We see the usual intro, then the music of Jim Ross hits as he makes his way to the ring. JR says that he is here to oversee the contract signing for next week’s NXT Title match between challenger Bo Dallas & champion Big E. Langston. He introduces Dallas & Big E, who make their way to the ring.
Big E signs the contract, but before Dallas signs, he grabs a mic. Dallas says that he has something to say. Dallas says he doesn’t appreciate how Big E made fun of him last week. You looked at me like I’m a joke, I’m not a joke. Ever since Big E won the title, he has done big things. I watched you debut on RAW, you’re best buddies with Dolph Ziggler and biggest of all, you competed at WrestleMania. You are doing the things I should be doing. The reason why? Because I don’t have the NXT Title. I would do anything to get that. I don’t want to be champion, I NEED to be champion. When I sign this contract, I’m not signing it for a match, I’m signing what could change my life. 3 seconds to change my life and 3 seconds to make history and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do next week.
Big E stops Dallas from signing and has a mic. Big E says he doesn’t think Dallas is a joke. I have a lot of respect for you after you took on Big Show. Of course though, you got knocked out. Big E says Dallas talks about wanting his title, his life, wanting to be me. I’m the biggest and baddest man NXT has ever seen. Big E says Dallas is a geek. You probably live at home with your mom, you sleep with those little footy pajamas. You wake up smiling, you eat smiling, you go to sleep smiling, you go to the park smiling, you go fishing smiling. You can’t be me. You need 3 seconds to take my title? Big E says he will crush Dallas’s dreams and do it in FIVE.
Crowd starts a “FIVE” chant as Dallas signs the contract, shoves it at Big E’s chest and walks off. The two stare each other down as we go backstage.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Corey Graves. Graves says tonight is not just about the NXT Tag Titles, tonight, the Wyatt Family falls. I know how the Wyatt Family works. You have the two unstoppable monsters who are the tag team champions and then you have the patarich, the madman, Bray Wyatt. Bray likes to play mind games, but in my mind, we’re not playing mind games. In my mind, they fired the first shot at a one man army. Tonight, I’m gonna put the Wyatt Family down and they will stay down. Renee brings up if Graves can work together with Kassius Ohno tonight. Graves says he doesn’t like Ohno, I never have. Fortunately for him, the tag titles are bigger than my disdain for him. I’ve never asked for anyone’s help, I don’t need anyone’s help. As far as I’m concerned, Ohno can stand on the apron tonight and watch me take the NXT Tag Team Titles and take down the Wyatt Family’s house, brick by brick.
NXT Women’s Title Tournament 1st Round Match: Tamina Snuka vs. “The Diva of Tomorrow” Paige
Tamina throws down Paige off a lock-up. Paige with a gut kick and a headbutt, but that does not faze Tamina. Tamina with a jumping headbutt. Tamina with a hair-mare, then stomps away at Paige. Tamina gets a 1 count, then hits a suplex for another 1 count. Paige takes down Tamina, but Tamina responds with another hair-mare. Tamina with a chinlock as the crowd wills on Paige. Paige fights out, but Tamina with a double chop. Leaping knee drop for a 1 count. Tamina goes back to the chinlock as the crowd again wills on Paige. Tamina slams Paige back down, then begins to talk trash. Tamina with a slam for a nearfall. Tamina is beginning to get frustrated as she applies a keylock. Tamina switches to a go-behind, but Paige drives her into the corner and hits a flurry of left and right back elbows. Tamina then answers back with a big superkick. Tamina takes her time and sets up Paige near the corner. Tamina heads up top and goes for the Superfly Splash, but Paige gets her knees up.
Paige then rolls up Tamina for the victory.
Winner: “The Diva of Tomorrow” Paige by pinfall (Roll-Up)
Paige celebrates her victory as we see a graphic of the tournament brackets. On upcoming episodes of NXT in other 1st round action, it will be Bayley vs. Alicia Fox, Sasha Banks vs. Summer Rae & Emma vs. Aksana.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Kassius Ohno. Ohno, who is sporting a shorter beard & wearing a Misawa t-shirt, says he is gonna attack. Tonight is destruction, terror & mayhem for the Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt likes to surround himself with a fearsome fortress. He has put together a savage army, but tonight, I dive in head-first into those fortress walls and I’m going for the gold. Renee brings up Graves to Ohno. Ohno says that Graves is the tattooed lone wolf of NXT. He likes to do things by himself, but we saw how that worked out against the Shield. Tonight, its not about Graves & Ohno, its about taking what Bray Wyatt holds most dear, the NXT Tag Team Titles. Tonight is not a match, its a war.
“The Colossus of Cardiff” Mason Ryan vs. Colin Cassady
Ryan backs Cassady into the corner and hits a knee to the gut, a right hand and a gut kick. Ryan with a back club, followed by another kick. Ryan runs into a back elbow, then Cassady with right hands. Cassady with a gut kick and a back club, but it has no effect on Ryan. Cassady off the ropes, but Ryan catches him with a big boot. Cassady is sent into the corner and unloads with stomps & headbutts. Ryan with shoulders to the ribs as commentary mentions that Ryan eats 5 lbs. of turkey meat a day. Cassady sent sternum-first into the corner, then Ryan with a clothesline.
Ryan lifts up Cassady and hits the Hercules Cutter for the victory.
Winner: “The Colossus of Cardiff” Mason Ryan by pinfall (Hercules Cutter)
Ryan celebrates his victory as we go backstage.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Sami Zayn. She mentions his impressive debut 2 weeks ago. Zayn says its one thing to beat a former Tag Champion, its another to beat a former US champion on the same night. Zayn says Antonio Cesaro is a great wrestler, but on that night, I was better. Cesaro walks in mockingly clapping Zayn. Zayn & Cesaro go back and forth speaking French before Cesaro says Zayn got a cheap win over him. Zayn says the only thing cheap was Cesaro attacking him afterwards. Cesaro says all Zayn did was tick him off and looking at past experience, that will not end well. So, if you are half the man you think you are, you will face me again in that ring. Zayn he has no problem with a re-match on one condition, where did you get that sweet man-purse? Cesaro slaps Zayn, but Zayn takes him down and begins raining in right hands until referees & agents break them up as we go to commercial.
Alex Riley vs. “The Ascension” Conor O’Brian
O’Brian strikes a weird pose before the bell sounds and stays that way for a good bit after the bell sounds, confusing Riley. O’Brian then snatches Riley with a side headlock, followed by a pair of shoulder tackles. O’Brian with the rolling side headlock takedowns. Riley fights back and hits some chops. Riley with a flying back elbow, then heads up top. Riley with a flying clothesline for a 1 count. Riley goes for a DDT, but O’Brian slips out. O’Brian catches Riley going up & over and hotshots him across the top rope. O’Brian with an avalanche in the corner, followed by a flapjack.
O’Brian locks Riley in his new submission, the Stockade & Riley has no choice but to tap-out.
Winner: “The Ascension” Conor O’Brian by submission (The Stockade)
Before the main event, Bray Wyatt has a mic. Wyatt says he isn’t afraid of snakes, fire, disease or pain. What does scare me? I scare me. The fact that Ohno & Graves showed up here this week shows that they don’t favor their ability to breathe. And that is my fault. We are gonna start over. My name is Bray Wyatt and I am the eater of worlds. These two men behind me are my brothers and they wanna give you an introduction of their own.
Main Event for the NXT Tag Team Titles: “The Walking Disaster Piece” Kassius Ohno & “The Savior of Misbehavior” Corey Graves vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) w/Bray Wyatt (c’s)
Rowan & Ohno will start. Rowan shoves Ohno off a lock-up. Ohno with a side headlock, then switches to a cravate. Rowan tries to counter, but Ohno maintains the hold. Rowan comes back with a shoulder tackle, but Ohno with right hands. Ohno goes back to the side headlock and tags in Graves. Graves with a side headlock, but Rowan with a knee to the ribs. Harper in and he goes after the ribs. Harper catches Graves off a crossbody and places him in the corner. Graves comes back with a shoulder, but Harper blocks a Sunset flip. Graves slips out of a slam & leg rolls Harper for a nearfall. Harper goes back to the ribs, but Graves counters a hiptoss into an armdrag. Ohno in and hits a double sledge to the arm. Ohno continues to work on the arm, but Harper with a big forearm for a nearfall. Rowan in and hits Ohno with the point of his elbow as we go to commercial.
Before we come back from commercial, we see a video package on Paige. Paige says they have labeled her the Anti-Diva. They are wrong! I am a Diva, I’m tomorrow’s Diva! I’m not here to be another pretty face, I’m here to fight. When I’m done, there will be no Barbies left, I promise you that.
Back from commercial, Rowan has Ohno in a Cobra Clutch variation. Ohno fights out with toe kicks, but Rowan with a back club. Harper in and hits a series of uppercuts for a nearfall. Rowan in, but Ohno slips out of a slam and drives the back of Rowan’s head into his own. Graves in and hits a series of jabs. Graves with a front chopblock, then goes for the Lucky 13, but sees Harper coming in and goes after him. Graves is sent onto the apron, but he comes back with a right hand. However, Harper nails him with a big boot on the apron. Rowan gains a nearfall. Harper in and hits a back elbow, followed by a knee drop for a nearfall. Graves fights back, but Harper with a throat chop. Rowan in and hits a pair of knees to the ribs. Rowan with a pumphandle backbreaker for a nearfall. Rowan with a Canadian Backbreaker submission, but Graves slips out. Rowan with a back club, then sends Graves into the corner. Harper in, but Graves counters a suplex with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Graves with a crucifix for another nearfall. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Graves counters with a backdrop and tags in Ohno. Ohno with throat chops and a right hand to Harper. Ohno with 2 clotheslines to Harper, followed by a leaping clothesline in the corner. Sliding dropkick to Harper, followed by a boot to Rowan. Back senton to Harper for a nearfall. Wyatt leaves his rocking chair and distracts Ohno from ringside, but Ohno avoids a Harper charge and hits a cyclone headbutt, but Rowan breaks up the pinfall. Graves clotheslines Rowan to the outside. While the ref is with Graves, Wyatt nails Ohno in the back of the head from the apron. Graves then takes out Wyatt with a corkscrew plancha.
Back in the ring, Harper hits Ohno with the Discus Clothesline for the victory.
Winner and STILL NXT Tag Team Champions: The Wyatt Family by pinfall (Discus Clothesline)
The Wyatt Family celebrate their title retention as we go to credits.