WWE NXT on WWE.com Broadcast Announcers: Josh Mathews & Todd Grisham + Matt Striker Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin | Date: February 8, 2011 [ REVIEWED BY BRAD DYKENS ]
ON STAGE (ROCK’EM SOCK’EM) Matt Striker & The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Derrick Bateman & Byron Saxton & Brodus Clay): Matt Striker explained the rules of Rock’em Sock’em. It’s that game where you have to knock your opponent off his stand with a big foam thing. Johnny Curtis and Derrick Bateman went first. It was extremely close, but Bateman won by literally an inch. Byron Saxton and Brodus Clay were up next, but Brodus refused to play and got DQ’d for shoving Byron down. The finals were Derrick Bateman and Byron Saxton. The finish was similar to Bateman/Curtis in the first round, ending very close but Byron was ruled the winner. However, after several replays they ruled that it was a mistake and set up a rematch. Byron was the clear winner in the Finals so he earned two immunity points.
NXT ROOKIES MATCH Derrick Bateman w/Daniel Bryan defeated Byron Saxton w/Dolph Ziggler by submission: They showed a replay of Derrick Bateman calling Dolph Ziggler “Turd Ferguson” last week and starting a TURD chant. I think WWE wants to push that but it’s too lame. Chris Masters kept starting the “TURD” chant. Bateman actually used Bryan’s LeBell-lock to make Saxton tap out!
IN THE RING (WWESHOP.COM CHALLENGE) Matt Striker & The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Derrick Bateman & Byron Saxton & Brodus Clay) + on stage NXT Pros (Maryse [sitting for Ted DiBiase Jr.] & Daniel Bryan & Ricardo Rodriguez [sub for Alberto Del Rio] & Chris Masters & Dolph Ziggler & R-Truth): Matt Striker said the NXT rookies have to guess the price of selected items from WWEShop.com (cheap advertising). NXT Season 3 reject A.J. came out with the WWE Top 50 Superstars of All Time DVD. They played the ‘Price is Right’ music in the background…. Brodus guessed $29.99. Byron guessed $24.99. Derrick guessed $19.99. Johnny guessed $1. – The correct price was $34.95 so Brodus won! NXT Season 3 reject Naomi came out with a WWE Kids Magazine with John Cena on the cover… Johnny guessed $6.95. Derrick guessed $9.99. Byron guessed $10.00. Brodus gussed $1. – The correct price was $3.99 so Brodus won again! A.J. came back out with a children’s replica World Heavyweight championship belt… Derrick guessed $39.99. Byron guessed $19.99. Brodus guessed 19.95. Johnny guessed $30.11…. the actual price was $19.99 so Byron won. Derrick got upset claiming he said $19.99 first. Naomi came out again with the History of the WWE Championship book… Byron guessed $28.95. Derrick guessed $38,451. Johnny guessed $30. Brodus guessed $23… The actual price was $28 so Brodus won AGAIN! Brodus keeps saying he doesn’t care about challenges but he sure did soak it in for this victory. He SHOULD be the one eliminated tonight, but that might have saved him.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT R-Truth & Johnny Curtis: Johnny Curtis confronted R-Truth about the rumor he was going around saying he had a big ego. R-Truth got upset and told Johnny to stop believing in rumors and focus on the matches!
NXT ROOKIES MATCH Brodus Clay w/Ricardo Rodriguez [sub for Alberto Del Rio] defeated Johnny Curtis w/R-Truth: From the stage, Dolph Ziggler made fun of R-Truth for the mistake he made on RAW (saying “Green Bay” when he was in “Milwaukee”). During the match, the crowd kept chanting “TURD” and Dolph threatened to leave. The wouldn’t stop so he actually did leave! Don’t worry he came back. Brodus won with a big Power-slam!
VIGNETTE: They showed the 2.21.11 video. Is it Sting?
RINGSIDE SEGMENT (PRO’S POLL) Matt Striker & The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Derrick Bateman & Byron Saxton & Brodus Clay) + on stage NXT Pros (Maryse [sitting for Ted DiBiase Jr.] & Daniel Bryan & Ricardo Rodriguez [sub for Alberto Del Rio] & Chris Masters & Dolph Ziggler & R-Truth): Matt Striker said the fans got to vote for who gets immunity between Brodus Clay & Johnny Curtis (because they were tied). Johnny cut a babyface promo, and Brodus cut a heel promo – so the fans voted for Johnny. It didn’t really matter because the Pro’s voted to eliminate Byron Saxton (this was probably a ploy to get rid of Dolph Ziggler). It looked like Byron was going to cry. Then he said he doesn’t understand how the WWE Universe eliminated him. Byron cut a Rock-style heel promo. Byron finished by saying he forgives the WWE Universe because everyone makes mistakes. Byron said one day common sense will return and everything will be A-OKAY. Dolph walked down and berated poor Byron saying he disgusts him and told him to GET OUT!