This week's episode of NXT opens with a recap of NXT Arrival, including footage of John Cena congratulating Adrian Neville. Byron Saxton, William Regal, and Tom Phillips are on commentary. Adrian Neville makes his entrance and comes down to the ring.
Adrian Neville vs. Camacho
Neville offers to shake Camacho's hand. Camacho refuses and kicks Neville. He whips Neville into the corner and charges. Neville flips over him. Neville hits a crossbody. He arm drags Camacho and keeps his arm locked in. Camacho fights out with a forearm to the head. He chops Neville several times in the corner. Camacho picks Neville up on his shoulders and slams him to the mat. Neville comes back with chops and kicks. He hits Camacho with a dropkick to the head and goes up top. Neville leaps off and lands a missile dropkick. Neville goes up top again and hits the Red Arrow for the win.
Winner: Adrian Neville
Renee Young enters the ring and asks Neville to describe what it's like being new the new champion. He says it's indescribable. He has been wrestling for 10 years traveling the world. Last week was something else. Last week was a pivotal moment in his career, and the most amazing night of his life. However, the most important thing is the title on his shoulder. It's validation. It's a message to everyone, and that message is anything is possible. He says to take one look at him. He's not your prototypical champion. He's not the biggest guy. He says he looks like some crazy elf man. He's from a small town in England that no one's ever heard off. He asks Renee if she can even understand what he's saying. Sometimes, he has trouble understanding himself.
People can question how he talks or how he looks, but they can't question what he does in the ring. The NXT Championship is proof he is the best in the ring. The real best thing about last week is that there is no more Bo. The crowd chants no more Bo! Bo Dallas comes out and down to the ring. He picks up the mic and says he's been thinking about their match all week and he has only one thing to say to Neville: congratulations. He did something no one else can do. He defeated him. However, Neville didn't pin him. He climbed up a ladder like a dad cleaning up his gutters. He hopes that Neville took plenty of photos of the title to send back to his family in England, because he's cashing in his rematch clause soon. He will be bringing that title back home for the Bolievers.
Then, footage is shown of Renee Young interviewing Emma last week. She asks Emma what's going through her head following her loss. Emma is disappointed. Paige is tougher than anyone and deserves to be champ. Emma feels she's earned respect and can move on. She will be a champion in the WWE one day. Ric Flair walks up and says she had a great match and fought like a champion. He wants to explain something to her as she moves on towards the future though. Emma and Paige have to understand that Charlotte will be the next woman to hold the NXT Women's Championship. Charlotte walks up and says that Emma must be devastated. She hates losing. She offers Emma a shoulder to cry on. Emma stares at Charlotte smiling. She walks off.
Back from commercial and footage is shown of Young backstage with Paige last week following her win. She asks how Paige feels to have retained against Emma. Paige never had a doubt that she would win, but Emma gave her one hell of a fight. She respects her and thinks of her as a friend. After that match, she welcomes all challengers. Ric Flair walks up and says that Paige is awesome and a great champion. He is glad that Paige didn't throw out the word rematch, because she has someone to look forward to fighting: Charlotte. Charlotte steps up, clapping. She says congratulations and says Paige truly is the diva of tomorrow, but she is Charlotte. Paige has no clue who she is, so she wants to officially introduce herself. She's the diva that's going to take Paige's championship.
Renee Young is now on commentary. Emma makes her entrance.
Emma vs. Charlotte (with Sasha Banks)
They lock up. Charlotte backs Emma to the corner. Charlotte charges, and Emma ducks out of the corner. They lock up again, and Charlotte goes to work on Emma's arm. Emma reverses and locks in Charlotte's wrist. Charlotte reverses and locks in Emma's head. Emma breaks free and locks Charlotte's arm back in. She takes Charlotte to the mat and wrenches her arm behind her back. Emma goes for a pin attempt. Charlotte kicks out and knees Emma in the stomach. She charges Emma in the corner. Emma puts her boots up and goes for another pin. Emma whips Charlotte in the corner. She charges. Charlotte leaps over her, and lands bad on her ankle.
Emma goes for a pin. The ref checks on Charlotte. Sasha gets up on the apron and Emma stares at Charlotte. The ref turns around to tell Sasha to get off the apron. Charlotte springs up and attacks Emma from behind, driving her face to the mat. She pins Emma for the win.
Then, footage is shown backstage from last week of Young interviewing Sami Zayn. She asks Zayn how he feels following his loss to Cesaro. Zayn says it's a wide range of emotions. He doesn't know how to answer that. Young brings up Cesaro hugging Zayn after the match and asks what Cesaro said. Zayn says it's kind of personal, but he can tell Young he got what he wanted out of the match.
Then, Corey Graves is shown backstage. He will face Yoshi Tatsu next.
Back from commercial and Yoshi Tatsu makes his entrance.
Yoshi Tatsu vs. Corey Graves
Graves picks up a mic before the match. He has something to say. In the event that this is the first time you're watching NXT on the WWE Network, he wants to introduce himself. They call him Graves. He wouldn't have to introduce himself if he had been invited to compete at Arrival like he should have been. Instead, he's forced to come out and fight a guy that still thinks he can be a WWE superstar. More importantly, there's something else that's been bothering him. That one thing is Sami Zayn. All he has heard about is Sami Zayn and his rematch against Cesaro. He asks when the last time was Zayn even won a match. Apparently all you need is heart to get chance after chance with people you can't beat. The fact is, he would only need one chance and he would beat Cesaro. Instead, he is here with Yoshi Tatsu, who hasn't been relevant since ever. He says let's just get it over with.
Graves gets in the ring. The bell rings. Graves rolls outside and picks up the mic. He says forget this and walks up the ramp. The ref starts the count. Graves back to ringside. Yoshi gets out of the ring. Graves clotheslines him and sends him into the steps. Graves gets back in the ring and the ref starts counting Yoshi out. The ref gets to 10 before Yoshi can get back in.
Winner via count out: Corey Graves
Graves attacks Yoshi. He sends him back in the ring and locks in his Lucky 13 submission. Sami Zayn's music hits, and he runs down to the ring. Graves slides outside, and Zayn checks on Yoshi. Zayn picks up a mic and says he didn't know he and Graves had a problem. If Graves wanted to face him, all he had to do was ask. He says that they don't need to wait. They can fight right here tonight. Graves backs up the ramp.
Then, footage of Devin Taylor last night is shown. She is backstage at an Adam Rose (formerly Leo Kruger) launch party. There is a bunch of people dancing, and Taylor says she wouldn't expect anything less from Rose. Taylor sits next to Rose on a couch, and he tells her to watch this guy twirling a big glow stick around. Taylor says everyone is excited for his in ring debut. Rose says he is excited because everything you know is about to change. He quiets her and tells her she is being boring at a party. Rose gets up and starts dancing.
Back from commercial, and Alexander Rusev attacking Xavier Woods last week is shown. More footage is shown last week of Renee Young backstage at Arrival, this time with Xavier Woods. She asks about Rusev's attack. He says he feels like he got kicked in by a monster. Apparently, Rusev has a problem with him. Woods calls him an Ivan Drago looking piece of garbage and says you might as well call him Creed. The only difference is he doesn't lose at the end of this movie. He says next time they're there one on one, it'll be you and me.
Then, Renee Young is shown backstage last week with Alexander Rusev and Lana. Young brings up what Woods said. She asks for Rusev's reaction. He says something in Bulgarian. Lana says that Rusev accepts and they walk off.
Then, Adam Rose makes his entrance.
Adam Rose vs. Wesley Blake
They tie up. Blake works on Rose's arm. Rose gets out and does front head rolls around the ring. He chops Blake in the chest. He weaves himself between the ropes, and every time Blake steps at him he puts his boots up like he's going to kick him. He finally does kick Blake and lands a shoulder tackle. Rose arm drags Blake. He locks in Blake's arm. Blake fights out and strikes Rose in the corner. Rose spears Blake out of the corner and lands multiple elbows to the head. Rose lands a big spine buster. He clotheslines Blake's head off for the win.
Winner: Adam Rose
Back from commercial and Corey Graves makes his entrance.
Corey Graves vs. Sami Zayn
Graves strikes Zayn. He hits knees in the corner. Graves chops Zayn. Zayn reverses and hits chops of his own. Graves slams Zayn's head into the corner and lands an elbow. Graves goes for a pin. He takes Zayn to the corner and chops him again. Zayn battles back with chops of his own, but Graves locks in his head. He takes Zayn to the mat with his head still locked in. Zayn gets to his feet. Graves lands a shoulder tackle. Zayn hits a trio of arm drags. Graves rolls out of the ring. Zayn goes for a dive, but Graves gets out of the way and Zayn flips back into the ring using the ropes. Graves gets up on the apron and snaps Zayn's neck onto the top rope. He gets back inside and strikes Zayn repeatedly on the mat. Graves plants Zayn on the mat as things go to commercial.
Back from commercial and Graves has Zayn's head and arm locked in on the mat. Zayn gets to his feet, and Graves knees him in the stomach. He takes Zayn to the corner and hits body and headshots. Graves lands a running elbow to the head and chokes Zayn with his boot. Graves attacks Zayn's knee. He locks Zayn's head and arm back in on the mat. Graves slams Zayn back first to the mat. He steps on Zayn's face and drops a fist. Graves locks Zayn's head and arm in again. Zayn comes back with a clothesline. Zayn lands a big back body drop. He charges Graves in the corner. Graves counters into a backbreaker.
Graves charges Zayn in the corner. Zayn puts an elbow up. He goes up top, leaps off, and hits Graves with a crossbody. Zayn goes for the pin. Zayn charges Graves in the corner. Graves lands an elbow to the head. He goes for Luck 13, but Zayn shoves him away and hits his spinning sitout powerbomb. Graves kicks out of the pin attempt. They charge each other at the same time. Graves lands a chop block to the knee. He goes to lock in Lucky 13, and Zayn rolls up Graves for a two count. Zayn goes for his wrist lock springboard tornado DDT, but Graves counters into a backbreaker attempt. Zayn rolls through the attempt and rolls Graves up again, this time for the three count.
Winner: Sami Zayn
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