Just two weeks before the Season Finale of NXT, the eleventh week of NXT Season Two would come to you, live, from the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. As the search for WWE’s next breakout star continues, only “The World Warrior” Kaval, the “perfect” third-generation competitor Michael McGillicutty, “Showtime” Percy Watson, the third-generation competitor Husky Harris, & “The Varsity Villain” Alex Riley remain in the competition! However, two more NXT Rookies would be eliminated, leaving just three Rookies in the hunt for WWE Superstardom!
- NXT Rookie Vs. WWE Pro: Zack Ryder def. Michael McGillicutty by pin following the Rough Ryder Leg Lariat.
- Kaval def. Husky Harris by pin following the Warrior’s Way.
- NXT Rookie Vs. WWE Pro: Kofi Kingston def. Alex Riley by pin following Trouble in Paradise.
The show kicks off with the introduction of the remaining five NXT Rookies as Kaval, Michael McGillicutty, “Showtime” Percy Watson, Husky Harris, & Alex Riley take their spots in the ring as NXT Host Matt Striker informs the Rookies that they will be given one minute to speak their minds on whatever topic they choose! “Showtime” Percy Watson is the first one to speak and Watson selects the topic of “3-D” and states that “3-D” is how he lives his life with “desire, determination, and dedication” and those are three things he has that will ensure his victory in NXT Season Two! Alex Riley is up next with his selected topic of himself and questions his behavior in NXT Season Two and states that if he did not behave like that, he would not be Alex Riley! Michael McGillicutty is up next and he decides to discuss his competition as McGillicutty runs down his fellow competitors and even calls Alex Riley the “David Otunga of NXT 2”! Kaval is up next with his topic of NXT and Kaval surprises the world by breaking out a rap and saying that he will be the “hottest trending topic running Twitter” and rapping that what Husky Harris breaks best is “buffet tables” and concludes by rapping that they should out what he is “packing”, because he is the only reason for some “Total Nonstop Action”! Husky Harris was up next with his topic of “cowboy boots” and states that, in the South, if you don’t have cowboy boots, then you are not “tough” before revealing that the cowboy boots he wears were those of Barry Windham’s and stating that the “devil” wears cowboy boots just like he does! NXT Host Matt Striker then surprises the Rookies by revealing that the first of two eliminations will take place right then! The first of two NXT Rookies to be eliminated was then revealed to be none other than the Rookie ranked number three in the NXT Poll last week as “Showtime” Percy Watson was sent home! After being eliminated, Percy Watson thanks the fans and his WWE Pro, MVP, before proclaiming that “if you got the dime, then I got the good time”! With Percy Watson gone, only four Rookies remain, but who will be eliminated when a second elimination takes place later in the night?
As the second elimination of the night rapidly approaches, Rookie Michael McGillicutty would go one-on-one with WWE Pro, “The Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder! In the end, it was Zack Ryder hitting the Rough Rider Leg Lariat on Michael McGillicutty en route to picking up the win over the Rookie! How will this loss affect Michael McGillicutty’s standing with the WWE Pros and WWE fans?
With the possibility of one of them being eliminated looming, “The World Warrior” Kaval would go one-on-one with “The Army Tank With A Ferrari Engine” Husky Harris! At the end of a hard-fought match, it was Kaval hitting the Warrior’s Way en route to pinning Husky Harris to pick up the win! Will this win keep Kaval from being eliminated?
With the second elimination of the night looming, Rookie Alex Riley would go one-on-one with WWE Pro Kofi Kingston! In the end, it was Kofi Kingston making quick work of the Rookie as Kofi would hit Trouble in Paradise en route to pinning Alex Riley for the win! How will Alex Riley’s loss weigh in with the WWE Pros and WWE fans?
Then it was time for another NXT Rookie’s dream to come to an end as, after witnessing “Showtime” Percy Watson being eliminated earlier in the night, either Kaval, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, or Alex Riley would follow suit as a second NXT Rookie would be eliminated! It would then be revealed that none other than last week’s number three Rookie, Husky Harris was eliminated! Husky Harris then grabbed the microphone, ready to deliver his parting words when his WWE Pro, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes interrupted as an incensed Rhodes blamed the WWE Pros and told Zack Ryder “good luck in your future endeavors” before saying that Layla just wants to “make out” with the NXT Rookies! Cody Rhodes would then insult the WWE fans before Husky Harris tries to let Rhodes allow him to speak, but Rhodes would not listen and would insult the remaining Rookies by calling Alex Riley “awful” and saying that Michael McGillicutty does not go by his late father’s moniker, “Mr. Perfect”, because McGillicutty does not “deserve it”! Cody Rhodes then confronts Kaval and cheapshots Kaval before Husky Harris joins in on the attack, which sparks an out of control brawl between Pros and Rookies as Pros MVP & Kofi Kingston attack Husky Harris; the brawl then comes to end after Kaval leaps from the top rope and hits Husky Harris with the Warrior’s Way! Husky Harris would then get up and get in the face of MVP before leaving with Cody Rhodes! With only three Rookies remaining in Kaval, Michael McGillicutty, & Alex Riley, things are sure to heat up even over the next couple of weeks as the Season Finale of NXT is only two weeks away! Who will ultimately walk out of NXT Season Two as the WWE’s next breakout star?