30th Sep2021

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Sept 28th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have more from the place with no vowels. Why is this happening? Who makes a word with no vowels? What God would allow this to happen? Woe betide the cruel bastard that makes such grammatical anarchy! I shall not take this into such a stride that I slide down so slippery a slope as to allow this madness to go forth ever more! Food fiiiiiiiiight! Strom Thurmond: I don’t…I don’t like that! Me: What? This? TOMATO! ST: Ow! Stop that! Me: This? TOMATO! ST: Ow! Stop that! Me: You mean this? BANG! ST: Tomatoes are fine. Me: NXT begins!

Match #1: Elektra Lopez def. B Fab – No Disqualification Match

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The time for talk was over, as B-Fab and Elektra Lopez threw down in a punishing No Disqualification Match. Hit Row and Legado del Fantasma made sure to bring the needed chaos to the clash, as each crew was in the fighting spirit. After a brutal array of table hits, Kendo stick strikes and chair smashes, Lopez landed one more shattering slam on B-Fab for the statement win.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #2: Xyon Quin def. Oney Lorcan

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Xyon Quinn is looking to embody everything about NXT 2.0 and picked one of the biggest and baddest in Oney Lorcan for a fight. Quinn finished off the biggest win of his NXT career with a high-impact crossbody maneuver to seal it.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10

Match #3: Io Shirai/Zoey Stark def. Toxic Attraction – NXT Women’s Tag Team Title Match

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The Toxic Attraction takeover of NXT will have to wait, as Io Shirai and Zoey Stark put their skill on display in the title tilt. The Genius of the Sky & Stark owned the airspace as both went flying to take out Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne. Shirai landed one final moonsault on Jayne to retain the titles for the unlikely alliance.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #4: Boa def. Andre Chase

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Andre Chase was looking to put class in session, but 1,000 years of history followed Boa into the ring. As Chase went into one of his tirades, Mei Ying was waiting with a green spray that stumbled the obnoxious Superstar right into the grasp of Boa, who earned the win.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10

Match #5: Roderick Strong def. Grayson Waller – NXT Cruiserweight Title Match

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Grayson Waller was ready to step into the jungle, but Roderick Strong showed again why he’s atop the NXT Cruiserweight food chain. The newcomer nearly captured the title with some thrill-seeking acrobatics that almost rocked The Diamond Mine. The veteran Strong had the final answer, as the champion caught Waller with a running knee to retain the title.

The Verdict: 7 out of 10

Match #6: Kyle O’Reilly def. Ridge Holland

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The power of Ridge Holland was on full display, but the savvy of Kyle O’Reilly proved to be the deciding factor. When Pete Dunne attempted to get involved, O’Reilly wriggled his way out of danger and rolled up the bruiser from Yorkshire for the win. As Dunne and Holland attempted to take out post-match frustrations, Von Wagner came running in to help O’Reilly even the odds.

The Verdict: 7 out of 10

Match #7: (Main Event) Raquel Gonzalez def. Frankie Monet – NXT Women’s Title Match

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Franky Monet wasn’t backing down from her championship opportunity, but Raquel Gonzalez proved again why her title reign has been unbreakable. As “La Wera Loca” talked trash throughout the match, Big Mami Cool waited patiently and struck with a Chingona Bomb to retain the championship. The fireworks were far from over, as a frustrated Toxic Attraction leveled the two competitors, allowing Mandy Rose to stand above the wreckage for a major statement.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Final Verdict: 6/10

The wrestlers tried, but going short by way of booking will stifle a match almost every time. There’s a lot of top-notch action here, but when it all gets packaged in three to four minute matches, you just get rushed contests. The women put in plenty of effort tonight, but time was never on their side to do much more than just get the job done. The opener was a DQ match and it was too early in the feud to be doing that. That being said, they did a good job slugging away at each other and making it look mean. We got a couple of quick singles matches from the men that went short yet showed promise. Boa is getting much better. Chase, while dressed like a moron in his college attire, wrestled very well in the slacks. Kyle carried Ridge to a quick yet brutal bout that delivered big combat in little waves. Hell, even our Cruiserweight prize fight went short, but it at least packed a wallop. Joe Gacy cut another “woke” promo. Why? It just makes me wanna change the channel. You can’t draw money if your viewers just change the channel. Besides, with a name like Joe Gacy, shouldn’t he be a blue-collar serial-killer…or a mail-man? Wait a minute! That’s the same thing! Silly ol’ Mr. Nathan! Hims a dumb-dumb! LA Knight and Odyssey Jones brawled before their match next week. It was a humdrum week says dumb-dumb. On paper, it was a great card, but in practice, this was…oh. MSK had a promo thing with Grizzled Young Veterans, Trick William/Carmelo Hayes and Josh Briggs/Brooks Jensen, which also set-up an 8-man tag for next week. Finally, Bron Breakker cut a great promo telling Tommaso Ciampa that he was coming for him and Ciampa did the same. That’s the show. More talking than wrestling, despite having seven matches on hand to watch. The “new” NXT is just a tepid version of the “old” one, with less indy wrestling than before. AEW took their indy torch and burned them with it. At least NXT still has some good wrestlers on the roster. I could see NXT being moved to Peacock within a few years. Maybe we’ll have an all-women’s brand replace it? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, Vince probably won’t do that…because it would work. Balls Mahoney: I’m hotter than Stacy Keibler! Hussy b–ch! Me: You go girl! Hey reader! You go too…the library! Getcho ass a good book! NXT is over! I’ll see you next time.

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