Another thing that recycled my thoughts on NXT. The wasted talent that is Shane Thorne. When I say this, I mean WWE wasting his talent. He showed that in a good match, with Bronson Reed.
We all remember when he came to WWE, as part of TM61 along with Nick Miller. In that Tag team, he was the exciting one. When Nick Miller left NXT, it opened up an opportunity for Thorne, but they changed him.
Now I don’t mean his character, there was nothing wrong with him turning Heel. Why though did they stop his high flying ability? That was part of what made him stand out.
We all remember the Dusty Tag Classic tournament, TM61 against AOP, when he dived off the scaffold onto both Pain members. That was his unique point, he could ground and pound, but also fly.
Now they have him as, some brawler type. It just doesn’t fit in his style for me. They also teamed him with Brendan Vink, but that seems to have gone on the back burner.
Reed brought out his best
As i said, I think that on last night’s NXT he showed what he can do. Whether his fellow Aussie was the catalyst, we can only speculate. It was a much better showing though.
Thorne’s version of a shining wizard, impressed me greatly. Of course it was a defeat for him, with NXT building Bronson Reed towards his ladder match at Takeover 30. Much improved though.
I feel that he is definitely at a cross roads in his NXT, and WWE career though. If WWE fail to utilise him well enough, he needs to think whether his future lies elsewhere.
I for one, would have loved to see Thorne in this North American title ladder match. It does not seem this will happen though, as I can’t imagine him as the mystery man in the triple threat next week.
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