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Matt Striker is in the ring and he brings out the rookies with their pros. It is time to see how well the rookies know their pros because they will be the tag team partner of the winner of NXT. Matt reminds us that Derrick Bateman has 4 immunity points and everyone else has nothing. This challenge is worth four immunity points.

It is time to play How Well Do You Know Your Pro. The pros will be asked a question and the rookie will guess their answer. The first question is ‘When I first saw my rookie, I thought ________.

Byron Saxton’s answer is ‘tan’. Dolph’s answer was ‘Carlton from Fresh Prince’.

The next question is ‘If your rookie had to pursue a career outside of sports entertainment, what would that career be?’

Byron Saxton is first and his answer is ‘singer’. Dolph’s answer was ‘Lifetime Network News Anchor’.

The next question is What is the biggest area of improvement for their rookie in order to become the next breakout star.

Byron’s answer is ‘to be more like Dolph Ziggler’. Dolph’s answer is more ‘dream journal entries and be more tan’

Dolph Ziggler claims that it is rigged.

We are back and we see footage of Byron Saxton stopping by to tell Masters that he learned everything that Masters knows in the two weeks that they were pro and rookie. Masters says that he has something special to teach Saxton.

Match Number One: Byron Saxton with Dolph Ziggler versus Chris Masters
They lock up and Masters with a side head lock and shoulder tackle that forces Saxton into the corner. Masters with a hip toss and slam and Saxton shows some frustration. Saxton pushes Masters and Masters slaps him. Saxton goes to the floor and then Masters follows and Saxton clotheslines Masters. They return to the ring and Saxton with a jawbreaker for a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock on Masters. Masters with elbows but Saxton with a knee and bulldog for a near fall as Ziggler gives his opinion of Masters to him. Saxton with a rear chin lock. Masters gets to his knees and he gets Saxton on his back as he backs Byron into the turnbuckles.

Masters with a Samoan drop and both men are down. Ziggler gives some encouragement to Saxton. Masters with chops and punches to Saxton followed by a flying shoulder tackle and clotheslines. Masters with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Masters with another chop in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Masters charges into a boot and Saxton with a clothesline from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Saxton punches Masters and then he punches Masters in the corner. Masters pushes Saxton away and then Saxton misses a charge into the corner. Masters applies the Master Lock and Saxton is out.

Winner: Chris Masters

We are back and Matt Striker gets us ready for the next elimination. Since Derrick Bateman is safe this week, Matt wants to get Derrick’s thoughts on who should be eliminated. Derrick says that everyone is talented but the man who should go is the man with the most punchable face and that is Byron Saxton.

We go to the Random Generated Eliminatron Version 4.0 and the rookie who is eliminated is Conor O’Brian.


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Matt is on the stage with the rookies and next week there is another elimination so the voting starts tomorrow at noon Eastern. Remember that the winner gets to wrestle for the WWE Tag Team Titles with your pro.

The pros are in the ring and that means it is time for a challenge and is worth two immunity points. It is the slingshot challenge. The pro will shoot a t-shirt at the rookies and you must catch them and put them in the trash can.

Byron Saxton and Dolph Ziggler are next. Saxton with one point and that puts him in the lead.

Match Number One: Conor O’Brian with Alberto Del Rio versus Byron Saxton with Dolph Ziggler
O’Brian works on the arm but Saxton gets to the ropes and O’Brian releases the hold. Alberto gives O’Brian some advice and Saxton with a drop toe hold. They lock up and O’Brian tries to back Saxton into the corner but they continue the tie up as they go around the ring. O’Brian finally gets Saxton into the corner and he breaks but Saxton with a punch to O’Brian’s snout. Saxton with a boot to the head and then he punches O’Brian in the head until the referee stops him. Saxton with a kick to the midsection. Saxton chokes O’Brian in the ropes and then he stomps O’Brian in the back and gets a near fall. Saxton with a rear chin lock on O’Brian while Ziggler tells Byron what to do.

O’Brian with an arm wringer and punches to Saxton. Saxton with a knee and bulldog for a near fall. Saxton with a surfboard and he has his knee in O’Brian’s back. O’Brian tries to escape but Saxton with a knee to the back. Saxton gets a near fall and Saxton shows some frustration. O’Brian punches Saxton and connects with a European uppercut. Saxton with a head butt to the midsection and knee to O’Brian followed by a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Saxton returns to the rear chin lock and Ziggler tells Saxton to do more.

O’Brian with a European uppercut but Saxton with a hard Irish whip. Saxton pulls O’Brian out of the corner and Saxton gets another near fall. Saxton runs into a boot in the corner and O’Brian follows that with a full nelson slam for the three count.

We have the Superstar Password Challenge coming up with the rookies.

The rookie will have to get the pro to guess which superstar they are talking about.

Byron Saxton and Dolph Ziggler are next. The first password is John Cena. Dolph guesses it after the music plays. Bryon gives Mark’s entrance music and Dolph guesses it. Byron had JTG but couldn’t get it in time. They have two points.


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Matt is on the stage with the rookies and pros. Matt reminds everyone that one rookie will be eliminated tonight. He says that the winner of NXT will wrestle for the WWE Tag Titles. The rookie will team with their pro in that match. The pros will have a challenge as well. It will be an over the top rope battle royal. The winner of the battle royal has the opportunity to trade their rookie away if they want.

Match Number One: Pro Battle Royal Challenge
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Ziggler gets on the mic and he says that he won it fair and square so he wants a round of applause from the fans. Ziggler tells Jacob that he never liked him. He says that Jacob is terrible, he doesn’t have it and is only a blazer from Express. Ziggler says that he wants to train a winner. He chooses Byron Saxton.

Match Number Two: Jacob Novak with Chris Masters versus Byron Saxton with Dolph Ziggler

They lock up and Novak with a knee and forearm to the back. Novak with punches to Saxton and then he connects with an elbow in the corner. Saxton avoids a punch from Novak and he connects with punches in the corner. Novak with an Irish whip but Saxton with a float over. Novak with kicks to Saxton and he gets a near fall while Ziggler wonders where this was from Novak in the competition.

Novak with a slam and a leg drop for a near fall. Novak with a forearm to Saxton followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Novak with a kick to the chest followed by an elbow drop and he gets another near fall. Novak with a reverse chin lock as Bryon gets to his feet. Saxton with punches to Novak followed by a back elbow and he gets a near fall.

Novak with a kick to the head and Saxton goes to the mat. Novak sends Saxton into the turnbuckles and connects with forearms to the back. Novak sends Saxton into the turnbuckles and he punches Saxton. Novak with an Irish whip and a side slam for a near fall. Novak returns to the chin lock and then he sends Byron to the mat. Novak misses an elbow drop. Saxton with punches and then he catapults Novak into the turnbuckles and then tries for a sunset flip.

Novak misses a charge and Saxton with a series of clotheslines. Saxton with a modified bulldog for a near fall. Novak gets his boot up when Saxton charges into the corner. Novak with a shoulder tackle and then he sets for a suplex but Saxton escapes and hits a modified Side Effect for the three count.

Winner: Byron Saxton

After the match, Ziggler celebrates with his new rookie.

Byron talks about his big win under his new pro. Saxton talks about the thought of being tag champions. Dolph says that he wouldn’t mind having more gold. Dolph tells Byron to stay away from his girlfriend. Byron says that they have a Battle of the Mic Competition and he will say something to Jacob.

It is time for the Battle of the Mic Challenge and all of the rookies are in the ring. Matt reminds them about the immunity standings.

The next challenge is Derrick Bateman and Byron Saxton.

Bateman goes first and he introduces everyone to the voice that single handedly destroyed ECW. He talks about the love child of Carlton Banks and an uglier shorter Carlton Banks.

Byron Saxton says that the reality is that when you look in the mirror, he is always better than Derrick.

The winner of this round is Derrick Bateman.