I can say without hyperbole that this is literally my favorite thing that's ever happened ever.
Nikki calling Brie "Brianna" means this was a shoot.
Byron Saxton also had the timely humor 24 hours after John Cena was fined for saying ass on Raw. During a rousing game of Pro/Rookie password, the secret word was "Mark Henry" and Saxton sang the lyrics "somebody's gon get they ... butt kicked." Ziggler did not approve of that language.
Also, Ricardo Rodriguez hates Conor O'Brien so he's hiring an exterminator, and Maryse got mad at Brodus Clay and THREW BOTH HER SHOES AT HIM.
There's an elimination next week. I'm not going to start the voting thread since no one is watching but obviously Bateman. Obviously. I kind of don't want anyone to go.
I really liked the first two seasons of NXT, but then never watched the Divas version of it. At first I haven't watched NXT4 as well, but I have to say, it's fun again. The Bateman/Bryan/Bellas stuff is pure gold! Bateman has to win this thing. He's great. I also like the big guy. And even The Rat.
The double date was all I wanted to see from NXT this week. Soooo worth the wait. Just put this kid on Smackdown already, I want him involved in every backstage segment he's like a naturally funny version of Santino.
He may be a little too funny, as I have no interest in seeing the rest of the show. That was like the trailers before a movie I got to see for free.
I can't wait for Daniel Bryan to be savagely beaten into a coma by a returning Grenier, and for Derrick Bateman to make a tearful bedside confession about the time in community college that he did a Playgirl photoshoot under the pseudonym Mike Honcho.
Slightly off-topic: I watched the first eight 10-minute parts of that interview (taped 2006?) and it was pretty interesting to hear Russo & Ferrara talk about how they broke into the biz and how they used to put TV shows & PPVs together.