Hey WWENews.net readers! I’m CJ Blaze. I’m going to start writing results/review for NXT every week. The first part of the article features the results, and the second half includes my thoughts and opinion. So without further ado, here’s what happened this week in NXT:
Big E Langston vs. Aiden English
English gets thrown into the corner. Big E flips him, and then runs right over him. Langston connects with The Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston – by pinfall (0:43)
Afterwards, Big E hits two more Big Endings and counts five. Later on: Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves take on Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan in a #1 Contenders match for the NXT Tag Team titles.
After the break, Renee Young interviews Emma about her upcoming match in the Women’s Tournament against Aksana.
Aksana vs. Emma – Women’s Championship Tournament Round 1
Emma dances around until Aksana attacks from behind and slams her head against the mat. Aksana hits a sidewalk slam, and pins her three times, but only getting the count of two. Emma and rolls Aksana up. Aksana counters, pins again. Emma suffers a few stomps to the leg. Aksana pins her several more times before Emma gets up and goes crazy on her. Aksana locks in a scissors submission, pin for another two. Emma gets slapped in the chest. Emma wastes little time by slamming her down and then locking in her Dil-Emma submission to advance to the semi-finals.
Winner: Emma – by submission (3:34)
A creepy Leo Kruger video package airs, he returns next.
Dante Dash vs. Leo Kruger
They lock up. Kruger knees Dash, and then slams him into the corner. Kruger flips Dash, and then bends Dante’s wrist. Dash punches Kruger, but then gets his wrist slammed over Kruger’s shoulder. Leo sends Dante into the post, followed by suplex. Kruger hits the Slice (a clothesline). Kruger locks in an arm submission for the victory.
Winner: Leo Kruger – by submission (2:49)
Video Package: Connor O’Brian says The Ascension will rise again.
Mickey Keegan vs. NXT Champion Bo Dallas (non-title)
Lock up. Bo flips Keegan over, and then hits two atomic drops, followed by a dropkick. Keegan slams him down for a pin. Bo hits three running hammers and then a tornado DDT for a pin. Dallas connects with his hooked-arm slam for the pin.
Winner: Bo Dallas – by pinfall (1:47)
Kruger gets back in the ring. He beats Keegan up and throws him out. Kruger attempted to grab Bo’s title, but then left.
#1 Contenders Match: Graves and Ohno vs. Dylan and Dawson- w/ Sylvester Lefort
Ohno and Dawson start. Lock up. Dawson locks up Ohno’s arm, but then gets flipped. Graves gets the tag, and hits a couple of headbutts. Ohno back in with a headlock. Graves with the tag. Dawson gets hooked in an arm lock. Graves hits an arm drag, and then flips Dawson. Graves and Dawson trade blows before Dylan comes in. Dylan tags in Dawson after double teaming him. They tag and double team once more.
Graves gets kicked, and hit with a leg and arm drop for a two. Dylan in with punches and a headlock. Dawson tagged in. Graves is hit with an uppercut for a nearfall. Headlock applied again. Graves powers out and tags Ohno. Ohno punches him. After some slams, Ohno pins him for a two. Dylan gets tagged, and they do their double-teaming finisher where Dylan hits a leg drop from the turnbuckle for a nearfall. Dylan unloads with punches. Dawson back in. Dawson pins again, kick out. A boot to the head, and then a clothesline from Dawson. Dylan tagged in. Dylan applies a headlock. Ohno escapes. Graves eventually gets tagged, and hits multiple punches/slaps. Graves ties Dylan’s legs in the ropes. Corey drops Garrett onto his knee for a two. Ohno and Dawson get in, but then leave the ring. Graves locks in his leg submission and Dylan taps.
Winners: Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno – by submission (9:47)
The Wyatt Family immediately comes out to attack. Adrian Neville and William Regal join the fight, as well as Dawson and Dylan. Regal takes the biggest beating from The Wyatt Family.
There were many good things to take away from this week’s episode. Round 1 of the Women’s Championship Tournament concluded this week. Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno will be getting a future title shot against Luke Harper and Erick Rowan of The Wyatt Family. And, it looks like Bo Dallas will be in a feud with Leo Kruger.
The only complaints I do have is that there were two squash matches in the hour-long show. I just wish that everyone could get some action in, and look strong in defeat. But, with WWE, that won’t always be the case. Another thing, all the matches but the main event were short and ended under five minutes.
The action will be heating up in the next month, and I can’t wait! Feel free to comment with any suggestions or thoughts on my article and/or what happened in the show.