Sunday, August 3, 2014

NXT Starke 8-2-14

NXT fans braved the weather and made their way to the National Guard Armory in Starke, Fl to see their favorite wrestlers battle in another night of hot NXT action. The matches were a repeat of the night before with little variance, but for those who have not read my previous post (Largo 8-1-14) here is a quick run down of the action.

Bull Dempsey defeated Angel Dawkins
Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated Jason Jordan and Ty Dillinger
Mojo Rawley came out and cut a promo
The Legionnaires defeated The Mechanics
Kalisto defeated Solomon Crowe
Charlotte defeated Bayley
The Ascension defeated The Vaudevillians
Adrian Neville defeated Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze in a triple threat match

That's an impressive card by just about anyones standards. If you'd like a more detailed breakdown check out the previous post. However, upon being lucky enough to see this card again I'd like to offer a few thoughts and reflections.

First off, Solomon Crowe is money. The man formerly known as Sami Callihan may of showed up at NXT with an existing fan base, but he has also made a lot of new ones in his time here. Fans are clamoring for the NXT tv debut of Crowe. Hopefully the powers that be are paying attention.

Secondly, the tag team division has not looked this great in a long time and tonights card is evidence of that. In a short time The Mechanics have proven to have a ton of potential, meanwhile Enzo and Cass have the whole crowd in their hands the minute they step through the curtain. The Vaudevillians, who were over from day one seems to be gelling even more while The Ascension continue their reign of destruction. Throw The Legionnaires, Jordan and Dillinger, Murphy and Blake into the mix and it really starts to take shape. People who lament the state of the tag team division need not look further than NXT to see the future of the division looks very bright.

Charlotte and Bayley, who are set to clash at the NXT live special no doubt have a lot of expectations imposed upon them. The previous womens matches at Arrival and Takeover definitely raised the bar.
However, after the last couple events I have no doubt that these two ladies will produce another classic.
These two have developed a chemistry together than is resulting in a lot of great wrestling and superb spots, the previous matches are evidence. Not to mention the story of the lovable underdog taking on wrestling royalty is a story that writes its self.

Finally, the Neville/Zayn/Breeze triple threat was a pay-per-view quality match. I can only imagine what these three along with Tyson Kidd have in mind for NXT Takeover 2. I am imagining a very divided NXT arena and a match of the year contender.


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