Friday, February 26, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 2.26.16: #NXT & #SmackDown

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your NXT Recap Edition.

This week's NXT took place at their home base of Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Jason Jordan and Chad Gable kicked off the show in tag team action battling former NXT World Tag Team Champions, Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy. Apollo Crews was in one on one action this week. NXT GM William Regal makes a decision on last week's Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe match ending. Main event time saw NXT Women's Champion, Bayley and Carmella team up and battled Eva Marie and Nia Jax.

*** NXT ***

- Jason Jordan and Chad Gable vs. Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy: The match closes out with Blake and Murphy double teaming Gable in their corner. Gable dodges a knee from Murphy and tags Jordan. Jordan drop kicks Blake, belly to belly suplex on Murphy and catches Blake on a cross body attempt and lands a suplex. Jordan and Gable hit their double team finisher and score the pinfall.
Winners: Jason Jordan and Chad Gable, by pinfall.

- Backstage, NXT GM William Regal announces that next week Sami Zayn will battle Samoa Joe in a "2 Out of 3 Falls Match" to determine the #1 Contender to Finn Balor and the NXT World Title. Regal also announces a newly signed big star will debut next week.

- Apollo Crews vs. Christopher Girard: The match closes out with, Girard applying a chin lock on Crews, but Crews lifts Girard up on his back and drops him to the mat. Girard gets back body dropped on the apron and then hit by an enziguri by Crews. Crews lifts Girard off the apron and hits the Apollo Bomb to score the pinfall.
Winner: Apollo Crews, by pinfall. 

- Backstage, NXT Women's Champion, Bayley tells Carmella that she'll make a great champion someday. Carmella makes it her goal to push harder and Bayley says she's aware of Asuka wanting a shot at the title.

- Video surveillance shows the NXT World Tag Team Champions, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson, attacking Enzo Amore in the parking lot. Big Cass eventually arrives and makes the save.

- Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bull Dempsey: The match closes out with, Ciampa making quick work of Dempsey. Ciampa hits a running elbow and a leaping DDT on Dempsey. Ciampa locks in a modified version of the Rings Of Saturn submission and wins by tap out.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa, by submission.

- Eva Marie and Nia Jax vs. Bayley and Carmella: The match closes out with, Nia missing a clothesline and falls outside. Bayley is in, hits Bayley To Belly on Eva and covers. Nia makes it back in just in time to break the pinfall. Nia head butts Bayley as Carmella comes in. Carmella locks in a submission on Eva, but Nia breaks up the submission. Nia hits a series of leg drops on Carmella, allowing Eva to cover and score the easy pinfall.
Winners: Eva Marie and Nia Jax, by pinfall.

- NXT closes out this week with NXT GM William Regal informing NXT World Champion, Finn Balor he'll be facing WWE superstar and former NXT Alumni, Neville in the near future. 


Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is here with your Smackdown Recap Edition.  

This week's Smackdown took place in Indianapolis, Indiana. Triple H bragged about what he did to Roman Reigns this past Monday on RAW. The Lucha Dragons, Neville and Dolph Ziggler teamed up for eight man tag team action against the League of Nations. Jimmy Uso faced Devon Dudley in a one on one match. Kevin Owens takes on Big Show in a non-title match. Divas action took place, as Nattie Neidhart battled Becky Lynch one on one. Heath Slater battled R-Truth. Main event time saw a six man tag team match with The New Day battling Chris Jericho, AJ Styles and Mark Henry.

*** Smackdown ***

- Triple H Promo: Triple H quotes the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil", Roman Reigns was reminded of just exactly what "The Game" was capable of doing on RAW, Roman was put in his place, now dealing with nose surgery, Triple H is the law and The Authority. Triple H says it takes blood, sweat and tears to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Triple H had Reigns' blood in his hands and the tears will fall at Wrestlemania 32. Triple H reminds us that he's the Cerebral Assassin, The King of Kings, The Game and That Damn Good, and there isn't anything Reigns will be able to do about it.

- "Eight Man Tag Team Match": The Lucha Dragons, Neville and Dolph Ziggler vs. The League of Nations: The match closes out with, Neville hitting a 450 Splash on Barrett for a near fall, as Rusev broke up the pinfall. Sin Cara hits a enziguri on Rusev, as Kalisto follows with a dropkick, sending Rusev to the floor. Kalisto flies at Rusev, but Rusev catches him in mid-air. Sin Cara follows and drops Rusev with a suicide dive. Neville climbs up top and goes for Red Arrow on Barrett, but Del Rio lands a superkick on Neville. Ziggler lands a superkick on Del Rio, sending him to the floor. Sheamus comes in and nails the Brouge Kick on Neville and scores the pinfall.
Winners: The League of Nations, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Kevin Owens offers a rematch to Dean Ambrose for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, however, Ambrose isn't in the building tonight. Big Show interrupts and says KO has never beaten him yet. KO makes retirement jokes about Show. Show says retirement will make a pit stop to knockout KO later tonight.

- The Dudley Boys Promo: Bubba and Devon remind us that they are the 9-Time WWE World Tag Team Champions, they are not a circus or nostalgia act, they don't care what people think, they will do what they want to get the job done and the WWE Universe can shove their "We Want Tables" chants.

- Jimmy Uso vs. Devon Dudley: The match closes out quickly with, Jimmy landing an uppercut, an enziguri, a running Rikishi Splash and finally dropping Devon with an Uso Kick. Jimmy goes to the top rope, but gets distracted as it looks like Bubba is going for a table. Bubba knocks Jimmy off the ropes, before Jey gets there to help in time. Devon rolls Jimmy up and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Devon Dudley, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho mentions his respect for AJ Styles now and he and AJ showed chemistry teaming together on RAW. AJ says he came to the WWE to fight the best and have his Wrestlemania moment. Jericho and Styles target The New Day and possibly becoming tag team champions. Tonight, however, it's a six man tag team match and they need a partner. Mark Henry interrupts and offers his services, cause he owes New Day for turning on him.

- Kevin Owens vs. Big Show: The match closes out with, Show dropping Owens with a choke slam, but Owens rolls to the floor. Show tosses Owens back in the ring and goes to the top rope. Owens counters and goes for a Fisherman Buster Suplex, but Show easily blocks. Show goes for a choke slam on Owens off the top rope, but Owens drops Show crotch first on the top rope. Show falls to the floor and ends up getting counted out. After the match, Owens escapes as Show goes after him.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by Countout.

- Nattie Neidhart vs. Becky Lynch: The match closes out with, Nattie hitting a German Suplex, sending Becky to the floor. Team BAD arrives as Nattie tosses Becky back into the ring. Naomi gets in Nattie's face and lands a right hand to Nattie, forcing a DQ on Becky. After the match, Tamina hits a superkick on Nattie, as Sasha Banks hits the ring. Sasha and Becky join forces and clear Team BAD from the ring.
Winner: Nattie Neidhart, by DQ.

- Charlotte Promo: Charlotte announces that Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch will fight each other on RAW, to determine who faces Charlotte at Wrestlemania 32. She wishes both ladies luck and promises that she'll be watching from the front row. 

- Heath Slater vs. R-Truth: Goldust comes to the ring to watch the match. The match closes out with, Slater in control, hitting Truth with a boot and a couple knee drops for a near fall. Truth comes back with a leg lariat on Slater then knocks Rose off the ring apron. Truth hits a sitdown face slam on Slater, as Bo Dallas distracts the referee. Goldust lands a right hand on Slater during the distraction and Truth scores a backslide pinfall.
Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The New Day vs. Chris Jericho, AJ Styles and Mark Henry: The match closes out with, Big E going for the Big Ending, but Jericho counters with an enziguri. AJ hits a forearm on Woods, sending Woods to the floor. AJ hits a springboard moonsault followed by a neck breaker for a near fall, as Big E breaks things up. Henry comes in and lays out Big E, but catches Trouble In Paradise by Kofi. Kofi measures Jericho and hits him as well with Trouble In Paradise. AJ tosses Kofi to the floor, but Woods follows from behind and gets a near fall rollup on AJ. Woods unloads a forearm on AJ, but AJ is able to counter Woods into the Calf Crusher submission. Woods fights briefly, but eventually taps out.
Winners: Chris Jericho, AJ Styles and Mark Henry, by submission.

- This closes out this weeks Smackdown.

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