WrestleMania 31 might have been the big news over the past week but nothing changes for the NXT superstars and divas this week, back at Full Sail University and we are in need of a new number one contender for Kevin Owens; NXT Championship after Finn Balor came up short in his attempt last week.
Rhyno was back in action this week, Bayley went one on one with Emma whilst The Lucha Dragons were in action against the NXT Tag Team Champions Blake & Murphy after an impressive showing this past week on Monday Night Raw.
SAMI ZAYN IS BACK
Tye Dillinger and Jason Jordan finally met inside the ring as Tyler Breeze and Hideo Itami met in the main event, which should end their feud.
Opening the show this week is former NXT Champion Sami Zayn. He talks about being overseas with the main roster in Abu Dhabi for a successful tour, but the timing of the tour was interesting as he’s had time to think about a lot of thing. He says it should have been the time of his life but all he’s been able to think about is Kevin Owens.
He says the Kevin Owens he was in the ring with at NXT Takeover: Rival wasn’t the same person he’s known for the last 12 years.
He mentions that Owens is a changed human and he saw it when he looked into his eyes; he’s been thinking and he has a plan, he’s going to use his rematch clause and get his NXT Championship back and the number one thing on his list is to give Kevin Owens the beating he deserves.
GORE GORE GORE
Rhyno is in action in the first match of the night against a jobber, throwing him across the ring with a belly to belly suplex and hits the Gore for the victory in 25 seconds.
After the match, Rhyno is on the microphone and tells the fans he’s on NXT to make a statement, and he’s going to do that by capturing the NXT Championship. He says it doesn’t matter if it’s Sami Zayn, Finn Balor or Kevin Owens because it all ends with a Gore. Fatal Four Way on the horizon?
We get a video package hyping up the latest addition to the NXT divas division, former bodybuilder Dana Brooke will be here in two weeks. We also see what Kevin Owens had to say after his match with Finn Balor last week, saying it only matters that he won because nobody is taking the gold from him.
Divas action next, Bayley taking on Emma after Emma slapped her last week for not turning her back on the fans. The match starts off in an unusually slow pace with minimal action but Bayley gets frustrated with the lack of action and connects with a running shoulder to pick up the pace.
Emma doesn’t fight back as much and it’s clear she’s trying to turn Bayley against the fans, she locks in the Emma Lock and then poses before getting caught in the sunset flip by Bayley for the win.
Becky Lynch next, she wants to know when she gets her championship match against Sasha Banks because she isn’t that good in Becky’s eyes.
Tag Team action as Blake & Murphy take on The Lucha Dragons, Murphy and Kalisto started the off the match and it’s the Lucha Dragons who take control early on as Sin Cara nails a big dive which Kalisto follows with a moonsault.
As expected the match breaks down with both teams attacking one another as Sin Cara hits a kick to Buddy’s face and then misses the Swanton Bomb. The referee is distracted and Murphy hits the cheap shot and he hits the suplex followed by a Frog Splash for the pin on Sin Cara.
Sami Zayn is backstage but he’s cut off by Rhyno who tells Zayn he doesn’t care about vendetta because the line to the championship starts behind Rhyno. A Solomon Crowe video follows and he too is adamant that he will become the NXT Champion so the list of contenders is a solid one right now.
Tye Dillinger goes one on one with his former partner, Jason Jordan. Jordan signals his intentions early on by taking the down the straps on his singlet and locked in an early chin lock. Tye Dillinger comes back with a few punches but Jason Jordan used his superior strength to his advantage and hit a T-Bone suplex for the victory.
2 OUT OF 3 FALLS
We see a recap of the feud between Tyler Breeze and Hideo Itami, they have both won and lost so we get a two out of three falls match in the main event.
After some solid chanting for Breeze’s selfie stick we get our first fall in just over two minutes as Breeze early control didn’t last long, Itami hit a running clothesline and a kick to the chest followed by the running dropkick and a running boot to the face for the first fall.
We get the second fall not long after, Breeze is in the corner recovering but he proved to be luring Breeze in, connecting with the Beauty Shot to level up the match in under four minutes.
Itami looks to be the one getting the winning pin fall as he took control of the match and hit a number of big kicks but missed the corner dropkick but Breeze couldn’t connect with the Beauty Shot either. Hideo then finally nailed the running dropkick and went for the boot to the face but Breeze connected with the Beauty shot quicker, giving Tyler Breeze the 2-1 victory.