Thursday, March 15, 2012

3/14/12 NXT

Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso vs. Titus O'Neil & Darren Young: **

Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks vs. Percy Watson & Alex Riley: *3/4

Derrick Bateman & Kaitlyn vs. Johnny Curtis & Maxine: *1/4

Regal's official title is "match coordinator." For this episode, every single match will be tag team matches. I like this because it reincorporates the whole NXT aspect of learning some of the basics of pro wrestling matches. In WWE, at least, you'll probably have to participate in some makeshift tag matches.

Darren and Titus get to tag together tonight. Usos are flying in the early going, nice aerial moves. Heel NXT rookie team took control after that, but should I even refer to the whole rookie/pro concept anymore? That went the way of the dodo months ago. Jimmy looks strong after the hot tag. Samoan drop followed by a big top-rope splash gets three. Jey really nailed that splash. Solid here.

Percy and Alex are unofficially Ebony and Ivory now. Guess they face Hawkins and Reks next after their earlier (taped) backstage segment. The usual tag match again, with A-Ry getting the hot tag. Slight distraction allows Hawkins to seize control and get the win via elbow drop.

Leave it to Kaitlyn and Bateman to play tag, while Curtis keeps up his usual awkward shtick. Nice job with the Michigan reference to get cheap heat.

McGillicutty promo regarding Tyson Kidd. Well, at least he's getting a reaction. Kidd confrontation and brawl. Very good intensity here. I'm with Regal. Let them fight. Regal says it will happen next week.

Mixed tag was the main event this week. Vintage Maxine slap to Bateman! Guys had most of the time, as expected. No hot tag to the divas; Bateman with a whimper of a comeback to get the pin. Aw, Kaitlyn hugs Bateman's mom. Bateman and Kaitlyn are officially a couple now. Tag, you're it!

Teaser for Smackdown promotes Christian's return. He's slated to be part of the Team JL vs. Team Long match at Mania.

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