Dave Meltzer didn’t hold back while discussing a recent WWE match, saying it was a “negative star” bout and even claiming that one of the wrestlers involved shouldn’t be in the ring.
On the July 12th episode of NXT 2.0 Indi Hartwell clashed with Lash Legend and picked up the win in under four minutes. Unfortunately, the bout didn’t go as well as it could have with Hartwell failing to hit a Springboard Elbow before eventually picking up the win. Following the match, Alba Fyre chased Lash Legend off with a baseball bat.
Speaking on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, both Dave Meltzer and his co-host Bryan Alvarez had harsh words for what they witnessed. Meltzer claimed that Legend shouldn’t be in the ring on TV at this point in her career, while Alvarez said the whole thing was a “disaster.”
Dave Meltzer: “This was a legit negative star match. I don’t know if it was the worst match of the year, but it was absolutely a candidate for the worst match of the year. This was ungodly awful. It was like, they couldn’t work together, Lash Legend can’t do anything. She should absolutely not be in the ring at this stage. It’s like, every third move is off. Then Indi Hartwell was going to do a Springboard…
Bryan Alvarez: “The irony is, it’s Lash that can’t do anything but Indi goes of the one thing that she can do, which is a Springboard. But she slips and falls off the ropes, Lash sells it anyway, and she goes for a cover and Indi reverses it and pins her.
Oh my Lord. This was a disaster!”
NXT 2.0 also saw Cora Jade turn heel on her tag team partner Roxanne Perez only one week after the duo won the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles.
H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.