Friday, March 4, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 3.4.16: #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 the University of Central Florida. Former NXT World Tag Team Champions, The Vaudevillains, were in tag team action against Hugo Knox and Tucker Knight. Over in the Women's Division, Emma faced Santana Garrett one on one. NXT GM William Regal, debuts the newest NXT wrestler to be signed to the company, former TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Austin Aries. Elias Samson tries to stay undefeated in NXT, as Samson went one on one against Steve Cutler. Main event time saw NXT World Champion, Finn Balor, battle former NXT Alumni member, Neville, in a non-title match.

*** NXT ***

- The Vaudevillains vs. Hugo Knox and Tucker Knight: The match closes out with, Gotch and English in control. English gets a near fall after dropping Hugo with a punch. Gotch unloads upper cuts on Hugo in the corner. Knox finally tags in Tucker, who unloads clotheslines on Gotch and English. Gotch lands a kick on Tucker and retakes control of the match. Gotch and English set up Tucker and hit the double team Whirling Dervish to score the pinfall.
Winners: The Vaudevillains, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Emma and Dana Brooke mock and make fun of Deonna Purrazzo for getting beaten and knocked out twice by the Japanese newcomer, Asuka.

- Earlier in the day, Enzo Amore and Big Cass tell NXT World Tag Team Champions, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson, that soon they'll have no place to run and won't cheat like they did to win the tag titles. Wilder is shown in a sling and Dawson claims they won the tag titles fair and square.

- It's announced that Wilder and Dawson will defend the NXT World Tag Team Championship on March 12th at WWE Roadblock, the WWE Network's pay per view leading into Wrestlemania 32.

- Emma vs. Santana Garrett: The match closes out with, Santana landing a kick, a clothesline and a russian leg sweep on Emma. Dana Brooke distracts the referee, as Emma unloads kicks and slaps Santana. Santana plants Emma with a jack knife and gets a near fall. Emma lands another slap on Santana and is able to apply the Emma Lock submission for the tap out victory.
Winner: Emma, by submission.

- Backstage, NXT GM William Regal informs Eva Marie and Nia Jax that they will face NXT Women's Champion, Bayley and Asuka in tag team action next week.

- Austin Aries Arrives In NXT: NXT GM William Regal is in the ring and announces NXT's newest superstar, Austin Aries. Aries arrives and makes his way to the ring. Baron Corbin suddenly comes out of nowhere and attacks Aries from behind. Corbin rips off Aries' jacket and shirt and lays Aries out with End of Days right on the floor. Corbin tosses Aries' shirt in Regal's face and says "An eye for an eye" before leaving.

- Steve Cutler vs. Elias Samson: The match closes out with, Cutler landing a series of punches on Samson. Samson comes back, hits a suplex, an elbow drop and plants a knee on Cutler. Samson sets Cutler up and hits the neck breaker finisher to score the pinfall.
Winner: Elias Samson, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Mojo Rawley admits to Zack Ryder he's been partying too much and needs to focus. Ryder agrees and says they'll be one of the greatest tag teams in the WWE. The Vaudevillains look on and smile.

- Neville vs. Finn Balor: The match closes out with, Balor going to the top rope, but Neville trips him up. Neville hits a hurricanrana on Balor off the top rope. Balor avoids a Neville backflip and plants Neville with the Sling Blade. Neville rolls up Balor and plants a kick on him. Balor comes back and nails a clothesline on Neville. Balor charges Neville in the corner and connects with the corner drop kick. Balor hits the top rope double stomp and then Bloody Sunday to score the pinfall. After the match, Balor and Neville respectfully shake hands.
Winner: Finn Balor, by pinfall.

- This closes out this weeks NXT.


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 Atlanta, Georgia. The Usos battled Sheamus and Rusev in tag team action. Dolph Ziggler battled The Miz one on one in a rematch from their first match on RAW. Becky Lynch faced Sasha Banks in a #1 Contenders Match, for a shot at Charlotte and the WWE Divas Championship. Kofi Kingston of The New Day faced AJ Styles one on one. In the main event Kevin Owens battled Dean Ambrose one on one.

*** Smackdown ***

- Dean Ambrose Promo: Ambrose sits in a chair, says that sometimes his plans don't work out, like getting slammed through a windshield by Brock Lesnar, but sometimes his plans do work, like getting his ass beat by Triple H and earning a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match at WWE Roadblock. Ambrose questions exactly what would happen with Wrestlemania if he is the WWE World Champion. Ambrose vs. Reigns? Ambrose vs. Lesnar? Or maybe Ambrose vs. Triple H one more time. Kevin Owens suddenly interrupts Ambrose and asks why Ambrose is talking crap. Owens doesn't understand why Ambrose is bragging about getting his ass kicked, but more importantly why doesn't Owens yet to have a Wrestlemania opponent. Owens thinks that Ambrose is what's wrong with the WWE, calls Ambrose a broken man and then shoves Ambrose. Owens goes for the beat down, but catches a steel chair shot from Ambrose. Ambrose says if Owens wants a match then it's on for tonight, as Owens flees backstage.

- The Usos vs. Sheamus and Rusev: The match closes out with, Jey hitting a top rope plancha, taking out Barrett and Del Rio outside. Rusev plants a thrust kick on Jey. Jimmy flies to the floor with a suicide dive on Rusev, then Uso Kicks Sheamus. Jimmy goes to the top rope, but gets distracted by Barrett. Jimmy plants an Uso Kick on Barrett. Jimmy goes back to the top rope and hits the Uso Splash, but Sheamus gets his knees up for the block. Sheamus hits the Brouge Kick on Jimmy and scores the pinfall. After the match, The Dudley Boys arrive with a table. Devon tosses Jey shoulder first to the steel ring post, as Bubba sets up the table. Bubba lands a boot on Jimmy and taunt the crowd, refusing to use the table.
Winners: Sheamus and Rusev, by pinfall.

- Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz: The match closes out with, Miz landing a series of boots to the face of Ziggler. Miz then stomps away at Ziggler in the corner. Miz misses the charging corner clothesline, allowing Ziggler to score a back slide pinfall on The Miz.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall.

- Backstage, R-Truth apologizes to Goldust, but Goldust isn't accepting it and thinks it's just another ploy to hurt Goldust's feelings.

"#1 Contenders Match, For the WWE Divas Championship": Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch: The match closes out with, Sasha and Becky trading blows, until Becky drop kicks Sasha to the floor. Becky misses a clothesline as Sasha moved, but both ladies take each other out with clotheslines. Sasha and Becky go after Ric Flair at ringside, but both get attacked from behind by Charlotte. The referee calls the match a draw due to the interference. Charlotte unloads on Sasha and Becky, sends Becky into the barricade and hits and an exploder suplex on Sasha. Charlotte grabs her WWE Divas Championship and walks off.
Winner: Draw, Due To Interference.

- Backstage, Charlotte and Ric Flair are celebrating when Charlotte says both divas didn't have what it took to face Charlotte. Charlotte gets informed that she'll now defend the WWE Divas Championship against both Sasha and Becky in a triple threat match.

- Kofi Kingston vs. AJ Styles: The match closes out with, Kofi getting a near fall SOS. AJ counters Trouble In Paradise with the Pele Kick. AJ sends Kofi to the floor and Big E and Woods get ejected from ringside by the referee. Kofi argues with the referee, allowing AJ to hit a springboard flying forearm and score the pinfall. After the match, The New Day go after AJ, but AJ escapes.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall.

- Bray Wyatt Promo: Bray calls Brock Lesnar a seven headed beast, Brock strikes fear in others and is the nagging conscious of society that clings to moral monsters. Bray informs Brock that where Bray comes from beasts bow down to him and Brock will do the same at WWE Roadblock.

- Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose: The match closes out with, Ambrose hitting a flying elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose goes for a suicide dive on Owens, but Owens catches Ambrose and drives Ambrose back first into the ring apron. Owens clears the announce table, as Ambrose returns and goes for Dirty Deeds. Owens counters Dirty Deeds with a pop up powerbomb attempt, but Ambrose counters that with a frankensteiner on Owens. Back in the ring, Owens gets back up and plants a super kick on Ambrose. Owens goes for a senton splash, but Ambrose puts his knees up for the block. Ambrose is up and nails Dirty Deeds on Owens to score the pinfall.
Winner: Dean Ambrose, by pinfall.

- This closes out this weeks Smackdown.

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