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Devin Taylor is in the back with Kofi Kingston. She asks him how it feels to be at NXT for the first time. Kofi says that he has always wanted to come to NXT. It means a lot to be part of the 200th episode. Lana interrupts the interview and she says something about Alexander Rusev. Kofi says the he does not understand her.

She says that Alexander Rusev vants to CRUSH him in the ring next week.

Kofi says that does not back down from any challenges so he accepts the match for next week.

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Alexander Rusev (with Lana) versus Kassius Ohno

We are back and Lana introduces her client, Alexander Rusev.

Alexander Rusev (with Lana) versus Kassius Ohno

Rusev runs Ohno into the corner to work on the back but Ohno with a forearm to the back. Ohno with a waist lock but Rusev escapes. Rusev sends Ohno into the turnbuckles again and connects with a shoulder. Rusev with a punch and then he puts Ohno against the ropes and connects with knees. Rusev with more knees to the back and then he hits a Samoan drop.

Rusev gets a near fall. Rusev pulls the tape on Ohno’s lower back and he connects with a forearm to the back. Rusev with a bear hug but Rusev sends Ohno against the ropes for a forearm to the kidneys. Rusev with a second forearm to the kidneys. He tries for a third one but Ohno knows what is coming and he connects with a roaring elbow.

Ohno tries for a rollup but Rusev stays on his feet. Ohno finally gets Rusev to the mat for a near fall. Ohno with a drop kick to the temple and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a body block and then he applies the Accolade and Ohno taps out.

Winner: Alexander Rusev

After the match, Rusev refuses to release the hold and another official comes to the ring to stop Rusev. Lana says something and Rusev releases the hold.

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As Social Ambassador to Alexander Rusev, Lana has declared herself the prime orchestrator of “The Bulgarian Brute’s” path of destruction. As successful as Rusev has been, what is his relationship to Lana? What is her background? What are her long-term intentions? This week, Lana sheds light on those questions and reveals her story, which just may surprise you.

WWE.COM: How did your association with Rusev come about?

LANA: When I was living in Russia, I heard a lot of things about Alexander Rusev’s physical ability, in and out of the ring. From his unique fighting style to his incredible strength and aggression, I was extremely curious about what he had to offer. Growing up as a lover of all kinds of sports and entertainment, I was really excited to go to his matches. After I saw in-person what he was capable of, I knew I wanted to invest my time into him. I was also happy to help a man from my side of the world hold titles and become a WWE Champion.

WWE.COM: What is the relationship between you?

LANA: My parents told me I needed to find a hobby. Because I wasn’t married and didn’t have children, they told me I should find a hobby like my uncle, who owns a sports team. I looked into the possibility of investing in a team or an athlete, and that’s when I found Rusev. I guess you could say we have become good friends from working to make the #RusevLegacy the strongest force in NXT.

WWE.COM: What are your responsibilities as Rusev’s Social Ambassador?

LANA: I take care of all his public relations matters, I handle his social media, I am his cultural ambassador and I schedule his appointments and public appearances. I make sure he has his proper dietary consumption of meat along with his favorite Greek yogurt for energy and strength. The American and Eastern European/Russian cultures are very different. I make sure there is nothing that distracts him from staying focused on building his legacy. (more…)

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Colin Cassady vs. Alexander Rusev (with Lana) in a Beat The Clock Challenge Match

They lock up and Rusev backs Cassady to the corner and he connects with a knee and punch. Rusev with a punch and kick in the corner. Rusev with more kicks to the midsection followed by a head but for a near fall. Cassady with punches to Rusev but Rusev with a body block and he gets a near fall.

Rusev with a head butt and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a punch and Cassady goes to the mat. Rusev with diving head butts to Cassady and he gets a near fall. Rusev goes to the turnbuckles but misses a diving head butt when Cassady moves out of the way. Cassady with a punch for a near fall.

Cassady with a punch and a near fall. Cassady with a punch to the midsection but Rusev blocks a slam attempt. Cassady with a high knee for a near fall. Cassady with an elbow drop but he can only get a near fall. Cassady misses a splash into the corner and Rusev sends Cassady into the turnbuckles. Rusev with a running hip into the corner followed by the Accolade, but Cassady is able to get Rusev to release the grip and he gets to the ropes. Rusev continues to work on the back.

Rusev with another near fall. Rusev with shoulders in the corner. Rusev puts Cassady against the ropes and he connects with knees and then he slams Cassady to the mat and he gets a near fall. Rusev with a forearm to the back. Rusev with a head butt to the back of the head and Cassady is down and Rusev applies the Accolade and Cassady taps.

Winner: Alexander Rusev (Time to beat 5:33)

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This Bulgarian brute has stormed into WWE NXT and bulldozed over competition like CJ Parker and Mason Ryan. He’s leaving people like William Regal astonished.

“Alexander Rusev is one of the most incredible things I’ve seen in my entire 30-year career,” Regal said. “He’s a ferocious monster.”

“Ferocious” might be the nicest possible way of describing Rusev. The sleazy Sylvester Lefort seemed to have Rusev under his control, but the beast snapped during a match between the two and Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady. On the Oct. 30 edition of NXT, Rusev demolished all three men, but all eyes were on a mysterious blonde beauty who was watching the carnage from the ramp.

The following week, Rusev was introduced by his new advocate, the lovely Lana, when he took on his former manager. The Bulgarian beast made quick work of Lefort, forcing him to tap out to his camel clutch variation called The Accolade. The lightning-quick victory put all of NXT on notice.

“He’s so powerful and with no redeeming qualities,” Regal said. “Which makes for someone who will do anything he has to do to achieve what he has to achieve. I’m in awe of Alexander Rusev.”

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Earlier today Sylvester LeFort asks the mysterious blonde what is wrong with Alexander Rusev. The girl speaks Russian and LeFort has no idea what she’s saying.

Sylvester LeFort vs. Alexander Rusev

Lana is now managing Rusev, who now comes out to what sounds like a national anthem. LeFort offers Rusev money to prevent an acute case of death, only to have Rusev clothesline him down and put on the Accolade for the submission at 13 seconds.

Winner: Alexander Rusev

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Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady vs. The Legionnaires (Alexander Rusev & Sylvester Lafort)

Cassady immediately gets sent into the corner by Rusev. Cassady takes Rusev’s brutal assault with heart. Rusev hip-tosses Amore into the ring for good measure and beats him down too. Lefort comes into the ring and Rusev knocks him to the mat with a belly splash for no obvious reason. The Accolande on Cassady who taps like mad.

Winners: Rusev & Sylvester Lefort

Post-match, the mystery blonde comes to the ramp to admire Rusev. Rusev does not acknowledge her at all and goes to the back without Lefort.

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CJ Parker vs. Alexander Rusev

 

No LeFort or Dawson for Rusev this week. He runs over Parker to start as we might be in another squash. Lana in a red dress is walking around ringside as the Accolade makes Parker give up at 1:18. Total squash.

 

Lana leaves and seems pleased with what she saw in Rusev.

 

During the break Tyler Breeze come in and hit the spinwheel kick (named the Beauty Shot) on Parker. Breeze even cuts off some of Parker’s hair to make it personal.

 

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