14th Dec2020

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Dec 9th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and how would you like to f— my wife? Well, meet me at the cemetery and you can get started. As for this show…screw this! I’m just gonna make up some s— and there you go! Paul Muni is back from the dead! Yahoo!

Match #1: Jake Atlas def. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott

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Isaiah “Swerve” Scott dominated much of the bout, but one miscalculation proved costly. With “Swerve” pinning Jake Atlas in a cradle pin, Atlas reversed the combination for a lightning-quick victory. Incensed with his defeat, “Swerve” refused Atlas’ handshake afterward.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Match #2: The Grizzled Young Veterans def. Ever-Rise and Imperium in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match

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A week removed from a chaotic encounter involving all three teams, they met again in an official capacity to try to settle the score. Ever-Rise dodged much of the early action, largely leaving The Grizzled Young Veterans and Imperium to duke it out with each other. Zack Gibson & James Drake prevailed after dropping Chase Parker with the Ticket to Mayhem for a pivotal win in the NXT Tag Team Title picture.

My Opinion: 3.3

Match #3: Tommaso Ciampa def. Cameron Grimes

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Much like Tommaso Ciampa did weeks ago during one of Timothy Thatcher’s matches, the dean of Thatch-As-Thatch-Can pulled up a front-row seat for himself during this bout. While Thatcher’s intentions were unclear, Grimes stepped up to go hold for hold with The Blackheart, but he couldn’t find a way to put Ciampa away. Tyler Rust, the former student of Thatcher’s who helped ambush Ciampa previously, attempted to attack, but Ciampa snuffed out his plot and planted Grimes with the Willow’s Bell for the victory. Upon being confronted afterward by Ciampa, Thatcher insisted he had nothing to do with the interference.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5

Match #4: Pete Dunne def. Killian Dain

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Unleashing weeks of pent-up fury after suffering a heinous assault at the hands of Pete Dunne, Killian Dain brought the fight to The BruiserWeight, nearly scoring a win after hitting a fisherman’s superplex. NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch arrived at ringside to stop a potential Vader Bomb attempt in its tracks until Drake Maverick arrived and wielded the chair to even the odds. The chaos on the outside devolved into an all-out melee and took Dain’s focus away from Dunne for too long, allowing Dunne to recover and drop his foe with the Bitter End.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5

Match #5: (Main Event) Raquel González def. Ember Moon

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Raquel González used her domineering strength to overpower Ember Moon, but she had difficulty keeping her down. The former NXT Women’s Champion fought back, sparking a late rally with a huge suplex and DDT sandwiched around a devastating series of kicks. But González stymied Moon, lawn-darting her face-first into the steel post. “Big Mami Cool” also countered an Eclipse attempt and rocked Moon with a monstrous clothesline. Though Moon avoided González’s first attempt at the single-arm powerbomb, the second try found its mark, and González earned another huge win.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5

News Of The Night:

  1. Rhea Ripley attacked Toni Storm and stared-down Raquel González to continue that feud.
  2. Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher will continue their sexy time…errrrr…rivalry.

Final Verdict: 3.4/5

Let’s see…Jake and Swerve had a creative, nimble bout that pushed the idea that Swerve may be going heel. Swerve was very aggressive and mean, which helped the bout be a bit more exciting. The Triple Threat Tag Team Match was no masterpiece, but it had enough tag action to qualify as a tag team match. I don’t know how I feel about the Hairy Yahoos winning the match, but I don’t have to f— ‘em, so that’s all I care about. Ciampa and Grimes had a real snappy match that delivered more than enough brutal combat to make you feel like you’re in a relationship with Shia LeBeouf. He’ll ruin your life! Ciampa ate Grimes alive, but only after Grimes put up a good fight. Dunne and Dain, when not sounding like a Shakespeare play, really hammered home how their feud will look if given a chance to go beyond just one match. I liked how Dunne/Dain cracked each other upside the head so much that CTE gushed out of their ears. Isn’t it great when that happens? Who needs sanity? Right? Right? ANSWER ME!!!!! Finally, Raquel and Ember had a solid main event that was not the match of the night and had the wrong winner…f—. Jimmy Pesto won’t make me look bad in front of the Yacht Club! Ember carried Raquel through the parts where she normally sucks (she sucks less every week) and that’s a Christmas miracle. All in all, this show kinda came together when it needed to, but it lacked the ability to take the aforementioned matches and make it a compelling two hour block of wrestling glory. Hey! I can say crap like “glory”! Kiss my ass! I’m the writer here, you putz! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I’m so lonely! I miss my stupid penis fights! NXT…it was okay!


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