WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels is Stunned With Isaiah Scott’s High-Flying Maneuver on NXT

Published 01/27/2021, 11:33 PM EST
Shawn Michaels (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)


WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels regularly talks about WWE’s new talents on NXT. After every Tuesday, Michaels reposts his favorite moments from the black and gold brand.

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After this week’s NXT, fans could not stop talking about the penultimate match of the night. Bronson Reed took on Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott in their third one-on-one match.

Both men fought to the best of their capabilities. Before the commercial break, Reed dominated Scott as he threw him over the top rope, following a lariat and a suicide dive.

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After the break, Scott made a comeback as he focused on Reed’s arms with various submission maneuvers. Following an insanely orchestrated set of moves like the running senton and the Death Valley Driver, Reed got a near-fall.

However, Swerve quickly got an opening after a kick to his opponents’ head. This was followed by the highlight of the night when Scott hit a perfect 450 splash from the top rope.

Yet, Reed barely kicked out. To end the match, Bronson Reed hit Scott with a headbutt and a lariat. He won the match via pinfall after a Tsunami Splash from the top rope.

Shawn Michaels reacts to the highlight of NXT

Michaels, like the fans, could not get over the 450 splash from Scott. He reposted a tweet and wrote, “Wow. Just… wow.” He had previously praised Rhea Ripley after a match as well.

The original tweet showed how Bronson Reed kicked out of the amazing splash. Considering how Shawn Michaels is one of the producer/mentors of NXT, his tweet and words of appreciations are nothing new.

Michaels once said, “To [Triple H] and I, clearly, [NXT] is his baby, but I mean, I’m all in. Yeah, they’ve got me to hook, line, and sinker. And it’s funny because he kind of hired me like, ‘just stick your big toe in and see how you like it. Just do a couple of times a week.’ And then, of course, whatever it is, two years later, I’m full scale helping to write TVs and doing it all!

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The Hall of Famer also spoke about how he could help with the ‘smaller’ guys as he is one, but he asks for help whenever he can’t. “I’ve never been a 6’8″, 300-pound dude. And so, I had Mick [Foley] in there a month or a month-and-a-half ago.”

He also admitted as long as people are getting better, he is happy regardless of their size. Hence, he praised a big guy like Bronson Reed and a smaller one like Isaiah Scott. It must mean a lot to both the Superstars.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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