Friday, October 16, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 10.16.15: #NXT & #SmackDown

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's this week's NXT and Smackdown 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.

- Bayley Promo: NXT Women's Champion Bayley kicks off NXT in the ring. Bayley puts over Takeover: Respect, Sasha Banks and says the Women's Division has been validated. Alexa Bliss interrupts the champ and says Bayley deserves to be champion and raises Bayley's hand. Alexa snatches the title from Bayley as Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy corner Bayley. Alexa threatens Bayley and says next time she takes away the title it'll be for real.

- 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.

- The Vaudevillains defeated Sawyer Fulton and Angelo Dawkins, by pinfall: The match closes out with English getting the hot tag in to Gotch. Gotch lands a suplex on Dawkins and then follows up with a double knee strike. Gotch lands one more suplex then tags English back in. English and Gotch hit the Whirling Dervish double team finisher, cover and score the pinfall.

- 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.

- Nia Jax defeated Evie, by pinfall: Nia Jax who is another cousin of the People's Champion, The Rock, makes her NXT debut. The match closes out with Evie escaping a bear hug and tries a sunset flip on Nia. Nia slams Evie, but Evie fires back with some kicks. Nia hits a modified sidewalk slam on Evie, covers and scores the pinfall.

- Eva Marie sends a video, apologizing for not being on NXT. After all her grueling matches, she needed "me time" in Paris.

- Apollo Crews Wins The NXT World Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal: The final four in the match comes down to Tyler Breeze, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews. Joe quickly tosses Breeze to the floor, eliminating Breeze. Joe goes for a Muscle Buster on Corbin, but Corbin escapes and tosses Joe onto the ring apron. Tyler Breeze interferes and pulls Joe to the floor, causing Joe's elimination. Corbin and Crews trade blows and Corbin comes close twice at eliminating Crews. Crews goes for his standing moonsault, but Corbin gets his knees up. Corbin goes for the Bossman Slam, but Crews lands three big enziguris. Crews hits a clothesline, sending Corbin to the floor for the elimination and the win. Crews celebrates to close out NXT as the new #1 Contender to the NXT World Title.

*** 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. 

- Bo Dallas Mocks Roman Reigns: Dallas grabs a microphone before his one on one with Roman Reigns and says he survived Suplex City, unlike Reigns, the only way Reigns is leaving Hell In A Cell against Bray Wyatt is on a stretcher and Reigns can "Bo-Lieve That"

- 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.

- Roman Reigns And Bray Wyatt Promo: After Reigns' match with Bo Dallas, Reigns picks up a microphone. Reigns says Bray Wyatt is the devil, he sees pure evil in Bray's eyes and the only way to stop the devil is to ride with him straight to hell. Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron and says Reigns' sins will be his undoing, his pride will be his ending and promises to have something special for Reigns on RAW.

- King Barrett and Sheamus defeated Neville and Cesaro, by pinfall: Stardust and The Ascension appear and watch Neville and Cesaro. The match closes out with Cesaro hitting a springboard uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Sheamus grabs the ropes for the block. Cesaro tries to go for the Cesaro Swing again, but Barrett attacks Cesaro from behind and hits the Bullhammer. Sheamus 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.

- Kevin Owens defeated Zack Ryder, by pinfall: The match closes out with Ryder rolling up Owens for a near fall. Ryder next hits a knee and lands a drop kick on Owens. Owens returns and drops Ryder with a big clothesline. Owens tosses Ryder into the ropes and plants him with the pop up power bomb. Owens covers and scores the pinfall. After the match, Ryback hits the ring and sets his sights on Owens. Owens escapes and mocks Ryback as he leaves.

- 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.

- Summer Rae Confesses Her Feelings To Dolph Ziggler: After the match, Summer tells Ziggler that not only did Rusev cheat on her, but Lana cheated on Ziggler. Summer says she and Ziggler have chemistry. Ziggler says he has chemistry with alot of girls, knows Summer will just use him and isn't playing Summer's games.

- 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.

- Luke Harper and Braun Strowman defeated The Prime Time Players, by submission: The match closes out with Young hitting Harper with a right hand and then nailing a neck breaker. Harper tags in the monster Strowman. Harper lands a super kick on Young, as Young was waiting for Strowman. Titus dumps Harper to the floor. Strowman applies the Bear Hug/Sleeper on Young and chokes Young out for the submission victory.

- Charlotte defeated Alicia Fox, by submission: The match closes out with Alicia and Charlotte taking each other out with boots. Charlotte is back up, lands some chops and drills the spear on Alicia. Charlotte applies the Figure Eight submission and makes Alicia tap out. After the match, The Bella Twins and Alicia attack and beat down Charlotte and Becky Lynch. Paige hits the ring and cleans house, saving Charlotte and Becky.

- 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.

- The Dudley Boys and Dean Ambrose defeated The New Day, by DQ, in a Six Man Tag Team Match: The match closes out with Bubba getting sent to the floor. Devon and Ambrose toss New Day to the floor. Ambrose is sent to the floor by Xavier Woods. Kofi Kingston gets a near fall roll up on Bubba. Kingston is up and gets hit with the 3D by The Dudley's. Woods is back in with his trombone and gets New Day DQ'ed. Smackdown closes out with The New Day taking out the Dudleys again and standing tall.

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