WWE NXT (1/1) Results: Zayn Vs. Kruger


Welcome to the very first WWE NXT coverage, we are of course airing from Full Sail University.


Lana appears on the stage and introduces Alexander Rusev in Russian I suppose.

Background story for this match, Kofi Kingston was doing a backstage interview when Lana interrupts him. She says on the behave of Alexander Rusev to a match.

Alexander Rusev Vs. Kofi Kingston

They lock up, Rusev with a knee to the gut then more in the corner. A hard right hand and a kick to the gut of Kingston. Rusev with a knee while in a suplex hold then a Samoan drop for a near fall. Kofi with right hand but kicked to the face by Rusev. Kofi continues to make his comeback but Rusev with a big tackle for a near fall. Rusev with a splash but missed. Kofi makes his comeback then a big boot out of the corner. A drop kick knocks the big man down followed by the “Boom Drop”. Kofi goes for the “Trouble in paradise” but blocked. Rusev misses with the right hand and Kofi lands a cross body for a near fall. Kofi is backed into the corner where Rusev misses in the corner. Kofi comes off the top rope but distracted by Lana and thrown off. Rusev locks in the camel clutch and that is it.

Winner: Alexander Rusev in 3:51

Sylvester Lefort does a backstage promo. He says he wants a new client as his manger. Some superstar comes up and wants to be working for him but he just tells him to screw off in a short manner. Mason Ryan comes up behind him and ask can I be your new client. Ryan calls him an idiot and walks away.

#1 Contender’s Match for the Women’s Title: Emma Vs. Natalya

They lock up and Natalya with a head take over. Mat work with counter holds then Emma rolls her up for 2. Natalya throws her into the corner and lands a knee shot to the gut. Emma goes through the ropes and locks in “dilemma” submission hold. Emma backs off of the hold but misses the spear in the corner and Natalya lands a clothesline for 2. Natalya locks in an abdominal stretch submission but Emma fights out with elbows. Natalya with a hair toss then locks in the a leg/arm submission stretch. Natalya with a kick to the midsection, then a suplex. She goes for a leg drop but missed. Emma with right hands, she starts to make her comeback but taken down and Natalya goes for the Sharpe shooter but Emma rolls her up for 2. Emma locks in the “Emma lock” for the win.

Winner and new #1 Contender for the strap: Emma in 3:51

After the match, Natalya raises her arm and dances with her to send the segment.

Colon Cassidy and Aiden English have a sing off in the ring. Colon Cassidy is good and when voted is based on the fans reaction. They are behind Cassidy. English does a second singing bit about the fans. English attacks him after things don’t go his way and leaves him in the ring.

Tyler Breeze Vs. Mason Ryan

Ryan argues with the referee and Breeze jumps all over him. Tyler with right hands, trying to keep the big man down. Ryan picks him up and slings him on the top rope. He attacks Sylvester Lefort on the outside. Ryan comes back into the ring but is met with a heel kick to the face and gets the win.

Winner: Tyler Breeze in 58 seconds

2 out of 3 falls match: Leo Kruger Vs. Sami Zayn

The “Ole” Chants are in full motion. Here we go, Kruger with right hands then sends him out of the ring. Back in the ring, Kruger covered him then sends him back out to the floor. They trade right hands then Kruger works his back onto the apron and sent into the ring. Kruger with a pin attempt for 1, Kruger with a uppercut that sends him out to the floor. Kruger with right hands then a suplex on the floor and back in the ring for a pin attempt. Kruger runs into a belly to belly in the corner and a big boot in the corner for the first fall.

Zayn up by one. 1-0

Back from break, they are fighting on the top rope where Zayn goes for a suplex but sent to the floor (Landed on the ramp) Zayn makes it back into the ring before the count of ten where Kruger is waiting on him with the big DDT for a near fall. Kruger with a boot then both men trade right hands. Kruger with lefts and rights while he is on the ropes. Kruger with a uppercut then send shim into the ropes but eats a kick. Zayn with a heel kick as he builds momentum. Zayn with a spinning power bomb for a near fall. Zayn goes to the apron but is met with a right hand. Kruger nails a spinning suplex for a near fall. Kruger goes for an arm submission but blocked. Zayn with a shoulder tackle then goes to the tope rope but knocked down by Kruger. Leo goes for a suplex off the top rope but Zayn pushes him off. Zayn misses a cross body and Kruger locks in the elbow submission but zany gets to the ropes. Kruger with right hands then hits a nasty spine buster. He goes for the big clothesline but blocked and Zayn locks in a leg-head submission for the win.

Winner: Zayn wins 2-0 in 10:30

End of show.

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