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We see what happened in last week’s Beat the Clock challenge to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Title that saw Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn tie each other’s time. These two will face off in the main event tonight.
We see the usual intro, then we go to the opening match.
Yoshi Tatsu vs. Antonio Cesaro
Before the match, Cesaro goes after ring announcer Byron Saxton, who tried to remove Cesaro’s flag from the ring. Cesaro backs Saxton into the corner and menaces him. Before Cesaro can do anything more, William Regal leaves the commentary table and gets Saxton out of harms way. Cesaro stares at Regal, but as the bell sounds, Tatsu rolls up Cesaro for a nearfall. Tatsu with a series of kicks and chops, ending with a Mongolian chop. Cesaro then catches Tatsu off a spinning heel kick attempt and slams him down. Cesaro continues to stare at Regal as he sends Tatsu off the turnbuckles. Regal explains why he helped Saxton on commentary, saying he was once a villain and he doesn’t want to see Cesaro do what he did in his past. Cesaro with gut punches and uppercuts to Tatsu in the corner. One-arm spinebuster by Cesaro, then he calls for the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro swings around Tatsu for nearly 23 revolutions, then again stares at Regal. “You are awesome” chants by the crowd for Cesaro. Uppercut to the back of Tatsu’s head, then the Crainial Crank is applied.
Cesaro releases the hold, waves at Regal and hits the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro by pinfall (The Neutralizer)
Cesaro continues to stare at Regal afterwards.
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews NXT Champion Bo Dallas. Devin asks Bo for his thoughts on who will win tonight’s #1 Contenders Match. Bo says that she is looking at this in the wrong way. Tonight, we are all winners. We get to see two youngsters give it their all in front of the world. Its like watching the Voice, all we are missing is Cee-Lo Green. Plus, the winner gets to face me next week, what an opportunity. That’s gotta be like music to their ears. Of course, neither one of them has a chance of beating me, but the kind of champion that I am is one to take them under my wing and teach them everything…..
All of a sudden, CJ Parker walks in the camera shot. Bo says to CJ, calling him “Captain Fantastic”, excuse me, the champ is talking here. CJ says he didn’t realize I was harshing your mellow. Bo says he didn’t realize CJ was still employed. When was the last time you won a match, Pauly Shore? CJ says how bout tonight, when I beat you dead-center in the middle of the NXT Universe? You just landed on the darkside of the Moonchild. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself shaking in your cowboy boots. Bo says CJ thinks he is scared, you’re on. CJ says “coo, coo, ca-choo” and walks off. Bo is left flustered as we go to commercial.
CJ Parker vs. NXT Champion Bo Dallas
Commentary mentions that Bo is now the longest reigning NXT Champion in NXT history. CJ sends Bo into the turnbuckles, O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Bo with a dropkick to the knees, folllowed by a kick to the face. Short-arm back elbows, then Bo taunts the crowd. Short-arm clothesline for a nearfall. Cravate applied by Bo and he gets Parker’s shoulders on the mat for a nearfall. CJ gets free, then Bo misses a clothesline and CJ with a flying clothesline. Big left hand, followed by Shotgun Knees in the corner. Side kick, followed by the front-face DDT for a nearfall. CJ heads up top, but Bo crotches him on the turnbuckles, knocking CJ down to the mat.
Acid Drop by Bo for the win.
Winner: NXT Champion Bo Dallas by pinfall (Acid Drop)
Bo celebrates his win with the yellow spotlight and steam pyro afterward.
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews Emma. Devin asks for an update on Emma’s injury. Emma says that unfortunately, she was attacked by the BFFs in the locker room and I sustained some head injuries. But, no big deal, I’ll be back, better than ever and then the Emmalution will continue to spread worldwide.
NXT Women’s Champion Paige walks in to the camera shot. Paige says its good that Emma will be back better than ever, because there will be no excuses for when we finally face off for my title. Emma asks why would she need excuses? Paige brings up when Emma hit her a couple of weeks ago, what was her excuse then? Emma says that it was an accident, just like when you hit me the week before, right? Paige says that was indeed an accident, because if it wasn’t, you wouldn’t be standing here right now. Emma says she doesn’t like Paige’s tone. Paige says that in Emma’s condition, she shouldn’t make any sudden movements. Emma puts her hand in Paige’s face and does her wacky dance to walk off, saying she will see Paige soon.
Back from commercial, we see Paige once again. Natalya walks in and says she doesn’t know what Paige’s problem is. Paige was so rude to her in the locker room when I didn’t do anything to you. Paige says she is surprised Natalya is even talking to her since she is now Mrs. Hollywood and you’re on Total Divas and you got your new gang of friends. I’m surprised you’re even down here in NXT. Natalya says that just because she is doing Total Divas, doesn’t mean I don’t care about being a WWE Diva. Paige is so off-base, its not even funny. Paige says that Natalya doesn’t care about the Divas Title and she really doesn’t care about the NXT Women’s Title. Natalya says Paige is wrong and that they come from a similar background, I don’t forget where I came from. Both our families were involved in wrestling. I do care about being a Diva, I do care about the Divas Title. Paige says that if Natalya cares so much about the Divas and the NXT Women’s Title, how about we have a match and I’ll put my title on the line. Natalya says that Paige has a bad attitude and she has so many battles going on right now, I don’t think you know which one to fight. I’d be happy to take that chip off your shoulder and your title off your waist. Paige says she would be happy to show you where Natalya’s roots are and walks off.
Return Match: Tyler Breeze vs. Kassius Ohno
As Ohno makes his entrance before the bell, Alexander Rusev attacks him from behind, laying Ohno out with the running body block. Rusev leaves as referees attend to Ohno, seeing if he can continue. Ohno says he is able to and gets in the ring.
Bell sounds and Ohno runs right into the Beauty Shot by Breeze for the win.
Winner: Tyler Breeze by pinfall (The Beauty Shot)
Breeze celebrates his win afterwards.
Backstage, we see the BFFs looking at pictures on an iPhone. Summer & Sasha see Bayley coming and motion for Charlotte to leave. Bayley walks in and says she wants to talk to Charlotte about why she slapped me in our match 2 weeks ago. Summer says that Charlotte doesn’t want to talk to Bayley, she’s moved up in the world now. Plus, by the looks of it, your so-called friends, Emma and Paige, they can’t even get along. We’re so sorry about that. Summer goes to leave, but Bayley stops her and says again that she wants to talk to Charlotte. Summer asks if Bayley has a hearing problem. Charlotte is not gonna talk to her, so why don’t you scram, loser. Go eat some donuts in that cat shirt. Bayley says that we will see who the loser is in our tag match. The BFFs are surprised by this. Summer asks who is Bayley gonna tag with because she doesn’t have any friends. Bayley says she does have friends and walks off. The BFFs scoff at that as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Devin Taylor interviews Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville about their match tonight. Neville says that he and Sami go back a long way. But tonight, buddy, tonight is not about friendship, its about one thing, its about the NXT Title. Its about a ticket to RAW, to Smackdown, you don’t have to look at previous champions to see what this means. Look at Big E. Langston, look at Seth Rollins, this year, they were part of Wrestlemania. Sami, that is what is about. Sami says Neville is an old friend of his, they have wrestled all over the world. We are competitive, but the bottom line is, he knows what’s at stake and that’s a shot at the NXT Title. And he knows that when it comes down to it, I’ll do whatever it takes to get a shot at that title again, I held that title in my hands. The two begin to bicker a bit, but Zayn says Neville knows he will do what he has to do to win, whether its against an enemy or a friend. Neville says he will do that as well.
Non-Title Match: Hunico & Camacho vs. NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)
Viktor & Camacho start. Viktor with right hands and a knee to the ribs. Camacho sent off the turnbuckles. Gut kicks and an uppercut by Viktor. Camacho comes back with a headbutt and a series of stomps in the corner. Back suplex, followed by a leaping leg drop. Hunico in, Camacho with a slam, Hunico with a slingshot senton for a 1 count. Viktor misses a clothesline and Hunico with a springboard crossbody for a nearfall. Viktor comes back with a STO takedown. Konnor in, stomps away at Hunico. Hunico whipped hard into the corner, Konnor gains a nearfall. Konoor drives Hunico into his corner and stomps away at him some more. Hunico fights back, but Konnor with more stomps. Viktor in and he stomps away at Hunico. Konnor back in, hits an elbow to the back of the head. Viktor in and the Ascension with the double hiptoss slam. Konnor with a Cactus Clothesline to Camacho, sending both to the outside. In the ring, Viktor gets a 1 count.
Hunico counters a slam and rolls up Viktor for the upset win.
Winners: Hunico & Camacho by pinfall (Inside Cradle)
Hunico & Camacho celebrate their win and motion that they want the NXT Tag Titles, while the Ascension are left fuming mad in the ring as we go to commercial.
Main Event in a #1 Contenders Match for the NXT Title: Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn
NXT Champion Bo Dallas comes out before the match to join the commentary table as William Regal left commentary to deal with the situation from earlier with Antonio Cesaro. Both men shake hands as the bell sounds. Neville goes for a single leg early, but Zayn avoids him. Zayn works on the arm, but Neville reverses. Zayn regains control, but Neville reverses again. Neville shows off his agility and takes down Zayn for a 1 count, which surprises Zayn. Neville with a side headlock and a shoulder knockdown. Zayn with a leapfrog, followed by his trifecta of arm drags. Zayn with a double leg takedown and applies an ankle hold. Neville kicks him off, but Zayn avoids a leapfrog. Neville slips out of a slam and hits a running rana, sending Zayn to the outside. Neville with a head of steam, but Zayn gets back in the ring and nails Neville with a back elbow, sending Neville to the outside. Zayn now with a head of steam and wipes out Neville with a flip dive!
Back from commercial as Neville blocks being sent into the turnbuckles. Chop exchange, then Zayn with a club to the back of the head. Zayn takes down Neville and applies a chinlock. Crowd wills on Neville. Neville fights out, but Zayn catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a nearfall. Zayn measures Neville for the OLE! Kick, but Neville moves out of the way and Zayn goes all the way to the outside. Neville goes onto the apron and kicks Zayn away. Neville then wipes out Zayn with an Asai Moonsault! Back in, Neville with a springboard front dropkick for a nearfall. Neville goes to head back up top, but Zayn grabs his foot. Neville blocks the Blue Thunder Bomb and hits Zayn with an enziguri, sending Zayn into the corner. Neville charges and goes for a handspring elbow, but Zayn catches him off the handspring and HITS THE BLUE THUNDER BOMB, BUT NEVILLE KICKS OUT!! Zayn cannot believe it! Neville slips out of a slam, Zayn with a standing switch, but Neville with a back elbow. Neville off the ropes, but Zayn catches him with a Power Driver, but NEVILLE KICKS OUT AGAIN!! Again, Zayn cannot believe it. Zayn measures Neville again for the OLE! Kick. Zayn charges, but runs into a boot by Neville. Neville with a handspring onto Zayn’s shoulders and hits a spinning rana, but NOW ITS ZAYN WHO KICKS OUT!!! Neville cannot believe it! Crowd is going nuts for both men, chanting “this is awesome.” Neville goes to the apron and knocks down Zayn with another enziguri. Neville heads up top, but Zayn stops him with a big right hand. Another right hand almost knocks Neville off the turnbuckles. Zayn heads up with Neville and thinks about the Top Rope Brainbuster, but Neville knocks him off with a big headbutt.
Red Arrow by Neville for the win.
Winner and #1 Contender to the NXT Title: Adrian Neville by pinfall (The Red Arrow)
Neville celebrates his win afterward. Zayn gets to his feet and Neville extends his hand in sportsmanship. Zayn kicks his hand away, but then embraces Neville in a sign of mutual respect. Both men raise each other’s hands as we go to credits.