I am overexcited – Blame Simon Gotch……
Now I have been dying to see this episode since 2am this morning (UK time) when Simon Gotch started to retweet about 1 million replies to him. I was unfortunately awake and trying to sleep (as I needed to go to work at 8am) and then instantly wished I had just watched NXT instead.
As you all know I am currently madly in love with the VaudeVillains and especially Simon Gotch….
Matches Quick Overlook :
Cassie vs Eva Marie
Winner : Eva Marie
??? vs Baron Corbin
Winner : Baron Corbin
Mike Rallis vs Samoa Joe
Winner : Samoa Joe
Emma vs Bayley
Winner : Bayley
Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton vs The VaudeVillains
Winners : The VaudeVillains
We haven’t seen Finn since he won the title so it was nice to see him once more. I can’t help but see the Lego loving little Geek we were given in the little get to know Finn Balor stuff every time I see him now.
The opening was pretty boring it was just Finn coming to say thanks to the fans and tell us how happy he is to be champion and how happy he’ll be to fight Owens at TakeOver.
I’m not afraid to say it but I’m not 100% the biggest Finn fan when he’s in the ring, I like him alright enough but I don’t get the big “he’s the greatest thing in the world” attitude some people have. I’m going to be very unpopular (when the hell aren’t I when it comes to opinions in wrestling?!) and say I personally think Tyler Breeze is a much better in ring wrestler.
That being said like Breeze I have to say that Finn just has a great personality and his character is extremely addictive. I mean me and my friend who comes to watch NXT with me just can’t help but do the arm movements in time with his music and hmmm along with it whenever he shows up so he’s doing something right.
Plus he’s a cutie. That always wins me over.
Cassie vs Eva Marie
Eva Marie wins by pin fall
It was obvious from the start that this was meant to be a show off of how far Eva Marie has come and lets be fair she has….
Not that the last time I saw her wrestling that means a whole deal but we have to be fair (or pretend to be so that fans don’t try to kill me) and she has improved.
That being said it was still quite a slow and stodgy match. I quite liked Cassie and her kicks and can’t wait to see how she develops (if she does) because she could be something a little different. Personally I felt like Cassie outshone Eva but Eva still improved a little.
I was underwhelmed. People said from spoilers that Eva kicked ass and she didn’t. She looks very unconfident in the ring. That means nothing, I was once told that people aren’t born with confidence they work on it every day so the more she performs hopefully the better she gets. I kind of hope she DOES improve and this isn’t the stopping point for her.
A pretty dull match though.
William Regal / Tyler Breeze
Have I mentioned that I’m a giant Tyler Breeze fan? I’m sure I haven’t.
Well I’m a giant Tyler Breeze fan.
I find the whole persona so fun but in the ring he’s really good and there is actually a lot you can do with it (people saying he’d only ever be a joke doesn’t have a imagination!!)
This week he’s in William Regals office demanding to know what he’ll be doing at TakeOver. I can’t wait to see what he’s doing at TakeOver as he’s not really done much since losing to Balor in the number one contenders match. Fun little segment reminding us that Breeze is still relevant in some way.
??? vs Baron Corbin
Baron Corbin wins by pin fall
There is no point even saying anything. It took him longer to walk to the ring then to fight whoever it was that he was fighting. I have failed to find any information on the man he murdered in 10 seconds.
Mike Rawlis vs Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe wins by pin fall
There was new music for Joe. Still terrible. No story for him and a terrible excuse for a squash match again.
Look I say it every week I know but my teenage years I was a TNA fan. Kill me if you must but I grew up watching WWE and WCW and then my family couldn’t afford Sky (or at least Sky Sports) so WWE disappeared from our screens until TNA came on Bravo. I LOVED TNA. Mainly because I didn’t have anything else. Samoa Joe was one of those people I love. Now I know that was like 10 years ago and he’s going to be different but Joe has SO MUCH that he can do in the ring and EVERY match in NXT so far has been very samey. Its like a squash match just not a squash match. We’re meant to be seeing “Killer” Joe but we’re getting “Indifferent” Joe.
He is the Kimi Raikkonen of wrestling. When Kimi Raikkonen wants to be he is the most bad ass racer in F1, and then he has periods of time where he might as well not be in F1 at all. Joe seems to right now be the same. When he gets going (and seeing we’re getting a main event against Rhyno in a few weeks maybe THAT is when he’ll get going) he is one of the most entertaining wrestlers you’ll see. Right now its like he’s just not bothered.
Saying that I wasn’t THAT interested in seeing Joe in NXT anyway for some reason.
Emma and Dana Brooke
I love these two, they are so funny together. There was nothing really special about the interview other then to re-build some of the heat in Emma’s story against Bayley since Bayley has been gone for a while now with injury. It worked. I love these two.
Emma vs Bayley
Bayley wins by pin fall
It wasn’t the best match which is a shame because I really like Emma and Bayley, there was too much of a story going on in the ring with the injured hand of Bayley being targeted.
It wasn’t bad though, there was a lot to love about it and it was just really refreshing to see Bayley back. Her happy personality is just wonderful and you can’t help but get behind her in the ring.
After the match (let me tell you this Bayley’s elbow spin off the top ring is a thing of beauty!) Bayley challenges Charlotte to a match to prove herself….
We get a recap on Charlotte winning (they kind of forgot that Sasha ALSO won on RAW) at Battleground and RAW. There were tears and Charlotte saying yes to Bayley’s match before Dana shows up telling her that she has chance after chance and failed. Next week we’ll have Dana vs Charlotte it seems and THEN Bayley vs Charlotte.
If I’m honest even though I think Dana has a long way to go I’d be a bit upset if Dana doesn’t win this one because it’ll kill her steam a little bit.
Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton vs The VaudeVillains
The VaudeVillains win by pin fall
Right so you know…. I’m a bit VaudeVillains fan. I do love them. They are crazy.
I fully blame Simon Gotch for a sleepless night and a very long day as I saw his amazing footwork on twitter at 2am (as I said in the opening) and been dying to watch the match since. Because I didn’t go to bed till late it meant that I didn’t wake up early enough to watch it before work so I had to go through a 7 1/2 hour shift (with a hour each end of travel) to sit through until I got home to watch it.
Why are these not just tag team champions already? Why don’t they get loads of backstage antics? Why don’t we just have bucket loads of them? I mean they are so funny, charismatic, different and talented. I mean Simon Gotch is possibly the most impressive person I’ve ever seen in a ring, the whole Strong man thing is so funny and his flexibility and Manly ways are just amazing. Aiden English makes me cry when I see him in the ring because his wrestling is so beautiful.
I get to blub about these guys because NXT was quite boring this week so getting excited about the VaudeVillains is the only thing worth doing.
The match wasn’t great but that wasn’t any of the competitors fault it was just a bit slow but it was special in its own way (I will never forget it. That match is kind of burnt into my brain) and the VaudeVillains just look brilliant right now.
Blake & Murphy & Alexa Bliss
Well I’m not happy that the VaudeVillains have a match next week against them unless it starts a story off against them. I was surprised that they beat Cass and Enzo anyway because them two had been in a thing with Blake & Murphy. I don’t see the champs losing their belt this close to TakeOver to the VaudeVillains. I was kind of hoping that they’d have their fight on TakeOver but no.
Blake and Murphy were kind of being “cute” in their way in the background whilst Alexa takes charge making sure we know her boys will still be champs next week.
The question now turns to if (when – sad times) the VaudeVillains lose next week what happens? Will we get Enzo and Big Cass back in the title picture? Or what about all three? In fact why not all three? A three team fight for the titles at TakeOver? I’m kind of dreading seeing what happens if I’m honest. Not that I really want the VaudeVillains to be champions because Murphy and Blake disappeared a little recently but VaudeVillains get loads of matches…. I’d rather they didn’t disappear! But I do want some backstage antics from them.
I promise I won’t Tweet/Tumblr/Post about VaudeVillains again this week. 7 days of bliss for you all!
Blah, blah, blah…. Contract signed, Kevin Owens gets grumpy, Finn left standing.
We have seen contract signings a million times before so I don’t think I really need to talk much more about it?
Owens is really coming into his own right now and is one of the hottest superstars in WWE (along with Cesaro…. I promised no more VV messages never said I’d shut up about Cesaro. I will NEVER stop talking about how amazing that man is, not until EVERYONE knows how amazing that man is!) and this match with Finn is going to be a highlight of the SummerSlam weekend. It does make me wonder whether or not they’ll have Owens then go out to SummerSlam. I can’t see it which is a shame because he’s been one of the most impressive guys on the PPVs recently.
My Thoughts :
Slightly better then last week but there is still that normal NXT spark missing somewhere. I was half way through tweeting about it (I didn’t really tweet much either) and someone tweeted me that it was all jobbers and I couldn’t help but agree. It wasn’t as bad as the week before but it was still a little dull.
Eva Marie deserves respect. I don’t care if you think its too late or whatever, I don’t care about her personality or anything. She has improved and if she carries on she could be good. As fellow humans we should be encouraging Eva Marie by letting her know that we respect that she’s improving and cheering her when she deserves it. I don’t care how long its taken her to bother to learn to wrestle she’s doing it now and one more competent female wrestler to add to the roster is one more competent female wrestler to prove to the boring old farts that women’s wrestling is SOOOOOOO important.
The tag team that I will not talk about no more are wonderful and perfect and I have photos of them as my laptop background and both my phone backgrounds. I love them. Even if I might have to stop one of their tweets from being sent to my phone because I get overly excited about him in general. I love him and think he’s perfect. If he doesn’t go extremely far in this company then it is sad because he is just so much fun. I love him.
I don’t get Corbin right now. He went from killing people in a few seconds to having matches back to killing nobodies in seconds. The whole video package last week bored me to tears but I appreciated what it was meant to get through but honestly they need to do SOMETHING with him.
It wasn’t that bad though. Bayley was back. BAYLEY!!! And true Gentlemen won once more. Ohhh and there was Tyler Breeze being a cutie pie!
Would have been made better if we’d seen Chad Gable though!
Next week I am on holiday! So I will not be back online properly until Friday or Saturday! I have a week off of work and going to Looe for the week with my sister and my niece. Its Monday to Friday so my whole week off is being taken up by the holiday (I don’t really want to go for reasons but that isn’t really the point.)
Therefore unless there is Wi-Fi down in the camp site or something I will not be watching NXT until Friday when I get home. If Pete is late doing stuff I won’t be able to catch up for him.
The week after is the last week before I do stupid amounts of overtime thanks to everyone being on holiday (amazingly one of us has been off last week and this week, I’m off next week, someone is off the week after but I’m only doing one day extra to cover them, then someone else is off for two weeks before someone else is off the week after!!!) if I’m honest work has been getting me down recently so I don’t know how much I’ll be watching wrestling but hopefully I’ll keep up as I’m really getting into the SummerSlam build up as well as obviously being excited for TakeOver.
Just thought I’d let you know!