Dan Hallam: NXT 03/11/13
NXT kicked off with Enzo Amore and Big Cas making their way to the ring talking about Sylvester Lefort and The Legionaires. Their opponents were Alexander Rusev and Lefort making his in ring debut. The match started with Rusev and Cassidy and Rusev immediately took control with hard shots and head-butts. Rusev grabbed Enzo and brought him into the ring and took him out with a body block. Lefort entered the ring and Rusev hit him with a body block as well then locked the camel clutch in on Cas for the tap out. Rusev left on his own until he joined a woman waiting on stage for him and they left together.
Aiden English came onto the stage and demanded a spot light and sang his way to the ring for a match with Jason Jordan. Jordan grabbed a waist lock and took Aiden down but he reversed it and hit a series of elbow drops and locked in a sleeper hold while singing ‘Goodnight’ to Jordan. Jordan got out of the sleeper and whipped English off the ropes and hit a dropkick. English got up and hit his ‘directors cut’ neckbreaker for the win. After the match the crowd chanted for an encore which English delivered to a nice ovation and roses were thrown into the ring.
Clips were shown of what happened last week between Adrian Neville and Corey Graves. Neville was interviewed saying if Graves thought it was personal before then he’s wrong as it is only just beginning.
Summer Rae made her way to the ring with Sasha Banks by her side for a none title match with Paige. Paige went straight after Summer throwing her around the ring until Summer rolled out. Paige followed her out but Summer used Sasha as a human shield and ran back into the ring. Paige hit a nice sunset flip from the apron but Summer reversed it for a near fall. Paige quickly took control again beating down Summer and talking trash. Sasha grabbed Paige’s leg but the referee saw it and ordered Sasha away from ringside. Back from break and Paige was still in control and whipped Summer into the corner, Paige ran in and Summer sent her to the outside, Summer then took control with a leg lock. Paige managed to fight out but Summer hit her with a dropkick for 2 and then sent Paige face first into the mat. Summer went for a dragon sleeper on Paige but she reversed it into a suplex for 2 and followed up with a series of clotheslines for another near fall. Summer hit a spinkick on Paige for a 2 count, Summer then pulled Paige up but Paige hit the Paige turner out of nowhere for the win. After the match Sasha ran back in the ring and attacked Paige but Emma ran down to make the save. Emma accidentally knocked down Paige and they had a stare down.
Tyler Breeze was shown walking backstage with his phone and TJ Parker’s dreadlocks. He was asked about his match with Parker next and he said he would send TJ back to the streets where he belongs.
A video was shown of Luke Harper saying he had a new play thing and it was Kassius Ohno and that they would have a match next week.
Tyler Breeze strutted his way to the ring for a match with TJ Parker. Parker ran straight to the ring and went after Breeze but Breeze rolled out the ring. CJ chased him around the ring and back inside. CJ caught him and sent him head first into the turnbuckle followed by a stalling suplex for a 1 count. CJ hit a crossbody off the 2nd rope and then picked him up for an airplane spin, Breeze rolled out of the ring as NXT went to break. Back from break CJ hit a back suplex and went for an attack but Breeze ducked and then pulled CJ off the 2nd rope and followed up with a series of knee drops. Breeze grabbed his phone took a selfie ad continued to beat down Parker. Parker fought back but Breeze kicked him in the face for a 2 count. Breeze sent to the top rope but Parker tossed him into the ring, took him down with a double leg takedown and pounded away on his face. He hit a clothesline and a kick to the face for a 2 count. Breeze fought back with a jaw breaker and went for his ‘beauty spot’ spin kick but Parker ducked and hit a big strike to Breeze for the win. After the match CJ grabbed some scissors and tried to cut Tyler’s hair but he rolled out the ring and ran to the back as Parker celebrated in the ring
Star of the show: Paige. Paige put on a great match and is proving to be the best Diva in the ring on NXT and probably better than most the Divas on the main roster.
Match of the night: Summer Rae v Paige. The NXT Divas are constantly having better matches than the Divas have on Raw or Smackdown. This being because they are giving a good amount of time to actually have a match rather than the few minutes the main roster Divas get to have a match.
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