People over there, what’s up? Welcome to our lovely little NXT recap. Let’s get started, shall we?
We get a promo to hype us for the elimination tonight. This leads into our theme song-fireworks-crowd shot combo. And Stryker welcomes us to NXT. He’s got the rookies on the stage, along with a huge red and blue inflatable…thing. This is introduced as an immunity challenge called â€œRock ’em, Sock ’emâ€. Ah, think American Gladiators and the challenge where they beat each other with those giant Q-tips. Johnny Curtis goes against Derrick Bateman….only to lose. Byron Saxton goes against and fairly uncomfortable Brodus Clay, who basically pushes Saxton down and gets disqualified. We’re down to Saxton and Bateman. And Saxton, my personal pick, wins the challenge. Wait, apparently, the call was bad, and we’re getting a rematch. Goody. And Saxton wins decidedly this time.
We’re back to a replay of Derrick Bateman branding Dolph Ziggler â€œturdâ€, which, as far as PG goes, is a fine chant.
Derrick Bateman vs. Byron Saxton
The bell rings, and we get the never so clichÃ© lockup. They break it off, as the crowd chants â€œcheeseheadâ€ in favor of Bateman. Bateman hits a dropkick and a couple of hip tosses. He’s got a hammerlock on Saxton, and hits a kick to the shoulder for a nearfall. Saxton fights back, attempts a hip toss, but Bateman reverses it into a Russian leg sweep for the nearfall. Bateman goes to the top rope, but Saxton hits the ropes, leaving Bateman to come crashing down. Saxton gets a nearfall. Saxton has a chinlock, while Bateman fights out of it, only to be clotheslined for the nearfall. Saxton whips Bateman for the back elbow for another nearfall. Bateman gets caught in another chinlock, as Chris Masters starts another â€œturdâ€ chant. Bateman fights back with a belly to back suplex. Saxton gets caught with the token offense, a dropkick to the corner, and a clothesline for the nearfall. Bateman tries for a submission, but gets caught in a small package for two. Bateman then misses with a clothesline for Saxton to roll him up for another nearfall. Bateman rolls Saxton into a crossface for the submission.
Winner: Derrick Bateman via submission
Wrestlemania promo. I find it funny they have a shot of Swagger grabbing Money in the Bank. What wonders that did.
We’re back to our second rookie challenge as all the rookies join Stryker in the middle of the ring. Apparently, it’s â€œThe Price is Rightâ€, WWE style. WWE products are brought out by NXT Season 3 rejects, and the rookies have to guess the retail value. â€œReal old, real fastâ€ doesn’t cover it. Brodus Clay is our top economic expert.
The Chap;erone. Again. ‘Nuff Said.
And we return to a promo for the Elimination Chamber. Man, talk about filler. At least it’s for a promotional cause.
Backstage antics with Johnny Curtis and R-Truth. A little spat resolved by a manhug. Sorry, this is definitely filler.
Brodus Clay makes his way to the ring, but we’re cutting away to a few commercials.
Promo for the HOF, feat. HBK.
Brodus Clay vs. Johnny Curtis
Curtis comes out with R-Truth. And the match is underway. And a lockup starts, as Ziggler brings back some memories of Headcheese. Clay takes control with a few punches and knees before tossing Curtis outside. Curtis slides in and knocks Clay down, adds a few punches. Curtis tries for a second rope something or other, but gets caught by Clay, who hangs Curtis up on the top rope. Clay gets a nearfall. A few punches, and Clay gets Curtis in the DDT position, only to keep him there in a hold. Clay backs Curtis in the corner and adds a shoulder thrust. He goes back into the hold. Curtis attempts to fight back, but gets rammed back in the corner. He hits a jawbreaker, though, and hits a few European uppercuts. Curtis hits a dropkick to the knees. He goes out to the apron and hits an over-the-top leg drop for a nearfall. Curtis hits the top rope and hits a drop kick. Clay rolls to the ropes and slides out to the apron. He thumbs Curtis in the eyes and hits a guillotine. He follows it with a running powerslam for the pin.
Winner: Brodus Clay vis pinfall
As Johnny Curtis is licking his wounds, Stryker calls for the pros to huddle.
Ah, the log cabin promo. I can’t possibly see how this is not the Undertaker. Johnny Cash samples simply equates to the Undertaker. Sorry, Sting fans.
We’re back and it’s elimination time. Johnny Curtis and Brodus Clay are both tied for immunity. They’re given a chance to plead for immunity from the fans. Curtis wins with the simple â€œPackers rule!â€. Glad to see we’re being impartial. And so, we’ve eliminated….Byron Saxton. That’s a damn shame. He was definitely my pick, And it looks like he’s about to bawl. And he’s actually cutting a hell of a promo. He says he forgives the WWE Universe. Ziggler comes down and berates Saxton. Damn, he’s turning pink with anger. There’s an intense showdown between the two. Wait, is Ziggler going to get this rookie over? No time to find out tonight, folks.
Tags: brodus clay, byron saxton, derrick bateman, johnny curtis, wwe nxt