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WWE NXT: What a night! A wedding, two Hall of Famers and an elimination
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on WWE NXT: There are few words to describe tonight's edition of NXT. In one of the strangest WWE programs of all-time, two WWE Hall of Famers show up, people are randomly making out with other people, we get a vintage WWE gong show wedding and, oh yeah, a second rookie diva is sent home. Should be a good one!

And we are "LIVE!" from Bridgeport, Conn. Michael Cole and Josh Mathews are our commentators and Matt Striker is our host. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG,V).

Striker welcomes out the rookie divas. Of course, one of them is going home tonight. Aksana is excused to prepare for her wedding because she is mathematically eliminated from being eligible for immunity. Striker says tonight's competition is a kissing contest. He welcomes out Hornswaggle to be the kissing partner.

Kaitlyn goes first. Then Maxine says she's not kissing him or Striker. She then boots Hornswaggle from the ring. So who comes out, well, it's none other than "Dashing" Cody Rhodes. Rhodes says he's here for his brother's wedding, but this scenario calls for someone who is dashing, so here he is.

Striker reboots the contest to give Kaitlyn another try. She approaches Rhodes as he applies lip balm into his personal mirror before kissing Kaitlyn. She goes, followed by Maxine, who makes Rhodes kiss her hand. Naomi grabs the mic and says she wouldn't kiss Rhodes if he was the last man on Earth. She refuses to kiss Rhodes. Next up is AJ. She looks a little shy. Rhodes files her nails a little bit and says he's rooting for her. She says she might as well go for it. She jumps him and they fall to the canvas kissing. Naturally, AJ is the winner.

AJ gets backstage very quickly where Primo catches up to her. He says he felt a bit jealous when he saw Rhodes kiss her. She says she wanted to tell him something for a long time and wants to tell him in private. They open a door and it's the Bellas with Dusty Rhodes. He tells them to find another room.

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Match #1 - Alicia Fox vs. Kelly Kelly

Kelly gets going early with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors but Fox sends her to the floor. Fox with knees to the head but Kelly hits a chinbreaker. After a sequence she hits Fox with the K2 and that's it.

Winner via pinfall: Kelly Kelly

Primo and AJ are looking for a room when they walk in on Maxine making out with Hornswaggle. She has a laundry list of excuses, including "he was choking."

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The rookie divas are back out for our final competition. It's a wedding gift scramble. Inside one of the presents is a flag. The rookie diva with the flag is the winner. And after some ripping, Kaitlyn has the flag. She wins. So Naomi gains immunity with three contest wins. AJ and Kaitlyn have two, Maxine one and Aksana none.

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AJ and Primo are walking backstage again and they find a "private enough" spot next to a production chest and it's shaking. Inside it's Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn making out. Vickie Guerrero sees this and runs to the back. She confronts Kaitlyn and they have a small catfight. Of course, at this same time, the wedding cake is coming through. Kaitlyn grabs it and throws this rather large cake in Vickie's face.

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It's time for the wedding. The wedding party comes out, first Cody Rhodes, then Dusty Rhodes. Hornswaggle is the ring bearer. Then the jokes are just coming out left and right from Cole and Mathews as Goldust and Aksana enter. Cole suggests Aksana's gown came from the Vegas Showgirl Collection. They give vows and then the minister asks if anyone objects. He says he does, because he has a price. This brings out Ted DiBiase and Maryse. DiBiase says the wedding is now off and brings out the immigration officer. DiBiase says Goldust can save the wedding by giving back the Million Dollar title. Dusty gets on the mic and starts cutting a promo. He says The Pope was busy so he went down to Mississippi to get a new minister. That minister is none other than "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase!

Junior asks why his father is doing it. He says because the look on his son's face is "priceless." DiBiase proceeds with the ceremony. He marries them and says they can kiss. But before Goldust can get in, Dusty sneaks in and steals a kiss. Then Goldust goes to kiss Aksana and she slaps him and walks off!

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Well, it's now time for the elimination. Of course, Naomi is immune from elimination. Tonight, Maxine goes home.

She says she'll be back and makes sure she reaches where she belongs and that's on top.

I am going to watch this show a hundred times just to listen to the commentary over and over. It was that great. Watch this show, everybody.

Matt Bishop can be reached at bishop20@msu.edu. Please include your name and hometown. Click here to follow Matt on Twitter. Should be a good one!.