This past Wednesday's WWE NXT was another good show. It opened with Tamina Snuka taking on Kaitlyn in what was a better-than-usual Divas match. It's good to see the division getting attention outside of A.J.; I just wish that it was on Raw or SmackDown.
Tamina is good in the ring, and has been since her debut, while Kaitlyn has certainly improved a lot since the third season of NXT. She's by no means a master of the ring, but she's able to perform at a good enough level right now.
A promo video for Big E Langston was then shown. The video was well put together and the guy looks impressive. Once he debuts, Langston could be a force to be reckoned with.
Jinder Mahal defeated Percy Watson next is what was another good match. I wish that Mahal got this kind of attention on the main shows, as he does know his way around the ring. I'm starting to become of fan of his now.
Watson was impressive as well, and I liked the way he presented himself in the ring.
Richie Steamboat took a loss to Leo Kruger next in what was another good showing between talented wrestlers. The son of Ricky Steamboat certainly has big shoes to fill, but he seems very skilled in the ring. He may never have a Hall of Fame career like his father, but I think he could have a good one.
I liked Kruger quite a bit, especially his cocky attitude. WWE is really missing a cocky heel and Kruger could fit the void very well if they build him up right. With the last name of Kruger, I'm thankful that WWE isn't pulling something lame and calling him the son of Freddy Kruger.
The same video for Raquel Diaz that appeared last week was shown again. Since it was the same one, there's not much I can say about it that I haven’t already said.
Raquel then made her NXT debut against Paige in a winning effort. This match was the only downside of the whole show. Raquel is great on the mic and looks like she'd make a solid heel once called to the main roster, but her wrestling skills leave a lot to be desired.
With a little work, though, she could tap into that Guerrero blood and shine big time when the time comes.
I was impressed with Paige, as it seemed like she knew her way around the ring quite well. I'm not really sure what her character is, though. Then again, not many of the Divas have characters anyway.
A backstage segment between Alex Riley, Aksana and Antonio Cesaro then went down. Aksana was hitting on A-Ry, but quickly said he was hitting on her when Antonio showed up. After arguing about women, a match for next week was made.
So Aksana is the new Eve Torres? WWE needs to make up their minds on what they want to do with her. A match between Riley and Antonio should be quite good, so I'm excited for that!
The main event saw Justin Gabriel take on his former partner Heath Slater in a winning effort. I thought this was a great match that showcased the skills of both wrestlers.
I've been a fan of Gabriel since the first season of NXT and I'm glad to see him getting some kind of push. It's not much of one, but you got to start somewhere.
Slater was someone that I didn't like at first, but I'm starting to become a fan. This match proved to me that he can deliver in the ring and his mic work is quite entertaining. While he may be getting squashed by older wrestlers as of late, he is getting a push.
I think his storyline on Raw will be leading to something big for him.
WWE NXT has impressed me once again. I love the wrestling, the hype for newer superstars and the mic work when wrestlers are given the chance to talk. I'm glad I began to watch this show, it's very good.
Now if only WWE would put it back on their YouTube page so it's easier to find!