The House Show 010.5 – NXT TakeOver: In Your House

A very special episode of The House Show talking about wrestling that took place THIS YEAR!

The third brand under the WWE umbrella, NXT, held a live special event on the WWE Network this past Sunday, June 7th. Six matches including three title matches took place at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida with zero fans attending.

That’s right, a lot has changed in the 25 years since our usual WWF In Your House discussions. A lot has changed in the past 25 weeks. During Coronavirus times fans are not allowed in the building. We discuss how this affects the matches and the wrestlers.

Your hosts the Masked Library, Sweet Matty Treats, and the Educator of Excellence throw it back to earlier episodes of The House Show and our joined by the wrestling’s greatest viral star, Krone Meltzer. Krone brings in a younger point of view for this modern wrestling show. Does he pass the Educator’s tests?

WWE brought out some retro throwbacks for this event and listeners will be thrilled to hear about 2020 versions of some of your favorite segments on The House Show. We discuss couples in wrestling, hair colors, and how much wrestling has changed over the years. Multiple times during this show we winced in empathetic pain as recently injured wrestlers took scary bumps. We break down the new trend in wrestling – Cinematic matches – and rank the ones that have taken place this year.

Which wrestler needs to be a little sexier? What is the correct way to hide an illegal key? And why can’t Kevin stick to his match rankings? All of this and more on this special episode of The House Show.

Tonight’s matches include:

Mia Yim, Shotzi Blackheart, and Tegan Nox vs Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, and Raquel González.

Finn Bálor vs Damian Priest.

Keith Lee (North American champion) vs Johnny Gargano.

Adam Cole (NXT champion) vs Velveteen Dream in a Last Chance Backlot Brawl.

Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) vs Tommaso Ciampa.

Io Shirai vs Charlotte Flair (NXT Women’s champion) vs Rhea Ripley.

The Retro Network’s own Kevin Decent (@MaskedLibrary) along with his two best friends “Sweet” Matty Treats (@MattyTreats) and Matt “the Educator of Excellence” are revisiting the WWF’s In Your House pay per view events over the course of the worldwide quarantine. This trios team has been watching wrestling all their lives and debating the outcomes since high school. Join them each and every week and invite them in your house.

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Kevin has been writing for retro and geek themed sites for over 12 years. He specializes in comics, pro wrestling, and heavy metal. But if it falls under the geek and retro banner, he'll be there.