WWE NXT Results (4/8/15)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
From San Jose, California
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
We see the crowd at WrestleMania Axxess chanting "NXT!" A video package airs showing NXT stars at autograph signings and Axxess activities. We see a bracket featuring NXT stars, as Rich Brennan and Corey Graves commentate.
Baron Corbin lost to Finn Balor in the first round. Tyler Breeze beat Bull Dempsey with the Beauty Shot. Hideo Itami beat Jason Jordan. Adrian Neville beat Kalisto in the last first round match. Tonight, we see Balor vs. Breeze and Itami vs. Neville in semi-finals matches.
Semi-Finals Match: Hideo Itami vs. Adrian Neville
They stand head to head, Itami pushes Neville away. Itami and Neville lock up and Itami kicks Neville. They split apart. Itami with a waist lock, Neville reverses the hold. Itami works the left arm. Neville does some flips and gets out of the hold only to reverse the arm lock. Neville flips Itami and Itami reverses the stance. Itami pins Neville for a one count. Neville stands in the corner and then goes to the apron to taunt the crowd. Lock up, side headlock takedown on Itami. Neville with a shoulder block. Itami kicks Neville across the chest.
They lock back up again, Neville applies a headlock. Neville runs into a running knee and a big kick from Itami. Itami clotheslines Neville out of the ring. Neville gets back in the ring after the count of nine. Lock up, Itami is taken to the corner. Neville kicks Itami in the back, cover. Neville kicks again and covers. Itami is sent face-first into the turnbuckle. Neville chops Itami on the chest. Neville slams Itami, cover. Neville applies a chin lock on the mat. Itami gets up but runs into an elbow, cover. Neville hits a snap suplex, two. Itami works out of a headlock. Itami connects with a dropkick and clotheslines. Itami with a leg sweep. Itami hits the running knee in the corner. Itami hits the tornado DDT onto the ropes. Itami hits a flying clothesline from the top, nearfall.
Itami pulls Neville up by his hair and tries to hit a suplex. Neville counters, rolling him up. Itami applies the sleeper hold. Itami switches to the dragon sleeper. Itami hits a suplex, nearfall. Itami sets up for the GTS but Neville gets out. Neville hits a big super kick as Itami went for the corner dropkick. Neville pins, nearfall. Neville goes up top and does a back flip as Itami moves. Itami hits the corner dropkick and the running kick for the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami - by pinfall (11:14)
Semi-Finals Match: Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Balor
Breeze runs to the ropes as Balor chases him. Breeze with an arm drag before sitting in the corner. Lock up, headlock on Balor. Balor shoves Breeze to the ropes, shoulderblock from Breeze. Balor hits a dropkick and mocks Breeze by sitting in the corner. Breeze gets rolled up and chopped across the chest. Breeze knees Balor in the gut. Breeze flies into an empty corner where Balor kicks him twice. Breeze kicks Balor and clotheslines him for a pin. Breeze holds Balor in the corner with his foot. Breeze applies a headlock on the mat. Balor tries to work out of the hold. Balor rolls out of a sunset flip and kicks Breeze. Balor takes Breeze down with forearms. Balor hits a corner enziguri on Breeze who was on the turnbuckle, cover.
Breeze counters the reverse DDT with a kick. Breeze hits a forearm and the another in the corner. Finn hits the sling blade and running dropkick. Balor hits the double foot stomp from the top for the win.
Winner: Finn Balor - by pinfall (5:20)
Dana Brooke debuts next week.
We see footage from NXT's historic live event in San Jose. Triple H cut a promo in the ring. Sami Zayn made an appearance and cut a promo. Rhyno was in action. Finn Balor wrestled in his face paint. Scott Hall called it the hottest show on TV. Triple H gave the talent backstage a pep talk. Bayley gets emotional talking about the event. Kevin Owens cut a promo in front of the crowd. Stephanie McMahon and Shawn Michaels commented on it. John Cena put over NXT.
Up next, Finn Balor vs. Hideo Itami in the finals match. The winner earns a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 31.
Itami and Balor get full entrances.
Finals Match: Hideo Itami vs. Finn Balor
They try to lock up, but split apart. They quickly reverse several arm holds. Itami trips Balor, Balor reverses it. They get back to their feet and stare at each other. Lock up, Itami works the left arm. Balor takes Itami down with an arm lock. Balor grips Hideo's hand and puts pressure on the left shoulder. Itami leg sweeps Balor. Balor connects with a big dropkick, two. Balor runs into a running knee and Itami kicks Balor across the chest, cover. Itami has Balor in a chin lock on the mat. Balor gets up and rolls out of a sunset flip to kick Itami. Balor hits a couple running forearms. Balor chops Itami in the corner. Itami goes up top, Balor counters the DDT with an enziguri, nearfall.
Itami hits a flying clothesline, taking Balor down. Hideo hits the running knee in the corner. Itami nails the tornado DDT into the ropes. Itami hits the flying clothesline from the top, nearfall. Itami sets up for GTS, Balor gets down. Itami kicks and chops, Balor hits the pelee kick as both men fall. They get to their feet and trade blows. Itami gets angered and kicks Balor several times. Itami hits the corner dropkick. Balor counters and hits the sling blade. Balor dropkicks Itami into the corner. Balor goes up top, but Itami stops him and places Balor on his shoulders. Balor reverses and rolls Itami up. Itami hits the running kick out of nowhere for the three.
Winner: Hideo Itami - by pinfall (7:56)
Hideo Itami is going to WrestleMania! Itami points to the Mania sign and then shakes hands with and hugs Balor. Balor raises Itami's hand.
Next, we see footage of Itami preparing for the battle royal. We are then taken to Osaka, Japan in June 2014 where Itami does a press conference on WWE. Hulk Hogan was in the ring at a WWE live event in Japan. Hogan welcomes Kenta. Kenta signed his WWE contract.
After Itami Beat Balor at Axxess, he was greeted by Tatsumi Fujinami and Triple H backstage. Itami introduces his two sons to the camera. Daniel Bryan compliments Itami on his kicks and then puts over NXT. At the live event in San Jose, Itami is greeted with a huge pop from the fans. Itami went on to beat Tyler Breeze with the GTS.
At Levi's Stadium, Itami tours the arena and meets Dean Ambrose. Paige, Ambrose, and John Cena put over Itami. Itami talked to Seth Rollins, and how it took six months for Itami to get his first WrestleMania match. The superstars make their way to the ring for the battle royal. Itami eliminated Bo Dallas before being eliminated by Big Show.
Itami makes his way backstage where he talks to Banks, Lynch, The New Day, Bryan, Albert, Miz, Mark Henry, Big Show, and others. Triple H says he won in every way imaginable.