#1 Posted on 1.11.16 0820.33 Reposted on: 1.11.23 0828.12
I know, I know. But this week really got away from me in a hurry. At this point, why bother with a recap? Because there definitely won't be one next week (out of state wedding), and I felt weird about leaving a two-week gap with no explanation. Anyhoo, there's not going to be much meat on this one, but I can at least manage some highlights.
DIY beat HoHo Lun and some dude from China. I wrote down, "this team combines the strength of Bing with the 'eh'-ness of Lun," which seems kind of mean now, but also still kind of funny. I don't know why DIY have a name but their finisher doesn't.
Samoa Joe hilariously claims that running away from Nakamura was just a "test," and that now he's in Nakamura's head.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce beat the shit out of Aliyah, and when Liv Morgan runs out to make the save, it doesn't go great for the faces. The Aussies nail an assisted big boot, and then a facebuster across Royce's knee which looked especially nasty.
Dillinger whooped Some Jobber who looks like he wants people to think the Rock's his cousin. His punches aren't half bad, though. Afterwards, Bobby Roode nails Tye with an impaler DDT on the ramp.
TM61 do an interview that involves a trust fall, which is pretty fun.
Asuka absolutely kills her jobber, only for GM Regal to announce she'll be facing a returning Mickie James in Toronto. Cautious optimism? Mickie's best days are well behind her and she's been kind of a mess the last few years, but if she's mended fences with the WWE, that's kind of a big step, all things considered.
SAnitY has a truly delightful promo pic. I wanted to post it for you guys, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Really, check out the episode just for this.
Finally, Ibushi and Perkins had a great match with Dorado and Ali. No surprise who won this, but there were a lot of great double team moves, and Ibushi hit both Dorado and Ali with a double pele kick that I thought was a really fun spot. This finishes up the first round of the Dusty Classic. It'll be interesting to see how it shakes out from here.
Anyhoo, that's all I've got this week. I don't feel too bad, because this was probably the least "essential" show NXT has run in the last month or so. It was good, but if you missed it, you're not exactly out of the loop. Like I said, no recap at all next week, so you're on your own for that one.
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#2 Posted on 1.11.16 1018.52 Reposted on: 1.11.23 1023.02
Poor HoHo Lun. He's "the father of professional wrestling" in China, a true fan of the art, worked diligently to get wrestling on the map over there and brokered deals with WWE. He loves the biz and seems like he'll do anything to promote it.
But he's just so bad in the ring.
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