The Good, the Great and the Awesome from NXT Arrival

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The Good, the Great and the Awesome from NXT Arrival
Credit: WWE.com

There are defining nights for every professional wrestler lucky enough to step foot inside the squared circle.

For some of the brightest young stars of WWE's developmental brand NXT, that defining night came on Thursday as the sports-entertainment company presented ArRival, the first live event to be broadcast on the revolutionary WWE Network.

In the night's main event, NXT champion Bo Dallas defended his title against "The Man That Gravity Forgot," Adrian Neville, in a ladder match. With the stipulation benefiting the aerodynamic Neville, would Dallas be able to utilize his great ring awareness to retain his title or would the Brit be able put an end to the obnoxious champion's 280-day title reign?

Speaking of impressive title reigns, NXT Women's champion Paige would put her 252-day reign on the line against recent main roster addition Emma. Would the Norwich, England, native be able to fend off the challenge of the leader of the Emmalution or would Santino Marella's new squeeze capture the first championship of her WWE career?

2013 saw the debut of Sami Zayn in NXT and the former El Generico wasted very little time making a name for himself, scoring victories over main roster stars such as Curt Hawkins and Cesaro. The victory over the latter led to a very competitive rivalry between the two, which culminated with a 2-out-of-3 Falls match, won by Cesaro.

The bout won reaped rave reviews, but the loss haunted Zayn. He has spent recent weeks challenging the Swiss Superstar to a rematch. Despite reluctance to accept the young Canadian's challenge, Cesaro finally did, setting up a must-see bout for Thursday night's event.

Would Zayn exorcise the biggest disappointment of his young WWE career or would Cesaro continue to build momentum as he prepares for WrestleMania XXX?

All of these questions were answered Thursday night as WWE presented NXT: ArRival from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fla.

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