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PW Boards NXT Alumni/Call-Up Tournament

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  • 28-09-2016 12:12pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭


    Hello to one and all. It's been a while since I've ran a tournament but today I'm returning with one that I hope you enjoy. I'm hoping to find out who the good folks at PW Boards consider to be the ultimate call up from NXT to WWE's two main shows, RAW and SmackDown! Using a bit of creative control, I've gotten the field to an always tournament-friendly number of 32 entrants.

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    Rules

    This tournament well feature wrestlers who have been in NXT since it became its own show with its own championships. Therefore there will be no entrants from before that time.

    There will be male wrestlers, female wrestlers and tag teams eligible, just like the WWE Draft. Any combinations of those can meet in matches.

    Round 1 matches will be first to four votes.

    All draws will be made using the patented Random Number Generator TM


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    We open up with a very tough one to call. I don't know which way this one will go to be honest. Let's get started.

    Bray Wyatt

    The Eater of Worlds

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    VS




    Becky Lynch

    The Lass Kicker



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Going to say becky slightly for this one as both have been mishandled a lot since brought up but i think illl give this one to becky as since she went to smackdown shes been the most over and is helping carry the divsion which has been hugely entertaining since the draft even though i thought it was going to be a mess.

    Bray has had so much crap thrown at him by the booking and his often boring long winded promos have been meh for me. even though hes had a few great moments its disappointing in how he is booked constantly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭Sirsok


    Im gonna go with Bray, even though he has been mishandled he has had some fairly major storylines. His debut was hotly anticipated, his plot with Daniel Bryan really helped DB gettin to Mania, has competed against Cena and Taker at seperate manias. The gimmick is over, despite alot of silly stuff, which is a testament to the man. Good worker who has great matches. Have to think a few tweaks to his character and he would of been main event level alot more.

    Becky had a great match at mania and a nice moment at Backlash, other then that I dont think there has been much of note as she played second fiddle before the draft.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    Becky has had the over all better run and had more impact overall on the division she's in.b it it's so small is it that big an achievement

    Bray has been up against nearly every big name big Mania matches the works. but just doesn't ever win and feels like an afterthought. He should be a challenger to World titles and have some of the fear factor the undertaker used to have. Bit no.

    My Gut says Becky as first female draft pick for Smackdown and first Smackdown womens champion. Just seems to fit ( ugh I hate the term) better than Bray an it's not because she's Irish


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Becky for me. Bray has been mishandled to the point where I have so little time for any work of his. He had promise but his character is the wrestler equivalent of TNA, plenty of potential but mismanaged to a point where its damaged beyond repair.

    Becky has slowly and steadily grown since her NXT days and is always interesting to watch. Becky for me


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,760 ✭✭✭johnnyryan89


    Gotta say Becky also and I think the other three have said all that needs to be said on why really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Becky Balboa goes through and knocks out a real heavyweight in doing so. Our next bout sees two former NXT Champions do battle. Who'll come out on top?

    Big E

    The Alpha Unicorn


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    Vs





    Seth Rollins

    The Architect



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Seth hands down.

    Although Big E beat him for the NXT strap back in the day, Seth has had a much bigger impact on the main roster. He's being treated a bit like a modern day Shawn Michaels, and for good reason - he's pretty awesome.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    Seth all the way,

    And I won't be surprised if he goes on to win the whole thing. A bona fide main event now. They have created that top guy aura with him.

    Sorry Big E


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭Sirsok


    Seth Rollins for me, great great matches and is pushed as a big deal from the get go, the guy to turn heel on the shield was the biggest compliment they could give him.

    Big E hasnt been that impressive, wish they kept the 5 cpunt when he first started! New Day helped revive him and can see him one day being a top guy, if given thw right push...like turn heel against the new day. Has a good arsenal also but its Seth at the moment for me!

    Thanks for the thrwad aswell omack! Booked the week off work for my birthday today as thought fifa was out tuesday! Missus got me tickets to see Smackdown in Manchester in November! Been a good day lazing around!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Seth easily for this hes one of the biggest names in the company. while big E has shone in the new day and i think him turning on the new day could be a big deal as i think he could be a great heel but seth is the man.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Feel Bad for Bray and now for Big E round 1 seems too early for their exit

    Big E could have actually been a main eventer imo if given the right push and even though I do enjoy his work and think he is doing very well for himself it is very hard to put him in Seth's league as Seth could very easily win this thing outright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Rollins rolls over Big E in a white wash, expect him to go far. We've an intergender handicap match up next. I don't know who'd win in a legit fight.

    Nia Jax

    Not Like Most Girls


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    VS





    The Hype Bros

    Woo Woo Woo, You Know It Bro!



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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Neither have won me over but I see a lot more potential in Nia

    Jax FTW


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    Yeah has to be Jax

    there's a lot more potential for her she won't end up as fodder as quickly imo


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭Sirsok


    I dont like Jax at all. Mojo has a fun enthusiasm about him and I like Zack. Think they will have a nice little run on Smackdown eventually. So im gonna go with The Hype bros


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    I despise both. But I think there is more potential in they Hype Bros.

    Nia can never be a face. But imagine a hyped up bad guy ass kicker Mojo Rawley. Scary


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


    Jax for me , the best of a bad round ..... MOJO IS INSUFFERABLE!


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,342 ✭✭✭✭rossie1977


    Jax easily. She has only been wrestling on tv a year and is second best booked female on raw (probably 3rd best overall if we include guys given Jericho is better)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Jax for me , the best of a bad round ..... MOJO IS INSUFFERABLE!

    this really

    but not huge fan of either so ill go with nia


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭Sirsok


    beakerjoe wrote: »
    Jax for me , the best of a bad round ..... MOJO IS INSUFFERABLE!

    You aint hyped


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Nia beats the Hype Bros 4-2 to advance. We've a similar bout here now but it might not be as closely contested.


    The Ascension

    Welcome to the Wasteland


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    VS



    Bayley

    ''It's Bayley!!!''



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Bailey. She's 56 times the wrestler that the 2 lads are. Combined.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    Bayley

    She is a great wrestler and although she hasn't had a perfect intro to the main roster she will never sink to the Ascencions level.

    Predicting an easy white wash win for Bayley here tbh


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators, Regional West Moderators Posts: 6,773 Mod ✭✭✭✭connemara man


    Definitely Bayley.

    She's straight in as a top female wrestler and doesn't look out of place

    The ascension are almost irreversibly damaged


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Bayley i dont really think theres much to add


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,824 ✭✭✭ShagNastii


    Bayley by a country mile.

    The ascension, even from the get go on the main roster always stunk of a jobber team

    Edit: Fantastic idea for a tourney. Be really interesting to see the QF's onwards. Many very worthy possible winners of this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral


    Once again a top lady beats a jobber tag team! Oh my lord I think the Random Number Generator TM is stuck in some sort of time loop because for the third time in a row we've a similar match up from the draw...


    The Vaudevillains

    Quite Manly!



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    VS




    Sasha Banks

    The Boss




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


    Sasha. And its not even close and im a fan of the Vauds. Sasha will be a top heel of the Womens division if her body can hold up.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,670 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


    You just wrote once again a top lady beats a jobber tag team and here we go again.

    I'm not sold on here Boss character especially as a face buy Sasha is 100 times better than the Vaudvillians who are only 1 rung above the Ascencion for me


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