WWE NXT – December 14th, 2011 from Raleigh, NC
[Reviewed by: Sean Sweeny]
IN RING SEGMENT
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks came down to the ring for a tag team match but before their opponents came down to the ring Reks got on the microphone and said that every week this show starts off with some NXT rookie, the problem is they are not rookies. The difference of Reks and Hawkins and them is the fact they wont beg for the approval of the dirty North Carolina fans. Hawkins then said fear not ladies and gentlemen because you have two true pros out here tonight, and your welcome North Carolina. Their opponents Trent Barreta and Yoshi Tatsu then come out. Trent had a microphone and as he came down the ramp he said that both of them are very grumpy but they shouldn’t be at all because things are going great. Although they are on a massive losing streak and Rek’s online cartoon isn’t doing too good. Hawkins then cut him off asking him who asked him to speak. Reks then said that Yoshi doesn’t even have a microphone because no one can understand what he is saying. Yoshi grabbed Trent’s microphone and said understand this wash your hair, it stinks.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Trent Barreta & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins via pin fall: Barreta won with a Roll-up pin on Hawkins.
IN RING SEGMENT
Percy Watson came out to host his talk show “Showtime” and his guests were Maxine, Derek Bateman, and Johnny Curtis. Watson welcomed Raleigh to Showtime with Percy Watson and tonight he is going to figure out the love triangle on NXT. He then directed everyone to the titantron where they then showed a recap of what has gone on between Bateman, Curtis and Maxine. Watson then introduced Derek Bateman. Bateman came down and Watson asked if Maxine’s accusations of Bateman and her mother are true. Derek said that he wanted to start off by saying that all women are insane. Having said that Maxine’s mother is very touchy, feely but if anyone says that something happened between the two of them, then they are flat out lying.
Before he could go on, Johnny Curtis came out and kept saying insane, your story is that they are insane. Curtis then directed everyone to the titantron to show an image of Maxine’s mother touching Derek’s lips with her fingers, asking what was that then. Curtis then called him dirty Derek, he then said that Derek’s problem is that he though Maxine left with Curtis and so he decided to take off with her mother, and that’s dirty. Bateman said that ever since Curtis has come back to NXT he has done nothing but stir the pot between himself and Maxine. Curtis said can you smell that Derek, that is paranoia in the air. All because JTG said I left with her you believed him. With that Percy interrupted saying he was glad Curtis brought that up because he has JTG waiting in that back, and asked him to come on out. JTG came out on to the stage and said he told Bateman that because Curtis paid him to tell Derek Bateman, Maxine left with Curtis.
As soon as JTG dropped that bombshell he went back to the locker room as Bateman and Curtis argued in the ring. Maxine’s music then hit and out she came telling everyone they need to shut up. Percy tried to tell her that he was just trying to get to the bottom of everything and she replied asking if she had stuttered? They all need to shut up because she is tired of every week wondering why she is still on NXT and she is tired of listening to Titus O’Neil barking, and she is tired of both Derek and Johnny. Maxine continued by saying that for most of her life she has been told to calm down that she is too outspoken and too intimidating, and too strong, but that is not her problem and they can all shove it up where the sun don’t shine. Maxine then walked back to the locker room. Percy then asked of Bateman’s thoughts on what just happened and he said with a bright smile that woman is so crazy he doesn’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to spend the rest of their live with her. Curtis then said she doesn’t want Derek, and he replied that she will be mine. Curtis then continued to say that Bateman blew it and that it is over. Bateman then decked Curtis before running to the back. Percy then began to rub it in to Curtis saying that the person who had been pulling the strings finally got what was coming to him. Curtis then got up and hit Watson. The two began to brawl until Watson threw Cutis out of the ring. Matt Striker then got up from the announcer’s booth and told them to stop because he was still in charge and if they want to fight they are going to do it right. He then told the crew to clear the ring because it would be Percy Watson vs. Johnny Curtis tonight.
Jey Uso defeated JTG w/ Tamina via pin fall: Uso won with a Super Kick.
Earlier in the day Titus O’Neil approached Matt Striker backstage. O’Neil wanted to apologize for his out burst last week. Striker said that there was no reason to apologize because he has had his own problems with Darren Young. Striker continued by saying he is a great athlete but he does have a tendency to get under your skin. O’Neil said that he didn’t just want to apologize to Striker but also to all of the kids he visits because he wants to set a better example for them as well. Striker said that is admirable and if O’Neil wanted to back out of the challenge he made he can. O’Neil said he appreciated that but he needs to do it.
Derek Bateman was walking backstage and then called out to Maxine getting her to stop. She turned around and yelled what? At him, and he said look he gets it love is a battlefield, but he will battle for her, and before NXT ends he will marry her, and then began to walk away she the said whatever, I don’t have time for this. She turned around to see Johnny Curtis standing there and she yelled, what do you want? He said relax, relax who cares if I paid JTG off, I play mind games, you play mind games stop right now. He then kissed her before she could say anything. She then pushed him away and tried to slap him but he grabbed her hand and said don’t worry we can get physical after my match, and he kissed her hand. Curtis then walked away and Maxine stood there screaming and tried to wipe off her hand.
Johnny Curtis defeated Percy Watson via pin fall: Curtis won with the Sitout Suplex Slam.
IN RING SEGMENT
Titus O’Neil came out to the ring for his face off with Darren Young. He said last week he lost his emotions after his match last week. He owes everyone an apology because he strives week after week to be a role model for everyone because he is grateful to be a WWE Superstar. Before he can continue Darren Young’s music hit and he can out saying what is weak is O’Neil’s apology. He said that Titus is no hero and he would be lucky if any of these people know who he is and that everyone not only knows D-Young but they know he runs NXT. O’Neil then said that he may not have headlined Summer Slam last year, and he may not have faced off against John Cena but that doesn’t stop him from coming here week after week giving it everything he’s got to become the next breakout star. He said that he doesn’t strive to be like Darren he is striving to be what the fans want. Darren said that O’Neil never would though because he is just an ex-NFL player. O’Neil said that being an ex-NFL player doesn’t mean anything about becoming the next breakout star. O’Neil then brought up Ted DiBiase, Ron Simmons and The Rock who are all former football players. Darren said he doesn’t care about any of that. Titus then said he knows what Darren is trying to do because Titus tries to talk to these fans and show them that he is a man, and Darren is just trying to push his buttons. Young then pushed him and said really? He then went on to say that Titus can win all the redemption points he wants because Titus just doesn’t have it. O’Neil then said he is not a chump but you will not put your hands on me, I am just going to drop the microphone and head back to the locker room. Darren said that Titus is nothing but a failure. Titus failed on season two and he is a failure now. O’Neil tried to leave but Young kept saying, where are you going? And pushing him until O’Neil finally had enough and began to assault him and then threw him out of the ring and then threw him into the barricade. Titus then stopped being conflicted and then left the ring area to end the show.