WWE NXT Report – June 8th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at the night that the NXT rookies got their revenge on John Cena, Matt Striker, CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Jerry Lawler, the Announce Table, and many more things and people.
We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Michael ‘I’m Still Running’ Cole and Josh ‘Good Thing I wasn’t ringside last night’ Mathews. Your host is Matt ‘It Hurts when I talk’ Striker.
Matt is in the ring and he is holding his ribs while talking about the rookies from season one and the impact they made. Matt wonders if season two rookies will do the same thing.
The Miz comes out and he introduces the next WWE
breakout star, Alex Riley. They are all buddy buddy as they walk to the ring. Out next is John Morrison to bring out his rookie, who he says is the tallest. He introduces Eli Cottonwood. Cody Rhodes comes out and he introduces his rookie, Husky Harris. The next pros are Layla and Michelle McCool and they bring out Kaval. Kaval carries their belts to the ring and he looks like he would rather be somewhere else. Mark Henry is out next to bring out the man who might not be the world’s strongest rookie, but he is Lucky Cannon. Kofi Kingston comes out to introduce Michael McGillicutty. Montel Vontavious Porter comes out and he introduces his rookie Percy Watson. Porter tells Percy to turn it down to a six from twelve. Zack Ryder comes out and he brings out his rookie Titus O’Neil.
Matt wants the rookies to allow the camera to see them. Matt mentions that the rookies in season one were evaluated by the pros. This season, only half of the evaluation will be based on the pros. The rest will be based on the WWE Universe.
Matt says that Season Two will be very different than Season One. It will only be twelve weeks long. In three weeks, the first poll will be revealed. After six weeks, we will have the first elimination. Who will be the next Wade Barrett and get a pay per view title match.
The rookies start pushing each other and the pros have to hold them back. We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael and Josh talk about what happened when Season One of NXT got real and attacked John Cena and a lot of other people before destroying the ring. Cole says that he was able to get away.
Match Number One: Eli Cottonwood and John Morrison versus Titus O’Neil and Zack Ryder
Morrison and Ryder start things off and Ryder pushes Morrison. They lock up again and Morrison with a forearm. Cottonwood tags in and Ryder backs up and tags in O’Neil. Cottonwood with a kick and side head lock. Cottonwood with a shoulder tackle but O’Neil stays on his feet. Ryder distracts Cottonwood and O’Neil with a shoulder and near fall. O’Neil barks at Cottonwood and Cottonwood with a kick. Cottonwood with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Morrison tags in and hits a slingshot kick and O’Neil goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ryder with a side head lock on Morrison. Morrison with punches and a clothesline. Morrison with a leg lariat and he gets a near fall. Ryder with a kick and he tags in O’Neil. Morrison with an enzuigiri to the shoulder and Ryder breaks up the cover but Cottonwood with a boot to Ryder. Morrison with the split legged corkscrew moonsault for the three count.
Winners: John Morrison and Eli Cottonwood
After the match, Matt wants to know what he thought of Eli Cottonwood. John asks the crowd what they thought. He says that some were happy with him but some weren’t happy. He says that everyone had an opinion and it was good.
Matt asks the Miz what he thought. He says that they had an opportunity to impress and entertain the audience. He wants to know if they thought they impressed anyone tonight. Miz says that he wasn’t entertained and they failed.
Michael Cole shows some love for the Miz and says that he should be in a coaches Hall of Fame.
It is time for a video package for Alex Riley. He says that he is from Georgetown, Virginia. He says that he wishes he had a ‘Rocky’ story but he doesn’t. His father was a New York Jet and his mother was a former Miss Virginia. He says that they should call the show Alex Riley and the Seven Dorks. He says that he went to Boston College to play football. He says that he was born to be a WWE Champion. He says that he is a rare breed. They should write in the sky that Alex Riley has arrived and he is running the show.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Husky Harris and Cody Rhodes versus Montel Vontavious Porter and Percy Watson
Watson and Rhodes start things off and Watson dances while wearing his glasses. They lock up and Rhodes with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Rhodes flexes and they lock up again. Rhodes with a hammer lock and side head lock. Rhodes backs Watson into the corner and Rhodes with a kick and punch. Rhodes with an Irish whip but Watson floats over and hits a clothesline. Rhodes with a jawbreaker and then he kicks Watson in the head. Harris tags in and he kicks Watson. Harris with a forearm and then he hits a splash in the corner from a three point stance. Harris with a gutwrench suplex and then he is told to tag Rhodes back in. The referee sends Rhodes back since he did not hold the ropes. Rhodes with a suplex to Watson and he gets a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rhodes with a rolling knee drop to Waston. Rhodes with a boot to the abdomen. Harris tags in and he kicks and punches Watson. Harris with a slam and a back senton for a near fall. Porter makes the tag and he punches Harris. Porter with a clothesline followed by a double thrust and facebuster. Porter with a slam and then he hits the Ballin elbow. Rhodes comes off the top but Porter with a boot after being warned by Watson. Watson tags in and hits a floatover DDT for the three count.
Winners: Percy Watson and Montel Vontavious Porter
After the match Matt Striker is in the ring. Matt asks Cody about Husky Harris. Cody tells Husky that he looks awfully familiar. He looks someone in his family, and like everyone in the crowd. He doesn’t want to talk about Husky Harris. He asks Porter if he can mold his rookie into a superstar but he will do it to his rookie.
Porter says that Showtime wanted to show what he could do and he was able to get out of some trouble. He says that he thinks that Watson is ready.
We go to a video package for Michael McGillicutty. He says that he is part of wrestling royalty. He talks about his grandfather Larry Hennig and his father Curt Hennig. He says that he has royal blood in his veins and he is ready to make an impact. He says that his opportunity to shine is now. He will be the next breakout star in the WWE. He says that NXT is the stepping stone to the next level. He says that his in ring style is ruthless. He talks about how Ruthless Aggression is back. It is up to him to continue the Hennig family legend.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the rookies and pros are in the ring and they are possibly going to play Red Rover in the ring. It is time to take a look back at the carnage left by the first NXT class.
We are back in the arena after viewing the footage.
Matt asks Kaval about what he just saw. Kaval says that it was simply unbelievable that the first season of NXT would do that but that is how you make a statement in the WWE. Matt asks Lucky about what he just saw. He says that what they did was cowardly. An eight on one attack on John Cena then attacking the referees. But Kaval was right that is how you make an impact. Husky says that he doesn’t care about what he saw because he is here to win NXT. Alex Riley fakes a few sneezes and then Matt pushes Riley away after saying that he is allergic to Matt. Percy says that if you want to fight a man you do it one on one. Eli says that John Cena deserved every bit of it. Titus O’Neil says that he thinks that Season One should try to do that to them. He says that if you are going to fight, make it a fight, but if you want to win, make it a win. He tells Zack that if he pushes him again, John Cena won’t be the only one who will have to answer. Michael McGillicutty comments on what Titus and Alex did. Michael says that season one rookies made an impact. Matt cuts off Michael and then Matt says that there is a concern in the locker room for what everyone does. Matt says that on behalf of the pros and the people in the locker room as well as the people who got slaughtered last night, Matt welcomes them to the WWE.
The pros decide to keep the new rookies in line by attacking them to send a message. Michelle and Layla slap Kaval and then it is an eight on seven attack. They finish things off with a World’s Strongest Slam to Titus O’Neil.