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NXT: Tag team tournament kicks off
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension have cleared out all competitors. With no challengers in sight, NXT is now searching for a new number one contender. Tonight on WWE NXT, the NXT Tag Team Tournament kicks off. Who will make it past the first round? Plus, Tyler Breeze makes a special announcement and CJ Parker continues his rivalry with Xavier Woods! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!

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

Prior to their match with Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger, Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady have the mic. Enzo Amore introduces himself as a "certified G and a bona fide stud" and says you can't teach that. Amore introduces Big Cass as seven feet tall and says you can't teach that. Amore closes with "Badaboom! Realest guys in the room! How ya doin'?" In the ring, Cass declares that him and Amore about to run through the NXT Tag Team Tournament like the Kool-Aid man runs through a brick wall. Amore declares themselves stars and says they take meteor showers while Cass declares everyone else in the tournament "S-A-W-F-T! SAWFT!"

NXT Tag Team Tournament Match One: Jason Jordan & Tye Dillinger vs. Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Colin Cassady starts out with Tye Dillinger. Dillinger working for armlocks and Big Cass with a chokeslam attempt. Dillinger escapes and gets tossed into the corner. Tag made to Jason Jordan. Throws cannot be made by Jordan and he settles for a side headlock. Big Cass with a shoulder block and an elbow drop nearfall. Jordan with a boot out of the corner, only to be dropped with a back elbow and a right from Cassady. Cassady with knees and leading the crowd in a "SAWFT!" chant that allows Dillinger to make a distraction. Back suplex from Jordan gets a cover.

Dillinger inside and landing punches to the back of Cassady. Knee pad pulled down and repeated knee strikes land to the head of Big Cass for a nearfall. Headscissors applied and Jordan tags in with shots to the body. Camel clutch applied and Big Cass fights out, only to have elbows dropped to his back for a nearfall. In the corner, Jordan with a spear that connects for another pin attempt.

Dillinger in with a shoulder submission. Stomp caught by Big Cass and Dillinger swept to the mat. Enzo Amore in and countering the offense of Dillinger to land punches. Amore runs into a superkick and Dillinger stalls before putting Amore in his corner. Tag made to Jordan and he runs Amore into the corner. Spear attempt is blocked as Cassady steps in front of Jordan running in. Dillinger in to argue with the referee as Jordan picks up Amore. Big boot from Cassady leaves Jordan out cold before the referee turns and Amore lands on top of Jordan.

Winners by pinfall: Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady

Renee Young with Sami Zayn. The two exchange greetings and Young asks about Zayn's tag team partner for the first round of the NXT Tag Team Tournament tonight. Zayn says he has no partner as of now because he was given a partner who wasn't medically cleared. Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel interrupt and mock Zayn. Gabriel thanks Zayn for the bye in the tag tournament and Kidd says Zayn shouldn't step foot in the ring tonight because he didn't do so well by himself against NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension solo. Zayn laughs at Kidd's memory and asks if he remembers when he tapped out both Kidd and Gabriel.

Adam Rose is lead in by the Rosebuds of the Exotic Express. Rose says Zayn is not alone tonight and he encourages him to not be a lemon, but to be a rosebud as he will tag with him tonight. Zayn says it looks like he will be a rosebud tonight and accepts the lollipop out of Rose's hand.

(Commercials)

Prior to his match, CJ Parker declares his sign that is anti-fracking more than a sign. He declares it social change before he is interrupted by Xavier Woods.

Match Two: CJ Parker vs. Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods with a double-leg takedown and strikes. Parker back up and he is on the wrong end of chops and punches from Woods. Nearfall for Woods leads Parker to seek refuge between the ropes, only to be clotheslined outside. Punches land for Woods outside and he heads up top as Parker is tossed inside. Parker rolls to the opposite side of the ring and Woods whips him into the corner. Parker avoids the attack and Woods tumbles outside after running into the post on his shoulder as we break.

(Commercials)

Parker with a nearfall as we return. Parker applies a straitjacket choke with the arm of Woods and puts him down with a short-arm clothesline. Senton splash gets a pin attempt for Parker. Shots in the corner connect for Parker and a running double-knee converts. Parker up top and a double-sledge lands across the back of the neck of Woods for a cover. Straitjacket choke again applied and a short-arm clothesline connects again. Senton connects across the knees of Woods this time and both men down. Woods blocking shots to land punches of his own. Running forearms landing and a dropkick converts. Parker sends Woods to the apron out of the corner and Woods with a forearm. Crossbody lands from the top and Parker rolls through for a pinfall attempt of his own.

Running flatline from Woods connects and nearly puts Parker down. Honor Roll converts and Parker able to kick out. Woods up top and walking on the rope to a springboard splash coast-to-coast to nearly steal the win. Tornado DDT attempt from the apron caught by Parker and turned into a spinning fireman's carry slam.

Winner by pinfall: CJ Parker

The announce team sends us to ring announcer Eden. Eden directs us to the screen where Tyler Breeze has an announcement. Breeze introduces himself by a myriad of nicknames and says that after what NXT Champion Adrian Neville did to him last week, it is time for him to challenge for the title. After Breeze wins and wipes the "uggo" off the belt, it will be time for all his "WannaBreeze" followers to usher in the "era of gorgeous."

(Commercials)

Match Three: Bayley vs. Eva Marie

Eva Marie starts with a slap to the face and Bayley walks her down between the ropes. Side headlock for Eva Marie off the reset leads to a shoulder bump. Back elbow from Bayley as Eva Marie comes off the ropes and spinning along the back leads to a gutwrench from Bayley. Rollup from Bayley stopped by Eva Marie dropping back and splashing Bayley for a nearfall.

Surfboard stretch applied by Eva Marie. Suplex leads to a nearfall and Eva Marie goes back to the well with the surfboard stretch. Small package attempt off the rollup nearly steals it for Bayley. Back elbow in the corner leads to the Belly to Bayley.

Winner by pinfall: Bayley

(Commercials)

NXT Tag Team Tournament Match Four: Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. Sami Zayn & Adam Rose

Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd start off. Side headlock into a shoulder bump by Kidd. Repeat of the same process sees Zayn duck and hit an arm drag. Arm drags connecting into an armbar for Zayn and Adam Rose tagged in. Lockup sees Rose back Kidd into the corner and spank him. Kidd moves outside to consult with Justin Gabriel and Rose comes from behind and spanks Gabriel as well. Gabriel chases Rose back into the ring and back out of it, right into a kick from Kidd.

Back inside, Gabriel brought in on a tag. Stomps landing and kicks to the back get Gabriel a pair of nearfalls. Rose picked up and he slips out to land a spinebuster as Gabriel comes out of the corner. Nearfall for Rose broken by Kidd and Kidd and Gabriel exchanging quick tags to keep Rose grounded. Rose hung in the tree of woe as Gabriel lands illegal offense from the apron and Kidd works him. Neckbreaker from Kidd gets a nearfall as we break.

(Commercials)

We return to Rose being isolated in the corner by Kidd and Gabriel. Gabriel tags in with a dropkick to the midsection for a nearfall and strikes keeping Rose down. Body shots get Rose back into it, but a back suplex from Gabriel gets a nearfall before bringing in Kidd. Kick to the head from Kidd gets a nearfall and a slam leads to Kidd attempting a springboard elbow drop. The elbow connects as Rose gets his knee up.

Tags made to Zayn and Gabriel. Shoulder bumps and clotheslines lead to an enzuigiri on Gabriel. Kidd knocked off the apron by Zayn and a back elbow out of the corner leads to a pop-up dropkick on Gabriel. Gabriel outside and a sneak attack from Kidd fails, as he is sent outside next to his parter. Tope con hilo over the top lands for Zayn. Zayn favoring his leg, but he still lifts Gabriel and Kidd up so Rose can land a flip dive from the top. Back inside, Helluva Kick lands on Gabriel.

Winners by pinfall: Sami Zayn & Adam Rose

The show closes with Sami Zayn and Adam Rose celebrating their first round tournament wins as the Rosebuds come out to celebrate.

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