WWE NXT
Full Sail University
August 22, 2012
Report by: Grash of Wrestleview.com

“Welcome Home”

Saxton says we will hear from Rollins and Mahal tonight. Next week will be the Finals in the NXT tournament.

Derrick Bateman vs. Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana

Regal calls him the Swiss Superman and what a professional wrestler should look like. Cesaro starts the match on the offensive. Bateman turns the tables quickly. Regal and Saxton say not to count him out. Regal says Bateman is the pound for pound strongest man in the WWE. With some ring savvy, Cesaro takes over and knocks Bateman on the ring post. He follows up with headbutts. He leads into tiring out Bateman. Bateman would recover and go on a run till Cesaro rolls out of the ring. Bateman throws him into the ring, but can’t capitalize on it. He misses Cesaro and hits the ring post. It sets up the final offensive and the pinfall.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

Aksana gets a hug from her big piece of Swiss meat.

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Kofi, Miz, Santino, Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Christian all talk about what it means to be the first NXT Champion. The package also has video of Mahal and Rollins in action.

Tamina vs. Sofia Cortez

Regal talks about how much Tamina squats. (That’s Weightlifting, you perverts.) Sofia is out second, and mocks Tamina. Tamina knocks her down and Sofia goes into cat fight mode to take control of the match. Saxton puts over Sofia’s MMA skills as she throws kicks and goes for a submission. Tamina takes over and goes on a run to win the match with a Superfly Splash.

Winner: Tamina

After the match, Raquel Diaz attacks Tamina and puts a lipstick L on her head. Regal says “What a wonderful little Vixen” about Diaz.

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Kassius Ohno vs. Jake Carter

Carter is already in the ring when KO comes out. Carter is Big Van Vader’s Kid and gets some quick offense and pin attempts. He stays on the offensive till the Ref pulls him off KO on the ropes. KO takes advantage of it and goes on the offensive. After several minutes, Carter retakes control till KO gets a huge shot to the head. KO wins by KO.

Winner: Kassius Ohno

After the match, KO keeps going on Carter. Richie Steamboat comes out to make the save, but KO bails before he can get in the ring.

* SummerSlam Recap *

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Santino, Teddy Jr., Cena, Dolph Ziggler talks about the importance of winning the NXT championship as well as it’s the beginning of bigger things.

Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel vs. Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty

The heels are out first as JR joins commentary. JR calls the faces as a multi-national “Air Force”. Curtis’s Van is brought up. The heels are apparently banned for causing problems at Disney parks. Mike and Kidd start the match. Kidd and Gabriel tag in and out as they start the offensive using their speed to their advantage on Mike. Curtis finally puts himself in danger to give his team the upper hand. Mike and Curtis go on the offensive on Gabriel. After several minutes, Curtis goes for a high risk move and blows it. It sets up a double tag and Tyson comes in hot against Mike. Tyson gets dropped to the second turn buckle in the heel corner. Gabriel has to come in to make the save for Tyson. Curtis gets tagged in, and he blows another big move. Gabriel counters Mike as he comes in for the save. Gabriel tags in and gets the pinfall for the win.

Winners: Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel

Both Regal and JR put over all four men’s performance tonight.

During the match we were told that Richie Steamboat challenged Ohno to a match. After the match, Ohno is interviewed and accepts the match.

Byron Saxton is in the ring and puts over the final for the NXT Championship next week. He first introduces Seth Rollins to the ring. Jinder is next and he puts his rag into a clear box as he normally does. Saxton asks Seth what it means to be NXT Champion. He says he’s always wanted to be a WWE champion since he was a little kid. Wrestling and WWE gave him purpose and a dream and points that he’s on the brink of achieving that dream. Jinder is asked next. He starts talking gibberish and then turns to talk to Seth and call him and the crowd a born loser. And he’s born into greatness and derka derka. He says he will be the first Champion. Seth respond, but Jinder gets a cheap shot in the face. The two get in to a smooz in the middle of the ring. Saxton has disappeared. Rollins tosses out Jinder and then dives on him. The refs separate the two as the show ends.