From the NAI Archive – May 8, 2015 – Finisher Friday – The first of many NXT editions

From the NAI Archive – May 8, 2015 – Finisher Friday – The first of many NXT editions

Having worked through a good chunk of the WWE roster, its time to take our eyes to Full Sail University, home of NXT. The world has been focused far more of WWE’s developmental as of late, what with the ESPN piece (which was quite good and should be watched by one and all) and more importantly, with the news that we may have lost both Sami Zayn and Hideo Itami until 2016 due to injuries.

Today, we’ll look at 3 NXT talents who are (for the most part) in need of new finishers. Remember, I give each talent a pair of moves to end their match, almost always from the categories of Power, Strike, Aerial, or Submission.

We begin, as you knew we would, with one of my favorite NXT talents, and most certainly a polarizing figure. .

Bull Dempsey

From the N2C Archive – October 10, 2014 – The #NXT Day: October 9

From the N2C Archive – October 10, 2014 – The #NXT Day: October 9

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.

From the N2C Archives – September 13, 2014 – NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way – Event of the Year!

Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd and Neville do battle at NXT's 2014 Takeover: Fatal 4 Way

I’ve always hated how wrestling announcers always seem to say “We are witnessing history in the making!” Tony Schiavone was famous for this kind of thing. Every WCW Monday Nitro (Now available on the WWE Network!) was the biggest one of all, or we just witnessed the most amazing match of our entire lives, and even as a 15-16 year old kid, I knew that was horse manure.

Plus (and this is me just being a pain), EVERYTHING is history. I went out this morning to pick up breakfast for my family, which was, technically, history in the making. It’s just not a history anyone would want to read.

So I usually get my Teacher’s knickers in a twist about that kind of thing. . .

From the N2C Archives – July 23, 2014 – The Teacher’s Lounge: The Top Ten Talents of NXT

NXT's Tyler Breeze poses for himself. . .But also the crowd. . . Back in 2014.

I’m the first to admit, I’ve been very lax with my NXT watching. With the sheer enormity of content on the WWE Network, the developmental territory kept getting pushed back in my priorities. However, now that Doc Manson and I are the Number Two Contenders, I had to step my game up. So, for the last few days, I’ve caught up with NXT, beginning with the show post-Takeover to last week’s episode.

Based on this ‘extensive’ viewing, I now present my NXT Top 10. Some quick disclaimers before we begin – I did not consider any talent that had extensive WWE experience; so my apologies to Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel and Adam Rose. This is also based on an admittedly small sample size.