NXT Arrival- The Future of the WWE is NOW!

Opening Segment

We are treated to a nice segment where Triple H welcomes us to NXT and says the future begins here. Than we are treated to a new video package for the show. I kind of hope this doesn’t replace the old package just because I liked the theme.

Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro

I originally thought this was supposed to a two out of three falls match, but I found out that it was just a one on one match. Despite that it was just a one on one match it did not disappoint! Cesaro and Zayn put on one hell of a performance tonight! We watched Cesaro dominate Zayn through out majority of this match! but Zayn looked good getting his ass beat. He took everything Cesaro dished out to him! Cesaro hit many high profile moves, and many hard hitting European Uppercuts, but Zayn took it all and manged to look good in defeat! Cesaro ended up getting the victory after hitting a stiff uppercut and followed it by lifting Sami up for The Neutralizer!

Winner – Cesaro

Rating – 8\10: It may not have been better than their previous match ups, but it was still a great match. Cesaro looked so strong in there that in all honestly if felt like Zayn did not belong in the ring with him. Despite this Zayn manged to show how great his resiliency is and even almost defeated Cesaro on numerous occasions! The fact the the match was honestly one sided through out the entirety of it is the reason for its grade, but tonight the WWE Universe got a taste of how great Sami Zayn actually is. Zayn may not have been able to defeat Cesaro tonight, but he did end up earning Cesaro’s respect and the respect of myself and the WWE Universe.

Mojo Rawley Video Package

A video is shown hyping Mojo Rawley! A nice little video that showed of Mojo’s character and telling us all that He doesn’t get Hype! He Stays Hype! It makes sense that we may see a few video packages for some of the NXT Superstars, since not everybody can get on the card!

CJ Parker vs. Mojo Rawley 

Well look who proved me wrong, just in the previous statement, I said not everybody can get a match on the card of Mojo Rawley’s video package, and it turns out he is in action next against CJ Parker, who just recently turned Heel (Bad Guys in Wrestling.) The match up itself was decent. Nothing to impressive, just the basic stuff we have seen from both  men. It was nice to see this new aggressive side of CJ Parker, as he was in control majority of the match up. I really feel like the heel turn is what CJ Parker needed. Mojo though proved to be to much for CJ, as he Hyped himself up enough to hit they Hyper Drive on Parker for the three count!

Winner – Mojo Rawley

Rating – 5\10: It was nice to see both men on the card here tonight. I was hoping CJ would of done something great in this match, but the most I saw out of him was a few punches and kicks. I will say though I do enjoy this new aggressive side of him, but I feel like his best way for him to get his character on the road is on the mic. Mojo on the other hand is still very green in the ring, but that can be fixed. I saw if Mojo loses the bit of extra belly fat and improves in the ring, than he will be very successful not only in NXT but the WWE main roster!

Emma Video Package

So to correct my self from earlier. It looks like these video packages are just going to be used as a way to the WWE Universe to familiarize themselves with the NXT Roster! Before the video package is shown, we see Emma getting ready for her match against Paige (c) for the NXT Womens Championship tonight! The package did a great job of not only showing of Emma’s character, but her in ring work to. The Emmalution may begin tonight!

The Ascension Video Package

After we are treated to the Emma video package, we are than shown a package hyping the NXT Tag Team Champions, The Ascension (Conner O’Brian & Rick Victor) The package really showed off how hard hitting the champs are, but didn’t show off the characters at all!

NXT Tag Team Title Match

The Ascension (c) vs. Too Cool! (Scotty 2 Hottie & Grand Master Sexay)

The Ascension now have a new theme song, and it was announced during there entrance that they would face a mystery team here tonight during the pre show (I sadly missed the pre show.) and their mystery opponents turn out to be former WWE Tag team Champions Too Cool! Just like The New Age Outlaws (c) Too Coll! Seems to have taken the never aging pill as they look to win the NXT Championships here tonight! The match itself was entertaining. I’m not sure if Grand Master Sexay can still wrestle anymore, because the entire time he was in the match, he got beat up. It was Scotty who shined tonight, as he looked like he has not aged a bit. He kept up with Rick Victor and even provided Victor with a challenge. Scotty was looking to hit The Worm on Victor, but Victor pulled Scotty down onto the ropes. It was there when things began to fall apart for Too Cool! Conner raced into the ring and took Sexay out, and Victor hit a huge clothesline on Soctty. This set Scotty up for the fall of man and the three count, as Conner pinned the former Tag Champ to retain The Ascensions Tag Team Titles!

Winner and Still NXT Tag Team Champions – The Ascension (Conner O’Brian & Rick Victor )

Paige (c) Video Package

Just as we saw with Emma, we see the NXT Womens Champion getting ready to defend her championship against The Bubbly One, but first we are treated to an excellent video package that not only perfectly showed of Paige’s character, but also her in ring skills. This is a a package you would see shown for a debuting WWE Superstar, witch makes me think Paige may be getting called up sooner rather than later!

NXT Womens Championship Match

Paige (c) vs. Emma

We are treated with an appearance by Stephanie McMahon! A nice appearance if you ask me, Steph really adds the big match feel to this match! Stephanie talks about how tonight is a historical night, because Wrestlemania 30 is not the first live broadcast of the WWE Network, It’s NXT Arrival! She than says tonight we will see the future of the WWE Divas Division! This match was just great! These two women went out there ad put some men to shame, because they showed them up. Emma controlled the majority of the match keeping Paige grounded and even hit a huge Power Bomb on the champion! but Paige fought back and was able to hit The Paige Turner on Emma, but for the first time ever someone was able to kick out. Paige responded quickly, as she locked in a submission move I’ve never seen before, The Scorpion Crosslock and she forced Emma to tap out!

Winner and Still NXT Womens Champion – Paige

Rating – 8\10: Tonight these two women went out there and produced a match, that in my opinion was just as good as Cesaro on Zayn. We got to see that side of Emma that the WWE won’t let us see on the main roster. We saw that both these women can put on a great match, if given the time. Paige debut some new in ring music, so I have a hunch that the NXT Womens Champ will be making her way to the Main Roster. I just hope the WWE doesn’t screw up on Emma or Paige, because if you need proof that the WWE & NXT Divas can put on just as good as a match than the boys, than I suggest you watch this match, because it is the perfect example of how great the Divas Division could be!

Adrian Neville Video Package

The Challenge to the NXT Championship, Adrian Neville is shown warming up backstage, before we are treated with an excellent video not only hyping Neville as a competitor, but his ladder match for the NXT Championship!

Xavier Woods vs. Tyler Breeze

The match never got started, because as the two were about to face off, the music of Alexander Rusev played. Rusev along with Lana headed down to the ring, and Breeze and Woods attempted to work together to take down Rusev, but the Bulgarian Brute proved to be to strong as he overpowered both men, and took them both out. Lana than proceeded to tell us the Rusev is the NXT big superstar, and Rusev added something in his natural language!

Winner – No Contest

Rating – N/A: I can’t really rate a match that never happened. Tonight was not about Xavier Woods, it was not about Tyler Breeze, it was simply about Alexander Rusev! As much as I don’t mind Woods being thrown to Rusev, but I’m not sure how I feel about Breeze. Prince Pretty is quickly making a name for himself in NXT as one of the most popular superstars, and tonight he was made to look like nothing! but WWE seems invested in Rusev, and tonight it was necessary that Breeze and Woods lost to Rusev! Rusev is on the rise, and looks to make a big impact once he join the main roster!

Bo Dallas Video Package

We see the NXT Champion warming up for his Ladder match against Adrian Neville tonight, and than we are treated to an excellent Video Package for Bo. This package showed of how great he plays his character, and it even hyped up his title macth against Neville tonight!

Adrian Neville vs. Bo Dallas Video Package

and for the last time of the night we are treated to a nice, but short video package hyping the main event of the night. We get a brief glimpse of the history between these two, but not enough. They both do stress thought about how this will be the first time both of them have ever competed in a ladder match!

Ladder Match for the NXT Championship

Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville

Before either competitor comes out, first WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Micheals heads to the ring with the NXT Championship! Shawn talks about how honored he is to here tonight, and talks a little bit about his experience in the ladder match, before of course trying to sell us his new DVD! Than we have the match. The match itself was great. These two for being in the first ladder match, really did well. They didn’t rely on the ladder on that is what I liked the most. In the beginning on the match we got to see the two actually wrestle a bit, before we saw the ladder introduced, and once it was these two took it to each other! Knocking each other off and even using it as a weapon! At one point Neville hit The Red Arrow on Dallas, as he laid on the Ladder. Towards the end of the match we saw these two battle on top of the ladder, but Neville was able to finally pull the title down to end the title reign of Bo Dallas, and start his own reign as the New NXT World Champion!

Winner and New NXT World Champion – Adrian Neville

Rating – 7\10: These two rivals put it all out there! They put on a great ladder match for it being both their first time in the match. We saw back in forth action between the two, but tonight was Neville’s night. I only wonder if Dallas will follow in the foot steps of the two former NXT Champions, Seth Rollins and Big E, and make his way to the Main Roster to! But tonight is not about Bo Dallas, tonight was about Adrian Neville as he looks to lead NXT in the future!

Superstar of the Night- Adrian Neville

Honestly every superstar on the NXT Roster deserves to be Superstar of the night, as they all made this one successful show, but it was Adrian Neville who had the biggest night. He was the only superstar to win a Championship tonight. Neville won his first NXT Championship here tonight and ended the reign of the longest reigning NXT Champion to date. I look forward to see how Bo will react to losing, and I look forward to seeing who will challenge Neville for the NXT Championship in the Future!

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WWE NXT 2-19-14- “You don’t hate me, You’re just afraid!”

Hello everybody and welcome to my review of this weeks NXT. NXT is a program that show cases the up and coming talent in the WWE’s developmental system. Before we begin I would like to apologize once again for this being late, but for also skipping over Monday Night Raw. I actually missed Raw this week and sadly that means there will be no review for it, but anyway lets get started!

The Ascension (c) (Conner O’Brian & Rick Victor) vs.  Casey Marion &  “Like Mike” LaBosca

We start off the night with the Tag Team Champions! We are introduced to yet again another team of jobbers. I can’t praise NXT enough for there fantastic Divas Division or there roster full of talent, but its there Tag Division that falls short. I honestly cannot think of another Tag Team in the NXT Tag Division, right now I really believe The Ascension (c) is the only team in the division! Anyway though The Ascension makes quick work of the jobbers with honestly nothing to memorable.

Winners- The Ascension (c) (Conner O’Brian & Rick Victor)

Rating- 3\10: Yet another team of Jobbers for Conner and Victor to feed on. NXT needs more Tag Teams, because it does not matter how great the team of The Ascension is, its going to get boring rather quick to just see them face jobbers with names every week! Maybe at NXT: The Arrival a team from the WWE can come down and challenge The Ascension for the Tag Belts. Doesn’t have to be a top team like The Usos, but maybe 3MB isn’t doing anything that night!

Emma w/Bailey vs. Summer Rae w/ The BFFs (Sasha Banks and Charlotte)

Emma looks to continue her dominance as she takes on The Leader of The BFFs (Beautiful Fierce Females), Summer Rae. These two have had a little bit of a rivalry on the WWE main roster, but its on NXT where we can see these two finally face off and not dance off. At first the match was kinda sloppy, and than in the middle it was pretty slow as it felt like Summer had a headlock locked in for at least 10 minutes, but towards the end of the match Emma was able to lock in the Emma Lock and defeat Summer Rae! Look out Paige (c) because at NXT: Arrival Emma may just be the new NXT Women’s Champion!

Winner- Emma

Rating- 5\10: The match wasn’t too impressive, but its far better than any match you’d get on the main roster. I kind of feel bad when one of the women from NXT is taken and turned into a WWE Diva on the main roster. We know Natalya, AJ Lee, Summer Rae, Naomi and all the other Divas can wrestle, so why are they not aloud to show off those skills? I don’t want to go on a tangent so I’m just gonna cut it short. Tonight Emma gained even more momentum as she heads into NXT: Arrival to face Paige (c) for the Women’s Championship, and she looks to walk out of NXT: Arrival the new NXT Women’s Champion!

Tyler Breeze Interview

Price Pretty expresses how he can’t let Neville win the NXT Championship, because if he does than Neville will be the “Face” of NXT and Breeze cannot let Neville’s face represent him. A very well done promo done by Tyler Breeze as he not only stays in character, but he is able to make his character look like a big deal, and that is what impresses me most about Tyler Breeze. He has the pretty boy character, but isn’t made to look like a jobber in his matches!

Renee Young Interviews Both Sami Zayn and Cesaro

Young sits down and has an interview with both Zayn and Cesaro before there match at NXT: Arrival, and just to make sure the interview doesn’t end in a brawl, if Sami Zayn puts his hands on Cesaro he will never get another shot at the NXT Championship, and if Cesaro is to put his hands on Zayn than he will lose his spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match! The Interview saw Cesaro speak for Zayn, until finally Zayn got fed up and called Cesaro out saying he is trying to make this match personal, than goes on to say they were past personal and the only thing personal between the two in the business that he takes very personal. A nice way to promote the match between the two, there not the best on the microphone, but they got the job done!

Emma Interview 

Emma is given a short interview where she promotes her match with Paige (c) at NXT: Arrival. Emma is so goofy, she looks out of place when doing an interview, its like she isn’t interested in the interview and just wants to do her thing, which I have no problem with!

Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze

These two have faced off before and did not disappoint, and tonight was no exception as they stole the show again. Neville is looking to gain as much momentum he can, as he is set to challenge Bo Dallas (c) in a ladder match for the NXT Championship at NXT: Arrival, but standing in his way is Tyler Breeze, who does not want a man who looks like Adrian Neville, to represent him as “The Face” of NXT. The match was back in forth, we saw Breeze in control early on, but than Neville took over, and he took in to Breeze. Several hard hits connected, and Neville showed everyone why he is called “The Man Who Gravity Forgot” as he hit Breeze with many high flying maneuvers. At some point Breeze hit a clutch super kick, that looked like it was going to get him back in the match, but it wasn’t enough as Breeze hit the beauty shot and Neville was able to get Breeze to stay down long enough so he can hit a beautiful Red Arrow to pick up a much needed win!

Winner- Adrian Neville

Rating- 8\10: The stole the show here tonight! Tyler Breeze and Adrian Neville have great chemistry in the ring together. We also got to see a new, more aggressive side of Breeze here tonight, which is great because Tyler needs it if you ask me. No question though that Neville needed the win here as he heads into NXT: Arrival to challenge Bo Dallas (c) for the NXT Championship!

End Segment

Neville gets on the mic, but is quickly interrupted by Bo Dallas (c). Dallas comes down and says that he is impressed about how far Neville has come, and makes it well known that the ladder match between himself and Neville is a big deal. Neville goes on to agree with the Champ, and than states that he used to think Bo hated him, but now he knows that Bo doesn’t hate him, he fears him. Neville than dares Bo to hit him, and it looks like Bo is going to as he takes of his jacket, takes on the NXT Championship, and unbuttons his shirt, but than he just gets out of the ring. A Nice little stare down between the two as they set off the face each other in a ladder match with the NXT Title on the line!

Superstar of the Night- Adrian Neville

Neville once again is the superstar of the night! This was a close one, and I almost made it a tie, but Neville truly had a better night. Breeze gave an excellent promo and even had a great match with Neville, but Adrian was able to not only pull out the win, but get the last word on Bo Dallas (c) as he picks up more momentum heading into his Ladder Match against Bo Dallas (c) for the NXT Championship at NXT: Arrival! 

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