There was a time in WWE NXT when Toxic Attraction was the most dominant force in the landscape. However, with the release of the leader Mandy Rose, her cohorts Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne were left on their own. Things became even sour when Jayne betrayed Dolin last week at NXT. However, her betrayal came in a classic manner, similar to what current NXT head Shawn Michaels did during his heyday.
Wrestling fans clearly remember to this day how Shawn Michaels’ run as a solo competitor began. It was during the famous Brutus Beefcake’s Barber Shop talk show in January 1992 that Michaels turned on his partner, Marty Jannety, super kicking him and throwing him into a glass window on the set of Beefcake’s talk show.
Furthermore, this piece of history was recreated in last week’s edition of NXT with Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin. The duo was guests on Bayley’s ‘Ding Dong Hello’ segment hosted at the Capitol Wrestling Center.
By the time the program was over, Jacy Jayne had Superkicked Gigi Dolin to the ground and ran her head into a prop door on the talk show set. This segment was very much similar to The Rockers’ breakup, which Shawn Michaels used to start his solo career in singles in 1992.
Jacy Jayne explained on Busted Open Radio that nothing was known about what they would be doing on the day of the split. Moreover, she was honored to receive Shawn Michaels’ approval to put her own spin on one of his most memorable moments.
“I actually didn’t really know much going into that day, they were kind of very hush-hush about everything happening. All I really knew was that was going to be on Ding Dong Hello. So that’s a lot of pressure having Bayley come back. It was the first time she even had that show in like two years. It was also the first time it was ever in front of a live audience because that was always done during the pandemic era. So I feel like there was a lot of pressure going into that alone.
Then, kind of getting Shawn’s blessing to re-do some history there. That was a big deal for me. I didn’t want to mess it up. I didn’t want to screw up. I wanted to make a memory. I think everybody knew Toxic Attraction was going to explode soon, but to make it memorable, we had to go big. So we wanted it to be vicious. We wanted it to be memorable. We wanted people to talk about it, not just something like ‘Oh, that was a good segment. Yeah, whatever. Now they’re by themselves.’ Like, no, we want people to remember this and be like, ‘Oh, this is a new coming for two new superstars on a solo route.'”
Jacy Jayne will be making an appearance on this week’s WWE NXT programming airing on February 14 to elaborate on her betrayal. However, one thing is clear from last week’s segment that NXT truly now belongs to the Heartbreak Kid who put together an amazing recreated segment from his own past that garnered a lot of attention from fans since the last week.
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