WWE NXT Recap - Gold Rush Semi-Finals, Heath Slater Vs. Scotty 2 Hotty
|By Kian Terani | August 16, 2012 | Comments|
Jimmy kicks out of a Flapjack and O'Brian makes all kinds of animalistic growls and facial expressions. Jimmy counters and hits a Samoan Drop on O'Brian. Jimmy makes the hot-tag and Cameron tags in also. Jey hits a flurry and gets the crowd chanting "Uso." Jey hits a running Stinkface in the corner but the pin is broken-up by O'Brian. Jimmy comes in and takes care of O'Brian with a kick to the gut that sends him out of the ring. Jey hits a Superkick to Cameron and goes up top but he is pushed off by O'Brian from the apron. The ref sees it and calls for the bell.
Winners by disqualification: The Uso's
Jey is hurt on the outside as Cameron and O'Brian stalk Jimmy in the corner. He tries to fight them off but they beat him down. They do a nice double-team leg-sweep/spinning heel-kick. The lights go out as The Ascension stand over their prey.
-Richie Steamboat is approached for an interview backstage but he doesn't want to talk.
Matt Striker interviews Hunico & Camacho in the locker room about their loss last week. Hunico says he had a stomach virus and a 107 degree temperature. He says Mike Dalton and Jason Jordan got lucky.
-Raquel Diaz cuts a promo on the Divas in front of a mirror. She says her "make-over" in the Exfoliating Ugliness Tour is for their benefit and we can't have NXT looking like a zoo.
Gold Rush Semi-Final: Michael McGillicutty vs. Seth Rollins
They put on a clinic of reversals as the ref separates them. Rollins applies a headlock and the ref has to break them up again. McGillicutty slaps Rollins and gets clotheslined out of the ring. Rollins follows-up with a big splash to the outside. Rollins sends him back in but McGillicutty catches him with a big right hand for 2. McGillicutty hits an Irish Whip into the corner.
Rollins is in control as we return to action. He loads his boot and rushes in but McGillicutty ducks out of the way and hits a Saito suplex for 2. McGillicutty ducks a kick to the head and hits another beautiful suplex but Rollins kicks out again. McGillicutty counter a backslide attempt and hits a clubbing blow to the face and puts Rollins up top in the corner. Rollins fights the Superplex with several headbutts and executes a sunset flip but McGillicutty resists the powerbomb.
McGillicutty picks Rollins up by his hair and Rollins gets into position to deliver a running powerbomb/Last Ride across the ring and drops McGillicutty on the opposite turnbuckles. Wow! Rollins follows-up with the Blackout curb stomp for the win.
Winner by pin: Seth Rollins
Jinder Mahal comes out to ringside and before anything cam happen Dusty Rhodes comes out on the stage as well. He says the match is set for the finals and "may the best man win." Mahal enters the ring with a cheap shot to Rollins who fights back and clotheslines Mahal out of the ring.
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