June 7, 2013
LIVE! From Full Sail University
by Emerson “What in the hell does this mean?” Witner
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Here's what you need to know about NXT:
-They have a champion, it's Big E. Langston, who defeated Seth Rollins for the title on January 10. The show was taped after The Shield debuted at Survivor Series, but before Big debuted on Raw. Big originally refused to go to Raw when Vickie Guerrero offered him a spot, but did go to Raw once AJ lost power. Go figure.
-They also have Tag Team Champions, The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper, managed by Bray Wyatt). They captured the titles on May 9, defeating Bo Dallas and Adrian Neville
-Dusty Rhodes is the Authority Figure, but his job title seems to change from week to week.
-The insanely popular Paige, Emma and the love of my life, Sasha Banks were the only three NXT Diva's until February 7 when ring announcer Summer Rae (not Summer Rain) attacked Paige.
-Rae, now referred to as the First Lady of NXT, shelved Paige with a debilitating shoulder injury. Paige recovered and is now trying to whoop Rae like a red-headed step child. Rae, instead of fighting, is too busy Fandango-ing
-The Shield still make random appearances on the show, causing chaos.
-Bo Dallas is starting a heel turn.
And that's everything you need to know about NXT. (Now we know!) (And knowing is half the battle) (G.I. Joe!)
-The show starts with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who was not in Fall Brawl 95, overseeing the contract signing for the hyooge NXT Championship Match next week between Big E. Langston and Bo Dallas, who won last weeks 18-Man Battle Royal, last eliminating former tag team championship partner Adrian Neville.
Bo couldn't keep a straight face as he talked about how he doesn't want to win the NXT Title, he needs to win the NXT Title. Big wrestled at WrestleMania and is in the corner of Dolph Ziggler all because of him being the NXT Champion.
Big basically said he is going to win and will knock the smile off Bo's face next week.
-To the back! Renee Young is interviewing Corey Graves, who mentions that tonight he will win the Tag Team Championship from The Family. It wasn't until the end of the promo that we found out that he will be teaming with Kassius Ohno.
1.) In a first round NXT Woman's Championship Tournament Match, Paige defeated Tamina Snuka. Tamina is obviously phased by the articles published earlier this weekend about her father potentially killing his girlfriend. Oh wait, you mean this match was taped weeks ago? Oh. Remember when Tamina turned heel for like 3 weeks? Yeah I know I am the only one. It is amazing that the only member of the Snuka family to ever hold a championship in WWE was Deuce. Tamina grounded Paige and whispered sweet nothings into her ear, which caused Paige to fire up. Either that or Tamina called the next spot. Anyhoo the finish saw Tamina go for the Superfly Splash, but Paige got her knees up and picked up the win with a school boy.
-After the match we finally got some brackets!
Paige vs Tamina
Bayley vs Alicia Fox
Sasha Banks vs Summer Rae
Emma vs Aksana
It really sucks that Summer will be doing a first round job, but the love of my life is going to win this tournament.
-To the back where Renee Young is with Kassius Ohno, who has trimmed his beard. Ohno plans on winning the Tag Team Titles tonight as well. Ohno was rocking a Misawa t-shirt.
2.) Mason Ryan destroyed Colin Cassidy. Cassidy took his name from his favorite WWE jobber (Colin Delaney) and his favorite TNA jobber (Cassidy Reilly). He was going to be Colin Reilly, but people thought he was Alex's brother. Colin is deceptively huge, several inches taller than the large Mason. Mason won with the Torture Rack Into The TKO.
-Back to the back and Sami Zayn flew in to be interviewed by Renee. He is still amazed that he beat both a former Tag Team Champion and US Champion in the same night. Cesaro walked in, mockingly clapped and called this a cheap win.
Cesaro challenged Zayn, Zayn made a joke, so Cesaro slapped him, leading to a pull apart.
3.) Conor O'Brien beat Alex Riley. IT'S A-JOB FOR A-RY! I swear I didn't know A-Ry was actually wrestling on the show when I made that joke 3 paragraphs ago. In retrospect what was more amazing? That Miz pinned John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania 27 or that Alex Riley was in the corner of The Miz when he pinned John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania 27? Riley still gets a good reaction every time he comes out. I still get nightmares of the 10-minute match I watched him have with Heath Slater before a Raw in Pittsburgh last year. The last two people Conor beat in a match were promptly fired. What does that mean for Alex? Not sure. He got a bit of offense before Conor made him tap with an abdominal stretch while lying on the mat, called The Guillotine.
4.) NXT Tag Team Champions The Wyatt Family defeated Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves. Main event time. Can Graves and Ohno become the fourth NXT Tag Team Champions? Ohno and Graves somehow turned face in the past few weeks in the old Tyson Kidd baby face turn where they just showed up one week as faces. Ohno. Graves and Harper all worked really well together and was a very smooth series while Rowan stayed away from the action for as long as possible. Finally the dastardly duo used trickery to take down Ohno and get the heat on your Hero. See what I did there! Graves got a warm tag and a flurry of offense, but was quickly cut off by his much larger foes. Rowan followed the KISS method with his offense. He did very little and thus it is hard to mess it up, leaving Rowan to do the more complex spots. In one way that is a good thing, in another way this is developmental. Graves back dropped out of a power bomb and flew into a hot tag to Ohno. Kassius single handedly beat on both men. Bray Wyatt got involved long enough for Ohno to be slightly distracted. Chaos broke out with Rowan and Graves, giving Wyatt long enough to clubber Kassius from behind. Graves flew over the top rope to take out Bray. With all the commotion, Ohno walked into a hyooge clothesline from Harper, leading to another win for the champs.
-That is it for this week. Next week, will Bo Dallas finally win a championship instead of having one be handed to him? It is Dallas vs Langston next week!