November 9, 2010
WWE NXT: Aksana feels wedding fallout, meets Naomi in main event
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE NXT: We're down to four rookie divas and have two more competitions tonight before another elimination next week. Who will stand out the most? It's separation Tuesday on NXT! Plus, we deal with the fallout of Aksana's betrayal of Goldust last week. Should be a good one!
And we are TAPED from Manchester, England. Michael Cole and Josh Mathews are our commentators and Matt Striker is our host. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG,V).
Striker is about to introduce the NXT rookie divas when Goldust's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He says he's been trying to contact Aksana all week and he wants an explanation for what she did last week, leaving him at the alter.
Aksana comes out with the Million Dollar Title on her shoulder. She says she's going to divorce Goldust and get half of the title. Goldust calls her a conniving witch. He says they aren't in the United States, but they should kick her out of England.
Then Naomi comes out and says Aksana never had any immigration problems, she just set it up to be the centre of attention. Then Naomi says she wants a match with Aksana tonight. Then Aksana asks Goldust what she should do. He says she should step in and get beat by Naomi tonight.
Now we're in the ring with the four remaining rookie divas. Striker says we'll have another elimination next week. He says they can again earn immunity for this elimination. The first challenge is an arm-wrestling tournament.
First up is Aksana against AJ. Aksana takes it. Next up is Kaitlyn against Naomi. Kaitlyn takes it. So that sets up Kaitlyn and Aksana in the final. It's quite the stalemate but Kaitlyn wins it.
Match #1 - Nikki Bella vs. AJ
Nikki chokes AJ on the bottom rope and then clotheslines her as AJ tries to make a comeback. Backbreaker for Bella. Bella sends AJ through the ropes to the floor. Back in the ring, AJ uses a brief distraction to roll up Bella for the fall.
Winner via pinfall: AJ
It's time for our second challenge, a high school photo challenge where they have to guess WWE superstars from high school. AJ gets Eve, then Jack Swagger. Naomi gets John Cena. Kaitlyn gets Chavo Guerrero. Nobody gets Jerry Lawler. Kaitlyn gets Mark Henry. That means we have a tie with Kaitlyn and AJ. AJ gets John Morrison in the tiebreaker.
Vickie Guerrero walks up to Kaitlyn backstage and says because she beat her on Smackdown, it makes her better. She says she doesn't have the intelligence or looks to be in the same league. Kaitlyn says Vickie has a big butt. They brawl. This was like watching TNA only 90 percent shorter.
Match #2 - Naomi vs. Aksana
Naomi gets off to a quick start but Aksana quickly takes over. Snapmare and a kick for Aksana for two. Clothesline connects for Aksana and then she locks in a half-Boston Crab. But Naomi gets going with a facebuster. Spinning heel kick for two for Naomi. Jumping elbow and another kick lands for Naomi for two. And then Naomi picks up the win with something. I wish I could tell you what happened for the finish, but my stream froze and all I saw was Naomi covering Aksana. No replay. I'm sure it was thrilling.
Winner via pinfall: Naomi