|By Kian Terani | August 02, 2012 | Comments|
We go from crowd shots to a video of NXT Interim General Manager Dusty Rhodes. He says NXT needs a championship. There are 8 men remaining in this Gold Rush Tournament: Richie Steamboat, Bo Dallas, Leo Kruger, Seth Rollins, Michael McGillicutty, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, & Justin Gabriel. He says it begins right now.
-opening video package
Gold Rush Quarter-Final: Richie Steamboat vs. Leo Kruger
Steamboat goes right to 2 covers for a 2 count. Kruger slaps him in the face and runs away as Steamboat chases him around the ring. Kruger gets the advantage back in the ring. Steamboat comes back and Kruger goes out to regroup.
Kruger fakes a knee injury and gets a shot in on Steamboat. Kruger stomps Steamboat and showboats to the crowd. Kruger stays in control with a headlock. Kruger hits a spinebuster for 2.
Steamboat counters out of a sleeper but Kruger still keeps him down. Steamboat gets a boot up in the corner and they trade shots in the center of the ring. Steamboat quickens the pace as he gains momentum. Steamboat goes up top and connects with a missile dropkick and gets 2. Kruger ducks a clothesline and applies a sleeper as Steamboat starts to fade.
Steamboat reaches the ropes and Kruger stomps him on the mat. Steamboat counters a clothesline off the ropes and hits his own for the win.
Winner by pin: Richie Steamboat
Big E Langston vs. Adam Mercer
Big E goes right at him with knees to the gut and picks him up with ease and drops him across his knee three times like a rag doll. Big E hits a shoulderblock in the corner. Mercer tries to mount offense but is quickly shut down. Big E drops him with a modified powerslam for the win.
Winner by pin: Big E Langston
Audrey Marie vs. Raquel Diaz
Diaz comes to the ring mic'ed up again and cuts a promo on Marie. She is continuing her Exfoliating Ugliness Tour.
They lock-up and Marie applies a headlock. Diaz struggles to get out and drops Marie across the ropes and applies a half-nelson with a chinlock. They go back and forth. Diaz fights out of a bridge and hits a reverse faceplant for the win.
Winner by pin: Raquel Diaz
Diaz draws an "L" on Marie's forehead in lipstick.
-Backstage: Paige is unimpressed by Diaz.
Hunico & Camacho vs. Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton
Hunico gets controlled early but quickly gains offense and makes quick tags with Camacho. Dalton gets a quick pin attempt on Hunico for 2.
Camacho hits a double underhook suplex and gets 2. Camacho & Hunico hit a double slam and Hunico makes the cover but Jordan breaks the count.
Hunico & Camacho continue to cut the ring off. Dalton counters another double team with a hurricanrana and steals a pin on Camacho.
Winners by pin: Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton
Gold Rush Quarter Final: Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins
Back and forth to start things off. Drew starts to build offense. Rollins shows great agility and Drew goes out to regroup. Drew crawls under the ring and slams Rollins' face into the metal under there. Back in the ring, Drew goes to work on the arm. Drew drops Rollins in a hammerlock on his back.
Drew is still in control and makes a cover for 2. Drew hits stomps in the corner. Rollins tries to fight back but he his arm is hurt. Rollins ducks a couple of clotheslines and counters a faceplant in mid-air with a nice DDT. Rollins hits kicks and punches, with one arm. Rollins connects with an Enzuigiri, clotheslines Drew out of the ring, and follows up with a splash to the outside.
Rollins hits a running forearm in the corner but Drew catches him with a vicious clothesline. Drew only gets 2. Drew hits a Tilt-A-Whirl for another 2. Rollins misses with a corkscrew off the turnbuckle but lands on his feet. Rollins hits a knee to the back of Drew's head and gets the pin.
Winner by pin: Seth Rollins
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