Friday, May 29, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 5.29.15: #NXT & #SmackDown

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 at their home base of Full Sail University, in Orlando, Florida.

- NXT World Champion, Kevin Owens, kicks off NXT in the ring. Owens says he was going to have an NXT World Title Open Challenge, but he only gives title shots to those that deserve it and isn't insecure like John Cena. Owens says he's not a bad person, he's a good man, he did exactly what he said he'd do to Sami Zayn and he never backed down from Samoa Joe. If Joe was here right now, he'd lay Joe out. NXT GM William Regal arrives, let's it be known that Owens is walking a very thin line and lists the wrestlers Owens has taken out since arriving. Owens refuses to take blame as Solomon Crowe interrupts. Crowe says Owens is scared, anyone could take his title and calls Owens a piece of crap for what he did to Zayn. Owens says Crowe just earned himself an opportunity and Regal makes it official for tonight.

- Hideo Itami appeared in a pre-taped interview. Itami had shoulder surgery and has no clue who jumped him at Takeover.

- Bayley vs. Emma: The match closes out with Bayley trapping Emma in the corner. Bayley flies in, lands an elbow and plants Emma with a suplex. Bayley climbs the ropes, but gets yanked off by Emma. Emma locks Bayley in the "Emma Lock" and Bayley has no choice but to tap out. After the match, Dana Brooks is in the ring and attacks Bayley. Dana holds Bayley as Emma slaps Bayley in the face. Charlotte hits the ring and unloads on Dana and Emma. Charlotte eventually gets taken down by Dana and Emma. Emma slaps Charlotte and Dana hits a slam, laying Charlotte out.

- Backstage, Baron Corbin says Rhyno learned that Corbin is the only unstoppable force. Rhyno interrupts and throws down another challenge to Corbin.

- Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy (w/Alexa Bliss) vs. Mike Rallis and Elias Sampson: The newcomers try to put up a fight against the NXT World Tag Team Champions, but have no chance. The match closes out with Murphy hitting a kick on Sampson, then hitting a suplex. Blake climbs the ropes and hits the frog splash. Blake covers Sampson and scores the pin. After the match, Alexa Bliss lands a "Sparkle Splash" on Sampson.

- Backstage, Alexa Bliss says winners are attracted to each other, that's how she ended up with Blake and Murphy. Bliss taunts Carmella. They will meet next week.

- Finn Balor vs. Tye Dillinger: The match closes out with Balor hitting "Sling Blade". Balor, next, hits the corner drop kick on Dillinger and heads to the top rope. Balor hits the double foot stomp, covers and scores the pin.

- Backstage, Jason Jordan says he's found the perfect partner. Chad Gable interrupts to brag about being in the Olympics. Jordan says he has a partner and will call Gable if he ever needs him.

- Kevin Owens vs. Solomon Crowe: The match closes out with Crowe landing a slap and a running knee on Owens. Owens fires back with a clothesline and a senton splash. Owens catches Crowe and plants him with the pop up power bomb, covers and scores the pin. After the match, Owens goes to do more damage on Crowe, but Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring. Joe gets in the ring and Owens quickly exits. Joe stares down Owens as Owens taunts Joe and John Cena by screaming "The Champ Is Here". This closed out NXT.

*** SmackDown ***

- Smackdown was taped this week in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

- Dean Ambrose kicks off Smackdown in the ring with a microphone. Ambrose gets us up to date on what happened on RAW with his arrest and almost losing his title shot. Ambrose used his one phone call to call Roman Reigns to buy him some time. After a YouTube video was reviewed you could see Seth Rollins pushed the camera man into Ambrose, which made Ambrose an innocent man. Ambrose made it back to the arena, signed the contract and will now beat the hell out of Rollins at Elimination Chamber, beginning the Age of Ambrose.

- "Lumberjack Tag Team Match": Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. The Lucha Dragons: The match closes out with Kalisto hitting the "Kalisto Kick" on Kidd for a near fall. Kidd countered a Kalisto hurricanrana and locked in the "Sharpshooter" submission. Sin Cara broke up the submission, than eats a Cesaro kick. The New Day tries to get involved, causing the distraction. Kidd gets hit with "Salida Del Sol" and The Lucha Dragons score the pin.

Backstage, Seth Rollins tells Kane that Dean Ambrose deserved to be locked in jail forever. Noble tells a story about his crazy Aunt that reminds him of Ambrose. Kane says he has a plan to help Rollins at Elimination Chamber.

- King Barrett vs. R-Truth: The match closes out with Barrett in full control. Barrett goes for the "Bullhammer", but Truth counters with a near fall roll up. Truth still in control, hits the "Lie Detector" and scores the pin. After the match, Sheamus hits the ring and plants Truth and Barrett both with the "Brogue Kick".

- Backstage, Lana says she thought Rusev could change, but she was wrong and wouldn't go into anymore details on what's going on with her and Dolph Ziggler. Rusev interrupts and they have another back and forth. Rusev says Lana dug her grave and now she'll lay in it.

- Rusev vs. Ryback: Rusev injures his leg legitimately mid-match. The match closes out with Rusev rolling to the floor, nursing his leg. Ryback follows, but gets tossed into the ring post twice by Rusev. The referee calls the match and DQ's Rusev.

- Naomi vs. Paige: The match closes out with Paige going for the "PTO". Naomi counters out and Tamina tries to distract Paige. Paige lands a kick on Tamina and then hits the "Ram-Paige" on Naomi. Paige covers and scores the pin. After the match, The Bella Twins stand on the stage to let their presence be felt.

- Kevin Owens is in the ring with a microphone. Owens says he's been in the business for 15 years, has dominated the world and will dominate John Cena at Elimination Chamber. Owens mentions what he did to Sami Zayn and Zayn was his best friend. If he'd do that to his best friend, just imagine what he'll do to Cena. After Sunday the real champ will be here.

- Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins and Kane: The match closes out with Reigns getting the hot tag and nailing a ton of clotheslines on Rollins. Reigns misses a "Superman Punch". Reigns and Rollins reverse a handful of moves until Reigns finally connects with the "Superman Punch". Reigns covers but Mercury and Noble hit the ring and attack Reigns. Reigns and Ambrose win by DQ. After the match, The New Day hit the ring and help The Authority attack Reigns and Ambrose. The duo try to fight back, but the odds are too heavy. Kane plants Reigns with a choke slam and Rollins plants Ambrose with the "Pedigree" to close out Smackdown.

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