WWE NXT preview: Nov. 9, 2016
This weeks NXT is ripe for instability, as NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and No. 1 contender Samoa Joe meet to sign on the dotted line less than two weeks before they battle for the title at TakeOver: Toronto. Plus, #DIY face The Authors of Pain and TM-61 clash with SAnitY in the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Nakamura and Joe come face-to-face to sign contract for TakeOver: Toronto NXT Championship Match
Contract signings rarely end amicably. If you look back at the history of these pre-match encounters, you will see that most end in chaos. Of course, when you have two determined competitors meeting face-to-face days before an important match, things tend to get heated.
Then, when you add in the fact that these two men just dont like one another and are eager to inflict pain on each other, you have a potentially explosive situation. That is the case with this Wednesdays NXT Championship Match contract signing between titleholder Shinsuke Nakamura and No. 1 contender Samoa Joe. In less than two weeks, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at TakeOver: Toronto, these two rivals will battle in a huge rematch for NXTs most prized possession. However, they also will both be looking to hurt their adversary.
With both men trading brutal attacks on each other over the last couple months, its anybodys guess what will happen when they are face-to-face on NXT this Wednesday to sign on the dotted line.
Dont miss NXT this Wednesday at 8/7 C, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network, as the road to TakeOver: Toronto heats up.
#DIY vs. The Authors of Pain (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinal Match)
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is down to the final four teams, as the best duos in the world battle to see who will take home the Dusty Classic Cup. #DIY have the advantage going into this contest after not having to compete in the second round due to The Revival forfeiting. However, the undefeated Authors of Pain have run roughshod over every tag team theyve faced so far in NXT.
WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering has skillfully motivated Akam & Rezar en route to a dominating run in the Dusty Classic. Will their size and strength advantage over Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa propel them into the finals?
On the other side, Gargano & Ciampa are arguably The Authors of Pains toughest opponents to date. You could also argue Ellerings monsters havent faced real adversity in the squared circle yet. You can bet Gargano & Ciampa will do their best to deliver a fast-paced, hard-hitting attack against these towering behemoths. Can #DIY be the first tag team to overcome The Authors of Pain en route to the Dusty Classics final round?
TM-61 vs. SAnitY (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals Match)
Since arriving to NXT, SAnitY has been nothing short of frightening. The unstable group of maniacal competitors led by Eric Young is as unpredictable as they come. They also are an extremely talented group of Superstars. Alexander Wolfe & Sawyer Fulton have shown this by advancing to the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with impressive victories over Tye Dillinger & Bobby Roode in the first round, and TJ Perkins & Kota Ibushi in the second round.
These large bruisers will face the extremely talented team of TM-61 in the semifinals in what is sure to be an exciting showdown. The Australian duo of Nick Miller & Shane Thorne are a world-renowned team who have, arguably, the most innovative and strongest set of tag team maneuvers in the Dusty Classic. Yet, can they slow down the chaos that is SAnitY?