Wednesday, February 8, 2012

2/8/12 NXT

Heath Slater vs. Derrick Bateman: *

Percy Watson vs. Darren Young: *1/2

Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd: **1/2

Maxine vs. Kaitlyn: 1/2*

Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks vs. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso: *3/4

Oh what the HAYELL? Matt Striker actually starts the show off! Ha, Striker doesn't care for Hawkins and Reks -- but where's the confrontation? Weak!

Slater and Bateman start it off. These guys are getting zero reaction, perhaps slight if you really listen. Fairly straightforward match, a couple counters. Slater's finisher is still lame. Match got maybe...four minutes?

Percy's in action, while Titus is on commentary. Titus is staying rather calm. The guy's boring me even as a heel. Fail. Nice athleticism from Percy as usual. Not bad here as Percy gets a fairly solid win.

Curtis is apparently trying to stir up more trouble. Kaitlyn needs to work on her acting.

Now we're talking. Kidd and Barreta. Barreta looked like he wanted to do some sort of corkscrew off the barricade but landed a bit on his head. Nice counters by both guys. Kidd countered the gobstopper knee, Trent countered the sharpshooter into a pin attempt. Hey, a German suplex! More counters! Unfortunately, this crowd is too dead when the two are recuperating. Nice finish. Deserved a lot better rating, but the lack of major crowd reaction really affected things.

This whole segment with Maxine, Kaitlyn, and Derrick was laughable for the wrong reasons. I still find the storyline crappy. No clue why I subject myself to this.

Guess we have five matches tonight, Striker. Maxine comes out to zero reaction. At least Kaitlyn tried to get a reaction from the Tulsa crowd. Were fans actually cheering for Kaitlyn?! Parts were watchable, but there was no real flow here. A weak finish.

Kidd and Barreta as a tag team? Yes, please.

Tag match ends the show. Mostly standard stuff, amped up a bit since it's the main event. Jimmy's pretty good at getting the hot tag. Hawkins uses the cane and the heels get the win. Striker runs down to the ring? Fastest I've ever seen the guy run. Since when does he try to get the ref to reverse decisions? Hawkins decks Striker. Oh, another storyline gets fuel added to the fire! Do I care? No.

Wait, didn't Striker say all three NXT guys were in action tonight? Titus only got a cameo as guest commentator. That's not action to me. Fail.

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