WWE NXT Report JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 11/21 - Week 22: Ohno vs. Steamboat main event, Paige vs. A. Fox, Overall Reax
Nov 28, 2012 - 12:31:00 PM
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WWE NXT Report
November 21, 2012
Taped at Full Sail University
Report by Justin James, PWTorch Contributor
[Q1] Pre-credits, an "earlier today" package has a new interviewer approaches Kassius Ohno (and gets his name wrong, to continue the ongoing gag) to ask him about his main event match with Trent Barreta. Ohno points out that his loss last time was due to outside interference and promises to end his career like his did to Richie Steamboat. He has a premonition that "Trenty" will be hurting tonight.
Tony Dawson and Jim Ross are the announcers tonight. Alicia Fox is out for the first match of the night. And it looks like she's going to take a beating from Paige, who stops to acknowledge a "Paige is my anti-Diva" sign as she gets her usual crowd reaction.
1 - PAIGE vs. ALICIA FOX
Paige quickly retaliates against early offense. Monkey flip, but Fox lands on her feet. Fox botches a bodyslam. Fox plants Paige's head into the turnbuckle a number of times. Northern lights suplex to a bridge gets a nearfall for Fox. Fox introduces a new submission move called the "Hangover," but Paige refuses to submit. Fox turns up the aggression and Paige is reeling. Paige counters an Irish Whip with a side kick, then reverses a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker with a lateral press for a two count. Paige lands a new finisher, the "Paige Turner" for the win.
WINNER: Paige in 5:20. Other than Fox's botched bodyslam, this match was very well done. I think Paige took a hard elbow to the ear, but she shook it off well. I hope it isn't three weeks until the next Paige match, but with NXT's taping schedule it is quite possible. What happened to her budding feud with Audrey Marie?
2 - BIG E. LANGSTON vs. CAMACHO
Langston counters headbutts to the chest with headbutts to the chest. Camacho can't get much offense in against Langston. Camacho finally gets traction, but a slap angers Langston, who runs Camacho over. Langston drops the straps and calls for the end. Once again, the ref forgets to count to five, stopping at three.
WINNER: Big E. Langston in 1:15. Another Langston squash.
[Q2] Post-match, the crowd demands "one more time" and Langston gives them what they want. After more thinking on the apron, Langston re-enters the ring and hits his finisher a third time.
Backstage, Trent Barreta is writhing in pain on the ground. Refs and a trainer show up. As the camera backs up, Leo Kruger is shown hiding around a corner looking guilty.
After a commercial break, the new announcer tells us that Barreta is not medically cleared yet for action, but he wants to fight.
The impressive Bronson comes out. He does the Batista thumbs down post on the ramp. Nick Rogers, looking a bit like a bearded Ryan Seacrest, is his opponent, and he is already in the ring.
3 - BRONSON vs. NICK ROGERS
Bronson immediately overwhelms Rogers. Bronson with a variety of unique, very painful looking moves. Bronson starts to work a leg. Bronson keeps Rogers on the ground. Bronson with a lariat so stiff Rogers hits the ground like he took a brainbuster. Immediate followup with a leg lock and Rogers is tapping like crazy. Bronson refuses to let go for a while.
WINNER: Bronson in 2:00. I really liked watching Bronson dissect Rogers. His work looks incredibly painful, a rarity in WWE.
Mike Dalton, last seen putting on a few moments of slick offense a few months ago, is out for action. He's facing Luke Harper. Pre-match, Bray Wyatt comes out and cuts one of his weird promos. He has a rocking chair on the ramp, likely to watch the ramp. His promos are hard to describe, but they are good. Luke Harper comes out, looking dirty and sweaty already.
4 - MIKE DALTON vs. LUKE HARPER
Dalton's speed can't save him from Haper's size and power. Harper is moving like he is slightly not in control of his own actions. Harper looks to Wyatt for inspiration. Dalton wants a tornado DDT but gets thrown into next week by Harper. Harper follows with a sidewalk slam for the win.
WINNER: Luke Harper in 3:10. Good squash match to demonstrate Harper's character in the ring, as he kept looking to Wyatt as his leader throughout the match. Haper has a great look for this role.
Post-match, Harper drops to his knees on the ramp, and Wyatt gives a short sermon.
[Q3] Earlier today, Set Rollins is about to give an interview and Jinder Mahal ambushes from behind. It takes six refs to break up the brawl. I think it's an ongoing joke that all backstage interviews must be conducted in a generic NXT shirt.
Kassius Ohno comes out and says that because of the assault on Barreta, he wants the referee to count to ten and declare him the winner via forfeit. Instead, Dusty Rhodes his the stage. Rhodes says that he knows Ohno had a role in the attack on Barreta. Rhodes says that he found a suitable opponent. It's Richie Steamboat to get his revenge on Ohno.
5 - RICHIE STEAMBOAT vs. KASSIUS OHNO
Steamboat comes out of the gate like a house of fire. Ohno makes a comeback, but a crossbody cuts it off. Steamboat back on offense. Steamboat is still in control headed to break.
Steamboat is still in control coming out of the break. Ohno is finally able to turn it around, and he delivers methodical offense. Steamboat is taking a lot of punishment.
[Q4] Ohno with a cravat into a neckbreaker. Steamboat fires up out of the corner and goes on his own attack. Steamboat hits the "Slingblade" for the win just as Ohno is looking for the shining elbow.
WINNER: Richie Steamboat in 10:00. Decent match (Steamboat seemed "basic" while Ohno showed some innovation), but I think that I would have much rather seen Barreta instead of Steamboat. Ohno looks like he has gained some weight, and that isn't going to help his career.
Final Reax: NXT suddenly feels like it is treading water, with few storylines going anywhere. I hope that this is the last of the Steamboat-Ohno feud.
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