Friday, May 1, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 5.1.15: #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.

- In Ring Promo with Kevin Owens: Owens talks about how he was about to end Alex Riley last week and everyone's hero, Sami Zayn, made the save. Owens calls out Zayn, but NXT GM William Regal appears instead. Regal tells Owens he doesn't make the rules around here, Regal does. Owens sarcastically apologizes and says he doesn't remember calling Regal out, he called out Sami Zayn. Zayn appears and he heads to the ring. Regal announces at the next Takover pay per view, it'll be Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens for the NXT World Title. Owens says he'll fight, but Zayn hasn't done anything to deserve a title shot. Zayn says everything he's done the past twelve years Kevin Owens has tried to achieve too and it looks like Owens is trapped in Zayn's shadow. Zayn continues to throw reasons for Owens to put up the title and Owens finally agrees to it. 

- Enzo Amore, Big Cass and Carmella are talking. Carmella says she can handle herself and tells Enzo and Cass to leave. Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake check on Carmella after hearing her arguing with Enzo and Cass. She tells them to leave too. Alexa Bliss shows up and tells Carmella to behave. Carmella shoves Alexa and Murphy and Blake hit on Alexa afterwards.

- Sami Zayn signs his contract for Takeover. Alex Riley asks NXT GM William Regal for another shot at Kevin Owens. Regal says Riley is out of opportunities. Riley argues with Zayn so Zayn challenges Riley to a match tonight. Riley accepts and says he'll take Zayn's Takeover spot because Zayn won't make it there.

- Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Buddy Murphy and Wesley Blake: Enzo goes to the top rope and misses a crossbody block. Enzo gets tossed into the corner and Murphy hits on Carmella, who's outside the ring. Big Cass takes Murphy's head off with a big boot and sends Blake flying off the apron. Enzo and Cass hit their rocket launcher finisher and score the pinfall.

- Bayley is frantically looking for her ring gear backstage. Bayley leaves the room and Emma appears with a grin and with Bayley's stuff.

- Bayley vs. Dana Brooke: Bayley hits a double jump back elbow, a suplex, then goes to the top rope. Bayley's ring entrance music starts to play, distracting Bayley. Emma appears dressed in Bayley's ring gear and gets Bayley's attention. Brooke hits a knee, then plants Bayley with the "Michinoku Driver" and scores the pinfall.

- NXT GM William Regal, announces a triple threat #1 contenders match for Takeover. It'll be Tyler Breeze vs. Hideo Itami vs. Finn Balor.

- Hideo Itami vs. Adam Rose: Rose applies a sleeper and lands a back heel kick, after Itami escapes. Itami unloads and hits a leg lariat, clotheslines, slaps, kicks and a back heel trip. Itami hits the hesitation corner drop kick and the running boot. Itami covers and scores the pinfall.

- Bayley is looking for Emma. Bayley says they were friends, but apparently they still have issues.

- Becky Lynch vs. Sara Dobson: Lynch hits an elbow to the head. Lynch goes for a slam but Sara counters with a near fall roll up. Lynch grabs Sara and applies the "Fujiwara Arm Bar" and puts pressure on the submission. Sara eventually has to tap out.

- Rhyno sends a message to Baron Corbin. Rhyno says he heard Corbin likes making others feel pain, but Corbin could learn a thing or two. Rhyno says he's not only the past, but he's also the present and future.

- Sami Zayn vs. Alex Riley: Kevin Owens was present at the announcers table for this one. Riley lands some punches, chops and kicks. Riley charges at Zayn, but Zayn dodges and sends Riley to the floor. Zayn hits the suicide flip dive on Riley, on the floor. Owens leaves the announcers table and attacks Zayn from behind, DQ'ing Riley.

- After The Match: Owens slams Zayn head first into the ramp, then goes after Riley. Owens lifts up Riley and apron power bombs him. Owens stands over Zayn and Riley, raising his NXT World Title as NXT closes out.

*** SmackDown ***

- Smackdown was taped this week in Moline, Illinois.

- Seth Rollins dares Kane to do something relevant, tonight.

- Roman Reigns says he's bringing the fight to Randy Orton and Seth Rollins at WWE Payback. Kane comes to the ring and is going to prove himself by wrestling Reigns.

- Roman Reigns vs. Kane: Reigns goes for the "Superman Punch", but Kane catches Reigns and delivers a choke slam for a near fall. Kane signals for the "Tombstone", but Reigns counters with a DDT. Reigns hits the "Superman Punch" and follows with the spear. Kane rolls out of the ring and walks off, getting counted out.

- Seth Rollins says he never runs from a fight like Kane. Rollins says he won't need anyone's help in The Authority at WWE Payback.

- Damien Sandow vs. Curtis Axel: Sandow rips off Axel's shirt and throws him to the floor. Sandow imitates Axel and drops an elbow on Axel. Axel tries to fight back, but Sandow grabs Axel and plants him with a full nelson slam. Sandow covers and scores the pinfall.

- Ryback doesn't know why Bray Wyatt attacked him, but he has a message for Bray. FEED ME MORE!

- Ryback vs. Luke Harper: Ryback and Harper trade blows back and forth. Ryback hits a powerslam and a splash for a near fall. Ryback goes for the "Meat Hook", but Harper counters and nails a boot and a super kick, for a near fall. Harper goes for the discus clothesline, but Ryback counters with the "Meat Hook" and "Shell Shock". Ryback covers and scores the pinfall.

- After The Match: Bray Wyatt's music hits and the lights go out. The lights are back on and Bray is behind Ryback. Bray lays Ryback out with "Sister Abigail" and stares at Harper.

- "WWE World Tag Team Championship Match": The New Day (c) vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd: Cesaro with a press slam and a foot stomp on Kofi Kingston, and a near fall, after Big E. breaks the pinfall. Kidd hits a suicide flip on Kingston. Cesaro and Kidd hit the "Cesaro Swing"/Tyson Kick combo. Xavier Woods gets involved and gets The New Day DQ'ed and retain the tag team championship.

- Nikki Bella vs. Cameron: Cameron sends Nikki to the floor and tosses Nikki into the barricade. Cameron chokes Nikki, but Nikki hits a kick for a near fall. Cameron lands a slap, but Nikki unloads on Cameron in return. Nikki hits Cameron with the "Rack Attack" and scores the pinfall.

- The Prime Time Players mock The New Day, backstage.

- Seth Rollins tries to talk Dean Ambrose into cancelling their match, because Kane wants to humiliate Rollins. Humiliating Rollins sounds good to Ambrose.

- Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins: Rollins hits the turnbuckle power bomb for a near fall. Rollins counters "Dirty Deeds" and lands a kick on Ambrose for a near fall. Rollins gets shoved into Kane, Mercury and Noble and Ambrose goes for a suicide dive. Ambrose gets sent into the barricade and Kane grabs Ambrose and Rollins by the throat. Ambrose shoves Kane into the ring post and sends Mercury and Noble over the announcers table. Rollins steps in and shoves Ambrose into the steel steps. Rollins hits his new finisher and scores the pin on Ambrose.

- After The Match: Ambrose gets beaten down by The Authority, until Roman Reigns hits the ring and makes the save. Reigns spears Kane and stands tall with Ambrose to close out Smackdown.

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