- Aug 13, 2018
- Reaction score
I've almost built up enough courage to try and watch 2.0 again.
I might need a drink... Or several.
I might need a drink... Or several.
So it's the NXT version of The New Blood?Wargames was as good as always imho. The new guys proved they could hang with the veterans. The tag match was really good though. Imperium have gotten better.
The tag division in NXT is pretty good right now. You've got the champs, Briggs & Jensen, Grizzled Young Veterans, MSK, Creed Brothers, KUSHIDA & Jiro and Legado as the main teams. That's a better roster than the main brands have tbh
One thing you'd find funny is the show before Wargames. Gargano called Breakker the "Big Bad Bootie Nephew". Breakker couldn't help but laugh. I think he enjoys it when they poke fun at his family ties without directly stating he is a Steiner.
It is funny how the new guys are all being turned into heels (when some were not originally), and all the veterans are kind of fan favorites (even when some were heels). I think the feud they're building to between Pete Dunne and Tony D'Angelo should be fun, as D'Angelo is an accomplished amateur wrestler. So he can hang with the Bruiserweight. He's my favorite 2.0 guy right now.
the man formerly known as Brawn Strowman showed up at RoH's Final Battle tonight.
Deeb is now doing producing and training, so it looks like she's doing that currently (which is what she did in WWE before she was let go). Other than Sara Amato, she's definitely the right person to be guiding the women's division in AEW. I've noticed improvement in most of the matches so far.Deeb/Shida was good too. Serena really is the woman they need to agent all the women's matches.
I absolutely loved Lucha Underground (well, I loved seasons 2 & 3, at least), so I will have to check this out!
You say 'silly', I say glorious.Please tell me this is a joke.
NXT 2.0 is growing on me. I wasn't sure about it at first, but I've been enjoying it more as time goes on.
WWE is actually not happy with 2.0 right now. Ratings have not gone up, and other than Bron, fans haven't really taken to all the new talent like they were expecting (no surprise there). Even the episode where AJ wrestled Waller had lower ratings than the week before. They're not going to can it anytime soon, but the change was too sudden I think, and it cost them worse than going up against AEW (because rating are lower than when they were on Wednesdays). That is just sad. I like the new setting and being brighter is cool, but that garish logo sucks imho.
I do like the new talent, but fan reaction has been mostly negative. Add in the overblown debacle regarding WALTER's new name, and WWE has really dropped the ball on NXT of late
Solo Sikoa is one of the Uso's. He's got plenty of charisma, and he looks good in the ring (honestly, I think he's as good looking, if not better than Steiner is with his in ring work). Xyon has exactly the kind of look and ring style Vince likes. I think the two of them have been used better. Instead of just pushing them as top guys, they've been letting them both build up slowly. I find the angles they have been involved with better than the guys they're trying to force feed us. Steiner may be great down the road, but he was given the gold too soon. Reminds me of Randy Orton (and we know how badly that turned out). I don't think Steiner will blow it like Randy did, but I just don't find him a credible champion yet. Sadly, the ratings back that up by being worse than they were when they were up against AEW.
I was thinking more how he acted backstage after he won the belt. He wasn't around Hunter or Flair as much, and he started to act his age at the time. That affected his on screen performance, and lead to him going downhill. Randy has admitted as much too. Sure he course corrected eventually but for a good while, he was throwing his career down the toilet.I'd argue the mistake with Randy was the babyface turn and being put up against HHH at the height of his mid-career ego-trip more than it was being the young champion. Besides, you can hardly say Randy's career his suffered...
True, I recall dirt-sheet stories that he and Maven were both acting like prize arses together. But Maven got released (to the deafening protest of no-one, ever) and Randy got married, which might have settled him down. He might have only kept his job because of his family name.I was thinking more how he acted backstage after he won the belt. He wasn't around Hunter or Flair as much, and he started to act his age at the time. That affected his on screen performance, and lead to him going downhill. Randy has admitted as much too. Sure he course corrected eventually but for a good while, he was throwing his career down the toilet.
Given the ratings are lower than they were when they were on Wednesday nights, and they are not up against AEW, I'd say it's more than speculation. A few weeks ago AJ Styles was in the main event against Grayson Waller, and the ratings for that show was lower than the week before. If AJ Styles can't boost the ratings of the show (and his appearance on the show was known the week prior), something is wrong. Usually a main roster star appearing boosts ratings (and with lower card guys to boot), a top guy like AJ should have boosted the ratings.Do we know this for sure, or is this just dirtsheet speculation? There are always plenty of things they say are happening or will happen that don't.