WWE NXT – 05/29/2013
As the show starts, we can see two people waiting in the ring while the music of the Wyatt Family is playing. Harper and Rowan enter the stage, holding their tag belts, staring all kinds of awesome creepy. No Bray with them. We see in the ring it is Travis Tyler and Sawyer Fulton. This is going to be fun.
Travis Tyler and Sawyer Fulton vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan)
The announces hype tonight’s battle royal as the Family slowly enter the ring.
Tyler and Luke Harper start off. Harper has an awesome creeper stare and does it before just laying waste to Tyler. As Harper just plays with Tyler, we hear Stephanie McMahon has a historic announcement tonight. Rowan gets tagged in and slams Tyler with ease. He follows it up with another slam and Harper does a creepy “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”. This is the first time I’ve seen the tag champs in action. I am seeing they are not dead weight for Bray. This whole act is going to be entertaining on the main shows, should they not cut the legs off.
As Harper has Tyler, he slips away and tags in Fulton, who know gets pummeled. Harper smashes him like an Avalanche in the corner. He does a crazy swinging, spinning lariat and that is all there is. Tag champs victorious.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Brad Maddox, only commentary tonight, tells us this would be scary to see at the Golden Corral. I don’t know. Hillbillies pummeling people at GC, sounds okay…
We get a hype screen for tonight’s #1 Contender Battle Royal, but next, Stephanie McMahon with groundbreaking news!
Stephanie welcomes us back, honored to be on NXT, except she is doing it from the Connecticut studio where they do all the home video stuff. She starts talking about how many great things the Divas have done and we have a creation of the NXT Women’s Championship. Stephanie says Divas such as Paige, Summer Rae, Emma and others will battle. Good luck to every Diva she says, or those three. The tournament begins next week.
Emma is out dancing next. She’s from Australia, dances weirdo and does a bimbo gimmick. Next Big Thing. Audrey Marie comes out to the ring looking good. I’m pretty sure she got released since this taping though, as I said during their backstage segment last week.
Emma vs. Audrey Marie
As the bell ring, Emma gets her music to hit and does her weird dancing, as the announcers talk about her Emma-tainment. Audrey gets tired of it and shoves her to the ground. My Hulu freezes on a crazy stare from Emma. Audrey does some threats, but gets rolled up.
Audrey Marie aims for Emma’s dancing arm and goes for a couple pins. Bridging pin by Emma but Audrey Marie picks up Emma with a gutwrench suplex. As they face up, Emma ties Audrey up for a backslide. They go around a bit and Emma does a Tarantula that she calls the DilEMMA. Crossbody in the corner.
Audrey Marie isn’t the most polished in the ring, but these Divas matches on this show are better than the ones on the main shows…
Emma gets another submission she named after herself, The Emma Lock on. She is good enough to dance. The crowd dances. They have bubbles. Thing are good.
Rene Young is backstage with Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan. Some guy with a foreign-sounding accent tells her to stop because he is the manager, he takes care of the communication and tells them to get out here. The tag-team seems like Rednecks and I can’t tell if that guy managing them is supposed to be like French or the guy from MAD TV in the Hangover movies… Maybe we will find out when we are back from break
In the ring, the team of Brandon Travern and Jake Carter. They stand in the ring with some song that doesn’t sound like a theme song is playing. Carter is Vader’s son but looks nothing like him. Travern may look more like Vader.
The guys from the previous segment are out next, to a trucker type theme – Scott Dawson, Garrett Dylan and their manager Sylvester Lefort. Guess that means the French is what they are going for? A quick Wikipedia look shows he is really French, despite seeming like a cartoon and he was trained by Lance Storm, despite just being a manager for the debut of this trio tonight.
Garrett Dylan chugs Barbeque sauce on his way to the ring and we hear about it. The announcers try to figure out the relationship between this French manager with the good old boys. They say he is a rich French man who likes to make strange investments.
Brandon Travern and Jake Carter vs. Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan
We find out Travern was actually trained by Race in the exchanges by Dawson and Carter start it out. Dawson has pretty solid control over the son of Vader, which they actually have acknowledged in the match already.
Dylan gets in while we hear Jake Carter is likely to steal your girl and Brad Maddox confirms. Garrett Dylan loves protein shakes and BBQ sauce. God Bless him.
The rednecks exchange another tag and Dawson keeps locking up Carter after a failed two-count. Maddox reacts to the long submission hold by saying he says he doesn’t think Dawson flushes after using the restroom. Groundbreaking commentary. Carter struggles to his corner and finally sneaks over to Travern who comes over with a strong clothesline and a dropkick. He gets overzealous and tries to get Dylan on the apron, but Dawson takes advantage.
Interesting tag finish as Dawson hits a spinebuster while Dylan comes off the top with a sit down double axehandle onto the fallen Travern. Pretty nice finishing move for the debuting duo, fits the characters, something new. They weren’t flashy in the ring but solid and interesting enough finish.
Winners: Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan
We get a match graphic for NXT Champion Big E Langston vs. Derrick Bateman. This may be the last televised match for the (man who never got to appear on real TV as) UGA Guy.
Bateman does a backwards walk out. He has his hair cut short and seems a bit more series than we are used to. Did he cut his hair to continue matching the Andy Samberg homage.
I NEED FIVE hits and Big E Langston comes out, doing the powder clap. The crowd loves Big E.
We hear how Big E will need to watch the upcoming Battle Royal for his next challenger as he continues his way to the ring. They discuss Langston’s recent win over Sandow and Maddox points out his own loss weeks before. Bateman gets put over as Langston hands over his title and the match begins.
Derrick Bateman vs. Big E Langston
Bateman dives at Big E and gets Big E in the corner. He throws some chops, a forceful dropkick and just lays into Big E. Langston takes the hits but eventually is able to throw Derrick off. Derrick hits the ground hard. As he tries to get up, Langston runs the ropes and lays him out with a monster clothesline.
Big E is signaling for FIVE and pulls the straps. Bateman shouts and struggles but it is the Big Ending.
Winner: Big E Langston
Langston celebrates his quick victory but the crowd is chanting for FIVE. Here is the Big Ending again. There is the self-made five count. The crowd loves it and we get more hype for a battle royal.
Back from commercial we get a quick hype screen to show next week, the tag team champions Rowan and Harper will take on the duo of Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno.
The announce team is joined by champion Big E Langston.
Graves is out first for the battle royal and his music starts the same way Punk’s Killswitch Engage This Fire Burns starts. He joins the ring that is full of others but the Wyatt music hits and the Eater of Worlds, Bray Wyatt, comes out next, creepy as can be.
Kassius Ohno makes his way out next, very focused. A shot of the ring shows Yoshi Tatsu is there but the crowd goes nuts for Adrian Neville. Bo Dallas comes out Happy Go-Lucky next, even though there was the heel tease last time he was on the show. MASON RYAN is out next and everyone starts fighting.
Battle Royal for the #1 Contender of NXT
Big E shows some of his humor from Twitter on commentary when Maddox tries to act like they had a rivalry. They ask him who he is pulling for and he said he would fight them all and it does not matter to him who wins.
Sakamoto is the guy who keeps being teased getting tossed right away but he manages to stay in. Ohno on the apron but Sakamoto officially is the first man out by Mason Ryan, who also tosses Briley Pierce. On to then throw Curt Hawkins, who I didn’t know was there and before that settles, Mason throws out his fourth guy! Mason Ryan = 1994 Diesel. Give him the title! Ryan just keeps throwing guys, tossed a bunch of lower end guys I hadn’t heard of, Yoshi Tatsu at nine, a couple more tosses, Mason throws out 10! He then picks up Sami Zayn and even gets rid of him too. Of the 18 guys, Mason Ryan has eliminated all 11!
Mason looks like his going to powerbomb Neville over the top, hurricanrana! Neville eliminates MASON RYAN! HOW? HE LITTLE, RYAN BIG! REAL BIG! ARGH! COMMERCIAL!
The Don’t Try This ad placed conveniently to calm me down from the Mason Ryan departure and we join the final six in the ring.
Four men down, Wyatt and Conor O’Brien stare each other down. O’Brien roars at Wyatt. Like seriously just stands there and roars. They have a quick exchange but O’Brien knocks Wyatt out of the ring. Not over the top now. He will be back.
O’Brien starts pummeling between the men left laying – Graves, Ohno, Neville and Dallas.
Graves and Ohno team up and take out O’Brien. Wyatt then sneaks in and tossed the two. He hits his brother, Bo Dallas, with his finisher, the Sister Abigail.
Neville goes crazy and scores the second biggest upset of the battle royal, dumping Wyatt to follow his tossing of the other monster, Mason Mother-FN-in Ryan.
The former tag champs, the two that teased trouble weeks ago are making exchanges and having a dramatic ending trying to hang over the sides. Neville has one foot touch but pulls himself back in. Dallas is frustrated. Before they are up, they start exchanging punches. We get “Boo” for Bo punches and “Yay” for the Neville exchanges.
They exchange blows, Dallas tries to toss Neville, who catches himself. Dallas down on the mat, Neville up top for his Corkscrew Shooting Star, Bo throws his knees up. He takes the startled Neville and tosses him. Bo Dallas wins and celebrates like crazy.
Winner: Bo Dallas
Dallas is shouting like a mad man and this once hot crowd does not seem to care much. Big E tells us on commentary that good work by Bo but he will be dominated, just like everyone else. Preach.
NXT Win/Loss Totals (as of 5/15/2013)
Big E Langston 2-0
Bray Wyatt 2-0
Sami Zayn 2-0
Bo Dallas 1-0
Scott Dawson 1-0
Garrett Dylan 1-0
Luke Harper 1-0
Conor O’Brien 1-0
Summer Rae 1-0
Erick Rowan 1-0
Mason Ryan 1-0
Antonio Cesaro 1-1
Enzo Amore 0-1
Audrey Marie 0-1
Derrick Bateman 0-1
Danny Burch 0-1
Jake Carter 0-1
Sawyer Fulton 0-1
Corey Graves 0-1
Curt Hawkins 0-1
Briley Pierce 0-1
Damien Sandow 0-1
Yoshi Tatsu 0-1
Brandon Travern 0-1
Travis Tyler 0-1