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WWE NXT: Kidd wins thrilling triple threat match
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on WWE NXT: When the wrestlers can get into the ring and ply their trade, NXT has the potential to be a great show. This was definitely one of those nights. After a tag team match that featured The Great Khali teaming with Ezekiel Jackson, Derrick Bateman, Tyson Kidd and Michael McGillicutty tore the house down in a thrilling triple threat match in the main event. Should be a good one!

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

Match #1 - Johnny Curtis (Westbrook, Maine) vs. Percy Watson (Miami, Fla.)

Hot start to the match, but Curtis takes over and goes to work on Watson. Watson, though, fires up and hits the Showtime Splash for a two count. He goes for the flapjack, but Curtis sidesteps him, sending Watson throat-first into the rope and catching him on the rebound with a sit-out suplex and that does it.

Winner via pinfall: Johnny Curtis

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Match #2 - The Great Khali (India) & Ezekiel Jackson (Guyana, South America) vs. Curt Hawkins (Queens, NY) & Tyler Reks (Parts Unknown)

That is not a typo. This is a real match. A team of Khali and Big Zeke. This is really happening, folks. This is the truest definition of "Should be a good one!". But it gets better: There is actually a "Zeke!" chant in the early-going. What parallel universe are we living in?

The chant, though, doesn't power Jackson enough as Reks and Hawkins take over, using quick tags and double teams to isolate Jackson from the big man. Reks lays Jackson out with a big boot for two and goes to work with a quarter-nelson with a chin lock and then a headlock. Jackson works to a vertical base and shoves Reks off before back-dropping him. This allows him to get the tag to Khali, who lumbers into the ring.

Khali on fire and hits the big chop on Reks. Hawkins comes off the top but gets caught by the throat. Khali feeds him to Jackson for a pounce. He grabs Reks and delivers the Punjabi Plunge, nearly killing the poor man, and it's academic from there.

Winners via pinfall: The Great Khali & Ezekiel Jackson

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Match #3 - Kaitlyn (Houston, Texas) vs. Maxine (Tampa, Fla.)

Maxine locks in the standing guillotine but Kaitlyn bashes her way out of it in the corner. Maxine lets go of the leg wrap but holds onto the headlock. Kaitlyn finally escapes it by dropping Maxine over the top rope.

Maxine takes over with a chinlock and then slams Kaitlyn's face into the canvas. Modified camel clutch for Maxine, but Kaitlyn escapes only to run into a double sledge from Maxine. Kaitlyn, though, gets going, hitting a drop kick and some punches, followed by a cross body for two.

She goes to grab Maxine but gets rolled up for two. Maxine grabs Kaitlyn's head and locks in the Last Chancery, but Kaitlyn bridges up only to be DDT'd. Kaitlyn rises, but Maxine hops on her back and goes for her finish, but Kaitlyn escapes, hits a full nelson slam and locks in her arm submission and Maxine taps.

Winner via submission: Kaitlyn

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Match #4 - Michael McGillicutty (Champlin, Minn.) vs. Derrick Bateman (Cleveland, Ohio) vs. Tyson Kidd (Calgary, Alberta)

Bateman hits a suicide dive that takes out McGillicutty. So, with both men down, what is Kidd supposed to do other than dive on them himself? Well, he does, with a moonsault off the top rope, but they part the Red Sea when he comes down instead of catching him, so he pretty much crashes and burns. Ouch.

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We're back and all three men are in and out. McGillicutty and Kidd collide in a double crossbody. Bateman gets back in the ring and hits a power clothesline on McGillicutty. Now Kidd goes to work on McGillicutty with kicks. Bateman back in and he hits a neckbreaker on Kidd for two, as McGillicutty breaks it up. Kidd hits a big kick on McGillicutty and Bateman hits a bridging suplex, but Kidd breaks it up with the springboard elbow. He goes for covers on both men but they both kick out.

McGillicutty breaks up Kidd's pin attempt and grabs him for a Perfect Plex, but Bateman breaks it up. Bateman pounds away on McGillicutty and loads him up on the top rope. McGillicutty fights him off. Kidd comes flying in and Bateman hot shots him into McGillicutty, who tumbles to the floor. Kidd and Bateman transition and it ends up with Kidd locking in the Sharpshooter. Bateman rolls it over, but Kidd turns it into the Dungeon Lock. Bateman taps before McGillicutty can crawl back in and attempt to break it up.

Winner via submission: Tyson Kidd

Matt Bishop can be reached at bishop20@gmail.com. Please include your name and hometown. Click here to follow Matt on Twitter. Should be a good one!.