NXT – June 19, 2014

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NXT
Date: June
19, 2014
Location:
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators:
William Regal, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips
Reviewed by Tommy Hall
We don’t have
a ton of stories coming into this week as a lot of stuff was wrapped
up last week. There’s a chance we’ll get more from Mr. NXT Bo Dallas
as his comedic antics to get back into the NXT Arena continue. Other
than that there’s fallout from Tyson Kidd seemingly turning heel last
week. Let’s get to it.

We open with
a recap of last week’s main event.
On Raw,
Natalya appealed to JBL to let Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd form a tag
team. JBL likes the idea but doesn’t sign off on it.
Opening
sequence.
Sasha
Banks vs. Alexa Bliss
Set up via a
challenge from Bliss last week. Summer won’t do the snap during the
entrance and looks annoyed. Banks slaps on a headlock to start
before running Bliss over. Bliss flips around a lot and armdrags
Sasha down before a small package gets two. A backbreaker gets two
on Bliss as Summer continues to look like she would rather be
anywhere else. Sasha puts on a surfboard but Charlotte and Summer
get in an argument, allowing Bliss to grab a quick rollup for the pin
at 3:38.
Rating:
C-. It didn’t have time to go
anywhere but this worked well enough. Bliss is tiny but cute and has
good facials during her match. She was just backdrop for the real
story though and there’s nothing wrong with that. The BFF’s
splitting up is going to be a big deal when it happens and it’s
clearly coming soon.
Natalya
and Tyson are in the back and Kidd doesn’t seem pleased that Natalya
got him and Sami a Tag Team Title shot tonight. Kidd says he could
have gotten it on his own and leaves to talk strategy.
Simon
Gotch and Aiden English, collectively known as the Vaudevillians,
want the titles. Their speech is in black and white and looks like a
silent comedy (minus the silent) from the 1920s, complete with
overdone laughs and EXCELSIOR! These two should be great together.
Mojo
Rawley vs. Garrett Dylan
Mojo
grabs a headlock to start and shoves Garrett into the corner, only to
be kicked in the ribs to give Dylan control. Garrett keeps stomping
away and puts on a long abdominal stretch to slow things down even
more. Not a bad idea against someone that moves so fast. Mojo makes
an easy comeback with some shoulders and a corner splash, followed by
Hyperdrive for the pin at 3:41.
Rating: D.
Same formula for Mojo who is the exact same character that he was
when he debuted. That’s the problem with him in a nutshell: there’s
nowhere for his character to go and once you see his entrance a few
times, the interest just isn’t there anymore. There’s enough energy
there for potential but he needs something more than what he’s giving
us so far.
Sami
and Tyson are ready for their match and call it the restart.
CJ Parker’s
crusade for the environment continues. Regal: “I want to run him
over with my SUV.”
Vaudevillians
vs. Jason Jordan/Tye Dillinger
The entrance
is straight out of the 1920s, complete with a big horn to shout
though. Gotch, the strongman, easily takes Jordan does one arm
pushups on the pretty boy’s back. The fans are chanting YES at the
Vaudevillians. Aiden comes in with a legdrop and it’s back to Gotch
for exercising and more shots to the head. Off to Dillinger who
takes a rolling fireman’s carry from Gotch (complete with exercises)
and a middle rope Swanton Bomb from Aiden for the pin at 3:30.
Rating: C.
The team is hilarious but I’m surprised they jobbed out the pretty
boys this fast. I can’t imagine the Vaudevillians being a success on
the main roster anytime soon as the announcers would laugh them out
of the building, unlike Regal who LOVED them and told stories about
working on the carnival circuit.
Colin
Cassidy sings about the moon hitting your eye like a big pizza pie
but stops before the last line (that’s amore), hinting that Enzo is
back soon.
Rob
Van Dam wants to face Adrian Neville. That should be interesting.
Tyler
Breeze vs. Kalisto
They circle
each other to start until Kalisto tries to speed things up. Breeze
slows him down with a headlock onto the mat and keeps it on for over
two minutes straight. Kalisto finally fights up and hits a
springboard corkscrew dive followed by a headscissors to send Tyler
to the floor as we take a break. The break lasts all of two seconds
and we come back with Breeze sending him into the corner but having
to adjust the leg tassels.
Off to a
front facelock on Kalisto for a good while before Breeze just hammers
away. Back to the front facelock as this match has somehow been
going eight minutes already. Kalisto fights out and hits a top rope
cross body but both guys are down. The masked man finally covers for
two before walking into the Beauty Shot to finally end this at 10:33
shown of 14:03..
Rating: D.
What in the world was that? Breeze literally had on facelocks or
headlocks for over five minutes and did nothing with them at all.
Kalisto is capable of having a decent match out there but for some
reason they just let them lay around and do nothing for the whole
time. I have no idea what they were going for here but it didn’t
work.
Tag
Team Titles: Ascension vs. Tyson Kidd/Sami Zayn
Viktor
pounds on Sami to start and Zayn is taken into the corner for a
double beating. The fans are way into the beating from Ascension and
chant along with the stomps in the corner. Sami rolls away and tries
to get a tag but Viktor pulls him back. Kidd gets down on the floor
and says if Sami wants to do the whole thing on his own then he can.
Zayn finally hits a top rope cross body and looks for a tag but it’s
just an empty corner. Konnor comes in and crushes Sami with a
splash, setting up the Fall of Man to retain the titles at 4:00.
Rating:
D+. This was an angle instead
of a match. Tyson vs. Sami will be good but the Ascension really
needs challengers. They’ve held the titles for eight months now and
cleaned out the division about six months ago. This loss is much
more acceptable for Sami as losing a handicap match to the Ascension
is hardly a shame.
Overall
Rating:
C-. Not their best
effort as the matches were pretty lame but the angle advancement
worked. The Vaudevillians look like they could have some hysterical
stuff in the future and the fans are going to cheer for them no
matter what. If that’s what we need to give the Ascension
challengers then so be it. Not a great show but other than the WAY
too long front facelocks from Tyler there was nothing too bad.
Results
Alexa Bliss
b. Sasha Banks – Rollup
Mojo Rawley
b. Garrett Dylan – Hyperdrive
Vaudevillians
b. Tye Dillinger/Jason Jordan – Middle rope Swanton Bomb to
Dillinger
Tyler Breeze
b. Kalisto – Beauty Shot
Ascension b.
Sami Zayn/Tyson Kidd – Fall of Man to Zayn
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