WWE NXT: Kidd, Gabriel shine in tag action
MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE NXT: The team of Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel is back and they are flowing. In the show's main event, the two team up to battle Heath Slater and Johnny Curtis and show off the high-flying moves that should make them a popular tandem in no time. Should be a good one!
And we are TAPED! from South Carolina. 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 - Tyler Reks (Parts Unknown) vs. Jey Uso (San Francisco, Calif.)
Uso is all over Reks in the early going, not letting him get any offense in. He hits the corner butt bomb for two. Uso with a Samoan drop for two. Reks, though, stops Uso in his tracks and goes to the top, only to come down right into a superkick to the gut for two.
Now Uso goes to the top but Reks crotches him. Reks grabs him and hits the Burning Hammer and that's it.
Winner via pinfall: Tyler Reks
Match #2 - Percy Watson (Miami, Fla.) vs. JTG (Brooklyn, NY)
Watson in control until he runs right at JTG and gets deposited over the top rope hard to the floor. JTG briefly in control in the ring but he comes off the middle rope only to have Watson catch him in a facebuster. Two dropkicks connect and then a leaping clothesline for Watson. He hits a hip toss and the Showtime Splash for two.
In an exchange, Watson grabs JTG and hits him with the flapjack and that does it.
Winner via pinfall: Percy Watson
Match #3 - Tamina Snuka (Fiji Islands) vs. Natalya (Calgary, Alberta)
Tamina tries to catch Natalya off guard with a rollup, but Natalya kicks out at two. Natalya responds with a big clothesline and a modified abdominal stretch. Tamina escapes and starts to fire up. She slams Natalya on the back of her head for two. She hits a big body slam and goes to the top but Tamina rolls out of the way while Tamina is going to the top. Tamina hops down and goes after Natalya, but gets kicked.
Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter, but Tamina kicks her through the ropes and to the floor. Natalya comes back in but runs into a Samoan drop. She follows that with the Superfly Splash and that's it.
Winner via pinfall: Tamina Snuka
Match #4 - Tyson Kidd (Calgary, Alberta) & Justin Gabriel (Cape Town, South Africa) vs. Heath Slater (Pineville, WV) & Johnny Curtis (Westbrook, Maine)
Slater and Curtis isolate Kidd, but he uses some innovative offense to work them off. He crawls toward Gabriel, but Slater slips out and pulls Gabriel off the apron before Kidd can get to him. He hits Kidd with a neckbreaker and brings Curtis is. He goes to the top but Kidd moves out of the way and finally gets the tag to Gabriel.
Gabriel is a house of fire. He hits some kicks and then a tornado DDT but Slater breaks up the pin, only to be kicked in the head by Kidd. Kidd tags himself in and hits a Blockbuster out of the hold of Gabriel and that does it.
Winners via pinfall: Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel
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