Paul Heyman makes his way into the arena and he introduces himself. He says that he has come here because it is time for him to start scouting a new Paul Heyman guy. A little out of character for a moment. He does not know about the people in the crowd, but he has been blown away by everything that he has seen in NXT. While he appreciates those who are kind enough to chant ECW at him, he is not here to live off the past, but scout for the future.
The future is right here . . . in NXT. In that locker room, there is someone who is the next Paul Heyman guy. There is the next Paul Heyman. There is also the next BROCK LESNAR. In that locker room, there is someone who can own up to the hype and be the next Intercontinental Champion . . . Curtis Axel.
Paul says that everyone is in awe, basking in perfection, but they are wrong because Curtis Axel is better than perfect. They just came here to say hello. Curtis is not here to defend the title. As they travel through the Sunshine State, there is not a human being in Florida who is man enough to take the Intercontinental Title from Curtis Axel.
Big E Langstonâ€™s music plays and he makes his way to the stage and he has a mic. Langston thanks Paul for joining everyone tonight. He says that he is man enough to beat Curtis tonight.
Curtis says that he has it. He is shocked at Langstonâ€™s comments. If Langston wants a shot at the title, he has it. Curtis says that it wonâ€™t happen tonight. He says that they do it on Thanksgiving. What about Christmas because it is a huge show for NXT.
Langston tells Curtis to shut up. He tells him to defend the title tonight or he will prove to everyone that he is not man enough to hang at NXT.
Match Number One: Big E Langston versus Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) in an Intercontinental Title Match
Axel avoids Langston and he pushes Big E from behind. Langston grabs Axel by the back of the neck but Axel with punches and chops. Langston misses a clothesline and Axel with a hurdle over Langston but Langston with a belly-to-belly suplex and a clothesline that sends Axel over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Langston with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock. Axel with a punch but Langston with a shoulder tackle. Langston with five punches to the midsection as he counts them with the crowd.
Langston pulls Axel back from the apron and Axel grabs the ring skirt. Axel with a kick to the knee followed by a Northern Lariat. Axel with kicks to Langston followed by a drop kick. Langston with punches but Axel with a knee and forearm. Axel tries for a snap mare but Langston blocks it. Axel with a snap mare and a leap frog neck snap and then he hits a drop kick on Langston for a near fall.
Axel with a front face lock on Langston. Langston gets to his feet and he sends Axel to the mat followed by three clotheslines and five knees to the midsection. Langston with a running body block and the straps are down.
Paul Heyman comes into the ring and he hits Langston from behind and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Big E Langston (by disqualification)
After the match, Heyman begs for mercy and Langston grabs Heyman but Axel hits Langston from behind. Axel with forearms to the back. Axel kicks Langston and then he takes the belt. Axel misses when he tries to hit Langston with the belt and Langston with The Big Ending on Axel. Langston makes his own five count on Axel.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is with Sami Zayn. Renee asks Sami about what is going on with him with Bo Dallas as well as Antonio Cesaro. Sami says that the Bo Dallas stuff is not his focus right now because he has been dealing with this Antonio Cesaro thing for a long time. Now Cesaro and Colter are exposing him as someone who hid behind his identity.
Sami says that he is not ashamed of who he is. He is the man who beat Antonio in the center of the ring when Antonio said that there was no competition. He challenged Antonio to a third match last month. Sami wants to up the ante and make it a two out of three falls match. Antonio thinks that Sami won by chance so this time you have to win twice.
He says that he is going to expose Cesaro for what he is . . . a coward.
Sylvester Lefort comes out and he tells everyone if you want to make some Money, you have to spend some money. That is why he has a client who makes him a lot of money. He introduces Scott Dawson.
Match Number Two:Mason Ryan versus Scott Dawson (with Sylvester Lefort)
Dawson has something to say to Ryan before they lock up and Ryan grabs Dawsonâ€™s arms and Ryan with a short arm clothesline and a clothesline into the corner. Ryan with an Irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Ryan with a back elbow. Ryan with a snap mare while Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring.
Ryan is distracted and Dawson clips Ryan. Dawson with head butts to the back and forearms. Ryan with a boot to the head and Dawson is down. Rycan with a Cobra Clutch Slam for the three count.
Winner: Mason Ryan
After the match, Cassady gets into the ring while Ryan knocks Amore off the apron. Ryan sends Cassady over the top rope to the floor. Ryan presses Dawson over his head and he slams Dawson onto Cassady and Amore.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Paige versus Summer Rae in an NXT Womenâ€™s Title Match
They lock up and they go around the ring. Summer with a side head lock and cross body but momentum sends Paige over for a near fall. Paige pulls Summer to the mat by the hair and then she connects with a shoulder tackle. Paige sends Summer across the ring by the hair. Paige stomps Summer in the corner. Summer blocks a kick and she sends Paige face first into the mat.
Summer chokes Paige in the ropes and then she pulls Paige into the bottom rope for a whiplash effect and she gets a near fall. Summer drives Paige into the mat and gets a near fall. Paige catches Summer but Summer with a DDT and she rolls through and gets a near fall. Paige with punches to Summer followed by an arm drag but Summer rolls through for a side head lock.
Paige with a rollup for a near fall. Paige sends Summer into the turnbuckles and then Paige with elbows in the corner. Summer has a kick blocked and Paige pulls Summer into the center of the ring and Paige sends Summer into the mat. Paige chokes Summer in the ropes and then she connects with a series of knees from the apron. Paige with a savate kick followed by the Paige Turner for the three count.
We go to the back and Renee Young is with AJ Lee. AJ asks Renne what she thinks of the title belt. Renee asks AJ who her challenger is for next week. She says that it could be anyone, even the camera guy or boom guy. She says that it could even be Renee.
Bayley comes from out of nowhere and hugs AJ. She introduces herself and then she lets go of the hug. She says that she was following AJ from her car and the locker room. She says that she heard AJ talking about defending her title next week. Bayley asks AJ if she could wrestle her for the title. AJ says that sounds like a plan.
Bayley says that she doesnâ€™t know why people think she is crazy because she thinks AJ is awesome. Bayley says that AJ is letting her have her dream come true and wrestle for the Divas Title. Even after she beats AJ, they can still be friends.
Bayley hugs AJ again while AJ has that â€˜lookâ€™ in her eyes.
We go to commercial.
We are back and next week, Dolph Ziggler will be on NXT, as well as the Divas Title Match between Bayley and AJ Lee.
We see footage from Emmaâ€™s attack on Summer Rae that took place during the commercial break.
Match Number Four: Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins versus Adrian Neville, Xavier Woods, and Corey Graves
Graves and Rollins start things off and they lock up. Graves avoids being trapped in the Shieldâ€™s corner. They lock up again and Graves continues to stay one step ahead of The Shield and he gets out of the corner. Graves with a waist lock but Rollins with forearms. Graves lands on his feet on a hip toss and Graves follows with a drop kick.
Neville tags in and he kicks Rollins. Neville sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and he kicks Rollins. Neville with a drop kick to the knees followed by another drop kick. Woods tags in and he connects with a double sledge to the back and an arm bar. Woods with a head scissors take down and he gets a near fall.
Graves tags in and he works on the arm. Graves with a wrist lock and he works on the shoulder. Rollins with punches and chops. Rollins with kicks in the corner and the referee pulls him out of the corner. Rollins misses a knee and hits the turnbuckles but he connects with an elbow to Graves. Rollins goes to the turnbuckles and Graves with a dragon screw leg whip and Reigns and Ambrose pull Rollins to the floor to safety.
Woods and Neville with planchas onto Reigns and Ambrose. We go to commercial.
We are back and Reigns with a head butt to Woods and he sends Woods into the turnbuckles and he kicks Woods. Ambrose and Rollins choke Woods while the referee deals with Reigns. Ambrose tags in and they make a wish with Woods. Ambrose stomps on the foot and then he punches Woods and hits a snap elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose with a cravate. Woods lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and he is able to tag in Graves. Graves punches Ambrose and connects with a knee to the head. Graves with a gourdbuster and then he dives for the knee and he applies Lucky 13 but Reigns breaks up the hold.
Ambrose kicks Graves and makes the tag to Reigns and Reigns with a head butt to the back and he gets a near fall. Reigns with a slam followed by a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Rollins tags in and he drops a knee to the ribs. Rollins kicks Graves but Graves with a punch. Rollins with a knee to stop Graves and he gets a near fall.
Rollins with a key lock on Graves. Graves with forearms to Rollins. Graves tries for sunset flip but Rollins stays on his feet long enough to tag in Reigns. Grave gets Rollins over and Reigns kicks Graves in the back. Reigns with punches to Graves. Reigns works on the face and then he rubs Graves face in the mat.
Reigns with a boot to the chest. Reigns with a punch to Graves and Ambrose tags back in. Ambrose with punches to Graves and he connects with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Ambrose with kicks to Graves and then he taunts Neville and Woods on the apron. Ambrose with a front face lock and suplex.
Reigns is tagged in and he kicks Graves. Reigns pie faces Graves and Graves punches back. Graves fights out of the corner and he avoids a shoulder from Reigns and Reigns hits the ring post. Ambrose tags in but Graves is able to tag in Neville.
Neville with a springboardand he goes after Rollins on the apron. Neville with a forearm and back elbow. Neville misses a charge into the corner but Ambrose misses one too. Neville with a kick to Ambrose. Neville goes up top for Red Arrow but Ambrose gets his knees up.
Rollins tags in and Rollins with a German suplex but Neville lands on his feet and he falls into his corner and Woods tags in. Woods with a cross body on Rollins for a near fall. Woods with a back elbow and enzuigiri followed by a sliding DDT for a near fall. Woods says Itâ€™s Morphing Time and he connects with a clothesline and he hits Sole Food for a near fall when Reigns breaks up the cover.
Woods with a drop kick to Reigns and Neville tries for a rana but Reigns holds Neville up and then they go to the ropes and Neville with a rana that sends both men over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose with a forearm to Woods but Graves punches Ambrose. Ambrose suplexes Graves over the top rope to the floor.
Rollins misses a splash into the corner and Woods puts Rollins on top. Woods tries for a superplex but Rollins blocks it. Rollins tries for a sunset flip power bomb but Woods holds on to the ropes. Reigns with a punch to Woods and he tags in. Rollins with a buckle bomb followed by a spear from Reigns for the three count.
Winners: Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose
We go to Renee Young in the back with Antonio Cesaro. She asks Antonio about Sami Zaynâ€™s challenge. Antonio says that he is not a coward. He is the greatest American who has ever walked this land. He is the boss of the world. He calls Sami a stupid, arrogant punk. He says that he accepts the challenge. Sami will wish he never came out of that hole he crawled out of.
Zayn attacks Cesaro and officials have to break it up. Cesaro goes full James T. Kirk and screams out Zaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayn as we go to credits.
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