June 13, 2013
LIVE! From Full Sail University
by Emerson “As read on Page 17 of the Observer” Witner
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Here's what you need to know about NXT:
-The brackets for the Woman's Title Tournament are as follows...
Paige defeated Tamina on 6/6
Bayley vs Alicia Fox
Sasha Banks vs Summer Rae
Emma vs Aksana
-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!)
-Before watching this show I watched the famous match with Beulah and Bill Alfonso. Chances are none of the matches in this show will be half as intense as that one.
-Welcome to the 52nd episode of the new NXT! One year ago we saw the end of NXT Redemption. A show which featured the main event of The Uso's vs Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty. Also on the show was a video feature, introducing the world to Bo Dallas.
1.) Antonio Cesaro pinned Sami Zayn. This is a rematch from three weeks ago when, in Zayn's debut, he first pinned Curt Hawkins and then pinned the former US Champion in the same night. Cesaro stormed the ring and attacked Zayn before the match. Antonio gave him a beating inside and outside the ring before it even started. Finally the bell rang and Cesaro almost scored the pin 12 seconds in with a European Uppercut. People did buy that as a finish. This was a very good match. The Generic French Canadian would get a series of near falls off roll ups and backslides and what have you, while Cesaro would just deliver an offensive exhibition. Zayn finally hulked up, but had his head knocked into the second row with a European Uppercut, before throwing Sami around with a gut wrench suplex. Zayn with a wacky body scissors in the corner, which sent Cesaro over the top rope to the floor below. Zayn hit a crazy flipping dive over the top rope, almost completely missing Cesaro. Cesaro went for a Power Bomb, but somehow Sami slipped behind him and flipped Cesaro over for a near fall in one fluent motion. They teased the same finish as last time with Cesaro picking Zayn up for a Muscle Buster, but with Sami slipping behind with a school boy, but Cesaro kicked out. Finally Cesaro pinned him with the Neutralizer.
After the match Cesaro slapped Zayn before walking off.
2.) Scott Dawson & Garrett Dylan (w/Sylvester Lefort) defeated Baron Corbin & Travis Tyler. Dawson and Dylan with their second match as a team. The first time they wrestled this same team of Tyler and Corbin. It is a team of two people trying to be Trevor Murdoch with The French Stallion as their manager. That is a crazy combination. I always find funny that we are supposed to forget that Dylan was an NXT jobber not too long ago. Anyway they took turns destroying Tyler while Corbin stood on the apron. Tyler got tired of getting his ass kicked, so he tagged in Corbin to let him get his ass kicked. The Trevor Murdoch Express won the match with a Dylan spine buster and Dawson with a sitting double sledge from the middle rope. That really is dumber than Fandango doing the top rope leg drop.
-Punk vs Jericho promo aired.
3.) In a first round NXT Woman's Championship Tournament Match, Alicia Fox beat Bayley. Yes, Alicia is still alive and employed. Bayley shakes Alicia's hand and does a hug it out to start the match. The story appears to be Bayley is star struck and Alicia just kicked her ass. Whose finisher was Star Struck? Was it Melina? Candice Michelle? Maria? Am I making that up? The winner of this match will face Paige in the second round. Last week Paige and Tamina had a really good match. This match was not nearly as good. Fox won with her Scissors Kick.
-Thanks to my friend Chelsi for reminding me that it was Ashley Massaro whose finisher was Star Struck. It was that elbow from the middle rope.
4.) Bo Dallas became the third NXT Champion when he pinned Big E. Langston in the main event. This is the first time Big has been pinned on NXT TV, after a nearly one year long undefeated streak. Despite being loved by the entire audience, Big played the heel in the match, getting the heat on Bo. Bo did not break character this week, so good for him. I think the fans are chanting “No more Bo” which is great since he is turning heel. Or it looked like he was going to three weeks ago. Bo got a brief amount of offense before he got cut off by Langston. Langston did his series of clotheslines and the Full Body Attack. The straps are down! Is he going for the fist drop? No, Big Ending, but Bo rips off the top turnbuckle, slips behind Big and sends him head first into the exposed turnbuckle! Bo with a belly to belly throw and Bo wins!
We have a new champion! Bo runs all over, holding the belt over his head as a spotlight shines down on him.
The king is dead, long live the new king of NXT!
-Renee Young walks out to interview the new champion. He says nothing as most of the crowd boos him. That is it for this week. The Bo Dallas Era has begun.