NXT – June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014
Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
William Regal, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips
Reviewed by Tommy Hall

starting a new cycle tonight after Takeover blew the doors off the
place last week. There aren’t a ton of stories coming out of the
show but the main thing was Tyson Kidd refusing to shake Adrian
Neville’s hand after his loss in the NXT Title match. Kidd as a heel
is an interesting idea and might lead to either a rematch with
Neville or a match with Sami Zayn. Let’s get to it.

open with a recap of the end of last week’s show.
Breeze has entered the building.
Rawley vs. Aiden English
sings about Mojo failing America last week. Mojo shoves him into the
corner to start but English kicks him down and gets two off a running
neckbreaker. We hit the chinlock for a bit but Mojo rolls out of it
and kicks English in the face to take over. A Rear View takes
English down and Hyperdrive gets the pin at 2:50. Nothing to see
look at the Takeover post show from last week with Paul Heyman
needling him a bit about the loss. Kidd seems very upset.
supports her husband.
Special Olympians are here.
vs. Charlotte
The fans are entirely behind Bayley as Charlotte takes her down into
a headlock. Back up and Bayley grabs an armdrag followed by another
coming off the middle rope. She rolls over Charlotte on the mat in
an overdone bit, only to have Charlotte nail her in the back with
some hard knees for two. Charlotte tries to do the same amateur roll
and looks more inept than comedic.
to the figure four headscissors by the champion before Bayley comes
back with some weak right hands. Sasha Banks takes a right hand as
well but Charlotte gets in a few shots of her own. Cue the returning
Summer Rae to hug Sasha but the distraction isn’t enough to distract
Charlotte as she nails Bow Down to the Queen for the pin at 4:20.
C-. Not much of a match here
but it was much more about the angle than anything else. I’m glad
we’re actually getting some closure to the BFFs as Summer getting
promoted just kind of killed the thing dead, but now we can get a
blowoff match in the future to get rid of Summer for good.
BFFs reunite and triple team Bayley until Paige and Emma make the
Jordan and Tye Dillinger talk about names.
on the Ascension being all dominant.
Jordan/Tye Dillinger vs. Phillip Ghouljar/Stuart Cumberland
loves the name Ghouljar. Fans: “LET’S GO JOBBERS!” Dillinger
chops away at Cumberland to start and the chops rip the skin off his
chest. Off to Ghouljar as the fans chant Charlie Haas at Dillinger.
Jordan comes in and puts on a front facelock before the pretty boys
drop some knees. The jobbers actually take Dillinger into the corner
for a bit but he comes back with chops to Ghouljar. A not very hot
tag brings in Jordan and it’s a superkick from Tye into a Jordan Slam
(Angle Slam) for the pin on Cumberland at 5:50.
D+. The pretty boys are fine
for a thrown together team but they still need some more wins before
they fight the Ascension. They’ll be good challengers and maybe even
the team that takes the belts, but more importantly they’re an actual
team that can face the Ascension instead of a bunch of jobbers.
Parker is in the front row with a pro-forest sign.
Rae brags about her accomplishments to the BFFs.
Tyler Breeze to introduce his music video and make fun of Sami Zayn
(Seth Rogen’s uglier brother) for his loss last week.
video is just Breeze singing, but it’s dedicated to all his
fans….even the uggos.
recap Bo Dallas being thrown out of NXT two weeks ago. This gets a
big song about Bo never giving up. Dallas
freaking out about the fans not leaving after his loss is funny
Gabriel vs. Adrian Neville
DQ and non-title. Justin’s armbar to start goes nowhere so they run
the ropes a bit with Gabriel taking over with a hurricanrana.
Gabriel suckers Neville in and clotheslines him to the floor, only to
have the champion clothesline him right back. A running cannonball
off the apron puts Justin down and we take a break with Adrian
holding an armbar.
with Justin hitting a running forearm in the corner followed by a
floatover suplex into a double arm stretch. Neville quickly fights
back and gets two off a middle rope dropkick. Justin comes back with
a nice rollup for two before elbowing the champion down with ease.
Adrian’s springboard is dropkicked out of the air and Justin is
bleeding a bit above the eye. The 450 is rolled through and Adrian
hits a running dropkick in the corner, setting up the Red Arrow for
the pin at 8:00.
C+. Take two high fliers and
let them go nuts out there. To be fair they didn’t really have time
to get as insane as they did last week, but this was still fine for
the most part. It’s kind of amazing how fast Gabriel fell, as you
would think that 450 would have kept him on the main roster longer
than it did.
Kidd comes out for the showdown post match. He apologizes for what
he did and promises to beat Adrian next time. Tyson wants one more
shot and Adrian accepts the challenge, but emphasizes that it’s the
last time. Nothing physical happens to end the show.
C. This was kind of an
episode to catch their breath and set up some future stuff. Jordan
and Dillinger are fine for the kind of team they’re trying to be and
we have a rematch set up for the title, in addition to Tyler Breeze
lurking. It’s not a great show, but there was bound to be a letdown
after how awesome things were last week. Good but not excellent
Rawley b. Aiden English – Hyperdrive
b. Bayley – Bow Down to the Queen
Jordan/Tye Dillinger b. Phillip Ghouljar/Stuart Cumberland
Neville b. Justin Gabriel – Red Arrow
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