Sunday, May 21, 2017
Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Asuka vs Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riot
Here's the match video from last night's NXT show of Asuka vs Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riot for the NXT Women's Championship. This was set up by a number one contender battle royal. Asuka interrupted it and waylaid Ruby, Nikki and Ember Moon. It was supposed to be a four way but Ember was pulled due to a shoulder injury. I'll get back to her later. Regular readers of this blog will know that I don't like three way matches because inherent flaws make them disjointed. But if anyone can make a three way match watchable, it's Asuka. She has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. Nikki is part of Sanity. And she is portrayed as so insane that she sometimes loses concentration. Ruby is a punk rocker chick. Both are pretty good wrestlers. It was a pretty good match. It appears that Asuka may have hurt her right elbow performing a missile dropkick. She rarely goes to the top rope. Among the highlights were Asuka hitting Ruby with an Iguchi bomb and transitioning into an ankle lock. Then Ruby missed a top rope Alabama Jam and Asuka hooked the Asuka lock. Nikki broke it up. I also liked Nikki trapping Asuka in the apron and beating the crap out of her. Of course that led to the finish with Asuka pinning both of them. So Asuka is still the champ and still undefeated. The WWE obviously still wants to push Ember Moon as they had her on the pre-show and showed her watching this match. I still think the character needs a reboot because I don't think she will ever get over. Don't they know this? And the women's tournament is coming. I'll have more on this when I know who's in it. I know some who are in it but I'll wait until it's official. Of course we already know that STARDOM's Io Shirai and Kairi Hojo are coming. I'll have more on that when Io's signing is official. William Regal is in Japan now to get her signature in he dotted line. Maybe he's scouting other talent. Until then, enjoy the video.