The Best And Worst Of WWE NXT 7/17/13: Tyler Breeze, Charlotte & The Best Show Getting Better

By: 07.18.13  •  79 Comments

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Best: Bray Wyatt Shuts Up Sheamus Before Anything Stupid Can Happen

Apparently my NXT limit break meter fills up a lot faster than the one on Raw. Maybe because the show’s only 1/3 as long?

Anyway, we jump backstage to NOT RENEE YOUNG and SHEAMUS appears, putting his arm around Tony Dawson and being all HEY FELLA, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT I THINK ABOUT MEXICANS (or something like that, I wasn’t listening, my head was FILLING WITH RAGE). Almost instantly, the Wyatt Family shows up and incapacitates him, squatting over him briefly to tell him to follow the buzzards. I’LL ALLOW IT.

Worst: No Renee?




Something I learned about writing an NXT column: if you want to write about it objectively, you CANNOT go to a place where they film four of the next six shows and wait half a month to start airing them. I got to see a lot of stuff I desperately want to write about, nothing more strongly than TYLER BREEZE.

I might be exaggerating when I say MAKE TYLER BREEZE YOUR FAVORITE WRESTLER NOW AND BE AHEAD OF THE CURVE, but holy shit Tyler Breeze is wonderful. This is his debut promo, done from over his shoulder as he looks into a makeup mirror. He sorta looks like the Young Bucks did the Fusion Dance, the execution of his character hits that sweet spot between “The Model” Rick Martel and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, he wears purple hologram furry pants and GIANT FUZZY BOOTS that look like those things that wash your car in a car wash and when he gets mad, his voice sounds like Cartman, or like one of the girls from the Lawndale High fashion club.

I’ll put it to you another way … his entrance got a “that was awesome” chant. His entrance. Make Tyler Breeze your favorite wrestler now and be ahead of the curve.


Worst: Necessary Evils

Okay, so, good news and bad news.

The bad news is that the Wyatt Family lost the NXT tag team championships to Adrian Neville and Backup CM Punk via a Sheamus run-in. It was to “even the odds” because Bray Wyatt was cheating, but shut up.

The good news is that the Wyatt Family is off to bigger and better things, and you might as well let the titles enhance the lives of the people who’re sticking around NXT for a while. Neville is fun to watch, and maybe if Corey Graves spends 50% or more of a match standing on the apron doing nothing I’ll like his matches more.

The only problem I see so far, honestly, is that they won the titles from a much better, more charismatic tag team, and their first big beef from the next set of tapings is with a WAY better, WAY more charismatic tag team. I’ve got a feeling that’s going to happen to them all the time (unless they feud with D-Squared), and we already have Bo Dallas holding the top title, he doesn’t need to hold the tag straps, too.


Next week we get the debut of Tyler Breeze (I think I saw his second match, since we got an INCREDIBLE backstage segment of him and Renee discussing his debut “last week”) and the finals of the NXT Women’s Championship tournament, so it’s gonna be a good one. If you haven’t bought Hulu yet … Jesus dude, just do it.

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