Byron Saxton: “We are back live here on NXT, and early tonight we found out that Leo Kruger’s partner for tonight’s tag match is the debuting Damien Sandow. We are yet to receive word on who BJ Whitmer has chosen as his partner, and the match is up next!”
Dustin Rhodes: “I do believe BJ has a partner—he isn’t stupid. He has let Kruger and Sandow wait so they were not able to work out a definitive game plan. It’s a very smart move on the part of the veteran!”
Kruger’s music hits, and the crowd greets him with sure-fire boos. He cockily smiles as he walks down the aisle. His shoulder is taped up from the apron DDT he received last week.
The crowd also greet Damien Sandow with boos as he walks down the aisle with a boxer-style robe and towel around his neck. He orders the referee to sit on the middle rope to make it easier for him to get into the ring.
BJ Whitmer makes his way to the ring now with a good fan reaction. He gets in the ring and points directly at Leo Kruger. He bounces on his feet and then Michael Dalton’s music hits. The fans are surprised at BJ Whitmer’s partner choice.
In the ring, both teams are staring at each other. Whitmer shares a few words of wisdom with Dalton and allows Dalton to start with Sandow.
Dustin Rhodes: “This will be our first look at Damien Sandow, Byron. He certainly talks the talk, and now it’s time to see if he can walk the walk!”
Dalton and Sandow go to tie up, and Sandow hits low with a hard kick to the midsection. Irish whip by Sandow is met by a great dropkick by Dalton. Sandow crawls over and tags in Kruger.
Kruger, now in the ring, points to BJ Whitmer. Dalton tags in BJ, and in comes Whitmer. Kruger and BJ circle each other, and then Kruger tags in Sandow. Kruger smiles as he moves on the apron, and the fans are booing.
Sandow, back in, ties up with Whitmer. Whitmer gets the better of Sandow with a nice go-behind. School-boy by Whitmer gets an early near fall. Sandow circles the ring, remaining cool and calm. They tie up, and Sandow with a wrist lock.
BJ pushes Sandow off and ducks under the rebound, but Sandow turns as soon as he leaps over Whitmer and drops an elbow on the lower back. Sandow points to his head, and the crowd boo.
Sandow has BJ up, and he pushes him into his corner. Sandow tags in Kruger and holds Whitmer in the corner. Kruger measures up BJ but took too long as BJ explodes from the corner with a hard clothesline. BJ allows Kruger back up, and he hits a beautiful standing dropkick sending Kruger to the outside.
Sandow drops down to the floor to check on his partner, and BJ calls in Dalton. Dalton and Whitmer, side by side, charge Dalton goes through the ropes, with a nice suicide dive on Sandow and BJ with a beautiful flipping senton on Kruger. The crowd are alive.
Byron Saxton: “The crowd are hot for BJ Whitmer and Mike Dalton! We need to take a commercial break! Ladies and gentlemen, do not go anywhere. This match continues when we return.”
When we return, Whitmer is laying chops in to Kruger. Whitmer Irish-whips Kruger, but Kruger holds on the ropes and lunges for the tag in to Damien Sandow. Sandow, in now, is on the receiving end of forearms from BJ. BJ off the ropes is met by a hard big boot to the face by Sandow. Sandow covers BJ, 1…2—BJ kicks out.
Sandow, maintaining the upper hand, drives knees in the lower back of Whitmer. Sandow smartly places his knee into the back of Whitmer as he wrenches back BJ’s head, applying pressure on the back and neck of BJ. BJ gets to the ropes, and Sandow utilizes the five counts and lets go at four.
Sandow drags Whitmer to bottom turnbuckle and drives boots into BJ’s chest before tagging in Kruger. Kruger, now in, picks up where Sandow left off and drives hard boots into BJ’s chest. Kruger bends down and blatantly chokes Whitmer.
Dalton has had enough and charges in the ring. He smashes forearms into the back of Kruger before the ref breaks it up and gets Dalton out of the ring.
Kruger, pissed off, walks over to Dalton’s corner. BJ gets up to his feet slowly and elbows Sandow behind him. Kruger turns to face Whitmer, and Whitmer spears Kruger. Whitmer lays the right hands into the head of Kruger before the ref breaks it up.
Both men up and Kruger now with a double leg takedown. Kruger drops the right hands into BJ, and after a few, BJ catches Kruger’s arm to put him in a crossface. BJ has Kruger locked tight in the crossface, and Sandow is in to break it up. Kruger’s injured arm has been tweaked by the crossface.
Dustin Rhodes: “The short time that crossface was looked in was just enough to set off the pain in Kruger’s shoulder!”
Byron Saxton: “It was a chance move by BJ, and it paid off! It was smart on the part of the veteran Dustin!”
BJ tags in Mike Dalton, and Kruger tags in Damien Sandow. Both men are in the ring, but Sandow was just a bit quicker, catching Dalton with a low knee. Sandow follows up with hard chops and an Irish whip. On the return Sandow goes behind and hits a nice bridging German suplex, 1…2—Dalton kicks out.
Sandow lifts Dalton up by a front face lock, and Dalton twists out of it and turns it into a spinning neck breaker. Dalton covers Sandow, 1…2—Sandow kicks out convincingly. Dalton lifts Sandow up and chops him till he reaches the ropes. Sandow tries for a back body drop over the top rope, but Dalton holds on as he lands on the apron.
Sandow swings at Dalton, but Dalton ducks and kicks Sandow low through the middle rope. Dalton pulls Sandow onto the apron through the middle rope, and both men jockey for position.
Dustin Rhodes: “Byron, this is dangerous! We all saw what happened last week when BJ and Kruger were on the apron. It ended very badly for one of them.”
Sandow goes behind Dalton on the apron and has him in a German Suplex position. Sandow is pulling hard trying to German-Suplex Dalton off of the apron. Dalton holds on for dear life, but Kruger sneaks around and kicks Dalton’s hands. Sandow drives Dalton into the ringside barricade with a German Suplex from the apron. The fans are in awe!
Byron Saxton: “Oh my God, Dustin! Did you see that? Holy—God! Someone get some help down here for Dalton!”
Sandow is also feeling the effects from the Suplex, but Dalton requires serious medical attention. Staff from the back makes their way down to the ringside area to check on Dalton. Sandow ,who is now back in the ring, holds his head as he looks on at Dalton. BJ also went around the ring to check on Dalton.
Kruger stands on the ring steps and shouts at BJ to get in the ring. BJ looks up at Sandow, who is now daring BJ to get in the ring. Dustin Rhodes has left his broadcast position to check on Dalton.
BJ paces around the ring and charges back in.
Sandow puts the boots to BJ and calls in Kruger. Now both men are putting the boots to Kruger. The referee tries to break them up, but Kruger throws him out of the ring. Sandow and Kruger continue the assault on BJ.
Byron Saxton: “Oh man! Will someone put a stop to this? Whitmer is getting destroyed out there!”
Sandow holds up Whitmer for Kruger to strike. Whitmer ducks, and Kruger hits Sandow. BJ chops away at Kruger until he has him backed up against the ropes. He goes to charge at the other side and is met by a hard clothesline by Sandow.
Sandow is pissed off and raises Whitmer to his feet. He has BJ in a fisherman position but instead of Suplexing he snaps a neck breaker. The fans are booing heavily now at Sandow and Kruger.
Byron Saxton: “For someone who claims to have a lot of class he really isn’t showing any right now!”
Sandow gesture to Kruger that BJ is all his and leaves the ring. A fan in the front row is getting in Sandow’s face, and Sandow asks the man if he could please be quiet. Kruger, with a sick look on his face, drags BJ into the centre of the ring and locks on the Sharpshooter. Kruger is really wrenching on the move when we cut to commercial break.
Byron Saxton: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are back live, and during the commercial break backstage, officials were thankfully able to pull Kruger away from Whitmer. My broadcast colleague Dustin Rhodes has made his way back to the booth now, with hopefully word on Dalton’s condition.”
Dustin Rhodes: “Young Mike Dalton will be fine. It was a very hard knock to say the least, and it drove the wind right out of him. Doctors will be looking over his ribs and back area, but by the sounds of things, he is going to be okay.”
Byron Saxton: “That’s good to hear, Dustin! We wish him well. Get ready ladies and gentlemen, WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper is in the house!”