Friday, March 27, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 3.27.15: #SmackDown & #NXT Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE.  It's this week's NXT and Smackdown recaps for the week.

*** NXT ***

- NXT was back in Orlando, Florida, at Full Sail University, for this week's tv tapings.

- "NXT Women's Championship Match": Sasha Banks (c) vs. Alexa Bliss: The match almost ends with a count out like last week. Bliss climbs the ropes, but gets single arm dragged off of them by Banks. Banks locks in the "Bank Statement" submission on Bliss and Bliss has no choice but to tap out. Sasha Banks retains the NXT Women's Championship.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens says he and Finn Balor have a lot in common, they're world class performers and have both made an impact. Owens tells Balor to bring the demon tonight.

- Backstage, Emma talks to Bayley. Emma says Bayley has been too nice, needs to look inside herself for a tougher edge and the NXT fans won't get her what she wants. Bayley says the NXT fans helped get her two shots at the NXT Women's Championship. Emma slaps Bayley across the face and leaves.

- Backstage, Tyler Breeze wants a NXT World Title shot. Hideo Itami interrupts, points out that he and Breeze are tied at 1 in their match series and challenges Breeze to a "2 Out Of 3 Falls Match", next week.

Backstage, Finn Balor says Kevin Owens loves the sound of his own voice, Balor does his talking in the ring and doesn't need to bring the demon to defeat Owens.

- Backstage, Enzo Amore, Big Cass and Carmella are interrupted by Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake. Murphy and Blake apologize to Carmella and give her jewelry. Carmella says that she's never given jewelry and Enzo and Cass say the jewelry is fake.

- "NXT World Heavyweight Championship Match": Kevin Owens (c) vs. Finn Balor: Owens goes to work on Balor's leg throughout the match. Balor hits a drop kick then follows up with the double stomp off the top rope. Balor can't make the cover with the hurt leg and ends up taking the pop up power bomb from Owens. Owens covers and scores the pinfall. Kevin Owens retains the NXT World Heavyweight Championship as NXT closes out.

*** Smackdown ***

- Smackdown was taped this week in Los Angeles, California, inside the Staples Center. Smackdown served its go home show to the Super Bowl of Wrestling, Wrestlemania 31. This week's Smackdown also showed live segments from the yearly Wrestlemania Axxess event.

- "Fatal Four Way Match": Jimmy Uso (w/Jey Uso and Naomi) vs. Fernando (w/Diego and El Torito) vs. Cesaro (w/Tyson Kidd and Nattie Neidhart) vs. Big E. (w/Xavier Woods): Cesaro goes for the "Neutralizer", but Fernando counters out. Big E goes for the "Big Ending", but eats a super kick from Jimmy. Jimmy sends Fernando over the top rope, climbs to the top rope and hits the "Superfly Splash" on Cesaro. Jimmy covers and scores the pinfall.

- We see a live segment of the WWE Wrestlemania Axxess Show. Brock Lesnar re-signing with the WWE for 3 years is talked about. A huge chunk of Smackdown goes towards hyping up Wrestlemania 31 and going over all of the matches on the card.

- In Ring Segment With A.J. Lee: Talks about her past in WWE and how the Bellas have tried to use the WWE Divas Championship to split A.J. and Paige. She will beat the Bellas at Wrestlemania and if Paige wants to join her she can. Paige comes out and goes face to face with A.J. Paige says it's been a year since A.J. last held the title and Paige knows deep down A.J. wants it back. A.J. says if they are a threat to each other, they will not win. Paige asks if A.J. plans to screw her over. A.J. and Paige talk things out and it appears they are on the same page, when the Bellas arrive. The Bellas call A.J. a liar and a manipulator, claim that Brock Lesnar has worked more days then A.J., the Bellas run the Divas Division and everyone wants to be a Bella. A.J. says everyone wants to be like the Bellas, a pair of D List failed actresses, Paige and A.J. will kick Bella ass at Wrestlemania. Paige says no one wants to be a Bella they want to be freaks and oddballs, who aren't afraid to be themselves. The Bellas state that they will see the bitches at Wrestlemania.

- More Wrestlemania Axxess and Wrestlemania match previews.

- "8 Man Tag Team Match": Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Mark Henry, and Roman Reigns vs. Kane, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, and Big Show: Reigns hits Show with a "Superman Punch". Wyatt goes for "Sister Abigail" but Reigns spears Wyatt. Kane tries for a choke slam, but takes a spear from Reigns. Reigns and Henry both splash Show. Cena lays out Show with an "AA" and Bryan charges in with the flying knee on Show. Bryan covers Show and scores the pinfall. Smackdown closed out with the good guys celebrating.

And that's this week's Smackdown/NXT recap. Have a great weekend, till next time, tap or snap.


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