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The Good, Bad and Ugly WWE NXT (01/30/2019)

Did you think NXT was Good, Bad or Ugly?

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Do we see an odd clip show, or get more of the solid NXT action we expect? Bobby gives us the good, bad and ugly.

NXT Takeover was tremendous.  The War Raiders, in my opinion stole the show.  They are a fantastic Tag Team and that match was insane.  Now we are back to weekly television, which isn’t a Bad thing.  This week’s show is following a very strong showing from Raw and SmackDown.  Honestly, NXT will most likely deliver and then some.  How Good can it get?  Is there a chance for failure? 

THE GOOD

Io Shirai and Kairi Sane vs. Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir

Shirai and Sane are just incredible.  If you don’t like them, that is your own personal issue.  You cannot be helped.  Duke and Shafir, who knows they certainly have a lot of work to do.  Shirai simply flew around the ring flawlessly.  Kairi Sane is also a Superstar and insanely impressive.  Jessamyn Duke has a great look and pressence but her ring abilities are far from polished.  That is okay though, they are naturals.  Shafir seems a little more comfortable and further along than her partner.  Kairi Sane came in on the hot tag after Shirai was getting pummeled, and took over.  Sane destroyed her opponents with a Grand Finale being her perfect “elbow drop” on Marina Shafir for the win. 

Street Profits vs. Forgotten Sons (Cutler and Blake)

Although there was decent hype, the Street Profits haven’t blown anyone away yet.  Forgotten Sons even less.  However it’s a new week. Montez Ford of the Street Profits seems has a ton of skill and potential, in fact both teams worked hard the entire match this week.  There were a lot of high spots, and impressive physicality.  Honestly this seemed like a PPV level of energy, as if still on a high from NXT.  There is hunger here.  It is known that NXT is hunting ground for limitless talent, and even the lower echelon of talent still has it in abundance.  There were a lot of surprises here but the biggest is The Forgotten Sons getting a victory on a hyped, highly publicized team like Street Profits.  Impressive win for The Forgotten Sons. 

THE BAD and UGLY

Way too much Takeover Footage.  Honestly the NXT Audience saw it all and loved it.  It’s new content the masses want.  Too Bad but still, Takeover was amazing.  NXT cannot lose steam right now though, with the new trend of talent looking for work elsewhere. 

FINAL

GOOD- 2

BAD and UGLY- 1

Overall- Honestly the new content was Good, the matches were entertaining, just not enough.  It was a Good show though.  I hope this isn’t going to be a trend.  The more NXT the better, the recaps and highlights can go.  The talent is to deep and the potential is too high to waste. 

So far WWE is having a mixed week.  On our side, the action has been Good and the story continues.  Inside however WWE gets news that another Superstar is leaving or wants to leave.  It is becoming a harsh reality that nothing is forever.  WWE is still the biggest game in town, and they will not go quietly.  If the feud with AEW gets intense when AEW finally puts out some content, WWE will answer with power and might.  The McMahons have a fortified castle and will do anything they have to, to protect the crown.  Either way, again it is the audience that wins here.  Pro Wrestling is alive and well, and is looking strong into the future.  Please like, share, and comment. 

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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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