NXT 2017/05/31: Tommaso Ciampa makes sure that the NXT crowd hates him but he still loves Johnny Gargano

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With Tommaso Ciampa turning on Johnny Gargano, my enthusiasm for a possible forthcoming Feud of the Year 2017 had been enormous. Unfortunately, it now more looks like possible Feud of the Year 2018 since Tommaso Ciampa suffered from a torn ACL. But before he underwent surgery, he delivered Promo of the Year 2017. And makes me already miss him.

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20 May 2017 | The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar; w/ Paul Ellering) vs #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano)

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Everyone knew, it had to happen. But when it did, it was still surprising, shocking and highly emotional: Tommaso Ciampa turned on his best friend Johnny Gargano and basically threw #DIY away – just like that. But when you think about it, it’s just another turn in the long storyline those two men live on since they arrived in NXT. In here I write about their match against The Authors of Pain at NXT TakeOver: Chicago, the turn and what to expect from it. Enjoy (well, perhaps not but you know what I mean…)!
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NXT TakeOver: Orlando 2017/04/01: Ohno for No Way -OR- NXT is still glorious – thanks to Asuka and the tag teams

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Two great matches, one fun match and a main event I couldn’t care less about. Most certainly, NXT isn’t on the same level again that it had been before. William Regal introduced us to all new title belts and there are even more indie wrestlers (back) in NXT. I’m not really looking forward to that aspect. But I’m looking back to NXT TakeOver: Orlando. Right here, right now. Enjoy!

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11 January 2017 | The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) vs #DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa)

#DIY vs The Revival

This is the start of my new collection of great matches in NXT (including a few extras possibly) in 2017. We have already watched #DIY vs The Revival for a couple of times and their latest encounter in 2016 had been voted Match of the Year in the entire WWE. But since this one here probably was the last match of The Revival in NXT and what better way to start 2017 than with a #DIY match, I go for this one. Enjoy!
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NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II 2016/08/20: Bobby Roode is gloriously overrated

At the moment, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano are my favourite wrestlers in all of WWE right now. So, of course, their match against The Revival was my main event of NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II. Others didn’t impress me that much. I still don’t get why people aren’t excited about Andrade “Cien” Almas. The guy is glorious, much more than the guy overly hyped as such. Other impressions from the latest NXT live show, you can read here. Enjoy!

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