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NXT - March 18, 2015

NXT
Date: March 18, 2015
Location: LC Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
Commentators: Jason Albert, Corey Graves, Rich Brennan

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

This is a very interesting show as we have matches from outside the NXT Arena for the first time. A few weeks back, NXT held some shows in Columbus, Ohio as part of the Arnold Sports Festival and the matches were recorded for TV. Other than that we also have Owens vs. Riley in a showdown over Owens being a bully. Let's get to it.


The opening video talks about being in Columbus and previews the major events tonight.

Opening video.

The arena looks similar but there are a lot more seats opposite the Titantron. The wrestlers have to come down some steps off to the side instead of a ramp as well. Finally the cameras are facing the Titantron instead of having it on the right.

Kalisto vs. Tyler Breeze

Breeze main events one week and jerks the curtain the next? Kalisto takes him to the mat but Breeze bails to the ropes like a heel should. Fans: “WATCH THE FACE!” It's a really good sign if the fans are just as hot on the road. They trade leapfrogs until Kalisto does his hand want into a headscissors, followed by a big flipping wrist drag. He tries to fly a bit too much though and gets dropkicked out of the air for a delayed two.

Breeze rips at the mask and puts on a chinlock as we take a break. Back with Kalisto fighting back but not being able to hit the Salida Del Sol. Instead he dives into the Supermodel Kick for two and Breeze is getting frustrated. Kalisto knocks him down again and nails a 450 but Breeze is right next to the ropes. Salida Del Sol is countered again and the Beauty Shot is good for the pin at 10:07.

Rating: C+. Breeze has been on a roll lately and I'm digging his matches more and more every time. I wouldn't mind seeing him move up a bit higher on the card, but I don't see him fighting Owens or anything like that. Kalisto is great as a high flier and could be something special if he's put on the main roster.

We recap Owens vs. Riley, which is entirely built around Owens being a bully and Riley wanting to stand up to him. Riley has come out of retirement to fight Owens and proved himself against CJ Parker last week.

Hometown girl Alexa Bliss promises to show Sasha Banks what she's made of.

Video on the WWE Experience at the Arnold Sports Festival as well as their visit to a children's hospital and HHH being inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame. Also includes are clips of Hogan and Flair appearing. Hulk Hogan showed up and thought being NXT Champion sounded good.

Finn Balor tells Alex Riley he'll be watching tonight. Riley is ready for Owens but Balor tells him not to take Owens lightly. We haven't seen Zayn or Neville since Owens hut them and Riley could be next.

Video of HHH talking about what it means to expand and the potential of NXT as a touring brand.

Colin Cassady vs. Wesley Blake

Carmella is with Enzo and Cass and is booed out of the building. Cass says they're at Arnold Sports Festival where people like to pump weights, but Cass and Enzo like to pump fists. “As for the Australian guy, why don't you didgeridoo yourself a favor a skedaddle?” Cass sends him into the corner to start and the fans declare Blake SAWFT. Wesley runs the ropes but charges into a knee to the ribs as the fans want Blue Pants. I can't say I blame them.

A springboard spinning forearm gets two for Blake and we hit the chinlock. Colin fights up and stomps away in the corner, setting up a side slam. Murphy gets up on the apron and Carmella gets up to yell at him, only to have Cass boot him down. Carmella goes down at the same time though, allowing Blake to roll Cass up and grab the trunks for the pin at 3:55.

Rating: D+. This was nothing special but it advanced the stories. If nothing else it might be a step towards getting Carmella away from the guys, which would be better for everyone involved. There's potential in Carmella, but not as a face and not with Enzo and Cass. Thankfully this isn't WWE where they would just take her off TV and blame her for what happened.

Video on bodybuilder Dana Brooke who has signed with NXT.

Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks

Non-title. Sasha is nailing the charisma at this point and is ready to be on the main show. Sasha goes after the nose, which she broke to put Bliss on the shelf for months. The double knees out of the corner gets two and we hit the chinlock. Alexa fights up and moonsaults into a double knee of her own before the Booker T. spinning sunset flip out of the corner gets two. Sasha bails to the floor so Alexa dives out onto her, only to be sent into the apron. Bliss quickly posts her though and wins by countout at 3:18.

Rating: C-. Bliss has gotten a lot better in a hurry and seems to be the next project of the division. I still think Bayley is the one to take the title off of Banks (if nothing else because I want to see the fans lose their collective minds) but Bliss is a good choice for a lower level challenger for now. Also, points for not jobbing her in her hometown or having the champ get pinned.

Kevin Owens is ready for Riley but is looking forward to facing Balor as well.

Alexa is happy with her win but Sasha comes in to say that wasn't a pin. Regal pops up and makes the title match for next week.

Alex Riley vs. Kevin Owens

Non-title. The fans chant for Owens to start as they shove each other around. The champ knocks him down and hammers Riley in the back and the fans call Owens Mr. Wrestling. Riley nails a dropkick but gets sent hard into the corner. There's the Cannonball for two before Owens puts on the chinlock. Riley gets up though and blasts Owens with a right hand, sending him out to the apron.

Another right hand puts him on the floor but Owens is ticked off. Back in and Owens misses another Cannonball, setting up a spinebuster for two. Riley hits the ropes on a missed crossbody, setting up three straight backsplashes. Instead of covering though, Owens sends him back out to the floor. Back in again and the pop up powerbomb gives Kevin the pin at 6:00.

Rating: C+. This was exactly what it should have been with Owens getting rocked a few times but never being in any serious danger. Riley got to try but gets beaten up in the end and Owens gets to look like a killer all over again. Good stuff here and nothing great, which was pretty much exactly the idea.

Owens goes after Riley post match but Finn Balor comes out to stare him down. Kevin reaches for Riley again but Balor dives off the stage (nothing that great as it's not a high stage) take him down. They head inside but Owens bails before Balor can hit the top rope double stomp. The champ bails but makes sure to get in a cheap shot on Riley because he's a great villain.

Overall Rating: C+. This wasn't a spectacular episode, but it was a very successful experiment. The crowd was great on their first trip outside of Florida and that's the best news NXT could have. As for the actual content, this was little more than a preview for next week, but it still worked well enough. Balor vs. Owens could be a lot of fun if they let them beat on each other for fifteen minutes. Good show here and hopefully the first of many road trips.

Results
Tyler Breeze b. Kalisto – Beauty Shot
Buddy Murphy b. Wesley Blake – Rollup with a handful of trunks
Alexa Bliss b. Sasha Banks via countout
Kevin Owens b. Alex Riley – Pop up powerbomb


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Comments

  1. I am astounded at how well Owens has been pushed/booked/whatever since debuting. They are doing a great job at making me want to see more and more and more of him every week.

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  2. If this we're completely transitioning out of the Sami/Adrian/Kidd era I think that this is a pretty good showcase.


    If they can keep the strategy of having two top-notch wrestlers at the top of the card with a couple almost there guys right underneath them (Breeze and Itami) then they should be good.


    It's also looking like they'll be replacing the flippy female babyface with Alexa (replacing Charlotte) and the conniving heel female with Becky Lynch (replacing Sasha Banks).


    The question is if NXT can produce actual TV-ready stars, which uh...(depending on how you feel about the Shield as a NXT creation) isn't looking so good.

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  3. Part of that is Owens just being a PHENOMENAL dick heel. If you haven't seen any of Steen's stuff outside of NXT, you really should. It's the little touches he does that are awesome.


    (Like in his Steenwolf ladder match with Generico in PWG. At one point, he's done something brutal to Generico. Then, he just pushes the ladder over on him. It's just a total dick move)


    They've done what they should be doing on the main roster -- they let him do what he's good at and book around that.


    The main roster would have him as a dancing fat guy already.

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  4. Drove down from Toronto for this show. I'm surprised they didn't air the Itami/Balor vs Vaudevillains match, but English was legit injured during it so maybe that played a part.

    Was also at the Saturday NXT show at the Arnold. So much fun the whole day. Even the "live trainijg" was enjoyable, with Corey Graves really standing out as a host for the whole shebang.

    WWE has successfully created an internal indy promotion. It's really astounding.

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  5. That last kick to Riley after Balor interfered with the apron powerbomb was a nice little bit.


    It's a shame Owens hurt his knee, though.

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  6. Marshall will be complaining by week 3.

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  7. When the free throw contest starts? I'm a basketball fan but so many of these game spend the last couple minutes back and forth free throws.

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  8. Ha, I just said that,

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  9. The time keeper, when he rings the bell that it's over.

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  10. North Florida scored nothing but free throws over the last five minutes.

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  11. IS THIS SYMBOLIC?!

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  12. I THINK IT'S SYMBOLIC!!!

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  13. Adam "Colorado" CurryMarch 18, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Did they re-sign Vick?

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  14. Marshall: Holy shit, Geno. You might be the first player ever that made someone want to go back and play for Jay Cutler.

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  15. Oh, I don't doubt it. Jets gonna Jet. Jets are so bad, Tazz said fuck it and follows Seattle now.

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  16. One of Cole's all time classics. Lawler was flabbergasted.

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  17. WHAT...UM...THE UNDERTAKER PLANS TO DO TO THE CORPORATION!

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  18. How was the discussion in the day thread about Roman not getting the response they want?

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  19. I forgot that they traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick too. He will probably win that job

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  20. I love King in that match. Doesn't let Cole forget about it either.

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  21. Decker and Marshal will be on the IR by week 7.

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  22. Wait, is Bossman supposed to be dead here? He sort of kicks around a little and then stops moving completely. Russo wtf? Lol

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  23. That's slightly better than Geno, but yeah I'll give Marshall until week 4.

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  24. My NFL proposal: replace overtime with sudden death penalty kick extra points. But every kick must be taken by a different team member.

    Put the FOOT back in FOOTball!

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  25. Adam "Colorado" CurryMarch 18, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Rightfully so.

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  26. It's pretty close. Fitzpatrick either checks it down or puts his WRs in serious danger.

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  27. Well, he no sold death on Raw the next night.

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  28. But...that beard! And, he's from Harvard!

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  29. blahblahblahblah5March 18, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    There are no TV ready stars anymore. WWE TV is a black hole.

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  30. Or have one guy from each team trade kicks to each other's nuts until one quits. Put the FOOTBALL back in FOOTBALL!

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  31. Is the Titan sinking book any good?

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  32. Yes! Great read. Highest recommendation.

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  33. I say whichever team had the most recent DUI/Domestic Abuse/Substance Abuse charge loses.

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  34. You obviously don't know what draws ratings.


    Bro.

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  35. I like to imagine Kevin Owens grew up in the back room of the bar No Holds Barred took place in. The floozy waitress was his mom. Dwarf in a cage was his "uncle". It was a hard life... Uncle Ty was quick with a strap...

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  36. Nah just watch the movie instead. It's on every Sunday from September to December when the Titans take the field.

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  37. I just saw that front row tickets at WM are $13,000. Holy crap, that can't possibly be right, can it?

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  38. Big Cass got some potential. There is zero chance they don't repackage him before he gets to the main roster tho.

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  39. Because we already got teased a month ago that he wasn't getting the response they wanted so they would put Bryan in the main event.

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  40. Adam "Colorado" CurryMarch 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Didn't he work later that night?

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  41. He's got some real charisma... and you can't... teach... that.

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  42. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    SummerSlam 89......or something on Netflix?


    Hogan, Beefcake, Zeus vs. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Peaky Blinders

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  43. I really hope they make Enzo a manager.

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  44. Ticketmaster or something else?

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  45. blahblahblahblah5March 18, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    This show is just a breath of fresh air in my lungs every week. I love it. Marked out for the ending with Balor finally getting his hands on Owens, but more importantly ACTING LIKE A FACE by coming out to help Riley. Sasha Banks too is just phenomenal.

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  46. He can hold his own enough in the ring. He's an amazing character.

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  47. But you certainly can take it away


    - WWE creative.

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  48. They were similar when I was looking for tickets. I got floor seats in the back for $450 which id gladly take over splurging my bank for one night

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  49. Adam "Colorado" CurryMarch 18, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    If we wanted to see every game end in a tie we'd watch soccer.

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  50. Someone will buy them

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  51. I'm not sure, the Observer reported it.

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  52. Unbreakable starts out amazing... but kind of peters out in the last three episodes (despite a fantastic cameo).

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  53. 2nd party tickets can get really expensive.

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  54. Watch the SNME right before that where Brutus and Hogan threaten to blow up the arena and kill everyone inside if they don't win.

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  55. I work with someone who got like the worst possible seats and she paid about $150

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  56. I dug it all the way through. So awesome.

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  57. I heard My Way by Limp Bizkit on my way home from work the other day and completely lost it and cranked the volume. Thank you wrestling lol

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  58. Yeah, wrestling is like $75 tops for a ticket for me.

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  59. I bought the first day they went on sale.

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  60. I never imagined it would be that much. I'm sure they'll have to move people up, right? There can't possibly be that many people willing to pay that much.

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  61. Watching tonight's NXT makes me damn happy to be a wrestling fan. Hyped up crowd and the wrestlers having a blast. Stark contrast to the Viking Death Ship on Mondays and Thursdays.

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  62. It would have to be an amazing show for me to spend 75.

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  63. I've got about 4 episodes to go I thought they kept getting better and better.

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  64. When will people learn that you can spend 35$ on a ticket and wiggle your way down very close?

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  65. Yeah, the guy makes me laugh just by his facial expressions. He reminds me of the great old managers like Jimmy Hart and The Brain.

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  66. I agree... right up until the point you're at. Not to say that it's bad... but I felt it went downhill from there.

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  67. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    That was the last thing I watched. That Beefcake-Savage match was the tits.

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  68. Piggybacking on the earlier conversation... but the feminist stuff was a bit eyerolling.

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  69. Any other good wrestling books from the last year? Already read Jericho's and masked man

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  70. HOAK! HO-GAN! BEEF-CAKE BAR-BER!

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  71. I listened to that and Rollin' a week or so back. Felt like I should turn myself in to the authorities to be sent to that place where they turn me into Soylent Green. Or at least perform some community service.

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  72. He's fully committed to the spot. It doesn't seem like a guy playing a role.

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  73. Adam "Colorado" CurryMarch 18, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    It's alright, nothing great.

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  74. You'd never think Sasha Banks was a submission machine looking at her, but every week she busts out a new one.

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  75. I got Mania 23 tickets for $40 each in the 45th row at Ford Field. Great price for an awesome show. I've gotten tickets for under $35 for every other RAW, Smackdown, and PPV that I've gone to.


    Paying over $100 for a ticket is insane.

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  76. Since NXT actually has logical storylines, Carmella needs to betray Enzo and Cass and cost them the match against the D-Bag Cowboys Blake and Murphy...

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  77. Exactly, I can see the guy living the gimmick at all times, which is what the greats did.

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  78. That whole show was great, biased though cause it was my first SNME as a kid.only clunker was Valentine/Snuka, but Honky/Hulk, Beefcake/Savage and Busters win the straps from the Demos and the crowd was hot throughout.

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  79. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    Austin-Rock trading blows to the chorus in the video package for X-7 is forever etched in my mind.

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  80. That promo is so bat shit tho. Completely over shadows that **** Beefcake/Savage match.

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  81. I used to go to shows in my area for free being a seat filler. It got to a point where it wasn't worth it, though.

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  82. Dana Brooke the next Beth Phoenix, apparently?

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  83. I see you're watching WM XV

    Has Cole spoiled the main event yet by announcing they'd be interviewing the NEW champion on whatever shopping network?

    Or did he only do that on Heat, and not during the PPV itself?

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  84. How's that work? Do you just stand outside and they eventually give you a ticket? I want to try that sometime, but all the shows around here sellout.

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  85. They're. Telling. Stories. Maggle.

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  86. I love Owens' accent. Makes his promos sound unique.

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  87. Alexa Bliss not over in her own hometown... ouch...

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  88. Since the pre-show is 2 hours this year, they should toss some NXT matches on there.

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  89. Eh... I think Edge is all done running through the divas.

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  90. I was kind of hoping they'd either show the NXT show at AXXESS live or even on tape...

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  91. If Owens was healthy, I would have done Owens/Sami 2 there.

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  92. Goddamn, that was a beautiful Rock Bottom.

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  93. Sent the entire NXT roster in to be chokeslammed by Kane?

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  94. No. You have to basically know someone and what you do is sit in a designed here and when someone gets up on the TV side, you have to sit in their seat. That way, the arena always looks full. And if someone doesn't show up or the seat isn't bought, you sit in their seat for the entire show.

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  95. I'd like to think Zeus saying Beefcake Barber was Vince's "fuck it, this can't main event the Skydome" tipping point.

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  96. HBK does one to Vince, too, though. So they were already setting the groundwork

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  97. What I have to wonder is, if Vince did run Hogan vs Zeus at Wrestlemania VI? What does Warrior do?

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  98. This Brooke looks like she could make Edge tap out. I mean, you know, current bad-neck retired Edge.

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  99. I know front row last year was $10K, and I paid almost a grand for my pair of tickets, 25th row on the floor right by the entrance ramp (Seats 7-8, and we had the side the wrestlers/others returned to the back on. Made for some fun taunts during the night...).


    And they were worth every dollar IMO, even if it ends up being the last dollars I spend on WWE. (tickets, Bryan and History of WM shirts, and WMXXX cap. I also bought the DVD shortly after it came out, but have yet to watch it.)


    ... watching WMXXX suddenly sounds tempting a couple Sundays from now, just to see if I made the DVD.

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  100. Being from WNY... his accent qualifies as... "probably Canadian" for me.

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  101. I honestly think they didn't want a live NXT show to happen because everyone would be talking about how much better their minor league show was than their biggest show of the year.

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  102. That's why for as great as the Network is, it could be soooooooo much better

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  103. So Kramer at the Tony's style?

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  104. Maybe a rubber match with Rude or a title defense against Perfect.

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  105. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    HOAK! HOGAN! You ain't nothin'


    BEEFCAKE! LESS THAN NOTHIN'!


    *drool hanging off his chin*

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  106. Who would be champ? Hogan? Another guy?

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  107. Considering the buyrate... I think that's all of us.

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  108. Wrestlemania V, Summerslam and Wrestlemania VI? I know there was only the big 4 then, so it'd be spread out, but that seems a bit much. Earthquake, maybe? Or is it too early in Quake's run?

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  109. This is overbooked and it doesn't need to be.

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  110. You're up 1-0 after one with Quick. So it's close at the moment.

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  111. Main event. Until Vince realized his thighs weren't as meaty as he had hoped.

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  112. Austin-Rock XV? God is it ever.

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  113. Special guest referee?

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  114. The all over the arena, bar-room brawling got old fast.

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  115. It's Austin/Rock though so it's still kicks ass.

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  116. Little kid dressed as Beefcake, complete with garden shears. That's okay for '89, but today? Sorry kid, here's a Hulkamania shirt.

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  117. It's 3rd for their Mania matches with me.

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  118. And their WM 19 match is just finisher after finisher. The WM 17 match is pretty much perfect, though.

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  119. Backlash was also way better.

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  120. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 18, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Undateable makes me laugh. It's got some funny people working on it.

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  121. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    I just went back and watched that. I didn't pay attention the first time.


    Beefcake threatening to cut the supports to the building, bringing the whole thing down, smothering everybody.


    lol

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  122. I'm surprised they left it in

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  123. Owens vs. Lesnar would be something...

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  124. 17 is tops, then 19 (despite being finisher crazy, Hollywood Rock and Safeco helped), then 15 last. And, yes Bobby Backlash was better than 15.

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  125. I saw the first season, it was amusing. Plus Briga Heelan was on, and she's gorgeous. Not on this year, that sucks.

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  126. I was assuming that the Summerslam match would be off.

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  127. Lesnar has not signed with WWE. I think he will. I think he's just using UFC as leverage.

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  128. Owens stomping on Riley as he is running away from Balor is legit one of the funniest things I've seen in wrestling in the past year.

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  129. He'd be stupid to leave.

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  130. So, Warrior chases Rude from V to VI. Maybe. I could see Rude defending against a returning Piper at Summerslam, while Warrior faces Andre maybe at Summerslam. Rude and Warrior captain respective teams at Survivor Series, then meet each other in the Rumble leading to Wrestlemania at Skydome where Warrior wins the belt back.

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  131. IMO, better at his age to work a worked sport and get paid by Vince to just show up and stand next to Paul. Though if he re-signs, make the deal for monthly matches, for god's sake.

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  132. The only reason he leaves is if pride fucks with his mind.

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  133. "Elizabeth was nothin' before Randy! She was a hash slinger down the road here in Jersey!"

    As it happens, next to the Meadowlands is Redd's, home of the best chicken wings around. 80s Elizabeth or 90s huge implants and leather Elizabeth serving those wings? I'd be there even more often than I usually am.

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  134. "That's pride fucking with ya. Fuck pride! It only hurts. It never helps".

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  135. Better get more dates out of him then.

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  136. 80's Liz evolving into 90's huge implants Liz who calls you sugar at the end of every sentence.

    Also, LOL at hash slinger.

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  137. So what's the consensus of Alexa Bliss?


    I've heard from "nothing special" to "next Trish Stratus".

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  138. If Lesnar signs, the best decision at this point would honestly be to almost copy the Summerslam match with Cena. Build Lesnar up to a unrealistically high portion, keep the title until WM 32, and then give the huge rub to someone who can run with it.

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  139. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    So I went with SummerSlam 89.


    It's weird hearing Schiavone call a WWF PPV.

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  140. Zayn? Or, would he smaller than Bryan in Vince's mind. A babyface Owens? Or, just keep Owens the way he is and still challenge Lesnar?

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  141. She's pretty adorable, but she needs a lot of work to get to the level of Charlotte, Sasha, etc.

    Which of course mean you could promote her to the main Divas roster now. :)

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  142. Zayn and Owens would be too soon. Either Ambrose or Bryan, in my opinion.

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  143. Opening tag, the Rockers 6 man and IC title are great.

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  144. You just start, Stranger? I'll hop on with you if you're not too far.

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  145. I think Zayn will be great on the main roster, but if Vince won't get behind Bryan, there's no way in hell he'll get behind Zayn...

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  146. Ambrose needs a lot of rebuilding though.

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  147. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    The opening bell to Harts-Busters just went off.

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  148. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Three solid matches make for a good show.

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  149. Rock the fuck on. I just finished NXT. On my way.

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  150. Even Duggan/Demos vs Andre/Twin Towers is kinda fun.

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  151. He's so good on the microphone that if they gave him a valuable program, he could build his stock up back in a heart beat. I mean, look at CM Punk before MITB. He was jobbing left and right. A few promos turned him into a jobber of the stars to the biggest thing in WWE.

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  152. He needs to be that Piper/Austin/Pillman hybrid, but also tough in that too crazy to stay down kind of tough. Brock gives him a German, an F5, but he's all "that the best you got?".

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  153. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:43 PM

    This match should have been the tag titles. Brain Busters go over the Harts with the titles on the line gives them cred they lacked in the WWF. I sure wish they hung in longer than one year.

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  154. Him just sticking his face into Lesnar's would get a humongous pop.

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  155. It would have been nice to see a proper feud, Hart/Tully alone is fun to watch. I never figured out if Vince thought getting the Busters would get him Flair or not when he signed them. If I recall, he was pretty open about coveting Flair at that point.

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  156. Minor point but he chews gum on screen? I can just imagine him chewing away right in Lesnar's face saying "take your shot, big man".

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  157. I know he was there for real, but yeah, it still feels like an alternate universe hearing Tony on WWF TV.

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  158. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Flair almost jumped in 89, didn't he?

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  159. Skimming through the WWE/Flinstones thing. CM Punk is in it.

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  160. And, Windham and Dillon were both there that summer too if I recall.

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  161. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Good lord it's like a clinic with Hart and Tully in there.

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  162. I heard rumor was 88 to challenge Savage at Summerslam for the title.

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  163. Does anyone else miss the days when tag teams used to emphasize the differences between the two guys? Jesse keeps talking about Neidhart and Bret being a balance for each other because of their differences. Now, it seems like they try to make all the teams similar in every way they can.

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  164. I youtubed Cain vs. Lesnar's fight and the comment section is hilarious. It's like a Mexican vs. Whites battlefield.

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  165. Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer) on the Freebirds lack of fire safety awareness:

    "In Florida, Pringle was living with the Freebirds and talks about their partying. He says his favorite Freebird story took place one morning when he woke up in the house to smell smoke. He looked around for the fire and saw smoke coming up from downstairs and tried to wake up Hayes, who didnt even bother to get up and asked Pringle to check it out. Pringle went outside and saw smoke pour out of the room and saw Buddy Roberts and his wife sitting in bed. Pringle asked Roberts what was going on as Roberts nonchalantly told him the house was on fire as he was drinking a cup of coffee and smoking a cigarette. Pringle went to the front of the house and saw Terry Gordy standing their with a garden hose trying to put out a recliner that was fire. Pringle asked him what happened as Gordy told him the house was on fire. Gordy apparently caused the fire when he fell asleep smoking a cigarette and it set the carpet and drapes on fire."

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  166. I would drown kittens to see 89 Bret vs 89 Tully for 15-20 minutes.

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  167. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Also, no one makes note of little things like that. Has anyone said that Cesaro's size and strenght complements Kidd's speed and agility?

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  168. "Like 2 sides of the same coin, Maggle!"

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  169. That's disturbing

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  170. "That's extreme neck strength, something you learn in amateur wrestling, you must have a powerful neck in the pros."

    What a NERD, Maggle

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  171. Bret had a good comparison of him and Neidhart back then. Anvil was like a sherman tank. Bret was the Ferrari.

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  172. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:49 PM

    Husky Harris was the Sherman tank with a Ferrari engine.

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  173. And yet wrestling fans get a bad rep for being unsophisticated. This UFC channel is embarrassing.

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  174. Dayton wins their play-in game by a point in their own town. That's sad.

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  175. First fight with Feyonce that she got so upset she puked, I wish I could take credit for that but I think sadly the baby takes this round...

    Summerslam 89? Timestamp?

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  176. Drowning kittens is fine.


    I'd agree if he said drowning puppies.

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  177. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Around 14 minutes in.

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  178. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:51 PM

    The Brain Busters adapting to the WWF tag formula nicely, and adding their own style to it.

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  179. What was the fight about?

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  180. Tony/Jesse?

    Eww.

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  181. I'm at 14:53

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  182. How did Tony never get a job in WWE after WCW folded?

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  183. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 18, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    I'm waiting for schiavone to yell "THAT'S HIS MOVE!"

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  184. Just general stress, money and the wedding and our trip to Germany and all the other shit we have packed into this year. She tends to get worked up about things and then when I respond with 'It'll take care of itself' she gets even more worked up lol

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  185. I don't think he wanted it. He was burnt out maybe? And was content to call baseball.

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  186. They're surprisingly good together. Tony only started sucking when he stopped caring.

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  187. Because he was never that great.

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  188. His passion was in baseball. He grew to like wrestling.

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  189. What do you mean? He was the greatest announcer in the history of any sport

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  190. UFC fans are some of the most insecure fans in the world. ANY TIME wrestling gets bought up they go for the jugular about how FAKE it is.


    Yet, you bring up what a box office draw Lesnar was for UFC, and they get even more butt hurt.

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  191. I liked them in WCW together.

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