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The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover

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Your hosts are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and William Regal.

Adam Rose v. Camacho

A sign in the crowd notes that “This person only attends Lemon Parties”. Stay classy, Full Sail. On a related note, I was discussing Lemon Party with a co-worker and it came up that he had never Googled “blue waffle” either. Sadly we couldn’t do it on the work computers so he could add that to his bucket list. Camacho attacks and gets a sleeper, but Rose fights out and starts to make the comeback before Camacho cuts him off and goes back to the sleeper after a big boot. The crowd chants “Party Time / All the time” to get Rose fired up, but Camacho puts him down and drops a leg for two. Hey, some people only want to rock n roll all night and PART of every day, to quote Paul Rudd. Rose comes back with the corner splash and broncobuster, and the Party Foul finishes at 5:06. Perfectly Acceptable Wrestling. **

Tyler Breeze has just entered the building!

NXT Tag team titles: The Ascension v. Kalisto & El Local

The Ascension charges in and attacks, but they get tossed as a result and the luchadors try a dive…only to get caught with stereo forearms. Ouch. Viktor beats on Kalisto in the corner as the crowd is torn as to who to chant for here. Konor drops an elbow for two and Viktor chops him down for two as Kalisto is your cara-in-peril. Viktor drops him in the corner for two and goes to the chinlock, then decides to just toss him and let Konor beat on him outside. Kalisto fights them off, but Konor cuts off the ring in classic fashion and Kalisto has to fight off Viktor with a victory roll before making the hot tag to Local. Rolling kick out of the corner and moonsault get two on Viktor, but he goes up and misses, allowing Viktor to hit the STO. Fall of Man finishes at 6:15. Bigger challenge, same result. Keep the new meat coming! The more they work longer matches, the better they’ll get. Again, totally fine, fun wrestling. **

Tyler Breeze gets a video package!

#1 Contender match: Sami Zayn v. Tyler Breeze

Sami has new music for some reason, as does Breeze. Why are they messing with what was working? The crowd was really into Breeze’s entrance before and this kind of kills it. They fight over a wristlock to start and Zayn goes to the armdrags and puts him down with a leg lariat. He goes up and Breeze shoves him to the floor and then chokes away in the corner. Breeze with a bulldog into the corner for two. Faceplant gets two. Breeze holds a facelock on the mat, but Zayn powers out and chases him to the floor, then follows with a quebrada that looked like it smashed Breeze’s head into the ramp. YIKES. Back in with a flying bodypress for two. Breeze elbows out of the Blue Thunder bomb, but a second try hits for two. Zayn back up, but he misses and Breeze superkicks him into a DDT for two. Powerbomb out of the corner gets two. Breeze slugs away in the corner, but Zayn suplexes him into the turnbuckles. They’re letting it all hang out here, for sure. Breeze with a rollup for two and they fight for another one, but Zayn walks into a superkick that gets two. They keep slugging it out on the ropes and now Zayn is PISSED. They fight over a wacky suplex variation, and Zayn is like “fuck it” and turns it into a crazy powerbomb for two. I don’t know what that was, but it was AWESOME. Breeze takes a break, so Zayn follows him out with another dive that smacks poor Tyler’s head into the metal AGAIN. I hope it’s worth the concussion. Back in, Sami crotches himself trying the corner kick, and the Beauty Shot finishes at 15:55! Tyler Breeze is the #1 contender! I presume this means Zayn is headed to the big time, because otherwise there was no point in having him blow the big one yet again. There was a point where Breeze was clearly off on another planet after the head injury, but this was easily a show-stealing classic otherwise. ****

Rusev is again talking about Putin, and that’s a no-go for Mojo! Rusev kicks his ass, regardless of patriotic fervor, though. They need to bring back Bill Watts and have Rusev bury him under the Russian flag again.

NXT Women’s title: Charlotte v. Natalya

So we’ve got Flair in one corner and Bret in the other, and I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader to guess which is which. They trade armbars to start and Nat works on a headlock while the crowd is torn. Charlotte cartwheels out and goes to her own armbar, but Nattie goes for the leg now and taunts Flair. That never works out well for people. Charlotte tries a wheelbarrow suplex and Nat reverses into a rollup for two, and goes right into a bodyscissors for two. Rollup gets two. Charlotte finally uses the POWER OF THE CHOP to take over, and Ric does some strutting to celebrate. Nattie tries a sleeper, but Charlotte sits down with a jawbreaker for two. Charlotte wraps her up with a figure-four headlock and bounces her face off the mat a few times, then flips her over for two. Regardless of her experience as a wrestler, Charlotte is a freakish athlete. They trade abdominal stretches and Charlotte dropkicks her for two, but Natalya comes back with a butterfly suplex and the low dropkick for two. Charlotte with a Flair Flip and Nat knocks her off the apron, so Charlotte yanks her to the floor in response. Back in, that gets two. Charlotte goes AERIAL, but misses the moonsault and Flair is going nuts at ringside. Nat with the STO for two. Sharpshooter, but Charlotte counters out to the figure-four in a slick move, and they fight for the reversal on that. That turns into a SLAP FIGHT before Nat makes the ropes, but Charlotte rolls to the floor and hangs on before finally breaking the hold. Charlotte sends her knee into the stairs, and back in for her own Sharpshooter, but Nat then reverses THAT before Charlotte fights her off and finishes with the neckbreaker at 16:41 to win the NXT title. Everyone hugs it out afterwards because Flair is so damn proud of his daughter. And well he should be, the match was awesome. ***3/4

NXT Title: Adrian Neville v. Tyson Kidd

Some pretty badass gear on Kidd tonight. Kidd takes him down with a headlock and gives him a shot to the head to show he’s meaning business, and controls with a wristlock on the mat. Neville goes to the armbar, but Kidd makes the ropes and monkey-flips him, only to have Neville land on his feet. They reach a stalemate and now it’s on. Kidd throws the first forearm and hangs Neville in the Tree of Woe for some punishment. Back elbow gets two. Kidd cranks on a chinlock and Neville fights up, so Kidd dumps him and follows with a flip dive that gets two. Back to the chinlock, but Neville fights up again and puts him down with forearms and puts Kidd in his own Tree of Woe. Regal sings the praises of sweet revenge and Neville springboards in with a forearm for two. Kidd bails to the apron and catches Neville with a forearm to block his dive, and that gets two. Kidd to the top, but Neville catches him with a forearm and flips away from a potential powerbomb. And then he does his own for two! Neville tries a springboard move, but Kidd follows him up and brings him down with a Russian legsweep for two. Kidd to the top again, but he lands on Neville’s foot and gets cradled for two. Kidd throws kicks and tries a suplex, but Neville reverses and they both suplex each other to the floor in a crazy bump. Both guys JUST beat the count. They slug it out while the crowd does a dueling chant, and Kidd takes him down with a Sharpshooter, which Neville blocks, so Tyson turns into the rare Dungeon Lock instead. Kind of a triangle choke. Neville makes the ropes, but Kidd goes up with a somersault legdrop for two. Kidd to the top again and Neville keeps trying to follow, so Kidd keeps fighting him off, but finally Neville flies in with a rana from the top and finishes with the Red Arrow at 20:53. Rough night for the Kidds, but that’s what they were there for. ***1/2 Neville wants the handshake, but Kidd gives him the COLD SHOULDER. Oh no he didn’t!

The Pulse

Payback is gonna have a bitch of a time topping this show. There’s your $10 worth for the Network in 2 hours. No bullshit, great action, and easy to follow storylines with logical payoffs. Thumbs WAY up.

Comments

  1. legit question: best women's match in WWE history? Not counting Blayze/Nakano's title switch in 1994 (which I admittedly haven't seen). I'll put it over Trish/Lita from the Dec 2004 Raw

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  2. Yep, a 4 star match.

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  3. No way man, Jumping Bomb Angels v. Glamor Girls was not only a great match, but 10 years ahead of its time and better than most of the men's matches at the time. This was pretty great, though. Charlotte is INSANELY talented.

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  4. Christopher BirdMay 29, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Sami Zayn was going for his Pumphandle Orange Crush Bomb that he did when he was El Generico. Basically what happened is that they slipped up, turned it into "attempted reversal" and a headlock change up sequence, and then finished the move.

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  5. from the 1988 Rumble? Yeah, that was pretty great if that's what you're referring to, but I'll take this one. The emotional slap fight during the figure-four was the absolute best, because you believed they both wanted to win more than life itself. You can't imagine a Sheamus or Cena match where they're that worked up about winning something.

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  6. Not to mention you gave I believe like **** to a random WWF elimination women's tag with Aja Kong backhanding the shit out of people.

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  7. Let's give some props to Nattie, too. When she's put in a match where she can actually wrestle, she's pretty damn good.

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  8. Yeah, she and Beth had a good match on Smackdown once.

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  9. Yeah, but that's kind of expected of her and was supposed to be her job. Charlotte went WAY beyond the call of duty here.

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  10. I decree that Charlotte's missed moonsault be a Digital Age "Flair Flop"

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  11. I feel sorry for your co worker when he looks up blue waffles.

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  12. "he call my grandmother a whole and I'll still cheer for him"

    That's you though. And while most of us on this site would still cheer for him, the regular fan would only look at him as a character and boo him because they're supposed to.

    I cheered for Kurt Angle when he was a heel. I cheered for Christian around 02-05 when he was a heel.

    My point being, you cannot use the fans on this blog as a bench mark of if something would work , simply because we're different fans than the masses.

    Just because the guy pulls off impressive moves doesn't mean that he can't work as a heel. A lot of the pop is the building of anticipation before the big time move.

    If he used his flippy floppy style without the long pandering set up to get the crowds attention and snapped off moves, like Eddie Guerrero, you're telling me he couldn't be an effective heel? I'll agree to disagree sir.

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  13. Nattie had a match with AJ Lee on Main Event earlier this year that was in some ways better than the one with Charlotte tonight.

    But it was on Main Event, so almost no one saw it, the crowd wasn't that great, and it wasn't treated as any kind of a big deal.

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  14. No wrestling crowd on planet earth would boo a guy doing 720s and shit. And Eddie Guerrero never wrestled like a cruiserweight when he was a heel. He would straight murder the other cruisers to get all the sympathy on them and draw monster heat as a heel.

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  15. Aren't the NXT women being trained by Sara Del Rey now?


    It would explain why they're getting good, and gives me some small hope for the division in WWE in a few years.

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  16. Have i been taking crazy pills? That Women's match was **1/2 snowflakes *** Tops! Meltzers raving about it like it's some revolution in the sport or something too.


    I think Charlotte has a bright future but lets not go nuts here.

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  17. Hell of a show. Sami/Breeze was easily match of the night, but that women's match was pretty damn good. Breeze really got his bell rung a few times and this was far and away the best match I've seen him in. Main event was really good too, but for the life of me, I can't give a fuck about Tyson Kidd. I think it all stems from his stupid patch of hair he debuted with. Maybe the mask will be a good change for him.

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  18. Dunno why someone went with Blue Waffle. It's more how I imagine the suface of Pluto looks...

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  19. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    I can never look at him without picturing Phil and Lil from Rugrats with that stupid haircut.

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  20. Stranger in the AlpsMay 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    Blue Waffle, eh? *goes to Google* Sounds like maybe it's a waffle made out of blue corn *types in "blue waffle"* I just might have to try some of--OH GOD!! MY EYES!!! KEEEEEEEEEEEEEITH!!!

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  21. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    It was a hard worked match in a division that is stereotyped as uniformly terrible because of failed models infesting it. Seeing that much fire and emotion alone gets it 4 stars from me.

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  22. I really think that Zayn's years behind the mask did him wonders in the selling department.


    Think about it -- people like Breeze and, well, almost everyone, count on their faces for expression. Zayn had to learn to use his whole body as Generico -- in many ways, that will play awesomely to a larger crowd.


    I just notice that he normally doesn't JUST express with his face and eyes, but does a lot of selling through exaggeration of movement, which works really well.

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  23. I haven't looked up anything like that since "Two Girls One Cup" (my friends are assholes). I don't know what Lemon Party is, and I don't know what Blue Waffles is. I'm happy in my ignorance.

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  24. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 12:57 AM

    I was originally worried about him wrestling without the mask, but it turns out he didn't even need it to get him over. The dude is gonna be a huge star. You just can't stop raw talent like his.

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  25. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMay 30, 2014 at 1:06 AM

    It continuously astounds me that the NXT women are better in every single way, and yet, those fucking Bellas and/or Alicia Fox take up space every Monday. That match is the kind of stuff we haven't seen since the best of Trish vs. Mickie/Lita/Victoria, and better than the lot of it. Bravo, ladies.

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  26. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMay 30, 2014 at 1:08 AM

    It's not stereotyped that way, it IS that way as long as RAW remains the Total Divas show and the good workers stay down at Full Sail.

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  27. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMay 30, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Nattie's fallen off just a little bit, she's lost a little something in the ring over the years, although the way she's been treated (*fart*), I wouldn't blame her.

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  28. Sami is for real, man.

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  29. man bring back godzilla

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  30. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMay 30, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Maffew must be giddy at the prospect that a big-time WWE star had once done a BM intro (besides Foley)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaijBTqM1v4

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  31. For *real*.

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  32. That's ridiculous that their main shows are whack but their developmental shows are usually watchable, entertaining wrestling. Bass-ackwards as always, WWE.

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  33. I've actually ordered a few things from PWG tonight and a few downloads from Highspots just because I want to watch more Generico (and I have a ton of his ROH, PWG, and what little he was in Chikara already).

    BTW, anyone who likes Zayn should REALLY buy SteenWolf for the Generico/Steen ladder match. It's only $8, and the whole show is great (but the main event is just awesome):

    http://www.highspots.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=HS&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=26901

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  34. I did the same. But am seriously glad I queried it the "safe" way. Aintnobodygottimefordat.

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  35. And everyone savaged WWE for removing the mask, as if the purpose of developmental isn't to, yknow, DEVELOP. As in a character and personality and talent and stuff. If he stuck with the gimmick he'd wash out in a tag team with Santino in like 2 years tops. Granted, he might wash out anyways but at least hes getting a punchers chance at this.

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  36. I don't know about that. I think he'd do just fine with the mask. I'm just impressed that he's done so well without it.


    Remember, Generico was awesome well before coming to WWE, and his character is essentially the one he's been doing for years. They aren't chanting "Ole'" because they want Mexican food.

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  37. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMay 30, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Because more often than not, they're doing a wrestling show on NXT, not TELLING STORIES or WE MAKE MOVIES *munch munch*

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  38. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMay 30, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    I am. I want Mexican food.

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  39. Breeze's new theme better be good, I loved his old one.

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  40. Already got tricked into Lemon Party. Dont need to see Blue Waffle.

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  41. Two things from tonight:


    -Zayn is the fucking MAN. jimbobjones is right on, in that he can sell better than 90% of the roster, but I would hate to see him back in the mask - he has wonderfully expressive facial reactions, and losing those would suck.


    -Sara Del Ray deserves a Christmas card from everyone who loves wrestling of any type. That match was unreal given my expectations for it. Also, maybe this is just selfish of me, but I'd almost rather see these girls stay down in NXT and get time to do actual matches as opposed to training their ASSES off for years, only to get called up and shit on during their time on the main roster. "Congrats on busting ass to learn how to work a match, ladies! Go out there and shake them titties for Snoop Dogg!" I mean, seriously, before AJ carried the roster on her back, the divas were total dead weight, and I'm afraid that there are going to be more Emmas than Paiges in the long run.


    - One more thing - is NXT the Yakov Smirnoff of wrestling shows? "In NXT, Tag team match is smoke break match, while women's match is workrate spectacular!"

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  42. I just finally got around to watching Arrival so needless to say, I'm behind. Gonna catch up on NXT and then watch this show.


    I haven't seen a ton of wrestling this year, but for my money Zayn/Cesaro from Arrival is right up there with Cena/Cesaro and Shield/Wyatt's as the best matches of the year.

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  43. Loved this show even though I don't get why Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze, Charlotte and Mojo Rawley all had their music changed, it seems too similar to when nearly everybody in TNA had an immediately recognizable entrance music and then nearly all of their themes got changed for no reason ("Samoa Joe's music is too badass, better replace it with a terrible rap knockoff STAT" or "Sting's theme is too recognizable, better add more riffs and a louder bassline so that no one can ever possibly figure out it's his music, STAT").
    And got to love Kris Kristofferson being the one celebrity on the planet that doesn't look like he's being held up at gunpoint when he's at a wrestling show.

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  44. Check out Emma vs. Paige from Arrival and then check out Charlotte vs. Natalya from tonight and you'll wonder why half the women on the main roster even have a job.

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  45. "WE MAKE MOVIES......Movies that make The Room and Birdemic look like Oscar contenders but by golly we make movies".

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  46. Nobody's going to thank Triple H for his clear influence on the product here? FOR SHAME BOD, I thought better of you.*

    * No, I did not.

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  47. I used to think he was the best face-in-peril wrestler in the indies. He was also easily the most sympathetic babyface in the indies in his heyday too. That's super impressive considering he never really cut promos because of his gimmick.

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  48. Fuck all if Payback is topping this show.
    If Sami is 1a. Charlotte is probably 1b in terms of top prospects. She's so good for being so green it's really fucking annoying that talent is wasted on a girl.

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  49. I think the main reason they don't want to call up Zayn is because they don't know what to do with him. If they don't think he's ready, they're insane. He can easily out-perform anyone on the roster by a mile not named Rollins, Ambrose,Cesaro, or Bryan.


    In a perfect world, they'd put the IC or US title on him, build him as a fighting champion, tell Cole to keep his "ultimate underdog" and other annoying cliches in check, and allow him to have 15-20 minute matches on TV and PPVs. That would add some integrity and credibility back into one of the titles and define his character and build him up as a plucky, sympathetic babyface.

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  50. They changed them because they were just generic rights free production music and they wanted something that they can sell on iTunes.

    Kristofferson was there because his son is in developmental. I think he is Captain Comic in Rose's posse.

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  51. Lemon parties, blue waffles, man you make me feel old. I googled lemon party but not sure if I want to google blue waffles.

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  52. He sings it like they way HBKs is.

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  53. Blame Vince for that.

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  54. Let's not be complete cynical bastards, though. Charlotte's new theme is outstanding and already top five in the entire company. I have a major problem with Tyler's theme song, though.

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  55. It's really not rocket science. I liken Sami to another Daniel Bryan. Have him show up int he mid card and he'll be over in a few short months. A feud with Cesaro over the IC or US title is a given. If they can't find a spot for a high flyer on the roster then they really need to fire everyone in "creative" and hire some wrestling bookers again.

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  56. Another couple of things. (1) The announce team did a great job. Regal is top-notch. (2) I could watch a lot of Renee Young and Paul Heyman working together.

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  57. So, what is Zayn calling his corner mafia kick? The Helluva Kick?

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  58. I always go with Trish/Jazz/Victoria from WM 19.

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  59. So, so true on #1. Such a shame we cant have this on RAW and the PPVs.

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  60. Well, RAW isn't just a "wrestling show". It's RAW. The same reason why Smackdown had often better wrestling and mor logic, because they are trying too hard for RAW to make it special, while on the other shows noone cares what happens, so they make just wrestling.

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  61. I predict a mysterious 'generic' luchador appearing to avenge Sami's loss.

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  62. Stay FAR away from blue waffle googling. Do your self that favor atleast

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  63. Id keep him on the midcard for more than just a few months. We all know he's ready to handle being a top guy, shit iv been watching him for over a decade now from when he was a nobody in IWS but he still needs time to find his niche like Bryan did. Nothing wrong at all if he doesnt make it out of the midcard til 2016

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  64. And why Alica Fox has been employed by this company for 7 years when she still botches elbow drops and worked punches

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  65. Yea imagine this show following a RAW format..

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  66. Stranger in the AlpsMay 30, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    This was posted late last night, and I Googled "blue waffle". 8 hours later and I haven't slept.

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  67. Let's hope this show is the start of a "second wind" for the company. Payback still has the chance to be good but the main shows have been spinning their wheels for the last month now. Monday should at least start to freshen things up if both the top feuds now really are ending on Sunday, plus the WWE WHT situation will be clearly set up.

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  68. Generally agree with Scott's ratings, but as I've suggested before, I think the Charlotte/Natalya match deserves ****1/2 because it was probably the best women's wrestling match of the last 30 years, and both of those ladies have clearly put a lot of work into learning their craft. If the main roster divas were all on this level they would be ten times more entertaining than the Total Divas horseshit.

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  69. Why is that annoying? With Paige, Emma and Nattie on the main roster to work with Charlotte, this means they might actually give women's wrestling a real shot for the first time in almost a decade.

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  70. Indeed. I've been clamoring for Regal to replace JBL for a long time now. And Renee Young could go far as an announcer, but I don't know if the powers that be would ever put in a woman as the voice of RAW or Smackdown.

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  71. Truth. This company is actually developing legitimate women WRESTLERS, and we have waste time with the Total Divas craps.

    Tonight's Charlotte/Natalya match was legitimately the Flair/Steamboat of women's matches.

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  72. They just need to bring back Ken Shamrock and his leaf blower.

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  73. I can't get into Natalya's matches because her facial expression never changes. She comes to the ring: Constipated. She wins: Constipated. She loses: Annoyed and constipated.

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  74. Maybe she's trying hard to hold in her farts? Continuity and stuff.

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  75. Dammit I KNEW someone would go there.

    And honestly I thought it'd be me first.

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  76. The match was really good and both girls did put a lot of effort into it, but the thing that irked me a little was the way the editing was done, where they they'd cut to another shot at the exact same time Charlotte was hitting her move, it just made it seem like the production crew were covering up a botch or something.

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  77. Fell asleep during the main event - not because I was bored with the show or the match, just a long work week - and woke up for the post-show with Renee and Heyman. I thought Paul was a little awkward just sitting there and not saying anything, but Renee did a fantastic job with everyone that came out.


    The bit with Sami Zayn and Adam Rose is the first time I didn't want to punch Rose in the face since I saw him, but that may be because Zayn is now my new favorite wrestler and they did a good job with that segment. Heyman just glaring at the party pack was phenomenal, though.


    No way is Payback better than this show.

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  78. Average match rating of ***? That's pretty impressive.

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  79. Ok, so this is multiple references now. Was something audible on camera or something?

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  80. I am wondering if WWE is just too big for the Rose gimmick. in this small venue it works much better.

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  81. It was a few years ago on smackdown and they tried a lame comedy gimmick where Nattie would get gas and fart in backstage segments. Also happened in the ring a few times.

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  82. AverageJoeEverymanMay 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    STUPID FUCKING LETTERS!!! RRRRRAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH!!!! WHAT IS THIS THE SCHOOL FOR KIDS WHO CANT READ GOOD??!

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  83. AverageJoeEverymanMay 30, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Cartman calling the Harry Potter role players dorks while in full Lord of the Rings gear.

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  84. She got the gimmick because Jim Neidhart use to pass gas a lot.

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  85. The thing is, not every gimmick or character that works in an NXT setting will work on the main roster no matter how good it is. And while I don't think they should give up on Rose or anything an eventual heel turn could work if he doesn't catch on as a face. I was at Smackdown live this week and while he didn't get much of a reaction coming out the crowd warmed up yo him when he started doing his comedy spots, especially jumping into Swagger's arms like he did with Camancho.

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  86. No letter grades for the matches???

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  87. A huge reason for the improvement in the women wrestlers is they have Sara Del Rey training them and I still would
    Love to see Del Rey get one run as a monster heel...

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  88. AverageJoeEverymanMay 30, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Thought the same thing, but figured somebody had already lowered themselves to my level.

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  89. 1. Is it bad that I enjoy NXT way more than I do Raw and Smackdown?
    2. What in the hell does this company see in Adam Rose and Tyler Breeze?
    3. Promote Sami Zayn already, dammit. Stop wasting him in NXT.

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  90. The Immortal Hoke OganMay 30, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    That would be nice. JBL is fucking horrible

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  91. Adam Rose vs. Camacho - F
    Ascension vs. Kalisto & El Local - F
    Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze - B-
    Charlotte vs. Natalya - C
    Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd - C-

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  92. Best match ever by a Flair not named Ric?

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  93. Trish/Mickey from New Years Revolution was an insane, crazy high paced war that I preferred to this match, which took a bit too long to get going.


    I assume Paige had some decent matches defending the NXT title as well.

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  94. Yea but even outside of NXT if WWE had stuck with doing a smaller run company like ECW or if there was a smaller venue company I think it could work. Trying to turn 15,000 into a party is much harder than 500

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  95. The Immortal Hoke OganMay 30, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    It would have to be. David was terrible

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  96. I just need to find a barber shop window.

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  97. By Monday? At my rate it's probably gonna be sometime today or tomorrow.

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  98. Jef Vinson (Homewreckers Inc™)May 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    I can't wait for the posts they put up when they see that they've been passed by you.

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  99. 1. No it's not bad.
    2. He's a fun midcard act when done right.
    3. I agree.

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  100. Did anyone here ever see Reid wrestle?

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  101. Jef Vinson (Homewreckers Inc™)May 30, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tPE9vP2MKfM/TeFy33yEHII/AAAAAAAAN5s/Ed2jiKSh_5g/s1600/OcBarbershop1250X840_lzn.jpg

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  102. So, you think Rose would have worked more in a 1993 Raw?

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  103. Those farts nearly killed Santino.

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  104. The Love-Matic Grampa!May 30, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    It still amazes me how much Charlotte works like her dad, right down to the facial expressions.

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  105. So sorry for you.

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  106. Ahem, thank you HHH, who I now just picture sitting in the back watching the show.

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  107. First time seeing Breeze's entrance, I liked it. Fit his character.

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  108. Now, Breeze's original theme is available on iTunes.

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  109. Now I'm hungry for Mexican food.

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  110. Well, Cult has just been passed.

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  111. Search All Japan Reid on YouTube and you'll see some of his stuff there, he wasn't bad. Or just type Reid Flair vs and you should see some of his random US indy work.

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  112. I'm sorry but ****1/2 for that is insane

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  113. Lemon party is actually a really old meme so maybe you are actually too young.

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  114. This Zayn Breeze match is great...but they need to drop the NXT Universe thing..Takes away from the smaller feel and how many universes can Vince possibly have. NXT planet maybe but universe?

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  115. Immediately after reading this rant, I googled "lemon party" and thought "I wonder what- HOLY SHIT, WHAT THE FUCK?"

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  116. lmfaoooo come on man. Does that mean Shield vs. Evolution last month gets *******1/2?

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  117. They should probably get rid of the metal ramp...

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  118. Maybe best in WWE, but honestly, I dug the Kong/Gail Kim matches more. Still a badass match though.

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  119. Pro tip: if you're curious about something internet related but don't know what it is just go to the urban dictionary instead.

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  120. They really, really, REALLY seem to have a struggle filming the work these days.

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  121. Yes, it gets ****1/2 for the sole reason that no women's match in U.S.
    history, at least since the Jumping Bomb Angels/Glamour Girls match at
    RR 88, has come close to being that good.

    Now, I'll freely
    admit that if it were two male wrestlers, it's probably a *** match. But
    when two women pull that off, it's worth ****1/2 on the sliding divas
    scale.

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  122. They have jobs because Vince only cares about two things with his female workers, and he'd better be allowed to grab both of them.

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  123. It's because "Hart" rhymes with fart. That's your creative team ladies and gentlemen. I'm sure her attitude rubbed people the wrong way backstage and that's their way of dealing with it.

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  124. Wow...is it me or was Bret's pop MUCH bigger than flair's?

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  125. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    I blame Kevin Dunn and his "I just saw the first Hunger Games" style of chaotic shaky cam directing.

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  126. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    HAHA I LOVE IT! MAGGLE MAGGLE MAGGLE!

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  127. Probably because he hasn't been on TV lately.

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  128. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    There's nothing wrong with there actually being a women's division of it's actually good for once.

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  129. Used to be called Yakuza Kick

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  130. I like that when Flair starts whoooing and strutting after Charlotte's chop Bret cracks and is laughing.

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  131. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    I still remember the pre-WM interview from one year and someone asked her if she's doing any special training and she answered "well I'm mostly worried about what outfit I'm gonna wear".

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  132. I blame Kevin Dunn for a lot of things.

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  133. Virgil's Gimmick TableMay 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    He should put 4 REAL on his tights- oh wait, maybe not...

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  134. Russo would have been disgusted.

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  135. I don't know if that's the best way to go about it.

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  136. Jef Vinson (Homewreckers Inc™)May 30, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    No problem.

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  137. Jef Vinson (Homewreckers Inc™)May 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Congrats. You should be within striking distance of Parallax by the evening.

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  138. Jef Vinson (Homewreckers Inc™)May 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    I'm considering cancelling the pizza I ordered after reading this.

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  139. If a update pops up today I could.
    And thanks.

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