NXT – October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Byron Saxton, William Regal
Reviewed by Tommy Hall
for another show as this show has been in a bit of a rut lately.
Last week’s main event of Steamboat vs. Ohno is probably the main
story on the show right now but other than that there isn’t much
going on. We should be setting up another opponent for Rollins soon
enough which is something we need in the near future. Let’s get to

open with a recap of last week’s main event and the post match
today Ohno was getting into the building when Richie Steamboat jumped
Home. Where do these people go that they have to be welcomed home
every week? In case this makes no sense to you, the theme song is
Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria.
McIntyre vs. Richie Steamboat
out process to start with Drew shoulder blocking Richie down.
Steamboat comes back with forearms and right hands as he seems to be
abandoning his usual style here. Drew catches Steamboat with a kick
to the ribs as Steamboat tries to jump over him in the corner. That
gets two and McIntyre takes over before hooking something like a
seated abdominal stretch.
knocks him to the apron where Steamboat gets two off a sunset flip.
Back inside McIntyre hits a release Wasteland with Steamboat landing
on his face. Drew loads it up again but Richie tries to counter it
into a hurricanrana, only to botch it by falling off McIntyre’s head.
Steamboat starts firing off elbows but here’s Ohno for a
distraction. Richie turns around and walks into a shot to the head
and the Futureshock DDT for the pin at 4:25.
C. This was more about the
angle but building up McIntyre with a win is a good idea. The guy
has potential but he’s fallen so far in the last few years that he’s
having to start all over again. As for Steamboat, this is a good
story for him as he’s getting to show some emotion and I’m not
complaining about what I see. Being boring was the biggest knock on
him so seeing some good emotion out of him is a good sign.
E. Langston vs. Aiden English
place starts chanting 5 as Langston comes in. English pounds away
and gets beaten down for trying to fight. A running clothesline
takes Aiden down and there go Langston’s straps. The falling slam
kills English and gets the five count at 1:14.
hits the finisher again post match for another five count to a big
reaction. The fans seem to love this guy. Langston’s face looks a
bit like Monty Brown’s when you can’t see his hair. He hits another
falling slam on Aiden for fun.
is looking for Ohno in the back but only finds Michael McGillicutty
who hasn’t seen Ohno.
Punk is here next week.
McGillicutty with something to say. Apparently he gets a title match
next week. McGillicutty says it’s going to be Rollins’ first and
last title defense. He calls Rollins out to the ring and gets what
he asks for. Well partially as Rollins stops on the stage. Rollins
talks about how much McGillicutty talks, including calling Rollins a
paper champion. Rollins thinks that shows a lack of respect and
holds up the title, which means the respect is real. He’s earned
everything he has and didn’t have a path laid out for him since
birth. Rollins wants to fight now but McGillicutty says on his own
and Kidd are ready for Ascension later tonight. This was earlier
today and as they’re talking, Ascension’s entrance starts and they
pop up on the screen but don’t say anything.
Watson vs. Kassius Ohno
jumps Ohno on the stage during Ohno’s entrance. Ohno says he’s good
to go and goes off on Percy quickly. Watson speeds things up and leg
lariats Ohno down. Ohno comes back with something like a neckbreaker
(Ohno was standing behind Watson and facing him so it was hard to
tell what he was doing) but Watson dropkicks him down. The spinning
Heisman splash gets two but Ohno blocks the Persecution. A knee in
the corner stops Watson and the spinning elbow gets the pin for Ohno
at 3:20.
D+. Nothing to see here as
usual with Watson matches. The guy isn’t bad at all but man alive
there’s nothing to care about with him. Ohno’s matches are still
nothing interesting but this was better than his usual stuff. I
think it’s the elbow finisher that holds him back more than anything,
especially given what we know he’s capable of.
vs. Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd
and Cameron start us off but Gabriel tags himself in and the smaller
guys double team Cameron with a double hip toss and a pair of kicks.
A release German throw (not really a suplex) takes Gabriel down and
we take a break. Back with O’Brien hammering on Gabriel until Justin
rolls around O’Brien and tags out.
kicks him in the head and hits a springboard missile dropkick for
two. O’Brien is sent to the floor where he blocks a baseball slide
and slams Kidd onto the floor to take over. Back inside and
Ascension takes turns stomping away. That style of rapid fire
stomping and pounding is reminiscent of Demolition and there’s
nothing bad about that. Cameron puts on a body scissors with a
chinlock and O’Brien follows up with a body scissors of his own.
starts fighting back but Conor tags out immediately to make sure
Tyson can’t escape. You can almost hear JR beaming as he talks about
the tag team continuity of Ascension. Kidd avoids a charge from
O’Brien and side steps Cameron, which lets Kidd make the hot tag to
Gabriel. Justin takes Cameron down and immediately tries the 450 but
crashes and burns. With Tyson down on the floor, Ascension hits the
running Total Elimination (called the Fall of Man) for the pin on
Gabriel at 8:20 shown of 11:50.
B-. This was a solid tag match
although the ending felt abrupt. I really like Ascension’s stuff as
they have the look and aggressive style that makes them feel like
they could dominate anyone. When you combine that with an awesome
finisher and a great entrance, what more could you want? Kidd and
Gabriel were their usual good selves.
B. I liked this show
better than most recent episodes. We got a lot of stuff from this
one with a good main event, a continuation of the main angle for the
show and some stuff set up for next week. This is what NXT is good
at doing: offering an old fashioned hour long wrestling show and they
did that again here. Good show and I enjoyed it.
McIntyre b. Richie Steamboat – Futureshock DDT
E. Langston b. Aiden English – Falling Slam
Ohno b. Percy Watson – Spinning Elbow
b. Tyson Kidd/Justin Gabriel – Fall of Man to Gabriel
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