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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.93
The Recap for TNA Impact 7.29.10, taped from the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. I couldn't find the title of the episode.

We open with the ECW Originals and Devon in the ring. Dreamer says this is the loudest the Impact Zone has ever been, and renamed their group EV2.0 to take care of "Legal Issues." TNA's naming committee is just as bad as the WWE equivalent. Devon says the question going around is about an angry man who won't put his differences aside. They call out Ray and Devon says this is family; these are the men who had their backs since day 1. Devon asks him if he's in or out, and Ray walks away. Everyone's calling him Bubba, maybe that's why. Even Taz asks him to walk back to the ring. Ray heads to the ring to ask Devon a question: "Are we gonna set someone on fire?" and voila! All tensions relieved. Now Hulk Hogan heads to the ring to thank EV2.0 for doing their thing in TNA. Hogan says he would've loved to know about it in advance, but it's all good. He says he agrees with Dixie's statements from last week and says that he's glad he's gonna be able to watch them tear it up this time. He says he and Eric have a special surprise which they will unveil later tonight.
Abyss is out now to break up the "Extreme Reunion." He wants us to know that they are not happy - in fact, they are pissed. He says this was not part of the plan, but there's only one person they hold responsible and that's Dixie. I agree with the 411 reviewer that "They" sounds a lot like Sting now. Hogan says he doesn't care what they say, because Dreamer is a guest tonight and Abyss will not do anything until the PPV. Abyss says he has strict orders to take Dreamer out. Hogan repeats his sentiment but Dreamer wants Abyss tonight. Hogan agrees. Long and kinda disconnected, but it set up the main event well enough. 1 for 1.

Velvet and Lacey are in the back arguing when Madison Rayne stops by. She says they're not gonna get anywhere unless they stick together. Velvet has a problem with Madison thinking she's better than them, but Madison points out she offered Velvet the chance to join her but Velvet declined. Madison apologizes but Velvet won't have any of it. Finally, they wind up calling a truce.

Match 1: #1 Contendership: Angelina Love over Sarita via Botox Injection in about 2 minutes. Nothing match. 1 for 2.

Backstage, Orlando Jordan (remember him?) and Eric Young talk about matching helmets. Young generally acts like he got dropped on his head, but says he has backup so he's not overly worried. So much for EY's serious push. They play a video showing EY's head injury. Orlando Jordan stuffs a chewed piece of gum in So Cal Val's mouth for no reason whatsoever. Young has a mannequin, which is probably his backup.

Match 2: Ink Inc over Orlando Jordan and Eric Young (Moore on Jordan - Mooregasm) in 3 minutes. Wow, this was serious wrestlecrap material and left me gasping for words. Young spent most of the match playing with his mannequin, basically leaving Jordan on the receiving end of a shitkicking. Postmatch, the mannequin suffered some damage and Young threw up the "X" sign. Young tries hard, but there is no mileage in this character. 1 for 3.

Ric Flair is in the ring with Fortune. He says he's not only a Wrestling God (sue him, JBL!) but also a genius and has a rematch clause in every contract. Next week, it will be Flar v Lethal in a street fight. He then introduces Beer Money to Fortune. Roode says it's a real honor but he kind of expected it because the best stable and the best tag team belong together. He vows to become 4-time tag champ tonight. Flair introduces our new Global Champ, but Kazarian gets on the mic to announce that this is a not a "Silly gang of angry rookies." Just couldn't resist, could you, Kaz? The silly gang of rookies is making a much bigger impact than you ever will, idiot. Styles says they're the best because Flair deserves the best. He renames the Global Title as the "TV Title" and says his first defense will be next week against Rob Terry if Terry can get past Kaz this week. Flair says with the girls back at the hotel, they'll be running all night. We should learn to love it, because it's the best thing going around. Angle rises to the ramp to interrupt the festivities. He says he's glad AJ is going to honor the title, but Angle is going to honor his commitment, which unfortunately means that AJ is next. Decent enough, though the unnecessary dig just dragged it down for me. Pretty boneheaded move for TNA, especially when the competition is kicking your ass in pretty much every imaginable category. 2 for 4.

Match 3: Cage Match: Best of Five for the TNA Tag Team Championship: Beer Money lead 2-0: Motor City Machine Guns over Beer Money (Neckbreaker/Splash on Storm) in 8 minutes. I was flat-out marking out. 3 for 5. Find this shit on youtube, now! I think I'll do you one better: check out part five here. (youtube.com)

Matt Morgan comes out to Anderson's music but can't get the mic to come all the way down and has to jump up to get it. He does his introduction, Anderson style. Anderson comes out to show that he's just an imitator. Anderson gets in the ring, but Morgan wants him relax. Morgan says he wants Anderson to think how it felt to lay in a pool of his own blood due to his own steel mic. Morgan dares Anderson to hit him in the face, but Anderson decks him in the nuts! AWESOME! Anderson gains the upper hand but eventually Morgan recovers and beats on him. Hardy makes the save. Security is out to separate them, but they're laying the beating on Anderson and Hardy! WTF, mate? Now the agents are out to chew out the security guys. I can't do justice to Morgan's promo with this recap; it was very good. But what the hell was that at the end there? TNA's been all over the place with this episode. 4 for 6.

Anderson and Hardy are in the back. They explain that a couple of security guards have been training to break into the business and tonight they'll get their chance. They tell them to bring Morgan along. This is...just...wow.

Match 4: Rob Terry over Kazarian via Freak Buster in 20 seconds. Squashtastic! I enjoyed that after Kazarian's earlier comment. 4 for 7.

Match 5: 3-on-2 Handicap: Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson over Matt Morgan, Murphy, and Gunner (Hardy on Murphy(?) - Swanton Bomb) in 5 minutes. This wasn't as bad you'd think. It wasn't good by any means, but I guess a decent way to continue the rivalry. I think Karlos can shed more light on the identities of Murphy and Gunner. They didn't look horrible in there. 4 for 8.

Hogan promises his views on Eric's big announcement next week.

Eric is in the ring with Ms. Tessmacher, whose only purpose is to provide Eric with a pen stand - her cleavage. He says everyone should write this - he says on August 12, we will have PPV quality action right here on Impact. He's about to announce the main event, but Abyss interrupts with Janice. Bischoff wants no trouble, but Abyss tells him that he wants RVD in the main event of that show as per their orders. RVD, a 15-foot ladder, and Janice. He promises to rip the flesh off RVD's ass. Ok, then. He says they told him that Eric is the only one who can make this match. Abyss threatens Eric till he gets his way, but then says Janice wants revenge for when Eric slapped Abyss. Van Dam makes the save and does quite well until he misses a plancha and lands on the guardrail. Abyss stalks Dixie Carter, while agents attend to Van Dam and remove Janice from the equation. That Impact special could be pretty good, but who knows with TNA? 5 for 9.

Match 6: Hardcore Match: Abyss over Tommy Dreamer via Chokeslam on a barbed-wire board in 8 minutes. Post match Raven comes out with a chair and teases going to work on Abyss but SWERVE! hits Dreamer. Even Flow on the chair! He LICKS Dreamer's face and asks him how he likes it. Ew. I don't like trash wrestling for the sake of trash wrestling. This match didn't have any innovative spots and though it went long it was a rehash of every Abyss weapons match I've seen. 5 for 10.

Wrestling Counter: 27 minutes.

The Score: 5 for 10: A pretty terrible show, which despite going even in hits and misses, just feels like a waste of time. The main bright spot is the tag match and that alone is not worth the rest of the shit that TNA peddles. We had security feuding with agents, "legends" turning on one another when they just joined up last week, people licking each other, people stuffing chewed gum in the mouths of ring valets, worthless idiots making unnecessary digs, and Abyss. In short, follow the link I have up there, watch the tag match, give the rest of the show a skip.




(edited by used2bcool on 30.7.10 1606)


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Well, for the people crying foul at seeing Dreamer and Raven share the same ring, all is now right with the world. If you're going to set up an ECW EV2.0 PPV, you might as well headline it with Dreamer and Raven. But MAN, that match is going to be all kinds of ugly at their age.

Re: Kaz's comment - I really wish TNA would clean their own house first before bashing the E, but if their Monday night failure didn't teach them anything by now, they're never going to learn.

What the hell did Eric Young do to deserve getting relegated to comedy jobber again? Hasn't he wallowed in this role long enough?



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    Originally posted by u2bc
    I think Karlos can shed more light on the identities of Murphy and Gunner.
I sure can! Murphy, the big guy, is Mikael Judas (MySpace, autoplays music) and Gunner (or Gunnar?) is Phil Shatter. They've been with TNA for about a year now, doing the security thing. They looked alright, nothing special, but I'd rather see either of them than Tommy Dreamer, you know?

The Beer Money vs. MCMG series continues to be tremendous. Wonderful stuff. I know I should be all "they're diminishing the meaning of stipulation matches!" but I can't work up the motivation, since this is by far -- by FAR -- the best thing going in TNA right now.

Some of you may remember that I instituted a policy when Hogan took over that I FFWD whenever the average age of the people onscreen is older than I am. That's the one "good" thing about ECV2.0 -- I can watch the show in well under an hour. And I'm 40, folks!

    Originally posted by u2bc
    Orlando Jordan stuffs a chewed piece of gum in So Cal Val's mouth for no reason whatsoever.
No, for a very good reason -- he wants it kept soft for him so he can enjoy it after the match. In any case, at this point I'd rather see Jordan than Young on my screen.

They should just make the Legend Global TV Title the "Whatnot" Title, and whoever has it can call it whatever the hell they want.

And I just want to mention one more time how little I want to see Tommy Dreamer in the ring: very, very little. (I did laugh when Raven laid him out, though. Ha!)

***EDIT! I see that TNA has added Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, and Johnny Swinger to Hardcore Justice! Wow, that's *falls asleep*

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.08
Wow, the Impact Zone really chants for everything. EV2.0? Give me a break!

They should have chanted: This is stupid! clap clap clap This is stupid! clap clap clap

Or: Change the channel!

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.91
    Originally posted by used2bcool
    He says everyone should write this - he says on August 12, we will have PPV quality action right here on Impact.


    (edited by used2bcool on 30.7.10 1606)







So, you can pay to watch Heroes of Wrestling, or get the PPV quality for free 4 days later. As always, a great business model for TNA.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
    Originally posted by Tyler Durden
    Wow, the Impact Zone really chants for everything. EV2.0? Give me a break!


I'm guessing before the show, the TNA castmembers in the Impact Zone got a nice talking to from the producers, politely requesting an "EV2.0" chant.

Before he SHOCKINGLY dropped his heel gimmick and rejoined his buddies, Bubba Dudley in his shades was doing the WORST BATISTA IMPRESSION EVER, intentionally or not.

Note to Kaz and TNA: A (TNA) Galaxy is still smaller than a (WWE) Universe. Stupid.

Speaking of stupid, who is dressing Sarita and Taylor Wilde? Their ring gear lately has to be a rib on them because it makes them both look horrible. Sarita's, ahem, amply low center of gravity, was squeezed into a bottom about two sizes too small. On a "cookie cutter" WWE Diva, that would probably look hot, but on Sarita, it was kind of disturbing. Taylor Wilde meanwhile shouldn't have bought Christy Hemme's old ring gear at her yard sale. Those are two Knockouts who actually aren't best served showing copious amounts of skin.

On the plus side, I thought it was neat to see Hulk Hogan in the ring with the old ECW guys. That was novel. About 13 years too late to have really shocked the wrestling world and torn it asunder, but still a pretty cool visual. If Hogan had walked into bingo hall at any point in the 90s and stood in their ring, the heads of every member of the ECW faithful would have exploded. I like that Hogan acknowledged he was so busy "ruling his world" (Raven remembers, he was there) he missed the original Hardcore Revolution. Also, Hogan "welcoming" EV2.0 to TNA was funny, considering everyone in that ring except for Dreamer had been in TNA for years before Hogan arrived. But then again, the entire time, I think Hogan was only talking to Dreamer and Dixie.



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I prefer this version of Abyss. He's coherent. He's focused. There's less squealing.

Eric sure as hell sounded like he was turning heel by "admitting" he was wrong and sucking up to Dixie. He was cranking up the smarm.

The ad for Hardcore Justice shows Lynn, Sabu, and Sandman, and that makes this sound more and more like a reunion show instead of a wrestling card.

As I watched the Fortune segment, I was most impressed with Robert Roode. I remember when he was marketed as the biggest free agent in TNA, and he interviewed old-school managers. I still think they missed the boat by not pushing him to the main event then. I think he still has "it."



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
    Originally posted by John Orquiola

    On the plus side, I thought it was neat to see Hulk Hogan in the ring with the old ECW guys. That was novel. About 13 years too late to have really shocked the wrestling world and torn it asunder, but still a pretty cool visual. If Hogan had walked into bingo hall at any point in the 90s and stood in their ring, the heads of every member of the ECW faithful would have exploded. I like that Hogan acknowledged he was so busy "ruling his world" (Raven remembers, he was there) he missed the original Hardcore Revolution. Also, Hogan "welcoming" EV2.0 to TNA was funny, considering everyone in that ring except for Dreamer had been in TNA for years before Hogan arrived. But then again, the entire time, I think Hogan was only talking to Dreamer and Dixie.


Novel, yes, but I'm not certain it's a good idea. The ECW guys' primary appeal is to men who are now at least in their late 30's to early 40's. These fans latched on to ECW in part because they were sick of Hulk Hogan. The wrestlers got over because of their "f Hogan, f WCW, f WWF" mentality. So, while it was super and wonderful for Dreamer to "shoot" on Vince for paying him while ruining the ECW legacy, I don't think these same characters can maintain the same kayfabe credibility by associating with Hogan and not grabbing a mic and giving him the same treatment. Hogan - even more than Vince - stood for everything that ECW fans and ECW wrestlers (at least in kayfabe terms) despised in wrestling. There is no continuity in them being kosher with Hogan.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
Even though I gave TNA a pass until after this ECW PPV, this show was pretty bad. What does EV2.0 even mean? This was a misstep after a string of solid shows, so I will just see what happens next week.

Cage match was awesome, and I do love the continuing trend of not bring interrupted by commercials.

Of course Raven turned on Tommy, what ECW fan would want it any other way?

Kaz taking a shot at Nexus is no biggie to me, that's just part of wrestling, taking shots at the competition. To me, it's not as bad as when the New Age Outlaws were taking shots at DX a few years back, who were so above their level at that point it was just embarrassing to watch. Like Kaz, Nexus hasn't done anything in the business (yet)to prove themselves as being worthy of their position. I guess main eventing SummerSlam will tell us if they are ready to be prime time players.

Considering most people are complaining that TNA is putting on an ECW PPV, and leaving their regular stars on the outside looking in, I would think that we should be happy we are getting a Clash of Champions type show featuring TNA guys later that week. I know I am, because I haven't bought a TNA PPV in 3-4 years.




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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.20
    Originally posted by Rudoublesedoublel
      Originally posted by John Orquiola

      On the plus side, I thought it was neat to see Hulk Hogan in the ring with the old ECW guys. That was novel. About 13 years too late to have really shocked the wrestling world and torn it asunder, but still a pretty cool visual. If Hogan had walked into bingo hall at any point in the 90s and stood in their ring, the heads of every member of the ECW faithful would have exploded. I like that Hogan acknowledged he was so busy "ruling his world" (Raven remembers, he was there) he missed the original Hardcore Revolution. Also, Hogan "welcoming" EV2.0 to TNA was funny, considering everyone in that ring except for Dreamer had been in TNA for years before Hogan arrived. But then again, the entire time, I think Hogan was only talking to Dreamer and Dixie.


    Novel, yes, but I'm not certain it's a good idea. The ECW guys' primary appeal is to men who are now at least in their late 30's to early 40's. These fans latched on to ECW in part because they were sick of Hulk Hogan. The wrestlers got over because of their "f Hogan, f WCW, f WWF" mentality. So, while it was super and wonderful for Dreamer to "shoot" on Vince for paying him while ruining the ECW legacy, I don't think these same characters can maintain the same kayfabe credibility by associating with Hogan and not grabbing a mic and giving him the same treatment. Hogan - even more than Vince - stood for everything that ECW fans and ECW wrestlers (at least in kayfabe terms) despised in wrestling. There is no continuity in them being kosher with Hogan.
The thing is Sid was the type of guy that the Ecw fans you'd think would despise but they showed that they were as big as marks as they saw the WCW and WWE fans as because they went gaga over Sid in the few months he spent in ECW and wasn't he everything ECW wasn't supposed to be?

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.69
One of the many reasons why Brian Pillman should still be alive is so that he could chant "smaaaaart maaaark" at every fan going nutty over this reunion.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02
The Eric Young thing will be redeemed if Al Snow beats the crap out of him for stealing his gimmick.

And is there ANYONE who really wants to watch Tommy Dreamer take the kind of bumps he should have stopped doing at least a decade ago?



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
    Originally posted by kentish
    What does EV2.0 even mean?


I THINK it's "Extreme Version 2.0". I think. In what way is it a version 2.0? That I don't know. There's no discernible improvement or upgrade to the creaky old 1.0.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.20
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    One of the many reasons why Brian Pillman should still be alive is so that he could chant "smaaaaart maaaark" at every fan going nutty over this reunion.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.69
I dunno, there seems to be more than five in the TNA arena. Guys round these parts are pretty savvy, but there's a lot of excitement about it on other boards.
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    Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Originally posted by kentish
      What does EV2.0 even mean?


    I THINK it's "Extreme Version 2.0". I think. In what way is it a version 2.0? That I don't know. There's no discernible improvement or upgrade to the creaky old 1.0.


Which doesn't even make any sense because it's supposed to be a way to have closure yet the name Version 2.0 signifies a relaunch or restart.

I wanted SO bad for that Hogan bit with the ECW guys to take place at the ECW Arena because I doubt Hogan putting himself over as being the ECW of the 80's would have gone over the way that it did tonight.

The cage match was just amazing - shades of AMV/Triple X all over the place (and that's a good thing). I'm a little tired of the beer bottle finish, too, but I can overlook it because the match was so good.

Sarita losing so we can get Angelina vs. Rayne for the 20th time was just bad. Gosh, I remember a time when the Knockout's Division was so good - it saddens me to see it now.

Whenever Abyss comes out with "Janice" I can't just help but think of the Treehouse of Horror episode:

"Did they? Right now they have a board with a nail in it. But they won't stop there. Soon they will make bigger boards with bigger nails until they make a board with a nail in it so big it will destroy them all!"
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I thought Impact was pretty bad last night. MCMG Vs Beer Money was awesome but the rest? Pretty damn bad. Rob Terry squashing Kaz was a disgrace. It doesn't make Fourtune look all that good having a memeber jobbing in twenty seconds. Terry can't even hit his own finisher right. He is worse than Otunga. He is pretty much the new Renegade. The question is when the security Guards attacked Hardy and Anderson was where was Redshirt Security? Imo Matt Morgan sounded more like Val Venis than Anderson. They Security guy looked okay in the ring. Sarita's hotness is very underrated. I was hoping they'd do something with her when she turned heel but instead she jobbed in three minutes. The announcement about the Impact special sounds like a Clash of The Champions type show. If we get Angle-Styles and MCMG Vs Beer Money match five it could be a pretty awsome show if the matches are given 15-20 minutes. The stuff with Jordan and Young is just nonsense. Raven turning on Dreamer was about as predictable as it gets. Interesting that Abyss still references they. Wonder who it could be? Mitchell and a minion? Raven and Mitchell joining forces to control Abyss?

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I gave TNA a shot last night. I couldn't watch it with the six-sided ring no matter how many ex-Awesome Stars of Various Organizations they put in it, so I was happy to see a square ring. (Yes, I *know* that's not new, but I just wasn't missing any of those guys, you know?)

Sadly, when I flipped to it the Divas Knockouts match was happening. (Not true, now that I think about it. I caught the end of the ECW guys/Hogan/Abyss-promo. I was mostly trying to figure out who the ECW Guys I Couldn't Figure Out Who They Were were.) Wow, they suck. Actually, I thought they had potential but I have a new appreciation for the way the WWE doesn't stretch what the Divas can do, wrestling-wise. (Of course, I FF through our weekly RAW Divas segment, anyway, so take that comment FWIW.)

I turned away from TNA after that (my 7-year old got home from camp so I wasn't going to leave it on wrestling) and came back to Flair's group promo. Aside from not knowing who Beer Money was and being distracted by James Storm's Macho Man hat, I thought it was pretty good. Yes, Kazarian's part mostly focused on stupid WWE comparisons, but I kind of liked AJ Styles' promo, especially where he stole my idea for having a TV title that he defends on every show. (I've thought the WWE should do that forever so they can have some of their guys wrestle on both RAW and Smackdown.)

I'm glad I stuck around for the MCMG/Beer Money match. Robert Roode going all crimson mask was a shock to my WWE-watching system, in a good way. My only (nit-picking) complaint is they really need to pace that match better. I mean, it was AWESOME, but a couple LESS huge moves would've made the match better, I thought. (Or obviously stretching it to 20 minutes.)

I liked the Matt Morgan/Mr. Anderson promo. Morgan screaming about the dropping mic and then Anderson showing him how it is done was pretty funny. But then I was trying to figure out WTF was up with Jeff Hardy's face. And I found the Security Guys thing uninteresting.

Rob Terry. Now I know what would happen if Sheamus and John Cena had a baby.

Then it was 10:30 and I was tired and wasn't interested in Tommy Dreamer/Abyss, so I went to bed. Is that a bad sign for how the episode built up? I think so.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.23
    Originally posted by kentish
    What does EV2.0 even mean?
It - uh - has the correct number of syllables so when the crowd chants "ECW," they can say, "no, no no, they're chanting 'EV2.0.' Listen carefully!"

    Like Kaz, Nexus hasn't done anything in the business (yet)to prove themselves as being worthy of their position.
I think you're being unfair on BOTH counts - Kaz has been around, like, FOREVER - and the Nexus crew DID have an entire 15 week show revolve around them to build them up for the big surprise angle.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83

I think you're being unfair on BOTH counts - Kaz has been around, like, FOREVER - and the Nexus crew DID have an entire 15 week show revolve around them to build them up for the big surprise angle.

Yes, Kaz has been around forever (and I like the guy), but outside of pioneering the Ultimate X match 6-7 years ago(!), I can't think of much else.

Nexus has had a huge build starting with the NXT season, which I admit to not watching until the Bryan/Cole thing. I haven't given up on the guys, but they still haven't proved to me that they are worthy of this spot. Barrett is solid, and Gabriel has a nice finisher, but there remaining 5 guys are green and bland, IMO.

Unless you were just being facetious, and in that case, never mind. :)




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