3/20 NXT Recap
March 20, 2014
LIVE! From Full Sail University
by Emerson “The only thing that I have been thinking about moving to go is the end” Witner
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Here’s what you need to know about NXT:
-The NXT Champion is Adrian Neville, who became champion during NXT Arrival on February 27, winning a Ladder Match against Bo Dallas, who had been champion for 260 days
-They also have Tag Team Champions, Konnor and Viktor, better known as The Ascension. They won the belts on October 3, defeating Adrian Neville and Corey Graves
-Paige is the first, and so far only, Woman’s Champion. She captured the belt on July 25 defeating Emma in the finals of a grueling tournament, which was not held in Rio De Janero.
-John “Bradshaw” Layfield is the Interim General Manager of the show, replacing Dusty Rhodes who Triple H fired in a power trip.
-The announce team is constantly rotating with some combination of Byron Saxton, William Regal, Brad Maddox, Alex Riley, Jason Albert (formerly Tensai), Renee Young and Tom Phillips
And that’s everything you need to know about NXT. (Now we know!) (And knowing is half the battle) (G.I. Joe!)
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1.) Mojo Rawley pinned Bull Dempsey
I can give one compliment to Mojo. That is his titantron is just as crazy and hyper as he is. Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots is in the audience and he approves of Mojo. Another reason to hate him.
Bull calls himself “the last of the old warriors”. Does that make him the last jobber?
Mojo wins again with the Stinger Splash, Rear View and Earthquake Splash.
-After the match Mojo celebrated in the audience with Gronkowski.
-Devin Taylor interviews CJ Parker who is aghast at the lifestyle choice of Mojo. CJ says Mojo eats fast food and next week he will dispose of Mojo.
2.) The match between Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze never got started
Prince Pretty returns to Full Sail. He flies to and from his seasonal residences in Brazil every week. That takes some kind of dedication most of us wouldn’t believe.
Sami Zayn comes down for the match when Corey Graves ran down and shoved Sami head first into the post! Sami is helped to the back and we don’t have a match.
-Backstage Sheamus and Aiden English got into a confrontation. Sheamus implied Aiden didn’t have balls.
3.) Adam Rose pinned Camacho
Adam Rose is back. His ravers carry him into the ring before leaving the ringside area. The fans chant “This is awesome” while Camacho has an arm bar on. I never heard such a chant for an arm bar.
Camacho got just enough offense to make the match not a total squash. Camacho did mock his dancing, which caused Rose to ADAM UP! Rose hit the Bronco Buster, a spine buster and The Slice for the win. He really should change his finisher if we aren’t supposed to realize he is Leo Kruger.
4.) Bayley (w/Natalya) pinned Sasha Banks (w/Charlotte)
Allegedly this is the WWE Network debut of Bayley. I could swear she wrestled in the past two weeks. I may be horribly wrong though.
Bayley locks on the Masterlock, but Sasha makes a dumb move by putting both her feet on the top rope to break the hold. Bayley, being a good baby face, released the hold, causing Sasha to fall on the back of her head.
Sasha gets the heat on her with the punches to the back. That really is the weirdest offensive move.
Charlotte attacks Nattie outside the ring, but alas Bayley reverses a roll up for the win.
Charlotte vs Natalya
CJ Parker vs Mojo Rowley
Xavier Woods vs Tyler Breeze
Adrian Neville vs Bo Dallas for the NXT Championship.
5.) Sheamus pinned Aiden English
William Regal all but said Aiden English has no chance of winning this match. Nice to know. Aiden plans on using NXT to become a big star on Broadway. That didn’t work that well when Jeff Jarrett was going to use the WWF to become a country music star, but at least he won 8 or 9 World Titles.
Before the match Sheamus sings. This is actually better than the match will be.
The battle of the whitest guys in WWE goes better than you would think. Aiden gets a jump on the former champion, but Sheamus battles back and goes for the Brogue Kick, but Aiden is smarter than Daniel Bryan, so he rolls out of the ring rather than being kicked.
Aiden gets the heat and shoves the big man into the ring post and dropping him on the ring steps. Sheamy fights back and goes to the top rope, but gets heaved off ala Ric Flair.
Sheamus finally hits the Brogue Kick on the second try and manages to pick up the win, finally putting away Aiden.
Turns out William was right. Aiden had no chance.
That will do it this week. Next week it is the return to greatness by our champion! Bo Dallas regains the title in 7 days. But until that oh so glorious moment, make sure to say your vitamins and take your prayers.