5 Ups And 5 Downs From WWE NXT 2.0 (Jan 18)

WALTER has a new disturbing name and so much more on this week's WWE NXT 2.0...

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WWE.comWell, there's no escaping what the talking point coming out of this week's 2.0 offering is. But before turning our heads towards WWE's frankly insane decision to rebrand a Ring General after a Nazi U-Bout commander, it's probably wise to tackle the few positives that NXT had to offer this week.

The main event that came before that outrageous reveal was a delight. Three of the most exciting prodigies in the land all came up trumps in their various matches on the night. And Dexter Lumis was given the right sort of fright.

But away from that, the Tuesday night dumpster fire just couldn't help itself, could it? Speaking of which, last week's fireball antics have now resulted in dodgy make-up burns being slapped on an Uso's mug en-route to a Falls Count Anywhere bout with Boa that will be anything but a damp affair, no doubt. Lazy characters were forced to bicker with themselves backstage, once-prestigious titles were damaged even further by limp booking. And a school girl is about to be unleashed on the unsuspecting CWC crowd.

How can a show that boasts Bron Breakker and Carmelo Hayes holding two of the top straps, Santos Escobar, Cameron Grimes and Tony D'Angelo as the contenders to those titles, and two incoming Dusty Classics feel this underwhelming over the course of two often gruelling hours? Because Vinnie Mac and his cronies clearly have every clue what will get their younger viewers onboard in 2022... distractions, roll-ups, and pointless romance, of course!

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