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Check out the latest episode of Intermission, the 15-minute podcast where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez shoots on social media and talks current wrestling news!
Classy Topics Include:
- Why Can’t He Be Named Donovan Dijak in NXT?
- Big E/Xavier Woods Should Turn On Kofi Kingston
- WrestleMania 35 Rumor Mill – Kevin Owens Vs. Daniel Bryan, Lacey Evans Vs. Asuka
- Where Was Tommaso Ciampa Watching That Match Though?
By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Follow Nick on Twitter @NickJasonLopez as he Live-Tweets Raw and SmackDown Live! Below are just some of his thoughts on tonight’s show:
*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*
Check out the latest episode of Intermission where Nick talks about pro wrestling news for 15 minutes with help from his Facebook feed!
Incredible Topics Include:
- Seth Rollins Is The 2019 Royal Rumble Male Winner (In Case You Were Unsure What Rumble Becky Lynch Won)
- Why Rollins-Brock Lesnar Is The Way To Go For WrestleMania
- The Lesnar Face
- Bad Stone Cold Impressions
- Lana Died For Our Sins
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“Notes In Observance” features random thought and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.
Bringing The Fight
– The opening video took us back to last week when Samoa Joe swerved everybody as he played the “nice guy” to get NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura to agree to a rematch for the belt before he brutalized him without remorse with help from the steel steps. With some ample time before NXT’s next TakeOver special, this was a smart way to prolong things in a way that kept the focus on Joe’s aggression.
– NXT seems to be in a state of developing its own talent in a field with a few established diamonds. That has always been its niche and that seems more true than ever these days. With seemingly everybody notable up on the main roster now, we need new stars more than ever. Luckily, we had a good start with the TM61-Tony Nese/Ariya Daivari opener. The upstart Aussies appear to be second on the babyface tier of the NXT Tag Team Division behind Johnny Gargano/Tommaso Ciampa and this match helped propel them further into the scene with credibility. On the other side, we had Nese (who impressed in his Cruiserweight Classic performance) show off more reasons why he might be around to stay for a while, with his versatile style in offense. Daivari already made a good pest heel from what we saw in the CWC, but him and Nese gelled smoothly for a first-time team. We never got the sense that TM61 was the superior team, as it came off more evenly matched, but we could tell TM61 was going over at the end. Nese had some impressive spots and the babyfaces finished off the bout with their Thunder Valley finisher. We have a feeling TM61 will end up with Tag Title shots sooner than later.
The Era Of Strong Style Begins
– With NXT back at home at Full Sail University, it was time to see some new feuds and stars develop as the next NXT TakeOver event looms in the coming months. We started off with a backstage segment with Samoa Joe, NXT General Manager William Regal and a medical trainer as Regal was told that due to numerous injuries caused to Joe at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II, he wouldn’t be cleared to compete any time soon. Joe, who was uncrowned of the NXT Championship at Brooklyn by NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, was expectedly pissed and stormed away. Uh oh.