Friday, October 2, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 10.2.15: #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: Emma and Dana Brooke continued their mission of being noticed in NXT as they battled Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. More second round Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament action, as Samoa Joe and Fin Balor faced Enzo and Big Cass. All that and a lot more.

- NXT kicks off with a recap of second round action in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.

- Finn Balor and Samoa Joe defeated Enzo and Big Cass, by pinfall, in a Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament Match: The match closes out with Big Cass hitting a big boot on Joe and Balor. Cass follows with an elbow and a Boss Man Slam for a near fall. Enzo and Cass hit their Rocket Launcher finisher on Joe, cover and Joe kicks out, stunning Enzo and Cass. Joe rolls through on the kick out and hits the Muscle Buster. Balor follows with the double stomp from the top rope. Balor covers and scores the pinfall. Joe and Balor advance in the tournament.

- Apollo Crews defeated Johnny Gargano, by pinfall: Gargano hits a diving spear on Crews and follows up with an Octopus submission. Crews powers out, but Gargano hits a roll through kick for a near fall. Crews explodes with offense, hitting a vertical suplex, a series of clotheslines, a stinger splash and a hopping clothesline. Crews finishes with the gorilla press drop on Gargano to score the pinfall.

- Backstage, NXT GM William Regal tells Emma and Dana Brooke that since they ruined Asuka's contract signing last week, Dana will face Asuka at Takeover. Dana isn't fazed until Regal shows Dana some Asuka wrestling highlights. Dana looks worried as Emma tells her good luck with that.

- Emma and Dana Brooke defeated Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, by pinfall: The match closes out with Dana tagging in and double teaming Billie with Emma. Billie fires back and lands a boot to Emma's jaw, dropping Emma. Peyton is in, but gets sent to the floor. Dana plants Billie with the Michinoku Driver and scores the pinfall.

- Tyler Breeze defeated Tommaso Ciampa, by pinfall: The match closes out with Ciampa landing a palm strike and a lariat on Breeze. Breeze and Ciampa battle on the top rope until Breeze gets dumped off. Ciampa leaps off the top rope, but Breeze lands a mid air drop kick on Ciampa, for a near fall. Breeze loses his cool and stomps Ciampa in the corner repeatedly. Breeze drops Ciampa with the Unprettier and scores the pinfall.

- That closes out this week's NXT. Next week will be NXT Takeover: Respect. Join me for my recap of the event next Friday afternoon.

*** Smackdown ***

- This week's Smackdown took place in Albany, New York. Some highlights to this weeks show: Ryback battled Kevin Owens for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Team BAD battled Team Bella. Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns decide their fate at Hell In A Cell. Main event time saw Seth Rollins and The New Day battle The Dudley Boys and Demon Kane, with Corporate Kane at ringside. All that and a lot more.

- Seth Rollins Calls Out Kane: Smackdown kicks off with an angry WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. Rollins says Kane made HR look like jokes, he's hiding the fact that he's Demon Kane with his corporate duties and calls Kane out. Corporate Kane arrives on crutches. Kane apologizes for Rollins being a arrogant spoiled brat and for hurting Kane's ankle. Rollins brings up Night Of Champions and being dragged to hell on RAW. Kane says Rollins needs serious help, is making excuses to avoid John Cena at the MSG Show and says Rollins needs some levity in his life. Kane announces for tonight Rollins and The New Day vs. The Dudley Boys and Demon Kane. Rollins refuses to agree to the match unless Corporate Kane is at ringside. Kane agrees and accepts.

- Team BAD Promo: Naomi says there's been a lot of talk about who started the Divas Revolution. Sasha Banks says Paige can keep whining about it, Charlotte can keep crying and Nikki Bella can keep harping about her WWE Divas Championship reign, but who really cares. Banks says at the end of the day none of them have anything on Team BAD.

- Team BAD defeated Team Bella, by submission: Alicia and Naomi brawl until Tamina steps in and knocks down Alicia. Brie tosses Tamina to the floor and Nikki gets a near fall on Sasha. Nikki goes for Rack Attack, but gets distracted by Tamina. Sasha locks Nikki in the Bank Statement submission and cinches it in. Brie tries to break it up, but eats a Tamina super kick instead. Nikki finally taps out and Team BAD pick up the win.

- Backstage, The New Day clap and dance for Seth Rollins, hyping up their match tonight. The New Day clap and chant "Seth The Man" and walk off. Kane appears and laughs.

- Backstage, Charlotte says her and Becky Lynch are still friends and Paige has started the spoiled brat campaign. Paige interrupts and mocks Becky. Charlotte says Paige needs to be with them or against them. Paige asks if that's an ultimatum. Charlotte says they have no other choice and she and Becky walk off. Nattie Neidhart appears and tells Paige if she ever disrespects Nattie again, Paige will regret it.

- Ryback defeated Kevin Owens, by countout, Kevin Owens retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship: The match closes out with Owens landing a near fall super kick. Ryback comes back, hits a spine buster, hits the Meat Hook and goes for Shell Shock. Owens escapes to the floor where Owens and Ryback double clothesline each other down. Ryback re-enters the ring at eight, but Owens walks out and takes the countout loss. After the match, Owens is back in the ring and tries to power bomb Ryback. Ryback counters and lays out Owens with the Meat Hook and Shell Shock.

- Neville and The Lucha Dragons defeated Stardust and The Ascension, by pinfall, in a Six Man Tag Team Match: The match closes out with Kalisto getting the hot tag and cleaning house. Kalisto lands a tornado DDT on Stardust for a near fall. All hell breaks loose and Kalisto and Stardust are alone in the ring. Konnor blind tags in as Neville and Stardust fight on the floor. Kalisto hits Salida Del Sol on Konnor and scores the pinfall.

- Bray Wyatt And Roman Reigns Make Hell In A Cell Plans: Bray says he sacrifices his body to prove Reigns is human, he and Reigns create pure chaos, it's all a huge circle that ends with Bray and Reigns and finishes with his trademarked "Anybody But You Roman" line. Reigns interrupts, stares down Bray and finally says "Hell In A Cell". Bray smiles and says if that's what he really wants, Bray is willing to die and sacrifice everything. Reigns walks off to end the segment. It's made official, Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns at Hell In A Cell inside the Hell In A Cell.

- The Dudley Boys and Demon Kane defeated The New Day and Seth Rollins, by pinfall: Corporate Kane is sitting at ringside and Demon Kane is no where to be found. Corporate Kane gets taken out of the match and ends up walking away backstage. Rollins yells at Kane to get back, but Kane laughs and keeps walking. The match closes out with Devon suicide diving onto Big E and Xavier Woods. Fire pyro explodes and Demon Kane stalks to the ring. Kane tosses Rollins into the barricade, into the timekeepers area and goes for a choke slam. Rollins escapes and runs out of the arena. The Dudley's hit the 3D and score the pinfall. After the match, Kane choke slams Bubba Ray and Devon, choke slams The New Day, hits a big boot and a Tombstone on Woods and poses with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, as Rollins looks on from the stage.

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