It happened on WWE’s NXT program of all places. This FORCED me to rewind while having it on in the background…
I’m not reviewing the whole show. What I am posting is a superb free-TV match of the new year thus far. It was a solid actual wrestling match. Yes. Like I just wrote… on NXT. We don’t even have a category for that show ’round these parts, fella.
Note: none of the following involves Sheamus, unless you count the Royal Rumble highlight video promoting this weekend’s PPV.
Daniel Bryan versus Ted Dibiase.
They gave this a lot of time to begin with, which allowed for the circus that occurred, to occur. While this match happens, the panel of “pro’s” have a storyline of random heat generating crowd response. Valet’s flirt with commentators. Clips of the Bella twins storyline ending with Bryan doing the vegan/virgin PG-13 storyline thing with Gail Kim. And yet, it somehow adds to the match itself. Daniel Bryan truly brings out the best in Dibiase!
How can a match on NXT be possibly the best new matchup I’ve seen in a while in the WWE?