WWE NXT Report for Dec. 20 - Big Show Vs Bo Dallas
Joseph Bernard / December 21, 2012 - 11:43am
Tonight's show begins with a video recap featuring the recent accomplishments of one Bo Dallas. A few weeks ago young Mr. Dallas challenged the entire WWE roster not to a match but to a fight. What he might not have expected was that his challenge would be answered by the Big Show. Cue the Coheed and Cambria music.
EPICO & PRIMO VS. THE USOS
Tony Dawson and William Regal are calling the action tonight. Uso #1 starts the match with a long headlock spot.
Primo escapes but runs into a really nice armdrag. These two are really adept at the chain wrestling which is always a big hit with yours truly. Uso #1 continues to hold the advantage and tags in #2. Primo tags out to Epico. Jay dominates Epico and tags in Jimmy. Jey tags back in and the heel contingent retreat to the floor. Uso #1 baseball slides to the floor to fake out Primo and Epico while Uso 2 delivers a plancha as we cut to the commercial break.
Back from the break and the Usos are still in control. The heels send Jey flying to the floor and regain control.
Primo and Epico cut the ring in half. Rest hold applied by Epico as the crowd tries to rally Jey. Epico hits 3 consecutive back suplexes. Dropkick and a cover by Primo. Suplex and another cover. Primo misses a dropkick in the corner and ends up tying himself in the Tree of Woe. Hot tag to Jimmy but the ref doesn't see it. Jey continues to sell. Jey reverses an Irish Whip and hits a backdrop, finally making the hot tag. A fresh Jimmy hits the Bubba Bomb, a butt smash and the Samoan Drop on Primo. Jey hits the 5-star Frog Splash for the win. After the match the lighting changes and The Ascension appear on the screen promising their return and another chapter in the ongoing feud with the Usos. Awesome (love the Ascension!).
Winners - the Usos
AIDEN ENGLISH & COMACHO VS. BIG E. LANGSTON
Winner - Big E. Langston
PERCY WATSON VS. KASSIUS OHNO
Winner - Kassius Ohno
In the next segment Jim Ross interviews present champ Seth Rollins. Ross asks Rollins if he is okay being 'the hunted'. Rollins responds that he is 'a fighting champion' (this guy can really talk). Outta nowhere Corey Grave chop blocks Rollins and applies a vicious submission. Graves remains in the ring and demands that Jim Ross interview him. Graves cuts a solid promo on why he should be the next in line for a shot at the NXT title.
BO DALLAS VS. THE BIG SHOW
Dallas tries for a Bulldog but Big Show powers him to the mat and follows up with the W.M.D. punch for the win.
Winner - Big Show
My 2 Cents
With next week's show being a 'Best of' for the year there will be no NXT report (but I will be back with another one in 2 weeks). When the NXT show moved to Full Sail University I had a feeling that it would tighten up and I was right on the money. Like a lot of WWE fans yours truly watches Smackdown and RAW as well but I've gotta say that week in and week out this is the best hour of wrestling the 'Fed puts out. To make a food analogy NXT would be South Street Burger, Smackdown is like Harvey's and then there's RAW which is very much the MacDonald's of the set. It's almost like NXT is what wrestling really should be - what with the logical booking, solid matches and gradual character development. It's amusing to me that the best thing the company does on a weekly basis is so far under the radar.
It's sort of like your guitar-hero friend that can really shred but plays in a cover band and doesn't draw attention to it.
Well anyways - it's been a blast writing these reports, thanks for reading 'em and I'll see you all in 2 weeks. Stay cool.