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WWE nXt Results- October 14, 2015 (#1 Contender Battle Royal)
By JCool
Oct 15, 2015 - 1:59:50 AM

WWE nXt Results
October 14th, 2015

Recap: A video package shows the highlights of last week’s nXt Takeover: Respect special.

On commentary tonight, at Full Sail University, are Rich Brennan, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.

Opening Segment

Bayley hits the ring to a standing ovation from the fans at FSU. She gets a microphone and the crowd greets her with “Match of the Year” chants. She says nXt made history last week. She gives Dusty Rhodes major credit for helping them get to where they are now. Bayley says she and Sasha started a whole new level of the Divas Revolution to which the crowd responds: women’s wrestling. The future of the Divas division has been validated.
This prompts Alexa Bliss, accompanied by Blake and Murphy, to saunter down to the ring. She approaches Bayley with a microphone to a chorus of boos. Alexa says she was in total awe of what Bayley accomplished last week. That’s all she wanted to say…that Bayle is an incredible human being. The future for the women of nXt really has no limit and she’s excited to share it with Bayley.

She raises Bayley’s hand, which was holding the women’s championship, and then stole it! Blake and Murphy prevent Bayley from getting near Alexa. Alexa says people like Bayley aren’t meant to be champion. She throws the title back at Bayley and leaves the ring, ahead of her tag team friends. Bayley looks concerned as Blake and Murphy hold up Alexa Bliss’ hands on the rampway.

One cool point for a new feud getting started for Bayley. This one makes sense. Alexa Bliss has a strong personality and she effectively bullies and verbally abuses her opponents. Bayley is able to play an underdog, victim-type role again, in which she will hopefully overcome the challenger to her Women’s Championship. One cool point for Alexa Bliss’ attitude. She has a good opportunity to take some of the spotlight in this feud and add her name to the Divas Revolution.

The commentary team throws it to a WWE.COM video from last week. William Regal congratulates Samoa Joe and Finn Balor, Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic winners. Both men agree it was an honour to win and a pleasure to fight side by side. Samoa Joe is undefeated though and he wants a shot at the nXt championship. Balor is a fighting champion and he agrees. GM Regal says it’s not that easy. He says we’ve lost focus on who is the #1 contender, so he says there will be a battle royal to determine that. Joe doesn’t like that too much and he says he deserves the shot. Regal repeats himself to Joe and says it’s time to focus. Joe says he’ll win that battle royal, which is later tonight!

Second Segment

Backstage, it’s “The Perfect Ten” Tye Dillinger talking about the #1 Contender’s Battle Royal. There will be 1 winner but there’s also only 1 Perfect Ten. Apollo Crews says he’s been talking about being nXt Champion since day 1 and tonight, he’s gonna win the battle royal, then become the champion. Rhyno is in a dark corner of the building, talking about being the last ECW Heavyweight Champion, which was a revolutionary time in wrestling. Now, he wants to become the face of the new revolution as nXt champion.

Coming Up: #1 Contender Battle Royal, which is tonight’s main event

Also, did you know that WWE and Susan G. Komen are teaming up to fight breast cancer? The middle rope of the wrestling ring is pink in honour of the battle of those who have breast cancer and the search for a cure.

Non-Title Tag Team Match: The Vaudevillains (c) vs. Sawyer Fulton & Angelo Dawkins

Aiden English and Dawkins begin this non-title tag match. They take turns twisting each other’s arms before Dawkins pushes English to the corner. He sends him to the opposite corner but English springs up and over Dawkins once they get there. Dawkins runs for him and gets flipped over via arm drag, and secured into an arm lock by English. Dawkins gets to his feet, throws English right at Fulton on the outside. Fulton doesn’t like that. Dawkins slams English into their home corner again and Fulton tags himself in. He lets loose with a flurry of kicks and punches. Dawkins tags in again and starts jawing at English. Fulton tags in again. Dawkins powerslams English. Fulton delivers a second rope elbow drop and gets a 2 count.

Fulton puts English in a headlock, trying to slow down the match, but English flexes his right arm and slowly breaks the hold. Fulton attempts a back body drop but English lands on his feet, stumbling into the corner. Fulton charges. English dives out of the way and Dawkins tags himself in. He charges English but hits the turnbuckle instead because English dove away and towards his partner, Simon Gotch. The tag is made! Gotch knocks Dawkins down twice, then begins landing double knees and kicks to the face. He connects with a running forearm in the corner, following that up with a leg hook suplex. He holds Dawkins’ head under the arm and tags in English. Whirling Dervish! 1-2-3.

Winner: The Vaudevillains (c) via pinfall in 3 minutes and 17 seconds

Post-Match: The Vaudevillains celebrate and pose in the ring.

Backstage, Devin Taylor calls it another impressive victory but she’s standing with Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson. They disagree. What does she think about Dash & Dawson defeating the Vaudevillains in Austin, Texas, in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. By Dash’s calculations, that makes them the #1 Contenders for the nXt Tag Team Championship. Dawson says they should own them right now. Instead, they’re going to get Enzo & Cass and render their body parts useless. And you can’t teach that.

One cool point for Simon Gotch who is probably a much better wrestler than I realize. Anytime he’s in the ring, his move set seems to expand by way of new or modified attacks, slams and suplexes. I look forward to seeing this team wrestle a longer match soon.

Promo: The Nia Jax promo that we’ve seen for the past 2 months comes on…and she’s up next! Finally!

Third Segment

Promo: A video package shows Asuka in her first match at Takeover: Respect, defeating “The Total Diva” Dana Brooke. WWE.COM catches up with Emma, looking on as a trainer checks Brooke for injuries after the match. Creepily, Asuka appears, tapping Brooke’s head mockingly. Then, she stares at Emma and smiles without saying a word. Brooke flatly says it was Asuka and that she beat her. Emma distractedly agrees and tells Brooke not to worry about her.

Singles Match: Nia Jax vs. Evie

Evie is from Auckland, New Zealand. That’s cool. Nia Jax gets a special entrance and applause from the crowd. She is from San Diego, California. This girl is built.
Jax and Evie grapple and Jax throws Evie to the ground immediately. Evie ducks a clothesline attempt, bounces off the ropes and then runs into Jax. Jax looks at her curiously and then seizes Evie, yanking her off the ground, clutching her in a bearhug. She thrashes Evie around, weakening her by the second. Evie elbows Jax a few times, climbs over her shoulder and attempts a sunset flip. Jax stops it, grabs Evie by the side of the head and throws her into the turnbuckle. Then she splashes her. Jax is firmly in control of this match.

Jax grabs Evie by the hair and Evie fights back with high kicks to the chest. Off the ropes, Jax catches her with one arm, slams her down to the mat, and folds her up for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Nia Jax via pinfall in 2 minutes and 13 seconds

One cool point for the decisive manner in which Nia Jax dominated her first opponent. The crowd responded fairly well to her and she will bring a very unique presence to the women’s division. She is likely the tallest, largest and strongest member. Looking forward to her getting more established on the roster.

Recap: A video package is shown, highlighting the 30 minute Ironwoman match between Bayley and Sasha Banks. It included interview clips and tweets from wrestlers, past and present, on just how important this moment was for WWE, pro wrestling and the Divas Revolution.

Coming Up: #1 Contender Battle Royal for the nXt Championship

Backstage, Tyler Breeze says if anyone needs an opportunity at the championship, it’s him. Baron Corbin says when it’s all said and done, the lone wolf will be the only one left standing. All hail.

Closing Segment

Promo: Eva Marie has sent a video of her, in Paris. She says after all her grueling matches on nXt, she needed to take some “me” time. She misses you and she hopes you miss her. I’m guessing most people will not miss her!

#1 Contender Battle Royal for the nXt Championship: Rhyno, Baron Corbin, Samoa Joe, Tyler Breeze, Apollo Crews, Tye Dillinger, Dash Wilder, Scott Dawson, Colin Cassady, Enzo Amore, Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Bull Dempsey, Wesley Blake, Buddy Murphy, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Riddick Moss, Danny Burch, Steve Cutler & Elias Samson

Rhyno, Baron Corbin and Samoa Joe get entrances; the rest were already in the ring. Corey Graves’ favourite is Corbin.

Once the bell rings, the melee begins. Wrestlers begin striking one another and pushing limbs towards and over the top ropes of the ring. Corbin and Rhyno, continuing their Tag Team Classic alliance, team up to beat up on Samoa Joe. Dash & Dawson do the same. Corbin throws him over the top rope and the 4 men continue to strike Joe, but they don’t manage to knock him off the ring apron. In the background, Enzo is nearly eliminated but he hangs on to the bottom rope. Some moments later, Johnny Gargano goes over the top rope but he locks his legs around the bottom rope, fighting to stave off elimination. Bodies are everywhere, with a number of wrestlers being double-teamed.

3 minutes in, Apollo Crews dumps Steve Cutler to the ramp (First Elimination).

Crews heads for Burch, dropkicking him in the chest. He picks him up and throws him over the rope (Second Elimination).

A few seconds later, it’s Samson being thrown over by Crews who is on quite a pace here (Third Elimination).

Gargano sees what Crews has done and slaps him across the chest. Crews picks Gargano up over his shoulder and tosses him over the ropes into the three other eliminated wrestlers (Fourth Elimination).

We go to commercial.

Upon returning, Byron Saxton tells us the intensity of the competitors turned up, all except for Ciampa who is lying on the ground, hugging the bottom rope! All of a sudden, Enzo is in danger as Murphy forces him headfirst over the ropes. Enzo drops on to the ring apron and Murphy returns to beating him up inside the ring. In the background, Dash & Dawson try to eliminate Dempsey to no avail. Enzo sends Murphy over the ropes and Murphy’s foot almost grazes the mat though he is able to pull himself back up and into the ring. Samoa Joe tries to force Blake over the bottom right turnbuckle, but he can’t do it. Now it’s Dawson trying to force Enzo over the ropes but Zack Ryder distracts Dawson with a punch to the head.

Dash, Dawson, Blake and Murphy beat up on Ryder until Enzo starts laying lefts and rights into the group. Suddenly, Big Cass has Moss by his long locks of brown hair and he throws him over the top rope. Moss’ left leg almost touches but he regains his balance on the apron, only to receive a big boot to the face, which knocks him to the ground (Fifth Elimination).

While Cass admires his work, Dash & Dawson topple the big man over the ropes (Sixth Elimination) and Cass is pissed.

Just as Dash & Dawson point at Cass aggressively, Enzo grabs a leg on each of them and throws them both over and out (Seventh & Eighth Eliminations). Enzo is dancing up a storm as the crowd cheers “How You Doin?!”. Dillinger seizes the opportunity to throw Enzo out (Ninth Elimination).

All of the eliminations are happening on the side of the ring towards the ramp. Maybe because the other sides don’t have enough room for wrestlers to fall? Dempsey wanders into the middle of the ring to punch Dillinger. The crowd is behind him as he chucks the Perfect Ten out of the battle royal (Coincidentally, he’s the Tenth Elimination).

The crowd of wrestlers in the ring is thinning as we watch Dempsey try to eliminate Corbin. Rhyno sees what is happening and pushes Dempsey over the ropes (Eleventh Elimination). As this happens, the camera pans out to a view of the ring on the diagonal and Tyler Breeze is lounging in a corner, away from everyone else. That’s a smart strategy, folks.

A few moments later, Corbin knees Mojo Rawley in the gut and throws him over the ropes, to which Graves says he did a favour for the universe (Twelfth Elimination).

At this point, there are 9 left in the ring. Breeze has been found out by Blake & Murphy. Breeze almost throws Murphy over but Murphy hangs on. The two of them struggle with Breeze, getting his body all the way over the top rope, but he squirms free, landing on the apron and rolling in.

Corbin attacks Ryder who was sitting on one of the turnbuckles. He grabs Ryder by the neck, spins him and chucks him over the ropes to the opposite side of the ramp (13th Elimination).

Just over 11 minutes have passed in this battle royal. Rhyno jaws at the crowd a little and meets up with Corbin in the middle of the ring. Corbin double-crosses him and their alliance is broken when Rhyno is thrown out (14th Elimination).

We go to commercial.

Brennan lists who remains in the ring: Tyler Breeze, Apollo Crews, Blake & Murphy, Samoa Joe & Baron Corbin. That means Ciampa vanished, teleported, or was eliminated during the break. Sure enough, a reply shows Samoa Joe chokeslamming Ciampa on to the ring apron and out (15th Elimination).

Breeze hangs on for dear life as Corbin tries to force him over. Breeze does land on the apron but goes no further than that. Corbin’s lack of success is contrasted by Samoa Joe’s double-elimination of Blake and Murphy, who have literally been flipped out of the battle royal (16th and 17th Eliminations). Saxton calls it a 2 for 1 special.

The crowd is hot for Breeze, chanting his name as he superkicks Joe. They fight in one corner as Corbin and Crews fight in the opposite one. Joe hits Breeze with a flurry of slaps. Breeze ducks a clothesline attempt, comes back at Joe and gets side-slammed. Joe runs off the ropes and kicks Breeze out to boos from the crowd (18th Elimination).

Corbin goes after Joe and ends up in the corner. Crews leaps at Joe, who sidesteps, splashing Corbin. Joe hits an enziguri on Crews, who rolls away. Joe sits Corbin up on the turnbuckle. He sets him up for the musclebuster but Corbin escapes and throws Joe over the top rope. As he advances, Joe kicks him in the head, but Tyler Breeze grabs his foot, sending Joe to the floor (19th Elimination).

With the fan favourites falling quickly, the crowd turns to chanting “A-POL-LO” since it is down to him and Corbin. Corbin lifts Crews off of his feet and tackles him into the corner. Crews does the same thing right back to Corbin. They trade blows in the middle of the ring. Crews delivers more to which Corbin responds with a spinebuster. Corbin throws Crews over but Crews lands on the ring apron and rolls back in. Corbin tries to throw Crews over again but Crews rolls back in. Huge punch from Corbin. Upon bringing Crews to his feet, Crews fights back with clotheslines, then a splash in the corner. Corbin ducks another clothesline but Crews connects with a jumping clothesline a moment later. Standing moonsault…NO! Corbin gets his knees up. Off the ropes, Crews spins around Corbin and hits not one, not two, but three jumping high kicks to the head. Corbin gets to his feet near the ropes. Bad spot because Crews hits him with a running clothesline for the final elimination!

Winner and new #1 Contender for the nXt Championship: Apollo Crews winning the battle royal in 18 minutes and 40 seconds

Crews shocks the commentary team with this win, although Breeze admits Crews has been on fire since he arrived, so you can never count him out. Saxton points out how Breeze took out Joe even though he’d already been eliminated. The episode ends with Crews, on the second rope of a turnbuckle, smiling at the crowd.

Two cool points for the fight that Enzo Amore showed me in this battle royal. He may not have been one of the last men standing, but he fought back from near-elimination on many occasions, earning a moral victory by eliminating Dash & Dawson. I like that there’s a possibility of a tag team feud between those teams, too.

Two cool points for Baron Corbin re-asserting that he is a lone wolf and that he doesn’t need Rhyno as a friend or as an ally.

Two cool points for Tyler Breeze’s strategy in this bout. There would have been more but he did get beaten up a fair amount in this one. Nevertheless, the fans were on his side and they appreciated his heel tactics, which were employed to unfairly eliminate Samoa Joe near the end of the match. That’s one feud that should produce some entertaining and competitive matches. It also allows for Joe’s desired bout with Finn Balor to be put on hold for now. One cool point for Apollo Crews’ victory and an additional cool point for each wrestler he eliminated, bringing his total to six. That’s a lot of cool points, I know, but this was such a shocking victory. Furthermore, the guy can clearly go in the ring and I think he’s going to bring a great fight to Balor in the coming weeks. It’s not often we see fan favourites fighting for a title, so this promises to be a special feud.

Maybe you think differently? Would you have preferred Corbin, Breeze, Joe or maybe someone else to win? Share your thoughts below.