The perfect place for the Perfect 10 is NXT

Last night at the Royal Rumble, the wrestling world erupted when the clock counted down to zero and the number ten entrant was revealed as none other than Tye Dillinger. Crowds have been chanting “Ten” constantly for months, and one of the talking points in the aftermath was whether Dillinger would show up on Raw or SmackDown now that he’s debuted.

I’d say the perfect place for the perfect ten to be is… exactly where he is now, NXT.

That’s nothing against Dillinger as a worker. He is one of the most capable performers in NXT, and it has been well reported that Dusty Rhodes said he was ready for the main roster years ago. Shinsuke Nakamura and Samoa Joe have also both publicly praised Dillinger’s ability in the last year or two. No, my worry is over how he would be booked on the main roster.

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The NXT WWE Superstar?

It’s time for the second of my posts this week, this time looking at someone I believe could be a future star in the WWE. A couple of days ago I wrote about the so-called “Divas Revolution”, and for this column I’ve gone back to the place where the divas were first given the chance to shine: NXT. I’m writing about somebody who has never really been at the very top of the yellow brand, but has been thereabouts for a long time. I’m writing about Prince Pretty, The Gorgeous One, Tyler Breeze. Continue reading The NXT WWE Superstar?

Is the Divas Revolution working?

As we all know, there has been a lot of wrestling over the last few days. NXT had a great show on Saturday night, Summerslam on Sunday featured some really good matches, and last night’s Raw was one of the most newsworthy in a long time. Through trying to keep up with it all, there have been a few points and scenarios that have come to mind. In typical fashion I’ve fallen behind with posting over the summer, so to make up for that I’m going to be posting several columns this week: one for each thing that came to mind. First up, I’m going to look at the hot topic of the summer: the divas division. Continue reading Is the Divas Revolution working?

The New Era Of Women’s Wrestling

So in typical me-style I’ve held off a couple of days before posting this, mostly because I wanted to watch the match again. People say a lot of great things about NXT, to the point it may become tiresome. But believe me when I say this: Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch put on an absolute classic last Wednesday.

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