[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 10.03.2012 – Kidd/Gabriel vs. Ascension, #1 Contender Revealed

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal

The Ascension mercifully find new opponents this week on NXT, taking on Superstars regulars Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel in the main event. Also on the show the feud between Richie Steamboat and Kassius Ohno rages on, Seth Rollins confronts his first NXT Championship challenger ahead of next week’s defense, and Big E Langston does his Big E Langston thing.

CHAMPION

  • NXT CHAMPION: Seth Rollins

LINEUP

  • Richie Steamboat vs. Drew McIntyre (*3/4)
  • Big E Langston vs. Aiden English (SQUASH)
  • Percy Watson vs Kassius Ohno (**)
  • Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. The Ascension (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 09.19.2012 – Rollins vs. Victor, Ohno’s Sparring Session

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal

This week on NXT Rick Victor challenges NXT Champion Seth Rollins in a non-title match to prove that he’s worthy of having a real shot at the title. Also on the show Jimmy Uso takes on Conor O’Brian, Kassius Ohno conducts a one-sided sparring session, and much more.

CHAMPION
  • NXT CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
LINEUP
  • Trent Barreta vs. Johnny Curtis (**)
  • Paige vs. Alicia Fox (**)
  • Jimmy Uso vs. Conor O’Brian (*3/4)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Rick Victor (**1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 09.12.2012 – Kidd/McGillicutty II, The FIVE Era Begins

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal

This week on NXT Tyson Kidd takes on Michael McGillicutty in a rematch from the first-ever Full Sail episode, a challenger emerges for Seth Rollins’ NXT Championship, and the feud between The Usos and The Ascension continues, this time in singles action.

CHAMPION
  • NXT CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
LINEUP
  • Jey Uso vs. Kenneth Cameron (*1/2)
  • Big E Langston vs. Chad Baxter (SQUASH)
  • Garrett Dylan vs. Damien Sandow (SQUASH)
  • Tyson Kidd vs. Michael McGillucutty (***1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 09.05.2012 – Rollins Speaks, Usos vs. Ascension, Funkasaurus in Action

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal (& Jim Ross)

One week after making history, Seth Rollins sits down with Jim Ross to discuss becoming the first-ever NXT Champion. Also on the show a new Leo Kruger debuts, Brodus Clay is here because reasons, and The Usos look for revenge against The Ascension.

CHAMPIONS
  • NXT CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
LINEUP
  • Richie Steamboat vs. Kassius Ohno
  • Audrey Marie vs. Paige
  • Leo Kruger vs. Percy Watson
  • Brodus Clay vs. Ryan Collins
  • The Usos vs. The Ascension

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 08.29.2012 – First NXT Champion Crowned

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal (& Jim Ross)

The Gold Rush concludes this week on NXT as the first champion of the brand is crowned. Will it be Seth Rollins? Will it be Jinder Mahal? Do you probably already know? I mean yeah probably. Also on the show The Usos and The Ascension are destined to do this forever, Big E Langston wrecks another fool, and Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton try to make it 2-0 against Hunico & Camacho.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Vacant

LINEUP

  • Mike Dalton & Jason Jordan vs. Hunico & Camacho
  • Big E Langston vs. Chase Donovan
  • GOLD RUSH – FINALS: Seth Rollins vs. Jinder Mahal for the vacant NXT CHAMPIONSHIP

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 08.15.2012 – Gold Rush Semi-Finals, Heath Slater’s Challenge is Too Cool

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal (& Jim Ross)

This week’s show features the semi-finals of the Gold Rush tournament as Richie Steamboat takes on Jinder Mahal and Seth Rollins goes one-on-one with Michael McGillicutty.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Vacant

LINEUP

  • GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT – SEMI-FINALS: Richie Steamboat vs. Jinder Mahal (**1/2)
  • ??? vs. Heath Slater (**)
  • The Usos vs. The Ascension (**)
  • GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT – SEMI-FINALS: Seth Rollins vs. Michael McGillicutty (***1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 7.25.2012 – Rollins vs. McIntyre, Riley vs. Cesaro

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal

Drew McIntyre wanders into NXT this week to take on Seth Rollins in the main event. Also on the show Alex Riley faces Antonio Cesaro, Natalya takes on Sofia Cortez, and Kassius Ohno brags about liking to hurt people. Same dude, except mine is more emotional than physical.

CHAMPIONS

  • NONE

LINEUP

  • Bo Dallas & Derrick Bateman vs. Johnny Curtis & Michael McGillicutty (**)
  • Alex Riley vs. Antonio Cesaro (**1/2)
  • Sofia Cortez vs. Natalya (**)
  • The Ascension vs. Dante Dash & Garrett Dylan (SQUASH)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre

 

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 6.27.2012 – Bateman vs. Curtis, Seth Rollins NXT Debut

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & Various

Derrick Bateman gets his hands on Johnny Curtis in this week’s main event on NXT. This episode also features the debuts of Seth Rollins, Leo Kruger, and more, plus the first of many Usos/Ascension matches to come.

CHAMPIONS

  • NONE

LINEUP

  • Seth Rollins vs. Jiro (SQUASH)
  • Jinder Mahal vs. Jason Jordan (SQUASH)
  • The Usos vs. The Ascension (**)
  • Richie Steamboat vs. Rick Victor (*1/2)
  • Antonio Cesaro vs. Dante Dash (SQUASH)
  • Derrick Bateman vs. Johnny Curtis (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 6.20.2012 – Full Sail Era Begins, Kidd vs. McGillicutty

COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & William Regal

Eight years ago WWE decided to merge their NXT game show-ish TV show and their developmental brand FCW into one brand new thing. I’ve been jonesing to revisit this so here I am. The first episode kicks off with the announcement of the new (interim) General Manager, vignettes on debuting superstars, Damien Sandow being a butt, and Tyson Kidd taking on Michael McGillicutty (LOL) in the main event.

CHAMPIONS

  • NONE

LINEUP

  • Bo Dallas vs. Rick Victor (**)
  • The Ascension vs. Mike Dalton & CJ Parker (SQUASH)
  • Tyson Kidd vs. Michael McGillicutty (***)

 

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