WWE/NXT/LU/NJPW Thread

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Kbiz

Situational Showstopper
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,121
Reaction score
6,537
Points
113
Oh yeah I love Ciampa but the "Walter" style of chops and strikes and holds isn't someting that tickles my fancy. I like the Ciampa/Gargano styles they've had or the Bayley/Sasha style where if it is a strike fest it feels earned because of story but usually its not

Everyone has their own preference. I think Walter is the best in wrestling right now. He's been booked as unstoppable as Lesnar but just brings such a realism to it. I think the fact he only wrestles every few months give it more of a must-see vibe. FWIW, this is one of his few matches that is under 20 minutes and just goes hard the whole time. Really doesn't lumber much at all.

Also hoping for an O'Reilly win over Cole tonight.
 

Jack Brickman

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
33,398
Reaction score
46,209
Points
148
Also hoping for an O'Reilly win over Cole tonight.

There's no way that match won't be amazing. I think O'Reilly is one of the best wrestlers in the world. He's amazing from a technical standpoint, but he also sells like a fucking champ and is great at adding comedy to his matches as well. Adam Cole is a guy who, when he entered WWE, I viewed as a great promo and a middling wrestler, but boy has he proven me wrong. He's been absolutely fantastic and stepped up and delivered in every big match he's been in, and he's probably only second to Johnny Gargano in the amount of big NXT matches he's been a part of.
 

Kbiz

Situational Showstopper
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,121
Reaction score
6,537
Points
113
There's no way that match won't be amazing. I think O'Reilly is one of the best wrestlers in the world. He's amazing from a technical standpoint, but he also sells like a fucking champ and is great at adding comedy to his matches as well. Adam Cole is a guy who, when he entered WWE, I viewed as a great promo and a middling wrestler, but boy has he proven me wrong. He's been absolutely fantastic and stepped up and delivered in every big match he's been in, and he's probably only second to Johnny Gargano in the amount of big NXT matches he's been a part of.

Agreed. He has been damn near flawless (aside from the losses haha) in his singles run as of late. Big KOR fan.
 

MattyFos.

Some people did something
Joined
Feb 8, 2011
Messages
6,466
Reaction score
4,858
Points
113
KOR is legit and I hope he can hide in NXT for the rest of his career.

Adam Cole is a legit sports entertainer and puts out some great work. I'm worried about him on the main roster. I love the guy but he just doesn't have Main Event appeal when you're sizing him up with Roman, Bray, Drew.. he just doesn't have the body. He looks like a big 12 year old.
Now I know for a fact that Adam Cole would have amazing matches with all of those guys on the main roster. Cause he's that good. But I dont think he'll be given a shot.
 

Jack Brickman

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
33,398
Reaction score
46,209
Points
148
KOR is legit and I hope he can hide in NXT for the rest of his career.

Adam Cole is a legit sports entertainer and puts out some great work. I'm worried about him on the main roster. I love the guy but he just doesn't have Main Event appeal when you're sizing him up with Roman, Bray, Drew.. he just doesn't have the body. He looks like a big 12 year old.
Now I know for a fact that Adam Cole would have amazing matches with all of those guys on the main roster. Cause he's that good. But I dont think he'll be given a shot.

The bolded is exactly how I feel. Adam Cole could and should be a huge star, even on the main roster. But Vince would never give him the push he'd need to get there.
 

MattyFos.

Some people did something
Joined
Feb 8, 2011
Messages
6,466
Reaction score
4,858
Points
113
The bolded is exactly how I feel. Adam Cole could and should be a huge star, even on the main roster. But Vince would never give him the push he'd need to get there.
It's true, it's sad and I kind of understand why. Vince has always been about the giants. Maybe when he hands things over to Stephanie and HHH Adam Cole will be the face of the WWE. But I don't see that happening any time soon
 

Kbiz

Situational Showstopper
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,121
Reaction score
6,537
Points
113
It's true, it's sad and I kind of understand why. Vince has always been about the giants. Maybe when he hands things over to Stephanie and HHH Adam Cole will be the face of the WWE. But I don't see that happening any time soon

I've kept hearing rumors he's getting called up soon but these rumors seem to pop up every 6 months or so.

I think HHH and Shawn Michaels are in love with Cole and would strap a rocket to him if they could but Vince likes physique guys. Cole is dwarfed by even the "small" guys on the main roster. I feel like that is why guys like him, Gargano, and Ciampa have never gotten called up despite it being teased for years.

I can't complain because I love the wrestling style in NXT compared to the crap on Raw and Smackdown now but it'd be nice to see more cross promotional dream matches in some sort of setting. Watching Daniel Bryan go up against any of those guys would be a thrill.
 

Jack Brickman

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
33,398
Reaction score
46,209
Points
148
I've kept hearing rumors he's getting called up soon but these rumors seem to pop up every 6 months or so.

I think HHH and Shawn Michaels are in love with Cole and would strap a rocket to him if they could but Vince likes physique guys. Cole is dwarfed by even the "small" guys on the main roster. I feel like that is why guys like him, Gargano, and Ciampa have never gotten called up despite it being teased for years.

I can't complain because I love the wrestling style in NXT compared to the crap on Raw and Smackdown now but it'd be nice to see more cross promotional dream matches in some sort of setting. Watching Daniel Bryan go up against any of those guys would be a thrill.

Give me Io/Asuka in a no DQ match. I want to see those bitches kill each other.
 

MattyFos.

Some people did something
Joined
Feb 8, 2011
Messages
6,466
Reaction score
4,858
Points
113
I've kept hearing rumors he's getting called up soon but these rumors seem to pop up every 6 months or so.

I think HHH and Shawn Michaels are in love with Cole and would strap a rocket to him if they could but Vince likes physique guys. Cole is dwarfed by even the "small" guys on the main roster. I feel like that is why guys like him, Gargano, and Ciampa have never gotten called up despite it being teased for years.

I can't complain because I love the wrestling style in NXT compared to the crap on Raw and Smackdown now but it'd be nice to see more cross promotional dream matches in some sort of setting. Watching Daniel Bryan go up against any of those guys would be a thrill.
I think a lot of the rumors start because Cole seems like he's treading water in NXT especially compared to the other guys who have moved on to main. Plus there may be some optimism about Vince stepping back or even down from day to day booking.
 

Jack Brickman

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
33,398
Reaction score
46,209
Points
148
I think a lot of the rumors start because Cole seems like he's treading water in NXT especially compared to the other guys who have moved on to main. Plus there may be some optimism about Vince stepping back or even down from day to day booking.

NXT isn't really developmental any more, though. It's a tier below Raw and Smackdown, but it's still live cable television now. I don't have a problem with guys lingering there as long as they're still being well utilized, and it's hard to say Adam Cole isn't being properly utilized. He's in one of the hottest matches on this card and has been consistently in the top half of the card for the last two years.
 

Kbiz

Situational Showstopper
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,121
Reaction score
6,537
Points
113
I think a lot of the rumors start because Cole seems like he's treading water in NXT especially compared to the other guys who have moved on to main. Plus there may be some optimism about Vince stepping back or even down from day to day booking.

I don't think Vince will step down until he is physically incapable of it unfortunately. I just get this weird feeling he will be in charge for another ten years unless he can't for some medical reason. That is just who he is. It sucks because they've just ruined some of my favorite NXT call ups that I'd almost rather Cole stay where he is.

Now if he were ever to make the jump to AEW considering his girlfriend is already there and he's got friends on the roster, that'd be something.
 

MattyFos.

Some people did something
Joined
Feb 8, 2011
Messages
6,466
Reaction score
4,858
Points
113
Give me Io/Asuka in a no DQ match. I want to see those bitches kill each other.
I love Io and Asuka. I was hoping they would bring Io up to team with Asuka after Kairi retired given their history together in Japan. Instead they do what they always do and put Asuka's next challenger in a team with her for... reasons. Asuka has great chemistry with Sasha and Bayley and I think that Womens tag rivalry last year could have been extended with Io stepping up to help Asuka.

Io on main has like 5 matches I wanna see given an extended rivalry. Sasha, Asuka, Bayley, Charlotte, Becky, Nia (BE CAREFUL, YOU MONSTER), Bianca.

Shit. WWEs women division is stacked
 

MattyFos.

Some people did something
Joined
Feb 8, 2011
Messages
6,466
Reaction score
4,858
Points
113
NXT isn't really developmental any more, though. It's a tier below Raw and Smackdown, but it's still live cable television now. I don't have a problem with guys lingering there as long as they're still being well utilized, and it's hard to say Adam Cole isn't being properly utilized. He's in one of the hottest matches on this card and has been consistently in the top half of the card for the last two years.
I'm not saying it is developmental. But I would think it's perceived as developmental when we have a history of Main Roster Champs spend 6months-18 months there. Get the belt. Defend, drop and move up.
That's what we've been accustomed to in regards to NXT booking
 

Jack Brickman

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Aug 12, 2012
Messages
33,398
Reaction score
46,209
Points
148
They need to just cut bait with Nia. She is absolute trash and just keeps hurting people. Raquel Gonzalez is who they want Nia to be. She's an actual believable monster heel who can perform in the ring because she's an actual athlete. She was really impressive last night. I know she was going against one of the best wrestlers in the entire world, but she held her own, and that was really cool to see. She's got a bright future because I don't believe there are any other female wrestlers who have a combination of her size and actual ability. Most taller female wrestlers just end up being lumbering pieces of shit like Tamina.
 

Kbiz

Situational Showstopper
Joined
Jul 29, 2013
Messages
4,121
Reaction score
6,537
Points
113
Nia hasn't gotten any better either which tells me that it just simply isn't clicking or she doesn't care. I guess it is tough to fire The Rock's cousin.
 

RCF Reserves

Total amount
$245.00
Top