Last week on NXT we saw the Iconic Duo of Billie Kay and Peyton Royce once again finding a way to pick on Aliyah after Peyton defeated her two weeks ago. Billie got shoved into an ice bath by Liv Morgan for her troubles. So following WWE’s logic, the Aussies will both be meeting Liv and Aliyah in the ring in tag team action.
Winners: Liv Morgan & Aliyah
The spoiler reports took the time to say this match was ‘sloppy’. I beg to differ, although the rolly-polly pin Liv did wasn’t as crisp as it could have been. I quite enjoyed this, and I liked seeing all these four getting a chance to showcase their tag team wrestling. I always say there is an art to it, and all four seem to be embracing that. The Iconic Duo are a team, and they’re working on coming up with some good chemistry and double teams in the ring. That double knee drop to Aliyah’s arms was a really great idea and I hope they use that one again. The prissy LayCool mannerisms I could do without however – but I’ve already given my criticisms of those. Liv and Aliyah look as if they’re trying to co-ordinate themselves somewhat with tights that look a bit alike. It’s a nice touch; they’re friends but not an actual tag team so it looks like a good fit. This is Aliyah’s second appearance as “The Cat’s Meow” and I like the look, like the entrance theme but I still feel like she needs to do something more in her entrance. Liv’s entrance by contrast is hers, and you get the character straight away. Aliyah unfortunately still seems like a jobber with a fancier look. Once she’s in the ring, she looks a bit better. The little spots in this match were the ones that I really liked; Liv doing the Matrix dodge and sliding into the pin, as well as Aliyah sliding under Billie only to get punched in the face. Aliyah, Billie and Peyton are very gifted wrestlers and Liv is ever improving – so it’s just a shame this match was so short. I just feel as if these ladies could go out there for ten minutes and impress the crowd. I’d love for them to get a bigger tag match at the next Takeover because they’re clearly working hard towards something. If only the creative team were doing the same.
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