NXT – July 11, 2012


July 11, 2012

Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida

Byron Saxton, William Regal

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

back with the fourth week of the show which I believe is the final
show from the first batch of tapings. After the six man that ended
the last episode, there really isn’t anything set for tonight. I’ve
heard talk of creating an NXT Title but that wouldn’t be for at least
four more weeks because the next set of tapings is already done.
Let’s get to it.

Home everyone.

Kidd vs. Camacho

this is what NXT is good for: you can get a guy like Camacho some
ring time. He hasn’t had much but he can get some here and it’s fine
for him to get it at this level. Kidd avoids a kick to the ribs and
nips up into a dropkick. Camacho takes over with a fist to the head
but Kidd flips through a backdrop and grabs a quickly broken leg
hold. Backslide gets two on Camacho and it’s off to an armbar.

sends him to the apron but Kidd skins the cat and sends Camacho to
the floor. Hunico tries to interfere and gets ejected for his
efforts. Kidd dives on both guys and we take a break. Back with
Kidd kicking Camacho in the face and trying the Sharpshooter but a
rope is grabbed. Camacho goes to the floor but grabs a running boot,
sending Kidd face first into the apron.

inside and Camacho is in control and working on the back of Kidd. A
backbreaker gets two and he stomps on the chest of Kidd a bit.
Another backbreaker gets another two and Kidd gets draped over the
top rope. Camacho hooks a seated third cousin twice removed of an
abdominal stretch which Kidd breaks, only to be headbutted right back
down. A belly to back suplex puts Kidd down and a legdrop gets two.

tries to speed things up but gets caught in a wheelbarrow slam for
two. A middle rope legdrop misses for Camacho and Kidd fires off his
kicks. Camacho is draped over the bottom rope and Kidd hits a
slingshot legdrop to the head to keep Camacho down. Back in and
Camacho hits a butterfly suplex off the top for two. Camacho sends
him to the apron but charges into a kick to the head. A Blockbuster
gets two on Camacho as he gets his foot on the rope. Dang I thought
that would have been it. Kidd loads up the Sharpshooter but here’s
McGillicutty for a distraction. Kidd knocks him to the floor but
walks into a DDT from Camacho for the pin at 12:15 shown of 15:45.

B-. I was really getting into
this by the end of it. It’s amazing what guys like Camacho are
capable of when they have time and a guy like Kidd to work off of.
I’m so glad that Tyson is getting a main show push as it’s long
overdue for someone as steady in the ring as he is. This
McGillicutty feud has gone on for awhile though and it’s hard to see
why it needs to continue.

Wyatt video, this time about faith. It’s a shame that he’s out for
so many months.

Jackman was on Raw once.

Gabriel says he’s back to make a statement. Heath Slater comes up
and says that Gabriel will make a statement of failure. Slater talks
about taking out legends and Gabriel says it’ll be a young guy
beating up Slater tonight.

English vs. Bray Wyatt

talks on the way to the ring, calling himself the angel in the dirt
and singing Time is on My Side by the Rolling Stones. Wyatt pounds
him down and sends English to the floor and into the barricade. Back
in and Wyatt rolls around on the apron before splashing English in
the corner. Wyatt dances with English a bit (literally) before
hitting a rolling Downward Spiral for the pin at 1:48. Awesome debut
here and a good transition from promos to in ring work which was what
I was worried about from Wyatt.

on Seth Rollins, who will knock you out.

run down the MITB card.

Steamboat says he’s got a great opportunity here. Leo Kruger comes
up and they get in a brawl.

on Raquel Diaz, featuring Tweets from her.

vs. Prime Time Players

Slater vs. Gabriel is next week. JR sits in on commentary for this
one and there’s no AW for the Players. Jimmy and Darren get us going
and Jimmy goes nuclear by going for the hair. Young gets takes into
the Uso corner for a continued beating before it’s off to Titus for
more of the same. Back to Young who charges into a powerslam from
Jey for no cover. The Players head to the floor and Jey has a hair

hits a dive onto both Players and we take a break. Back with Jimmy
uppercutting Titus, only to be knocked down after looking at Young.
Young comes in with a kind of spinning toe hold. It’s clear JR has
no idea which Uso is which, nor does he care. Jimmy kicks Darren to
the floor where Darren trips up Jey before there can be a tag. Back
in and Young works on the knee some more and tags Titus.

gets in a shot to Titus but O’Neal breaks up the tag at the last
possible second. Back to the knee but Jimmy breaks it up. For some
reason though he goes to the Players’ corner instead of his own. A
backdrop puts Titus down and there’s the tag to Jey. Jey cleans
house and hits the running Umaga attack on Young in the corner for
two. Titus takes Jimmy’s leg out again which allows the Players to
hit the Demolition Decapitator on Jey for the pin at 9:51 shown of

C+. Nothing great here but
another win for the Players before they finally get their title match
is just fine. The Usos are still stuck in limbo but they’re good at
a job like this. JR not knowing which was which says a small
something, as there’s nothing to tell the two guys apart unless
you’re looking at their chest. That being said, they’re a tag team
and there’s nothing wrong with them being so similar, as it makes
them look more like a unit.

B-. This was a totally
different kind of show this week but it still worked. This came off
a lot more like a show that the old NXT did and that’s ok for the
most part. Having a fresh batch of faces makes that work well, and
given the match quality was good all around, what more can you ask
for? With talk of the tournament coming for a title, there’s a lot
of upside on NXT in the future.


b. Tyson Kidd – DDT

Wyatt b. Aiden English – Rolling Downward Spiral

Time Players b. Usos – Demolition Decapitator to Jey Uso