May 1, 2014
Full Sail University
Commentators: Tom Phillips, William Regal, Byron Saxton
Recap by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
WWE COO Triple H is in the ring to kick off the show. Triple H says this is about NXT. NXT is about the future. But its funny that the line between the present and the future seems to get blurred every day. You start to look at the WWE Universe and you see the Shield, the Wyatts, Big E, Damien Sandow, Cesaro, all these products of NXT. And now there’s this new Diva, what’s her name, Paige and she is suddenly the new Divas Champion. Its like NXT is taking over the world. But wait, its gets better because on May 29th, there will be a live 2-hour special right here in Full Sail. And the name of that special live on the WWE Network will be NXT Takeover.
We see the usual intro, then go to the opening match.
Tyson Kidd vs. Bo Dallas
Bo comes out with a new titantron and new music. Bo with a shoulder tackle early. Kidd comes back with a back elbow and a kick to the back. Kidd wails away on Bo in the corner with strikes. Snap suplex, then heads up top, but Bo goes to the outside to re-group. Kidd goes for the running apron kick, but Bo catches it and sends Kidd face-first off the apron. Back in, Bo gains a nearfall. Series of short-arm back elbows by Bo, followed by a short-arm clothesline for a nearfall. Cravate applied. Kidd fights out, but Bo avoids a dropkick and gains another nearfall. Series of knee drops by Bo for a nearfall. Cravate re-applied. Kidd fights back, then slips out of a back suplex. Kidd then sends Bo face-first off the middle turnbuckle with a rana. Kidd with a series of leg kicks, followed by a spin kick. Spinning back kick, followed by a basement dropkick for a nearfall. Kidd sidesteps a backdrop, but Bo hits the Belly-to-Belly for a nearfall. Acid Drop by Bo, but Kidd kicks out! Bo can’t believe it and gets in the ref’s face. Kidd with the backflip kick sending him onto the apron. Kidd heads up top, but Bo stops him. Kidd then hits an enziguri.
No Kidding for the win.
Winner: Tyson Kidd by pinfall (No Kidding)
Kidd celebrates his win afterward while Bo can’t believe he lost, complaining he had his shoulder up.
Backstage, Devin Taylor interviews Camacho. Camacho says he is not a party pooper, he throws the best parties of anyone in NXT. My parties made Adam Rose’s Exotic Express look like Bingo Night at the Elks Lodge. NXT is a serious place. Adam Rose walks in and calls Camacho a silly rabbit. It doesn’t matter whether its NXT, NYC, WWE, Hawaii, whether Adam goes, its party time, all the time. Rose’s party-goers come in and begin dancing with his music, with one of them bumping into Camacho before he leaves.
We see the brackets for the NXT Women’s Title Tournament, then go to promos from Bayley & Sasha Banks before their match, which is next.
Bayley says the NXT Women’s Title is more important to me than 10 hugs from John Cena, 5 high-fives from Big E and a combination of both from Paige. I am on a path that is the same as my heroes and Sasha, you are the only one that is standing in my way.
Sasha says that now that the “Princess of Pale” has vacated her Women’s Title, its finally time for the Boss to take charge. I’m gonna hit Bayley so hard, its gonna knock her little side pony straight.
NXT Women’s Title Tournament 1st Round: “Its” Bayley vs. “The Boss” Sasha Banks w/Charlotte
Bayley has new inflatable tube men pop-up on the rampway for her entrance. Sasha drives Bayley into the corner, hits a series of shoulders to the ribs. Bayley slips out of a slam, roll-up for a nearfall. Backslide by Bayley for a nearfall. La Magistral by Bayley for a nearfall. Sasha with a knee to the ribs. Bayley with a lucha-style armdrag, then hugs Sasha and drives her into the corner. Bayley catches a kick and nails a series of chops to the back of Sasha. Suplex by Bayley for a nearfall. Sasha with a big slap and a dropkick to the back. Bayley sent off the turnbuckles, then Sasha with her own chops to the back of Bayley. Bayley fights back, then hits a back body drop. Bayley with a series of hammers, followed by an avalanche in the corner. Bayley hits Belly-to-Bayley, but Sasha rolls out to the apron. Sasha hot-shots Bayley across the top rope, then hits Bankrupt, but Bayley kicks out! Sasha can’t believe it! Bayley goes again for Belly-to-Bayley, but Sasha slips out.
Lung Blower by Sasha, then transitions right into a Crossface, Bayley taps.
Winner and advancing to the Semi-Finals: “The Boss” Sasha Banks by submission (Lung Blower/Crossface combo)
The BFFs celebrate Sasha’s win afterward.
We see video of the rivalry between Adrian Neville and Brodus Clay heading into tonight’s No DQ match for the NXT Title.
Adam Rose vs. Danny Burch
Burch works over the arm early, but Rose with a series of evasions to get free. Rose with an arm whip. Burch with a gut kick and a right hand. Rose sent off the turnbuckles multiple times, but it fires him up. Rose peppers Burch with jabs, then a series of double chops. Running back elbow and a savate kick to the ribs in the corner. Rose with a “choo-choo” motion, then hits a Bronco Buster in the corner.
Party Foul (Snapmare Driver) by Rose for the win.
Winner: Adam Rose by pinfall (Party Foul)
Rose begins celebrating with his party-goers afterwards, but Camacho comes out and lays out one of the party-goers with a clothesline on the outside. Camacho leaves as Rose checks on his fallen party-goer.
Backstage, Brodus Clay says that everything has been taken from him. Now I’m do the taking, I’m a little selfish now. Last time I saw Neville, I took his smile, I knocked all his front teeth out and now he’ll never smile pretty like me. Now, I’m gonna take the NXT Title. Neville will be lucky I’ll leave him with a heartbeat after I’m done with him, cuz I’m the baddest in the world.
Before the next match, we see in-set promos from Natalya & Layla.
Natalya says that she has competed against so many of the NXT Divas and they are phenomenal. Being in NXT is like coming home and to be the NXT Women’s Champion, it would be a dream come true.
Layla says she is so excited to be a part of this tournament because she knows she will dancing all the way to the NXT Women’s Title and what Layla wants, Layla always gets.
NXT Women’s Title Tournament 1st Round Match: “The Queen of Harts” Natalya vs. Layla
Layla with an arm drag early, then does some dancing to taunt Natalya. Layla with a gut kick and works over Natalya’s arm. Natalya uses her agility to get free, then hits a slam for a nearfall. Layla slips out of another slam, then drives the back of Natalya’s head into the mat for a nearfall. Clothesline for a nearfall. Seated surfboard applied, crowd wills on Natalya. Natalya fights back, but Layla drives her back down to the mat. Layla with right hands to the back of the head for another nearfall. Natalya with a roll-up for a nearfall. Layla with a back elbow, then goes back to the seated surfboard. Layla talks trash as the crowd again wills on Natalya. Natalya fights out and hits a clothesline. Snap suplex, followed by Nattie by Nature. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter, but Layla kicks her off. Layla slips out of another slam, but Natalya blocks a Sunset flip.
Sharpshooter applied, Layla taps.
Winner and advancing to the Semi-Finals: “The Queen of Harts” Natalya by submission (Sharpshooter)
Natalya celebrates her win afterward. Natalya faces Sasha Banks in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Backstage, Adrian Neville says that Brodus Clay knocked out his teeth, but my teeth have been replaced. But tonight, he is coming after something that is irreplaceable. I have worked too hard and too long to lose to someone like him. I will beat him again, but this time it won’t be by count-out, I will beat him right in the middle of the ring 1-2-3.
Oliver Grey vs. Mojo Rawley
Grey with a gut kick and a series of back clubs early. Boot to the face, but Mojo comes back with the 2 avalanches in the corner, followed by the Butt-Butt.
Mojo goes into Hyper-Drive for the win.
Winner: Mojo Rawley by pinfall (Hyper-Drive)
Mojo celebrates his win afterward, but he is interrupted by the voice of Aiden English, who makes his way onto the rampway. English says he has made a decision to stop suffering fools and as Mojo stands there, the fool, I am done suffering you. So get off of the Artiste’s canvas, step off my stage and leave this performance to a real otour. Mojo turns to the crowd, but English attacks him from behind. Mojo comes back and clotheslines English to the outside. English backs up the ramp as Mojo stands tall in the ring.
Backstage, Adrian Neville & Brodus Clay get ready for their match, which is next!!
Main Event in a No Disqualification Match for the NXT Title: “Monstrous BC” Brodus Clay vs. “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Adrian Neville (c)
Pre-match intros before the bell. Neville goes after Brodus early and pulls down the top rope, sending Brodus to the outside. Neville with a head of steam and wipes out Brodus with the Foxbury Flop! Neville with a series of chest kicks. Back in, Neville stomps away and hits more chest kicks. Head kick, followed by a basement superkick. Neville heads up top, but Brodus rolls out of the way. Neville with a running dropkick in the corner. Savate kick to the ribs, Neville heads back up top. Neville leaps off, but Brodus nails him with a headbutt to the ribs, sending Neville into the corner. Brodus places Neville in the Tree of Woe, then hits a running knee to the ribs. T-Bone and an elbow drop by Brodus for a nearfall. Brodus rakes the eyes of Neville, then hits a back club. Brodus uses the ropes as a springboard and drops his body weight across Neville for a nearfall. Canadian Backbreaker applied, crowd wills on Neville. Neville rakes the eyes of Brodus to get free, then hits a chopblock to the knee and a dropkick to the knees of Brodus. Basement dropkick, but Brodus comes back with another headbutt to the ribs. Brodus with a powerbomb, then goes to the middle rope. Brodus with the big splash, but Neville kicks out!! Brodus can’t believe it! Brodus goes outside and grabs the NXT Title belt, bringing it into the ring. Brodus charges at Neville, but Neville superkicks the belt back into Brodus’s face.
Neville heads up top, Red Arrow to Brodus while the title belt was on Brodus’s chest!! 1-2-3!!
Winner and STILL NXT Champion: . “The Man That Gravity Forgot” Adrian Neville by pinfall (Red Arrow)
Neville celebrates his title retention as we close the show.