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Maryse says that tonight, the rookie have to answer the question correctly. Matt likes the way that Maryse explained the rules. It is Hot Seat Trivia where the rookies will go down the line for answers. The category is Wrestlemania 27 winners. Darren Young goes with Bret Hart and he is a year off and is eliminated. Byron goes with The Undertaker and is right. Jacob Novak guesses Randy Orton and is correct. Conor O’Brian guesses Snooki and is right. Lucky Cannon decides to ask Matt if he knows where is girlfriend was last night and that is an incorrect answer. Titus O’Neill guesses Cody Rhodes. Saxton goes with Edge. Novak goes with Miz. O’Brian guesses nobody.

Titus gets the next question and it is an inductee into the Hall of Fame. He guesses Jim Duggan. Saxton goes with Shawn Michaels. Novak goes with Sunny. Titus goes with the Road Warriors. Saxton goes with Bullet Bob Armstrong. Novak doesn’t have an answer and he loses.

The next question is an NXT Rookie from the past five seasons. Titus guesses himself. Saxton guesses himself. Titus goes with Alex Riley. Saxton goes with Michael McGillicutty. Titus guesses Husky Harris. Saxton goes with David Otunga. Titus goes with Daniel Bryan. Saxton guesses Wade Barrett. Titus guesses Eli ‘Mustache’ Cottonwood. Saxton guesses Brodus Clay. O’Neill guesses Johnny Curtis. Saxton guesses Derrick Bateman. O’Neill guesses Saxton but that is a prior answer. Saxton is your winner and he moves into third place with four redemption points.


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Matt brings out the rookies because the pros are sitting on the stage.

The rookies stand in front of the ring and Matt reminds everyone that the rookies are veterans of NXT and they can advance to Season Six and play ‘Choose Your Own Pro’.

This challenge is worth four points and it is the Arm Wrestling Challenge.

Darren Young faces Byron Saxton in the first round. Matt tells us the winner of their first round match in the fastest time advances to the finals. Saxton embraces his inner Stallone with the hat. Saxton fights to avoid elimination and Young wins in 23.7 seconds. Saxton gets to go to the back.

Match Number One: Darren Young, Lucky Cannon, and Jacob Novak versus Titus O’Neill, Conor O’Brien, and Byron Saxton
Cannon and O’Brian start things off and Cannon fixes his hair. They lock up and Conor with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. O’Brian with an arm drag into an arm bar. Conor slams Cannon’s arm into the mat and gets a near fall. O’Brian with a hammer lock and a knee to the arm.

O’Brian returns to the arm bar. Conor tags in Titus and Titus works on the arm and drops a leg on the arm. Cannon with a knee and boot to the head. Young is tagged in and Titus with an arm drag or two into an arm bar. Saxton tags in and he punches Young in the midsection. Saxton with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall.

Saxton tries to work on the arm and Young backs Saxton into the turnbuckles. Young with a forearm to the back and then he sends him into the turnbuckles. Young with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Saxton with forearms to Young but Saxton with a kick. Young with a back elbow and he sends Young into Novak’s boot.

Novak tags in and he kicks Saxton. Novak with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Cannon makes the tag and he kicks Saxton and then he starts to work on the leg. Cannon with a bow and arrow and then he follows that with knees to the back and a rear chin lock. Saxton punches Cannon but Cannon backs Saxton into the corner and Young tags in and he punches Saxton. Novak and Cannon kicks Saxton while the referee is trying to deal with Young.

Young with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Novak tags back in and he connects with a knee to the back but he misses an elbow drop. Novak with a knee and then he hits an elbow drop. Novak with a reverse chin lock into a front face lock. Titus tags in and he hits a flying clothesline followed by a back breaker. Young and Cannon try to interfere but they fail. Titus with a power slam for a near fall when Young breaks up the cover. O’Brian takes Young over the top rope. Titus blocks a boot and Titus hits the Sky High for the three count.

Winners: Titus O’Neill, Conor O’Brian, and Byron Saxton


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Maryse welcome everyone to the shows and she bring out the NXT rookie. The pros are already on the stage in their official NXT Pro chairs.
The first challenge is worth four redemption points and it is for the rookies to insult the other rookies.
The crowd will be judging the rookies.

Jacob Novak takes on Byron Saxton in the first round. Jacob tells Saxton that he knows that Byron used to report the news. He has a newsflash for Byron. The top story is him. He tells Byron that you have to be more than average, like Columbus, Ohio.

Saxton’s rebuttal starts and he wants to congratulate Jacob Novak for being the official spokesperson for Huggies Diapers.

The winner of this round is Byron Saxton because the only person who voted for him was Jacob’s pro. Regal compared the challenge to being the best looking person in prison.

It is time for the finals and they have thirty seconds.

Byron goes first and he says that we learned about Huggies earlier and now he tells us that Titus has earned an unlimited supply of Kibbles n Bits. Byron barks and then he says that Darren was part of Nexus, but now he is part of Darren Young and the Four Flat Tops.

Titus goes next and he recreates a conversation between Byron Saxton and Yoshi Tatsu about Byron’s hair. Titus gets a little too excited and entranced

Darren tells everyone that Titus is going to be 42 years old next week. Young says that people say that he looks like John Cena, but he looks a lot better than Byron Saxton.

Regal comments on the performances before we get the final vote from the fans. The winner is Darren Young. Young is now in the lead with Seven Redemption Points.

Todd and Regal wonder if there are really any winners in this competition.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for a look back at last week’s episode of NXT Redemption.

Match Number Three: Lucky Cannon with Tyson Kidd versus Byron Saxton with Yoshi Tatsu

They lock up and Lucky backs Saxton into the turnbuckles and Lucky with punches and kicks to Saxton until the referee pulls him out of the corner. Saxton sends Lucky into the turnbuckle and Saxton with elbows and shoulders. Cannon with a boot to Saxton’s chest after Saxton gets distracted by Tyson Kidd on the apron.

Cannon with punches to Saxton and he puts Saxton in a rear chin lock with his knee in the back. Cannon sends Saxton into the mat and then he gets a near fall. Cannon with a neck breaker followed by a near fall. Cannon returns to the rear chin lokc.

Saxton with punches to Cannon but Cannon with a kick and punch. Cannon tries for a neck breaker but Saxton escapes and he hits a flying back elbow. Cannon with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Saxton. Saxton with a clothesline from the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Cannon with a knee and kick followed by a set up for the fireman’s carry slam. Cannon sends Saxton into the ring post and then he hits the fireman’s carry slam for the three count.

After the match, Cannon attacks Yoshi, who was checking on Saxton and Lucky hits the fireman’s carry slam.


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The rookies go to the ring while the pros take their spots on the stage.

Maryse reminds the rookies that the winner will be part on season six. The winner will get to choose their pro for next season.

Matt says that before the rookies can be the next big star, they will get to talk about themselves. Each rookie has 45 seconds to talk about themselves.

It is time for the Talk the Talk Challenge to find out why they should be the next breakout start.

Byron says that he has a two year old hamster and he likes Madden Football. He also says that did not get his wardrobe from the Lady Gaga School of Excellence. He thanks the WWE Universe for a second chance.

Matt asks Maryse for the right judge for tonight. Maryse suggests the WWE Universe.

The crowd votes on the promos and the winner is Titus O’Neill and he earns two Redemption Points. Regal questioned the fan voting.

Match Number Two: Lucky Cannon and Tyson Kidd versus Yoshi Tatsu and Byron Saxton
The pros start off and he blocks a kick from Kidd. Yoshi with chops to Kidd but Kidd with a sunset flip but Yoshi rolls through. Kidd tries for a backslide but Yoshi flips over and he kicks Kidd and Tyson goes to the ropes. Kidd with a forearm to Saxton on the apron and Cannon hits Yoshi while the referee deals with Saxton. Cannon tags in and he kicks Yoshi followed by a snap mare and elbow drop. Cannon with knees to the back.

Cannon with a side salto for a near fall. Cannon with a body scissors on Yoshi as he continues to work on the ribs. Yoshi gets out of the hold but Cannon with a knee to the back. Cannon slaps Yoshi in the head and then he slams Yoshi’s head into the mat. Cannon returns to the body scissors. Cannon with a forearm to the head. Yoshi and Cannon with clotheslines and both men are down.

Kidd and Saxton tag in and Saxton with punches to Kidd followed by a double thrust to the throat followed by clotheslines. Saxton with a modified bulldog and then he clotheslines Kidd to the apron. Kidd with a kick and Cannon makes the blind tag and Cannon with a modified Death Valley Driver for the three count.

It is time for the second challenge and since St. Patrick’s Day is coming, it is time for the Keg Carry. They need to do a lap around the ring and the winner gets two Redemption Points.

Byron Saxton is next and Yoshi gives him moral support but he falls .1 second short at 9.5 seconds.


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Matt Striker is in the ring and he welcomes us to Season Five of NXT. Matt introduces his co-host and it is Maryse. Maryse thank Matt and she says that this season is going to be very different. She introduce the people who are part of Season Five of NXT.

Byron Saxton’s pro is Yoshi Tatsu. Yoshi tells Byron that he was overconfident last season. He tells him to be himself and relax.

Maryse is walking in the back and Yoshi Tatsu says that she is going to be a very good host on NXT. Maryse likes the compliment but Byron stops Yoshi from saying anything else to Maryse. Byron says that he would love to work together and strategize for this season.

Maryse leaves and Yoshi tells Byron that his timing is no good.

We go to commercial and we will be back with the Boot Camp Obstacle Course.
We are back and Maryse tell us it time for first challenge of season. This challenge worth three redemption point.
Matt explains the course to the rookies. They must hop over a wall and then go through the army net. Then they will have to traverse a balance beam. Then they will have to do a slalom through flags. They must then pick up a loaded duffel bag across the finish line.

Byron Saxton goes third. His time is 26.5 seconds.

Byron Saxton reminds us that he was on Season Four. We see highlights from Season Four but then we see him being eliminated. He says that he made some mistakes and he will take nothing for granted this year. Byron says that they are a group of guys who have been there and done that before. They have also been eliminated. Byron says that he knows that it is his time. He says that he will win NXT. He says that this is his last chance. It might be cliché to say that, but it is his opportunity and his dream.


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Match Number Two: Derrick Bateman and Conor O’Brian versus Jacob Novak and Byron Saxton
Novak and Bateman start things off and Bateman with a drop kick to Novak followed by chips and a snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Bateman with a front face lock and he tags O’Brian in. O’Brian with an arm wringer as he works on Novak’s arm. Novak with a forearm and a shoulder in the corner. Saxton tags in and he connects with a shoulder and elbow. O’Brian with a snap mare and kick and then he works on the neck and gets a near fall. Conor with a European uppercut but Saxton runs O’Brian into the ropes. Novak with a knee to the head while Saxton deals with the referee.

Saxton with kicks and then he tags Novak in. Novak with elbow drops to O’Brian and he gets a near fall. O’Brian with a punch and European uppercut. Novak kicks Conor and he gets a near fall. Novak with a reverse chin lock but Conor gets to his feet and he gets out of the hold. O’Brian kicks Novak away but Saxton tags in and he stops Conor from making the tag.

O’Brian kicks Saxton away and Bateman tags in. Bateman with a forearm and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex and gets a near fall. Bateman with a chop but Saxton with a modified bareback and Novak leaves the apron as he refuses a tag.

Bateman with a running drop kick into the corner and then Bateman with a neck beraker and he gets the three count.

Winners: Conor O’Brian and Derrick Bateman


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The rookies are on the stage along with Matt Striker and it is time for the Rock Em Sock Em Rookie Challenge. Derrick has a cheese head on to get the fans behind him. We see that Johnny Curtis has three immunity points while Derrick Bateman has two points. This challenge is for two immunity points.

Byron Saxton faces Brodus Clay and Todd wonders if the inflatable fighting area will sustain Brodus’ weight. Clay doesn’t get on his platform and he throws the foam implement of battle away and pushes Saxton off.

It is time for the finals and Derrick Bateman faces Byron Saxton for two immunity points.

They fight and Bateman appears to have left the platform first but Saxton appeared to hit the ground first. The officials confer and Saxton is declared the winner.

Bateman argues the result and wants them to reconsider as we see another replay. Josh thinks that Derrick won while Byron thinks he won.

Matt announces that we will have a replay of the finals based on the controversy.

This time it is obvious that Saxton won things and he ties Bateman for second with two immunity points while they still remain behind Johnny Curtis with three points. Brodus Clay is alone in fourth place.

Todd mentions that the winner of the second challenge tonight will earn immunity.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Byron Saxton with Dolph ‘Turd Ferguson’ Ziggler versus Derrick Bateman with Daniel Bryan

They lock up and Bateman backs Saxton into the ropes and Bateman with a break. Bateman with a drop kick and hip toss to Saxton followed by an arm drag into an arm bar. Bateman works on the arm and takes Saxton down and kicks him in the back. Bateman gets a near fall. Saxton with a forearm or two. Bateman and Saxton block hip tosses so Bateman with a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Bateman addresses Turd Ferguson and then he goes up top.

Saxton crotches Bateman and gets a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock and then Bateman escapes the hold. Saxton with a clothesline for a near fall. Saxton with a back elbow and then he gets a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock while Masters starts the ‘Turd’ chant for Dolph.

Bateman with a belly-to-back suplex to escapes the hold. Saxton with a head butt to the midsection but Bateman with a kick and running double thrusts. Bateman takes a page out of Bryan’s book and hits a running drop kick into the corner. Bateman with a near fall. Bateman tries for a submission hold but he takes too long and Saxton with a near fall on a rollup.

Saxton with another near fall on a rollup and then Bateman with the LaBell Lock and Saxton taps out.

Winner: Derrick Bateman

After the match, Bryan celebrates Bateman’s victory while Ziggler appears embarrassed of his rookie’s performance.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the rookies are in the ring with Matt Striker and they have mics. The current standings are Johnny Curtis with three points; Derrick Bateman and Byron Saxton have two points; and Brodus Clay has zero points. This challenge is worth three points.

This challenge is the challenge. They have to guess the suggested retail value and the closest gets a point.

Our guest host for this challenge is AJ.

Dolph points out that AJ lost.

The first product is the Top Fifty Superstars of All Time.

Brodus guesses $29.99. Saxton guesses $24.99. Derrick guesses $19.99. Johnny goes with $1.00. The actual retail value is $34.95. Brodus Clay gets the point.

The next guest presenter is Naomi. This product is WWE Kids Magazine. Johnny goes first and guesses $6.95. Derrick guesses $9.99. Byron guesses $10. Brodus guesses $1.00. The retail value is $3.99 and Brodus gets another point.

AJ is back for another product to display. This product is a toy World Title Belt. Derrick guesses $39.99. Byron guesses $19.99. Brodus guesses $19.95. Johnny guesses $30.11. The price is $19.99 and Byron gets the point.

Naomi is back for our next product. It is the History of the WWE Title book. Byron guesses $28.95. Derrick guesses $38,451. Johnny guesses $30. Brodus guesses $23.00. The price is $28.00. Brodus Clay gets the point.

Dolph says that was the first time that Saxton went over.

Clay gets three immunity points and he ties Johnny Curtis. Their match will determine who gets Immunity.

We are back and it is time for elimination. Matt mentions that there is a tie in the immunity standings so Matt has Brodus and Johnny come forward to explain why they deserve immunity.

Johnny says that he should get immunity because the Packers rule.

It is time to see which of the three remaining rookies have had their last appearance on NXT. The NXTlimination 5000 spits out the photo of Byron Saxton. Matt asks Byron for his final thoughts.

Byron starts to cry and he tries to compose himself. He says that he doesn’t understand how the WWE Universe eliminates him. He doesn’t understand how you take a model citizen and a man’s man and send him home. Byron says that he forgives everyone. He says that we make mistakes all the time. We are misguided all the time. He says that he knows that one day that little birdie known as common sense will come home and everything will be A-OK.

Dolph wants to know what Bryan Saxton is smiling for because he is embarrassing him. He says that Saxton will never be anything and he disgusts him. He tells Saxton to get out of the building.

Saxton smiles as he leaves and he points at Ziggler.