WWE NXT Report CALDWELL'S WWE NXT RESULTS 6/14: Complete "virtual time" coverage of NXT Season 5, Week 15 - Latest NXT elimination announced
Jun 14, 2011 - 9:50:55 PM
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WWE NXT TV Results
June 14, 2011 - Season 5, Week 15
Taped in Providence, R.I.
Aired on WWE's website
By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
The cast of Season Five of WWE NXT (Pros):
-- Darren Young (Chavo Guerrero)
-- Conor O'Brian (Kozlov)
-- Lucky Cannon (Tyson Kidd)
-- Titus O'Neil (Hornswoggle)
-- Jacob Novak (JTG) - eliminated Week 11
-- Byron Saxton (Yoshi Tatsu) - eliminated Week 13
This week's WWE NXT elimination episode opened with a video package recapping the season-long relationship issues between Maryse and Lucky Cannon. In the building, Todd Grisham introduced the show before sending it to the ring.
In-ring: Maryse and Matt Striker introduced the Rookies, with Maryse noting they're *her* Rookies. Grisham noted Hornswoggle will not be part of NXT tonight after R-Truth destroyed him last night. William Regal said Truth is a bit of a "nutter." With the four remaining Rookies in the ring, Striker reminded everyone there will be an elimination tonight. Striker asked Maryse to update the standings, which read: O'Neil 19, Young, 7, O'Brian 3, and Cannon with a big, fat zero. Maryse said it's just so unfortunate one of them has to go home tonight, but they have a chance to earn three points tonight in Talk the Talk.
Lucky was first after Striker announced the topic is who should be eliminated. Lucky said it's obvious it should be Titus since he's been riding Hornswoggle's coattails, he'll never draw money, and he's clueless in the ring. Lucky said this season has, is, and will be all about him.
Titus was next. Titus addressed Lucky and said the only thing Lucky has been able to steal are the old robes out of his grandma's closet. Titus talked up his credentials and noted Lucky has zero points, has won zero challenges, and all he's been doing is running behind Maryse. Titus said the only de-lish thing about tonight is his elimination.
Next was Conor O'Brian with his wild beard. Conor approached Darren Young to run him down for blowing an opportunity on the main roster after main-eventing Summerslam. Young was up next and said he belongs here in WWE while the rest of them are failures. He said Striker and Maryse should just give him the crown right now. Young told Conor he just made the biggest mistake of his career, then popped him in the mouth. Young quickly bailed from the ring, leaving Conor to stew in the ring.
Striker then polled the audience on who should win the challenge. The crowd booed Lucky, of course. O'Brian had no reaction, then some boos. Maryse then stood next to Titus and asked the crowd about Darren Young. The crowd cheered loudly, apparently thinking Titus was Darren and Darren was Titus. Titus received a mild reaction with the crowd clearly confused at this point. Striker called for a "play-off" and the crowd was led in the correct cheers for Titus, giving him three points and 22 points total.
In-ring: Darren Young and Chavo Guerrero were in the ring back from break. Yoshi Tatsu, whose Pro was cut two weeks ago, came out to face Young in the opening match.
1 -- DARREN YOUNG (w/Chavo Guerrero) vs. YOSHI TATSU
Regal sarcastically noted he's been watching JTG's "Straight Outta Brooklyn" over and over since last week. "Yoshi, Yoshi" chant as the Pro and former-NXT-member-turned-Rookie locked up and traded holds. Yoshi scored successive offense with hard chops in the corner, then landed a flying dropkick. Young rolled to the outside looking for a breather, but Yoshi rolled him right back onto the apron. Young delivered a neckbreaker on the apron, though, and both men rolled back into the ring. Suddenly, JTG made his way to the ring. They cut to break with Grisham wondering why he was out there.
Back from break, Young was working on Yoshi as Grisham welcomed JTG to the commentary position. JTG and Regal engaged in some banter as Young continued to wear down Yoshi. Regal then took a deep breath, selling exasperation with JTG. Regal said he would quite happily crack open JTG's skull to end his "insignificant career." JTG replied he is the flyest and greatest NXT Pro in the world. The match continued to languish in the ring before Yoshi finally made a comeback at 10:00. Yoshi then nailed a Shining Wizard and made a cover, but Young kicked out in time. Yoshi tried to follow up top, but Chavo distracted him. Young took advantage of the opening to yank Yoshi down from the top rope and pin him for the win.
Post-match: JTG hit the ring and blasted Yoshi to take out frustration from last week. The crowd booed JTG as Regal tried to talk up JTG as being very dangerous despite being a waste of space. Yoshi made a comeback, but Young blasted him. Conor and Kozlov then hit the ring to make the save for Yoshi. The heels retreated on the outside as Yoshi's music played. Meanwhile, Grisham wondered if that was Darren's final match with an elimination coming up tonight.
WINNER: Young at 11:02.
Announcers: Back on NXT, Grisham plugged the Cena vs. Truth feud leading to their WWE Title match at Capitol Punishment on Sunday. A video package followed, recapping the build-up on Raw.
Backstage: Maryse talked to Lucky Cannon and apologized for flipping out on him last week when her purse was destroyed. Lucky said they just need to take care of Hornswoggle. Maryse then noted she got the purse fixed. Lucky said that's great and he would have taken care of that himself, though. Maryse sheepishly smiled and said that's good since she used his credit card. Maryse gave him a quick kiss and Lucky seemed less-than-thrilled.
In-ring: Back on the show, Tyson Kidd's music hit to bring out Kidd and Lucky Cannon, who has the next match. Ring announcer Tony Chimel claimed Cannon weighs in at 256 pounds. Maybe wearing about ten of his robes. In the ring, Lucky took the mic and praised Truth for taking out Swoggle last night on Raw. He said the second Swoggle gets back on NXT, he's going to boot him in his face. "What?" chants were incorporated into this promo. Cue up Hornswoggle's music to bring out Titus by himself.
2 -- TITUS O'NEIL vs. LUCKY CANNON (w/Tyson Kidd)
Lucky taunted Titus, who responded by shoving him down to the mat. Titus then landed power offense, fighting for Hornswoggle's honor. Lucky then cheated to take advantage, giving him an opening to work over Titus. Meanwhile, Kidd taunted Titus to do it for Hornswoggle and the announcers played up a match story of Titus seemingly unfocused with his mind on Swoggle's health. Titus then found some offense and delivered a fallaway slam for a two count. Lucky tried to cut off Titus's momentum, but Titus nailed the sky-high bomb for the pin and the win. Kidd simply shook his head at the end result and the announcers talked up Titus being impressive pulling out a win despite having his mind elsewhere.
WINNER: O'Neil at 6:38. This wasn't Lucky's worst match on NXT.
The latest elimination is up next.
Ringside: Striker and Maryse were with the four remaining Rookies. Maryse said this is - well - it's been a rough night. She solemnly noted one of them is going home tonight. Striker tried to hype the moment before cueing up the drumroll to find out who's going home. The random video game generator revealed...Lucky Cannon has been eliminated. Grisham sold immediate shock, as did Striker. Maryse was conflicted. Striker said that was a shocker, then asked Lucky for his thoughts.
Lucky said he's not going to go cry himself to sleep and declared this show to be a joke. He said he should be on Smackdown right now slapping the taste out of Randy Orton's mouth. Titus interrupted leading the crowd in Na Na Goodbye.
Maryse cut this off and said the decision is not fair. Maryse told everyone to calm down. She said she has to tell Lucky something. Maryse paused to milk the moment. She said she appreciates everything Lucky did for her and there's something she needs to put out there. "Oh dear," Regal cackled. Maryse paused some more, acting like she was going to tell him she loves him or something. "I - I - just talked to my purse guy and he said the purse you gave me isn't even worth $5." Lucky tried to ignore that before Maryse told him he's a cheap loser. Lucky tried explaining himself, but Maryse slapped him. Lucky headed for the exits as the announcers said this is the worst night of Lucky's life. They slow-motion-replayed Maryse's slap to conclude the show.
Your Remaining NXT Rookies: Darren, Titus, and Conor, who somehow stays alive another week.
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