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Quick hits on WWE NXT

• The tension between The Miz and Daniel Bryan continues to be the most compelling aspect of WWE NXT. On Tuesday night's show, Miz and Bryan were on the losing end of a tag team match against R-Truth and David Otunga. Miz told Bryan before the match that he had better not cause them to lose or else he would see to it that Bryan is thrown off the show. As it turned out, Bryan had the match won when Miz blind-tagged in and ended up getting pinned by Otunga. The post-match confrontation between Miz and Bryan was well-done. • Otunga, who wrestled as a babyface in the tag match, has a ways to go for his in-ring ability to catch up with his charisma.

• It's obvious that WWE management is playing favorites in the "competition." For example, Bryan has been featured on all three episodes, while guys such as Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver have come off as afterthoughts.

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• Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett had a good match. Both of these guys appear as though they have "it," especially Gabriel, who was victorious.

• Chris Jericho whipping Gabriel with his suit jacket in a post-match attack was pretty funny.

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• Wow, Carlito is so far down on the totem pole that he had to job to "rookie" Heath Slater. Actually, it made sense in the story line for Slater to win after Carlito spit the apple in his face last week. Slater make a good accounting of himself in the match.

• Michael Cole did not seem to be playing heel announcer this week. By the way, he made a funny slip of the tongue during the Gabriel-Barrett match. In mentioning Barrett and Jericho in the same sentence, he referred to Jericho as "Jarrett" before immediately correcting himself.


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