NXT Review, 5/2

KAIRI SANE VS. SHAZZA MCKENZIE
Kairi Sane is adorable. Who ever Shazza McKenzie is, her entrance music sucks, and so do her strikes. She’s stiff as a board in there, and not in the wrestling “stiff” definition. As in stands straight up in the middle of the ring and doesn’t do anything. Obviously this was just a squash win for Sane, but damn, do SOMETHING in there Shazza. Lacey Evans had a good heel moment after the match, she’s getting a nice push and showing the ability to bring a lot of heat on herself. It’s a great feud too, everyone seems to love Kairi Sane.

STREET PROFITS VS. TM61
That launching dropkick the Street Profits landed was pretty awesome. Very interesting that TM61 used heel tactics to win this one. Before their push last year, I thought they seemed liked they’d be better off as heels, and it looks like we’ll get to see if that’s the case.

PATRICK SCOTT VS. KONA REEVES
I don’t know anything about either of these guys, but I wasn’t impressed with anything I saw. Pretty lame match, even for a squash.

Vanessa Borne calls out Dakota Kai for being scared of Shayna Baszler (rigthfully so). Dakota is coming off as a scared little girl.

CANDICE LERAE VS. BIANCA BELAIR
If you’ve read my previous NXT posts you’ll know how incredibly impressed I am by both of these wrestlers, so I was extremely excited for this match. Unfortunately, Candice wrestled toned down and a little off to sell her emotional distress over Johnny’s beating last week. Bianca’s military press was awesome. I’ve never seen that from a woman of her size. Everything about her is awesome, except her shitty theme music. I’d really like to see them wrestle again with Candice going all out.

PETE DUNNE VS. RODERICK STRONG
Undisputed Era saves Roddy from a loss in a great match, and I loved to see Pete Dunne saved from the beat down by Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. Those guys form an awesome team and I hope to see a six-man tag team match soon. Burch and Lorcan should be built up as contenders for the tag team titles.

Next week we get EC3’s return and Kassius Ohno vs. Tommaso Ciampa. Looking forward to it.

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