27th Nov2020

‘WWE NXT’ Review (Nov 25th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s NXT review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a special guest reviewer to handle the fun this time. Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet…

KaraKatiz Pott$ is my name and RASSALIN is my game! YAHOID! Dis iz my main man IGG’NNT Jones! FAKOIK!
KaraKatiz: Lez git down to the ooey, gooey, goodnezz of prafashional rassleeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!

Match #1: Candice LeRae def. Ember Moon

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Ember Moon dominated the early action behind a fiery start, though the numbers game eventually proved difficult to overcome. Not only was Candice LeRae joined by protege Indi Hartwell, but their new allies Dakota Kai and Raquel González made their way to ringside as well. Hartwell’s presence proved pivotal as she shoved LeRae out of the way to instead take Moon’s Eclipse, allowing LeRae to capitalize and win with the Wicked Stepsister.

My Opinion: 3.8 out of 5 – Dis wuz fantastibalastamacastical, babaaaaaaaay!!!!! Leeray and Muuuuuun got down wit da magic, playa! Frumm da start, deeze fine ladies dizplaid daze acumen and skills wit purfekt preezizon. GAWDAMM! IGG’NNT: FA REEL! KaraKatiz: Ahvraythang wuz on da level and ain’t nuthin’ wuz off da mark or nuthin’ like thaaaaaaaaat!!!!!! WAWAKAJOO! On dem damn thangs that makes da match so damn foine was dat you got rasslin’ dat…BANG! Nathan: Oh my God! They’ve been shot! …to death! IGG’NNT: I’M FI…BANG! Nathan: Guess he spoke too soon. Any-way…oh my God! They’re dead! Well, in honor of these lovely people, I’ll finish their thoughts on the match by saying that this bout had plenty of pressure-cooker action that delivered what was necessary from an opener. God bless KaraKatiz Pott$ and IGG’NNT Jones, who thought this match was a 3.8.

Match #2: KUSHIDA def. Timothy Thatcher

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Tommaso Ciampa may finally be closing in on what he wanted. The Blackheart strode down to ringside for a front-row seat after recently making it clear that he wanted a piece of Timothy Thatcher. While Thatcher and Kushida traded their technical wizardry, Ciampa’s presence proved to be too distracting for Thatcher, who took his focus off Kushida long enough to turn the tide in the NXT Time Splitter’s favor. With Kushida forcing him to submit with the Hoverboard Lock, Thatcher was left incensed with The Blackheart.

My Opinion: 4.3 out of 5 – I liked this match…a lot. If you don’t like technical wrestling, then this will bore you. Intensity is one hell of a way to regard this match. Every move in this match was tight and tense, like a pony’s ass-hole in Alabama (Cousin Jeter likes ‘em hooved). Thatcher and KUSHIDA went hold for hold from bell to bell and it left me floored. The whole match was very much a matter of who could get to what lock first and how they could power out of each other’s offense. I complain about matches not looking like sports contests enough, so know that this match was exactly what I needed to knock the bitchin’ out of me. Why can’t we have more matches like this? Meanwhile, Gilligan and Skipper went to Ach-To to find Luke Skywalker, but only found my emphatic review of this match…and Ginger blowing Yoda.

Match #3: Cameron Grimes def. Jake Atlas

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Cameron Grimes picked up yet another victory thanks to the Cave-In, but he wasn’t much of a winner afterward. Dexter Lumis emerged behind The Technical Savage before his nemesis quickly fled the scene. Grimes will only be able to duck Lumis for so long, however, as NXT General Manager William Regal announced the two would battle in a Strap Match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – This was a waste of two talented wrestlers, because this was a two minute squash.

Match #4: (Main Event) Pete Dunne def. Kyle O’Reilly – WarGames Advantage Ladder Match

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Pete Dunne claimed the WarGames advantage for his team against The Undisputed ERA in dubious fashion after a brutal battle. Both Superstars used the stipulation to their advantage, with Dunne executing a vicious powerbomb on a ladder, while Kyle O’Reilly resorted to a ladder-assisted leg lock and repeatedly targeted The BruiserWeight’s left leg with several dragon screws and an array of expertly delivered kicks. Dunne delivered perhaps his biggest blow with a superplex from the apron through a ladder, though it took a great deal out of both competitors. The UE’s martial-arts master looked destined for victory after sending Dunne flying off the ladder onto another leaning in a corner. But just as O’Reilly was fingertips from grabbing the briefcase suspended above the ring, a masked man knocked him off the ladder as well, sending him crashing to the outside and rendering the victory for Dunne academic.

My Opinion: 4.9 out of 5 – Hoooooooooooooboy! The only thing keeping this from the five star classic it should have been was that it was rushed in many places…that’s it. There’s so much in the way of brutal, intricate action to be seen here. Kyle and Pete have a natural chemistry that is highlighted by the way they use transitions to solve their problems. Rather than just doing big moves until they can’t get up, these two weave in and out of each other’s offense like pubes in a pee-hole. Then, you bring in the ladders, which were not used or abused like they often are in these kinds of matches. You get suspense, thrills, chills and all that comes with a great match. The fact that this was all stuffed into fifteen or so minutes was a miracle worth remembering forever. I piss in my mouth for fun and this match was incredible.

News Of The Night:

  1. Rhea Ripley is staying in NXT.
  2. Kevin Owens was the guest commentator and hosted The Kevin Owens Show.
  3. Leon Ruff will defend the NXT North American Title against Damien Priest and Johnny Gargano at Takeover.
  4. Toni Storm turned heel on Ember Moon to join Candice LeRae’s War-Games team, which includes Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai.
  5. Cameron Grimes will fight Dexter Lumis in a Strap Match at Takeover.

Final Verdict: 4/5

Apart from the death of our original reviewers, this was a fabulous show that needed some more wrestling in it, but what was here was often fabulous.


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