Mauling It Over - April 22, 2023: A Sparkling Future
When it comes to talented teams on the horizon, NXT's Diamond Mine appears to be certified for success
By Mark Mahler - 04.22.2023
Since NXT's inception, one thing Triple H and his team have been able to do is find some solid tag teams. FTR, Sanity, Authors of Pain, The Ascension, Undisputed ERA, Street Profits, War Raiders, DYI, and the Iiconics to name a few. Some teams get to the main roster and flourish, while others stumble and become a footnote in wrestling history. Some jump ship and show they were worth their weight in gold.
NXT right now has a very rare "Diamond" in the rough right now with the Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile. Diamond Mine which was originally under different management and paired with Roderick Strong, have shown they are a force and keep growing in the ring, in a backstage segment, and with the storylines they've had thrown at them.
Brutus Creed, Julius Creed, and Ivy Nile have shown they can go with any tag team, any wrestlers, and bring their best for TV and PLEs. Their uncanny knack to have chemistry with whoever they are in the ring with shown in their feuds with Indus Sher and Pretty Deadly, and also has them on a collision course with Gallus. Assuming Triple H doesn't draft them to Raw or Smackdown before that showdown with Gallus happens.
Brutus is very similar to Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. He's a bruiser, an enforcer with Diamond Mine. But here is also so much more. Brutus isn't afraid to throw his weight around on the mat or from the ropes. He is a much more athletic big man and isn't afraid of showing it. He also has shown he can take some wicked bumps. His mat skills and speed are a deadly combination for any wrestler let alone the big man in a tag team.