WWE NXT on the Sy-Fy Network
Broadcast Announcers: Josh Mathews & Michael Cole
NXT Hosts: Ashley Valance (ring announcer) & Matt Striker
Location: Bakersfield, California | Date: August 17, 2010
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING Matt Striker & NXT Rookies (Kaval & Percy Watson & Alex Riley & Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty): Matt said there would be 2 eliminations tonight. Matt said he wanted to give them an opportunity to speak their minds. Matt said they can talk about anything except why they should not be eliminated. Percy talked about 3D. Percy said he lives his life by desire determination and dedication. Alex Riley talked about himself. Alex said he felt like he made a mistake with how he approached this contest. Alex made fun of some of the rookies but said he didn’t regret calling Matt a nerd. Alex said if he didn’t do those things he wouldn’t be Alex Riley. Michael talked about his competition. Michael made fun of all his competition except Husky. Kaval talked about NXT. Kaval rapped, it was very surreal, and at one point he said total nonstop action. Husky Harris talked about cowboy boots. Husky said you aren’t tough if you don’t have a pair. Husky said the devil wears them too. Matt said they were going to have the first elimination now. “Showtime” Percy Watson got eliminated. Percy thanked everyone for his support. Percy thanked his pro MVP. Percy said he can’t be angry or bitter and he’s going to continue to work hard.
SINGLES MATCH Zack Ryder defeated Michael McGillicutty w/Kofi Kingston: Michael worked on Zack’s arm pointlessly and clotheslined him out of the ring. Michael slid out of the ring and took a big boot. Michael fought back momentarily but took a Rough Ryder for 3.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Kaval & WWE Women’s champion Lay-Cool (Michelle McCool & Layla) + Husky Harris: Lay-Cool told Kaval to go out and win. Kaval left and Michelle asked Layla if there was something between them. Layla said Kaval is cute and she likes to imagine his voice. Husky walked by and used a bad pick up line.
SINGLES MATCH Kaval w/Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Husky Harris w/Cody Rhodes: Kaval locked in the dragon sleeper early on but Husky made it to the ropes. Husky used his power to completely dominate Kaval. Kaval managed to somersault kick Husky in the face to take over. Kaval missed the warrior’s way and took a urinage for 2. Husky went for another but Kaval reversed it and hit warrior’s way for 3.
SINGLES MATCH Kofi Kingston w/Michael McGillicutty defeated Alex Riley: Kofi basically squashed Alex Riley.
IN THE RING Matt Striker & Josh Mathews & Michael Cole: Matt asked who should win and who should lose. Michael Cole said Alex Riley has made the most impact and should win. Michael said Kaval should lose because he has no charisma and a terrible record. Michael said Kaval should take his stupid stare with him. Josh agreed with Michael Cole.
PROS POLL Matt Striker & NXT Rookies (Michael McGillicutty & Kaval & Alex Riley & Husky Harris) + “Dashing” Cody Rhodes & Kofi Kingston & Montel Vontavious Porter & Michelle McCool & Layla & Zack Ryder: Husky got eliminated. Cody got really angry. Cody freaked out at the pros and said Zack Ryder will be fired soon. Cody said Layla wants to make out with everybody and yelled at all the fans. Husky told Cody to calm down but Cody continued to freak out. Cody dared Alex Riley to make an impact because he’s awful. Cody said Michael doesn’t deserve to be like his dad. Cody attacked Kaval. The pros came to break things up. Cody ran away and Kaval hit the warrior’s way off the top turnbuckle onto Husky after MVP and Kofi knocked him down. Husky got up and walked away with Cody with everyone yelling at them.