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Being a fan of professional wrestling is often very similar to being a sports fan.
With both, you get shocking results, glorious highs, depressing falls from grace, and a fair share of scandals to boot. Although it may not seem the most immediate similarity, pro wrestling can also has its own version of the drama that comes with athletes switching teams, through the medium of the talent raid.
If executed at the right moment, talent raids can often change the entire landscape of the business. Several times over the past few decades, the shift of pro wrestlers has signified (or even prompted) a mass shift in fan opinion, whether between two mainstream promotions, or from one smaller independent company to a larger one.
Here’s a look at the biggest talent raids in wrestling history. Som spread out over the course of a few years, others executed immediately »
- Jack G King
Ahead of the three-way #1 contender’s match next week, all three of the competitors were in action this week as Sami Zayn took Adam Rose, Baron Corbin faces Rich Swann and Samoa Joe goes up against Johnny Gargano. There’s some other stuff too. It’s this week’s Nxt Recap & Review…
1. Sami Zayn vs. Adam Rose
Sami’s first match back at Full Sail is against the man who can’t keep a gimmick for more than a couple of weeks, Adam Rose of the Social Oucasts. He’s even a jobber in Nxt. Remember when he was a contender for the Nxt Championship? Rose takes the match early on, but the action is pretty slow and very uninteresting. Zayn makes a comeback and tries to get to the top rope, but Rose knocks him off and hits a flying headbutt. And then, all of a sudden, Zayn locks »
- Luke Owen
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