April 24, 2014
Full Sail University
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, Jason Albert
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
We see Paige backstage with both the WWE Divas & NXT Women’s title belts. NXT GM JBL walks up to her and says that unforunately, since Paige recently became the WWE Divas Champion, it increases her schedule and its not fair to us at NXT. The NXT Women’s Title should stay at NXT and be defended at NXT. Paige, you have done a wonderful job, history cannot take that away from you, but the decision has been made to strip you of the NXT Women’s Title. Paige is upset at this, saying she doesn’t deserve to be stripped of the title, I have worked so hard for this title, I don’t think so, I refuse. JBL says Paige indeed doesn’t deserve this, but its not fair to NXT. What I will do is create a tournament to crown a new champion and whoever wins this, has mighty big shoes to fill. Paige says she was willing to fight for the NXT Women’s Title till the very end, but I guess its time for someone to step up. Paige hands over the NXT Women’s Title to JBL and he leaves.
We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
Lana comes out and introduces Alexander Rusev for our opening match.
“The Bulgrian Brute” Alexander Rusev w/”The Ravishing Russian” Lana vs. Travis Tyler
Tyler with a dropkick early, but Rusev does not go down. Rusev then wipes out Tyler with the running body block. Rusev lifts up Tyler and hits the series of knee strikes to the ribs, followed by a Samoan Drop. Elbows to the chest, followed by a kick to the back. More elbows to the chest, followed by an elbow drop for a nearfall. Rusev hits his spinning slam.
Accolade applied, Tyler taps.
Winner: “The Bulgrian Brute” Alexander Rusev by submission (The Accolade)
Lana says afterward that “Rusev hit and Rusev crush.” Rusev then says something in Bulgrian and he & Lana stand tall.
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews Adam Rose, who is alongside his party-goers. Rose says that Camacho is two words, PARTY POOPER. Rose says that Camacho is boring, so anytime you wanna pick a fight with this boy Adam, you let me know and you can become a victim of the Rose Experience. Don’t be a lemon, be a Rosebud.
The BFFs (“The Boss” Sasha Banks & “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte) vs. Emma & WWE Divas Champion “The Diva of Tomorrow” Paige
Emma & Sasha start. Sasha sends Emma into the corner. Charlotte blind tags in and nails Emma. Emma sends Sasha into Charlotte, then hits Charlotte with a Monkey flip for a 1 count. Paige in, double suplex to Charlotte for a nearfall. Charlotte takes down Paige and applies a toe hold. Paige gets free, then hits a series of back elbows in the corner, causing Charlotte to do a Flair Flop. Paige gains a nearfall. Paige with a hair-mare. Emma in, but Charlotte with a forearm. Knee to the ribs, then Charlotte mocks Paige’s scream. Emma goes for another Monkey flip, but Charlotte flips over onto her feet and tags in Sasha. Emma didn’t see the tag, allowing Sasha to hit a Thesz Press and right hands.
Sasha stomps on Emma’s fingers, then sends her off the corner. Charlotte in, BFFs slam Emma’s head into the mat for a nearfall. Charlotte chokes Emma in the ropes. Headscissors applied. Crowd wills on Emma with an “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi” chant. Emma tries to get free, but Charlotte flips her over and keeps the hold maintained. Skullcrusher by Charlotte, then she continues to keep the headscissors applied. Emma fights out with knee strikes. Emma goes to make a tag, but Charlotte stops her and goes back to the headscissors. Emma bridges backward and pins Charlotte for a nearfall. Charlotte again stops Emma from making a tag, but misses an elbow drop.
Paige & Sasha in. Trifecta of short-arm clotheslines, followed by a running dropkick. Paige goes for the Scorpion Crosslock, but Charlotte breaks it up by dropkicking Paige in the leg. Charlotte sends Emma outside. Sasha tags Charlotte in while Paige is trying to regain the feeling in her leg.
Charlotte hits Paige with the Basement Somersault Ace Crusher for the upset win.
Winners: The BFFs by pinfall (Basement Somersault Ace Crusher)
Charlotte motions that she wants the NXT Women’s Title afterward as the BFFs celebrate their win.
Tyson Kidd vs. “The Colossus of Cardiff” Mason Ryan
Kidd with a leg kick early. Kidd slides under Ryan’s legs, but Ryan blocks a Monkey flip. Ryan misses 2 clotheslines, but catches Kidd off a crossbody. Kidd slips out of a slam and hits more leg kicks. Ryan then drives Kidd into the corner. Shoulder to the ribs, followed by a back club. Slam and a leg drop for a nearfall. Kidd sidesteps a backdrop and hits a dropkick to the leg. Enziguri, followed by a kick to the back. Kidd stomps away, then chokes Ryan in the ropes. Slingshot leg drop while Ryan’s throat was on the bottom rope for a nearfall. Front chancery applied. Ryan catches a kick and shoves Kidd off. Kidd with a backflip kick, sending him onto the apron. Kidd goes for a springboard, but Ryan catches him in a gorilla press and slams him down overhead. Big clothesline by Ryan in the corner for a nearfall. Ryan runs into boots by Kidd in the corner.
No Kidding by Kidd for the win.
Winner: Tyson Kidd by pinfall (No Kidding)
Afterwards, Renee Young interviews Kidd on the rampway. Kidd says that this is the rebirth of Tyson Kidd. With the launch & success of the WWE Network, NXT is the place to be. And with more eyes on NXT than ever before, what better time to show my total display of ability. If you wanna fight, I’ll brawl. If you wanna fly, I’ll soar. If you wanna test me, I will prove you wrong!
Angelo Dawkins vs. “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze
Dawkins with a quick roll-up for a 1 count. Amateur takedown, Breeze gets to the ropes. Breeze with a series of right hands and elbows to the head. Snapmare, followed by a kick to the back for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Dawkins gets free, but Breeze with a savate kick to the ribs. Series of right hands from the mount.
Beauty Shot for the win.
Winner: “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze by pinfall (Beauty Shot)
Breeze checks himself in his iPhone camera afterwards.
We see video from last week when Adrian Neville defeated Brodus Clay by count-out. We see video from after the show last week when Brodus attacked Neville afterwards, leaving him with a few teeth missing.
Main Event in a 6-Man Tag: “The Savior of Misbehavior” Corey Graves & NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. Sami Zayn & WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy)
Viktor & Jimmy start. Viktor with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy comes back with a big right hand. Graves tags in. Zayn wants in and Jey tags him in, but Graves quickly tags in Konnor. Konnor with a knee and a back club. Graves in, but Zayn takes him down and hits a series of right hands. Graves gets free and tags in Viktor. Viktor with a kick to Zayn’s knee. Zayn sent off the corner. Viktor runs into a back elbow, then Zayn with a leg lariat for a nearfall. Jey in, double sledge to Viktor’s arm. Viktor sent off the corner. Jimmy in, double back elbow and a double elbow drop by the Usos for a nearfall. Jey in, but Viktor sidesteps a double team and sends the Usos’ heads into each other, but it has NO effect on them. Usos with a double throat thrust to Viktor. Jey with a flying shoulder tackle for a nearfall. Jimmy in, falling headbutt to Viktor for a nearfall. Armbar applied. Zayn in, elbow to the arm to Viktor. Jey in, double sledge to Viktor. Jey charges, but Viktor with a clothesline. Viktor drives Jey into his corner. Konnor in, stomps away at Jey. Flapjack and a clothesline that sends Jey to the outside.
Back from commercial as Viktor chokes Jey. Konnor in, gut shot to Jey. Jey fights back, but Konnor with a back elbow. Big right hand for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Jey fights back, but Konnor slams him back down. Graves in, stomps away at Jey. Gourdbuster and a fist drop for a nearfall. Head and arm lock applied. Graves then switches to a front chancery. Graves gains a nearfall, then goes back to the front chancery. Crowd wills on Jey. Viktor in, stomps away at Jey. Chops, but Jey fights back. Chop exchange now, but Viktor with stomps. Series of chops and uppercuts in the corner by Viktor for a nearfall. Chinlock applied. Crowd again wills on Jey. Jey fights out and hits a back suplex. Konnor in and stops Jey from making a tag. Sunset flip by Jey for a nearfall. Jey then with a big right hand from his knees. Jey sends Konnor to the outside, but Konnor grabs Jey’s leg and quickly gets back in. Jey kicks Konnor off, but Viktor tags in and knocks Zayn off the apron. Jimmy avoids Viktor, then Jey slides under Viktor’s legs and tags in Jimmy. Clothesline to Viktor, Konnor knocked off the apron. Jimmy avoids a Viktor charge, flying back elbow. Savate kick to the ribs, followed by a Samoan Drop. Konnor comes in, but he is met with a Samoan Drop. Viktor misses a clothesline, superkick by Jimmy. Jimmy with the “Uso” chant and hits the Samoan Bulldozing Butt Smash in the corner. Graves tags in and nails Jimmy with the front chopblock. Graves goes for Lucky 13, but Jimmy counters with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Graves runs into a back elbow, Zayn blind tags in. Jimmy with a spinning windmill kick to Graves, then Zayn with a crossbody off the top for a nearfall. Zayn charges, but Graves catches him. Graves goes for the overhead backbreaker, but Zayn slips out. Blue Thunder Bomb by Zayn, but the Ascension break up the pin. Zayn avoids the Ascension and he & Jimmy both clothesline the Ascension to the outside. Helluva Kick by Zayn to Graves, Jey tags in. Zayn & Jimmy with a head of steam and they wipe out the Ascension with stereo dives!
Jey heads up top, Air Uso on Graves for the win.
Winners: Sami Zayn & WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos by pinfall (Air Uso)
Zayn & the Usos celebrate their win to close the show.