Event: WWE NXT: Arrival
Airdate: Thursday, February 27th, 2014 (WWE Network)
Location: Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL
Results by Richard Trionfo of Pwinsider.com
WWE Network. The show originates from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
Triple H asks you if you are ready. He really wants to know if YOU ARE READY.
Triple H says that NXT is the next generation and the next generation has arrived.
Your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and William Regal.
Match Number One: Sami Zayn versus Cesaro
They stand across the ring while trying to figure out the way to start things off. They lock up and Cesaro sends Zayn to the mat. They lock up again and Cesaro with a waist lock take down and he slaps Zayn in the back of the head. They lock up and Cesaro with a side head lock take donw but Zayn with a head scissors. Zayn with a side head lock take down and Cesaro with a head scissors. Cesaro with a drop kick.
Zayn with a front face lock when Cesaro goes for the leg. Zayn lands on his feet. Cesaro counters a head scissors and he goes for the Neutralizer but Zayn escapes and Cesaro goes to the floor. Zayn with a flip dive onto Cesaro. Zayn sends Cesaro back into the ring and Zayn goes up top for a cross body but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Cesaro sends Zayn into the ringside barrier and then back into the ring. Cesaro sends Zayn to the floor on the other side of the ring. Cesaro follows to the floor and he sends Zayn into the ring steps and then he punches Zayn. Cesaro sends Zayn into the apron. Cesaro sends Zayn back into the ring.
Cesaro sends Zayn back to the floor. Zayn with chops and forearms. Cesaro wants more and he sends Zayn into the ringside barrier. Cesaro slams Zayn onto the apron and back into the ring. Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro sends Zayn to the floor one more time. Cesaro with a boot to the head as he comes off the apron. Cesaro hot shots Zayn onto the ringside barrier. Cesaro runs Zayn into the apron and rolls him back into the ring.
Zayn stops Cesaro from using the ring post and Zayn pulls Cesaro into the post and then kicks him. Zayn goes for the suicide dive through the ropes but he is met with a European uppercut. Cesaro wrings Zayn’s injured knee into the post. Cesaro with kicks to Zayn’s injured knee. The referee warns Zayn. Cesaro puts his knee against the injured leg for more pressure. Zayn kicks Cesaro in the back to get him to release the hold.
Cesaro with a double stomp onto the leg for a near fall. Cesaro with a kick to the head. Zayn swings wildly while trying to get back into the match. Cesaro with knees to Zayn and then he gives Zayn a dragon screw leg whip. Cesaro drops his knee on the injured leg again. Zayn kicks Cesaro in the head.
Cesaro with a knee but Zayn with a leg lariat but Zayn holds his knee. Cesaro kicks Zayn in the knee and he stomps on the knee and adds more pressure to the knee. Cesaro with another dragon screw leg whip but Zayn with a punch. Cesaro holds on and gives him another dragon screw leg whip.
Zayn with punches but he misses an enzuigiri and Cesaro with a single leg crab in the center of the ring. Zayn is able to get to the ropes and Cesaro must release the hold. Zayn struggles to get back to his feet but he connects with an elbow. Zayn with a kick and then he sends Cesaro over the top rope to the floor. Zayn pulls himself up and Zayn with a back heel kick followed by an Arabian press but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt-a-whirl slam on the ramp.
Cesaro gets back into the ring and the referee continues his count. Zayn collapses as he tries to get back into the ring. Zayn rolls back in at nine and some change. Cesaro charges into the corner and Zayn with an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn gets a near fall. Zayn tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Cesaro with elbows to the head. Cesaro with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.
Zayn puts Cesaro in the Koji Clutch but Cesaro escapes and he applies a Stretch Muffler on the injured knee. Zayn tries to fight through the pain as he crawls to the ropes. Zayn gets to the ropes and Cesaro has to release the hold. Cesaro blocks a kick and he pulls Zayn off the ropes and sets for the Giant Swing but Zayn with a rollup for a near fall. Cesaro with the Giant Swing on Zayn.
Cesaro with a running European uppercut in the corner for a near fall but Zayn rolls through with a crucifix cover. Cesaro with a double stomp to the head for a near fall. Zayn rolls to the apron and Cesaro sets for a superplex but Zayn with punches. Zayn with a boot to the head and an elbow to the head.
Zayn tries for a super rana but Cesaro catches him and Zayn counters a Super Ricola Bomb with a rana. Zayn with the Yakuza Kick for a near fall. Cesaro with a forearm and Zayn goes down. Cesaro with a European uppercut and Zayn goes down. Cesaro stands over Zayn and picks him up for another European uppercut. Zayn pulls himself up and Cesaro tells Zayn to stay down before delivering another European uppercut.
Cesaro with another European uppercut but Zayn with punches. They go back and forth with punches and forearm. Zayn with a German suplex. Zayn runs into a boot from Cesaro. Cesaro sets for the Neutralizer but Zayn counters and gets a near fall. Zayn with Code Red for a near fall.
Zayn gets to his feet first this time. Cesaro with the elevated European uppercut but Zayn kicks out at one. Cesaro cannot believe that he kicked out at one. Zayn gets to his feet and hits a discus European uppercut followed by the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.
After the match, Cesaro goes up the ramp and then he returns to the ring. Cesaro stands over Zayn who is still on the mat in the ring. Cesaro picks up Zayn and hugs him. Cesaro says something to Zayn and he leaves the ring.
Zayn stands in the ring and he gets a standing ovation from the crowd.
We have a Mojo Rawley video package.
Match Number Two: CJ Parker versus Mojo Rawley
They lock up and Rawley backs Parker into the corner. Parker with a kick and side head lock. Parker goes for an O’Connor Roll but Rawley holds on to the ropes. Rawley with a back body drop for a near fall. Rawley with an arm bar and he takes Parker to the mat. Parker with a knee in the corner. Rawley with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot.
Parker gets a near fall. Parker with punches in the corner and then he kicks Rawley. Parker sends Rawley into the turnbuckles followed by a shoulder to the midsection. Parker with a chop in the corner. Parker sends Rawley into the turnbuckles. Rawley with a punch but Parker with punches.
Rawley with an Irish whip and Stinger Splash or two. Rawley with Hyperdrive for the three count.
Winner: Mojo Rawley
Emma is in the back getting ready for her match against Paige. We have a video package for Emma. Emma has bubbles around her and she is asked if she is focused. The Emmalution is a change coming to the WWE.
We go to a video package for the NXT Tag Team Champions, The Ascension (Konor and Viktor).
Match Number Three: NXT Tag Team Championship Match: The Ascension (Konor and Viktor) versus Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty and Brian Christopher)
Viktor and Christopher start and Viktor with a punch but Christopher with a shoulder tackle and he dances. Viktor with chops to Christopher. Viktor sends Christopher into the turnbuckles and Konor tags in and he connects with a leg drop for a near fall. Konor with a running shoulder tackle. Konor with a second running shoulder tackle. Konor with a third shoulder tackle. Konor sends Christopher into the turnbuckles and he kicks Christopher.
Konor with kicks in the corner followed by a knee. Konor with a boot to the chest and Viktor is tagged in and he gets a near fall. Viktor with kicks and elbow drops to Christopher. Viktor with a kick and a suplex for a near fall. Viktor with a reverse chin lock.
Viktor with kicks to Christopher followed by elbows to the ribs. Viktor with a rear chin lock. Christopher with a jaw breaker and he gets out of the hold. Christopher with punches but Viktor still stands between Brian and the corner. Scotty tags in and he punches Viktor.
Scotty punches Konor but Viktor with a knee. Scotty with a forearm to the head. Scotty with a punch. Viktor with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Scotty with punches but Viktor with an Irish whip. Scotty with a bulldog and it is time for the W-O-R-M, but Christopher takes care of Konor first. Viktor sends Scotty into the ropes and Christopher is knocked off the apron.
Viktor with an STO and it is time for the Fall of Man for the three count.
Winners: The Ascension
Paige is in the back getting ready for her Title Defense against Paige.
We have a Paige video package.
Paige says that she knows what a Diva is supposed to be. They are supposed to be tan and blonde. This is her home. If they disrespect anything in there, it will make her angry. She says that she does not cry but she had to when she became the first NXT Women’s Champion. She knows that trouble is coming her way, but she is ready for it.
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring before the Women’s Title Match. Stephanie responds to the ‘You Still Got It’ chants by saying she never lost it. Stephanie says that they are making history because the first live event on the WWE Network is not Wrestlemania 30, it is NXTarRiVAL. She says that she is proud to be here tonight as a McMahon and a woman. She is proud to announce the Divas division. Being a diva is about being empowered and showing that women can do anything a man can do, but better.
Match Number Four: NXT Women’s Championship Match: Paige versus Emma
Paige and Emma push each other and then Paige with a pie face. Emma takes Paige down. They lock up and the referee has to pull Paige out of the corner. Paige with a back heel kick and she tries for the Paige Turner but Emma counters. Each tries for a back slide but Emma tries for a slingshot and Paige counters with a near fall.
Paige with a kick to the midsection for a near fall. Paige grabs Emma by the hair and she slams Emma. Paige with a near fall. Paige with a reverse chin lock and she pulls Emma to the mat. Paige adds a body scissors to add more pressure. Paige with a forearm to the back. Emma with a waist lock. Paige has Emma in the corner and she connects with a series of elbows.
Paige chokes Emma in the corner and stomps her chest. Emma grabs the leg and sends Paige face first into the mat. Emma tries for the cross body into the corner but Paige gets her foot up to stop her. Emma with a slingshot and she tries for the EmmaLock but Paige avoids it.
Paige chokes Emma in the ropes as she goes to the apron and connects with knees from the apron. Emma with a kick to Paige and Paige lands hard on the apron. Emma gets a near fall. Paige misses a splash in the corner and Emma with a DilEmma. Emma goes for the cross body in the corner and she connects. Emma gets a near fall.
Emma with a knee to the back as she stretches Paige. Paige tries to escape but Emma sends Paige to the mat and she stretches Paige with her feet in the small of the back. Emma continues to have her feet in Paige’s back. Emma lifts Paige off her feet and continues to stretch Paige, but Paige gets a near fall when Emma has her shoulders on the mat.
Emma sends Paige face first into the mat and she gets a near fall. Emma tosses Paige by the hair. Emma chokes Paige and stomps a mudhole in Paige’s upper chest before the referee pulls her out of the corner. Emma gets a near fall. Paige with an Irish whip. Emma goes to the apron but Paige with a forearm.
Paige tries to send Emma into the turnbuckles on the apron but Emma blocks it. Emma goes up top and Paige stops her. Paige goes for a superplex but Emma with a shot to the ribs. Emma with forearms and Emma tries for a sunset flip power bomb and Paige holds on but Emma is still able to hit a sit out power bomb for a near fall.
Emma with a drop kick to the head for a near fall. Emma slaps Paige and she says something to Paige. Paige with a slap and clothesline. Paige with a savate kick followed by the Paige Turner for a near fall. Paige shows some frustration since Emma kicked out. Paige with a Scorpion Cross Lock and she lifts Emma off the mat and Emma taps out.
After the match, Paige offers her hand to Emma and they shake hands. Paige hugs Emma.
Adrian Neville is in the locker room getting ready for his match against Bo Dallas.
Adrian Neville says that people ask him how can he do what he does, but it is just him. He says that you have to eliminate all fear and then you can fly. When you hit zero gravity, he is at his happiest. He has worked so hard to get here. He proved the people wrong who doubted him. He says that he has never been in a ladder match, but since he is the man who gravity forget, this match should be his specialty. He wants to see who can fly higher than him.
Match Number Five: Xavier Woods versus Tyler Breeze
The Feed froze for a moment, but I assume the match never took place because when it came back up . . .
Alexander Rusev attacks Breeze and hits a Samoan Drop on Breeze. Rusev picks up Woods and slams him to the mat. Rusev puts Woods in the Accolade .
Rusev says that he is the awesome super athlete.
Bo Dallas is in the locker room getting ready for the ladder match.
We go to a Bo Dallas video package.
We have a video package for the Ladder Match.
Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring with the NXT Heavyweight Title Belt. Shawn says hello to everyone and he says that he has heard it a number of times, but he is very honored to be a part of this historic night.
Shawn says that he appreciates the one more match chants and there has been a question on the tips of everyone’s mouth. Are you ever going . . . to stop enjoying retirement. He says that he is fat and out of shape not adhering to a dress code. Not him. For those of you who may not know this, he has some insight on ladder matches.
Shawn mentions that if you aren’t sure about ladder matches, check out his Mr. Wrestlemania DVD. He has two kids to put through college. He was never told that he had to feed and clothe them.
What you are about to see is two very talented young men about to step into this ring. Only one has the chance and opportunity to not only step into history, but more importantly to step into greatness.
The title belt is put on the hook and Shawn shakes both men’s hands before leaving the ring. The belt is raised above both men.
Match Number Five: NXT Heavyweight Championship Match: Bo Dallas versus Adrian Neville in a Ladder Match
Bo goes to the floor but Neville stops him and brings him back into the ring. Neville with kicks but Bo with an Irsi hwip. Neville floats over and he kicks a charging Dallas. Neville with a missile drop kick and he goes up top but Bo goes to the apron. Bo drops Neville on the top rope and he punches Neville. Bo with an elbow to the head.
Bo with a back elbow to the head as he holds on to Neville. Bo with another elbow while holding on to Neville. Bo with one more elbow to the head. Bo with a short arm clothesline that flips Neville. Bo looks at the belt over the ring and then he puts Neville in the ropes and ties the knee in the ropes.
Bo gets a ladder and he brings it to the ring. Neville with a baseball slide into the ladder. Neville with a plancha onto Dallas and he punches him. Neville brings the ladder into the ring but Bo grabs the leg and pulls him to the floor. Dallas sends Neville into the steps. Bo punches and kicks Neville on the floor. Bo puts Neville’s hand in the ring skirt and punches and kicks him.
Bo gets another ladder and brings it to the ring. Bo tries to use the ladder as a battering ram but Neville gets out of the way. Neville with a back body drop onto the ramp. Neville rolls into the ring. Neville sets up the ladder and he climbs it. Dallas hits Neville with a ladder. Bo picks up a ladder and he sends it into Neville’s ribs.
Dallas puts the ladder on top of Neville’s throat and Bo climbs the ladder. Neville uses his foot to send the ladder over. Neville kicks Bo and grabs the ladder that Bo was holding. Neville climbs the ladder but Bo pushes the ladder over and Neville hits the ropes throat first. Neville and Bo play tug of war with the ladder and Bo runs Neville into the turnbuckles.
Bo puts the ladder in the turnbuckles and Bo tries to catapult Neville into the ladder but Neville holds the ropes and he gets to his feet. Neville with a tornado DDT. Neville grabs the ladder that was on its side and he sets it up in the ring. Neville climbs the ladder but Bo pushes Neville off. Bo and Neville bump heads and Neville falls into the ladder and the ladder falls on Neville.
Bo pushes Neville into the turnbuckles and Bo with clotheslines in the corner. Bo with another clothesline into the corner. Bo sets for a bulldog onto the ladder but Neville is able to avoid it and Neville sends Bo into the ladder propped in the corner.
Neville pulls himself up and he grabs the ladder. Neville climbs the ladder and Bo climbs the other side. Bo pulls Neville down and then Bo pulls Neville’s shoulder into the ladder three times and then he pulls Neville to the mat and sends him to the apron. Neville with a round kick to the head. Neville goes up top but Bo recovers and he pushes Neville off the turnbuckles and to the floor.
Bo looks around and he surveys his situation. Bo crawls to the ladder and he starts the ascent but Neville leaps over Bo and gets to the top of the ladder. Bo with a forearm to the back. Bo tries for a German suplex off the ladder but Neville with elbows to stop Bo. Bo tries for a power bomb and he sends Neville into the corner where the ladder is for a Buckle Bomb. Bo tries to run the ladder into Neville, but Adrian gets his knees up.
Neville with a power slam onto the ladder and Neville goes up top for Red Arrow onto the ladder and he connects. Neville gets the ladder while Bo is on the floor. Neville sets up the ladder and he starts to climb. Bo gets back into the ring and he gets to the ladder but Neville has the belt.
Winner: Adrian Neville
After the match, Neville sits on the top of the ladder with the belt in his hand. Smoke comes down from the video screen above the ring.
We go to credits.