Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's this week's NXT and Smackdown recap for the week.
*** NXT ***
- This week's NXT was at their home base at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Some highlights to this weeks show included: Alexa Bliss sent a warning to NXT Women's Champion Bayley. Nia Jax makes her NXT debut. Main Event time saw a Battle Royal to crown a new #1 Contender to Finn Balor and the NXT World Title. All that and a lot more, let's get to this week's NXT.
- Backstage, NXT GM William Regal announces a #1 Contenders Battle Royal for the NXT World Title tonight, after Samoa Joe asks for a title shot against NXT World Champion Finn Balor.
- Backstage, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder state the fact that they beat The Vaudevillains in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. They claim to be the #1 Contenders and plan to take the NXT World Tag Team Championship away from English and Gotch.
- Eva Marie sends a video, apologizing for not being on NXT. After all her grueling matches, she needed "me time" in Paris.
*** Smackdown ***
- This week's Smackdown took place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some highlights to this weeks show included: Paige looking for forgiveness from Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Nattie Neidhart. Dolph Ziggler goes one on one with Rusev with Summer Rae serving as Special Guest Referee. The Dudley Boys and Dean Ambrose main evented facing The New Day. All that and a lot more with this weeks Smackdown.
- Roman Reigns defeated Bo Dallas, by pinfall: The match closes out with Reigns hitting a big clothesline and then tossing Dallas into the corner. Reigns lands ten forearms and Dallas tries to call a timeout. Dallas then fakes a handshake to Reigns and lands a kick to Reigns' gut. Reigns hits a samoan drop, follows with a Superman Punch and then crushes Dallas with a spear. Reigns covers and scores the pinfall.
- Backstage, Summer Rae is asked about Rusev. Summer says this won't be the last time she puts a man in his place and has no problem, unlike some people, keeping her personal and professional life separate.
- Backstage, Paige offers an apology to Nattie Neidhart. Paige says she has all this pressure on her, wants her mentor back in her life, understands she has a long way to go to earn Nattie's respect and simply just wants her best friend back. Nattie says Paige is on the right path, but meanwhile, Paige needs to get out of Nattie's way.
- Dolph Ziggler defeated Rusev, by pinfall, with Summer Rae as Special Guest Referee: The match closes out with Rusev dodging the super kick and sending Ziggler into the turn buckle. Rusev lands a super kick of his own and gets a very slow two count from Summer. Rusev and Summer argue back and forth, until Summer finally slaps Rusev. Ziggler hits Zig Zag on a stunned Rusev and scores the pinfall.
- Backstage, The Dudley Boys and Dean Ambrose hype up their match against The New Day tonight. Devon says The Dudley's will become 10-Time WWE World Tag Team Champions at Hell In A Cell. Ambrose says The New Day will learn what happens when you take a wrong turn and end up in Dudleyville.
- Backstage, Paige tells Charlotte and Becky Lynch that she said horrible things, takes it all back and wants to prove herself to them again. Charlotte says this has to be done some other time.
- Backstage, WWE Medical find Nattie Neidhart laid out in her dressing room. Charlotte and Becky Lynch look worried.