She wasn't on the show, but the spirit and legend of Kaitlyn was all over this week's NXT4.
Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis are totally 100% acting like this season's AJ and Kaitlyn. Though they're not touchy-feely best friends (that would be... disturbing) they totally AJ&K8 it up any time all the Rookies are assembled in the same segment. They even both ripped off Kaitlyn's finish of riding the bin up the ramp at the end of the obstacle course.
Also, someone, possibly Bateman himself or one of the producers/agents/writers/Paul is a fan of the movie Hot Rod (as am I) because Bateman is totally doing a version of his lookalike Andy Samberg's character from Hot Rod. What's missing is a gristled veteran like Ian McShane to call him a pussy every week and beat the shit out of him. Daniel Bryan's too nice and young for that spot.
Byron Saxton has the best singing voice and won the kareoke competition of Superstar entrance themes for an immunity point. This competition highlighted A) they are all tone deaf and B) they are not AJ-like hardcore fans of the product, unlike millions of the WWE Universe they were trying to impress.
Byron is also a tremendous pussy heel and arrogant weasel in the ring, while Brodus uses his size and power effectively. Brodus also busted out a very competent T-bone suplex. DiBiase and Brodus beat the Rookie-Pro team of Byron and Chris Masters. DiBiase pinned Byron with Dream Street in what I think was his first pinfall win on television in weeks. Months, even? (Justin? When was the last time Ted won a match?)
Johnny Curtis won the obstacle course and two immunity points. He was originally disqualified for falling off the balance beam, but the officials gave him another try and he won. (Although his second attempt to K8lyn it up the ramp was unsuccessful.) Regardless, NXT's officials continue to be the most incompetent and shittiest in the sports entertainment business.
Brodus decided to destroy the obstacle course instead of running it. Someone give Brodus an N shirt and armband, because this guy should be tearing RAW babyfaces apart for Wade Barrett already.
How is it Jacob Novak acts and looks more like Curt Hennig than Curt Hennig's real son? He also directly referenced Kaitlyn, hit on Vickie, and made Dolph jealous. How many weeks until Dolph makes Novak wear a black hoodie?
Finally, Alberto Del Rio beat Derrick Bateman with the cross armbreaker. Del Rio could be World Heavyweight Champion come Sunday. That would be muy bueno.
(edited by John Orquiola on 16.12.10 1959) @BackoftheHead
Ah, so we've got at least one optimist here. And I suppose you're right, Z-- things could be worse. We could have Mark Henry as the WWF Champion. (shudders)... Although, whether or not that'd be better than having Hogan is up for debate.