Welcome to the WrestlingInc.com WWE NXT Recap.
The opening video runs (the best theme of all the shows) and Byron Saxon welcomes us to the show. Today, Seth Rollins will be in action for the first time since capturing the NXT Championship, against Rick Victor.
Trent Barreta vs. Johnny Curtis
The bell rings and here we go. They counter each other a few times but Curtis wastes time gloating to the fans and gets a dropkick for it. The crowd is pretty silent so far. Barreta goes up top but is quickly knocked off from behind. Curtis starts to stomp his left arm. Curtis continues to work the arm. Curtis hits a fireman's-carry slam for 2. Curtis sets Barreta on the top turnbuckle but Barreta sunset-flips and drives Curtis' shoulders to the mat for 2. They continue to exchange blows before Barreta hits an Enzuigiri to the head of Curtis and follows up with an elbow in the corner and a corkscrew off the top for 2. Barreta sells the arm as he lands. Barreta goes for a springboard DDT but Curtis counters with a back bodydrop into the corner but only gets 2. The crowd begins to chant for Trent. Curtis goes up top but Barreta moves and avoids the big legdrop. William Regal and Byron Saxon discuss Barreta's recovery and return from injury. Barreta hits a running knee and hooks the leg for the win.
Winner by pin: Trent Barreta
Paige vs. Alicia Fox is next. We go to break.
Rhiann...err Alicia Fox is in the ring as we return. Paige makes her entrance.
Alicia Fox vs. Paige
They lock-up and trade take-downs. They reset and exchange go-behinds as Paige rolls her up for 2. Paige does a backslide and a small-package for two consecutive near-falls. Paige flips over Fox and rolls her up again for a 2. Paige jumps at Fox and Fox flinches big-time. Fox slaps Paige who returns the favor along with a couple forearms to the chest. Paige sends her in but Fox counters her and hits a Tilt-A-Whirl backbreaker across her knee. Fox hooks the outside leg and gets 2. Fox goes to work with boots and strikes in the corner. She takes Paige down for another 2. Paige lands several forearms and goes to lift Fox for a slam but her back gives out and Fox capitalizes and hits a suplex into a bridge for another near-fall. Fox continues to work the back of Paige. Fox drives Paige's head into the mat several times and then stops to gloat to the crowd. Paige is able to turns things around with a monkey-flip; she does a kip-up and screams her roar before hitting a couple of shoulderblocks. She sends Fox into the corner; they trade counters. Paige delivers a standing cradle-DDT for the win.
Winner by pin: Paige
Also tonight: a sparring session with Kassius Ohno and Jimmy Uso vs. Conor O'Brian; we go to break.
We return and the RAW Rebound is shown.
Conor O'Brian makes his entrance with his Ascension partner, Kenneth Cameron. Jimmy, with Jey, gets the jobber entrance.
Conor O'Brian vs. Jimmy Uso
They lock-up and Jimmy gets some chops in, in the corner. Uso hits a diving headbutt in the middle of the ring for 2, the clotheslines his opponent over the top and to the outside. Jimmy tries to hit a baseball slide under the ropes but Conor catches him and drags him to the floor by his head. Conor repeatedly drives Uso's back into the side of the apron, then sends him in for vicious punches to the head as he straddles Jimmy. Conor drops an elbow and hooks the outside leg for 2. Byron Saxon wonders what motivates Ascension. Jimmy works his way up from a headlock and hits two clotheslines and a back kick to the gut of Conor. He hits a Samoan Drop and the Running Stinkface. Jimmy goes up top, Cameron gets on the apron and tries to distract, Jey knocks him down from the outside, but Cameron gets right back up and knocks Jimmy off and he falls to the canvas. Conor hits a Brogue Kick-like running front dropkick for the win.
Winner by pin: Conor O'Brian
Jey crouches over his brother as the Ascension circle them like rabid wolves. They attack Jey and maul him to the mat. They hit their tandem sweep-kick move. The lights go down and their music hits as they get on all fours over their prey and back out of the ring.
-Backstage, Bo Dallas is interviewed. He is asked how hungry he is for the title. Before he can answer, Michael McGillicutty interrupts. He says nobody cares what Dallas thinks and nobody knows who he is. He tells Dallas to take a hike. McGillicutty turns to the camera and begins to spout-off about beating Tyson Kidd last week, when Dallas clocks him and they grapple on the ground. Several refs separate them.
-We go to the ring for an "NXT sparring session." Kassius Ohno is introduced. We see footage of Ohno's attack on Richie Steamboat from 2 weeks ago.
Sparring Session: Kassius Ohno vs. Oliver Grey
Ohno takes full control with strikes in the corner. Saxon asks Regal what the difference is between this and a normal match; Regal doesn't know. Grey fights back with some uppercuts but is quickly shut-down with a big boot to the grill. Ohno applies a modified reverse headlock and Grey quickly taps.
Winner by submission: Kassius Ohno
Ohno asks for a mic and says that was a lot easier than he had anticipated. He says, clearly Grey wasn't ready, so he wants to give him another shot. He tells the ref to check and see if Grey's alright, then he tells him to ring the bell. Ohno immediately hits his KO Punch and then applies the same submission hold as Grey taps. Richie Steamboat storms the ring as Ohno escapes as we go to break.
A maniacal vignette for Leo Kruger is shown. He says everything is about to change and he can't wait to meet his new friends as he has much to share with them.
We're back as Rick Victor makes his entrance, followed by Seth Rollins. We see a clip of Victor slapping Rollins last week.
Seth Rollins vs. Rick Victor
Jim Ross has joined commentary and wonders how winning the title has changed Rollins. The bell rings and Rollins goes right at Victor who cowers in the ropes. After an exchange, Victor ducks in the ropes again. Ross says Victor is a little weird but is highly skilled; Victor was trained in the Dungeon. Victor lands a kick to the gut and takes Rollins down into a headlock. Rollins works his way up but Victor won't release the hold. Rollins finally throws him off and goes for a kick but Victor ducks outside of the ring. Rollins goes to fly through the ropes but he is caught with a shot to the head by Victor. Back in the ring, Victor hits a nice suplex and covers him for 2. Victor starts biting himself as we go to break.
We're back and Victor is still in control in the ring with a chinlock. Rollins works his way out and ducks a couple of clotheslines but gets caught with a vicious knee to the face. Rollins barely kicks out. Victor stomps a mud-hole in him, in frustration. Victor begins biting his wrist again and charges into the corner but Rollins gets both knees up. They trade shots toe-to-toe then Rollins gets in his face and talks trash and gets slapped for it. Rollins hits a double-leg takedown and unloads punches. Victor bumps around for Rollins' thunderous fists. Rollins hits an Enzuigiri then goes to the corner with intensity in his eyes. Rollins charges into the opposite corner with an elbow then hits a dropkick. Rollins hits the Blackout for the win.
Winner by pin: Seth Rollins
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