Friday, April 24, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 4.24.15: #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 taped in Orlando Florida, at Full Sail University.

- Finn Balor vs. Tye Dillinger: Dillinger gets a small amount of offense in, but it's not enough. Balor hits the pele kick, the "Slingblade" and hits the corner drop kick. Balor goes up top and hits the double foot stomp on Dillinger and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Tyler Breeze refers to Finn Balor as the "Flavor of the Month", while Breeze has been dominating since he debuted in NXT.

- Backstage, Dana Brooke, states that her debut was the rebirth of the Women's Division. NXT is her playground and playtime is over.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens gives Alex Riley credit for their match a few weeks back. Tonight's rematch won't be any different, Owens will walk out the victor.

- "Triple Threat Match": Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair: Lynch locks in a submission hold on Bayley and it looks like Bayley is about to tap out. Charlotte, however, hits "Natural Selection" and breaks the submission. Charlotte gets Lynch up for a power bomb and Bayley hits a diving clothesline. Charlotte locks Bayley in the "Figure Eight" submission, however, Lynch covers Bayley and Charlotte can't break the submission in time as Lynch steals the pinfall.

- Hideo Itami vs. C.J. Parker: Parker tries to slow down Itami with mat wrestling and rest holds. Itami lights Parker up with kicks, chops and an arm drag. Itami hits the stalling drop kick in the corner, then follows up with the running kick on Parker. Itami covers and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, NXT Women's Champion Sasha Banks, makes fun of Becky Lynch. Banks says Lynch doesn't stand a chance winning the title. Lynch says she's "Kind of a Big Deal".

- Rhyno vs. A Local Wrestler: Rhyno with the "Gore" and he scores the pinfall, in what was probably a thirty second match.

- Kevin Owens vs. Alex Riley: Owens uses power moves and rest holds on Riley. Riley hits a clothesline, a snap neckbreaker and climbs the ropes. Owens crotches Riley on the ropes, countering the top rope move. Owens hits the corner cannonball, then the pop up power bomb on Riley. Owens covers and scores the pinfall.

- After The Match: Owens goes for the apron power bomb on Riley. Sami Zayn hits the ring and unloads on Owens. NXT officials rush the ring and try to separate the two men. Zayn suicide dives over the ropes and takes out Owens and the officials. Owens crawls away and escapes backstage, as Zayn dares him to fight, closing out NXT.

*** SmackDown ***

- Smackdown was taped this week in Providence, Rhode Island. This show served as the final show going into this Sunday's Extreme Rules event.

- In Ring Promo with Seth Rollins: Rollins talks about Extreme Rules and he doesn't need Kane's help. Kane interrupts and reminds Rollins he could either help him secure a big win or a big defeat. Rollins says Kane only has his job cause Triple H feels sorry for him. Kane says he laid down for Rollins last week, now Rollins should lay down for him, because that is what's best for business. Kane gets a referee in the ring, officially starts the match and threatens to rip Rollins' guts out if he doesn't lay down. Rollins tells Kane to calm down and lays down. Kane says he was just messing with Rollins, instead Rollins will fight Dean Ambrose.

- Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose: Luke Harper shows up and watches from the stage. Ambrose unloads on Rollins, Mercury, Noble and Harper. Rollins and Harper finally over power Ambrose and beat him down. Roman Reigns hits the ring and saves his former Shield brother.

- Dolph Ziggler and Neville vs. Bad News Barrett and Sheamus: Barrett hits "Wasteland" on Ziggler. Ziggler hits a DDT. Barrett goes for "Winds of Change", but Ziggler counters, tags Neville without Barrett knowing and hits "Zig Zag" on Barrett. Neville climbs the ropes and hits "Red Arrow" on Barrett for the pinfall.

- Nattie Neidhart vs. Naomi: Nattie counters a Naomi rollup and locks Naomi in the "Sharpshooter" submission. Naomi escapes and sends Nattie into the turnbuckles. Naomi hits Nattie with "Rear View" and scores the pinfall.

- Ryback vs. Rusev: Ryback lands a kick and a power slam for a near fall. Ryback hits another kick, a spine buster and hits the "Meat Hook" for a near fall. Ryback goes for the "Shell Shock", but Rusev rolls out of the ring. Ryback follows and wins by DQ, after Rusev grabs his steel chain and hits Ryback in the stomach with it.

- After The Match: Rusev wraps the chain around his fist and blasts Ryback with a punch. Rusev then applies "The Accolade" on a knocked out Ryback.

- Kofi Kingston vs. Cesaro: Cesaro hits a spine buster, then goes for the "Cesaro Swing". Xavier Woods gets on the apron, but gets knocked off by Tyson Kidd. Big E takes out Kidd, which distracts Cesaro. Kofi hits Cesaro with "Trouble in Paradise" and scores the pinfall.

- Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Luke Harper: Ambrose hits the rebound clothesline on Rollins, then goes for "Dirty Deeds". Harper stops it, but gets tossed to the floor by Ambrose. Ambrose climbs the ropes and hits a splash on everyone. Kane grabs Rollins and rolls him back in the ring. Reigns is in, spears Rollins and scores the pinfall. Ambrose and Reigns celebrate to end the show.

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


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