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#1 Posted by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

@milkman: Took me a while to notice that Itami is the conductor!

(I'm seriously trying to fake-plan a vacation to Orlando this summer [Disneyworld/Universal] with friends and family, just so I can have the convenient excuse to go see a NXT taping)

#2 Posted by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

So, I guess the one way to get a great match out of Roman Reigns is to put him in the ring against Daniel Bryan? Best match of the night...can't think that the Mania main event will come close though.

#3 Posted by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

@nedshead said:

Man Dean Ambrose just get shit finish after shit finish for all of his singles PPV matches. I HATE what creative is doing with him. Such a bummer as Dean has shown that he can be great.

Ambrose did walk off with the belt without actually winning it. We might get some good stuff in the next few weeks if we get some "Where in the World is the Intercontinental Title This Week?" segments. Poor, poor finish to a pretty good match, but it does set the plate for Mania.

I think the waste of the evening was the Wyatt/Undertaker build. Undertaker is CUSTOM BUILT to insert into the Lesnar/Reigns/Bryant rumble (preferably in the corner of Reigns). It's the perfect tool to set up the Lesnar title drop at the Mania main event. What a waste of a real opportunity.

So far the match of the night has been the Usos vs Cesaro/Kidd match. Great in-ring stuff, with a pay-off that legitimately surprised me....at least until the Usos win them back at Mania. :(

#4 Posted by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

I ordered myself a Balor "Arrival" t-shirt today. Not sure how I'm going to explain this to all my friends who have no idea what NXT is.

#5 Posted by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

Just finished watching this week's NXT and my lord that Balor/Itami match!

When this happened:

I saw the face of God.

Finn Balor is approaching God Tier for me right now, and at first I really didn't see what all the hub-bub was about with Itami, but the last 3 or 4 weeks of Itami's work has shown me that this guy can COMPLETELY hang. He's had a great tag match with Balor and Ascension and two phenomenal matches against Balor and Breeze. He really seems to be coming into his own lately and the crowd is responding. Fucking hell, WWE proper looks like my grandpa in overalls compared to what NXT has been doing over the last several months

#6 Edited by Spiritof (2139 posts) -
@meatball said:

@amp_1986 said:

@krullban said:

Am I wrong in thinking it's extremely obvious that Seth Rollins is leaving Wrestlemania as WWE Champion?

I'd be pretty shocked, Wrestlemania rarely ends with a heel standing tall. Plus the entire point of Reigns beating Lesnar, assuming that's still the plan, is to make him as the next top guy in the company. I can't see them taking the belt off him five minutes after winning it.

Yup, it could totally happen on Raw the night after, but I definitely think they'll give Roman his moment uninterrupted at Mania. Either that or it's really Rollins that is the future "next top guy" and we're all being played!! :P

I can actually see it the other way, with Rollins walking out of Mania the champ. I think that, if he interferes in the Bryan/Reigns match at Fastlane, costing Bryan his shot, that would set up a pretty epic Rollins/Bryan match at Mania. Lesnar/Reigns happens at Mania with Reigns winning, but barely (and badly beaten). Rollins comes down with a ref, curb stomps both Reigns and Lesnar (maybe adds a Phoenix Splash on top of it all) and Rollins walks out the NEW WWE Heavyweight Champion!!!

It's actually the most productive outcome for the future too. It helps elevate Reigns and brings in a potentially interesting four-way conflict between Reigns, Rollins, Bryan and (hopefully) Lesnar. It makes sense to me, but then again Vince isn't a man that typically makes the sensible decision.

#7 Edited by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

I think if it would have been Reigns, Ambrose, Wyatt, Rusev, Bryan and Ziggler, as the last six guys in the ring, you have a shot at putting Reigns over convincingly. It would feel earned. Putting him against Kane and Big Show just perpetuates the mega-tired "Authority" storyline. Now we get HHH and Steph trying to screw Reigns until Mania, instead of trying to continue to screw Cena. If Reigns had eliminated the top (new) talent with a mixture of help from Ambrose, some legit eliminations, and maybe even a 1 on 1 face off at the end with Ambrose, I think you could have got a little momentum on Reigns' side and the crowd would have at least felt involved. The way it played out ended up having zero heat, with no real sense of struggle to cling to.

EDIT: Cancelled my network subscription. I'll probably re-up for Wrestlemania and cancel again right after.

#8 Edited by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

It's a real shame they can't get more work out of Brock Lesnar. He and Seth Rollins REALLY shined tonight, with Lesnar more then cementing himself as a worthy champion. All his other matches since squashing Cena have seemed laid out in front of him, except tonight's. Tonight's match actually had him fighting, struggling, and actually earning a really satisfying finish. In other words, Lesnar put on a really great performance, and it's a shame he doesn't make more appearances.

With that said, Seth Rollins is also an absolute beast, who deserves every ounce of fame he has coming to him. The dude was on fire tonight and probably had (possibly) the match of his career. I'm riding the Rollins train until it skips the track, does a 360 twist flip, and headbutts Satan in hell.

The rest of the show was pretty much full of shit, with a Roman Reigns win that literally NO ONE in the arena wanted. The boos when it was down to Reigns, Kane, and Big Show were deafening, but I still think there might be hope for a successful Wrestlemania. If Reigns faces Lesnar at Mania, Reigns beats Lesnar at Mania, but then Rollins cashes in his MitB case, and walks out of Mania the champ, all might be forgiven. If Reigns wins clean, and he's the new "face" of WWE (write this down), I'm done with WWE proper. I'll still watch NXT, but I can't fucking watch Reigns as champ.

#9 Edited by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

Seth Rollins, I love you.

#10 Posted by Spiritof (2139 posts) -

Hey? Could Sammi Zayn and Adrian Neville just wrestle into infinity?

I don't really need anything else.