Thursday, May 31, 2012

WWE NXT 05/30/12 Review

WWE NXT for May 30th 2012, featured a huge six man tag team main event match with the return of Justin Gabriel as he teamed up with Percy Watson and Derrick Bateman to take on Johnny Curtis, JTG, and Michael McGillicutty. Plus Kaitlyn faces Tamina and The Usos go up against the dastardly duo of Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins. It is the season that keeps stumbling along, until the other NXT can find a television home, this is the latest episode of NXT Season 5 Redemption for May 30th 2012.

WWE NXT 5/30/12

First the results.

NXT 5/30/12 Results

Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks defeated Jimmy and Jey, the Uso Brothers.

Kaitlyn defeated Tamina.

Justin Gabriel, Percy Watson, and Derrick Bateman defeated JTG, Michael McGillicutty, and Johnny Curtis when Gabriel pinned JTG.

NXT 5/30/12 Report

Up a bit later than usual. I waited around for a couple of hours, then gave up, did other things, and Randy Orton got suspended, so NXT was the furthest thing from my mind. And then it was too late by the time I remembered it existed, so here's your review in the morning.

Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks defeated The Uso Brothers

Here we go, a match that we have seen many times since September on NXT. Both teams put on a good show but this entire season just had the fun sucked out of it in the last few weeks and it is just Superstars hour two. Which is not a bad thing, just NXT was different and now its treading water. Anyway, Hawkins and Reks are looking to make a name for himself. I do chuckle pretty much every time they say the tag team division is getting hotter. True in a sense but not so much in another sense. Hawkins and Reks hits a double team move to pin Jey, powerslam into a hangman's neckbreaker.

ECW Unreleased DVD commercial, narrated by Paul Heyman. Never before released. Well outside of bootlegs maybe. But those don't count. That commercial made me want to buy that DVD.

Kaitlyn defeated Tamina

Yeah its a Divas match on NXT, this is what it is. They try and hold together some semblance of this show, with Maxine on commentary. It is a nice token effort, but it is like a ghostwriter finishing up a popular series of books after the author had a meltdown, the zing is not there. Kaitlyn finishes off Tamina with her leg full nelson.

WWE RAW Rebound features the Ballad of the Big Show.

They actually did correct the mistake about the WWE Championship being on the line for the first time in four years, as opposed to eight years, so kudos to that.

Justin Gabriel, Derrick Bateman, and Percy Watson defeated Johnny Curtis, Michael McGillicutty, and JTG

Several of the top young superstars in NXT and JTG compete in this six man tag team main event. Justin Gabriel is making his return. Jimmy the Gimmick reference from Regal for the win. This is a great six man tag team match, really masking the weaknesses of some of the competitors of this match while adding to the strengths. It all breaks down, with Gabriel scoring with a sweet springboard spinning DDT for the pin on JTG. The trio of Justin Gabriel, Derrick Bateman, and Percy Watson win the main event on WWE NXT.

Some solid wrestling on this show, but its obvious that they have been given up.

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