Friday, May 18, 2012

5/16/12 NXT

Johnny Curtis vs. Percy Watson: *1/2

Ezekiel Jackson & Great Khali vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks: *1/4

Kaitlyn vs. Maxine: *

Tyson Kidd vs. Michael McGillicutty vs. Derrick Bateman: **1/2

Ratings have been delayed lately because I've just had so much stuff going on. Next week will be similarly busy.

Percy? Charismatic? The lack of big crowd reaction says otherwise. Decent standard match with Curtis hitting his finisher for the win.

Am I really supposed to feel threatened by Zeke and Khali? One guy who hasn't won in a long time, and another who only has about five moves in his entire arsenal? Khali basically had to get the hot tag by default. Wait...what?! Khali and Zeke won?! Maybe this is what the doctor ordered for these two.

More Kaitlyn and Maxine action. Kaitlyn can't get much of a reaction coming out, but she tried. Maxine has long pants tonight. Kaitlyn powers out of a guillotine choke after a couple of attempts. Maxine likes to scream. There was very little flow in this match, almost like they randomly decided to throw moves together. The finish was very good. I loved Kaitlyn's submission finisher. Just wish the crowd was more into that one.

This time, we have Kidd and McGillicutty again, but we add Bateman to the mix. MM wants the other two to start. Bateman suicide dive to MM, Kidd with a moonsault that largely missed both Bateman and MM. Regal raves that MMcan do a Saito Suplex again; Regal's only said that many times the last few weeks. I wonder if there have been any two guys that hit heads when doing the double crossbody KO spot. Kidd was again the star here. Each guy had their moments to shine, which was nice. Easily best crowd reaction of the night. Nice to see MM use his dad's Perfect-Plex, even though Bateman broke up that pin. Great job on the finish from Kidd, seeing both Sharpshooter and Dungeon Lock.

Tough crowd all night.

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