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WWE NXT: Regal books all tag match show
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on WWE NXT: William Regal is running NXT the way he want. On this edition of WWE's never-ending internet show, he decrees that each match on this show will be a tag team match, headlined by a mixed tag that sees Johnny Curtis and Maxine battle Derrick Bateman and Kaitlyn. Should be a good one!

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

Striker and Regal are in the ring. Regal says every match tonight will be a tag team match, something he notes is a bit of a lost art. He introduces the most dynamic tag team he's seen in years for the first match.

Match #1 - Jimmy & Jey Uso (San Francisco, Calif.) vs. Darren Young (Miami, Fla.) & Titus O'Neil (Tampa, Fla.)

Both Usos do dives to take out Young and O'Neil on separate sides of the ring.

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We're back and O'Neil and Young are in control but Jimmy gets in off the tag and hits a springboard crossbody on O'Neil and follows that with the corner butt bomb for two as Young breaks up the pin. Jey comes in and dispatches of Young. O'Neil throws Jey out and back in the ring, Jimmy counters the Clash of the Titus and hits a Samoan drop. He tags in Jimmy who hits the big splash and that's it.

Winners via pinfall: Jimmy & Jey Uso

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Match #2 - Curt Hawkins (Queens, NY) & Tyler Reks (Parts Unknown) vs. Alex Riley (Washington, DC) & Percy Watson (Miami, Fla.)

Hawkins and Reks in control until Watson gets the tag to Riley. He drills Hawkins with a huge spinebuster and follows that with a corner splash. Now he goes to the top but a disturbance with Watson and Reks slows him down, allowing Hawkins to cut him off, toss him off the top and then go up himself and hit the big elbow for the pin.

Winners via pinfall: Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks

(Ads)

Michael McGillicutty is out. This is really happening, apparently. He is cutting a promo. This is history in the making. He says the last two weeks he's had this fly buzzing around his head and that's Tyson Kidd. He rips on the crowd a bit and tells Kidd his rematch isn't going to happen. This brings Kidd out. They talk back-and-forth and McGillicutty yells at Kidd that he'll never be a Hart. Kidd hits him with the mic and they start brawling. Person in crowd: "He's more of a Hart than you are Perfect!"

So the brawl continues. Kidd gets the better of it and goes for the Sharpshooter but McGillicutty pushes him off and goes to safety, where he yells at Kidd that he's got his rematch and Kidd is done.

(Ads)

Match #3 - Derrick Bateman (Cleveland, Ohio) & Kaitlyn (Houston, Texas) vs. Johnny Curtis (Westbrook, Maine) & Maxine (Tampa, Fla.)

A quick ending in this one, as Bateman finishes off Curtis with a bulldog after a slap from Kaitlyn. The women didn't even get in.

Winners via pinfall: Derrick Bateman & Kaitlyn

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!.