Pat Patterson and Dusty Rhodes are shown sitting at ringside. Patterson took Rhodes’ cowboy hat off and put it on.
- Xavier Woods vs. Tyler Breeze
Xavier Woods comes out to Brodus Clay’s music… and gimmick. Breeze comes out next with his phone up, selfie ready. Breeze is a male model gimmick and he can work. He gets on the apron and takes a selfie. Alexander Rusev and Lana come out and he destroys them both. No match but my stream was having major issues so hopefully that’s finished.
Larry Zbyszko and Steve Keirn are shown sitting at ringside.
Ladder Match for the NXT Championship
- Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville
Shawn Michaels comes out with the NXT title belt. HBK said he’s very honored to be a part of this historic night. The crowd loudly chants “one more match” at him. He said he gets asked that a lot. HBK said he’s fat, out of shape and no adherent to a dress code. Who wants to change all that? Certainly not me. The crowd chants HB shizzle and “Yes” chant breaks out. HBK tells the crowd he doesn’t do this much anymore and they’re throwing him off. He said he has a little insight on ladder matches and plugs his new Wrestlemania DVD. He has two kids to put through college and he needs the money, so get out and buy the Mr. Wrestlemania DVD. Shawn said he’s very honored to be here tonight and what you’re about to see is two very talented men but only one has the chance and the opportunity to not only step into history but step into greatness.
Adrian Neville comes out and the crowd is on fire for him. NXT Champion Bo Dallas is out next. His reign is 260-days as he checks out the ladder at the top of the ramp.
Formal introductions take place as Neville, the challenger, is introduced first. Bo Dallas is introduced second with the title hanging above them. Dallas gets the first real heat of the night.
The bell rings and the main event is underway. You cannot win by pinfall or submission there are no disqualification or count outs. The winner must climb the ladder and grab the title. Adrian Neville starts by landing offense on Bo Dallas and lands a missile dropkick off the top rope. Neville gets back on the top rope but Bo Dallas gets out of the way. Dallas counters and takes Neville down to the mat and he hits his head hard. Dallas uses some right hands and backs Neville in the corner with an elbow.
Bo Dallas has Neville by the arm and works his opponent with a stiff elbow. Dallas finally takes Neville down to the mat. Bo Dallas picks Adrian Neville up and puts one of his legs in the ropes. Dallas goes out of the ring and gets a ladder. Neville’s leg is tied up in the ropes and he’s incapacitated. However, not for long as he frees himself and baseball slides into the ladder. Neville flies over the top rope onto Bo Dallas. Uh oh, Neville has a ladder.
They replay the over the top rope spot as Bo Dallas throws Neville into the steel ring steps in a counter. Dallas assaults Neville, tying his arms up into the ring apron. Dallas grabs another ladder and runs it down the ramp and into the ring. Neville counters on Dallas and backdrops Dallas onto the ramp. Adrian Neville gets into the ring and sets up an 8-foot ladder in the middle. He starts to climb but Bo Dallas greets him with another ladder, taking out Neville and the ladder he was on.
Neville sells in the ring as Bo Dallas uses the ladder as a weapon. Dallas equalizes Neville with the ladder as the crowd chants they want tables. Bo Dallas climbs up the ladder with Neville trapped underneath. Neville is able to use his feet to kick the ladder over, causing Dallas to fall. The referee checks him from the outside. Neville kicks Dallas in the head and sets up a ladder. He climbs up a ladder but is kicked off. Both men are down and the ladders are down.
Dallas and Neville fight for a ladder. Bo Dallas ends up pinning Adrian Neville into the corner with the ladder right into the ribs. Dallas sets up a ladder between the first and second rope. Neville tries to hang on and finally counters with a rolling DDT, where he used the ladder to gain leverage. Neville climbs the ladder but Dallas meets him. They work back and forth and a ladder ends up falling on Neville. Their heads actually ended up clashing together before a ladder feel directly on Adrian Neville.
Bo Dallas works on Adrian Neville in the corner, landing a stiff clothesline. Dallas grabs Neville by the hair and pulls him up as he’s braced in the corner. Side headlock from Bo but Neville counters and launches Dallas head-first into the turnbuckle and ladder. William Regal says he can’t help but root for his fellow Englishmen and tells Adrian to get up the ladder. He climbs but Bo Dallas goes up the other side. They exchange blows on the ladder. They work off the ladder and Neville ends up going to the top rope. Dallas shoves him out of the way to the outside. Bo slowly tries to get up the ladder but Neville jumps over him!
They’re both on the ladder in the middle of the ring. Bo Dallas tries to German suplex him off the ladder. Bo finally powerbombs Neville into the corner on a ladder. He grabs a ladder and charges Neville but he counters. He body slams Dallas on top of a ladder. Neville goes to the top rope and it’s Red Arrow on Dallas on the ladder! There’s the “NXT” chant and with good reason, what a beautiful finisher.
Bo Dallas has rolled outside of the ring as Adrian Neville gets the ladder setup. He climbs the ladder but at the last moment Dallas is back in. It doesn’t matter as Adrian has the title and is the new NXT Champion!
Winner and new NXT Champion Adrian Neville
Smoke shoots out as Adrian Neville sits on top of the ladder and holds the title up. They go to replays as Adrian Neville is the fourth NXT Champion in the company’s history.
John Cena is shown sitting next to Brian Fritz as the show ends.
Richard Reacts: This was a good match but it still finished third on this card. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro stole the show with my new Match of the Year candidate and the Women’s title match was second. Adrian had some high-risk spots and got to show off the Red Arrow. Dallas didn’t do anything that was overly impressive in this one. Overall this was a very entertaining show. I had one stream issue that I documented on Twitter. It happened at 9:21 PM EST during the entrance of Tyler Breeze and came back on about 5 minutes later. I missed Rusev’s run-in that apparently kept the match from happening. Other than that, the stream was fine and the quality was perfect.