WWE NXT: July 3, 2014
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WWE NXT results - July 3, 2014: Sami Zayn ambushed by Kidd & Gabriel, BFFs break up
ORLANDO, Fla. — NXT ended with a shocking turn of events this week, when Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd teamed up to ambush Sami Zayn. Did anyone rescue the French-Canadian Superstar? In Divas tag team action, Bayley joined forces with newcomer Becky Lynch to take on the fractured BFFs. Also, CJ Parker turned his protests from environmental problems to one of the brightest young stars in WWE.
Colin Cassady def. Sylvester Lefort
With his good friend Enzo Amore finally back in his corner, Colin Cassady was more than ready to take on Sylvester Lefort. The Frenchman, backed up by fellow Legionnaire Marcus Louis, made big claims about how that match would go. Unfortunately, Lefort could not back them up. Within seconds of the bell ringing, Big Cass connected with the East River Crossing and the Empire Elbow to earn an impressive victory!
Once again taking on her longtime tormentors, the BFFs, Bayley found a BFF of her own to team with —da “Bayley Friend Forever” — in newcomer Becky Lynch. Though it was the first time they had ever teamed, Bayley & Becky were on the same page from the opening bell, frustrating Charlotte & Sasha Banks. In the end, the nefarious tactics of the BFFs won out, as the NXT Women’s Champion took out Bayley, then hit Lynch with Bow Down to the Queen for the victory.
However, there still seems to be some friction between the BFFs, as Charlotte walked out on The Boss while she talked trash to Lynch, only to be sent crashing to the arena floor by Bayley. Later that night, the BFFs imploded, with Charlotte informing Sasha that they’d no longer be teaming up.
Instead of protesting among the NXT Universe, CJ Parker brought his cause back to the ring this week, taking on NXT newcomer and former U.S. Marine Steve Cutler. The self-proclaimed “eco-warrior” was ruthless once the bell rang, pummeling Cutler into the canvas and blaming him for the environment’s decline before finishing him off with a vicious jumping side kick.
After the match, Parker grabbed the microphone and turned his attention toward Xavier Woods. The eco-warrior lashed out at Woods for not doing enough with the opportunities provided to him through his education and on WWE’s main roster. Parker made it clear that this won’t be a peaceful protest, declaring “I’m coming for you!” before storming back to the locker room.
Sami Zayn def. Justin Gabriel
Prior to Justin Gabriel’s match against Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd tried to convince The Cape Town Werewolf to show no mercy when taking on Zayn in the main event. It looked as though Gabriel would not be using any dirty tactics when the opening bell rang. Zayn and Gabriel exchanged holds in what looked to be a clean wrestling match.
The bout was fast-paced as the two speedy grapplers jostled for control. The French-Canadian soon got his second wind and kicked things into high gear. Though Gabriel battled back, Zayn reached deep down and prevented his opponent from hitting the 450 Splash and locked on the Koji Clutch to earn a submission victory.
After the bout, Kidd and a frustrated Gabriel ambushed a tired Zayn until NXT Champion Adrian Neville rushed to his aid, sending Kidd and The Cape Town Werewolf scrambling to the back.