NXT and Lucha Underground Night Thread: 7/11/18

Getting started early because of my occasional night job, let’s check the day’s news:


  • SmackDown Live’s ratings are up compared to recent weeks!
  • Corey Graves has a T-Shirt.  Don’t ask.  It’s a picture of him saying “Shut up, Saxton.”  Seriously, does anyone, like, ask a human being before making t-shirts nowadays?
  • Hiromu Takahashi is back in Japan, getting more tests and treatment on his broken freakin’ neck.  The fact that he was cleared for trans-oceanic flight, though, can only be a good sign.
  • Celeste Bonin, best known as NXT Season 3 winner Kaitlyn (back when NXT was a talent search), will take part in the 2nd Annual Mae Young Classic.
  • Both Fandango and Goldust had successful surgeries.
  • Asuka/Carmella at Extreme Rules has been amended so that James Ellsworth will be suspended above the ring in a mini-cage.  Hey, gotta move the toys.

Tonight’s TV:


  • NXT: The Undisputed ERA look to reclaim the NXT Tag Team Titles they lost in the UK as they get their Contractually Obligated Rematch(tm) with Mustache Mountain.
  • Lucha Underground: opportunities for Aztec Medallions, signifying entry into a Gift of the Gods match, abound with the most intriguing one being Cage vs. Mil Muertes.

Enjoy the night.