Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE NXT: Asuka trash-talked Ember Moon in two different languages, Shinsuke Nakamura revealed he is a surfer dude with attitude, and SAniTY vs. Tye Dillinger is still a thing that is happening.
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And now, the Best and Worst of WWE NXT for March 29, 2017.
Best: Top Guys Out (Then Back In)
We kick off the last episode of NXT before TakeOver: Orlando with a triple threat singles match between #DIY’s Johnny Gargano, the Revival’s Dash Wilder and Authors Of Pain’s Akeem The African Dream. I loved the way this match developed, from Wilder trying to convince Gargano to work with him to Gargano seeing the betrayal coming a mile away, to the Revival bailing out as soon as the match turned against Wilder.
After Dash and Dawson vacate the ring area, we end up with a classic power vs. speed singles match that ends with an absolutely brutal powerbomb on Gargano from Akam and then a sneaky pin from a returning Dash as Dawson held Akam’s leg under the ropes. Knowing that the tag title match this Saturday is going to be an elimination match makes these kinds of strategic moves all the more important, and it makes me question just who will come out victorious. Honestly? I’d be happy with any of the teams.
However, a small Worst: Maybe I’ve been reading too many of Brandon’s Best And Worst Of Nitro columns, but man, a well-executed torture rack should get an instantaneous tapout. Furthermore, in no way should a torture rack be used as a rest hold. For shame, y’all.
Best x Infinity: BOOM SHAKA LOO!
I realize everyone watches wrestling for different reasons. Some people like the athleticism. Some people like the storylines. Me? Nothing pleases me more than watching two massive dudes in matching singlets just wreck shop and yell out insane catchphrases such as “BOOM SHAKA LOO!” while they pat their bellies to indicate tandem offense is incoming.