HEYDORN’S NXT 2.0 RECEIPT 4/5: Curious booking and inconsistent performances invade the product


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This week’s episode of NXT 2.0 has wrapped. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and relive some of the madness.

-A little less reading and a little more delivery, Mr. Breakker. Bron Breakker’s championship promo was fine and honestly, decent from a content perspective. He needs to feel the words a bit, to articulate a real feeling to the audience. It’s very much just words at this point. If Breakker is going to reach the potential WWE sees in him, he needs to develop that part of his promo game.

-The Creed Brothers are really good in the ring. Unique too. They can go places with Malcom Bivens at their side as the mouthpiece.

-An effective Toxic Attraction promo this week ahead of them winning the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship again. More depth than usual – something they’ll consistently need to show in order to move forward as an act.

-Yeah, I’ll take that promo from Cameron Grimes. The guy appears to only be comprised of authentic bones in his body. His messages and journey resonate and the promo was a hit because of it.

-Solo Sikoa vs. Cameron Grimes? Fine with me. We’ll see how the babyface vs. babyface dynamic works and I never fully endorse that, but willing to let this play out. Sikoa has “it.” Can’t imagine he’s long for the NXT 2.0 world.

-Look, she’s green, but I’m not confident Tiffany Stratton knows what she’s really supposed to be doing out there. Just playing wrestler at this point.

-Please pull the plug on this Dexter Lumis, Duke Hudson, Persia Pirotta, and Indi Hartwell stuff. It’s more juvenile and Corey Graves and Carmella bragging about their sex life. So, yeah, REAL juvenile. Not sure who this is appealing to, but whoever it is, they can surely find it elsewhere.

-Ehh on the women’s tag team title match. The belts should have always stayed on Dolin & Jayne, so they’re in the correct hands now, but why the pivot? Something wasn’t planned properly and it ultimately hurt the credibility of one of the only teams Toxic Attraction can feud with.

-The Don of NXT for Tony D’Angelo? Damnit.

-A better than expected showing from Nikkita Lyons and Lash Legend. Both have a tremendously long way to go, but this could have been devastatingly bad and it wasn’t.

-Gunther vs. Bron Breakker was certainly an interesting main event. Watching Breakker attempt to stay with Gunther from a physicality and pace perspective made for a fun watch. However, the outcome was never in doubt, thus stealing the drama out of the match for the beginning.

-The bigger elephant in the room regarding the main event is why in the heck would you put this match on free television, with zero promotion? Right? I mean, this is a money match. Have to imagine this won’t be their last match together, but why take the shine off their first encounter with a trivial outing like this one. Curious. Well, that’s the nice way to put it anyway.

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