Posted by Nicholas Jason Lopez
Don’t Steal Moves, Steal Moments
– The opening video hyped Shinsuke Nakamura’s well-awaited return to NXT after he was soundly defeated for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: San Antonio by Bobby Roode. In the thick of it all, he suffered a “knee injury” and was left off television for a few weeks to sell it. Well, he’s back now. Apparently he’s also got an awesome opponent in TJ Perkins. We like that they can just pluck random Cruiserweights into filler spots like these on NXT. Now, if only they were allowed to do that on the main roster. Let’s not get TOO progressive now. Insert thinking face emoji here.
Tags: Aleister Black, Alexander Wolfe, Andrade "Cien" Almas, Billie Kay, Bobby Roode, Corey Graves, Ember Moon, Eric Young, Ho Ho Lun, Kassius Ohno, Killian Dain, Nigel McGuinness, Nikki Cross, No Way Jose, Paul Ellering, Percy Watson, Peyton Royce, Roderick Strong, Shinsuke Nakamura, TakeOver: Orlando, The Authors Of Pain, The Ealy Brothers, The Revival, TJ Perkins, Tom Phillips, Tye Dillinger, William Regal
Posted by Nicholas Jason Lopez
A Stand Against SAnitY
– Well, nothing quite says “Welcome Back To Full Sail University” like the darkness and haunting realism of SAnitY’s entrance. Look Mom, Mad Max has some new friends. Once they get in the ring, we’re subjected to some subtle hardcore dancing from Alexander Wolfe as we wonder what the hell this group is out for so soon into the show. The silence was broken by upbeat Indian music, as The Bollywood Boyz came out with a cultured toy to raise some fun or something like that. Nah, they’re gonna get their asses kicked. In case you wondered, Eric Young/Nikki (not NXT Women’s Champion) Cross would sit this one out. As the match begins, it’s rather hard to not notice Killian Dain’s rampant back hair. Just imagine a furry bear and translate that to a human being. You’ve met your match. Funnily enough, at that point, the Full Sail faithful break out a “Shave your back!” chant. See, they’re not all that resentful. The bout goes on and it’s basically Dain having his way with the fun-lovers. He powerbombed one on top of the other and hit a senton on both. Just, ouch. On top of it all, he hits that sweet move that transitions from an electric chair to the Michinoku Driver. Wolfe never even tagged in, which goes to show that they accomplished the goal to make Dain look scary, though his back hair already did that. Post-match, Cross screamed for Champion Asuka, because well, she’s crazy. Young bragged about his victory over Tye Dillinger at TakeOver: San Antonio and again claimed that “The Perfect 10” belonged with them and it wasn’t a choice anymore. Right. This is like the friendliest group ever.
Tags: Alexander Wolfe, Billie Kay, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Heavy Machinery, Killian Dain, Liv Morgan, Nigel McGuinness, Nikki Cross, No Way Jose, Paul Ellering, Percy Watson, Peyton Royce, Roderick Strong, Sanity, TakeOver: Orlando, The Authors Of Pain, The Bollywood Boyz, The Revival, Tom Phillips, Trent Seven, Tye Dillinger, Tyler Bate, William Regal