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Posted On August 23, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: NXT Analysis 08/22/12

Antonio Cesaro defeats Derrick Bateman using the neutralizer. ^I doubt we’ll see as much of Cesaro on the show tapings now that he’s won the United States Title. Cesaro and Bateman put on a decent matchup here. Bateman is still nothing special to me in terms of his character, but I would say WWE is more to blame than anybody for that. How can you convince the fans that you want someone to succeed when you market no gimmick for him AND he’ been competing for more than two years?Read More
– Theodore Long kicked off Friday’s SmackDown by announcing that the first match of the night would feature 41 Superstars in the largest Battle Royal in WWE history. Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis then revealed the winner would earn a title match against the champion of his choosing. Randy Orton won the 41-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal, last eliminating The Miz. Battle Royal elimination order is as follows: 1. Cody Rhodes, 2. Johnny Curtis, 3. JTG, 4. Michael McGillicutty, 5. Derrick Bateman, 6. Yoshi Tatsu, 7. Titus O’Neil,Read More