7/12 Short’s WWE NXT Review: The Prime Time Players vs. The Uso Brothers, Bray Wyatt debuts, Tyson Kidd vs. Camacho
By Josh Short
Taped in Winter Park, Fla. At Full Sail University
The show opened and Byron Saxton checked in on commentary. Tyson Kidd made his entrance to a good pop. William Regal checked in on commentary and hyped the main event of The Uso’s vs. The Prime Time Players. Camacho made his entrance with Hunico to a good heat. William Regal told the story of how Hunico and Camacho met only this time Camacho bit the guy’s eye out rather than biting his nose off. There’s a sentence I’d never thought I’d write.
1. Camacho defeated Tyson Kidd in 12:12. A small "USA" chant started followed by numerous different Tyson Kidd chant. Both men locked up and Camacho pushed Kidd straight down to the mat. Kidd ran the ropes before performing a back flip which got a nice reaction followed by a dropkick. The crowd continued to chant for Kidd nearly non-stop. Tyson ran the ropes, flipped over Camacho whilst holding his neck before using a unique rolling manoeuvre which resulted in Tyson grabbing Camacho’s leg and going for a submission.
Tyson locked in an armbar and transitioned into a pin. Nice. Tyson then locked in another rest hold that focused on the arm. Camacho came back with strikes in the corner. Tyson then performed a head scissors whilst holding onto the ropes which took Camacho to the outside. Hunico and Camacho then stood either side of Kidd and looked like they were going to attack him. The ref then sent Hunico to the back even though he didn’t do anything. Kidd then hit an outside dive onto Hunico and Camacho ad the show went to a break.
Back from the break Tyson had Camacho in a standing armbar. Camacho pushed him off however Kidd ran the ropes and performed a wheelbarrow into a roll through before going for the Dungeon Lock. Camacho managed to get to the ropes. Camacho then taunted the crowd at the outside, Tyson went his running knee but Camacho caught his leg and drove Tyson face first to the mat. Tyson seemed to hit his head pretty darn hard.
Camacho then drove Tyson into the ring barrier and into the ring. Once in the ring Camacho went for a pin before hitting a nice gutbuster. Camacho drove his foot into Kidd’s chest, looking as if he was about to lock in a Sharpshooter/Dungeon Lock at one point. Camacho locked in a rest hold before Kidd went for a comeback only to get caught with headbutt followed by a back suplex and a leg drop. Camacho continued to get good heat.
The crowd once again rallied behind Kidd, he went for the wheelbarrow but Camacho caught him and slammed him down face first which got a good reaction. Camacho went for a top rope leg drop however Tyson moved out of the way which got a lot of "ohhh’s" from the crowd. Kidd hit some kicks before following it up with a running dropkick as the "ohhh’s" continued. Kidd pushed Camacho to the edge of the ring before hitting his slingshot leg drop. He went to the top rope however Camacho attacked him.
Camacho climbed the ropes and hit a great double underhook suplex for a great near fall. A "this is awesome" chant broke out. Kidd ended up on the outside before hitting his signature kick. Tyson went to the top rope and hit the Code Blue (overhead neckbreaker) for a very near floor. Tyson went for the sharpshooter but Michael McGillicutty ran out to distract him. Camacho then hit a DDT for the win. McGillicutty’s interference and Camacho’s win drew a good amount of heat from the crowd...
Byron Saxton hyped the main event of The Uso’s vs. The Prime Time Players...
A Bray Wyatt video aired hyping that he will debut next. It was a montage of all of the videos from the weeks before hyping his debut. This video was, just like the other videos, great...
Short’s Synopsis: At first the Kidd vs. Camacho match was really slow and plodding, I even looked at the time at one point. However, as the match progressed it got a hell of a lot better however I must say the crowd deserve a lot of credit for making that happen. They reacted in a big way to things that didn’t seem that important in the match. They really made this match seem like a big main event. Let’s not take away from Camacho and Kidd. Both guys got to show off their styles and they managed generate a nice flow once they shifted into a higher gear. There were also some great near falls, in fact after Tyson hit the Code Blue I actually wrote "for the win." Overall, a match featuring some good action and some bad action.
A Money In The Bank advertisement aired hyping John Cena entering the Money In The Bank Ladder match for the first time...
Dr. Cox’s arch nemesis Hugh Jackman talked about his appearance on Raw for his Raw 100 video. He seemed to be genuinely touched to be a part of the show...
Backstage Matt Striker interviewed Justin Gabriel. Justin spoke about coming back from his injury and wanting to be a champion. Striker hyped Justin’s match with Heath Slater next week who coincidentally showed up. Heath mocked Justin’s hair. Ha! Look who’s talking. He said Gabriel’s career is a failure. Slater said he’s on Raw week after week embarrassing legends. Justin said Heath doesn’t have to worry about getting embarrassed by a former WWE star he has to worry about being embarrassed by him...
Aiden English made his entrance to rock/classical music to a good pop. The lights dimmed, signalling the arrival of Bray Wyatt. He made his entrance with a mic. He said people don’t understand him but they will in time. He said he was the angel in the dirt. He stated his name before saying "please to meet you" before singing the chorus of "Time is on my side" by the Rolling Stones and eventually laughing manically. He rolled into the ring, struck a crucifix pose and continued to laugh in a crazy way. He shook hands with ref and had him remove his jacket. Wyatt took off his hat as the crowd chanted "let’s go Wyatt."..
2. Bray Wyatt defeated Aiden English in 1:48. Regal and Saxton spoke of how scared of Wyatt they were. Wyatt hit English with a kick to the gut and club to the back. He grabbed his head and repeatedly drove English’s head into his knee. Regal told a story about a preacher who died from a snake bite. Regal said that in response to this Wyatt laughed and said that he didn’t believe enough and that he didn’t believe like him. Wyatt threw English to the outside before repeatedly throwing Aiden into the ring barrier and the ring apron in an aggressive way. Wyatt laughed to himself and shook his finger at English off as if he was telling him off. He rolled English into the ring as the commentators continued to not only put over Wyatt’s psychotic nature but also his athleticism and the fact that he was an amateur wrestling champion.
Wyatt hit a falcon arrow and rolled to the edge of ring. Once there he rolled around with a big smile on his face as the commentators stated that he was a 3rd generation wrestler. Wyatt hit big cross body in the corner before grabbing hold of English and dancing with him in the middle of the ring. He pulled English back to him, kissed him on the head, looked to the ceiling and hit a swinging reverse STO for the win. He shook hands with English whist English was still on the floor. "Wyatt" chants began as Bray struck the crucifix pose again. Regal said that it doesn’t matter what we think of Bray Wyatt, he’s going to be a big star...
After the match the main event of The Uso’s vs. The Prime Time Players was hyped...
Short’s Synopsis: He’s finally here and he sure is different. Wyatt has a unique look; he’s large, covered in tattoos and wrestles in street clothing. Combine that with his unorthodox wrestling style and you have something that is very different and very exciting. His promo wasn’t the best I’ve seen but it set a nice tone for those that haven’t seen his character before. (By the way, check out Bray Wyatt vs. Aiden English on FCW to see one of Bray’s better promos). The commentators deserve a lot of credit for making Wyatt seem like a major star. They put over the psychotic nature of Wyatt huge as well as his wrestling background and heritage. Well done to them. However Wyatt deserves a hell of a lot of credit for making this character completely believable. I actually said wow when he rolled under the ropes and smiled. Overall a very good introduction to the Bray Wyatt character.
A Seth Rollins video aired. He spoke in a very serious manner as eerie music played. He spoke at length about his finisher. "In a moment, everything you ever knew, everything you ever loved, disappears and all that’s left is a memory of what came before and a fear of what the future holds." He made a noise as if he was making the sound of the impact of his finisher before saying "Welcome to the blackout" and putting his hands together...
The commentators hyped the Money In The Bank PPV...
Briley Pierce (Dolph Ziggler’s younger brother) interviewed Richie Steamboat. Richie spoke about how excited he was to show the NXT Universe how good he his. Leo Kruger interrupted him and said a couple of his nicknames. They shoved each other and fought on the floor before officials separated them...
A Raquel Diaz (Shaul Guerrero) video aired. She declared herself the "ultra diva" and the "alpha female." Several of her tweets were shown. She said she was headed to NXT to "rid the world of repulsive" and hyped the "exfoliating ugliness tour" beginning next week...
Short’s Synopsis: Let the "Beautiful People rip-off" comments start. I must admit that there are clear similarities but come on, she’s not Lay-Cool. That was a heck of video for Raquel; it just shows how good WWE’s production company is when they can make a video like that. Sure it may be a familiar gimmick but I’m still interested in what she does next week. As for Seth’s promo, it was like his other recent promos; it was different. Seth’s promo style reminds me of Jeff Hardy’s, especially Jeff’s run on Smackdown, it’s so different from the usual style that I can’t really work out if it was good or bad. Some of you will like it, some of you won’t. It was unusual style and it was unusual for a guy to put his finisher over in such a direct way. The segment with Kruger and Steamboat was just two guys saying generic things then scuffling for a bit. Not really that exciting.
The Uso’s made their entrance performing the Hakka to a good pop as Byron Saxton introduced Jim Ross. Ross checked in and hyped the match as a big main event as The Prime Time Players made their entrance to decent heat...
3. The Prime Time Players defeated The Usos in 9:50. Young talked trash before backing into the corner and getting O’Neil to comb his hair. Young and one of the Uso’s locked up and immediately went into a corner, Young complained about his hair being messed up, he pushed the Uso and got slapped as a result, Young went to his corner and hugged O’Neil as the audience boo’d and laughed. The Uso’s hit their double elbow before one of the Uso’s hit a cross body in the corner.
Young made the tag to O’Neil who drove the Uso’s head into the corner. The Uso no-sold it before hitting his body popping strike. The Uso’s made the tag and the Uso hit a nice power slam. They stole the afro comb and mocked O’Neil and Young. Young and O’Neil attempted to get in ring but got hit with a strike by one of the Uso’s, The Uso followed it up with a nice div over the top rope with the help of his brother for a good pop.
Back from break O’Neil took control and stomped on the Uso. Young and O’Neil isolated the Uso and focuses on his leg as they made quick tags. The Uso kicked Young off a rest hold and tried to make the hot tag but Young attacked the other Uso. The Uso used this as a distraction and went for pin attempted but Young kicked out and hit a dropkick to the knee. Young then locked in various rest holds focusing on the left leg.
O’Neil made the tag and tried to suplex Young on to the Uso but the Uso countered. The Uso went for the hot tag but O’Neil managed to block it. The Uso hit a backdrop and both teams made the tag. The Uso cleared house, hit a Samoan drop followed by a running hip attack in the corner. He went for the cover but O’Neil broke it up. After the other Uso pulled O’Neil to the outside, O’Neil countered and rolled the other Uso into the ring. Young and O’Neil used this as a distraction and hit their backbreaker/elbow drop finisher for the win. Byron Saxton put over the Prime Time Players to close the show...
Short’s Synopsis: A decent match. The two teams were given longer than they normally are and yet the majority of it was rest holds. The Uso’s had some nice spots and both teams are good at working a crowd but I’m quite unimpressed which is a shame because I like both these teams.
Overall a solid edition of the new NXT. There was nothing bad however there weren’t a lot of newsworthy things aside from Bray Wyatt’s debut. Thanks for reading, I’ll be back NXT week. Cheers.
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