WWE NXT Recap: Hornswoggle In Charge, Tyson Kidd Vs. Johnny Curtis, Divas Tag Match

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Welcome to the April 25, 2012 edition of the WWE NXT Recap.

Matt Striker is in the ring and he welcomes us to the show. He sells the Josh Matthews injury angle and says he is not there. Striker then announces the good news of Reks and Hawkins being fired from NXT and congratulates Darren Young and Titus O'Neil for graduating to Smackdown. He says that over the next couple of weeks we may see new talent and Regal is away trying to find those talents. Striker welcomes back Regal's specially appointed match coordinator for the evening, Hornswoggle.

Hornswoggle skips his way to the ring in the red jumpsuit from Monday and says guess who can finally talk. He says no more challenges, no more redemption, and no more Titus O'Neil. Striker says the show is his and leaves the ring. Hornswoggle makes a match pitting Percy Watson & Tyson Kidd vs. Johnny Curtis & Michael McGillicutty. He then calls out his "boy" Derrick Bateman.

Bateman says he beat both O'Neil & Young but didn't get promoted. JTG runs down the ramp and attacks him from behind. JTG says the show is "wack" since he is no longer featured. He gets in the ring and demands a match from Hornswoggle. Bateman enters the ring and throws JTG out and Hornswoggle says they have a match and it is right now.


JTG vs. Derrick Bateman

Hornswoggle joins commentary. Bateman charges at JTG and dropkicks him as soon as the bell rings. JTG is wearing his usual ring attire. Bateman lands some punches and executes a nice suplex for a 2. Batemans hits a running clothesline then another one that sends JTG to the outside. JTG avoids a dropkick off the apron and takes control. Back in the ring, JTG covers for a 2 and mounts Bateman with punches and then stomps and a bodyslam for another 2. He applies a rear chin-lock.

Bateman fights out but is knocked back down. Striker corrects Hornswoggle's grammar and makes fun of his outfit as they speak on JTG's attire. Bateman hits a big boot and a running clothesline and then a flying crossbody but JTG rolls on top and takes control. JTG pulls him up by his hair as he slaps him. Bateman hits a front DDT and gets the pin.

Winner by pin: Derrick Bateman

Hornswoggle praises Bateman and leaves the announce booth.

Maxine and Johnny Curtis arrive backstage and a ref approaches them and tries to handcuff them, saying Regal's absence doesn't change anything (at least they didn't have us believe they've been cuffed all week). Maxine tries to seduce the ref to get out of it. Curtis chimes in and ruins Maxine's plan and they get cuffed. Maxine and Curtis argue as Hornswoggle tells Maxine she is in action against Kaitlyn and Tamina. He forgets to say who Maxine's partner is and says since he can talk now there are many names that he can call Maxine but it's a PG show. Maxine kicks off her shoes and tried to attack him. Curtis and Maxine leave.


Percy Watson, Tyson Kidd, Kaitlyn, and Natalya are backstage. Kidd gets off his cellphone as Watson says he's looking forward to their tag match. Kidd says he may be cursed as far as tag team partners go. He mentions Trent and Gabriel. Watson says he is in the same boat, referring to A-Ry. Kaitlyn asks Kidd what the name of his new submission move. Kidd says he might let the fans on Twitter name it.

Natalya tells her to stop flirting. She tells Kaitlyn nobody likes Maxine but she was right about Kaitlyn and calls Kaitlyn a snake and says she doesn't trust her. Natalya leaves and Kidd tells Kaitlyn not to worry. Kaitlyn asks why every girl on the show is crazy. Watson and Kidd laugh about the never ending "Diva drama" on the show.

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