After last night’s NXT taping, We have an idea of most of the matches heading into the card. This is a damn good NXT Take over card too. I’ve seen every single Takeover and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bad one.
(SPOILERS AHEAD!! Stop reading now if you wanna be surprised, You’ve been warned…… Everything is still subject to change but from the tapings & what I know of the brand this looks to be the card)
Some of these matches have been confirmed during the tapings. While I am speculating on one of the matches)
- NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
- Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa
- NXT Championship: Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas (c) vs. Aleister Black
- NXT Tag Team Championship: The Undisputed Era (c) vs. Roderick Strong & Pete Dunne vs. Authors of Pain
- NXT North American Championship 6-Man Ladder Match: EC3 vs. Ricochet vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Velveteen Dream vs. Killian Dain vs. Adam Cole
The match I am speculating on is Gargano Vs Ciampa (If that match Don’t happen I’ll be a monkeys uncle)
Tyrus of GFW/Impact Wrestling & formerly Brodus Clay in WWE, Said today in an Instagram post that he’s upset with how GFW creative has used him over the past 4-5 tapings (Spoiler not much at all). He did it with dignity and class though & was just standing his ground.
I’m gonna quote what he said word for word (Cause reporters don’t like to do that shit LOL) So here we go THIS is what Tyrus said verbatim in the IG video…….. “Wrestling fans, Impact fans. This is Tyrus here, My mentor Dusty Rhodes once told me the Wrestling business is like a canvas and I’m the Wrestler I gotta paint that Canvas, and at the end of the day it’s my canvas. Well I’ve been with Impact for more than 3 years now and 99% of it has been mostly positive and I’ve enjoyed my time here, But the last 4-5 tapings for me and my fans have been terrible, we’ve been handcuffed and treated like a 2nd class citizen creatively and we’ve worked too hard to become a cross over star to be treated like we’re not. Soooo I’m not happy creatively with the way Impact’s been treating me, Been playing phone tag all day with em (Management?) And I don’t got time for it. You don’t wanna use me the way I think I’ve earned the right to be used that’s cool! I’m about to get my Kaepernick on and I’m taking a knee, So I will not be at TNA tapings this week cause I’m on hold out status and if your good with that cool if not whatever it is, I’m not gonna be there till I’m treated right, Nuff said”
So It looks like Tyrus will not be at Impact till he is treated the way he rightfully should be. I say good on him for taking a stand and holding his ground on being treated well with Impact creatively, He’s too good to be sitting at home for months & months. Edit 3: Though I will say Impact can’t just cater to Tyrus, they do need to at least give him something worthy of his talents. Not main event stuff but mid card stuff & being in a tag team would be great…… Like my friend BQ_KOTM on Twitter said I would hate being a body guard type character for so long especially with his cross over appeal and the stuff he has done with Fox & GLOW on Netflix. I just learned that Tyrus has landed a role on the new AMC show Preacher. I didn’t wanna say this but it’s looking like Impact has dropped the ball with Tyrus now just like WWE did all those years ago.
Written by RustyRages
The WWE and Mauro Ranallo have come to an agreement for one of the best Play by play men in the sports business to continue with the WWE as the head announcer for NXT.
This is great news for all WWE fans! We get Ranallo to come back and call matches on NXT TV and Takeover specials which will make that product even better then what it already is. It also keeps Ranallo away from the bully that is John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL). Here is the statement Mauro Ranallo released on his Instagram page
“WWE and I mutually agreed to end my responsibilities on SmackDown having nothing to do with rumors about disputes,” he wrote. “As I remained under contract with WWE, we discussed a variety of options. Despite originally agreeing to part ways, there was always a desire to continue working together. We have come to terms on a new agreement that benefits both WWE and me, and I am thrilled to announce I will now be part of the NXT broadcasting team.”
Ranallo has confirmed he will make his debut for NXT at Friday’s (Tomorrow) tapings. So we should see him calling NXT not next week but the week after.
After all the stuff with JBL (Allegedly) I didn’t see him coming back to the WWE so I’m super happy as a fan to see him back. Welcome back Mauro Ranallo.