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Old 11-18-2018, 01:33 AM   #1326
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On a similar note, I gather that it's the old man part of me that gets bothered by these spots where a group of wrestlers stands there and waits for the slow-developing attack off the top as well. Like, I don't care if the wrestler does a really impressive corkscrew or moonsault at that point; the spot ****ing sucks because everyone else in the match aggressively broke kayfabe to facilitate it.
Yeah, that and the giant tower of doom were both a bit much for me. But these days matches are more about getting "this is awesome" chants than getting people invested in kayfabe and the outcome.

Now I definitely sound like an old man.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:55 AM   #1327
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On a similar note, I gather that it's the old man part of me that gets bothered by these spots where a group of wrestlers stands there and waits for the slow-developing attack off the top as well. Like, I don't care if the wrestler does a really impressive corkscrew or moonsault at that point; the spot ****ing sucks because everyone else in the match aggressively broke kayfabe to facilitate it.
This is one of those things I am torn on. Ricochet doing a double moonsault off the top of the cage is sick as hell.. yet I do agree seeing the group obviously standing around just to take the move safe is lame...

End of the day I do think I am on your side, because yeah kayfabe is annoying
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:02 AM   #1328
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One of the multiman spots where I really can't suspend disbelief and get taken out of matches is where a guy comes up to "powerbomb" multiple people off the top rope. It's done in nearly every multiman match and it's always retarded. This is what I'm referring to:

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Old 11-18-2018, 07:53 AM   #1329
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Fell asleep at the start of the war games match, shame to hear it wasn't great. Rest of the PPV I really enjoyed. Women's match was a little shenanigans heavy but If we get to see the other two MMA girls starting to get involved in actual matches I'm happy.

Black Gargano was a really great match. Dream v Ciampa was pretty good too.

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VD is obviously awesome, but will either of these dudes ever make it on the main roster?
I think dream is one of the few people on the NXT roster who has a chance of being something special on the main roster. People like Ciampa, Gargano, undisputed era all far too small.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:12 AM   #1330
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I want to give Kairi more love .

Thinking about her more and she may actually be my favorite wrestler in WWE atm and I've only seen her at Evolution and this NXT show. Her facials, the underdog dynamic, but the way she shows a ton of fire when she knows she's outmatched is amazing. I can do without the Pirate gimmick but once she's in the ring, she's awesome. I need more of her. I have found a megapack of her on a torrent for matches 2014-2017. I will be watching this girl.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:23 AM   #1331
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:58 AM   #1332
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I want to tweet "how does it feel to see you portrayed by a black person?" but I'm not that mean. I also don't follow any other wrestlers and don't wanna get blocked by The Hulkster
Remember when the racism scandal first came out and he was retweeting basically every black person who said they supported him? Trolls had some fun with that one.
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Old 11-18-2018, 05:25 PM   #1333
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I'm surprised you were all so down about that last match, it turned into a spot fest when all four people were in the cage but it was action packed enough to be exciting. The only bit I thought was bad was the ~7 person slam thing followed by the stupid flip off the top and that's easily forgiven when the rest was so good.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:04 PM   #1334
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One of the annoying things WWE does for people that follow closely is that at PPVs they constantly show video packages that summarize the past few weeks of shows.

BUT, for those of us that don't follow closely, these are great for just jumping in and watching a PPV and understanding the stories.
Who hates on the video packages? They are by far the best thing the E does Every month.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:58 PM   #1335
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So...

Just watched this. Black/Gargano was... interesting.

I can see how it was really really great, but at the same time about 3/4 of it felt like a ballet. I feel like the difference between NXT/minors and the big leagues is the removal of that feeling.
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:37 PM   #1336
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I can see how it was really really great, but at the same time about 3/4 of it felt like a ballet. I feel like the difference between NXT/minors and the big leagues is the removal of that feeling.
I'm not sure what you mean, are you trying to say that WWE feels more real? I think at its best it can but at the same time at its best NXT does that too and a lot more regularly.

My experience of wrestling is very limited to watching casually as a kid in the early to mid 2000s (8-14ish) to the past couple of years getting back into it but in that time the best matches I've watched are NXT matches and they happen a lot more often. WWE has had some great matches too and some really great moments just less.

Today shows my issue with NXT, I'm as hype about the product as I'm going to be after a great PPV and nothing really happens apart from a fairly average match.
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:17 PM   #1337
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Still pretty far behind on my NXT. Just now watching Rick O'Shea vs Pete Dunne from about two months ago. Holy crap, this was good. Imagine Raw allowing them to do something like this. Wanna let WWE know NXT is the only reason I keep the network these days, even if it takes me like two months to watch it.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:28 AM   #1338
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NXT is still far and away the most entertaining weekly programming on right now.

The final promo segment this week was incredibly engaging.

On a more negative note, The Forgotten Sons are absolutely terrible. Jesus they're bad. Not even sure what exactly their gimmick is supposed to be. Those Mexican dudes they faced were really cool though.
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