WWE NXT Report JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 2/20: Big E. in main event, Kidd injury speech, Wyatt Family Feud, Overall Reax to strong episode
Feb 22, 2013 - 1:10:27 PM
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WWE NXT Results
February 20, 2013
Taped at Full Sail University
Report by Justin James, PWTorch Contributor
[Q1] Pre-credit video focusing on the end of the Tag Team Tournament last week. Adrian Neville in particular looked like a star.
Yoshi Tatsu starts the show. It's Tom Phillips in the booth, and William Regal makes a crack about the constant announcer changes. Bray Wyatt is out to face him, wearing a black apron over his shirt. That's odd. Nice to see Bray back in the ring, though.
1 - YOSHI TATSU vs. BRAY WYATT (w/The Family)
Wyatt tosses Tatsu into a corner and smiles and totally no-sells chops and kicks. Quick little throw puts Tatsu to the mat. Wyatt creams Tatsu in the corner and follows with a splash from across the ring. Wyatt with a kiss to a forehead and a snap to the mat for the win.
WINNER: Bray Wyatt in 2:00. Wow, what a squash! Wyatt was totally, completely in control of his character in a way that really entertained.
Post-match, Wyatt dumps Tatsu from the ring and commands The Family in the ring, too. He asks rather politely for a video to play, and it is of Adrian Neville pinning Luke Harper last week. He expresses his displeasure at being let down. He reminds Rowan that Harper let him down and demands that Rowan hit Harper. Rowan does, and when Harper steps up to retaliate, Wyatt stops him. Wyatt asks Harper if he is tired of having to carry Rowan, and he agrees. Wyatt has Harper hit Rowan. They start brawling as Wyatt eggs them on, then suddenly stops them. The crowd is chanting "Jerry! Jerry!" Wyatt says he is proud of them and they are all happy again. Utterly awesome segment.
Backstage, Renee Young is interviewing Sasha Banks about the secret admirer. Banks is excited to learn the truth. A person hands her another card. She reads it out loud: "I can't wait for you to see the desire in my eyes, here comes the big surprise!" and with that she gets ambushed by Audrey Marie. She's upset that she's been injured and replaced in her absence by Banks. Well, nice to know what happened to her dropped feud with Paige.
El Local is being introduced for his debut match. in reality, it's Ricardo Rodriguez in a mask and cape. He's facing Xavier Woods.
2 - XAVIER WOODS vs. EL LOCAL
The crowd starts a "Power Ranger" chant at El Local as he and Woods quickly go at it. Fun action here. Woods wants a shoulder to the gut through the ropes but El Local jumps and stomps his head. Regal reams Phillips for putting his foot in his mouth and saying that luchadors are not "technical." El Local continuing to dominate. Regal calls out Phillips again.
[Q2] Extended hold sequence. Phillips is getting frustrated as Regal presses his verbal assault. Phllips: "What do you think 'El Loca' means?" Woods finally builds up some momentum. Surprise inside cradle from El Local for two. Big spinning DDT from Woods for the win.
WINNER: Xavier Woods in 4:45. Other than a bit too much time spent in rest holds, this match had a lot of excitement. Tom Phillips needs to go, as he makes Tony Dawson look like Jim Ross. He spent the entire match being berated by William Regal.
Backstage, Renee Young is interviewing Dr. Samson to get an update on Paige. He says she may have some bicep tendinitis and an AC separation, but she is making progress. He won't give a timeframe for her recovery.
Audrey Marie is out for her return match. She gets a bit of a face reaction, which I think says something about the audience's rejection of Banks. No one seems to care when Banks comes out.
3 - SASHA BANKS vs. AUDREY MARIE
Banks with a quick takedown on the larger Marie, who puts her down with a knee. Marie with control of an arm as Regal claims to be friends with Snoop Dogg. Marie is trying to rip Banks's arms off. Banks rallies. Phllips continues to embarrass himself. Banks with a wheelbarrow but Marie plants her face first into the mat for the win.
WINNER: Audrey Marie in 2:00. I think Marie has a lot more upside than Banks, both in the ring and out, and I look forward to what I hope is the inevitable feud with Paige. Marie has a good look and has a more brawling ring approach.
Backstage, Renee Young interviews Summer Rae, who laughs at Paige's injuries. When Young tells her that Paige has no range of motion in the shoulder, Rae says that Paige has no range of emotion in her life. Rae says her only regret was breaking a nail. With Paige out of the way, she can focus on becoming the greatest Diva ever, and her new title is "the first lady of NXT." She's like a less girly version of Michelle McCool during the LayCool era.
Tyson Kidd is brought out for an in-ring interview with Tony Dawson. He is walking with two crutches and a full leg brace. Big reaction from the crowd. He talks about how he hurt himself on a dive to outside the ring, but then he demanded to wrestle the next night, which may have made it worse. He vows to return. Dawson asks how it felt to be called "one of the most under appreciated workhorses" by C.M. Punk. Kidd says that he respects Punk and says he is flattered by Punk's statements. He gives a shout-out to The Dungeon for giving him his work ethic.
[Q3] Kidd is interrupted by Leo Kruger, who says he will end his career. Kruger kicks Kidd's uninjured leg and menaces him with a crutch, but Justin Gabriel makes the save. Kruger slinks away.
Side-by-side shot of Conor O'Brian and Big E. Langston getting ready for their non-title match. O'Brian has contacts that are somehow glowing bright blue.
4 - NXT champion BIG E. LANGSTON vs. CONOR O'BRIAN - Non-Title match
Langston starts a "Five!" chant and the crowd gets behind him. They lock up and neither man can overpower the other. The each pick a corner, stare and each other, and charge. Again, neither man can get an advantage and they break. O'Brian with a shoulder block but he gets stonewalled. Langston wants one of his own, but eats a back elbow. O'Brian with some offense, but Langston makes a comeback. His fifth blow is a clothesline to send O'Brian to the outside.
O'Brian is in the corner as Langston continues to attack him, but O'Brian is able to reverse a charge and send Langston into the post. O'Brian with a Full Nelson Slam that Langston kicks out of. O'Brien with more holds to control the big man.
Langston plants his feet to stop a whip, then starts his traditional offense on O'Brian. They trade rights. The ref needs to break them out of the corner. This has become a boxing match. The ref gets trapped between them trying to break them and gets sent to the mat. The ref calls for a double DQ.
WINNER: Double disqualification in 7:00. Perfect way to make Conor O'Brian look like a huge threat by being able to match Langston's physicality, after Langston has run over the whole roster.
Post-match, they continue to fight and O'Brian gets sent outside for good. As Langston's music plays, Corey Graves nails him from behind like a sniper, steals the title belt, and runs away.
Final Reax: Hot, hot episode based on Booking 101. The amount of time given to the Divas was outstanding, especially when you consider that there are now two simultaneous being run. The follow up to the Family's loss makes added another new, twisted dimension to their team. Leo Kruger finally feels like a real heel to me after his attack on Tyson Kidd (who gave one of the best speaking segments of his career). Conor O'Brian looks like a monster, thnaks to being able to go toe-to-toe with the monster Langston. Adding Corey Graves to that mix only makes it more interesting, especially since three and four man matches are extremely rare on NXT.
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