WWE NXT – December 21st, 2011 from Richmond, VA
[Reviewed by: Sean Sweeny]
IN RING SEGMENT
Derek Bateman came down to the ring for his match but before his opponent came out he got on the microphone. He said that he came back to NXT for one reason and that was to win it. Bateman then said that he has found some success including debuting on SmackDown and he was also lucky enough to find true love. He went on to say that things are on the rocks right now but he vows to win back Maxine. Johnny Curtis then came down to the ring with a microphone. Bateman asked what Curtis was doing out here, and Curtis said that it seemed Matt Striker was just as sick and twisted as he is because Bateman and himself are tag team partners tonight. Striker then got up from the announcer’s table and said that he has absolutely nothing in common with Curtis and that both men need to learn to work together which is why Striker made them partners. Curtis then said that he noticed Bateman’s hair has been frizzier as of late due to Curtis making out with Maxine, and Curtis then puts a picture of himself kissing Maxine on the Titantron. Curtis said that, that is a beautiful thing and so they should move past it and let by gones be by gones. Curtis then tried to shake Bateman’s hand but he wouldn’t and then their opponents the Usos came out to the ring.
TAG TEAM MATCH
The Usos defeated Derek Bateman & Johnny Curtis via pin fall: Jimmy Uso won with a Superfly Splash on Curtis.
Yoshi Tatsu was backstage looking at his mask when Trent Barreta walked in and asked Yoshi to watch his back during his match which was going to be next. Yoshi agreed and Trent said he would see him out there. As Yoshi went to put on his mask, Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins came up behind him. Reks then brought up how Yoshi told him to wash his hair last week and then Reks and Hawkins jumped Yoshi and then threw him into a utility closet and locked the door.
Curt Hawkins w/ Tyler Reks defeated Trent Barreta via pin fall: Hawkins won with Taste the Pain.
Kaitlyn defeated Maxine via pin fall: Kaitlyn won with a roll up when Derek came out on the microphone and unintentionally distracted Maxine.
IN RING SEGMENT
After the match Maxine walked up the ramp yelling at Derek. He said that he is a guy he messes things up that’s what he does, but he doesn’t want her to lose her loving feeling. Derek then got down on his knees and said that he loved her and doesn’t want it to slip away. He then began to sing to her when Johnny Curtis took Bateman out from behind. Maxine then walked past both of them in anger to the back.
Tyson Kidd defeated Percy Watson via pin fall: Kidd won with the Springboard Elbow Drop.
Backstage Johnny Curtis, Maxine and Derek Bateman were arguing with one another when finally Matt Striker came into the room to break things up. Striker said first of all why is this going on in my office? Maxine said that this was none of his business and he said it was because he is the host of the show and it is called NXT not the young and the promiscuous. Striker then said he is going to give them what he thinks they need. Next week Johnny Curtis and Derek Bateman will go one on one and settle this like men, and it ends there. Maxine said that was the only thing she agreed with and then walked out saying Striker can deal with the two of them. Bateman then left following Maxine, Curtis tried to follow as well but Striker stopped him and made him go in the other direction. Striker then said they were all children here.
Titus O’Neil defeated JTG w/ Tamina via pin fall: O’Neil won with the Clash of the Titus.
IN RING SEGMENT
After the match Darren Young who had been on commentary got into the ring and with the help of JTG beat down Titus O’Neil. Young then got on the microphone and told Titus that he should have finished the job last week but he didn’t because he is an NXT failure. With that Young posed in the ring and then made his way to the back to end the show.