From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Tony Dawson & William Regal
Championship's roll call: WWE Champion: The Rock… World Champion: Alberto Del Rio… Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett… United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro… Tag Team Champions: Team Hell No… NXT Champion: Big E Langston… NXT Tag Team Champions: Adrian Neville & Oliver Grey… Diva's Champion: Kaitlyn
Derrick Bateman vs. Kassius Ohno: Haven't seen Ohno in a few weeks; William Regal is still none too pleased with Ohno as well, so they are continuing that storyline. They lock up and Bateman tries to control with a waistlock but Ohno reverses with an armbar into a Judo toss. Bateman kicks out quickly and goes into his own armbar. Ohno reverses but Bateman maintains control with an armwhip and chops. Ohno reverses that and pulls Derrick down by his hair; he hits a chop in the corner but Bateman no-sells it and takes Ohno down with a double-leg pick. He tosses Ohno into the buckles and shops there; Bateman with a nice snap-suplex for a one count. He tosses Kassius cross-corner and he slowly goes over the buckles and lands on the apron where Derrick pulls him back in backwards. Ohno rolls to the apron and then snags the overaggressive Bateman in a cravat and whiplash him off the ropes. Regal is impressed with his chicanery. Kassius comes back with a boot and swirling elbow drop for two. Ohno heads back to the cravat for a while; Bateman spins him into a cradle forcing him to break or get pinned. Bateman hits a dropkick off the ropes and begins the comeback trail. He hits a pair of clotheslines and another dropkick. A third clothesline sends Ohno for a flip. He hits a pair of running shoulderblocks, both for one counts. He hits a third one also for a one count. Ohno comes back with a big boot to the face and gets the pinfall. Post-match, Ohno locks in an STF like move with a cravat and won't let go. Regal tosses his headset down and storms the ring. He shoves Ohno off Bateman and then pops Kassius when he tries to backjump him. Regal appears disgusted at his own actions. 3/10 This match really did nothing for me; it was short and abrupt. A big boot for the pinfall is odd to see especially coming from Ohno. The post-match stuff was to keep the heat on Ohno and continue the Regal feud, which is about the only thing I find entertaining here.
Here is your winner… Kassius Ohno via big boot pinfall
In the back, Renee Young (I think) talks to Bo Dallas; Dallas is mad at Bray Wyatt and will beat him tonight. When we return, William Regal apologizes for his unprofessional acts.
Emma vs. Summer Rae: I, for some weird reason, like Emma, her weird gimmick and her odd music. If Summer is talented in any way in the ring, I can see her up in the WWE before the summer (no pun intended), the divas division is looking for that centerpiece to get it going and Rae is that blonde bombshell the WWE always seems to like to base the division around. Emma sneaks in an O'Connor Roll and nearly pins Summer; she lets her know about it so Rae charges but misses. Emma snags her in a waistlock but it is reversed and Rae tries her own O'Connor but Emma holds the ropes. Rae splats and Emma kicks her in the ass. She biels her across the ring, then dances, and hits a running low crossbody in the corner. She drop-toeholds her into the ropes and then clips her leg into the bottom rope with a snapmare a few times. Rae goes to work on the leg and kicks away at it. She hits a leg snap for two. Emma sells the leg as Rae applies an Indian Deathlock. Emma tries to battle back but Rae attempts a pin with her kickplate across her throat; Emma reverses into a schoolgirl for two. Summer hits a dropkick and screams at her. Summer screams at Emma, mimicking Paige, but Emma begins a comeback with a clothesline. She tries a powerbomb but Rae stands up and Emma scoots her way down in a sunset for two. Rae hits a spinning leg kick and gets the pinfall. Post-match, Paige charges the ring, sending Summer scampering; she tells Summer that she is back. 4/10 Not bad but it serves to get Paige back on TV. The feud with Rae will continue now that her shoulder is feeling better.
Here is your winner… Summer Rae via spinning kick pinfall
Clips from the Wyatt Family injuring Oliver Grey from last week are shown. Adrian Neville is with Renee Young who asks him how Oliver is. Neville says Grey will be fine but issues a challenge to any member of the Family. After commercial, Matt Striker talks to Big E Langston about Conor O'Brian's victory in the number one contender's match. Langston says that O'Brian beat TWO men but this is Big E's first title defense so he is going to make it dominant (three), destructive (four) and delicious (FIVE). The parenthetic numbers represent the number of fingers Langston raised during his promo.
Bo Dallas vs. Bray Wyatt: First battle between the sons of Mike Rotunda that I've seen. On his way to the ring, Wyatt says in his world there are no clocks and phones; they make the ultimate sacrifice to protect what is his. No family members with Bray but I'm sure there lurking somewhere. They lock up and Dallas backs Wyatt into the corner; Bray collapses, causing a referee break, and smiles at him. Dallas with a waistlock but Wyatt segues into a side headlock. Dallas fights out of it and reapplies his own headlock; Wyatt fires him off and splats him with a crossbody block and some elbow drops. Back from commercial with Wyatt holding a chinlock; he tosses him into the corner and then stomps away from the apron. Back in the ring, Wyatt gets two off a bodyslam. Wyatt applies an inverted seated chinlock; Bo fights back and snags a sunset flip. Wyatt maintains his balance and tries to sit on him but Dallas moves. He begins the comeback with right hands and a running fist. He hits a few clotheslines but Bray nails a uranage slam, for two. Wyatt tosses him into the corner and hits a splash in the corner. Bray square dances with Dallas' lifeless body and tries the Kiss of Death but Bo reverses; Wyatt charges right into the belly-to-belly slam for the sudden pinfall. Post-match, the Family storms the ring and the three of them Horseman Stomp on Dallas. Bray sits in the corner and laughs at the destruction. Dallas eventually makes his own save and clears Rowan and Harper out but Wyatt sneaks up and nails the Kiss of Death. 5.5/10 This was a match that I was expecting more since these two have probably wrestled for years before this in the backyard. The attack post-match keeps all of the heat squarely on Wyatt and the Family; Dallas wins but Bray wins the war (at least for now). Match was average, the storyline was tight.
Here is your winner… Bo Dallas via belly-to-belly slam pinfall
Renee Young talks to Justin Gabriel about Leo Kruger. He thinks that the South African military messed him up mentally and wants a match with him next week.
Alberto Del Rio comes out with Ricardo Rodriguez. Del Rio is in a jumpsuit in lieu of his usual suit (or tights). He pimps the roster and says the next champions are in the back. Antonio Cesaro interrupts. Cesaro says he's the greatest champion in the Universe and challenges ADR in a champion versus champion match… tonight. Here's the Commish, Dusty Rhodes heads onto the stage. Rhodes calls him "Swedish" and says that he does not make the matches; Dusty gives him his champion versus champion match… except it's against Big E Langston!
Big E Langston vs. Antonio Cesaro: Cesaro lays the badmouth on him so Langston shoves him down; Langston begins the "five" count. Back from commercial with Cesaro trying a side headlock but Big E just tosses him off. Langston tries an armbar lift and then spins Cesaro down. He does it again but Cesaro takes control with a kick to the gut; Langston comes back with a big biel out of the corner. Langston drops his head for a backdrop but Cesaro begins to fire back with European uppercuts. A running knee nets a one count for Cesaro; he keeps on Langston with a kind of a Cobra Clutch. Big E rises and starts to fire back so Cesaro tosses him into the corner; he charges but meets an elbow. Langston tries a comeback but misses a charge; Cesaro hits the second rope and drives him down with his knee on the back of his head. The double stomp and deadlift gutwrench gets two more for Antonio. Impressive. Cesaro with a sleeper hold and drives him down. Langston powers free and hits clotheslines; he hits FIVE short knees and drops the straps. He nails the E-Train but Corey Graves slides in for the DQ. Post-match, Corey attests to attack Langston but fails miserably. Conor O'Brian appears and the two of them are able to subdue and beat the Champ down as the sow ends. 4.5/10 I guess they don't want Cesaro to lose again and they also want to keep Langston strong and undefeated. The post-match attack keeps the heat on the number one contender and also (perhaps) a new running buddy in Graves, or just two men united for one common goal, similar to Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show right now regarding their battle with the Shield.
Here is your winner… Big E Langston via DQ
OVERALL 5.5/10 This show sure had a WWE flavor to it with Cesaro, Del Rio and Justin Gabriel on it; the NXT world title picture is taking shape as long as none of them gets called up. I assume that Bo Dallas is moving away from the NXT title to deal with Bray Wyatt and his family, who are pulling double feud duty also with Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey. I smell a major six-man tag coming soon.
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