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We see comments from Antonio Cesaro from after last week’s NXT. Cesaro mocks William Regal’s accent and says for Regal to not stick his nose in Cesaro’s business, sunshine. Leo Kruger walks in and says to Cesaro that he wants to personally thank him for what Cesaro did to him a few weeks ago. Kruger says Cesaro took him to a place that he hasn’t been for a very long time. Kruger has a proposition for Cesaro, he would like to join the Real Americans. Kruger mentions he has a match with Sami Zayn and I know Cesaro has a problem with Zayn. Cesaro says he has an idea, he will talk to Zeb Colter about Kruger becoming a Real American if Kruger does him a favor. Cesaro sees the camera and whispers something into Kruger’s ear, then walks off.
We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
NXT Women’s Title: Natalya vs. Paige (c)
The two shake hands before the bell. Natalya with a side headlock takeover, Paige counters out with a headscissors, Natalya kips up. Paige with a side headlock takeover, Natalya counters out with a headscissors, Paige kips up. Natalya takes down Paige and applies a leglock. Paige counters into an armbar. Paige works on the arm of Natalya, but Natalya with a slam. Natalya now with an armbar applied. Paige fights back, then hits a headbutt. O’Connor Roll and a jackknife pin for nearfalls. Natalya powers up to her feet, then gets Paige in a backslide for a nearfall. Paige blocks a kick, but Natalya takes her down. Natalya applies another leglock, but Paige grabs at the head of Natalya to get out. Natalya fights out and takes down Paige again with a side headlock. Paige pulls at the hair, pinning predicament for a 1 count. Natalya maintains control, then hits a shoulder knockdown. Natalya flips over a drop-down by Paige, roll-up for a nearfall. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter, but Paige gets to the ropes and goes to the outside to take a breather.
Back from commercial as Paige sends Natalya into the turnbuckles, then unloads with right hands and stomps in the corner. Paige gains a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Natalya gets to her feet, but Paige drives her back down to the mat. Paige gains another nearfall. Abdominal stretch applied. Paige with shots to the ribs, but Natalya fights out and reverses the hold, while also applying a facelock. Natalya then grabs one of Paige’s leg and pulls back, putting more torque on the hold. Paige counters out with a hip-toss. Paige then slams Natalya’s head into the turnbuckles multiple times, followed by more stomps. Natalya goes to the apron, then Paige with her series of kneelifts, but Natalya catches one and takes down Paige. Now its Natalya who stomps away at Paige. Natalya misses a clothesline and both women collide in mid-air when they both attempt crossbodies. Natalya avoids a legdrop and hits a clothesline. Big slap, followed by a snap suplex. Power Driver for a nearfall. Paige sidesteps a backdrop, but runs into Nattie by Nature from Natalya for a nearfall. Natalya this time locks in the Sharpshooter, then pulls Paige back into the center when Paige tries to grab the ropes. Paige crawls again and is able to counter out by sending Natalya into the turnbuckles.
Both get to their feet, then Paige DRILLS Natalya with the Paige Turner to retain the title.
Winner and STILL NXT Women’s Champion: Paige by pinfall (The Paige Turner)
Paige celebrates her title retention afterwards, then she & Natalya embrace in a sign of mutual respect.
We go backstage with Alexander Rusev & Lana. Lana speaks to Rusev in Russian when Tyler Breeze walks in, staring at his iPhone. Breeze thanks Rusev for helping him out last week, because he knows Rusev hates Kassius Ohno as much as he does. Breeze calls Ohno fat and gross, but Lana interrupts him. Lana says Rusev appreciates Breeze’s gracious service, but tells him to leave. Breeze tries to talk more, but Lana again tells Breeze to leave. Lana tells Rusev to crush Ohno and then he will win the NXT Title.
Back from commercial, Dan Avone interviews Mojo Rawley. Mojo says he is more motivated now than he has ever been, now that he has had a couple of matches and now that I have seen what NXT has to offer. I have been working harder than I ever have, to one day become NXT Champion because I know its only a matter of time before I am on RAW and Smackdown. Sylvester LeFort and Scott Dawson walk in and introduce themselves to Mojo. LeFort says he can take Mojo to the top and make lots of MONAY! Mojo says he knows who LeFort is, he’s the guy who has been stiffing Dawson every week on his paychecks. I’ve seen agents like you in my football career and can say that you are hurting his career, not helping it. Dawson says that Mojo will not talk to us like that. Frenchy has been looking out for me, even though every once in a while, the checks ain’t signed, they come late once in a while. LeFort explains himself to Dawson, saying to trust him. Dawson says he has a great idea, let’s all make some money. Next week “caffeine high”, me & you, what you think about that? Mojo says he stays hyped and walks off.
Back at ringside, Aiden English comes out and asks for his spotlight. English sings he is what they call an artist, in NXT the only one. Aren’t you glad that I am here for you? So you’ve never seen an artist? Well, aren’t you glad its what I do? I am here to perform for all of you. When you wish for a star who can truly can bring the magic. Don’t you think that it is tragic when they bring you a true performer, one you want to see. A true performer, right here in W………..W……………EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Aiden English vs. Troy McClain
McClain works on the arm early and English gets to the ropes. English with a side headlock and takes down McClain. English bows, then hits a gut kick and a swinging neckbreaker. Series of clubs across the back of McClain’s neck. English says “to be or not to be” before hitting a suplex.
McClain takes a bow from the Director’s Cut by English for the win.
Winner: Aiden English by pinfall (The Director’s Cut)
English again asks for the spotlight. English says he will treat the audience with an encore. English sings from a true performer, one you want to see. A true performer, right here in W………..W……………EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! English bows as roses are thrown in again for his performance.
All of a sudden, the music of Antonio Cesaro hits and he makes his way out onto the rampway. Cesaro says he is out here to personally apologize to Byron Saxton. Last week, I lost my temper and I would like for you to come onto the stage so I can apologize to you in person. We see video of what happened between Cesaro and Saxton last week that involved William Regal. Saxton leaves the commentary table and heads onto the stage. Cesaro extends his hand and Saxton shakes it. Cesaro again says he is sorry, he thought Saxton would know better than to touch his flag. Cesaro then apologizes to Saxton in 5 different languages. Saxton thanks Cesaro for the apology. Cesaro then wants Saxton to say “we the people” with him in a sign of goodwill. Saxton reluctantly says it, then Cesaro asks if this is funny to Saxton. I come out here to apologize and you make fun of me? Cesaro grabs Saxton while constantly asking where William Regal is. Cesaro says Saxton is useless and slaps him, knocking Saxton down. Cesaro then walks off.
We go to comments from Sami Zayn after last week’s NXT. Zayn says the better man won between he & Neville, but he is unhappy that he came up short yet again, but if anyone is gonna beat him to do that, he’s glad it was Neville. Whoever wins between Neville & Dallas, he is coming for the NXT Title. All of a sudden, Leo Kruger lays out Zayn from the behind with the Slice. Kruger says “ta ta” to Zayn as we go to commercial.
Tom Phillips joins commentary in place of Byron Saxton before we go to the next match.
Tyson Kidd vs. Leo Kruger
We see video from back in February when Kruger attacked Kidd while he was on crutches. Kruger runs into a back elbow, then Kidd with a series of kicks, ending with a heel kick. Spinning back kick, followed by a running dropkick. Kidd stomps away at Kruger, then fires up. Kidd pulls Kruger back in the ring, but Kruger kicks him off. Kruger stomps away at Kidd in the corner. Kidd sidesteps a backdrop, snap suplex for a 1 count. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter, but Kruger gets to the ropes. Kidd chokes Kruger in the corner with his boot. Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Forearms and a chop by Kidd. Shoulders to the ribs, but Kruger with a knee to the face. Kidd sent off the turnbuckles, then Kruger chokes Kidd with his boot. Uppercut, then Kruger catches a kick and drops Kidd’s leg across his own shoulder. Kruger kicks out Kidd’s leg as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Kruger has a leglock applied on the previously injured leg of Kidd. Kidd fights out, but Kruger with a double sledge to the back. Kidd slips out of a kneebreaker, Sunset flip for a nearfall. Backslide for another nearfall. Kruger then comes back with a big uppercut for a nearfall. Kruger drives his weight across the injured leg of Kidd. Dragon Screw legwhip, then Kruger with right hands. Kruger takes down Kidd and locks him in Kidd’s own Sharpshooter. All of a sudden, we see Sami Zayn on the ring apron. Kruger breaks the hold as he is distracted by Zayn.
Kidd capitalizes and rolls up Kruger for the win.
Winner: Tyson Kidd by pinfall (O’Connor Roll)
Kidd celebrates his win afterwards while Kruger cannot believe what happened.
Next week, it will be Leo Kruger vs. Sami Zayn.
We go to comments from after last week’s NXT with Hunico & Camacho. Hunico says that he & Camacho come from the Barrio, nothing has been given to us, we take it. Camacho says that everything we want, we take. Hunico says that when we face the Ascension next week for the NXT Tag Titles, that gold is ours.
Main Event for the NXT Title: Adrian Neville vs. Bo Dallas (c)
Pre-match intros before the bell. Neville works on the arm early. Bo reverses, but Neville shows off his agility and takes down Bo for a 1 count. Bo rolls out to the apron to take a breather. Crowd chants for Neville. Bo with a gut kick and a back elbow in the corner. Neville goes up and over, does 2 front kip-ups, then hits a springboard crossbody for a nearfall. Dropkick for a nearfall. Bo slides out to the outside to re-group. Back in, Neville backs Bo into the corner, but Bo with a forearm and a clothesline for a nearfall. We see that the middle turnbuckle pad in one of the corners has come undone. Cravate applied by Bo as the crowd wills on Neville. Neville gets to his feet, but Bo whips him hard into the turnbuckles. Clothesline/bulldog combo for a nearfall. Crowd chants that Bo is boring. Slam, followed by a series of kneedrops for a nearfall. Bo is starting to get frustrated. Bo drops down his kneepad and goes to the middle rope. Bo says not to stop “Bo-lieving”, but Neville avoids the middle rope knee drop. Neville with kicks to the leg, followed by 2 flying forearms. Spinning back kick and a running basement dropkick for a nearfall. Bo rolls out to the outside, but Neville with a head of steam and he wipes out Bo with a Foxbury Flop! Back in, Neville gains a nearfall. Now its Neville who is starting to get frustrated. Neville with a slam, then heads up top, but Bo rolls out again to the outside. Neville heads back up top and wipes out Bo with a crossbody! Crowd chants for Neville as both men are down and the ref begins his 10 count.
Neville gets in at the count of 9, but Bo drops back down to the mat and is counted out.
Winner: Adrian Neville by count-out
Neville is unhappy with the win as Bo retains the NXT Title due to being counted out. Crowd chants their unhappiness as Bo is still down on the floor while we go to credits.