Wednesday, July 6, 2011

7/5/11 NXT

Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu: **3/4

Daniel Bryan & Derrick Bateman vs. Titus O'Neil & Darren Young: **1/4

Here are the official NXT rookie's records as of 7/5/11:
Titus O'Neil: 10-5
Darren Young: 7-11
Derrick Bateman: 1-0

Conor O'Brian: 6-6 (eliminated)
Lucky Cannon: 6-6 (eliminated)
Jacob Novak: 2-5 (eliminated)
Byron Saxton: 2-8 (eliminated)

WWE Redemption Points:
Titus O'Neil: 25 (Talk the Talk; Keg Carry; Arm Wrestling, Power of the Punch, King of the Hill, Talk the Talk Part 2, Talk the Talk Part 3)
Darren Young: 7 (Obstacle Course; Battle of the Mic)
Derrick Bateman: 0

Jacob Novak: 6 (Pull Through; Know Your Pro) (eliminated)
Byron Saxton: 4 (Trivia) (eliminated)
Conor O'Brian: 3 (Tag Team Turmoil) (eliminated)
Lucky Cannon: 0 (eliminated)

This Week's Challenge: Talk the Talk (Part 3)
So we have ANOTHER Talk the Talk challenge? Fine. Darren Young did fine to me. Titus was pretty good, and he has the backing of the fans. Bateman and DB are internet sensations, but who cares? And of course, Titus wins again. No contest.

Since when was it Maryse's NXT rookies? Whatever. At least Striker made it clear there's no immunity. So basically Redemption points are just about useless other than being a tiebreaker. Thanks.

Tatsu vs. Kidd again. Probably the best match in NXT's history last week, so of course, we have to have two PROS go at it instead of highlighting the rookies. All this starting over a broken action figure? Sure. And Tyson wears one of the busted legs from Yoshi's action figure around his neck. Lots of hard kicks and chops in this one. I loved this match. Enough said.

Video package on Bateman. Pretty good.

Hornswoggle with a "bouquet of flowers." Oh lovely. Loved Maryse hitting him with the bouquet.

Unique tag match here, as Titus and Darren are actually on the same team. At least it's apparent...Bateman was supposed to compete this season anyway but was out with a legit injury.DB hit a diving headbutt, shades Nice simple, yet impactful finisher from Bateman.

Basically the Cena/Vince confrontation from RAW closed this show out. Damn good segment.

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