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JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 3/13 - Week 37: Champ vs. Champ, Brother vs. Brother, plus Hero vs. Bateman; Overall Reax

Mar 15, 2013 - 2:00:37 PM
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WWE NXT Results
March 13, 2013
Taped at Full Sail University
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor


[Q1] The pre-credit video hypes Alberto Del Rio's appearance on NXT tonight. It's Tony Dawson and William Regal announcing tonight. Kassius Ohno starts the show coming to the ring and looking like he means business. Dawson mentions the recent issues between Regal and Ohno as Ohno eyes Regal. Derrick Bateman then comes out and Dawson claims he is precisely 87 percent healed up.

1 - DERRICK BATEMAN vs. KASSIUS OHNO

Quick technical wrestling at the start. A handful of curls lets Ohno corner Bateman, who gets riled up and takes Ohno down by the ankles and pounds him on the mat. Ohno is made to regret angering Bateman. Ohno applies a cravat through the ropes and Ohno turns up the pace on offense. Ohno's got crazy eyes as he drops a bomb on Bateman and settles into another cravat. Bateman builds some steam, but Ohno with a big boot out of nowhere for the win.

WINNER: Kassius Ohno in 5:00. Ohno's really adapted to the WWE style, but Bateman looked a touch clunky at times. It is a clean win for Ohno, but it was strange that he won with a big boot with little set-up or fanfare.

Post-match, Ohno locks Bateman in an STF, which draws Regal into the ring. Regal pulls Ohno off Bateman, but turns his back on Ohno. Ohno tries to take advantage so Regal clocks him. The crowd is hot for Regal as Regal looks like he is disappointed with himself for interfering and with Ohno for pushing it this far.

Backstage, Renee Young is interviewing Bo Dallas. He's furious with Bray Wyatt for costing him the Tag Titles and the NXT title, and he won't forget it.

Pre-commercial ad promises Bray Wyatt against Bo Dallas later tonight.

Back from the break, Regal looks morose and apologizes for his unprofessional behavior. Goofy techno music then brings out Emma, the klutz. She still struggles to skin the cat into the ring. She is facing Summer Rae.

2 - EMMA vs. SUMMER RAE

Emma outwits Rae a number of times. She puts Rae on her rear in the corner, then lands a crossbody, which was unique. Rae attacks an ankle, then snapmares Emma into the corner to further injure the leg. She repeats it. Regal to Dawson: "I've told you before, if I want interrupting I'll stay home with the wife." Dawson ignores it to talk about things not happening in the ring. Rae with more leg work, then she mocks Paige's howl, but the distraction lets Emma recover and mount a comeback.

[Q2] Emma slides down Rae's back into an Alabama Slam attempt and rolls through for a nearfall, which Dawson calls a "small package." Rae with a mis-placed spinning kick for the win.

WINNER: Summer Rae in 3:30. Not a great match, though there was some interesting experimentation in it. I think Summer Rae has some real upside, but she needs work. It looks like she's a member of the Chris Jericho School of Heel with her in-ring mannerisms.

Post-match, Paige storms the ring, but Summer Rae slips out. She's ready for a fight, but Summer Rae slips out through the audience.

Backstage, Renee Young interviews Adrian Neville to get an update on Oliver Grey. He reports that Grey will be fine. He says that the Wyatt Family won't be fine. He issues an open challenge to take anyone from the Family one-on-one. Short, direct promo.

Backstage, Matt Striker wants Big E. Langston's thoughts on Conor O'Brian being the number one contender. Langston says that he'll be on point for his first title defense and it will be dominance, destructive, and delicious. Striker questions that, and Langston reiterates that it will be delicious.

Bray Wyatt comes out saying that there is no time, machines, or distractions in his world.

JJ Reax: Another show-stealing promo from Wyatt. It's hard to explain the content of his promos, but they work well.

3 - BO DALLAS vs. BRAY WYATT

The Brother vs. Brother battle starts with Wyatt easily putting Dallas in a corner, but Dallas slips out. Wyatt ducks a big hook and falls into the corner begging for a break then laughs at Dallas. Wyatt uses his strength to gain the upper hand. Hard crossbody from Wyatt plants Dallas. Wyatt takes his time to go into sloppy covers like he is mocking Dallas. Wyatt kind of straddles Dallas and poses. Headed into break, Wyatt is cradling Dallas's head like a mother cares for a sick baby and says, "He loves me."

[ Commercial Break ]

Wyatt still in control. Wyatt looks like he is in religious and drug-induced ecstasy as he sings and tortures Dallas. Basement dropkick to Dallas, who is barely moving on the mat. Wyatt is almost in tears as he cinches in another hold. Wyatt blocks a sunset flip attempt, but Dallas rolls out from the follow-up splash. Dallas is able to fight back with big hits. Uranage from Wyatt, but Dallas barely kicks out. Wyatt looks frustrated.

Wyatt starts to dance with Dallas's limp body. Dallas with a elbow and a sudden belly-to-belly suplex for the win.

WINNER: Bo Dallas in 8:30. Incredibly well done match until the final five seconds. Bray Wyatt should not be losing after two regular moves after dominating a fairly length match. All the same, Bray Wyatt was nothing short of astounding with the way he carried himself in this match. It's hard to believe that not long ago he was "Husky Harris."

[Q3] Post-match, Dallas takes a beating from Rowan and Harper as expected. Dallas manages to clear Harper and Rowan from the ring, but Wyatt gets him from behind, kisses him on the forehead, and drops him with his finisher.

JJ Reax: The real surprise here was not seeing Adrian Neville make the save. They are clearly taking their time to work to the anticipated six-man tag match.

Backstage, Renee Young is interviewing Justin Gabriel. Gabriel says that he has known about Leo Kruger for quite some time, that he was known in South Africa for his military background, and that something happened to twist his mind. He says he wants a match next week.

Alberto Del Rio makes his entrance. He's dressed in a tracksuit of all things like he's a soccer player. Very positive reaction for Del Rio. He brings up his old catchphrase of "My name is Alberto Del Rio, but you already know that" and thanks the fans for their support. Antonio Cesaro interrupts Del Rio. He challenges Del Rio to a champion vs. champion match for later tonight. Dusty Rhodes interrupts them. He says, "I don't know how they do things in Sweden," which irritates Cesaro. He chides Cesaro for challenging a guest, and says that Cesaro doesn't book matches. Instead, Rhodes books Cesaro against Big E. Langston. Cesaro looks furious.

4 - NXT champion BIG E. LANGSTON vs. U.S. champion ANTONIO CESARO

Langston starts a "Five!" chant out of the bell.

[ Commercial Break ]

Langston is able to shrug off Cesaro's holds, and apply old of his own. Langston with a wristlock and transitions to a one-arm lift to put Cesaro in the air. Impressive. He tries it again but Cesaro kicks him to escape. Cesaro rallies. Langston gets an elbow up in the corner. Cesaro cuts off the comeback.

[Q4] Langston fights out of a sleeperhold after being rallied by the crowd. Langston runs Cesaro down. Five knee lifts and the straps come down. Corey Graves blindsides Langston to draw a disqualification.

WINNER: Big E. Langston in 5:30 via DQ. Interesting match, showing more variety from Langston than we've seen in the past.

Post-match, Graves gets the worst of things, but then Conor O'Brian attacks Langston, too. Graves and O'Brian double team Langston as Cesaro makes tracks to close the show.

Final Reax: Best parts of the show all involved Bray Wyatt. Nice follow up on the Paige-Summer Rae beef as well. This was a bit of a "bridge" episode, but well done for what it was. I feel like the NXT Title will eventually settle around Corey Graves's waist since he gives the best promos of the three and has the best ring work. Finally, the Ohno-Regal feud continues a very slow, long, and enjoyable burn.


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