NXT – September 4, 2014

NXT
Date:
September 4, 2014
Location:
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators:
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Renee Young
Reviewed by Tommy Hall
It’s
the go home show for Takeover II next week and we now have a main
event set. This week we’re likely going to be setting the stage for
the fatal fourway next week with Adrian Neville defending against
Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd. We also have the finals of
the #1 contenders tag team tournament. Let’s get to it.

Before
the opening sequence we hear about the card tonight, which will see
the tournament finals and all four men in the fourway in singles
matches.
Opening
sequence.
Alexa
Bliss vs. Charlotte
Non-title.
Charlotte
takes her down with a headlock but Bliss goes to the middle rope for
an armdrag followed by a headscissors. That’s enough for Charlotte
as she chokes Bliss on the middle rope to take over. Bliss
rolls through a powerbomb into a sunset flip for two but walks into
Bow Down to the Queen for the pin at 2:22.
Bayley
comes out post match and says it’s time Charlotte took her seriously,
because she’s seriously taking the title at Takeover. She offers a
handshake but Charlotte shoves her instead. Charlotte walks over to
her and gets caught in a bad looking Belly to Bayley.
Breeze
says he’ll win the title because he looks better than everyone else.
Kenta
debuts next week and will be wrestling under that name.
Sin
Cara and Kalisto say they have a great opportunity tonight and have
the heart to beat the Ascension.
Tye
Dillinger vs. Tyler Breeze
Dillinger
jumps over Tyler in the corner to start and runs him over with a
shoulder. Breeze gets all aggressive and stomps Tye down in the
corner before putting on a front facelock. Back
up and the Beauty Show is good for the pin at 2:40.
Kidd
says he’ll win the title because he’s been around the world and is
cocky and arrogant, but he’s earned the right to be.
Enzo
and Big Cass at a beauty salon and goes in to see a friend of his to
get some hair removal cream (I hope it’s Freebird brand) for the hair
vs. hair match against Sylvester LeFort next week. A very
effeminate man comes in and freaks them out so they get in an
argument over who should test the cream. They spill it on a dog and
the stylist freaks out as they look in shock and say the cream really
works.
Tyson
Kidd vs. Adam Rose
There
are far too many people here with names that start with Ty. Kidd
takes him into the corner for some knees to start. Rose comes back
with elbows to the face, only to walk into a suplex. We hit the
chinlock for a bit before Rose fights up with forearms and elbows to
the jaw. Kidd
dropkicks the knee out and puts on the Sharpshooter for the
submission at 4:11.
Rating:
D+.
This was a glorified squash and Kidd looked good throughout. The
fourway next week is going to be awesome and this was a good step to
get us to that match. Rose is done at this point save for comedy and
that’s all he was ever going to become. Then again, it’s not like
any of this matters on the main show as NXT is in its own world.
Sami
Zayn says he wants to beat Neville because Adrian is the champion.
The
Vaudevillains, in black and white of course, promise that they’ll win
the tournament. Aiden insists that Gotch can move mountains and
Simon adds a hearty EXCELSIOR!
Sami
Zayn vs. Marcus Louis
They
trade wristlocks to start until Marcus gets him down into a chinlock.
Sami
finally fights up with a kick to the ribs and a clothesline followed
by a nice dropkick. He
easily takes Louis down and puts on the Koji Clutch for the tap at
2:59.
Enzo
and Big Cass run out and try to use the cream on LeFort’s hair but
Sylvester escapes.
Adrian
Neville knows he doesn’t have to be pinned or submit to lose the
title and he loves the challenge.
CJ
Parker vs. Adrian Neville
Non-title
again. Renee
accuses Parker of using REGULAR gasoline recently. Neville
spins around to start and takes Parker to the mat with a headlock.
Parker
fights back up with a spinwheel kick for two but misses a top rope
splash. Adrian scores with some kicks of his own and the Red Arrow
is good for the pin at 3:21.
Rating:
C-.
Neville has been a really good champion so far but I have no idea if
he holds onto the belt next week. That’s the best thing you could
ask for going into a big match as it really could go wither way. I
love that Parker is now a lowly jobber as the fans absolutely could
not stand him and he didn’t have the skill to stay at the level he
was on.
Tag
Team Title #1 Contenders Tournament Finals: Vaudevillains vs. Sin
Cara/Kalisto
The
Vaudevillains beat Bull Dempsey/Mojo Rawley and Enzo Amore/Colin
Cassady to advance while Kalisto/Sin Cara defeated Wesley Blake/Buddy
Murphy and Adam Rose/Sami Zayn to get here. Kalisto
spins English around to start and Aiden is quickly frustrated. It’s
quickly off to Sin Cara vs. Gotch with the masked man being dropped
ribs first onto the top rope and out to the floor.
English
comes back in to hammer away in the corner, only to walk into a cross
body. A double tag brings in Kalisto for a headscissors to Gotch.
Something like the La Mistica faceplant gets two and everything
breaks down. Cara dives over the top rope to take out English,
sending him head first into the stge. Gotch catches Kalisto’s cross
body but walks into the Salida Del Sol, followed by the Swanton from
Sin Cara to give them the title shot at 5:50.
Rating:
C.
This didn’t have time to go anywhere but it did exactly what it was
supposed to do. I don’t think anyone expected a different outcome
and that’s the right way to go. The luchadors are on a roll heading
into the title match next week and there’s a chance the titles could
finally change. Basic power vs. speed match here but it was fine.
Ascension
comes out for a staredown to end the show.
Overall
Rating:
B.
This
was one of the best go home shows I can remember in a very long time.
Almost every Takeover match got some time and it set up the fourway
perfectly. I can’t wait for the show now and based on the house show
reports, the fourway has the potential to be a classic. Throw in the
fact that all three titles could easily change hands and Enzo vs.
LeFort could be a very solid comedy match and Takeover II is shaping
up great.
Results
Charlotte
b. Alexa Bliss – Bow Down to the Queen
Tyler
Breeze b. Tye Dillinger – Beauty Show
Tyson
Kidd b. Adam Rose – Sharpshooter
Sami
Zayn b. Marcus Louis – Koji Clutch
Adrian
Neville b. CJ Parker – Red Arrow
Sin
Cara/Kalisto
b. Vaudevillains – Swanton bomb to Gotch

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