Friday, April 10, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 4.10.15: #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 ***

- This week's NXT was the tournament semi-finals and finals taped at Wrestlemania Axxess, in San Diego, California, where the winner would get a shot at the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. 

- Hideo Itami vs. Neville: Itami applies a sleeper hold on Neville and hits a suplex for a near fall. Neville fires back with a super kick, but misses Itami, flying off the top rope. Itami hits the stalling corner drop kick and follows with the running kick. Itami covers and scores the pinfall. Itami advances to the tournament finals.

- Finn Balor vs. Tyler Breeze: Breeze hits a back heel kick, punches and two running forearms. Breeze goes for a third, but Balor counters with the "Slingblade". Balor hits a running drop kick in the corner on Breeze. Balor hits the double stomp on Breeze, covers and scores the pinfall. Balor advances to the finals.

- NXT shows a lot of backstage coverage of the company from Triple H at Wrestlemania. We see some interviews from current NXT talent giving their opinions on NXT.

- "Tournament Finals": Hideo Itami vs. Finn Balor: Itami hits the stalling corner drop kick in the corner. Itami with the flying kick, but Balor counters with "Slingblade". Balor goes to the top rope for the double stomp, but gets crotched on the ropes by Itami. Itami goes for the "GTS", but Balor counters and rolls up Itami for a near fall. Itami connects with the flying kick, covers and scores the pinfall. Hideo Itami wins the tournament and advanced into the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania. After the match, Itami and Balor shook hands.

- The rest of NXT, up to the end of the show, is a highlight package on Hideo Itami and his journey from starting out as KENTA, signing with WWE, highlights of his career all the way up to Wrestlemania 31 and WWE Superstars giving their opinions on Itami.

*** Smackdown ***

- This week Smackdown was taped in Dallas, Texas.

- In Ring Promo With Daniel Bryan: Bryan says he wants to make the WWE Intercontinental Championship special again and will defend it often. Bryan talks about Sheamus and Bad News Barrett and gets interrupted by Sheamus and Barrett. Sheamus says he and Barrett are going to kick Bryan's ass, cause they can. Dolph Ziggler hits the ring to even the odds for Bryan. Big Show is out next, brags about his Wrestlemania win and wants a piece of the action too. Roman Reigns evens things up, tackles Show and a brawl breaks out. Show, Barrett and Sheamus retreat to fight another day.

- In Ring Promo With The New Day: The New Day says they are here for the fans because they're here for a new day. The fans continue to hate on and boo The New Day.

- Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (w/Nattie Neidhart) vs. The New Day (w/Xavier Woods): Kofi lands some chops and a drop kick. Kofi hits the "Boom Drop" then goes for "Trouble in Paradise". The fans continue "New Day Sucks" chants, which distracts Kofi. Cesaro hits the european uppercut on Kofi and Kidd hits the spinning neck breaker. Kidd covers Kofi and scores the pinfall.

- Curtis Axel vs. Neville: Neville hits a cross body on Axel, then sends Axel to the floor. Neville hits a corkscrew cross body, slams Axel and hits "Red Arrow". Neville covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Cameron, Nattie Neidhart and Alicia Fox argue and slap each other, as they all claim they'll win the Divas Battle Royal on RAW.

- Nattie Neidhart vs. Alicia Fox (Cameron was Guest Referee): Fox hits a tilt-a-whirl slam on Nattie. Fox sends Nattie into the corner. Nattie counters and sweeps Fox's legs out from under her. Nattie locks Fox in the "Sharpshooter" submission and makes Fox tap out.

- After the Match: Cameron lays out Nattie and Fox both with DDT's.

- Bray Wyatt vs. Erick Rowan: Rowan goes to the top rope, but Bray rolls outside. Rowan follows, but gets taken out by a Bray clothesline. Bray hits a senton splash and rolls Rowan back in the ring. Bray hits "Sister Abigail" on Rowan and scores the pinfall.

- MizTV: Miz brags about his new movie, The Marine 4 and shows the movie trailer. Summer Rae interrupts, to remind Miz that she co-stars in it too. Miz takes full credit for making her a star, like he did for Damien Sandow. Miz belittles Sandow some more, until Sandow comes to the ring. Miz tells Sandow he'll shake his hand and forget everything that happened, as long as Sandow apologizes. Sandow says he's sorry he didn't do this a long time ago and punches Miz. Miz escapes, as Sandow destroys the MizTV props and gives Summer a kiss.

- "6 Man Tag Team Match": Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns vs. Bad News Barrett, Big Show and Sheamus: Reigns unloads punches, as Ziggler and Sheamus fight out to the floor. Bryan and Show take each other out. Barrett goes for the "Bullhammer", but Reigns counters and hits the spear. Reigns covers and scores the pinfall to close out Smackdown.

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


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