WWE NXT: Full Preview, Rumors and More for March 6

Ryan DilbertWWE Lead WriterMarch 6, 2014

Corey Graves
Corey GravesCredit: WWE.com

NXT Arrival's fireworks have all fallen to the ground, and now the March 6 edition of WWE NXT attempts to continue the explosiveness the show displayed last week.

The action begins on the WWE Network at 9 p.m. ET. Adrian Neville enters Full Sail University as the NXT Champion, Divas look to position themselves for a shot at Paige, and some of the main roster's lesser-used stars challenge some of NXT's best prospects.

WWE has seemingly decided to scrap the episodes it already taped, instead moving ahead with the storylines NXT Arrival set in motion.

As noted by WrestleZone.com's Nick Paglino, "It appears as if WWE has decided not to air a set of NXT TV tapings that were set for this month."

Perhaps they will show up on the WWE Network later as "lost episodes," but for now, WWE is taking advantage of NXT's sizzling energy. Big things lie ahead for NXT's starsand not just opportunities to be called up.

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via WrestlingInc.com, "Talents were told at the recent set of TV tapings that the NXT product would be pushed more significantly now that the WWE Network is up." Officials also said NXT would be a "pure wrestling product."

That has already been the case for the most part, as NXT has used simpler storylines and longer, throwback-style matches. WWE acknowledging and accepting that difference is great news for fans, as NXT should continue to be one of the company's biggest bright spots. 

The following is a look at the matches scheduled for the show, courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.


Charlotte vs. Emma

Emma is clearly going to split time between the main roster and NXT. On Raw, she's been involved in a feud with Summer Rae, partnering with Santino Marella and mostly being a goof throughout.

At NXT, she's still her bubbly, dance-happy self, but she is allowed to show off more of her moxie.

At NXT Arrival, she battled Paige for the women's title. The guts she showed in that fight left an impression on Paige, who told Renee Young after the event that Emma had earned her respect.

Charlotte interrupted that interview, claiming she deserves a shot next.

Her match with Emma will be a means to prove the truth of that statement. Aligning herself with The BFFs (Beautiful Fierce Females) has increased her exposure.

She doesn't have as many standout matches on her resume as Emma does, but she has a major chance to impress here. 


Adrian Neville vs. Camacho

The newly crowned NXT champ faces a challenge from a larger, more powerful opponent. The classic contrast of speed versus strength will be at work here as Adrian Neville looks to begin his reign with a victory.

The bigger story, though, will be Neville's next long-term rival.

After losing the title to Neville at NXT Arrival, Bo Dallas may not be ready to fade away just yet. Perhaps he'll hover around the action in search of a rematch, or perhaps some other NXT star will step up to Neville.

Either way, look for Neville garner a lot of the show's focus. WWE is billing this as Neville's era.


Corey Graves vs. Yoshi Tatsu

WWE fans wondering where Yoshi Tatsu has been for the last few months will get their answer on Thursday. Tatsu was essentially sent down to the minors, where he has been working on his craft.

He faces a dangerous opponent with the talent to rise to the same rung Neville and Dallas occupy.

Corey Graves was left off the NXT Arrival card, but he will have added eyes on him thanks to NXT playing on the WWE Network and fans still buzzing about last week's event.

With as many new talents as WWE has signed lately and with many prospects moving up the rankings, Graves needs to add more memorable performances to his collection. Going up against the speedy, athletic and energetic Tatsu is a fantastic opportunity to do just that.


Solomon Crowe vs. Sylvester LeFort

The first things fans will want to see when Solomon Crowe goes to battle is whether he still using his hacker gimmick.

At the Feb. 28 NXT tapings, Crowe wasn't using that gimmick, according to WrestleZone.com. He's still been playing that character on Twitter, though. 

Regardless of his packaging, this is a huge step for him. He's been relegated to house shows so far, and now he competes under NXT TV's brighter lights.

Sylvester LeFort has mostly been the victim of other prospects. Alexander Rusev forced him to tap out, and Mason Ryan dominated him. That's good news for Crowe fans, as this may be a launching point for him.

Crowe—like Graves, Charlotte and the now title-bearing Nevillehighlights an episode of NXT that kicks off a new era, one flush with promise.