The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT – 6/5/14

Taped from Orlando, FL.

Your hosts are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & William Regal.

Mojo Rawley v. Aiden English

Aiden accuses Mojo of letting down the entire USA last week, so Mojo attacks with clotheslines while Regal is “just joshing” the other announcers. English takes over with a neckbreaker for two and he goes to the chinlock, but Mojo shoves him out of the corner to break. He fires off the butt splash out of nowhere to finish at 2:48. Not much to this one. *1/2

Charlotte v. Bayley

They fight over a hiptoss to start and Bayley gets an armdrag and busts out the MAT WRESTLING, but Charlotte chops her down. Charlotte MOCKS her mat skillz and drops a knee a for two, then goes to the figure-four headscissors and flips her over for two. Bayley makes the comeback, but gets involved with Sasha. Back in, Bayley gets a back elbow off the middle for two, but now Summer Rae returns and Charlotte finishes with the neckbreaker at 4:15. Summer Rae gives her old friends some ass-out hugs and they do a beatdown of Bayley for old times, but Paige and Emma quickly save. This is like a whole women’s division and everything. *1/2

Meanwhile, Jason Jordan & Tye Dillinger are all wacky.

Jason Jordan & Tye Dillinger v. Stuart Cumberland & Philip Ghouljar

Even the announcers can’t believe these ridiculous jobber names. The babyfaces work Cumberland over, but it’s time for the wrath of GHOULJAR. He gets beat up while the announcers continue mocking him openly. Dillinger actually gets double-teamed in the jobber corner before Jordan gets a hot tag and Ghouljar nearly breaks his neck taking a backdrop bump totally wrong. Or maybe he’s just nuts and made that choice, I dunno. Jordan quickly finishes him with an Angle Slam at 6:00. Man, these guys just have nothing going on in the ring and don’t even have a flashy name. When the focal point of the match is how stupid the jobber’s name is, you’re not getting over.

Meanwhile, Charlotte and Sasha aren’t so happy to see Summer Rae return from Hollywood.

Tyler Breeze joins us to debut his new music video, and man is that new song throwing his entrance completely off. The video is dedicated to all his fans…even the uggos. Well, that’s nice. I guess the point is that it’s supposed to be over the top terrible, and it certainly accomplished that.

NXT title: Adrian Neville v. Justin Gabriel

They trade armdrags to start and Neville snaps off a rana to put Gabriel on the floor. After they trade fake dives, Neville hits him with a somersault off the apron and back in for two. We take a break and return with Gabriel in control, but Neville puts him down with kicks and fires off a missile dropkick for two. Neville spins into a dragon sleeper, but Gabriel turns it into a suplex for two. He misses a moonsault and Neville tries a springboard bodypress to counter, but Gabriel dropkicks him out of the air for two. Gabriel to the top, but the 450 misses and Neville finishes with the Red Arrow at 8:00. This was fine. **1/2 Tyson Kidd is out to challenge for the title again, and Neville is amicable to that idea.

Just a pleasant show to kick off the new cycle, as Neville looks to be the fighting champion that Daniel Bryan should be and the BFFs are due for a split. Sometimes that’s all you need.