NXT Star Turns “Botch” Into Amazing New Move

Xyon Quinn

Xyon Quinn is one of the new young stars leading NXT 2.0. The former Australian rugby star has the look and the presence to be a big hit.

But it is his athleticism that is making the rounds after a “botch” led to one of the coolest looking moves I’ve seen all year.

Quinn attempted a leapfrog but his leg caught the neck of his opponent. Quick on (or in this case off) his feet, Quinn spun around in mid-air and turned into a Slingblade-style move for a quick pin.

The move is somewhat similar to Finn Balor’s Slingblade move where he jumps and hits an opponent with his forearm and then slams him to the ground.

Quinn acknowledged the “botch” and seemed to support the idea of turning it into a  new move.

Who Is Xyon Quinn


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Quinn, real name Daniel Vidot, signed with WWE in 2018 after an eight-year career in professional rugby in Australia.

In the land Down Under, Vidot played in the National Rugby League as a wing for five different clubs. In addition, he saw some playing time with the Samoan National Rugby League Team. 

Before debuting on NXT, Vidot worked as enhancement talent in a match against Sheamus and teamed with Odyssey Jones in a match against Austin Theory and Harry Smith in a match before a Smackdown Live! taping. 

A Note On “Botches”

I don’t like wrestling fans’ obsession with botches and catching mistakes. Wrestling is live, mistakes happen.

Wrestlers are highly trained athletes but sometimes things don’t go absolutely perfect. Wrestlers don’t have the benefit of editing and doing re-takes. They have to do it right the first time without injuring themselves or their opponent. 

Related: Ricochet Delivers Major Botch

I’m not the biggest fan of physical botches, but verbal botches are good clean harmless fun. Here are a few of my favorites: 

Sid Has “Half The Brain” 

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Kalisto’s “lucha things” comment which many believed sank his career 

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Scott Steiner simply talking at any time for any reason. 

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In general, I don’t like botches. Mistakes happen and these men and women put their bodies on the line for our entertainment. We can do them the courtesy of not making fun of them when they could possibly hurt themselves.

But if there is anyone person that does do Botches correctly, it is Maffew at Botchamania.

He can be a bit unfair sometimes, if not occasionally mean-spirited (by all accounts he’s a nice guy but sometimes nuance gets lost) but he does a good job putting mistakes and inconsistencies to great video game music: 

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Botches can be funny, but we should give wrestlers the benefit of the doubt. They’re trying their best!

What do you think of Xyon Quinn? Does he have the skills to make it to the next level? Share your thoughts on this in the comments below.

Hunter Patterson is a writer based in Los Angeles. He loves writing about pop culture, popcorn, and pro wrestling.... More about Hunter Patterson

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