WWE NXT Report JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 11/7 - Week 20: Four-Way #1 contender match, Brodie Lee debuts, Vickie's bounty, Overall Reax
Nov 15, 2012 - 2:10:43 PM
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WWE NXT Results
November 7, 2012
Taped at Full Sail University
Report by Justin James, PWTorch Contributor
[Q1] Pre-credits, there is a recap video of last week's four-way in-ring speaking segment setting up tonight's Fatal Four-Way for the #1 contender spot. It's confusing to see Mahal and McIntyre arguing since on Raw and Smackdown they are part of 3MB, and they don't even stay in their 3MB personas on NXT.
Of note, the announcing team is now Tony Luftman, Byron Saxton, and William Regal. The first match is Kassius Ohno against Trent Barreta. I would like to see this match go ten minutes to really let it breathe.
1 - TRENT BARRETA vs. KASSIUS OHNO
Barreta is able to run circles against Ohno at first. Barreta attempts a springboard sunset flip powerbomb to the outside of the ring, but Ohno blocks and stomps Barreta's forehead in. That would have been a sick bump for them both if he pulled it off. Barreta absorbs offense then Ohno looks for a variety of submissions. Barreta counters a back-body drop with a sunset flip for a nearfall.
Ohno blocks the Dudebuster DDT, but when he tries to counter with a front suplex, Barreta reverses with a huge DDT for a close two count. Back-and-forth offense. Ohno wants a superplex but Barreta headbutts out and follows with a gorgeous missile dropkick. Ohno dodges the Gobstopper Knees, slips out of the ring, then surprises Barreta with a Shining Elbow after a game of cat-and-mouse for the win.
WINNER Kassius Ohno in 6:00. Very good match. Ohno is still improving, and the early-match submission sequence was well done as opposed to just slapping on a hold first-thing like previous Ohno matches have done. Barreta is so much fun to watch, and always pulls out all the stops.
Post-match, Ohno assaults Barreta, but Barreta ducks a second elbow and sends Ohno up the ramp. Very effective continuation of the feud.
[Q2] 2 - BIG E. LANGSTON vs. MEMO MONTENEGRO
After the bell, Langston leads the crowd in a "Five!" chant. He then mugs Montenegro. Langston with his slam, but the ref foolishly calls for the bell at the three count, much to Langston's displeasure.
WINNER: Big E. Langston in 0:30.
Post-match, the crowd insists on one more time, and Langston obliges, then counts to five with the crowd. The crowd demands another, but Vickie Guererro interrupts from the video screen. She tells him that she has placed a $5,000 bounty on Langston that will go to anyone twho can put him on the shelf because of how he treated her last week. William Regal: "I'm as broke as the Ten Commandments, but I certainly wouldn't try to get that five grand." Excellent build for Langston. The crowd still wants "one more time," so Langston looks to take out his anger on poor Memo Montenegro. Chad Baxter ambushes him from behind, but Langston easily turns him into mush. Baxter gets a slam and a five count, too. Langston is such a fun character, and I am glad that they found a way to continue to develop him.
Jason Jordan is in the ring, and the returning Bray Wyatt comes out. He cuts a very creepy promo about how he didn't mean to hurt Jordan. A skeezy dude in a sweat-stained tank top rushes the ring and jumps Jordan, and the ref quickly calls for the bell. The mystery man (formerly Brodie Lee) looks like a skinny version of Mike Knox dressed as a shade tree mechanic.
3 - JASON JORDAN vs. LUKE HARPER
Luke Harper, who had not been identified yet, cruelly abuses Jordan, who finally dodges a boot in the corner, but his "offense" is short lived. Harper wins with a spinning side slam.
WINNER: Harper in 2:00.
Post-match, Bray Wyatt introduces the mystery man a Luke Harper, "the first son of the Wyatt family."
Byron Saxton interviews Roman Reigns from the ramp. Reigns is wearing a suit to give him a more-refined look. Reigns dismisses Saxton before he gets a question in. He talks himself up in an over-confident way. He says that he is "the man." Now waiting for Ric Flair to come out and dispute that.
[Q3] 4 - JUSTIN GABRIEL vs. BO DALLAS vs. JINDER MAHAL vs. DREW MCINTYRE - Fatal Four-Way Elimination match - #1 Contender match
Jim Ross says this will be a Fatal Four-Way elimination match, and it is for the #1 contender spot. That's a lot of stipulations, but since NXT rarely does these things, it has meaning. Mahal and Dallas square off as do Gabriel and McIntyre. the heels get cleared from the ring. Dallas slides at them and as he takes a beating outside, Gabriel lands on them with a big flip dive.
It's Gabriel and McIntyre in the ring out of the break, and Dallas and Mahal are still recovering outside. Dallas and Gabriel team up on McIntyre, then Mahal finally makes his presence known. McIntyre wants a superplex on Gabriel, but Dallas sneaks under him and powerbombs McIntyre just as he lands the superplex. Mahal ambushes Dallas and sneaks into the ring to cover McIntyre for a nearfall, then Gabriel. Mahal stomps Dallas in anger at failing to get a pin.
Mahal and McIntyre look like they will square off, then then team up on Dallas instead. Mahal and McIntyre finally turn on each other, and Gabriel takes advantage, then deals with Dallas, too. 450 splash to Mahal, but McIntyre breaks it up. Dallas spears McIntyre for the first elimination. Gabriel tries to surprise Dallas with a crossbody during his celebration, but Dallas spears him mid-air for another elimination. Headed into break, Seth Rollins is shown on the ramp watching the action.
Back on NXT, Dallas is controlling Mahal. Mahal turns it around with the ring steps and goes into his traditional assault. Dallas finally dodges a corner charge to make a comeback. Mahal dodges a spear and Dallas gets the rope face-first, yikes. Mahal capitalizes with a Camel Clutch, and Dallas finally taps.
WINNER: Jinder Mahal via submission in 12:15. The first portion of this match took some real departures from the usual four-way formula, thanks to it being an elimination match. Sadly, they went with Mahal who was the predictable choice; Dallas likely can't hang with Rollins in the ring, McIntyre is still wearing a cast, and they don't like face-face matches. All the same, I'd rather have seen Justin Gabriel walking out of this match as the #1 contender.
Post-match, Mahal puts the Clutch on Dallas again, then beats on Rollins when he wants to make a save. Mahal celebrates with the title, letting Rollins jump him and take it back.
Final Reax: A slow show in terms of storylines, but feuds were continued and made progress.
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