Wednesday, August 24, 2011

8/23/11 NXT

Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd: **1/2

Maxine vs. AJ: 1/4*

Here are the official NXT rookie's records as of 8/23/11:
Titus O'Neil: 13-8
Darren Young: 9-14
Derrick Bateman: 4-2

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: 28 (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; Dummy Demonstration)
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: None.

This is Todd Grisham's last NXT taping; he's going to ESPN after this. Best of luck to him. We're in Calgary for this episode!

Looks like Darren Young is going against Regal next. Meanwhile, Tyson Kidd continues to see all the kanji characters. Yoshi Tatsu on the horizon there, probably.

Kidd is the hometown hero tonight against Barreta. Seriously, shouldn't NXT focus more on the rookies? Before leaving, looks like Grisham established a new way of saying someone got crotched on the ropes..."right in the capital of Thailand." Ha. Anyway, a very long match here for free TV purposes. More kanji characters distract Tyson, and Trent wins, to the dismay of the Calgary crowd. Good match, but if you want crowd reaction, look at Punk/Cena from RAW (or their other matches in the last couple months).

Wait, now two NXT diva alums get wrestling time? Not really caring for Maxine's music, but I really love the makeover. A bit slow to start, but AJ's offense got the crowd back in it. Bateman then got involved as buzzkill. Of course, Titus was too late to the party.

Speaking of Punk/Cena, WWE replayed their match from RAW to end this episode. Again, a great match.

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