WWE NXT on the Sy-Fy Network
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Michael Cole & Matt Striker
Location: North Charleston, South Carolina | Date: May 4, 2010
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING Matt Striker & NXT Rookies: Matt said this was it. Matt said they have all busted their humps for the last few months trying to impress everyone. Matt said the time was upon them because next week the poll would be revealed and one of them would have their dreams crushed. Matt said last week was the seal the deal challenge, David won and gets to wrestle R-Truth tonight. Matt said they’ve had matches against each other, and have been tested physically and mentally, but the one thing about being a WWE superstar is overcoming obstacles so tonight they will have to complete an obstacle course! They start on monkey bars, followed by climbing a ladder and ringing a bell. They then have to run up the stairs and drink a soda, run back down to the ring, juggle for 5 seconds, and do the dizzy bat challenge before pushing a cart over the finish line. Matt said the winner will receive immunity for next week. Matt said Daniel is ranked 1st, and had a grueling match against Batista last night, and because of that, will go first. Daniel had his ribs taped.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Daniel Bryan finished the course in 2:45.5: Daniel started, with taped ribs. He barely could do the monkey bars with his bruised ribs. For some reason Michael Cole was being nice towards Daniel at the beginning of the challenge, but switched to irritating heel mode when Daniel got to the soda. Daniel took about a minute to drink the soda. Daniel finally finished the course at 2:45.5. Miz came out after the challenge. Miz asked if Daniel was kidding. Miz said anyone of those people could have done better than Daniel in that obstacle course. Miz said not to use the match with Batista as an excuse, Miz said when you represent him you don’t have excuses. Miz said you never use an injury as an excuse ever. Miz said he doesn’t care if Daniel is hurt or tired; he’s having a match tonight against Michael Tarver. Miz said if Daniel doesn’t win that match he can’t see the pros keeping him around. Miz said he’s having that match next!
SINGLES MATCH Michael Tarver w/Carlito Colon defeated Daniel Bryan w/WWE United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin: Daniel got behind Tarver but was slammed against the turnbuckle. Tarver attacked Daniel Bryan’s ribs but Daniel tripped him, got him into a surfboard and slammed both his knees against the mat. Tarver continued to attack Daniel at his ribs. Back from commercial Tarver reversed a forearm into a T-bone suplex. Daniel took Tarver down and started kicking him hard. Daniel took Tarver down into an arm bar but Tarver picked Daniel up and slammed him down hard. Tarver hit a weird looking powerslam for 3. After the match Carlito hit Daniel with the backstabber.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Darren Young & Straight Edge Society (C.M. Punk & Luke Gallows & Serena): Punk was mad about comments Darren made last week and asked him if he was sick of this. Punk wanted to know what Darren was sick of. Punk asked if he was sick of sitting under the learning tree. Darren said he’s just trying to make a statement. Punk said he’s not making a statement using him. Punk said Darren needs to find out who he wants to be. Punk said he could start with winning the obstacle course challenge, but if he doesn’t, Punk will make that decision for him.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Heath Slater finished at 1:36.9: Heath got caught up on the ladder for a second or so. Heath took a while with the soda too, but finished at 1:36.9.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Darren Young finished at 2:07.8: Darren slipped at the beginning of the monkey bars and had to start over. Darren had a bunch of trouble climbing the ladder and could barely reach the bell. I really don’t understand why all the rookies have so much trouble with soda. Darren tripped jumping the guard rail on the way back and didn’t finish in time.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Justin Gabriel finished at 1:29: Justin seemed to have a bit of trouble with the bars and ladder. Justin stopped at the top of the stairs and posed, but made up for it by drinking the soda fast. Justin juggled the balls with both hands and wound up finishing at 1:29.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE David Otunga finished at 1:35: David complained that the soda wasn’t diet, but finished it pretty fast. David couldn’t juggle well and had to start over once. David finished at 1:35.
SINGLES MATCH R-Truth defeated David Otunga: Truth danced around to taunt Otunga and then slapped him in the face! Back from commercial Otunga had Truth in an abdominal stretch. Truth managed to reverse it into an abdominal stretch of his own. Truth hit the lie detector moments later for the 3.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Wade Barrett got disqualified: Wade messed up on the monkey bars twice in a row and stormed away.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Skip Sheffield finished at 1:31.2: Skip had some problems on the ladder. Skip drank the soda pretty quickly. Skip finished at 1:31.2. For some reason Matt Striker congratulated Skip.
OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE Michael Tarver got disqualified: Tarver messed up on the monkey bars twice in a row. Tarver couldn’t finish the soda and got disqualified.
IN THE RING Matt Striker & NXT Rookies: Matt said since Justin Gabriel won, he is immune to getting eliminated next week. Matt asked Justin how it felt knowing his dream is still alive. Justin said he’s very stoked and happy David didn’t win because his ego outweighs his talent and he’s been getting on his nerves. Matt asked David why he shouldn’t be eliminated. David said the ratings are up when his face is on the screen. David said its’ a cruel joke making him compete right after the obstacle course. Matt asked Tarver who he thinks should be eliminated next week. Tarver said himself. Tarver said if he’s not there then each of those dead bodies are safe. Tarver said he’s sick and tired of waiting for a chance to prove himself and he had to beat the crap out of an injured overrated Daniel Bryan to do that. Matt asked Skip who he thinks should go home. Skip said he is the NXT biggest thing and he gives it his all, and will do whatever it takes to prove himself. Skip said Michael Tarver should be eliminated, plain and simple. Skip and Tarver started arguing. Matt asked Heath who should be eliminated. Heath said he’s going nowhere, and Michael Tarver should be gone. Matt asked David what he and Justin were arguing about. David said he was telling Justin how lucky he was that Truth wouldn’t back him up the other week. Matt asked Wade who should be eliminated. Wade said everybody knows it wont be him, but that it should be Tarver. Matt asked Daniel who should go home. Daniel said himself, because he hasn’t won a match. Matt asked Darren Young. Darren said he wants it more than anyone. Darren started telling that to everyone and Wade pushed him so a brawl broke out. The show ended with them brawling.