16th Oct2020

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Oct 14th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the Baby Yoda playing with the Baby Balls. We’ve got a bunch of matches on here, but no quesadillas! I’m so pissed! Well, we have the damn matches, but I’m too busy smoking crack to pay attention, so here comes me…from an alternate dimension! NA-THAN Of The Trans-Dimensional Empire Of STU-PID: I am NA-THAN! I have a mustache and an eye-patch! Begin the show!

Match #1: The Undisputed ERA def. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan – No. 1 Contendership To The NXT Tag Team Titles

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It’s been a turbulent few weeks for The Undisputed ERA, but Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish steered the most dominant faction in NXT history back on track. The UE prevailed after Strong connected with a massive running knee before they locked eyes with NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango, who were keeping a close eye on the bout.

My Opinion: 3.7 out of 5 – BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! This clash of buzz-cutted fools was most excellent, most excellent indeed! As I play with my tentacle crotch, I am reminded of such great matches as Gorgoneth versus Daigos The Dumb and Maika-Del-Kanda versus Bitch-Tits, for this had a strong focus on aggressive grappling and clever transitions. This Burch impresses me, for he is relentless in his offense and in the way he intimidates his opponents. Every-one kept the action tight and taut, like my electro-elastic bungee-balls. I have no objections to the Strong Fish winning this encounter, but coud they not have ripped their mother-f—king heads off? What a shame, but what a fine battle.

Match #2: Jake Atlas def. Ashante “Thee” Adonis

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Jake Atlas and Ashante “Thee” Adonis battled in a highly competitive bout, but Atlas one-upped his opponent when he caught him off-guard with a small package for the win. Afterward, they were ambushed by Legado del Fantasma, who retreated after Isaiah ‘Swerve” Scott arrived with steel chairs to even the odds.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – You dare show me a match of less than two minutes? SHANGALADOS NABAKHANDA MAATROBACKION VALAFORMIRAX BENDEREGORAJIK!!!!!!!!!

Match #3: Johnny Gargano def. Austin Theory

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Johnny Gargano spent most of the bout putting the much younger Austin Theory through a squared-circle clinic, though “All Day” put up a strong effort to fight off Johnny Wrestling. Theory eventually succumbed after being planted with Gargano’s One Final Beat DDT, however.

My Opinion: 3.7 out of 5 – BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! What a marvelous fight between Celine Dion 1 and 2! The way these two ladies sing makes my laser eye scorch the children most horribly! Consider the way Austin uses his abdomen to press his opponent, the Johnny, to the mat and establish control over the more experienced competitor in the Johnny. So much of this lovely barbarism started and ended with fierce grapping and that is most welcome, most welcome indeed. The entire encounter was given ample time to be of value, like my son when I allowed him to be eaten and digested by the Zangulorth for a thousand years…because I was bored. Oh, traladidadidadida! What a wonderful occasion it was indeed to see this father assault his son, just like I did mine when the Zangulorth excreted him after a thousand years of digestion…because I was bored. May the Gods of the Nipple bring these two together again. Until that day, let us rejoice in the fantastic technical display we have witnessed…fool!

Match #4: Candice LeRae def. Shotzi Blackheart – No. 1 Contendership To The NXT Women’s Championship

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Candice LeRae is the new No. 1 Contender to Io Shirai thanks in no small part to Indi Hartwell, who seems to be part of a budding alliance with The Poison Pixie. Shotzi Blackheart repeatedly demonstrated her resilience, even kicking out after LeRae connected on a picture-perfect Quebrada. But Blackheart had no answer after she was blasted by a brass knuckles-assisted right hand by LeRae, who was slipped the foreign object by Hartwell at ringside.

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – These ladies of violence took to this stage of death and delivered the pain! Candice and Shotzi were like fire and gasoline with each other, which is how all school plays should end. I…BANG! Nathan: Oh s—t! His head exploded! Well, let me put this crack down and finish this review. Candice and Shotzi were doing pretty well before this whole thing went to pot. Now, the 3.8 is accurate, but the finish was all about setting-up Indy Hartwell as a follower of the Gargano way. Well, I wish they would have just stuck with the actual wrestling for a few more minutes, but at least what we got was so even and intense that you could bet on either being the winner. Candice won and it was a good decision.

Match #5: Toni Storm def. Aliyah

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Toni Storm is back in a big way, returning to action with an impressive win over Aliyah. She put The Robert Stone Brand’s client down after hitting Storm Zero, looking better than ever in doing so.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This was just a couple of moves. Moving on…

Match #6: Imperium def. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick

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Killian Dain & Drake Maverick are still anything but on the same page, and they were outsmarted in this one by the much more experienced team of Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner, with Maverick falling victim to the Imperial Implosion.

My Opinion: 2.1 out of 5 – This was lame. There wasn’t much action and the comedy team of Dain and Maverick just isn’t working.

Match #7: (Main Event) Damian Priest def. Dexter Lumis – NXT North American Championship Match

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Damian Priest and Dexter Lumis’ unique clash of styles quickly progressed into a true heavyweight tussle with both men pulling out all the stops. The Tortured Artist hit a Uranage and locked in Silence on Priest — a move that few, if anyone escapes — but Priest wriggled away just enough for a rope break. Interference by Cameron Grimes spelled doom for Lumis, as The Technical Savage dropped him with the Cave-In, leaving him a sitting duck for South of Heaven and the pin by Priest.

My Opinion: 3.9 out of 5 – Lumis looked the best he’s ever looked and Priest just keeps getting better and better. I’m amazed that Lumis showed so much here. I’m glad. It’s about damn time for ol’ Lumis. This felt like a big-time prize fight. Why can’t this version of Lumis go back in time and re-wrestle his old matches? I’ll get the DeLorean…whatever you want. I’m glad that this turned out so well. Lumis needs to keep-up with whatever he’s doing, because this is the version of him that can make some damn money. Priest worked hard to be seen as a true champion and he did that here in a great main event.

News Of The Night:

  1. Johnny Gargano fights Damien Priest for the NXT North American Title and Halloween Havoc, with the stipulation being decided by Spin The Wheel, Make A Deal.
  2. Xia Li wants to have a match at Halloween Havoc.
  3. Cameron Grimes cost Dexter Lumis the NXT North American Title.

Final Verdict: 3.4/5

This began and ended well, but The Middle sucked (terrible show).


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