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3 things we learned from this week’s episode of WWE NXT (12 December 2018)

Ali Akber
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Published 13 Dec 2018, 12:40 IST
13 Dec 2018, 12:40 IST

Tyler Breeze is better than you think he is
Tyler Breeze is better than you think he is

WWE NXT has been belting out great episodes non-stop, week after week. While we have seen SmackDown and Raw both falter on separate occasions this year, NXT has remained fairly consistent with its product throughout.

One of the main reasons for that could be the number of titles on the brand, and the quality of the men and women holding those titles or competing for them.

This week, a North American Championship match headlined the episode of NXT, a show that continued to set the table for January's TakeOver: Phoenix event.

Apart from the championship match, we saw EC3 have a ball with Bobby Fish in the ring, which proved to be a nice setup for a match between The Undisputed Era and EC3 & Heavy Machinery in the future.

Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch vs The Mighty proved to be another good battle too, and the four men showed they have the potential to tear the house down in the future.

Overall, there were a few things we learned from NXT’s latest episode. Take a look at three of these things, and share your views about them in the comments section below!


#3 Tyler Breeze is underrated

In mid-2013, Tyler Breeze made his debut in NXT as a narcissistic "pretty boy" obsessed with taking selfies, even during matches. This was Breeze’s refreshed gimmick which helped him gain popularity and rise to fame in the developmental brand.

It was later revealed that Clement himself came up with the character, with Triple H giving him the suggestion of using an iPhone to take pictures as a way to make the character more modern.

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Breeze moved to the main roster in October 2015, and since then he kept getting demoted for months, finally resting in a ‘jobber’ status. WWE later paired him up with Fandango who too was struggling on the main roster, and both men had a decent run together until Fandango’s injury.

Tyler returned to NXT last night to answer Ricochet’s open challenge, and gave him a good match which showcased how good Tyler Breeze can actually be if not being presented as a jobber.

Breeze is definitely a better wrestler than he is presented, and a change of gimmick can most probably help him reach elite-status in NXT, and even achieve a good mid-card run on the main roster.

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:22 IST
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