WWE taped four episodes of NXT on Friday night from the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Wrestling News World'sScott Brooks was in attendance and filed the following report:
The Mechanics defeated Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy
Episode 1 (9/18/14)
The show opened with a Titus O'Neil promo. He was suited up and was complaining about the four NXT alumni taking up time on Raw. He thought he would show up and take some time now. He said the show will now be known as not NXT but NXTITUS. Sami Zayn's music hits and he comes out. Zayn says that he is filling the void of being a giant buffoon who can't win a match to save his life. While he is getting beaten up by bunnies, the wrestlers here at NXT are stealing the show. Titus said he would give Zayn the beating of a lifetime. Adrian Neville's music hits and he comes to the ring. Neville says with all due respect if not just Titus but anyone wants to disrespect this place, Neville will be the one to defend it. Zayn questions him then Tyson Kidd comes out. Kidd insults Zayn and acknowledges that he is also disappointed by how Neville retained. Kidd told Zayn to pretend he is NXT Champion and asked if he would so whatever it takes to retain. Zayn says he is not mad, Neville did what he had to do. From a moral standpoint, he would not have done the same thing. Neville says that is why Zayn will never be the NXT Champion. Titus speaks up until William Regal comes to the stage. He says it is a fighting show not a whining show. Regal said it would be for best business if all four people got in a match: Zayn & Neville vs Titus & Tyson. He warned Titus specifically to never show up and hijack the show.
Match 1) In a non-title match, Charlotte defeated Emma via the Natural Selection.
Match 2) Hideo Itami defeated Justin Gabriel via double stomp. Mostly a squash.
After The Ascension attacked Hideo and laid him out with Total Annihilation.
Match 3) Baron Corbin squashed CJ Parker again.
Match 4) Titus O'Neil and Tyson Kidd defeated Sami Zayn and Adrian Neville. Zayn and Neville were trying to outdo each other at times. Ending had Zayn tied up with the ref. Titus pushed Neville off the top onto Kidd's knees and Kidd rolled him up for the pin.
Episode 2 (9/25/14)
Match 1) Bull Dempsey defeated Mojo Rawley via diving headbutt.
As Breeze was entering for his match, Mojo was leaving and walked in front of Breeze. Breeze beat him go and ran him into the post. May not make TV as they introduced Breeze when he was already in the ring.
Match 2) Tyler Breeze defeated Justin Gabriel after Gabriel missed the 450, landed on his feet, then he hit a superkick/Beauty Shot combo for the win.
Match 3) Bayley defeated Alexa Bliss with the Hugplex. Alexa had a new theme.
Afterwards, she took a mic and asked Charlotte to come out. Bayley mentioned how she failed to win, including in front of her mom who was in attendance. She would like another shot and Charlotte said next week they will do it again but it will still be the same result.
Match 4) Enzo Amore w/Colin Cassidy defeated Marcus Louis w/Sylvester LeFort. Marcus was wearing a traditional wrestling mask with hair on it. Marcus's hair came off and he was concerned. Enzo took advantage and rolled him up while Marcus was trying to cover up his hair.
Match 5) Kalisto and Sin Cara retained the NXT Tag Titles over The Ascension. Boring match, went 13 minutes and about 75% was headlocks. After Sin Cara tagged in, Hideo's music hit and he came to the stage. Victor was distracted and Kalisto hit Salida Del Sol. Hideo laid out Konnor on the stage.
Episode 3 (10/2/14)
Match 1) In an NXT Diva's Championship Match, Charlotte retained over Bayley via the Natural Selection.
The two of them hugged afterwards and Charlotte posed for the crowd.
Hideo Itami vs Victor w/Konnor never got started. Both of them attacked him before the bell.
Match 3) Baron Corbin squashed Troy McClane.
Match 4) The Vaudevillains defeated Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger. Both teams have new themes. The Vaudevillains had a new theme that unlike the original, the crowd did not react to one bit.
Match 5) In an NXT World Title Match, Adrian Neville retained over Tyson Kidd. At one point, Titus O'Neil attacked Neville from the crowd. Zayn ran out and booted him in the face. Shorty after, Neville scored the defense with the Red Arrow.
They said after the match that Tyson Kidd no longer has any NXT Title opportunities. He got a standing ovation and a Thank You, Tyson chant (which was preceded by Nattie's gonna kill you.)
Episode 4 (10/9/14)
Match 1) Tyler Breeze defeated Mojo Rawley via submission via armbar.
Match 2) Hideo Itami defeated Victor with a running kick to the face. During the match, Konnor brought Funaki to the ramp laid out. (Hideo and Funaki are friends, as seen on Twitter. After The Ascension beat up both of them including tying up Hideo in the ropes as they laid out Funaki. Refs surrounded the two of them and helped them out.
Match 3) The Vaudevillains defeated Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy cleanly with their Finlay Roll/Senton Bomb combination on Enzo.
Match 4) Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch via submission.
Match 5) Titus O'Neil defeated Sami Zayn. Lengthy match that saw Titus in control for almost all of it. Titus scooped Zayn from the ropes and hit Clash of the Titus for the win.
Post match it seemed like Titus was going to set up Zayn for a leg drop on the apron from the top but Neville showed up and saved Zayn. The two got into words.
I believe this portion was dark but Breeze and Kidd showed up and got into it with Zayn and Neville. It ended with Kidd shoving Breeze into a Neville superkick then a Yakuza kick from Zayn then the Red Arrow.
Next NXT Taping will be in two weeks at Full Sail on 9/25/14. No guests were announced prior for the show.