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WWE NXT War Games 2018

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Honestly there's not a lot of buzz going on right now regarding NXT. You'd think they would be smart and get Riddle on the main show, but alas.

 

Anyway, here's the main card:

  • Shayna Baszler (C) vs Kairi Sane
  • Aleister Black vs Johnny Gargano
  • War Games: The Undisputed Era vs War Raiders/Ricochet/Pete Dunne
  • Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs Velveteen Dream

Is it going to be good action? Sure. But this might be one of the coldest Takeovers in a while.

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Kind of worn out on Gargano and Ciampa-centered stuff to be honest.  It's really sad they can't fit Ohno-Riddle on the show for a 6 minute sprint or something.  I am sure the wargames match and women's match will deliver, though.

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Hunter mentioned on his conference call that they kept the show to 4 matches because they knew two would need time (War Games and the women's match) and they didn't want to be in a spot where they would have to cut someone's time or burn out the crowd. 

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9 minutes ago, KawadaSmile said:

Oh God are they going to turn the Women's Title Match into a clusterfuck?

I think it's 2/3 falls?

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It's 2 of 3 falls, so presumably it will get significant time

Card is solid as usual, and also as usual I'm sure it will be a great show. 

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was hoping they got rid of the shark cage gimmick but I guess not

So we are getting Riddle vs Ohno tonight even though they said in the pre-show it would happen next week

Well that explains that.   What the fuck?  

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Gargano vs. Black is a weird match I don't know how to describe. I think it was very good, but it was dancing the line between a bit too over the top for me? But I don't quite think it crossed the line. 

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14 minutes ago, El Dragon said:

Gargano vs. Black is a weird match I don't know how to describe. I think it was very good, but it was dancing the line between a bit too over the top for me? But I don't quite think it crossed the line. 

All that forced melodrama...Johnny especially needs to tone down the overacting and let the match speak for itself. 

Unrelated, Dream's hair tonight is just amazing. 

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Dream with the ring post figure-four! I don't know why more people don't steal that spot. And then they worked the regular figure-four in the ring wonderfully. 

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1 minute ago, ...TG said:

Dream with the ring post figure-four! I don't know why more people don't steal that spot. And then they worked the regular figure-four in the ring wonderfully. 

I honestly think Dream's Figure 4 in that one one of the best I've seen in years. It just looked painful. Might be the long legs.

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While I am not crazy about Ciampa kicking out of a big move onto the belt, Dream being unaware of there being the belt there and checking to make sure he wasn't getting DQed was a brilliant way of explaining the kick out. 

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That got silly with the 2.9 kickouts and went too long, but what a match. And kudos to Ciampa for working with only boot on for the last 10 minutes or so.

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I really had trouble getting into the match with all of the Hogan appreciation spots in the beginning but man once they got that out of the way this was incredible.  Dream is out of his mind to take basically a Cactus Jack elbow to the floor.  Ciampa wrestling the last 5 minutes missing a boot is something as well.   Will take this match over Gargano vs Black all the time.  

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I really want this match to be good because I love War Games, but man, when I watch a War Games match I am not really looking for Ricochet and Cole doing Highly Athletic Guy Wrestling.

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Wow the women's title match really underdelivered. Hated that finish, whole thing felt rushed. 

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I am way behind but I don't get all these guys arguing about who is going out next out of the cage.  The whole idea was that the team has a "plan" of who is coming out next.  Basically it seems the first person who can squeeze out of the shark cage first was the next person

 

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