NXT (2010-Present)

Season 3

9/7/10; Baltimore, MD; First Mariner Arena
9/7/10 - season 3 premiere - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced each of the WWE Pros; Kelly Kelly introduced her rookie Naomi, Brie & Nikki Bella introduced Jamie, Primo Colon introduced AJ, Alicia Fox introduced Maxine, and Goldust introduced Aksana; moments later, Vickie Guerrero appeared and announced she had fired her rookie Aloisa and introduced her new rookie Kaitlyn; Striker then gave each rookie 30 to 45 seconds to give the fans an idea as to who they are; Kaitlyn went first but Vickie interrupted before Aksana could go to say Kaitlyn's performance was awful and she would have to go again; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; featured an ad promoting 'Legacy,' staring John Cena; included Striker hosting an in-ring dance challenge, prior to which he said the rookie with the most challenge wins after four weeks would be immune to to the first elimination and then had Michael Cole get in the ring so the rookies would have someone to dance with; after two dances, Cole was replaced by ring announcer Tony Chimmel; two dances later, Chimmel was replaced by Josh Matthews; Naomi was chosen as the winner by the crowd; featured Striker hosting a physical challenge which Naomi again won; included an extended look at 'Legendary,' with comments from Cena, Devon Graye, Patricia Clarkson, and Danny Glover; featured a vignette on Jamie focusing on her fitness background, during which she noted she looked up to Trish Stratus:
Kelly Kelly & Naomi defeated Alicia Fox & Maxine at 3:03 when Naomi pinned Maxine with a roll up; after the bout, Naomni hit a suplex on Maxine and made a cover, not realizing the match was over (Naomi and Maxine's in-ring debuts)
Primo Colon & AJ defeated Goldust & Aksana at 1:47 when AJ pinned Aksana with a reversal into a bulldog; after the bout, Vickie Guerrero brought Kaitlyn to the ring so she could give her introduction one more time, with AJ and Chavo arguing with Vickie until Vickie ordered Kaitlyn to attack AJ; AJ then rammed Kaitlyn into Vickie, with Vickie then screaming and leaving ringside (AJ and Aksana's in-ring debuts)

9/14/10; Detroit, MI; Joe Louis Arena
9/14/10 - featured a vignette on Maxine, focusing on her mixed ethnicity, modeling background, and personality; included an ad for 'Legacy,' staring John Cena; featured an in-ring segment in which Matt Striker hosted a joke competition between the contestants, during which several of the participants began using AJ as their punchline and AJ briefly fought with Maxine and Kaitlyn; Jamie eventually won the contest, with Michael Cole then hitting a gong at ringside and cutting a promo saying all the wanna-be participants, Striker, and everyone who paid to see the show should be gonged; included a vignette on Naomi in which she discussed her athletic and dancing background and working with the Orlando Magic; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, and Kaitlyn in which Vickie sent Kaitlyn away before questioning Ziggler about his hugging Kaitlyn after their win, then saying if it happened again he would lose Vickie; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; featured a closing segment of the obstacle course in which Vickie interrupted before it began to show Kaitlyn exactly how to win it; Vickie almost got to the end before she fell on her face, became emotional, yelled at Kaitlyn to win, and went backstage; Kaitlyn eventually won with 36.5 seconds; after the contest, Cole again began hitting the gong, took the mic, cut a promo saying the show was rediculous, said he was done with the show, and left ringside:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Primo Colon & AJ at 2:49 when Ziggler pinned Primo with the Zig Zag; after the bout, Vickie appeared to take exception to Ziggler and Kaitlyn hugging in celebration
Jamie (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) pinned Aksana (w/ Goldust) at 2:03 with a roll up

9/21/10; Bloomington, IL; US Cellular Coliseum
9/21/10 - featured CM Punk, subbing for Michael Cole who quit the previous week, & Josh Matthews on commentary; after Punk came out, Matthews gave him an 8x10 of Matthews which Punk then ripped in half; moments later, Matt Striker introduced the rookies and recapped how they’ve done recently in competition; Vickie Guerrero then interrupted and took credit for Kaitlyn’s success before announcing that Kaitlyn would face Jamie later in the show; Vickie then brought out WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla who she said would help train Kaitlyn for the bout; moments later, McCool & Layla insulted each of the other rookies until Kelly Kelly came down from the entrance stage, where she had been sitting, to say that Brie & Nikki Bella weren’t in the arena but she, Naomi, & Jamie could face McCool, Layla, & Kaitlyn later in the show; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy; included an in-ring musical chairs competition which AJ won; featured a vignette on Aksana focusing on her moving to the United States in 2001 without knowing English and her fitness competition background; included a backstage segment with Goldust and Aksana in which Aksana said she got a letter from immigration and feared deportation, with Goldust assuring her it would be taken care of and she needed to believe in herself to win NXT; featured an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; included a ‘Did you know?’ graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included an in-ring talk the talk challenge which AJ won; featured the announcement that the show would replay on WWE.com the following night at 7 p.m. EST:
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) pinned Maxine (w/ Alicia Fox) at 2:29 with a brainbuster; after the bout, Michael Cole interrupted, said he knew the majority of fans supported him and wanted him to return to NXT; Cole then said NXT was simply bad without him and that he was back; Cole then joined Matthews & Punk for the remainder of the show
Kelly Kelly, Naomi, & Jamie defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Layla, & Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:31 when Naomi pinned Kaitlyn with a reversal; after the bout, LayCool argued with Kaitlyn over the loss before then double teaming her; moments later, Vickie berated Kaitlyn in the ring before leaving with LayCool; CM Punk then announced he would be back on the show the following week

9/28/10 - the final regular episode to air on SyFy; featured an opening segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies at the entrance stage; moments later, Striker announced voting for the first elimination would begin the following day on WWE.com at noon EST; the rookies then competed in a wheelbarrow challenge, with Hornswoggle sitting in the wheelbarrow, which Kaitlyn won; after the competition, Hornswoggle put Kaitlyn on his shoulders to celebrate; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy on Friday; included a WWE Classics on Demand ‘This Week in WWE history’ which focused on the Sept. 22, 1997 Monday Night Raw at Madison Square Garden and the Cactus Jack vs. Triple H falls count anywhere match and Steve Austin dropping Vince McMahon with the Stunner; featured a vignette on AJ in which she discussed her style, said she loved video games, and grew up a WWE fan; a clip of her was then shown standing in line outside Madison Square Garden as she talked about waiting eight hours for WrestleMania seats; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included the announcement that NXT would become WWE.com exclusive beginning the following week; featured a vignette on Kaitlyn in which she discussed growing up a tomboy, competing in fitness contests, said she wanted to be the diva that everyone could laugh with, and said she looked up to Beth Phoenix; included the return of Paul Bearer segment from the previous week’s Smackdown, shown in full; featured an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; included a closing in-ring talk the talk competition which AJ won; after AJ was announced as the winner, Vickie Guerrero interrupted, came out to the ring, and told Kaitlyn to step it up; Kaitlyn responded by saying she would step it up by challenging Vickie to a match; Vickie accepted the match for the following week, then slapped Kaitlyn; the two then fought until Striker could pull Vickie away; Vickie then left the ring as the show ended; featured a closing ad promoting the live Smackdown on SyFy on Friday and the fact John Cena and Nexus would be part of the show

10/1/10; Oklahoma City, OK; Ford Center
10/1/10 - shown live - featured an opening shot showing the crowd waiting to get inside the Ford Center for the live edition of Smackdown; throughout the show, a countdown clock appeared on screen; Michael Cole hosted the show from a skybox inside the empty arena; featured the wheelbarrow competition from Tuesday’s NXT, shown in full; included a backstage segment in which Rosa Mendes said hi to CM Punk, wearing a “Drug Free - The Way to Be” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-shirt, with Punk stealing away her jump rope and throwing it to the floor; moments later, Josh Matthews conducted an interview with Punk regarding his upcoming match on Smackdown against the Undertaker, with Paul Bearer in his corner; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy; included Cole speaking with Striker in the skybox in which Striker confirmed Rey Mysterio Jr. would return to WWE during Smackdown; featured a vignette on AJ; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Teddy Long regarding what to expect during the live Smackdown; moments later, Hornswoggle walked in with the Bragging Rights trophy stuck on his head, with Long then promising him to behave during the show; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding kicking Chris Jericho in the head during Raw and facing Sheamus Sunday at Hell in a Cell; featured a vignette on Kaitlyn; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Alberto Del Rio, after Del Rio drove into the arena, regarding Mysterio returning to WWE later that night; featured a recap of Paul Bearer returning to the WWE the previous week; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview John Cena regarding his match Sunday against Wade Barrett as part of Hell in a Cell; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included the diss the diva competition from Tuesday’s NXT, shown in full; featured the ring entrances for WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler and MVP for the opening match of Smackdown

10/12/10; Portland, OR; Rose Garden Arena
10/12/10 - featured an opening in-ring segment hosted by Matt Striker in which the rookies had to guess the WWE superstar's theme song, with AJ winning in a blow out; the songs included current themes as well as old WWF themes of Dusty Rhodes, Trish Stratus, and the Legion of Doom; included an in-ring open mic segment hosted by Striker in which Naomi called out Michael Cole for being negative on the rookies and the show; AJ gave a personal ad for herself; Kaitlyn compared Vickie Guerrero to old cheese before saying WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler told her that Vickie's favorite perfume was Bengay, which she got for her; Aksana spoke about how much she loves America to try to keep INS from deporting her; and Maxine spoke about how she was disrespected by Hornswoggle the previous week before calling Kaitlyn a homewrecker; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Kaitlyn in which Vickie told Kaitlyn to stay away from Ziggler; included a segment on the entrance stage in which Striker hosted a power punch contest to see how hard the rookies punch, which Naomi won:
Alicia Fox (w/ Maxine) pinned Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly) at 2:15 after twice hitting the scissors kick after botching it the first time
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) pinned Aksana (w/ Goldust) at 1:55 with an inside cradle after avoiding a slam; after the bout, Goldust took the mic, got down on one knee, and asked Aksana to marry him as a way to keep her in the country; moments later, Aksana said yes, with the two hugging and celebrating as the show ended

10/19/10; Edmonton, Alberta; Rexall Place
10/19/10 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies before reminding them the next elimination would come in two weeks; moments later, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and insulted Kaitlyn for her wardrobe before giving her a sweatshirt to wear over her outfit; Kaitlyn dropped it on the mat, with Maxine then taking the mic and saying Kaitlyn had no respect and was lucky to have Vickie as her pro; after Maxine said she would be happy to have Vickie as her pro, Alicia Fox came out to the ring and took offense to Maxine's comments; moments later, Alicia told Vickie that her rookie could beat Vickie's at any time, with Vickie accepting the challenge for the opening match; included an ad promoting WWE with comments from John Cena, Maria, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Nancy O'Dell, John Legend, Shaquille O'Neal, Triple H, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Jeremy Piven, Carl Edwards, Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Stiller, and Floyd Mayweather, WWE appearances by Adam Sandler, the Osbournes, Bob Barker, Mike Tyson, William Shatner, Jon Heder, Mickey Rourke, and Donald Trump, WWE superstars in media, and a look at their charitable efforts; after the segment, the commentary team urged fans to go to WWE.com to learn how they can speak out against recent comments made about the company; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown the previous week was the #1 entertainment show on cable TV and SyFy's most watched Friday show in more than 5 years; included an in-ring segment in which the rookies had to guess the WWE superstar on the big screen based on their body, which Naomi won; featured a video package recapping Cena having to join Nexus and being in Wade Barrett's corner to challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton at Bragging Rights; included a backstage segment with Goldust, in possession of the Million $ title, and Aksana in which Goldust said all of her immigration problems would be taken care of after they get married in two weeks; moments later, Goldust gave her a ring with a gold jem; featured a segment focusing on the WWE's 25-year relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with comments from some of the kids who received wishes; included an in-ring limbo contest, which Naomi won:
Maxine (w/ Alicia Fox) pinned Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with a reversal into a botched sunset flip at 3:54; Kaitlyn wrestled the match wearing the hooded sweatshirt Vickie gave her before the match; both Vickie and Alicia wore microphones as they supported their rookies from the ring apron; Michael Cole received an cell phone call from his mom during the bout, resulting in him briefly walking away from the commentary table
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Kelly Kelly & Naomi at 4:35 when Nikki tripped Naomi from the floor behind the referee's back and slid in the ring to make the cover herself; after the bout, Brie appeared to take exception to how they won the match

10/26/10; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
10/26/10 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies - AJ dressed as a Ninja Turtle, Naomi dressed as the Hamburger Helper, Kaitlyn dressed as Vickie Guerrero, Maxine dressed as an ice queen, and Aksana dressed as a devil; during the segment, it was noted Aksana and Goldust's wedding would take place the following week; moments later, Striker said voting would begin the following day and one of the rookies would be eliminated the following week; the rookies then competed in a costume contest, during which Kaitlyn faked a fall and then threw a Vickie temper tantrum; Katilyn won the competition; after the contest, Striker sent the show back to "Todd Pettingill & Sean Mooney at ringside," referring to Michael Cole & Josh Matthews; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse were shown walking around backstage; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale Nov. 13; featured a backstage segment with Goldust & Aksana in which they discussed next week's wedding and the fact Dibiase & Maryse were backstage; moments later, an immigration officer walked in and said Aksana would be taken into custody if she wasn't married the following week to resolve her immigration issues; included an ad promoting the WrestleMania Reading Challenge; featured a backstage segment with Dibiase & Maryse in which Maryse insulted the rookies and Dibiase said they were there to get the Million $ belt back, noting the belt has been in his family more than 20 years and Maryse would help him; featured a 'Stand Up for WWE' segment with comments from the WWE superstars about why they do what they do for a living; after the segment, the commentary team told fans to go to WWE.com for more information; included an in-ring candy eating contest, with the pros standing behind the rookies sitting in the ring; before it began, Hornswoggle came out dressed as a cowboy; Maxine was ruled the winner; moments later, Maxine argued with AJ and Hornswoggle, with AJ pushing Maxine to the mat; Kaitlyn then began choking, with Hornswoggle giving her the Heimlich and Kaitlyn spitting her candy onto Vickie; Vickie then slowly left the ring; after the commercial break, Kaitlyn spoke backstage with WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, as Vickie threw a tantrum in her office:
Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly) pinned Maxine (w/ Alicia Fox) at 3:41 with a headbutt; both wrestled the match in their Halloween costumes; during the contest, ring announcer Tony Chimel was shown beside the commentary team as they ate popcorn and appeared to be watching a movie
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated AJ (w/ Primo Colon) at 4:18 after Nikki pulled her sister out to the floor behind the referee's back, hit a facebuster, and scored the pin herself; prior to the bout, Brie and AJ shook hands; AJ wrestled the match in her Halloween costume; Brie appeared to take offense to Nikki's actions
Goldust & Aksana defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse at 6:43 when Aksana pinned Maryse with an inside cradle; after the bout, Dibiase stole back the Million $ belt, then giving it to Maryse; moments later, Aksana slapped Maryse, took back the belt, and Goldust cleared Dibiase from the ring

11/2/10; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena
11/2/10 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the NXT rookies, then allowing Aksana to go backstage to prepare for her wedding since she had not won a competition to avoid elimination later in the show; moments later, Striker introduced Honrnswoggle to help judge a kissing contest; Kaitlyn kissed Hornswoggle but Maxine then forced him to leave; as Hornswoggle made his way up the ramp, Cody Rhodes came out to replace him; Rhodes then kissed Kaitlyn and Maxine, with Naomi then refusing to kiss him after he kissed the other two girls and opted out; Rhodes eventually chose AJ as the winner after she jumped on him during the kiss; Michael Cole wore a tuxedo T-shirt for the show; included a backstage segment with AJ and Primo Colon in which Primo said he was jealous when he saw Rhodes kiss her, with AJ and Primo then trying to find a room to talk further only to find Dusty Rhodes, Brie & Nikki Bella talking amongst themselves; featured a backstage segment where AJ and Primo again tried to find a room only to find Maxine kissing Hornswoggle, with Maxine then making up excuses as to why she was with Hornswoggle; included an in-ring segment in which Striker hosted a wedding gift scramble in which the rookies had to find a flag hidden somewhere in a package, with Kaitlyn winning; featured a 'Stand Up for WWE' segment with comments from Randy Orton, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith, Ted Dibiase Jr., Goldust, Cody Rhodes, and the Usos about growing up in WWE; included an ad promoting 'Wrestling's Highest Flyers;' featured a backstage segment with AJ and Primo in which they stumbled upon Kaitlyn kissing WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, watching from the entrance stage, ran backstage and confronted both Ziggler and Kaitlyn, with Kaitlyn then shoving a wedding cake into Vickie's face; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 show on SyFy the previous Friday, marking the fifth week in a row; featured Goldust and Aksana's wedding, with Cole & Josh Matthews making fun of the segment throughout and noting it wasn't a real wedding and Matthews asking if the minister was Al Wilson; Goldust's wedding party consisted of Dusty Rhodes, Cody Rhodes, and Hornswoggle as the ring bearer; moments later, the minister objected to the wedding, with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse coming out and revealing they paid off the minister; Dibiase then said Aksana would be deported if he didn't give Dibiase back the Million $ title; Dusty then took the mic and said he found a minister in Mississippi to help with the wedding, with Ted Dibiase Sr. then coming out; Goldust and Aksana were then married, with Aksana slapping Goldust immediately after and leaving the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale in two weeks; featured an ad promoting the Wrestling Reading Challenge; included a closing segment in which Maxine was voted off the show, with Maxine saying she would be back and wished the other rookies the best of luck; Maxine and Alicia Fox then hugged at the entrance stage:
Kelly Kelly pinned Alicia Fox with the K2 at 2:03

11/9/10; Manchester, England; Evening News Arena
11/9/10 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker went to introduce the rookies only for Goldust to come out instead; Goldust then took the mic and said he's been trying to call Aksana all week for an expanation of her actions the previous week and then demanded that she come out; Aksana, in possession of the Million $ Title, then came out, made fun of Goldust, said her immigration problems had been taken care of, and she would own half of the belt when they get divorced; Naomi then came out and said she didn't want Aksana kicked out of the building; she then said she knew Aksana was fake from the start and she would send her home, with Aksana saying she would be beaten with shovels if the returned to Lithuania; Naomi then challenged Aksana to a match for later in the show, with Aksana then asking Goldust, as her pro, what she should do; Goldust replied by saying Aksana should get her butt kicked by Naomi; included Striker hosting an in-ring arm wrestling contest between the finalists - AJ, Aksana, Kaitlyn, and Naomi - with Kaitlyn winning; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read, including Smackdown vs Raw 2011, WWE has released 49 video games and has sold more than 50 million games globally; included a 'Stand Up for WWE' segment with comments from the WWE superstars and divas about the extended family of WWE; featured Striker hosting an in-ring contest in which the rookies had to determine the WWE superstars from seeing their high school photos, with AJ winning and beating a tie with Kaitlyn; included a backstage segment in which Vickie confronted Kaitlyn and said beating her on Smackdown proved she was better than Kaitlyn, with the two then arguing and fighting backstage until Vickie repeatedly rammed Kaitlyn's head into a table and referees came out to break up the fight:
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) pinned Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) at 4:37 with a roll up as Nikki argued with Primo, who was on the floor; during the bout, the PA system in the arena announced the virus database has been updated
Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly & Goldust) pinned Aksana at 5:25 with a leg lariat

11/23/10; Jacksonville, FL; Veterans Memorial Arena
11/23/10 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced Kaitlyn - wearing a "I heart mustaches" T-shirt and "Team K8LYN" trucker hat, Naomi, and AJ in which the contestants played NXT trivia, with AJ winning; included an ad promoting 'The John Cena Experience;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE offers all U.S. military personnel free tickets to live events in the U.S.; included Striker hosting an in-ring sumo wrestling contest, which Kaitlyn won; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with AJ, Kaitlyn, and Naomi regarding who they would like to see eliminated later in the show, with AJ and Kaitlyn picking Naomi and Naomi picking Kaitlyn; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets on sale; featured a closing ringside segment with Striker, AJ, Kaitlyn, and Naomi in which Striker revealed that the eliminated diva was AJ; moments later, AJ took the mic and said she represents a new kind of diva that the fans were ready for and said they would see her again:
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) pinned Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:27 with a facebuster; after the match, Vickie yelled at Kaitlyn for the loss
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) defeated Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly) via submission with the octopus at 5:57; after the match, the two women shook hands

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