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NXT 8/29/12: The roster watches history

31 Aug

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No Diva match was scheduled for this week’s NXT BUUUUUUUT, We did get to see the Divas, and Superstars watch history be made in the square circle. Jinder Mahal took on Seth Rollins to see who will become the FIRST EVER NXT Champion… If this wasn’t predictable enough with all the spoiling and the fact that WWE is in love with Rollins but nonetheless I actually enjoyed this match. Mahal isn’t as bad as people make him out to be in the ring. Well, The Divas are shown very rarely during the match but during the entrances they are shown for a pretty long time, especially Emma who was pretty much focused on when they zoomed up to the title which was sitting on a precious stool. Suprisingly, ALL Divas were there except for Caylee Turner, Natalya and Tamina Snuka — Even Charlotte and Anya decided to show up for this big event.

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Jinder Mahal didn’t get any reaction from his fellow NXT roster, but Seth Rollins got cheers and claps… and some not-so caring people. Seth Rollins picked up the victory and the face Divas and Superstars joined him in the ring to celebrate until he runs into the crowd to celebrate even more with the fans that cheered him on throughout his career.

NXT 8/22/12: Superfly Splash soars to a win, but L marks the spot

24 Aug

Sofia Cortez’s last match is this one, luckily she gets to face one of the best Divas on the Roster, Tamina Snuka… it’s worth it. Sadly, the ending just isn’t right to me. ugh. Well, the beginning of the match was super funny with Cortez mocking Snuka’s entrance and putting her ‘guns’ up to intimidate the Diva. Tamina wasted no time to go on attack early in the match, but soon Sofia proved why she was one of the top Divas on the NXT brand when she started taking the match into her own hands. Despite getting handled in this matchup, Tamina Snuka climbed to the top rope after slamming Sofia. Cortez is laying on the mat in pain and bracing herself for what is about to happen. Tamina hits the superfly splash and covers to pick up the three count on the Puerto Rican.

Next thing you know, Raquel Diaz attacks Tamina from behind… I know what you’re thinking, wow! Seriously? She puts an L on her forhead and says Love it! She also put a backwards ‘Loser’ symbol with her index and thumb BUT it was backwards when facing the camera so she’s pretty much just calling herself one.

NXT 8/15/12: Raquel’s preps the exfoliating tour

20 Aug

Raquel Diaz is back with yet another promo furthering her “Exfoliating Ugliness Tour”. She is in front of the mirror and says that her ugliness tour is for the NXT Divas benefit, and she can’t have NXT looking like a zoo. The ‘tour’ is coming their way.

Looks as if she will be having a match next week. Wonder who will have to carry her this time?… Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the biggest fan of Raquel obviously (but the reasons are pretty clear), but she can work the mic pretty well. But as of usual, she has been overdoing it and I haven’t been enjoying it, and that is literally her only high point. She needs sooo much help in the ring and they couldn’t give a prettier Diva this gimmick? It would only make sense.

NXT 8/8/12: The Divas and the Rookies team up

11 Aug

I love NXT… wanna know why? Because the Divas always have matches. Yup. This week is no different except for the fact that FOUR Divas are in action in a tag match! The Divas team up with the “rookies” in this match-up. Kaitlyn will team up with Caylee Turner, who is making her debut match on NXT, to take on Tamina Snuka and everyone’s favorite (or so it seems) Paige.

Paige and Tamina come out with silence until they shout “come on!” getting the crowd to some-what lighten up. The crowd is really behind Paige when she gets in the ring, which is a good thing that they turned her face because she is so “over” with the crowd. Kaitlyn, is trying something new with week as she is being heel… She had a good effort but face is definately her character because she plays this dorky, bubbly Diva so well. Caylee is eh… nothing really to say.

Tamina and Kaitlyn show that they have tons of chemistry as they probably had the best part of the match in my opinion. Power vs Power… and of course the commentators bring up Kaitlyn’s thighs. Paige also did very good in this match-up but Caylee Turner is missing something…personality and wrestling skills. She does sell moves very well though. Paige gets the win for her team with a small package on Turner as Kaitlyn is looking on, not even trying to save her partner. I guess that’s what you get for jumping off the apron when she wanted to tag you in.

NXT 8/1/12: Exfoliating tour takes the arena by storm

2 Aug

What seemed to have been a “good start” with it being Audrey Marie’s NXT debut and Raquel Diaz’s normal promo, turned into be something that could be described as a “storm”… horrible.

First of all I’m going to say that Raquel is overdoing her gimmick. The promo before every match is getting annoying, it’s basically the same thing but she does know how to talk the talk. Moving on to the match, It’s not surprise that these two don’t really work well together but this bout was definately ‘bad’ mostly because of Raquel. In this match, she couldn’t do a simple trip, It took her twice to get it down, and the “You can’t wrestle chants” were aimed at her. If you read the ‘spoilers’ or listened to a report from a fan in attendance then you would know Raquel had to do her Gory Bomb finisher TWICE and the second one they used to the Diaz marks who are saying “it was Audrey’s fault” really need a reality check. The match was horrible because of Raquel.

Anyway to the positives, The face Audrey Marie gave Raquel after she cut the promo was hilarious, that definately made me laugh and Raquel’s ‘L’ drawing on Marie’s forehead following the match was epic otherwise, this match was a big no-no.

Briley Pierce is ‘interviewing’ Paige backstage following the match and she pretty much has no words to say. It looks as if we are going to get a feud between these two coming soon.

NXT 7/25/12: The dungeon Diva takes on Sofia Cortez

26 Jul

This week on NXT, the dungeon Diva, Natalya steps foot in the ring with Sofia Cortez. If you have watched prior matches that they’ve both competed in you would know they can both stand their own ground. We were definately in for a solid Diva bout. The fans were also really enjoying the match as their chanting “This is awesome” and “YES! YES! YES!”. This was literally great back and forth action. Natalya and Sofia Cortez trade roll ups and finally Natalya had enough. Natalya rolls out of the ring and lays on the mat below while Sofia is doing motions to tell her to get back in. In a epic Natalya heel mode, she screams “I hate you!” to Cortez. Sofia picks up the win via countout. Natalya isn’t done yet though. She enters the ring once again and attacks Sofia, putting her into the sharpshooter, as Cortez screams in pain and begins to tap out. Natalya goes on up the ramp in smiles at the damage she has just caused.

This match could’ve had a way better ending. These two are two of the best wrestlers and the match ending wasn’t very pleasing to me. They both have multiple unique wrestling styles and move sets and the match ending could’ve used any of them (as long as it isn’t a roll up). The match was great anyway minus the horrible ending plus, I’m glad Sofia is actually picking up wins on NXT, since in FCW she was basically a “jobber”. These two really need to have a rematch and a longer time limit. These two bring so much energy, and the fans get interested really quickly and that’s what the Divas Division needs. NXT is where the best talent is currently in my opinion.

Following last weeks interaction backstage with Alex Riley “flirting” with Antonio Cesaro’s girlfriend Aksana a match was set up for this week between the two men. Aksana of course accompanied her boyfriend to ringside as usual. Aksana distracted Riley for a short second while Cesaro picked up the victory.

NXT 7/19/12: Twice the Divas matches!

21 Jul

This isn’t like any average NXT episode. This episode actually featured TWO Divas matches, how many times can us Divas fans actually say that?? As advertised last week, Raquel Diaz would be making her “ugliness tour” debut this week. Oh, and not to add on to the Diva excitement, but there is ALSO a backstage segment. WHAT?! Yeah, like I said ‘unlike an average episode’.

First match of the night was the original NXT Redemption Divas between Tamina and Kaitlyn. In an interesting twist, Kaitlyn would be taking the role as the heel in this match-up. This battle is definately going to be a battle of strength, as the orignal NXT announcer crew said in the last season (redemption, yes we miss you yellow ropes), both of these women can bench 300 pounds and to add on top of that, both of these women can stand their own ground so this is going to be a great match between them.

Kaitlyn made a great effort to try to take down the generation Diva, even smack-talking the referee, not that that’s going to get her far or anything… just saying and also using him as a guard, right on girl! One of my personal favorite moments in the match was when Kaitlyn applied a submission on Tamina, and Tamina was able to use her power to lift Kaitlyn up and in exchange gives miss Kaitlyn a somoan drop. After a long, and good match between these two as predicted, Tamina climbed to the top rope and delivered a superfly splash to pick up the victory over Kaitlyn.

Raquel Diaz’s package was shown before she starts heading to the ring with her own headset, talking some more trash. Luckily, Paige is now face on this show (well, for now) as her name is being chanted, because of how talented she is. Surpringly this match wasn’t that bad, I wasn’t expecting Diaz to hold her own since Paige is much more experienced and Raquel has a lot of sloppy moments in her matches down in FCW but she kind of impressed me in this maybe her and Paige have some kind of “chemistry”, who knows. Toward the ending, Paige goes to kick at Raquel but she grabs her leg and throws her down to the mat. Raquel hits the gory bomb on Paige (Who sold that very awkardly but oh well) to pick up the victory on her debut match of NXT. Paige is definately going to get the “jobber” status at the moment.

What really makes me happy though is the fact that WWE is now adding more backstage segments in. For me, that’s one of the reasons that got me hooked during the NXT Redemption season, and of course the long, lengthy matches that they give the underated talent there. In a surprise backstage segment, Alex Riley is walking backstage where he finds Aksana. Aksana, being the vixen she is, starts flirting with Riley until her boyfriend, Antonio Cesaro shows up. Aksana rushes to his arm accusing Riley of hitting on her. Cesaro yells at him saying that “if you hit on his girl, then he will kick your teeth down your throat”. This sets up Alex Riley vs Antonio Cesaro for next week.