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1948 - Antonio Rocca defeats Danny McShain in Dallas, Texas to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title, ending McShain's second reign and starting his own second run with the belt.
1979 - Bruiser Brody defeats The Spoiler in Houston, Texas for the NWA American Heavyweight Title. With this win, Brody became a four-time champion, while ending Spoiler's fifth reign.
1997 - ECW held their third Pay-per-view event, the November To Remember, at the Golden Dome in Monaca, Pennsylvania, drawing 4,634 fans (at the time, the biggest crowd in ECW history). This was the first time the November To Remember was on Pay-per-view, and this was also the first time ECW held their flagship event outside of the ECW Arena.
Here are the results from the show:
- In a dark match, Chris Chetti & Spike Dudley defeated Erin O'Grady & Paul Diamond when Dudley pinned O'Grady.
- Chris Candido vs. Tommy Rogers became a tag team match when Lance Storm and Jerry Lynn interfered.
- Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Tommy Rogers & Jerry Lynn when Candido pinned Rogers with a Northern Lights Suplex.
- Mikey Whipwreck defeated Justin Credible with a Whippersnapper off the ropes.
- Al Snow did a backstage interview, introducing the "Head" gimmick on PPV.
- ECW World Television Champion Taz defeated Pitbull #2 in under two minutes with the Tazmission. After the match, Brakkus came in to confront Taz, and as security held them apart, Taz knocked out a security guard.
- ECW World Tag Team Champions The FBI (Little Guido & Tracey Smothers) defeated The Dudleys (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von), Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten, and New Jack & Kronus in a Four Way Dance.
* Buh Buh pinned Kronus.
* Rotten pinned D-Von.
* Guido pinned Mahoney.
- Tommy Dreamer vs. Rob Van Dam in a Flag match ended in a no-contest. Dreamer was representing ECW, while Van Dam was representing (in storyline) WWF. After interference from Doug Furnas, Phil LaFon, Bill Alfonso, Sabu and a returning Stevie Richards, Van Dam "pinned" Dreamer with Furnas counting the cover. All the referees had been knocked out.
- Sabu defeated The Sandman in a Table and Ladders match.
- Shane Douglas defeated Bam Bam Bigelow to win the ECW World Heavyweight Title with a belly to belly suplex through a broken table that was set up on a chair. Despite being the heel everywhere else, Douglas was cheered here, due to it being so close to his hometown of Pittsburgh. This win began Shane's fourth, and final ECW Title reign. Only The Sandman (five times) would end up holding the belt more often.
2001 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa defeat Vader & Scorpio to win the Pro Wrestling Noah Global Honored Crown Tag Team Title in Sapporo, Japan.
2009 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live from Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Michael ‘Vintage Old Bay Seasoning’ Cole and Jerry ‘These are the good type of crabs’ Lawler.
With the smallest guest host, we begin with the biggest man in the WWE, Big Show and he is joined by his tag team partner, Chris Jericho. Jericho talks first and they wanted to clear up some misconceptions. They want to wake everyone up from their ignorant bliss to clear up the fallacy that DX is the greatest tag team of all time. They are not the greatest tag team while the fans cheer them for their childish antics. They are here to deal with the facts and expose DX right now. He points out that they have been champions for four months and have beaten every team that has gotten in their way including Kane and the Undertaker. They won the titles on their first night of existence. Meanwhile, DX have been together since 1997 and have never won the tag titles. Show presents fact number two. He calls them frauds. They might be popular with their merchandise. When it comes to historic wins and sheer dominance, DX cannot compare to them. Show says that when they destroy DX, their merchandise will be useless outdated garbage, just like DX. Fact Number Three. They have 42 championships between themselves. Chris Jericho is the first Undisputed Champion. Show says that he is the only person to be WWE, WCW, and ECW champion.
Jericho wants to know if the fans can understand what Show is saying. Jericho says that they cannot be beaten. Nobody can combine their strength, ability, agility, and courageousness. In a normal match, anyone is at a disadvantage, but it goes to a different level when tables, ladders, and chairs get involved. Show says that his fist is a lethal weapon that has put out the greatest in the business. He reminds everyone that his fist has knocked out Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Show says that if he has a chair with him, his fist will be the last thing they see before going into a coma. Fact number four. Degeneration X has never been in a TLC match. They might have dealt with one of the elements at a time, but never with all three at the same time.
Degeneration X comes out to interrupt Jericho and Show without showing the champions any respect. Hunter says that Jericho and Show mentioned a lot of facts, but they forgot to mention that they are boring everyone to death. Hunter says that they might never have been tag team champions but nobody cares about Jericho and Show and they are the champions. Hunter says that they make history. DX has been at the forefront of every revolution in this industry over the last decade. They have amassed an army. The sea of green represents a worldwide army that believes in DX. It is not because of the jokes or the merchandise. It is because they all believe in the same thing. You grab life by the throat and you make it give you what you want. Shawn says that in two weeks in his home town is going to grab life by the throat and make history. They will be in their first TLC match, and they will win the tag titles for the first time. Shawn says that there is a special little bonus and Hunter lets us know that they will get rid of Chris Jericho from Raw. He reminds Jericho that he is on the Smackdown roster and the only reason why he is on Raw is because of the titles.
Jericho says that without him, Raw is nothing. Without him, the ratings go into the toilet and they will only be left with people like DX. Jericho says that they can gloss over it but he knows that it is eating them alive that they are not the champions. Jericho says that DX knows that they are letting their fans down because they are not champions. Jericho says that DX coasts on their reputation.
Hunter says that Jericho makes a lot of interesting points, but all he has to say that two weeks cannot come fast enough for him. He says that Jericho’s time is limited on the show so he wants to make every moment of Jericho’s time on Raw special. Hunter wants to wrestle Jericho tonight. Chris talks to Show and Jericho accepts the challenge. Jericho says that there is one condition. Jericho says that if he loses, he will face DX in a handicap match. If Jericho wins, Hunter will have to face the tag champions. Jericho tells Hunter and Shawn that he has four words for them: “I’m never leaving Raw”
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Michelle and Layla leaving the Cranberry Bowl match and the return of the Gobbledygookerette.
Josh Mathews is in the back with Maryse and Jillian Hall. She says that when Melina is walking around with her title, there is only one thing to do. She provided a Trojan Horse and Melina was the turkey.
Match Number One: Melina and Gail Kim versus Maryse and Jillian Hall
Melina and Maryse start things off but Maryse backs up and tags in Jillian before locking up. Melina wants Maryse in the ring and Maryse poses on the apron. Jillian with a rollup for a near fall. Melina with a monkey flip to Jillian and then she tags in Gail who hits a missile drop kick but Maryse breaks up the cover. Jillian with a side slam and she gets a near fall. Jillian tosses Gail across the ring by the hair and Maryse tags in. Maryse kicks Gail in the back and then she gets in Melina’s face instead of worrying about the person in the ring. Gail with a Japanese neck breaker and Melina is tagged in. Melina with a clothesline and drop kicks. Melina screams very loudly and then hits a running knee to the back followed by a spear. Jillian gets in the ring and Melina with a knee and then Gail with a flying clothesline. Maryse with an Irish whip and then Melina tries for the Banshee Code Red but Maryse holds on to the ropes. Maryse with a DDT for the three count.
Winners: Maryse and Jillian Hall
Cole and Lawler talk about the recent actions of Sheamus and we see footage of what he did to Finlay last week as well as winning the battle royal to become the challenger for John Cena’s title at TLC.
Sheamus is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that a lot of people from different places bought Wrestlemania 26 tickets.
Before our next match, Sheamus has something to say and Justin Roberts does not want to feel Sheamus’ wrath so he drops the mic on the mat. Sheamus answers John Cena’s question about why he should be taken seriously, it is because he put Cena through a table. Sheamus says that he just has to put Cena through a table and he has done it before. At TLC, he will become the new WWE Champion. Sheamus says that then Cena will take him seriously.
Santino has a few comments about Sheamus. He says that Sheamus must be focused on his match with John Cena because Sheamus did not mention him once. He wants to know if Sheamus is not afraid of him. He says that Sheamus is jealous because he has skin pigmentation and he can enjoy the sunshine. Santino says that Sheamus thinks he is coming after his Lucky Charms. Santino says that he is a two time Intercontinental Champion while Sheamus will still not be a champion after TLC.
Match Number Two: Sheamus versus Santino Marella
Sheamus punches Santino and then he kicks Santino before the bell rings and in the middle of his promo. Sheamus with a knee to the back. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline. Sheamus with a running double sledge to Santino. Sheamus with the bicycle kick to Santino. Sheamus gets Santino up for the Celtic Cross and the referee checks on Santino to see if there is a pulse. Sheamus goes under the ring and he takes one of the many tables under the ring and brings it into the ring. Sheamus puts the table in the corner and he hits a running slam through the table and Santino is not moving.
Big Show and Jericho are walking in the back and they talk about their idea. They see Verne Troyer on the phone. Show and Verne shake hands. Jericho tries to get Verne’s attention and he ignores Jericho. Jericho says that this is another guest host who is disrespecting him. Verne shakes Show’s hand again after Jericho leaves.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the guest host to come out. Verne is out on a chair under the TitanTron. Verne says that when he saw his friend Seth Green guest host Raw, it looked like a lot of fun. He mentions that he was at Summerslam and everyone was great to him, except for one person who was an irritating jerk. That person was the Miz.
Miz interrupts Verne’s comments and he asks rhetorically if he is inconsiderate. Miz says that he did not remember seeing Verne at the party. Miz says that if Verne thought he was annoying and inconsiderate, he wants to apologize. Miz pulls an Austin Powers and suggests making Verne ‘Mini Miz’. Verne wonders how Miz was not in either of the Jackass movies. Verne says that he is a better actor than Miz and he says that he is better with the ladies at Summerslam. Miz says that he has no problem kicking Verne between the ring posts.
Mark Henry comes out to protect Verne. Miz makes a ‘Fat Bastard’ joke and suggests that Verne should get in Mark’s belly. Miz says that Mark has no personality. Miz tells Verne that his fifteen minutes are up and then it is time for Miz to catchphrase. Verne says that he wants to go over to slap the grin off Miz’s face, but he will let Mark Henry do it tonight in a match.
We go to commercial.
Cody Rhodes comes to the ring but he is attacked by Cody Rhodes and Rhodes Irish whips Kofi into the ring steps. Cody is sent to the back by referees while another checks on Kofi.
Kofi enters the ring and the referee wants to know if Kofi wants to wrestle his match.
Ted DiBiase attacks Kofi from behind with a clip and he kicks Kofi in the hamstring and then slams Kofi’s leg into the apron. The referees send DiBiase to the back as Kofi writhes in pain.
The referee checks on Kofi and Kofi says that he is okay.
Randy Orton’s music plays again and he moves to the ring in a manner in which we haven’t seen in months.
Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Randy Orton
Kofi hobbles in the ring and Orton goes for the leg and he kicks Kofi in the hamstring. Orton continues to attack the leg. Orton goes to the floor and he punches Kofi. Orton slams Kofi’s leg into the apron again. Orton sends Kofi’s leg into the ring post and then he returns to the ring and then he kicks Kofi while Kofi hangs over the apron. Orton stomps on Kofi’s chest and then he slingshots Kofi’s throat into the bottom rope. Kofi struggles to get to his feet and Orton with a kick to the chest. Orton with more kicks and the referee admonishes Orton. Kofi fights back but it is short lived because Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton kneels over Kofi and then he puts Kofi in a front face lock while the referee asks Randy what he is thinking. Orton puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Orton with an IEDDT from the top rope.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Verne Troyer is in the office playing Raw vs. Smackdown 2010 with Montel Vontavious Porter. Mark Henry and Jillian Hall come in. Jillian says that it is true that Mark Henry has no personality so Jillian wants to sing a song. Montel says that Mark has a lot of personality but when he goes to the ring, he is all business. Montel says that Mark has a lot of personality outside the ring. Montel has Jillian sing so Mark can bust a move. Mark accidentally splashes Jillian and Verne suggests that Jillian might be dead.
We run through the card for TLC.
We see a sports car enter and John Cena emerges. He walks into a commercial.
We are back and John Cena makes his way to the ring. John has them stop the music. He reminds us that Sheamus put him through a table last week to make a statement. Cena wants to respond to Sheamus’ comments. He points out that he is still the WWE Champion and as the champion, even if Sheamus beats him, he gets a rematch. Cena says that if he loses, he will use his rematch at the TLC pay per view. He reminds us that he told Sheamus to be ready for war. No more waiting and no more talking. Tonight we go to war. Cena says that he will face Sheamus tonight for the WWE Title.
Carlito comes out and he has something to say. Carlito points out that he is not Sheamus and he doesn’t know Sheamus. He says that he does not like Sheamus, but he likes what Sheamus represents. He says that there is a locker room of superstars who hope that Sheamus beats Cena at TLC. He says that it is all three brands. He says that they are all tired of Cena hogging the spotlight. They are tired of the shirts, hats, and wrist bands. Carlito wonders why he isn’t in the spotlight. Carlito says that Sheamus is going to do to Cena what everyone wants to do. He will put Cena through a table and become the new WWE Champion. Cena might represent the people, but Sheamus represents the wrestlers. Cena’s reign will end at TLC.
Cena tells Carlito that he picked the wrong guy on the wrong night. Cena tells Carlito that his mouth just backed him into a fight that he wants no part of. If Carlito does not like him and the way he does things, he tells Carlito to step up. He tells Carlito if he makes one move, he will unleash hell on Carlito.
Carlito takes a bite of his apple and Cena punches him and hits the Attitude Adjustment. Cena throws Carlito over the top rope to the floor.
Sheamus’ music plays and he comes onto the stage.
Cena tells Sheamus that the same goes for him too. He tells Sheamus that if he wants some, to come get some. Sheamus takes a few steps towards the ring and then he decides to go to the back.
The Miz is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Verne Troyer is back on his stool. Verne wants to bring out a few of his friends, Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry. Porter says that the Miz says that Mark Henry has no personality, but it is time for some reality. Montel says that it is time for Mark Henry to rock the mic. Mark raps us into a commercial.
Match Number Three: Mark Henry versus the Miz
Miz with a punch and kicks to Henry and he continues to punch Henry in the corner until Henry pushes him off. Miz jumps on Henry’s back and Henry with a snap mare. Miz punches Henry but Henry with an Irish whip and clothesline. Miz with a clip to Henry followed by a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Miz with kicks to the chest and then he puts Henry in a reverse chin lock but Henry backs Miz into the corner. Miz with an elbow and knee in the corner followed by punches but the referee pulls Miz out of the corner. Miz with the running clothesline into the corner and then he drops Henry on the top rope. Miz comes off the turnbuckle and Henry catches Miz and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.
Winner: Mark Henry
After the match, Henry goes to Verne and he gives him a fist bump. Verne says that they need to celebrate so it is time to bring out the ladies. The official guest host arm candy The Bellas are joined by Eve and Kelly Kelly.
Chris Jericho is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and the man who owns the network that airs Ring of Honor is your Raw guest host.
Degeneration X are in the locker room and Hunter talks about a dream that he had about having to go to Little People’s Court. Shawn says that he had the same dream. Hunter says that he is glad that they have nothing to worry about. Hornswoggle enters and he grunts something with subtitles. Hunter says that he speaks leprechaun and he says that Hornswoggle has nothing on them. Verne rides by and he tells Hornswoggle to sue him for everything they got.
Match Number Four: Chris Jericho versus Triple H with Shawn Michaels in a Who Gets to be at the disadvantage in next week’s Epsenhart Special Match
Shawn joins Cole and Lawler at the announce table.
Hunter with a kick and punch but Jericho goes to the floor on an Irish whip but Hunter follows after Jericho and sends him back into the ring.
Big Show’s music plays and he comes out. Jericho hits a springboard drop kick that sends Hunter back to the floor. Show walks past Hunter as we go to commercial.
We are back and Show has joined the announce crew.
Hunter punches Jericho in the corner and the referee pulls Hunter out of the way. Jericho sends Hunter over the top rope to the floor. Jericho sends Hunter into the ring steps. Jericho rolls Hunter back into the ring and he kicks Hunter and punches him. Jericho with a knee lift followed by a drop kick to the head for a near fall. Jericho with a side head lock and Jericho with punches. Hunter with the high knee followed by punches. Hunter with the facebuster for a near fall. Hunter with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Hunter powers out of the attempt. Jericho with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho with a bulldog and then he tries for a Lionsault but he lands on Hunter’s knees. Hunter with a kick but Jericho avoids the Pedigree and gets a near fall with a jackknife cover. Hunter punches Jericho but Jericho punches back. Hunter with a clothesline when Jericho tries for another clothesline but Jericho kicks out at two. Hunter with a kick and he sets for the Pedigree but Jericho counters with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Hunter with a vintage and classic spinebuster for a near fall. Show and Michaels get up and Shawn is sent into the apron and while the referee deals with Shawn, Show punches Hunter. The referee sends Show to the back and then Shawn Michaels hits Sweet Chin Music on Jericho and the referee sends Shawn to the back.
Meanwhile, both men are down in the ring. They both get up in time. Hunter blocks a Codebreaker but Jericho blocks a Pedigree. Hunter sends Jericho into the turnbuckles and gets the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Triple H
After the match, Shawn Michaels tells Chris Jericho that next week is his last night on Raw. Shawn asks for the two words.
We go to credits.2010 - Kaitlyn captured NXT Season Three in the "season finale" of WWE NXT. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We are live on tape on the internet and your announcers are Michael ‘If I cared about this half as much as I appear I do, I still wouldn’t care’ Cole and Josh ‘I’m a Minor Cole Miner’ Mathews. Your host is Matt ‘The only saving grace of the people who talk on this show’ Striker.
Michael Cole starts off by talking about what he did last night on Raw during the main event when he interfered in the WWE Title Match between Miz and Jerry Lawler. Michael doesn’t know why he did it but he will try to talk to Jerry before next week’s Raw and explain his actions.
Matt is in the ring and it is time for Vickie Guerrero to come out and she gives the vintage Excuse Mes as she comes out. She introduces her rookie, a little girl who should thank God every day that she is her pro. If it wasn’t for Vickie, her rookie would not be here tonight in the finale. She brings out the horrible Kaitlyn.
Cole thinks that Kaitlyn should lose while Josh says that Kaitlyn thinks she would win.
Naomi comes to the ring but she is not accompanied by her pro.
Matt congratulates Katilyn and Naomi for making it to the finals. One of them will attain their goals at the end of the night. Matt says that they did not embark on this journey alone. They had pros to help them navigate their way to this point. Matt says that Kelly is not here tonight, but she has a pre-recorded message for Naomi.
She apologizes for not being there, but she is traveling to visit the troops overseas with Eve and Big Show. She says that Naomi is the best rookie she could have and she wishes her the best tonight.
Naomi is asked what it was like to have Kelly as a pro. Naomi says that Kelly was very welcoming and down to earth. She gave her a lot of advice and she was privileged to have Kelly as a pro.
Matt then moves on to the Odd Couple of Vickie Guerrero and Kailtyn. Matt asks Kaitlyn about Vickie. Kaitlyn says that when she first heard that Vickie would be her pro . .
Vickie interrupts and answers for Kaitlyn. Vickie reminds us that she fired her initial diva before the season started and she hand picked Kaitlyn to be her rookie. Not a day goes by without her regretting that. Vickie calls her disruptive and disrespectful. Vickie reminds Katilyn about the problems she had with Dolph and how she tried to steal her boyfriend.
Kaitlyn says that she will refuse to let her last night on NXT be ruined by another petty argument with Vickie. Kaitlyn says that she gave thanks for Vickie being her pro at Thanksgiving while Vickie gave thanks for her second helping of mashed potatoes.
Vickie leaves but Kaitlyn pushes her down and Vickie throws a tantrum. Matt thinks about helping her up but thinks against it and Vickie rolls out of the ring.
Naomi and Kaitlyn will wrestle tonight.
Michael turns his sucking up attention to Vickie Guerrero since Miz is not on the show.
It is time to see the first pro from Season 4.
R Truth is back on NXT and he says that he is going to be the pro for the hottest thing jumping out of a coffee pot, Johnny Curtis.
Johnny says that he is the best performer on season four. He started wrestling at age 15 and started training in the woods. This is where it begins.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: The Bellas and AJ versus Alicia Fox, Aksana, and Maxine in a Battle for the Heart of Daniel Bryan Match
Aksana and Nikki start things off and Nikki with a forearm to the head but Aksana blocks a hip toss but Nikki with an arm drag. Aksana with a forearm but Nikki with a front face lock. AJ tags in and Aksana with a forearm but AJ with an arm drag. AJ works on the arm and Nikki refuses the tag so Aksana with a knee. Aksana with a forearm to Brie and the referee keeps her out of the ring. Alicia pulls AJ down to the mat while the referee spends time with Aksana. Aksana gets a near fall.
Aksana tags in Alicia and she snap mares AJ and then pulls her up by the hair and drops her to the mat again. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex but AJ gets her shoulders up. Alicia with a key lock and Irish whip into the corner. Maxine tags in and she works on the arm. Maxine with an Irish whip and running shoulder into the corner. Maxine misses a charge into the corner and Nikki tags in and hits a drop kick and flying clotheslines. Maxine with a knee but Nikki with an X Factor but Askana interferes. Alicia and Brie battle to the floor but Maxine runs Brie into the corner. AJ makes the blind tag and hits a cross body for the three count.
Winners: AJ and the Bellas
After the match, Primo comes to the ring to celebrate with AJ and then Primo kisses AJ before they leave the ring.
We go to a look at another pro for Season Four and it is Chris Masters. He says that he is going to be a pro for a rookie who is a bit brash, cocky, and young. He reminds him of himself. His rookie is Byron Saxton.
Byron says that he thinks he is better because he has a privileged background. It is going to be his time.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that WWE is one of the hottest brands?
Ted DiBiase is with Maryse in the back and he says that he is one of the Season Four pros. His rookie has quite the size advantage. His rookie is Brodus Clay.
Brodus says that he is six eight and three hundred sixty pounds. He says that he is the greatest suplex machine and the mastodon of mayhem.
Matt Striker is in the ring and it is time for the rookies to talk about their opponent so we will have a diva face off with some trash talking. They will say why they should win and why their opponent should not.
Kaitlyn goes first and she tells Naomi that she is really good in the ring and probably the most athletic girl she has met. Kaitlyn says that she was a last minute replacement and had the least amount of training going into the competition and had her first match on NXT. She says that Naomi flatlined while Kaitlyn improved. Kaitlyn says that you can’t teach personality.
Naomi is next and she tells Kaitlyn that the time is now and they are looking for the next breakout diva now. She says that she is ready now. She says that she wants everyone to know that this has been the best time of her life and she has had a lot of fun on NXT. She said that she has always wanted to be an entertainer. She says that she has proven to everyone and to herself that she belongs with the Divas. Naomi says that she can hold her head high based on her performance.
Matt says that it is time for them to wrestle as we go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Naomi versus Kaitlyn in a Last Match of Season Three Match
Kaitlyn does the robot at the start of the match and she dances and Naomi responds by mocking her. Kaitlyn with a rollup for a near fall. Kaitlyn with a shoulder tackle and a leg sweep followed by a giant swing but Kaitlyn is also a bit dizzy. Naomi with a drop toe hold and Kaitlyn falls into the ropes. Naomi with an Iceman King Parsons butt bump for a near fall. Kaitlyn gets a near fall on Naomi and then she kicks Naomi in the ribs. Kaitlyn with knees to the midsection as Naomi comes off the ropes. Kaitlyn with a knee to the midsection and she gets a near fall.
Kaitlyn with a body scissors but Naomi gets to her feet and connects with a forearm. Kaitlyn with a kick to the midsection and then she throws Naomi over the top rope to the floor. Kaitlyn catapults Naomi back into the ring and Naomi falls back to the floor. They return to the ring and Kaitlyn kicks Naomi in the back and returns to the body scissors. Naomi rolls back and gets a near fall. Kaitlyn with an Irish whip but she misses a splash into the corner. Naomi with a spinning heel kick into the corner followed by clotheslines and she gets a near fall. Kaitlyn with a head butt and slam to Naomi and she goes to the turnbuckles but she makes contact with Naomi’s foot. Naomi tries for a suplex but Kaitlyn blocks it and gets the three count with an inside cradle.
After the match, Vickie Guerrero says that she has something to say. She tells Kaitlyn that nobody cares about her victory. Vickie wants to take this opportunity to introduce one of the pros for Season Four of NXT, Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph comes out and he thanks Vickie for the introduction and the leadership that she has shown on NXT. Dolph introduces his rookie and the man who will win Season Four, Jacob Novak.
Jacob Novak says that he has business sense. He says that you need to look out for number one.
Matt asks for the pros to caucus and figure out who gets their half of the vote.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to go to the Raw Rebound.
Cole says once more that he will give his side of the story on Monday.
Our next pro is Daniel Bryan. He says that he is proud to be a pro. His rookie is a lot like him and it is Derrick Bateman.
Derrick says that he is adventurous and lives for danger. He is a manly man who can be described as ‘mantastic’.
Matt Striker brings out the Divas who did the walk of shame. Jamie says that she hopes that there could be two winners, but Naomi deserves it. She brings more to the table and has been at it longer. AJ is asked who should win and she says that it depends on what you are looking for and she wants her friend Kaitlyn to win. Maxine is next and she says one hundred percent Naomi. You see what she brings in the ring and what she has done. Aksana is asked last and Aksana ask Matt if he is single because she is getting divorce. Goldust tells her to shut her mouth because nobody can understand what she is saying. Aksana say that everyone want to see her be winner.
It is now time to find out who wins . . . but first we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to see who the final pro for Season Four will be and it is Alberto Del Rio. He says that his rookie is rich and handsome like him but he is a fighter. His rookie is Conor O’Brian.
He says that this is a dog eat dog world and people don’t always accept you for who you are. He has fought and scratched for his spot and he will be the next breakout star.
Matt is in the ring with Naomi and Kaitlyn. It is time to find out who will be the next breakout star and who will get the silver medal.
The winner of NXT Season Three is Kaitlyn.
Naomi shows class in defeat and she hugs Kaitlyn.
Naomi is asked for her thoughts and she says that it is bittersweet but she is happy for Kaitlyn. She says that she is proud of Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn gets her chance to give an acceptance speech and she says that she cannot describe her feeling. She got a call two days before Season Three started and had her first match on television. She even wants to thank her ridiculous pro Vickie Guerrero. She thanks everyone for their support.
We go to credits.2011 - WWE broadcast NXT. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
Matt tells us that the winner of the main event between the three rookies will get a match on Smackdown.
Match Number One: Tyler Reks with Curt Hawkins versus Percy Watson
They lockup and Tyler with a knee to the midsection followed by forearms. Percy with kicks and forearms followed by a back elbow. Watson with a punch but Tyler with an Irish whip. Watson floats over but Tyler with a flatline into the corner and Tyler gets a near fall. Reks with a knee to the back followed by a double sledge. Reks with a forearm across the chest on an inverted face lock. Reks with a quarter nelson and chin lock.
Percy with punches but Tyler with a forearm to the back and then he rakes the face. Reks with kicks in the corner but he misses a charge into the corner and hits the post with his shoulder. Watson with punches and Tyler returns fire. Watson with a flying clothesline followed by a boot when Reks charges. Watson with a couple of drop kicks followed by a belly-to-belly throw. Watson with a Showtime Splash for a near fall.
Hawkins gets up from the announce table to distract Watson. Reks hits Watson from behind and then Reks goes up top but he is met with a drop kick from Watson and Percy gets the three count.
Winner: Percy Watson
After the match, Hawkins goes after Watson, but Percy is able to get out of the ring before Hawkins can get to him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Johnny Curtis is talking to Kaitlyn and Maxine walks by and wonders if this is what Johnny settled for. Kaitlyn walks away and Johnny wonders if Maxine is jealous. Maxine says that it is an insult that he would settle on Kaitlyn after her. Johnny talks about how there is more than enough of him to go around, but Maxine tells him that if he knew how to treat a woman, he wouldn’t need to look around.
Derrick walks by after Johnny leaves and he is about to apologize to Maxine for last week, but Maxine stops him with a kiss. Derrick introduces his mom to Maxine and Maxine hugs his future mother-in-law. Derrick says that he is happy to have the two most important women in his life with him tonight.
Derrick leaves to get ready for his match and Maxine tells Derrick’s mom that she is so happy to meet her, but mom cuts Maxine off and she says that she has seen what Maxine is doing with Johnny Curtis and if she does anything to hurt her son, she will take Maxine down. Mom walks away.
Match Number Two: Trent Barreta and Yoshi Tatsu versus Tyson Kidd and Johnny Curtis
Yoshi and Curtis start things off and they lock up. Curtis backs Yoshi into the corner and he tries to punch Yoshi but Yoshi moves and he chops Curtis. Trent tags in and they hit a double hip toss followed by a senton splash by Barreta and a kick by Yoshi for a near fall. Trent with a rollup but Johnny kicks him off. Trent blocks a punch from Tyson and Trent sends Tyson to the floor.
Curtis hits Trent from behind and then he tags in Tyson who hits a leg drop on the apron while Curtis holds Trent. Kidd sends Trent into the turnbuckles and he kicks Trent before the referee warns him. Curtis tags in and he kicks and chokes Trent. Tyson tries to cheat but the referee turns around too soon. Curtis with a snap mare and a European uppercut to the back for a near fall.
Kidd tags back in and he punches Trent followed by a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Kidd with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock. Kidd puts Trent on the turnbuckles and Kidd sets for a belly-to-back superplex but Trent knocks him off and hits a corkscrew moonsault into a leg lariat and both men are down.
Curtis and Yoshi tag in and Yoshi with a hip toss and drop kick followed by a back body drop. Yoshi with kicks to Curtis followed by a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Yoshi goes up top and he misses a spinning heel kick. Curtis wit a kick followed by a Falcon Arrow brainbuster and he gets the three count.
Winners: Johnny Curtis and Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look at Piper’s Pit from this week’s episode of Raw.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Maxine versus Alicia Fox
Maxine with a kick and then she sends Alicia face first into the mat. Maxine with shoulders in the corner but Alicia pushes Maxine away. Alicia with a sunset flip when Maxine charges into the corner and she gets a near fall. Maxine with a hip toss and when Alicia does a split, Maxine hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Maxine chokes Alicia in the ropes followed by a snap mare and reverse chin lock.
Maxine pulls Alicia back to the mat by her hair and Maxine gets a near fall.
Derrick and his mom make their way onto the stage to watch the match.
Maxine sets for a Dragon Sleeper but she sees Derrick on the ramp and Alicia with a snap mare followed by a flip leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
After the match, Maxine yells at Derrick wanting to know why they came out for the match. Maxine goes to the back and we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Derrick Bateman versus Titus O’Neil versus Darren Young in a Winner gets a Smackdown Match Match
Titus is the early target for the other two men and Young goes after Titus first followed by Derrick and Titus with a short arm clothesline to Derrick followed by a slam and elbow drop for a near fall. Young returns to the ring and he chops Titus but it has no effect. He tries a few more with the same result. Titus sends Darren into the corner and he chops him a few times followed by a forearm. Titus with an Irish whip to Young but he runs into Darren’s knees.
Titus press slams Darren despite his protestations and Derrick breaks up the cover. Derrick with punches and kicks in the corner followed by a chop to Titus. Titus chops back followed by a European uppercut. Derrick tries for a sunset flip but Titus picks up Derrick and sends him into Darren. Titus with a boot to Darren and then one to Derrick.
Titus with a European uppercut followed by an Irish whip that sends Darren over the top rope to the floor and Titus barks for the fans. Derrick goes over to talk to Darren to figure out how to beat Titus and we go to commercial.
Wer are back and Derrick and Darren double team Titus in the corner. Darren with a short arm clothesline to Titus followed by an elbow drop. Derrick with a flying clothesline followed by an elbow drop. Darren with a kick to the solar plexus as they alternate their attack on Titus.
Derrick with a running forearm into the corner followed by a running clothesline into the corner on Titus. Derrick gets the cover and Darren breaks it up. Derrick pushes Darren and Darren with a forearm. Titus with a double clothesline and then he punches Derrick. Titus turns his attention to Darren and he sends him into the corner with a hard Irish whip. Titus clotheslines Derrick over the top rope to the floor and we have another dog bark.
Titus gets a near fall and Derrick breaks it up. Darren with a clothesline to Titus and he gets a near fall that is broken up by Bateman. Derrick with forearms to Young and then Young with a kick and punches. Young sends Bateman into the turnbuckles. Bateman with an Irish whip and running drop kick into the corner for a near fall on Young.
Bateman goes to the apron and then up top but Young sees Derrick up top and he hits the ropes and it crotches Bateman. Young with a punch to Bateman and then he climbs the turnbuckles but Derrick with forearms. Young sets for a superplex but Titus gets under Young and turns it into a Tower of Doom and all three men are down.
Titus gets a near fall on Young. Titus gets a near fall on Bateman. Titus gets a second wind and he punches Young. Young with a shoulder tackle and then he hits a fallaway slam on Bateman. Young hits Titus from behind but Titus with a power slam for a near fall.
Titus shakes the ropes and barks one more time as Young goes to the apron. Titus goes to the apron as well but Young with a kick and a neck breaker on the apron. Bateman drop kicks Young off the apron and gets the three count on O’Neil for the three count.
Winner: Derrick Bateman
After the match, Derrick gets on the mic and he wants Maxine to make her way to the ring because they are going back to Smackdown. Maxine’s music plays but she does not come out. Derrick wonders what is going on and Tamina and JTG come out instead.
Tamina tells Derrick that Maxine packed up all of her stuff and Tamina wants to talk to him in the back. JTG tells Derrick that Maxine left with Johnny Curtis.