Courtesy: John “The Big Mosh” Masiulionis & “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent; http://MondayNightMayhem.com
Venue: HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY
* WrestleMania XXVI video played prior to the NXT tapings
– Dos Caras defeated Brian Mitchell via a flying enziguri.
Matt Striker called out the NXT rookies to ringside. A replay of last night’s RAW victory for the NXT rookies over the RAW superstars was shown.
Michael Tarver was eliminated as the first NXT rookie. He was visibly upset…taking his shirt off and throwing it into the crowd.
Daniel Bryan was also eliminated as well.
Another “pros poll” will take place later tonight, and one additional talent could be eliminated.
Wade Barrett vs. Heath Slater was confirmed for one-on-one action for tonight’s broadcast.
Wade Barrett defeated Heath Slater with a vicious throw to the mat for the three-count.
Michael Traver was interviewed by Matt Striker backstage … and wished the best in his future endeavors.
Skip Sheffield (with William Regal in his corner) defeated Darren Young.
Matt Striker interviewed Daniel Bryan backstage .. Bryan said that Daniel Bryan may be eliminated, but strongly hinted we have not see the last of Bryan Danielson.
David Otunga defeated Justin Gabriel with his spinebuster / chokeslam finisher.
A history of WrestleMania video package was shown; cross promoting WrestleMania XXVII, the forthcoming Wrestlemania in Atlanta.
Wade Barrett as #1, David Otunga as #2, Justin Gabriel as #3, Heath Slater as #4, & Darren Young as #5 in the “pros poll.” Skip Sheffield was last…and was subsequently eliminated. Matt Striker interviewed Sheffield, asking him for his comments on being eliminated. He said we have not seen the last of him.
To close the tapings, Matt Striker announced that next week would feature another “pros poll.”