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NXT 2017 Thread *SPOILERS*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭The White Feather


    Blue Pants has been repackaged......:pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39,903 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Just watched fin balor and his match with Tyson Kidd and he's unreal. Everything he did seems like it was done for the right reason if that makes sense. If there is any justice he is going to be huge in wwe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,099 ✭✭✭The Ayatolla


    Blue Pants has been repackaged......:pac:


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    Duh duh duh duhhhhhh! I walk allooooooone!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 24,820 Mod ✭✭✭✭Loughc


    Next Takeover special due for mid-march.

    Really? I thought the next special was mid February.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,099 ✭✭✭The Ayatolla


    Apologies, it's Feb 11th. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,099 ✭✭✭The Ayatolla


    Full spoilers here for the next four shows. Looks unreal!
    * Solomon Crowe defeated Jason Jordan in the dark match.

    January 21st:

    * William Regal announces the next Takeover special for February 11th. A tournament will be held to determine Sami Zayn's opponent for the NXT Title. Tye Dillinger comes out as does Sami, who beats Tye down before the bell. This leads to a promo between Sami and Regal. Sami begs to fight Kevin Owens right now. Sami says he will face the #1 contender whenever but he wants Owens. Regal makes Owens vs. Sami for Takeover.

    * Finn Balor defeated Curtis Axel in a tournament match.

    * Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte ended in a DQ when Becky Lynch hit the ring. Bayley made the save but Charlotte snatched her belt, which upset Bayley. Bayley laid out Charlotte.

    * Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy defeated The Vaudevillians.

    * Hideo Itami defeated Tyler Breeze with a kick in a great tournament match.

    January 28th:

    * Adrian Neville defeated Tyson Kidd in a tournament match with Red Arrow.

    * Baron Corbin defeated Bull Dempsey in a tournament match.

    * Charlotte and Bayley vs. Sasha Banks and Becky ended when Bayley and Charlotte started fighting each other.

    * Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy defeated Sin Cara and Kalisto to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.

    * Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens do a contract signing for their Takeover match. Regal makes their match for the NXT Title because Owens demanded it. Fans chant "Sign Owens Sign" at him.

    February 4th:

    * Enzo Amore and Big Cass come out to introduce Carmella. She says Blue Pants isn't here but Emma is. Enzo, Cass and Carmella are over with the fans. Carmella defeats Emma by submission.

    * Adrian Neville defeated Baron Corbin in a tournament match. Bull Dempsey may have distracted Corbin from the crowd.

    * Bayley defeated Becky Lynch. After the match, Sasha got in Becky's face and Becky shoved her down. Charlotte came out, mocked them all and raised her title.

    * Finn Balor defeated Hideo Itami in a tournament match for the right to face Adrian Neville in the finals. This was an amazing match and the end of tonight's tapings.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,099 ✭✭✭The Ayatolla


    Looks like the next takeover card will have:
    Balor vs Neville (Tourney finals, surely Balor going over here).
    Owens vs Sami for the belt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,850 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Sounds unreal.
    Trouble in Team BAE though :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,846 ✭✭✭Moneymaker


    Odd to give us Hideo vs Balor so quick but i'm all for it!


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,729 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Is Charlotte just a terrible face or whats the deal with her face / heel / tweener dynamic ?

    It especially stood out when a few weeks ago she shouted at the crowd telling them they couldnt chant (think they were just having fun chanting for blue pants)

    Didn't expect the
    Tag team title switch... and while im spoilered, snatching the belt from Bayley then laying her out before seemingly starting a feud with her... she has to be at least a tweener.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,729 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Moneymaker wrote: »
    Odd to give us Hideo vs Balor so quick but i'm all for it!

    I get the impression that
    Fergal won't be on NXT too long, he had his tag run intro helping him & Hideo adjust to NXT, now he's going through everyone he wants to face one on one like Kidd, Axel, Hideo & then Zayn/Owens before maybe a call up perhaps as early as the post mania Raw


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert


    As I tweeted Bohsjohnny when the tapings where going on:


    That's my official reaction. Mainly due to:
    Becky and Fergal being on a live Special. My exbectation is Becky is winning the title. A multi diva match was the only clean way for Charlotte to drop the title. Charlotte ain't dropping the title to Sasha as I've been saying for months.

    Blue Pants seemingly no more!

    Lucha Dragons never connected while Blake and Murphy always maximised their screen time.
    I get the impression that
    Fergal won't be on NXT too long, he had his tag run intro helping him & Hideo adjust to NXT, now he's going through everyone he wants to face one on one like Kidd, Axel, Hideo & then Zayn/Owens before maybe a call up perhaps as early as the post mania Raw
    As I've said in the past I was told by someone who is close with NXT writer Ryan Ward that Balor will be called up before Zayn and Neville.

    I expect Balor beating Neville and Zayn beating Owens. Setting up THE NXT money match Balor vs Zayn possibly Wrestlemania week. The as you said Balor debuting on the post mania Raw. Neville and Zayn have more than served their time in NXT by they are 28 and 30 respectively while Devitt turns 34. Personally think Neville will get called up after Mania and Zayn spends most of 2015 in NXT.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,850 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Rovert, spoilering this mainly because you have above but
    is there no love lost between Sasha and Charlotte in reality or why would she not drop it to her? Must have missed any previous posts on it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,114 ✭✭✭BohsJohnny


    Can't wait for the live special and
    i'm delighted for Blake and Murphy they've always impressed me in the little they've been given and it seems like they impressed the people that matter too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert


    Pentecost wrote: »
    Rovert, spoilering this mainly because you have above but
    is there no love lost between Sasha and Charlotte in reality or why would she not drop it to her? Must have missed any previous posts on it.

    A personal falling out and a natural competitive rivilary. They are the Bret and Shawn of NXT. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,846 ✭✭✭Moneymaker


    rovert wrote: »
    A personal falling out and a natural competitive rivilary. They are the Bret and Shawn of NXT. :p

    Can you elaborate on this at all? Curious.

    They work really well together, I guess its true that real life issues can actually benefit in-ring product.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,850 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    rovert wrote: »
    A personal falling out and a natural competitive rivilary. They are the Bret and Shawn of NXT. :p

    #TeamSasha :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,478 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    rovert wrote: »

    Holy **** thats some unmissable shows right there O_O


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,099 ✭✭✭The Ayatolla


    A sad state of the times we live in but it really is WWE's number 1 weekly show.

    Why oh why can't they just..... actually I couldn't be bothered! It's been said a million times!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,478 ✭✭✭brianregan09


    Its a mixture of everyone's favourite indy guys finally getting there WWE chance and the fact that its only an hour so its not long and dragged out like 3 hours of raw , plus the fact that its devoid of adverstisments and even the arena has a bit of an old school feel with the diffrent coloured ring matt and the constant smarky crowds


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,850 ✭✭✭Pentecost


    Its a mixture of everyone's favourite indy guys finally getting there WWE chance and the fact that its only an hour so its not long and dragged out like 3 hours of raw , plus the fact that its devoid of adverstisments and even the arena has a bit of an old school feel with the diffrent coloured ring matt and the constant smarky crowds

    And the commentators appear interested. Though Renee can be annoying at times, still hot though :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert


    A sad state of the times we live in but it really is WWE's number 1 weekly show.

    Why oh why can't they just..... actually I couldn't be bothered! It's been said a million times!

    Ten years ago people were saying the same about Ohio Valley Wrestling. :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭Garseys


    rovert wrote: »
    Ten years ago people were saying the same about Ohio Valley Wrestling. :p

    Wasn't OVW being booked by Heyman? I know Cornette booked it for a while aswell.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,966 ✭✭✭Scavenger XIII


    Loved the Neville Zayn rematch, even though we've been them wrestle countless times lately. I'm going to be so damn mad when they are inevitably wasted on the main roster.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert


    Garseys wrote: »
    Wasn't OVW being booked by Heyman? I know Cornette booked it for a while aswell.

    Mainly Cornette. Conette got fired for hitting Santino Marella. Al Snow and Tommy Dreamer booked it for a while and it was HORRIBLE. Heyman did it for a while and was really good but then got bored and let CM Punk and Gunner Scott (remember him on Smackdown!) book the show. Resulted in Punk and Scott wrestling each other for 50 minutes for a couple weeks and nothing else. :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,159 ✭✭✭mrkiscool2


    So all of this is going to be in spoilers. Fair warning.
    So, let's assume that on Feb 11th Balor beats Neville to become the number one contender. He then either loses, beats Zayn (can't see Owens winning on his first title shot, similar to the way Bo, Neville and Zayn all failed on their first attempt) or has Owen interfere to cost Zayn the match and Balor the title).

    So I can't see Balor winning the tournament just to be pinned. That leaves two options
    1. He wins and becomes NXT champion. If he is going to be called up before Neville and Zayn that means he must win a title before Neville gets his call up. In my opinion winning a mid-card title at the first attempt not only diminshes the title but also makes Balor look less than great as he only won a mid-card title (Paige winning the Divas title worked as it was the only title she could win)
    2. Owens interferes.(Conjuncture and fantasy booking from here) Balor gets called up. As his last match he faces Owens in a dream match. He wins and then WWE publicise that to put him over.He goes on a winning streak all the way to the RR. He either wins or is the last man eliminated. Makes him like an absolute star!
    Anyway, just some stuff in my head to be honest!


  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭bobby_says_hi


    Regarding the points about Charlotte, yes she is just that bad at being a face. They debuted her as a face and she bombed. She just comes across as very arrogant and full of herself (not saying that she's like that in real life, she just comes across that way on TV). Like when she debuted, it was obvious she would become a heel eventually. I'm hoping that when she gets called up, she'll be heel there. She's not too bad when she's facing Sasha because the latter is so obnoxious, it gives her a lot to play off. The ironic thing is that Sasha and Becky both play good faces too

    another report says that
    before Bayley laid Charlotte out, she snatched the belt away from her - so it's more of a heel move on Charlotte's part

    Balor becoming #1 contender seems pretty obvious. If it's going to be a face on face title match against Zayn then a fluke underdog win for Zayn wouldn't hurt his credability too much. I'd say anyone with a brain can see that Balor will be on the main roster before the year is over

    For some extra information about Carmella, she's exclusively wrestled as a heel on live events and dark matches - and judging from how she was brought into NXT, her partnership with Enzo and Cass is clearly setting her up for a proper heel turn. She's played the heel in all her matches on TV. The shipper in me wants her to break Enzo's heart and then he'll find comfort in Alexa Bliss as she banishes Carmella from Staten Island with the power of her Glitter Blizzard :D

    I like the Vaudevillains gimmick but I worry that it's sort of like Adam Rose's in that it works well in NXT - but won't work on the main roster. I can't see them getting that kind of treatment up there. Though since Vince is old enough, he might potentially get this gimmick and keep it intact ;)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert




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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 23,089 ✭✭✭✭rovert


    I REALLY thought Charlotte would drop her:
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