Thursday, December 13, 2012

12/12/12 NXT

Paige vs. Sasha Banks: *

Rowan vs. Oliver Grey: N/A (squash)

Seth Rollins vs. Jinder Mahal (NXT Title): ***1/2

Finally, the much-hyped NXT Title match between Seth Rollins and Jinder Mahal happens tonight.

Paige faces Sasha Banks to start this show. Sasha is also known as Mercedes KV in the indies and has lived or wrestled all over the states. First match for Sasha on NXT. Not bad here. Paige Turner finisher gets three.

So much for trying to get a word with Roman Reigns. Tough life to be a backstage interviewer.

Bray Wyatt comes out for more preaching and introduces his "son." Big bald guy with a large red beard comes out to face Oliver Grey. Wyatt gets to sit and watch in a rocking chair. A few sloppy spots. Side slam wins it. Wyatt says the name of his second son is Rowan.

Dusty Rhodes promo. No bounties on Dusty's watch. Hey, Camacho is still employed! He wants the money because Hunico's stuck in Mexico (in other words, Hunico is still injured). El Capitan! Well, Camacho gets a match next week. Camacho and a partner to face Langston. Thankfully, Langston only said three words this time.

Big Show answers Bo Dallas' challenge from last week. Ow.

3MB's Jinder Mahal comes out. Tapings finally caught up to the present gimmick. Rollins is still the firecracker of a dude that doesn't have his Shield gimmick yet. Main event intros. Mahal uses all parts of the ring as a tag partner to work on Rollins. Rollins with great stuff. Rollins top-rope hurricanrana countered into Mahal rollup for two. Seth with a bunch of near falls. Buckle Bomb from Rollins. Jinder gets the knee to the back, but Rollins blocks the Camel Clutch. Superkick to a kneeling Jinder. Skywalker finisher gets three for Rollins. Another fantastic match that lives up to the hype.

Corey Graves in the stands with the "applause" for Rollins. Seeds for the next feud have been planted. WWE thinks highly of Graves, so this could be Corey's golden ticket to a higher profile on this show.

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