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NXT: Tag champions collide with rivaling partners
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


The future collides with the present tonight, but there is a little more explosiveness added in. Tonight on WWE NXT, WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos join Sami Zayn to battle NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension and Zayn rival Corey Graves. Plus, NXT Women's and WWE Divas Champion Paige has some shocking news. All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!

NXT Women's Champion Paige is met by NXT Commissioner John "Bradshaw" Layfield. JBL notes the two title belts, but as WWE Divas Champion, Paige is touring the world and the NXT Women's Championship needs to be defended at NXT. JBL tells Paige that she is stripped of the NXT Women's Championship. Paige wants to defend the belt, but JBL tells her that it wouldn't be fair to NXT and that a tournament will crown the new champion. Paige reluctantly gives up her belt.

We are on tape from Winter Park, Fla. Rich Brennan, Alex Riley, and Jason Albert have the call for this week.

Lana makes her introduction of Alexander Rusev.

Match One: Alexander Rusev vs. Travis Tyler

Travis Tyler opens with a dropkick and goes to run the ropes. Alexander Rusev catches up with a clothesline. Tyler laid against the ropes as Rusev knees the ribs. Samoan Drop from Rusev lands. Elbow after elbow driven into the chest of Tyler. Elbow drop gets Rusev the first nearfall of the contest.

Slam from Rusev puts Tyler down and out on the mat. The Accolade locked in by Rusev in the center of the ring.

Winner by submission: Alexander Rusev

Post-match, Lana declares that "Rusev hit, Rusev crush." Alexander Rusev takes the mic and declares himself "The Super-Athlete" after speaking in his native language.

Devin Taylor with the party, waiting for Adam Rose. Rose crowd surfed into the interview. Taylor asks about Camacho's thoughts on his parties. Rose calls Camacho a party pooper and boring. Rose is down for a fight and tells Camacho to not be a lemon, but be a rosebud.

(Commercials)

Match Two: Charlotte & Sasha Banks vs. Emma & Paige

Emma and Sasha Banks start off. Banks throws the head of Emma into the turnbuckle. Banks off the ropes and Charlotte makes the blind tag. Hip toss for Banks and an elbow for Charlotte as The Beautiful Fierce Females are sent into each other. Monkey flip on Charlotte out of the corner gets a nearfall.

Paige in. Double suplex from the team gets Paige a nearfall. Toehold in for Charlotte off the sweep of the leg. Paige turns Charlotte out with the legs. Paige pressing back on Charlotte in the corner and swinging back elbows for a nearfall.

Emma in and she eats a forearm from Charlotte. Knee lift to the stomach of Emma. Charlotte lands on her feet off a monkey flip and tags in Banks. Thesz Press and some mounted strikes. Charlotte in once again and she gets a nearfall. Triangle choke in for Charlotte and she slams Emma's head into the mat. The hold is broken, but Charlotte latches it right back on. Emma bridges for a nearfall.

Unable to get a tag, Emma moves out of the way from an elbow drop. Paige and Banks in. Arm wrench into a clothesline from Paige. Two more of the same followed up by a heel kick from Paige. Charlotte takes out the back of the knee of Paige and Emma sent out. Charlotte in and she lands the somersault cutter.

Winners by pinfall: Charlotte & Sasha Banks

(Commercials)

Match Three: Tyson Kidd vs. Mason Ryan

Tyson Kidd trying to speedily shoot a takedown on Mason Ryan. Monkey flip attempt is shoved off by Ryan after Kidd lands some leg kicks. Crossbody caught by Ryan, but Kidd wiggles out to land leg kicks once again. Ryan grabs him and runs him into the corner. Clubbing blow to the back drops Kidd. Scoop slam and leg drop get Ryan the first nearfall of the contest.

Kidd with a dropkick to the knee and an enuzigiri after having a kick caught. Stomps and a guillotine leg drop on the bottom rope to the apron by Kidd gets him a nearfall of his own. Front facelock in for Kidd and Ryan out. Kick caught and Kidd sent to the apron. Springboard attack is caught and a press slam from Ryan corners Kidd for a clothesline. Ryan with a nearfall.

Kidd whipped into the corner by Ryan. Kidd with a mule kick as Ryan charges in and Kidd with the No Kidding flip neckbreaker from the top rope.

Winner by pinfall: Tyson Kidd

Post-match, Renee Young talks with Tyson Kidd on the ramp. Young asks how it felt for Kidd to be back in the ring. Kidd says this is the rebirth of his career and he plans to use all the eyes on NXT from the WWE Network to prove himself. Kidd declares NXT his opportunity.

(Commercials)

Match Four: Angelo Dawkins vs. Tyler Breeze

Angelo Dawkins with a rollup and a nearfall. Waistlock takedown from Dawkins forces Tyler Breeze to get a rope break. Breeze with strikes and elbows to the back of the neck. Snapmare followed by a kick to the back for a Breeze nearfall.

Rear chinlock in for Breeze. Dawkins fighrs out with elbows, but Breeze drops him with punches. Punches from the mount connect and Breeze pulls him up for the Beauty Shot.

Winner by pinfall: Tyler Breeze

Video shows Brodus Clay attacking NXT Champion Adrian Neville and taking a few of his teeth out last week.

(Commercials)

Match Five: Corey Graves & The Ascension vs. Sami Zayn & The Usos

Jimmy Uso and Viktor start off. Lockup and a side headlock for Viktor. Shoulder bump knocks Jimmy down, but he comes back with an uppercut. Corey Graves tags in and Jimmy brings in Sami Zayn. Zayn walks Graves down, who quickly tags in Konnor. Konnor locks up and pummels Zayn down.

Graves tags back in, only to be taken down with a double-leg from Zayn, Zayn unloading strikes and Viktor in.with a kick to the head. Zayn has his head bounced off the turnbuckle, but comes out of the corner with a heel kick for a nearfall.

Jey in with some strikes and Jimmy returns after a double elbow drop nearfall. Jey returns. Viktor bounces their heads together, but The Usos comes back with dual uppercuts. Jey with some corner work and a flying shoulder block for a nearfall on Viktor.

Toehold on Viktor leads to a tag from Jimmy. Headbutt to the chest for a nearfall. Armlock from Jimmy brings in Zayn. Elbow to the head from Zayn connects and Viktor still stuck. Jey returns with a double sledge from the top. Viktor cornered and Jey charges right into a clothesline from Viktor.

Konnor in and stomping Jey down. Flapjack plants Jey into the mat. Jey down to the outside after a clothesline as we break.

(Commercials)

Konnor tags in from Viktor as we return. Jey and Konnor exchanging strikes. Konnor with a shoulder tackle for a nearfall. Chinlock for Konnor is broken out of by Jey, only for Corey Graves to tag in. Front suplex and a fist drop from Graves gets a nearfall.

Graves works the chinlock and transitions to a front facelock. Jey struggling with the hold and Graves with a nearfall. Viktor brought back inside and stomping Jey down. Chops landing for Viktor. Jey trading back. Viktor with chops and European Uppercuts that drop Jey down for a nearfall.

Chinlock in for Viktor. Jey up to his feet and with body shots. Backdrop suplex gets him out. Konnor in before the tag can be made, but Jey with a sunset flip for a nearfall that is followed by an uppercut. Both men down. Konnor charges Jey and Jey tosses Konnor out. Konnor able to grab the leg, but Jey kicks away.

Viktor in and he knocks Zayn off the apron. Jimmy ducks the blow and Jey dives between the legs to bring in Jimmy. Clotheslines from Jimmy and he takes out Koonor and Graves. Side kick to the stomach followed by a Samoan Drop for Viktor. Konnor gets one of his own. Superkick to Viktor followed by a butt splash in the corner. Graves tags in and chop block to the knee of Jimmy. Lucky 13 is turned into a rollup nearfall for Jimmy.

Jimmy with an enzuigiri after a blind tag for Zayn. Up top, crossbody from Zayn connects on Graves. Zayn with a Blue Thunder Bomb after escaping the shoulders of Graves that nearly steals the match. The Ascension break it up, but are sent out by Zayn and Jimmy. Graves cornered and Zayn with a Helluva Kick. Jey tags in and Jimmy and Zayn take out The Ascension outside. Splash from the top lands for Jey.

Winners by pinfall: Sami Zayn & The Usos

The show closes with the WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos and Sami Zayn celebrating in the ring as The Ascension and Corey Graves regather themselves on the ramp.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments. Click here to follow Nolan on Twitter.