WWE taped three episodes of NXT Wrestling Thursday night from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Wrestling News World Orlando correspondent Scott Brooks was in attendance and sent in the following results:
* Tony Dawson & William Regal came out for commentary.
* Jake Carter & Garrett Dylan defeated Axl Keegan & Travis Tyler following a spinebuster and a top rope legdrop combo.
March 7, 2013
* Dusty Rhodes said he will make the main event for the first episode. Bo Dallas, Corey Graves & Conor O’Brian for the #1 contendership. He said he has beefed up security because NXT does not belong to The Shield.
* Adrian Neville & Oliver Grey defeated Judas Devlin & Scott Dawson.
Before the match, Grey was not with Neville and Neville said he was not sure what happened to him so he will take on both Dawson & Devlin. During the match, The Wyatt Family dragged Grey to the stage. Neville got the win via the corkscrew shooting star press on McKnignt and then went to check on Grey on the stage who needed to be helped to the back.
* Leo Kruger defeated Yoshi Tatsu via a London Dungeon (Nigel McGuinness’s old submission. Don’t know if he has a name for it yet.)
He put the hold on Tatsu again until Justin Gabriel ran down for the save.
* In a six diva tag team match, Sasha Banks, Naomi & Cameron defeated Alicia Fox, Aksana & Audrey Marie via leg lariat by Naomi on Audrey.
* In a #1 contender’s match for the NXT Conor O’Brian defeated Corey Graves & Bo Dallas to win the #1 contendership.
Bray Wyatt came during the match to watch. He slowly made his way down to the ring. Bo hit Corey with a belly to belly but Bray pulled Corey out from the ring before Bo could pin him. Conor then hit a full Nelson slam on Bo for the pin.
March 14, 2014
* Mason Ryan defeated Brandon Traven via Torture Rack.
* Kassius Ohno defeated Derrick Bateman. After, Ohno continued to beat down on Bateman until Regal came down from the announce table and pulled Ohno off. Ohno went to attack Regal until Regal turned around and punched him.
* Summer Rae defeated Emma via a spinning wheel kick. Paige came out and attempted to grab Summer but Summer bailed.
* Bo Dallas defeated Bray Wyatt via belly to belly suplex.
Harper and Rowan came out to attack Bo. Bo started to form a comeback until Wyatt got him and hit Bo with his finisher.
March 21, 2013
* Leo Kruger made Justin Gabriel tap to the same submission from earlier.
* William Regal came in the ring for an interview. He said he let the emotions get the better of him. In two months he will be 45 years old. He said he has very few battles left and he said his career is well documented. He wanted to save himself for a match here and there but he likes to sit at the booth and watch the people of NXT improve and watch the fans enjoy it. He said he is disappointed in himself and owes someone an apology and asks Kassius Ohno to please come out. Ohno comes to the ring. Regal says Ohno doesn’t want to be the person that Regal is. He owes him an apology. Ohno says he has basically idolized Regal since he stepped on US soil. He said he and CM Punk went cross country I spend time with him to learn from Regal. Ohno did all the camps lived in all the dojos. Throughout this, they stayed in contact and Regal made sure that his footage was seen and now he is a WWE star. Regal said he just wants to see him have a great career because he deserves it. Ohno said he is at the twilight of his career while he is on a rise and Ohno says he does not want his career. He calls Regal the once proud villain and now he kicks back and laughs with all the audience while all the fans are laughing at him because Regal is a joke. Ohno says Regal has no legacy as the fans boo. He said that the only thing that will be Regal’s legacy is the time he got on his hands and knees and kissed Vince McMahon’s but before Ohno could finish his sentence, Regal punched Ohno down. Ohno went to the back as Regal looked disappointed in himself.
* Paige defeated Bayley (Davina Rose) by making her tap out. Summer came onto the apron and Paige swung at her but Summer bailed.
* Luke Harper w/Erick Rowan & Bray Wyatt defeated Adrian Neville via discus lariat. Rowan and Wyatt got involved towards the end. The Wyatt Family went to beat up Adrian. Oliver ran out for the save but got beaten up. Bo Dallas followed as well and he and Ambition made a comeback as the Wyatt Family bailed.
They introduced Howard Finkel to announce these next “Road To Wrestlemania NXT” matches. I assume they just get put them either on YouTube/WWE.com or on random NXT episodes leading towards Wrestlemania. They also had Jim Ross come out
* In a Diva’s Championship Match, Kaitlyn defeated Natalya via a Spear.
* Brodus Clay w/The Funkadactyls defeated El Local.
Cameron took a mic after and had the crowd sing happy birthday to Brodus since it is his birthday.
At this point, Kassius Ohno ran out and attacked William Regal at the announce table.
* Randy Orton defeated Damien Sandow via RKO in a longer match than expected that saw Sandow get a good amount of offense. Crowd went nuts for Orton as expected. He posed for the fans and signed autographs around ringside before leaving.
Next NXT taping is in 4 weeks on March 21st and Chris Jericho will be on the show.