íWild and Youngí plays and the live crowd of NXT is popping until Matt Striker hops into the ring.
Striker: Thank you, thank you, thank you. If youíd all please be quiet, I have some, well grievances, to share with all of you.
The crowd boos and Matt Striker approaches the table where Josh Matthews and CM Punk are laughing and talking.
Striker: I know, youíre making some snoody little comment over there Punk, but no one can hear you except for Josh and the members of the WWE Universe who are within earshot, because one of my conditions for making my return to NXT was that when my microphone comes on, your microphones come off! I will not have my colleagues be undermining my authority. You see, I am the host here. I am the teacher! I am the one teaching the entire WWE Universe about these six remaining NXT Rookies, and I REQUIRE that all eyes and all ears be on the teacher when I am talking!
The crowd boos some more as Punk and Matthews throw up their arms.
Striker: That being said, it has come to my attention that we have gotten a little off of the original format in the weeks that I have been gone, so tonight, we go back to my format. That being three, rookie versus rookie matches. Weíre not going to go completely back to the format, but I originally gave the match making power to the pros, but tonight I have decided the matches in the context of fairness. The first match of the evening will be a very fair battle between wrestlers of similar size and style, it will be the mouthy Run In versus the mysterious PI. Both of the adjectives I used to describe them also start with the Ďmí. Little hidden teachable moment in there.
The crowd groans as Striker shows off his intelligence.
Striker: Now, booing me isnít going to get you what you want! Listen, I know you werenít the particular audience that mistreated me, but I am a reflective thinker and I know, from reflection, that I was not the only victim in all of this, I too made some mistakes, so tonight, Iím going to try to rectify one of them. On the second week of NXT, I abruptly ended a match that had the entire NXT Universe on edge, I let it end without conclusion and that was wrong. Therefore tonight, Iím going to give you jTj versus Holzhammer!
The crowd actually cheers at this and Striker smiles.
Striker: See, I told you it wasnít all bad. Now for the third match, we have another opportunity to diversify the episode. Now last week, the person calling the shots wasnít exactly a responsible decision maker, jTj put Mike in a match when Mike was coming off of a serious concussion due to a chair shot in the head from MVP. Now maybe it wasnít his fault, certainly no one couldíve anticipated the kind of match that those two men would have. Therefore, I am giving Heavy Mike the night off.
Suddenly, ĎSoloí by Jason DeRulo plays and Matt Striker looks a little annoyed when WP walks out. WP has an annoyed look on his face, per usual, when he enters the ring and takes the microphone from Striker.
WP: This is the only one that works, eh?
Striker grabs WPís wrist instead of trying to take the microphone.
Striker: If you wouldíve been patient, I was going to introduce you.
WP: And I came out on my own, because I need no introduction. These people know who I am. Everyone knows who I am. I am the hottest rookie in NXT, I should be Number One, but regardless, I have a lot to say!
The crowd boos and Striker just throws his hands up in the air.
WP: You see, last week, my original pro revealed his master plan. He revealed to the entire WWE Universe his entire big old plan about how he was going to try to stay relevant, but there was one major flaw in that plan....He wasnít relevant in the first place! He came to me from the moment we were introduced with this big convoluted plan about how he was going to make sure I won NXT because he was embarrassed by Percy Watson. Now I shouldíve kicked his arse right then and there for putting me in the same class as Percy Watson, but thatís beside the point.
The point is, I didnít need him. I didnít need to be a part of his little plan. So you all come to me and say why did you take his help? Why did you let him make sure you won all of your matches? Why did you let him cheat? Why? Because I am too good. I am too good to waste my energy on this little show. I didnít want to waste my time, my efforts, my abilities on a show that I shouldnít have even been on. You see, I shouldíve never been on NXT. I shouldnít have had to go through this process. I was put on this show out of greed. I was put on this show out of laziness. They didnít want to make their other mega stars come on this show so since Iím much younger than say some of the other mega stars like John Cena, Triple H, or The Undertaker, they said I couldnít be on the WWE unless I went on this show! They abused my talents because they needed the dough! They wanted this show to be a success and they knew none of those other half-bakes could cut it!
So I let that little fool MVP think he knew what was going on. I let him think he was the one in the know, because letting him do what he wanted made my job easier. Iím going to coast through this show, win, and I guarantee you will see me in the Main Event of Wrestlemania 27....Probably by myself because there is no other star in the WWE Universe that can match my ability. So MVP got fired, for whatever reason, and they tell me they got me a new pro. They tell me even further that heís my opponent tonight. So I say thatís just fine, but whoever it is can listen up. As far as Iím concerned, Iím the pro! Youíre the rookie! You do what I say and you take notes!
The crowd boos as WP looks to the entry way and Matt Striker has a big smile on his face.
The crowd erupts at the introduction of WPís new pro as WP falls into the ropes and drops the microphone. Matt Striker comes over and picks up the microphone as Show steps over the top rope.
Striker: WP, come on, this is your new pro! Whatís the matter? You look like you nearly soiled yourself!
WP: What?! What! I didnít soil myself....But if I did, maybe there would be something in this ring equal to you and...and...and that big....big buffoon!
WP then jumps out of the ring as Show takes the microphone with a smile.
Big Show: Where are you going? That was a good one!
WP shouts ĎI have to go get ready for my match!í
Big Show: Did he say he had to go change his pants? It doesnít matter. I just wanted to say that we can joke and have fun now WP, but later tonight? Later on, when that bell rings, Iím going to teach you something MVP never taught you, and thatís losing. Now losing, as my friend DDP might say, thatís a good thing. Losing only makes you better. Now you just lost your dinner when my music came on, youíre going to be losing your ego in our match tonight.
Striker: Thank you Big Show! Now weíre going to give WP a few minutes to clean up and when we come back, itís going to be Part One of Extreme Boot Camp with Sgt. Slaughter!
Striker and Big Show exit the ring as the cameras come to the announce table as Josh Matthews and CM Punk seem less than impressed.
Matthews: They left our mics off, for that?
Punk: Poop jokes?
Matthews: It was appalling.
Punk: I donít even want to talk about it anymore.
Matthews: It was appalling.
Punk: Matt Strikerís back?
Matthews: Thatís kind of appalling too.
Punk: At least King doesnít have to tape Glee anymore.
Matthews: I thought he watched old Memphis tapes on his nights off.
Punk: He watches Glee too, come on Josh, itís about a high school show choir, and itís got cheerleaders on it.
Matthews: Iíve seen an episode or two.
Punk: I bet. We folks, weíre going to go to a commercial before Josh over here bursts out in song.