NXT Review Wednesday October 17th, 2012
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NXT opened with a recap of the last installment where Seth Rollins successfully defend his NXT title against Michael McGillicutty thanks to the pre match pep talk from the WWE Champion CM Punk about respect.
The bell sang and Alex Riley made his way down the aisle, Riley who has completely disappeared off the main roster is a fine talent and a fan favorite in Orlando at Full Sail University as fans chanted his name. Jinder Mahal, who hasn’t wrestled since losing in the finals to become the first ever NXT Champion to Seth Rollins, was Riley’s opponent to open NXT. Both men came out fast, trying to get the upper hand. Both men used the entire ring, Riley to his advantage scored an elbow from the middle rope and nearly got the 1,2,3. Mahal took to the advantage and he also nearly beat the former protégé of The Miz. Jinder Mahal went for his finisher; Riley blocked it and rolled him up in a small package to pick up the win. William Regal said on commentary that the winner would be on a fast track to a match against Seth Rollins. After the match Mahal attacked Riley while he was celebrating. Putting the victorious Riley in the Camel Clutch until the referee forced him to break the hold.
A video package was shown for the World Heavy Weight Championship Match between the Big Show and the Champion Sheamus inside Hell in a Cell.
Trent Baretta, who I am really high on, is a few weeks back from injury and is looking to pick up right where he left off. The son of Vader, Jake Carter made his way down the aisle bringing his snobby attitude right along with him. Early in the match Baretta and his fast pace style caught Carter a few times flying around the ring. Trent went for a huge splash but Carter side stepped him and Baretta’s entire body hit off the ropes allowing Carter to take to the advantage. Jake Carter, who William Regal announced was over 300 pounds during his football days, slow the paced and the crowd as he applied a sleeper hold to Trent. Trent regained the advantage behind the crowd chanting, ‘Trent, Trent, Trent.’ Carter tried to finish him with ‘Carter Time’ but Trent his another huge counter and picked up the victory. This was a great back and forth match, take some time out of your day and watch this one.
Damien Sandow came out and cut a promo about how if George Washington was alive today he was be sickened by everyone in attendance tonight. Sandow is great on the mic, he came out to a pop and by the time he dropped the mic the entire crowd was booing him. Brandon Traven, who was trained by the great Harley Race, was Sandow’s opponent. Damien dominated most of the match despite the crowd being totally behind Traven. This was my first look at Traven and I was impressed. Sandow is on the fast track to the top and the young Traven didn’t miss a beat. If you’re reading wrestling news on a website other than wwe.com I’m pretty sure you know the outcome of this one. Sandow wins with the ‘You’re Welcome.’
A video package of Vince McMahon’s decision to put the WWE Champion CM Punk in a Hell in a Cell match against the undefeated Ryback was shown. One note: Am I crazy or does John Cena cut the same promo over and over again since last year’s verbal run with The Rock?
Good Ol JR, Jim Ross joined the commentary team for the main event for this week’s NXT. Squaring off in a six man tag team match featuring Kenneth Cameron, Conor O’Brian and Kassius Ohno against The Usos and Richie Steamboat. Early on Kassius and Richie featured their styles flying back and forth at each other, Steamboat began to get the upper hand, Kassius escaped to the outside and received some help from Conor O’Brian taking out Richie. Kenneth Cameron was tagged in and worked on the younger Uso brother, Jey. Kassius wanted back in the ring demanding a tag and tried to finish what Cameron started. Steamboat helped Jey to the hot tag and Steamboat was in the ring with Kassius again. A great back and forth exchange unitl Kassius caught Steamboat to the back of the head with a kick from the ropes, and picked up the 1,2,3 to end the show.
Great showing from all the young talent the WWE has. Until next week, leave a comment or review! Let’s talk wrestling!