January 4, 2011
Matt Striker & The NXT Pros (Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio & Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse & Chris Masters & R-Truth & Daniel Bryan) + The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Derrick Bateman & Byron Saxton & Jacob Novak & Brodus Clay & Conor O’Brian): Matt Striker said there would be an elimination tonight, and blabbed on about the NXT rules for another minute. Striker said the winner of NXT Season 4 will earn a tag team title shot teaming with their Pro. Striker announced an NXT Pro Battle Royal, with the winner getting the choice to trade their rookie.
NXT PRO BATTLE ROYAL
Dolph Ziggler defeated Chris Masters and Ted DiBiase Jr. and R-Truth and Daniel Bryan and Ricardo Rodriguez (sub for Alberto Del Rio): Before the match, Ricardo Rodriguez came out and asked Alberto Del Rio to allow him to take his spot in the battle royal. Daniel Bryan picked him up and gave him a really long airplane-spin (something he used to do in ROH). R-Truth then tossed the dizzy Ricardo over the top rope to eliminate him! Daniel Bryan was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler. R-Truth was eliminated by Ted DiBiase Jr.. Dolph dumped both Masters & DiBiase at the same time to win the match. Dolph bragged about winning fair and square (something he rarely does). Dolph said he never liked Jacob Novak, and he was trading him for Byron Saxton! Novak was pissed. Striker booked Jacob Novak vs. Byron Saxton NEXT!
NXT ROOKIE MATCH
Byron Saxton w/Dolph Ziggler defeated Jacob Novak w/Chris Masters: Byron Saxton proved that Dolph Ziggler made a good choice! I expect Jacob Novak to be eliminated tonight.
R-Truth & Johnny Curtis: Johnny apologized to R-Truth for his behavior last week. Truth didn’t accept the apology and walked off, but he came back and said he wss joking. Truth gave Johnny some advice about working with people in this business.
Daniel Bryan & Derrick Bateman: Derrick Bateman was practicing his submissions with some jobber and then dropped him when Daniel Bryan walked in. Bryan praised his rookie for practicing. Bateman said he respects Bryan, and noticed he was having a problem on RAW with the Bellas. Bateman said he knows his way with the ladies and suggested a double-date and he would buy. Bateman said they were about chicks and America (while pulling down a USA flag for a cheap pop).
Dolph Ziggler & Byron Saxton: Byron Saxton imagined himself and Dolph as WWE Tag Team champions, and Dolph said he could always use more gold on his biceps. Dolph said Byron was a classy guy, and warned him to stay away from his girlfriend (Vickie Guerrero). Byron said that wouldn’t be a problem. Byron said he’s going to make Jacob Novak sorry that he disrespected Dolph.
IN THE RING (BATTLE OF THE MIC)
Matt Striker & The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Derrick Bateman & Byron Saxton & Jacob Novak & Brodus Clay & Conor O’Brian): Matt Striker explained the importance of immunity. Johnny Curtis has 5 immunity point. Derrick Bateman has 3 immunity points. Byron Saxton & Jacob Novak each have one point. Brodus Clay & Conor O’Brian have zero points. Johnny beat Brodus in the first round (Brodus is really bad on the mic). Derrick Bateman beat Byron Saxton in the first round. Conor O’Brian beat Jacob Novak in the first round. Johnny insulted Derrick’s hair and told Conor he really likes rats. Derrick insulted Johnny’s mustache and compared Conor to Conan O’Brien. Conor said Derrick’s mama is so fat she jumped up in the air and got stuck. Conor said Johnny was so stupid he sits on the TV and watches the couch. Conor was the most entertaining and he won four immunity points!
NXT ROOKIES MATCH
Brodus Clay (w/Ted DiBiase Jr. & Maryse) defeated Johnny Curtis w/R-Truth: Johnny went after Ted Jr., allowing Brodus to recover and win with a choke-slam! Brodus cut a promo after the match about running through NXT!
RINGSIDE/ON STAGE (ELIMINATION)
Matt Striker & The NXT Rookies (Johnny Curtis & Derrick Bateman & Byron Saxton & Jacob Novak & Brodus Clay & Conor O’Brian) + The NXT Pros (Dolph Ziggler & Alberto Del Rio & Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse & Chris Masters & R-Truth & Daniel Bryan): Matt Striker gathered all of the Rookies at ringside while the Pro’s shared their notes on stage. Striker announced that Jacob Novak was ELIMINATED! Jacob said it was a crushing blow, but NXT was an opportunity to change his life. Dolph tried to cut him off. Jacob said he wanted to stand before the WWE Universe because they all share the same passion. Dolph passed out from the boredom. Jacob said it has been the experience of his life. Striker said there would be another elimination in two weeks and the immunity points go back to zero. Jacob took the walk of shame past the NXT Pro’s. Dolph taunted Chris Masters saying he was a genius for dumping Novak. Masters put Dolph in the Masterlock, but he escaped and ran backstage. Down at ringside, Brodus Clay and Johnny Curtis started fighting and had to be pulled apart!.