Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon 12/7/17: NXT Recap

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

NXT returned this week for more NXT action at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. This week, the new NXT World Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas was in the building to celebrate his world title victory from NXT WarGames.

** NXT TV Card **

- Trent Seven battled Killian Dain.
- Ruby Riot battled Sonya Deville in a No Holds Barred Match.
- Kassius Ohno battled Johnny Gargano.

- New NXT World Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas celebrates his world title victory.

** NXT **

- Andrade "Cien" Almas' World Title Celebration: New NXT World Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas kicked off this week's show with the celebration of his title win at NXT WarGames. Zelina Vega says we're all witnesses to a historic championship reign. Almas says he told us all he'd do it and then sarcastically apologizes for injuring and defeating Drew McIntyre. Almas brags about being the new NXT World Champion and we need to all embrace the legend. 

- "Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match": Trent Seven vs. Killian Dain: NXT GM William Regal announced at the beginning of the show that there would be four one on one matches with the winners advancing to a Fatal Four Way Match to determine a new #1 Contender to the NXT World Championship. Seven hits the Seven Stars Lariat on Dain, but Dain kicks out at two and a half. Dain counters a slam, drops Seven and then hits a senton to score the pinfall.

- "No Holds Barred Match": Ruby Riot vs. Sonya Deville: The second match of the night saw Ruby and Sonya continuing their fued in a No Holds Barred Match. Both ladies unload on each other. Ruby with a springboard DDT on Sonya and then a suicide dive. Sonya catches Ruby and traps her in a triangle choke submission. Ruby refuses to tap out and ends up passing out, forcing the referee to stop the match. 

- "Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match": Kassius Ohno vs. Johnny Gargano: Originally it was supposed to be The Velveteen Dream battling Ohno, but due to injury it wasn't to be. The main event of the show saw Ohno battle Gargano to determine spot number two in the Fatal Four Way Match. Gargano counters an electric chair drop and gets a near fall rollup on Ohno. Ohno attempted the rolling elbow on Gargano, but Gargano counters and unloads three stiff kicks. Gargano with a spinning head scissors on Ohno and turns that into the Gargano Escape submission. Ohno can't fight it and ends up tapping out.

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