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VIDEO: Remember how Sanity have been kicking Jose, Strong, and Tye's ass? Well that ends tonight.
Andrade "Cien" Almas vs Oney Lorcan ANDRADE: Have some condescending taunts. ONEY: Have some condescending elbows to the face. ANDRADE: Ok, you win that one. ANDRADE takes a powder. ONEY: Dive? ANDRADE: Bad call. Meet my friend the ramp. ONEY: Welp, time to play face in peril. ONEY plays face in peril. ANDRADE: Have this *particularly incapacitating* chinlock. ONEY: Nah, here's a running blockbuster and a shoulder charge. ANDRADE: Hey that wasn't that --- ONEY: Have *SIX* more! ANDRADE: Ow. ONEY: Half-and-Half and pin. ANDRADE: Na. ONEY and ANDRADE: Let's slug it out like manly men. They slug it out like manly men. UNIVERSE: *This is Awesome intensifies* ANDRADE: EL IDOLO is more manly man than you! ONEY: Welp, I tried. ANDRADE: Hammerlock DDT! ANDRADE wins.
Backstage #DIY: We're not even sure how we can be "Do It Yourself" when there's two of us, but we have heart and the Revival and AoP just do it for the money, and also we're going to win the tag titles at TakeOver and have our moment.
Vignette ALEISTER BLACK: *vaguely ominous gibberish* and also, I'm debuting at TakeOver and someone's night will Fade to Black. Get it? *BLACK* --- UNIVERSE: YES WE GET IT
Backstage KAYLA: Hey Andrade, Aleister Black is debuting at TakeOver, what do you say to that? ANDRADE: Perro, I'm gonna *END* you at TakeOver! Get it, cause his name is --- UNIVERSE: YES WE FUCKING GET IT
Asuka v Priscilla Zuniga UNIVERSE: Asuka's gonna kill you. PRISCILLA: Yep. TOM, PERCY, NIGEL: That Eclipse sure is a dangerous move. PRISCILLA: Let me slap the taste out of your mouth. ASUKA: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA How was that a good idea?! ASUKA takes her sweet sweet time killing PRISCILLA. PRISCILLA: You're right, I didn't think that one through. ASUKA: Asuka Lock! PRISCILLA: ded. ASUKA: *Japanese intensifies* NO ECLIPSE.
Backstage REVIVAL: We're the Revival because we studied all the greats and became better than them, and especially better than the Hart Foundation, it's not about catchphrases, it's about the money, and we've worked harder than anyone to earn our money, and also at TakeOver we're going to win the belts. Top Guys Out.
Next week, we will have a triple threat between one member from each team. GHOST OF TEDDY LONG: Holla holla holla.
VIDEO: Remember how ROODE and NAK debuted on the same show and now one is champ and one is challenger, and ROODE is all lavish, and NAK is apparently is a surfer boy, and we promise not to do an injury angle in the next match, so come watch! UNIVERSE: Take all our money.
Backstage KAYLA: Hey Jose, Roddy, and Tye, are you ready for this match against Sanity? JOSE, RODDY, TYE: Yo, can we work in all our names or nicknames in a 1-minute promo? JOSE, RODDY, TYE: Yes, yes we can.
Elsewhere DASHA: So Ohno, you lost last week and your entire NXT career is a failure. OHNO: That's a little har--- SAMSON: Let me "sing" a song for you: you suck and you don't belong here. OHNO: I hate your singing so much that I will put my career on the line to get rid of it. UNIVERSE: That escalated quickly.
Roderick Strong, No Way Jose, and Tye Dillinger vs Sanity EVERYBODY: Let's brawl a bit. REF: Let's not do that again. SANITY: Let's play a game where Tye and Eric can't be in the ring together. TYE, JOSE, RODDY: Sure. They play that game for a bit. RODDY: Hey Wolfe, why don't you eat some typical babyface offense? WOLFE: Doesn't look like I have much of a choice in the matter. RODDY: Nope. RODDY's team kicks WOLFE's ass. TYE: Hey Eric how about we go at it? ERIC: Nope. TYE: Fine, here's Jose to kick your ass. NIKKI: Distraction! JOSE gets distracted. DAIN: I am big and you are not. JOSE: You're not wrong. DAIN kicks JOSE's ass. JOSE: Hot tag! RODDY: Backbreakers for all! Pin? SANITY: No. JOSE and TYE: Also no. EVERYBODY: Punchy-kicks! REF: Dammit I told you to cut that out. Double DQ! UNIVERSE: Bullshit! TYE: Eric I'm finally gonna give you what you deserve! NIKKI: It's not TakeOver yet, so no. TYE flails around. OuttaNowhere, RUBY! RUBY: Nikki, I'mma run *RIOT* on you! Get it, Riot? Okay. TOM, NIGEL, PERCY: Who the hell is this?!?!!? TYE, JOSE, RODDY, RUBY: Yo how about that numbers game? TYE, JOSE, and RODDY kick DAIN's ass.
1. Another breezy episode of NXT, even though it's not exactly full of star power right now, it's tightly written, and the conflicts progress from week-to-week in a logical way. Not much more you can ask for. 2. That opener had a real hot ending. I was particularly impressed by Andrade's character touches to the point that this might be the first time I've watched him and taken notice. Strange though that he's the first designated victim of Aleister Black. 3. Didn't really expect a definitive finish to the main event considering TakeOver is just 9 days away, but I would've preferred a more intense, more chaotic double-DQ. Maybe throw in some weapons. This came off as pretty tame. 4. I'm kind of surprised Tye's self-doubt story just kind of got shelved in this Sanity feud. Or maybe he comes back to it once he gets that decisive win over them.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws
And mine are long and sharp, my lord, as long and sharp as yours!
Damn it! You beat my recap by, like, literally 4 minutes! I'd have put mine up first, except that they gave Strong a microphone again, and I just now recovered from the powerfully incapacitating effects.
I liked this week's show a lot. The debut of Heidi Lovelace (Ruby Riot? Is that what they're calling her?) is obviously the big news, and I'm legit shocked that she got her for-realsies debut before Kimber Lee did, but that opener was as reliably good as I said it would be last week. I absolutely love Almas doing the Los Ingobernabales de NXT routine, and I have always loved the weird and violent Oney Lorcan. Asuka going full heel against Ember Moon is the right call, although I'm still not sure you'll find anybody booing her. And I am shockingly invested in Ohno v. Drifter, Career v. Career. So, successes all around as far as I'm concerned.
Originally posted by TenkenDamn it! You beat my recap by, like, literally 4 minutes!
Post it! I love reading your NXT stuff. The more exposure for NXT the better!
Originally posted by Tenken347I'd have put mine up first, except that they gave Strong a microphone again, and I just now recovered from the powerfully incapacitating effects.
Oh god, yes. Roddy is someone who is actively better away from the mic. Just let him be the Dean Malenko of the Cruiserweight division when the time comes to graduate from NXT. Whatever he's selling on the mic, I'm not buying.
(edited by used2bcool on 23.3.17 0926) In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws
And mine are long and sharp, my lord, as long and sharp as yours!
I know continuity is a bit of a stretch, but last week, a big deal was made on SD about how all the boys in the back (except A-Train) were upset with Big Slug for his actions against Rey. This week, the FBI and Big Slug are chummy throughout the program....