This episode of NXT will see a rematch between Sami Zayn and Corey Graves. This rivalry has been building over the past month or so. A few weeks ago, Gorey Graves attacked Zayn before a match and gave Zayn a concussion by driving him into the ring post. Zayn is medically cleared for action and will be looking to exact revenge. Also expect to see some Diva's action in what should be an exciting episode of NXT.
Tonight's show starts with a Diva's match between Emma and Sasha Banks. Sasha is accompanied by Charlotte.
MATCH: Emma vs. Sasha Banks
The match starts with Emma ducking Sasha's attacks. She delivers a drop toehold followed by a shoulder block that sends Sasha to the mat. Sasha fights back. Emma reverses the body slam and delivers one of her own for the 1 count. Sasha drives Emma to the corner and delivers several blows. She throws Emma to the mat by her hair for the 1 count. The crowd Sash chants "Sasha's Ratchet" Sasha's a continues the assault with a scoop slam. She goes for a leg drop but Emma moves. Emma lock in the DilEmma in the corner and follows with the Emmamite Sandwich for the 2 count. Charlotte distract Emma. Sasha tries to take down Emma but accidentally knock Charlotte off the apron. Emma takes advantage and applies the Emma lock for the win.
WINNER: Emma via Submission
A video package plays of Mojo Rawley's past few weeks in NXT.
The show returns with the NXT Tag Team Champions, The Ascension, making their way to the ring.
MATCH: The Ascension vs. Jack Hurley and John Vandal
The match begins with victor delivering a heavy boot to the midsection. He sends Hurley into his partner and knocks him off the apron. Vandal is now the legal man and meets a big shoulder block. Konner in tagged in and delivers several huge slams to Vandal. Konner follows with a big splash in the corner followed by the tag to Victor. They hit the Fall of Man for the 3 count,
WINNER: The Ascension via Pinfall
The show returns with a match between Tyler Breeze and Xavier Woods.
MATCH: Xavier Woods vs. Brodus Clay
Woods begins with a dropkick followed by a kick to the midsection. Clay delivers a T-Bone suplex and drives woods to the corner. He delivers a huge right hand and drives his body into a cornered Woods. He gets a 2 count. Clay whips Woods into the corner and follows with a splash. He slams Woods to the mat for a 2 count. CLay applies a submission to the deltoid of Woods. Woods fights out with several chops followed by a big boot to the face. Clay goes to the mat and Woods delivers the shining wizard for a one count. He drives Clay to the corner and pounds on his head. Clay fights back with a big headbutt followed by a powerbomb. He goes to the middle rope and hits a splash on Woods for the 3 count.
WINNER: Brodus Clay via Pinfall
Clay gets on the mic and says that WWE has taken everything from him. He then says he is coming after Adrian Neville and the NXT Championship.
Adrian Neville is interviewed backstage. Neville responds to Brodus Clay's challenge. He asks Clay if he is aware of what NXT has become. It is a place where opportunities are earned. He says that Brodus Clay has to earn a championship match if he wants to challenge him for it.
Tyler Breeze is shown preparing for his upcoming match.
The show returns with Yoshi Tatsu in the ring.
MATCH: Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyler Breeze
The two lock up and Tatsu gets Breeze in a headlock. Breeze reverses and drives Tatsu to the corner. Tatsu reverses but catches a boot to the face. Breeze takes Tatsu to the mat and kicks him in the back for a 2 count. Breeze gets Tatsu in a headlock. Tatsu fights out with several chops but is hit with a forearm to the head. Breeze hits the "Beauty Shot" on Tatsu for the 3 count.
WINNER: Tyler Breeze via Pinfall
Sami Zayne is interviewed backstage and says he feels fine for his match. He also says that Graves is the only one who has anything to worry about tonight.
Graves is then interviewed and relays a story of an "underdog" who wandered into the woods and caught caught in a trap. The dog tried to get out until "out came the wolves". He says that the wolves have come out tonight and it won't be pretty.
Paige is interviewed upon the show's return and is asked about Charlotte. She says that Charlotte needs to stop hiding behind her daddy and fight Paige alone.
MATCH: Corey Graves vs. Sami Zayne
The match starts out with Graves hanging out confidently in the corner. Graves toys with Zayn before they lock up. Graves instantly goes to the ropes for the breakup. They go to lockup again but Graves rolls out of the ring. Zayn goes after Graves and knocks him to the ground. They get back in the ring and Zayn drives Graves to the corner. He delivers a series of chops followed by a back body drop. Zayn clotheslines Graves to the outside. Zayn executed a front flip over the top rope and takes down Graves outside the ring. They get back in the ring and Graves regains momentum. He delivers a stomp to the head for the 1 count. Graves continues to work the head as the show goes to commercial.
The show returns with Graves delivering a suplex for the 2 count. He gets Zayn in a headlock on the mat. Zayn tries to fight out but is dragged back down to the mat. Graves breaks the hold and drives a right fist to Zyn's head for the 1 count. Graves drives Zayn to the corner and continues to work the head of Zayn. Zayn is visibly disoriented on his feet. Graves delivers an elbow to the head of Zayn for the 1 count. Graves applies a headlock. Zayn fights out with a jawbreaker. Graves delivers a big boot to the head of Zayn. He gets another 2 count. Graves drives Zayn into the corner and applies a headlock to Zayn on the mat.Zayn fights out and takes graves down by the legs for a 2 count. Zayn hits several clotheslines before Graves reverses with a slam for the 2 count.
Zayn tries to fight back but is met with a backbreaker from Graves. He goes for the cover. Zayn kicks out at 2. Graves charges at Zayn and is met with an exploder suplex into the corner for the 2 count. Zayn delivers several blows and hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for another 2 count. The two wrestlers get to their feet. Zayn goes for the Helluva kick. Graves tries to reverse but the two wrestlers collide heads and both go to the mat. The ref begins the 10 count. Zayn and Graves get up. Zayn tries to go to the top but is too disoriented. He takes down Graves with a right hand. The ref checks if Zayn is alright. Graves hits a right hand to the ear of Zayn. Graves locks in the Lucky 13 and Zayne passes out. The ref calls the match.
WINNER: Corey Graves via Knockout
Overall, this was a mediocre episode of NXT. There were a lot of short matches that weren't anything special. I did, however, like the match between Zayn and Graves. It wasn't a spectacular match but it set the stage for the finale of this feud. When Zayn is 100%, their rematch is going to be awesome. With Graves smashmouth brawler style against Zayn's hybrid highflying style, everything is in place for another instant NXT classic.
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