NXT (October 23, 2014)

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Time for some more NXT. This was a review I’d done for an old blog I had. I’ve cleaned it up and added the proper Atomic Drop formatting we’ve all come to know and love, so let’s take it away.

We start things off with the standard issue NXT opening theme song before heading to Full Sail University for our opening contest. Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, and Albert/Tensai/Giant Bernard are on commentary.

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NXT TakeOver New Orleans (April 7, 2018)

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We’re at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA for NXT TakeOver. The show begins with a shot of the crowd. A bunch of people have glowsticks for some reason. As has become the norm for TakeOvers we begin with a band (this times Cane Hill) playing live while a video hyping the show plays them. I think this is a pretty cool way to intro the show and is a better use of music than the random mid-show musical performance that will happen at Mania.

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NXT (April 4, 2018)

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We start things off this week with a brief video package about Dusty Rhodes and the previous Dusty Tag Team Classic events before going to the NXT Command Center where Charly Caruso is standing by. She hypes tonight’s Dusty Classic finals and confirms that Bobby Fish is injured and will be out of action this Saturday. The winners tonight will face Undisputed Era in New Orleans for the NXT Tag Team Titles.

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NXT (February 23, 2010)

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My prayers have been answered and WWE finally put the goofy ass contest version of NXT up on the Network. That’s right kids, before it was the best American wrestling promotion NXT was a ridiculous wrestling version of America’s Got Talent or American Idol or something of that ilk.

The gimmick was that 8 NXT rookies would get paired with 8 WWE pros and compete in various challenges and matches and stuff to prove that they had what it took to be a WWE superstar. Those who didn’t have it would be voted off or something.

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WWE Beast In The East (July 4, 2015)

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I guess the story goes that the WWE was going to Japan for a series of house shows and Brock Lesnar, wanting to go visit a sick friend, offered to do a match during the tour in order to get to Japan on the WWE’s dime. With Brock Lesnar now on the card, Vince McMahon and company decided to make an event of it that they would air live on the WWE Network and thus Beast In The East was born!

After the opening video package we go to Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan for a shot of the crowd. We are joined Stateside by Michael Cole and Byron Saxton on commentary, and already this looks and feels really different from every other WWE event since a Japanese company handled all the production.

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NXT (November 22, 2017)

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Time for some WarGames aftermath! NXT begins this week with a video package summarizing what went down at WarGames before we head to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas for tonight’s episode of NXT.

Later in the night Mauro claims that there are two rings set up not because these matches were recorded prior to the WarGames PPV but rather because the Toyota Center is the home of WarGames and thus always has a two ring setup going on. I laughed. Continue reading “NXT (November 22, 2017)”