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NXT proves simplicity works

As this week in wrestling draws to a close, WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs and NXT Takeover: London are both in the bag.

Put side by side, one can see exactly how the shows differ. Putting aside variables such as attendance, production value and star power, a large difference between shows was in the construction of storylines.

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Assessing Michael Cole as GM

Last week, Michael Cole announced that he would take over responsibilities as General Manager of NXT while William Regal recovers from neck surgery.

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The declaration that Cole was “in charge” received a round of resounding boos from the Full Sail University audience. The reception was not helped by Cole’s first official announcement as GM: that after receiving word from “corporate”, the championship match between Eva Marie and Bayley would happen regardless of Regal’s previous wishes.

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Women’s division center stage on NXT

Women’s wrestling once again reigned supreme¬†at Full Sail University, with three single’s matches featured on Wednesday’s NXT television program.

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Fan-favourite veteran Carmella challenged the juggernaut Nia Jax. Emma continued putting over her new conceded, heelish ways in a match against development talent. To close the show, Bayley defended her NXT Women’s Championship against number one contender, Alexa Bliss, but was then met with a new challenge.

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Iron Women: WWE elevates themselves with classy showing at NXT Takeover

“Respect” was the theme of the evening, and The Big Fed’s success at driving it home was largely due to a world-class showing from Woman’s Champion Bayley and challenging former champ Sasha Banks.

The two competitors met in a thirty-minute iron woman match, an attraction never before featured in WWE. More importantly, the match was featured in the card’s main event. For the first time since its humble beginnings, the world’s leader in sports entertainment featured women in their head-line attraction.

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It was an important night, and it felt like everyone, from the roster wrestling on the card to the announce team to the fans at Full Sail University, understood that importance. NXT Takeover: Respect was not just another live event pushed to boost network ratings or sell tickets, it was a chance to make history.

The theme of respect was not relegated to the main event, though. It permeated nearly every contest.

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IRONWOMAN SET FOR TAKEOVER – NXT recap, Sept 16th 2015

Full Sail University let’s its stars out to play Wednesday night. From Orlando Florida, it’s NXT!

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The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Invitational continues into the quarter-finals with the pair of swinging wrecking balls known as Baron Corbin and Rhyno taking on the new indie sensations Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Apollo Crews gets his first real challenge, facing Solomon Crowe. Bayley returns to action with her new Women’s Championship, and the main event for NXT Takeover is announced. Also in action: Tye Dillinger, Bull Dempsey, Tyler Breeze and Adam Rose.

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NXT Takeover: Brooklyn – High-lights, Low points & Crunchy in-betweens

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015: The Fed’s development brand, which is becoming less of a development brand by the week, put on its biggest, flashiest, most daring display yet. Taking the Takeover show for the first time out of the safe confines of Full Sail University, NXT brings the action to a raucous house of 15,000 enthusiastic fans in Brooklyn, NY.

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Did the dramatic endeavour pay off for Triple H’s fledgling brand at a time when it seems on the verge of leaving the nest?

Would the stars deliver the goods to a tough New York audience known not only for it’s generosity of spirit, but also for its intolerance of bullshit?

What were the highs, lows and awkward middles? Let’s break it down…

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Bayley Bests Becky! – WWE NXT, August 12th, 2015

Full Sail University whips out its members on Wednesday night to show the world what it’s made of… Time for NXT!

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The Takeover: Brooklyn event is a week away, and the card is taking full shape. Tonight’s main event once again features Divas action, as Bayley takes on Becky Lynch in an attempt to secure her shot against the champ Sasha Banks.¬†Also on this week’s episode: Tye Dillinger’s number gets called; Baron Corbin meets his match; and NXT Champ Finn Balor gets some exercise.

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WWE NXT – April 29th, 2015

The development roster out of Full Sail University brings the action to the screen as NXT lights it up on Wednesday night!

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Tonight’s episode focuses on the tag team picture, as Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady get a shot to prove themselves against the champs Blake & Murphy in a non-title match. Two diva division matches are on the card as well (take that, main roster). In the championship picture, Kevin Owens addresses the brawl with former champ Sami Zayn, who takes on Alex Riley in the main event.

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WWE NXT – April 22nd, 2015

From Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, WWE brings its developmental brand to television, offering a glorious glimpse into the future of the fed.

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The main event tonight is the rematch between “Rage” Alex Riley and the current NXT Champion Kevin Owens. In addition, the Divas compete in a triple threat to determine the number one contender for Sasha Banks’ title.

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