Location: Columbus, OH
Date: March 18, 2015
Commentators: Jason Albert, Tom Phillips, and Corey Graves
We are in Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Rich Brennan, Corey Graves, and Jason Albert.
Match Number One: Kalisto versus Tyler Breeze
The referee wants Tyler to get off the turnbuckles so the match can start.
They lock up and Breeze backs Kalisto into the corner and he works on the wrist. Kalisto with a reversal and arm wringer. Breeze gets into the ropes so Kalisto cannot continue with the offense. They lock up and Breeze with a side head lock. Breeze with a shoulder tackle. Kalisto walks on his hands and then he hits a head scissors.
Kalisto with a chop and an arm drag using the turnbuckles that sends Breeze to the floor. Kalisto teases a dive to the floor but he bounces off the ropes and stays in the ring. Breeze gets back into the ring and he sends Kalisto to the apron. Kalisto with an enzuigiri and he goes for a springboard move but Breeze with a drop kick to counter and he gets a near fall.
Breeze kicks Kalisto in the corner and then he chokes him with his boot. Breeze argues with the referee about touching him. Breeze chokes Kalisto in the ropes and the referee warns him again. Breeze with a leg drop and he gets a near fall. Breeze returns to the reverse chin lock and we go to commercial.
We are back and Breeze with a kick but Kalisto with a springboard corkscrew forearm. Kalisto with a rollup and he rolls through for a round kick. Kalisto with a head scissors driver for a near fall. Kalisto with a running shoulder into the corner and he goes for Salida Del Sol but Breeze avoids it. Kalisto goes for a handspring move but Breeze counters with a super kick for a near fall.
Breeze kicks Kalisto in the corner. Kalisto kicks Breeze in the face and then kicks him in the knee. Kalisto with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top. Kalisto with a 450 splash for a near fall when Breeze gets his hand on the rope to stop the count. Kalisto with punches to Breeze but Tyler holds on to the ropes. Kalisto with a handspring round kick and then he goes for Salida Del Sol, but Breeze escapes and hits the Beauty Shot for the three count.
Winner: Tyler Breeze
We take a look at a video package for the Kevin Steen versus Alex Riley match that will take place later tonight.
We are back and Alexa Bliss says that she is excited to be in her home town so everyone can see what she is all about. She is facing the Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, and Sasha will find out what Alexa Bliss is capable of.
We go to footage from the Arnold Sports Festival. We see footage from the autograph signings as well as an appearance at the Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Hunter says it is a great opportunity for NXT. It gives the wrestlers a chance to be outside of their environment in Florida.
We see footage of Triple H being inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame.
We go to Jimmy Hart along with Hulk Hogan and he is joined by Ric Flair. We see footage from matches involving NXT wrestlers at the Expo.
Hulk Hogan talks about Kevin Owens being the champion and he suggested that maybe the belt would look good around his waist.
Triple H says that NXT is not a developmental brand any more. It is a brand.
Finn Balor stops to talk to Alex Riley and he tells Alex he will be watching Alex like a hawk since he faces him next week. Alex says he will humiliate the NXT champion. There will be no tomorrow for Kevin Owens.
Finn tells Alex not to look past Owens. We saw what he did to Sami Zayn and we have not seen Adrian Neville since he faced Owens.
We see footage from the Cleveland NXT house show and get comments from some of the wrestlers.
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady come out with Carmella and they go through their usual opening.
Colin says that Arnold liked to pump iron, but they like to pump fists. He tells Wesley he needs to pump the brakes because he is going to run into a roadblock. Enzo tells the Australian kid to didgeridoo a favor. He tells him to skedaddle while he still has the title. Colin says they are the next NXT Tag Team Champions.
Match Number Two: Wesley Blake (with Buddy Murphy) versus Colin Cassady (with Enzo Amore and Carmella)
They lock up and Blake with a wrist lock but Cassady pushes him into the corner. Blake with a wrist lock and punches to the arm followed by chops. Colin with a knee to the midsection. Colin with another knee and forearm to the back. Colin punches Wesley in the midsection as they go around the ring. Colin with a biel across the ring. Colin with an Irish whip and back body drop.
Blake rolls to the apron and Colin grabs him but Blake drops Colin on the top rope. Blake with a clip and he kicks and punches Colin. Blake with a springboard forearm and he gets a near fall. Blake with a cobra clutch. Colin escapes the hold and he connects with a series of shoulder tackles and he runs Blake into the corner. Colin with punches and then he hits a Stinger Splash followed by a side slam.
Colin sets for the S-A-W-F-T elbow but Murphy gets on the apron. Carmella gets on the apron and Colin with a running boot to Murphy to knock him off but Carmella falls off the apron as well. Blake with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Wesley Blake
We go to commercial.
We are back with footage of Dana Brooke competing at the Arnold Classic. She will be coming to NXT soon.
Match Number Three: Alexa Bliss versus Sasha Banks in a Non-Title Match
Sasha has something to say to the crowd about Alexa. Alexa with forearms and a drop toe hold and she slams Sasha’s head into the mat and she gets a near fall. Sasha with a knee to the midsection. Alexa with an elbow to the head but she charges into the corner and Alexa goes into the turnbuckles. Sasha kicks Alexa in the corner.
Sasha puts Alexa on the middle rope and she hits a double knee drop to the midsection and she gets a near fall. Sasha with a reverse chin lock. Alexa gets to her feet but Sasha holds on to the chin lock and turns it into a modified cobra clutch with her knee in Alexa’s back. Alexa with punches and forearms to Sasha.
Sasha misses a clothesline and Alexa with a flying forearm and a leg sweep. Alexa with a Bliss Flip for a near fall. Alexa misses a splash into the corner but she counters into a sunset flip for a near fall. Alexa with a drop kick and Sasha goes to the floor. Alexa with a dive onto Sasha but Sasha sends Alexa face first into the apron. Sasha tries to send Alexa into the ring post but Alexa is the one to send Sasha into the post. The referee continues his count and Alexa gets back in and since the count does not stop until both people get in, Sasha gets counted out.
Winner: Alexa Bliss (by count out)
Kevin Owens says that he is going to make Alex Riley wish he didn’t quit his cushy job. Alex needs to prove that he can, but against him, he cannot. Finn Balor, next week is the match that everyone has been looking for. He says he cannot wait to take Finn out and show that no one is taking this from him and his family.
We go to commercial.
Alexa says that she is so excited to beat Sasha in her home town. She is going to prove who is the boss.
Sasha says that Alexa is not the boss since she did not pin her.
William Regal enters and he tells Sasha that she will defend the Women’s Title against Alexa Bliss next week.
Match Number Four: Kevin Owens versus Alex Riley in a Non-Title Match
The referee has to hold Riley back but Riley pushes Owens before the match starts.
They lock up and Riley backs Owens into the corner and he breaks the hold. Riley and Owens push each other. Owens with a kick and forearm to the back and a kick to the head. Owens with a chop but Riley punches back. Owens with forearms to the back. Owens with a punch and head butt to Riley.
Owens with a kick to the midsection but he misses a short arm clothesline. Riley tries for an O’Connor Roll but Owens holds on to the ropes. Riley with a drop kick. Owens with a kick to the hamstring and then Owens with a cannonball. Owens with a short arm clothesline and he has something to say to Riley. Owens with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall.
Owens with a reverse chin lock. Owens with a kick to the back and he asks Riley if that is all he’s got. Riley with a forearm and Owens falls to the apron. Riley knocks Owens off the apron and into the side of the stage. Owens gets back into the stage for another cannonball but Riley gets up and dropkicks Owens into the turnbuckles. Riley with a spinebuster for a near fall. Riley goes for a cross body to Owens against the ropes but Owens moves and Riley hits the ropes.
Owens with three back sentons and then he sends Riley to the floor. Owens sends Riley into the railing and then he slams him into the railing. Owens sends Riley back in the ring. Owens with the pop up powerbomb for the three count.
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match, Owens picks up Riley on the floor and he sets for a power bomb onto the apron, but Finn Balor’s music plays and it forces Owens to freeze in place.
Owens decides to pick up Riley again but Balor with a forearm off the stage. Balor sends Owens into the ring steps and then he drop kicks Owens into the corner. Balor goes up top but Owens gets to the floor and he kicks Riley as he leaves with his title belt.
We go to credits.