[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

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  • 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’ 09.26.2012 – Steamboat vs. Ohno, Ry-SQUASH

COMMENTATORS: Byron Saxton & William Regal

NXT this week features a grudge match main event as Richie Steamboat and Kassius Ohno lock horns. Also on the show Bo Dallas takes on Michael McGillicutty, Ryback feeds, and Leo Kruger continues the hunt…but not for Ryback. Man how good would that feud have been?

CHAMPION
  • NXT CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
LINEUP
  • Bo Dallas vs. Michael McGillicutty (**1/2)
  • Leo Kruger vs. Jake Carter (*3/4)
  • HANDICAP MATCH: Ryback vs. Aiden English & Francis Remi Dorian (SQUASH)
  • Richie Steamboat vs. Kassius Ohno (***1/4)

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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’ 08.22.2012 – Rollins/Mahal Face to Face, Kidd/Gabriel vs. Curtis/McGillicutty

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

One week before they make history Seth Rollins and Jinder Mahal have a face-to-face/heart-to-heart/other such things. On the wrestling side of things Kassius Ohno runs afoul of a Steamboat, Raquel Diaz tries to exfoliate some ugliness, and Tyson Kidd teams with Justin Gabriel to take on Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty. 

CHAMPIONS 

  • NXT CHAMPION: Vacant 

LINEUP 

  • Derrick Bateman vs. Antonio Cesaro (**1/4) 
  • Tamina Snuka vs. Sofia Cortez (**) 
  • Kassius Ohno vs. Jake Carter (**1/4) 
  • Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel vs. Johnny Curtis & Michael McGillicutty (**3/4) 

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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’ 08.08.2012 – Gabriel vs. McGillicutty, Dallas vs. Mahal

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

The Gold Rush Quarterfinals continue this week on NXT as Justin Gabriel takes on Michael McGillicutty and Bo Dallas meets Jinder Mahal.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Vacant

LINEUP

  • GOLD RUSH QUARTERFINALS: Justin Gabriel vs. Michael McGillicutty (***)
  • CJ Parker vs. Kassius Ohno (**1/2)
  • Paige & Tamina Snuka vs. Kaitlyn & Caylee Turner (*3/4)
  • GOLD RUSH QUARTERFINALS: Bo Dallas vs. Jinder Mahal (**)

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[TV Recap] ‘NXT’ 08.01.2012 – Gold Rush Begins, Big E Langston Debuts

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

NXT gets some direction this week as the Gold Rush tournament to crown the first-ever NXT Champion begins. Also on the show Big E Langston makes his in-ring debut, Mike Dalton & Jason Jordan go 1-2-3 Kid on Hunico & Camacho, and Raquel Diaz continues her Exfoliating Ugliness tour. I’m glad I wasn’t in the audience for these shows, I would have been stomped out in a heartbeat.

CHAMPIONS

  • NXT CHAMPION: Vacant

LINEUP

  • GOLD RUSH QUARTERFINALS: Richie Steamboat vs. Leo Kruger (**1/4)
  • Big E Langston vs. Adam Mercer (SQUASH)
  • Audrey Marie vs. Raquel Diaz (*3/4)
  • Mike Dalton & Jason Jordan vs. Hunico & Camacho (**)
  • GOLD RUSH QUARTERFINALS: Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre (**3/4)

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