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O Reilly was a flop as ROH champ. They put the belt back on Cole pretty quicklyErick Von Erich wrote:Yup, Moustache Mountain are NXT:UK guys-- Tyler Bate and Trent Seven. Current NXT tag champs, which I think is a temporary hot-shot thing to give some credibility to the new NXT: UK. They've actually been acknowledged as a team since the first time they were both on WWE TV in early 2017.
Strong has impressed me in his NXT tenure. He seemed like a random indy guy, but I grew to like him. Not my favorite, but I do like him. He does some chicken-shit heel techniques, now, which work pretty well. In tag matches, he's crapped his pants whenever he's in the ring with arch enemy Pete Dunne. His vocal delivery could use some work, though. He has kind of a dorky voice.
Bobby Fish is still out with an injury, but pops up every so often, backstage. I agree with you on O'Reilly. I like his kicks n' stuff, but he's not good on the mic. Probably why he and Strong have Cole as their mouthpiece.
O'Reilly had a great match against Pete Dunne, recently. Forget the exact date, but it's worth tracking down.
I think NXT is a better economical way to enjoy wrestling, on a weekly basis. Forget 3 hours of Raw and/or 2 hours of Smackdown. Watch one hour of NXT and you're good. Booking-wise, it has more of the "old school" mentality-- guys feud over belts and contendership. Even the current blood feud between Gargano and Ciampa stemmed from a championship (tag titles).
I've really been enjoying NXT for awhile, now. However, when I first started watching it, I didn't get it and was fairly annoyed (probably because they were pushing Mojo Freakin' Rawley as a big deal, then). I'd be hesitant to say "you should check out THIS particular show (insert date)". Instead, I'd refer you to the next Takeover special. I'm thinking it's the night before SummerSlam. If you're stuck on watching SummerSlam, live, you can always watch Takeover later in the week. They're (usually) not connected.
I know, it's annoying when folks online say: "I think you'd like this"...but I think you might.