Paul Heyman makes his way into the ring. Heyman says that he has come here because it is time for him to start scouting a new Paul Heyman guy. He has been blown away by everything that he has seen in NXT. While he appreciates those who are kind enough to chant ECW at him, he is not here to live off the past, but scout for the future. The future is right here in NXT. In that locker room, there is someone who is the next Paul Heyman guy. There is the next Paul Heyman. There is also the next Brock Lesnar. In that locker room, there is someone who can own up to the hype and be the next Intercontinental Champion like Curtis Axel.
Axel makes his way to the ring. Heyman says that everyone is in awe, basking in perfection, but they are wrong because Curtis Axel is better than perfect. As they travel through the Sunshine State, there is not a human being in Florida who is man enough to take the Intercontinental Title from Curtis Axel.
The music of Big E Langston hits and he makes his way to the ring. Big E thanks Heyman for joining everyone tonight. He is man enough to beat Axel tonight. Curtis Axel says that he is shocked at Langston’s comments. If Langston wants a shot at the title, he has it. But, it won’t happen tonight. Let’s do it on Thanksgiving. What about Christmas, because it is a huge show for NXT. Big E tells Axel to shut up. Defend the title tonight or he will prove to everyone that he is not man enough to hang at NXT.
WWE Intercontinental Title: Curtis Axel w/Paul Heyman (c) vs. Big E. Langston
Axel avoids Langston and shoves him. Axel with right hands and chops. Axel avoids a clothesline, but Big E with a belly-to-belly, followed by a clothesline that sends Axel to the outside.
Back from commercial as Big E with a shoulder tackle. Big E with the five gut shots that send Axel to the apron. Axel goes after the knee of Big E with a kick, followed by a rabbit lariat. Axel stomps away, followed by a dropkick. Big E fights back, then blocks a snapmare. Axel then hits the snapmare, followed by the running neck snap and another dropkick for a nearfall. Axel with a chancery, but Big E gets out. Big E with a series of clothesline and the five knees to the ribs. Langston off the ropes, E Train!
Straps come down, but Heyman comes in and nails Big E, causing the ref to ring the bell.
Winner: Big E. Langston by DQ
Afterward, Heyman begs off, but Big E grabs him. Axel nails Big E from behind. Axel grabs the IC Title belt, but Big E avoids a belt shot. Big E lifts up Axel, Big Ending, five count!
Backstage, Renee Young is with Sami Zayn. Sami says that the stuff with Bo Dallas is not his focus right now because he has been dealing with this thing with Antonio Cesaro for a long time. Now Cesaro and Zeb Colter are exposing him as someone who hid behind his identity. He is not ashamed of who he is. He is the man who beat Cesaro in the center of the ring when Cesaro said that there was no competition. He challenged Cesaro to a third match last month, but he wants to up the ante and make it a 2/3 falls match. Cesaro thinks that Sami won by chance, so this time you have to win twice. Sami says that he is going to expose Cesaro for what he is, a coward.
Sylvester Lefort comes out, telling everyone if you want to make some money, you have to spend some money. That is why he has a client who makes him a lot of money, introducing Scott Dawson.
“The Colossus of Cardiff” Mason Ryan vs. Scott Dawson w/Sylvester LeFort
Ryan hits a short-arm clothesline, followed by a clothesline in the corner and a back elbow. Snapmare, then Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring. Ryan gets distracted, allowing Dawson to hit a chop block. Dawson with headbutts and forearms, but Ryan comes back with a boot.
Cobra Clutch Slam! 1-2-3!
Winner: “The Colossus of Cardiff” Mason Ryan by pinfall (Cobra Clutch Slam)
Afterward, Cassady gets into the ring while Ryan knocks Enzo off the apron. Ryan sends Cassady to the outside, then presses Dawson onto Enzo and Cassady on the outside.
NXT Women’s Title: “The Diva of Tomorrow” Paige (c) vs. “The 1st Lady of NXT” Summer Rae
Summer hits a crossbody early, but Paige turns it over and gets a nearfall. Paige with a shoulder tackle, a Biel and stomps in the corner. Summer blocks a kick, then sends Paige face-first off the mat. Summer gulliotines Paige throat-first on the bottom rope for a nearfall. Summer with a roll-through DDT for another nearfall. Paige comes back with an arm drag, then a roll-up for a nearfall. Paige with elbows, followed by choking Summer in the ropes. Kneelifts on the apron by Paige, followed by a savate kick to the ribs.
Paige Turner! 1-2-3!
Winner and STILL NXT Women’s Champion: “The Diva of Tomorrow” Paige by pinfall (The Paige Turner)
Backstage, Renee Young is with WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee. AJ says that she will defend the title next week and her opponent could be anybody. Bayley comes in and hugs AJ. She says she was following AJ from her car and the locker room. She heard AJ talking about defending her title next week. Bayley asks if she could wrestle her for the title. AJ says that sounds like a plan. Bayley says that she doesn’t know why people think AJ is crazy because she thinks AJ is awesome. AJ is letting her have her dream come true and wrestle for the Divas Title. Even after she beats AJ, they can still be friends. Another hug from Bayley, while AJ gets a weird look in her eye.
Next week, Dolph Ziggler will be on NXT, as well as the Divas Title Match between Bayley and AJ Lee. We see that during the commercial break, Emma attacked Summer Rae.
Main Event in a 6-Man Tag Team Grudge Match: The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) vs. NXT Tag Team Champions Adrian Neville & Corey Graves & Xavier Woods
Graves and Rollins will start. Graves keeps avoiding being put in the Shield’s corner. Graves gets out of a hip toss, hits a dropkick. Neville in, dropkick to the knees, followed by a regular dropkick. Woods in, hits a double sledge. Headscissors for a nearfall. Graves in, works on Rollins’ arm. Rollins fights out, but misses a knee. Graves with a Dragon Screw and the Shield pull Rollins to the outside. Woods and Neville charge, hit stereo planchas to the Shield.
Back from commercial, Reigns is in and hits a headbutt to Woods. The Shield choke Woods while the ref is distracted by Reigns. Ambrose in, Shield makes a wish on Woods. Snap elbow drop for a nearfall. Woods gets out of a back suplex, Graves tags in. Graves with a knee strike, followed by a gourdbuster. Front chopblock, Lucky 13 applied, but Reigns breaks it up. Reigns in, headbutt for a nearfall. Slam, followed by an elbow drop for another nearfall. Rollins in, Graves fights back. Rollins comes back with a knee for a nearfall. Key lock applied, but Graves fights out. Rollins blocks a Sunset flip, tags in Reigns. Reigns pulls at Graves’ face. Ambrose in, short arm clothesline for a nearfall. Ambrose taunts Neville and Woods. Suplex, Reigns tags in. Graves fights back, then avoids a Reigns charge and Reigns goes shoulder first into the ringpost.
Ambrose and Neviile get tags in. Neville nails Ambrose, then knocks Rollins off the apron. Neville avoids a charge, roundhouse kick on the apron. Neville heads up top and goes for Red Arrow, but Ambrose gets the knees up. Rollins in, but Neville gets out of a German attempt. Woods in, crossbody to Rollins for a nearfall. Woods says its morphin time and hits the Honor Roll. Lost in the Woods, but Reigns breaks it up. Dropkick to Reigns by Woods, but Reigns blocks a Neville rana attempt, however Neville hits the rana that sends them both to the outside. Ambrose suplexes Graves to the outside. Woods avoids a Rollins avalanche and places Rollins on the turnbuckles. Rollins blocks a superplex, but Woods blocks a Sunset Flip powerbomb. Reigns comes in and hits Woods with a right hand.
Buckle Bomb by Rollins, followed by the Spear by Reigns! 1-2-3!
Winners: The Shield by pinfall (Spear)
Backstage, Renee Young is with Antonio Cesaro. Cesaro says that he is not a coward. He is the greatest American who has ever walked this land. He is the boss of the world. Sami is a stupid, arrogant punk. Cesaro says that he accepts the challenge. Sami will wish he never came out of that hole he crawled out of. Zayn runs in and attacks Cesaro. Multiple officials run it to break it up. Cesaro yells out in anger as we go to credits.