Wednesday, June 29, 2011

6/28/11 NXT

Darren Young vs. Conor O'Brian: *3/4

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd: **3/4

Titus O'Neil vs. JTG: *1/4

Here are the official NXT rookie's records as of 6/28/11:
Titus O'Neil: 10-4
Darren Young: 7-10
Conor O'Brian: 6-6
Lucky Cannon: 6-6 (eliminated)
Jacob Novak: 2-5 (eliminated)
Byron Saxton: 2-8 (eliminated)

WWE Redemption Points:
Titus O'Neil: 22 (Talk the Talk; Keg Carry; Arm Wrestling, Power of the Punch, King of the Hill, Talk the Talk Part 2)
Darren Young: 7 (Obstacle Course; Battle of the Mic)
Jacob Novak: 6 (Pull Through; Know Your Pro) (eliminated)
Byron Saxton: 4 (Trivia) (eliminated)
Conor O'Brian: 3 (Tag Team Turmoil)
Lucky Cannon: 0 (eliminated)

This Week's Challenge:
No challenge this week.

We're in Phoenix this week! Someone's getting eliminated on this show. I'm with William Regal and predicting Conor O'Brian goes this week.

Darren Young comes out and basically addresses the Chavo Guerrero situation (Chavo asked for his release and left WWE late last week).He's basically proclaiming himself the next NXT winner. Here comes Conor O'Brian. Didn't like Conor's brief mic work there. And we got a match between Darren and Conor! Kozlov wasn't at NXT because he's overseas. Conor's apparently put on 20 lbs of muscle, which is nice. Working out a lot will do that (I should know, having put on five lbs of muscle myself).

The match was good. Nice crowd reaction. Liked Darren Young using the Three Amigos and the Frog Splash.

Tyson Kidd takes Yoshi's action figure and breaks it. Fight! Fight! Woohoo! And their match is next! Awesome match here. Easily among the best (if not the best) NXT matches in its history. Ending was a little abrupt, but sure, it works.

JTG/Titus/Hornswoggle segment. Sure, it was fine for what it was.

Maryse comes out for commentary. The match was average, and the finish was just a facepalm moment for me. Hornswoggle gave Maryse a card, Maryse tears it up.

So who's going home? Oh, Striker brings up Redemption points as a tiebreaker. Titus is way ahead with 22 points. Darren Young has 7, and Conor has 3.

As Regal and I thought, Conor O'Brian leaves tonight. Cheap pop promo. HHH reference. Very professional in leaving.

Wait, WTF? Derrick Bateman is back?! Daniel Bryan is also back as Derrick's pro! Why now? Geez.

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