|By Christian Miller | January 24, 2013 | Comments|
The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erik Rowan) vs. Yoshi Tatsu and Percy Watson- Opening Round of the NXT Tag Team Championship tournament
Watson and Rowan start things off. They tie up and Rowan hits Watson with a forearm, followed by a shoulder knockdown.
Watson comes back with a standing dropkick. He then knocks Rowan down with some forearms to the back. Tatsu comes in and Rowan hits Tatsu with a big punch to the face.
Tatsu tries to hit Rowan with several kicks, but Rowan shrugs them off. Tatsu tries for a crossbody, but Rowan reverses to a backbreaker. Harper comes in.
He backs Tatsu into the corner and goes to work on him with some chops. Rowan comes back in and works on Tatsu's chest too. Harper comes back in and locks a chin lock on Tatsu in the center of the ring.
Tatsu fights back to his feet and goes for a knife-edge chop, but Harper rams him into the turnbuckle and Rowan comes back in.
He body slams Tatsu and then goes to work on his neck. Harper comes back in and hits Tatsu with an uppercut. Tatsu goes to the apron. Harper tries to Suplex him into the ring, but Tatsu reverses and tags in Watson.
He hits Harper with several clotheslines, and then a Spinebuster. He goes for a pin, but Rowan breaks it up. Tatsu comes in and clotheslines Rowan to the outside.
Harper nails Watson with a big lariat for the win.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Dusty Rhodes is then backstage with Alex Riley and Derrick Bateman and asks them to compete in the tag team tournament. Corey Graves then interrupts and says he is angry that he never got his rematch for the NXT Championship, and now he isn't even in the tag title tournament.
Alex Riley tells Graves that if he is feeling froggy to jump. Graves says nothing and Riley walks off. Rhodes then tells Graves that he isn't in the tag title tournament because no one wanted to be his partner.
He then tells Graves that he will face Jake Carter later in the show.
Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks
They tie up and Fox hits Banks with a knee to the stomach. She slams Banks head into the turnbuckle several times.
Banks fights back with a big standing dropkick. She goes for a pin and gets a one count.
Fox takes control and whips Banks into the corner, followed by a fisherman's Suplex. Fox then locks in a chin lock.
Banks tries to fight to her feet, but Fox slams her to the mat and locks in a side headlock.
She attempts the pin, but Banks kicks out and Fox locks a chin lock back in.
Banks reverses with a Monkey Flip, followed by a pair of lariats. Fox reverses with a body slam. She goes for another, but Banks counters into a small package for the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, a video package for Paige is shown where she talks about how she has been bred to be a champion since she was 13. The video shows her dominating her various opponents.
A new NXT correspondent named Rene Young is shown. She is interviewing Aksana, who says that Paige is trying to steal her look. She says she is angry that Paige was all the rage in 2012. She says that next week when she takes on Paige, she is going to make a statement.
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