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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 10/11/17






Last updated:  October 11, 2017

Originally published: October 11, 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


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Verdict: Not much talking at all this episode and I loved it!  You had 5 matches this episode.       


Episode tidbits


Drew McIntyre will be interviewed next week.


Ember Moon will get a chance to qualify for the NXT Women's Championship next week.





Match 1: Liv Morgan and Nikki Cross loses to Peyton Royce in the NXT Women's Championship Qualifier match (Match Grade: C)


Outside interference stopped Cross from winning this match.  The shocker was that the interference did not come from the other half of Team Iconic, but came from Mae Young Classic Qualifier Taynara Conti!








Match 2:  Lio Rush comes up short against The Velveteen Dream (Match Grade: B)


The match should have been longer.  This match was short but exciting.  Rush was outsized by the Dream, but I hope to see him moved to 205 Live by next week!










Match 3: Lars Sullivan dominates Danny Burch (Match Grade: C+)


Lars is still a monster.  Burch looked like a cruiserweight against Lars.










Match 4: The Street Profits clowns and gets an easy win against Damien Smith & Marcos Espada (Match Grade: C+)


The Profits are too big for this team.  This was a scrimmage match for them!











Match 5: Johnny Gargano falls to Andrade "Cien" Almas once again (Match Grade: C+)


This was actually a decent match, but for some reason, the crowd did not stay consistently engaged.  There were plenty of big pops in the match.





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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 10/04/17






Last updated:  October 7, 2017

Originally published: October 7, 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 414 on the WWE Network:




Verdict: You had 4 matches this episode.  2 of the 4 matches had you scratching your head and excited to see how the plot will unfold!     


Episode tidbits


Lars Sullivan vs Danny Burch next week.

SAnitY vs The Undisputed Era in 2 weeks.

The Undisputed Era came and congratulated Roderick Strong after his match with Drew McIntyre.





Match 1: Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross defeated Peyton Royce and Billie Kay (Match Grade: C+)


Cross once again comes to the match late.  Cross gave the match a surge of energy.






Match 2:  Aleister Black versus Lio Rush ended in a No Contest (Match Grade: N/A)


The match never started because The Velveteen Dream attacked Rush before Black made it to the ring.  Dream yelled to Black that he will make Black acknowledge him.  We will have to wait for Rush's in-ring NXT debut.





Match 3: Kairi Sane defeats Aliya (Match Grade: C+)


Great in ring theatrics from Sane in route to her win.  This match needed to be longer. 





Match 4: NXT Champion Drew McIntyre retains his title against Roderick Strong (Match Grade: B-)


Backbreakers always make for good entertainment.  Surprisingly, plenty of high risk moves throughout this match.

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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 09/27/17






Last updated:  October 3, 2017

Originally published: October 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 413 on the WWE Network:




Verdict: You actually had 5 matches this episode.  Along with those 5 matches, you had 2 in-ring debuts for NXT!  You have to watch this episode.     


Episode tidbits


General Manager William Regal says Mae Young Classic Tournament winner Kairi Sane will take on 3 other women in a Fatal 4-way match at NXT Takeover Houston.  The other 3 women will be decided via matches in the upcoming weeks.



Lars Sullivan vs Danny Burch likely in the near future.  Burch saved Lorcan from extra punishment after Lorcan's match against Sullivan.



The Iconic Duo wants a rematch versus Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross.  Riot says she does not know if Cross will show up for the match, but if she does, she needs to stay out of her way.



William Regal granted Johnny Gargano a rematch against Andrade "Cien" Almas next week.



Aleister Black said he will not give a brat of a child attention, so he is not worried about the antics of The Velveteen Dream.  




NXT Champion Drew McIntyre will face Roderick Strong next week for the NXT Champion.  





Match 1: Lars Sullivan defeats Oney Lorcan (Match Grade: B-)


Lars truly looked like a powerful monster even when he was knocked down.






Match 2:  Heavy Machinery is too much for Demitrius Bronson & Patrick Scott (Match Grade: C+)


Heavy Machinery needs bigger and better competition.  You always get great tandem maneuvers with this team.



Match 3: Liv Morgan wins versus Vanessa Borne (Match Grade: C)


Both ladies have potential, but both need to pick up the pace in ring. 



Match 4: Kassius Ohno beats Fabian Aichner (Match Grade: C+)


Fabian has gotten a lot bigger since his 205 Tournament debut.  He is still strong, fast and agile.  Watch this match to see his rope work in his NXT debut.


Match 5: Adam Cole makes the most of his NXT debut with a win over Eric Young (Match Grade: C+)


Cole did not really bring the heat as I would have expected from a debut match.  Cole and his two buddies played the numbers game better than SAnitY this particular time.






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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 09/20/17





Last updated:  September 22, 2017

Originally published: September 22, 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 412 on the WWE Network:








Verdict: Once again you had 4 matches that were all pretty decent.  This episode furthered along the plot, which is thickening, with some newcomers to NXT.   


Episode tidbits


This episode was dedicated to the passing of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.




Roderick Strong asked General Manager William Regal for a title shot and Regal gives him a shot in 2 weeks.




Sonya Deville said Asuka was scared to face her and that the vacated women's title is hers.




Dakota Kai said she will kick heads in to get the women's title.




Aleister Black was laying out his future with NXT when all of a sudden, The Velveteen Dream comes out and interrupts his speech.  Dream said that he is the light, and Black is darkness.  Dream told Black that he can see through him and sees that Black is afraid to see the light...while making many sexual based innuendos that had the crowd going! Black kicked the microphone out of Dream's hand which prompted Dream to leave the ring in a quite unusual and suggestive manner towards Black...which did not seem to even phase Black one bit.  





Drew McIntyre came out to face O'Reilly, Cole, and Fish but they ran out the ring and taunted the NXT Champion.  The trio did not notice that SAnitY was behind them, which allowed SAnitY to deliver a certain level of jumping payback to the NXT newcomers.  





Match 1: Johnny Gargano submits Tino Sabbateli (Match Grade: C+)


Tino used his size and height advantage to dominate Johnny, but his cockiness was his undoing.






Match 2:  Bianca Belair gets an aggressive win over Lacey Evans (Match Grade: C+)


Good performance by both women.  Bianca was highly aggressive the entire math.  Reverse powerbomb finisher?!?  Did you see that?!?




Match 3: Lars Sullivan outpowers No Way Jose (Match Grade: C+)


Jose tried to bring the fight to Lars, but Sullivan was too strong. 




Match 4: Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish gets a win over Tyler Bate and Trent Seven (Match Grade: B-)


Great display of tag tandem maneuvers.  Adam Cole ringside made the difference.






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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 09/13/17






Last updated:  September 15, 2017

Originally published: September 15, 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 411 on the WWE Network:









Verdict: You had 4 matches that were all pretty decent.  This episode furthered along the plot which is thickening with some newcomers to NXT.   


Episode tidbits


No Way Jose says that Lars Sullivan has a screw loose and someone has to teach him a lesson.  Jose challenges Lars to a match next week. 




An Asuka montage was shown. 



General Manager William Regal was asked how the new Women's Championship will be crowned.  Regal stated that he will have an answer in a few weeks.





Aleister Black will actually speak next week.  




O'Reilly, Cole, and Fish jumped Dunne and Wolfgang helped fight them off.  Once the trio got the best of Wolfgang, Dunne used that opportunity to leave Wolfgang high and dry, only saving his UK Championship.  Moustache Mountain came to the ring which could set up a potential 6 man tag match in the near future.





Match 1: Ruby Riot & Nikki Cross defeats Billie Kay & Peyton Royce (Match Grade: C+)


Ruby Riot started off the match taking on the Iconic Duo by herself, but Nikki Cross came through the crowd and interjected herself into the match.  Cross gave the match a much-needed shot of energy.






Match 2:  Johhny Gargano defeats Riddick Moss (Match Grade: C+)


Tino Sabbatelli was a constant distraction in the match.  Moss broke out of Gargano's submission hold and it seemed as though Johnny wrestling started to doubt himself.  We will see if the hesitation and lack of focus rear its head in the upcoming weeks.




Match 3: Street Profits defeats The Ealy Brothers (Match Grade: C+)


As always, great tag tandem offense from Street Profits.  Entertaining match that should have been longer. 




Match 4: United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne retains his title against Wolfgang (Match Grade: C+)


It was good to see thick wrestlers being so agile!  The pace needed to be faster in this match to bring the match to the next level.






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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 09/06/17






Last updated:  September 07, 2017

Originally published: September 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


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Verdict: This was an irritating episode!  You had 4 matches shown but only was able to watch three matches in its entirety!   


Episode tidbits


General Manager (GM) Williams Regal stated that no more jumping talent from behind for Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Adam Cole.  They are to handle all fighting in the ring. 




Members of SAnitY sent a message to Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Adam Cole stating that they made a huge mistake jumping them at NXT Takeover Brooklyn III.





The Velveteen Dream said that he saw someone during NXT Takeover III that will make him speak soon.  




Ruby Riot asked for a handicap match against the Iconic duo.  The GM declined the match but did agree to let her find a partner and she can have a proper tag match next week.





UK Champion Pete Dunne versus Wolfgang next week for the title.




NXT Women's Champion Asuka comes out and she thanks the NXT Universe for her growth as a talent. GM Regal states that Asuka will be moving to the main roster.  Asuka suffered a collar bone injury at NXT Takeover III against Ember Moon, so she vacated the title while she recovers and decides what main brand roster she will join.  Ember Moon comes out and Asuka hugs her and they both cry.  HHH comes out with flowers and gives them to Asuka and then takes the title from her. 

My 2 Cents: Whatever talent wins the Mae Young Classic should have a match against Ember Moon.  The winner of that match should get the vacated NXT Women's championship.








Match 1: Andrade "Cien" Almas gets a strong win versus Cezar Bononi (Match Grade: C+)


This match started off with a chest slap heard around the world and Cien kept rolling from there. This match should have been longer.






Match 2: Lars Sullivan beats up Jake James, Alfred Watkins and Rickey Martinez (Match Grade: D)


The WWE Network did not show the entire match!  What the heck?!?





Match 3: Donya Deville gets a dominating win over Zeda (Match Grade: C)


This match was too short!  Sonya looked like a prize fighting MMA talent more than a WWE superstar. 





Match 4: Kassius Ohno used the "No Disqualification" clause to properly beat Hideo Itami (Match Grade: B)


This match gave you chair shots, hard hits, and unexpected moves.  If this match was faster paced, you would have had people asking for this rematch on a Pay Per View!






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WRESTLING RECAP: WWE NXT from 08/30/17







Last updated:  August 31, 2017

Originally published: August 31, 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 409 on the WWE Network:









Verdict: This was a good episode, with three matches, that ended strong with the match, as well as the episode cliff hanger.   


Episode tidbits


Members of SAnitY were knocked out by their vehicles to start off the show.





Drew McIntyre comes out for the first time as NXT Champion.  He calls out all members of the locker room and said ask for a title shot face to face.  Roderick Strong comes out and asks for a shot.




NXT Women's Champion Asuka updates the NXT Universe with her health status next week.

General Manager (GM) William Regal says he will look into whoever attacked SAnitY.  Kassius Ohno comes into his office and ask Regal for a no disqualification match against Hideo Itami next week and was granted the match.






GM Regal puts Lars Sullivan in a 3 against 1 handicap match next week as a punishment for beating up 3 people unprovoked.  

Cezar Bononi Vs Andrade "Cien" Almas rematch next week. 




Drew McIntyre was jumped by Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Adam Cole again! 







Match 1: Peyton Royce defeats Ruby Riot (Match Grade: C+)


This match would have been rated higher if the pace was faster.  A boot from Billie Kay gave the team Iconic the win.








Match 2: Damien Aweel and Edwin Negron could not handle Heavy Machinery (Match Grade: C+)


This match was too short!  Great tag team maneuvers showed by Heavy Machinery.  Take a look at the "Compactor" finisher.








Match 3: Roderick Strong beats Bobby Roode (Match Grade: B)


How many ways can Strong do a back breaker?  He had a creative assortment of back breakers this match!  You see advanced techniques and a high skill level for both participants this match.







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