1/8 WWE NXT Recap
January 9, 2014
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by Emerson “8 days of P90X3 down…82 to go” Witner
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Here’s what you need to know about NXT:
-The NXT Champion is Bo Dallas. He defeated Big E. Langston on June 13 after teasing a heel turn on May 16. Bo’s character has evolved into this delusional guy who thinks the fans love him when they hate him almost as much as people hate Cena.
-They also have Tag Team Champions, Konnor and Viktor, better known as The Ascension. They won the belts on October 3, defeating Adrian Neville and Corey Graves
-Paige is the first ever Woman’s Champion. She captured the belt on July 25 defeating Emma in the finals of a grueling tournament, which was not held in Rio De Janero.
-John “Bradshaw” Layfield is the Interim General Manager of the show, replacing Dusty Rhodes who Triple H fired in a power trip.
-The announce team is constantly rotating with some combination of Byron Saxton, William Regal, Brad Maddox, Alex Riley, Tensai, Renee Young 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!)
-Before we begin this is your weekly reminder that over on WrestleCrap.com I go into the way back machine and discover legendary moments in 140 characters of less for Epic Tweets In Wrestling History.
-Welcome to the only thing you will read tonight that has almost nothing to do with the WWE Network.
A few things before I begin…
I cannot wait for 8 weeks from now when I no longer have to watch those annoying Hulu commercials during every NXT commercial break.
Sasha Banks beat John Cena by about 30 minutes by announcing on Twitter that the Network starts on February 24.
1.) The Doctor of Huganomics, Bayley (w/Natalya) pinned Summer Rae (w/Sasha Banks)
Speaking of Sasha, she is in the corner of Summer Rae for our opener as Fandango’s #1 dancer goes one on one with Bayley, who has Nattie in her corner.
The match starts with Summer demanding a Hug It Out. Doesn’t she realize that Bayley’s finisher is the Belly to Bayley Suplex?
Well Bayley decided to rip Summer’s head band off and threw it down. Summer replied by smashing Bayley’s head into the turnbuckle, which caused her head band to fly off as well.
Summer now does a dance move before she does anything, which takes the matches down a step.
Summer missed a spin kick, so Bayley hit the Belly to Bayley Suplex, which is now called the Hugplex for the win.
-Devin Taylor is backstage interviewing Xavier Woods, who said he will return to NXT on Episode 300. Apparently Glen The Libertarian is here and will have something for Xavier to do.
-Anyone else getting the Massachusetts Community College commercial or are they somehow doing localized commercials?
2.) Aiden English pinned Colin Cassidy
This match was set up last week during the first ever NXT sing off. Big Cass had come out on top, but Aiden clipped his knee from behind, just like Luger did earlier…I need to stop watching Deadly Venom: The Best of Sting.
The people are actually booing Aiden now, so everyone has caught on that he is a heel. Big Cass just destroyed Aiden from the bell, including hitting the S-a-w-f-t back smash. They are wrestling like they just got told their time got cut in half right before going out the curtain.
Aiden with the World’s Fastest Heat Segment, Colin with the World’s Fastest Comeback and they went into the World’s Fastest Finish. Aiden won with the Director’s Cut. If King Kong Bundy and SD Jones wrestled at this pace at WrestleMania 1 they would have gotten the match done in 9 seconds.
-Devin Taylor tried interviewing Adrian Neville, when he got a call on his phone. Turned out Tyler Breeze, who was 7 feet away, was calling him to apologize for costing him the NXT Championship a few weeks ago.
Adrian and Tyler argued over who was at fault over that. It really was Adrian’s fault. He attacked Tyler for no good reason.
They set up a match for next week.
-Oh I forgot to mention, this is Day 210 of Bo Dallas’ reign as the longest reigning NXT Champion of the past 25 years.
-Xavier Woods is out because he somehow pissed off The Authority and Glen The Libertarian demanded he show up on NXT for punishment.
Glen came out in a gray suit and glasses to say that Xavier is a backstage politician and it is his fault that Big Show was brought back in part due to the petition that Xavier started.
Glen introduced Xavier’s opponent as Alexander Rusev.
3.) Alexander Rusev (w/Lana and Glen The Libertarian) submitted Xavier Woods
Rusev beat main roster guy Kofi Kingston last week and spends his second week in a row beating a main roster guy. Rusev laid out Xavier in the first 20 seconds with a huge Samoan Drop, or should it be a Bulgarian Drop?
Woods hit the Honor Roll and went for Lost in the Woods, but Rusev ran him over and then slapped on the Accolade for the submission win.
-A video of Kofi after his loss to Rusev last week. He underestimated Rusev and now wants a rematch. Oh great he can lose again.
4.) Tyson Kidd pinned Baron Corbin
Alex Riley mentioned that a lot of people would shy away when told they had to wrestle Tyson Kidd. My question would be who does that? He loses most of the time and almost always has a great match. You can’t do much better.
Apparently Tyson Kidd came back quicker than Robert Griffin III from the same knee injury. Tyson won with the Buff Blockbuster. It’s called Tyson’s Twisting Neck Destroying Device. Yeah, really.
-I hate my computer almost as much as I hate Hulu commercials.
5.) In a Tornado Match, NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension defeated Hunico & Camacho.
Huni-Cara and Camacho have brought back the blinged out bikes for the first ever NXT Tornado Match.
For some strange, odd, unknown reason, Byron Saxton is in the ring to do the ring introductions even though they had some horrible woman do it. I had to laugh because Tom Phillips mentioned that the American Pitbulls answered the Ascension’s open challenge and lost. Of course the reason I laughed was because Davey and Eddie weren’t signed.
Alex Riley went on and on about how Konnor and Viktor would love this match because they love breaking the rules. When do they ever break the rules?
This wasn’t a bad match, but it definitely would have been a lot better had it just been a normal match. It is strange to watch an anything goes match where they stay in the ring for 95% of it.
Hunico and Camacho went for the Double 10 Punches Of Spanish Doom, but they got power bombed out of the corners by their respective foes.
The finish saw Camacho go for a Suicide Dive to Viktor, but Viktor hit an uppercut as Haku Jr came thru the ropes. Ascension picked up another win with the Fall of Man.
That is it for this week. Until next week when we reach Day 217 of the longest NXT Title reign of the last 25 years…