Previously on the Best and Worst of NXT: Fandango returned to NXT to save Tyler Breeze from a bunch of angry bikers and “re-imagine” Breezango. What that means in Fandango’s brain is anybody’s guess.
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And now, the Best and Worst of WWE NXT for August 7, 2019.
This Week On NXT
NXT TakeOver: Toronto Dos is on Saturday and we’re out of taping footage, apparently, so this week’s episode is a contract signing where nothing really happens, one match, and one pretend match that ends before it starts. Not a great episode, but who cares when there’s a TakeOver three days away, right?
Most of the show is video packages. The best of these is the recap of Candice LeRae’s upcoming televised murder at the hands of Io Shirai, set to Poppy’s ‘Scary Mask’ in a fantastic convergence of my interests. If we actually get Poppy in person at this TakeOver (like we were originally supposed to in Phoenix) and she plays Evil Io to the ring? I don’t think my heart could stand it.
Anyway, here are some video packages! #Content!
See What Had Happened Was
This week’s episode opens with a contract signing between the NXT Tag Team Champions, Raw’s The Street Profits, and the Undisputed Era. I want to make sure this gets love for two reasons:
- Street Profits calling them “O’Reilly Auto Parts” and “Laurence Fishburne Jr.” leading to Bobby Fish doing the “that was so funny I forgot to laugh” routine, and Kyle O’Reilly’s incredible shithead delivery of the line, “Bobby, I actually remembered to laugh, but I chose not to, because it wasn’t funny.” KAY-OHHHH.
- It’s a contract signing where the people actually signed the contract and didn’t start fighting each other. NXT actually understands that if something ALWAYS happens, it’s never exciting when it happens. So if you set a precedent that it might not happen, even once, it can be more surprising when it does.
Next I want to see someone get a cake for their birthday and not get thrown into it.