WWE NXT Results – 4/25/13 (Clash of Champions edition)
We see NXT Commissioner Dusty Rhodes in his office and he says he is happy to present this week the NXT Clash of Champions episode, where there will be 4 title matches on the show.
We see the usual intro, then we go to the 1st title match. Before the match, we see a message on the screen that said that this match was taped weeks ago before Antonio Cesaro lost the US Title. Cesaro gets angry at the fans chanting “Hey” at him (play-off of his old ROH gimmick). Cesaro tells the fans to shut their mouths and give him a round of applause because he is the greatest US champion in history and he will be champion for a long time. Commentators mention that Neville’s tag partner, Oliver Grey, will be out for 6 months or more with a torn ACL after the attack a few weeks ago by the Wyatt Family.
WWE United States Title: Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. NXT Tag Team Champion “The Man Who Gravity Forgot” Adrian Neville
Neville surprises Cesaro instantly with a roll-up for a nearfall. Cesaro with an amateur takedown, rides Neville and does some paintbrushing to him. Cesaro continues to get angry at the fans chanting “Hey” at him. Cesaro works on the arm, but Neville with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Cesaro with an elbow to the back of the head, then locks in a side headlock. Cesaro with a shoulder tackle, then locks him in a chinlock. Cesaro blocks a hiptoss, but Neville with a headscissors takeover that sends Cesaro to the outside, where he is fuming mad. Neville gives chase to Cesaro, hits a shoulder to the ribs while on the apron, flips over Cesaro to get back in, then rolls him up again for a nearfall. Neville with a dropkick, but Cesaro counters a monkey flip attempt and hot-shots Neville face-first across the top turnbuckle as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Cesaro has re-applied the chinlock on Neville. Neville tries for a Sunset Flip, but Cesaro blocks it. Neville then with a backslide for a nearfall. Cesaro runs into a boot by Neville, who goes to the 2nd rope. Neville leaps, but Cesaro catches him in mid-air and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a nearfall. Cesaro can’t believe it, then rains in forearms from the mount. Cesaro goes back to the chinlock while telling the crowd to shut up. Neville gets to his feet, but Cesaro puts more pressure on the hold to take him back down. Cesaro shoves Neville into the ropes and charges, but Neville pulls down the top rope and sends Cesaro sailing to the outside. Neville leaps over a charging Cesaro on the apron and nails him with a kick. Neville then with a springboard moonsault onto Cesaro while landing on his feet. Back in the ring, Neville with a springboard missile dropkick for a nearfall. Neville with a dropkick to the back of the head, followed by a standing Shooting Star Press for another nearfall. Cesaro reverses a whip and throws Neville in the air, but Neville counters into a rana, stacking Cesaro on his head for a close nearfall. Cesaro comes back with a knee to the ribs, charges, but Neville avoids him and hits a roundhouse kick to the head from the apron. Neville heads up top and moonsaults onto Cesaro, but as Cesaro catches him in mid-air, Neville turns it into a tornado DDT for another close nearfall. Neville sets up Cesaro and heads up top, but Cesaro crotches Neville on the ropes. Cesaro charges and connects with a European Uppercut to Neville.
Cesaro then lifts up Neville from the turnbuckles and hits the Neutralizer to retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro by pinfall (The Neutralizer)
Back from commercial, the challenger is already in the ring for our next title match.
WWE Divas Title: AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn (c)
Kaitlyn wants a handshake and AJ adheres, but then slaps the taste outta Kaitlyn’s mouth. Kaitlyn with a whip, followed by a back elbow. Kaitlyn with a hard whip to the corner, then a 2nd one, but AJ avoids a charge and Kaitlyn goes shoulder-first into the corner. AJ with kicks to the arm, then chokes Kaitlyn in the corner. AJ with a snapmare, then locks in a Fujiwara armbar. AJ switches to a hammerlock, then turns into a one-armed version of Daniel Bryan’s Cattle Mutilation. AJ goes back to the hammerlock, but Kaitlyn fights out. Kaitlyn goes for a suplex, but AJ counters it and hits Kaitlyn with a Divorce Court. AJ with an overhand chop, but Kaitlyn fights back with an elbow to the ribs, followed by an uppercut. Kaitlyn with 2 clotheslines, followed by a back elbow. Kaitlyn with forearms, then charges, but AJ gets her boots up. AJ heads up top and hits a crossbody, but Kaitlyn rolls through it, then hooks AJ and hits a reverse DDT for a nearfall. Kaitlyn with a forearm, then charges, but AJ avoids her and Kaitlyn goes sailing to the outside. AJ sits Indian-style waiting for Kaitlyn to get back in and when she does, AJ locks her in a Sleeper Hold with a bodyscissors. Kaitlyn gets free, but AJ with a spinning back kick to the ribs, followed by a Shining Wizard for a nearfall. AJ, obviously angry that Kaitlyn kicked out, begins unloading with right hands from the mount.
Kaitlyn shoves her off, then catches AJ with Spear It to retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Kaitlyn by pinfall (Spear It)
Backstage, Tony Dawson is with Chris Jericho, who will wrestle next week on NXT. Dawson asks Jericho how does it feel to next week be back in an NXT ring. Jericho says that everything is organized and professional here at NXT. If they cannot make it here, they will not make it anywhere. Jericho says that he has been given the chance by Dusty Rhodes to select his opponent for next week. Bray Wyatt comes in and introduces himself to Jericho. Wyatt says that he has noticed a change in Chris Jericho. He can make Jericho someone the people fear again. All Jericho has to do is hold his hand and carry the chains for the Wyatt Family. Jericho thinks about it and he tells Wyatt to never, ever interrupt him during an interview again. Jericho says that he has been watching Wyatt and he is good, but not great. Jericho says that Wyatt has won the prize because Bray Wyatt will be his opponent next week. If Wyatt can beat him, how much higher will Wyatt get on the food chain? If Wyatt can beat him, he will join the Wyatt Family. However, when he beats Wyatt, he will end up learning a lesson.
Back from commercial, its time for our next title match.
WWE NXT Title: Big E. Langston (c) vs. Brad Maddox
Maddox does his own ring introduction before the bell sounds, saying that he weighs 295 pounds, chiseled. Maddox wants a handshake, but then charges, but Big E hits him with a backdrop. Maddox with a left hand, but that does not faze Big E. Big E blocks a whip, then nails Maddox with a gut punch. Big E off the ropes and he drills Maddox with the E Train. Down come the straps as the crowd begins the “Five” chant.
Big E hits Maddox with the Big Ending to retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE NXT Champion: Big E. Langston by pinfall (The Big Ending)
Crowd chants “one more time” afterwards, so Big E adheres, comes back in, hits Maddox with another Big Ending and does his five count. Crowd again chants “one more time” and Big E is about to adhere, but Maddox is able to get out of the ring. However, not to be denied, Big E brings him back in. Maddox pleads with Big E and wants a handshake and Big E adheres, but then lifts up Maddox, hits another Big Ending and does another five count.
We see video from the Royal Rumble where Bo Dallas eliminated Wade Barrett, then the following night on RAW where Bo beat Barrett in a match. Backstage, Tony Dawson is with Bo Dallas. Bo says he knows Wade Barrett under-estimates me, but so were Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect & Randy Savage and they were all Intercontinental Champions. Tonight, Barrett comes into my house and tonight, its all about the Bo Barrage.
Back from commercial, its time for the main event.
Main Event for the WWE Intercontinental Title: Bo Dallas vs. Wade Barrett (c)
Barrett shoves away Dallas to start as there are some fans not in support of Dallas. Barrett backs Dallas into the corner and nails him with a forearm. Ref has words with Barrett and that allows Dallas to come back with a forearm of his own. Barrett with a gut kick and an elbow to the back of the head. Barrett with a gut punch, but misses a clothesline and Dallas with a crossbody for a nearfall. Dallas then with a roll-up for another nearfall. Dallas with another roll-up for a nearfall. Dallas with a dropkick that sends Barrett to the outside as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Barrett with a back elbow, then pulls on the arm, causing Dallas to land on his neck. Ref checks on Dallas, but then Barrett with a running boot for a close nearfall. Barrett places Dallas on the top turnbuckle and rains in right hands to the kidneys of Dallas, followed by a running knee. Commentary mentions Dallas’s punctured kidney from 2 years ago as Barrett gains another nearfall. Barrett with a knee to the lower back, then locks in a seated surfboard while talking trash. Barrett switches to a chinlock, but Dallas gets free. Dallas then misses a clothesline and Barrett with a stiff knee to the ribs. Barrett with a pumphandle slam for a nearfall. Barrett chokes Dallas in the ropes, using almost all of the ref’s 5 count. Barrett hits his series of knee strikes while Dallas is in the ropes, followed by a running boot that sends Dallas to the outside. Crowd is oddly behind the champion as Barrett suplexes Dallas back in the ring, but Dallas somehow kicks out. Barrett sits on Dallas’s back while applying a chinlock while the crowd chants for Dallas to tap. Dallas tries to fight back, but Barrett with another knee to the ribs. Dallas gets his boots up off a charge in by Barrett, then when Barrett tries a 2nd time, Dallas drop toe holds him face-first into the middle turnbuckle.
Dallas with 2 forearms, a gut punch, a running kick to the head and a flying forearm for a nearfall. Dallas runs into a back elbow, but gets out of a 2nd pumphandle slam attempt and counters into a reverse DDT for another nearfall. Barrett misses a clothesline, but avoids an Acid Drop attempt by Dallas. Dallas charges, but Barrett catches him and hits the Winds of Change for a close nearfall. Barrett motions for the Bullhammer, turning his elbow pad from black to red. Dallas avoids it and this time hits the Acid Drop, but Barrett is just barely able to kick out. Dallas goes to whip Barrett, but Barrett blocks it. Barrett lifts up Dallas for Wasteland, but Dallas fights out with elbows and goes to the top turnbuckle.
Dallas with a right hand and leaps off, but Barrett catches him in mid-air with the Bullhammer to retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett by pinfall (The Bullhammer)
Barrett celebrates his title retention as we go to credits.