NXT Watch (March 7th, 2012): Tamina Shines in Victory, Maxine’s Tremendous Saga Rolls On

Hola everybody! Allow me to greet you, treat you, and complete you with another riveting edition of your NXT Watch. This week, the greatest show WWE produces… in my opinion (but we all know it’s true) brings forth some Diva action in the form of a fresh match-up between Maxine and Tamina Snuka. On top of that, we get a segment backstage that sets up an interesting bout for next week, and Maxine continues to tease her new boss, William Regal to open the show. I would proceed to add some more here, but we all know you just want to get to the nitty gritty of things, therefore I will wrap it up like a prolonged Emmy speech and start off tonight’s show!

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As William Regal runs down tonight’s line up, he is soon interrupted by the green stage lighting and upbeat club mix that can only mean it’s time for our Queen of Mean, Maxine! Maxine walks down the entrance ramp and steps into the ring, before grabbing hold of the microphone and letting “Mr. Regal” know that she is looking forward to working “underneath” him during his reign as GM. The crowd lets out an intrigued whistle, as William lets her know that he’s looking forward to seeing Maxine in action tonight against Tamina Snuka! The amazing theme of “TA-MI-NA” hits, and out comes our former No. 1 Contender for the Divas Title in all her glory.

She skips down the ramp and hops into the ring, as we get things started with the bell ringing. Maxine shoves Tamina, but to hardly any effect for the daughter of Jimmy Snuka. They lock eyes a bit, before Tamina in turn, shoves Maxine all the way back using her brute strength advantage! Maxine ducks a clothesline and locks in a nice crucifix like submission, before dropping down and turning it into a roll up for a two count. Both women get to two feet, as Maxine goes for a clothesline that Tamina reverses into a back kick. Wasting no time recuperating, Maxine grabs Snuka by the hair and throws her down to the mat!

Maxine tries to Irish whip Tamina, but Snuka reverses it. Maxine is sent off the ropes, to which she holds on and narrowly avoids a Tamina Snuka style leapfrog. She then turns her attention to William Regal, before reverting right back around into a double handed chop! Tamina then poses a bit, as Maxine rolls out of the ring. Snuka chases after her, but it proves to be a trap so that the Queen of Mean can take advantage with a kick. She slams Tamina down to the canvas, before lifting her into the corner and locking in a foot choke. Maxine proceeds to snapmare Tamina down and apply a chin lock, which sparks the crowd to get behind Snuka.

Tamina tries to fight out, but Maxine simply slams her back down. Maxine ascends to the second rope where she leaps off, going for a splash similar to Tamina’s own finish! Snuka rolls out of the way just in time though, as our Queen comes crashing into the ring canvas. From there, Snuka hoists her up and drills Maxine with a Samoan Drop! Tamina then exits the ring and begins to climb towards the top rope, as Maxine looks to be down for good. Tamina poses to the adorning fans, before leaping off with the Superfly Splash! She hooks the leg and gets the victory, as we again hear the most enchanting theme in all of the land that is known as NXT.

Backstage we go later on in the show, as Maxine approaches a lotion rubbing rotten scoundrel, Dirty Curty! She quickly instructs to him that she both hates and can’t stand him, but that Sweet Meat’s on the way so to play along. Maxine grabs Curtis and begins whispering sweet nothings in his nasty ear, when out of nowhere comes Derrick asking if he’s watching an NXT rerun. He demands to know where Kaitlyn is, questioning if Maxine slashed her tires or put a weapon in her carry on! Maxine lets him know that she’s sure Kaitlyn probably broke her back trying to bend him over (Oh my!)… before being cut off by Johnny. Let’s just assume Maxine was referring to a friendly game of leapfrog!~

Dirty Curty states that Maxine had nothing to do with Kaitlyn’s disappearance, claiming that he heard after she locked lips with Derrick that she came down with a case of gingivitis. Maxine simply shrugs off the odd insult, before letting Derrick know that she hopes his girlfriend comes back sooner than later since Mr. Regal set up a mixed tag for next week between the four of them! Dirty Curty slaps his arm around our Queen of Mean as the two head off, but once they are out of Derrick’s sight, she can be seen shoving him off into a trash can! Derrick then assumes that they’re now broken up, before being interrupted by Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins in janitor get up!

Thoughts: A decent week for NXT in terms of the ladies, but like any good TV show, I believe that after a tremendous episode, you need a cooled back down to follow it up as you can’t have bombshell after bombshell unless you’re Showtime’s hit drama, Homeland! The match was okay, but I wasn’t really that into it to be honest. I know that Tamina is in the NXT intro video since she was on the show before turning face, but it was kind of weird to see someone go from pay per view to NXT without anything happening in between. I feel like she and Maxine meshed well in some parts, and then not as much in others but overall there was nothing that bad about it.

The backstage segments are why I love NXT, point blank. I do enjoy when they put on good matches, but the segments are always so fun because you get more into their characters than ever before. Dirty Curty now rubbing lotion on himself at all times is such a fun bonus to his creepy persona (that he seriously plays extremely well) and I like this new angle where Maxine isn’t fond of either guy. She’s pretty much been Mrs. Bateman or Mrs. Curtis since her return, and it’s fun to see her advance to where she doesn’t rely on either anymore since she’s making her own name on the show. Plus, she’s so not PG that even I’m shocked with what she says at times (and of course, that’s all the more reason why I enjoy watching her as much as I do).

I also want to add how I love that with NXT, if someone isn’t on a certain episode, they acknowledge their absence i.e. Kaitlyn. We’ve seen about what? Seven weeks without the Divas Champion on Raw this year with no rhyme or reason. It’s little things like that why I continue to worship this golden roped program.

Also, I’m incredibly excited for the mixed tag match next week since all four involved are four of the main reasons why I watch any form of wrestling whatsoever. It should be excellent!

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    WOW the crowd was really behind Tamina, I was surprised, it was awesome!


      and I´m really starting to love Tamina theme song!

  • defineinsanity

    Umm, I’m looking forward to next week. As much as I love Tamina I really didn’t see why she would be on NXT now she’s feuding with Beth.


      She´s not feuding with Beth anymore…

  • shameronstar

    I think Naomi could go to NXT full-time and become NXT’s top face diva and Maxine’s arch rival!

    • Bobby

      You just described what I pray to see every week when spoilers come out. I want her on NXT so bad.

  • shameronstar

    P.S. – The lotion Johnny was using is the same brand I use!

  • jen07201

    Aww Bateman is missing Kaitlyn.

  • bromero329

    johnny and derrick are so sexy. ugh i wish i had someone like them. with derricks hair of course lol

  • ilikeindywrestling

    I hope WWE gets rid of NXT, even though it’s a decent show, and starts either a show with new guys from FCW or a cruiserweight show :)

  • WWFoverWWE

    Usually I find nothing on NXT humerous, but I laughed when maxine pushed johnny Lol.

    Tamina getting wins will always be welcomed by me because it could change instantly knowing WWE.

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    Maxine’s comment about being under regal made me lol…I’ll give her credit she’ll do whatever it takes….the way regal said snuka was annoying…
    when regal said tamina has a lovely smile i was thinking the same thing…

    Listen to the crowd at times for tamina at times…she could be the top face with a push,shes not the model type but i think she could pull it off…

  • RayneWoman

    Maxine is such a seductress……love it!!
    Derrick Bateman is just uber cute.
    Great for Tamina getting a win. The match was actually decent. The crowd was totally behind her, and it was awesome.
    Overall, a very good show.

  • Teri

    William Regal on commentary is the death of me.

  • Prescott

    Good: Derrick Bateman. The first NXT season he was on wasn’t three eps in before I was on here loudly proclaiming he had the potential to go a long way. Naturally funny/goofy and being actually good in the ring, a natural sell, and kind of a weird way of blending in that gets others over while getting himself over (a more ‘mainstream’ Eric Young, maybe). Unfortunately getting branded that too early in WWE is a death sentence due to the backstage yadda yadda, etc etc. But just look at these comments and see – a lot of people that see the long game see potential in DB.

    Call me crazy but I *know* if it was packaged right, a simple, straightforward + camp, Norris-parodying Chicks+America gimmick could make for a much needed comedy face. Plus he has marginal potential to land above where you’d likely see your Santinos and EYs, etc, into upper-midcard at least. WWE is lucky it has the ability to completely duck promising dev. talent like that.

    Bad: The commentary on NXT bites, really, really bad. That’s all there is to it. Also, the obvious revolving door situation with the plotlines and re-turns and re-hashes over old ground is getting too much. Well, of course it was too much long ago, but it’s getting too too much for even the campiness of Bateman/Curtis’ act to save. I’m wondering if someone at WWE actually found a computer program / google doc only tied into Orangutans that they’ve secretly automated to begin writing NXTs. That explanation still hasn’t been crossed off my list . . .

  • http://twitter.com/Passionisma Thaila

    Tamina’s theme is the greatest.
    I loved the match.
    The men on NXT are ridiculously good looking.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/StephMCK2 stephmc

    Once again Maxine impresses me! GAWSH I love her so much, she’s so awesome in the ring and very amazing to watch. I think the rest of the Divas should better watch out for her cos she has a bright future ahead of her n im not jus saying dat cos we share the same bday on april 19 but she’s so interesting n something different!!! I like her new storyline, lol i can imagine another wedding on NXT but seeing Maxine getting married to William will be…. okay to say the least LMAO! I think Maxine and Tamina’s match were effortless. I hope Maxine finally debuts in SmackDown. Cnt wait 4 next week’s NXT… p.s Dirty Curty looks so smexi! LMAO x hehe

  • jonboi

    we love tamina
    the live crowd love tamina
    the wwe like tamina
    lets get tamina a little bit better and get that title on her 2012 the year for wrestling divas to shine beth tamina kharma nattie eve aj this years champs