Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 5/4/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

The monsters of NXT owned the show this week as SAnitY's Killian Dain and the colossal tag team called Heavy Machinery ran things this week. How would NXT World Champion Bobby Roode respond to his recent problems with Hideo Itami? And speaking of monsters, the undefeated NXT Women's Champion Asuka finds out exactly who she'll step into the ring with at NXT Takeover: Chicago.

** This Weeks Card **

- Killian Dain battled Danny Burch.
- Heavy Machinery battled Ricardo Watts and Hector Kunsman.
- Hideo Itami battled Kona Reeves.
- #1 Contenders Women's Division Battle Royal.

*** NXT ***

- Killian Dain vs. Danny Burch: The match closes out with Burch trying to get offense in on the monster of SAnitY. Dain cuts that off and unloads massive chest shots on Burch. Dain with a senton on Burch, stops Burch on his headbutt attempts and hits the Ulster Plantation to score the pinfall.
Winner: Killian Dain, by pinfall.

- Heavy Machinery vs. Ricardo Watts & Hector Kunsman: The match closes out with Heavy Machinery just dominating their opponents with an arsenal of double team moves. Quick squash match ends with Heavy Machinery picking up the pinfall victory. After the match, Heavy Machinery call out the NXT World Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain.
Winner: Heavy Machinery, by pinfall.

- Backstage, NXT World Champion Bobby Roode appears to be giving Kona Reeves a pep talk before his match later against Hideo Itami.

- Backstage, #DIY state that they are loving the tag team competition in NXT right now, but Heavy Machinery needs to realize that the title opportunity line starts behind #DIY.

- Kona Reeves vs. Hideo Itami: The match closes out with Reeves jumping on Itami and looks for the upset victory. Itami responds with face slaps, a series of kicks and a corner drop kick on Reeves. Itami hits Go To Sleep on Reeves and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Hideo Itami, by pinfall.

- We get part 2 of the Roderick Strong video package about his road into wrestling.

- Backstage, Bobby Roode tells William Regal that he needs to protect Roode because Roode is his best investment. Regal announces that Roderick Strong will face Hideo Itami next week with the winner facing Bobby Roode at NXT Takeover: Chicago for the NXT World Championship. Strong suddenly appears and has a stare down with Roode.

- "#1 Contenders Battle Royal for the NXT Women's Championship": The match closes out with Ruby Riot, Ember Moon and Nikki Cross left as the last three. Ruby sends Nikki into the turnbuckle and then Ember hits the Eclipse on Nikki. Asuka suddenly hits the ring and sends Ember crashing out to the floor, landing shoulder first on the barricade. Asuka lays out Ruby and Nikki while screaming "No one is ready for Asuka"! Asuka stands alone as the referee throws out the match. After the match, William Regal arrives and announces that since Asuka ruined the ending of the match then she'll now face Ember Moon, Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot for the NXT Women's Championship at NXT Takeover: Chicago.
Winner: No Contest.

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