Wednesday, November 30, 2011

11/30/11 NXT

Percy Watson vs. Tyler Reks: 1/2*

Tyson Kidd & Johnny Curtis vs. Yoshi Tatsu & Trent Barreta: *1/4

Alicia Fox vs. Maxine: 1/4*

Derrick Bateman vs. Titus O'Neil vs. Darren Young: *3/4

I just noticed Percy Watson still has a twitter handle that uses "NXT" in it. Does this mean he's changing it to a "WWE" handle if he ever makes the RAW or Smackdown roster more full-time (if at all)? Hawkins on commentary as Reks faces Percy. I swear Percy's showmanship reminds me of Koko B. Ware. How the heck does a dropkick win it? Reks came from the top to eat the dropkick, but still yet...good grief.

So Kaitlyn is now eye candy for Johnny Curtis. What the...Mrs. Bateman? That was actually a real good skit. Laughed pretty good on that one. Go get 'er, Mom! Now that's a divas fight I wanna see.

Still no clue how Yoshi has his video game music theme. Give it to Barreta and have him do the robot or something. Good stuff from Barreta here. Nice finisher from Curtis...a suplex into a Michinoku Driver II.

They replayed Piper's Pit from RAW. Really liked the segment overall as Piper keeps pushing Cena's buttons to try and get a more aggressive Cena to come out. Cena resists for now. I'm sure at some point, Cena will snap. It will likely be months down the road (if at all), though.

Maxine gets zero reaction coming out for her match. I wonder if PETA and anti-fur groups will diss Alicia for that "Fox" headgear/hoodie thing she wears to the ring. Alicia appears to go where Melina left off, doing all these splits now. Oh look, it's Bateman and his mom on the ring stage! A flip legdrop wins it? Really?

Finally, the NXT rookies compete -- for a chance to win a match on Smackdown! Oh wow, what a prize! (insert facepalm here) Titus got some hard chops there. Young and Bateman work on Titus, which I liked at the start (but of course, watch the heels turn on one another). Nice Tower of Doom spot. Things were pretty fragmented at the start, but at least gained momentum at the end. Nice win for Bateman, although the finish seemed generally weak.

No Maxine to enjoy the celebration with Bateman. Oops, Maxine left with Johnny Curtis. Bateman's reaction is least he has that going for him. But why does Tamina and JTG relay the news? Really? Just have Curtis and Maxine on screen driving off or something -- unless it's all a ruse...

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