WWE Superstar and former member of the Shield
WWE NXT on WWE.com
Broadcast Announcers: Josh Mathews & Todd Grisham + Matt Striker
Location: San Antonio, Texas | Date: December 21, 2010
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
ON STAGE (WHEELBARROW CHALLENGE)
Matt Striker & The NXT Pros (Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse & Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler & Chris Masters & JTG & Daniel Bryan) + The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Jacob Novak & Brodus Clay & Conor O’Brian & Byron Saxton & Derrick Bateman): Matt Striker introduced all of the rookies and then explained the rules of the wheelbarrow race. They had the Swagger Soaring Eagle come out and sit in the big yellow wheelbarrow. Reports state that Chavo Guerrero had been playing the part of the Soaring Eagle on WWE TV. Johnny Curtis jumped the gun and had to restart, but then finished in a time of 13.0 seconds. Jacob Novak finished in a time of 12.8 seconds. Brodus Clay finished in a time of 13.8 (and dumped the eagle over the line). Conor O’Brian finished in a time of 12.7 seconds (new leader). Byron Saxton finished in a time of 12.5 seconds (new leader). Derrick Bateman finished in a time of 12.5 seconds (it’s a tie!). Byron’s second run finished in a time of 13.1 (but not without controversy). Derrick’s second run finished in a time of 12.0 seconds to earn two immunity points!
NXT ROOKIES MATCH
Jacob Novak w/Dolph Ziggler defeated Johnny Curtis w/JTG: I may have missed something, but did JTG replace R-Truth as Johnny Curtis’ pro? Vickie Guerrero was shown watching the match backstage.
NXT ROOKIE PROFILE: Derrick Bateman..
NXT ROOKIE PROFILE: Conor O’Brian..
Daniel Bryan & Derrick Bateman: Daniel Bryan was teaching his rookie how to do the bridge in order to strenthen his neck muscles. Bateman was half-assing it while reading the history of the WWE championship book – studying for the trivia challenge.
IN THE RING (TRIVIA CHALLENGE)
Matt Striker & The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Jacob Novak & Brodus Clay & Conor O’Brian & Byron Saxton & Derrick Bateman): Matt Striker asked each rookie to name a WrestleMania opponent of The Undertaker and they were all right. Striker asked each man to name a King of the Ring winner and they were all right (Brodus Clay named Owen Hart). They did a second round and Brodus Clay was eliminated for saying Big Daddy Cool Diesel. Striker asked for a city that has hosted WrestleMania. Conor O’Brian was eliminated for saying Pee Wee Herman (what the heck?). They kept going until Johnny Curtis couldn’t think of any more so he was eliminated. Striker asked the rookies to name a 2010 PPV. Jacob said TLC. Byron said SummerSlam. Derrick said Survivor Series. Jacob said Bragging Rights. Byron said Hell in a Cell. Derrick said WrestleMania. Jacob said the Royal Rumble. Byron said the Survivor Series but was eliminated because it was already said. Striker asked the rookies to name WWE champions. Jacob said Hulk Hogan. Derrick said Stone Cold. Jacob said Shawn Michaels. Derrick said The Rock. Jacob said The Miz. Derrick said SID. Jacob couldn’t name any more WWE champions (seriously?). Derrick Bateman earns another immunity point. Thankfully he studied that WWE championship book!
Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez & Conor O’Brian: Conor O’Brian wanted some of Alberto’s cheese, but Alberto said when Conor wins NXT he will give him all the cheese he wants.
SIX-PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH
Chris Masters & Byron Saxton & Natalya Neidhart defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. & Brodus Clay & Maryse Ouellet: WWE Diva’s champion Natalya was a mystery partner. After a long match, the Diva’s got into a brawl at ringside and the Pro’s had to pull them apart. Brodus Clay man-handled Byron Saxton in the ring, but missed a Vader-bomb. Byron jumped on him and got his first NXT victory!