The tenth edition of WWE NXT came to you from the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. With just two weeks to go before the first NXT elimination, the eight NXT Rookies would compete in another NXT challenge as the Rookies continue to try and curry favor with the WWE Pros. The NXT Rookies would also take part in tag team action as one of the newest SmackDown Superstars, Christian, would team with his Rookie, Heath Slater, to face one of the newest RAW Superstars, Chris Jericho, and his Rookie, Wade Barrett.
- Chris Jericho & Wade Barrett def. Christian & Heath Slater by Chris Jericho pinning Heath Slater following the Codebreaker.
- Darren Young (with Luke Gallows & Serena) def. Michael Tarver by pin following the modified full-nelson suplex.
- Skip Sheffield def. Daniel Bryan by pin following a modified jawbreaker.
The show kicks off with another NXT challenge as the eight NXT Rookies would compete in the “Seal The Deal Challenge”, where the eight Rookies would go out amongst the fans to sell as much merchandise in sixty seconds as possible with the winner earning a match on next week’s NXT against a WWE Pro of their choosing! Skip Sheffield was the first NXT Rookie was the first up and he managed to sell four WWE program at $15 a piece! How will the other seven Rookies fare in the “Seal The Deal Challenge”?
The opening match of the night would see two of the Draftees from the 2010 WWE Draft compete in tag action as one of the newest SmackDown Superstars, Christian, would team with his NXT Rookie, Heath Slater, to face the team of one of the newest RAW Superstars, Chris Jericho, and his NXT Rookie, Wade Barrett! One week after the epic upset to Heath Slater, Chris Jericho was able to hit the Codebreaker on Slater en route to picking up the victory for himself and Wade Barrett!
The next NXT Rookie to take part in the “Seal The Deal Challenge” was Daniel Bryan, who decided to throw out all the WWE Programs for free; meaning that he did not make any money!
Justin Gabriel was the next NXT Rookie to take part in the “Seal The Deal Challenge” was Justin Gabriel, who took an impressive lead in the challenge by selling an astonishing twenty-two Programs!
The number seven NXT Rookie was in action on WWE NXT as he went one-on-one with the number eight NXT Rookie Darren Young, who came to the ring with Luke Gallows & Serena in tow! With some surprising help from Luke Gallows & Serena, Darren Young was able to hit his unique full nelson suplex finisher en route to picking up the win over Michael Tarver!
The next NXT Rookie to compete in the “Seal The Deal Challenge” was David “A-List” Otunga, who stated that “celebrities don’t do manual labor” before convincing a few audience members to help him sell his WWE Programs, who helped David Otunga take the lead in the challenge!
The next NXT Rookie was Heath Slater, who took a slower approach to the selling and did not beat David Otunga and neither did Darren Young! The next NXT Rookie to compete in the “Seal The Deal Challenge”, who states that he just lost a match and that WWE should “sell” him, because he is “the product” before walking out and refusing to compete in the challenge, as did Wade Barrett, who opted to pocket the money and leave!
The winner of the “Seal The Deal Challenge” was David “A-List” Otunga revealed that the WWE Pro he wants to face on next week’s NXT is none other than his own WWE Pro, R-Truth, before saying that it is about time that the “student beat the teacher”! Can David Otunga upset his WWE Pro, R-Truth, next week or will R-Truth teach his NXT Rookie some respect?
One night after losing the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles and being knocked out by his former partner “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, United States Champion The Miz was set to compete in the main event against NXT Rookie Skip Sheffield, but said that Big Show “sucker punched” him on RAW and, given the condition of his jaw, he will be unable to compete and is placing his NXT Rookie Daniel Bryan in his place! After a vicious jawbreaker maneuver, Skip Sheffield was able to make relatively quick work of Daniel Bryan to pick up the first win in his Rookie career! With the first NXT elimination just a couple of weeks away, who will be sent home from the NXT competition?