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JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 7/11: PTP vs. Usos main event, transformation of Husky Harris to Bray Wyatt continues, Seth Rollins promo

Jul 19, 2012 - 11:04:51 AM
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WWE NXT Results
July 11, 2012
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor


[Q1] Byron Saxton and William Regal have the announcing duties tonight. Tyson Kidd hits the ring to start the show, and the announcers plug Prime Time Players against The Usos as the main event. For the millionth time, Regal tells the tale of Camacho saving Hunico's life.

1 - TYSON KIDD vs. CAMACHO (w/Hunico)

Kidd locks up with Camacho and immediately learns a lesson. He looks to use his speed and agility instead. Kidd keeps an eye on Hunico and it doesn't help his cause. Kidd embarasses Camacho a number of times. Camacho plays the power card for a moment, but Kidd shows him up. The crowd gives him the biggest roar I've heard yet in the Full Sail University setting. Camacho tries to keep Hunico out of the ring so he doesn't draw a DQ, and the ref ejects Hunico. Hunico is reluctant, so Kidd dives onto them to send Hunico packing.

There's a false break, and Kidd is looking for a Sharpshooter or Dungeon Lock. Camacho trips him on the apron and beats him down a bit on the outside. Kidd tries to get a wheelbarrow DDT, but Camacho counters into a faceplant. Kidd dodges a leg drop from the ropes and goes into high speed. Slingshot guillotine leg drop by Kidd, but Camacho crotches him up top. Camacho gets a big double-arm superplex for a tight nearfall.

The action resets. Kidd lands a top rope blockbuster, but Camacho gets his leg on the rope. Kidd with the Dungeon Lock, but Michael McGillicutty comes from the back to interrupt. Camacho hits Kidd with a DDT for the win.

WINNER: Camacho in 12:10. Kidd was brilliant, as always, and Camacho kept up admirably. It was interesting to see the Kidd-McGillicutty feud re-ignited, but I'm not complaining. Willing Regal made Kidd sound like more of a Superman than John Cena, and he put Camacho on the level of Batista in his final heel run as a legit tough guy. Regal is an incredible asset in the booth.

[Q2] Another excellent Bray Wyatt package. The style reminds me of an Oliver Stone film, with the ashed out colors, crazy camera work, and trippy characters. It vaguely reminds me of "Natural Born Killers."

Matt Striker interviews Justin Gabriel backstage. Gabriel talks up going home to heal from his injury, and sets his sights on being a champion again. Apparently he is booked for a match against Health Slater next week. Slater comes in a interrupts to mock Gabriel. He says that Gabriel's career is a failure, and says that he's embarrassing legends. Gabriel says he'll embarass Slater next week.

Aiden English is coming out to face Bray Wyatt. Wyatt cuts a promo from the ramp saying that the audience doesn't understand him, but they will soon. He looks like he would fit in at the gator wrestling place in "Wild Things."

2 - AIDEN ENGLISH vs. BRAY WYATT

Wyatt demolishes English out of the gate. Within seconds, English is outside the ring getting thrown into the barricade like a bag of dog food. Wyatt turns a suplex into a lazy throw and then does a weird rolling around on the apron. Big Stinger Splash in the corner and English is a ragdoll. Wyatt with an odd finishing move for the win. It looks like he's dipping a dance partner, then throwing them into a DDT.

WINNER: Bray Wyatt in 1:50. This is an incredible re-boot for the former Husky Harris. If you didn't follow things, you wouldn't know the characters are the same person. His in-ring has improved, and he has a commanding charisma and a very magnetic new character. Top marks to FCW, WWE, and Harris/Wyatt/Rotunda for putting together something special and compelling.
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Seth Rollins video package. He hypes up his "Black-out" finsisher effectively. The presentation really does remind me of a mix of Jeff Hardy and C.M. Punk. I'm really digging Seth Rollins, overall.

Briley Pearce interviews Richie Steamboat. Steamboat says that this is a great opportunity for him and he can't wait to prove how good he is. Leo Kruger interrupts and says that he has already proven how good he is. A brawl breaks out.

Video package of Raquel Diaz, she says that she brings color to a colorless world, which is easy when you look like her. She is an "ultra diva" and an "ultra diva." She will rid the world of repulsive. Wasn't this the Beautiful People's gimmick?

Jim Ross is added to the announce team for the final match. It's nice to see the Prime Time Players actually called that on the banner text instead of a pair of individuals.

3 - THE USOS vs. THE PRIME TIME PLAYERS - Tag Team match

O'Neil does Young's hair pre-match, as Young faces off against Jimmy Uso. Young gets upset because his hair got messed up, and he gets a hug from O'Neil to cheer up. The Usos isolate Young. O'Neil can't get any traction against The Usos either. The Usos continue to dominate Young and O'Neil.

After a false break, O'Neil finally gets a break against Jey. Young shows off some mat work. Jey is finally tagged in, and unleashes on Young. He keeps O'Neil off the apron. Samoan Drop and stinkface cause O'Neil to break up a tag. The ref is distracted trying to get a knocked out Jimmy out of the ring, letting the Prime Time Players hit their team finisher illegally for the win.

WINNERS: Prime Time Players in 10:00. The PTP's are improving, but it is hard to emotionally invest in their matches due to a lack of promo time or in-ring sizzle.

Final Reax: I like the increased ring time, but I am disappointed that the only "rookie" who got time tonight was Bray Wyatt. That said, I think Bray Wyatt is outstanding. Is it a main event level gimmick? Doubtful. Then again, who thought A.J. would come to dominate Raw?

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