Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Nov 2012
Re: Official NXT Weekly TV Show Discussion
The respect Dawson has for Regal is awesome.
"I'm waffling a bit tonight Tony, you just jump in there whenever you want."
"Never, I never want to interrupt you."
These two are awesome. First match was Corbin vs Sandow. Corbin's first TV appearance. He's built like Lance Archer, tall and lean. He's got an interesting look and he has a theme with lyrics and a titantron which leads me to believe we will see more of him. The match was a standard affair. Mostly just grappling and a bunch of holds. Sandow wins with a new finisher, the Silencer which looks like a sitout Cobra Clutch slam. Challenges Big E right after.
Bayley vs Paige is next. Given that Bayley is another indy wrestler like Paige the match wasn't as plodding or clunky as Summer Rae's matches. Paige wins in decent time. Bayley hit a flying elbow and actually got a suplex in. Summer Rae attacks but leaves the ring pretty fast without laying out Paige. I like their rivalry, though hopefully we can get some segments between them this time around, because Paige does need to work on her mic skills to a degree.
Big E and Sandow have a segment backstage. Big E, like the last few times we've seen him, is showing off a more goofy side. It kinda works, because it's somewhat different and he plays it off okay. That said, he talks a little too quickly and has a rather annoying, gimmicky voice. When Sandow joins in and they do a math problem which leads inevitably to five it gets funny, especially when Sandow chastises the interviewer for not holding the mic properly.
Pierce vs Sakamoto was next. Short but rather nifty affair. Pierce did some of his brother's headstands during certain holds and locks which got a nice reaction from the crowd. O'Brian comes out to a decent pop. The crowd wasn't really into the match, they were chanting 'we want' someone. Dunno who it was. I thought it was Pierce at first but then it sounded like Rollins and then like Ryder. Guess when they see jobbers they think the Shield will come out and squash them or the man who is synonymous with jobbers at this point, Zack Ryder. O'Brian makes short work of the two. He's still impressive physically but he's rather basic in the ring. Kept it simple, stuck to clotheslines and flapjacks. Pierce and Sakamoto had an interview right after commercial break and they set up next weeks match. I'm excited for what comes after the match next week.
The Anti-Christ is out next. Kassius Ohno looks average as ever. Runs around and attacks the turnbuckle and ring post for no reason, the abusive bastard. His theme is good though, nice beat and the lyrics hit at just the right moment, not so late that you don't hear them but they let the tune play out first. He's facing Camacho, who we haven't seen since Big E ate him alive. Ohno does the usual holds but luckily Camacho uses his strength to neutralize that. Ohno hits a nice gamengiri after a leapfrog and the crowd is on his side. Hits an awkward front drop kick and then goes for a nasty looking Jawbreaker, though this time to the back of the head rather than to the jaw. Camacho gets some standard offence in but he looks okay. The announcers put over Ohno's fighting spirit and make note of his striking, which hopefully means he'll ditch the cravats soon enough and start elbowing and kicking more often. Rest holds by Camacho which typically gets the fans with Ohno who makes a comeback. He jumps off one turnbuckle and then runs and hits a flying elbow on Camacho on the opposite turnbuckle called the Flying Wing attack. He goes for the Discus Knee, the bastardized Cyclone Kill and he hits it, but it looks awkward and didn't look like it hurt. Maybe he should hit it to a bent over opponent instead. Wins with the armtrap cravat.
Decent match by both. Ohno was okay on the whole, Camacho was solid, if not unspectacular. Ohno delivers the typical 'lost man' promo, saying he doesn't know who he is anymore. He apologizes to Regal and you can hear a guy in the crowd mockingly go 'awww'. Wyatt comes out and instantly makes this segment worth seeing. Harper and Rowan pass Ohno by but attack him from behind when Wyatt distracts him. Hits Sister Abigail on the pavement. Hopefully that keeps Ohno off of TV for a while.
Neville and Dallas come out and the match is underway. Have to say, Neville's theme is pretty good, really suits him and Dallas' titantron works with his own theme. They came out separately by the way. Bo gets a good pop to start with but then the 'No more Bo' chants start. Neville gets a big pop when he tags in. Dallas brings back his awful spear towards the end. Neville hits British Airways pretty early, which kinda tells you how the match was going to go. It's decent overall. Dallas and Neville make a lot of swift tags to keep the bigger men down but Harper and Rowan eventually dominate. Dallas goes for the Bo-Dog but knocks over Neville when Rowan shoves him. Rowan hits a big boot and Harper hits the Discus Clothesline and pins Dallas and the Wyatt Family wins the titles. They celebrate as Regal puts over Neville and Dallas as the to bravest young men he knows. Bray Wyatt comes down the ramp and they hold their titles high.
This show is a must watch. We get two debuts, Sandow makes a challenge, a solid divas match with more story to it and the two backstage segments were pretty good, O'Brian is back with a new story, Ohno turns face and a title change. All the matches were pretty good as well.
Last edited by Alden Heathcliffe; 05-10-2013 at 01:20 AM.