All posts tagged nxt

→ NXT Roster — Destroys Mannequin Challenge Competition at the Performance Center (VIDEO)

This is insane. Did they really hold all the poses that long or were special effects involved?

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→ More Names Announced For New RAW-Exclusive Cruiserweight Division

Pretty impressive list (though Kota Ibushi & Zack Saber J.r are noticeably absent.)

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→ Sasha Banks and Bayley fight over Shinsuke Nakamura

This photo is the best. I love Sasha.

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→ TWB’s Number Wrestler of 2015: Sasha Banks

Sasha was the best. Everyone else was just trying for second place.

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→ Tyler Breeze Allegedly In WWE Doghouse

Ugh. Sometimes I just wish they could expand NXT and let these guys continue to excel there.

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→ Brandon Stroud’s 10 Best Pro Wrestling Matches Of 2015

Pretty good list. I would have put Sasha v. Bailey from Brooklyn at 1, and bumped the Royal Rumble triple threat down to like 7 or 8, but, overall, it’s a pretty good list.

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→ Sami Zayn returns at NXT Newcastle

I’m so ready to see Zayn wrestle on Wednesday.

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→ Sasha Banks steals Tyler Breeze’s phone and throws a “Selfie party”

I really hope that Sasha took all these pictures on Tyler Breeze’s phone.

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→ The Evolution of the BO$$

Over at Cage Side Seats, Andrew Swift has an amazing piece on the career of Sasha Banks:

There’s lots of discussion lately on “elevating titles,” making championship belts appear important and worth chasing. (A common recent remark is that Seth Rollins has failed to do so as WWE World Heavyweight Champion—though his booking should be the first culprit there.) If you want to see a quintessential example of elevating a title, look at Sasha Banks’ reign as NXT Women’s Champion. She put on two match of the year candidates (and her Fatal 4-way title win is likely an honorable mention)—including what seems to be the favorite, gave commanding and center-stage performances every time she was in a ring or on a mic, and made every one of her appearances must-watch TV. During her reign, she made the NXT Women’s Championship the most valued title in the company. And giving that rub to Bayley, who she has a very long history with dating back to early 2013, in Brooklyn, in that match, was the perfect way to drop it.

The whole piece is fantastic and I highly recommend that any wrestling fan give it a read.

(If you’re a Sasha fan, you might also want to check out this other article by Andrew Swift explaining how amazing Sasha and Bayley’s overall story is.)

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→ Sasha Banks vs. Bayley 30-minute Iron Man match announced as main event of October WWE NXT TakeOver live event

Amazing. I can’t wait to see this.

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→ The End of an Era

The end of an era in women’s wrestling. NXT was so great. I can only hope they let the women do this in the “big leagues.”

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→ Sasha Over the Top

Wheeeeee!!!

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→ Sasha takes Reverse Hurricanrana

Sasha Banks is insane for taking this movie. That said, she made it look amazing.

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→ With Spandex’s NXT TakeOver Brooklyn Predictions and Analysis

If you’re a wrestling fan that’s not watching NXT, you should really check out the NXT Takeover live special at 9pm on the WWE Network. If you want a preview of the event check out this one from With Spandex.

Oh, and if you want a SummerSlam preview, With Spandex and The Masked Man have those as well.

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→ A great Sasha Banks GIF

I love this (and, apparently, we’re going to be seeing more of it based on the tapings from last night?).

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→ WWE Originally Planned To Completely Replace The Divas With The NXT Women’s Division

I would have been find with the original plan. I really hope they continue to give Charlotte, Sasha, and Becky a chance to shine.

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→ NXT to Takeover Brooklyn

Awesome. I hope they continue to expand the locations they have NXT shows.

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→ Get Ready For Owens vs. Bálor (Part Two), Live From Japan On WWE Network

It feels like WWE wants to get the belt off Owens since he’ll be moving up to RAW full-time, but they aren’t ready for complete live NXT special to do it. I am fine with this.

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→ Sami Zayn To Be Out Until October Due To Shoulder Injury

Bummer. I guess it’s good that he’s going to be back in 2015, but it still sucks he’s going to be gone so long. I hope this means that Fin Bailor is going to get a nice NXT push while Kevin Owens moves on to the “big leagues.”

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→ Kevin Owens Has Signed A WWE Main Roster Contract, Will Continue To Support His Family

I guess I’m glad we’ll get to see Kevin Owens on RAW every week, but I am worried that–even though he’s been awesome on RAW so far–that once he’s actually on the main roster, he’s going to be mishandled.

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