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Topic: WWE NXT Show Weekly Discussion
Posted By: admin
Subject: WWE NXT Show Weekly Discussion
Date Posted: 23/February/2010 at 17:36
Quote WWE sent out the following press release, hyping the debut of WWE NXT:

WWE NXT™ DEBUTS ON SYFY,

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, AT 10PM (ET/PT)

Stamford, Connecticut – February 22, 2010 - Syfy and World Wrestling Entertainment® today announced the competitors on WWE NXT, a new hybrid live event/reality show featuring eight popular WWE Superstars ("Pros") mentoring eight WWE "Rookies," premiering on Syfy Tuesday, February 23, at 10PM (ET/PT). The winning NXT Rookie will receive a WWE roster spot. Among the NXT Rookies are the fiancé of Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, a firefighter in training from New Jersey, a food eating dynamo and a former college basketball player.

NXT is a unique combination of heart-stopping entertainment and gritty behind-the-scenes reality. The Rookie stars of the series take the challenge of the Syfy tagline ‘Imagine Greater' to heart as they embark on their ultimate dream quest to join the next generation of WWE revered heroes and champions.

These Rookies, who are learning the ropes, are athletes who epitomize pop culture and personify strong attributes – they are opinionated and aggressive – which means inherent conflict between Rookies and other Rookies, conflict between Rookies and Pros, as well as, conflict between Pros and Pros. The trials and tribulations of the WWE NXT cast ensure action-packed, innovative entertainment – WWE style.

The WWE Pros and NXT Rookies will be:

o WWE Pro R-Truth with NXT Rookie David "A-List" Otunga
o WWE Pro The Miz with NXT Rookie Daniel Bryan
o WWE Pro Matt Hardy with NXT Rookie Justin Gabriel
o WWE Pro Chris Jericho with NXT Rookie Wade Barrett
o WWE Pro William Regal with NXT Rookie Skip Sheffield
o WWE Pro CM Punk with NXT Rookie Darren Young
o WWE Pro Christian with NXT Rookie Heath Slater
o WWE Pro Carlito with NXT Rookie Michael Tarver

The NXT Rookies come from around the world with diverse and interesting backgrounds: David Otunga is a Harvard Law graduate engaged to Academy Award winning actress and Grammy Award® winning recording artist Jennifer Hudson; Daniel Bryan is a former champion on the independent scene; Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett traveled all the way from Cape Town and England respectively to make their WWE dreams come true; Skip Sheffield loves to challenge people to eating contests; Darren Young learned to be tough while training to become a firefighter in New Jersey; as a former college basketball player, Heath Slater, is looking to move from the basketball court to the squared circle; and Michael Tarver knows what it takes to be a force in the ring after growing up watching his father be the sparing partner of Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson. Theses eight NXT Rookies are looking to see if they have what it takes to become a WWE Superstar.

Who's going to watch this tonight? I've a feeling those who do won't be let down.
 
Management will be hoping that around 2 or 3 of the batch make it big when Season 1 is over.
 
WWE are always releasing developmental talent so it could be the last chance to impress for a few.


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Posted By: WCWjuggalo
Date Posted: 23/February/2010 at 19:52
excited this should be good. I have my DVR set

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Posted By: Wesker's Shadow
Date Posted: 23/February/2010 at 20:34
I'm going to attempt to tune it just to see what the concept is like. Seems pretty interesting. 

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Posted By: suburbanpsychopathic
Date Posted: 23/February/2010 at 21:12
NXT could be good or garbage and I am reserving judgement until tonight

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Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 03:34
My bet is Skip Sheffield will be gone sooner than later on the basis he will fail another Wellness Test.

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Posted By: Wesker's Shadow
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 04:02
It's an interesting concept, that really allows the upcoming stars to get their feet wet and for the audience to grow a connection with the wrestler. Shame they couldn't do this for a Diva too, but of course the women to WWE are nothing but T&A.

Don't have much to say on the new batch of guys. It's a bit too early to make a claim. Although Darren Young's gimmick is terrible. He looks like a cross between a stripper and George of the Jungle.




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Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 04:10
CM Punk made that show for me.  Him cutting "go to hell" looks at his rookie was hilarious.  I don't know a thing about Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) but people on another board I was at were creaming in their jeans over him.  He looked great against Jericho but he's so small, what the hell are people expecting?  About the best he will do is be a foe to Rey Mysterio. 


Posted By: suburbanpsychopathic
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 04:23
NXT was not the next evolution at ALL! It wasn't a bad show (did you see that bump bryan took against the announcers desk) but it was just another wrestling show in my opinion.

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Posted By: Wesker's Shadow
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 04:26
I don't know who Bryan Danielson is either. Never heard of him until now, but I thought he looked great against Jericho. Don't know if his small stature will work against him though.

And Cole was annoying, but hit a new pinnacle. Where does he get off thinking he can actually berate the newcomers when he's a veteran in this business but hasn't improved at all? If anything, he's gotten worse.


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Posted By: Ministry Hunter
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 04:28
I think Danielson might be in with a good shout in WWE, mainly because of the fact he was trained partly by Shawn Michaels, HBK actually mentions him in his autobiography, as far as allies in the company go, HBK isn't a bad one to have.

As for Cole, it doesn't surprise me, he's an arrogant prick who actually seems to think he means something in this business even though he's in a reality a complete and utter joke.


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Posted By: WCWjuggalo
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 05:28
Just finished watching the show, gotta say i loved everything on it excet cole as the heel announcer. Cole dosnt play a good heel. He went from saying and i quote. "i cant wait to see him explain to dainel brian how that is ok" refeering to cheating in a match. and now he is all over jericho and miz's nuts. I dont like it at all. Striker as the host was genuis, and the ringside interveiw, awsome. But replace cole with king or make josh the heel announcer, cole tried really to hard to play heel tonight. I think that took away from alot of the great action in the ring. Cole said teaching him respect like twelve times, it was unprofessional. 

David Ortaga had an excellent little push, but needs to work on the mic skills, rock diss's other wrestlers, not legends in the beging, and he played the heel u loved to hate.if u want to say ur like the rock, lets get the mic skills a little up to par. next time have more than a 30 second showing.

I want CMpunk off the show. I dont like that hes using this as a chance to convert him. Its stupid and helps his career zilch. CM punk either takes it seriously or gets switched with someone else.

Dainel Brian was absolutely impressive, and proved to me that he shouldnt have even been on this show. I mean yes his is techinely a rookie. But he should have been aired before the show was announced as a free agent. He is phenomanal. I dont like the internet bashing cole did cause well, most wrestling fans are on the internet, so either get with it or shut up, the WWE universe in Online with a facebook/myspace type thing, again with the playin to hard to be heel.

OVERALL
8/10 cole needs to tone it down, but otherwise great show


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Posted By: Roary
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 05:39
Doesn't air here till tomorrow but I've got it set to record. It seems like a good show from the highlights on WWE.com but I'm still gonna wait to see it for myself

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Posted By: WCWjuggalo
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 08:53
The only reason anyone wanted to see cole on tv is the same reason anyone wanted to see jonathan coachman, it was to watch The Rock Woop That Candy ASS!!!! Cole Fucked up an otherwise perfect new show. to me it feels like a show based around the career mode in video games. Its very interesting.definetly will tune in next week. Dainel Bryan was great, and that spot with jericho showed his resilincy for sure. Cole should suck a railroad spike

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Posted By: Pac-Man
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 09:42
I had a problem with him talking about the personality of watching paint dry. Michael Cole has no business talking about the personality of watching paint dry.

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Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 09:54
Cole has no business criticizing anybody about anything.  Matthews got him good when he said, "you're still being mentored after 13 years."  I was like, "yeah, go Josh". 

If all this is going to turn into though is Cole and Matthews arguing every week about Bryan being well known over the internet, this will get boring really quick.  The WWE clods amaze me.  they know the internet is their fanbase now yet they continue to do everything they can to piss their main fanbase off.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 10:53
Originally posted by MariaS MariaS wrote:

I don't know a thing about Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) but people on another board I was at were creaming in their jeans over him.  He looked great against Jericho but he's so small, what the hell are people expecting?  About the best he will do is be a foe to Rey Mysterio. 
 
He will grow on you for sure. The guy is so talented his size won't matter. Much like CM Punk made it big coming from Ring Of Honor, he will be the same.
 
Originally posted by suburbanpsychopathic suburbanpsychopathic wrote:

NXT was not the next evolution at ALL! It wasn't a bad show (did you see that bump bryan took against the announcers desk) but it was just another wrestling show in my opinion.
 
I've not watched it yet but surely you can't be that critical after one show Confused
 
Originally posted by Wesker's Shadow Wesker's Shadow wrote:

I don't know who Bryan Danielson is either. Never heard of him until now, but I thought he looked great against Jericho. Don't know if his small stature will work against him though.
 
It being made public HBK taught him and his television debut being against the second most important champion in the company says to me that he's highly thought of.


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Posted By: suburbanpsychopathic
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 16:33
@admin They promised something new and they didn't deliver. It was a good show but I was expecting a mix of a reality show/wrestling show. That would be new, like tough enough meets RAW but that didn't happen.

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Posted By: krazy-rex
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 17:44
The whole show was not that disappointing. It was more of a wrestling show then entertainment which is shocking as WWE is mostly always about the E. The rookies and mentors dont match IMO.

Some showed a less E style and I cant wait to see these guys next week.

EDIT= Brian Danielson should have won against CJ. That would have been so awesome and unpredictable.


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Posted By: Trice
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 18:05
Originally posted by krazy-rex krazy-rex wrote:



EDIT= Brian Danielson should have won against CJ. That would have been so awesome and unpredictable.


you cant have an NXT rookie beat the WHC, the man who will be headlining wrestlemania, the man who beat the Undertaker twice, the rock and stone cold in the same night, he who made the tag team titles worthwhile. Itd make jericho look ridiculously weak for a WM26 headliner.

Quite rightly the match was booked to make danielson look resiliant and a good ring worker, but to win woulda been daft. even for a mcmahon.


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Posted By: Pac-Man
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 19:46
CM Punk had to spend three years in developmental and/or ECW before getting his call up, and look where he's been at since then. Bryan Danielson, who's of a similar style and indy resume as well as much less charismatic overall, should expect a similar learning curve, and honestly, I think he does, which puts him above all his acolytes who want him to win the World Heavyweight title the second he gets his foot in the door.

Imagine WWE giving a rookie unknown to the casuals the main title or a win over the champ faster than Christian Cage got it by TNA when he became the biggest acquisition in their history. Forget the fact that he's an indy legend, that would look completely flat to everyone else.

However, I still maintain - that dork-bomb douchebag Michael Cole is not the man to be talking about Bryan or anybody else having no personality.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 24/February/2010 at 23:07
Quote Playing off of his heel persona during last night's WWE NXT, the following was posted on the WWE Universe Twitter feed… "Michael Cole has requested his @WWE Universe profile be removed from our site, not wanting to associate with 'online fans" any longer."

-- Chris Jericho commented on last night's NXT debut… "NXT was pretty cool. Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett will be stars. However, Punks guy has the worst hair I've ever seen...."

-- Joey Styles commented on Michael Cole's commentary last night… "I'm an Internet fan and I can assure you that the exchange between Josh Mathews and Michael Cole was very real. Cole lives in the WWE bubble."

-- David Otunga, who made his debut on last night's WWE NXT show, has received some attention from mainstream media outlets. Contact Music has an article up, discussing that Otunga wants to marry his fiancé, singer Jennifer Hudson, in a wrestling ring.

I doubt the views of Michael Cole are anything but storyline.
 
Jericho knows from being in the ring with Daniel Bryan just the once that he's got start potential.
 
Don't be surprised if Jennifer Hudson isn't brought in to help get her fiance some good publicity.


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Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 25/February/2010 at 04:08
Watched the first episode of nXt now (that logo can´t be written in a cool way, sorry). Things I noticed: Daniel Bryan botch: You don´t fall backwards at full speed when receiving an enzuigiri (a kick to the back of the head would make you fall forward or slump to the knees, which looks cooler too). 

Savannah Botch: announcing Daniel Bryan from somewhere in Washington when his insert said Las Vegas, NV.  

Josh Matthews OWNING Michael Cole about the Pro/Student thing, stating that Cole has been in this business for 13 years and still gets schooled... *LOL*

Striker being wasted in a backstage interviewer role. Hopefully he at least gets to display his heel persona a bit more there.

Rookies: Heath Slater, Bryan of course and Otunga looked good, Otunga was of course made to look good with his squash match victory. Carlito´s rookie didn´t look bad as well, even though he lost, good job on the part of Christian, who didn´t make it look that downputting.

Looking forward to Matt Hardy´s rookie Justin... forgot the last name. Have seen him in FCW already, he´s good. 

We shall see. Savannah needs to be put back in the ring to wrestle. She´s wasted as announcer.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 25/February/2010 at 13:28

WWE NXT Episode 1: Feb 23rd 2010

Part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xccjl4_wwe-nxt-feb-23rd-hdtv-xvid-part-1-d_shortfilms - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xccjl4_wwe-nxt-feb-23rd-hdtv-xvid-part-1-d_shortfilms

Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xccjl5_wwe-nxt-feb-23rd-hdtv-xvid-part-2-d_shortfilms - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xccjl5_wwe-nxt-feb-23rd-hdtv-xvid-part-2-d_shortfilms

Part 3: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xccjl6_wwe-nxt-feb-23rd-hdtv-xvid-part-3-d_shortfilms - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xccjl6_wwe-nxt-feb-23rd-hdtv-xvid-part-3-d_shortfilms

The ring they used for the show looked to be slightly smaller than the ones we are used to seeing.

A number of the guys impressed me such as Daniel Bryan (of course), Michael Tarver and David Otunga.

Wade Barrett knew how to get instant heel heat. All he had to do was say how much of an honour it was to be with Jericho lol.



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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 26/February/2010 at 11:54
I enjoyed the first show.....the Miz mentoring Daniel Bryan is a smart move as its being made in to a shoot storyline of sorts with Miz criticising Bryan's personality while at the same time its allowing Bryan to put over his wrestling experience, this will no doubt lead to a feud between the two down the line.

Bryan had a great match considering how short it was with Jericho, his style dosnt appear to have been watered down to much. He took a very nasty bump against the announce-table but he showed some sweet offense, expecially when he countered the walls of Jericho in to a very painfull looking submission hold.

Not sure if Bryan will ever main-event in WWE but I can see him in a nice high mid-card spot.

Christian's rookie Heath Slater looked like he was trying to hard, but R-Truth's guy David Otanga showed alot of potential and has the perfect look for WWE, the Hollywood background gimmick is good as well.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 28/February/2010 at 06:44
So far it's interesting.  Of course it isn't the "next innovation"-- whatever Vince claimed it would be.  But its very much like how the WWE was attempting to use the ECW in relationship to FCW.  I'm still not sure where the "reality show" angle fits in with the hype.
 
I would like to suggest the next NXT series introduces new tag teams.  They could use the Rotundas, the Usos, Joe Hennig and Brett DiBiase, the Briscoe Brothers, and maybe throw together a couple of other teams.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 02/March/2010 at 10:45
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/february22-28/13615110 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/february22-28/13615110
 
I'm ready for tonight and seeing some of the other partnerships we haven't seen yet.
 
I do wonder if their is bitching backstage between the guys involved as they are bound to be competitive.
 
Not everyone on the show is going to make it big so you can't be too friendly with the others because they are after the same spot as you.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 03/March/2010 at 13:19
I admit it.  I was watching and as soon as the "Cornfed Meathead" Skip Sheffield came on I fell asleep!  Sleepy  WWE is going to have to run some sort of warning about watching that guy after a long day at work.  I'm only glad that Daniel Bryan's match was earlier, he's clearly the star of the show.


Posted By: King Razor
Date Posted: 03/March/2010 at 13:33
I watched the first show and thought it was boring. I was hoping for it to be about their real lifes, real training and there real attempt to make it in the WWE. However what I got was a storyline based pile of nothing with all the 'stars' still in character

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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 03/March/2010 at 18:32
Originally posted by King Razor King Razor wrote:

I watched the first show and thought it was boring. I was hoping for it to be about their real lifes, real training and there real attempt to make it in the WWE. However what I got was a storyline based pile of nothing with all the 'stars' still in character



Same here, don't get me wrong it had good matches and I think it will make nearly all of the rookies into stars, but I thought it would have a running documentary feel like the Ultimate Fighter.

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Posted By: King Razor
Date Posted: 03/March/2010 at 19:15
Thats exactly what I wanted to see as I love the Ultimate Fighter

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 04/March/2010 at 13:43

Episode 2:

Part 1: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcfssn_desirulez-net-2nd-march-nxt-part-1_shortfilms - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcfssn_desirulez-net-2nd-march-nxt-part-1_shortfilms
 
Part 2: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcfssq_desirulez-net-2nd-march-nxt-part-2_shortfilms - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcfssq_desirulez-net-2nd-march-nxt-part-2_shortfilms
 
Part 3: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcfssx_desirulez-net-2nd-march-nxt-part-3_shortfilms - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcfssx_desirulez-net-2nd-march-nxt-part-3_shortfilms
 
This week the pros seemed to take centre stage which isn't what the show is about.
 
We already know enough about them and it's supposed to be a show for the rookies.
 
With the Jericho commentary, Miz chatter, Christian chatter, R Truth chatter it seemed too much.


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Posted By: Mr Member
Date Posted: 08/March/2010 at 22:17
I know this is double posting, but since nobody's touched the topic since last week...lol
 
In the "Christian and Heath Slater Partnership" thread, I said that I think only Slater, Sheffield, and Danielson would get contracts. I'd like to recant that statement and say this:
 
ALL OF THEM WILL GET CONTRACTS.
 
I, however, think the only guys that should get contracts are: Heath Slater, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, and Bryan Danielson.
 
*Slater is ready right now. He just needs a bit of refinement, which he'll get in-ring.
 
*Otunga is the best big man on the show. His character is great, but his in-ring stuff needs work. Once he gets that, he's going to be great.
 
*Justin Gabriel is just a fun guy to watch wrestle with his style. However, instead of Matt Hardy coaching/evaluating him, they should have picked Rey Mysterio. I feel he would have been a better choice, but I like Matt Hardy, so I'm not too upset. I'd just prefer to see Mysterio.
 
*Bryan Danielson is a phenomenal in-ring talent. No doubt. But, he is as interesting as watching grass grow. He needs a good, credible gimmick...or a manager/valet.
 
Those are just my opinions.
 
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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/March/2010 at 13:39
Originally posted by Mr Member Mr Member wrote:

I know this is double posting, but since nobody's touched the topic since last week...lol
 
In the "Christian and Heath Slater Partnership" thread, I said that I think only Slater, Sheffield, and Danielson would get contracts. I'd like to recant that statement and say this:
 
ALL OF THEM WILL GET CONTRACTS.
 
I, however, think the only guys that should get contracts are: Heath Slater, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, and Bryan Danielson.
 
*Slater is ready right now. He just needs a bit of refinement, which he'll get in-ring.
 
*Otunga is the best big man on the show. His character is great, but his in-ring stuff needs work. Once he gets that, he's going to be great.
 
*Justin Gabriel is just a fun guy to watch wrestle with his style. However, instead of Matt Hardy coaching/evaluating him, they should have picked Rey Mysterio. I feel he would have been a better choice, but I like Matt Hardy, so I'm not too upset. I'd just prefer to see Mysterio.
 
*Bryan Danielson is a phenomenal in-ring talent. No doubt. But, he is as interesting as watching grass grow. He needs a good, credible gimmick...or a manager/valet.
 
Those are just my opinions.
 
Later.
 
Moved your post to the right thread so technically it wasn't a double post Tongue
 
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/march8-14/13738564 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/march8-14/13738564
 
A good backstage segment used for the right purpose which was for both pros to talk up their rookies.
 
I'd like someone to shove that flower where the sun doesn't shine on the red rose bastard LOL


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 18/March/2010 at 21:04
       NXT 16 March - 4 matches tonight - Slater vs Tarver, Bryan vs Great Khali (and Big Show), Punk/Young vs Hardy/Gabriel, and Barret vs Sheffield.
       All the matches tonight were enjoyable but not great. Slater needs to stop trying so hard - jumping about wanting everyone to like you is not charima lol. It just makes him seem desperate for attention. Bits of the Slater/Tarver match that i liked were the backroom crosses to Carlito and Christian - both really hammed it up well at the end when Tarver flattened Slater after he won the match.
       Bryan vs Khali was a squash - Khali finished him within a few minutes - After, Big show came out (obviously at Miz's request) and slammed Bryan again for good measure. Thats about all we saw of Miz and Bryan pairing tonight (No Miz).
       Personally, beginning to find Punk's matches really lame - you always know SES is going to get involved. It's so standard now, that credibly I don't know why opponents even bother fronting for matches with the odds always stacked against them. It makes Punk look piss-weak. After Punk and Young won (with SESs help of course), Punk gives him a pat on the head, then Festus gives Young the gallows pole. huh? Can Young credibly stay with these lunatics ? lol. Hardy by far the best thing in the match.
       Barret vs Sheffield...lol, I can't think of anything to say. Barret won. Regal's mugging cracked me up all the way through which made it worthwhile.
       Main whinge - 10 minute WM-WWE promo in the middle. Makes NXT look a replay show for RAW.       


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 19/March/2010 at 10:41
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/march15-21/13802678 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/march15-21/13802678
 
Gabriel looked strong despite losing with Matt against Punk and his partner Young.
 
I don't agree with Luke Gallows coming off looking the strongest of everyone when he's not even on the show.
 
The beatdown of Young worked well and made sense because he was celebrating like he had one the match off his own work.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 19/March/2010 at 14:53
Justin Gabriel is looking the strongest in-ring talent out of the group behind Daniel Bryan of course, but then Bryan isnt really a rookie and we pretty much know he will be part of the main WWE roster regardless of what happens on NXT.

I understand they are doing a underdog storyline with Bryan but the mounting defeats are going to hurt his credibility soon, it would have made more sense to have him beat Khali, he was looking strong and wisley using holds that would put the much larger Khali on the ground, when he locked in the dragon sleeper Khali should have tapped or passed out which would have made Bryan look really strong, it wouldnt have harmed Khali who is only a low-card act these days and is only kept around due to his unique size and his appeal in India.

I still fail to see anything special in Heath Slater, he comes across as a try-hard and I would say hes the weakest out of the entire group.



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 22/March/2010 at 22:56
Quote The following matches have been announced for tomorrow's edition of WWE NXT:

* Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel vs. Wade Barrett and Skip Sheffield
* Daniel Bryan and Michael Tarver vs. David Otunga and Darren Young

The second match is more interesting due to the babyface/heel partnerships going in.
 
It's likely that Carlito along with his rookie Tarver are going to attack Daniel Bryan.
 
Slater and Gabriel I don't think will ever be too successful on their own but this could be the start of a good tag team of the future.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 24/March/2010 at 03:28
Well, I'll just say this was the weakest NXT so far.  The vast majority of the show was just promos for WrestleMania.  This was more like an infomerical for WM than anything else. 
 
The two matches were pretty much throw-away stuff.  Nothing really interesting.  Slater & Gabriel were OK... they were clearly much better in the ring than Sheffield & Barrett.  But it wasn't a great match either.  I almost expected Slater to win with another roll-up.  I will say that getting the chance to see Sheffield next to Barrett... that Sheffield look to be a much better worker than Barrett.  Barrett was very wooden.
 
The other match that took place after a half-hour of promos... Otunga & Young vs. Bryan & Tarver.  I knew Bryan wasn't going to getting his first win tonight.  In the ring, Otunga and Bryan still shined... Young didn't look very good and Tarver looked horrible.  I was thinking that Tarver should have T-Bone slammed Bryan after the match... then maybe that would set-up a match between the two next week... but I really don't want to see Tarver again.
 
The big complaint... no Miz.  OK, the Miz was in a recorded bit with Otunga.  But the Miz and Bryan interaction has really been driving the show and to skip that again!  I won't be surprised if this turns out to be the lowest rated NXT to date.


Posted By: Kaos Punk
Date Posted: 24/March/2010 at 04:35
Originally posted by thundarr2000 thundarr2000 wrote:

Well, I'll just say this was the weakest NXT so far.  The vast majority of the show was just promos for WrestleMania.  This was more like an infomerical for WM than anything else.  

Yeah,I quickly realized it would be when they announced two all-rookie tag matches.I don't understand why'd they use all 8 rookies in 2 matches.The only way they could've fixed that would be to make both matches like 20 minutes long.It was a lot of promos,but I did enjoy some of them.They really get you in the wrestlemania mood.At least they should have had some backstage segments to help balance it out.

Overall it was pretty crappy compared to the other episodes.Plus I agree,more Miz time equals awesome show.I was hoping for some Miz/Bryan interaction.I did enjoy how Punk sat on the steel stairs paying little attention to the match.So far from all the Rookies Tarver has been the least interesting to me.Sheffield has been growing on me as of late,and I continue to enjoy Slater and Gabriel.Barrett seemed bland this week,I paid no attention to him,same with Young.I think Otunga might be growing on me.I'm liking that spinebuster he uses.I realized it was for the best for Bryan to lose.I'd prefer it if he got his first win in a more important match,probably against the Miz.

Oh well,next week we'll have the first poll.Hopefully it'll be good and balance out the rating from this episode.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 04:19
It's now being reported that Wade Barrett managed to break his nose during the match. 
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/march22-28/13879328 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/march22-28/13879328
 
After Gabriel landed his awkward elbow smash to Barrett's face.  Barrett just covers his face with both hand and hides in the corner for a moment.  He then quickly ducks out of the ring and is heading up the ramp before you know it.  The announcer also didn't acknowledge it and the cameras stayed with the in-ring action.
 
Side note:  On WWE.com they have a poll asking "Which NXT Rookie tag team would you like to see more of in the coming weeks?"
 
Way ahead was Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel.  Surprisingly close was Skip Sheffield & Wade Barrett.  Distant third was David Otunga & Darren Young.  And dead last was Daniel Bryan & Michael Tarver.


Posted By: Steven Nyte
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 05:03
*lol* at the poll... relatively predictable as fans would definately want to see Bryan in singles action and Tarver in no action at all.

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Posted By: sic_metal_pornstar
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 07:39
Did you all see how horrible Y2Joke looked against Bryan "Best wrestler in the world" Danielson? 


Posted By: bigfloridapimp
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 08:27
Originally posted by sic_metal_pornstar sic_metal_pornstar wrote:

Did you all see how horrible Y2Joke looked against Bryan "Best wrestler in the world" Danielson? 



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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 09:01
Bryan Danielson may have a lot of talent but there are many things he lacks:
 
Mic Skills
 
Personality
 
Interest
 
He needs all 3 if he wants to make it anywhere in the WWE ROH was one thing but WWE is still the top of the food chain.


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Posted By: bigfloridapimp
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 09:04
Actually his mic skills are not terrible. I watched him cut a promo on Morishima, when Morishima messed up his eye. It was at ROH Man Up 2007 and it was pretty damn good. NO... It wasnt The Rock good or Mr. Anderson good, but if Danielson is allowed to say what comes to mind he isnt bad at all. The WWE "writers" are going to hurt Danielson in the long run IMO.

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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 09:12
Originally posted by sic_metal_pornstar sic_metal_pornstar wrote:

Did you all see how horrible Y2Joke looked against Bryan "Best wrestler in the world" Danielson? 
LMAO - S_M_P, mate, you don't get it do you? It was Jericho's in ring work that made Bryan look so damn good in the match they had. It's scripted in case no one told you. Jericho's a heel at the moment, so it's his role to look bad and get thumped, and he does it convincingly because he's a real pro. 


Posted By: bigfloridapimp
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 09:17
I wouldnt go as far as saying Y2J makes Danielson look good, because I rememebr seeing the 1st match they had on the 1st episode and Y2J hurt Danielson, bad...

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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 15:12
Originally posted by L-shizzel L-shizzel wrote:

Bryan Danielson may have a lot of talent but there are many things he lacks:
 
Mic Skills
 
Personality
 
Interest
 
He needs all 3 if he wants to make it anywhere in the WWE ROH was one thing but WWE is still the top of the food chain.
 
I have to disagree with all three of those.
 
Mic skills- he has some great interactions with the Miz.  Telling the Miz that each of his partners carried him was great.  Granted he's not the Rock or Stone Cold... but he's way better than Chris Masters or Vladmir Kozlov.  There's different aspects to mic skills.  Some guys can just go out and riff a great monologue, but most can't.  Daniel Bryan does best when he's with someone else and they are having a 'conversion' and he's not just cutting a promo to the crowd.  His strength is in 'interviews' and not 'monologues.'
 
Personality- Again, in the heavily scripted WWE style--creative decides how to feature you and it's hard to show off being a hard worker and technically sound.  Right now, Daniel isn't supposed to be flashy or too gimmicky... that's the angle that creative has assigned to him--hence, he isn't flashy or gimmicky.
 
Interest- Who interest?  His interest in being there?  Or the generally flat audience that being at NXT? 
 
I don't think that Bryan Danielson is chasing the money like some folks... simply because he could go nearly anywhere in the world and be a headliner.  ROH would still welcome him back, TNA was jonesing for him really bad a short time ago, and there's all of Japan.  I think he's seriously trying to get over where two of his mentors have been successful (namely Shawn Michaels and William Regal.) 
 
The NXT audiences haven't been really great... just like the ECW crowds were at the end.  NXT is usually taped before another show, so the crowds are usually just waiting for the 'real' show to begin.  Sort of saving their energy for the bigger show.  I think the crowds would seem way more into the show if NXT was actually taped before the FCW audience.  But I can't see WWE airing a show that was in front of a such smaller crowd.


Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 26/March/2010 at 17:36
I think we should just be thankfull that Daniel Bryan is being pushed as himself and not under some lame gimmick, his gimmick is that he's a oridnary guy and a great in-ring technician.

I'm not sure what they hope to achieve by jobbing him out every week, at first it was the sympathy vote as he was booked to look credible in defeat against the likes of Jericho and Khali, but being pinned by other NXT ''rookies'' isnt going to do him any favours.

All I can fathom is perhaps Bryan will get his big win next week probably over his mentor - the Miz.

This weeks show may as well have been named the Wrestlemania preview show because thats basically all it was, at least half the show was devoted to video-clips hyping Mania.

As for NXT it seems someone is high on Heath Slater, I personally still think he is the worst of all the eight guys.
The main-event tag match was a fairly good match and the footage of Miz and David Otunga provided further evidence that Otunga is set for big things in WWE with his look and gimmick.


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 31/March/2010 at 12:02
NXT 30 March.
        The Pro's Poll started off the show this week, with all the Rookies in the ring while Stryker read out the results. 1. Bryan, 2. Barret, 3.Gabriel, 4. Slater, 5.Otunga, 6. Sheffield, 7. Tarver, and 8. Young. No one gets thrown off the show this Poll. At the next Pro's Poll in 6 weeks time, the #8 will be booted, and then 1 Rookie a week voted off after that. Bryan on top because of his matches with Jericho and Khali.
       2 big matches filled the rest of the card. The first was a Pro's tag team match, with Rookie Barret filling in for an injured Jericho; Hardy/Truth/Punk/Barret vs Regal/Christian/Carlito/Miz. Good match from all the Pro's, the match ending when Barret pinned Christian (with help from Jericho).
      Second Match was a battle royal with all the Rookies, the winner getting the Guest Host job on next week's RAW. 'A List' Otunga won the job - WWE is really pumping his 'celebrity' status like mad.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 31/March/2010 at 13:39
Justin Gabriel got a good pop from the crowd when he was introduced for the pro's poll segment.  Otherwise the crowd seemed a bit flat.
 
I was surprised to see the amount of time given to the first match.  It was the first time in a very long time that I've seen a WWE television match that didn't seem to be limited to a 5 minute time limit.  The match was actually given the time to flow along naturally and progressed nicely.  Wade Barrett getting the pin was a little bit predicatable.  And since Christian was the only face on the Raw team, he had to take the fall.  It was a little disappointing since Christian just finally looked to be slightly moving up on the Raw roster.
 
The rookie battle royal was way too predicatable.  With the winner getting to guest host Raw, I knew that David Otunga with his celebrity connection was going to win.  Still the match could have been booked better.   The way Otunga just threw Justin Gabriel out of the ring was a bit weak. 
 
I really think that Daniel Bryan should have been eliminated last.  That would have teased the notion that he might have gotten his first win in, and help to set up a strong rivalry between Bryan and Otunga.
 


Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 31/March/2010 at 14:25
Originally posted by thundarr2000 thundarr2000 wrote:

  I was surprised to see the amount of time given to the first match.  It was the first time in a very long time that I've seen a WWE television match that didn't seem to be limited to a 5 minute time limit. 
 
       thundarr, try WWE Superstars, no storylines, no in ring speeches, just 3 or 4 good, LONG, matches. A couple of the matches each episode always run past 10 minutes, and the bouts over the past month or so have really been worth the watch.
       I've been posting match summaries on the Superstars thread for the past few weeks - as no one else can be bothered Tongue 

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 05/April/2010 at 02:32
NXT so far is doing a good job of pushing Daniel Bryan and David Otunga and to a lesser extent Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett. It wouldnt surprise me to see the rest of the rookies released at the end of this season.

Otunga is coming across as the star of the show, he has the look and the charisma and just has the WWE star aura about him, they seem to have cooled on Daniel Bryan a little with him playing second fiddle to Otunga on screen this week but the fact he is at the top of the poll shows that he is highly rated and I expect him or Otunga to win.

Interesting development with the announcement of the eliminations and the eventual winner getting a PPV title match of his choosing. The fact that they said any title and not just World title makes me think Daniel Bryan will win and will challenge the Miz for the US title.


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 09/April/2010 at 04:22
      Only just got around to watching this weeks NXT (April 6).
      Had to laugh this week while watching NXT. They had a race to see which rookie could carry a beer keg around the ring the fastest - Slater won. His prize? Get the shit beat out of him by Kane lmao - it will boost his rankings in 'Strength of Opponet faced' category though.
      Interesting to see the faces - Bryan, Gabriel, and Slater - high fiving each other after their keg haul, the other 5 definitely in the heel camp. No Pros at all on the show this week as well.
      4 matches this episode, Bryan v Young (Young won), Gabriel v Tarver (Gabriel), Otunga v Barret (Barret) and Slater v Kane (Kane). Cornfed got his own promo to get airtime.
       Seeing Bryan lose again was a yawn, but good to watch him performing. Gabriel was excellent in his match with Tarver, and it gave him a really good chance to show people his style of wrestling which isn't like any of the other rookies. Otunga, I was just happy to see Barret beat the crap out of him lol. Slater started well against Kane, but then it turned into a oneway ride to hell for Slater. I got the impression Slater was being stiff again with a couple of actions on Kane, especially with face punching at one point.
       All up not a bad show. If I had to offer a reason for the low ratings, it may be simply that people don't have the time for another hour of wrestling each week - especially when it has no bearing on WWE titles etc at the moment. After RAW, SD!, IMPACT! and maybe some Chikara (+PPVs) each week, NXT is low priority (that's if I am not already 'wrestled out' for the week).


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 09/April/2010 at 05:50
The challenge bit was interesting.  It really seemed to play as a Tough Enough style physical challenge.  And the prize being an ass-whipping by Kane was a great punchline.
 
I get that Daniel Bryan's storyline is "Great wrester on losing streak."  But losing to Darren Young was just a waste.  Bryan has a couple of good spots in the match and I thought really carried the match.  It doesn't help that the Miz wasn't around.  Bryan and the Miz always steal the show.  Where were the Pros anyway?
 
Justin Gabriel vs Michael Tarver.  Gabriel is a really good high flyer and Tarver is... really boring.  Tarver made Gabriel look so good by comparison.  If it wasn't for that grating accent, I would be much higher on Gabriel.
 
David Otunga vs Wade Barrett.  The match never really interested me.  It was a bit odd to see Otunga lose since he seemed to be getting pushed.  Barrett is just flat to me, but he has that size that WWE has always liked.
 
Heath Slater vs Kane.  At first I thought this was going to be a squash match.  But  in the end, Slater has a couple of nice short moments before Kane put him away.  I rather liked Kane's involvement on the show and hope that he'll be back to beat down some more of the rookies.  It's a nice little storyline.


Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 09/April/2010 at 12:44

I wonder how Kane would be if he was one of the pros and had to take in someone I think it would be good to build another monster heel.



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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 09/April/2010 at 17:10
The beer keg challenge made Daniel Bryan look like a idiot as he came last by a large margin as he seemed to struggle round the ring with the keg while the others zoomed round fairly effortlessly.

To make matters worse Bryan then suffered a clean loss to Darren Young who is currently in last place in the polls, Bryan got a few minutes to showcase his skills before Young got a fairly easy pinfall, WWE need to start giving Bryan wins soon.

Justin Gabriel impressed by beating the bland Michael Tarver, Tarver I would say is the most likely to be released out of all the rookies at the end of this, most of the others I can see securing spots on the roster.

Wade Barrett made David Otunga look like a jobber, Otunga up until this point had looked like the star of the show, perhaps WWE were disappointed with his performance on Raw and jobbed him out as a result, at least a logical reason was given for why he abandoned John Cena during the tag-team title match.

Kane destroyed Heath Slater - Slater still fails to impress me, if it was down to me I would probably give all the rookies a chance to impress on the main WWE roster apart from Slater and Tarver.


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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 13/April/2010 at 03:13

OK I know John Cena should have his revenge and all but him beating Otunga on Raw was a mistake it should've been on NXT so that they could have 7-10 minutes which would allow Otunga or even to get a dirty win thanks to Batista would've helped Otunga a lot.



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 13/April/2010 at 13:03
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april1-7/14058264 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april1-7/14058264
 
The keg challenge was one of the most pointless segments i've seen for a while.
 
Just what does speed someone can run carrying a keg got to do with wrestling?
 
It was the sort of lame segment we used to see weekly on Tough Enough.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 14/April/2010 at 15:58
"Talk the Talk" segment was really weak.  Daniel Bryan got interupted by Mike Stryker, so that he ended up wasting most of his time.  Wade Barrett got a solid pop from the UK fans.  Justin Gabriel didn't get as big a pop this week, but Skip Sheffield got a good pop too?Confused  Can I getta Yep, Yep?
 
The show was largely forgetable.  It was good to see the Pros return, but they really should have shaken things up a little more.  I thought the opening challenge ran way too long and the matches really suffered for it.


Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 15/April/2010 at 03:17
Originally posted by thundarr2000<strong><FONT color=#ffff00> thundarr2000 wrote:

"Talk the Talk" segment was really weak.
  Daniel Bryan got interupted by Mike Stryker, so that he ended up wasting most of his time.  Wade Barrett got a solid pop from the UK fans.  Justin Gabriel didn't get as big a pop this week, but Skip Sheffield got a good pop too?Confused  Can I getta Yep, Yep?
 
The show was largely forgetable.  It was good to see the Pros return, but they really should have shaken things up a little more.  I thought the opening challenge ran way too long and the matches really suffered for it.
          Awwww, think you are being a little harsh thundarr lol. Totally agree with you comments on "Talk the talk" - complete waste of time, and as you say, the 3 matches really suffered because of it.
        Otunga & babe in fashionland was pretty irksome too - is it a 'lifestyle' programme now as well? More time wasted.
        The matches were short, but enjoyable I thought, as was the SES/Young promo and the Miz.
        Barrett v Christian I enjoyed. Inevitable Christian would win using his usual sets, but thought it a good outing from Barrett and his brawling style of wrestling which I like. Slater's attempt to help Christian at the end had me rofl - it was so pathetic.
        Bryan v Regal. Great match, but way too short (due to stuff mentioned). Bryan is a freak in ring, jaw dropping stuff at times and match was looking good until Bryan was kneed in the head pretty severly by Regal. You could see how worried everyone was, especially Regal who is a Bryan mentor. It didn't look kayfabe.
        Last match was Young v Gallows. As the previous match, WAY to short because of all the earlier promotional crap. I have to admit that seeing how much energy Punk/SES is putting into Young (i.e. his crossover into SES/SD! storylines), I have started paying more attention to him. The way Young has been used by both the writers and Punk has been pretty clever.
        Gallows is another brawler who is beginning to impress me, and the match with Young was a hoot, until Young rolled up Gallows for the pin (had to end the match fast because they were running out of time). After, Punk gets into the ring and raises Young's arm in victory, sneering at and avoiding Gallows for being a 'weakling loser' and 'failing his mission' lol. Gallows is distraught of course at 'the Saviour' rejecting him. Fun stuff LOL


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 15/April/2010 at 05:39
I really felt the three matches could have done so much more... but they just didn't have the time after losing the first twenty minutes of the show with corny challenge bit, the Raw Rebound, and the usually PPV hype.
 
Christian vs. Barrett... what did that accomplish?  It could have been a great way to hint at a heel turn for Slater by having him interfer in the match.  Then there could become some tension between Christian and Slater and given those two a bit of storyline to work with.
 
Daniel Bryan vs. William Regal.  These two should have gotten the 20 minutes that were wasted with challenge.  Regal always gets a solid reaction for the UK crowds and it seems to perk him up in the ring.  But the match seemed rushed.  Maybe WWE should have stolen the "Time Limit Draw" bit from TNA on this one.
 
Darren Young vs. Luke Gallows.  The whole SES storyline gets some nice play-out... but we'll have to tune into SmackDown to see if this really goes anywhere.  Young wins with Heath Slater's finisher... the roll-up and quick count.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/April/2010 at 17:54
This just about sums up why the 30 second promos was a good thing to do........
 
Quote Chris Jericho posted the following on Twitter, regarding the promo challenge on NXT… "To truly make it in the WWE, you have to be able to adapt to any situation and be ready for anything everytime u step into the ring. Sometimes you have to add five mins onto a match with no notice. Sometimes injuries occur and you have to change things on the fly. And Sometimes you have to cut a 30 second promo about toothpaste. The best can go with the flow and succeed in all situations and that's why The NXT rookies had the talk off this week and that's why it was a very important and relevant segment."
 
It showed up that just about every guy is used to scripted promos and can't think on their feet at a moments notice.
 
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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 16/April/2010 at 18:11
I think the talk off was a good way of getting the rookies to improvise a promo, this is something all WWE talent should be encouraged to do rather than just read scripts.....

Daniel Bryan was awfull, but in fairness half of his time was taken away by Matt Striker, but even so Bryan still sucked badly here and the fans let him know it.

The worst of the bunch was Justin Gabriel who displayed all the charisma and mic skills of a breeze block.

Wade Barrett was easilly the best, if nothing else displaying the ability to just talk about a random subject on the fly and play to the audience. David Otunga wasnt bad but then he has the best mic-skills of the group anyway.

I enjoyed Miz ripping into Bryan backstage and thought it might actually lead to a first win for him but he did a sensless quick job to Regal which just made him look weak. The mounting defeats are not helping Bryan at all and I think WWE are just jobbing him out on purpose to prove that indie experience and having a strong internet following counts for nothing in WWE.

Wade Barrett put in a fairly good showing against Christian, he was allowed to look competative here.

Nice to see Darren Young pick up a win as well, I would think WWE have high hopes for him based on his look and physique.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 19/April/2010 at 14:58
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april8-14/14127968 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april8-14/14127968
 
When rumours started Danielson would be signed I called him the Chris Benoit of the Indies and his promo work so far as proven the point.
 
It was really disapointed how unprepared the rookies were to talk about a random subject.
 
Wade Barrett had it easier because he could just suck up to his home country fans.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 19/April/2010 at 15:16
Yeah the homefield avantage really helped Barrett in the talk-off segment as the fans were already behind him due to the fact hes a Brit.

Bryan was abysmal in his promo, Matt Striker didnt help by interrupting and cutting his time but regardless of that Bryan just struggled to get words out let alone any that were on the topic he was given - having to resort to screaming ''I love you England'' just made him seem even more lame.

Justin Gabriel came across very weak on the mic as well but in fairness he was given a tough topic, if you dont like or have any interest in flowers how can you really stand and talk about them when only given seconds to figure out what to say.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 21/April/2010 at 15:59
Well, another week and another goofy challenge for the NXT rookies.  Atleast this week they broke the challenge up and spaced it out over the show instead on have just one massive 20 minute snore session at the beginning of the show.  However, half of the WWE Pros weren't there and Bryan Daniels wasn't given any real attention (again.)
 
Heath Slater vs. Chris Jericho:
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april15-21/14203364 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april15-21/14203364
Heath Slater got a major win over Chris Jericho with his apparent finisher... the sudden roll-up!  The victory appears to be setting up an angle, so I don't really mind it.  Hopefully Slater will get a big eog from the win and tease a heel-turn.  But it's just disappointing that Slater continues to get wins with a roll-up.  Slater hit a great neckbreaker just a moment before that had some flash to it and looked like a WWE finisher.
 
Darren Young vs. Skip Sheffield vs. Michael Tarver Triple Threat match: 
At first I was seriously worried about having to watch a Tarver-Sheffield match up.  Sheffield has started to show some improvement but Tarver hasn't.  Thankfully CM Punk came out and the whole Young-Gallows angle came into play and match just played into that story.
 
David Otunga vs. Justin Gabriel:
Somebody must of remembered that Otunga and R-Truth aren't supposed to be getting along because the match returned that storyline.  Otunga shrugged off R-Truth's attempt to get him to shake the hands of the fans at ringside.  And later R-Truth refused to help Otunga by cheating for the win. 
 
Overall another weak show.  Between the video packages and the challenge, a solid half of the show is lost, and little time is left for actual matches.  But some serious improvement as the matches themselves didn't feel rushed this week, they were just short.  But overall, this show wouldn't have won over any new fans for the program.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 21/April/2010 at 23:12
Quote Source: PWInsider.com

*This week's challenge is an American Gladiators style joust:

*Heath Slater defeated David Otunga in a joust.

*Skip Sheffield defeated Wade Barrett in a joust.

*Daniel Bryan defeated Michael Tarver in a joust. Tarver threw his stick down immediately so Bryan took advantage.

*Darren Young defeated Justin Gabriel in a joust.

*Slater Sheffield Young and Bryan advance to semis in "Rock 'em, Sock 'em Rookies."

*Justin Gabriel pinned David Otunga with a rollup.

*Skip Sheffield defeated Heath Slater.

*Darren Young defeated Daniel Bryan.

*They announce the winner will get a feature on WWE.com.

*Michael Tarver cuts a promo in ring saying that he came to wrestle and issues an open challenge. Skip agrees. The Straight Edge Society come out with Darren Young. They show Young's win over Luke Gallows on the screen. It becomes a Triple Threat. Darren Young defeated Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver with an inverted facebuster. Gallows interfered and shoved Young off the turnbuckles.

*Skip Sheffield defeats Darren Young to win a feature on WWE.com.

*Heath Slater defeated Chris Jericho with a small Package. Chris tried for Walls of Jericho but was caught. He goes on a tirade after match.

It takes his opponent to give up for Bryan to actually win at something...

A win against Jericho shouldn't be wasted on a rookie from NXT.

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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 22/April/2010 at 01:53
NXT 20 April.
       Good and bad moments on this week's installment of NXT.
       Rock'em Sock'em was like a game from Big Brother with Rookies competing to be featured on a WWE program. I'm waiting for Jericho to explain to us what the point of this was, as he did 'Talk the talk' last week - as I really have no idea what this contest was meant to prove or represent lol. Best thing about it was seeing how amped the Rookies are getting toward each other, with what even look to be feuds developing between them. As Thundarr mentioned, at least they spread this contest out between other show segments which made it bearable.
      First match Otunga v Gabriel (with Hardy and Truth on the side). Otunga and Truth were playing up Otunga's 'bad attitude'. Truth stands ringside chuckling as Gabriel worked Otunga over. Gabriel clearly the better in ring performer, with Otunga failing to impress me yet again.
      The next match between Tarver, Cornfed,and Young was the best match of the night, which I found myself enjoying from the get-go. Classic Triple threat with Cornfed and Tarver beating up on Young, then attacking each other over who should pin him lol. Good long match from all these guys I thought.
       Final match Slater v Jericho. Grumble. Jericho was all over Slater for 90% of the match, then Slater catches him for a roll-up pin as Jericho gets ready to apply 'The Walls'. Grumble. I really liked Jericho's heel tirade after the match - but wouldn't blame him if it was a real display of disbelief. The ending was crap after what was an ok match.
      Cornfed won the Rock'em Sock'em challenge, and without Regal about actually came out of this episode looking pretty good. Same with Young who performed well and got a lot of on-air time tonight, both these guys will get drafted at some point.
      Bryan. Grumble. Bryan didnt do much tonight, and looked bored and pissed off most of the time, but who can blame him. Apart from the inane BB game he didnt do anything else on the show with no Miz to bounce off. Only positive is he didn't lose a match tonight.
        


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Posted By: Mr Member
Date Posted: 22/April/2010 at 03:33

If WWE wants NXT to survive, they've got to do away with these ridiculous challenges. Now. They prove nothing. At all.

I absolutely went nuts when Heath Slater beat Jericho, for a number of reasons;
 
1. I'm a Slater mark.
 
2. It shows how unselfish Jericho is.
 
3. It gives Slater, who I've already said is the best overall on NXT, credibility. I agree that Slater needs a finisher, but the roll-ups continue to take people by surprise, and it's awesome.
 
I think Slater is just about ready to break it open.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 23/April/2010 at 11:30
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april15-21/14202886 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april15-21/14202886
 
The platforms used for the jousting game could have been made more sturdy.
 
I thought the guys were falling off too quickly as the first round only took about five minutes.
 
Skip winning made sense due to his physique. The game played straight into his hands.


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 23/April/2010 at 15:10
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april15-21/14202886 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/april15-21/14202886
 
The platforms used for the jousting game could have been made more sturdy.
 
I thought the guys were falling off too quickly as the first round only took about five minutes.
 
Skip winning made sense due to his physique. The game played straight into his hands.
admin. The platforms were built to wobble Wink


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 28/April/2010 at 15:02

I have to say, NXT is really starting to drag out.  I know that the format was being tweaked during the first few weeks.  But right the show has no momentium to it.  They should have brought in more guys and started eliminating people already. 

Storylines are in place... and not really progressing.  WWE has a style that move from PPV to PPV.  Sort of like chapters in book.  Each PPV acts like the end of chapter.  But without a PPV-style event to build up to... the WWE doesn't seem to know how to progress themselves. 
 
 
Darren Young has a solid storyline with CM Punk and SES.  The angle with Luke Gallows is a nice touch and keeps Punk free for his own feud.
 
Daniel Bryan has a semi-solid story with the Miz.  That is when the Miz is actually there.  But the whole losing streak has played itself out.
 
Somebody remembered that Otunga and R-Truth had an angle established.  I said they broke into  a fight way to early as NXT is set for 17 weeks.  So after the weak patch-up and proper build-up has occurred.
 
Michael Tarver's bit seems to be he's going to lose.  It's not funny or interesting. 
 
Heath Slater almost has a finisher in the neckbreaker.  The one on Jericho wasn't as well executed as the week before.  But its still better than the roll-up.  They seem to be heading to an angle with him and Jericho & Barrett.  Hopefully Christian will get some action in there too.
 
Wade Barrett looks to be settling into a rivalry with Slater.  Barrett also works well as Jericho's lackey.  I like the idea of Jericho using Barrett off NXT as sort of a bodyguard role.
 
Justin Gabriel just does the 450 splash.  But he's not in any real story.  I think his accent has really cut into his promo work.
 
Skip Sheffield also has no real story.  It's a shame that he has a great mentor like Regal but that it's getting featured.  The interactions with the two of them would produce some funny moments.  The scholarly Regal trying to instruct the redneck Sheffield... sounds like a reoccuring Raw comedy skit to me.


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 28/April/2010 at 15:40
Shilling event programmes? This is just reminding me of a less interesting Tough Enough now.

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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 01/May/2010 at 01:33
hehe, the shilling contest was funny as 2 of the rookies refused to take part (Barrett and Tarver), and Bryan just threw his magazines into the crowd lol. Still waiting for Jericho to explain WTF this has to do with wrestling lol. All 3 matches way too short again because of these stupid big-brother games thay have them doing each week now. I'm still waiting for the Horny throwing competition.
 


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 01/May/2010 at 06:12
My DirecTV program guide has this as the description for the next show: "The obstacle course challenge.Cry  Suddenly it's turned into American Gladiators.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 05/May/2010 at 13:11
Quote Credit: Geoff Clark of PWInsider

Josh Matthews comes out while the arena crew set up some type of structure on the ramp. Matt Striker comes out with all the NXT rookies.

I noticed Tarver is wearing a shirt with nWo-like artwork on the front of it.

Savannah gets the crowd ready for NXT opening.

NXT:

NXT intro played. The only rookies that got a pop were Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, and Heath Slater (who got a huge pop).

Striker tells the rookies that there will be an elimination next week. Otunga is given props for his NXT challenge win last week. Striker reminds everyone Otunga vs. Truth tonight. Striker announces an obstacle course challenge. No pop from crowd - "what the heck?" from a lot of people around me.

The challenge has monkey bars, stairs, and a bunch of other ridiculousness. Looks like a playground on the ramp.

Striker reminds everyone that Bryan faced Batista Monday and because of that he will be first. Bryan struggles, selling his ribs. I must say the crowd completely hates this segment. At one point the participants have to drink water from the concessions. Nothing screams out sports entertainment like an arena watching Bryan drink water for 60 seconds. Bryan completed in 2:45.5. Crowd boos him. "Awesome!". Crowd pops as Miz comes out and berated Bryan and the crowd pops. Miz tells Bryan he will be facing Tarver (winless v winless). And it's now!

DANIEL BRYAN VS. MICHAEL TARVER

TitanTron shows review of Bryan/Batista from Raw. Tarver comes out with Carlito. Tarver's shirt says nXt in nWo font. Story of the match is Tarver dominated with Bryan selling the ribs. Bryan got his wind back and hit several stiff kicks to the back and chest of Tarver. Tarver took back control afterwards and got the clean pin after about 6 minutes. Miz got in the ring looking disappointed. He watched as Tarver pulled Bryan up and Carlito hit the Backstabber. Miz tainted Bryan afterwards.

Darren Young and SES backstage. Punk wants to know if Young is serious about his match vs. him. Young just wants to make an impact. Punk tells him that he need to learn the obstacle course or Punk will make a decision for him.

Slater is next on the obstacle course. He's flying through it. Crowd is really behind him. He completes on 1:36.9

Young is up next. I'm serious you guys are really going to hate these segments. The crowd is really booing Young. Young is doing horrible. He finished in 2:07.8. Bryan had bad ribs and performed better than him in my opinion.

Gabriel is up next. He is flying through the course. Crowd likes him. 1:29.0. He is in the lead now.

Otunga is next. He did okay. 1:35.0. Otunga was disappointed. Striker tells David that his match with R-Truth is now!

DAVID OTUNGA VS. R-TRUTH

The crowd popped huge for Truth. This dude is insanely over! He is from the Carolinas but the whole crowd is really into the What's Up theme. Truth asked Charleston "What's Up". Very strong "R-Truth" chants. Decent match. About 3 minutes. Truth wins with a sidekick followed by his twisting forearm. Truth does some dance moves for the crowd and then works the crowd before leaving to a huge pop.

They are setting the course back up. The crowd is booing the stage hands! LOL. That is funny. Barrett is next. Awesome! Barrett fell from the monkey bars, argued with the ref, and then just left. Striker announced he was DQ'd.

Striker reminds everyone this challenge is for immunity next week. Skip is next. He did well. He almost beat Gabriel at 1:31.2.

Wrestlemania DVD commercial.

Rookies are all in the ring... And Striker told them to get out. Looks likes it was a miscue. Raw commercial hyping Flavor Flav and Edge/Orton confrontation.

Tarver is next. Tarver fell off the monkey bars twice. Got mad but continued. Tarver struggled at the water drinking. He looked like he was going to throw up. Charles Robinson DQ'd Tarver because he was going to throw up.

Gabriel is the winner, gets immunity. Gabriel takes a shot at Otunga. Otunga says Nielsen ratings prove he's the star. Striker asks Tarver who should go home. Tarver says himself and then says if he is gone everyone else is safe. He snatches the mic and shows personality. Skip says Tarver should go. Otunga takes a shot at Gay-Briel and gets in his face. Barrett says he will not be eliminated. Bryan humbly says he should go home. Young gets in everyones face until he gets to Barrett and the two of them brawl to end the show.

Once again I will say I refuse to watch NXT until Daniel Bryan gets a victory.
 
How does an obstacle course prepare people to become wrestlers? There isn't any wrestling involved.
 
Someone getting a DX over something that MIGHT happen but hadn't at the time of the DX? WTF?


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 05/May/2010 at 14:19
Yeah I may not bother again this week either as these ridiculous tasks the NXT rookies are having to do have nothing to do with wrestling and are just making a mockery of the talent.

I fail to see how jobbing out Daniel Bryan to the bottom placed rookies is going to help his WWE career, he was allowed to look strong in defeat against Batista but then gets jobbed out to Tarver, it makes no sense.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 06/May/2010 at 14:40

I’ll go ahead and quote my wife, who isn’t a fan of wrestling, regarding the last NXT:

 

Quote

“Do they really like the stupid parts so much that they go to commercial during the actual wrestling?”

 

The obstacle course was odd at best.  The bit in the middle where the rookies had to stop and drink a cola at the concession stand was just weird.  It was clear that a couple of the cups were empty or nearly empty.  The ref by the stand was also clearly there only to keep the guys on pace and slow a couple of them down.

 

Best line of the night goes to David Otunga when he complained “This isn’t diet!” during the soda drinking stage.

 

The announce team of Michael Cole and Josh Matthews continue to be my favorite team.  Cole continues to sound stupid and Matthews continues to call him on it.  Cole as a heel announcer works when he comes across as arrogant and Matthews works best when correcting Cole.  It’s not the classic face announcer-heel announcer, but at least the two sound like they don’t like each other.

 

Matt Stryker as the host is getting worse as the show progresses.  I’m not sure why NXT needs a host at all, but there has to be several members of WWE talent that could do a better job.  Isn't there someone that's injuried that could do the job instead?

 

But NXT finally blew it.  Michael Tarver got the pin on Daniel Bryan.  So I’m not even sure what creative is thinking with Bryan.  The bit on Raw was actually better, as Bryan looked much stronger against Batista.  The match with Tarver could have been handled better.  The Miz should have injected himself somehow and distracted Bryan.  Then Tarver could have got his win and the Miz-Bryan storyline would have some more fuel for the fire.

 

Tarver’s only good spot was the new “nXt” T-shirt.  WWE shop needs to stock those,



Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/May/2010 at 23:18
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/may8-14/14425552 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/may8-14/14425552
 
When asked who should be eliminated Skip always seemed to go off on a tangent and have to be told to answer the question.
 
With so few guys left we could see even less wrestling action than normal this week.
 
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Posted By: Mr Wrestling NO.3
Date Posted: 27/May/2010 at 11:45
It seems I really lucked out as I tuned in last week just for the Shoot segment, and actually didn't see any of these silly sounding tasks, but got two wrestling matches.  Why can't they just have matches and maybe test each ones promo skills, as well as the tasks being a waste of air time, surely logic says they don't prove anything about how each might fare as a wrestler.
 
From what I saw last week my favorite was Justin Gabriel, whose look and style does make him stand out from the rest, weather he has the personity I don't know.  Darren Young was the worse as he just had a bland cliche ridder heel gimmick, and Wade Barrett might have a decent work, but came accross as very wooden and clumisy in the ring. 
 
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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 01/June/2010 at 17:21
       Another NXT swerve - as shown on RAW, this weeks NXT is the final. It's winding up weeks ahead of the original schedule. Why am I not surprised lol.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 01/June/2010 at 20:02
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/may22-28/14578148 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/may22-28/14578148
 
Who's watching the last episode tonight? I'll miss hearing the guys say who should be eliminated.
 
Tonight will be three predictable promos of the guys saying they should win etc.
 
The show was supposed to be interactive so why isn't the winner down to us the fans?


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Posted By: Vladel
Date Posted: 01/June/2010 at 20:19
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

The show was supposed to be interactive so why isn't the winner down to us the fans?


They probably forgot admin hehe


Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 02/June/2010 at 02:10
Originally posted by Vladel Vladel wrote:

Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

The show was supposed to be interactive so why isn't the winner down to us the fans?


They probably forgot admin hehe
lmao Vladel and admin.
     The final form of the show, bears absolutely no resemblance to the aims stated when it started lol. Prize changed, less episodes, the weekly games added, no 'reality', no 'intereaction', and no explanation for any of the changes. 
     Will they try again with a second NXT competition? The first was a real mixed bag - some memorable moments, but also a lot of forgettable crap.


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 02/June/2010 at 16:07
The season 1 finale was equally a mixed bag.  Predictable ending.  Danielsen and Otunga have established themselves as stars in the making... so Wade Barrett was left as the only guy that needed the rub of the win.
 
A lot of time spend on introducing the next group of Pros and Rookies.  A lot of weird name changes for the Rookie talent.  I'm not finding myself interested in this group in the slightest.


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 11/June/2010 at 14:44
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june8-14/14704646 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june8-14/14704646
 
The opening of the show was a quick and affective way to introduce the new rookies.
 
Could Cody Rhodes care less about his guy? Husky got nothing from his pro.
 
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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 11/June/2010 at 14:53
The opening segment was a good way to introduce the rookies, out of the season two class I would say Titus O'Neil, Alex Riley and Joe Hennig have the most potential. I hope Kaval will do well but I have my doubts due to his small size, lack of charisma and unorthodox in-ring style.

John Morrison's guy showed me nothing to prove he is worthy of a main-roster spot, all he has going for him is height, his look and physique hardly scream headliner and his work in the ring is poor from what I saw. He may not be as bad as someone like the Great Khali but he dosnt have Khali's intimidating look, he's tall but still looks ordinary.


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 11/June/2010 at 15:18
       Yeah admin, Rhodes and Harris was good I thought. With the way Rhodes was sneering at Harris in-ring, i think this is going to be a combative partnership. Hopefully Rhodes will use NXT to build some kind of character as he hasn't been on mike or in a storyline since moving to SD! Harris isn't going to wear the 'attitude' for long, he has an 'in your face' kind of character.
       Good to see this series that they have all the Pro's out on stage throughout the matches (and promos), which gives the 'contest' aspect more meaning, than the Pro's just wandering about with their rookies and only getting together at the polls.
       None of the four new guys (Cottonwood, O'Neil, Watson, Harris) were too bad, but really hard to tell what they can do after only one match where their Pro's were carrying a lot of the load.
       BTW I'll also be calling Hennig Jr, Hennig Jr, in all NXT2 posts from now on, his characters name is just too hard to spell, and too much to type lol.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 16/June/2010 at 11:52
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june15-21/14766778 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june15-21/14766778
 
It was good that it was MVP who got to speak on behalf of himself and his fellow pros.
 
The crowd were disapointed a brawl didn't happen and booed the making up, but i've a feeling these rookies will get revenge at some point.
 
Funniest part of the segment was the look on the face of Kaval when Michelle McCool cuddled him.


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 16/June/2010 at 17:41
      Not to bad a show this week. Only 2 matches, but nice and long. To me, Kaval and Hennig Jr are the standouts so far, and if "Lucky"s match tonight is anything to go by he'll be the first to get the boot. YEah, admin I enjoyed the MVP spot and good to see get the lead.
      High spot for me had to be Rhodes walloping Striker though, that was immensily satisfying hehe. Looks like Rhodes is going to be competing with Miz for the asshole title on NXT2.


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Posted By: devilkin07
Date Posted: 16/June/2010 at 21:07
i hope kaval wins this season, but i don't think it will happen, though he is better on the mike then danielson, he's still a bit lacking. he's awesome in the ring though, i think he should have got the win over miz .2 even though he's the current fcw champion, kaval is much better then him.
i see either titus o'neal, lucky or showtime the roided eddie murphy going first.Wink


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Posted By: bigfloridapimp
Date Posted: 23/June/2010 at 04:00
Lucky Cannon actually just jobbed. I think hes gonna get eliminated 1st. The talent pool this season is WAY to deep.

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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 24/June/2010 at 03:52
      Mixed bag on NXT2 this week, Miz/Riley vs MVP/Watson, Hennig Jr vs O'Neil, Cottonwood vs Kaval, and Rhodes vs Cannon.
      Miz/Riley vs MVP/Watson first up was probably the best match of the night. Miz really has found a soulmate with Riley, it cracks me up how alike they are in presentation and energy. After Miz pinned Watson, i wanted to tell Miz and Riley to book a hotel room lol. Despite the geek image, Watson aint half bad in-ring, and like Riley has the personality required for a spot on the main brands. Both Riley and Watson will be in the top 4, no doubt.
      Hennig Jr vs O'Neil was a very scrappy match some botched moves in the second half. It was hard to tell who was messing up. Hennig Jr is decent in ring and has the personality and name value to get into the final 4, O'Neil will be joining Cannon among first 4 the eliminated.
      Cottonwood vs Kaval looked like a squash from the get-go. Again Kaval put on the best individual performance in-ring of the night, gotta love this guys work. Him and Lay-Cool backstage after had me cracking up. Yeah I know it was eye-rolling stuff, but working with the girls is great for Kaval's mike/acting work, and the girls would make that a more relaxed affair than working with the Miz for example on that side of things. Despite being 0-2, Kaval is going to be in the top 4, and the friction between him and Lay-Cool is going to keep the fans interested, and Kaval on-screen more. I'm just waiting for Kaval and Layla to 'get-it-ooooon' lol. Cottonwood at 2-0 looks set to kick on (I guess WWE will be needing a new giant/monster on the roster as the current ones won't be around too many more years). I have no idea what angle JoMo and Cottonwood are working - JoMo has been a bit of a phantom lately.
        Rhodes vs Cannon. Classic match from Rhodes I thought, and the best I have seen since his move to SD. You can tell Rhodes has been working on his in-ring style and how he presents it, and like how he's giving a lot more to the crowd to react to with his 'evil' mugging to them. Good to have Rhodes doing mike work as well again. Rhodes has a clinical/high impact approach like Orton, but unlike Orton he smiles (evilly) while he works lol. Harris...still only seen him in one match so it's hard to get a bead on what he can do in-ring. I had been wondering what angle Rhodes and Harris were going to work, but after jobbing Striker like Rhodes did last week, it looks like Harris is joining Rhodes on the dark side of The Force. That's not such a bad idea as first impression of Harris is as a slob character from Animal House. His perpetual grin will be much more effective with evil intent behind it. Agree with BFP, Cannon did job for this match which ran Rhodes' way 80% of the time, but can't say I am sorry to see Rhodes get the win, and look good doing it.
      Loving NXT without the inane weekly competitons, and praying they don't bring them back later in the series.
      Next weeks show is the first Pro/Fans poll to determine current rankings (no elimination for another 4 weeks), so I won't be running the usual poll. I will get a thread up over the next day or so though, asking folks how they rank the rookies at this point.
      


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Posted By: Mr Member
Date Posted: 24/June/2010 at 22:16
What is the deal with Matt Striker getting the fuck kicked out of him each and every week?!
 
The Wink Martindale of NXT(as Michael Cole calls him) getting his ass kicked isn't going to get Husky Harris, Cody Rhodes, or anybody else for that matter, over or more heat on them. It's pointless. The man is doing a great job as the host and it's getting a little ridiculous seeing him get ass beat down for abslutely no purpose.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 29/June/2010 at 16:18
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june22-28/14839762 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june22-28/14839762
 
The best part was Cole and "My Guest At This Time" arguing over the combined three matches they have had in their career.
 
Cannon wasn't so lucky in being beaten fairly easily in under four minutes by Cody Rhodes.
 
It made a change for a clock match not to end right at the very end of the allotted time.


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 30/June/2010 at 06:10
First Poll is in for NXT2 Rookie rankings:
 
1. Kaval
2. Watson
3. Hennig Jr
4. Riley
5. Cannon
6. Cottonwood
7. Harris
8. O'Neil
 
O'Neil has been eliminated from the show - WWE has changed their minds on the format again. First elimination was supposed to be in week 6.
 
Good to see Kaval at #1.
 
EDIT/UPDATE.
     Have had a chance to watch the show now. Only two matches this show, MVP vs Harris, and a six-man tag match Kaval/Hennig/Watson vs Cottonwood/Riley/O'Neil. The longish Harris v MVP match was pretty entertaining and fun to watch. 6-man tag was ok but short, Kaval's 30 seconds of fury made the match - he has to be favourite for this comp at the moment.
     I spoke too soon last week as the beer keg carrying cometition returned this week. Kaval basically told Striker to shove it and refused to compete lol.



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/June/2010 at 11:31
From the end of the show that aired last week but worth a look for those who haven't seen it......
 
http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june22-28/14840312 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june22-28/14840312
 
Husky Harris made a statement in less than 45 seconds by attacking Matt Striker.
 
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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 14/July/2010 at 09:45
      NXT 13 July.
      Tonight, Nexus sat in on stage opposite the NXT Pros (minus Lay-Cool - first sign a beat-up was coming). Watson gets his own 'Showtime Show' and has MVP as his 'guest' (should have been called the Snoozetime Show). Next thing, all the NXT2 rookies are in the ring for a fight, so MVP calls down the Pros as well. Striker sets up an over-the-top-rope 'Battle Royal', and Nexus push their way into it as well. Oooookay, nice idea, could be intersting.
      It wasn't. Worst Battle Royal EVER lol.
      All the NXT2 rookies get tossed out, the Nexus beats up on JoMo, Kofi, and Rhodes (Miz jumped out of the ring voluntarilly). So not a Battle Royal, just another Nexus beat-up. What else is new? Honestly, this is really, really, really starting to get tedious.
      If you havent seen NXT this week, don't bother. Absolutely nothing going for it. The sooner this storyline ends the better.
   


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 14/July/2010 at 10:28

http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june29-30/14897030 - http://www.wwe.com/content/media/video/vms/wwenxt/2010/june29-30/14897030

The keg carrying task was poor the first time around and shouldn't have been brought back for the new series.

How stupid did the rookies look? For half of the contestants to drop the keg made the group look fools.

Kaval refusing to do it is how he should be booked for all the tasks.



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