The fifth week of WWE NXT Season Two came to you from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. One week after the first NXT Poll saw Titus O’Neil eliminated from the NXT competition, the seven remaining NXT Rookies would be looking to step it up to avoid eventual elimination.
- Michael McGillicutty def. Percy Watson by sunset flip roll-up.
- WWE Pro Vs. NXT Rookie: Non-Title: The Miz def. Kaval by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale.
- Cody Rhodes & Husky Harris def. Mark Henry & Lucky Cannon by Cody Rhodes pinning Lucky Cannon following the Cross Rhodes.
One week after the first NXT Poll saw the first NXT elimination as Titus O’Neil was sent home, the show kicks off with NXT Co-Host, Matt Striker, who brings out the eight WWE Pros as “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, “The Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder, “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP, United States Champion The Miz, the self-proclaimed “Co-Women’s Champions” LayCool, & Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston take their seats on the stage! Zack Ryder comments on his NXT Rookie, Titus O’Neil, being eliminated last week by saying that Titus O’Neil “had it all” and that Titus was “robbed”! NXT Co-Host Matt Striker then brings out the remaining seven NXT Rookies as the number four Rookie Alex Riley, the number five Rookie Lucky Cannon, number seven Husky Harris, number three Michael McGillicutty, number six Eli Cottonwood, the top NXT Rookie Kaval, and the number two Rookie “Showtime” Percy Watson take their place in the ring! Matt Striker then presents the Talk The Talk Challenge where the seven Rookies will be given a topic to discuss in thirty seconds with the winner earning their own talk show segment on next week’s show! Up first was “Showtime” Percy Watson with his topic being “glasses” and Percy says that he wears his glasses because has the “vision” to see what he “wants in life”! Up next was “The World Warrior” Kaval, who gets the topic of “chicken” and Kaval states that a chicken “can not exist” in the WWE and that he is not a chicken and, along with the WWE fans, he will rise to be the winner of NXT Season Two! Eli Cottonwood was up next with the topic of “mustaches” and Eli says that a mustache is for a “real man” and that his will be the best of all the Rookies! Michael McGillicutty is next up with the topic of “breath” and McGillicutty proclaims that he will take the fans “breath away”! Husky Harris is up next with the topic of “doorknob” and Husky says that he used a doorknob to get into the building, but that the fans don’t “deserve” to hear him talk! Lucky Cannon is up next with the topic of “deodorant” who says that he is the deodorant and the WWE is the “smelly guy” and that he needs WWE and WWE needs him! Alex Riley is up next with the topic of “pigeon” and Riley proclaims that he is “the rooster of the henhouse” and refers to the other Rookies as “pigeons”! It was then time for the WWE fans to select the winner of the Talk The Talk Challenge as the fans roared their approval of “Showtime” Percy Watson, meaning that Percy will get his very own talk show segment on next week’s NXT! What will Percy Watson have in store for his talk show segment next week?
The opening match of the night saw the NXT Rookies in action as the number two Rookie who had just won the Talk The Talk Challenge, “Showtime” Percy Watson went one-on-one with the number three Rookie Michael McGillicutty! In the end, it was McGillicutty catching Percy with a sunset flip roll-up to pick up the win!
United States Champion The Miz was in action on NXT as the WWE Pro would go one-on-one with the number one NXT Rookie, “The World Warrior” Kaval! Despite a very impressive showing by Kaval, The Miz was able to hit the Skull Crushing Finale en route to picking up the win over the top NXT Rookie! How will Kaval bounce back from this loss to The Miz?
It was announced on NXT that, on next week’s show, the original NXT Rookies would return home as the seven members of The Nexus will return to wear it all began for the unstoppable and unpredictable group! What does The Nexus have in store for next week’s NXT?
Then it was time for the tag team main event as “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry would team with his NXT Rookie, Lucky Cannon, to face the team of “Dashing” Cody Rhodes and his NXT Rookie Husky Harris! In the end, it was Cody Rhodes hitting the Cross Rhodes on Lucky Cannon en route to picking up the win for himself and Husky Harris!