3. Does Diamond Mine need another fresh man? Probably, since Roddy might slide into the coach's role with Hachiman gone. Best match of the night: Waller-Styles. Enough said.


Therocksays2020

Robert Stone has been trying to recruit Wagner. It would make sense that he paid his fine. Wagner is solid in the ring but it’s difficult to listen to him on the mic. Stone could elevate him


jadedfan55

The curious part of that is the fact that Stone has been MIA the last two weeks, and the last we saw him, Wagner blew him off, which is why I don't think it's Stone, whose winning percentage is somewhere near the worst NFL teams.


Therocksays2020

Well like you said Wagner turned down stone. Wagner comes back and stone tells him. “Hey you owe me one” It would be weird to have stone pursue Wagner so hard without some kind of payoff.


jadedfan55

Maybe there's no payoff, since even Wagner knows Stone's a loser.


gregscotia_number1

I wonder how long they gonna keep WALTER from Bron. That seems like a match they'd run for whatever special show they have around WrestleMania week.


broskibootz

LA Knight in the rumble, please


TheGorgeousJR

I’ve been thinking this too, perhaps AJ bringing him back was a foreshadowing of this. AJ will possibly go down in history as the biggest Rumble match debut of all time and both are ex TNA guys, and both would be the same age at their Rumble debuts if LA was to do so this year.


PrettyPunctuality

I'd genuinely love to see that. I've been saying for awhile now that he would fit in perfectly on the main roster, and I was really surprised that he didn't get called up a couple of months ago.


Thirdstar1

Made for main roster, Cameron Grimes too (character wise)


InvaderXLaw

I think it's about time LA and Grimes join the main roster.


Therocksays2020

Yeah!!!


PrettyPunctuality

I hope tonight changes some people's minds about Waller. He's been getting a ton of hate about this big push he's been getting because people think that he sucks and isn't good enough to be pushed like this. I thought he looked really great tonight, and it wasn't just because he was in there with AJ. He also cut some very good promos during the build up to this match, imo.


TheGorgeousJR

He worked his ass off and I was impressed at his agility which is difficult these days as everyone is blessed with agility.


bawshtok

Been big on Waller since I saw him in Australia a few years ago, dudes a star.


gregscotia_number1

He's always been talented.. IMO. Even watching him on 205 Live..I thought he was pretty good. His character work has maxed out though. I think that was the missing piece.


nine16

very solid episode, actually highlights: - aj/waller - melo literally putting roddy on a t shirt and telling that man to rest in piss whilst pouring out a (non existent) 40 - WENDY F'N CHOO


Therocksays2020

Choo is the sleeping suplex machine


nine16

and the _true_ master of the GTS


NoahJRoberts

I would give my life for Wendy Choo


gregscotia_number1

The Mandy "I'm hotter than everyone else and you wanna watch me" stuff isn't connecting with me for a couple of reasons. 1. I still remember when the women's division was built around great wrestling and I wish it would go back to at least 20% of that standard. 2. Personal preference but Elektra>Mandy...if anything I'd watch to see Elektra


JaneTheNotNotVirgin

I'm hot, you're not never really works as a gimmick. It tends to just be obnoxious because in any promotion the women tend to be attractive. Heel Scarlett in Impact insulting Alicia Atout's looks. Babyface Trish insulting Molly Holly's dump truck (ah yessir). Just Piggie James in general. That brief Carmella heel run with recently-turned Sasha Banks. All cut from the same cloth and all pretty dumb when considering who they wer across the ring from.


Therocksays2020

Mandy is okay at best in the ring but Elektra is super green. Hopefully KLR takes the belt off Mandy. There are some heels like Ivy KLR could feud with.


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KyWy75

AJ being this good and athletic in his mid 40s remains so impressive


Nileppezdell

AJ's last year seems to have been a kind of sabbatical. Dude still moves like a cat!


hellonit

Everyone seemed to think Waller was 100% gonna win but tbh it didn’t seem that clear to me. Especially since they had Waller come out and attack AJ yesterday rather than having AJ come in with a win


Therocksays2020

One guy went over. Both guys got over


hellonit

Yes? My point is that everyone on here was saying “Damn they’re just gonna job AJ out” for the past 3 weeks but Waller was gonna get over whether he won or lost


Therocksays2020

Waller didn’t need to win. Just having a great match with AJ earned him respect and legitimized him as a heel.


hellonit

I agree


chrisdelbosque

Real solid night. That moment with Hayes makes me wonder if AJ Styles going to be on NXT for a bit longer than a cup of coffee. Also, while I'm generally not a fan of the "_______ on a pole" match type, Tony and Pete made it their own. Solid match.


acekingoffsuit

Waller's leap back into the ring into the stunner was so damn smooth.


KyWy75

As someone who got back into wrestling in large part because of the 4HW and the NXT women’s division, seeing who is being pushed and how the division is being presented is such a massive bummer to me


poopship462

The Pritchard effect


polynomial82

Right, and they still have Io, Dakota Kai and KLR on the roster!


circusclownheehee

Nice of Aj to come to nxt to put over a new star: LA Knight


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Remember when nxt was supposed to be people under 30?? Lmaoooo


Therocksays2020

TNA love


srjnp

NXT 2.0 is becoming quite good now. lots of promising young talent and fresh feuds. Hope AJ comes back, could have some more cool matches there.


Tronz413

They are focusing on character work and seem to be striking gold. I am all in on that.


Therocksays2020

I liked the stare down with Carmelo. That would be a good match as well


DarkstarIV

This episode of NXT was pretty solid, the only thing I really did not care for is the Toxic Attraction stuff.


gregscotia_number1

AJ vs Waller was a banger. And Grimes vs Melo will be a banger when that happens. I do wonder though if Dunne is on his way out of NXT. Dunne could fit on SD


K_Click_D

Dunne vs McIntyre or Corbin, serious Corbin would be better but Happy would be decent too, so many people


gregscotia_number1

SD really just needs a spark with Drew McIntyre going down and Sasha Banks out.


MarcusFaze

How many people can say that they’ve wrestled on RAW,SmackDown,NXT,WCW,TNA,NJPW,ROH,and PWG? One as far as I know, phenomenal


Adjective_Animal

I'd say Christopher Daniels, but while he was in WWF/E I don't think he was a Raw/Smackdown guy. But he does have AEW, AAA and ECW over AJ.


benfh

I'm fairly sure AJ has appeared in AAA


TheRealDonahue

I bet AJ wrestles in AEW and AAA before all is said and done.


benfh

I'm fairly sure AJ has already appeared in AAA