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What does this have to do with pro wrestling?

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I need a little bit of help, dear reader. I must confess that I have zero idea what WWE is going for with this Duke Hudson character.

Consider:

He’s an expert poker player. Okay. Check. Might as well call him “The House” because he always wins. Check. His room is always open because he’s always open to taking sucker’s cash. Check.

Question: what does any of that have to do with pro wrestling?

I see no crossover between the two. Poker is a game of statistics, chance, and getting a good read on your opponent. Pro wrestling is about beating people up. There’s not even really any lessons you can take from the poker table to the wrestling ring. Confidence, maybe? That’s not unique to poker, though.

Last week, he was carrying around a poker chip in the ring. I have no idea why or what they were going for with that. How does that help him? Is he getting a leg up on his opponents in matches because they know he could beat them in a game of Texas Hold ‘Em?

I just don’t get it. Help me out.

Anyway, here are all the videos from NXT this week:

  • Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis crash Carmelo Hayes’ victory party
  • Odyssey Jones vs. Andre Chase
  • Tag team rivalries intensify after match between Imperium and Creed Brothers
  • Kyle O’Reilly and Von Wagner head into the woods
  • A loss is just another life lesson for Joe Gacy
  • Santos Escobar is far from done with Carmelo Hayes
  • Cora Jade vs. Elektra Lopez
  • Io Shirai vs. Jacy Jayne vs. Persia Pirotta — Triple threat match
  • Solo Sikoa is set to make his NXT debut at Halloween Havoc
  • Ikemen Jiro sends Kushida back to the future
  • Tony D’Angelo vs. Ru Feng
  • Duke Hudson deals out advice in “Duke’s Poker Room”
  • Raquel Gonzalez and Mandy Rose prepare for their Halloween Havoc showdown
  • LA Knight tops Grayson Waller for right to host Halloween Havoc
  • Mysterious Superstar to be unveiled at Halloween Havoc
  • Tommaso Ciampa & Bron Breakker vs. The Grizzled Young Veterans
  • MSK bring the hot fire
  • Io Shirai & Zoey Stark set for war together
  • Indi Hartwell takes notes from Candice LeRae
  • LA Knight is the Halloween Havoc host with the most