Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 4/27/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

We are back with another NXT Recap for the week ladies and gents! The WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate returned to NXT this week to put the title on the line against 205 Live's Jack Gallagher. Could the nineteen year old champion defeat the English Gentleman and retain his title?

** This Weeks Card **
- Andrade "Cien" Almas battled Drew McIntyre.
- Aleister Black battled Kona Reeves.
- WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate defended his title against Jack Gallagher. 

- The Nikki Cross/Ruby Riot feud heats up.

*** NXT ***

- Nikki Cross Calls Out Ruby Riot: Nikki Cross immediately interrupts the beginning of the show and dares Ruby Riot to come out. Ruby heads to the ring and both ladies immediately rip into each other, swinging punches. The fight goes outside where Nikki sends Ruby into the steel steps. NXT officials try to separate both ladies, but Nikki climbs on top of the steel steps, leaps off and takes out Ruby and some officials. NXT Officials finally get both ladies separated and pull Nikki backstage.

- Backstage, NXT World Champion Bobby Roode says that what Hideo Itami did to him last week was a cowardly attack. Roode says the only way Itami will ever get a title shot is by earning it.

- Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas: The match closes out with Almas slapping McIntyre in the face, getting McIntyre fired up. McIntyre unloads a fury of kicks, slaps and punches on Almas. McIntyre loads up the boot in the corner, charges and destroys Almas with the running kick. McIntyre covers and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Drew McIntyre, by pinfall.

- A highlight video is shown about Roderick Strong and the struggles that he has had while growing up to be a wrestler.

- Backstage, William Regal announces Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot for later tonight.

- Aleister Black vs. Kona Reeves: The match closes out with Reeves getting some surprise offense in on Black. Black unloads kicks and strikes, drops Reeves and then sits on the mat to meditate. Black gets up, lifts Reeves up off the mat by using only his foot and kicks Reeves' face off with the Black Mass. Black covers and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Aleister Black, by pinfall.

- Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot: The match never happens as Nikki attacks Ruby from behind on the way to the ring. Both ladies brawl around ringside as NXT Officials again rush out to separate them. Ruby leaps off the stage and takes out Nikki and some officials. Both ladies are separated and dragged backstage.
Winner: No Contest.

- Backstage, William Regal informs NXT Women's Champion Asuka that there will be a battle royal next week to decide Asuka's #1 Contender for NXT Takeover: Chicago. 

- "WWE United Kingdom Championship Match": Tyler Bate (c) vs. Jack Gallagher: The match closes out with Bate attempting a suicide dive on Gallagher, but Gallagher counters it by connecting with a big head butt on Bate. Gallagher connects with another head butt on Bate and gets a near fall. Bate lands a rolling kick off the ropes on Gallagher, hits the Tyler Driver 97 and scores the pinfall to retain his title.
Winner: Tyler Bate, by pinfall, to retain the WWE United Kingdom Championship.

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