Samoa Joe relinquishes NXT Championship: A review.
The WWE tried to get rid of NXT from all things that could make it a fun show. Although I admire the WWE’s business strategy, it is not smart to fire 60% of your talent to revive a 2008 reality series. I also miss the glory days of Top Model. But some things are better left behind. NXT’s best days are now behind them, as was Sunday night’s surprise announcement.
Samoa Joe took Twitter to strike another blow at a weak brand. He had recently been injured and must give up his NXT Championship. It’s a shame. Joe reminded us in his video that his goals for the NXT competition were to restore respect for the brand and its title. The Samoan Submission Machine is still on the shelves indefinitely. It’s impossible to imagine that this goal can be achieved with all the colorful branding in the world.
Joe’s great promo skills help soften the blow here, but that’s all anyone can do.
- Literally, the only thing that has given NXT any hope lately was Kross’ defeat at Joe’s. What are we left with? Cameron Grimes’ weird suits? Rollins already does this, but better.
- WWE doesn’t have a good track record in dealing with “new eras.” It’s hard to believe they don’t fully understand what it means. It’s unlikely that it signifies anything more than a change in the palette on set.
- It’s hard to see anyone in NXT who is ready to fill that top slot. Although Pete Dunne appears to be the most likely candidate for the job, Holland doesn’t seem to support him enough, so he can’t fill Joe’s shoes.
- On Tuesday night, I am supposed to turn on NXT, pretend that the new neon paint logo doesn’t come from Dynamite, and then sit for two hours. Now I won’t even be able to see Samoa Joe. These Ls keep coming.
- I have no idea when I will be able again to hit the tuba beat. Let’s hope it is before 2022.
- This video confirmed my theory that Samoa Joe is the only person who can deliver soul-sucking news. Even though he tells me that my entire family was killed in an accident, he will still sound hot doing it. That’s something I really appreciate.
- After months of being the flattest champ in NXT history, Carrion Kross was finally given his ass. It is best to keep the good times.