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Csonka’s NXT Review 3.13.19

March 13, 2019 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NXT Review 3.13.19

Dusty Classic Tournament Semifinal Match: Forgotten Sons defeated Mustache Mountain @ 9:35 via pin [***]
#1 Contenders Semifinal Match: Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair went to a no contest @ 5:30 [**¾]
Dusty Classic Tournament Match: Aleister Black and Ricochet defeated DIY @13:25 via pin [****]

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Forgotten Sons vs. Mustache Mountain: Bate and Blake to begin, Blake hits a slam and Cutler in but is immediately hit with a snap suplex. Cutler follows with a back elbow and rights. Blake back in and hits a neck breaker for 2. The cobra clutch follows, Bate powers up and rolls for the tag. Seven in and dumps Blake. He lays in chops on Blake and Cutler, and the DDT follows. Seven follows with more chops, blind tag to Cutler and he chop blocks Seven. Cutler focuses on the knee, Blake joins in for double teams, and covers for 2. The spinning toehold follows, but Seven rolls him up for 2. Blake cuts off the tag and locks on the figure four. Seven reverses, and Blake makes the ropes. Seven then counters into a sunset flip for 2. Back elbows by Seven and they work into a double down. Bate tags in, runs wild and hits the airplane spin on both! BIG STRONG BOI! The double RANA connects and then heads to the floor, hitting an XPLODER, sending one into another. Bate up top and hits the spiral tap but Cutler makes the save. Seven tags in, The lariat/dragon suplex follows for 2 as Ryker gets involved. Bate follow with a tope. Bate gets tosses and leveled by Ryker. The Sons hit the stomp/reverse DDT combo for the win. Forgotten Sons defeated Mustache Mountain @ 9:35 via pin [***] This was a good match, Mustache Mountain worked really hard and made the Sons look good.

– Matt Riddle comments on confronting Velveteen Dream last week. Adam Cole arrives and says Riddle is delusional as he will be the next champion. Riddle challenges him to a match.

Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair: Baszler joins commentary. Belair shoves Shirai, they lock up and work into counters. Belair hits a shoulder tackle, misses the dropkick, and Shirai hits a dropkick. Belair to the floor, Shirai follows but Belair catches the RANA and slams her to the steps. Back in and Belair covers for 2. Shirai gets a roll up for 2, but Belair cuts her off and hits a standing moonsault for 2. Belair grounds the action, but Shirai counters out and into a double stomp. The 619 follows. Shirai up top and springboards in with a missile dropkick. The double knees connect, but Belair cuts off the moonsault and hair whips her. Belair up top, and Shirai cuts her off, follows her up and the RANA follows. Shirai up top and the moonsault eats knees. Spear by Belair, Baszler heads to the ring and pulls out Shirai for the DQ. She chokes out Belair but Kairi arrives and she gets choked out. Shirai makes the save, but she gets choked out as well. Io Shirai vs. Bianca Belair went to a no contest @ 5:30 [**¾] This was a pretty good match, with a great angle with Baszler taking everyone out.

– We look back at Lee vs. Dijakovic. They then had a confrontation at the PC. They face again next week.

– Baszler comments on her attack. She proved that no one deserves a shot at her title. She’s informed that her Takeover match will now be a fatal four way with the women she just choked out.

Aleister Black and Ricochet vs. DIY: Black and Ciampa begin. They lock up, Ciampa shoves him and Black follows with kicks and knee strikes. Black grounds things, tags in Ricochet and he keeps Ciampa down. Ciampa fights to his feet, lays in kicks and tags in Gargano. Ricochet picks up the pace, counters a RANA and hits the head scissors and dropkick. Ricochet then dropkicks Ciampa and he and Black take a seat in the ring. Back in and Gargano hits the slingshot spear, and follows with a suplex for 2. Ciampa back in, lays the boots to Ricochet, and then catapults him under the ropes. Gargano tags back in and they make a wish. Ciampa follows with a neck breaker and taunts Black. Gargano tags back in, double teams follow and Gargano covers for 2. Quick tags back to Ciampa, and he grounds the action. Ricochet slowly fights back, gets cut off and Gargano’s slingshot DDT is countered but he hits a lariat on Ricochet. Ciampa tags in, hits the running knee strike and that gets 2. DIY continues with quick tags, Ricochet fights them off and takes them both down. Hot tag to Black, he runs wild on Gargano, and hits the moonsault press on both for 2. He counters the spear with a knee strike and Ciampa makes the save. Black follows with elbows, Ciampa tags in and DIY looks for the meet ion the middle, but Ricochet makes the save and eats a superkick. Ciampa hits tower of London on the apron to Black and Gargano hits the slingshot DDT for 2. The Gargano escape follows, Ciampa gets an arm bar on Ricochet. Ricochet powers up and hits a DVD onto Gargano to save Black. Gargano is now favoring his knee, Ciampa has to go it alone for now, trading strikes with Ricochet. Knee strike by Ciampa, but Ricochet counters back with a kick. Gargano is struggling to get to the apron, but falls back down. Black in, hits Black mass and Ricochet hits the 630 and wins. Aleister Black and Ricochet defeated DIY @13:25 via pin [****] This was a great main event, with DIY again working like they’ve never taken a break and Ricochet & Black continuing to deliver.

– Post match, DIY is disappointed as Candice checks on Gargano. Ciampa joins them; checking on Gargano and helping him up the ramp. Gargano falls and just when you think the Ciampa attack is coming, Gargano cuts him off and attacks, slamming him into the LED board for some sweet revenge! He lays out Ciampa as Candice smiles.

– End Scene.

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The 411 on Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 2. On today’s show, 411’s Larry Csonka discuses some WWE Fastlane thoughts, comments on the first round of the 2019 New Japan Cup & gives second round picks, gives quick picks for Friday’s ROH Anniversary PPV, previews the weekend EVOLVE shows, does a listener Q&A, and more. The show is approximately 25 minutes long.

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WWE Fastlane – 3:30
New Japan Cup – 5:45
ROH Anniversary Show Picks – 9:00
EVOLVE Weekend Previews – 11:05
Listener Q&A – 18:00

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The final score: review Good
The 411
This week’s NXT was a good show, with the continuation of the Dusty Classic, the big women’s division angle to set the Takeover match, and the closing angle all delivering.

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NXT, Tremendous Tirades, WWE, Larry Csonka