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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 12/13/17





Last updated:  December 14, 2017

Originally published: December 14, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 425 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 4 matches in this decent episode of NXT.  This episode is a buildup episode for the upcoming NXT Takeover Philadelphia.



Episode tidbits


This episode, or a reasonable facsimile of this episode, was shown on the USA Network as part of WWE week on the USA Network.  You still received a better product of the two showings on the WWE Network.




UK Champion Pete Dunne vs Tyler Bate next week for the title.

 



Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly of Undisputed ERA vs SAnitY next week for the tag team titles.





Shayna Baszler is coming soon to the NXT Women's Division.  If you remember correctly, that is the young lady that was the runner-up in the inaugural May Young Classic.




Ember Moon was jumped by Team Iconic Duo until Nikki Cross came and fought both ladies off the champ.  Cross then took a long gaze at the championship belt before running out of the arena.





Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Qualifier match (F41Q) will continue next week.


Match 1: NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas had his hands full in his victory over Fabian Aichner (Match Grade: C+)


This was a fast paced, action filled match with big hits. This match was way too short.











Match 2:  The Authors of Pain made quick work of Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch  (Match Grade: C+)


This was more of a statement match for The Authors of Pain.  This match had to be under 2 minutes against a gamed opponent!  Way too short of a match.









Match 3:  NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon gets a quality win over Peyton Royce  (Match Grade: C+)


Peyton is getting better with each match.  Peyton was just not good enough to beat the champ.









Match 4:  F41Q Match:  Aleister Black was given a lot from Adam Cole, but still prevails  (Match Grade: C+)


This was back and forth action that delivered taunting and big hits.  Black mass made the difference.  








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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 12/06/17





Last updated:  December 07, 2017

Originally published: December 07, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 424 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 3 matches in this decent episode of NXT.  This episode is a buildup episode for the upcoming NXT Takeover Philadelphia.



Episode tidbits


Drew McIntyre's injury has lead to qualifying matches that will lead to a Fatal 4-Way to determine the new #1 contender for the NXT Championship.  The winner of the Fatal 4-Way will face Andrade "Cien" Almas at NXT Takeover  Philadelphia.



Zelena Vega wants the NXT Universe to embrace thew Cien Era.

Lars Sullivan can't wait to get his hands on Roderick Strong in 2 weeks so he can get one step closer to being Cien in Philadelphia.

Aleister Black vs Adam Cole next week in the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Qualifier match (F41Q).  


Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly vs SAnitY in 2 weeks.

Women's Champion Ember Moon vs Peyton Royce next week.

UK Champion Pete Dunne vs Tyler Bate in two weeks.  









Match 1: F41Q Match 1:  Trent Seven gets dominated by Killian Dain (Match Grade: C+)


Dain brought the pain.  Dain was just too big for Seven.











Match 2:  Sonya Deville viciously chokes out Ruby Riott (Match Grade: C+)


Sonya used the lax rules painfully and often.  This was a cool win for Sonya.  A triangle choke put Ruby to sleep.












Match 3:  F41Q Match 2:  Johnny Gargano gets a great momentum win over Kassius Ohno (Match Grade: B)


Size and strength advantage goes to Ohno.  Tenacity advantage goes to Johnny.  In a shocker, Gargano wins a physical match.  








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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 11/29/17





Last updated:  November 29, 2017

Originally published: November 29, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 423 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 3 matches in this decent episode of NXT.  You had plenty of crowd favorites to view this week.



Episode tidbits


Mark Andrews will get a WWE United Kingdom Championship match if he and UK Champ Pete Dunne win their tag match.

Ruby Riot versus Sonya Deville next week in a No Holds Barred match.

Drew McIntyre will need to rest into the 2018 year to recover from his injury suffered at NXT Takeover WarGames.

Andrade "Cien" Almas championship celebration is next week.


Pete Dunne attacked Andrews after their match.  









Match 1: The Street Profits, once again, beat Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss (Match Grade: C++)


This is a crowd favorite matchup.  Big moves from both teams.  This was an entertaining match overall.











Match 2:  Kairi Sane defeated Peyton Royce to give her wins over both members of the Iconic Duo (Match Grade: C+)


Peyton Royce is constantly showing in-ring improvement.












Match 3:  WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne teaming with Mark Andrews, was not enough to conquer Moustache Mountain members Tyler Bate & Trent Seven (Match Grade: C++)


The crowd was definitely pro-bruiserweight the entire match.  The UK Champion in well-liked.  You saw great tandem moves in this match.  Good mixture of technical wrestling, as well as crowd-pleasing high-risk maneuvers.  








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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 11/22/17






Last updated:  November 24, 2017

Originally published: November 24, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 422 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 2 matches in this good episode but also had a recap of NXT Takeover WarGames in Houston.  They made WarGames episode 421 on the network, hence the jump in number from this episode and last weeks episode.  

If you have not watched NXT Takeover WarGames...stop everything and do so!  That Pay Per View was better than WWE Survivor Series the next day!       




Episode tidbits


NXT Takeover WarGames (NXT 421) recap shown including exclusive footage




Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sara Logan attacked Naomi & Becky Lynch on SmackDown Live.




Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose helped Paige return to RAW by beating up Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James and RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss.




Lars Sullivan says anyone in the locker room that gets in his way will be destroyed by his hands.




Drew McIntyre injured his arm at WarGames.  He said he will be back for his championship.



Street Profits vs Tino and Moss rematch next week.



Kairi Sane vs Peyton Royce next week.  









Match 1: Ruby Riot gets a hard-fought win over Sonya Deville (Match Grade: C+)


Many technical spots in this match.  Possibly both ladies last match on NXT.











Match 2:  WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne retains his title against Johnny Gargano (Match Grade: B-)


The crowd was split between both competitors.  This match had big hits, big moves, and even biting!








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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 11/15/17





Last updated:  November 18, 2017

Originally published: November 18, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 420 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 3 matches in this episode with 2 of the matches with direct, known implications leading up to NXT Takeover War Games in Houston.  This episode was better than expected.     




Episode tidbits


After the Lars Sullivan & Raul Mendoza match, Kassius Ohno stopped Lars from doing real damage to Raul.



Johnny Gargano vs UK Champion Pete Dunne for the championship next week.



Andrade "Cien" Almas, once again, got the best of Drew McIntyre in their face to face meeting.  









Match 1: The Street Profits gets a win over Tino Sabbatelli & Riddick Moss (Match Grade: C+)


Solid showing for both teams.  I wish the finishing move by The Street Profits was better this week.











Match 2:  Lars Sullivan dominates Raul Mendoza (Match Grade: C+)


This was a short and dominating win for Lars.












Match 3: Ember Moon defeats Mercedes Martinez (Match Grade: C+)


This match was actually more physical of a match than I would expect from Ember Moon so close to a championship match.











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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 11/08/17





Last updated:  November 10, 2017

Originally published: November 10, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 419 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 4 matches in this episode leading up to NXT Takeover Houston.  This episode was entertaining.     




Episode tidbits


Mercedes Martinez gets a match with Ember Moon next week.




Kassius Ohno tells NXT General Manager William Regal that he wants a match with Lars Sullivan at NXT Takeover Houston and Regal gives him the match.




Zelena Vega says no one can beat the new and focused Andrade "Cien" Almas.  Drew McIntyre and Cien will have a face to face meeting next week.





Tino Sabatelli & Riddick Moss versus Street Profits next week.  









War Games vignette was shown to explain the history and the rules of the match.





Ruby Riot needs 2 to 3 weeks to recover from her ankle injury.  Sonya Deville blames Riot failure to tap from her ankle lock submission to why Sonya is not in the NXT Women's Championship match.  Riot asked for a match with Sonya when she does get healed up from her injury and Sonya agreed.









Match 1: Heavy Machinery beats Chris Pain and Sean Maluta (Match Grade: C+)


Too short of a match.  These big guys have talent.











Match 2:  Kairi Sane beats Billie Kay (Match Grade: C+)


This match had an expected flow.  Nothing new to report here.












Match 3: Velveteen Dream dominates Cezar Bononi (Match Grade: C+)


The Dream was all focus.  I thought he was going to hit the referee for trying to stop his domination!











Match 4: Adam Cole was disqualified when Undisputed ERA came to save their leader from Roderick Strong (Match Grade: C+)


The backbreaker from the top rope was the beginning of the end of this match.  A preview for NXT Takeover Houston War Games happened once Undisputed Era interfered.





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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 11/01/17





Last updated:  November 3, 2017

Originally published: November 3, 2017


(www.PlaytimeCares.com) - WWE NXT is exclusively shown on the WWE Network and is worth your time, energy and effort to see it. You can see that the WWE will be around for a long time because of the talent pool that is constantly showcased here.

NOTE: All my images and/or videos are directly from WWE.com


NXT 418 on the WWE Network:







Verdict: You had 3 solid matches this episode leading up to NXT Takeover Houston.  This episode was entertaining.     




Episode tidbits


Mercedes Martinez talked noise about Ember Moon coming up short in big matches.  She feels Moon will lose at NXT Takeover Houston





Aleister Black versus The Velveteen Dream at NXT Takeover Houston.  






Street Profits may have a match with the NFL Players turned wrestlers soon.






Kairi Sane versus Billie Kay next week.





Drew McIntyre versus Andrade "Cien" Almas at NXT Takeover Houston.  Drew was attacked from behind by Cien when they were supposed to sign the match contract.  Cien used gum from his manager, Zelena, to stick the signed contract on Drew.






Roderick Strong refused to join Undisputed ERA.









Roderick Strong and the Authors of Pain versus SAnitY versus Undisputed ERA at NXT Takeover Houston in a War Games match format - 2 rings surrounded by a steel cage!









Match 1: Nikki Cross beat Taynara Conti (Match Grade: C+)


Too short of a match despite the match being entertaining.











Match 2:  Fabian Aichner gets a quality win over Johnny Gargano (Match Grade: B)


Fabian Aichner is STRONG!  Both competitors put on a show.  You saw unique offense all match. 












Match 3: Authors of Pain and SAnitY ended in a no contest thanks to Undisputed ERA (Match Grade: B)


Authors of Pain had this match won but Undisupted ERA had other plans!









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