WWE NXT Results: Highlights, Analysis, and Grades for May 31

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Velveteen Dream Interview

The Velveteen Dream is asked about his debut match, but comments on the “ambiance” of WWE NXT, saying he doesn’t like it.

The Authors of Pain Vignette

A video is played of Paul Ellering speaking over clips of Akam and Rezar running over WWE NXT. Let’s see who steps up to them next.

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Cezar Bononi

Result: Cezar Bononi defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas via pinfall.

Rating: 2.0 out of 5 stars

Wow, that kind of came out of nowhere. Commentary did play up Bononi before the match, but to get a win?

This could be one of two things: either NXT is ready to give Bononi regular air time, or this was about playing to Almas character. They’ve already established Cien as not always putting full effort into his matches, so was this the case here?

Fans could get a rematch between these two, which gives Almas an easy win to get back momentum, especially after dominating most of the match. If not, then his path will continue to be directionless. Maybe it’s time to give the former CMLL star a look on the main roster if there’s nothing for him to do at Full Sail.