Drew McIntyre vs. Sean Maluta
Drew takes a knee in his corner, staring down his competition. He and Maluta grapple until the referee breaks them up and Drew gestures towards the centre of the ring. Maluta slowly walks there and they continue grappling into the opposite corner where the ref breaks it up again. Crosschops by McIntyre. Maluta hits back but McIntyre hits harder, knocking Maluta to the ground twice. He’s man-handling this guy.
McIntyre with a suplex slam showing off incredible strength. Irish whip to the corner. Gets a boot to the face. Maluta leaps to the top rope, launches himself and hits a Codebreaker of sorts on McIntyre for a 1 count. Right hands by Maluta, followed by a flying forearm in the corner. McIntyre reverses the whip and kicks Maluta as he springs up, right in the chin. Ouch.
McIntyre’s breathing deeply and he unloads right hands on Maluta. Up to the top rope, elbow to the head of Maluta, dropping him to the mat. Maluta’s got some fight left in him but McIntyre headbutts him in the face…and he’s bleeding from underneath the right eye. He charges up and nails Maluta with his running front kick (Claymore) to the face. Pinfall is successful.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Post-match, McIntyre’s interviewed on the ramp. He’s not concerned with Wesley Blake, but if Blake wants a little attention, he can get in the ring next week. Sounds like a challenge to me.
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Oney Lorcan versus Drew McIntyre
They lock up and Drew with a clean break. Lorcan with a side head lock and Drew with an Irish whip. Drew with a slam and Lorcan goes to the floor. Drew tells Lorcan to come back to the ring. Lorcan with two running European uppercuts and Drew goes to the floor. Lorcan with a plancha onto Drew and then he goes up top for a cross body but Drew catches Oney and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker on the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with a chop and a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Drew with another chop followed by an Irish whip. Drew runs into a boot and Lorcan rolls past Drew and then he hits a running blockbuster for a near fall. Lorcan goes back to the apron and turnbuckles but Drew with a head butt to Lorcan and Drew climbs the turnbuckles. Lorcan crotches Drew and puts him in the tree of woe. Lorcan takes too long and Drew pulls himself up and sends Lorcan to the mat by the neck.
Lorcan with slaps to Drew. Drew blocks a kick and he hits a reverse wheelbarrow slam. Drew with a flying boot for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew is asked what brings him to NXT. Drew says this is where he needs to be. He says he has built a reputation and he could have signed anywhere in the world. He has the Raw talent and he could put the Smackdown on anyone, but he doesn’t want to be anywhere but NXT.
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