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If you take out the Raw Main Event, NXT was under a half hour long this week. They get the usual storylines worked in though, so I’m not complaining. I didn’t like that every single match, including the Raw main event, featured the same exact ending. Not sure who is in charge of continuity for the WWE (if no one, hire me), but they need to step their game up. Having three matches booked in …

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They finally threw something new into the mix on NXT. While Striker returning to action last week added a little flavor, I like how they shook up the O’Neil/Bateman situation. I also like how it hasn’t gone back to the ridiculous Game Show format that NXT has been known for. It’s just been a wrestling show focusing on self-contained storylines. Good work from whoever books this show. William Regal reminds the highlight of the entire …

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This week’s NXT has one of the better WWE matches I’ve seen in a while. Sadly, it doesn’t involve any of the actual NXT contestants, but it is still a reason to watch this episode. Another reason to watch, like every week, is William Regal. Have I mentioned how great his commentary is? Of course I have, but it just gets better each time. NXT is well worth the half hour of wrestling, as that’s …

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This wasn’t the best NXT, but it was still watchable. The wrestling wasn’t at the highest level, but all the storylines continued in some way, and they make it all work within the 40+ minute window. I still find the WWE.com site to be taxing on my computer/internet connection, which is a pain, but free wrestling is always a good thing. I’m not sure how many weeks are left of this season of NXT, but …

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Another NXT with solid original programming. The format of the show has definitely went away from the Game Show aspect, and is now mostly just another Superstars-esque WWE show. There are a few on-going storylines, and the rookies vying for the NXT victory is about 25% of it. There’s the obligatory Raw recap thrown-in, of course, but with the Punk story playing out, who can complain? SPOILERS FOLLOW The show opens with a build-up video for …

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If you like the WWE product, NXT is worth the 40+ minutes it takes to watch it. I’m one of those people who likes to get a look at the future stars of sports, and this show provides exactly that. Whether it’s Yoshi Tatsu and Tyson Kidd, who already appear on other WWE shows, or the rookies like Derrick Bateman and Titus O’Neil. The format of the show is fine, as they mix in enough …

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Talk about a quick episode. It’s funny how fast a wrestling show can go by, when it actually features wrestling. There are only two matches on this whole show, no recaps, a few short backstage segments, and yet it’s great. The matches received a bunch of time, which is key, especially for guys trying to learn what works and doesn’t. Then you have William Regal on commentary, and there’s NO ONE better than him at …

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I’m not going to go crazy, and say NXT is the best show the WWE has going, but it does seem to do everything correctly. Luckily, I’m tuning in after a lot of the greener workers, and sillier bits have probably already been done away with, but I like what’s left. First of all, the commentary is leaps and bounds above anything on wrestling television today. That goes for WWE and TNA/Impact programs. William Regal …

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