WWE NXT Recap: Rollins Vs. Graves Lumberjack Match, Kruger Vs. Gabriel, More

WWE NXT Recap: Rollins Vs. Graves Lumberjack Match, Kruger Vs. Gabriel, More Photo: Cody Reid
NXT this week opens with a recap of The Shield's actions last week and Corey Graves' challenge to any member of the group.

Justin Gabriel vs. Leo Kruger

They circle around each other and tie up. Kruger backs Gabriel into the corner and the ref breaks them up. They exchange chops back and forth. Kruger hits a kick to the gut, followed by a pair of shoulder knockdowns. Gabriel lands an arm drag takedown and keeps Kruger's arm locked in. Kruger gets to his feet but Gabriel whips him back to the mat and goes back to work on his arm. Kruger backs him into the corner and then hits a spine buster. He kicks Gabriel in the back of the neck and then elbows his chest repeatedly.

Gabriel counters with a monkey flip. Gabriel lands a series of kicks. He lands a clothesline, followed by another kick. He tries to hit a springboard something, but Kruger hits the ropes and Gabriel falls to the mat. Kruger hits a huge clothesline for a near pin fall. He tries to lock in a submission, but Gabriel kicks him in the face and locks in a Fujiwara arm bar. Kruger makes it to the ropes. Gabriel whips Kruger into the corner and kicks him off the middle rope in the chin. He goes up top and Kruger stops him. Kruger climbs up, but Gabriel hits him off.

Kruger headbutts Gabriel and then tries for a superplex, but Gabriel delivers forearms to the back. Kruger knocks Gabriel off the turnbuckle and lands a double boot stomp. He then locks in an inverted key lock and Gabriel taps.

Winner: Leo Kruger

After the match, a recap of NXT AXXESS from Wrestlemania is shown. It focuses on the NXT stars meeting fans and what they thought of it. Then, Renee Young is backstage with Paige. Young says that the conflict has been escalating between Summer Rae and Paige. Paige says all Summer does is run from her. Paige says she is sick of it. She says she wants her in a match, one on one. Paige says Summer doesn't have the guts to face her and that's why she runs. Summer then runs up and attacks Paige from behind.

Then, a video is shown where Corey Graves talks about his tattoos and what they mean to him.

Bayley vs. Emma

They tie up and Bayley locks in a waist lock. She hits a standing dropkick and Emma tries to leave the ring. Bayley grabs her feet and pulls her back in. Emma kicks her off and they exchange quick pin attempts. Bayley slams Emma's head to the mat and then cranks her neck. Emma fights to her feet and Bayley slams her back to the mat. She then cranks Emma's neck again. Emma fights out but Bayley whips her into the corner. She charges Emma, but Emma moves and locks in a tarantula.

She breaks it up and then charges Bayley in the corner with a crossbody. Emma then slingshots Bayley's face into the mat and locks in a bridged back Indian death lock. Bayley taps out.

Winner: Emma

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Bray Wyatt (with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)

They circle around each other and tie up. Tatsu locks in a side headlock and Wyatt tosses him into the corner. He charges Tatsu, but Tatsu puts a boot up. He leaps over Wyatt from the top rope and Wyatt lands a flying cross body. He then punches repeatedly Tatsu in the corner. Wyatt then hits a body avalanche and dances with Tatsu around the ring. He hits his swinging reverse STO for the win.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

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