NXT – July 17, 2014

NXT
Date:
July 17, 2014
Location:
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators:
William Regal, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips
Reviewed by Tommy Hall
We
have a new big bad coming out of last week as Tyson Kidd allowed his
wife to be shoved off the apron in order to finally get a big win in
NXT. Kidd thriving is another problem for NXT Champion Adrian
Neville to deal with as he now has Kidd and Gabriel coming after him
as well as #1 contender Tyler Breeze looming. Let’s get to it.

Opening
video.
Vaudevillains
vs. Enzo Amore/Colin Cassady
English
cranks on Amore’s arm to start while shouting a little song. Enzo
drags him over to the corner for the tag to Big Cass, who gets to
pound on Gotch’s back. This brings out the Legionnaires, and since
it’s a WWE product, Colin can’t handle seeing people in the same
arena gets gets rolled up for the pin at 2:25.
The
Ascension wants more competition.
We
recap the breakup of the BFF’s and Summer earning a shot at
Charlotte. The match is next week.
CJ
Parker vs. Xavier Woods
Woods
cranks on the arm to start as the announcers talk about Parker’s
attempts to better the world. A headscissors puts Parker down but CJ
whips him face first into the ropes for a unique reversal. Byron
Saxton compares Parker to Oprah and Ronald Reagan, earning disdain
from his fellow announcers. Parker puts on a chinlock but Woods
quickly fights out with chops. Woods comes back with a DDT off the
ropes for two but he misses a charge in the corner and gets rolled up
with Parker grabbing the ropes for the pin at 2:00.
Sami
Zayn says we’re seeing the real Tyson Kidd who is really insecure
over his wife’s success. This jealousy is just making Kidd look bad.
Alexa
Bliss vs. Sasha Banks
Bliss
takes over with some forearms to start but gets taken down into a
cravate. It doesn’t last long though as Bliss fights up, only to
miss a flip out of the corner. Banks takes her down with a
backstabber and flips Alexa over for a crossface without the arm trap
for the submission at 2:52.
Tyler
Breeze is asked when he’ll be facing that uggo Adrian Neville. He
talks about everyone rushing nowadays and how he won’t be rushing to
face Adrian after his hand modeling injury. The contract is being
drawn up, but until then, here’s his music video again.
We
recap Tyson Kidd being evil last week.
Kidd
says there’s nothing to his actions and he isn’t jealous of his wife.
Adam
Rose vs. Jason Jordan
Jordan
says his partner Tye Dillinger is injured but was last seen partying
with the Rosebuds. Rose dances around and takes him down with a
headlock. Jordan fights up and nails a clothesline to take over
before slapping on a chinlock. Rose will have none of that and hits
the CHOO CHOO Bronco Buster followed by the Party Foul for the pin at
3:18.
Rating:
D+. The match was nothing more
than a treat for the live crowd. Rose is great in a small atmosphere
like this but he’s going to need a lot more to make it on the main
roster. That’s the problem with a character like him: he’s really
good at promos and vignettes, but the in ring stuff just isn’t there.
Kalisto
says he and El Local parted ways but the Vaudevillains interrupt.
They mock the masked man but he promises to find a new partner to
face them next week. The Vaudevillains contemplate this with a
hearty chin rub.
Tyson
Kidd vs. Sami Zayn
Tyson
hides in the corner to start before heading to the floor for more
stalling. Back in and Tyson
slides right back to the floor after minimal contact. Kidd gets in
again and is sent to the corner for the Helluva Kick but he bails to
the floor again. Kidd sends him to the floor and hits a nice dive
off the apron to put both guys down on the ramp as we take a break.
Back with Kidd putting on a
chinlock before putting Sami in the Tree of Woe for a running
dropkick to the face.
Sami
fights back with elbows to the face and a dropkick to send Kidd
outside. The slingshot moonsault puts Tyson down again and Zayn is
all fired up. Back inside and the top rope cross body gets two on
Kidd but the Blue Thunder Bomb is countered into a German suplex for
two. Kidd’s top rope elbow hits knee though and the Blue Thunder
Bomb connects for two. The
Blockbuster gets two on Sami and he gets caught in the Sharpshooter.
Kidd gets it full on in the middle but Zayn is still able to crawl
over to the ropes. Tyson goes up but dives into the Koji Clutch for
the submission at 10:50 shown of 14:20.
Rating:
B-. Did you expect anything but
a good match from these two? It’s so strange to see Sami getting
back to back wins and have him on a winning streak but it’s nice to
see. Kidd’s heel turn is good but he needs to get a big win out of
it at some point. Thankfully it wasn’t at Sami’s expense again.
Overall
Rating:
C+. The main event was
good but the rest of the show was almost all too short to rate. NXT
is on another roll at this point and getting better every week. The
main event scene is solid and it seems like Breeze’s title shot is
coming down the road. They’re making that a huge deal and it’s
likely main eventing the next big show.
Results
Vaudevillains
b. Enzo Amore/Colin Cassady – Rollup to Cassady
CJ
Parker b. Xavier Woods – Rollup while holding the ropes
Sasha
Banks b. Alexa Bliss – Crossface
Adam
Rose b. Jason Jordan – Party Foul
Sami
Zayn b. Tyson Kidd – Koji Clutch
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