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The NXT Wrestling Fan

Feb 8, 2020

Well folks, we did it. We've arrived at Episode #14, something Miles has been looking forward to since the early days of this podcast. Because now we get to cover the episode of NXT that originally aired on August 21, 2013, and the main event of that episode is the stuff of legend. NXT had already been getting acclaim for its presentation of the women's division, but this two-out-of-three falls match between Sami Zayn and Cesaro is what truly put NXT on the map, and became the standard by which everything that came afterward was judged. It is THE classic NXT match, and there's no better way to celebrate it than by bringing on fellow NXT enthusiast and the host of Megadumbcast, Kris Newton. We ask him some questions about his relationship with pro wrestling before getting into the episode, which includes:

  • NXT's first (and only) AJ Lee match
  • A merciless act of photobombing
  • The 2/3 falls match between Zayn and Cesaro
  • More fun with vampiric back rubs
  • Wrestlers who are more agile than their body types indicate they have a right to be
  • The 2/3 falls match between Zayn and Cesaro
  • Also there's a hippie in the ring for some reason
  • The 2/3 falls match between Zayn and Cesaro


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"Eyes Gone Wrong", "Greta Sting", "NewsSting", "Samba Stings," "Machinations"
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