WWE NXT 6-26-13: Can The Wyatt Family Be Stopped?

 

Emma Advances

In the final first-round match of the tournament to determine the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion, Emma went one-on-one with Aksana. In the end, it was Emma who defeated Aksana by submission to advance to the semi-finals. After the match, Emma invited young members of the WWE Universe into the ring to dance with her, which indicates that she has turned face.

The Wyatt Family Continues to Terrorize NXT

In a match to determine the #1 Contenders to Wyatt Family members Luke Harper’s & Erick Rowan’s NXT Tag Team Championships, the team of Kassius Ohno and Corey Graves took on the team of Scott Dawson and Garrett Dylan (accompanied by Sylvester Lefort). In the end, it was Graves who won the match for his team by submission to become the new #1 contenders. Immediately following the match, The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, & Erick Rowan) came out to attack Ohno and Graves. Dawson and Dylan eventually joined in on the beat down. Then, Adrian Neville came out to aid Ohno and Graves and eventually, William Regal left the announcers’ table to aid them as well. But in the end, iall four men were left lying in …

WWE NXT 5-22-13: Newcomer Makes Huge Impact

The show began with newcomer Sami Zayne going one-on-one with Curt Hawkins. In the end, Zayne was able to pull off the upset when he beat Hawkins. Also, Yoshi Tatsu went one-on-one with Antonio Cesaro with Cesaro coming out on top. After the match, Cesaro said that there was no competition for him. All of sudden, Sami Zayne emerges and challenges Cesaro to a match right there and now, which Cesaro accepts. After back-and-forth action between the two, Zayne manages to roll up Cesaro for the pin and the win to pull off a huge upset. Unfortunately for Zayne, he made the rookie mistake of turning his back to Cesaro when Cesaro jumped him from behind for a post-match attack. I’m not 100% positive, but I think Sami Zayne is the man formerly known as former ROH Superstar El Generico unmasked. Finally, in the main event, Corey Graves went one-on-one with Wyatt Family leader Bray Wyatt (accompanied by fellow Wyatt Family cohorts and NXT Tag Team Champions Luke Harper & Erick Rowan). In the end, thanks to some interference from the tag team champions, Bray Wyatt was able to get the victory. Afterwards, The Wyatt Family gave a post-match attack …

WWE NXT 5-8-13: New NXT Tag Team Champions

The show began with Baron Corbin going one-on-one with Damien Sandow. Despite a valiant effort, Corbin was not able to pull off the upset and Sandow was victorious. After the match, Sandow issued an open challenge to NXT Champion Big E Langston for his championship. Later on, the challenge was accepted and Big E will defend against Sandow next week on NXT. While I am not a fan of either one of these guys, I will be rooting against Big E. Also, Paige went one-on-one with Bayley. After Paige defeated Bayley, Summer Rae came out and jumped Paige from behind in a hit-and-run attack. A little later on, while Renee Young was interviewing Natalya Neidhart, Summer Rae interrupts. Natalya then issues an open challenge to Summer for a match next week on NXT, which Summer accepts. Also, Briley Pierce went one-on-one with Mr. Sakamoto. I am not a fan of either one of these guys and wasn’t sure who to root against in this one. In the end, it didn’t really matter because during the match, Conor O’Brian comes out and attacks and lays out both men. Shortly after, during a backstage interview with Renee Young, both Pierce and Sakamoto …

WWE NXT 4-10-13: William Regal Gets Retribution

On this week’s edition of NXT, Tom Phillips and the Assistant To the Raw Managing Supervisor (Vickie Guerrero) Brad Maddox were on commentary and Kendall Skye handled ring announcing duties. The show began with a 6-Man Tag Team Match between the team of Percy Watson, Axl Keegan, and Scott Dawson against The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns). I should also point out that both Axl Keegan and Scott Dawson turned face on this edition of NXT. As for the match, The Shield defeated the their opponents, thus remaining undefeated as a trio. After the match, The Shield gave Scott Dawson their patented Triple Powerbomb. Then, Corey Graves appeared on the titantron and issued a challenge to any one of the members of The Shield next week on NXT. Seth Rollins stepped up to the plate and told his cohorts that they could have the night off next week. NXT Commissioner and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes confirmed that the match would be a main event Lumberjack Match next week. While I am not a fan of either Graves nor Rollins, I’m gonna be rooting against Rollins. The second match of the night was between The Funkadactyls …

WWE NXT 4-3-13: Big E Langston Gains Valuable Momentum

The commentary team for this week’s edition of NXT was Tony Dawson, the Assistant to the Raw Managing Supervisor (Vickie Guerrero) Brad Maddox, and Kassius Ohno. The first match of the night was a tag team match between the team of Bo Dallas and NXT Tag Team Champion Adrian Neville against Wyatt Family members Luke Harper & Erick Rowan. It was reported that Adrian Neville’s NXT Tag Team Championship partner Oliver Grey is out of action with an injury and will be out of action for at least 6 months. I’m not sure how many days a championship needs to be defended within, so hopefully they won’t have to relinquish their championships. As for the result of the match, despite interference from the leader of The Wyatt Family Bray Wyatt, Dallas and Neville still managed to pick up the victory. The second match of the night was a Divas Tag Team Match between the team of Paige and Sasha Banks and the team of Summer Rae and Audrey Marie. I guess WWE saw my post from not to long ago suggesting this match between these two teams. As for the match, at one point during the match, Sasha and Summer …

WWE NXT 3-27-13: Road to WrestleMania 29

This was a special edition of NXT because the theme was “Road to WrestleMania 29”. WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel was the ring announcer for the night and the commentary team for the night was Tom Phillips, William Regal, and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross. We also heard from some of WWE’s biggest names of today including The Shield, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio, and John Cena; they all discussed their respective upcoming matches for WrestleMania 29. The first match was actually for the WWE Divas Championship when champion Kaitlyn defended against challenger Natalya. While I am a fan of both of these women, I was rooting for Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn ended up getting the victory and after the match, both women shook hands, embraced, and held the championship high together in true class. I should also point out that based on what the commentators were saying throughout the match, it sounds like WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn will as least be appearing at WrestleMania 29. The next match was David vs. Goliath when Brodus Clay and El Local went one-on-one; Brodus Clay was victorious. At one point during the show, Kassius Ohno came out of nowhere and attacked …

WWE NXT 3-20-13: Oliver Grey Returns

The show began with Justin Gabriel going one-on-one with his former friend, Leo Kruger. Kruger ended up forcing Gabriel to submit. Commentator William Regal called out Kassius Ohno to apologize to him for unprofessionally attacking him the previous week. Instead of excepting the apology, Kassius told Regal that he has no legacy and that he has become a joke. Regal responded with a punch to the face. I have a feeling we might see more between these two. In divas action, Paige went one-on-one with Bayley. I’m a fan of both women, but I rooted for Paige to get the victory and she did. After the match, Summer Rae tried to once again sneak attack Paige, but Paige caught her and Summer backed away. The issues between these two women are far from settled. In the main event, NXT Tag Team Champion Adrian Neville went one-on-one with Luke Harper with the other members of The Wyatt Family in his corner. Thanks to some outside interference from the the other two members of The Wyatt Family, Luke Harper was able to get the victory. After the match, The Wyatt Family wasn’t done yet as they continued the attack on Neville. Fortunately, …

WWE NXT 3-13-13 Review

The first match of the night was between Derrick Bateman and Kassius Ohno. After Kassius got the victory, he continued to attack Bateman. This led to William Regal leaving the announce table and putting a stop to Ohno’s attack. Regal later apologized because he felt he was being unprofessional. In my opinion, he didn’t have to apologize for anything because someone had to put a stop Ohno’s attack. The next match was between Emma and Summer Rae. Now while I am a fan of both women’s looks, I am not a fan of either one of them personally, so it was great to see them beat the hell out of one another. However, since I hate Summer Rae more, I was rooting against her. Summer ended up getting the victory, but after the match was over, Paige came storming down to the ring to get a piece of Summer Rae, who injured her shoulder. But Summer Rae chickened out and high-tailed it out of the ring. It’s obvious that the score between these two is far from settled. Backstage, Renee Young interviewed NXT Tag Team Champion Adrian Neville to get an update on his NXT Tag Team Championship partner Oliver …

WWE NXT 3-6-13 Review

The show started with NXT Creative Director, General Manager, Commissioner, and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes announcing a triple-threat match between Bo Dallas, Corey Graves, and Conor O’Brian to determine the #1 contender to Big E Langston’s NXT Championship. To assure that The Shield would not get involved, Dusty had security all around the arena to prevent them from getting in. The first match was scheduled to be a non-title tag team match between NXT Tag Team Champions Adrian Neville and Oliver Gery against Judas Devlin & Scott Dawson. However, Oliver Grey was nowhere to be found, but Adrian Neville agreed to face his two opponents in a handicap match. Towards the end of the match, Oliver Grey was dragged out from backstage by The Wyatt Family, who apparently was responsible for Oliver’s absence. Regardless, Adrian still managed to get the victory by himself. Later in the show, there was a six-diva tag team match between the team of Sasha Banks and The Funkadactyls taking on the team of Alicia Fox, Aksana, and Audrey Marie, thus turning Alicia Fox heel (bad guy) in the process. Sasha and The Funkadactyls picked up the victory. Finally, in the main event triple-threat …