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.
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- More Wrestlemania Axxess and Wrestlemania match previews.
And that's this week's Smackdown/NXT recap. Have a great weekend, till next time, tap or snap.