Maybe it’s been reading Shawn Michaels book on faith, but that quote resonates with me as I sit down to write this column. I was all set to do another running diary of Monday Night RAW, but for some reason, I couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was the early hour of the morning, maybe it was being distracted by other matters, but I wasn’t finding my quasi-witty one liners and potentially interesting anecdotes flowing as freely as I usually do. I was stuck.
That’s when I saw John Cena lock in the STF on Alberto Del Rio, and an idea popped into my head. All of a sudden, I was brought in a completely new direction, which is what you’re (hopefully) about to read.
NXT is in the books for October 9th, and here on The #NXT Day, we have our usual 3 big topics to talk about. Let’s get to it.
If I Could Be Serious For A Minute
Oh, Lance Storm, how little we appreciated you when you were on television each week, and how much we miss you now that you’re not. You have, however, trained some quality wrestlers, and the biggest star of them all (so far) seems to be taking your favorite tag line to heart.
Welcome to the NXT Top Ten, edition 4. It’s been a little while since our last rankings, and a whole lot has happened. We had arguably the event of the year, Takeover: Fatal 4 Way. We’ve had some debuts, both of new NXT talents and of some top tier developmental guys on RAW. Actually, that has required some tweaking, since at the onset of this rankings, I said I wouldn’t include any NXT guys with WWE experience. Since that would mean getting rid of three rankings stalwarts, we’ll now adjust that to say I won’t include any NXT talent who has had a significant WWE run.
Welcome to our third edition of the NXT Top Ten. The last two weeks of WWE’s developmental “brand” proved, at least in my mind, that the best wrestling going on in the company today happens at Full Sail University, both
I love NXT. In fact, I think it’s my favorite wrestling show of the week. RAW has become too long and drawn out, and while Main Event can be fun (haven’t brought myself to watch Superstars yet), NXT is fresh and new. Each week, I can count on seeing at least one thing I haven’t seen before, which is a rarity when you’re a longtime wrestling fan.
I just watched an old-school type match. The two competitors traded offense in the beginning, then the obviously more polished one began to dominate. They isolated a body part and worked it over, shades of Arn Anderson or the British Bulldog. The younger talent made a valiant but fleeting attempt at a comeback, but it was firmly swatted down, ending with a quick finishing maneuver. This was the type of match you saw all the time on TV in the 90’s, and it was excellent to see it today.
Who were the competitors in this excellent event? NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte and Becky “Thank God they don’t make me Irish step dance anymore” Lynch.