Thursday, December 6, 2012

12/5/12 NXT

Antonio Cesaro vs. Michael McGillicutty: **1/4

Bo Dallas vs. Axl Keegan: *1/4

Corey Graves vs. Yoshi Tatsu: *1/2

Roman Reigns vs. Gavin Reid: *

Tyson Kidd vs. Leo Kruger: **3/4

McGillicutty starts the show, nice pop from the fans. Facing Cesaro tonight. Hearing the hot crowd makes me wonder if this was the start of a new set of tapings. Several near falls. MM with a good showing against the U.S. champ. Euro uppercut connects, then Neutralizer wins it for Cesaro.

Bo Dallas battles Axl Keegan. Noticed Saxton is doing ring announcing for this one. Simple match here. Bo wins with the spear. Match lasted about two and a half minutes. Bo promo afterward. He loves to fight and issues an open challenge to anyone in WWE. Love the confidence.

Yoshi Tatsu's still in WWE and jobs to Corey Graves tonight. Graves had control before the bell even rang. Graves worked on Yoshi's left knee throughout the match. Graves' finisher is called The 13th Step, basically a modified figure-four. I love submission moves.

Roman Reigns (pre-Shield days) faces Gavin Reid. Reigns with the win in a little over two minutes. Reigns tosses Reid out of the ring. Saxton wants a word with Reigns but Roman does the traditional heel intimidating to get Byron out of there.

Kidd says he will be the next NXT champ someday. Kassius Ohno doesn't agree. Nice beard, Kassius. You want in the running to be the next goat face?

Next week, Jinder battles Seth Rollins for the NXT Title.

Main event is Kidd and Kruger. I'm a fan of Kruger's unstable demeanor in the ring, plays the part very well. Good amount of time given to this one. Mat wrestling at the start. Crowd not as hot for this one. Kidd on the comeback. Kruger blocks the springboard elbow drop. Kidd with the arm drag while Kruger's on the top rope. Action briefly to the floor. Kidd with springboard elbow attempt, Kruger tries to counter, but Kidd's ready for that. Tyson slaps on the Dungeon Lock for the quick submission win.

Kassius Ohno attacks Kidd after the match. Kruger and Ohno with the double-team offense. Neat rolling elbow-facebuster combo. William Regal to the ring to help Kidd to safety, and Ohno doesn't like it.

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