WWE NXT Recap: Sami Zayn Takes On Jack Swagger, Rusev Vs. Mason Ryan, Graves Vs. Victor
Winner: Corey Graves
Graves takes his title back and he and Neville pose on the ramp. Then, Sasha Banks is putting on make up backstage. Summer Rae walks up and says she hopes Banks is thinking about how to be relevant. Banks says she is stirring up trouble for no reason. Summer says there's a reason. Summer says Paige thinks she is better than them. Summer says if she were Banks she would give Paige the beat down of her life because she knows Banks has inner rage. Summer says the real question is if Banks knows she has the inner rage.
Back from commercial and Renee Young is backstage with Paige. She asks about the stuff that's been going on with Summer getting in Banks's head. Paige says that Banks is good, but she is the champion. Paige says she is the most dominant diva to ever walk through the ring. She says she is fighter and that she will give Banks the best fight of her life next week.
Alexander Rusev (with Scott Dawson and Sylvester LeFort) vs. Mason Ryan
They circle around each other and lock up. They shove off and circle each other again. They tie up and Ryan shoves Rusev into the corner. Rusev hits a kick to the gut. Ryan gets a back elbow. He kicks Rusev in the corner and hits a shoulder knock down. Rusev hits a spinning heel kick. Rusev drops headbutts on Ryan. He then headbutts Ryan in the chest, in the corner. Rusev locks in Ryan's arms and headbutts him in the chest multiple times.
Rusev hits a running body block on Ryan against the ropes. Rusev kicks Ryan in the chest, in the corner. He charges Ryan, who moves. Ryan hits shots to the head, taking Rusev down. Ryan lands two clotheslines in the corner and then a running big boot. Dawson gets up on the apron and Ryan slings him into the ring. Ryan clotheslines Rusev and then clotheslines Dawson out of the ring. LeFort gets up on the apron and Ryan turns attention to him.
Rusev charges and hits Ryan in the gut. Rusev locks Ryan in the Camel Clutch and Ryan taps.
Winner: Alexander Rusev
Things are then shown backstage, outside. Leo Kruger is standing over Xavier Woods, who's holding his neck in pain.
Swagger backs Zayn into the corner. Zayn shoots out and hits body shots. He drives his boot into Swagger's throat. The ref breaks it up and Swagger gets a shoulder knockdown. Zayn gets a dropkick. Zayn elbows Swagger in the back of the neck. He chops Swagger on the ropes multiple times. Zayn ducks a clothesline attempt and hits another dropkick, sending Swagger from the ring. He goes for a dive, but Swagger moves so Zayn springboards off the ropes, back into the ring.
Zayn heads outside and attacks Swagger with strikes. He hits Swagger's head off the apron twice. Zayn heads back inside and Swagger lands a clothesline. He stomps Zayn on the mat. Swagger hits knees to the gut in the corner. Zayn slumps down and Swagger hits a running knee to the head. Back from commercial and Zayn is battling to his feet. He hits Swagger with head strikes. Swagger hits a belly to belly. He tosses Zayn to the apron. Swagger pulls him back in and lands a vertical Suplex.
They exchange strikes to the head. Swagger lands more knees to the gut and clotheslines Zayn hard, sending Zayn spinning around his arm. He drives his knee into Zayn's head against the ropes. He then locks in a shoulder submission on Zayn. Zayn fights out. Swagger charges Zayn, who pulls the ropes down, sending Swagger to the outside. Zayn hits a dive as the crowd chants NXT. Zayn tosses Swagger inside and hits a cross body from up top for a very near pin fall.
He charges Swagger in the corner, but Swagger catches his boot. Swagger marches him out of the corner, but Zayn counters into a pin attempt. Swagger slams Zayn to the mat. Swagger goes for an Oklahoma Stampede, but Zayn gets out after Swagger slams him into the turnbuckle and lands a spin out powerbomb pin attempt for a near pin fall. Swagger tries to lock in the Patriot Lock, but Zayn fights out. Swagger hits his Gutwrench powerbomb for a near pin fall.
Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock. Zayn tries to fight out via kicks to the arm, but Swagger stops him. Zayn makes it to the ropes and Swagger breaks the hold. Swagger stomps on his head and goes for the Swagger Bomb, but Zayn puts his knees up. Zayn hits a running boot to the face in the corner for a near pin fall. Zayn clubs Swagger in the back. He goes up top and Swagger stops him. Swagger climbs up and Zayn hits him with a super power bomb for a near pin fall.
Bo Dallas runs out and distracts Zayn. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock again and Zayn taps.
Winner: Jack Swagger
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