My Thoughts on June 22nd’s NXT
On the June 22nd NXT from Manchester, N.H, With the first NXT Poll less than a week away on June 29th, several NXT Rookies did everything in their power to prove to the WWE Universe and the WWE Pros that they have what it takes to become WWE’s Next Breakout Star.
The NXT Rookies offer their closing arguments
Before the first NXT Poll next week, the NXT Rookies pleaded their cases to the WWE Pros and the WWE Universe, each explaining why he should be WWE’s Next Breakout Star. But NXT Rookie Husky Harris said he wouldn’t need 45 seconds to plead his case. The third-generation competitor took a page out of the book of his WWE Pro, Cody Rhodes, and shockingly attacked WWE NXT host Matt Striker, a move that garnered congratulations from Rhodes.
My Take on Harris attacking Striker: I Thought All of the Rookies learned from the mistakes made by the Season One Rookies (who for reasons that I Dont Understand got Contracts for WWE Raw) by attacking WWE Announcers trying to make a message. I Was Wrong. and as I Said before, There is no Statement worth making by attacking WWE Announcers and other Employees.
Cody Rhodes def. Lucky Cannon in a Five-Minute Challenge
While berating Lucky Cannon at the end of last week’s WWE NXT, WWE Pro Cody Rhodes told the NXT Rookie he’d be lucky to last five minutes with him. So this week, the WWE Pro put a determined Cannon to the test in a Five-Minute Challenge, meaning he didn’t have to defeat Rhodes, but merely last five minutes in the ring with him. But Lucky’s luck ran out before the five minutes were up, as the former Tag Team Champion dominated the match and defeated him in just 3:58 with a Cross Rhodes as the WWE Pros looked on.
My Take: This Proves that lucky cant last five minutes in the ring with Cody but He can last 3:58 with Cody. All He needed was Two more minutes.
Eli Cottonwood def. Kaval
With a clear size advantage, the 7-footer, Eli Cottonwood, defeated fellow NXT Rookie, Kaval, who stands significantly shorter at just 5 feet 8 inches. The quick and nimble 174-pound Kaval put up a noble fight against the 313-pound Cottonwood, as his WWE Pros, Women’s Champion Layla and her bestie, Michelle McCool, looked on. But Cottonwood simply dominated his much smaller opponent. WWE Pro John Morrisoncongratulated his undefeated protégé, Cottonwood, after the match, while Layla and Michelle presented Kaval with a personalized pink “Property of Lay-Cool” shirt. With his win, Cottonwood upped his record to 2-0, while Kaval remained winless at 0-2.
My Take on Cottonwood/Kaval: This was a good match, but I hope that Kaval doesnt end up like Daniel Bryan and be eliminated by WWE Managent for his words or be like Michael Tarver and not participate in challenges. And as for the pink shirt presented by Laycool, please dont make Kaval effeminate or Wear the shirt during His FCW events or appearances on SmackDown!
Michael McGillicutty def. Titus O’Neil
Michael McGillicutty added a second win to his undefeated streak with a victory over fellow NXT Rookie, Titus O’Neil. With his WWE Pro, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, in his corner, the third-generation competitor pinned former footballer O’Neil, who also had his WWE Pro, Zack Ryder, at ringside. It was surely another emotional win for McGillicutty, who told the WWE Universe he called his mother – whose maiden name was McGillicutty – after his first win on WWE NXT last week. McGillicutty’s record increased to 2-0, while O’Neil remained winless with an 0-2 record.
My Take on MicGilicutty/O’Neill: I Excpected nothing less from McGillicutty seeming how he is the son of ‘Mr Perfect’ Curt Henning and all. And as for Titus O’Neill, I Would normally say give him some time to perfect his skill but remember that the First Pros Poll is Coming up Next Week and he may need to hurry up and prove to the Pros and the WWE Universe that he is worth staying on NXT.
The Miz & Alex Riley def. MVP & “Showtime” Percy Watson
Thanks in part to the return of his WWE Pro, The Miz, this week, NXT Rookie Alex Riley continued his hot streak on WWE NXT. As the WWE Pros looked on, the energetic NXT Rookie Percy Watson joined his WWE Pro, MVP, in the tag team match, and dominated The Miz, almost earning the win. But the United States Champion turned the momentum in his favor and hit a Skull Crushing Finale on “Showtime” for the win. With his tag team victory, Riley’s record moved up to 2-0, while Watson’s record fell to 1-1.
My Take on Riley/ Watson: Thank god there is No Gloating on NXT or We Would Never Hear the end of it. After this match, I Think that Riley and Watson earned their stay on NXT but since the WWE Universe is also voting to see who gets to say and from what I hear, Alex Riley may be the Next Miz, Riley may be thrown out, but Whos to say?
New NXT Announcer Ashley Valence says a reminder to us
The newest member of the WWE NXT broadcast team, Ashley Valence, informed the NXT Rookies that it’s their last chance to make a first impression on the WWE Pros and the WWE Universe. The first NXT Poll is next week! Which NXT Rookie is going home next week?
My Take on Ashley & the Pros Poll: Welcome to the WWE Ashley Valence!
First Savannah is moved to Smackdown! for the backstage interviewer role and is replaced the equally attractive Jamie Keyes as the NXT Ring Announcer and Now Ashley Valence joins the NXT Team. Given the fact that Matt Striker keeps getting assaulted, maybe its best to replace him before the other rookies start getting ideas.
Sidebar: And if that means that New People are joining the NXT Broadcast team will the Josh Mathews and Michael Cole be moved out of NXT? I Prefer Cole moved out of RAW and Jim Ross return tp RAW, but given his new role as the Voice of the Anonymous Raw Genereal Manager who sends his Dictates by Email and that JR Has no plans to return to the annouce table anytime soon I Dont See That Happening.