NXT: Breeze and Neville fight before ArRival
NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Adrian Neville has a chance to climb to the top next week against NXT Champion Bo Dallas. With the belt on the line, the only thing that separates Neville from being the face of NXT is a ladder next week at the special NXT ArRival. Tonight on WWE NXT, Neville has unfinished business against Tyler Breeze. Will Breeze throw his own wrench in the plans of the ladder match next week? All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
We are on tape from Orlando, Fla. Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Tensai have the call for this week.
Match One: The Ascension vs. Casey Marion & Mike Lebosca
Viktor starts off with Casey Marion. Lockup and Viktor pushes Marion off the ropes and into a clothesline for a nearfall. Marion is speared into his partner and thrown through the air in a back bodydrop. Konnor in for a double team Samoan Drop and Viktor brought back in for The Fall of Man.
Winners by pinfall: The Ascension
We are informed by ring announcer Eden Stiles that Tyler Breeze has entered the building.
Match Two: Summer Rae (w/Sasha Banks & Charlotte) vs. Emma (w/Bayley)
Summer Rae not amused with the sign Bayley carried out, so she throws it outside. Emma with a rollup for a nearfall off this distraction. Emma controlling with nearfalls and Summer Rae with a brief surge of offense that is soon countered by an armlock. Sunset flip attempt by Summer Rae is sat down on by Emma for a nearfall. Summer Rae with rolls through for a nearfall of her own.
Emma sent to the corner. Summer Rae misses on a splash attempt, but gets her knee up on the shoulder ram attempt from Emma. Emma sent to the floor and the BFFs surround her. The referee admonishes them and the action moves back inside. Summer Rae with a nearfall off an arm wrench.
Summer Rae reapplying an armbar. Emma fights out, but she is knocked down by a shoulder block for another nearfall. Corner work from Summer Rae sees her choke Emma down with her boot. Dropkick for Emma misses as Summer Rae catches the ropes and gets a nearfall off of it as we break.
Full nelson and bodyscissors from Summer Rae working Emma as we return. Summer Rae twirling and dancing, allowing Emma to land a shot. Summer Rae clubbing back for another nearfall to maintain control. Chinlock in for Summer Rae and Emma slowly struggles to her feet to land an arm drag. Emma cornered, but she ducks out and Summer Rae bounces off the turnbuckles. Dil-Emma locked in and stretching Summer Rae across the ropes. Emma Sandwich converts on the seated Summer Rae. Looking for the Emma Lock, Summer Rae kicks Emma away and Sasha Banks slaps Emma. Schoolboy rollup from behind gets Summer Rae a nearfall.
Summer Rae off the ropes, but Emma ducks her and shoves her into Sasha Banks. Banks topples on top of Charlotte and Emma awaits Summer Rae. Emma Lock is torquing Summer Rae in the center of the ring.
Winner by submission: Emma
Devin Taylor with Tyler Breeze backstage. Taylor asks Breeze his thoughts for when he will face Adrian Neville tonight, to which Breeze responds to never use the "F-word" and Neville in the same sentence. Breeze is appalled Neville could be the face of NXT and promises to give him the first Beauty Shot he's ever received tonight.
Renee Young has Antonio Cesaro and Sami Zayn for an exclusive interview. Zayn congratulates Cesaro on his Elimination Chamber spot, to which Cesaro blows him off and talks of his returning to NXT with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Young lays the rules of the interview down, saying should Zayn attack Cesaro, he'd lose all future NXT Championship shots. Should Cesaro attack Zayn, he'd lose his spot in the Elimination Chamber.
Young asks Zayn if he will be cleared by NXT ArRival, to which Cesaro retorts that Zayn will never be cleared because of an Achilles tendon. Zayn claims to have been cleared, but Cesaro believes there's a difference between cleared and ready. Young asks Zayn if he believes Cesaro's spot in the Elimination Chamber will help him win the match four days later, but Cesaro again cuts him off and talks of his training for a match like the Elimination Chamber. Zayn asks Cesaro if he doesn't think he sees what he is doing by interrupting him.
Young leaves as Zayn stands up in front of Cesaro. Zayn tells Cesaro that they are personal now because Zayn takes his profession personally and the match is what stands in front of Zayn. Cesaro stands up himself, but Zayn doesn't want to hear anything he has to say because he will have nothing to say after ArRival.
Emma backstage. She is asked about the BFFs, but she shucks the question to talk about her sign she brought out to the match tonight. Emma is prepared for her match at ArRival next week and she is prepared to say something face-to-face to NXT Women's Champion Paige next week.
Match Three: Adrian Neville vs. Tyler Breeze
Lockup leads to a stalemate between the two. Adrian Neville with some gamesmanship by rubbing his hands in the face of Tyler Breeze. Breeze in control with some shots, stomping Neville in the corner. Whip sees Neville float over and try his cartwheel to the corner escape, but Breeze is there with a running dropkick. Breeze with a right hand that earns him a nearfall on Neville.
Corner work now from Breeze. Right hands from Breeze connecting, but a kick is caught and now Neville in control after bouncing the head of Breeze off the turnbuckle. Breeze sent off the ropes and pressed into the air, where he splatters on the mat for a Neville nearfall.
Neville yanked to the apron, but he catches himself on the second rope. Breeze looking for the springboard dropkick, but Neville leans too far back for him to connect. Breeze sent outside and Neville landing a corkscrew plancha that takes Breeze to the floor on the outside as we break.
We return with Neville connecting on a missile dropkick for a nearfall. Jawbreaker from Breeze counters the offense of Neville, but an ill-timed hurricanrana attempt is caught by Neville. Neville holding him and he hoists him up for a powerbomb that nearly gets him the win. On the apron, springboard attack by Neville is delayed so Breeze misses on a dropkick. Neville off the ropes, but he runs right into a superkick that leaves him dead in his tracks. Breeze crawls over for a nearfall.
Beauty Shot attempt from Breeze is ducked under by Neville. Neville with an enzuigiri that leaves Breeze out on his feet in the corner. Another leaves him down in front of the corner and Neville soon perched up top. Red Arrow connects on top of Breeze.
Winner by pinfall: Adrian Neville
Post-match, NXT Champion Bo Dallas makes his way out to the ring. Dallas comments on how impressive Neville has been since joining NXT. Dallas cracks himself up, saying that Neville has "climbed the ladder." Dallas tells Neville he has no intentions of losing at NXT ArRival.
Neville didn't know what the problem Dallas had with him until recently. Dallas comments that he doesn't hate Neville and thinks he's "a good kid." Neville knows what it is now and knows Dallas is afraid of him and what he'll do at ArRival. Neville offers him one shot to him.
The show closes with Dallas taking off his suit jacket, staring Neville down, and leaving the ring. The two staring each other down before their ladder match next week as the show fades to black.
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