Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kaval wins NXT Season 2!

I'm not going to review the full show tonight, mainly because after last night's terrible Raw, my brain can't possibly handle trying to write about whatever that abomination at the end was, but I do want to talk about Kaval.

Kaval, or Low-Ki for those of you who just can't let it go, won the second season of NXT tonight, and while I never saw what the big deal was about the guy, I definitely stand corrected. Over the last few weeks, Kaval has shed the "I'M MR. GRUMPYPANTS!" shtick and showed us a side of himself that I've never seen before. The guy looked like he was having a blast every time he was at ringside, his promos were fun and he actually captured my attention, which is a rare feat for anything on NXT. Could it possibly be that Kaval... has a personality?! Who knew?

I think some, if not most of the credit has to go to LayCool. Can't believe I just typed that sentence, but despite the fact that they annoy the ever-loving shit out of me on Smackdown, their interactions with Kaval have been funny. All they way from his mopey "Property of LayCool" beginnings to picking them both up and carrying them around the ring tonight, the chemistry between these three is undeniable. Add The Undertaker into the mix and you have the creepiest double date ever.

Kaval turned me into a believer and I can't wait to see where he goes in WWE and who he'll cash in his PPV title match on.

As for NXT, it looks like we're getting a shortened all-Diva season beginning next week and concluding when Smackdown moves to Syfy in October. I'm certainly intrigued, even though I'm incredibly jaded when it comes to WWE's usage of female athletes, but there's one thing that has me excited for NXT Season 3: Aloisia! She's damn near seven-feet tall, how could you not want to watch?

10 comments:

  1. Agree about Kaval...his promo at the end made Joe Henning (I don't know how to spell his fake name) look completely bush league, plus he can be really fun in the ring without coming off as a Rey Mysterio clone or as a generic high flyer like Evan Bourne.

    And oh my god Aloisa...I didn't understand why I would possibly want to watch the Divas NXT and then they showed Aloisa...the group shot of all the rookie divas with her towering over the other girls was amazing.

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  2. Kid Perfect's promo was absolutely abysmal, and I think the only reason it even made it to the air is because it was a live NXT. If he would've cut a promo that awful on Raw or even a Smackdown taping, I think they'd stuff him in a crate with a "TO FCW" sticker slapped on it.

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  3. Haha which one? The one where he said Kaval would like it if the ring were a swimming pool or the one where he tried to seriously sell "The Genesis of McGillicutty"?

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  4. The one where he talked about letting Kaval suckle on his teat.

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  5. Oh that one! Of course. Can you say 1000th episode Highlight?

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  6. Yeah, you remember how a name was mentioned for the female member of Nexus... I think we've seen a suitable performer for that role now.

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  7. I thought posing this idea would be fun and it actually feels worth it on a site like Kick-Out!! Wrestling (great job, Razor.)

    I'd like to see Kaval go to Smackdown (and it looks like he just might considering his pros are LayCool) and be ostracized by other Smackdown superstars that suspect he'll bring a NXT invasion like on Raw. Kaval will deny any involvement with Nexus. He did come from NXT, but he believes in honestly working his way to the top of WWE. Jack Swagger (the All-American American) will lead a preemptive strike against Kaval and his supporters. But then the actual Nexus invasion comes....

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  8. @AMen: I think Nexus is fizzling out already and shuffling them over to smackdown after they failed to take over the wwe would seem like a demotion. Also, I'm not a fan of all this fake rookie hazing stuff they do on NXT...there's enough real life hazing and dissing that probably goes on backstage for newer guys (like the Miz not being allowed to change in the dressing room for 6 months)that they don't need that as their gimmick too. Kaval is amazing in the ring. If Rey Mysterio (who is not that spectacular when compared to Kaval, Evan Bourne, or the Motor City Machine Guns) can get a huge push based off of his ring work, so can Kaval.

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  9. Agreed with SMC, but I have to take issue with the idea that Mysterio isn't that great compared to Kaval. When Mysterio is healthy, there are few people that can have a great match with anyone, and Mysterio is one of them. I've come around on Kaval, but I can't imagine he could gel with the likes of Chris Jericho, Edge or The Undertaker as well as Mysterio does... at least not yet.

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  10. I watched the episode on TV (not on my computer, which is so totally new to me) and in retrospect, yeah Kaval deserved the win but how the hell did Hennig get in there again? His promos and tweener-ness have pissed me off but... really? If Riley was #2 I'd be ok, but, dammit! Riley's promos are gold and frankincense and myrrh and platinum (you get my drift... sort of) but Hennig's jab at Lay-Cool and his... uh, suit... made him look like he had nothing else to talk about. He's like... a balloon that doesn't have any helium in it. Its fun until you wanna make it fly, then it can't, in which case with me you pop said balloon.
    Oh well.
    I really want AmDrag to move to SD, so they can tag togetha! :)

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