NXT: Take Over! |5-29-14|Is Tyson Kidd just Natalya’s Husband?

Hello my friends and welcome to NXT Wrestling’s second special, Take Over! The past weeks have all been building up to this and we have some great Main events tonight! A new NXT Womens Champion will be crowned tonight as Natalya battles Charlotte, also Tyler Breeze and Sami Zayn battle over the number one contendership to the NXT title and in our main event Adrian Neville defends his NXT title against Tyson Kidd!

Adam Rose vs. Camacho

We start off the night with Adam Rose and his Exotic Express making their way to the ring from the outside of Full Sail University! It is honestly a brilliant idea to start off with Rose, since he can definitely get the crowd pumped up for the rest of the show! Camacho and Rose have been feuding for about two months now and it honestly has been a pretty decent feud! When I first began to review NXT, Camacho in my opinion was just a jobber, but recently he has been impressing me! These two had a match last week, and Camacho ended up walking out after Rose began to get back on the offense! Hopefully tonight, it does not end that way again! Rose started the match off with his usual games, avoiding any physical contact while making a fool out of his opponent! At one point Rose jumped into Camacho’s arms and just smiled at him until Camacho threw him down and started to bombard him with stomps to the chest. Camacho was not letting up in this match at all, as he heavily dominated the early portions of the match by hitting Rose with many strikes and even mocking the NXT Universe while hitting Rose with an impressive Underhook Suplex! Camacho continued with the stiff strikes, but he hit Rose one to many times and Adam began to power up like he usually does, but Camacho quickly shut that down with a Boot right to the skull of Adam Rose. Camacho locked in a basic headlock and tried to get Rose to pass out, but Adam found a rather interesting way to get out of the headlock. It wasn’t to long before The Party Pooper felt the wrath of Adam Rose! Rose began to hit many of his signature moves including Cho Cho, witch is kind of like a Bronco Buster, but just not with the extra stuff! Rose forced Camacho up and hit him with The Party Foul or Party Pooper(I’m not sure what the name is since the commentators called it both) and covered him for the three count!

Winner – Adam Rose

Rating – 6\10: The match was still a little short and I’m not to sure why! I believe both competitors can hold a longer match, but for what it was, it was still entertaining! Camacho really looked good here tonight as he not only got to show off his move set, but he was the dominate one through out the match! It was also entertaining to see him mock the crowd as well with remarks such as “Party Pooper This,” maybe not the most clever of come backs, but its a start! I fully expected Rose to win here tonight as he continues to win! The NXT Universe was really behind Rose here tonight, and that helps both superstars because it gained Camacho some much needed heat! Now if only Rose can get this reaction on Raw and Smackdown! I’m not sure if the feud between these two are over, but it would probably be for the best that these two find a new rival!

Sami Zayn Video Package

The commentators called this video “Sami Zayn’s Journey to NXT: Take Over.” The video highlighted his feud with Cesaro and there match at the last NXT Special, Arrival! He also talked about his opponent tonight, Tyler Breeze, stating that “He is not my kind of guy!” Zayn expresses that looks don’t matter and after tonight he will become the number one contender to the NXT Championship.

NXT Tag Team Championship

The Ascension (c) |Konner O’Brian & Rick Viktor| vs. Kalisto & El Local

I have been begging for weeks to see The Ascension have a fight! Despite how entertaining their matches tend to be, after awhile it gets boring watching the destroy every team they step into the ring with! Last week after The Ascension put away yet another tag team, El Local and Kalisto came out and challenged them for the tag titles tonight! Before either team made their entrance it was announced that Tyler Breeze is in the building! The Ascension is out first, and it is clear they are over with the NXT Universe as they chant “Ya Ya Ya” at them! Out next are the challengers and to my surprise they did garner some cheers! The crowd seems to be split between the two teams as half chant “Ya” and the other half chant “Lucha Lucha.” Before the match can even begin The tag champs rush at their challengers and begin to beat down on them! Konner and Viktor than bounced Local and Kalisto off the ropes in unison, but both the challengers counter into a head scissors sending both the champions outside of the ring! Viktor and Konner began to power up as Kalisto and Local looked to do an outside dive onto the champs, but they ran right into stiff uppercuts from both the champs! The match finally begins with Kalisto and Viktor in the ring, and things did not look good for Kalisto! Both Konner and Viktor took turns tagging each other in to beat down on Kalisto! After awhile Viktor tossed Kalisto out of the ring and tagged in Konner! O’Brian than began to show off his strength as he grabbed Kalisto by the throat and tosses him into the ropes surrounding the ring! O’Brian went to do it one more time, but Kalisto caught himself and kicked Konner off of him and manged to catch Viktor’s head between his legs and slammed him face first into the apron! Kalisto hurried to tag in his partner, but Konner rushed back into the ring and beat down onto Kalisto until he tagged Viktor! Viktor continued to dish out damage until Kalisto managed to get away and tag in El Local! Local came running in and used his Lucha skills to catch Viktor off guard and after hitting an impressive moonsault he covered Viktor! Konner quickly rushed into the ring to break up the pin, but he paid for it as Kalisto rolled him up and landed a stiff kick onto the neck of Konner! Viktor tossed Kalisto out of the ring, while Local climbed to the top of the turnbuckle and jumped over Viktor, but Viktor quickly turned around and hit Local with a hard clothesline! Viktor and O’Brian took their places in the opposite corners and began to scream before hitting El Local with The Fall of Man to retain their titles!

Winner & Still NXT Tag Team Champions – The Ascension

Rating – 6\10: I was really hoping to see The Ascension challenged tonight, and even though Kalisto and El Local put on a better performance than most, they were still dominated, especially Kalisto! Kalisto took majority of the damage and this match and in my honest opinion, that’s a huge mistake! I hate to say it but El Local is not going anywhere in the future, his name screams enhancement talent, but Kalisto looked promising, up until tonight! Tonight he looked like a rag doll to The Ascension! Either way The Ascension retains their titles and still look to be untouchable!

Tyler Breeze Video Package

Similar to Sami Zayn, we are shown a video package featuring his opponent tonight! We are shown how impressive Tyler Breeze has been as of late as he talks about his looks and how we have not seen everything he has to offer! When talking about Sami Zayn he calls him a loser and calls himself a success! He ends the video by saying he will become the number one contender tonight and he will when the NXT Championship and than NXT can have a champ who is…gorgeous!

Number One Contendership to the NXT Championship!

Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze

It is now time to find how who will be the number one contender for either Adrian Neville’s or Tyson Kidd’s NXT championship! I’ll be honest I think I’m looking forward to this match the most! First out is Sami Zayn coming out to some new music, and I have to be honest! I hate his new theme! It honestly sounds like a Diva’s theme and the way he was dancing down to the ring, just doesn’t feel like Sami Zayn! I wasn’t that big of a Sami Zayn fan to begin with, but this just make me dislike him even more! Out next is Tyler Breeze who is also out to a new theme, and it is so much better than Zayn’s! I wasn’t to sure how I was going to feel about it since I was a big fan of Breeze’s old theme, but once I heard Breeze’s voice singing the song, it won me over. It reminded me a lot of Shawn Micheals who played a gimmick very similar to Breeze’s! I wonder if that is what WWE was going for. I want to apologize ahead of time, because I know I missed some parts of this match due to the WWE Streaming problem! The match began with these two being very careful as the circled each other and waited for the right move. Zayn got the first move in and we got to see some good old classic chain wrestling between these two! but it wasn’t to long until Zayn gained control over the match! At one point we saw Zayn do a Front Flip  onto Breeze on the outside of the ring! He quickly tossed him back in and connected with an impressive flying crossbody from the top rope! These two went back and forth throughout the entire match! We saw Zayn hit some impressive moves that I’ve honestly never seen before! Breeze dished out his own damage as well! We saw Tyler hit some heavy strikes and target Zayn’s neck! but Sami Zayn was really impressive here! There was a point towards the end when Zayn did a Springboard Moonsault onto to Breeze on the outside of the ring. It looked like Breeze really hit his head hard against the steel! Zayn was fired about and was looking for that Running Boot into the turnbuckle, but Breeze ducked out of the way and put his hands up to protect himself! Unfortunately for Zayn he ran right into Breeze hands and got struck right into the man parts! The ref questioned Breeze and Breeze simply stated he was protecting himself, and that is what it looked like to me! Tyler Breeze took full advantage of the opportunity though to hit Zayn with The Beauty Shot to pick up the win!

Winner & Number One Contender for the NXT Championship – Tyler Breeze

Rating – 8/10: These two put on a fantastic match here tonight! Whenever Zayn is in the ring I honestly expect a great match, and tonight he did not disappoint! These two went back and forth and showed just how resilient both can be! Zayn pulled out some impressive moves here tonight, especially this one move that looked to be a suplex but turned into a power bomb! They told a story in the ring, and it showed just how bad both these men wanted it! A low blow did mange to aid Breeze for the victory, but it honestly didn’t look intentional to me. If you have the WWE Network, I suggest you watch this match! and if you don’t have the WWE Network, than I just have one question for you, Why? Tonight Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze put on one hell of a match and I feel this is not the last time we will see them face off and I certainly hope its not the last time!

Rusev Segment

The Ravishing Russian, Lana comes down to the ring and does not take long to introduce the Super Athlete, Rusev! They make their way down to the ring and Lane begins to cut a promo about Russian and makes sure to bring up Vladimir Putin! It wasn’t to long before Mojo Rawley came out to a new and much better entrance theme! Mojo begins to promote The United States of America and tells Lana and Rusev that here and America we Stay Hype and than goes on to tell Rusev that he is going to come down there and stick The Russian Flag of his Putin! A Nice play on words there by Mojo, but the second he gets into the ring Rusev hits him with a superkick and follows up with a huge splash into the turnbuckle and ends it with The Accolade! After Lana instructs him to let go, he tosses Rawley outside of the ring! After Lana and Rusev pose for a bit in the ring she sends Rusev after Rawley again and this time he locks The Accolade on him again on the entrance way! I’ll admit I got a little excited about a clash between Rusev and Rawley, but after seeing how fast Rusev put away Mojo it may not be the best idea! but something tells me that the man who stays Hype won’t let that slide easily!

NXT Womens Championship!

Natalya W/Bret Hart vs. Charlotte W/Ric Flair

Before this match begins we are shown a well put together video package for this match that highlights both Divas wins to get here and even the family history between these two! Before either competitor can make their way to the ring The former NXT Womens Champion and current WWE Divas Champion, Paige makes her way to the ring! Paige gets into the ring and grabs a mic, she takes this time to thank every body in the NXT Universe and goes on to put over the NXT Womens Championship! She list what it takes to hold the NXT Womens Championship and even states that it holds the key to the future! I’ll admit it does feel a little weird how Paige, who is the youngest Diva on the roster is telling both Charlotte and Nattie how to be successful, but whatever! Out first is Charlotte who comes out to a new theme, that mixes Ric Flair’s theme with some generic rock music, kind of like Curtis Axel’s theme. The Nature Boy makes his way down to the ring with his daughter and I’ve got to say having both Flair and The Hit Man accompany their family to the ring makes this match feel more important than it did before! Out next is Natalya of course being accompanied to the ring by her Uncle Bret Hart! The two divas size each other up, but its not to long until Natalya takes over! Charlotte tried to escape Nattie many times, but Natalya countered every time and made sure she kept Charlotte in her grasps! Nattie was definitely looking to make Charlotte tap out, as she locked in many submission moves and hit Charlotte with many strikes, but The Daughter of The Nature Boy manged to get back into the match and turn things around in her favor! Charlotte used her legs to her advantage, something you don’t see many people do! At one point in the match it looked like Nattie hurt her knee after Charlotte twisted her leg to pull/slam her down onto the outside of the ring! Once the two were back in the ring, it was not long until Natalya was able to lock The Sharpshooter onto Charlotte! It looked like The Dirtiest Diva in the Game was about to tap out, but her leg strength came to the rescue when she managed not only get out of The Sharpshooter but to reverse it into The Figure Four Leg Lock as well! The two divas rolled around the ring turning the Leg Lock around on each other many times! The two rolled towards the apron, where Charlotte pulled herself out of the ring while still holding the submission hold despite Natalya being against the ropes! The ref forced Charlotte to let go, but the damage was done, but to add further pain to her knee, she slammed Nattie’s knee right into the steel steps. Charlotte tossed Natalya back into the ring and locked in The Sharpshooter! It appeared that Natalya was going to submit to her own move, but she got out of it the same way Charlotte did and attempted to lock in her Sharpshooter, but Charlotte kicked her up and rushed to hit Bow Down to the Queen to win the Womens Championship!

Winner & New NXT Womens Champion – Charlotte

Rating – 8\10: These two women went out there and put on one hell of a match! It was back and forth and similar to Zayn vs. Breeze earlier, these two told a story! The family rivalry between these two was the main focus and having both Ric Flair and Bret Hart out there added to it! This can be a feud WWE picks up later when Charlotte makes her way to the main roster! The after match was really special but also confusing! We saw Nattie, Charlotte, Flair and Bret celebrate in the ring and shake each others hands and it was honestly a feel good moment, but what confuses me is what Charlotte is now? Building up to this match Charlotte was portrayed as a heel and now it feels like she is a face, so I don’t know what group she falls under now! Either way Charlotte captures her first title in NXT and becomes only the second diva to hold the NXT Womens Championship! 

NXT Championship!

Tyson Kidd vs. Adrian Neville (c)

Before the match begins, we are shown a video package hyping Adrian Neville! We see him win the title from Bo and defend it against Bo Dallas and Brodus Clay! Neville puts over the facing Bo is different than facing Clay he than goes on to say that him and Kidd are very alike, but he states that he is faster, stronger and more hungry than Kidd! Neville ends the video by stating the NXT Championship is his armor and no one is getting through it! Than we see Tyson getting ready backstage, when his wife Natalya comes up and gives him a hug and kiss and tells him she loves him before Tyson makes his way out to the ring. Tyson makes his way to the ring very quickly and serious! Out next is the NXT World Champion, Adrian Neville! Neville makes his way to the ring the same way he usually does, and after the introductions are done, the match is on! Tyson took advantage early on, reversing everything Neville threw at him and turning it into his own move! This was the theme throughout the majority of this match as Tyson controlled most of the match and whenever Neville tried to get back into control, Tyson quickly turned it into his favor! Tyson brought his A game tonight hitting an impressive Suicide Dive onto Neville and even reversing all of Adrian’s momentum as he his a Russian Leg Sweep on the second rope! Neville did get his own moves in as well, but it felt that every time he got back into the match, Tyson turned it around into his favor! Towards the end of the match Tyson climbed to the top rope and had to fight Neville off him many times, but Neville would not give up as he rushed Tyson one last time and hit a Belly to Belly Suplex from the top rope sending Tyson across the ring! Neville saw his opportunity and climbed to the top of the rope and hit The Red Arrow to pin Tyson for the three!

Winner & Still NXT Champion – Adrian Neville

Rating – 9/10: These two went out there and had one hell of a match! They really made the NXT Championship feel special here tonight! If I was a a casual fan I would think the NXT title was more important than most of the titles on WWE’s main roster, because these two men went to war tonight. Tyson looked great in the ring and honestly looked superior to the NXT Champion! Neville’s resiliency is nothing to laugh at, as you saw here tonight! No matter what Tyson hit him with, The Champ continued to kick out! After the match was over Neville extended his hand to Tyson and thanked him for a great match, but Tyson wanted nothing to do with the champ and simply walked away! I don’t know what is next for Tyson Kidd, but for Adrian Neville, its Prince Pretty himself, Tyler Breeze!

Superstar of the Night – Tyler Breeze

Tonight, despite the fact how Charlotte won her first championship, despite the fact how Adrian Neville retained his title, the one person I keep thinking about is Tyler Breeze! Breeze went in there tonight and showed there is more to him than meets the eye! He had the best match of his career tonight against Sami Zayn and he even won! Beating Sami Zayn is pretty impressive, given how popular he is! but not only did Breeze defeat Sami Zayn, but he became the Number One Contender for the NXT Championship! It is very possible that Breeze could accomplish his goal and become the face of NXT!

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WWE NXT|5-21-14|Bo-Leave!

Hello my friends and welcome to my review of May 21st edition of NXT Wrestling! Tonight’s advertised main event is Bo Dallas vs. Big E. If Bo wins he get a shot at the NXT Title if he loses he must leave NXT for good! Can Bo beat Big E once again, or will Big E finally be able to put away Bo?

Bo Dallas Highlight.

Before the show begins we get a highlight of what has happened to Bo in the past months. We see him lose the title to Neville and lost the battle royal, than it highlights his match against Big E tonight, along with advertising that the NXT World Champion will be in action and WWE Divas Champion Paige will return to NXT to take on Tamina Snuka in a rematch from Extreme Rules. A great way to get the fans excited about the show!

Win or Go Home Match!

Bo Dallas vs. Big E

Before the match begins the announcer, announces the rules for the match. If Bo Dallas wins he will be granted a title shot at the NXT Championship, but if he loses he must leave NXT for good! Bo comes out first and before Big E comes out Bo grabs a mic and says NXT was born from Bo-Leiving and dubs himself Mr. NXT! Out next is Big E and it is evident the NXT crowd remembers the former World Champ as they chant “5” at him! Once the bell rang, Big E started to over power Bo with numerous heavy strikes and a huge Shoulder block. Bo rolled out of the ring, but it didn’t stop Big E. Big E continued o beat down on Bo, until Bo caught Big E off guard by taking Big E down with a forearm to the leg. Bo took advantage of his surroundings by slamming Big E face first into the steel steps. Bo gained control here as he continued to beat down on E outside the ring, before tossing him back in and locking in a chin lock! Bo has the submission hold locked in for quite awhile, but Big E managed to get out and this is where the match gets exciting. The competitors began to trade blows back an forth! They traded heavy strikes and hard hitting moves such as scoop clams, stiff clotheslines and Bo even managed to reverse Big E’s Big Ending to hit his Under hook DDT, but Big E managed to kick out. Dallas, shocked by the fact someone manged to kick out, he began to grow desperate! Bo than grew a a big smile on his face and unwrapped his wrist tape and tossed it to the side. The referee went to pick it up, but while his back was turned he untied the turnbuckle cover and looked to beat Big E the same way he beat him for the NXT Championship. Dallas ran at Big E, but E managed to catch him and tossed him right into the unpadded turnbuckle, Bo stumbled forward and Big E caught him and lifted him up on his shoulder to hit the Big Ending for the three count.

Winner – Big E

Rating – 9/10: Wow, these two put on a great match, and it was a fitting way to send Bo away. These two have great chemistry together and I look forward to future matches between the two on the main roster! The ending was great, sending both back to their title match together with this time Big E learning from his past mistakes. After the match ended Bo threw a fit in the ring and screamed at the fans “Don’t leave me!” When we came back from commercial break, we were shown what happened during it. Bo continued his fit and before he left he told the NXT Universe he never liked them and he said there just sick and told them to leave! It’s sad to see Bo go since he was one of the best parts of NXT, he did debut on this weeks Smackdown and I wish him the best of luck on the main roster!

Backstage Exclusive with Tyson Kidd.

Kidd is asked backstage about his number one contendership and if this is why he came back to NXT. Kidd responds by saying that this is exactly why he came back and come NXT Take Over he will fulfill his destiny!

Sami Zayn Interview

Devin Taylor is backstage to interview Sami Zayn, they talk about his loss last week. Sami says he can’t let it affect him and compliments Tyson on being opportunistic, Tyler Breeze walks through the frame while looking at his phone before bumping into Zayn. The two exchange words, Zayn points out the fact the Breeze was the one who got pinned last week, but Breeze quickly responds by saying he didn’t get pined by him. Zayn says they can settle it tonight, but Breeze says he is busy and says he will see him at Take Over! This sets up another great match on an already great card for next week! Zayn and Breeze have been two of the most promising and popular stars on the NXT roster and they should put on a great match next week. Zayn was a lot better on the mic this week and Breeze just continues to impress!

Tamina Snuka vs. Paige (c)

Tonight we have a special treat, as we have a rematch from this years Extreme Rules PPV! The WWE Divas Champion returns to NXT to take on her rival Tamina Snuka! At Extreme Rules these two didn’t put on the match I expected! Honestly in my opinion Paige’s run on the WWE Main Roster hasn’t been all to great! For some reason WWE has decided to not let her look strong and honestly portrays her as a weak champion who gets lucky! Tonight should be different since this is Paige’s home! Paige tried to take it to Tamina early, but after she made the mistake and headbutted Snuka and  Tamina was able to over powered to Divas Champion and used her strength to her advantage as she hit Paige with numerous hard blows!  Paige manged to get back into control as she followed up with many stiff clotheslines and proved that she could brawl with the best! The two traded hard hitting blows, but Tamina got back into control when she lifted and sat Paige on the ropes just to push her out of the ring to the outside! Tamina eventually left the ring and tossed Paige back in. Snuka climbed to the top rope and attempted to hit The Superfly Splash, but the Divas Champion got her feet up and rolled a stunned Tamina Snuka for the three count!

Winner – Paige (c)

Rating – 7\10: I felt that this match was way better than their Extreme Rules match! It was more hard hitting and they definitely showed they can put on a good match, now only if WWE would let them. My only gripe with this match was the ending, once again Paige’s win was made to seem like luck! I don’t understand why they won’t let her look like the strong champion she can be. If WWE somehow fails on Paige, they really messed up!

Camacho vs. Adam Rose

These two have had a fun rivalry as of late, and I’ve been really surprised with Camacho as of late! Tonight Rose looks to get his revenge on Camacho after he beat down on one of his Rosebuds, Captain Comic! Rose has made his official debut to the WWE Main Roster, but it hasn’t been a huge hit yet. His first couple of appearance weren’t received to well, but the fans are beginning to warm up to him since this past Monday Night Raw at London! Even though it is apparent Rose has a problem with both Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, right now he needs to focus on his first real rival, Camacho! Rose went running at Camacho, but it did not last long as Camacho used his strength to his advantage and tossed Rose of him! I was honestly a bit surprised to see Camacho have control over Rose for the majority. It seemed that every move Rose, tried Camacho countered with an even more powerful move! but it wasn’t to long before we saw the more dangerous side of Rose come out. Rose began to hit Camacho with many of his most powerful moves and even went for The Party Fall, but Camacho once again uses his strength to his advantage and tosses Rose off him and rolls out of the ring and accepts the count out!

Winner – Adam Rose

Rating – 7\10: I was honestly surprised by this match, I really expected Rose to dominate Camacho and pick up an easy victory! but Camacho surprised me tonight as he continues to impress by showing off more of his move set, and for the first time unlike Mojo Rawley or The Ascension we see a new superstar taken to the limit! I was expecting WWE to protect Rose, but I feel it was a lot smarter to show not only can he dish out damage but he can take it to. The ending was fitting as it continues the rivalry between the two, and if they keep up the great work. I won’t even mind. I’m really enjoying this feud between the two!

Round 2 of the NXT Womens Championship Tournament.

Sasha Banks W/ Charlotte vs. Natalya

So we have our final match in the actual tournament, the winner of this match will go on the face Charlotte next week at NXT: Take Over for the vacated NXT Womens Championship! While Sasha was making her entrance we are shown a video of Charlotte talking about this match. She expresses how she wants Sasha to beat Natalya, but she also doesn’t because she doesn’t want to show her BFFs weakness! Early on in the match, Natalya dominated Sasha counter every move she attempted to hit her with and even hitting some of her own impressive, but after Sasha hung Natalya in the middle of the ropes and slammed her knees down into her gut, The Boss began to take control. Sasha stomped repeatedly onto the shoulder blades of Nattie and even hit an impressive spring board bulldog. It seemed once Sasha hit the mat though, she hurt her leg. Banks rolled out of the ring holding the back of her leg, Charlotte yelled at Banks to get up and even picked her up and tossed her back into the ring! Sasha obviously upset by the told Charlotte not to touch her and the two exchanged words, meanwhile Nattie got back up and swept Banks of her feet to lock into The Sharpshooter to force The Boss to tap out!

Winner – Natalya

Rating – 6\10: For a short match this was rather enjoyable! I was glad to see Banks show off her skill set and that is wasn’t completely dominated by Nattie. I also enjoy the whole injury angle, because it gives doubt to Nattie’s win and really shows that Sasha Banks is a competitor. It’s obvious the WWE is building towards the split of The BFFs and it could all start with the NXT Womens Championship, but Charlotte has to get through Natalya first, and it was evident by the look on her face after the match, that she is not to happy that she has to fight Natalya!

NXT: Take Over Card!

Before our main event, they hyped Take Over one last time, showing us what the card looks like so far. The following matches will take place next week at Take Over

Number One Contendership Match for the NXT Championship

Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze

Adam Rose vs. Camacho

NXT Tag Team Championship Match

Kalisto & El Local vs. The Ascension (c)

NXT Womens Championship Match

Charlotte vs. Natalya

NXT World Title Macth

Tyson Kidd vs. Adrian Neville (c)

Curt Hawkins vs. Adrian Neville (c)

and now it is time for out main event! It has been a long time since we have seen Curt Hawkins in one on one action, and he continues the trend tonight of returning to NXT to make a name for himself, and what better to do that than to defeat the NXT Champion just a week before his title defense! These two had a great little match here! For the time it was given, Hawkins got to showcase his move set, and I got to admit, he is really good. I hope to see more from him in the future, but it wasn’t long until Neville landed some stiff kicks and climbed to the top to hit The Red Arrow for the win

Winner – Adrian Neville

Rating – 6\10: Sadly this was a short match! It could of been much better, given that both superstars are great in the ring, but it served its purpose and that was to make the Champ look strong going into his title defense next week against Tyson Kidd. I hope we get to see more from Hawkins, because he is a lot better than I remembered! but speaking of Tyson Kidd…

Tyson Kidd & Adrian Neville Segment.

Kidd comes down shortly after the match and explains to Neville he is not here to cause a problem, but he wanted to tell Neville straight to his face that next week the NXT Title goes home with him! Kidd explains that he has been on Raw and Smackdown! Kidd explains how he is a former tag team champion! Tyson goes on to explain how he misses that feeling and that NXT is going to propel him to the top! Neville responds by saying that he has been watching Tyson for a very long time, but if Kidd thinks that he is going to use NXT as his springboard and use him as a pawn to get to the top, its not happening. He explains that NXT is the future and even states how he is the future. He ends the conversation by telling Tyson at Take Over, the only person in his family that is going to walk out with a title will be his wife, as usual! We have not seen much interaction between these two, but finally we see them in the ring with each other, and I got to say this promo was well done and did a great job of hyping the match for next week!

Superstar of the Night – Big E

Despite tonight having some really great matches, there wasn’t many superstars who made a huge impact. The only two that come to mind is Natalya and Big E! Natalya won tonight and will go on to challenge for the Womens Title next week, but in her match she was mostly on the defense, and besides what Big E did in my opinion made a bigger impact. Big E not only finally beat Bo Dallas, but he is also the reason the The Self Dubbed, Mr. NXT will no longer be appearing on NXT! In my opinion beating the longest reigning NXT World Champion (as of this review) and forcing him out of NXT is as a good as any reason to be awarded The Superstar of the Night!

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WWE NXT |5-8-14|Who Will Face Neville at Take Over?

Hello my friends and welcome to my review of May 8th’s edition of NXT! Tonight our advertised main event is a Battle Royal to determine to Number One Contender for Adrian Neville’s NXT Championship! and one can only assume the winner of this battle royal will go on to challenge Neville at the next NXT special Take Over! Let’s get started!

Round One of The NXT Womens Championship Tournament.

Emma vs. Charlotte W/ Sasha Banks

We are starting off the night with the second part of round one of the Womens Championship Tourney! We saw both Sasha Banks and Natalya moves on to Round two last week and both Charlotte and Emma are looking to do the same thing, but they have to beat each other! Emma sadly ever since her debut to the main roster has not been on quite the roll! She has found her self stuck in a pointless story that involves her and Santino Marella being “in love,” but Emma has also been racking up quite a losing steak in NXT, but on the other hand her opponent, Charlotte has seen many victories as of late! Emma and Charlotte have faces off before and I’ll be honest there wasn’t much to this match! Emma got in little offense and Charlotte really dominated the majority of the match by using a couple of submission moves. Emma managed to get back into the match, but she used all of her time to pull out Venemma, The Female Snake Sock Puppet that I guess you can say is in love with Santino’s Cobra. Emma attempted to use The Cobra on Charlotte, but luck for Ms. Flair, Sasha Banks was there to warn her, Charlotte ducks and Emma connected The Cobra on Ms. Banks, but Charlotte rolled her up with an interesting pin she calls Charlotte’s Web to pick up the win.

Winner – Charlotte

Ranking – 4\10: Both these women are capable of so much more. I know on the main roster, Emma is stuck in that horrible story, but NXT is where I come to get away from that horrible story. Whenever I see Emma in action on NXT, I’ve come to expect a good match, but tonight was the opposite. Charlotte practically squashed Emma here tonight, and she looks to be the heavy favorite heading into Round Two. We will find out who she faces later tonight!

The Legionnaires (Sylvester Lefort & Marcus Louis) vs. Kalisto & El Local 

Next up is some tag team action between two unknown teams, first is a familiar face as the former manger of Rusev and Scott Dawson, Sylvester Lefort teams up with a new guy named Marcus Louis and they form The Legionnaires, and our next team see another familiar face in El Local and he is also teaming up with a new guy named Kalisto! So two of NXT’s jobbers are looking to step into the tag division! The match starts off with Local and Lefort, and The is the beginning of a one sided beat down! Lefort and Louis took turns tagging each other in to beat down on Local, but finally after waiting for so long Local got himself back in the match by preventing himself from going into the turnbuckle and landing a nice kick right between the eyes of Louis. Both Louis and Local made a tag to their partners. Kalisto comes in with a HUGE Spring Board Cross Body, catching Lefort, and than follows up with an interesting move, it looking kind of like a Cork Screw right into Lefort as he was running at him. Kalisto covered him for the pin, but Marcus Louis was there to break up the pin and even prevented an attack from El Local, or so he though. Louis tossed Local into the ropes, but Local caught himself between the ropes and hung there until Louis went running at him, but Local moved out of the way sending Louis outside the ring and than landed a Cross Body onto him on the outside! Back in the ring Kalisto remains in control as he hits Lefort with many stiff kicks before bouncing into the ropes with a Hand Stand and quickly turning it around to land a kick right to the side of the skull of Lefort. Kalisto covered for a three count.

Winners – Kalisto & El Local

Rating – 5\10: The beginning of this match was such a bore, but the second Kalisto got into this match it got exciting. Kalisto showed of his Lucha skill in the ring tonight and picked up his first win on his debut night. It seems like the NXT Tag Division is beginning to fill up nicely and I’m excited to not only see where this goes, but to see where Kalisto goes in his career!

Camacho vs. Captain Comic

Before this match even was announced, we saw a video of Adam Rose “pumping up” his Rosebud! The match is taking place all because of what happened last week. Captain Comic bumped into Camacho, so after Adam Rose defeated Danny Burch last week, and his Rosebuds came out to join him to celebrate his victory, but Camacho ran down and clotheslined Captain Comic from behind! So tonight the two our facing off, and it was a complete squash as it should of been. Camacho really took it to Comic with hard hitting moves such as, The Dropkick, Wrestling Slams, Jumping Leg Drops and even finished off the match with a Running Samoan Drop!

Winner – Camacho

Rating – 5\10: It’s kind of funny how we have come full circle. Camacho, who used to be a jobber himself, is now doing the jobbing! The was a clever way to keep the feud between Camacho and Rose in our minds, while at the same time limiting their time together. After the match Camacho was looking to beat down on Captain Comic some more, but Rose rushed to the ring to protect his Rosebud. Adam stood there and dared Camacho to come back into the ring as Camacho left. Even though this was a short and one sided match. It actually accomplished quite a lot! Not only to it further the feud between Camacho and Adam Rose, but it showed that Camacho is actually not as green as I thought he was and it even showed character development for Rose, who is usually shown as always happy, but showed tonight he isn’t to happy when one of his Rosebuds are getting beaten up!

Backstage Promos by Alicia Fox & Alexa Bliss

Up next in the final match in Round one of The NXT Womens Championship tourney, but before the match we have two promos by the two women who will be competing in a bit. First is former Divas Champion, Alicia Fox who tells us she can see the future and she sees gold in her future and ends by saying Haters are going to Hate and Winners are to going to Celebrate. Up next is the debuting Alexa Bliss who seems to be playing a good girl kind of character. She expresses how she would love to be take Paige’s place as the Champion and ends her promo by saying when it comes to her, everything is Bliss!

Round One of The NXT Womens Championship Tournament.

Alicia Fox vs. Alexa Bliss

Now it is time for the final match of Round one of the NXT Championship Tourney. We know next week Sasha Banks will face off against Natalya in Round two and Charlotte will be facing either former Divas Champion, Alicia Fox of the debuting Alexa Bliss. Bliss came out with a sparkling Tutu on and even blew glitter at the NXT Universe. I believe Renee Young called her a Fairy, but she reminds me a little more of my friend Alicia honestly or maybe even a Disney Princess. Fox poked fun at the size difference, Bliss is 5 foot something while Fox stands at Six feet! Bliss caught Fox off guard in the beginning, but that did not last long. Alicia Fox hit a hard Tilt a Whirl Back Breaker that did not put Bliss away. Fox kept on with the offense though as she locked in a head lock and kept it locked in, until Bliss fought out of it. Alexa bounced off the ropes, but Alicia caught her and attempted to hit another Tilt O Whirl Back Breaker, but Bliss revered it into a Small Package Pin, to pick up the upset victory.

Winner – Alexa Bliss

Rating – 5\10: Alexa Bliss impresses on her debut as she beats a former Divas Champion, ans she continues on to Round Two, but she has a tough challenge against the heavy favorite, Charlotte! The match itself wasn’t to great, we saw to much dominance from Ms. Fox and even a head lock that felt like forever. I know Fox is capable of more than that, but I don’t know much about Bliss, but who knows maybe she can upset Charlotte and go on to become the New NXT Womens Champion!

Backstage Interview W/Adrian Neville (c)

Devin Taylor is backstage with our NXT Champion, Adrian Neville. First Devin congratulates Neville on a successful title defense against Brodus Clay last week and goes on to ask him about The Battle Royal tonight to determine the Number One Contender for his title. Neville thanks Devin, and goes on to say The Funkasaurous, Brodus Clay is extinct and all that is left his him. He than goes on to say whoever wins this battle royal tonight has his respect and puts over how hard battle royals and even mentions how Cesaro won The Andre the Giant Battle Royal. Neville ends the interview by saying he looks forward to the match!

Battle Royal for The Number One Contender for the NXT World Championship!

It is now time for our Main Event! Whoever wins this Battle Royal will go on to challenge Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship at NXT: Take Over. I don’t know the names of everyone in the battle royal so I’m just going to name off the ones I know. So in the ring after our commercial breaks our superstars such as, Brodus Clay, Aiden English, The Legionnaires, Kalisto, El Local, Colin Cassady, Oliver Grey, Mason Ryan, Yoshi Tatsu, Xavier Woods, and that is all I caught! Mojo Rawley comes out next, and after him is Sami Zayn, during Zayn’s entrance I also saw at the corner of my eye Tyler Breeze and Tyson Kidd get into the ring as well, and the final superstar to make his entrance his the former and longest reigning NXT Champion, Bo Dallas! The Battle royal begins and it is not to long until we have our first elimination, as Brodus Clay tossed out the now released Oliver Grey!

Brodus Clay Eliminates Oliver Grey.

and quickly just as Oliver Grey is gone we have our next elimination, as Brodus Clay tosses out the former WWE Tag Team Champion, Curt Hawkins.

Brodus Clay Eliminates Curt Hawkins.

The superstars begin to brawl once again, but its not to long until we see a group of superstars gang up on the biggest competitor, to work together to get our next elimination.

Multiple Superstars Eliminate Brodus Clay.

Once again the superstars begin to brawl. We see many superstars trying to eliminate the others, but none succeed, but one! Aiden English tosses Danny Burch out of the ring

Aiden English Eliminates Danny Burch.

The superstars go back to brawling, we even get to see El Local connect with a stiff kick to the side of the skull of Camacho, but our next Big Guy makes his presence known, its to bad he just got released not to long ago. Mason Ryan lifts Aiden English over his head and tosses him onto Danny Burch.

Mason Ryan Eliminates Aiden English.

After that elimination, Ryan taunted English while he leaned against the ropes. Honestly Camacho could of tossed him over, but instead we go to commercial break. Once were back for the commercial we see El Local and another superstar, sadly I did not see who it was but they were also eliminated. We were also told during the commercial break Xavier Woods was tossed over, but he landed on the steel steps! Baron Corbin almost eliminates Camacho, but he just hung on. After awhile a Yoshi Tatsu chant broke out for the first time ever in WWE! Mason Ryan his beating down on former NXT Champ, Bo Dallas, meanwhile we see Sylvester Lefort trying to eliminated Kalisto, but Kalisto turns it around and ends up Hurricaraning Lefort and himself over the ropes and down to the floor.

Kalisto Eliminates Sylvester Lefort & Himself.

It is a little while until our next elimination, in the mean time we see many of the superstars battling. There our many superstars left, Xavier Woods and Camacho start to have a chop battle in the middle of the ring as the two traded knife edge tops, but it wasn’t long until Camacho backed up against the ropes. Woods went after Camacho, but he pushed him off, but Woods ran right at Camacho and clotheslined himself and Camacho over the ropes and to the floor.

Xavier Woods Eliminates Camacho & Himself.

The commentators pointed out there our still quite a few big guys in the match, pointing out Mojo Rawley, Mason Ryan, Baron Corbin and Colin Cassady witch could be a very bad thing for late in a battle royal. The commentators also point out that Bo Dallas won last years battle royal and than begin to talk about Sami Zayn, while Zayn attempts to eliminate Baron Corbin, but Dallas attacks him, meanwhile Jason Jordan manages to come up with a huge elimination when he tossed Mojo Rawley over!

Jason Jordan Eliminates Mojo Rawley.

The ring is starting to become more angry. The following superstars remain, Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn, Mason Ryan, Colin Cassady, Tyler Breeze, Baron Corbin, Yoshi Tatsu, and Tyson Kidd and Jason Jordan. Jordan looks to take out yet another big guy. He picks a battle with Baron Corbin, that see him almost get eliminated, but as Corbin went running at him Jordan hits him with a forearm and goes to launch himself back into the ring at Corbin, but Corbin puts his hands up and shoves Jason Jordan out of the ring.

Baron Corbin Eliminates Jason Jordan.

Former NXT World Champion, Bo Dallas goes right after Baron Corbin after the elimination. The two begin to brawl while another Yoshi Tatsu chant breaks out! Dallas has Corbin against the ropes and clotheslines him over them to eliminate him!

Bo Dallas Eliminates Baron Corbin.

Jason Alexander cries over the fact his pick, Baron Corbin, was eliminated! Meanwhile Bo Dallas than picks a fight with Yoshi Tatsu, but Tatsu fights back and has the Former Champ against the ropes. Tatsu goes for a kick to the head of Dallas, but Bo is able to duck it and clotheslines Tatsu over the ropes for another elimination!

Bo Dallas Eliminates Yoshi Tatsu.

The NXT Universe was not to happy to see the man they have been cheering for, Yoshi Tatsu eliminated, and Bo now joins Colin Cassady in the corner to beat down on Mason Ryan. Ryan gets outs of the corner and lifts Bo up onto his shoulders and begins to run, but Bo slides down and uses Ryan’s momentum against him and Mason flies over the ropes!

Bo Dallas Eliminates Mason Ryan.

The Commentators mention there are only five superstars left, but not for long as Bo makes it four in a row when he runs at Colin Cassady, who is leaning up against the ropes, and clotheslines Cassady out of the ring!

Bo Dallas Eliminates Colin Cassady.

and We are down to our Final Four! Bo Dallas, Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd. I can see all four of these men getting a title shot! Bo has history and almost feels naked without the NXT Title around his waist, Breeze has been rising up in popularity, many feel Zayn should of been the one to take the title of Bo’s waist and Kidd has been on a roll since he began to call NXT his home picking up victories over both Mason Ryan and former champ, Bo Dallas and even earning my Superstar of the Week award Two Weeks in a Row! Dallas quickly after eliminating Cassady goes after the closest superstar next to him, witch just so happens to be Tyson Kidd! Dallas grabs Kidd and looks to toss Kidd over the ropes and make it five in a row, but Tyson reverses it and ends up tossing Bo over the ropes!

Tyson Kidd Eliminates Bo Dallas.

The former champion is stunned and pissed! Kidd goes after Breeze, and the two begin to brawl. Breeze tosses Kidd over the ropes, but Tyson hangs on and hits Breeze with a kick to the side of the head before sliding back into the ring. Tyson began bouncing of the ropes, but Breeze catches him off guard with The Beauty Shot! Kidd seems to be knocked out, Breeze tried to lift him but can’t and turns his attention towards Sami Zayn! These two begin to put on a mini match, but it makes its way back into the battle royal as Zayn has Breeze on the outside and is trying to eliminate him. Zayn hits Breeze with some hard punches to the face But Breeze manages to hand on on hit a shoulder thrust into Zayn’s gut between the rings. Breeze than tosses Zayn out of the ring, but Zayn quite literally hangs on. Tyler Breeze returns the favor to Zayn as he strikes him with some punches to the head and gut, as he tries to eliminate him. Tyson Kidd comes running up from behind, but Breeze tosses him over as well almost eliminating Kidd, but just like Zayn Tyson barley hangs on. Both Kidd and Zayn are hanging their while Breeze hammers them with fist. Tyson manages to get his legs around the throat of Breeze and he pulls him over the ropes to eliminate him, but Breeze hits Sami Zayn on his way down and it would appear that all three superstars hit the ground at the same time!

Winner – N/A

Rating – 8/10: This wasn’t you normal battle royal, every body except really Oliver Grey and Curt Hawkins, had their time to shine. We even got to see more from superstars like Jason Jordan, Baron Corbin and Yoshi Tatsu! The highlight of the match was the ending though! I was not expecting to see Three Men eliminated at the same time. Right after it happened the NXT Universe began to chant “Triple Threat” While all three superstars argued. We see the elimination played back in slow-mo and in reality Tyler Breeze one, his feet were the last to touch. I know it and even the NXT Universe knew it went they began to chant his name. Despite how easy is was to see the refs could not, and this actually led to a bit a bit of a mini brawl between Kidd and Zayn of all people! The Universe began to chant for JBL, but instead The COO of the WWE came down and Triple asked the crowd what they should do about this situation, they began to chant Triple Threat again and Triple H says the know whats best for business and next week Tyson Kidd, Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze will fight in a Triple Threat Match for the Number One Contendership for Adrian Neville’s NXT World Championship!

Superstar of the Night – Alexa Bliss

I was originally going to give this to whoever one the battle royal, but no one won. Than I though about giving it to Charlotte since she moved on and his the favorite to win the NXT Womens Championship Tourney, or maybe Kalisto who won his debut match tonight, but Alexa did both. Just like Charlotte she moves on to Round Two and just like Kalisto she won her debut match as well, but unlike both Kalisto and Charlotte she beat a former WWE Divas Champion in Alicia Fox! Alexa Bliss certainly is very attractive, and I’m excited to see more from her, and I feel she has a great future here in the WWE and maybe even NXT!

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