June 27, 2013
LIVE! From Full Sail University
by Emerson “I am too busy doing Emma's dance” Witner
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Here's what you need to know about NXT:
-The brackets for the Woman's Title Tournament are as follows...
Paige defeated Tamina on 6/6
Alicia Fox defeated Bayley on 6/13
Summer Rae defeated Sasha Banks on 6/20
Emma vs Aksana
-The NXT Champion is Bo Dallas. He defeated Big E. Langston on June 13 and teased a heel turn back on May 16, but it hasn't been mentioned since.
-They also have Tag Team Champions, The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, managed by Bray Wyatt). They captured the titles on May 9, defeating Bo Dallas and Adrian Neville
-Dusty Rhodes is the Authority Figure, but his job title seems to change from week to week.
-Sami Zayn, the former El Generico, is in the midst of a feud with Antonio Cesaro, which I am sure you are surprised to hear has led to good matches.
-The announce team is constantly rotating with some combination of Tony Dawson, William Regal, Brad Maddox and Tom Phillips
And that's everything you need to know about NXT. (Now we know!) (And knowing is half the battle) (G.I. Joe!)
1.) Big E. Langston returned to his winning ways, destroying Aiden English. The former champion makes quick work of his challenger with the 70's porn mustache. I am assuming this match was taped after Big revealed himself as Kaitlyn's admirer, as there was no reaction to him at all. When I say none, I mean not a soul.
-After the match Big laid out Aiden with another Big Ending and was able to get the fans to count along with the 5 count. Well that part isn't hard.
-Backstage Renee Young is asking Emma about her match coming up with Aksana. Emma was playing with her bubble gun before saying that she is going to win. Emma gave Renee her bubble gun to hold while she went to the ring. Renee was disappointed that she wasn't allowed to use it.
2.) In a first round match in the NXT Woman's Championship Tournament, Emma submitted Aksana. I don't think I have been forced to review an Aksana match in 2 ½ years. I did not miss that at all. Aksana got an early two count after crawling around on her hands and knees. The most entertaining part of the match was Tony Dawson naming famous athletes from Lithuania and Australia, saying that if either of them win the championship, then they will be just as big a star. Emma quickly took over and won with the Dil-Emma.
-After the match a bunch of kids got in the ring to do Emma's dance. I am not sure if that is better or worse than doing Brodus Clay's dance.
-Who is Leo Kruger? Well I know, but that is the question he asked during his video package. He is coming back...next.
-The War Games DVD and Blu Ray is out. It is awesome.
3.) Leo Kruger returned to NXT for the first time since January, beating Dante Dash. Kruger was last seen teaming with Kassius Ohno in an effort to pick a fight with William Regal and Tyson Kidd. Kidd then got injured and Ohno focused his attentions to Mr. Regal. Leo spent the heat of the match yanking and turning Dante's arm in ways it is not supposed to go. Leo won the match with a high stepping Lariat called The Slice and submitting Dante with an over the head wrist lock.
-Conor O'Brien cut a wacky promo about him being The Ascension.
4.) NXT Champion Bo Dallas pinned Mickey Keegan. Axl Keegan has changed his name for some reason. Bo never did complete his heel turn. Also for some reason. Bo shouted a whole lot during his offense. For some reason. Bo won in two minutes with that wacky power slam thingy he does.
-Apparently Leo Kruger never left the ringside area. He went back in to give Mickey a snap suplex and then The Slice. Bo just watched. The fans, believing in babyfaces and heels, chanted for Kruger.
-Halle Berry made her first appearance on NXT ever...in a commercial for The Call.
-Total Divas on E debuts July 28.
5.) In a #1 Contender's To The NXT Tag Team Championship Match, Kassius Ohno & Corey Graves defeated The Trevor Murdoch Two-some, Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan (w/Sylvester LeFort). Dawson and Dylan are 2-0 as a team. Ohno and Graves are 0-1 as a team. Of course they are the top two contending teams for the championship. Ohno and Graves only other match as a team were against Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, who, in case you forgot, are the champions. I can't wait for Richie Steamboat to return just to see how they explain how the two men, who were in a blood feud not that long ago, now didn't care to fight one another. This match was exceptionally long, really too long, going close to twenty minutes. Dylan and Dawson hit their wacky finisher where one man hits a spine buster and then the other does a sitting double sledge from the middle ropes onto Ohno, but Graves breaks it up. The announcers are so entertained by the match that they are talking about how some fan is chanting “You can't wrestle.” I honestly can't imagine Dawson and Dylan ever getting called up to the main roster. They are meh, look bland and their whole act is Frenchie on the outside. Graves finally locks on Lucky 13 and gets the tap out.
-After the match, chaos and anarchy broke out as the champions hit the ring, attacking their new top challengers. All three men, including Bray Wyatt, took apart the champions.
Adrian Neville waited for his theme to hit before running in for the save. Dylan and Dawson quickly jumped into the fray to make it 5-on-3. Finally William Regal dropped the headset and ran in to try to help Ohno, Graves and Neville, but even he got cut off.
The heels took turns taking apart Mr. Regal until Bray hit his big running corner splash on William.
The show ended with Bray and his Family standing tall, with a bevy of broken bodies laying around him.
That does it for this week. Until next time, say your vitamins and take your prayers.