NXT Up – Week 5 – Naimz’d & Shamed
Welcome to NXT Up, OhSoDivalicious.org’s version of the Big Brother Bitch in UK newspaper The Sun, where I’ll talk about who impressed us each week on NXT. Similar to the Divalicious Dozen, but with a little bitchy twist! I’ve been loving NXT so far, everyone’s their own character and it makes for fun viewing, and fun ranking! This post is entirely opinionated, so the Rookie who may have impressed the WWE Universe the most might have not impressed OSD the same way – Although Jamie Keyes was eliminated this week, someone who hasn’t really been able to shift from the bottom of the rankings for too long, coincidence? Probably!
Kaitlyn manages to stay in my heart and at the top of the rankings this week with her rather impressive talent, a funny little drawing of her Pro, Vickie Guerrero, with an accurate big butt. If that wasn’t enough, Vickie was unable to teach her Rookie a lesson by being rolled-up by Kaitlyn, who took pride in celebrating with Vickie’s arm candy, Dolph Ziggler. Gotta love the drama and the fans in attendance tend to be loving her too because they made her immune to elimination!
The billion dollar baby shoots up the rankings this week after she had two victories on NXT. She won the Bullriding Challenge with a seriously impressive amount of time, over 17 seconds!
She also won her match against fellow Rookie Maxine in a pretty solid match… Not to mention her quirky push-ups during the Talent Competition. She’s taking a shine to me, I have to admit!
There’s no doubt that this itty-bitty Rookie has bucketloads of personality, in fact she offered to get Michael Cole one too, which was rather funny!
Her cowboy hat was cute and there’s no doubt that her flexibility was impressive, but it wasn’t anything too impressive. The audience seemed to be quite behind her, although I’m still on the fence…
Maxine set the bar for the Wheelbarrow challenge, although Jamie beat her time, but it was still a good job. Despite A.J. and Kaitlyn playing about behind her during Diss The Diva, Maxine made a good point about the dull “nice” Diva that people are used to. Y’know, the ones that are “perky and nice, even when they lose,” well, I’d prefer Maxine and her bitchy attitude to that any day.
“Naimz” didn’t really impress this week, although I’ll admit I quite liked her rap, to an extent. It sucks to have Naomi at the bottom of the NXT Up rankings, but she seems to be heading down the Jamie Keyes route, where it seems she may be trying a little too hard to get the WWE Universe behind her. She has to do something to get people back on her side… The audience still seems to be half and half with her, they either like this girl or they don’t, in the space of two seconds!
Written by: Trisha