Last Wednesday, WWE released 10 wrestlers precisely one year to the day where they released 20 wrestlers at the beginning of pandemic. Then and now, budget cuts were cited as the reason for the company releasing various talent. Some of the releases were not surprising, while other releases are mind-boggling, while some never got a fair shake.Continue reading “WWE Releases 10 Wrestlers Including Samoa Joe & Billie Kay.”
Samoa Joe is the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship and will challenge Brock Lesnar on 7/9 at Great Balls of Fire. Joe defeated Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Fin Balor in the Fatal 5-Way main event, last night, at Extreme Rules.
The finish saw Finn Balor hit Roman Reigns with the Coupe de Grace, only for Joe to pull him away from the cover and apply the Coquina Clutch. Balor passed and out and the referee called for the bell.
Finn Balor was the favorite to win the match from a booking perspective since it was teased on Raw a couple of weeks ago that Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar are watching Balor with a vested interest. The match would have made sense being that Balor never lost the Universal Title.
Adam Kohn and I review NXT TakeOver Toronto as all three championships are on the line, with Shinsuke Nakamura making his first NXT title defense against Samoa Joe. The undefeated Asuka defends the NXT women’s title against the returning Mickie James. The show will also feature three big matches to round out the card.
Adam Kohn and I give our preview and predictions for Saturday’s NXT Takeover Toronto, which airs live on the WWE Network. Matches include
NXT Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe
NXT Tag Team Championship (2 out of falls) : #DIY vs. The Revival
NXT Women’s Championship: Asuka vs. Mickie James
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals: Authors of Pain vs. TM61
Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger
Adam Kohn and Atlee Greene review the 11/9/16 episode of NXT headlined by the contract signing between Samoa Joe and NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Plus, the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Classic Tournament are determined.
I’m six days removed from the NXT live event that took place in Lowell, MA. Words such as amazing, spectacular, and shocking don’t even begin to describe the experience. The night was capped off by the surprise title change where Samoa Joe pinned Finn Balor to win the NXT Championship, which is a rare occurrence for a non-televised event.
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