NXT’s Changing Landscape

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December 5’s NXT War Games touted a definitive face-off between ‘Black and Gold NXT’ and ‘NXT 2.0’. The first pay-per-view to air since NXT’s rebranding, it unfolded under a cloud of speculation about the contract statuses of popular ‘Black and Gold’ era performers Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly. With both stars’ contracts expiring in mere […] READ MORE


NXT 2.0 Debuts Several Fresh Faces

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Throughout 2019 and 2020, Triple H and members of the NXT  roster such as, at that time, Adam Cole insistently waved the banner that NXT was no longer a developmental territory. The black and gold brand was pushed as a third World Wrestling Entertainment brand in its own right, with a planned international expansion that […] READ MORE


Samoa Joe’s Challengers Align on NXT

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Samoa Joe made NXT history on August 22’s NXT TakeOver 36 event. By defeating Karrion Kross, Joe became the brand’s first three-time champion. Their rivalry seems to have ended there, with Kross departing the black and gold brand to permanently join the Monday Night Raw roster. Samoa Joe’s other most likely challenger for the NXT […] READ MORE


The NXT Recap (2/12/2020)

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This is the go-home show for NXT TakeOver: Portland and you can bet NXT will pull out all the stops. With so much excitement built up for this amazing card, let’s see how they keep the ball rolling. VELVETEEN DREAM MAKES IT PERSONAL WITH RODERICK STRONG Roderick Strong charged to the ring with a mic […] READ MORE


The NXT Recap (12/4/19)

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NXT continues to be a bright spot when it comes to televised wrestling. Tonight’s episode is a perfect example of why it is “the” brand in WWE. With that said, let’s dive in to the action. KILLIAN DAIN ISSUES OPEN CHALLENGE PETE DUNNE ANSWERS Yeah, @ArcherOfInfamy isn't cleared for action… but @KillianDain still wants a […] READ MORE


The NXT Recap (11/06/19)

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Electricity is in the air heading into tonight’s episode of NXT. For the first time since it’s creation, WWE’s spotlight is firmly on NXT. With NXT’s all out assault on the main roster, so many questions remain to be answered. Will the main roster return the favor? If so how many of WWE’s top stars […] READ MORE



20 Best Matches Of The Month: February 2019 Edition

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find some matches you may have missed the previous month! (DISCLAIMER: This list is subjective and […] READ MORE


Full Bracket For 2019 Dusty Rhodes Classic Revealed

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On Wednesday’s episode of NXT, General Manager William Regal unveiled the final four entrants into the 2019 Dusty Rhodes Classic Tag Team Tournament, making its return for its second straight year and fourth tournament in total (it skipped a year in 2017). The prize for this year’s winner is an NXT Tag Team Championship match […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Velveteen Dream Becomes NXT North American Champion

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On Wednesday, February 20th, Velveteen Dream used his newly won championship opportunity after winning the World’s Collide tournament to face Johnny Gargano, who only recently defeated Ricochet at NXT Takeover: Phoenix for the NXT North American championship. Before discussing the match, it is important to put into context that Johnny Wrestling was approached by his frienemy […] READ MORE