WWE NXT Results – 4/18/13 (Rollins vs. Graves)
We see video from last week when the Shield was in action and then afterwards, Corey Graves challenged one of them to a match for this week, to which Seth Rollins accepted and told Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns to take this week off.
We see the usual intro, then Tony Dawson & William Regal welcome us to the show. We then go to the opening contest.
“The Cape Town Werewolf” Justin Gabriel vs. “The Big Game Hunter” Leo Kruger
Kruger backs Gabriel into the corner and hits a chop. Gabriel responds with one of his own, then Kruger again with a chop. Gabriel with an overhand chop, but Kruger with another chop. Gabriel with a chop, but Kruger with a gut kick. Kruger with 2 shoulder tackles, Gabriel with a leapfrog and then with an armdrag into an armbar. Gabriel pulls back on the wrist of Kruger and takes him back down. Gabriel continues to work on the arm, going to a top wristlock. Gabriel takes Kruger back down and goes back to the armbar, digging his arm into Kruger’s shoulder. Kruger backs him into the corner and hits a knee to the gut. Gabriel gets a boot up off a charge, leaps over Kruger off the ropes, but then is caught by a Kruger spinebuster for a nearfall. Kruger with a kick to the arm, then drives his elbow into the temple before hitting a series of elbows to the neck for a nearfall. Gabriel comes back with a big monkey flip that sends Kruger over with great elevation. Gabriel with forearms, chops & kicks to the leg. Gabriel with a clothesline, followed by a spin kick. Gabriel with the angled avalanche, then goes to springboard, but Kruger takes out his legs and gains a nearfall. Kruger fires up and hits a huge forearm to the face, but Gabriel somehow kicks out. Kruger goes for his keylock submission, but Gabriel kicks him off. Gabriel locks in a Fujiwara armbar, but Kruger gets his foot on the ropes. Kruger then surprises Gabriel with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Kruger avoids a charge, but Gabriel hits him with a thrust kick from the 2nd rope. Gabriel goes up top for the 450 Splash, but Kruger stops him. Kruger goes up with Gabriel, but Gabriel knocks him off the ropes. Kruger with a headbutt to the ribs, then one to the head. Kruger goes back up top, but Gabriel blocks a superplex attempt, but Kruger blocks a Sunset flip powerbomb attempt. Kruger then nails Gabriel with a double stomp to the chest.
Kruger this time locks in his keylock submission, now called the GC3 and Gabriel has no choice but to tap-out.
Winner: “The Big Game Hunter” Leo Kruger by submission (The GC3)
Back from commercial, we see video of the NXT stars at WrestleMania Axxess.
We go backstage where Renee Young is with Paige. Paige says that Summer Rae’s excuse for leaving their match 2 weeks ago was doing her hair? A curling iron? Summer has done something but run from the start. Whether its running her mouth, or running in general. Paige says she is sick of the running, Summer is not gonna run anymore. No more talking, I want you & me in a match, one-on-one, whether you like it or not. Paige says she doesn’t think Summer has the guts to face her, that’s why she runs her mouth all the time. But, Summer Rae doesn’t have a tough bone in her body and I’ll prove it……
All of a sudden, Summer attacks Paige from behind and lays her out. Summer says who’s running now, before walking off as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, its time for our next match.
Bayley vs. Emma
Emma gets a pretty good-sized reaction from the crowd and its shown that someone made a sign with moving arms to do Emma’s wacky dance. She also actually got in the ring perfectly with her unique way of getting in that usually always fails. Bayley with a go-behind, but Emma blocks an O’Connor Roll attempt. Bayley with a dropkick, then stops Emma from crawling out of the ring. Emma kicks her off, avoids a clothesline, then sits down on a Sunset flip attempt, while doing her wacky dance, for a nearfall. Bayley then reverses it into her own pin attempt for a nearfall. Bayley with a facebuster for another nearfall. Bayley with a neck vise as the crowd wills on Emma. Emma gets to her feet, but Bayley sends her back down for another nearfall. Bayley goes back to the neck vise, then pulls Emma by the hair when she tries to get away and hits a headbutt to the back of the head. Emma side-steps a corner charge and locks Bayley in a Tarantula, made famous by former WWE star Tajiri. Emma charges at a slumped down Bayley and hits a basement angled avalanche.
Emma with a catapult, then maintains hold of Bayley and locks her in an Indian Deathlock with a bridging facelock, leaving Bayley no choice but to tap-out.
Winner: Emma by submission (Indian Deathlock with Bridging Facelock)
Emma celebrates her win doing her wacky dance as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to the next match.
Yoshi Tatsu vs. Bray Wyatt w/The Wyatt Family
Yoshi with a side headlock, but Bray sends him into the corner. Yoshi gets a boot up off a charge, then leaps over Bray, but Bray drills him with a running crossbody. Bray with gut punches and back clubs in the corner, then charges and connects with a big avalanche.
Bray does some ballroom dancing with Yoshi, then hits him with the Sister Abigail for the victory.
Winner: Bray Wyatt by pinfall (The Sister Abigail)
Afterwards, Wyatt hits Yoshi with another Sister Abigail. Wyatt gets a mic and sits down with Yoshi. Wyatt says that NXT is nothing but a playground for the puppets, to me. This is a message and I hope everyone back there is watching, because there is no man back there, no man that walks on two feet in planet Earth that is greater than I. I am the eater of the worlds and I believe that when its time to feast, you’ll start opening your eyes. Wyatt kisses Tatsu on the forehead before leaving with his family.
Back from commercial, the lumberjacks surround the ring for our main event.
Main Event in a Lumberjack Grudge Match: “The Savior of Misbehavior” Corey Graves vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins with a gut kick and a back club, followed by a series of back clubs. Rollins stomps away at Graves in the corner, followed by a right hand. Graves comes back with gut shots, then Rollins tries to get away, but Graves sends him back in. Graves with a slam, followed by a fist drop. Rollins again tries to get away, but can’t. Graves with a kick to the upper thigh, followed by a kneebreaker. Graves goes for the kneebreaker, but Rollins counters with a roll-up for a nearfall. Now its Rollins who goes dangerously close to it being a low blow with a shot to the lower abdominals. Rollins gets the feeling back in the leg, then hits a running forearm in the corner. Rollins misses another charge and Graves goes to the middle rope. However, Rollins with an enziguri that knocks Graves off the ropes and to the outside. The lumberjacks get Graves back in the ring, where Rollins gains a nearfall as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Graves reverses a whip, but misses a clothesline, allowing Rollins to hit a running kick for a nearfall. Rollins locks in a body scissors, but Graves is able to get out. Rollins kicks him off and then nails Graves with a clothesline. Rollins stomps away, then locks in a chinlock. Lumberjacks will Graves on as he gets out, but Rollins with knees to the gut. Graves comes back with right hands, but again Rollins with a knee to the gut. Rollins runs into a boot by Graves, but catches him and hits a Flatliner into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins heads up top, but Graves avoids him. Graves with a flying knee, a clothesline and a back elbow. Rollins goes for a Sunset flip, but Graves rolls through and goes after the leg. Rollins goes to the outside, but the lumberjacks throw him back in. Graves runs into an elbow, but he dragon screw leg whips Rollins off the 2nd rope. Again Rollins goes to the outside to get away and again the lumberjacks throw him back in. Graves with a gourdbuster, but then we see Ambrose & Reigns come out through the crowd and attack the lumberjacks. While the ref is distracted by this and while Graves is distracted by it as well, Ambrose comes in and nails Graves with a Northern Lariat. Ambrose & Reigns have laid to waste the lumberjacks and this allows Rollins to take over.
Rollins then hits Graves with the Skywalker for the victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins by pinfall (The Skywalker)
The Shield stands tall in the ring as we go to credits.