NXT Coverage: Cookies Not Enough for Bo

This week’s NXT was solid, but with no in-ring action from NXT Champion Adrian Neville, Paige, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves, the show was clearly missing something.

Much of those sentiments had to do with the action of Bo Dallas. Simply put, he’s not in the same league as Neville, Zayn or Graves. The Occupy NXT segment was interesting and gets Dallas over more as a heel and not a wiseass, but it felt overdone and drawn out.

Luckily, with a pair of decent matches already scheduled for next week and the continued development of the Brodus Clay/Neville and Zayn/Graves angles, NXT can bounce back quickly.

Matches:

Adam Rose vs. Danny Berch: Rose hit a few Shoulder Blocks and followed up the offense with punches, strikes, a modified Bronco Buster and his signature Spinebuster that set up his diving Front Elbow for the win.

Bayley vs. Sasha Banks w/ Charlotte Flair: Banks, ever the workhorse, worked over Bayley for most of the match, but when Bayley countered a submission, Banks was left wide open for a Bayley-to-Belly Suplex and the win.

Sylvester Lefort vs. Mojo Rawley: A couple of Turnbuckle Splashes, the Butt Bump and the Hyperdrive, Rawley destroyed Lefort. Regardless, this match was a joke and Rawley, in spite of his energy and fun-loving attitude, needs a lot of work. After the match, Brodus Clay hit the ring and nailed Lefort with a Powerbomb and a Splash before shooting on NXT Champion Adrian Neville.

Bo Dallas vs. Justin Gabriel: Dallas was tough, but Gabriel used his educated feet to keep himself in the match. Although he almost got the win with the Cross-Body, Gabriel made the mistake of trading blows with the larger Dallas. After a counter, Dallas hit a reverse DDT for a near-fall of his own. Gabriel then countered into a Fishman Suplex, but couldn’t get the pin. After they traded near falls again, Dallas nailed his Double-Arm DDT for the win.

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