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NXT: Zayn teams with Neville against Kidd and Gabriel
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


After being ambushed by Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel last week, Sami Zayn was bailed out by friend and NXT Champion Adrian Neville. Tonight on WWE NXT, the teams face each other in the main event. Will Zayn and Neville get revenge? Plus, the number one contender for Charlotte's NXT Women's Championship is determined! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!

We are on tape from Orlando, Fla. Rich Brennan, Jason Albert, and Renee Young have the call for this week.

Number One Contender Match One: Bayley vs. Summer Rae

Summer Rae charges into the corner and misses Bayley, who slams her head into the turnbuckles from corner to corner for a nearfall. Bayley working the arm wrench and an arm drag into a drop toehold. Bayley keeping her on the mat and spinning on her before applying the armbar. Summer Rae moves outside and Bayley follows, only to return to the ring to eat a dropkick for a Summer Rae nearfall.

Shoulder lock applied by Summer Rae. Summer Rae takes out Bayley's hair tie and toys with her before stretching her in between the ropes for a nearfall. Summer Rae with a headscissors and she drives the head of Bayley into the mat for a close nearfall.

Spinning kick from Summer Rae caught and Bayley sweeps her into the mat. Double sledges connecting for Bayley and a running spear in the corner. Back elbow follows and a suplex from Bayley nearly gets her a title shot. Bayley sent off the ropes and Summer Rae with a spinning kick for a nearfall. Bayley hits a flying uppercut from the top and tries to finish Summer Rae. Summer Crush connects out of nowhere.

Winner by pinfall: Summer Rae

Footage shown of WWE NXT Champion Adrian Neville saving Sami Zayn from Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel. Interview from last week shows Neville calling the attack cheap. Zayn says it was his fault for trusting Kidd, but he didn't think Gabriel would be so easily persuaded. Zayn counted on Neville as his friend and this isn't the last Kidd and Gabriel will see of them.

Devin Taylor with Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd. Taylor asks Gabriel what happened and Gabriel says he decided to be a winner. Gabriel is back in NXT for the first time in four years, and despite the talent, Gabriel thinks he is a step above and believes Kidd was right that you have to break some rules to get ahead.

(Commercials)

An announcement informs us Tyler Breeze has entered the building.

Match Two: Wesley Blake vs. Sin Cara

Lockup sees Sin Cara hit an arm drag. Pair of nearfalls off rollups for Sin Cara. Wesley Blake with a kick to the midsection off a test of strength and a nearfall for Blake after clubbing Sin Cara down. Blake sent out and Sin Cara hits a suicide dive that sends Blake tumbling on the ramp.

Back inside, Sin Cara working Blake in the corner. Punch drops Sin Cara and Blake hits an armbreaker for a nearfall. Knee drops into the arm get another pin before Blake applies a shoulder lock.. Arm drag and drop toehold from Sin Cara get him out. Kick from Sin Cara leads to a springboard headbutt. Clothesline and a springboard crossbody land. Springboard back elbow gets Sin Cara a nearfall.

From the apron, Sin Cara hits a kick. Up top, Sin Cara with a senton splash that connects.

Winner by pinfall: Sin Cara

Tyson Kidd with Natalya. Natalya thinks Kidd blames her because of the interview with Renee Young last week and Kidd claims to have been ambushed. Natalya doesn't want to be a part of Kidd's career with his attitude lately, but Kidd wants Natalya to be out there for him tonight if she wants to.

(Commercials)

Summer Rae with Sasha Banks in the makeup room. Summer Rae can't believe that she is the number one contender for the NXT Women's Championship. Banks remarks that Summer Rae really deserves it with a hint of disdain in her voice. Summer Rae says Banks can still hang out with her and Banks says Charlotte told her the same thing. Summer Rae tells Banks to forget about Charlotte like everyone will when she beats her for the title and be prepared for the summer of Summer.

CJ Parker makes his way out. Parker says he isn't proud of what he said last week and invites Xavier Woods out. Woods hits the ring. Parker doesn't want things to get out of hand between them and he was overzealous last week. Parker is sorry for what he said. Woods recaps what happened and reminds him that he is working on his PhD, so he isn't an idiot and is using logic to not attack Parker. Parker didn't want things to be like this and suggests that Woods accepts his peace offering. Parker holds his hand out and raises a peace sign. Woods sarcastically raises a peace sign and Parker hook kicks him from behind as Woods leaves the ring.

(Commercials)

The Vaudevillains in black and white. The team plans to be NXT Tag Team Champions and share a handshake and a laugh.

Video package focuses on NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension.

Match Three: Bull Dempsey vs. Angelo Dawkins

Lockup and Bull Dempsey grabs the side headlock. Angelo Dawkins turns out into one of his own. Dempsey with a hip toss and Dawkins attempts an arm drag out of the arm wrench, only to have Dempsey reapply a headlock. Dawkins off the ropes and going for a sunset flip, only to be sat on by Dempsey. Elbows and strikes from Dempsey land. Headbutt and elbow drops from Dempsey lead to corner work. Dawkins with strikes for the comeback and a dropkick puts Dempsey down. Back elbow from Dempsey ends the comeback and a corner splash leads to the Big Bulldozer.

Winner by pinfall: Bull Dempsey

Post-match, Bull Dempsey calls himself a wrecking ball and promises not to stop until he wins the NXT Championship.

Sami Zayn interviewing NXT Champion Adrian Neville. Zayn asks what prompted Neville to save him last week. Neville says they go way back and asks Zayn what he plans to do about the attack from last week. Zayn says he will throw the mic back to Devin Taylor and him and Neville will go out and take care of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd. The two head out as Taylor catches the mic.

(Commercials)

Match Four: Adrian Neville & Sami Zayn vs. Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya)

Adrian Neville starts out with Tyson Kidd. Tyson Kidd gets the arm wrench and Adrian Neville flipping out to arm wrench Kidd to the mat. Sami Zayn tags in and continues offense on the left arm of Kidd. Neville returns and works the armbar. Zayn returns and works Kidd in the corner. Armlock reapplied on the left arm. Kidd with a knee to the midsection.

Justin Gabriel in and Zayn with a hip toss for a nearfall. Neville in and Zayn slams Gabriel before dropping to all fours and letting Neville use him as a launching pad for a corkscrew splash that gets a nearfall. Neville works the armbar and Gabriel works out to tag in Kidd. Kidd with corner work. Neville backflips out of the corner and hits a crossbody for a nearfall.

Zayn back inside and working the armbar. Kidd works him back to his corner and tries to strike on the break. Zayn with elbows and forearms for both Kidd and Gabriel. Gabriel sent to the floor by Zayn and Kidd dumps Zayn outside as we break.

(Commercials)

We return to Kidd working Zayn in the corner. Gabriel in with a dropkick that gets a nearfall. Running kick from Gabriel after Kidd tags in gets Kidd a nearfall and Kidd isolating Zayn from his partner with a front facelock. Gabriel again in with a shot to the body. Scoop slam from Gabriel is followed up by a knee drop that gets a nearfall on Zayn.

Zayn looking for a tag and Gabriel tosses him into the corner. Splash misses for Gabriel. Neville in with strikes for Kidd and Gabriel. Standing moonsault lands on Gabriel and nearly wins the match. Kidd knocked off the apron and Gabriel charges into a popup powerbomb. Nearfall narrowly broken by Kidd.

Kidd inside and springboards into a superkick from Neville that almost ends it. Kidd set up and Neville going for Red Arrow up top. Gabriel with the distraction and Neville knocked down. Springboard elbow drop from the apron by Kidd and the nearfall is broken by Zayn. Zayn sends Gabriel out and Kidd tries a rollup while Neville holds the ropes. Sneak tag from Zayn and Neville ducks Kidd to land a suicide dive outside on Gabriel. Crossbody from the top almost wins it for Zayn.

Zayn with right hands and Kidd claws at the face of Zayn. Kidd backdropped outside and Zayn launches himself with a flip dive on top of everyone outside. Kidd cornered and favoring his knee. Natalya checking on him on the apron. Kidd explodes up and tries a strike, but shoved back by Zayn. Natalya falls off the apron after Kidd falls back into her. Both men checking on her through the ropes and Kidd fakes stepping out to get Zayn to follow. Rollup from Kidd.

Winners by pinfall: Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd

The show closes with Tyson Kidd celebrating with Justin Gabriel while checking on Natalya periodically as NXT Champion Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn stand stunned in the ring.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments.