Adrian Neville set to defend NXT Championship against Sami Zayn

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This week on NXT we saw the fallout from last week’s NXT Championship match between Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin continued his demolition with another quick victory whilst a rare heel vs. heel match also took place on the night.

The Ascension showed their dominance again as we edge closer towards the next NXT special event, Charlotte helped out a former title contender when she needed assistance and everyone’s favourite team in Enzo Amore and Big Cass were also in action.


Last week on NXT we saw a championship match between Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn in the main event; the fantastic match saw Neville dupe his friend on his way to victory. Finn Balor also made his in-ring debut last week, teaming up with fellow international sensation in Hideo Itami as they defeated the team of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.

Sasha Banks continued her bid to challenge Charlotte for the NXT Women’s Championship by defeating Alexa Bliss before The Lucha Dragons defeated the team of Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy.


This week on NXT two divas kicked off the show in Bayley and Becky Lynch who recently turned heel. A short match which saw both women get a similar amount of offence to look strong, but Sasha Banks proved to be a valuable ally at ringside for Lynch, providing a distraction for Lynch who pulled Bayley’s hair for a quick roll-up pin for the victory.

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Charlotte made her way down after the match to stop Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks from attacking Bayley.

A tag team match followed with the Vaudevillians taking on a smaller version of The Lucha Dragons and it would have been really embarrassing for Gotch and English to lose this one.

They started by having fun with the mini dragons by taking turns with airplane spins and handing him to each other. Aiden English then hit a quick neck breaker to get the pin inside 90 seconds as they edge closer to an NXT Tag Team Championship match.

With Baron Corbin in action next it was a good idea to make sure you don’t blink, as Corbin hit the End of Days to defeat Elias Sampson in 22 seconds as the fans counted along. But we saw another tease between Baron Corbin and Bull Dempsey – who was on his way to the ring for his match – with the two staring each other down and a match between the pair could be on the horizon.

Bull Dempsey wasn’t going to be one upped by Baron Corbin, taking on Steve Cutler with the fans playing a huge role in this match. Bull steamrolled through Cutler and hit a top rope headbutt for the victory inside a minute.

The underrated Tyson Kidd was also in action taking on fellow heel, Tyler Breeze in what was a great match. Again, the fans played a big part with some great chants at the perfect time but Kidd’s experience led him to victory, hitting a dragon screw leg whip on to the rope followed by a Sharpshooter to finish Breeze. After the match Tyson Kidd offered to ‘excellently execute’ Finn Balor next week which should be a brilliant match.

The final match of the night was a tag team match, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson trying to overcome the entertaining duo of Enzo Amore and Big Cass. Enzo and Cass talked about how they aren’t the Parker Brothers, but they’ll “scrabble your headpiece, monopolise you, connect your four eyes and never feel sorry for it” which received a great reaction.

A short main event which highlighted Big Cass’ dominance, wearing the team down before tagging in Enzo Amore who picked up the win on Scott Dawson.

After the match, The Ascension made their presence felt by hitting the Fall of Man on Dash Wilder as the fans chanted ‘seven more times’. The Ascension told Itami and the fans that they are going to kill Itami and Balor before they rise again.


A serious Sami Zayn is out to close the show, tells the fans he’s known all along that he has what it takes to become a champion but last week proved otherwise. We then see a video package of how Sami Zayn was fooled by Adrian Neville before the latter picked up the win to retain his gold.

The fans made their feelings clear by chanting ‘you got robbed’ before Zayn asked Neville to come to the ring and he did, limping to the ring. Sami Zayn told Neville he has no business in NXT if he cannot capture the NXT Championship and now Neville doesn’t owe him anything either as he gave Zayn a title shot last week and defeated him in it.

Sami wasn’t going to roll over though, he used the friendship card and asked Neville for one more match and if he can’t defeat him, he will leave NXT. Neville said Zayn has nothing more left to prove but Zayn wasn’t going to take no for an answer; telling Neville the thing he wants is on Neville’s shoulders.

The General Manager was out next who reminded the fans that Sami Zayn was a big part of NXT: Arrival and William Regal can’t think of a better main event that Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn before confirming the rematch to the fans delight.

NXT: Our Evolution will take place on December 11 – with Kevin Owens due to appear at the event – and Neville is pleased with the match but doesn’t want Sami Zayn to put his career on the line and doesn’t want to be responsible for ending his dream. Sami Zayn reiterates that if he cannot win, he will leave.

With a big stipulation on the line, many fans will now expect Sami Zayn to finally become the new NXT Champion whilst Adrian Neville could make a jump to the main roster heading into 2015.

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