WWE NXT – 12/11/13
The music of Hunico hits. Hunico and Camacho come out playing smiling faces to mild applause.
The NXT Tag Team Champions, The Ascension, make their way to the ring next. Hunico and Camacho picked up the upset against the champs recently. Their title match is tonight.
NXT Tag Team Championship
Hunico & Camacho vs. NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension
The announce team of Phillips, Riley and Regal let us know the big men will start the match, however Conor switches out with Victor. Camacho goes at Rick at first, until Victor is able to rip Camacho’s shirt. Maybe Camacho will follow in the legendary Hulk Hogan’s shoes and write a song where he compares the shirt to his heart when it comes to matters of childhood cancer.
Camacho regains control and brings in Hunico. Victor tries to use his size on Hunico but the tenacity of Hunico kicks in. Regal compares him to a terrier, except for when he mixes Hunico up and refers to him under his partner’s name, which the announcers joke about.
The show goes to commercial but Conor O’Brian is in. He has Hunico wrapped up tightly around the neck, as the biggest man in the match takes on the shortest man in the match. It is also the battle of the two best wrestlers in the match.
As O’Brian makes a switch to Victor, some really cool smark in the front wearing one of the Anti-Cena shirts stands up and puts his back to the match. Hope you are reading this so you know how much I want to party with you.
Ascension utilize the quick tags we see often in their matches, which is cool to bring O’Brian back in.
Conor performs a thrashing choke on Hunico before bringing Victor back in. Victor picks up Hunico for a huge backbreaker for a cout of two. He applies another chinlock variation on Hunico, but tries to gain some leverage to look as if more pressure is being applied to the neck.
Riley is encouraging Camacho to get the crowd involved to turn the crowd. Camacho shouts enough to distract Victor. Hunico is able to kick Victor before a rollup which he transitions into powerbombing the larger Victor. Both men crawl to their corners. Camacho shouts some of Konnan’s old slang words while laying in some offense on Conor.
Victor saves his partner but gets knocked to the outside for his trouble. The legal tag champ, O’Brian, is able to hit a Full Nelson Slam. Victor disposes of Hunico on the apron. He enters the ring for the standard double team maneuvers of the champions. They nail the Fall of Man and retain their championships once more.
Winners: The Ascension
Phillips puts over the past month of the contenders but let us know how dominate The Ascension continue to be as they stand tall with their tag titles.
The match graphic informs us the match hyped last week between Sami Zayn and Leo Kruger will main event tonight.
I haven’t been in tune with the main shows enough to know if the obnoxious WWEShop Letter to Santa commercial has been airing. The snotty kid also happens to ask for a lot of heel merchandise.
Lana comes out to introduce her client, Alexander Rusev. Rusev has been competing against Zack Ryder on the house show circuit and I believe in recent dark matches. Not to sound like the Anti-Cena fan in the front but you should expect to see how he sells the Attitude Adjustment within a few months of his call-up.
Kassius Ohno makes his way out next. Not sure if this was the last match filmed before his release.
Alexander Rusev vs. Kassius Ohno
Ohno is still responsible for Rusev losing Beat the Clock, despite a few others beating that time later.
Ohno tries to get away from the Bulgarian big man but it does not work. Ohno has some black bands on his back, apparently some brace or support to sell the previous Rusev beatdown.
Rusev gains control and holds Ohno while delivering knees. Following a monstrous Samoan Drop, he rips one of the black bands off of the back of Kassius while continuing to target his back and kidneys.
As it starts to look like Ohno will get no further offense in, he nails Rusev with his rolling elbow. Rusev essentially no sells not only the elbow but kicks out of a rollup with ease.
Rusev gets The Accolade locked in and Ohno is forced to tap.
Winner: Alexander Rusev
The officials ring the bell but Rusev will not release the hold. It takes some time and a couple referees but Rusev eventually breaks the hold when Lana gives an okay.
Total Diva Natalya is still hanging around Full Sail. She stops and says hello to Bayley. She tells Bayley they have a match. Bayley is still torn up about Charlotte. Nattie confirms she is Bayley’s partner for the week against the BFF and also Bayley’s friend, which makes Bayley give her a crushing hug. Natalya gives a little more emotional support to Bayley before the show takes a brief commercial.
The broadcast returns with Phillips and Regal making solemn faces while Riley has a goofy look on his face before he realizes it is now serious time.
They recap Antonio Cesaro’s attack on Byron Saxton, where Regal tells Cesaro not to take out his problem with William Regal on Saxton.
Bayley’s music hits and she comes out hugging Natalya.
Summer Rae’s music hits. Always a delight. Sasha has new entrance gear with a jacket and sunglasses. She has come across as much more of a star since the pairing with Summer Rae.
Bayley & Natalya vs. Summer Rae & Sasha Banks
Bayley and Sasha start off with Bayley showing an aggressive streak. She pounces on Banks and pounds her head on the mat. Flinging her to the corner, Natalya tags in and helps Bayley nail Banks with a double suplex.
Sasha gets to her corner and we hear about Nattie and Summer’s history on RAW. Both women make some quick tags and after a few exchanges of power, the BFFs take control of Bayley in their corner. Summer comes in and chokes Bayley with her boot in the corner before shouting at her.
Another quick tag brings The Boss in. Sasha argues with the referee after a failed pin attempt. She tries to belittle Bayley, who overpowers her and tags in Nattie.
Natalya takes down Sasha before throwing suplexes and slams. A big clothesline from Natalya leads into her family’s favorite submission, The Sharpshooter.
Summer Rae kicks her in the back to break the hold. Nattie flies into Bayley who tags in. All the commotion allows Sasha to hit the Bankrupt finisher.
Winners: Summer Rae & Sasha Banks
Summer mocks everyone she can as she saunters with Banks to the bank.
Match graphic advertises the return of Scott Dawson tonight against Mojo Rawley.
Leo Kruger has a close up backstage where he talks about the potential of becoming a Real American before taunting Sami Zayn, letting him know he is about to hurt more than he has ever been hurt before.
Sylvester Lefort comes out and riles the crowd by not speaking American. Scott Dawson comes out and Regal puts him over huge again before A-Ry starts telling a weird story about Lefort’s hair. Alex Riley may be taking the Matt Striker route in commentary, starting strong and then doing some pretty eye rolling stuff.
Mojo Rawley comes out. He likes to be hyped.
Scott Dawson vs. Mojo Rawley
As the two men in the ring tie up, Riley puts over that Rawley has all the tools to be the best of the best. Regal questions if that is why Riley is in the announce booth these days. A-Ry gets a little sensitive and says he isn’t done yet.
The Roughneck gets a slight bit of control with a chinlock while the announcers put over his toughness and compare him once again to Arn Anderson.
We hear about Rawley’s football past while Scott nails some rolling suplexes and big clothesline. Dawson gets a bit cocky with his dominance over the rookie and misses a big clothesline in the corner.
Rawley tries to find an opening and Dawson shuts him down first. Mojo gets a quick hit in and is able to do his splash finisher for the victory.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
Lefort is quickly in the ring trying to recruit Rawley again when Scott Dawson pops up and assaults Rawley post match. Lefort and Dawson, quite happy with themselves, leave the ring and the announcers remind us that Mojo is still undefeated.
Next week’s episode gets hyped. It will be the 200th episode of NXT. The Ascension have produced an open challenge for any tag team in the world. Bo Dallas will meet Adrian Neville in a lumberjack match, due to the count out finish last week. Also, HHH will be in the house.
Leo Kruger comes to the ring and we are reminded that he lost to Tyson Kidd last week. Riley decides to do his momentary heel shtick on the entrance of Sami Zayn, telling us he wants him to go away.
Leo Kruger vs. Sami Zayn
Early on Kruger is able to hit a huge spinebuster. The move is so vicious, Zayn is on the outside and looks like he is unable to compete.
Kruger tosses Zayn around outside and back inside the ring. A failed pin attempt leads to both men on the outside again. Zayn gets a brief hit in before Kruger bounces the head of Sami on the apron.
Kruger hits Zayn on the floor before rolling him in the ring for a count of two.
Kruger responds with a chinlock while Regal mentions how Zayn historically takes a quick advantage but Kruger’s spinebuster has changed the story of the match.
Leo gets caught with some brief Sami offense and does a smart thing by escaping to the outside. Zayn follows him and lays some chops into the chest of the South African as they make their way ringside.
Sami brings Leo back in the ring and goes up to the top rope. He does his flying cross body for a nearfall.
Back to their feet, Sami tries for a tornado DDT but Kruger crotches him on the ropes. Leo Kruger easily nails his Cut lariat and pulls off a surprise win.
Winner: Leo Kruger
Kruger dominates what I expected to be a fairly competitive match. After replays, Kruger gets up to do more damage to Zayn. As Sami gets up, he avoids Kruger and gets the final word in the match up. He flings Kruger to the outside then dives over the top before assaulting Leo on the ramp. Three referees have to pull Zayn away as Kruger is restrained by one.
While Kruger won the match, Zayn’s music hits and the announcers tell us they believe the war has just begun.
NXT Win/Loss Totals (as of 5/15/2013)
Mojo Rawley 3-0
Tyson Kidd 1-0
AJ Lee 1-0
Santino Marella 1-0
Roman Reigns 1-0
Seth Rollins 1-0
Jack Swagger 1-0
Rob Van Dam 1-0
Dolph Ziggler 1-0
Erick Rowan 5-1
Big E Langston 4-1
Xavier Woods 4-1
Bray Wyatt 4-1
Conor O’Brian 10-3
Bo Dallas 8-3
Rick Victor 8-3
Luke Harper 7-2
Alexander Rusev 7-3
Antonio Cesaro 6-3
Mason Ryan 5-2
Garrett Dylan 2-1
Sasha Banks 5-3
Adrian Neville 9-6
Tyler Breeze 5-4
Leo Kruger 6-6
Summer Rae 5-5
Dean Ambrose 1-1
Sylvester Lefort 1-1
Sami Zayn 7-9
Aiden English 4-5
CJ Parker 3-5
Corey Graves 6-8
Enzo Amore 4-6
Colin Cassidy 4-6
Scott Dawson 4-8
Kassius Ohno 2-6
Alicia Fox 1-2
Audrey Marie 0-1
Curtis Axel 0-1
Andy Baker 0-1
Derrick Bateman 0-1
Michael Cuellari 0-1
Dante Dash 0-1
Ty Dillenger 0-1
Sawyer Fulton 0-1
Santana Garrett 0-1
Ron Hicks 0-1
Casey Maron 0-1
Troy McClaine 0-1
John Ornagan 0-1
Briley Pierce 0-1
William Regal 0-1
Chris Rockwell 0-1
Damien Sandow 0-1
Tamina Snuka 0-1
Tommy Taylor 0-1
Brandon Travern 0-1
Michael Zaki 0-1
Jake Carter 0-2
Baron Corbin 0-2
Angelo Dawkins 0-2
El Local 0-2
Curt Hawkins 0-2
Yoshi Tatsu 0-2
Danny Burch 0-3
Mickey Keegan 0-3
Travis Tyler 0-3