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Is Bianca Belair The Next Big Star After WWE NXT Takeover: Phoenix

Can the EST of NXT take the lead in the women’s division?

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Bianca Belair calls herself the EST of NXT, but did she prove that she’s the best big women’s star after Takeover: Phoenix?

One look at the once-undefeated Bianca Belair and fans can see why she is the EST of NXT.  Behind the sparkles and the braid lies a tough athlete that comes with charisma and confidence.

Before making a splash in the NXT Women’s Division, Belair was one of the standout performers in the inaugural Mae Young Classic two years ago.  Since then, she has taken the NXT Women’s Division by storm.  Of course, it was a matter of time before she would challenge for the NXT Women’s Championship.  Fans saw that at NXT Takeover: Phoenix.

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It was due for Bianca Belair to tie up with the fearsome Shayna Baszler.  Of course, Baszler has dominated and shredded the Women’s Division in her wake.  The two-time NXT Women’s Champion has been almost unstoppable, but it didn’t come easy.  Her battles with those such as Ember Moon and Kairi Sane have complimented both her strengths and flaws.

The match between Baszler and Belair proved no different, and it made Belair a bigger star afterwards.

If fans watched NXT Takeover: Phoenix Saturday night, not only was it the biggest match of Belair’s career, but the stakes were high for her as well.  Prior to the show, panelist Sam Roberts went as far to say that the match between Belair and Baszler was a wasted spot on the card.

Controversial indeed, but they say controversy creates cash.  In Belair’s case, after the climax of Saturday night’s match she looked like a million bucks.

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Belair came into the match ready to fight.  Baszler found out real quick that this match wasn’t going to be an easy victory.  Belair took Baszler to her limits even though she fell victim to the Kirifuda Clutch in the end.  Belair was able to wrestle her way out of the dangerous move at first, which was incredibly impressive.  However, the final moments of the match were what stood out to fans the most.

Belair’s resistance to the Kirifuda Clutch was reminiscent to that of Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13.  In the Submission Match, Austin would pass out to Bret Hart’s Sharpshooter, marking an important moment in his Hall of Fame career.  Bianca Belair wasn’t bloody, but her will was strong until her body gave out on her.  She didn’t tap out, and that wasn’t lost on the fans.  She has a strong case en route to WrestleMania.

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That one moment was enough for Belair’s respect to be earned.  It is well-known that Belair was a very accomplished athlete growing up, and that was prominent in a monumental moment.  Fans went from being split between the women to wanting to see Belair overcome the Kirifuda Clutch.  Moments like that are what make Baszler the wrestler she is and created a bigger star in Belair.

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If anything else, the EST of NXT’s stock has risen as the Royal Rumble weekend comes to a close.  She already has the tools to become a Superstar like Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.  Now, she has a resume to back up all the confidence she worked to get.  Belair’s undefeated streak is gone, but she gained something much bigger from it.  And that was a star-making moment that comes once in a blue moon.


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Chris’s Insanely Early 2019 SummerSlam Match Predictions

Chris King jumps ahead to WWE SummerSlam 2019 and predicts the card we may see in Toronto next month!

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Chris King jumps ahead to WWE SummerSlam 2019 and predicts the card we may see in Toronto next month!

This past Sunday at WWE Extreme Rules the WWE Universe was shaken to its core when Brock Lesnar cashed-in on Seth Rollins to become a 3X-Time Universal Champion! On Raw “The Beastslayer” outlasted nine other competitors (one of them originally announced as Daniel Bryan but then changed to Sami Zayn) in the first-ever cross-brand All-star 10-Man Over-The-Top Battle Royal to get his rematch at SummerSlam.

Natalya also won a fatal-four-way to become The Man Becky Lynch’s challenger for SummerSlam. We also witnessed the amazing debut of The Fiend as Bray Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on Finn Balor! Shortly after it was announced that Wyatt and Balor are set to do battle again at WWE SummerSlam!

On this past Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live, In a six-man tag team match with Randy Orton, Elias, and Samoa Joe vs. The New Day Orton pinned the WWE Champion clean. We also got Round II of Cesaro/Aleister Black, and Black won decisively. Also, Bayley teamed with Ember Moon to face Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille. In their post-match celebration Moon accepted Bayley’s challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.

Last but certainly not least, Kevin Owens once again defied Shane McMahon and his myriad of corporate stooges and stunned the boss not once but twice! Below I will be giving my predictions for the rest of the matches to be included for SummerSlam.

Chris’s 2019 SummerSlam Match Card Predictions

WWE SummerSlam Kick-Off Show

  • WWE Intercontinental Championship
    Shinsuke Nakamura © vs. Mustafa Ali
  • Gimmick Match for the WWE 24/7 Championship
    R-Truth © vs. Drake Maverick
  • Fatal-5-Way Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    Drew Gulak © vs. Tony Nese vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher vs. Oney Lorcan

WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View

  • SmackDown Tag Team Championship
    New Day © vs. Heavy Machinery
  • Fatal-4-Way Tag Team Match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
    The Revival © vs. The Usos vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders
  • Charlotte Flair vs. Liv Morgan
  • 2-Out-3 Falls Match for the WWE United States Championship
    AJ Styles © vs. Ricochet
  • Aleister Black vs. Cesaro (part 3)
  • Triple Threat Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
    The IIconics © vs. The Kabuki Warriors vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya DeVille
  • Kevin Owens vs. Drew McIntyre
  • Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross
  • Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns
  • Bray Wyatt (The Fiend) vs. Finn Balor (The Demon)
  • Rey Mysterio vs. Baron Corbin
  • SmackDown Women’s Championship
    Bayley © vs. Ember Moon
  • Raw Women’s Championship
    Becky Lynch © vs. Natalya
  • WWE Championship
    Kofi Kingston © vs. Randy Orton
  • Universal Championship
    Brock Lesnar © vs. Seth Rollins


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The Club Taking Over WWE–And How The Undisputed Era vs. The Club Could Impact The Future Of NXT

Chris King takes a look at the resurgence of The Club in WWE, and the possibility of a run-in with NXT favorites the Undisputed Era.

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Chris King takes a look at the resurgence of The Club in WWE, and the possibility of a run-in with NXT favorites the Undisputed Era.

At Extreme Rules Styles and Ricochet did battle once again over the coveted United States Championship, where both competitors put on a wrestling clinic and Styles became a three-time United States Champion!

With Styles holding the United States Championship one must expect, that The Good Brothers are coming for the Raw Tag Team Championships. I already predict that they will win the titles as soon as SummerSlam. Finn Balor recently lost the Intercontinental Championship to Shinsuke Nakamura, perhaps he may set his sights on the WWE or Universal Championship?

How The Undisputed Era vs The Club Will Help The Future Of NXT

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The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Fish), have taken NXT by storm since August 2017. All four members have accomplished so much in two short years. Under “Freebird Rule” Undisputed Era are two-time NXT Tag-team Champions, and Cole was the inaugural North American Champion and current NXT Champion.

On July 17, 2019, Club member Karl Anderson sent out a tweet stating that ‘The Club’ is the only club that matters.

A fan responded with a tweet of The Undisputed Era and the leader of The Club Styles found it hilarious, signifying that NXT’s top faction wasn’t a real threat.

Roderick Strong and Adam Cole didn’t waste any time firing back.

Could we witness two of the most popular factions in WWE and NXT battle for brand supremacy?

This has never happened before and it’s something new and fresh, that pro wrestling fans all over the world would be salivating for. Not only would The Club vs. The Undisputed Era be an EPIC dream feud for the ages, it will also have a significant impact on the future of the black and gold brand.

Over the years NXT has morphed from being the developmental territory, into its own brand delivering some of the most exhilarating five-star matches of all time. What was once heralded as a launchpad for up-and-coming talent to make it to the main roster, now is viewed as it’s own entity.

Undisputed Era will be looking to prove that the black and gold brand is the creme of the crop, while The Club, on the other hand, is cementing their status as untouchable on the main roster. Something that their rivals have proved for over two years while holding all the gold at separate times.

The battles that these factions would have would be completely insane, and with two of the best talkers in the industry, the promos would straight fire! In the world of professional wrestling anything is possible, so come on Triple H convince Vince McMahon why this feud needs to happen and that boys and girls is… Undisputed!!!

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