Friday, April 22, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 4.22.16: NXT and 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 Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. NXT World Tag Team Champions, Jason Jordan and Chad Gable, faced Enzo and Big Cass in a non-title match. No Way Jose made his NXT debut. Nia Jax faced Deonna Purrazzo in one on one women's division action. In the main event Samoa Joe battled Apollo Crews.

*** NXT ***

- Enzo and Big Cass vs. Jason Jordan and Chad Gable: The match closes out with Jordan hitting a spear on Cass, lands a suplex on Enzo and then hits a spear on Enzo. Jordan and Gable are both in and hit their double team Grand Amplitude finisher to score the pinfall.
Winners: Jason Jordan and Chad Gable.

- Backstage, Apollo Crews says that he hates bullies and Samoa Joe is on that list right now. Tonight begins the Age Of Apollo.

- No Way Jose vs. Alexander Wolfe: The match closes out with Jose hitting a rolling senton on Wolfe, but Wolfe retaliates with a trip into the turnbuckle and an overhead wrist lock on Jose. Jose fights back with a series of axe handles and punches Wolfe in the jaw to score the pinfall.
Winner: No Way Jose, by pinfall.

- Backstage, NXT GM William Regal tells Elias Samson that he'll face Shinsuke Nakamura next week, cause he knows he wants an opportunity. Samson isn't happy with the announcement.

- Nia Jax vs. Deonna Purrazzo: The match closes out with  Deonna trying a sunset flip, but Nia blocks. Deonna lands some punches on Nia, but gets planted with a samoan drop as Deonna ran the ropes. Nia hits the leg drop on Deonna and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Nia Jax, by pinfall.

- Apollo Crews vs. Samoa Joe: The match closes out with Crews hitting a bicycle kick on Joe and then goes for the Apollo Bomb. Joe counters and lands a headlock take down on Crews. Crews corner charges Joe, but Joe sees it coming and lands a uranage suplex on Crews. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch on Crews and forces Crews to tap out. Joe celebrates to end the show.
Winner: Samoa Joe, by submission.


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 jolly ol' London, England, just like this week's RAW did. This week we were treated to Miz TV with Special Guest AJ Styles, which naturally led to a Styles vs. Miz match later in the evening. Ryback faced WWE United States champion, Kalisto, in a non-title match. Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler finally go one on one after weeks of build up...or do they? Paige and Nattie Neidhart faced Tamina and Naomi in Women's division tag team action. R-Truth battled Fandango with Goldust as the referee. Main event time saw Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho battle Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose in tag team action.

*** Smackdown ***

- Miz TV with Special Guest, AJ Styles: SmackDown kicked off with The Miz and Maryse in the ring for Miz TV. Maryse got the England crowd fired up by speaking in French. Miz introduces AJ Styles and immediately shows the clip of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson attacking Roman Reigns on RAW. Miz knows that Styles, Gallows and Anderson are all good friends from their time spent in Japan and demands that Styles admit that they were helping him. Styles says that they are not helping him, in fact he was mad that they attacked Reigns. Miz continued to push the subject, called Styles a liar and knows Styles is lying because Styles needs all the help he can get to beat Reigns. Miz and Maryse gloat and begin to make out. Styles finally seen and heard enough and begins to unload punches and forearms on Miz, chasing Miz and Maryse from the ring to end the segment. 

- Ryback vs. Kalisto: The match closes out with Kalisto attempting a flying crossbody, but Ryback catches Kalisto in mid air and plants Kalisto into the mat. Kalisto is back up and lands a spinning heel kick. Kalisto goes for Salida Del Sol, but Ryback counters it and plants Kalisto with the Shell Shock, scoring the pinfall.
Winner: Ryback, by pinfall.

- Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler: Baron Corbin jumps Dolph Ziggler from behind and beats Ziggler down. Corbin tosses Ziggler into the barricade and into the steel steps. Corbin then lays Ziggler out with End Of Days right on the floor. WWE officials rush in and road block Corbin from doing anymore damage to Ziggler.
Winner: No-Contest

- AJ Styles vs. The Miz: The match closes out with Styles locking in the Calf Crusher submission, but Miz makes the ropes. Styles counters a Miz full nelson with a near fall rollup. Styles goes for the springboard forearm, but Miz walks out and heads to the back. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson block Miz's exit and make Miz head back to the ring. Styles hits the springboard forearm on Miz outside the ring and again inside the ring to score the pinfall.
Winner: AJ Styles, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn talk about their tag match tonight, mock Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho and try to come up with a team name.

- Backstage, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson say that AJ Styles doesn't need their help, they're just looking to get noticed. Gallows and Anderson announce their match debut on RAW against The Usos.

- Naomi and Tamina vs. Nattie Neidhart and Paige: The match closes out with Paige hitting a fallaway slam on Naomi and then sends Naomi into the turnbuckles. Paige hits the Ram-Paige, but Tamina breaks up the pinfall. Nattie grabs Tamina and locks her in the Sharpshooter submission. Paige locks Naomi in the PTO submission and both ladies of Team Bad tap out.
Winners: Paige and Nattie, by submission.

- R-Truth vs. Fandango, with Goldust as Special Guest Referee: The match closes out with Truth and Fandango having a dance off, with Goldust trying to get involved too. Truth hits the Lie Detector on Fandango and scores the pinfall.
Winner: R-Truth, by pinfall.

- Enzo and Big Cass Promo: The Vaudevillains immediately interrupt Enzo and Cass. English says everyone is sick of hearing them. Enzo says we have a couple of haters that couldn't hit Enzo even if they were in a telephone booth. English and Gotch say that Enzo and Cass will learn a harsh lesson, they are the real men to teach them that lesson and when they beat Enzo and Cass, they'll be asking them "How are they doing?" Cass says they will beat The Vaudevillains and after they do there will be only one word to describe English and Gotch.......SAWFT.

- Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Owens getting sent to the floor and Ambrose following with a suicide dive. Ambrose hits the rebound lariat on Jericho, but Ambrose catches a super kick from Owens. Ambrose is back up and hits Dirty Deeds on Owens, but Owens kicks out at two. Zayn lands a drop kick on Jericho, but Jericho comes back, knocks Ambrose off the top rope and crotches Ambrose on the ropes. Owens covers Ambrose and scores the pinfall. Owens hugs Jericho to end the show.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens, by pinfall.

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