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WWE NXT: Kidd continues to shine
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on WWE NXT: In the season that is seemingly never going to end, Tyson Kidd has been the shining star. Week-in and week-out, Kidd's matches have been the highlight of the show. This week, Kidd gets in the ring with NXT Season 1 alum Justin Gabriel. Should be a good one!

And we are LIVE! from Sacramento, Calif. Todd Grisham and William Regal are our commentators and Matt Striker and is our host. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG,V).

Matt Striker is in the ring. He says tonight's challenge is called "Bobbing For Redemption." With him in the ring is a bucket full of eggs and three spoons. Seriously. He says they need to carry it to the finish line. Then he is interrupted by Darren Young. He says he's sickened by the garbage coming out of Striker's mouth. He says he will not be apart of any challenge. He's done with it. Young rips on Striker for not being able to cut it in the ring. Striker says all Young has done is talk about his past accolades and that's why he's not going to win. Young says he's going to do something about his future and that starts now. He decks Striker and then challenges him to a match. Striker doesn't accept on the mic, but I'm assuming it's on.

The announce team interviews Tyson Kidd, who'll face Justin Gabriel tonight. Kidd goes over his pedigree and says he's better than anyone who came from the Dungeon. For now, though, he'll settle for making Gabriel suffer and he'll find out how great he is.

(Ads)

Match #1 - Tyson Kidd (Calgary, Alberta) vs. Justin Gabriel (Cape Town, South Africa)

The two go back-and-forth in the early going, each taking liberties with the other. Kidd whips Gabriel into the corner and charges, but Gabriel floats over and leg scissors Kidd through the ropes and to the floor. Gabriel looks to moonsault over the top but Kidd evades him multiple times. Gabriel kicks him and looks for the Asai moonsault but Kidd kicks the ropes as he springboards, holding him up. Then he leg drops him to the floor.

(Ads)

We're back and Kidd has Gabriel in a headlock. Gabriel gets out but Kidd hits him with a spinning back kick and a dropkick for two. Kidd back to the headlock but Gabriel uses a jawbreaker to escape this one. Gabriel goes for a dropkick but Kidd hangs on to the ropes and Kidd goes back in control. Kidd goes for a slingshot leg drop but Gabriel moves and goes to work. Kick and a roaring elbow for two. Gabriel with a kick to the head and Kidd is in perfect position. Gabriel starts climbing the ropes but Kidd rolls out of the ring. Gabriel comes through with a dropkick and then a corkscrew plancha.

Kidd back in the ring and Gabriel hits a springboard crossbody but Kidd rolls through for two. Kidd scoops the legs and goes for the Sharpshooter but Gabriel counters into a choke but Kidd gets his leg on the rope. Kidd is in trouble and Gabriel goes back to the top but Kidd crotches him. Now Kidd springboards from the apron and hits a 'rana on Gabriel. Kidd with another spinning back kick and he comes off the ropes and is caught by Gabriel with a swinging slam for two.

Gabriel goes for another roaring elbow but Kidd ducks under into a rolling single leg crab but Gabriel escapes into a rollup for two. Gabriel hits an STO and then goes to the top and hits the 450 and it's over.

Winner via pinfall: Justin Gabriel

(Ads)

Match #2 - Darren Young (Miami, Fla.) vs. Matt Striker (Bayside, NY)

Young shoves Striker and Striker responds but scooping Young up and dumping him to the canvas and following up with strikes. Young, though, takes over quickly and goes to work on Striker. Young with an overhead belly-to-belly and then locks in an armlock. Striker's nose is bleeding. He comes back and hits a Gory bomb. Big boot connects for Striker. An overdrive hits for Striker for two but Young comes back and hits his finish and gets the fall.

Winner via pinfall: Darren Young

Daniel Bryan and Derrick Bateman are backstage. Bryan says Bateman has been making a fool out of himself and he won't be at ringside with him until Bateman figures things out for himself.

(Ads)

Match #3 - Titus O'Neil (Tampa, Fla.) vs. Derrick Bateman (Cleveland, Ohio)

Bateman on O'Neil's back but O'Neil swings him around and hits a backbreaker. He comes out with two big clotheslines and then a big scoop slam. He goes for a body slam but Bateman gets out and chop blocks him. He goes for a sunset flip but O'Neil just sits down and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Titus O'Neil

Bateman attacks O'Neil from behind and goes after Hornswaggle, but before he can do anything, Hornswaggle escapes through Bateman's legs and Bateman runs right into the Clash of the Titus. O'Neil sets Bateman up and Hornswaggle hits the Tadpole Splash.

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!.