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NXT: Bo Dallas fails to occupy NXT
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Former NXT Champion Bo Dallas has been on a desperate crusade to get a shot at NXT Champion Adrian Neville. Tonight on NXT, Dallas tries to take a page out of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan's playbook with an "occupy NXT" movement. Plus, Adam Rose and Mojo Rawley see action. All that and more on this week's edition of NXT!

We are on tape from Orlando, Fla. Rich Brennan, Jason Albert, and Alex Riley have the call for this week.

Match One: Adam Rose vs. Danny Burch

Danny Burch opens up striking. Adam Rose between the ropes and bicycling.before landing a push kick. Rose with shoulder bumps for a pair of nearfalls. Arm drag into an armbar is countered by Burch striking out.Chops from Burch lead to Rose landing a combo and chops to the chest. Running splash and a kick to the stomach in the corner. Bronco buster into a spinebuster is followed up by an elbow drop from the second rope.

Winner by pinfall: Adam Rose

Recap of the Sami Zayn vs. Corey Graves match from last week.

Devin Taylor with referee Shawn Bennett. Bennett said that safety is the top priority when refereeing a matchup and Zayn's lack of communication is what caused him to stop the match.

Taylor with Corey Graves. Graves says a win is a win and there should be no asterisk. Graves tells Zayn to rest up because they are just getting started.

(Commercials)

Match Two: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (w/Charlotte)

Takedown from Sasha Banks nearly gets the win. Banks keeping Bayley on the mat with numerous nearfalls. Rollup attempt from Bayley gets her first nearfall and Banks bounces the head of Bayley off the mat. Banks throws the head of Bayley into the mat for another nearfall.

Snapmare with a handful of hair from Banks. Banks stomping Bayley down for another nearfall before applying a straitjacket choke. Bayley starting to get control with chopping blows to the chest. Corner clothesline leads to an uppercut. European Uppercut from the top puts Banks down. Banks up top as she gets the boot up in the corner and she tries a straitjacket choke, but Bayley pulls through after getting behind Banks. Bayley-to-Belly suplex connects.

Winner by pinfall: Bayley

(Commercials)

Match Three: Sylvester Lefort vs. Mojo Rawley

Mojo Rawley works Sylvester Lefort into the corner. Lefort tries to fight out, but is put right back. Corner splashes land and a jumping senton knocks Lefort down. Hyper Drive connects.

Winner by pinfall: Mojo Rawley

Brodus Clay comes out and powerbombs Sylvester Lefort. Splash from the second rope squashes Lefort. Clay says he saw NXT ArRival and saw WWE COO Triple H and John Cena endorse NXT Champion Adrian Neville. Clay calls out Neville for staying the back last week and says he is a main event player.

Adrian Neville makes his way to the ring. Neville says Clay complains a lot for a main event player. Neville says Clay has wasted his opportunities. Clay remarks that the smaller man has a lot of bark and Neville says he expected him to be taller. Clay walks off as they square off.

Devin Taylor with Oliver Gray backstage. Gray has been on hiatus, but he is soon cut off by Camacho. Camacho calls Adam Rose a poser and says he has made sacrifices while Rose just parties it up. Gray says he can't thin of a better return than battling Camacho next week.

(Commercials)

Video package recaps NXT at WWE WrestleMania Fan Axxess.

Devin Taylor with The Great Khali backstage. Khali says he feels great about appearing at NXT. Bayley comes up and hugs Khali. CJ Parker soon butts in and says he hopes Khali recycles because he produces more waste than the average man. Speaking in Punjabi, Khali is translated by Bayley, who says Khali can't wait to see Parker in the ring next week.

(Commercials)

Bo Dallas makes his way to the ring for his special announcement. Dallas says it is "Bo Time" and that many have a claim to a shot at the NXT Championship. Dallas remarks how the "B+ player" Daniel Bryan started the "Yes Movement" and declares that tonight, he will start the "Bo Movement." Dallas wants to occupy NXT. The fans turn their backs on him and chant their disapproval. Dallas throws a fit, saying he was their champion and gave them cookies. Dallas exclaims that "this stinks" and throws a fit at ringside.

(Commercials)

We return with Bo Dallas still throwing his fit in the middle of the ring. NXT General Manager John Bradshaw Layfield makes his way out. JBL says Dallas doesn't have enough people to occupy a seesaw. Dallas won't get a title shot tonight, but he does have a match for him tonight.

Match Four: Bo Dallas vs. Justin Gabriel

Justin Gabriel opens up with crossbodies. Rollup for Gabriel nearly gets the pin on Bo Dallas, who moves outside to regroup. Dallas back inside and he drops Gabriel with a right after an arm wrench attempt. Side headlock from Dallas and a side headlock takeover. Gabriel turning his way out and gets a headscissors choke. Side headlock for Gabriel now and he gets a shoulder block. Gabriel sweeps Dallas to the mat for a pair of nearfalls.

Dallas again moves outside. Gabriel soon follows and brings him inside. Dallas with an armbreaker as Gabriel is punched off the top. Gabriel bounces off the apron and Dallas with an elbow. Knee drop inside gets a nearfall before Dallas chokes Gabriel on the second rope. Suplex from Dallas gets a nearfall.

Chinlock in for Dallas. Gabriel escapes, but gets dropped by a forearm for a nearfall as the hold is reapplied. Dallas sends Gabriel into the corner with velocity. Dallas connecting with elbows and a clothesline for a nearfall. Forearm lands for Dallas, but he is sent into the corner hard by Gabriel. Both men down and Gabriel up first to land a combo of kicks. Spinning heel kick and a forearm connect for Gabriel. Corner forearm and a crossbody nearly give Gabriel the match.

Chops and forearms exchanged between the two. Inverted DDT from Dallas nearly gets the win. Northern Lights Suplex from Gabriel nearly steals the match. Springboard moonsault from Gabriel misses and Dallas attempts to get Gabriel, but is rolled up for a nearfall. Dallas kicks the leg and the underhook DDT lands.

Winner by pinfall: Bo Dallas

The show closes with Bo Dallas standing over Justin Gabriel in victory.

Nolan Howell can be reached at nth993@gmail.com for any questions or comments. Click here to follow Nolan on Twitter.