WWE NXT: Full Preview, Rumors and More for May 22

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistMay 22, 2014

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Welcome to Bleacher Report's preview for the May 15 episode of NXT on the WWE Network. Spoilers are already out there, but if you want to know what will happen without having the matches spoiled for you, you're in the right place.

This is the final show from the four that were taped before May began, but, more importantly, it's the final show before the NXT Takeover special.

Takeover will act as a semi-equivalent to a pay-per-view for the developmental territory. It may be airing only on the WWE Network, but it will be live, and all the champions will be defending their titles.

But that's next week. This week, we have plenty of action set to take place.

Former NXT Divas champion Paige will take on Tamina in one of two Divas matches scheduled for Thursday.

Paige defeated Tamina at Extreme Rules to retain her Divas title, but this was taped before Extreme Rules took place, so it will be interesting to see how the announcers deal with that.

The other Divas match set to take place is Natalya vs. Sasha Banks. They will be fighting to see who faces Charlotte for the NXT Divas title at Takeover.

All four of the women in the two matches scheduled have enough talent to make the matches good, but this is going to be a packed hour, so these matches will likely be quick and uneventful.

The Exotic Express will roll into NXT one more time as Adam Rose takes on Camacho in singles action. Rose will likely have his whole crew to support him, so expect a party before and after the match.

Rose has yet to do any real wrestling on Raw or SmackDown, so anyone who has not seen him in action should check out NXT to see if the hype is deserved.

Many people will be surprised to know Curt Hawkins is still employed with WWE, but he is, and he will be taking on NXT champion Adrian Neville.

Hawkins has not had the greatest run in WWE. He has barely been featured on TV, and it appears he is only being used to put someone else over in NXT as well.

Tyson Kidd will be in attendance for the show, so you can expect some kind of interaction between the champion and the challenger for his title at Takeover.

The main event of the evening will feature two products of the NXT system facing off in a Loser Leaves NXT match, with Bo Dallas taking on the man he defeated for the NXT title, Big E.

Big E has been on the main roster for quite some time, but he still frequently appears on NXT programming. Bo Dallas is about to make his main roster debut on SmackDown, so neither man is losing much by being forced to leave NXT.

Considering Dallas is about to debut on WWE TV, it seems likely that this is a way to write him off of NXT, but anything is possible.

NXT is a fun addition to WWE, as it allows the new generation of Superstars to get some exposure while also giving some wrestlers who do not get much time on Raw or SmackDown an opportunity to be featured on some kind of WWE programming once in a while.

This doesn't sound like must-see TV or must-see Internet streaming or whatever it's called, but a few of the matches do have potential, so it's definitely worth tuning in to see what happens.

What are you looking forward to seeing on NXT this week?


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