For years many people have thought that WWE's Tag Team division was a shell of it's former shelf. Because the WWE's tag division used to be very deep and full of various Tag Teams, but then everything changed. However, recently things have changed again and all of the sudden their is a renewed importance on the Tag Team division. One of the main reasons why the main roster's Tag team division is so deep again is because of the teams that came from NXT.
The first team I will speak is Big Cass and Enzo Amore. These two guys are by far two of the most charismatic talents to come through WWE developmental in a long time. At first they were just an ordinary team that was thrown together by WWE, but they were given a chance to be something and they showed what they can do. I will admit before NXT moved to the Network I had no idea of anyone down in developmental which included Cass and Amore. But now that I have actually began watching NXT over the last year or so I can say that I have become huge fans of Amore & Cass, I also think that given the same chance on the Main roster these two could have a bright future ahead of them.
Below is a video from their entrance in Albany & in San Jose at two NXT live events from this year. Let me just say that I haven't heard a crowd react this way to a tag team since the New Age Outlaws. The crowd says every word a long with him and that is incredible. I look forward to seeing what the future hold for Big Cass & Enzo.
Everyone knew that with Samoa Joe joining the WWE certain dream matches would become a reality and it seemed like the WWE started off with the biggest one which is Owens vs Joe. However, they have stopped there because as I mentioned on social media I would be curious to find out what happens to that "feud" when Kevin Owens gets called up and is solely on the Main Roster. That leaves Joe opened to some other big matches with the roster down in NXT.
One of those "Dream Matches" per say were teased at this past weekends house show in Cleveland when Samoa Joe had a stare down with Finn Balor following the Main event. A live report stated the fans popped huge for this even though the two men didn't go further then just the stare down. Think about this if Finn Balor wins on July 4, could Joe vs Balor happen sooner then most would have thought!!
Below is a list of other interesting match possibilities for Joe down in NXT:
- Sami Zayn
- Hideo Itami
- Baron Corbin
- Solomon Crowe
- Uhaa Nation
- Tyler Brezze
It has been few weeks since the last time I posted a blog of the week so I thought it was time to post another and it just so happened that I found one that had to do with NXT. As everyone is aware be now former WWE superstars had begun making their way to NXT a few months back and many more would becoming, but to this point it really has been one that has shown up. Back in February, "The Man Beast" Rhyno returned to the WWE but he didn't return on the Main roster he returned to WWE down in NXT. At first many thought it was just going to be a one shot deal, but those people were wrong Rhyno was here to stay.
Now a few months in to his NXT tenure and I can honestly say that Rhyno has become a very valuable member of the roster and that bringing him in was a smart move for the WWE. Rhyno fits the definition of a world traveled wrestler to a tee as he has been a part of companies all over the world and seen the world over. Rhyno has been a part of companies like ECW, BCW, WWE, TNA, HOH, CWA (Europe), and many others. However, now Rhyno is trying to reawaken his career and is doing a great job of it as a part of the hottest brand in wrestling NXT. Now for a little background on the situation I go to an excerpt from the post:
"Back in February Terry 'Rhyno' Gerin returned to WWE. He had previously been employed by the company from March 2001, after the closure of ECW, to 2005, when he was released following an altercation with his wife at the after party of WrestleMania 21. During his initial WWE run he was firmly a mid-card act, albeit one who was protected more than most and received more opportunities to outshine his peers. Since his return Rhyno has been cast in an entirely different role, that of the resident veteran of NXT, the popular developmental brand that is edging further away from its developmental remit by the day.
Putting Rhyno in NXT has been a good move. It makes NXT seem important and legitimises it's claim at being a hot brand by having a guy who's been around for so long wanting to wrestle and be champion there. It gives the younger guys someone experienced to work with and learn from. And it's provided Steve Corino's former 'Rookie Monster' with a deserved career renaissance."
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