NXT ArRIVAL News…
– I’m told NXT ArRIVAL was “super sold out” and they had to turn people away that had tickets. While we aren’t 100%, we believe people that had tickets that got turned away were given comped tickets for a future shows.
– Sami Zayn and Cesaro had my new Match of the Year candidate. It was their mission to go out and put on a clinic and they accomplished it. If you missed the show, Sami Zayn countered Cesaro’s Neutralizer into a Spin-out powerbomb. There aren’t even words to accurately depict how that happened but this match was must-see as Cesaro ended up going over. They had a great moment in the ring afterwards, where Cesaro hugged Zayn out of a sign of respect.
– Full Sail University President Garry Jones and Orange Country Mayor Teresa Jacobs were shown sitting at ringside.
– Scotty 2 Hotty and Grand Master Sexay, known collectively as Too Cool, were the surprise challengers for the NXT Tag Team Championship. They went under to The Ascension.
– Ric Flair was shown sitting ringside with his daughter Charlotte (who is an NXT diva). William Regal had a great line on commentary. He said he doesn’t even like to talk about Flair because his liver starts to shake.
– Stephanie McMahon was the guest ring announcer for the NXT Women’s Championship match. She shook the hands of Paige and Emma prior to their match. If you missed it, Paige went over to retain the title.
– Pat Patterson and Dusty Rhodes were shown sitting at ringside. Patterson took Rhodes’ cowboy hat off and put it on.
– Larry Zbyszko and Steve Keirn were shown sitting at ringside.
– Shawn Michaels made a surprise appearance before the main event and cut a promo about ladder matches. He said the winner of the NXT Championship match had the chance to step into greatness.
– Adrian Neville beat Bo Dallas in a Ladder Match to become the new NXT Champion. He becomes the fourth NXT Champion in company history.
– John Cena was shown sitting ringside at the end of the show.