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WWE NXT October 9, 2014: Sami Zayn Vs. Titus O’Neil, Hideo Itami, Enzo & Cass In Action

NXT kicks off with Tyler Breeze making his way to the ring followed by Mojo Rawley. This match stems from Breeze attacking Rawley 2 weeks ago.

Tyler Breeze vs. Mojo Rawley

Mojo intimidates Breeze early on, running him from the ring until Breeze taunts Rowley. Rowley doesn’t take too kindly and goes on the offensive, but Breeze kicks Mojo in his injured shoulder. Breeze follows up with stomps and a Fujiwara Armbar, which causes the referee to stop the contest in a total squash match.

Winner: Tyler Breeze

Enzo and Big Cass track down William Regal and try to get him to give Camrella a tryout. She’s shown in the ring landing a shoulder block, dropkick and a head scissors. William Regal agrees to give her a tryout next week.

A video recap of the Ascension/Hideo Itami feud is shown, Funaki says he’ll have Itami’s back.

Viktor vs. Hideo Itami

Off the bat, Viktor grounds Itami and claws at his face before slamming Itami to the mat with a snap suplex for a 2 count. Viktor remains aggressive, clubbing away at Itami with punches, chops and a European uppercut for another 2 count.

Itami flips out of a belly to back suplex and lands a big series of kicks followed by a springboard dropkick. The crowd is completely silent for this match. Itami tries to get them into it, but it doesn’t work.

Konor drags Funaki to the stage, who is laid out. Despite the distraction, Itami lands a single leg dropkick for the win.

Winner: Hideo Itami

After the match the Ascension beat him down as Funaki tries to save him, failing. Itami is tied up in the ropes and beaten as the Ascension hits Funaki with the Fall of Man. Itami is bleeding from the mouth from the beating, visibly upset about Funaki being attacked.

The Vaudevillains vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass

Enzo and Big Cass come out cutting a promo on the Vaudevillians, calling them time travelers. There’s also a solid “Hey Arnold” reference in there.

Aiden English and Enzo start, with English taking the upper hand, laying down a thorough beating on Enzo. Finally Enzo reverses a belly to back suplex and makes the tag to Big Cass, who is a house of fire landing a high knee on English.

English makes the tag to Simon Gotch, who catches a Big Boot for a 2 count. Big Cass tags to Enzo and he lands an assisted splash, which also hurt Enzo. Cass is knocked from the apron, and the Vaudevillains take advantage, hitting their finish on Enzo for the win.

Winners: The Vaudevillains

Sami Zayn is shown backstage. He trashes Titus O’Neil for being in a feud with a bunny. This segment was obviously taped along with his comments about Tyson Kidd last week, and NXT didn’t bother hiding that.

Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks

Becky Lynch has control early on, but it doesn’t last long as Banks gets aggressive and starts to dominate Lynch. Banks stretches the arms of Lynch, but Lynch works her way up and tries to pin Banks with a schoolboy roll up, which is unsuccessful.

Back on the feet, Lynch comes up big with a series of kicks, a legdrop, and a springboard kick but can’t capitalize as Banks hits a clothesline on the rebound and then submits Lynch with the Bank Statement crossface.

Winner: Sasha Banks

Next up is a grudge match between Sami Zayn and Titus O’Neil.

Titus O’Neil vs. Sami Zayn

The size discrepancy is gargantuan and obvious as the two lock up, with O’Neil towering over Zayn. O’Neil powers Zayn into the corner multiple times, but can’t retain control over the smaller superstar. Zayn hits several forearms to the face of O’Neil, but is caught with a huge body slam that cuts him off.

O’Neil stalks Zayn, connecting with heavy strikes and working methodically in the corners. O’Neil chokes Zayn with his boot, and then punishes his opponent with another big body slam before tossing him from the ring completely which leads to a commercial break.

Back from the commercial O’Neil is still dominant as he has Zayn in a big bear hug which Zayn struggles to get out of. O’Neil rag dolls Zayn before another vicious slame, and has been on the offensive for what seems like an eternity, probably going on ten minutes straight.

O’Neil screams for Zayn to quit, but Zayn responds by slapping O’Neil, which only serves to make the larger opponent furious. Titus and Sami are back in the corner, with Titus keeping the pace of the match slow with punches, kicks, and headbutts. Titus grabs another bear hug but Zayn headbutts his way out.

Titus charges Zayn, but goes over the top rope and Zayn flies through the air with a tope con hilo. Back inside the ring Zayn also hits a flying body press but only gets a two count. He tries to hit his signature Helluva Kick, but Titus boots him in the face. Zayn hangs on for dear life with a sleeper, which O’Neil gets out of.

Zayn hits a big kick, but is in the ropes when he tries to pin O’Neil and it gives Titus time to recover. Titus drops Zayn with a clothesline and gets a 2 count. Eventually Zayn is crotched on the top rope, and Titus hits the Sky High on Zayn for the clean victory.

Winner: Titus O’Neil

O’Neil comes back in the ring and drags Zayn to the apron. He’s about to drop a knee on Zayn, but Adrian Neville makes the save to close the show.


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