Thursday, June 21, 2012

NXT 6/20/2012: The New NXT

They have a new nice looking stage along with a nice arena. Dusty is announced as the interim GM and JR/Regal are on commentary.

Rick Victor vs Bo Dallas
Bo is the son of Mike Rotunda and grandson of Blackjack Mulligan. I think that pretty much explains why he's on this show. He had a really basic WWE style match with Rick Victor. He's still green and nervous on the mic. I don't like his long term chances as he's too small for Vince. Rating: *

Tyler Black promo
I have no idea what he was talking about.

Damien Sandow vs Jason Jordan
Sandow is really good on the mic, but he refuses to fight Jordan, so no match. I don't know if he will get over or not, but the talking helps

The Ascension promo
I think they stole their promo background from the new Spiderman movie. They look to be interesting from their promo but the Connor O'Brien has been in development for years, which should tell you something about his ability.

Ascension vs Mike Dalton and CJ Parker
Ascension has an Undertaker style entrance. They got a quick squash in and won by lifting their opponent up and then falling back. Not that impressive.

Bray Wyatt Promo
He's supposed to be some kind of religious/conspiracy wacko from the South. He talks about how children should look under their bed and how they should believe monsters are real. He comes more across like Herbert the Pervert than anything else. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up getting pulled quickly.

Derrick Bateman meets up with Johnny Curtis in the men's john. Where's Dusty to call this when you need him? The crowd noise piped in from this promo was hilarious. They challenge each other for next week and Curtis tells him to stay out of the bathroom. He then wipes his hands on Derrick's shirt.

Michael McGillicutty vs Tyson Kidd
This was good but this is Michael McGillicutty. He had his chance on NXT 2 and blew it and it's going to be super hard to recover from it. He also doesn't have WWE on his side, so he's stuck. Tyson Kidd has great skills, but he's a small guy and WWE has alot of those already. Kidd won with a Dungeon Lock in a very good match  Rating: **3/4

There you have it. The commentary throughout this was absolutely excellent. Everyone got put over and JR/Regal made everyone seem worthwhile. Regardless of the talent, this is still NXT and being on NXT is probably more of a blemish than a good thing on your record. I feel bad as anyone who is on this show is basically going to have to re-debut on SD/RAW, making this mostly a waste of time.

If you want to see what WWE could be like if all of the egos were gone, this is your show. There was some good wrestling and no one was made to look like a fool.

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