WWE NXT Report CALDWELL'S WWE NXT RESULTS 9/28: Complete "virtual time" coverage of NXT Season 3, Week 4 - final episode on Syfy
Sep 28, 2010 - 10:05:46 PM
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WWE NXT TV Results
September 28, 2010 - Season 3, Week 4
Taped 9/21 in Bloomington, Ill.
Aired on Syfy
By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
A reminder of the cast of Season Three of WWE NXT:
-- Rookie: A.J. Lee. Pro: Primo.
-- Rookie: Naomi. Pro: Kelly Kelly.
-- Rookie: Maxine. Pro: Alicia Fox.
-- Rookie: Aksana. Pro: Goldust.
-- Rookie: Jamie Keyes. Pros: Bella Twins.
-- Rookie: Kaitlyn. Pro: Vickie Guerrero.
NXT Season 3 Scoreboard after Week 3:
-- Naomi: 2 points
-- A.J.: 2 points
-- Jamie: 1 point
-- Kaitlyn: 1 point
Video Intro: The final episode of NXT on Syfy started with a recap of last week's show, including the Musical Chairs and Talk the Talk contests. Cue up the standard NXT cast intro to fill the first three minutes of the show.
Announcers: Josh Mathews complained that C.M. Punk was supposed to be his co-host, but Michael Cole was seated next to him as the regular NXT announcing duo.
Stage: Matt Striker plugged the voting beginning on WWE's website on Wednesday to help determine the first elimination next week. He then introduced the wheelbarrow challenge. Maxine was up first. First, though, Striker said they need to make the wheelbarrow a little more heavy and exciting. Cole retorted, "Not your wrestling career." Out came Hornswoggle, complete with crash helmet, to provide the heavy in the wheelbarrow.
Maxine began the contest as the announcers began asking questions on what this has to do with being a Diva. Maxine completed the course at 14.7 to set the pace. Hornswoggle didn't like the time and tried to take a bite out of her, which drew shrieks from the kids in the crowd. Naomi was next. She took her time and completed the course at 15.2. Two down, four to go.
Jamie was next and set a brisk pace before completing it at 14.4, topping Maxine. Cole whispered under his breath that this show is a cure for insomnia. Kaitlyn was next as Cole said this is making for bad TV. Kaitlyn threw caution to the wind and flew through the course in 12.0 to set the latest time.
Little A.J. was next. This was a mis-match. Josh Mathews urged her on, but she completed the course at 17.7, the slowest time of the contest. Aksana was up last looking to top 12 seconds. Cole wondered aloud why he's still on the show since he quit two weeks ago. Aksana finished at 13.9. And Cole made the big announcement of NXT's future home next week by whispering under his breath that NXT will be on WWE.com next week. So, Kaitlyn wins and moves into a three-way tie for first place.
Updated Season 3 Scoreboard in Week 4:
-- Naomi: 2 points
-- Kaitlyn: 2 points
-- A.J.: 2 points
-- Jamie: 1 point
Classics on Demand plug: Madison Square Garden. Monday, September 22, 1997 for Raw. They focused on Mick Foley doing the split personalities before opposing Triple H in a Falls Count Anywhere match. And, there was Steve Austin confronting Vince McMahon.
Announcers: Cole and Mathews were shown on-camera to say he can't wait for when NXT Season 3 is available on Classics on Demand. Time for a closer look at A.J. with a repeat NXT cast intro video. They added some information that she sat at MSG for WrestleMania and vowed to her dad to be in a WWE ring one day. Back to the announcers, Cole sold he was going to barf.
Still to come: Diss the Divas contest. ... On the way to break, they focused on Kane's chokeslam to promote Smackdown's move to Syfy on Friday.
Raw Rebound: They went back to last night for WWE champion Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho in Jericho's #1 contender match to the WWE Title. They put some dramatic music to the match to sell the action before Sheamus slowed things down trying to attack Orton to end the match. This led to the eventual Jericho write-off via Punt and final hype for Orton vs. Sheamus at Hell in a Cell.
Legendary commercial: A DVD plug for "Legendary" out today. This is where having the old-school set-up of an announcer "in the studio" setting up product plugs would help as they fill time on the show.
Smackdown plug: Kofi Kingston is coming to Syfy on Friday.
Announcers: Mathews plugged the Hell in a Cell PPV on Sunday. On-camera, Cole addressed what's happening next week. NXT moves to WWE.com next week at 10:00 p.m. EST. Same timeslot. And, now, a closer look at Kaitlyn. They ran a cast intro video on Kaitlyn focusing on her fitness model background. Kaitlyn talked up Beth Phoenix as her role model for getting into WWE. She said she's willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her dream of being the next WWE Diva.
Still to come tonight: Diss the Diva contest.
Smackdown plug: Rey Mysterio is coming to Syfy on Friday.
Announcers: Cole plugged Hell in a Cell on Sunday. And, now, a look at Smackdown with the Smackdown Rebound. They went to real-time footage from the end of Smackdown on Friday with World Hvt. champion Kane claiming he destroyed Undertaker, only to have Paul Bearer return and side with Taker. This took up close to another ten minutes.
Announcers: Cole and Mathews plugged Hell in a Cell and focused on Taker vs. Kane for the World Title. Mathews then sarcastically plugged "Diss the Divas" is finally happening next.
Smackdown plug: Kane is coming to Syfy on Friday. ... Legendary plug: "I want my son back!" is out on DVD today.
In-ring: Matt Striker had the six Rookie Divas in the ring for the "Diss the Diva" contest. Aksana was up first. She asked the crowd to look at her first. Pause. Pause. Awkward pause. Aksana said, in third person, she goes to the gym every morning to do crunches and run. Now, look at the others. Every morning, they have pancakes. She said all the Rookies "wanna be like Ak-sana."
A.J. was up next. Cole wanted to know where his gong is. She said she's not going to put anyone down and talked herself up. A.J. said they need to redefine the Divas; they can like action movies, cars, and comic books. She said she "loves this business." Cole said it's a ring. A.J. wrapped it up, then Kaitlyn was up next. She wanted to make an impression. This didn't work at all.
Jamie was next. She said she could talk about Askana dressed like a circus performer or A.J. behaving like a 10-year-old on Christmas morning. It doesn't matter, though, as she will win. Naomi was next. She doesn't want to diss anyone. However, if this is about wrestling and entertainment, she has all the girls beat. Naomi targeted Kaitlyn, saying the only reason why she won a challenge last week was because she messed up. Naomi said Kaitlyn is too cocky and arrogant for her own good. The only promo with some passion behind it.
Maxine was last. She said she is sick and tired of the typical Diva. "They're all the same," she said. Maxine said they even smile when they lose. She asked the gentlemen a question. Maxine asked what you can do with a "nice girl." Kaitlyn and A.J. were mocking Maxine behind her while Cole noted he didn't see it because he was texting. Maxine said the only position for her is at the top.
[Q5 -- over-run] Striker polled the crowd on who had the best diss. Aksana was booed. A.J. received a decent reaction. Jamie had a mixed reaction. Naomi was mixed. Maxine was booed. Striker ran through the Rookies again, with A.J. the only one receiving any reaction. She was declared the winner. Apparently she gets a point for this.
Before the show could wrap up, Vickie Guerrero interrupted as Cole called her "Anna Nicole Smith-like." Vickie was fed up with Kaitlyn after "trying so hard" to make her a reflection of her. This was like Vince McMahon dressing down talent. Kaitlyn had enough of Vickie, saying all she has done is tried to bring her down. Kaitlyn said the first elimination is right around the corner, so she's challenging Vickie to a match next week. Vickie asked Kaitlyn if she forgot who she's dealing with. She proceeded to slap Kaitlyn, then a catfight broke out. Cole cheered on Vickie, who began screaming.
Announcers: Mathews gave a plug for the "new home" of NXT next week on WWE's website. Mathews and Cole narrated a slow-motion clip of Vickie's slap setting off the catfight to close the show setting up Vickie vs. Kaitlyn next week on the website.
Updated Season 3 Scoreboard after Week 4:
-- A.J.: 3 points
-- Naomi: 2 points
-- Kaitlyn: 2 points
-- Jamie: 1 point
Smackdown plug: One final plug for Smackdown moving from MyNetworkTV to Syfy with the live premiere episode.
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