WWE NXT Recap: Langston Defends Against Sandow, New Ascension Member Teased?, Zayn Interview

Conor O'Brian vs. Briley Pierce and Sakamoto

Sakamoto and Conor tie up. Conor tosses Sakamoto across the ring and then slams Sakamoto to the mat. Pierce comes in and Conor hits him with a big boot. Conor hits a series of shoulder knockdowns. He then lands a delayed vertical Suplex on Pierce. Sakamoto comes in and chops Conor, who screams back at Sakamoto. Pierce and Sakamoto try to club Conor's back at the same time. Conor then hits both of them with a series of strikes. Conor whips both of them into the same corner and then lands a body avalanche. Conor then lands a double flapjack for the win.

Winner: Conor O'Brian

After the match, Judas Devlin (I believe) comes out and stares at Conor O'Brian as he is posing in the ring. Corey Graves is then backstage with Tony Dawson. Tony says that the past few weeks in NXT have been a series of ups and downs for Graves. Graves says that his father told him he has to fail in order to succeed at something. Then he says that's why he entered himself in the NXT battle royal. Bray Wyatt then walks up and says he doesn't understand why Graves is trying to play Mr. Cool Guy while the greatest war in human history is going on outside his doorstep. Wyatt says that Graves doesn't know what he means, but that he should ask Kassius Ohno what he means. Wyatt says that NXT belongs to the eater of worlds. Graves says that Wyatt has been eating something. Graves says he doesn't have a family like Wyatt. He says all he has is what he believes and he believes that if Wyatt and his family keep messing with him, they're all going to stay down.

NXT Championship
Big E. Langston (c) vs. Damien Sandow

As Sandow is making his entrance, commentary says that next week Corey Graves will face Bray Wyatt in the main event.

They tie up and Langston backs Sandow to the ropes. The ref breaks it up. They tie up again and Langston backs Sandow into the corner. The ref breaks it up again. Langston gets a side headlock and delivers strikes to the gut. He bounds off the ropes and Langston gets a shoulder knockdown. Langston picks up Sandow in the Big Ending position but Sandow slides out. They tie up and Langston hits a body slam. Langston punches Sandow in the gut five times. Sandow delivers a series of punches and kicks and bounds off the ropes, but Langston hits a back elbow.

Sandow rolls to the apron and they exchange strikes. Langston tosses Sandow into the ring and whips Sandow into the corner. Langston charges Sandow, who puts an elbow up. Langston picks Sandow up in Big Ending position again, but Sandow slides to the outside. Back from commercial and Langston lands a delayed vertical. He whips Sandow into the corner and charges him, but Sandow moves. Sandow lands a clothesline to the back of the head and then lands multiple strikes. Sandow locks in a headlock on Langston on the mat. Langston gets to his feet and runs Sandow into the corner.

He lands a running shoulder to the gut on Sandow and then bounds off the ropes, but Sandow lands a dropkick. Sandow then locks in a head scissors. Langston fights out and shoves Sandow to the outside. Sandow quickly goes up top and lands a double axe handle. Sandow drops a knee on Langston and then locks in a headlock on the mat again. Langston fights out with some right hands, but Sandow lands a dropkick to the knee. He kicks Langston in the chest several times and then locks in another headlock.

Langston fights out and lands a belly to belly. He clotheslines Langston several times and then knees him in the gut five times. Langston lands his running body block. Langston picks Sandow up in Big Ending position and Sandow counters. Sandow knees Langston in the gut and lands his somersault Russian Leg Sweep. He goes for the Elbow of Disdain, but Langston moves. Langston whips Sandow, but Sandow counters into a spinning neckbreaker, followed by the Elbow of Disdain. Sandow tries for his straightjacket neckbreaker, but Langston counters into the Big Ending for the win.

Winner and still NXT Champion: Big E. Langston

After the match, Langston picks Sandow up and hits the Big Ending again, followed by the five count.

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