Report courtesy of ProWrestling.net …
WWE NXT on SyFy
Taped earlier in San Diego, Calif.
The opening video aired and Josh Matthews and Todd Grisham tossed it to Matt Striker in the ring. Striker introduced the piÃ±ata challenge or something. I think it was called the Smash and Grab challenge. Brodus Clay won. Why the hell am I watching this? The announce team hyped Clay vs. R-Truth for nextâ€¦[C]
1. Brodus Clay (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) defeated R-Truth (w/Johnny Curtis) at 2:48. Clay charged and Truth pulled the rope down. He hit a dive on the floor and then kicked Clay into Ric Rod. Back in the ring, Truth worked punches in the corner, but Clay tossed him down and went to work. Clay hit a big splash for the winâ€¦
The next challenge was the Save Yourself Trivia Challenge. The guys sat on a stool in a tub with a bucket over their heads. It was a Jeopardy type game. It was so stupid I don’t have words for it. Clay one and the other two were slimed. Grisham said, “You can’t do that on television.” The announce team hyped voting opening tomorrow at noonâ€¦
A video recapped the Rock’s return on Rawâ€¦Daniel Bryan made his ring entranceâ€¦
2. Daniel Bryan defeated Derrick Bateman at 8:42. They followed the code of honor and Ziggler called them out on it. The pros made stupid comments throughout the match which consisted of a 3 minute arm bar spot to start. Bateman finally shoved Bryan to the floor and hit a suicide diveâ€¦[C]
Back at 5:25, Bryan hit a clothesline for two. He continued to put a clinic on with Bateman and went to the top. He posed and missed the flying head-butt. Bateman hit a vicious clothesline for a near fall, and followed with a powerbomb out of a kickout for another near fall.
Bryan hit a superkick and walked over to Bateman. Bateman grabbed the arm and tried to hook the LaBell lock. They rolled around for a moment and Bryan flipped over and hooked the LaBell lock for the submission win. Post-match Bryan celebrated with Bateman and they shook hands as the announce team hyped voting for next week’s eliminationâ€¦
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