WWE NXT: 'Carnival Team' returns in main event
MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE NXT: After an impressive showing last week, the "Carnival Team," as William Regal calls them, of The Great Khali and Ezekiel Jackson is back by popular demand, as they team to face Johnny Curtis and Drew McIntyre in the main event. In other action, Maxine battles Alicia Fox. Should be a good one!
And we are TAPED! from Wilkes-Barre, 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 - Jinder Mahal (Punjab, India) vs. Derrick Bateman (Cleveland, Ohio)
Big running, jumping knee connects for Bateman. He follows that up with a series of chops that put Mahal to the canvas. Mahal, though, takes over and goes to work on Bateman. Chinlock in for Mahal, but Bateman works to a vertical base. He hits a Mahal with a big boot and charges. Mahal goes for a suplex but Bateman turns it into a lateral press for two.
Bateman gets going and hits a flapjack. He follows with the rolling neckbreaker for two. Bateman hits a jumping clothesline into the corner and then goes to the top and hits Mahal with a missile dropkick for two. He grabs Mahal, but Mahal flips him over and hits a jumping knee and then locks in the Camel Clutch and that's it. Just like that.
Winner via submission: Jinder Mahal
Match #2 - Percy Watson (Miami, Fla.) vs. Heath Slater (Pineville, WV)
Slater connects with a neckbreaker for two. He's in total control until he goes to the top and comes down right into a big boot. Watson with two dropkicks and a nice belly-to-belly throw. He follows that with a clothesline and the Showtime Splash. Watson charges to the corner but Slater moves. Slater goes for a move but Watson catches him and hits the flapjack and that does it.
Winner via pinfall: Percy Watson
Match #3 - Alicia Fox (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) vs. Maxine (Tampa, Fla.)
They hit some nice athletic spots, with some rolls and splits. Quite decent. Snap mare for Maxine and she starts putting knees in Fox's back before working a chinlock. Maxine maintains control here, keeping Fox down and grounded to the canvas. Fox, though, fires up and hits some dropkicks. Maxine throws her into the corner, but Fox explodes out with a springboard back elbow. Now they're brawling but Maxine catches Fox in the dragon sleeper and Fox has to tap.
Winner via submission: Maxine
Match #4 - Johnny Curtis (Westbrook, Maine) & Drew McIntyre (Ayr, Scotland) vs. The Great Khali (India) & Ezekiel Jackson (Guyana, South America)
Jackson and Khali in control, completely befuddling Curtis and McIntyre. Jackson with a series of slams and he goes for a clothesline on Curtis, but McIntyre distracts him and then clips his leg, allowing his team to take over.
They isolate Jackson and keep him away from Khali but McIntyre runs right into a power slam, which allows him to tag Khali. Curtis in and he eats some moves. Jackson dispatches of McIntyre and Khali quickly hits the Punjabi Plunge and that's all she wrote.
Winners via pinfall: The Great Khali & Ezekiel Jackson
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