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Quick hits on WWE NXT

• I like the idea of the weekly rookie challenges on WWE NXT, but the Seal the Deal Challenge on Tuesday night's episode was silly and boring. The object was to sell the most programs (priced at $15) to fans in 60 seconds. Seriously. I wonder if this was designed just to help WWE sell some programs. David Otunga was the winner, thus earning the right to wrestle a pro of his choosing next week. Of course he picked his pro, R-Truth, since the two haven't been getting along.

• Daniel Bryan looked foolish in another challenge and lost another match. In other words, it was a typical night for him on NXT. Bryan, who is now 0-9 after doing a clean job to Skip Sheffield in about two minutes, gave away the programs instead of selling them and shouted, "Down with capitalism!" Cut to Michael Cole: "This guy is an absolute tool." With the way WWE is portraying Bryan, I have to agree. Cole, by the way, is hilarious on this show.

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• Bryan at least got a little heat back during the video package, as most of the pros put him over, including heels CM Punk, Chris Jericho and William Regal (The Miz was the exception, obviously).

• When the rookies were introduced at the beginning of the show (they were in alphabetical order this week instead of by their ranking), Heath Slater, coming off a victory over Jericho last week, got the biggest pop, while Otunga once again got the most heel heat and the most spirited reaction overall.

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• Jericho and Wade Barrett defeated Christian and Slater in a decent match. Jericho is on a roll – two consecutive wins on TV this week.

• When the pros were discussing Justin Gabriel, Punk said: "The only thing Matt Hardy can teach him is how to use MySpace and Twitter."

• I'm not sure if that was makeup or a real bruise on The Miz's face. The Big Show definitely nailed him with the punch Monday night on Raw, but I'm not sure even Big Show's fist could do that much damage. Not that I ever want to find out.


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