Previously on NXT, we were told by Shawn Michaels that we were going to have a tournament to determine the first Tag Team Champions in NXT. The team of Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey and the team of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are in the second round. Which two teams will join them?
Match Number One: Alex Riley and Derrick Bateman versus Kassius Ohno and Leo Kruger in a First Round Tag Tournament Match
Kruger and Bateman stare each other down before both get to a standing position. They lock up and Bateman avoids a double team situation in the corner. They locku p again and Kruger works on the arm and puts Bateman in a top wrist lock but Derrick with arm drags and then he starts to work on Kruger’s arm. Riley tags in but Kruger escapes to his corner.
Ohno advises Kruger and then he tags in. Riley with a rollup for a near fall. Ohno with a shoulder to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back. Riley with an arm wringer and arm drag into an arm bar. Riley stands on the hand and drops an elbow to the arm. Riley lifts Ohno up by the wrist and connects with knees to the arm. Ohno with a chop but Riley with a drop kick and Riley with an arm bar.
Bateman tags in and he hits a flying clothesline and gets a near fall. Bateman with a chop. Ohno with an Irish whip but Bateman back body drops Ohno over the top rope to the floor and then he knocks Kruger off the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kruger and Bateman are in the ring. Kruger with a kick instead of a clean break and he follows with forearms. Bateman with chops to Kruger in the corner and he adds forearms. Bateman with an Irish whip but he goes for a flying knee into the corner and he misses and Derrick appears to re-injure his knee. Ohno tags in and he kicks Bateman in his good knee.
Ohno with a drop kick and then he connects with a spinning leg drop to the good leg. Ohno with a knee drop to the good leg and Kruger tags back in. Kruger with elbow drops to the knee. Bateman tries for a head scissors but Kruger starts to work on the surgically repaired knee.
Ohno tags in and he kicks Bateman. Ohno stands between Bateman and Riley and Ohno works on both knees and ten he applies a step over toe hold and then applies an ankle lock on the other leg. Bateman with a chop but Ohno with kicks to Bateman. Kruger tags back in and he drops a knee to the leg and works on the knee.
Kruger drops another knee to the leg. Kruger with an atomic drop to the knee and then Ohno tags back in. Ohno chokes Bateman with his shin and then he stands between Derrick and his corner. Ohno pulls at the leg and then he gets a near fall. Ohno with a spinning toe hold but Bateman with an inside cradle. Ohno with a drop toe hold to keep Bateman from getting to his corner. Bateman is inches from making the tag and he is able to make the tag.
Riley with clotheslines followed by a spinebuster. Riley with a flying forearm into the corner and then he hits a modified DDT for a near fall. Bateman clotheslines Kruger over the top rope to the floor and then he this a pescado.
Ohno with a rollup for a near fall. Riley sets for the TKO but Ohno gets to his feet. Kruger enters the ring and Ohno sends Riley towards Kruger. Riley with a forearm to Kruger’s head. Ohno with a boot to the head and then Ohno with a chicken wing using his leg while applying a cravate and Riley taps out.
Winners: Leo Kruger and Kassius Ohno
After the match, Ohno and Kruger point to the graphic of the tag title belts on the DustyTron.
After the match, Corey Graves applies the 13th Step on Riley and the referee tries to get him to release the hold. Graves finally releases the hold and he looks for a way to administer more damage on Riley before leaving the ring.