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JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 6/20 - Week 1 of new season: Kidd vs. McGillicutty main event, Ross & Regal on commentary

Jun 27, 2012 - 11:33:46 PM
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WWE NXT Season 6 results
June 20, 2012 - Week 1
Taped at Full Sail University in Orlando, Fla.
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor

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[Q1]

The show opens up with a package talking about how a handful of folks get the chance to try to make it to the top.

Jim Ross hits the ring to start the show. He cuts a promo from the ramp welcoming everyone to NXT. He introduces Dusty Rhodes as the interim GM of NXT. Rhodes promises an great night, and says Tyson Kidd against Michael McGillicutty is the main event.

JR throws to a view package on Bo Dallas (originally Bo Rotunda). He comes off as very enthusiastic and excited to be a wrestler.

Raw Memorable Moment recap: Jerry Lawler talks about Steve Austin assaulting Vince McMahon in the hospital. Lawler glorifies a metal bed pan to the skull.

1 - BO DALLAS vs. RICK VICTOR

Out of the break, Bo Dallas is headed to the ring, against an unnamed opponent already in the ring. There's some nice control work by both until Dallas uses a trio of arm drags to take control. We're told that the opponent is Rick Victor. Dallas continues to control, now with speed and some power as well. Gorgeous powerslam sets Dallas up to land a spear off the ropes for the win.

WINNER: Bo Dallas in 2:30. Decent showcase for Dallas, who has a great, unique look with his hair and a smile that could work as a heel or a babyface. His style reminds me a bit of The Usos, combining speed, technical skill, and power. Very fluid in the ring, and clearly not riding on his father's coattails. Hearing JR and William Regal team up at the announce booth was a real treat.

A guy named Riley Pearce interviews Dallas, and cut cuts a "bright-eyed newcomer" promo showing how happy he is to be here, and proud of his win.

Video package on Seth Rollins airs. It's done in a style that is meant to be a reminder of C.M. Punk, and the contents are similar, too. He is advertised for the next week's episode.

Video package on Antonio Cesaro, who is advertised for next week.

Damien Sandow comes out, and gets a light pop from a few vocal males. In the ring in Jason Jordan.

[Q2] Sandow begs our indulgence for a moment. He refuses to demean himself by facing Jordan. and says this is for our own good. Sandow heads back up the ramp, to Jordan's consternation.

Video package on The Ascension. It's like they saw "Underworld" too many times. One of them is Conor O'Brien.

Raw Rebound.

The Ascension hit the ramp, and their entrance is heavily mixed with a video package. They are Kenneth Cameron and Conor O'Brien.

Backstage, Derrick Bateman asks Johnny Curtis if he's sick, and Curtis says he is. Bateman asks if he's just playing sick to get out of their main event match next week. Curtis says that he being around Bateman makes him sick. Curtis refers to the bathroom as "my office" and talks about how he was feeling sad in there about what he'll do to Bateman. Bateman says that he should be afraid. Curtis walks off and warns Bateman to stay out of the men's room. Bateman asks him if he's going to wash his hands, so he comes back and wipes his hands on Bateman's shirt. Classic Creeper Curtis.

3 - MICHAEL MCGILLICUTTY vs. TYSON KIDD

They wrangle for control. There is a brilliant sequence in here where Kidd just shows off why he is a Top 5 talent. Very tense test of strength, ending in super speed from Kidd. Both JR and Regal continue to emphasize the heritage and training of both Kidd and McGillicutty. Cut to break.

There's a "don't try this at home" package with Daniel Bryan, including a close up of the brutal sequence on the first episode of NXT where Chris Jericho reversed a suicide dive and sent Bryan into the announce table ribs first. Out of all the DTTAH packages I've seen, that was the only one that really made me wince.

Kidd is stomping on McGillicutty in the corner, then uses his speed to wow the crowd. Kidd anticipates McGillicutty rushing him on the apron, so he tries to put his shoulders into McGillicutty's gut, but McGillicutty anticipates that, and hits a facelift and goes into a hangman neckbreaker through the ropes. Great ring psychology there. Kidd is a rag doll at this point for McGillicutty's offense. McGillicutty continues to dominate, but he gets frustrated because he can't put Kidd away. Kidd finds himself in the Tree of Woe, and McGillicutty goes outside and tries to rip his head off. McGillicutty with another Tree of Woe, and tries a baseball slide, but Kidd lifts up and McGillicutty hits the post.

Kidd fires up and keeps putting McGillicutty down with kicks. McGillicutty counters a springboard move with a dropkick, and a desperation cover gets a nearfall. McGillicutty can barely move himself. Kidd fights off a superplex, then a reverse moonsault from Kidd gets two and seven eighths. Kidd wants a Dungeon Lock, but McGillcutty grabs the apron to fight it off. Everything is a close nearfall now. McGillicutty with a Sharpshooter center ring. Kidd somehow gets to the ropes. Kidd with a Dungeon Lock to reverse the Perfectplex and McGillicutty taps.

WINNER: Tyson Kidd in 14:30. This match went far above and beyond good. Even the rather uninvested college crowd was into it by the end. I've seen this pairing four times now, and this one was the best (they were all great). Some of the sequences were simply sublime. JR and Regal on commentary were delicious; they let the action speak for itself, focused on the action and the competitors, and treated each other with respect. It was the best announcing pairing I've heard in a long, long time.


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