X-Pac 1, 2, 360 Recap – Royal Rumble and Takeover Analysis, Ambrose Leaving WWE, Itami Requests Release, More!

X-Pac thinks Renee Young is happy and he thinks WWE is happy with her, so he doesn’t see Ambrose’s departure affecting Young’s role in WWE. However, he points out that when a married couple works for separate wrestling promotions, it can be difficult to make that work.

X-Pac comments on Hideo Itami’s request for release. He says that when Itami came back from his shoulder injury he was a shell of his former self, and his confidence seemed to be lacking. X-Pac hates that this happened to Itami, but he’s sure Itami will be busy outside of WWE regardless.

Getting back to last weekend’s Takeover event, X-Pac says he liked the Matt Riddle/Kassius Ohno match but he’s not sure it was needed on the card. Those two guys have good chemistry and had a good match, but they were in a very tough spot on the card.

He was really impressed with the Women’s Title match. He points out that the Women’s matches at Takeovers always tell amazing stories, and he’d like to know who produces those matches. He thought this match between Baszler and Belair seemed flawless at points.

X-Pac also really liked the Ciampa/Black NXT Title match, noting that they had to follow a ridiculously good match as well (the North American Title match between Gargano and Ricochet).

Moving into his thoughts on the Royal Rumble, X-Pac says one of the highlights of the show for him was the Asuka/Becky Lynch opening match. He thought they had a good match and Lynch tapping at the end caught a lot of people by surprise.