This Week in WWE-May 11 2014
WWE Main Event-May 6 2014
Times Union Center, Albany, New York
Jack Swagger vs Dolph Ziggler
Dolph escaped the ‘Patriot Lock’ and caught Swagger with the ‘Fame-Asser’. Swagger kicked out as two and slammed Ziggler to the mat. As he went for the ‘Swagger Bomb’, the ‘Show Off’ got his knees up. Ziggler got up and drove the ‘All American, American’ into the mat with a jumping DDT. Both Superstars lay on the canvas and the music of Adam Rose started up. This distracted Swagger and Dolph leapt up and hit the ‘Zig Zag for the win.
After the match Ziggler was anointed a ‘Rosebud’ and celebrated in the ring with three girls.
Tamina, Alicia Fox & Aksana vs The Funkadactyls & Natalya
Naomi laid waste to Tamina and Alicia before nailing Aksana with the ‘Rear View’ and the split legged moonsault for the three count.
Goldust vs Curtis Axel
Goldie trapped Axel in the corner and delivered ten shots to the head. He went old school and power slammed him quickly into the mat. Meanwhile, when Ryback looked to be getting involved, Cody Rhodes hit him with the ‘Disaster Kick’ and the ‘Bizarre One’ downed Curtis with the ‘Final Cut’.
Following the match, Cody Rhodes seemed happy for once as he celebrated with his brother.
It was announced that John Cena would respond to Bray Wyatt’s comments from RAW.
Before Cena addressed the WWE Universe, footage of the final moments in his match with Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules were replayed. Cena began by saying “Interesting tactics from an interesting man”. He reiterated that Bray Wyatt is dangerous and admitted that he couldn’t stop anyone from joining the Wyatts, because it was up to them. He asked the live audience what is was that makes them follow the family. He wondered whether it was the song, because it is catchy or whether it was the mask. Cena pointed out that Wyatt makes the people who follow him, wear the mask of sheep. Cena acknowledged Wyatts creative personality but tells the people that he doesn’t see himself as a God like Bray but a man who never gives up and fights for what he believes in. Cena’s music hit and Main Event closed out with a close up of a John Cena towel with the slogan “Never Give Up” printed on.
WWE NXT-May 8 2014
Full Sail University, Orlando, Florida
Emma vs Charlotte
In a tournament match for the NXT Women’s Championship, Emma took out the pink cobra and went to knock Charlotte out with it. Charlotte saw it coming and dived out of the way, the cobra wasn’t totally lost though, as she hit Sasha Banks with it. Emma was shocked by the turn of events and Charlotte capitalized by locking her in ‘Charlotte’s Web’ for the pin.
Kalisto & El Local vs The Legionnaires
El Local in case you didn’t know is Ricardo Rodriguez. Kalisto, in his NXT debut, automatically had the NXT Universe behind him, as they chanted “Lucha Lucha”. The Legionnaires had the advantage for much of the match, really punishing El Local. But when this new sensation Calisto entered he was a fireball of offence and won the match with an impressive flipping kick.
Camacho vs Captain Comic
Camacho beat on Captain Comic aggressively and finished him off with a running powerslam, much to the dismay of Adam Rose who came out to aid his fallen Rose Party member.
Alexa Bliss vs Alicia Fox
In another women’s tournament match, Alexa Bliss made her NXT debut. She reversed a tilt-a-whirl slam and rolled up the veteran WWE Diva to win her first match and advance to the semi-finals of the NXT Women’s Championship Tournament.
Number One Contender Battle Royal for NXT Championship
Although Bo Dallas is set to make his debut on the main WWE Roster, he was placed in this Battle Royal. His time as the NXT champion or challenger is over. Either way, he was eliminated by Tyson Kidd. The final three Superstars in the ring were Kidd, Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze. As the moment when we’d find out who would meet Adrian Neville at NXT Takeover drew near, Zayn and Tyson were dangling from the ropes fighting to stay in the match, as Tyler Breeze was trying to get rid of both men. Somehow the last graduate of the Hart Dungeon managed to flip the male model over the ropes with a head scissors. However, this would prove to be a bad move as Breeze knocked into him and Zayne and all men hit the ground simultaneously.
With the referees unable to declare a winner, Triple H announced that the three of them would meet in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender for Adrian Neville’s NXT Championship.
WWE Superstars-May 8 2014
Trade Union Center, Albany, New York
Paige vs Alicia Fox
The WWE Divas Champion dropkicked Alica and as the Foxy Diva got up to her knees, Paige utilised a spinning head scissors into a splash. But a two count was all she could get. The ‘Anti-Diva’ wore down her opponent with a flurry of short arm clotheslines, yet ran into a back elbow from the veteran Diva. Alicia went to the second rope with little success. Paige swept her off and she landed on her back. This was all she needed to synch in the ‘Scorpion Cross Lock’ for the win.
The Uso Brothers vs 3MB
Jimmy countered an attempted arm drag with a short-arm clothesline on Drew McIntyre. However, he couldn’t get three. Jinder Mahal came in and delivered a kick to Jey’s mid-section. He tried to throw him outside the ring, but this was reversed and Jinder was on the receiving end of the move he tried to use. Jey went after him and flew over the ring ropes with a dive, much to Hornswoggle’s annoyance. Jey went to kick him, but Hornswoggle saw it coming and ran away… straight into Heath Slater’s drum kit. Meanwhile, in the ring, Jimmy super kicked Drew out of his boots before tagging in his brother. Jey climbed to the third floor and splashed the Scotsman for a three count victory.