We see highlights from last week, including the departure of Eli Cottonwood and his freaking out over the elimination.
We are live on tape from Laredo, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘Deep in the Heart of ’ Cole and Josh ‘Let’s go on a road trip to Waxahachie’ Mathews.
Matt Striker welcomes us to NXT and he brings out the six remaining rookies and they come to the ring. We are told by Michael Cole that the next elimination takes place next week.
Matt says that they need to address what happened at the end of the show with the brawl. Matt says that they will have to kiss and make up. That is fitting because there will be a kissing contest tonight featuring the Divas. Matt calls on the co-Women’s Champions Michelle McCool and Layla.
Layla has Kaval hold their title belts. Michelle says that they have been thinking. She wants to see the softer, sweeter side of the rookies. How they kiss tells them a lot about how they are going to be as a WWE Superstar. Michelle says that they just want to kiss them. Layla and Michelle want to make sure that the rookies want to kiss them. They have to kiss as long, soft, and passionately as they want. Layla says that they will choose the best kisser. The winner gets a fabulous package of prizes.
Husky Harris is first and Michelle takes a look at Husky’s shirt and wants to get the engine revving. Michelle wants Husky to sweep her off her feet. Husky hesitates and then Michelle says that they won’t kiss her. Michelle says that they have brought in their own local expert. Her name is Margaret and she is the homecoming queen from 1993. Michelle makes sure that they don’t get too close to Margaret.
The second victim is Michael McGillicutty. After he is done, he compares notes with Husky. Michelle tells Lucky Cannon it is time for him to get Lucky. Percy Watson is the next person to pucker up. Now it is time for Kaval to kiss Margaret. Michelle and Layla think about it and while Kaval wants to be saved. Layla kisses Kaval instead. Michelle tells Kaval that he still needs to kiss Margaret. The final person is Alex Riley. Alex jumps in there and faints from the passion.
Michelle and Layla find out from Margaret who the winner was and she whispers it in their ears. The winner is Lucky Cannon.
Layla tells Lucky and everyone that they have won halitosis, gingivitis, athlete’s foot, tonsillitis, and cooties.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Kaval with Michelle and Layla versus Husky Harris with Dashing Cody Rhodes
Harris backs Kaval into the corner but Kaval with a kick out of the corner. Harris with a single leg take down and waist lock. Kaval gets to his feet and he connects with elbows and escapes the hold with a kick. Kaval with a back heel kick and another kick. Kaval stands on Harris’ shoulders and hits a drop kick. Harris goes to the floor and Kaval tries for a pescado but Harris catches Kaval and sends him into the ringside barrier.
Kaval makes it back into the ring and Harris gets a near fall. Harris with kicks to Kaval and then he applies a rear chin lock. Harris charges into boots from Kaval. He misses another charge and Kaval with punches. Harris takes Kaval down and he catapults Kaval onto the turnbuckles but Kaval lands on the turnbuckles and hits a double stomp. Kaval misses the Tidal Crush and Harris hits a uranage and back senton for the three count.
Winner: Husky Harris
Miz comments on Michael McGillicutty. It feels like he has seen this before. It is good that he wants to follow in daddy’s footsteps. He says that his dad was good, but Michael is mediocre.
Ashley Valence is in the back with Michael McGillicutty and Kofi Kingston. Michael says that the Miz knows nothing about him. To sit behind a camera and call him mediocre is pathetic.
Lucky Cannon and Mark Henry enter and Lucky says that he is going to have his shot at the Miz tonight.
Miz stops the yapping in the back and says that it is fitting that all of the attention is about him. Miz says that they can fight each other and maybe the winner might be able to face him in the ring.
Kofi says that Miz likes to talk a lot. Maybe one time Miz can put his money where his mouth is. Kofi suggests that Michael faces Lucky tonight and the winner faces Miz tonight. That is assuming Miz is afraid. Kofi wants to know if Mike the Miz is afwaid of the rookies. Miz reminds Kofi that he beat Kofi for the United States Title. Miz says that he will eat their rookies alive.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did you Know about John Cena’s special Make A Wish coffee cup?
We see footage from two weeks ago when Miz attacked Lucky Cannon after Alex Riley beat Lucky.
Match Number Two: Michael McGillicutty with Kofi Kingston versus Lucky Cannon with Mark Henry in a Who Gets to Face Miz Later Tonight Match
Lucky with a fireman’s carry into an arm bar and a key lock. Cannon with an knee to the biceps. Cannon with forearms but Michael pushes Lucky out of the corner when he tries for a monkey flip. Michael with a drop kick followed by the running swinging neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Michael McGillicutty
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to run through the card for SummerSlam.
Matt Striker is on the stage and it is time to hear from the pros. They are asked which pro is doing the worst job on NXT.
Kofi goes first and he says that as much as he hates the Miz, if you are talking about the worst pro, he has to go with LayCool. Kofi says that Kaval is the closest thing to a ninja and they had him come out in a pink snuggie. LayCool is next and they say Kofi.
Mark Henry says that the worst pro is the one who had the first elimination and that is Zack Ryder. Cody Rhodes says that the worst pro is the gentleman whose Intercontinental Title he is taking and that is Kofi Kingston.
Miz interrupts and he says that all of the pros are the worst. Morrison wants to know if Miz is going to come with anything original. Morrison starts to talk and Miz points out that Morrison has done nothing since they broke up as a team.
Percy Watson says the person he has had the hardest time getting along with is Alex Riley. Riley talks down to people. If he sees Alex backstage, Alex bumps into him and walks past. He says that is Alex’s mentality. He thinks that he is better than everyone.
Match Number Three: Alex Riley with The Miz versus Percy Watson with Montel Vontavious Porter
Watson gets into the action. Riley with a kick and punches followed by a side head lock. Watson with punches but Riley with a shoulder tackle. Watson with a back elbow to Riley and he gets a near fall. Watson with a wrist lock and arm bar. Riley with a forearm to the chest but Watson with an enzuigiri. Riley goes to the apron and Riley with a shoulder and then he drops Watson on the middle rope. Riley with a punch to the head and he returns to the ring and gets a near fall. Riley with a kick to the head and an arm bar and chin lock.
Riley with a forearm to the neck but Watson with an elbow of his own followed by two drop kicks. Watson with a flying clothesline and he kicks Riley. Riley with an Irish whip and Watson with a float over and sunset flip for a near fall. Watson punches Riley in the corner but Riley with a reverse atomic drop and then he sends Watson into the turnbuckles. Riley gets Watson up and hits the TKO for the three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Michael McGillicutty with Kofi Kingston versus The Miz
They lock up and Michael backs Miz into the corner but Miz pushes Michael. They lock up again and Michael with a waist lock take down into a front face lock but Miz escapes. Michael with a hammer lock but Miz with an elbow. Miz with a punch to Michael but Michael with a rollup for a near fall. Miz with a punch followed by a running knee lift and a kick to the midsection. Miz with forearms across the chest while Michael is in the ropes. Miz with a splash onto Michael’s back. Michael with an inside cradle for a near fall but Miz responds with a clothesline and a drop kick that sends Michael to the floor.
Kofi checks on Michael but Miz goes to the floor. Michael runs Miz into the apron but Miz with a boot to Michael’s head. They return to the ring and Miz gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Michael with punches to Miz and then he runs into an elbow from Miz. Michael with a clothesline and back elbow to Miz followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Miz swats a drop kick away and Miz with a boot to the head. Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale and hits it for the three count.
Winner: The Miz
We go to credits.