September 28, 2011
WWE NXT: Show becomes tag team anarchy
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE NXT: After two weeks of attacking JTG and Darren Young after their matches, the Usos finally get their wish: A match with JTG and Young in the main event of tonight's episode. Elsewhere, new blood continues to infiltrate NXT as Jinder Mahal makes his NXT debut, facing Yoshi Tatsu. Should be a good one!
And we are "LIVE!" from St. Louis, Mo. Jack Korpela and William Regal are our commentators and Matt Striker and is our host. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG,V).
JTG and Darren Young are out to start the show. It's a mutual admiration society between the two, as they give each other their "props." They talk about how they've won tag team matches the last two weeks and will be gunning for the tag team titles when this is over. Then they are interrupted by the Usos, who contest their status as one of the top tag teams in the company. Jimmy notes how yeah, they won matches the last two weeks, but didn't talk about how they got beat up by them after the matches.
The Usos go over their family history and Young says nobody cares about that. JTG starts playing it straight but then switches gears and calls their family a complete joke. They take off and the Usos issue a challenge for tonight's main event.
Match #1 - Yoshi Tatsu (Tokyo, Japan) vs. Jinder Mahal (Punjab, India)
This is a headlock-palooza early. Both men working them, reversing them. You name it, they're doing it. Mahal takes over as the crowd chants "Yoshi!" A hard Irish whip into the corner stops that, though. Tatsu, though, gets going with some kicks and then a chop off the top. Tatsu with some kicks in the centre of the ring and then a big boot in the corner. Mahal reverses a cradle attempt and then runs Tatsu into the corner. He takes him to the top looking for a superplex but Tatsu punches and headbutts his way out and comes off the top but misses the spinning heel kick. Mahal picks him up and hits a full nelson slam and that's all she wrote.
Winner via pinfall: Jinder Mahal
Match #2 - Percy Watson (Miami, Fla.) vs. Tyson Kidd (Calgary, Alberta)
Watson with a nice big dropkick and then comes off the ropes with a leaping clothesline. He follows that with a big splash and a backdrop. Then he hits the Showtime Splash for two. He leaps into the corner but Kidd moves, kicks his leg and hits a neckbreaker. He follows that with the springboard elbow and that's it.
Winner via pinfall: Tyson Kidd
Backstage, Jinder Mahal says he doesn't need anybody and tonight marks his return to greatness.
Match #3 - Jimmy & Jey Uso (San Francisco, Calif.) vs. JTG (Brooklyn, NY) & Darren Young (Miami, Fla.)
With Jimmy on the apron, JTG takes the referee and Young comes up, hops on the apron and backdrops Jimmy right on the apron. Ouch!
JTG and Young controlling Jimmy in the centre of the ring. He tries to fight out but JTG hits a snapmare and then smartly cradles the head to prevent Jimmy from moving forward toward his corner. Young in now and he's whipping Jimmy from pillar to post. Now Young puts his knee in Jimmy's lower back and slaps him around a bit. Jimmy fires out and hits a backdrop. Young tags in JTG, who comes in and knocks Jey off the apron before Jimmy gets there.
JTG goes back to work on Jimmy's back and head. Jey rallies the crowd behind his brother as Jimmy rams JTG into the corner and then hits the charging JTG with a Samoan drop. Both men down. Both men make tags. Jey in now going to work on Young. Big chop and a spinning flying forearm. Jey goes for a cover but JTG breaks it up. For his troubles, JTG gets a double superkick. Jey goes for the superkick on Young but Young counters into the fireman's carry but Jey escpaes, hits the superkick and tags in Jimmy who hits the Superfly Splash and that's it.
Winners via pinfall: Jimmy & Jey Uso
The Usos are celebrating heading up the ramp when, in an ironic twist, they are attacked from behind by Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks.