NXT returns last night (May 4) from Capitol Wrestling Center (CWC) in Orlando, Fla. You can find the results on the live blog here.
It’s a street fight
If you have some free time, enjoy this sleepy gem from the Street Fighter soundtrack, a moment when I heard Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon defended their tag team title in a STREET FIGHT match against Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell. So much to be expecting a big upper-body, Hadoukens, and perhaps even a YOGA FIRE.
LeRae seemed so nervous at the competition that Hartwell spent too much time on “miss the boy”; and not enough to think about grabbing the gold belt.
There was less than ten minutes left on the clock when the ring introductions started, so the four women cut the announcer by an altercation, which makes sense because it was a street fight anyway. You also expect a lot of loot in the street fights, and you won’t be disappointed by the amount here – all the chairs, tables and fire extinguishers come into play before we take a commercial break in the range. End of the year, which is guaranteed to be invasive!
I will coin the word PLUNDERIFFIC to describe this competition. If given half an hour or so close to that time instead of 18 minutes or so from the start to the invasion, it might be remembered as a TLC match for the ages.Of course, there is no sale you’d expect from the Hardy Boys, Dudleys and cetera. During their prime, everyone walked past tables and ladders and sold for only a short while before returning to the fray. Even Blackheart jumped off the announcement table towards Hartwell, it didn’t disappoint any woman for long!
In the end, all of The Way’s compromises and tricks to win the women’s tag team championship in this tournament paid off.Hartwell took Moon out by diving from the ring to the outside table and LeRae stomped on the head of the Blackheart landed on the iron chair and pined her to 3. We have a new female tag team champion!
Take off your shoes if you hate Gibson!
In last week’s issue of NXT, Tommaso Ciampa sang a little sang to Zack Gibson, taunting a furious young veteran. I was told that “less than 1 percent of the USA Network audience watched NXT UK” so in case you didn’t get a referral from him … do it.
The aforementioned James Drake and Gibson will have a chance to take revenge in a tag team match against Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher by winning the frowning young veterans can prove they are SSSSSSSOON to be contested once again for the tag team title. Of MSK, they have been superior or do files Equally A frowning veteran humiliates GYV again?
There is no shortage of dirty tactics in this tournament, including distraction of the referrer with an illegal tag so James Drake can try to get Thatcher’s ear off his head, Ciampa fell on the announcement table and Wade Barrett. Began to complain that he lost his shoes during the process. I think you will see where it is going! Thatcher got a shoe from Ciampa and clocked Zack Gibson on him, then put on the armband as he was dazed and confused. Gibson knocked on the door and more gray veterans were victorious!
The rings could not control their anger!
Leon Ruff and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott continued to raise the ante by attacking each other, so general manager William Regal did the only reasonable thing he could do to meet. If they can’t fight within the confines of the quadratic circle, have them take it all over the Capitol wrestling center instead – knock down anywhere.
The match went live, Leon Ruff was the first to come in and attempted to attack Scott when he entered the ring, being held up by the referrer to the bell, at which point Scott hit him on the knee as he dashed in. Scott stayed in control until Ruff had him dragged an arm that had sent him through the ropes. But Scott, too, can hold the upper hand, too. Ruff had a moment when he was outside selling a superplex from above, avoiding the charge from Scott who left him. He fell while overturned Scott took the advantage again and threw a toolbox over his head just before the break.
During the trade break, spat flowed behind the locker room and “wherever” they wanted to go. Both of them stepped up when we returned to the live performance, with Ruff making a big comeback when Scott, when his knee first entered the ring, struck him with a toolbox to continue his knee injury. Scott tried to escape the lock. But eating the cutter in the ring and on the ground, Ruff sent him over the barricade and walked through the curtain to climb to the top, but AJ Francis of Swerve’s followers caught him jumping down and said, “You must not mind your DAMN!” He dropped Ruff back at the barricade and Scott led him back into the ring to hit the JML driver and get a pin.
Does “Prince” want the throne back or not?
It’s been over a minute since “Prince” Finn Bálor lost the crown to Karrion Kross in Takeover: Stand & Deliver on the second night as the longest-reigning NXT champion in the brand’s history (504 days in two spans. Different) Bálor, nothing to prove. But that doesn’t mean he plans to roll over and let Kross or anyone take over.
Even if billed for Bálor’s big comeback. But it’s also a group designed for Karrion Kross (and all about). He takes center stage and dares again that the NXT locker room will have some. drawerKyle O’Reilly came out to tell him there was only one match he wanted and he was pretty sure Kross would, too.
Pete Dunne declared the story to “laugh” and dared to prove that they were both worse than him. Bálor has announced that he beat Dunne, beat O’Reilly (twice) and want Kross when he does Austin Theory next week, which will lead to an instant brawl!
Kross almost cleared the ring with one hand. But as he stared at Bálor on the slope, he was jumped by Austin Theory and Johnny Gargano, they gave him a stereo super kick, and Gargano put him down with the North American title shot in the head.
What else do you need to know?
Cameron Grimes met Asher Hale without notice. Despite a few offenses here and there, the results were clear from the start – Cave In for the Grimes vowed to celebrate in the Ever-Rise VIP lounge, trying to tag it too. But he says there is room for only three people: “Me, myself, and Cameron Grimes.” Is he a De La fan?
Franky Monet doesn’t respect Kacy or Kayden (or her little dog too).
Sarray is paired up with Zayda Ramier.
So we gave Ramier a win over Toni Storm last week just to raise her as “Warrior of the Sun” this week? Don’t get me wrong, I like Sarray a lot, but it seems totally awkward if you try to say Ramier is a “future prospect” from her “big win” last week, where they Do it during repetitive broadcasts.
LA Knight beat Jake Atlas in a short race.
The most memorable part was Knight’s pre-match promotion where he vowed to punt his opponent so hard that he needed a map to find his way back into the building.
If you like to talk, this is the list for you.
I think last week was going to kill a lot of time. But I should have taken out the coffee maker and set it to “Automatic refill” for this week. We have a promotion section from Kross and the team, a longstanding promotion group by Legado del Fantasma, to set up his prowess to challenge MSK and he has challenged the KUSHIDA (2 of 3 next week) pro. Backstage motion by Toni Storm in all of the Zoey Stark groups with Gargano & Theory with Regal, split-screen interviews for Mercedes Martinez & Raquel González, and a series of skits involving Cameron Grimes who culminated in his nightclub. RENT A ROOM FOR BOUGHT by Ted DiBiase. It’s a vintage “Million Dollar Man” and it’s all. But for whatever reason, I didn’t chuckle from the frightened Grimes as I expected.
Obviously, oh, and Franky Monet’s dog poop in Shotzi Blackheart’s tanks as well, I don’t have a clip, that’s not that I want to watch it, and I think you guys want it too.
It will look harsh, I know. But every match that has plenty of time will be a mechanism to hell and back – but the single matchmaking engine should have been more time since the main event didn’t get close enough. I think I am finishing up with Swerve and Ruff right now, and they should be too.Sarray is in danger of getting lost in the shuffle if they don’t advise her and promote their competition. You first time I don’t understand the diamond mining promotion and honestly I don’t care. With three different matching items involving foreign bodies (Legally or Illegally) It was too much play, although there were good times, from bells to bells each time. Try to have only one heist match per favorite show, and for the love of all things good in wrestling, cut the promo.
Get up from the seat next to the cage and mute the sound below. See you again seven days!