The eighth edition of WWE NXT Season Two came to you from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. After eight weeks of competing for their dream, a new NXT poll compiled by the WWE Pros and the WWE fans would see Kaval, Alex Riley, “Showtime” Percy Watson, Lucky Cannon, Eli Cottonwood, or Husky Harris eliminated from the NXT competition!
- WWE Pro Vs. NXT Rookie: "Showtime" Percy Watson def. Zack Ryder by pin following a modified standing moonsault.
- Michael McGillicutty def. Eli Cottonwood by pin following a modified swinging neckbreaker.
- Husky Harris def. Kaval (with LayCool) by pin following the Husky Senton.
>>Second NXT Poll Results<<
- Michael McGillicutty
- Alex Riley
- "Showtime" Percy Watson
- Lucky Cannon
- Husky Harris
- Eli Cottonwood (eliminated)
With the WWE Pros seated on the stage, the show kicks off with NXT Co-Host Matt Striker, who brings out the seven NXT Rookies as “Showtime” Percy Watson, Alex Riley, Michael McGillicutty, Kaval, Husky Harris, Eli Cottonwood, & Lucky Cannon line up in the ring to discover which one of them would be eliminated from NXT! Striker then states that the Rookies will each get one minute to discuss whatever they choose as long as it is why they should not be eliminated from NXT! Lucky Cannon states his topic is “friends”, because he only had one friend growing up, “nobody” and Cannon continues that, if he did well in school or in sports, no one cared, and if he was injured, no one cared, but now that he is on NXT, the fans care about him and what he does before stating that, thanks to “nobody”, he is “somebody”! Eli Cottonwood was up next and his topic of discussion was “eyes” as the unique big man explained that he can stare down the biggest competitors that WWE has to offer, whether it be World Heavyweight Champion Kane or even The Undertaker! Husky Harris was up next with his selected topic of “Husky” as Husky Harris states that the other Rookies “look like Tarzan and fights like Jane” before proclaiming that he “looks like Husky” and he “fights like an army tank with a Ferrari engine”! Kaval was up next with his chosen topic of “dreams” as he had a “dream” growing up to perform on the “greatest stage of them all”, but he had people tell him he did not “belong”! Kaval then proclaims that he competed for over a decade and it is not the “size of the fighter, but the size of the fight he brings” and that is why he is the next breakout star! Michael McGillicutty is up next and McGillicutty calls out The Miz for calling him “mediocre” in a video package for him last week and challenges The Miz to face him so he can prove that he is “awesome”! The Miz responds by telling McGillicutty to concentrate on becoming a Superstar and until then, he can be a “wannabe”! Alex Riley is up next and Riley selects the topic of “Starbucks” before referring to Kaval as a “guy who thinks he is trying out for a Morgan Freeman part as the voice of God” and referring to Percy Watson as a “poor, poor, poor imitation of Eddie Murphy”! Riley continues that in the “NXT galaxy”, he might as well be the “sun” because everything on NXT “revolves” around him and that there are no “stars” to be found, only “Starbucks employees”! Then it was Percy Watson’s turn with Watson’s topic of “having a good time” and Percy states that his motto is “work hard, play harder” before urging the fans to get “Percified”! After appealing to the fans, which NXT Rookie will be eliminated via the second NXT Poll compiled by the WWE Pros and WWE fans?
With the second NXT elimination looming, “Showtime” Percy Watson would be looking to impress the WWE Pros and WWE fans into keeping him in the competition as the Rookie would go one-on-one with WWE Pro Zack Ryder! In the end, it was Percy Watson hitting an impressive standing moonsault that allowed “Showtime” to become the first Rookie to defeat a WWE Pro in one-on-one competition! Will this impressive win keep Percy Watson from being eliminated?
With the second NXT elimination rapidly approaching, NXT Rookies would square off as Eli Cottonwood would go one-on-one with the immune Rookie, Michael McGillicutty! In the end, it was Michael McGillicutty hitting his modified swinging neckbreaker en route to picking up the win over Eli Cottonwood! Could this loss lead to Eli Cottonwood getting eliminated from NXT?
With the second NXT elimination just minutes away, Rookies would square off as Kaval would go one-on-one with Husky Harris! In the end, it was LayCool inadvertently getting knocked off of the ring apron that distracted Kaval long enough for Husky Harris to take advantage and ultimately hit the Husky Senton to pick up the win! Could this win keep Husky Harris from getting eliminated? Could this loss lead to Kaval getting eliminated?
Then it was time for a dream to end as the second NXT Poll would result in the second NXT elimination as Kaval, Lucky Cannon, Husky Harris, Alex Riley, Eli Cottonwood, & “Showtime” Percy Watson line up at ringside to learn their fates! The second NXT Poll was then revealed as the Rookie who was immune from elimination, Michael McGillicutty, took the number one spot from Kaval as Kaval now resides as the number two Rookie! The number three Rookie was revealed to be Alex Riley, who rose a spot from the first NXT Poll! After being number two in the first NXT Poll, the number four Rookie was “Showtime” Percy Watson! The number five Rookie was then revealed to be Lucky Cannon, meaning that either Husky Harris or Eli Cottonwood would be eliminated from NXT! The NXT Poll then revealed that Husky Harris secured the number six spot, meaning that Eli Cottonwood was eliminated! When given the option to deliver some parting words, the unstable Eli Cottonwood went berserk and attacked Husky Harris before several other Rookies got involved and fought Cottonwood off, but before leaving, Cottonwood confronted and shoved his WWE Pro, John Morrison! With Eli Cottonwood gone, Husky Harris was asked about narrowly escaping elimination for the second time and Harris responded by proclaiming that it is his competition and he “deserves” to win! The new top Rookie, Michael McGillicutty, then stated that he is on the “right path” and he will win NXT and, in the future, will be a World Champion! Alex Riley then states that he is “better” than the number two and number one Rookies and he will take the number one spot! This comment sparks a brawl between Alex Riley and the current number one Michael McGillicutty, but Eli Cottonwood then comes back down as Eli attacks Husky Harris and Lucky Cannon as the three engage in a brawl! With only six Rookies remaining, who will be eliminated next and who will be WWE’s next breakout star?