My take on the situation? I actually thought Johnny Curtis was going this week. It seemed like he didn't have as much going for him on the show and although I was initially impressed (and I still like him), I thought Curtis didn't have a shot at winning it after the past few weeks, but Saxton potentially did...especially once they announced that Saxton and Ziggler were a team and that the winners challenge for the tag titles and how Ziggler has a prominent spot on the show (at least verbally). Saxton will be on the Raw or Smackdown roster eventually. He impressed me much more than I was expecting due to his commentary career.
As for the next elimination, I'll stick with what I thought would have happened this week and go with Johnny Curtis. That only leaves Brodus Clay and Derrick Bateman for the finals. Seeing as how Del Rio is pretty much a main eventer now, he won't be taking a step downward to win (or lose) the tag titles, so that means Derrick Bateman wins NXT so he and Bryan (who have been a good duo since the start) can challenge for, and likely win the tag titles down the line after WrestleMania.
SIDE NOTE: Highlight of the night without a doubt was Dolph Ziggler calling out the Green Bay/Milwaukee confusion and then elbow-dropping the cheese-head that Derrick Bateman had brought out. I legit laughed out loud on that one.