On Sunday, we were given WWE Raw’s last stop on the road to WrestleMania: Elmination Chamber! Yes, this year, Raw was given the privilege of having the Elimination Chamber. On paper, it looked like a decent PPV. The first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber match included two fairly green wrestlers in Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, but the other four wrestlers could carry the bout. The men’s Elimination Chamber match was stacked with talent. But for the other matches? I could take them or leave them! As it stands, Elimination Chamber was…average! Continue reading
Review and Results: Royal Rumble 2018 (28.1.2018)
I think it’s safe to say that once again NXT Takeover proved to be a better Special Event that its main roster bigger brother, Royal Rumble 2018. However, it’s always difficult to better an NXT event, especially when that contained a main event that was phenomenal! Royal Rumble 2018 was the first Rumble event in a long time that provided lots of entertainment in the titular (male) match itself! Yes, that may be because it gave us a winner worthy of a WrestleMania main event, but also it was booked (fairly) well! The women’s main event was probably the second best match of the evening. The disappointments were most of the other matches, unfortunately… Continue reading
Review and Results: NXT Takeover: Philadelphia (27.1.2018)
Last night, NXT presented NXT Takeover: Philadelphia. Once again, they put on a show that the following WWE PPV (in this case, Royal Rumble) will struggle to better. Why do that to themselves? Why not have NXT Takeover and the WWE PPV on separate weekends? Logistically, it makes sense to have them on the same weekend. But the WWE PPV always struggles to better its “developmental” brand’s offering. NXT Takeover gave us one Match of the Year contender in its main event and only two (relatively) forgettable matches. Continue reading
Results and Review: WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn 2 (20.08.2016)
I know I haven’t reviewed WWE NXT for a while…but that’s because I’ve been lazy! But I just had to review NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II…so here is my belated review!
Results and Review: WWE NXT Episode 341 (22.6.2016)
Tye Dillinger vs Oney Morgan (I think…)
The surprise of the night? I expected this to be a squash match, but not in the way it panned out! Morgan dominated Dillinger. ‘The Perfect 10’ got a few moves and shots in, but this was Morgan’s match all along. Morgan looked good out there. But why would Dillinger be sacrificed to a newcomer? Is he doomed to put newcomers over in the opening contest? Or will we have a storyline redemption for Dillinger?
WINNER: Oney Morgan
VERDICT: 5/10. An average bout that was a notch above the usual squash match. But it gave us a surprise ending! Continue reading
Results and Review: WWE NXT Episode 340 (15.6.2016)
Now that we have witnessed the end of the beginning of NXT, have we now entered the middle? That question was never answered…. Continue reading
Review and Results: NXT Takeover: The End (8.6.2106)
It wasn’t the end of NXT, just the end of the beginning…whatever that meant (and also the end of the epic Joe/Balor feud!)! Continue reading
Recap: WWE NXT Episode 332 to 337 PLUS ‘NXT Takeover: The End’ Predictions!
I haven’t posted anything about NXT since Episode 331! That was a month and a half ago! Part of the reason is work: the boss was off for two weeks, so I was in charge. Another part is Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword! I can’t stop playing it…but I am nearing the end! But, to be honest, NXT hasn’t inspired me to write anything. The NXT Championship may have changed hands (at a house show!), but there hasn’t been a lot to shout about concerning the show….So here are my thoughts about NXT, Episodes 332 to 337… Continue reading
Review and Results: WWE NXT Episode 331 (20.4.2016)
American Alpha vs Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady
Well, this was a disappointment! It’s possibly Amore and Cassady’s last match in NXT. It’s two babyface teams colliding to show who’s the best. So why did it seem so half-hearted? By the time the match got going, American Alpha hit their finisher and it was over. It followed the usual AA template: Gable gets beaten down for the middle of the bout, until he makes the hot tag to Jordan, and shortly after that they win. There was nothing unique or memorable about this match. It was watchable, but not one I would ever watch again. What a shame!
Review and Results: WWE NXT Episode 330 (13.4.2016)
I missed out Episode 329 because it was a recap of Takeover: Dallas and had Apollo Crews against Elias Samson as the only bout. No one wants to see or hear about Elias Samson! Continue reading