KB’s History of NXT Vol. I and II Now Available in Paperback

I don’t think I’d be going too far to suggest that NXT is one of the most entertaining and well received promotions to come along in years. Now it gets its own spot on Wrestlemania weekend and feels like a genuine alternative to the main roster. But how exactly did we get here?

In these books, I take a look back at the history of NXT from its debut at Full Sail University in June 2012 to the debut on the WWE Network (Volume I) and from the Arrival special all the way through Takeover: Dallas (Volume II), looking at 190 episodes of NXT plus all ten live specials. Each show is broken down match by match and segment by segment with context, play by play and analysis.

Both are ready to go from Amazon and are full on paperbacks. Volume I runs $11.99 (£ 9.99) and Volume II runs $13.99 (£ 10.99). They are available worldwide (only in English) from any country’s Amazon page but here are the US and UK links:

Volume I:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520167571

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1520167571

Volume II:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1520167806

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1520167806

Or just search “KB’s NXT” on Amazon.

All of my e-books (24 different topics) are available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Hall/e/B00E6282W6

I hope you like these and please shoot me any questions you might have.

Thomas Hall

ECW on Sci-Fi #45 04/24/2007

Welp, I was wrong. Backlash is THIS Sunday so instead of Lashley/Vince we start with a recap of CM Punk ”accidentally” throwing a chair into the ring to help Rob Van Dam knacker Elijah Burke. Punk apologises to The New Breed individually before leaving Burke hanging. Punk comes back smiling, saying he’s just teasing. Burke scowls because he’s seen Transformers and hates Starscream.

We’re in London, England and the main event is announced straight away as ECW Originals vs. The New Breed in an elimination tag match.

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KB’s History of WWE’s Big Four Pay Per Views Now Available in Paperback

You’re all familiar with the Big Four WWE pay per views. Well now you can be even more familiar with them by picking up my collections of reviews, which are now available in PAPERBACK. After years of only having these as e-books I’ve gone through all of them, polished them up, and turned them into actual, physical books. 

They are available worldwide (only in English) from any country’s Amazon page but the US and UK links are available below:

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ECW on Sci-Fi #40 03/13/2007

Show starts with Edge talking to some women and Randy Orton attacking him with exposition. ”We were tag champs and we’re wrestling at Wrestlemania maaan!” Edge assures Randy he can trust him and Orton shrugs away. No explanation given for them being on ECW, even in 2007 WWE expected you to put away 56 hours a week to watching their product.

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ECW on Sci-Fi #37 02/20/2007

Show sadly starts with a In Memory Of Mike Awesome. Awesome had a mullet and wasn’t a great talker but was able to live up to his surname every night by being The Heavyweight That Flew Like A Cruiserweight in FMW and ECW where not being the total package wasn’t an issue. Paul Heyman made sure Awesome wasn’t cutting soliloquies and made sure to was pair him with super-bumpers like Masato Tanaka and Spike Dudley so he looked like money (that ECW wasn’t paying him). The teased mega-feud between him, Rob Van Dam and Sabu in early 2000 sadly never happened after RVD got injured and ECW parted ways with Awesome and Sabu. Sadly neither WCW or WWF had Heyman’s ability to cover a wrestler’s weaknesses (something that still hurts WWE today) and Awesome took on humiliating gimmicks and became a Heat regular. Awesome was able to turn back the clock at One Night Stand 2005 and stole the show against preferred rival Tanaka in what would be his final match. To me and many others, it didn’t matter that Heyman presented him as an evil traitor or WCW decided he should be That Seventies Guy, he’ll always be remembered as Mike Fucking Awesome.

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ECW on Sci-Fi #35 02/06/2007

Sorry about no recap last week, went up to Glasgow for ICW’s biggest ever show and due to bad management I had no time to watch an episode of a C-show from nearly ten years ago. Er I mean ”in the spirit of the original ECW I decided to take the show off the air for a week due to the controversy of er…Sandman smoking indoors. Yeah that’ll work.”

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ECW on Sci-Fi #27 12/12/2006

Recap of Lashley winning the title and beating Show in the rematch so our main event is Lashley vs. Paul Heyman’s Personal Enforcers. Neither man has a name or a face which is weird, along with the fact Heyman’s not on the show anymore. I’ll save you a Google Search, the guards were played by The Bashams, so no wonder they were covering their faces.

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