June 20, 2013
LIVE! From Full Sail University
by Emerson “Mick Foley called me a son of a bitch” 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
Alicia Fox defeated Bayley on 6/13
Sasha Banks vs Summer Rae
Emma vs Aksana
-The NXT Champion is Bo Dallas. He defeated Big E. Langston on June 13 and teased a heel turn back on May 16, but it hasn't been mentioned since.
-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.
-Sami Zayn, the former El Generico, is in the midst of a feud with Antonio Cesaro, which I am sure you are surprised to hear has led to good matches.
-The announce team is constantly rotating with some combination of Tony Dawson, William Regal, Brad Maddox and Tom Phillips
And that's everything you need to know about NXT. (Now we know!) (And knowing is half the battle) (G.I. Joe!)
1.) Adrian Neville defeated Bray Wyatt by disqualification. Neville is back in singles competition, something that he moved away from when he formed his championship duo with Oliver Grey. Grey promptly got injured, Neville started teaming with Bo Dallas, they lost every match they had as a team and, finally, also lost the tag titles. The match was a quickie. Wyatt got a little bit of offense, Neville made a comeback and Rowan shoved Neville off the top rope for the dq.
-After the match Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves ran in for the save which led to Teddy Long coming out and booking a tag team match playah! Actually Dusty made a 6-man for the main event,
2.) Sami Zayn pinned Angelo Dawkins. The Not-so Generic French Canadian Wrestler gets back on the winning ways, by pinning Dawkins. Dawkins used a lot of rest holds. The announcers cared so much that they talked about the love of my life, Sasha Banks, which made me think about the love of my life, Sasha Banks. Zayn picked up the win with a Tornado DDT.
-A Leo Kruger vignette aired. I guess he is on his way back. I wonder if he will bee angry at his former running mate, Kassius Ohno, for turning face.
-Anyone else notice Shelton Benjamin and John Morrison are featured prominently in the Money In The Bank commercial?
3.) In a first round match in the NXT Woman's Championship Tournament, Summer Rae used trickery to defeat the love of my life, Sasha Banks. Have I mentioned recently that I find Sasha attractive? Brad Maddox mentioned that George Clooney likes tall, blonde, leggy WWE Diva's, so when will he go after Summer? Well if God is on my side, then before the match ends here. The crowd cheered for Sasha as Summer did the Kevin Nash boot in the corner spot. Summer pulled the arms of Sasha over her head. Something happened that culminated in a Summer DDT and a cat fight spot. Sasha fired up, but missed a running boot in the corner. Summer then won with Big Show's old Final Cut finisher.
-Xavier Woods is backstage and mentions that he beat El Local twice and is now back to raise the roof.
-A CM Punk video package aired before our next match.
4.) Xavier Woods gets his third win on NXT, defeating The Boy They Call Jake Carter. Carter, the son of The Man Some People Refer To As Vader, looks more like Kenny Dykstra. I thought Frankie The Enforcer was Vader's son. Carter was doing well until he went up top. Did he not learn anything by watching his Dad wrestle? Vader almost never hit the Moonsault. Xaver won with the Lost In The Woods, which is a kick to the jaw.
-After the match Xavier did the Worm. I saw D-Lo do the Worm a few days ago. No wonder they kicked him out of Aces and 8's.
-Backstage Renee Young is interviewing Sami Zayn. Sami said he is happy he won, but now he wants another match with Antonio Cesaro.
-In another part of the back Sylvester Lefort is telling his team that they should be the #1 Contender's to the Tag Team Titles. Dusty Rhodes walked in and made a #1 Contender's Match with His Team vs Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves for next week.
-Bo Dallas sent in a home video of him smiling big. If he isn't supposed to be a heel, I don't know what. Bo says he won't be on NXT this week because he is too busy wrestling at WWE live events and going to Disney World. He also told us “Don't stop Bo-lieving”. Someone smack him.
-Big E. Langston is here next week.
5.) In a 6-Man Tag Team Main Event, The Wyatt Family defeated Adrian Neville, Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves. This match helped point out just how short Adrian Neville is. Him and Grey are roughly the same size, so it doesn't look weird for them to be so much smaller than Harper and Rowan. But Corey Graves, who isn't very big, towers over him as well. The Family cut off the little man and got the heat on the former one and a half time NXT Tag Team Champion. Neville actually hit a really cool move when Bray sent Adrian into the corner with a slingshot, but Neville turned it into a double foot stomp onto the husky leader of The Family. I know it has been said before, but it is almost impossible for WWE to put on a bad 6-man tag. Remember when they even did Christian, Kane and Great Khali vs William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson? Yeah it only went 3 minutes, but it was still fine. Ohno got the hot tag and was presented the Tom Phillips Weekly Award for Best Fighting Spirit....and then he got whipped into the turnbuckles and went flying outside the ring. Neville got the second hot tag and this time he made the best of it. The fans started to get into it as Adrian hit a beautiful standing Shooting Star Press on Bray. The match broke down into a Pier Six Brawl with Neville missing The Red Arrow and Bray rolling him up for the pin.
-Happy 1 Year Anniversary the new NXT! See ya next week.