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411’s WWE NXT Report 06.13.13

June 13, 2013 | Posted by Marc Elusive

From Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

Commentators: Tony Dawson & William Regal

Championship’s roll call: WWE Champion: John Cena… World Champion: Dolph Ziggler… Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett… United States Champion: Dean Ambrose… Tag Team Champions: The Shield… NXT Champion: Big E Langston… NXT Tag Team Champions: The Wyatt Family… Diva’s Champion: Kaitlyn

Sami Zayn vs. Antonio Cesaro:   Cesaro, in the rare blue trunks, attacks Zayn before the bell; they tumble to the floor where Cesaro posts Zayn’s chest. Back in the ring, the referee checks on Zayn and then rings the bell. Cesaro charges and NAILS a running Euro uppercut in the corner to get a quick nearfall. He hits a few crossfaces but Zayn fights back; they trade blows but Zayn manages to quell Cesaro’s momentum, springboarding into a leapfrog, and backdropping him. Sami punches away but Cesaro muscles him up into a spinebuster. He hits the chinlock but Zayn fights up and hits a R-Truth-like leg lariat off the ropes, for a one count. Cesaro uses his power again to muscle Zayn into the corner where he roughs him up with some European uppercuts; Zayn fights back the Canadian way: knife-edge chops. Cesaro goes to chops of his own and they keep trading blows until Zayn gets a backslide, for two. Cesaro catches Zayn in midair, off a leapfrog, into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Back from commercial with Zayn rolling into a sunset but Cesaro rolling through that with a double stomp, for two; he tenaciously goes for a few more covers but can’t pin Zayn. Cesaro stomps the FINGERS and works another chinlock. Sami fires up but Cesaro pulls out an old Tully Blanchard move, pulling the trunks to keep the hold. Zayn counters with a Proto-bomb and gets two. The fans try to rally Zayn with an “olé olé olé” chant but Cesaro nails another Euro uppercut to keep him at bay; the deadlift gutwrench gets two more. William Regal puts Cesaro over better than any WWE commentator ever did in this match. Zayn gets shoved into the corner but manages a body scissors, which he switches into a head scissors, to take Cesaro out over the top. Zayn FLIES through the ropes with a somersault plancha. Back in the ring, Zayn heads up top and… leaps right into a European uppercut, which only gets two. Regal is “flabbergasted” that Zayn kicked out. Cesaro lines him up for… another chinlock. Zayn charges and gets one of those sunset flip bombs that the Luchadores usually do and Cesaro sells it perfectly, looked awesome; it only gets two and a half though. We he was the generic Luchadore. Antonio crumples into the corner where Zayn charges… right into a boot in the mouth. Cesaro adjusts the head and tries to power Zayn up in the Neutralizer but he flips over, just like last time, and stacks him up… for two! Cesaro immediately grabs Zayn in a chinlock to prevent anymore surprise O from Zayn and wears him down more. Zayn keeps pushing him off but the tenacious Cesaro keeps grabbing him again. Cesaro quickly segues into the Neutralizer for the pinfall.   8/10 Outstanding match back-and-forth, which also included the clever ending where he kept Zayn close enough to get him in the Neutralizer and pin him. There was something for everyone in this match: highflying, power game, striking, grappling, etc. Great, great match.

Here is your winner… Antonio Cesaro via Neutralizer pinfall

Baron Corbin & Travis Tyler vs. Scott Dawson & Garrett Dylan (w/Sylvester Lefort):   Pre-match, Lefort announces them as the next NXT tag champs. Dawson and Tyler start off and Dawson gets caught in a side headlock. Garrett tosses him off but gets re-caught in the chinlock. Dawson comes back with a punch in the mouth and tags in Dylan for some rapid tagging and stomping/clubbering. Dawson slams Tyler and they hit a tandem head smash; Dylan tags and they continue to sequester Travis in their corner and beat on him relentlessly. Dawson hits a lightening legdrop and sledges away. Dylan comes in and they hit another tandem gut punch into a running boot. Tyler manages a boot to counter backdrop and a clothesline to get Corbin in there. A blind tag is made and Dawson plants Corbin with a spinebuster and nails the second rope seated sledge, called Southern Pride, to garner the pinfall.   4/10 Total domination by the trailer boys; the odd couple tandem (because of the manager) is a good fit and we need some tag teams on this show (and on the main roster) to get the tag title over some more. I also like seeing tag teams with named tandem finishers.

Here are your winners… Scott Dawson & Garrett Dylan via Southern Pride pinfall

Bayley vs. Alicia Fox NXT Women’s Championship tournament, first round:   Alicia Fox is still employed? Bayley acts like she is star struck and hugs Fox at the bell; Alicia shrugs it off and comes right at her and tosses Bayley into the corner a few times. Foxy hits her Northern Lights for two and goes to a chinlock. Bayley tries a comeback but Alicia maintains her hold… for a while. Alicia treats Bayley like a jobber until she battles back with a monkey flip out of the corner. She hits a pair of forearms and a running knee drop, for two. Bayley busts out an Exploder suplex to the glee of William Regal to get two more. Fox rolls to the apron where she goads Bayley in and nails her with a kick; she (barely) hits the scissors kick to get the pinfall and advance to face Paige in the second round.   3/10 Meh match; Fox’s O was boring but Bayley woke everyone up with her offense. Alicia wins to presumably job to Paige in the next round. Dare I say but it seems that the NXT divas are more entertaining in the ring than the WWE divas?

Here is your winner… Alicia Fox via scissors kick pinfall

NXT Heavyweight Championship Big E Langston vs. Bo Dallas:   Langston tosses Dallas around to show off his POWER advantage. Dallas tries a side headlock but that does not last long; Bo tries some fancy footwork involving a leapfrog and dropdown with a dropkick but it does not even faze Big E. Dallas hits the ropes and Langston gets the dropdown and leapfrog into a shoulderblock. Impressive. Dallas manages to sidestep Big E to the floor to the boos of the fans. Langston nods in approval and charges back in; Dallas tries to gets some shots in when he reenters the ring but Langston shrugs him off and tosses him to the floor. Back from commercial, Big E rams Dallas’ back into the apron and tosses him back in. Big E gets FIVE punches in to Dallas’ guts. He continues to pound away and hits a running splash. Bo fights back but Langston shoulderblocks him to the floor again. Langston retrieves him and gets two in the ring. Big E tries another splash but you can’t hit two big moves in one match and it misses. Dallas hits a trio of clotheslines but cannot drop the bigman. The fans relentlessly chant “no more Bo” as he tries to mount some O. Langston continues to fight back but meets a knee in the corner. Bo nails that slingshot bulldog of his but only gets two. Dallas runs at him for the boot but Langston catches him with a belly-to-bely suplex. Langston goes into a clothesline comeback; he hits the FIVE kneelifts. A running Vader Splash sets up… down come the straps. Big E tries the Big Ending but Dallas fights free; he tosses Langston into the turnbuckle, and I just noticed that there is no turnbuckle pad there; Langston tumbles backwards and gets caught in the belly-to-belly suplex finisher and Dallas WINS THE TITLE!   6/10 Pretty good match up here but this is a microcosm of the WWE sometimes: the fans hate Dallas but they put the strap on him regardless. There are thirty wrestlers in the back that could have gotten the title and gotten it over but they chose Dallas. Hell, even his brother, who I pegged to end Langston’s title reign and undefeated NXT streak, Bray Wyatt, would be a far superior choice. I guess they gotta keep the NXT titles on NXT superstars who are going to stay down there for a while. Congrats to Bo for becoming the third NXT Champion in history.

Here is your winner AND NEW NXT Champion… Bo Dallas via belly-to-belly suplex pinfall

OVERALL 7/10   Great show again this week with a NXT title match main event crowing the third NXT Champion… and a show-stealing opening contest with Cesaro and Zayn. The women’s tourney continued with the obvious winner and another tag team continues to build momentum in NXT.

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