In this special bonus edition of upNXT, Davie Portman chats with WWE UK Championship Tournament competitor Amir Jordan. They discuss how they met, training at the PROGRESS and Lance Storm wrestling schools, being from a traditional Pakistani family going into the wrestling business, and everything that lead to his deal with WWE.
Braden Herrington and Davie Portman chat Enzo Amore’s new rap video, Drake vs. Pusha T, and this week’s episode of WWE NXT featuring a bunch of NXT TakeOver: Chicago announcements, Shayna Baszler vs. Dakota Kai for the NXT Women’s Championship, and Ricochet vs. Donovan Dijak in Dijak’s NXT TV debut.
Big Cass returns and faces Daniel Bryan and Samoa Joe for the final spot in the men’s MITB match, Lana and Naomi engage in a Dance-Off. We talk reports from the first day of the CM Punk & Colt Cabana vs. Chris Amann defamation trial, and your chance to win tickets to Smash Wrestling’s “The Northern Tournament”
Daniel Bryan vs. Jeff Hardy for the first time with the winner facing Samoa Joe next week, Shinsuke Nakamura reveals the stipulation for his match against AJ Styles. John catches us up on NJPW’s Best of the Super Juniors tournament including his recommended matches thus far, plus Tuesday’s surprise appearance from Chris Jericho.
Wai Ting convinces John Pollock to review the 2014 Marvel Studios film, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. We discuss the beginnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cap’s introduction in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Winter Soldier’s comic book origins, Georges St-Pierre as Batroc, and the rest of our thoughts on what many consider to be the best film in the MCU.