Thursday, September 6, 2012

9/5/12 NXT

Richie Steamboat vs. Kassius Ohno: 1/2*

Paige vs. Audrey Marie: 1/2*

Leo Kruger vs. Percy Watson: 3/4*

Brodus Clay vs. Ryan Collins: N/A (squash)

Conor O'Brian & Kenneth Cameron vs. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso: *3/4

Steamboat and Ohno start the show. Stemmed from two weeks ago when Ohno was beating up Jake Carter and Steamboat made the save. Looks like Richie loaded up on the body oil. Please do not imitate Otunga in that way. Lame finish as Ohno gets DQ'd for raking the eyes. When the hell was the last time that happened? Ohno attacks Steamboat post-match. Lots of unnecessary bell ringing. Rolling elbow to the back of the neck. Richie's Hall of Fame dad comes in and berates the refs.

NXT Divas action here. Audrey Marie and Paige square off. Paige's mother (Sweet Saraya) still wrestles in Shimmer and is their champion. Audrey lost in her debut match to Raquel Diaz a few weeks back. Paige with a banshee-like gimmick at the end (almost a page out of MsChif's playbook). Version of a cradle DDT wins it for the enchanted raven-haired lady.

Ricky Steamboat's pissed at Ohno. Gets a little physical. Good storyline progression. Richie and Ohno will be benefiting quite a bit here.

Percy Watson's back with new music. He finally gets some type of reaction on his entrance! Wow! Kruger now wrestles in cargo pants and boots. Physical stuff from Kruger. Watson's offense barely gets any reaction, which is over half his problem. Modified cutter wins it for Kruger. Another match that I didn't really want to sit through.

Brodus comes to dance and he brings both Funkadactyls with him. He faces Ryan Collins here. Squash here. Dancing afterward. Sounds about right.

Ascension and Usos in a tag action next. Formulaic match, Usos with the hot start, then Ascension goes to their isolate-and-destroy mentality. Good ending to the match. Jimmy cleared the top and dove onto Conor, Cameron takes Jey out with some tornado DDT-like move for three. Not sure if that was botched, looked a bit weird.

Seth Rollins interview to end the show. Jim Ross (with goatee) to conduct the interview. Rollins puts on an NXT shirt. Rollins cuts the face promo and promises to be the fighting champion. Sooner or later, everyone gets blacked out. Nice catchphrase for a future T-shirt. Simple and short, liked that.

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