Saturday, 03 May 2014 09:00
By Emerson Witner, Wrestling Observer
If you're new to NXT...
-The NXT Champion is Adrian Neville, who became champion during NXT Arrival on February 27, winning a Ladder Match against Bo Dallas, who had been champion for 260 days
-They also have Tag Team Champions, Konnor and Viktor, better known as The Ascension. They won the belts on October 3, defeating Adrian Neville and Corey Graves
-The NXT Woman's Title is currently vacant. Paige had been the first and only champion, winning the belt on July 25 until JBL stripped her of the belt on April 24 after she won the WWE Diva's Championship.
-John “Bradshaw” Layfield is the Interim General Manager of the show, replacing Dusty Rhodes who Triple H fired in a power trip.
-The announce team is constantly rotating with some combination of Byron Saxton, William Regal, Brad Maddox, Alex Riley, Jason Albert (formerly Tensai), Renee Young and Tom Phillips.
Triple H (w/out voice) is in the middle of the ring to kick the show off. He called Big E “Big E Langston”, but basically put over all the people on Raw and SmackDown who have come off NXT in the last two years. It has already been almost two years since Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks reign over Team Yellow ended. Hunter announces NXT Takeover on May 29.
Tyson Kidd (@KiddWWE) pinned Bo Dallas (@TheBoDallas)
Bo comes out with brand new music, which he will probably be taking to Raw with him. It is basically the same music that plays during his videos. William Regal is happy now that he has someone to Bo-lieve in. Tyson can't hold his laughter at this.
Half of the audience are actually now behind Bo. I take offense to this as I was the only Boliever and now that Bo is on the main roster, they jump all over him. Bo gets the heat by blocking a kick that Tyson threw at him while he was on the floor, and dropped him on the ring apron. The fans quickly became bored as they began singing “He's got the whole world in his hands”, which quickly broke back down into dueling chants. This crowd is on drugs.
Tyson kicked out of Bo's hip toss/power slam that used to be Bo's finisher and kicked out of his bulldog, which also used to be Bo's finisher. He has had a lot of finishers, hasn't he? Tyson hit the Blockbuster for the win.
After the match, Bo yelled at the fans that he had the match won. He pointed out that he was the longest reigning champion in NXT history.
To the back where Devin Taylor interviews Camacho about Adam Rose. Camacho says he throws the best parties in the WWE Universe. In walked Adam Rose, who said it was party time, which led to all of his groupies running in for partying. A Luchadore chest bumped Camacho, who I thought would knock him out.
Bayley said the NXT Women's Title is bigger than 10 hugs from John Cena. Sasha Banks said she will win.
Woman's Title Tournament:
In a first round match in the Paige Invitational aka the NXT Woman's Championship Tournament, Sasha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) submitted Bayley (@ItsBayleyWWE)
This is the first tournament match and Bayley celebrates by debuting Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Men and Byron Saxton was the only one to get the joke. Three weeks ago, Sasha and Bayley sports entertained each other and Bayley won and Bayley tries to make it two in a row with a lot of hug related offense. Bayley did hit the Belly to Bayley Suplex, but Sasha rolled out of the way and hit Bankrupt, but Bayley kicked out, but Sasha got the win with a Back Stabber and the Crippler Crossface. Hmmm.
In a loser leaves NXT match, Adam Rose (@WWEAdamRose) beat Danny Burch (@WWEDannyBurch)
Since Danny was fired yesterday and Adam Rose is going to be on Raw this Monday, the conclusion of this match is in as much question as to whether or not the Dallas Cowboys suck and will choke again this December. William knows things about Danny that he cannot say on tv. Well, he is fired, so it would be nice. Anyhoo I still cannot believe they are doing a slow build to Adam Rose vs Camacho. This is the third week of build.
To be fair to Burch, when Kassius Ohno was fired he won like two matches in the ensuing weeks. Burch's farewell tour doesn't start well, as he does the job to a neck breaker.
Camacho ran down and clotheslined the Luchadore who chest bumped him earlier. Brodus Clay is growling backstage and vows to win the NXT Title.
In a first round match in the Paige Invitational aka the NXT Woman's Title Tournament, Natalya (@NatByNature) defeated Layla (@mslayel)
Just a reminder that Paige had to forfeit the title because they didn't want a main roster diva as champion. In spite of that Alicia Fox, Emma and, oh yeah, both of these women are all on the main roster. Layla's offense consisted of a lot of punches to the back of the head. Why the referee didn't order a stand up and deduct a point from Layla, I'll never know. Oh wait, the referee is former TNA official Andrew Thomas. That explains things. Nattie wins a quickie with the Sharpshooter.
Adrian Neville is backstage and has replaced his teeth. He plans on beating Brodus Clay.
In another Loser Leaves NXT Match, Mojo Rawley (@MojoRawleyWWE) pinned Oliver Grey (@NXTOliverGrey)
Oliver turned heel at some point in the last seven days. It probably aired on Xplosion. Oh and he was beaten quickly with a Stinger Splash, Butt butt and Earthquake Splash. Aiden English came out and ordered Mojo to leave. He didn't, so Aiden attacked him from behind, but Mojo threw him out of the ring.
Backstage, Neville is stretching and Clay is doing push ups.
In a No Disqualification Match, NXT Champion Adrian Neville (@WWENeville) beat Brodus Clay (@Brodus Clay)
NXT usually goes off the air at some point between 9:50 and 9:54 and it is 9:49 when the bell rings, so this will not be an Iron Man match. Brodus has moved from Planet Funk to the Concrete Jungle. Actually it was 9:49 when they started wrestling. The bell didn't start and Neville has already flipped over the top rope at him. The ref rang the bell to start the match while Neville was kicking Brodus.
Clay caught Neville and threw him into the corner. Brodus threatens to eat the title. Triple H should probably stop him from doing that since it is not what's best for business. Neville gets out of a Over The Shoulder Backbreaker and clips Clay's knee from behind, just like Luger did earlier. Brodus with a splash from the middle rope! Are we going to see a new champion?!?!?! No.
Clay grabs the title belt, but Neville kicks the belt, which allegedly hurt Brodus. Neville hit the Red Arrow and retained his title.
Mr. Regal puts over our champion strong and ladies and gentlemen, that does it from Full Sail. Until next week, remember to say your vitamins and take your prayers!