Derrick Bateman, the NXT Rookie of United States Champion Daniel Bryan, was eliminated Tuesday night from WWE NXT.
The ‘shocking elimination’ sets the stage for Brodus Clay vs. Johnny Curtis in the Season 4 finale on next week’s show.
The evening’s elimination came down to Bateman and Curtis because Clay had previously earned immunity. On Tuesday’s show, Curtis won an immunity challenge as well as a Triple Threat Match over Clay and Bateman. Bateman, on the other hand, had a poor night as he didn’t win a single challenge.
Curtis’s victory over Clay and Bateman was the only match on NXT. The Pros were kept off the show after airing pre-taped backstage segments with their Rookies.