WWE Superstars Recap: Curtis Axel Vs. Tyson Kidd, Adam Rose Vs. Titus O'Neil
Adam Rose vs. Titus O'Neil
Rose keeps trying to shove his lollipop in Titus's face, but Titus shoves it away. He locks Titus in a waist lock. Titus reverses into a lock of his own, and Rose wiggles his butt. Titus shoves him away. Rose locks in a sleeper. Titus flips Rose over his head to the mat. Titus clubs Rose in the chest from behind. He slaps Rose's chest in the corner twice, and then kicks him repeatedly. Titus clubs Rose in the back several times and kicks him again. Titus pulls Rose out of the corner and knees him in the stomach. Titus picks Rose up on his shoulder and drops to a knee.
Titus picks Rose up on his shoulder again and squeezes his mid section. Rose fights free and hits a back elbow. He follows up with several right hands to Titus. Titus flies to the corner, and Rose hits a clothesline. He charges and collides with Titus. Rose signals for the party foul, but Titus stops it and tosses Rose to the corner. Titus charges, and Rose puts his boots up. Rose pins Titus by holding Titus's legs down with his for the win.
Winner: Adam Rose
Back from commercial and the events that happened with Roman Reigns on RAW are shown. Then, Curtis Axel is shown getting ready backstage. Ryback approaches and asks about Axel's match later. Axel says he's not worried about the Total Diva Kidd. Ryback asks if Axel ever heard of his show Total Big Guys. Axel says he is going to win the Intercontinental Title at Battleground. Ryback states that there's a reason Axel is a former champion, and Axel asks how many championships Ryback has won. They make up and say Rybaxel rules before parting ways.
After another commercial break, Rybaxel makes their entrance.
Curtis Axel (with Ryback) vs. Tyson Kidd (with Natalya)
Axel locks in a side headlock, and follows up with a shoulder tackle. Kidd locks in a side headlock. Axel shoves him away. Kidd slides between Axel's legs and gets a pin attempt. Kidd follows up with two more pin attempts. Axel wrenches Kidd's arm behind his back. Kidd reverses and wraps Axel's arm around the middle rope. Kidd breaks the hold and arm drags Axel. He keeps Axel's arm locked in. Axel backs Kidd to the corner to break the hold. He kicks and strikes Kidd several times. Axel power whips Kidd into another corner. He tosses Kidd to the apron. Kidd grabs Axel with his feet and dumps him outside. He kicks Axel in the head from the apron and flips back inside.
Back from commercial and Kidd has Axel's arm locked in. Kidd dropkicks Axel out of the ring and goes for a dive, but Axel hits him with an elbow through the ropes. Axel kicks and clubs Kidd in the corner. Axel whips Kidd and hits a dropkick. He elbows Kidd on the top of the head, and then locks his head in from behind. Kidd elbows free, but Axel clubs him in the back. Axel attacks Kidd, who is sitting in the ropes. Axel charges, and Kidd drop toe holds Axel into the turnbuckle.
Kidd hits several kicks and a dropkick to the side of the head. He sets Axel up top and hangs him down. Kidd hits several knees to Axel's stomach. He charges and dropkicks Axel in the head. Kidd pulls Axel down and goes for the pin, but Axel kicks out. Axel hits a suplex. He tries for a neckbreaker, but Kidd stops him and attempts to lock in the sharpshooter. Axel scrambles to the ropes and grabs on. Kidd slingshots Axel between the ropes. Kidd leaps over the top rope and drops a leg onto the back of Axel's head. Kidd springboards off the ropes for an elbow drop, but Axel puts his knees up. Axel hits a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel
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