Quick Hits: NXT Takeover 5.29.14 (w/Cameron Dougharty)

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Adam Rose v. Camacho

: Maybe, just maybe Adam Rose can grow on me. I give the man a lot of respect for he working his wrestling style to fit his gimmick and it works. Just like every other character on WWE TV it is up to them and them alone to make this work; the fans are buying in, will the powers that be follow?

The Ascension (c) v. Kalisto & El Local NXT Tag Team Championship Match

: On the latest HTC Wrestling Pulsecast I picked The Ascension as the next NXT Superstars to make it to the main roster. The tag team division on the main roster went from plentiful to almost non existent. Unless Erik Rowan and Luke Harper pick up the titles soon the babyface team of The Usos are running very low on heel tag teams to feud with.

: The Ascension would have been much better served to be put over two mid or lower card main roster guys like 3MB than El Local and Kalisto. Like I said, it’s time for the powerhouse bad guys to get their chance on the main roster.

Sami Zayn v. Tyler Breeze No. 1 Contender for NXT Championship

: WHAT A MATCH! I will have to watch this one again but it may have topped Zayn/Cesaro at the last NXT Special. Sami should be main roster bound soon and Tyler Breeze will be right behind him.

Rusev v. Mojo Rawley

: Correct me if I’m wrong but I think the ‘Have the Foreign Heel Squash the Smiling American Babyface’ has been covered a few times. I had high hopes for Rusev but the pace to get him over as a dominant bad guy is really slowing down since his debut.

Natalya w/ Bret Hart v. Charlotte w/ Ric Flair Finals for New NXT Divas Champion

: As I mentioned earlier about The Ascension, having Natalya put over Charlotte to crown a new NXT Divas Champion was not only a good call but the right call.

Adrian Neville (c) v. Tyson Kidd NXT Championship Match

: I hate to say it but this match was the definition of Tyson Kidd’s career. Here he in the ‘minors’ and the WWE is using him to put over a guy that can work yes but may quickly find himself in the same boat as Kidd somewhere down the line.

: Overall, another very solid special from NXT, Payback and the main roster have their work cut out for them.