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NXT Discussion Thread - August 3, 2010 from Laredo, TX

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Last week's edition of WWE NXT scored a 1.0 rating, which is down from the previous week's 1.1 rating.

(WWE NXT was taped July 28 due to an overseas SmackDown tour)

Venue

Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, TX

Confirmed Matches/Events

The Rookies To Compete In The First Ever NXT Kissing Contest

Week #9 of NXT Season Two
 
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WWE NXT
Airing Thursday 5th August in The UK


NXT opens with the Pros on the stage and the Rookies coming to the ring. Matt Striker announces there will be a kissing contest tonight hosted by Layla and Michelle McCool.

Husky Harris is up first for the kissing contest. McCool tells him to kiss her but he has to think about it. McCool interrupts his thinking and brings out Laredo's own Margarita and out comes a fat Mexican woman. All the Rookies kissed her and as picked by her, Lucky Cannon was the winner. LayCool tell the Rookies that they each just won herpes.

Husky Harris beats Kaval.

Backstage segment with Kofi Kingston and Michael McGillicutty talking about fighting The Miz. Lucky Cannon comes in and says he wants to face Miz. Miz is watching everything and accepts the challenge to face the winner of McGillicutty vs. Lucky.

Michael McGillicutty defeats Lucky Cannon.

Alex Riley defeated Percy Watson.

The Miz defeated Michael McGillicutty in the main event. This was the best match of the night!
 

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Do they just hate Kaval. Why do they make great wrestlers lose all the time? What the **** is this proving?
 

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That WWE cares more about entertainment than it does wrestling.

WWE is a business, it's about making money, not adhering to some ancient set of principals established by a bunch of dead men.
 

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That WWE cares more about entertainment than it does wrestling.

WWE is a business, it's about making money, not adhering to some ancient set of principals established by a bunch of dead men.
And there is noting entertaining or marketable about someone is unique in the ring and can wrestle well?

No it has more to do with WWE being retarded
 

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And there is noting entertaining or marketable about someone is unique in the ring and can wrestle well?

No it has more to do with WWE being retarded



If the world cared about vanilla midget indy wrestlers then ROH would be No.1 company right now. How many times does this need to be stated?

Charisma sells, not in ring work. How many wrestlers have got over huge solely on their wrestling ability only? You could make a case for Benoit, then we're struggling.
 

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If the world cared about vanilla midget indy wrestlers then ROH would be No.1 company right now. How many times does this need to be stated?

Charisma sells, not in ring work. How many wrestlers have got over huge solely on their wrestling ability only? You could make a case for Benoit, then we're struggling.
Are you saying that indy wrestlers such as those in ROH aren't charismatic?

If you are, then you're wrong.
 

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Not as charismatic as WWE wrestlers and mainstream wrestlers are in general. It's apples and oranges really. In the indys you have the freedom to pretty much do what you want. In WWE your told how to carry yourself. You can't get over in a gymnasium of maybe 500 smarks the same way you could in an arena of 15,000 casual fans.
 

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If the world cared about vanilla midget indy wrestlers then ROH would be No.1 company right now. How many times does this need to be stated?

Charisma sells, not in ring work. How many wrestlers have got over huge solely on their wrestling ability only? You could make a case for Benoit, then we're struggling.
It's just lazy marketing that's why, YOU can make a wrestler interesting and marketable, With Low Ki its easy especially if you want to go up against the UFC, He looks the part can be stiff as hell he could be the UFC fighter.

BTW very few wrestlers have much Charisma these days that is enough to make a dent in any buy rates, TV ratings or house show tickets. they are performers rather than workers. In the old days wrestlers could talk people intot he building but there are no one these days that can do that because everything is scripted in the back by people who don't have a clue
 

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Not as charismatic as WWE wrestlers and mainstream wrestlers are in general. It's apples and oranges really. In the indys you have the freedom to pretty much do what you want. In WWE your told how to carry yourself. You can't get over in a gymnasium of maybe 500 smarks the same way you could in an arena of 15,000 casual fans.
Yeah, but a naturally charismatic indy wrestler is still better than a wrestler in the WWE with "manufactured" charisma.....

And there are quite a few indy wrestlers who have gimmicks and charisma that would easily work in the WWE or TNA. Kenny Omega comes to mind.....then, there is Colt Cabana, but the WWE sort of screwed that up.....

Anyway, I think that basically what I'm trying to say is that they're out there.....
 

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Yeah, but a naturally charismatic indy wrestler is still better than a wrestler in the WWE with "manufactured" charisma.
Then why are they still in the indy's? WWE looks for a certain kind of charisma. Most indy guys just don't have what it takes to get over in the WWE Universe.
 

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Then why are they still in the indy's? WWE looks for a certain kind of charisma. Most indy guys just don't have what it takes to get over in the WWE Universe.
Seriously....don't....tell.....me....you....just said that! :mad

Seriously, WWE and TNA can't sign everyone. Plus, they do sign them. Rob Eckos has just been signed to TNA, for example.....

And please don't tell me you just used the term "WWE Universe". :sad:

Ah hell, now I've used it. :(
 

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Are you saying that indy wrestlers such as those in ROH aren't charismatic?

If you are, then you're wrong.


Because Roderick Strong and Davey Richards ooze star appeal dont they?

For the most part, indy wrestlers are just a blank void of personality, usually poor imitations of a way better gimmick. Obviously, you will get the odd exception like Delirious/El Generico/Chuck Taylor, etc, but the majority have less appeal than a Steve Blackman promo on Sunday Night Heat, just run of the mill, cookie cutter guys.
 

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And there is noting entertaining or marketable about someone is unique in the ring and can wrestle well?

No it has more to do with WWE being retarded
Oh now it seems like I am following you around but Oh well. 'Marketable' 'Unique in the ring' 'Can wrestle' yeah Kaval is all those things but so is Husky Harris. He is entertaining to, not only is he everything that you described but he can cut a decent promo too, that is something Kaval does not have the ablity to do at the moment. I am not saying it won't come, you can tell that Laycool is helping him out and giving him something entertaining to work with.

What I am trying to get at is, Kaval is not the only good thing about NXT, he is not the most entertaining thing on it, so why would he get the big push? It would be silly to shove him down our throats because it would keep a handful of fans happy. This way they are pushing Harris and Kaval is good enough in the ring to get his heat back whenever they need him too.
 

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I don't want come a cross like a dick but, you mention it here and in the women's thread sbout cutting promos about kong and Low Ki. Not every character has to cut promos and as soon as they do they ruin the character, Kong is a great example of that, Low ki doesn't need to talk. Look at Kane and Abyss, f*ck Taker is poor n the mic for a main eventer IMHO
 

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I actually think taker's pretty good for what his character is meant to be...and honestly, some of his stuff in the Bikertaker years wasn't bad either - then again, he's meant to be the all-action, few-words kind of persona anyway, so he doesn't really need to speak that much.

Kane is also surprisingly good on the mic' when given something of substance - he carries off the psychotic persona well, and has fewer reasons to speak as much as most of the rest of the roster do...because it works as part of the 'character' of Kane.
 
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