NXT TakeOver 36: NXT at Its Finest

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At its finest, pro wrestling satisfies an ancient urge in its audience, hearkening back to human history’s first entertainments. The broad but morally tinged comedy of folklore’s tricksters, the blood sports of gladiators, the death-defying risks of bull jumpers, the archetypes of heroes and villains, all live in the art form. Pro wrestling is very […] READ MORE


Tensions Rise at NXT Before NXT TakeOver 36

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With every passing day, the pro wrestling industry press is ever more awash with backstage rumors about powerplays, contract negotiations, and internal rebranding at WWE’s third and youngest television brand, NXT. While the black and gold brand began its life as a developmental territory, the successor to FCW and OVW, it developed a cult following […] READ MORE


WWE NXT Results and Analysis (8/10/21)

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Tuesday night’s edition of NXT painted a clearer picture as to what everyone should expect at NXT TakeOver: 36. It was an eventful night as the first match would feature the undefeated Sarray versus the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship, Dakota Kai. Also, the NXT Breakout Tournament continued as we head towards […] READ MORE


Taping Spoilers Reveal Major Developments at NXT

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July 20’s installment at NXT ended with Karrion Kross upping the ante in a major way in his feud with management. At the top of the broadcast, enforcer to management Samoa Joe furiously called out Kross for his recent anarchic behavior. Kross did not come to the ring. The episode ended with Samoa Joe finding […] READ MORE


NXT Women’s Division Rolls With the Punches

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The best laid plans of mice, men, and Triple H, it seems, often go awry. Recent budget cuts and the caprices of other minds have changed streams at his pet project, NXT, a few times this summer. Plans for the cruiserweight division of 205 Live to become a more featured part of the action at […] READ MORE


Rhea Ripley Reawakened on Raw

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Rhea Ripley’s last match on the NXT brand was a barnburner. The former NXT women’s champion was facing off against former best friend Raquel Gonzalez, after weeks of being taunted by Gonzalez that she no longer needed Ripley and was determined to displace her as the undisputed alpha female of NXT. In their last-woman-standing match, […] READ MORE