Results from the NXT Super Tuesday Show on September 8, 2020 from the Amway Center in Orlando Florida:
Finn Balor defeated Adam Cole to capture the NXT Championship.
Velveteen Dream defeated Ashantee ‘Thee’ Adonis.
Bronson Reed defeated Austin Theory.
Roderick Strong defeated Killian Dain.
Rhea Ripley defeated Mercedes Martinez.
The match of the night was Rhea Ripley vs Mercedes Martinez in a Steel Cage Match. Both wrestlers definitely gave it their all in this match and there was no holding back. In the end, Rhea Ripley came out of the cage the winner of this hard-fought match.
As the pandemic continues throughout the world, the future pro wrestling operations were still up in the air until most recently as All Elite Wrestling (AEW) started to allow fans to attend their Weekly TV taping in a limited capacity. Before AEW there was New Japan Pro Wrestling who was the first top branded company to allow fans to attend shows anywhere in the world but none of the companies in the United States allowed it at the time. This is a big step for AEW as a company as they will be providing special suites at their stadium with plastic barricades to help keep social distancing and the fans will be required to wear masks at all times. Intensive cleaning also be conducted and fans who fail to adhere to the rules will be ejected from the show. Which brings me to the topic of the column "Wrestling ‘n Fans" which both go hand-in-hand. The WWE still doesn't allow fans to attend shows and continues with its Thunderdome concept with virtual fans at all their TV tapings. I am very happy to see fans finally being allowed to attend wrestling shows and hope that the other wrestling companies follow suit very soon.
The question of the week comes from Wrestling Goku (That's the name he gave me) in Belle Harbor and he asked, "Have you seen a Cartoon Anime influence in pro wrestling?" Yes, I have Wrestling Goku. The Dragon Ball Saiyan character has inspired a whole sort of wrestlers to either use the Saiyan name, fighting style or Saiyan appearance and incorporated it as part of their character. Check out the independent scene you will see certain wrestlers that use the Saiyan persona.
By Eric Jayden
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