2/12 WWE NXT Recap
February 12, 2014
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by Emerson “I survived the New England earthquake of 2014” 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.
-His #1 Contender is Adrian Neville, who will get his title shot on the live NXT show on the WWE Network on 2/27 after surviving 4:45 with the champion on 1/22.
-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 or less for Epic Tweets In Wrestling History.
-Also, me and my friend Lauren return for our second annual Bad Movie Month, which starts March 1. You can go to BadMovies2013.tumblr.com to re-read all of last years reviews and see the schedule for this year. It starts with Santa Claus Conquers The Martians and ends with Birdemic II.
1.) Natalya, Bayley and Emma defeated Alicia Fox, Summer Rae & Sasha Banks (w/Charlotte)
This match was set up last week when The BFF’s and Alicia Fox were beating down Emma and she was saved by Natalya and Bayley.
I choose Sasha as my Valentine. Alicia is going through initiation to join the BFF’s, which Renee Young, on commentary, thinks is a mistake.
Tom Phillips drops the bombshell that Paige will defend the title for the first time in about 3 months, as she faces the challenge of Emma 2 weeks from Thursday night on the WWE Network.
The mean girls get the heat on Bayley with a beautiful dropkick from the beautiful Alicia. Every week I am convinced that I am the only fan of Alicia as a wrestler.
Summer had a unique sitting Full Nelson on Bayley that she let go for some reason. The highlight of the heat segment was Alex Riley being offended that Renee Young would spend Valentine’s Day with a 45 year old man (Mr. Regal) than him.
Summer dropped Bayley with a thrusting butt to the face and then sat Indian style on the mat, mockingly taunting the girl as she tried to make a tag. Finally Bayley reversed a suplex attempt and made the hot tag to the #1 Contender.
Alicia went for the tag…but her partners ran away! This happened to Tyler Breeze a few months ago, but this time Emma immediately slapped the Emma Lock on Alicia for the win.
-A commercial for NXT Arrival aired. Thursday February 27 at 8:00pm EST.
2.) Aiden English pinned Colin Cassidy
This is a rematch from a month ago when Aiden beat Colin in about three minutes. Aiden got a near fall with a McGillicutter, but came up empty on a leg drop.
Big Cass fought back and went for the Catatonic, but Aiden got out of it and went to 2-0 with the Director’s Cut.
-Sami Zayn is out to call out Antonio Cesaro. Two weeks ago Sami claimed he would do it last week, but I guess he got lost on his way to the building.
Sami said he is stuck on the moment of losing to Cesaro in the 2 out of 3 falls match. He was a hair away from winning the most important match of his career and can’t figure out where he went wrong.
Cesaro then came out and said that this is getting pathetic. There was nothing Sami could have done to win the match. Sami is driving himself crazy by obsessing over this match. Antonio points out that he is better than Sami. Sami can still have a great career on NXT and can still beat any competitor that he wants, but he cannot beat Antonio Cesaro.
Sami thanked him for the psychological analysis and says that they have known each other long before NXT and he respects Cesaro, saying he is a true competitor who can be seen on Raw and SmackDown every week. He is on NXT every week when other people aren’t because he is a competitor.
Sami said that Cesaro may be afraid, that his best may not be good enough to beat Sami. Antonio asked about his knee and if it is medically cleared. Sami said it will be fine. Cesaro wanted Sami’s word that if he accepts one more match that there will be no more excuses when Cesaro wins again.
Sami stuck his hand out, but the fans chanted for them to pinky promise, but Cesaro, like the heel he is, kicked Sami in the knee and walked off!
This brought out Triple H who made the match anyway. If he could just do that then what was the point of the last 4 weeks of angles?
By the way, has anyone else noticed that this feud has been going on for 9 months?
3.) CJ Parker pinned Ty Dillinger
We go from something great to something awful as the Moonchild is here to face Ty Dillinger, who got the jobber entrance. The fans chanted “Purple Power” in reference to Ty’s tights. Despite being a baby face the fans hate Parker.
CJ picked up a win with an Airplane Spin and the Third Eye.
-After the match CJ grabbed the mic and asked why the fans don’t love him. He recycles and drives a Ford Fiesta. He says he should be booing the fans because they are hurting the ozone layer.
CJ officially turned heel by saying he doesn’t love the NXT Universe neither.
4.) The Wyatt Family beat Jason Jordan and Marcus Louis
The Wyatt Family is here! Making their return to the NXT Arena as a trio for the first time since July are Bray, Harper and Rowan. Luke Harper was here in October to beat Kassius Ohno twice during Ohno’s Farewell Tour.
The opponents never stood a chance. After the bout Bray laid out Jordan with Sister Abigail.
We go off the air with Bray saying that NXT has always belonged to the Family and to follow the buzzards.
With that, we finish another fun week in Orlando. Until next week, when we are at Day 252 of Bo Dallas’ reign as the longest reigning NXT Champion of the last 25 years, I bid you a fond adieu and remind you to say your vitamins and take your prayers!