Last night, former indie star Donovan Dijak had his NXT television debuted thwarted by Ricochet, and not because he lost to the new NXT sensation. Following the match, Ricochet’s current nemesis, Velveteen Dream, came down the ring to taunt his opponent for NXT Takeover: Chicago by telling Ricochet that “anything you can do, I can do better.” After repeated taunts of the same line, Ricochet launched into a somersault over the top ropes, landing in front of Velveteen Dream and responded simply “Then show me.” (The move is set up around 1:55 in the video below).
Ricochet Pulls Off Spider-Man Somersault
If you don’t want to watch the full ordeal, here’s the gif.
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) May 31, 2018
The resulting move of bravado immediately set the WWE Universe and global fans a-fire on Social Media, including comments from many of his peers around the world.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) May 31, 2018
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) May 31, 2018
What the??!! Probably the coolest thing I’ve seen ? https://t.co/trxLLTb5mp
— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) May 31, 2018
— Peyton Royce (@PeytonRoyceWWE) May 31, 2018
— All Ego Ethan Page (@OfficialEGO) May 31, 2018
One of the sickest things ive ever seen https://t.co/couWmOS3H1
— Rich Swann (@GottaGetSwann) May 31, 2018
What the heck!!!!!
— Cheeseburger (チーバー) (@CheeseburgerROH) May 31, 2018
Ricochet is so good
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) May 31, 2018
— Shane Thorne (@ShaneThorneWWE) May 31, 2018
Oh fuck off trevor. ? https://t.co/22h1lEcPJM
— ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) May 31, 2018
Interestingly, following the match, Velveteen Dream changed his Twitter profile to a photo of Ricochet under the Prince Puma match from his time with Lucha Underground and tweeted the following:
If U Get 2 B KING
I Get 2 B PRINCE
U CAN’T BE BOTH!
— DREAMSTER (@VelveteenWWE) May 31, 2018