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Tenken347
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
It truly is turning into a #NewEra for NXT, as the show's opening now includes slightly modified music to go along with the altered graphics. Oh, also virtually everyone who defined NXT either already has left or will be leaving before the end of the summer, so also that.

Well, maybe not everybody. Tye Dillinger's still here! He'll be squaring off against Orney Lorcan (nee Chris Girard [nee Biff Busick]). Let's all take a moment to bask in the name Orney Lorcan. That shit is amazing. Anyhoo, I'm on record as being a big fan of whatever you call this guy, because he makes awesome faces and throws stiff elbows and uppercuts. We do get that here, but he starts off with a headlock. P10 counters with a shoulder block, but Lorcan goes right back to the headlock after a quick takedown, before delivering a pair of his own shoulder blocks as Dillinger tries to push off the ropes. He nails a headlock takeover, but Dillinger tries to kick his way back onto offense. It doesn't work. Instead, Orney Lorcan throws a mean elbow into the side of his face. They jockey for position with a very cool dodge sequence, before Lorcan comes out ahead with a flying European uppercut. Cesaro-esque. That only rattles Dillinger for a moment, though. He comes back with a hard knee that sends Lorcan into the corner, then just starts beating the shit out of him. I mean, he is laying in those boots. He lets up just enough for a short-arm clothesline, but Lorcan fires up and throws a clothesline of his own. He follows that with some more hard elbows, but Dillinger comes back with his absolutely beautiful superkick. It looks good for Dillinger, but Lorcan comes out of nowhere with a blockbuster and picks up a three count!
Match Rating: I [heart] Orney Lorcan - The Wrestler And The Name.

A-Double is backstage. He wants us all to know that you don't stop being great just because of a single loss. After all, Ali didn't win 'em all, either. No Way Jose makes the very questionable decision to interrupt at this point. He tells Aries that he's learned a lot from him, and maybe Aries can learn something about positivity from him. There is absolutely no chance that this will result in a gigantic heel turn before the end of the evening.

No chance!

Meanwhile, Bayley's recovered from her fake injury, and is cleared to compete tonight.

So No Way Jose is out to mash Some Jobber, but let's just skip past that and get to the meat, right?
Match Rating: Never Mind The Match!
NWJ is dancing post victory, and A-Double comes out. He tells NWJ that a man is defined by his defeats, and he did learn something tonight - that wrestling is supposed to be fun! This has reminded him of who he really is, and who he needs to be. Nothing ominous there! NWJ starts dancing again, and he baits Aries into joining him with some spectacularly bad comedy dancing of his own. This goes for quite a while. Then, they start dancing up the ramp, and I'll cop to it - they got me. This went so long, that I started thinking that they might actually do the most shocking possible thing and not do the turn. Instead, though, they dance over to the commentary booth, and while all four men are dancing, Aries twists around into a rolling elbow and just starts murdering NWJ. It's great. Then, he makes like he's going to leave, but he runs back down and slaps on the Last Chancery for good measure. This is easily the top segment of the entire night's program, and the most I've ever enjoyed Austin Aries.

Meanwhile, back in GM Regal's office, he's talking to Nakamura. They want to fight, and Regal sees no reason why not, so he makes the match for Balor/Nakamura in three weeks. Wait, what? That sounds suspiciously not like Takeover: Brooklyn, so I suspect some shenanigans may be in play. Or we'll get a super-rad wrestling match on the regular weekly episode of NXT, so it's not really like there's a downside there, I guess. Anyhoo, Buddy Murphy busts in complaining about the lack of opportunities he's been getting, so Nakamura's all like "fuck this guy, I'll fight him," and Regal makes the match, ostensibly because he thinks it will be hilarious.

Deonna Perrazzo (sp? I ain't double-checking it) is out to get creamed by Bayley, but first I want to comment on her new gear. Deonna's been rocking some very cheap stuff up until now, and it looks like she just got a set of actual nice wrestling gear, so I assume things are looking up for her. Anyhoo, this is pretty much Squash City. They do a nice reversal spot early on, but then Bayley hits a hip toss for one, then a guillotine in the ropes, and then her corner elbow strikes. Deonna comes back with a clothesline, a very nice side-Russian legsweep, followed by an elbow strike of her own. She hits a big boot on a seated Bayley, then starts slamming her head into the top turnbuckle. Bayley, oddly, reacts like a Samoan, and shakes them off with the Big No. She takes control with a kick, followed by a flying back elbow off the top rope, then a Belly-to-Bayley seals the deal.
Match Rating: It's Going To Devastate Full Sail When Bayley Gets Called Up.

Carmella's backstage when her interview gets interrupted by Alexa Bliss. They have a solid back-and-forth, but no particularly noteworthy zingers. Upshot is that they're gonna fight next week.

Also, American Alpha returns next week. Gonna miss them too. Real bad, actually.

They recap the women's title match from The End. If you missed it then, and don't feel like watching on the Network that you are most likely watching this on, there you go.

Anyhoo, Nia Jax vs. Liv Morgan. Liv Morgan, you may remember, is the girl who is much, much less over than Carmella but who is still running the exact same gimmick as her. Insert sad trombone noise here. Liv goes for a headlock, but Jax powers out. Jax hits a pair of elbow drops, then a shot to the back. Liv tries to punch her way out, but it turns out that violence isn't the answer, at least not for her, as Jax counters with a big punch and a cobra clutch. Liv elbows out and hits a headscissors takeover, followed by a pair of dropkicks, but Jax shrugs it off, clotheslines her, and absolutely ends her with a massive powerbomb.
Match Rating: Well, I Guess Violence Was The Answer For Nia Jax.

Finally, our main event is Buddy Murphy against Shinsuke Nakamura. That's funny enough on its own, but the actual story of this match is that Murphy is massively over-matched, does not belong here, and cannot possibly win. In fact, this one really isn't worth recapping in full. Murphy's total offense comes midway through the match when he hits a boot in the corner followed by that corner rush thing he does. Then he goes for some forearms, but Nakamura's like, "your forearms are bullshit, man," and he starts murdering Murphy with his own strikes, including maybe the nastiest kick I've ever seen someone take in a wrestling ring. Turnbuckle knee, inverted exploder, KINSHASA!
Match Rating: Tonight's Show Was Not Actually Great For Wrestling.

That'll do it. A couple of fun segments, and I absolutely loved that Aries one, but match-wise there was not a lot going on. Carmella vs. Bliss should be fun next week, but not exactly a clinic either, you know, so I guess they're just going to make us wait for Takeover.

Unless that Balor/Nakamura match in three weeks is legit.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.02
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    I [heart] Orney Lorcan - The Wrestler And The Name.

I don't quite know how to break this to you, but his first name is Oney. :-) I hope that doesn't change your opinion of the name...it's still great to me.


    This is easily the top segment of the entire night's program, and the most I've ever enjoyed Austin Aries.

Top segment? Yes, by a long shot. But a close distant second was backstage: when life says NO, you say NO WAY!


    Meanwhile, back in GM Regal's office, he's talking to Nakamura. They want to fight, and Regal sees no reason why not, so he makes the match for Balor/Nakamura in three weeks.

Best part of this? Finn went to Regal's office and left him a note. That's just awesome.


    Unless that Balor/Nakamura match in three weeks is legit.

No reason to think it's not legit. There's a lot of time between now and Back to Brooklyn. That hasn't stopped them before, but more importantly, it's going to be the perfect lead-in to the debut episode of the CWC. And I fully support any action that increases my chances of witnessing Nakamura vs. Joe live and in-person.

(edited by Mr Shh on 24.6.16 1305)


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
Any chance they just schedule the entire show in the 3 weeks to just be Balor/Nakamura?









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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
    Originally posted by Mr Shh
      Originally posted by Tenken347
      I [heart] Orney Lorcan - The Wrestler And The Name.

    I don't quite know how to break this to you, but his first name is Oney. :-) I hope that doesn't change your opinion of the name...it's still great to me.


The worst part? My written notes actually say "Oney." I...I don't know what happened there.

Name's still good, though.


    Originally posted by Packman V2
    Any chance they just schedule the entire show in the 3 weeks to just be Balor/Nakamura?


After Joe/Zayn, I'd say there's every possibility.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.04
That Oney Lorcan name is fucking terrible to me. It sounds like some name a kid came up for a D & D character or a shitty viking. The fact that Tye lost to a guy with that kind of name must mean that there is a gypsy curse on him.

Nia Jaxx switching from oddly angled legdrop to powerbomb as a finisher may be the the greatest thing she's ever done. I like that Liv Morgan girl. All her gear says a different phrase on it. Also Deonna is looking less indy-riffic nowadays. I agree with Tenken, that call-up for Bayley is coming and it's gonna gut not only NXT's women's division but NXT as a whole. It's gonna be rough to get a woman that magnetic down there possibly for years.

The Nakamura match has a moment where he blocks a suplex with a knee strike then hits one of the stiffest looking (and sounding) right hand I've seen in a long time. Look to the crowd on Murphy's left. They react as if he got hit by a car.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.72
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    It looks good for Dillinger, but Lorcan comes out of nowhere with a blockbuster and picks up a three count!
    Match Rating: I [heart] Orney Lorcan - The Wrestler And The Name.

Tiny, but significant detail you left out of the finish: Tye had Oney in the corner, went up for the 10-count punches, and the crowd chanted, "10! 10!" instead of "1! 2!" Tye stopped and gave the crowd a "WTF" look, allowing Oney to recover and shove him off.

The "10! 10!" count amused me. Has the crowd done this for his corner punches before? (I've been in and out on NXT lately.) From his reaction, I assumed it was the first time.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.13
I have this show recorded - as my (five-year-old) son LOVES No Way Jose (okay, I do too), I'm debating whether or not showing this will traumatize him.

Also on a related note, we were out for dinner last night and my son looks up from colouring a picture and starts singing Nakamura's song from out of nowhere. What have I done?
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    The "10! 10!" count amused me. Has the crowd done this for his corner punches before? (I've been in and out on NXT lately.) From his reaction, I assumed it was the first time.


They sorta tried to do it at the last TakeOver but it fizzled out.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Originally posted by Tenken347
      It looks good for Dillinger, but Lorcan comes out of nowhere with a blockbuster and picks up a three count!
      Match Rating: I [heart] Orney Lorcan - The Wrestler And The Name.

    Tiny, but significant detail you left out of the finish: Tye had Oney in the corner, went up for the 10-count punches, and the crowd chanted, "10! 10!" instead of "1! 2!" Tye stopped and gave the crowd a "WTF" look, allowing Oney to recover and shove him off.

    The "10! 10!" count amused me. Has the crowd done this for his corner punches before? (I've been in and out on NXT lately.) From his reaction, I assumed it was the first time.


I guess I missed it this time, but the crowd's been doing that for Dillinger's 10-punch for a little while now. I'm almost certain they did it back at Takeover, too, but maybe I'm mis-remembering.

    Originally posted by The Goon
    Also on a related note, we were out for dinner last night and my son looks up from colouring a picture and starts singing Nakamura's song from out of nowhere. What have I done?


Man, I'm a mess this week. I also meant to point out that Full Sail is absolutely tops at singing theme songs that don't have any words. Sami Zayn, Becky Lynch, Nakamura, if your song doesn't have any lyrics whatsoever, Full Sail will belt it out at a massive volume and completely out of tune for you.
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