Post by Steveweiser on Dec 26, 2018 10:01:41 GMT -5
It's Workrate Boxing Day - there is a 205 Live, but it's a clip show. All fresh content on the two NXT brands though! NXT UK comes to Liverpool as we're in the closing stretch towards NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, while there's two very big matches at Full Sail...
NXT UK: EPISODE ONE - 3/2c
*Jordan Devlin vs. Kenny Williams *Eddie Dennis vs. Dan Moloney *Saxon Huxley & Tyson T-Bone vs. Jack Starz & Tucker *Ligero vs. Joe Coffey
NXT UK: EPISODE TWO - 4/3c
*Mark Andrews vs. Marcel Barthel *Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs. Mike Hitchman & Primate *NXT UK WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo
NXT - 8/7c
*Jaxson Ryker vs. Mitch Taverna *NXT WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP NUMBER ONE CONTENDERSHIP FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH: Bianca Belair vs. Io Shirai vs. Lacey Evans vs. Mia Yim *NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: The Undisputed ERA (Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong) (c) vs. Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight)
So yeah, tonight's fatal four way will be interesting from a booking perspective. I feel like whoever wins it tonight will just be seen as cannon fodder for Shayna. Especially if the rematch clause being retired is a thing that also applies to NXT.
So out of the four people in the match, I listed them from most likely to win to least likely to win tonight, along with a reason. That being said, none of them would win at Takeover: Phoenix right now.
1) Bianca Belair - Undefeated. Should probably get a title shot soon. I can see her streak being snapped at Phoenix though, because her current character is incredibly shallow.
2) Io Shirai - Completely steamrolled Jessamyn and Marina last week. And also was in second place in the MYC. I have a feeling they are saving her title shot for Takeover: New York where she'll likely dethrone Shayna, especially since STARDOM is running a show there during Wrestlemania weekend, and they'll likely be in attendance as a result. I can see WWE having the NXT division built around her.
3) Mia Yim - They could call back to Shayna brutalizing her from the MYC 1, but Mia also hasn't done much in NXT.
4) Lacey Evans - Hahahaha. She's getting called up. No chance in hell of her winning.
I say Shayna is retaining at Phoenix because I have a feeling that if Ronda loses at Wrestlemania, she'll be turning heel soon after. And Shayna would likely be called up to be one of her allies. And with the rematch clause no longer being a thing, there would be nothing left for Shayna to do in NXT after Takeover: Phoenix unless they plan to have Kairi completely level her again.
Last Edit: Dec 26, 2018 20:07:32 GMT -5 by mistery