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The rookies are in the ring with Matt Striker. Matt reminds everyone what the winner of this season of NXT means. There will be two challenges tonight for immunity points. The second challenge will be a Fatal Four Way Match where the rookie can change his pro if he wins.

It is time for ‘Out Think the Fink’ with ‘difficult’ trivia questions. Everyone except Derrick gets thirty seconds while Derrick only gets twenty seconds. The winner gets two points.

If it is Out Think the Fink, we need The Fink and he comes to the ring.

Striker talks about how much WWE stuff Fink knows. If you can outscore The Fink, you get two extra points.

The Fink goes first and he gives the cheap pop. Fink only gets two correct answers.

Byron Saxton goes next and he only gets one point as well.

Nobody gets any immunity points in this contest.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Rookie Fatal Four Way Elimination Match: Brodus Clay versus Derrick Bateman versus Johnny Curtis versus Byron Saxton
All four men start off in the ring and they all go after Clay, but then they go after Bateman. Saxton with shoulders to Bateman while Curtis with a European uppercut. They send Bateman to Clay and Clay with an overhead suplex. Clay eliminates Derrick Bateman.

Saxton and Curtis exchange looks and go after Clay. Clay grabs both men by the throat but they kick Clay and hit a double suplex on Clay. Clay rolls to the floor and Curtis with a rollup on Saxton for a near fall. Saxton with a clothesline to Curtis and then he kicks Clay on the floor. Curtis charges at Saxton and Byron sends Curtis over the top rope onto Clay. We go to commercial while Saxton is praised by his pro.

We are back and Clay with a body block on Saxton. Curtis is on the floor while Clay hits a suplex on Saxton. Dolph tells his rookie to get out of there. Clay gets a near fall. Curtis with a stunner on the top rope to Clay. Saxton with a facebuster on Clay and then he crotches Curtis before getting a near fall on Clay. Curtis with head butts to Saxton on the turnbuckles and Saxton goes to the mat. Curtis hits a double leg drop and he pins Byron Saxton.

Curtis covers Clay and gets another near fall. Curtis with European uppercuts to Clay. Clay works over Curtis and hits a running butt splash while Ziggler tells Saxton to do squats in the back until he gets back there.

Clay with a nerve hold on Curtis while we get some more commentary from the pros. Clay with a knee and then he connects with shots to the collarbone. Clay chokes Curtis in the corner. Curtis punches Clay and sends him into the turnbuckles. Curtis with shoulders in the corner. Clay with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Clay catches Curtis and hits an STO while he has Curtis in the Tongan Death Grip.



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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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We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Matt ‘Let me do NXT’ Martlaro and Byron ‘Daddy’s Home’ Saxton.

Matt and Byron talk about the rules for the Grand Royale Match, which follows the rules of the reverse battle royals from TNA. Everyone has thirty seconds to try to get into the ring. Those who do not make it into the ring during this time period will have to take the walk of shame to the back. Those who can get on the apron and climb into the ring in the thirty second time period will participate in a battle royal to determine the winner and that winner will face Mason Ryan tonight for the FCW Title.

We are back and Abraham Washington thanks everyone for their encouragement as he made his transition from the announce table to the ring. He says that he has had many obstacles to overcome and one of them is sitting at the announce desk. He says that Byron is doing what he does best, and that is run his mouth. Tonight it is not about Byron Saxton, it is about him and the future. Abe says that he will be the guru of genius as well as the future FCW Champion. Abe makes an open challenge to anyone in the back.



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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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In anticipation of the main event, we take a look back at the issues between former BFFs Byron Saxton and Abraham Washington.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Byron Saxton versus Abraham Washington
The bell rings and because they hate each other, they have something to say before the violence begins. Saxton rolls out of the ring and Washington eventually follows after him, but it was a trap because Saxton gets into the ring first and Saxton kicks Washington as he rolls back in. Saxton holds on to the ropes on an Irish whip and returns to the floor. Saxton returns to the apron but because Washington approached him on his return, Saxton returns to the floor. Saxton tries for an elbow drop when Washington returns to the ring but he sees it coming so Washington stays on the floor.

Washington with punches to Saxton followed by a high knee for a near fall. Washington kicks and punches Saxton in the corner. Saxton floats over on an Irish whip and Saxton appears to have hurt his knee. Washington does not try to get any further revenge on Saxton while he is down but when the referee starts to talk to Washington, Saxton reveals that he was playing possum and he charges at Washington. However, because he did it while Washington was looking at him, Abe hits a spinebuster.

Washington does the ‘In Yo Face’ Elbow, his version of the People’s Elbow but during his spin, Saxton moves out of the way and Abe misses. Saxton with a running boot to Washington and then he punches and kicks Washington. Saxton chokes Washington with his boot and the referee warns him. Saxton with shoulders and elbows in the corner but Washington responds with punches of his own. Saxton stops Washington with a head butt to the midsection and Saxton gets a near fall.

Saxton rakes the eyes and the referee warns him again. Saxton chokes Washington in the ropes. Saxton with a reverse chin lock on Washington but Washington with punches to get out of the hold. Saxton with a punch followed by an Irish whip. Saxton runs into a boot and then they each try for clotheslines and they go down. Washington with punches and clotheslines followed by a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Washington with a belly-to-back suplex and then it is time for the ‘In Yo Face’ Elbow and he connects this time but Saxton is able to kick out.

Saxton with punches and then he hits a bulldog that also injured the arm but Washington kicks out. Saxton with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Washington with a kick and DDT but he only gets a two count. Washington with a boot to the midsection and hits a neck breaker for the three count.



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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.



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Match Number Five: Byron Saxton versus Mason Ryan in a Non Title Match
Saxton retreats to the ropes to stop Ryan from doing anything as the bell rings. Ryan with a forearm to Saxton and then he sends Saxton into the turnbuckles. Ryan with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Ryan gets Saxton on his shoulders but Saxton with a rake of the eyes. Saxton with a drop kick but Ryan stays on his feet. Saxton goes to the turnbuckles and hits a clothesline that takes Ryan to the mat and he gets a near fall. Saxton with a reverse chin lock. Ryan with elbows to Saxton but Saxton with a punch. Ryan with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Saxton tries for a double sledge from the turnbuckles but Ryan catches Byron and sends him into the turnbuckles.

Ryan with a shoulder into the corner as he continues to work over Saxton. Ryan with European uppercuts followed by a big boot. Ryan gets Saxton up and hits a standing power slam for a near fall. Saxton tries for a cross body but Ryan catches him and he hits House of Pain but Titus O’Neill and Damien Sandow interfere and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Mason Ryan by disqualification

After the match, O’Neill and Sandow continue their attack on Ryan and Bo Rotundo comes to make the save for Ryan. O’Neill attacks Rotundo from behind. Abraham Washington hits the ring but that means that Byron Saxton leaves the ring and tries to get away from his former broadcast colleague.

Saxton and Washington go outside the building while Ryan with a double clothesline on O’Neill and Sandow. Rotundo sends O’Neill over the top rope to the floor while Ryan clotheslines Sandow over the top to the floor.