Thursday, February 23, 2012

2/22/12 NXT

Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Reks: ***

Titus O'Neil vs. Alex Riley: *1/4

Tyson Kidd growing out his hair and becoming a face could be a good start for this guy in 2012. The same method really isn't working for Ezekiel Jackson, but Kidd has the high-flying moves to really get over with the fans. Kidd again got time to show his stuff. I initially wasn't a fan of Tyson getting moved to NXT, but it turned out to be a pretty sweet move. Kidd won the same way Bret Hart won against Mr. Perfect at SummerSlam '91 to win the IC title. Caught the leg on the legdrop, turned it into a sharpshooter. Very solid.

Ha, Striker plays guitar? Striker can do a bunch of matchmaking, but has no power to get Maxine off NXT? How lovely. Frankly, anything to get this stupid storyline with Johnny Curtis, Bateman, etc. over with.

Speaking of a Hart/Perfect revisited, try Kidd vs. McGillicutty next week. Last Hart dungeon graduate vs. son of Curt Hennig. Maybe this could actually be the start of MM's big break around here...?

Darren Young on commentary. So now, only Titus gets an actual match this week of all the NXT rookies? Screw it, the show now isn't about rookies, redemption points, and all that jazz. Percy Watson came down during the match and no one cared. This is a time where the commentary just took away from what was going on in the match. Then again, the match was not really that great.

Only two matches?!

Striker drops a bombshell for next week. Damn man, it's already been one year of this season? 52 episodes? Ugh. I hope this announcement next week has something to do with people getting off the show and/or new faces on the show. These acts are just immensely stale right now.

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