Saturday, July 22, 2017

NXT (7/19)

And punch punch punch...
The first half hour of this week's NXT featured some of the best wrestling WWE's had in months. Then it went downhill.

The opener, between Ruby Riot and Ember Moon, I don't think was strictly for the A#1 contendership, but that was certainly the story behind why they were wrestling each other. They both thought they deserved a shot at Asuka, they fought over it. They fought over it intensely and crisply and well, and of course Ember Moon won, as she should have at this point, but the match felt like everyone cared.

I don't know why Oney Lorcan and Danny Birch were fighting, but they sure seemed to. This match was stiff as fuck. This match was stiff to a degree that made me slightly uncomfortable with enjoying it as much as I did. That probably hurt, and not just Birch's bloody nose. I can't imagine how that match could have happened in a way that was safe and healthy. But goddamn, was it fun to watch. So I'm going to pretend they're just really good at throwing offense and not actually beating the shit out of each other, because they're going to wrestle again.

No Way Jose and Almas with his new valet are feuding again, yay?

Drew Mcintyre defeated Killian Dane to become the #1 Contender for the NXT Title. McINtyre is boring and I hope he loses to Bobby Roode. Dane is, and I hate to say this, but completely fucking repulsive. The combination of body hair, weight distribution, stringy greasy hair all over the place, and that weird black shredded diaperkilt he wears is deeply unpleasant to look at, and not in a way that fosters or furthers his character. It's barely tolerable in the context of Sanity, but as a singles wrestler, no. No. No. Do something.

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