NXT Review, 11/7

HEAVY MACHINERY VS. FORGOTTEN SONS

Cutler and Blake compete for the Forgotten Sons. The Sons do a great job on tagging in and out quickly and controlling Knight, until Knight hits a double cross body then tags in Dozovic. I think we’re gonna see the Caterpillar. There it is! But Dozovic gets dropped with a DDT, and the Sons retake control.

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Mae Young Classic Round Two Review, 10/3

TONI STORM VS. HIROYO MATSUMOTO

Matsumoto has the advantage in experience, and it shows early. She seems to be effortlessly controlling Storm. She’s strutting around with a smile on her face while Storm can’t get anything going at all. I do not like this, because I love Toni Storm. Storm finally gets some offense in with a huge snap German suplex. Matsumoto still gets the better of the next flurry of exchanges and puts Storm in a Lion Tamer, Boston Crab, Half Crab, and seems to let Storm get to the ropes. It seemed that she didn’t want Storm to tap out, she just wanted to weaken and dishearten her a bit.

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Mae Young Classic Round One Review, 9/26

HIROYO MATSUMOTO VS. RACHEL EVERS

Interestingly the crowd starts chanting “fight forever” before the bell even rings. It sounded like Matsumoto caved Evers’ chest in with that double dropkick from the top rope. Both of these ladies are really powerful. Cole calls Matsumoto a “vocal performer”. That’s an understatement, she grunts and yells with every move. I never understood the purpose of that until I trained in Krav Maga and realized how much more powerful my strikes were when I did that.

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