I watched this when it originally aired and haven't seen it since. For a lot of people, this was their first ever exposure to Daniel Bryan and the other rookies at the time.
I'm not sure what spurred me to watch this other than finding it in 720p.
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The pro's and their rookies:
|"What Dainel Bryan and the WWE live audience doesn't know is that Daniel Bryan's personality is as dry as the Mohave Devert." - The Miz | NOTE - He said Devert, not Desert.|
|"If Daniel Bryan doesn't show some personality, I'm gonna slap some personality in him." - The Miz|
|"To all my fans around the world, I have two words - I'm Sorry. I wish my pro was William Regal." - Daniel Bryan|
|"You better watch what you say or I'll submit you right now." - Daniel Bryan|
|"You failed." - The Miz|
As we are accustomed to, WWE loved trolling the IWC through Daniel Bryan. They loved it then and love it now. The WWE was purposely trying to piss off fans by making Miz in a power position with DB and they ended up doing the same thing when they put Low-Ki/Kaval with his mentors, LayCool.
|"Miz, I guarantee you one thing. I slap way harder than you do." - Daniel Bryan|
Michael Tarver came out with Carlito, who was in his I could care less phase, which was at its peak.
|"They call me Mr. 1.9 Seconds because with a single strike, I can knock out any man in 1.9 seconds." - Michael Tarver|
|"I am Michael Tarver and this is my destiny." - Michael Tarver|
|"My name is Heath Slater. I am a rockstar without the instruments." - Heath Slater|
Carlito and Michael Tarver vs Christian and Heath Slater
|"If Darren Young wants to be mentored by the Straight Edge Savior CM Punk, I recommend him accepting Straight Edge into his life." - CM Punk|
|"I've been to the White House twice." - David Otunga|
|"Come on man, google me." - David Otunga|
Darren Young vs David Otunga
I don't even think this would be a good match in 2013, yet alone 2010.
Chris Jericho vs Daniel Bryan
|"This is the future. This is unique. This is NXT." - Matt Striker|
Overall thoughts: The show was eh to okay. Not great at all and WWE really went out of their way to bury Daniel Bryan, similar to what they do these days. The main was memorable but not as good as I had remembered it being. Otunga's promo was also a highlight of the show.