Thursday, July 26, 2012

7/25/12 NXT

Michael McGillicutty & Johnny Curtis vs. Derrick Bateman & Bo Dallas: *1/4

Antonio Cesaro vs. Alex Riley: *1/4

Sofia Cortez vs. Natalya: 3/4*

Conor O'Brian & Kenneth Cameron vs. Dante Dash & Garrett Dylan: N/A (squash)

Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins: **

Looks like we're finally seeing the old NXT crop and the new stars really co-exist in matches. First tag match has Bo and Bateman going against McGillicutty and Curtis. Fairly straightforward tag match here with very little crowd reaction. Heels capitalize when the ref's back is turned.

Cesaro and A-Ry next. Where the hell is the crowd reaction? Oh right, we're in a small auditorium with a bunch of people that probably have no clue on what the hell is going on. Aksana gets involved and Cesaro hits his Neutralizer for the three.

Riley Pierce, I believe, is actually Dolph Ziggler's brother (looks like him, but with black hair). He interviews Kassius Ohno...not a bad promo there.

Natalya faces Sofia Cortez here. I think the crowd finally awoke from its slumber. Natalya gets herself intentionally counted out and then attacks Sofia after the bell? Why?! Makes zero sense. The match was not too bad up until then.

I love the Ascension's ring entrance. Basically a high-low move wins it for Ascension. Squash here.

Big E Langston debuts next week. Looks like the second coming of Mark Henry.

Nice to see Seth Rollins get the main event slot this week. Good main event here. Rollins didn't hit that superkick as well as he would have liked. Rollins misses his Phoenix Splash and McIntyre hits his finisher for three.

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