NXT Review: Sheamus vs. Aiden English, Bayley vs. Sasha Banks, and more of Adam Rose



Mojo Rawley vs. Bull Dempsey

Mojo picked up the victory with the Hyper Drive. After the match, Mojo celebrated with his friend, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Good match for Mojo. I don’t know if being friends with Gronk will help him in the future, but it certainly can’t hurt.

CJ Parker w/ Devin Taylor

Parker cut a promo on Mojo Rawley. Parker knocked Mojo’s life choices, such as drinking highly processed energy drinks. Parker ended this promo masterfully, by dramatically dropping a ball of paper into a recycling bin.

Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn

When Zayn was coming down the ramp, Corey Graves came up from behind him and threw Zayn head first into the ring post. This match never happens as Zayn is helped to the back by referees. After Zayn beat Graves on NXT two weeks ago, Graves seems to not be done with Zayn.

Sheamus and Aiden English w/ Devin Taylor

Sheamus begins to tell Devin about what it’s like to return to his old stomping grounds of NXT, but English interrupts to formally introduce himself. Sheamus then promises to talk to JBL and get himself a match with English later tonight.

Adam Rose vs. Camacho

Rose wins with a lariat. After debuting with one of the greatest entrances in WWE history, they already changed Rose’s entrance music and it definitely took away from how great it was. As for the actual match, Rose showed some anger in this match that he did not show in his first outing. They might have shown it too early, but it’s important to see him show that anger but still hold on to what makes this character different.

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

Bayley gets the win by countering into a roll-up. Pretty good match. The NXT Divas needed a good match featuring two Divas not named “Emma” or “Paige”, and they got it. Sasha has the “It” factor. Her wrestling leaves a bit to be desired, but there’s just something about her that makes her very entertaining to watch, not to mention she’s good looking. If there’s no room for her on the WWE Divas’ roster, I could see her being a very talented manager.

Aiden English and Sheamus promo/Aiden English vs. Sheamus

Aiden English did his usual promo about himself, singing on his way down to the ring. The only problem is that he seemed to lose the tune a little bit when he paused as he climbed into the ring. Sheamus then wanted to sing, so he sang a famous Irish song, “The Irish Rover.” English tried to interrupt Sheamus, but Sheamus finished anyway, then English knocked Sheamus out of the ring and the match began. We’ve seen stuff like this with English before, like when Colin Cassady got into a singing competition with him. The singing is a great way for English to get heat, so when somebody does it to mock him, it’s an easy way to cause animosity between English and his opponent.

Sheamus wins with the Brogue Kick. Huge match for English. Sheamus made English look really good throughout the match. The one thing that’s entirely up to English in a match like this, is looking like he belongs in the ring with a top guy like Sheamus, and he did that. There should be big things in his future.

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