WWE NXT for August 22nd 2012 took place at the Full Sail Arena in Florida. The show was headlined by a huge tag team match between Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty against Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel. The Wrestling Emporium will run down the good, the bad, and the ugly for this week's episode of WWE NXT.
WWE NXT 08/22/12 Review.
As always, a full review can be found in the corresponding section of this blog.
The tag team main even featured some good action. Kidd and Gabriel are an awesome babyface team. McGillicutty and Curtis are a rather good heel tag team. Those elements equal out to be a pretty good tag team main event match.
We were spared Jinder Mahal this week so that's a point.
Antonio Cesaro had a perfectly acceptable little squash match with Derrick Bateman. Granted, Bateman really has gotten thrown under the bus after being the highlight of this show in 2010 and 2011. However, Cesaro is the WWE United States Champion so he wins on that note.
The divas on this show just do not seem to be working out. Tamina against Sofia Cortez was an afterthought. Raquel Diaz and her low rent Beautiful People act does not do it.
Kassius Ohno did not really do much this week.
Nothing really stood out in the ugly category. NXT just existed at this point. The early 2012 will be the high water mark and everything from about May on has been a steady trickle downhill.
Next week, the NXT Championship finals will take place with Seth Rollins against Jinder Mahal.