TNA Impact! (October 1, 2005)

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After watching the debut episode of NWA:TNA on YouTube the other day I’ve decided to get really into covering Impact Wrestling, but I’m too lazy to do any actual work so I’m just going to watch the random stuff they’ve got up on their YouTube channel completely devoid of context. Today we’re looking at the October 1, 2005 episode of TNA Impact.

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NXT (August 29, 2018)

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William Regal is standing outside his office as lawyers and camera people mill about. Someone asks him what’s going on and Regal informs us that he’s launching an official investigation to find out who was responsible for the attack on Aleister Black. It’s time for NXT!

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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 (August 18, 2018)

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It’s time for another TakeOver! For the fourth year in a row the summer TakeOver is coming to us from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show begins with a video package hyping up the card set to the song “Blood // Water” by grandson. We then go to the Barclays Center for action. Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson are here for the call.

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NXT United Kingdom Championship (June 26, 2018)

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Time for night two of the 2018 UK Championship Tournament. We kick things off with a video package highlighting want went down on night one as well as spotlighting some of the wrestlers who will be competing tonight.

We then head back to Royal Albert Hall where we are joined by Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness once again. They run down the card. If the rebranding in the opening video package and fact that three NXT titles are on the line hadn’t made it obvious, the ring ropes are now yellow and the ring apron is emblazoned with the NXT logo, making it clear that this is now an NXT event.

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WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament (June 25, 2018)

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We start things off with Johnny Saint standing in an NXT ring in Royal Albert Hall. This opening kind of ends up being a spoiler of things to come since the show didn’t air live. Saint does a voice over and talks about the history of grappling in the UK before we get the show open and head to the commentary team for the evening, Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness.

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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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