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WWE NXT REPORT: FIRST ROUND OF TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT CONTINUES; DID SUMMER RAE MAKE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF HER NXT CAREER; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-01-31 17:10:07
Previously on NXT, we were told by Shawn Michaels that we were going to have a tournament to determine the first Tag Team Champions in NXT. The team of Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey and the team of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are in the second round. Which two teams will join them?

We are in Winter Park, Florida and your announcers are William ‘He’s a MAN’ Regal and Tony ‘Newkirk’ Dawson.

We see footage of what Kruger and Ohno did to Trent Barreta two weeks ago.

Match Number One: Alex Riley and Derrick Bateman versus Kassius Ohno and Leo Kruger in a First Round Tag Tournament Match

Kruger and Bateman stare each other down before both get to a standing position. They lock up and Bateman avoids a double team situation in the corner. They locku p again and Kruger works on the arm and puts Bateman in a top wrist lock but Derrick with arm drags and then he starts to work on Kruger’s arm. Riley tags in but Kruger escapes to his corner.

Ohno advises Kruger and then he tags in. Riley with a rollup for a near fall. Ohno with a shoulder to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back. Riley with an arm wringer and arm drag into an arm bar. Riley stands on the hand and drops an elbow to the arm. Riley lifts Ohno up by the wrist and connects with knees to the arm. Ohno with a chop but Riley with a drop kick and Riley with an arm bar.

Bateman tags in and he hits a flying clothesline and gets a near fall. Bateman with a chop. Ohno with an Irish whip but Bateman back body drops Ohno over the top rope to the floor and then he knocks Kruger off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Kruger and Bateman are in the ring. Kruger with a kick instead of a clean break and he follows with forearms. Bateman with chops to Kruger in the corner and he adds forearms. Bateman with an Irish whip but he goes for a flying knee into the corner and he misses and Derrick appears to re-injure his knee. Ohno tags in and he kicks Bateman in his good knee.

Ohno with a drop kick and then he connects with a spinning leg drop to the good leg. Ohno with a knee drop to the good leg and Kruger tags back in. Kruger with elbow drops to the knee. Bateman tries for a head scissors but Kruger starts to work on the surgically repaired knee.

Ohno tags in and he kicks Bateman. Ohno stands between Bateman and Riley and Ohno works on both knees and ten he applies a step over toe hold and then applies an ankle lock on the other leg. Bateman with a chop but Ohno with kicks to Bateman. Kruger tags back in and he drops a knee to the leg and works on the knee.

Kruger drops another knee to the leg. Kruger with an atomic drop to the knee and then Ohno tags back in. Ohno chokes Bateman with his shin and then he stands between Derrick and his corner. Ohno pulls at the leg and then he gets a near fall. Ohno with a spinning toe hold but Bateman with an inside cradle. Ohno with a drop toe hold to keep Bateman from getting to his corner. Bateman is inches from making the tag and he is able to make the tag.

Riley with clotheslines followed by a spinebuster. Riley with a flying forearm into the corner and then he hits a modified DDT for a near fall. Bateman clotheslines Kruger over the top rope to the floor and then he hits a pescado.

Ohno with a rollup for a near fall. Riley sets for the TKO but Ohno gets to his feet. Kruger enters the ring and Ohno sends Riley towards Kruger. Riley with a forearm to Kruger’s head. Ohno with a boot to the head and then Ohno with a chicken wing using his leg while applying a cravate and Riley taps out.

Winners: Leo Kruger and Kassius Ohno (Advance to face Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey in the semi-finals)

After the match, Ohno and Kruger point to the graphic of the tag title belts on the DustyTron.

After the match, Corey Graves applies the 13th Step on Riley and the referee tries to get him to release the hold. Graves finally releases the hold and he looks for a way to administer more damage on Riley before leaving the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:Sakamoto versus Mason Ryan

They lock up and go to a stalemate. They lock up again and Ryan sends Sakamoto to the mat. Ryan runs Sakamoto into the corner and biels him across the ring. Ryan runs into an elbow and boot from Sakamoto. Sakamoto comes off the turnbuckles and Ryan catches him and hits a back breaker and holds on for a fallaway slam.

Ryan with a hard Irish whip followed by a short arm clothesline and then he applies a nerve hold. Sakamoto gets to his feet for a moment but Ryan sends him back to the mat. Sakamoto with kicks and chops to Ryan but Ryan with a big boot. Ryan with a jackhammer for the three count.

Winner: Mason Ryan

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Aksana versus Paige

Aksana puts Paige on the top rope and pushes her over the top rope to the floor. Aksana sends Paige back into the ring and then she connects with a forearm. Aksana catapults Paige into the ropes and then Paige falls onto Aksana’s knees and Aksana gets a near fall. Aksana chokes Paige and the referee warns her.

Aksana with a hard Irish whip and Aksana crawls seductively to Paige. Aksana with a side slam and she gets a near fall. Aksana with a bow and arrow on Paige and follows with forearms to the midsection. Aksana returns to the modified bow and arrow but Aksana uses the hair and is told to release the hold.

Paige with a flurry of forearms followed by an Irish whip but Aksana with a knee. Paige pulls Aksana off the turnbuckles and Paige with the Haas of Pain and Aksana taps out.

Winner: Paige

After the match, Summer Rae comes into the ring to announce the winner and Paige bumps into Summer. Summer attacks Paige from behind and she leaves.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Sasha Banks. Renee asks Sasha about her first win on NXT. Sasha says that this was one of the biggest things in her life. It is her dream to wrestle in the WWE. She says that it was not easy to beat Alicia Fox. The sky is the limit now. Sasha is handed something and she reads it and it is from a secret admirer.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage of the issues between the two teams in the next match.

Match Number Four: Michael McGillicutty and Bo Dallas versus Epico and Primo (with Rosa Mendes) in a First Round Tag Tournament Match

Bo and Primo start things off and they lock up. Bo with a clean break but Primo pushes Bo and Bo pushes back. Primo with a single leg take down and he applies a side head lock. Bo rolls through to escape and then he hip tosses Primo and Primo goes to the floor. Bo goes to the apron and the referee sends him back in the ring.

Primo returns to the ring and they lock up. Epico tags in and he kicks and punches Bo. Epico with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Epico sends Bo into the turnbuckles and Primo tags back in. Primo with kicks to Bo and then Epico kicks him when the referee deals with Primo. Primo with a slam but he misses an elbow drop.

Bo with punches and a back body drop. Bo with an atomic drop and a running forearm for a near fall. Michael tags in and they hit a double back elbow and Michael gets a near fall. Michael with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Primo with a back heel kick and he tags in Epico. Michael with chops around the ring. Michael sends Epico into the turnbuckles and Bo tags in. Bo with a punch to the midsection followed by a running knee lift from Michael and Bo with a clothesline to finish the sequence. Bo gets a near fall.

Michael tags back in and Bo with a reverse atomic drop and Michael with a drop kick for a near fall. Michael with a key lock into an arm bar. Epico tries for a drop kick but Michael blocks it and he catapults Epico over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Michael works on Epico. Michael with the hurdle leap frog followed by a running drop kick. Epico with an elbow and he sends Michael over the top rope but Michael lands on the apron. Michael with a forearm to Primo on the apron but Epico with a drop kick to knock Michael of the apron.

Epico with a chop to Michael against the guardrails. Epico with a slingshot senton from the apron and he gets a near fall. Epico punches Michael and chops him. Primo tags in and he goes up top and he hits a forearm to the arm. Primo with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Primo with a body scissors and chin lock.

Michael with punches but Primo with a drop toe hold and he pulls Michael into his corner and he tags in Epico. Epico with a kick and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex and gets a near fall. Epico with a rear chin lock. Epico runs his boots across the brow. Michael with punches but Epico with a side head lock. Both men bump heads as they run the ropes and they go down.

Bo and Primo tag in and Bo with running forearms. Bo with a punch to the midsection followed by an elbow to the head and then he knocks Primo down. Bo with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Primo misses a charge into the corner and Bo with a tornado bulldog and he gets a near fall. Epico sends Michael to the ring and then Bo sends Epico to the floor.

Primo with a rollup with a handful of tights for a near fall. Primo with a hammer lock downward spiral for a near fall. Primo shows some frustration about not being able to finish off Dallas. Primo with an Irish whip and kick. Bo with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.

Winners: Bo Dallas and Michael McGuillicutty (Advance to face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)

We go to credits.