NXT: Kidd is a lemon against Rose
NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
No friend, competitor, or even wife can stop Tyson Kidd's ruthless taste for victory. The new side of Kidd to do anything for a win has shocked many, including his wife Natalya. Tonight on WWE NXT, Kidd takes on the unorthodox Adam Rose in the main event. Will his jealousy cause Kidd to be off his game? Plus, NXT Champion Adrian Neville and Tyler Breeze are due for a showdown! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
We are on tape from Orlando, Fla. Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Renee Young have the call for this week.
Match One: Tyler Breeze vs. Angelo Dawkins
Angelo Dawkins opens with a waistlock takedown. Tyler Breeze ducks a strike from Dawkins and lands a shot to the midsection. Corner work connecting for Breeze. Dawkins sent outside and Breeze follows. Clubbing blows to the back of Dawkins lead to him being sent into the barricade. Forearms and elbows land inside and the Beauty Shot converts.
Winner by pinfall: Tyler Breeze
Post-match, Breeze shoves Dawkins outside and takes a microphone. Breeze says that was annoying because he didn't even want a match tonight, he just wanted to show footage of him interfering in NXT Champion Adrian Neville's main event match with Rusev last week. Breeze calls it hilarious and then states that this is a part of a monumental announcement he has. Breeze gives the "uggos" time to get their phones out to tweet about it and then announces he has submitted his music video to the Oscars in the short documentary category. Breeze wants to show it one more time.
NXT Champion Adrian Neville interrupts. Neville doesn't want to see Breeze's music video and asks when Breeze wants to stop delaying the inevitable and let him defend his title. Breeze remarks he is getting a call from the director of The Hobbit and Neville is needed back on set. Neville laughs and tells Breeze that he actually got a Snapchat from his mom and he isn't the only Breeze family member who likes taking selfies. Breeze swings and misses as Neville lands spin kicks to the midsection and misses a dropkick as Breeze escapes.
The announce team announces a number one contender tournament for the NXT Tag Team Championships.
An announcement says that Tyler Breeze has left the building.
Match Two: Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch
Lockup sees Charlotte yank Becky Lynch to the mat. Lynch with a sweep of the leg for a quick pin. Charlotte with a snapmare for a pin attempt of her own. Lynch flips into a side headlock takeover and Charlotte counters into a leglock attempt. Action moves into the corner and Lynch lands a springboard side kick. Whip attempt countered by a Charlotte forearm and a knee realer across the shoulder leads to a dragon screw. Stomps land and Charlotte applies a leglock. Lynch fights out and gets dropped by a chop block. Corner work on the left leg lands for a Charlotte nearfall.
Somersault cutter on the leg connects and Charlotte lays the leg on the bottom rope. Hip attack lands once, but Lynch counters with a rollup that nearly steals it. Clotheslines and a dropkick land for Lynch. Leg drop nearly steals it for Lynch.
Leg caught by Charlotte and an elbow to the leg drops Lynch to the mat. Bow Down to the Queen connects.
Winner by pinfall: Charlotte
Match Three: The Ascension vs. Mac Miles & Steve Cutler
Viktor starts out with Steve Cutler. Cutler missed a clothesline, but locks in a side headlock. Back elbow lands for Viktor and Konnor in. Shoulder tackles land and Viktor returns to las a double-shoulder tackle. Corner work landing on Cutler for Viktor. The Ascension frozen and Konnor in. Viktor whips Cutler into a battering ram from the top by Konnor. Konnor watches Cutler crawl and Viktor tags in to knock Mac Miles off the apron. Fall of Man lands.
Winners by pinfall: The Ascension
Post-match, Viktor says they are the longest reigning champions in NXT history. Now, there will be a tournament for there to be a new number one contender. Viktor knows what faces the new contenders and Konnor declares it will be total annihilation.
Video package recaps the change of CJ Parker.
Match Four: Mojo Rawley & Bull Dempsey vs. The Mechanics
Scott Dawson starts out with Bull Dempsey. Armlock shoved out of by Dempsey and Mojo Rawley tags himself in. Rawley with a wristlock and landing shoulder shots. Dawson spins out and lands a shot before bringing in Dash Wilder. Quick tags from The Mechanics working the arm of Rawley get Wilder a nearfall.
Top wristlock from Wilder in. Arm drag gets Rawley out and Wilder tackled into the corner. Running splash in the corner lands and Dempsey tags in to knock Dawson off the apron. Another splash from Rawley followed by the Bulldozer.
Winners by pinfall: Mojo Rawley & Bull Dempsey
Rich Brennan with Bayley. Bayley asked about the breakup of The Beautiful Fierce Females. Bayley hates to be a downer or a lemon, but she is happy because the BFFs were always mean to her. Bayley has beaten NXT Women's Champion Charlotte and talks about hopes of a title shot.
Charlotte interrupts and tells Bayley she is adorable, but stealing a win one week isn't enough for a title shot. Charlotte pities Bayley and warns her not to mention her name.
Match Five: Adam Rose vs. Tyson Kidd (w/Natalya)
Lockup sees Adam Rose hit an ankle pick and sweep the leg for a pin attempt. Side headlock into a hammerlock and Tyson Kidd moves to the apron to break it. Kidd tries to work a single-leg takedown and gets spanked into the corner by Rose. Rose moves outside and his eye is caught by Natalya, who he presents a lollipop to. Natalya accepts the treat. Rose gets back inside and Kidd moves out to yank the lollipop away and berate his wife. Back inside, Kidd with kicks and works Rose into the corner. Rose reverses and drops Kidd. Back kicks land as Kidd is down and a snap suplex gets Rose a nearfall.
Elbow drops landing for Rose and a knee drop gets another pin attempt. Action moves outside and Rose drops Kidd on the apron. Rose moves back inside and lands on a baseball slide that leaves Kidd down and out on the ramp as we break.
We return to Kidd running Rose into the ring post twice. Kidd stomping Rose down and gets a nearfall inside. Knee being used to choke Rose and a guillotine leg drop across the apron connects for another pin attempt for Kidd. Rear chinlock in on Rose. Body blows break the hold and Rose catches Kidd to apply one of his own. Stunner sends Rose outside and Kidd lands a flying stomp. Back inside, Rose hung in the tree of woe and landing knees. The corner used to apply a backbreaker by Kidd and a kick drops Rose to the canvas. Running back elbow connects and nearly wins the match for Kidd.
Side headlock applied and Rose struggles his way up to land a back suplex. Boots up out of the corner sees Rose lands clotheslines and a series of punches. Choo Choo turns into a corner clothesline for Rose. Kidd with a spinning back kick to the midsection to avoid a Party Foul, but he runs into a spinebuster from Rose that almost ends it. Party Foul attempt turned into a rollup for Kidd that he works into a Sharpshooter. Rose gets to the ropes and is catapulted in between them.
Outside, Kidd with a running boot from the apron. Kidd picks up the lollipop and stares down his wife. Kidd again pressing his wife about the lollipop and Rose sneaks up with a small package.
Winner by pinfall: Adam Rose
Post-match, Natalya steps in to comfort her husband. The show closes with Kidd not allowing Natalya to touch him in disbelief of the loss.
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