WWE NXT Report JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 9/12 - Week 13: Kidd vs. McGillicutty again, Seth Rollins title run, Sandow, Usos, Big E., Overall Reax
Sep 19, 2012 - 5:25:23 PM
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WWE NXT Results
September 12, 2012
Taped at Full Sail University
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor
[Q1] The show opens with The Ascension heading to the ring. Kenneth Cameron is in singles action against Jey Uso. There's a new ring announcer, too.
1 - JEY USO (w/Jimmy Uso) vs. KENNETH CAMERON (w/Conor O'Brien)
Cameron quickly takes Jey down, playing up their hot, hot feud. Jey respond with a takedown of his own. A vicious lock-up turns into an elbow-fest. Jey throws Cameron right out of the ring, but Cameron gets a boot up to block a corner charge. O'Brien gets in a cheapshot from ringside. Jimmy keeps the crowd hot for Jey, but Jey can't get a break. Cameron arm-drags Key into the turnbuckle, which looks nasty. Jey dodges a leg drop to start a rally, but O'Brien trips him in the corner; Cameron capitalizes nicely. Jimmy steamrolls O'Brien on the outside. Jey surprises Cameron with a scissors kick of sorts for the win.
WINNER: Jey Uso in 5:30. Good match, but Cameron was playing up the recent rivalry much more than Jey, who seemed laid back and played to the crowd. The Ascension's stock continues to climb in my book, they just own their characters, goofy as they may be, very well. If WWE fans can buy into The Undertaker and Kane, The Ascension may fly, too.
Backstage, "Rick" comes in to talk to Dusty Rhodes to demand a match against Seth Rollins, but Rhodes says that he needs to prove himself first.
Out comes Big E Langston. His entrance is awesome; he seems like an insane destruction machine.
2 - CHAD BAXTER vs. BIG E. LANGSTON
Langston beats Baxter to the ground in a moment. Baxter tries a sunset flip but Langston grabs him by the neck and throws him into the corner for abuse. Langston drops the straps and puts Baxter away with his finisher.
WINNER: Langston in 2:00. Langston reminds me of Mark Henry on his heel run last year or Ryback, where you want to cheer him just for being so dominant in the ring. It can be fun to watch someone destroy someone else.
[Q2] Post-match, Langston continues to attack Baxter, but instead of drawing heat, the crowd is popping for him. He lands his finisher on Baxter and pounds out a five count. The crowd begs him to do it again as he grabs a mic. He says that a three count is normal, but he is not normal. He says that going forward, his opponents will feel the agony of not getting up from a five count. That is an incredibly effective, unique idea; I like it. He hits the finisher for a third time on Baxter, and counts out another five count, to the delight of the audience.
Backstage, Kassius Ohno says that he tried to warn folks how dangerous he is, but no one is listening. Next week he will have a sparring session to show how dangerous he is. Ohno's promos are getting better and better.
There's a "Where's Trent?" video package on Trent Baretta, including clips of various people asking "Where's Trent?" A voice over says that "he has been found" showing Briley Pearce finding him and asking him to be on NXT next week. Sweet!
Garrett Dylan makes his debut. He looks a bit like Festus. Damien Sandow comes out next, to the delight of the audience and William Regal. Sandow cuts a typical promo, then gives Dylan the chance to skip the "competition" and sit ringside and listen to a lecture. Sandow holds the ropes open, but Dylan declines.
3 - GARRETT DYLAN vs. DAMIEN SANDOW
Sandow quickly corners Dylan, abuses a ref break, and hurts Dylan some more. A minute into the match, Dylan is reeling. Dyland takes Sandown down with a shoulder tackle and a clothesline, and Sandow bumps like Ziggler. Side Russian legsweep and the Elbow of Disdain set Sandown up for knee lifts and the You're Welcome neckbreaker for the win.
WINNER: Damien Sandow in 2:30. As a "vocal male," Sandow is a total delight both in the ring and on the mic. Dyland did a fine job.
Post-match, the crowd chants, "One more time," and Sandow acts like he will do another cartwheel, but then leaves the ring, to the crowd's disappointment.
Backstage, Briley Pearce has Seth Rollins for an interview. He asks Rollins about maybe facing Tyson Kidd or Michael McGillicutty for the NXT Title. Rollins starts a "fighting champion" promo, when "Rick" from earlier interrupts and says that it is easy to say that, and hard to back it up. Rick says that Rollins probably doesn't even know his name, and Rollins agrees. Rick slaps him hard and walks away, and Rollins huffs and puffs. Rollins says that he does know who Rick Victor is, and he's now at the top of Rollins's list.
Interesting to see Rick Victor used like this; he was being used purely as enhancement at the beginning of NXT.
[Q3] Backstage, Seth Rollins barges into Dusty Rhodes's office and asks if Rhodes saw Rick Victor slap him. Rhodes wants him to calm down. Rhodes says that he saw it, and as NXT champion he needs to take it in stride. Rollins demands a match next week, and Rhodes will be responsible for his actions if he doesn't get it. Rhodes says that he's been a champion before, he knows how Rollins feels, and grants him the match.
Next is re-match #58 of Tyson Kidd and Michael McGillicutty. That's not a bad thing. Jim Ross is added to the booth, too, which is a great thing.
4 - TYSON KIDD vs. MICHAEL MCGILLICUTTY
Mat-based wrestling to start things off, with Kidd and McGillicutty trading control. McGillicutty takes a break on the outside, and gains control when he returns.
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McGillicutty is keeping Kidd grounded out of the break. Enziguiri from Kidd finally allows him turn things around. Kidd goes into high-speed offense. McGillicutty goes outside for a break but Kidd kicks him down, then destroys him with a kick from the apron. Kidd rolls McGillicutty into the ring, but McGillicutty gets knees up on a springboard elbow drop, and comes back with a Perfectplex for a nearfall. McGillicutty goes to the top but takes too long and Kidd crotches him. Kidd goes up for a top rope huracanrana and makes a cover for a nearfall. Kidd is looking very beat up, and is struggling to land offense.
McGillicutty with a jawbreaker, but swats Kidd down when he tries to follow up with an enziguiri. Turning Heads neckbreaker seals the deal for McGillicutty.
WINNER: Michael McGillicutty in 10:40. Decent match; not the best I've seen from these two, but still better than just about anything you will see on Raw or Smackdown. The announcers played up the title implications for this match.
Final Reax: Solid episode, which was designed to build momentum for Big E. Langston and Rick Victor, and start to build challenges for Seth Rollins as the NXT champion.
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