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WWE NXT: Who will challenge Rollins?
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling


Tonight on WWE NXT: It's No. 1 contender night with Justin Gabriel, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre and Bo Dallas battling in a fatal four way to determine the next challenger for Seth Rollins' NXT Championship. Should be a good one!

And we are TAPED! from Orlando, Fla. Tony Luftman, Byron Saxton, William Regal and later Jim Ross are our hosts. This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG,V).

Match #1 - Kassius Ohno (Dayton, Ohio) vs. Trent Baretta (Mount Sinai, NY)

Ohno in control early, keeping the high-flying Baretta on the canvas. Baretta, though, is able to get going and puts Ohno down with some offense. Baretta with a flying elbow, but Ohno comes right back with a knee lift. Ohno wants a suplex but Baretta cradles him for a near fall. Ohno responds with a big boot but Baretta kicks out. They battle to the top rope. Baretta shoves Ohno down and hits a thunderous missile dropkick. Baretta goes for the flying knee but Ohno bails out of the ring.

Baretta gives chase, Ohno comes back in and when Baretta slides in, he walks right into the big elbow and that is all she wrote.

Winner via pinfall: Kassius Ohno

After the match, Ohno goes back after Baretta and wants to give him the elbow to the back of the head, but Baretta is able to drop kick him out of the ring.

(Ads)

Match #2 - Big E Langston (Tampa, Fla.) vs. Memo Montenegro (San Luis Potosi, Mexico)

This one is over in no time flat.

Winner via pinfall: Big E Langston

Vickie Guerrero comes on the screen, upset about what Langston did last week, and says she's put a $5,000 bounty on Langston for anyone who can take him out.

(Ads)

Match #3 - Jason Jordan (Chicago, Ill.) vs. Associate of Bray Wyatt (Parts Unknown)

Wyatt comes down and starts preaching and Jordan says he's looking for a fight, so a rather large, bearded associate of Wyatt's comes out and starts taking on Jordan. You can guess that this didn't do Jordan's way.

Winner via pinfall: Wyatt's Associate

Bray announces this man as the "first son of the Wyatt family, Luke Harper."

(Ads)

Match #4 - No. 1 Contender's Match - Justin Gabriel (Cape Town, South Africa) vs. Drew McIntyre (Ayr, Scotland) vs. Jinder Mahal (Punjab, India) vs. Bo Dallas (Brooksville, Fla.)

This is an elimination match.

Gabriel wipes the other three out almost right away with a giant flip dive to the floor.

(Ads)

It comes down to Mahal and Dallas. Dallas is certainly motivated, but he's taking a beating here from Mahal. This is absolutely all Mahal at this point, he's in total control. Dallas elbows his way out of a predicament and avoids a corner charge from Mahal and hits an elbow to the back. Power slam follows. He goes for a spear but Mahal moves and Dallas goes face-first into the middle rope. Mahal takes advantage, quickly grabbing Dallas and locking in the Camel Clutch. Dallas tries to fight as best he can, but has no choice but to tap.

Winner via pinfall and No. 1 contender: Jinder Mahal

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!.