7 Ups & 3 Downs From Last Night's NXT (23 Jan)

Turning Walter In Wine.


Well well well, would you look what we have here. If it isn't a little go-home show for the most improbably exciting WWE event in years.

Yes, a hearty congratulations to everyone who reads these columns or watches the associated videos, as after this week I'll never again have to spend 5 minutes telling you how low my expectations were for World's Collide event, and how stupid I now feel as a result. Conincednatlly you're only a week away from having the exact same situation for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. It's really been a year, this, and it's not even February.

But in the here and now what did NXT have in store for us? Well there's the semi-finals of the aforementioned cup, several warm-ups for the weekend's Network event, a singles debut for one last week's major talking points, oh, and the small matter of Kieth Lee trying to claim his first championship in WWE. What a time to be alive and, indeed, a wrestling fan. Let's begin...

[Oh and I haven't forgotten about Finn Balor vs Jaouqin Wilde, it just that it didn't raise a single talking point. If you're reading though lads; Finn you looked vicious, Wilde you looked like you'd just fallen out of a Flash Gordon remake, and the match was fine. 2.5 stars, would recommend, DM me, we'll get that pint in]

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