NXT (July 12, 2017)

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We start things off with highlights of Ciampa turning on Gargano at TakeOver Chicago as well as Ciampa’s promo afterwards. I had forgotten how angry I was at Ciampa, but this video package did the trick and my hatred came rushing back. Johnny Gargano will be here tonight!

We also see footage from last week of sad Roderick Strong hugging his mom and his fiancee after his loss to Bobby Roode in his championship match.

No opening theme song video this week since we go right to Full Sail for action!

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NXT (July 5, 2017)

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After a hype package for tonight’s main event battle between Roderick Strong and Bobby Roode and the opening credits we see footage of Roderick Strong and his family arriving at Full Sail University earlier today. We then head down to the ring for tag team action.

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NXT (June 28, 2017)

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After some hype for tonight’s main event and the opening video package we get Nigel McGuinness introducing us to the latest addition to the NXT commentary team: Mauro Ranallo. AW YE YE! Mauro shows up and says he’s glad to be here in NXT. I’m glad for him to be here too since he’s legit one of the best announcers. They then head down to ring for the first bout of the night…

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NXT (June 7, 2017)

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The show begins with a video hyping the matches between No Way Jose and Killian Dain and Hideo Itami and Oney Lorcan. We get the opening credit with their new theme song and then its on to Full Sail where the crowd is already chanting “NXT! NXT!” and then it’s on to the ring for the first match of the night.

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NXT (May 31, 2017)

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NXT has some new theme music this week. It’s pretty generic core of some sort. It kind of reminds me of the old Raw is War theme song. Anyway we’re back in Orlando after spending some time out in Chicago for TakeOver and a more or less disposable episode of NXT last week that saw the debut of The Velveteen Dream and little else. Let’s get down to the ring for action talking!

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NXT (May 3, 2017)

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Match 1: Killian Dain (w/ Eric Young) vs. Danny Burch

Danny Burch tries to fight Killian Dain at the bell, unloading with some strikes and kicks that Dain more or less shrugs off before he beats Burch down. He hits a slam and a running senton that lay out Burch.

The crowd starts chanting “SHAVE YOUR BACK!” at Dain. Audience participation I can appreciate. Dain does not shave his back, but instead hits some elbow drops.

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