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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.44
Johnny Curtis won season 3. He beat Brodus Clay, who then did a pretty excellent promo about destroying fans' heroes because they took away his dream which he will never equal again scripted on the main roster.

Derrick Bateman was eliminated last week which I didn't write about because I was too busy committing suicide.

Curtis seems like a good dude, dry sense of humor, reminds of Jim Halpert. But he's solar eclipsed by Bateman, while Brodus has WWE size (albeit in fat) and some mobility and has done some good promos. I'll never really understand this unless it was simply the idea that Truth & Curtis were the only logical tag team coming out of this (winner gets a tag title shot with his pro), since Daniel Bryan is already U.S. champion.

There were WE WANT BATEMAN chants at the beginning of the show. They eventually got him, he came back for a reunion tag match where they shot a huge angle with Jacob Novak (who outlived Ziggler in the end) turning on Byron Saxton to set up nothing for never.

On the whole, season 4 was the second best season. It did not have Michael Cole, and it did not have the surreal meta-nightmare upside-down-world unforgettable quality of season 3. But it had Bateman. It had Dolph Ziggler interjecting all the time with great ones (Byron Saxton goes over on a Price Is Right guess -- "That's the first time Saxton's been over"). It had a man who was a living human rat. It had Maryse's disdain for everyone. It had Ricardo and the Masterpiece singing "QUE PASA" to "What's Up."

No participants were announced but there will be a season 5 next week. And they clearly have no idea what it will be, as all they said is it would be "Like nothing you've seen before!" Who's on it? Couldn't say. Pros? Nope. What will happen? Impossible to speculate. But I will be there, and I will be wild and young.

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Wow, I didn't even remember tonight was the last episode of Season 4.

But I will now never forget Derek Bateman singing "Wild & Young."



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.69

I think the only thing that would get me to come back to NXT is the father/son idea.





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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.31
Have they actually got enough second generation guys with alive fathers to do that? Let's see...

There's Ted & Brett DiBiase, Taylor & Mike Rotunda, Shane and Mark Canterbury, Tevita & Ulili "Haku" Fifita, Richie & Ricky Steamboat, and Leati Anoa'i and Leati "Sika" Anoa'i. All waiting on the FCW roster! That actually could be pretty great.
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I say elimination of the worst trainers. One survives, the others get future endeavored.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.59
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    Have they actually got enough second generation guys with alive fathers to do that? Let's see...

    There's Ted & Brett DiBiase, Taylor & Mike Rotunda, Shane and Mark Canterbury, Tevita & Ulili "Haku" Fifita, Richie & Ricky Steamboat, and Leati Anoa'i and Leati "Sika" Anoa'i. All waiting on the FCW roster! That actually could be pretty great.


You can have Chavo or Vickie for Eddie's daughter who is now on the FCW roster as well. I don't know if you need NXT with Tough Enough, it seems redundant, but that has never stopped this company before. I like redsoxnation's idea, it would make the trainers actually care.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Curtis seems like a good dude, dry sense of humor, reminds of Jim Halpert.
They're well overdue to try a Jim Halpert/Tim Canterbury gimmick for somebody. A regular guy type (relative to the standards of insane pro wrestlers) who realizes that he works in a company/brand run by a maniac and is the only person to acknowledge the camera in those "they're being filmed but ignore the camera and give away crucial plot detail" segments. Until becoming champion, he could even be unable to afford suits or ugly t-shirts and show up in schlubby, wrinkled white dress shirts.

Also, Michael Scott's exit on the The Office should be because he's been the Anonymous Raw GM. He was named to that position because Vince has a lifelong obsession with the paper industry stemming back to his desire to stuff people full of crushed leaves.

Have any inside sources given any details about who has been running NXT so far? The whole thing has been fascinatingly weird and ludicrous in ways that differ from the usual fascinatingly weird and ludicrous goings-on that keep me coming back to Raw, and I'm curious if there's someone new they've been breaking in here, or if someone behind the scenes has secretly had this in them all along and has just been given free reign to do what they want since nobody has watched the show since NX2 (which never happened).

I almost sorta feel bad not watching this last one at all when it sounds like Bateman and Curtis are genuinely entertaining guys who will probably never get to be entertaining if they ever make it to the main roster, and Clay could have been potentially interesting, and also, Ratman. The prospect of a somehow even more pointless fifth season where they don't even have any pros, rookies or basic concepts decided days before it airs almost feels like it might be enough to pull me back in. I mean, it won't, but still, I appreciate the (lack of) effort.
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Season 5 can be the Returning All-Star season, like this season of Top Chef. Nothing but people from the last 4 seasons who aren't on the main roster. Eli Cottonwood, Aksana, Bateman, Titus O'Neil, etc.

Michael Tarver will of course just be hanging around in the background.



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    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    Also, Michael Scott's exit on the The Office should be because he's been the Anonymous Raw GM. He was named to that position because Vince has a lifelong obsession with the paper industry stemming back to his desire to stuff people full of crushed leaves.


Remember how Mike Adamle was supposed to be the Michael Scott of Raw, but instead they just had him play a 4th rate Eric Bischoff impression who couldn't remember his lines?


    Have any inside sources given any details about who has been running NXT so far? The whole thing has been fascinatingly weird and ludicrous in ways that differ from the usual fascinatingly weird and ludicrous goings-on that keep me coming back to Raw, and I'm curious if there's someone new they've been breaking in here, or if someone behind the scenes has secretly had this in them all along and has just been given free reign to do what they want since nobody has watched the show since NX2 (which never happened).


I think two or three writers probably get sequestered for NXT duty and put together the details of the show, few that there are beyond the neverending supply of Double Dare competitions, with direction from Kevin Dunn. I don't know if it's free reign in the literal sense, but it certainly seems infinitely more relaxed and hands off than WWE TV's usual micromanaged, eggshell-walking despotism.

The two or three angles per season like Aksana's green card or Bateman Adventures or Kaitlyn vs. Vickie are probably put together just as something to do for their own amusement. I figure a lot of it comes from the talent actually on and/or forced to be on the show -- most of Bateman and Bryan's recurring jokes seem to come from them genuinely hitting it off and becoming buds. Bellas evidently have wanted to turn heel, so they probably pitched doing it on NXT first. Maryse and DiBiase haven't known what was going on with their six-month-long breakup, so they just kept arguing.


    Originally posted by spf
    Season 5 can be the Returning All-Star season, like this season of Top Chef. Nothing but people from the last 4 seasons who aren't on the main roster. Eli Cottonwood, Aksana, Bateman, Titus O'Neil, etc.

    Michael Tarver will of course just be hanging around in the background.


I would kill for Redemption Season. Also featuring the all-time best pros: Laycool, Dolph, Punk, Vickie, Ryder, MVP, Carlito, Matt Hardy.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.17
I think veteran WWE TV writer Ed Koskie does most of the heavy lifting on NXT, from what I remember reading (since he also was the writer of ECW).
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.91
"I don't need a roster spot, I just need a parking lot"

That could of been the best promom any NXT rookie has ever had.

Well besides all of McGillicutty's. Brest feed him.
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Brodus Clay probably gave the best elimination speech of anyone eliminated in the history of NXT.





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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.31
And what a proud ten-month history that is!
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.03
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I would kill for Redemption Season. Also featuring the all-time best pros: Laycool, Dolph, Punk, Vickie, Ryder, MVP, Carlito, Matt Hardy.


I wish we could throw Jericho on that list, too.

Jericho: Talk about Barrett!
Cole: We are!
Jericho: MORE!!!

    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    Brodus Clay probably gave the best elimination speech of anyone eliminated in the history of NXT.


Apologies to Titus O'Neil, who couldn't make it a win forever.

(edited by It's False on 4.3.11 0155)



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