WWE NXT: Full Preview, Rumors and More for May 1

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

Welcome to Bleacher Report's preview for the May 1 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 week's episode is jam-packed with six matches, most of which feature NXT talent who are either on their way up to the main roster or have already been there awhile.

This will be the first of four weeks that were just taped for NXT. With Paige being the new WWE Divas champion, it means there is now a spot for a new NXT Divas champion.

NXT will see a tournament play out over the next several weeks to crown a champion, and the first two matches will take place this week.

NXT regulars Sasha Banks and Bayley will square off in a first-round match while former Divas champions Natalya and Layla will compete in the other first-round match.

The women of NXT have talent, but having a couple former WWE Divas champions in the tournament makes it feel like a bigger deal, especially if one of them ends up winning.

Speaking of titles, two men who are clearly in the hunt for the NXT title will face off when Tyson Kiss meets Bo Dallas.

The leader of the Bolieve movement is still very much a part of NXT, but with his main-roster debut looming, he may be looking to tie up loose ends in NXT.

With Kidd being a top contender for the NXT title at the moment, it seem less likely that Dallas will walk away with the win.

Another man set to debut on Raw very soon who will be in action is Adam Rose. The party animal has been making waves with his party bus videos, and hopefully the reaction he has received in NXT carries over to the Raw audience.

In the meantime, he will have to contend with Danny Burch, who has unfortunately since been released from WWE, per PWInsider.com.

Mojo Rawley and his energetic personality will take on Oliver Grey, another recent NXT release from the PWInsider.com report, in another singles match in what appears to be an hour of NXT that is packed to the brim.

The sixth and final match of the night will see reigning NXT champion Adrian Neville take on Brodus Clay, a man who is hoping to find more success in NXT than he has in WWE.

The former Tons of Funk member got his start in WWE on the original NXT, so perhaps a return to where he first started is what he needs to get ahead.

Six singles matches in an hour means most of the matches could be short and therefore feel rushed, but a couple of the bouts have potential to be exciting and entertaining.

Dallas and Rose will probably be wrapping up their time in NXT over the next few weeks, at least for the foreseeable future, as they head out on the road full-time.

With six matches, we could have a lot to look forward to, or it could end up being one big mess.

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


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