WWE NXT Report – March 2nd, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We are live on tape from Wichita, Kansas and your announcers are Josh ‘Are you Tough Enough’ Mathews and Michael ‘Compared to my co-host on Mondays I am Lance Russell’ Cole with backstage interviewer Matt ‘Casual Tuesdays’ Striker.
Matt Striker is in the back and he welcomes everyone to the show. He says that he is excited about the concept of NXT and how the rookies are here to impress the fans as well as the mentors because the mentors are the ones who vote on the rookies. They cannot vote for or against their rookie.
Match Number One: David Otunga with R Truth versus Darren Young with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena
Young with a kick and he sends Otunga into the turnbuckles. Otunga with a hip toss and arm drag followed by a slam and he gets a near fall. Otunga with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Young with an Irish whip and a neck breaker. Young with a kick to the back followed by a snap mare and knee drop. Young with a rear chin lock and his knee in Otunga’s back. Young turns it into a reverse chin lock but Otunga with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Otunga with a shoulder from the apron but he tries again and Young with a knee and then Young drops Otunga on the top rope and Otunga goes to the floor. Otunga gets back on the apron but Young with a drop kick that sends Otunga to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Young with a cravate on Otunga and then he drops a knee on Otunga’s head. Young with a suplex to Otunga and he gets another near fall. Young with another cravate on Otunga. Otunga with a punch but Young with a running back elbow and a kick to the head. Young with a knee to the head and then he returns to the cravate. Otunga with a punch but Young with a forearm to the back and then he sends Otunga into the turnbuckles. Young with an Irish whip but he misses a charge and Otunga with a near fall on a rollup. Young with a clothesline for a near fall. Young with a rear chin lock and a forearm to the back and then he sends Otunga into the turnbuckles. Otunga with a kick and elbow to Young followed by clotheslines. Young tries for a neck breaker but Otunga with a shoulder tackle that sends Young to the floor. Otunga rolls Young back in and then Gallows and Truth have some words on the floor. Punk trips Otunga and then Young hits a full nelson into a Flatline for the three count.
Winner: Darren Young
After the match, Otunga pushes Truth away as he leaves the ring.
We take a look at Daniel Bryan. Bryan mentions that he is from Washington. He points out that he has been wrestling for ten years and thinks that he is better than anyone in the ring. He says that he is a submission wrestler who utilizes the entire body. He mentions that he was trained by Shawn Michaels in 1999 and says that he started with Michaels when he graduated from high school. Bryan says that he is very laid back outside the ring. He says that he has been looking at this for the last ten years and his goal is to headline Wrestlemania. This is the first step. He says that nothing will stop him from his dream.
Cole defends his comments from last week and says that Bryan hasn’t established himself in the ring yet.
Josh mentions Bryan’s match with Jericho last week and we see the highlight of Bryan going into the announce table on a suicide dive.
We see Miz berating Bryan after last week’s match.
The medical staff checks on Bryan’s rib and the Miz enters. He says that Bryan learned a valuable lesson that he is dirt, scum, and nothing in the WWE. He tells Bryan that he will respect him. Miz tells Bryan that even when he has a boo boo he has to wrestle. Miz tells Bryan that he has a match with Wade Barrett and that match is next. Miz slaps Bryan in the rib as Bryan gets taped up and we go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that NXT got better ratings than other channels.
We see footage from the commercial break when Matt Striker asked Otunga what happened. Otunga says that he was jumped when he had the match won and then Truth comes into the interview area in back and he pushes Otunga and they fight on the ground before they are separated by referees.
Chris Jericho comes out with his rookie, Wade Barrett. Chris says that it is time for the failures in the crowd to meet the newest success story, his protégé Wade Barrett. We have a video package. He mentions that he is six foot seven and he says that he will be able to dominate anyone. He mentions that he fought all over Europe and was a Bare Knuckles Champion. He talks about how he needed to make more money and that is why he came to the WWE. He is not here to wow the fans, he is here for the contract and to be the next WWE Superstar.
Cole asks Jericho about his relationship with Barrett. Jericho says that Barrett is listening to him. Jericho mentions Bryan’s injuries at his hands last week. Jericho says that Bryan is a seasoned veteran but he is a rookie in the WWE. He has wowed and amazed fans around the world, but not in the WWE.
Match Number Two: Wade Barrett with Chris Jericho versus Daniel Bryan
Barrett with a kick to the ribs and then he connects with a forearm to the ribs followed by a shoulder to the injured ribs and Bryan goes to the apron. Barrett with an Irish whip and a back breaker for a near fall.
We see Carlito and the Miz watching in the back and then Barrett with a belly-to-back suplex to Bryan. Bryan side steps Barrett and Barrett goes to the floor. Bryan with a running knee off the apron. Bryan misses a springboard move and Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett with a slam from the shoulders and gets the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
After the match, Chris Jericho kicks Bryan in the ribs and then he puts Bryan in the Walls of Jericho.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Cole wants to know why Sheamus attacked Triple H at the end of Raw. Josh brings Michael back to this show and we see highlights from the tag match from last week and the teamwork between Christian and Heath Slater.
We see Heath Slater talking about how everyone loves him and he mentions his Twitter account. Christian says that there is a difference between being confident and overconfidence. He talks about David Otunga and Daniel Bryan. Christian says that the fans were reacting to him, not Heath. Christian motivates Heath in the gym.
Matt Striker is with Justin Gabriel and Matt Hardy in the interview area. Justin says that he couldn’t ask for a better mentor and he calls Matt his sensei. Matt says that Justin will use a lot of high flying maneuvers and reminds him of a young Matt Hardy.
We have a video package for Skip Sheffield. He calls himself a crazy cornfed meathead. He says that he isn’t the smartest man or the best trained wrestler. He is an entertainer and then he rhymes a lot. He calls himself a brawler and says that he has wanted to be a WWE superstar since he was twelve. He is going to make the most of it and go full blast. Skip says that he is going to win it and he gives us his catchphrase.
Match Number Three: William Regal and Skip Sheffield versus Matt Hardy and Justin Gabriel
Sheffield and Gabriel start things off and they lock up and Sheffield backs Gabriel into the corner and he gives a clean break. Gabriel with a shoulder in the corner followed by an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Gabriel with a drop kick and drop toe hold into an arm bar. Hardy tags in and he punches Sheffield. Hardy and Sheffield with double back elbows followed by more double team moves. Hardy works on the arm and then Gabriel tags in and Hardy with a clothesline into the corner followed by a splash on Poetry in Motion as we go to commercial.
We are back and Regal with a back elbow to Gabriel followed by a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Regal with an arm bar and cross face. Gabriel with a forearm but Regal with one that sends Gabriel to the mat. Regal with forearms and knees in the corner followed by an Exploder. Regal tells Sheffield that is what he needs to do but Hardy makes the tag while Regal was talking to Sheffield. Regal with knees to Hardy and then he chokes him. Hardy goes to the floor and then Sheffield and Regal have some words. Regal with a kick and then he stands on Hardy’s chest. Sheffield comes in and he punches Hardy and then he slams Matt and then he does a shuffle before hitting a splash and gets a near fall. Sheffield with punches and kicks to Hardy. Regal tags back in and he connects with an uppercut on Hardy. Hardy tries for a backslide but Regal counters with a forearm to the neck. Regal backs Hardy into the corner and Sheffield tags in and he punches Hardy. Sheffield gets a near fall on Hardy and then he goes to the reverse chin lock. Sheffield tries for a power slam but Hardy counters with a neck breaker and both men are down. Regal tags in and he kicks Hardy in the head. Regal lectures Sheffield and tells him not to do stupid things. Regal with a forearm to Hardy but Hardy with a Twist of Fate out of nowhere and then Gabriel is tagged in and he hits the 450 Splash for the three count.
Winners: Matt Hardy and Justin Gabriel
We go Matt Striker with the other rookies. Matt says that one of the rookies will become a breakout star and then Carlito comes out and he takes a bite of his apple and spits it in Heath Slater’s face. Carlito says that is cool. Slater wants to know if that is all Carlito is going to do and walk away.