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Quick hits on WWE NXT

It's been a busy week and I'm trying to catch up on things. Here are some thoughts on Tuesday night's episode of WWE NXT:

• This show was basically an hour-long commercial for WrestleMania XXVI with a couple of matches thrown in. It was finally announced what the criteria is that the pros will be judging the rookies on for next week's vote: win-loss record, strength of opponent, work ethic and "it" factor.

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• Good thing for Daniel Bryan that there's more to the evaluation than just his record, which is now 0-5 after he and Michael Tarver lost to David Otunga and Darren Young. I know some fans in the Internet Wrestling Community are angry that Bryan has yet to win a match, but the way he is being portrayed as a talented, likable guy who can't seem to catch a break makes him stand out more than someone such as Young, who is 3-1.

• The Otunga/Young vs. Bryan/Tarver tag match went about 13 minutes and dragged at times. At one point, Bryan hit a crossbody on Young, and Bryan sold it like he also was hurt. I didn't get that.

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• The other tag match, which saw Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater defeat Wade Barrett and Skip Sheffield was a bit rough in spots, but it wasn't bad overall. CM Punk and William Regal were both great outside the ring. Regal's look of disdain when Sheffield was in the ring was hilarious, as was Punk sitting on the ring steps with his back turned to the action and carrying on a conversation with Luke Gallows and Serena.


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