Looking forward to the show even though I'd prefer Grimes/Knight to be replaced with either Kushida vs. Strong or Swerve vs. Escobar. The UK Championship match is everything I want out of wrestling and is gonna be so awesome.
Walter vs. Dragunov has zero reason not to be WWE's match of the year, and should top 5 across the board. Literally waiting until after that match to get rid of the network subscription I don't use enough to justify the cost. That match could be $20 worth of entertainment easy though.
Little nervous about O'Reilly/Cole. 2 of the best wrestlers in the entire company, but that last match they had was not really all that good, and the 2 out of 3 falls stipulations here are Gargano/Cole again. (and that 2/3 falls match was the worst of the Gargano/Cole series).
Walter vs. Dragunov has zero reason not to be WWE's match of the year, and should top 5 across the board.
Yes! I am so incredibly excited for this one. The first one was a legit modern classic, absolutely master craft. I can see Dragunov picking up the belt here finally. Walter’s reign has been awesome and produced one excellent match after another but Dragunov absolutely deserves it.
Plus the name ‘Ilja Dragunov’ is just so incredibly awesome sounding lol
Up until a week ago I would have still put money on him re-signing with WWE. He made it very clear though that he wasn't willing to give up his twitch streaming recently so that might be a deal breaker. 🤷♀️. It's definitely the end of Adam Cole in NXT.
• O’Reilly defeats Cole and Cole is done in WWE. I can’t see a guy his size going anywhere on any brand in Vince’s WWE. • Joe ends the reign of Kross, Karrion moves up to Raw • Dakota Kai ends the reign of Raquel Gonzalez (probably with help to keep Raquel strong), Gonzalez moves up to Raw • Dragunov takes the UK Title from WALTER in a MOTY candidate. Since NXT will be taped again soon (supposedly), WALTER moves to NXT and a WALTER/Joe program begins for the NXT Title. • Grimes finally gets out from under the thumb of LA Knight. Wins the Million Dollar Title.
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• Dragunov takes the UK Title from WALTER in a MOTY candidate. Since NXT will be taped again soon (supposedly), WALTER moves to NXT and a WALTER/Joe program begins for the NXT Title.
If there's a WALTER vs. Joe feud the reports of NXT's demise will have been greatly exaggerated tbh.
Well i think for now that would be the best of both worlds for everyone. It fits Vince’s mold of two huge monster guys and fits the IWC vision of NXT of two popular “Indy” guys. And realistically for WALTER if he does lose the UK title tonight, he falls into the category of a lot of guys the last few years when their push is coming to an end and that is “What’s Next?” This keeps him doing something, let him run NXT for quite some time while they do whatever they plan on doing to it.