Tweet 1: Alright, strap in. I'm about to spend an hour tweeting about NXT.Tweet 2: Didn't enjoy that preview opening. Probably because it's not the NXT norm. And I think the NXT norm is pretty much perfect.
Alexa Bliss v Charlotte
Tweet 3: If Alexa Bliss is wrestling and the four title match guys are wrestling this is going to be one busy show.Tweet 4: Does Charlotte have the most convoluted ring entrance in WWE? I think yes.
Tweet 5: What is Alexa's gimmick? Cheerleader? Fairy? Cheerleader fairy? The latter's a winner...
Tweet 6: That kneebuster Charlotte did was in no way a botch. IN NO WAY.
Tweet 7: I've knocked her for it, but Charlotte's Ric Flair tribute act is growing on me. The impersonation could be a lot worse. Woooooooooo!
Tweet 8: Dat Bayley's gonna hug you chant.
Tweet 9: I like her but Bayley's character would die a horrible death on RAW without some pretty severe tinkering.
|Would 'Naitch' have covered people like this?|
Tyler Breeze vignette
Tweet 10: "Do they look like this?" - Tyler Breeze, sitting there in a purple furry coatTweet 11: Breeze's work getting that character over in thirty seconds was sensational. Easily one of the best things in NXT.
Tweet 12: The NXT title match at Takeover could realistically be won by any of the four guys in the match. Good job getting everyone over.
Tweet 13: That said I really want it to be Tyler Breeze. A change is needed after Neville's six month reign and he's the strongest character-wise.
Sin Cara and Kalisto talk to Devin Taylor
Tweet 14: Anyway... we now have Sin Cara and Kalisto chatting to Devin Taylor. Cara chatted in Spanish. Kalisto translated. Kind of a dick move.Tweet 15: Kalisto there, saying he and Cara are a strong tag team. Nah. Not as strong as The Ascension.
Tye Dillinger v Tyler Breeze
Tweet 16: Tye Dillinger's lack of charisma would be best off in a tag team.Tweet 17: Tyler Breeze. The third Young Buck.
Tweet 18: Tye played several seasons of "semi-professional" ice hockey, did he? Well that... that's certainly something.
Tweet 19: Lot of hip action from Breeze on that choke. #justsaying
Tyson Kidd vignette
Tweet 20: Tyson Kidd giving a heel promo his best shot there. In fairness it could've been a lot worse.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass hang out at a hairdresser’s called HAIR
Tweet 21: I reckon Enzo is based on a young Paul Heyman. But less arrogant.Tweet 22: "You got that camera rollin'?" - Enzo Amore on an iPhone
Tweet 23: Hair removal cream spilled on a poodle. A clump of hair comes off in Enzo's hand. This is like Russo era WCW.
Tweet 24: That entire thing was designed to get over hair removal cream? I expect that kind of nonsense from TNA, not NXT.
Tyson Kidd v Adam Rose
Tweet 25: Guy in Rose's entourage looks like Shelton Benjamin.Tweet 26: Tom Phillips just plugged the Takeover pre-show and promised plenty of surprises. How does he know there'll be surprises?
Tweet 27: That match was good but Rose hugn on in the Sharpshooter a bit too long for my liking.
Tweet 28: Had he tapped a bit quicker it would have gotten over Kidd's application of the hold. Would've made sense to establish he's good with it.
|Crisp Sharpshooter application from Kidd.|
Sami Zayn vignette
Tweet 29: Sami Zayn being a stand up babyface and saying he wants to pin the champ for the belt.
Sami Zayn v Marcus Louis
Tweet 30: Marcus Louis's music is incredibly lol.Tweet 31: As is Sly Lefort's chest hair.
Tweet 32: NXT fans chanting “Canada” in support of Zayn is why I love that audience.
Tweet 33: I wish Sylvester Lefort was still an ineffectual manager. He was great as an ineffectual manager.
Tweet 34: Zayn wins via Koji Clutch. Marcus Louis tapped out almost immediately and so the hold's a little more over going into Takeover. See?!
Tweet 35: Enzo and Cass show up. Sly and Marcus run off. Enzo freaks out. Cass tries not to laugh. Standard sequence.
|Don't be bullies. Be stars.|
Adrian Neville vignette
Tweet 36: Adrian Neville looks like an orc.Tweet 37: He did a promo about being bullied at school for looking like an orc. I think.
CJ Parker v Adrian Neville
Tweet 38: CJ 'The Truth' Parker.Tweet 39: Want to know about the first time I was made aware of Adrian Neville? Course you do!
Tweet 40: Someone rang in to the old Talksport radio show and berated Alex Shane for not booking Neville (then PAC) for the FWA.
Tweet 41: Pretty sure the caller claimed that Shane had a southern bias. They definitely said PAC was the future of wrestling.
Tweet 42: First time I saw him wrestle? Some Dragon Gate show I watched online I think.
Tweet 43: Anyway... they're wrestling right now. CJ does some good shaky leg selling.
Sin Cara and Kalisto v The Vaudevillains
Tweet 44: Sin Cara's fist pumping is so halfhearted. I kind of respect him for very obviously not caring.Tweet 45: #Vaudevillainspop
Tweet 46: Code of Honor status: followed.
Tweet 47: "Flipping into the attack there" - Tom Phillips, a man paid to be a commentator
Tweet 48: Decent match. Wrong team won though. People don't care about Sin Cara and Kalisto like they do the Vaudevillains.
Tweet 49: Plus Kalisto and El Local were the challengers on the last NXT spesh. Gotch and English would've given a fresher match.
|The shirt always makes me think The Ascension should have a conspiracy theorist gimmick.|
Tweet 50: Closing shot is The Ascension standing very still and holding their belts over their heads. Classic stuff.
Tweet 51: Best episode in a few weeks. I enjoyed that a lot. Every match did something for Takeover 2 and they trailed KENTA's debut just enough.