NXT Coverage: Gravely Serious

Five matches in less than an hour? This week’s NXT was filled with quick, but entertaining matches that continue to build blossoming drama. Like any B-Show, it lacks precision and polish, but at its core, it’s a show perfect for indie wrestling fans that can’t get enough action.


Emma vs. Sasha Banks w/ Charlotte Flair: Emma had her moments, but Banks was extra feisty. Flair ended up hurting Banks more than she helped as Emma was able to avoid interference and slap on the Emma Lock for the win.

Konnor and Viktor, The Ascension vs. Jack Hurley and John Vandal: Hurley and Vandal never stood a chance. After some average offense, Viktor and Konnor finished off Vandal with the Fall of Man for the win.

Brodius Clay vs. Xavier Woods: Clay fought back from a few kicks and decimated Woods with a T-Bone Suplex. After some more strikes, Clay nearly won with a Cradle Suplex. Woods had some fight left however and hit some chops and a Shining Wizard. He couldn’t put Clay away though and soon enough, the big man hit a nasty standing Powerbomb and a second-rope Splash for the win.

Tyler Breeze vs. Yoshi Tatsu: Breeze was anything but the flamboyant male model. Always in control, Breeze quickly won with the Beauty Shot.

Sami Zayn vs. Corey Graves: Zayn was the aggressor, but Graves, as always, played mind games. Zayn wasn’t in the mood and added a few chops and a Backdrop to keep the advantage. Graves fought back with a nasty Knee to the head and all of a sudden, it was a different match. Using more Boots and Knees and submissions, the evilness of Graves was in full effect. Zayn continued to kick out of Graves’ signature offense and fought back with an Exploder Suplex in the corner and nearly won with the Blue Thunder. Obviously still fighting the affects of a concussion a few weeks ago, Zayn’s legs looked like jelly after a while and eventually, the continued offense from Graves proved too much. Even though he never tapped out, Graves got the win with the Lucky 13.

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