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Csonka’s NXT TV Review 8.09.17

August 9, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s NXT Review 8.09.17

– The Street Profits defeated The Metro Brothers @ 2:20 via pin [NR]
– Danny Burch defeated Oney Lorcan @ 9:20 via pin [***]
– Andrade Almas defeated No Way Jose @ 3:45 via pin [**]

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– Crazy Nikki Cross leads Wolfe and Dain to the ring. Cross is insane here, yelling for the AOP and they arrive with Ellering. Eric Young then makes his return and attacks them from behind, tying Rezar to the barricade so that Wolfe and Dain can kick the shit out of Akam. Dain runs wild, hitting sentons. Rezar drags himself and the barricade into the ring, and tries to fight off Sanity. Young hits the neck breaker, and Sanity stands tall with the tag titles. This was good, Sanity evened the odds and got revenge and now have their leader back.

– Asuka and Ember Moon sign their contract next week.

– Kay & Royce were giving a makeup tutorial, but decided to stop when they saw Ruby Riot; they made fun of her for a bit but she ruined their moods.

The Street Profits (Dawkins & Ford) vs. The Metro Brothers: The Metro Brothers are Team 3D trainees and do in fact look like Deuce and Domino with out the effort put into the hair… or Cherry. Dawkins dominates early, tags in Ford and they pick up the pace with some double teams. The Metros briefly fight back, but Ford tags in Dawkins, who runs wild hitting a spear, a sky high and Ford hits the frog splash for the win. The Street Profits defeated The Metro Brothers @ 2:20 via pin [NR] The Street Profits put on a really strong debut, showing good energy, charisma and ability to connect with the crowd. If they can deliver in the ring they are going to be a ton of fun. This was all it needed to be, let them have fun, run through their stuff and pick up an easy win to kick off their NXT TV run.

– They confirm the Itami vs. Black match for Takeover.

Roode & McIntyre Have a Face to Face: Regal brings out both men for out face to face conversation. Roode is flanked by a ton of security. Roode says his personal security is here to protect everyone from a mad man named Roderick Strong, and Roode doesn’t want their Takeover match ruined. Roode welcomes McIntyre back to WWE, and says that he is entitled to all he has, because he doesn’t need a second chance. Roode promised to make a change, win the title and did all of that. This is his NXT, it’s not “we” it’s “me.” Roode says he didn’t need to be chosen, because he’s glorious. McIntyre gives him credit, says Roode has had a great year and speaks some truth. But Roode is also a complete ass, and he pities him. Roode actually believes all the shit he talks, and McIntyre will claymore him back to Earth and become the new champion. Roderick Strong has had enough of this bullshit, and says he’s not done with Roode just yet. This is not about the title; this is about Roode disrespecting him and his family. Strong is calling Roode out for a fight. Roode accepts the fight and will put his title on the line, but he has to beat McIntyre first on next week’s show, and if he wins, he’ll face Strong after Takeover. McIntyre accepts as well. Regal says he’ll make the match for next week, and if Strong wins, he gets a title shot after Brooklyn. Good segment, hyping the title match and continuing the Strong angle. You have to wonder how this plays out, does Strong get the big win and title shot, or does he fail and snap, possibly leading to the rumored ROH faction and heel turn. Lots to play with here.

– Gargano discusses his singles match last week, he said it both felt good but also strange. He then remembered the reaction DIY got in Brooklyn last year, which showed him he was never alone and he still really wants on the Takeover card.

Danny Burch vs. Oney Lorcan: They faced a few weeks back, with Lorcan winning and giving Burch the rematch he desired. They start off slower than the previous match, with both men being careful and looking for an opening to attack. They lock up and work around the ropes. Lorcan grounds the action, but Burch gets right back to his feet. Lorcan works some body strikes, Burch locks in a cravat but Lorcan makes the ropes and we get a clean break. They pick up the pace, Burch picks the leg and they trade uppercuts. Lorcan hits an Alabama slam to the corner. Post break, Lorcan hits the Saito suplex and follows with strikes and chops. Lorcan hits a corner attack, but Burch fires up with a missile dropkick but Lorcan counters the Tower of London, but Burch hits a German and a lariat for the near fall. They battle back and forth; Burch hits a tower of London for the near fall. Lorcan fires back with the uppercut, hits another and then the blockbuster for 2. They trade strikes again, Burch dares Lorcan to hit him and then lays in slaps and chops, but Lorcan looks for the half crab, lays in kicks but Burch with up kicks and Lorcan gets the full Boston crab only for Burch to counter into a cradle for the win. Danny Burch defeated Oney Lorcan @ 9:20 via pin [***] This was a good, back and forth, hard-hitting match. Not as intense as their previous outing but still good, I enjoy their matches because they are entertaining and different than the usual NXT matches.

– Post match, Lorcan refuses a handshake but then returned because he’s a good lad at heart and accepts. I am down for round three, or the suggestion from the comments a few weeks ago, a run in the Dusty Classic with the bruisers destroying people.

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. No Way Jose: Zelina Vega is out with Almas. They work some basic back and forth, with Jose dancing a bit and Vega yelling at Almas. No tranquilo for you. Almas with shoulder blocks now, but Jose hits a flapjack, the snap mare follows. Almas looks to hang in the ropes, but gets kicked to the floor and Vega yells at him again. Back in and Almas takes control, just beating Jose down. Almas hits the corner knees, Vega demands Almas finishes things, and he does with the hammerlock DDT. Andrade Almas defeated No Way Jose @ 3:45 via pin [**] This was fine, with Jose only being a small side trip for Almas as he moves onto bigger things. I really like Vega being the motivating force to focus Almas.

– Post match, Vega says that Almas wants the spotlight, and deserves the biggest spotlight possible and says that’s at Takeover: Brooklyn; if Johnny Gargano is still looking for an opponent, then he has one.

– End scene.

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The final score: review Good
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Tonight’s edition of NXT TV was a very simply show in the best way possible. They locked in the Takeover card, a big match for next week and possibly a big post Takeover match in Strong vs. Roode. Good times this week.