ProWrestling.net readers Wesley Pipes and Jim McConville are at the WWE Smackdown taping and are passing along updates on the WWE NXT taping.
1. Justin Gabriel beat a masked wrestler. The masked wrestler was either Epico or Hunico from Florida Championship Wrestling, but both correspondents missed the opening. Gabriel won with his 450 Splash.
WWE NXT Taping
The advertised matches are Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu in a necklace on a pole match, and Titus O’Neil vs. Derrick Bateman.
1. Derrick Bateman defeated Titus O’Neil. Bateman won with a bulldog, which Jim called the “worst bulldog” he’s ever seen. He also said it was an awful match.
There was a backstage segment where Hornswoggle found a love letter from AJ and kissed her. Maryse made fun of AJ’s height, which led to AJ hitting her with flowers.
Kozlov was shown planking on a vending machine. JTG interrupted.
2. Yoshi Tatsu defeated Tyson Kidd in a necklace on a pole match. Kidd back body dropped Tatsu, but Tatsu had the necklace in his hand. There was a post match beatdown of Tatsu by Kidd, who applied the figure four leg lock around the ring post.
They showed a graphic with John Cena and Rey Mysterio, and Mysterio still had the belt on his shoulder. It appears they are replaying the Raw main event for NXT. Thanks to Dot Net reader Marc Petry for helping out with that. This concluded WWE NXT.