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WWE NXT: Hawkins, Reks dubiously win main event
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on WWE NXT: Show host Matt Striker is giving opportunity on this edition of the show, thus we get five matches, including probably the best televised match of the week between Tyson Kidd and Trent Barreta. In the main event, The Usos battle Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. Should be a good one!

And we are TAPED! from Tulsa, Okla. Josh Mathews and William Regal are our commentators and Matt Striker is our host. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG,V).

Striker is in the ring and notes he guaranteed every NXT superstar a match tonight, which means we're going to have four big matches tonight. In the main event, The Usos will face Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. Let's kick this huge show off right now, he says.

Match #1 - Derrick Bateman (Cleveland, Ohio) vs. Heath Slater (Pineville, WV)

Bateman in control early on but Slater quickly takes over. Headlock for Slater and he tells someone to shut up. Bateman, though, starts to fire up and hits a running neckbreaker for two. He goes for a suplex but Slater slides down, runs him into the turnbuckle and then slams Bateman on the back of his head and that's it. Wow.

Winner via pinfall: Heath Slater

(Ads)

Match #2 - Percy Watson (Miami, Fla.) vs. Darren Young (Miami, Fla.)

Young hits a neckbreaker for two before locking in a rear chinlock with hooks in. Watson escapes and starts firing up. He hits some dropkicks and then a double-underhook suplex. He hits the Showtime Splash for two. He follows up with a flapjack and that is all she wrote.

Winner via pinfall: Percy Watson

(Ads)

Match #3 - Trent Barreta (Mount Sinai, NY) vs. Tyson Kidd (Calgary, Alberta)

Hot start to the match and Barreta hits a corkscrew moonsault off the barricade onto Kidd. It was a crash-and-burn for Barreta, though. Both men down. Back in the ring and Kidd goes to the top and leaps off but is caught by a Barreta dropkick on the way down. Barreta goes for some running knees but Kidd catches him. He goes for the Sharpshooter but Barreta rolls it through for two.

Kidd catches Barreta with a kick and then a release German suplex for two. Wow. Kidd loads Barreta up on the top turnbuckle with their backs to the ring. He goes for a back suplex but Barreta turns it into a crossbody for two. They both rise and Barreta hits a neckbreaker. He goes to the top turnbuckle and connects on a missile dropkick for two.

Barreta goes to pick Kidd up but eats a kick to the midsection. Kidd goes for a rollup but Barreta reverses it, only to get reversed himself into a sunset flip and that does it. Kidd gets the win.

Winner via pinfall: Tyson Kidd

Kidd offers his hand to Barreta after the match and they shake.

(Ads)

Match #4 - Maxine (Tampa, Fla.) vs. Kaitlyn (Houston, Texas)

Maxine goes for a takedown right off the bat but it goes awry as Kaitlyn locks her in a leg scissors. Maxine escapes but Kaitlyn continues on offense with a leg drop and an elbow drop for two. They trade covers as the crowd chants, "Let's go Kaitlyn." Maxine with a headlock. Kaitlyn escapes but Maxine doesn't let her breathe. Maxine mounters her in the corner but Kaitlyn shoves her off and goes to work. Maxine misses a wild clothesline and Kaitlyn hits a What the Funk for two. Maxine with a go-behind and he's got Kaitlyn's arms tied up. She finally gets her down and gets a crucifix pin.

Winner via pinfall: Maxine

(Ads)

Backstage, Kidd says Barreta pushes him to his limit every time they face each other. He asks him if they want to form a tag team.

Match #5 - Jimmy & Jey Uso (San Francisco, Calif.) vs. Curt Hawkins (Queens, NY) & Tyler Reks (Parts Unknown)

Hawkins and Reks in control, isolating Jey. Hawkins with a nice kick to the back of the head as Jey tries to get rolling. He brings in Reks and he controls Jey with a front headlock. Classic tag team wrestling here from Hawkins and Reks. Isolation, quick tags. They are not giving Jey a chance to breathe.

Well, that is until Jey breathes. He escapes from Hawkins and both men make tags. Jimmy is and he plants Reks with a Samoan drop and a running butt bomb. He goes for the cover but Hawkins breaks it up. All four men in now and the Usos toss Hawkins into Reks. Jimmy goes to the top and goes flying but Reks moves. Reks ducks the superkick and goes for the Burning Hammer but Usos slides out and rolls him up. Reks pushes him off right into a cane shot from Hawkins behind the referee's back. Reks rolls him up and that's it.

Winners via pinfall: Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks

Striker runs down and tries to let the referee know what happened, but before he can, he's laid out by Hawkins. They bail as the Usos come back.

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!.