April 3, 2014
Full Sail University
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, William Regal
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
Emma vs. “The Boss” Sasha Banks w/Charlotte & Summer Rae on a Stick
Renee Young joins commentary for this match. Emma avoids Sasha multiple times, then hits a drop toe hold. Side headlock and a shoulder tackle. Sasha drops down, but Emma drops down right beside her, playing some mind games. Sasha misses a clothesline, Emma applies a hammerlock. Sasha gets free with a back elbow. Emma slips out of a slam and hits one of her own for a nearfall. Sasha sends Emma face-first off the middle turnbuckle. Sasha chokes Emma in the ropes, then stomps away. More stomps as Charlotte talks trash from the outside. Sasha slams Emma’s head into the mat for a nearfall. Emma sent off the turnbuckles multiple times. Sasha with a slam, then taunts the crowd, but that allows Emma to avoid a leg drop. Emma avoids a corner charge and applies the Dil-Emma in the ropes. Emma then charges and connects with the Emmamite Sandwich for a nearfall. Charlotte gets on the apron to distract Emma. Sasha comes from behind to roll up Emma, but Emma sends Sasha into Charlotte, knocking Charlotte off the apron.
Emma takes down Sasha and applies the Emma Lock, Sasha taps.
Winner: Emma by submission (Emma Lock)
Afterwards, Charlotte runs in to go after Emma, but Emma goes to the outside to get away. Emma then celebrates her win with her bubbles on the rampway.
We see a video highlighting Mojo Rawley.
NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. John Vandal & Jack Hurley
VIktor & Hurley start. Viktor with a gut kick and a back club. Hurley sent into Vandal, knocking Vandal off the apron. Viktor brings Vandal into the apron and hits a clothesline. Konnor in and he slams Vandal into the ropes not once, but twice. Crowd chants “one more time” and Konnor obliges them by slamming Vandal into the ropes once more. Konnor with a shot to Hurley, then hits an avalanche to Vandal in the corner.
Viktor in and the Ascension hit the Fall of Man on Vandal for the win.
Winners: NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension by pinfall (The Fall of Man)
The Ascension stand tall afterwards.
Before the next match, ring announcer Eden Stiles says that Tyler Breeze has entered the building.
Xavier Woods vs. Brodus Clay
Woods with a dropkick, right hands and some leg kicks early. Savate kick to the ribs, followed by some chest kicks. Brodus catches a kick and hits a trapped arms suplex. Brodus with right hands in the corner, followed by a straight right hand. Brodus with a knee to the face, then drops his body weight across Woods for a nearfall. Brodus with an avalanche in the corner, followed by a Fisherman’s Buster for a nearfall. Nerve hold applied as the crowd wills on Woods. Woods fights out with gut shots and chops. Brodus misses a clothesline and Woods hits a boot, followed by an enziguri. Woods with a Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Woods with gut shots and right hands in the corner. Brodus shoves Woods off and hits the running headbutt to the chest. Brodus with a powerbomb.
Brodus goes to the middle rope and hits a splash for the win.
Winner: Brodus Clay by pinfall (2nd Rope Splash)
Brodus grabs a mic afterwards and says that the WWE took everything from him, you took my music, you took my girls, you took my tag-team partner. Worst of all, you took my pride, my self-respect and my diginity. But from now on, I’m doing the taking. Adrian Neville, the man that gravity forgets, you are gonna feel the gravitional pull of Brodus Clay and I’m gonna take the NXT Title and you do know that!
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews NXT Champion Adrian Neville. Neville says that Brodus Clay wants a title match against me, he’s not getting the recogintion that he thinks he deserves on RAW or on Smackdown, so he wants to come to NXT, take the NXT Title, easy as cake and then bugger off. Brodus, are you not aware what NXT has become? Have you been living in a cave? We’re the future of this business. We’re young, we’re hungry and we’re just as good as anybody on RAW or on Smackdown. Here, we earn opportunities. Bo did before me, Big E before him and Seth before him. Now you may be 400 pounds, you are a monster. But I’m Adrian Neville, I’m a fighting champion and if you earn an opportunity, I’ll be right here waiting.
Yoshi Tatsu vs. “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze
Tatsu with a side headlock, Breeze misses a right hand, but hits a back club. Right hand, then Breeze stomps away at Tatsu in the corner. Tatsu runs into double boots, then Breeze with a snapmare and a kick to the back for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Crowd wills on Tatsu. Tatsu fights out and hits some chops. Breeze comes back with a big forearm. Breeze with right hands from the mount.
Beauty Shot for the win.
Winner: “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze by pinfall (Beauty Shot)
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews Sami Zayn. Zayn says he feels fine. Graves snuck up on me a couple weeks ago and I got my bell rung, but I feel fine now. WWE doctors have cleared me, I’m ready to go. Mentally is a different story. See, Graves opened up a can of worms and the only person that has anything to worry about tonight is Graves.
We remain backstage as Graves says that Sami Zayn is NXT’s resident underdog. Let me tell you a story about an underdog who wandered just a little bit too far into the woods. Got his little paw trapped in a bear trap and he fought, he scratched, he clawed until out came the wolf. Out comes the wolf, this isn’t gonna be pretty.
We see video highlighting NXT Women’s Champion Paige.
Backstage, Paige says that she always knew she would have some type of competition, some people trying to come at my face because I’m the champion, but the thing is, they wouldn’t even let me have my moment. The first-ever live special to be on the WWE Network and I retain my title, its a huge deal and they wouldn’t let me have my moment. So Charlotte wants to come at me, she needs to stop hiding behind her daddy and face me face-to-face alone.
Main Event in a Grudge Match: “The Savior of Misbehavior” Corey Graves vs. Sami Zayn
Crowd chants for Zayn before the bell. Graves just stares at Zayn in the corner as the bell sounds. Graves plays mind games with Zayn, forcing the ref to get in-between them multiple times. Zayn gets out of a side headlock, then Graves backs himself to the ropes, where Zayn piefaces him. Graves avoids Zayn and rolls out to the outside to stall for time. Ref begins his count as Graves acts like he is gonna leave. Zayn goes out after him and hits a right hand. Graves sent face-first multiple times off the apron. Back in, Zayn catches a kick and hits a series of chops. Zayn with a back body drop, followed by a clothesline that sends Graves to the outside. Zayn with a head of steam and wipes out Graves with a somersault plancha! Zayn blocks being sent into the ringpost and hits a back elbow. Graves rolls out to the apron on the far side of the ring, but Zayn with a right hand. Zayn goes for a shoulder to the ribs, but Graves avoids it and hits a knee to the face. Graves gains a nearfall. Graves with a series of fist drops.
Back from commercial as Graves with a snap suplex for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Crowd wills on Zayn. Zayn gets to his feet, but Graves takes him back down. Graves pulls at Zayn’s face, then hits another fist drop for a nearfall. Zayn fights back, but Graves stomps away at Zayn in the corner, along with some right hands. Zayn swings wildly, allowing Graves to hit more right hands. Another fist drop for a nearfall. Graves goes back to the chinlock as the crowd again wills on Zayn. Zayn gets free with a jawbreaker. Referee checks Zayn to see if he can continue, but Graves hits a boot to the face. Graves with a knee drop to the head using the ropes as a springboard for another nearfall. Zayn fights back, but Graves with more shots to the head and drives Zayn into the corner. Chinlock re-applied. Graves bridges back to put more torque on the hold. Zayn gets free, jackknife pin for a nearfall. Zayn with 2 clotheslines, but misses a third and Graves hits a sit-out belly-to-back facebuster for a nearfall. Zayn kicks Graves off, but Graves hits the overhead backbreaker for a nearfall. Graves charges, but Zayn catches him and hits an Exploder into the turnbuckles!! Zayn gains a nearfall. Graves tries to fight out of the Blue Thunder Bomb, but Zayn hits it on the second try for a close nearfall. Graves catches the OLE Kick, but Zayn slips out of another overhead backbreaker. Zayn sends Graves into the ropes, but the back of Graves’s head collides with Zayn’s head and both men go down. Graves runs into a back elbow and a boot by Zayn. Zayn goes to the middle rope, but has trouble with his balance due to the onslaught on his head by Graves. Zayn drops down off the turnbuckles and hits a right hand. Ref asks again if Zayn can continue and Zayn says he can. Graves then hits a big right hand that knocks down Zayn.
Graves applies Lucky 13 and Zayn passes out from the pain, forcing the ref to stop the match.
Winner: “The Savior of Misbehavior” Corey Graves via referee stoppage
Graves celebrates his win as a member of the WWE medical team comes out to check on Zayn in the ring. Zayn gets to his feet and argues with the ref about stopping the match as we close the show.