Michael Cole puts over NXT and they run a video package on Sami Zayn.
Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd
Tyson wins one armdrag and starts posturing with the crowd. They lock up and Tyson puts on a side headlock, but Sami gets free and tosses him across the ring with a snap armdrag. Zayn shows off with a few more armdrags, and Tyson gets mad, responding with hard elbow shots. Sami blocks a punch on the apron, but ends up getting dropkicked to the floor. Kidd follows up with a big neckbreaker on the floor, and makes Natalya kiss him before rolling back.
They take a commercial break, and Tyson is 100% in control after. They show footage of during, where Kidd hit a turnbuckle dropkick with Sami tied in the tree of woe. He stays ahead for a few minutes, slowing down with rest holds, but Zayn comes back with dropkicks and armdrags. He runs into boots in the corner, and Tyson hits him with a gorgeous 450 neckbreaker off the top rope. He hits a springboard legdrop on the apron, followed up with a springboard elbow drop for two.
Out of nowhere, Sami hits the Blue Thunder Bomb for a close nearfall. He psyches himself up and tries for a suplex over the ropes, but Kidd blocks it and gets a sunset flip pin for two. They trade pinning attempts and it ends with Tyson getting a handful of tights for three.
- NXT Champion Adrian Neville defeated Sami Zayn. Sami Zayn came out to a big response and received thunderous ‘OLE’ chants. He proceeded to talk about how his first time in the Centre Bell was Survivor Series 1997 in the nosebleeds and that he was back the very same building last night when the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins. That received a huge pop and a great ‘GO Habs Go’ chant. The match was absolutely fantastic and had an engaged audience on the edge of their seats! Neville was loudly booed throughout but that didn’t matter as he retained his championship.
– Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose defeated Randy Orton and Kane in a Tag Team Street Fight. A solid match that was spurned on by a really hot crowd. Ambrose was red hot and Ziggler played his role perfectly. After the match, all hell broke lose and some “heels” like Stardust and Goldust came out to help the Authority members beat up the two heroes. The Usos came out to stop them. Followed by Miz and Sandow, and so on, until Sami Zayn came out and the place went absolutely nuts as he helped the babyfaces clear the ring and land his signature high-risk spots. His theme song came on as the crowd Ole’d and sang their way native son home!
Sami Zayn made his presence known during the NXT Championship Match between Adrian Neville & Tyson Kidd. As Titus O’Neil who was sitting ringside was looking to get involved, Sami came out of nowhere with a Helluva Kick to the side of Titus’ head. Adrian Neville then hit the Red Arrow on Kidd and retained the title. After the bell, Neville and Zayn lock eyes, as it’s announced that Kidd gets no more shots at the NXT Title as long as Neville is champion.
Sami Zayn is backstage and gets asked his thoughts on Tyson Kidd’s last chance match for the NXT Championship. Sami says he doesn’t really have an opinion on the matter, but thinks it’s pitiful that his wife Natalya had to beg for another title shot. He says that Kidd is desperate and that makes him dangerous, and that Neville has also been showing how desperate he is to keep the title. Either way, Sami says he’s still gunning for NXT Championship one way or the other.
Titus O’Neil vs. NXT Champion Adrian Neville is next. Neville defeated Titus with Red Arrow to retain the title. Neville went to the stage to celebrate but was confronted by Sami Zayn. Zayn told Neville that he’s coming for the title but Neville brushed him off and said Zayn can’t win the title.
Name: Rami Sebei Ring name: Sami Zayn Formerly: El Generico Born: July 12, 1984 Height/Weight: 6'0" - 193lbs Hometown: Montreal Debut: 2002
A Canadian-born Superstar of Syrian descent, Sami Zayn is no stranger to the world of sports-entertainment. Having competed in a staggering 29 countries before arriving on NXT, Zayn brings with him an experience level matched by few. Zayn is known for approaching situations with a lighthearted, fun-loving attitude, but opponents need not underestimate his intensity. » More?
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