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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (12/28/21)

The last NXT of 2021!



NXT Coverage 2021

Will NXT feel the Grayson Waller Effect?

After calling out AJ Styles online, on TV, and even on Raw, will Grayson Waller close out the year strong? Or will someone shut NXT’s biggest mouth?


  • Grayson Waller VS Odyssey Jones; Waller wins.
  • Harland w/ Joe Gacy VS THE Brian Kendrick Andre Chase; Harland wins.
  • Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley; Stratton wins.
  • Solo Sikoa VS Santos Escobar w/ Legado Del Fantasma; Sikoa wins.
  • Malik Blade VS Von Wagner; Wagner wins.
  • Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez VS Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai; Jade & Gonzalez win and will face Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship at New Year’s Evil.


Grayson Waller heads to the ring!

The fans boo the most hated man in NXT 2.0, but he just soaks it up as he struts his way out. He gets a mic as fans call him an A-Hole. “What better way to start the final NXT of 2021 than hands down the breakout star of the year, Grayson Waller! Hey, hey, hey. How was everyone’s Christmas? Rhetorical question, I couldn’t care less. I’ll tell you about my Christmas, though.” Waller woke up that morning and thought he was such a good boy, that he bought tickets to Monday Night Raw in Detroit. Waller was keeping to himself, when out of nowhere, AJ Styles wanted some of Waller’s clout. Some of that Waller rub!

Recap video shows Styles introducing Waller and how Waller said he wanted to see what it was like on Raw. Of course Waller likes it on Raw, it’s where stars are made. Except Waller’s not even close. Styles offered a tour and a Phenomenal Forearm, but Waller didn’t get either. Waller doesn’t get why fans think Styles is a good guy when he goes and threatens Waller. Styles shows up last week on Waller’s show, and his song sucks! Worst theme song he’s ever heard. Not even as good as Waller’s song. That song hits, fans try to get their fat asses out of the seats to dance to it. And Styles says Waller isn’t a star? There’s no star brighter than Waller!

And if not for Apollo Crews & Azeez, that would’ve been Styles’ last night as a WWE superstar! Waller would’ve given Styles a WAPOW! A Dexter Lumis special, if you get what he means. Oh but he was supposed to have a match with Lumis tonight, right? Lumis is delusional, thinking after the “Chairshot heard around the world,” he’d be cleared. “Hey, Dex. How’s your back? Is your catfish’d wife, Indi Hartwell, there with you?” Indi may be a Dexter Lumis Ten, but she’s more like a Grayson Waller Three. But hopefully they pay close attention! They supposedly found a suitable replacement tonight. But it doesn’t matter who they are, they’re gonna learn what the Grayson Waller Effect is all about.

Well #SoundTheAlarm, Odyssey Jones is here! He’s a good friend and a groomsman of Dexter’s, will Jones show he’s immune to the Grayson Waller Effect?

Grayson Waller VS Odyssey Jones!

The ref gets in, but Waller bails. Jones gets the mic to say Waller prances around here like he’s a big time star. “But the truth is, Grayson, you’re just a big time BITCH.” Waller doesn’t take that lightly, and he gets back to the ring as fans chant “Big Time Bitch!” at him. The bell rings and it’s on! Waller gives testing kicks but Jones backs him down to a corner. Waller gets in the ropes, the ref backs Jones off, and Waller comes back. Waller bops Jones, Jones TOSSES Waller to a corner, then SPLASHES! Jones TOSSES Waller across the way! Jones grins as he heads over, knees Waller into the corner, and again, then pushes Waller down.

Fans want that toss “One More Time!” but Waller JABS Jones. Jones CLUBS Waller! Jones runs, Waller drops but Jones stands on Waller’s back! Jones drags Waller up to CLUB him down again. Jones whips Waller to a corner, Waller goes up and over and rolls but runs into a scoop and SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Waller survives as NXT goes picture in picture.

Jones gets up, drags Waller to a corner and bumps him off buckles. Jones RAMS into Waller, digs his shoulder in, then RAMS Waller again! Jones hoists Waller up top, sets him on the top rope and CLUBS away on his chest! Jones DOUBLE AX HANDLES Waller down and Waller flops out of the ring! Jones goes out after Waller but Waller gets him in the ropes for a HOTSHOT! Waller then runs in to CLUB Jones and fire off body shots. Waller knees away in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Waller comes back with EuroUppers and JABS, then more body shots in the corner. Jones shoves Waller away but Waller kicks him low.

Waller brings Jones out for a cravat and neck wrench. Jones pries free, but Waller dropkicks a leg out, to then CLOBBER him from behind! Waller rains down fists, then KNEES Jones in the side. Waller stomps Jones around, sits him up and KNEES him in the back. Waller drags Jones up, brings him around for forearms and kicks. Jones goes to a corner, Waller runs in but Jones shoves him away. Waller mule kicks and Eddy Gordo Kicks right back! Waller CLUBS Jones on the neck with elbows, then talks trash while he pulls hair and kicks Jones to ropes. The ref reprimands but Waller drags Jones up to a cravat and neck wrench.

Jones endures, fights up, but Waller shoulders him down! Waller talks more trash while he cranks on the cravat. Jones fights back up as fans rally, and Jones throws hands as NXT returns to single picture. Waller throws knees now, then kicks Jones’ legs. Waller mocks DIY before the SUPERKICK! Waller then drags Jones to a drop zone and goes up a corner. Waller goes on the rope, BALLER ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO! Jones is still in this but Waller throws more forearms. Jones throws body shots, Waller fires off fast hands! But Jones turns leg lariat into a TOSS! Waller gets up and Jones CLOBBERS him with big body blocks! Then a BACKBREAKER!

Waller goes to a corner, Jones fires up and the fans are with him. Jones runs in, Waller dodges and LEG LARIATS in the corner! Waller climbs up to rain down rights, but Jones stops him at 7! Jones pops Waller up but Waller brings a buckle pad with him! LAST RIDE! High stack, TWO!! Waller survives but Jones is seething. Jones runs in but Waller dodges, Jones hits the bare buckle! Waller somersaults in for the STUNNER! Cover, Waller wins!

Winner: Grayson Waller, by pinfall

Give an assist to some dumb luck with that turnbuckle, but Waller still pulled off the win. Will the 21st Century Success Story’s ego only grow more in the New Year?

But then AJ Styles reaches out on the titantron. Thanks for stopping by, Waller! You got some attention, right? That’s what he wanted, right? But Waller got the wrong kind of attention. Styles is going to be back at NXT next week! Time to put up or shut up at New Year’s Evil! Is NXT about to be phenomenal?


Backstage interview with Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez.

These two will be opponents with Mandy Rose in the NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat, but tonight, Cora & Raquel will be working together against Toxic Attraction’s Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne. Cora says they can coexist. They’re on the same team like at WarGames, and this is about taking out the toxic trash. But Io Shirai walks in to say, “No matter who walks away with that championship, I want the first shot. Never got my rematch.” Raquel says this might be Shirai’s lucky day. But then Kay Lee Ray walks in, and she says, “I did tell you you would be needing that baseball bat.” Because it doesn’t matter if it’s Cora, Raquel or Mandy, KLR is getting next.

Shirai takes offense to that, but then Mandy Rose pops in on the screen. “Ladies, ladies, how cute is this? Now you have the whole WarGames team wanting a piece of me.” Story of her life. But considering they all want after her, maybe Gigi & Jacy can just take the night off so that KLR and Shirai can step in. And let’s make it even more interesting. The winning team will face Mandy at New Year’s Evil. She’s the champ, she’ll make sure this happens, and then they can just take care of the rest. Best of luck! Mandy blows a kiss for luck, and the stakes just got raised! Who moves on to get after the golden leader of Toxic Attraction?


Grayson Waller speaks.

He won’t let this go back to commentary, he wants the camera to stay with him. “AJ Styles, you wanna try and ruin my celebration? New Year’s Evil, huh? Put up or shut up! Grayson Waller has no problem doing that.” Then he bumps into MSK, literally. They want him to chillax, but he shouts, “Screw you!” That is atrocious language, sir! Waller has issues. But MSK is fired up because they’re next. Will Imperium show up when Wes Lee & Nash Carter call them out?


Tiffany Stratton speaks.

“Daddy says I’m ready to take over NXT and he’s never wrong. The real question is, is NXT ready for Tiffany Stratton?” We’ll find out one way or another, tonight!


Xyon Quinn speaks.

“Elektra. I know you want this as much as I do. It’s time to make a decision. It’s either me or Legado. And this needs to happen tonight. The choice is yours.” The ball is in Elektra Lopez’s court, will she listen to her heart or her pride?


MSK heads to the ring!

The Shaman Bro, Matt Riddle, helped Lee & Carter rejuvenate and now they’re back! And it feels so good! But the last time they were here was Halloween Havoc where they lost the NXT Tag Team Championships. But it’s okay. They were down, but they went on a beautiful journey, met the Shaman, and are higher than ever before! Riddle talks via video, last minute change of plans happen. But you gotta roll with the punches. He’ll be there in spirit, like a higher power. But he’s seen their journey, the NXT Universe has seen their journey, but there’s one last thing to do: challenge Imperium for the NXT Tag Team Champions! It’s their destiny, bros! Yes, it is!

Lee says they’re here to do one thing. “IMPERIUM~! Bring that ass here, boy!” And so, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner appear! Aichner says, “MSK, MSK.” In Italian, he asks if they’re serious. Barthel says “Nein.” Subtitles, please? Sorry, they’re not cultured. Oh, not cultured? They don’t doubt that. But listen. MSK can sit around the fire, sing their songs and ride their scooters. That’s fine, do your thing. But the fact of the matter is, the two of them will never, ever be able to touch Imperium. The NXT Tag Team Championships are going to stay with the very best team this division has ever seen! They’re going to stay where they belong, and they belong to Imperium!

Firstly, the songs they sung were amazing. Their harmonies were on point. But if Imperium is feeling spicy, go and put the titles on the line right here, right now! But then WALTER speaks on the titantron! And he says in German and English, “You represent everything that is wrong in this great sport today. You’re a disgrace for the mat you stand on.” Barthel & Aichner are true champions who treat the titles with dignity and respect. MSK does not deserve a title match, only a beating with right hands. Riddle rejoins the video chat and can’t believe what he’s hearing. Riddle can’t sit back and hear them disrespect MSK.

So then how about this? New Year’s Evil, a big deal, now becomes an even bigger deal. How about three stallions, and he means himself and MSK, take on Walter and his goons in a Six Man Tag? Fans are going nuts for that! Walter asks, “Is that what you really want, you bare footed nerd?!” Then they will have it! Imperium accepts the challenge! Imperium is in this for the greater good, and will expose them for what they are: a bunch of showmen! They are Imperium, and to them, the mat is SACRED. New Year’s Evil might end up feeling like Worlds Collide! Will the Bro & MSK show the Ring General and his troops what really matters in the ring?


Joe Gacy speaks with Harland.

“Remember what he called you. Mr. Kendrick called you a freak. Harland, you are no freak.” But will he look like one when he takes on The Man with a Plan?


Backstage interview with Edris Enofe.

A huge win over Von Wagner, how did his first win in NXT feel? It felt fantastic! All his life, he’s had doubters, but what better way to close out 2021 than with- “YOU GOT LUCKY!” Von Wagner says Enofe got lucky in that win, and he’ll leave him laying just like he did last week! But Malik Blade comes to Enofe’s aid to say, “A win is a win.” Malik vows to do the same tonight! “WHO THE HELL ARE YOU!?” And Von pie faces Malik! Refs rush in to keep this from turning into a brawl, but will Von have to worry about his rage costing him tonight?


Harland w/ Joe Gacy VS THE Brian Kendrick!

Harland could’ve have seriously hurt this former NXT Cruiserweight Champion throwing him down the stairs, but somehow Kendrick is back up. Will Kendrick have a way to get his hooks in on Harland and make him pay?

But when Kendrick’s music hits, Kendrick doesn’t show? Gacy says he “knew” this was gonna happen. Kendrick is just like so many people in this cruel world: they talk a big game, but when they get confronted with their mistakes, they fail to show up. Mr. Kendrick is afraid to admit he was the problem, and that he did wrong by Harland. But then Andre Chase shows up? “Pardon the interruption, Mr. Gacy, Mr. Harland. But what we have right now… is a TEACHABLE MOMENT!” And Chase U doesn’t quit! They don’t run away from their problems! They take negatives and turn them into positives!

Gacy says, “Mr. Chase, we admire the good work you do at Andre Chase University. In fact, did you know Harland used to be enrolled in school himself? Until he was unfairly and unjustly expelled.” But Mr. Chase, they would like to thank him. They thank him for volunteering himself as Kendrick’s replacement. What? Harland THROWS Chase down! The bell rings as Chase gets up, and that’s the match!

Harland w/ Joe Gacy VS Andre Chase!

Chase throws hands on Harland then BOOTS, but Harland stays up! Chase gets around, waistlocks, but Harland throws back elbows. He puts Chase in a corner, Chase flounders, and Harland choke grips to SHOVE Chase right out of the ring! Harland goes out after Chase, but keeps him from getting back in the ring! Harland YANKS Chase into the ropes! Chase sputters, Harland gets in and he dribbles Chase off the mat! Again and again, and again! Harland lets off and Chase is OUT! Harland wins!

Winner: Harland, by referee stoppage

Whatever it was that really happened to THE Brian Kendrick, maybe the lesson to be learned is to stay far, far away from Harland. Gacy asks if Harland feels better, and he doesn’t. So Harland goes back to the ring, only for Chase’s star pupil to get in the ring and shield him. So Harland pulls the student out of the ring! Harland hauls him up and carries him away to the back! What is he going to do to Chase U’s valedictorian!?


NXT Media catches up with Legado Del Fantasma.

What do they think of Quinn’s message to Elektra? Santos Escobar ignores that and Joaquin Wilde shoos the cameras. But Elektra walks out and wonder what’s going on. Were the guys waiting for her? Yes, because they want to know her answer. Solo Sikoa walks in and says, “My bad.” Escobar says no, Solo can’t just shrug off the familia. He doesn’t have time for this. But Wilde and Mendoza block the way. Solo says they have misplaced anger. If they want to have it out, do it in the ring. Solo walks off, and it seems a match has been made. Escobar tells Lopez this isn’t over. But then, will this influence Lopez’s decision?


Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley!

It seems Daddy said it was finally time for his little girl to debut in NXT. But will she make Daddy proud? Or will she be just another pretty face?

The bell rings, Tiffany and Fallon circle and talk a little trash. They tie up, go around, and Tiffany shoves Fallon down and talks some more trash. Fallon and Tiffany tie up, Fallon gets a waistlock. Tiffany wrenches out to a wristlock, but Fallon slips through to wrench back to a wristlock of her own. Fallon keeps on the wrist, but Tiffany goes up the ropes and flips to WRING Fallon down! Tiffany has the cording hold and cranks the arm, but Fallon endures as fans rally up. Fallon gets up, chinbars, but Tiffany keeps on the arm. Tiffany still gets the chinbar and gets a headlock from it. Tiffany powers her way out of the hold to get her own headlock.

Fallon endures the grind, throws body shots, and powers out, only for Tiffany to run Fallon over! Tiffany applauds herself, things speed up, and Tiffany leaps over Fallon! But then Fallon sidesteps, only for Tiffany to block the hip toss. Tiffany scoops and SLAMS Fallon, then drags Fallon up to reel her in and whip to a corner. Handspring clothesline! Tiffany didn’t do it the cleanest, but she still blows a kiss before hitting the COMPLETE SHOT! Cover, Tiffany wins!

Winner: Tiffany Stratton, by pinfall

The “Buff Barbie” has a successful debut, but will she make Daddy proud as she starts her journey for gold?


Tony D’Angelo speaks.

“Petey Poppins, I warned you. I told you, when I put my fingers in your face, I mean business. Not like these other clowns, stunatz, in NXT who act tough. But you, oh you, you had to find out the hard way.” So Tony introduced Pete to his little friend. He loved the sound of the crowbar breaking Dunne’s hand. Watch it back in slow-mo like he did with the family. And Dunne’s face, the look of pain, the look of a man who shouldn’t have messed with Tony D. Tony’s grandfather, Junior, always told him, when you find a bully, smash him in the face, and they never come back. So maybe Dunne should take that advice and never come back. Or the beating Tony gives him will be a whole lot worse.


Wade Barrett is in the ring.

The NXT North American and Cruiserweight Championships are on the desk as Barrett announces that for New Year’s Evil, two men enter this ring as champions, and only one man will walk out. Tonight, they’ll make this match-up official. Please welcome the “leader of the Diamond Mine,” the Cruiserweight Champion, Roderick Strong! Strong enters, along with Malcom Bivens and the rest of Diamond Mine behind him. Strong sits with the Cruiserweight title on one end of the table, and Bivens says, “So, here we are. And backstage, I didn’t see Trick Williams. I didn’t see the self-proclaimed A Champion of NXT, Carmelo Hayes.”

But Bivens gets it! Gas prices are high, so the brothers couldn’t afford to make it.” Bivens understands. He doesn’t have that problem, but he understands. Strong would never put himself in that situation, though. But then here comes Melo & Trick! Trick says, “Whoa, whoa, whoa.” Bivens needs to get out of the way while grown men are talking. “Hey, Roddy, I just spoke with the A Champion, and we just decided to call you the B Champion. Cuz you won’t be champion for much longer.” The bigger, badder champion is going to beat Strong, take that belt from him, and unify those belts.

Trick and Melo get in the ring, and Trick says, “In other words, next Tuesday, you can strap up those boots and make the ring talk, but you’ve never been bout it bout it.” What? BIvens will do his best to translate for Diamond Mine, Wade and the fans. Trick said Strong is a second tier champion, and at New Year’s Evil, Strong will be unable to unify his championship with Melo’s. And that Trick will put on boots and stomp Strong until there is a substantial amount of rain. Wow that was the best one yet. Then tell Trick, Strong will kick his ass. “Roderick Strong said, ‘Ey, bruh! If you come at the king, you best not miss!'”

Around here, this is Strong’s block! If you want some, come get some!! Right now, you are out numbered! Fans are fired up but Trick says, “Outnumbered?!” Trick ain’t ever outnumbered! He’s 6’4″, 235, with eight abs, three chains, two women, and two feet! Bivens, do the math! Bivens doesn’t get paid enough to translate all this jive, he ain’t doin’ this. Barrett restores order, he has no clue what anyone is going on about! He’s lost! So let’s get this to business. Barrett wants to hear from the champions. Melo takes his seat and Barrett gives him a turn to speak.

“Roderick Strong, when I say I shoot, and I don’t miss, that’s not a catchphrase. That’s a lifestyle. Cuz I got aim like Denzel in The Equalizer, and Roddy, don’t play with me, because I will put you on a T-shirt.” If Strong takes a look at the guys he’s laid to rest, the difference between Strong and them, “is not a damn thing.” Melo takes what he wants, and next week, he is taking that Cruiserweight Championship by any means necessary to unify both titles and truly be THE A CHAMPION of NXT! Because he IS the most scintillating champion in NXT. “And that’s all it is, and that’s all it’s ever gonna be.” Bivens best Melo doesn’t even know how to spell scintillating.

Strong applauds, and says, “Bravo, Melo, bravo. The fact that you actually said that to my face is extremely impressive.” But Strong wants him to understand something. As much potential Melo has, New Year’s Evil will be life-changing for them both. For Strong, it’ll be the greatest night of his career when he unifies these titles and walks out a TWO-TIME North American Champion! And for Melo, he’ll be carried out and be forever known as, “Humbled Hayes.” And that is all it’s gonna be! Barrett says the time for talking is over. Time to sign on the dotted line! Strong is offered the contract first, and he signs right away. Then he passes it over to Melo, and Melo signs his part.

The contract gets thrown around a little more, but it is official! Melo gets heated, the table is pushed around, and Barrett gets out of the ring. Things stay civil but Bivens has the music cut out. Trick, y’know what’s bout it bout it? Lumis whooping your ass! Trick turns around and tells Bivens he’s sick of his mouth. Bivens better mind his mouth! But Bivens mockingly asks, “Can’t we all just get along?” But then Trick turns around into a DOUBLE SPINEBUSTER through the table from the Creed Brothers! Melo is furious but he can’t do anything about it! Will he just have to make Strong pay when they go belt for belt on New Year’s Evil?


Four tag teams, one goal: The NXT Tag Team Championships!

The Grizzled Young Veterans, The Creed Brothers, Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen, and Jacket Time, are all competing for their shot at the titles! GYV’s Zack Gibson says the NXT Tag Division has become more competitive than ever, and Briggs says the best talent is right here. The Creed Brothers and Jacket Time add that they all dream of being champions. Gibson & Drake claim to be the best bar none, but Julius & Brutus say it is their destiny to be champions. Brooks quotes Mike Tyson, “Everybody’s got a game plan, until they get popped in the mouth.” You probably thought they were just some bar hopping, beer drinking, ass kickers. Well you’re right! And they will become champions!

But Kushida & Jiro says they will be the next champions! After winning against these three, they’re coming for Imperium! These four times are heading on a collision course, who comes out of it with golden tickets in their hands?


Solo Sikoa VS Santos Escobar w/ Legado Del Fantasma!

The Street Champion of the Island stepped into a mess and the Emperor of Lucha wants to take his frustrations out on him! But will Solo get the biggest win in his undefeated streak yet? Or will El Hijo del Fantasma use Solo to send a message to Xyon Quinn?

The bell rings and the two circle. Solo has his dukes up, and Escobar avoids his testing kick. They circle, tie up, and Solo powers Escobar to ropes. Escobar turns it around, the ref counts the ropebreak, and Escobar lets off to CHOP! Solo doesn’t even flinch! Escobar still grins as they two circle again. They tie up, Escobar waistlocks, but Solo resists the lift to throw some elbows. Escobar avoids those, rolls Solo up, but Solo gets away. Escobar says Solo can’t keep up with him, and they circle again. They tie up, Escobar waistlocks to flip but Solo stays up. Escobar avoids the stomp, and now Solo grins at how close that was.

Solo and Escobar reset again, circle, and tie up. Escobar wrenches, hammerlocks, but Solo powers his way around. Escobar has the hammerlock for a double wristlock now, but Solo gets a leg for a takedown. Escobar gets away, they go again, and Escobar shoots in to get a leg and a takedown, then a facelock. Escobar floats all around, chinlocks and shoots the half, but Solo fights up with Escobar as a backpack. Escobar shifts to get the arm for a cording hold, and it’s like a modified octopus hold! But Solo hip tosses out hard! Fans rally for Solo, Escobar gets up and they tie up again. Escobar wrenches, has the wristlock, but Solo powers up.

Solo blocks the whip to reverse it, and back elbow in the corner! Solo keeps moving to CLOBBER Escobar down! Solo gets Escobar up, scoops and SLAMS, then runs to drop the headbutt! Cover, TWO! Solo stalks Escobar but Escobar bails out. Solo pursues, throws a BIG right hand, then sees Wilde and Mendoza creep up. They back off, Escobar DOUBLE KNEES Solo into the post! Escobar then RAMS Solo into the apron, and he soaks up all the cheers and jeers as NXT goes to break.

NXT returns and Escobar has Solo down in a motorcycle stretch. Solo endures, fans rally and duel, and Solo fights up. Escobar shifts to facelock but Solo breaks free to fire off haymakers and CHOPS! Solo gets Escobar up to whip him to ropes, but Escobar hooks Solo up for a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Body scissors to the sunset flip, TWO! Solo flounders away but fans rally up. Escobar stalks Solo, gets him up to shove and CLUB in the back! Escobar then dropkicks Solo into the ropes! Escobar stomps away at the ropes but the ref counts and Escobar stops at 4. Escobar talks trash on Solo, has a cocky cover, ONE! Escobar fires off kicks, then gets a leg for a deep Half Crab!

Solo endures as Escobar uses his body weight to keep the leg bend. Solo crawls, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Fans rally, Escobar lets off, and Escobar aims to basement dropkick Solo right down! Cover, ONE!! Escobar is surprised, but he goes right for the FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Solo endures, fans rally and duel, and Escobar keeps on that arm, all the way to a cover, TWO! Solo is frustrating Escobar with that toughness, but Escobar eggs Solo on. “Fight me! Fight me like a man!” Escobar JABS, then kicks low! Escobar calls for Three Amigos already, but Solo stops him at uno! Solo suplexes and TOSSES Escobar, then DECKS him!

Solo rallies on Escobar, gets him up and fires off hands in the corner! Solo throws knees, whips Escobar to ropes, then gets Escobar up for a SAMOAN DROP! Fans fire up as Solo runs to drop the SENTON! Solo is all fired up and he waits for Escobar to get to a corner. Wilde gets on the apron but Solo DECKS him! And he DECKS Mendoza! But Escobar CHOP BLOCKS Solo’s leg! Escobar puts Solo up top, climbs up and whistles, SUPER STEINER! Escobar swaggers about, even with a little bit of blood in his nose. But wait, Xyon Quinn has appeared! So Escobar DIVES out to take him down! Escobar fires off on Quinn, not even giving Elektra a chance to talk to him!

Escobar says Lopez is la familia, just forget Quinn! But he gets in the ring to get a SUPERKICK from Solo! Solo goes up top, for the SPLASH!! Cover, Solo wins!

Winner: Solo Sikoa, by pinfall

And still undefeated! Quinn may not have gotten an answer from Lopez, but he still got one over on Escobar! But then, what will Lopez choose?


Backstage with McKenzie Mitchell.

She’s certain we’re all wondering who faces Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship at New Year’s Evil. The tag team match determines that later tonight! Plus, the title unification of North American VS Cruiserweight Champions, the Six Man Tag of Imperium VS MSK & Riddle, and then the phenomenal showdown of AJ Styles and Grayson Waller. And after the break, NXT looks closely at the New Year’s Evil main event, the NXT Championship match of Tommaso Ciampa VS Bron Breakker.


Wait, something’s going down in the parking lot!

There’s someone on the roof! Wait, it’s Harland and Joe Gacy with Chase’s prized student!! Harland drops the student safely on the roof, but he has made his point. If he can come that close to throwing someone off the top of the CWC, what will stop him from destroying every opponent he has in the ring?


NXT Media catches up with Solo Sikoa.

They congratulate him on his big win over Escobar, but what’s next? Anyone else that wants to get this work. BOA attacks! And he’s in full Tian Sha mode! He’s choking the life out of Solo, even as refs try to get him to stop! Boa goes after the CAMERAMAN! Security gets out there and Boa transforms back into himself! He doesn’t even realize what he’s done! Is there anything that can save Boa’s soul from the darkness within?


NXT takes a look at Ciampa VS Breakker II.

Halloween Havoc was just two months ago, but when Bron Breakker was supposed to become NXT Champion, no one told Tommaso Ciampa. The Psycho Killer showed the second generation star no mercy, and he “exposed” Bron. Bron says he made one simple mistake and it was all over. Failure taught Bron a lesson that he will not forget, and a mistake he will not make again. WarGames was a stepping stone towards Bron becoming champion. Bron took the win for Team 2.0, and Ciampa says Bron gained just a bit of confidence. But don’t mistake one battle for the war. The title is the war, and Ciampa hit back hard. Ciampa says Bron is not ready to be champion.

Bron says he’s coming for the title! He could’ve pulverized Ciampa again, but he chose not to. New Year’s Evil, blood is in the water, and Bron is going to be the shark that eats the Blackheart Ciampa alive! But is carnage going to be enough to stop the champion?


Malik Blade VS Von Wagner!

The hometown hero said a win is a win, but #ViciousVon looks to make an example out of him! Will Wagner get back on track by cutting down Blade?

The bell rings, Malik rushes in, but Von RAMS him right into a corner! Von rams his shoulder in more and more, then lets off as the ref counts. Von hauls Malik right back up to RAM into another corner! Von throws back elbows, then lets off as the ref counts. Malik throws forearms back, only for Von to knee him low! Von CLUBS Malik, whips him to ropes, but Malik dodges the boot to wrench, mule kick and SUPERKICK! Malik runs, into a pop-up TOSS! Robert Stone is watching backstage and likes what he sees as Von stomps and kicks Malik down. Von CLUBS Malik, drags him back up and CLUBS him again!

Fans boo, Malik shoves but Von stomps Malik again. Von gut wrenches and TOSSES Malik across the ring! Von looms over Malik, Malik throws back elbows but Von reels him in for a short arm LARIAT! Von soaks up the heat, whips but Malik fires off forearms in return! Malik gets around the one lariat but Von CLOBBERS him on the return! Malik flounders to a corner, Von runs in, but Malik elbows him back! Malik holds ropes as Von tries to bring him out, and Malik throws more elbows. Malik fires off forearms, but Von shoves. Malik ducks and dodges to dropkick! And dropkick again! Fans fire up as Malik goes to a corner! Malik springboards in, CROSSBODY!

Malik fires up and the fans are with him! Stone isn’t liking this, but Malik runs in, into Von’s LIFTING FLAT LINER! Von then gets Malik up, but Malik sunset flips through the bomb! TWO!! Von almost makes the same mistake as last week! Von hauls Malik up, OLYMPIC SLAM!! Von roars, drags Malik up to double underhooks, BUTTERFLY SLAM! Cover, Von wins!

Winner: Von Wagner, by pinfall

A win is a win, and Von did get this win. But he isn’t satisfied with it! He drags Malik up, but Enofe makes the save! Von is furious, but will he go another round with the Excellence of Execution soon enough?


Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez VS Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai!

Mandy Rose “graciously” gave her sidekicks the night off so that the four that beat them at WarGames could have it out! And now, the plan for New Year’s Evil could change as easy as 1-2-3! Will #GenerationJade and Big Mami Cool keep things the way they were? Or will the Scary Queen of Scots and Evil Genius of the Sky both be a match away from having gold again?

The teams sort out and Shirai starts against Jade. They tie up, Shirai waistlocks but Jade elbows. Shirai avoids it then pie faces her. Jade swing but into Shirai’s knee! Shirai whips, Jade reverses but Shirai goes up and around and Jade runs into buckles. Jade comes back, tilt-o-whirls and headscissors, but Shirai handsprings through! Fans cheer and Shirai wags her finger. Jade runs back in but into a FLAPJACK! Shirai kips up, brings Jade up, but Jade kicks back. Jade then blocks a kick, trips Shirai, then rolls her up to a headlock. Shirai powers out, Jade blocks hip toss to arm-drag and lateral press, TWO!

Shirai sidesteps but Jade goes up the ropes to FLYING RANA! Jade runs to SHINING WIZARD Shirai against ropes, and Raquel tags in. Jade snapmares Shirai for Raquel’s BOOT! Cover, TWO! Raquel gets Shirai up, knuckle locks and wrenches to then lift Shirai with one arm! But Shirai slips around to sunset flip! Raquel stays up, drags Shirai up and throws her to the corner! KLR tags in and fans fire up. KLR dodges to CHOP and CHOP and CHOP! Raquel shoves KLR but KLR kicks back! KLR whips but Raquel blocks! KLR dodges one clothesline but not the LEFT! Tag to Jade, and Raquel trophy lifts her. But Shirai dropkicks Raquel down and Jade lands on KLR’s knees!

Raquel bails out, Shirai and KLR coordinate. KLR goes up and up and SWANTONS Raquel down! Shirai then goes to the apron to ASAI MOONSAULT! Raquel’s down again and fans fire up as NXT goes picture in picture.

Shirai and KLR are getting along well now and KLR goes back to Jade. Jade throws a body shot but KLR CLUBS her down. KLR cravats and neck wrenches Jade. Jade endures, throws body shots, but KLR throws knees. KLR snapmares, tags Shirai, and SHirai runs to basement dropkick Jade in the back! Cover, TWO! Shirai keeps cool, drags Jade up, and scoops to SLAM Jade down! Shirai hadnstands to drop knees on Jade, then covers, TWO! Jade is showing that toughness but Shirai bumps her off buckles. Tag to KLR, KLR snapmares Jade, then grabs the arms for a motorcycle stretch! Jade endures, Raquel and the fans rally up, and Jade fights up to her feet!

But KLR throws Jade down by her hair! KLR stomps Jade, and keeps her from Raquel with a straddle attack! KLR drags Jade up, suplexes for the GOURD BUSTER! Cover, TWO! Jade is still in this as NXT returns to single picture! KLR stays between Jade and Raquel, fans rally up but KLR CLUBS Jade down. KLR drags Jade up, scoops her and SLAMS her, then brings her around to get the leg. KLR SMASHES the knee, then has the leg again for a HALF CRAB! KLR sits on it deep and Jade endures! Raquel coaches Jade, fans rally up, and Jade crawls forward for the ropes. Jade reaches out, but KLR drags her back and sits even deeper!

Jade still endures, even as KLR pulls that leg way back! KLR can’t hold it any longer so she lets Jade go, to stand her up and turn her around. Gory Especial, but Jade pops free to sunset flip! TWO, and KLR CLOBBERS Jade! KLR drags Jade up, whips her, but Jade reverses to send KLR into a corner! But KLR comes back to ROCK Jade! Tag to Shirai, and Shirai clubs while KLR CLUBS Jade. KLR snap suplexes Jade down, then runs to DECK Raquel! Shirai is up top, but Raquel goes around to get Jade out of the ring! KLR DIVES and takes Raquel out! Shirai aims at Jade as she slowly rises, and Shirai runs in to basement dropkick Jade down!

Jade crawls to ropes, Shirai runs to 619! Jade staggers up, into a missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Jade is showing us that same heart from WarGames, and she avoids Shinkansen! Hot tag to KLR, she gets Jade’s leg but Jade ENZIGURIS! KLR flops against ropes, Jade crawls for her corner! Hot tag to Ricky Desperado! Raquel fires off on KLR, then reels her in to lift, ALLEY OOP into the ropes! KLR staggers into a LARIAT! Raquel drags KLR back up, puts her in a corner and scoops to FALL AWAY SLAM! Raquel drags KLR around more, puts her in a drop zone and goes up top! VADER SENTON! Fans are fired up with Raquel, and she drags KLR back up, but KLR SUPERKICKS!

KLR SUPERKICKS into a CHINGONA BOMB!! Jade tags in but Raquel is confused! Jade warns her about Shirai! Raquel catches Shirai to TOSS her! Jade covers KLR, but Raquel breaks it?! They’re on the same team! Raquel says SHE has to do it, but then KLR SHOVES them into each other! O’Conner Roll, but Raquel pushes it back and Jade has the cover! Jade and Raquel win!

Winners: Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez, by pinfall (going to New Year’s Evil)

But they’re back to arguing about who gets the finish! They’re going to be going to New Year’s Evil either way, and Mandy says, “Well, well, well. Congratulations, ladies, I’m shocked. You may have won, but let me tell you something. Your selfish desires for my NXT Women’s Championship will be your downfall.” That’s why she made a Triple Threat! These two are so consumed of taking the title off Mandy, she’ll just erase them both from the picture as quickly as 1-2-3. See you at New Year’s Evil. Mandy kisses the belt, but will she be kissing it good-bye in one week?

My Thoughts:

A really good NXT and a great go-home to New Year’s Evil next week. We got a good vignette to recap and build Ciampa VS Breakker, but the math doesn’t change on that match. I think this is Bron’s moment, because it’ll be the New Year, and him losing twice to Ciampa would just eliminate him from the running. I love that we’re getting MSK & Riddle VS Imperium in a Six Man Tag, that is going to be awesome. But we also got a promo vignette from the other four tag teams in the running, so clearly those four teams will have a contender’s match of some sort to determine who faces the winner of Imperium VS MSK. Personally, Imperium VS Jacket Time could be a lot of fun just on the multilingual promos.

Waller opening was a logical move with how they’re really building this guy up. He gets to reference his time on Raw, he has a really good match with Odyssey Jones, and then Styles has a challenge for a New Year’s Evil match. Styles VS Waller will be very good, maybe the opening match to liven things up. Waller will surely cheat to win, I can’t see them having a RawDown guy burying a 2.0 guy outright. And I have a feeling LA Knight returns after to get revenge on Waller. Tiffany Stratton had a decent debut against Fallon Henley (FKA Tesha Price), but now hiding her face during her vignettes makes no sense. There was no “OH NO, what’s on her face?!” swerve, so why hide who this was?

Tony D’Angelo had a decent promo to follow up last week, I hope Dunne comes back to brutalize him in return and we get a No Disqualification match. I like that there was a lot of story intertwining with Quinn, Legado, Solo and Boa. Quinn puts out his ultimatum to Elektra, then distracts Escobar so that Solo can win and stay undefeated, but then Boa goes berserk and attacks Solo. Great editing on that Boa bit, too. And while his name is “Solo,” I hope Solo and Quinn team up to take on Legado or even Escobar and Boa together. Wagner has good story going with Edris Enofe and Robert Stone. Malik gave Wagner a really good match, Enofe makes the save, maybe that’s another tag match with Wagner and Stone against Malik and Enofe.

Harland not facing Kendrick tonight was a big bummer. I wanted to see Kendrick’s return, but they didn’t even so much as kayfabe what happened to Kendrick past Gacy’s spin of Kendrick chickening out. Chase was a great replacement, though, and we still don’t have a full name for Chase’s star pupil but what a strong swerve there where we think he’s going to be thrown off a building, only to be spared. I hope Kendrick shows up to have that match with Harland, or at least a brawl with Harland during New Year’s Evil to set up a match the week after. Of course, the Cruiserweight Division is being put out of its misery, so Kendrick returning would be moot anyway.

The contract signing of Strong and Hayes was a bit of a mess but perhaps in a good way. Strong has his fight camp posse with him, Melo just has Trick, the promos were good, I just weep for what Vince has done to the Cruiserweight Division again. He killed it years ago with Hornswoggle being the last champion, now he’s killed it again by having it fuse with the North American Championship. The only thing that saves it is if there’s a draw and neither champion gets the other champion’s title, but Vince sure as hell ain’t booking that, he clearly wants there to only be one midcard belt and nothing else.

We got a great story out of the women’s title tonight. Mandy pulls a great Heel move pitting all her enemies against each other, but I think it’s also to cover for Gigi & Jacy not being in fighting shape. And I mean that in both health, in that they’re still sore from WarGames, and also in them needing to sharpen their skills (mostly Jacy on that one). KLR & Shirai made a great team, I almost want KLR to replace Zoey Stark so that “Team Scary Evil Geniuses” can take those titles from Gigi & Jacy and add some drama to the story of Shirai and Stark.

Meanwhile, Cora & Raquel were of course winning to keep the advertised match on the card, but the finish just seemed sloppy. Why did they have to argue about who gets the cover to win? They both go to the Triple Threat, so they could just edit out the arguing, Raquel still plays defense and boom, they win. I get they wanted to plant the seed of dysfunction to go with Mandy’s closing promo, but there were other ways to get there that are far more traditional in pro-wrestling.

My Score: 8.3/10

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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (10/4/22)

Who will grab the next golden ticket?



NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Will tonight have a TEACHABLE MOMENT?

With NXT Halloween Havoc fast approaching, the North American Championship Ladder match must be completed! And Andre Chase takes on Von Wagner for spot number four!


  • Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Oro Mensah; Hayes wins.
  • NXT North American Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Andre Chase w/ Bodhi Hayward & Thea Hail VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone; Wagner wins and advances to Halloween Havoc.
  • Wendy Choo VS Lash Legend; Wendy wins.
  • Six Woman Tag: Toxic Attraction VS Alba Fyre, Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark; changed to…
  • NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships #1 Contenders match: Toxic Attraction VS Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark; Lyons & Stark win and will challenge for the titles at Halloween Havoc.
  • Julius Creed VS Duke Hudson; Julius wins.
  • Hank Walker VS Xyon Quinn; Quinn wins.
  • NXT Tag Team Championships: Pretty Deadly VS The Brawling Brutes; Pretty Deadly wins and retains the titles.


NXT has a new look!

The logo changed first but now so have the graphics! And not only that, but Wade Barrett has TWO new commentary comrades in Byron Saxton and the new kid on the block, Suou Shah! They’re excited to be here because NXT is the place to be. They’re all ready to go, so what’s up first?


Pretty Deadly heads to the ring!

They’re dressed in their parliamentary best. They’ve got the powdered wigs, the make-up, the spotted capes and leather boots. They bow to the crowd and then to each other before going to the podium. They clack their gavels and bring the fans to order. Kit Wilson brings into session the Address of the NXT Commonwealth. Members present: Lord Elton Prince, OBE; and Viscount Kit Wilson. They are YOUR NXT Tag Team Champions, Pretty Deadly. Order! Order! First order: Do they look delicious? Like the two tastiest snack sin NXT! Nay, the whole WWE! And it is time for Ye Olde SIDE PLATE CHECK~! Look at those bad boys.

Now, to depressing matters. Once upon a time, brave pilgrims left the UK to the US and proceeded to make this a better place. Fast forward a few centuries and Pretty Deadly does the same thing to make NXT drastically better. Look at it now! They are the top of the tag team division as TWO-TIME Tag Team Champions! They rule over the fans with complete impunity. However! Order! There is the issue growing beneath them. They must search for new contenders! Wherefore art thou? Competent challengers! Seasoned veterans! Optimistic teams! Up-and-comers! All training in the PC, wanting a piece of PD.

Teams are hoping to be just as “effervescent” as the champions, but there is a problem. Pretty Deadly’s beaten EVERYONE~! Briggs & Jensen beat Gallus but Pretty Deadly has their numbers: 1-800-UGLY DENIM! Edris & Malik: One can’t keep a shirt on while the other needs to take his off. OHOHOHO! Yes, yes. Sweater vest and oil abs aren’t good enough. And don’t get them started on those “boring brothers.” You mean the Creeds? Yes! The Crrrrreeds! Damon Kemp might be closing the Diamond Mine Dojo forever. What about The Dyad? No, ew, skip them, they creep Kit out.

But that means there is no choice. Has it come to this? Yes. Order! Order! Elton Prince decrees that your TWO-TIME Tag Team Champions, Pretty Deadly, rulers of their domain with naught but a challenger in sight be awarded the titles forever and ever~! #YESBOY- WAIT! WHAT?! The Brawling Brutes are here from SmackDown! Fans fire up as Ridge Holland shouts, “Surprise, surprise, fellas! You two sounded pretty tough on social media talking about what happened to Sheamus this past Friday night SmackDown. So me and the Bruiser, we’re here tonight to see how tough you really are face-to-face.”

Dunne asks if there are any objections to kicking these two Muppets’ heads in! Fans shout “NO!” but Pretty Deadly panics! They were hacked! That was Kevin Nash! Kevin Patrick! Kevin Owens! Curse him! OH SHUT UP! Dunne & Ridge get in the ring but Ridge stops Dunne from tearing into Kit & Elton. Ridge says the champs sure like dressing up and prancing around like a couple of peacocks. But all they do is talk and talk about how great they are. All Ridge 7 Dunne ask is that they prove it. Because tonight, it’s Tuesday. That means it’s… FIGHT NIGHT! And then the brawl is on! Dunne DECKS Elton, Ridged CLUBS Kit and they both snatch the capes away!

Fans are thunderous for the Bruiserweight and the yoked Yorkshire, but we’ll have to wait as Carmelo Hayes makes his way out for his match. Will Melo remind everyone why he’s The A Champion?


Toxic Attraction arrives.

And they get attacked by Alba Fyre! She hits Jacy and Gigi then abducts Mandy! What’s going to happen to tonight’s Six Woman Tag? Well the math is simple: cut it down to 2v2, and make it a #1 contender’s match! Who will win here to head for Kayden Carter & Katana Chance at Halloween Havoc?


Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Oro Mensah!

The former NXT North American Champion wants that belt back but must go through a ladder match to do it. The Hottest Superstar Under the Sun has held NXT UK Tag Team Championship gold but never truly lost it. Who will have pole position going into the title race? And who will hit a major speed bump?

NXT returns as Oro makes his entrance. The bell rings and Melo circles with Oro. Fans rally, Melo shoves Oro, and then shoves him again. Melo says Oro ain’t ready, but Oro grabs the arm! Oro wrenches, wristlocks and grinds but Melo spins to wrench back. Oro rolls, headstands and kicks back. Oro then arm-drags Melo down to have an armlock. Fans rally while Melo fights up. Melo pulls hair, whips but Oro reverses. Melo stops himself, blocks a boot, but Oro tiger wall kicks him! Oro says he is championship material, then he arm-drags again. Melo fights up, knees low, and he throws Oro down by his hair. But Oro kips up!

Oro dropkicks but Melo blocks it. Melo dribbles, but Oro gets up to DROPKICK! That one hits and fans fire up. Oro runs, RANAS Melo, and then catches Melo for an EXPLODER! Cover, ONE!! Fans rally up, Oro aims from the corner and runs in, but Melo bails out. Oro stops, slingshots and PLANCHAS! Direct hit and down goes Melo! Fans fire up and Oro puts Melo in. Oro warns Trick and so does the ref. But Melo kicks Oro at the corner, then POSTS him! Oro staggers back, into a SLINGSHOT DDT TO THE APRON! Fans fire up and Melo high-fives with Trick. Melo puts Oro in, covers, TWO! Fans rally and duel while Melo grows annoyed.

Melo drags Oro up, whips him to ropes, but Oro ducks and comes back, into a FLAPJACK HOTSHOT! Oro sputters, Melo fires himself up, and Melo drags Oro up. Oro throws body shots but Melo CHOPS! Melo drags Oro up, cravats and snapmare rolls, but Oro blocks the superkick to roll up! TWO!! Melo escapes to SUPERKICK! Oro sits up in a daze but he grabs Melo’s arm. Melo breaks free, springboards and CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up as Melo covers, TWO! Oro shows toughness and Trick is furious! Melo CLUBS away on Oro, then twists Oro’s head in the neck wrench. Fans rally, Oro throws elbows but Melo smothers him.

Melo drags Oro up in a cravat, and then he runs for a corner. Oro turns that around to RAM Melo into buckles! Both men are down and Trick is worried. Fans rally, Oro staggers away but he blocks a punch to give a punch! And another! And again, and again! Oro whips and back drops Melo high and hard! Melo gets up, Oro rallies with big forearms! Melo swings but into a GERMAN SUPLEX! Oro kips up, fans fire up and Oro boots, but Melo blocks! Melo flips Oro but Oro AX KICKS out of it! Then he LIONSAULTS! Fans fire up with Oro more and he aims from a corner. Oro runs in at Melo, but Trick takes the WHEEL KICK for Melo!

Melo CODE BREAKERS Oro down! Melo hurries up top, shoots THE THREE POINTER! Cover, Melo wins!

Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall

Give Trick the assist, he helps Melo shoot and score again! Will Melo need Trick’s help again when the title is hanging high above the ring?

Carmelo gets on commentary to speak to everyone watching and in the audience. “They tried to say I was on a losing streak. Losing streak where?” While Trick gets helped out, Melo wants to watch who qualifies for his ladder match. And speaking of, here comes Professor Chase! Is it time for another TEACHABLE MOMENT?


Diamond Mine is with the medical trainer.

The trainer asks how Brutus Creed’s shoulder feels, and Brutus angrily shouts, “I’M FINE!” Ivy Nile & Julius tell him to chill. The trainer has to check Brutus in order to clear him. But the trainer says there is no way he can clear Brutus for competition. This is serious damage. But then Duke Hudson swaggers in, asking “Who’s crying this week?” Julius says he doesn’t have the patience for this. Duke, go away. Duke says he’s just here to see what TEN chairshots to the back looks like. Julius tells Duke to get walking or Julius will start stepping. And Julius won’t stop at ten chairshots with Duke. Oh, the older brother sticking up for the dumb one. Er, young one. Cute.

But if Julius comes at Duke while Diamond Mine is hurt, it’ll be Julius’ funeral. Oh, is that so? Yeah, Roddy’s still in the hospital, out of commission. Well Julius isn’t. If Duke thinks they’re vulnerable, let’s find out tonight. Duke will consider it. The doc should stay here, they’re both gonna need medical attention tonight. Ivy keeps Brutus back and Julius says she should stay here to keep an eye on Brutus. Brutus needs to chill, but will Julius turn up the heat on Hudson?


NXT North American Championship Ladder Match Qualifier: Andre Chase w/ Bodhi Hayward & Thea Hail VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone!

Professor Chase may not have beaten Von Wagner before, but that was before and this is now! Will that golden ticket be motivation enough for the brains to beat the brawn? Or is this still Wagner’s World, and Chase U is just living in it?

NXT returns and Wagner makes his entrance. The bell rings and the two tie up. Wagner knees low, but Chase throws hands. Wagner DECKS Chase, Chase gets up and runs at Wagner, but Wagner picks him up to RAM him into a corner! Wagner RAMS in again and again, then throws elbows. Wagner stands Chase up, smothers him in the corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Chase dodges Wagner, blocks a boot and hits a KNEE JAMMER! Chase KICKS away on Wagner’s leg then CHOP BLOCKS it! Chase grabs the leg, Wagner pushes him away and LARIATS on the return! Fans boo but Wagner shakes out his leg.

Wagner storms up on Chase, SLAMS him off the mat then stomps away. Melo likes what he sees because he doesn’t like Chase after last week’s upset. Wagner digs his boot into Chase but the ref counts. Wagner lets off, he soaks up the heat while fans rally for Chase U. Chase blocks a boot to DRAGON SCREW! And then Chase YANKS the bad leg, drags Wagner up, but Wagner POWERSLAMS Chase for it! Chase goes to a corner, Wagner storms up and stomps Chase down. Wagner stands Chase up to whip him corner to corner, then he run sin, only to get buckles! Chase dropkicks the legs out! Chase runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges and dropkicks the legs out!

Fans fire up as Chase JABS away on Wagner! Chase ROCKS Wagner, whips, but Wagner reverses, only for Chase to reverse back into a RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Fans spell out “CHASE U!” as Chase stomps away! But Stone gets on the apron! Chase chases him off, and THEA Electric Chair Lifts Stone! Stone fights free, but Bodhi is there! Stone snatches the banner and throws it down, only for Thea to scoop and SLAM Stone! Fans fire up and Chase is proud of his student, but Wagner CLUBS Chase from behind! Wagner back suplexes but Chase slips off! Chase body scissors and rolls Wagner, TWO!! Wagner escapes, and he BOOTS Chase down!

Wagner is furious, and he drags Chase up to the fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY NECKBREAKER! Cover, Wagner wins!

Winner: Von Wagner, by pinfall (advances to Halloween Havoc)

Melo mocks Chase’s loss as a “teachable moment,” but now a big, BIG man is in the match! Will Wagner finally back up his words and make NXT his world?

Melo talks trash more, saying it doesn’t matter if it’s Oro, Wagner, or “that doofus,” Wes Lee- WES LEE FLIES IN OUTTA NOWHERE! Wes CLOBBERS Melo off commentary, fires off on him around the way, but the refs hurry to stop this! Fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but this will have to wait until Halloween Havoc!


Sanga and Nathan Frazer watch this all backstage.

The Gentleman Giant says he should’ve been in one of those qualifiers, but he lost against Von, too. And now Von beat Chase and is going on to Halloween Havoc. Frazer hears that. When he dropped the first fall to Axiom in their series, he was down. He has to win two matches in a row, and trust him, he was in his head about that. But Frazer blocked all the negativity out and he’s made it 1-1. Next week, Frazer has his chance in the tiebreaker. Sanga says if he can’t win it, then he hopes Frazer does. Well, cheers, mate! Thanks! Frazer heads out, and VEER walks in!! Sanga’s old friend is back, does that mean Indus Sher is back, too?


Lash Legend walks and talks to gorilla.

“Wendy Choo, I talk a lotta mess, but I walk it like I talk it like I drop it. Case in point: I dropped your ass. And I’m gonna do it again! Boot to face two, boo! Because when Lash comes around, it’s about to go down. Okay?” The Legend is ready to dunk on Wendy, but will she straight brick when taking on the Queen of Comfy?


Someone is handing out Schism’s happy face buttons.

It’s the same mysterious figure in the red hoodie. NXT audience members are a bit torn on accepting the free gifts, but Grayson Waller drives up in his yellow H2. Waller has security on hand and tells them they have one job: Make sure no visions of Apollo Crews’ come true. Crews is a coward, understand? Someone park the car. Waller brings the rest along to the arena, but will he not see Apollo Crews coming?


Wendy Choo VS Lash Legend!

Wendy’s shut up one big ego already in Tiffany Stratton in the Lights Out match, because she can bring out her dark side. Will she have to do the same thing again against Lash? Or will Lash’s legend grow at Wendy’s expense?

Lash snatches Wendy’s body pillow and BOPS her with it! The ref reprimands, Wendy is furious, and the bell rings. Wendy ducks Lash to fire off hands! Lash shoves her down but Wendy come back with more! Lash knees low, whips Wendy but Wendy reverses to CHOP! Wendy whips but Lash reverses, only for Wendy to DROPKICK her! Lash goes to a corner, Wendy runs in to BOOT her down! Lash bails out but Wendy goes to the apron to CROSSBODY! But Lash catches her with ease, and hits a SWINGING BACKBREAKER! Lash talks trash, brings Wendy up as the ring count passes 5 of 10, and she puts Wendy in at 7.

Lash stalks Wendy to a corner, drags her up and CLUBS her down! Lash talks more trash but fans rally for Wendy. Lash puts Wendy through ropes and CHOKES her while talking more smack. The ref counts, Lash lets off to then KICK Wendy down. Cover, TWO! Lash is annoyed but she drags Wendy up. Fans rally for Wendy but Lash runs to do her make-up and LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Lash is even more annoyed but she stalks Wendy to a corner. Lash brings Wendy out, whips her into a corner and Wendy hits buckles hard! Lash stands Wendy back up to whip her back in. But Wendy BOOTS back! Lash throws Wendy down by her hair!

Fans obo, but Wendy avoids the elbow drop! Wendy hurries to ROCK Lash, then KICK a leg. And KICKS again! Wendy sweeps the legs, then SHOTGUNS Lash down! Lash crawls to a corner, Wendy runs in to handspring back elbow! Wendy goes up, BOOTS Lash out, and then leaps, but into Lash’s arms again! Lash swings but Wendy rolls to a cover, TWO!! Fans rally as Wendy goes to a corner. Lash runs in, Wendy dodges the boot and KICKS the other leg! Wendy goes up for a VADER BOMB! Cover, WENDY WINS!

Winner: Wendy Choo, by pinfall

And a big win for Wendy! Lash gets humbled, but will she stay humbled? Or is this just the beginning of another grudge for Wendy to deal with?


Backstage interview with Wes Lee.

Kelly Kincaid, another new addition to NXT, asks him about going after Melo. Was that a message he was sending back to the former champion? Wes says that wasn’t a message. That was a receipt. Melo smashed Wes’s head in locker. Melo tried to crush Wes’s head and end his career! Wes keeps calm and says he’s focused on the ladder match. Wes is going to go all out to get the title, but he’d be lying if he said he didn’t want to get his hands on Melo- and just- Channing Lorenzo walks in and says this is the real Wes Lee. That is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Wes acts all sad and introspective with that lost boy look, going all, “My friends are gone…!”

But Stacks knows Wes is ruthless. Wes hit Tony D’Angelo’s leg so hard, The Don’s PCL is going one way while the rest of him is going that way. Wes defends that he didn’t wanna win that way. Sure, sure. But The Don knows how to make things look like an accident. Actions have consequences, Wes. Stacks leaves, will Wes have to watch his back from now until Halloween Havoc?


Gallus speak, though on suspension.

They assaulted referees and security, and now they’re suspended. They didn’t realize how soft everyone here in NXT was. But they’ll stay out of the ring until the suspension is lifted. So don’t worry, lads. They’ll be back soon enough. Briggs & Jensen, that scrap doesn’t prove anything. And Pretty Deadly, hold onto those titles tightly. And Bron Breakker, you watch yourself. When Gallus returns, they won’t just come back for tag gold. Soon, it will be Gallus Boys On Top!


Kayden Carter & Katana Chance speak.

A quote on screen reads, “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” It’s crazy that they’re even here! They shouldn’t even be besties! Look at Kayden and then look at Katana. Katana’s the “Goody two shoes.” Wow, really? Well, isn’t she? Katana’s nice to everyone and always tries to help out. Well Kayden can be nice sometimes. But the thing is, they’ve also had different paths here. Kayden’s known since she was a kid that she wants to be in the WWE. For Katana, her first love was gymnastics. She used that to win on American Ninja Warrior, and then she had a WWE tryout and fell in love.

It was a rough adjustment as the new girl. Katana had to earn respect, and a couple years back, she needed to step away. Kayden remembers that, and she holds hands with Katana. See? Kayden IS nice. Oh, stop it. But it was tough on Katana and she wasn’t sure where she belonged. Kayden was worried if Katana was ever going to come back. But Kayden being there for Katana helped in making that decision, and they both knew they had the same goal. They wanted to be champions together, and look at them now! They didn’t come together just for the gold, but because they wanted the best for each other.

Toxic Attraction thinks these titles are “on loan” to KC Squared. But no, the titles are where they belong, and Gigi & Jacy are crazy if they think they’re ever getting the titles back. KC Squared will never let go. As for Lyons & Stark, those two are great singles competitors, but as a team, they’re a question mark. KC Squared will be watching, ready for whoever comes out on top.


NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships #1 Contenders match: Toxic Attraction VS Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark!

Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne are surely worried what Alba Fire is doing to their Toxic Goddess, Mandy Rose, but they have to focus on getting themselves a second chance at gold of their own. Will they be able to finally have that rematch with KC Squared? Or will the Pride & the Fighter prove they are a dynamic duo to be reckoned with?

NXT returns and Lyons makes her entrance, followed by Stark. The teams sort out and Lyons starts against Gigi. They circle, tie up, and Lyons gets around to a waistlock. Gigi throws an elbow, snapmares Lyons, then KICKS! But Lyons blocks! Lyons stands, she pins Gigi around and backhands her! Gigi gets away and tags in Jacy. Jacy and Lyons tie up, Lyons gets an arm and she wrenches. Jacy gets away as Stark tags in. Fans rally for Zoey but Jacy tells them to shut up. The two tie up, Stark shoves Jacy away and dares Jacy to come back. Jacy runs in, they tie up again and Jacy puts Zoey in a corner.

The ref counts, Stark shoves Jacy back. Stark then rolls Jacy up, TWO! Jacy sweeps and covers, ONE! Stark trips and jackknife covers, TWO! Jacy gets around, schoolgirl with bridge, TWO! Stark CLUBS Jacy, ROCKS her, but Jacy shoves her into the corner. Tag to Gigi, she kicks but Stark blocks! Stark shoves Gigi down, but has to dodge a cheap shot. Stark elbows Gigi then springboard CROSSBODIES! cover, TWO! Tag to Lyons but Gigi tags Jacy. Lyons ROCKS Jacy with fast hands and a BACKHAND! Lyons FOREARMS Jacy in the corner! SUPERKICK! Jacy bails out but Gigi gets in, only for Stark to springboard MISSILE DROPKICK!

Fans fire up as Toxic Attraction bail out! KC Squared is doing as they said and watching this from backstage. Stark & Lyons dare someone, anyone, to get in the ring while NXT goes picture in picture.

Jacy & Gigi take their time given the sore spots Alba Fyre left them with. They talk and then Jacy gets in. Jacy and Lyons reset, but then Gigi tags in. Gigi storms up, Lyons blocks the punches to give punches. Gigi ducks, knees low, and she headlocks. Lyons powers out but Jacy tags in. Gigi sunset flips, Lyons stays up, but Jacy SUPERKICKS Lyons down! Jacy grins and runs in to back body block! Jacy snapmares and KICKS Lyons, then covers, TWO! Jacy snarls and she drags Lyons by her hair. Tag to Gigi, then Jacy feeds Lyons to Gigi’s BOOT! Gigi & Jacy then double suplex! Cover, TWO! Lyons is still in this and Gigi snarls.

Gigi drags Lyons away, bumps her off buckles, and then tags Jacy. They mug Lyons, Jacy stomps away then tags Gigi back in. The ref is busy keeping Stark back and that allows Gigi to bend Lyons back against the ropes! The ref notices and counts, Gigi lets off to tag Jacy. Now Toxic Attraction both pull Lyons back! They let off at 4 and Jacy throws Lyons down. Jacy drags Lyons up to tag Gigi, they mug Lyons more, then Gigi goes to suplex. Lyons blocks, throws body shots and she snap suplexes Gigi down! Lyons rolls Gigi up, TWO! Gigi BOOTS Lyons back down! Gigi wraps on a chinlock and she grinds Lyons down.

Lyons fights up, fans rally, but Gigi wrangles her back down. Gigi leans on Lyons but Lyons grits her teeth and fights back up. Lyons JAWBREAKERS free, then gets Gigi for an ARMBAR! NXT returns to single picture as Gigi reaches out. Gigi gets a ROPEBREAK with her foot, and Lyons lets off. Gigi hurries to stomp Lyons down! Gigi drags Lyons away from Stark, she tags Jacy in, and they double wrench to double KICK! Then BUZZSAW and SENTON! Cover, TWO! Jacy is frustrated but she clamps onto Lyons to half nelson chinbar! Fans rally up and Lyons fights up, only for Jacy to CLUB her! Jacy whips, Lyons reverses and rolls Jacy again, TWO!

Jacy and Lyons DOUBLE BOOT! Fans fire up as both women crawl, hot tags to Gigi and Stark! Stark rallies on Toxic Attraction, BIG elbow for Gigi! Gigi scurries to a corner but Stark runs in to uppercut! And GAMANGIRI! Stark whips, ROCKS, ELBOWS and MULE KICKS! Fans fire up, Stark runs, SLIDING KNEE! Cover, TWO!! Gigi survives but Stark calls to Lyons. Tag to Lyons and Stark hands off Gigi. SUPERKICK GERMAN SUPLEX COMBO! Cover, Jacy breaks it! Stark BOOTS Jacy! Jacy SUPERKICKS back! They both run, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! KC Squared likes what they see and so do the fans!

The teams regroup and then Lyons spots Gigi. They go after each other, the HEADBUTT is a bit double-edged. Lyons and Gigi fire off forearm after forearm then Lyons fireman’s carries. Gigi slips off, shoves Lyons and runs to STO! Gigi drags Lyons up, tags Jacy, and then wrenches for a ROUNDHOUSE! Jacy hits the NECKBREAKER! Cover, Stark breaks it! Jacy is beside herself and she tells Lyons that this is Toxic’s time! Jacy throws forearms, but Lyons ducks the elbow to HEEL KICK! Tag to Stark and she springboards! But Jacy moves! Stark rolls through but into a ROLLING ELBOW! Jacy DECKS Lyons and hurries to tag Gigi!

Toxic Attraction set up, but Lyons trips Jacy up! SUPERKICK for Jacy! Scoop and Z 360 for Gigi!! Tag to Lyons and then Stark PLANCHAS Jacy! Lyons roars for the LYONS DEN!! Cover, Lyons & Stark win!

Winners: Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark, by pinfall (NEW #1 contenders to the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships)

KC Squared can’t help but applaud. The duo was doubted, but Stark & Lyons pull off the victory! Will the Sin City Soldier & the Lioness bring that same energy to the title match?


Ilja Dragunov speaks.

“I have never feared pain. Pain makes you feel alive. But agony is a different type of feeling. When I injured my ankle, it was far, far more than just the searing pain of a snapped ligament. The agony I felt to vacate MY NXT UK Championship, a title I slayed an unbeatable force to win. A title I defended with pride and honor was taken away not by an opponent, but by circumstance. It was my privilege to shoulder the weight of an entire brand, but my biggest challenge was sitting and watching NXT UK breathe it’s last breath.

“I watched in frustration as worlds collided, titles were unified, knowing that it should have been me in that ring against Bron. Opportunities like that only happen once in a lifetime. I cannot change the past. But I can change the future. Bron Breakker is a great champion, but he’s a man. And at Halloween Havoc, he’s stepping into the ring with a machine. JD McDonagh likes to take credit for my injury, and my body bares the scars of our great battles. But JD knows in his heard that I stop at nothing to be victorious. I leave every ounce of myself in that ring, including days, weeks, months of my career! That is something that JD talks about, but he doesn’t possess.

“At Halloween Havoc, I will suffer, I will endure a great deal of pain. But it will be worth it, because I will once again become champion as the world says in unison, ‘Long Live the Czar!'” Will UNBESIEGBAR be the one to break Bron and trump the Irish Ace?


It’s the Grayson Waller Effect!

The 21st Century Success Story has the second episode of his talk show, “back by overwhelming demand.” There are millions watching, including Apollo, but he can’t do a thing, lad! Waller has security! Waller gets his split screen, he’s live on Instagram, and everyone already follows him. So get in the chat and get a “second vision” of this show. But let’s start off hot with his first guess, the Tony Hawk of NXT, Cora Jade! Jade makes her entrance and Waller moshes to her theme. Cora also has her kendo stick, and Waller introduces Cora’s opponent for Halloween Havoc, Roxanne Perez! Roxie makes her entrance and she smiles at her former friend.

Waller sits at the desk with the ladies, setting up his phone. Sorry, he meant to get a booster seat for Roxie. But Cora, Roxie, the rematch is coming and- Yeah, so Cora’s heard. But how many people did Roxie have to cry to in order to get it? Roxie says it was easy since everyone wants to see her kick Cora’s ass. Oh~, using everyone else to get what you want. Typical Roxie. Ladies, stop interrupting Waller. This is his show. But question: This is the second time Roxie is facing Cora 1v1. How is she feel- “I feel nothing. Because I’m going into this match with no emotion. Unlike at Heatwave, where I was full of mixed emotions-”

“Awww… Are you gonna cry?” Cora mocks Roxie’s “sob stories.” Fans boo but Roxie says this is no sob story. Maybe Cora doesn’t remember, but they wanted to break into the business together, rise to the top of the division and raise the bar together. They could be to new fans what the Four Horsewomen were to them! But the second Cora thought Roxie passed her, Cora threw this away. But that’s okay, Roxie will leave Cora behind to do what they wanted by herself. Cora says at Halloween Havoc, she will beat Roxie again, and the fans will all realize Roxie was a lot of hype and not a lot of talent. Fans boo but Cora says Roxie just isn’t good enough to be part of #GenerationJade.

Roxie says no, Cora. Now that the TRUE Cora is out, see it like it is: For one whole year, Cora put on this whole act that no one was buying. And the second Cora realized that, she blamed Roxie for it! And the fans! Waller agrees with that. Roxie tells Cora and her generation are full of- HEY! Do not use that type of language on this show! And that is the second time they’ve interrupted Waller. Just so you know, Waller has two huge scoops they don’t know about! First: in two weeks, they’ll be playing a game of Pick Your Poison. Roxie and Cora pick each other’s opponents, and the whole WWE roster is fair game! Instagram likes that! Roxie VS Omos!

But secondly- Cora interrupts and says that’s perfect! She’s already got a whole list in mind for Roxie. Well, Roxie does for Cora, too. Cora says Roxie won’t even make it to Halloween Havoc. Roxie says same for Cora. SECONDLY!! Waller please asks they stop interrupting him! Their match at Halloween Havoc is a SPIN THE WHEEL, MAKE THE DEAL! Now we’re talking. But what’s wrong, Cora? Scared? Waller points out some great choices this year: Buried Alive; Casket Match; Bar Room Brawl. How about a Grayson Waller Exclusive and give it a spin right now! And if it lands on Spinner’s Choice, HE chooses! Heh heh. Oh, right. Good one.

Y’know what? You girls both suck! Spin the wheel now! Security, watch the guests. Cameraman, follow Waller! See, this is what you get on the Grayson Waller Effect. You never know what he’s gonna do! This is exciting. Wait, who is that in the hood? Fans think it’s Apollo, but Waller takes a peek. Can’t see in there. He checks the guy’s arm under the sleeve. White guy, okay! Spin the wheel! Waller wants a Coal Miner’s Glove! He doesn’t know what that is but it sounds great. Oh, oh, here we go. And… it’s a WEAPONS WILD MATCH! Not bad! But wait, security! Cora takes a swing, but Roxie blocks it! Security rushes in before this gets worse!

Waller films the brawl with his phone, fans chant “JERRY! JERRY!” and Waller is all smiles. But then he can see in his own camera, it’s APOLLO! He was in disguise as security! And he drags Waller under the ring! Just what is gonna happen under there?! Cora and Roxie can’t get loose, but this isn’t going to end here! Just what won’t they use against each other in a Weapons Wild Match?

Wait! Waller emerges from under the ring, and his eyes are bleeding red!! That was Apollo’s gruesome vision, and it has come true! Apollo stalks Waller and asks where he’s going. Waller scrambles away to the back, but will Apollo get his own revenge match at Halloween Havoc?


The Schism talks with the red hoodie.

What have they been doing all day? They had ONE job. All of their time and energy is put into this mission, yet red hoodie kid can’t even take this seriously! Joe Gacy has The Dyad cool off. But red hoodie kid does need to understand: they’re not mad, just disappointed. “You need to be better.” The Schism leaves, will little red hoodie kid make things right?


Julius Creed VS Duke Hudson!

The Diamond Mine wants revenge on Damon Kemp, but it seems Julius will have to make it through the flop to get at him. Will Julius have a hot hand after tonight? Or will he bust and have to fold?

The bell rings and Julius circles with Duke. They approach, Duke knees low and CLUBS Julius hard. Julius goes to ropes, Duke knees and stomps and CLUBS away! The ref counts and fans boo but Duke lets off at 4. Duke dusts his hands off and goes back to Julius. Duke whips, Julius ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Duke! Julius then hits an EXPLODER! Fans fire up as the straps come down! Julius lifts Duke for the ROLLING SPINEBSUTER! And the SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, Julius wins!

Winner: Julius Creed, by pinfall

Blink and you might’ve missed that one! This is how angry Julius is right now, and Duke really did choose the wrong time to push buttons. But then BRUTUS gets at Duke! Ivy tries to stop him but he’s already in “Brutus Smash” mode! Brutus puts Duke back in the ring but Julius tries to stop him. Brutus hammers away on Duke! Julius and Ivy drag Brutus away, but then Damon Kemp talks from the perch! “Congrats on your win tonight, Julius. But at Halloween Havoc, things are going to be… a little bit different.” Brutus tells Damon to get down here so they can beat his ass! Easy, Big Brute, you had your match. Now it’s Julius’ turn.

Julius says that’s fine. Damon, Julius will be his brother’s keeper. Damon is so arrogant, Julius can’t wait to beat him down. Damon says damn right he’s cocky! You would be, too, if you were this talented. Julius might be his brother’s keeper, but Brutus is Damon’s BI*CH! And y’know what? Damon’s so confident, that if Julius somehow does beat him, he’ll give Brutus another match, “but under one condition.” Brutus says he doesn’t need another match! Just another five minutes! Whatever Damon wants, he’s got it! Julius says he knows how Damon does things. He probably wants like a million stipulations.

So what’s the deal, Damon? Loser leaves NXT? Julius has to retire? End his career? Damon says this is Julius’ downfall. It proves Julius is so self-centered. Not everything is about him! This whole stipulation isn’t about Julius, it’s about BRUTUS. Damon has things he wants to accomplish in NXT, and he cannot do that if he has to constantly look over his shoulder. Julius, when Damon wins, it isn’t Julius who leaves. It’s BRUTUS! Brutus is furious, but then he accepts for Julius! Julius doesn’t like to be cold hearted, but when it calls for it, there is no one and he means NO ONE colder. He has ice in his veins.

So it won’t be good enough to beat Kemp. It won’t be good enough to pin him. It won’t even be good enough to submit him! Julius has to send Kemp out the same way Kemp did Roddy. If Kemp likes stipulations, then at Halloween Havoc, Kemp VS Julius, in an AMBULANCE MATCH! Kemp loves it! And oh, tell Roddy to make room for Julius at the hospital. Julius says if Kemp calls for him, Julius answers on the first ring. So Kemp, get your s*it together, Julius is waiting! Will Julius save the Diamond Mine singlehandedly? Or will Kemp pick it apart piece by piece?


JD McDonagh speaks.

“I have a pretty unique perspective on my opponents at Halloween Havoc. I’m the only man on this planet to share a ring with both Bron Breakker and Ilja Dragunov. Dragunov is a former NXT UK Champion. He’s unorthodox, ferocious, very dangerous. We all know Bron: he’d run through a brick wall to keep the title. You can be forgiven for looking at these two guys and thinking they’re two wildly different athletes. But to the educated brain, you can see that these guys are exactly the same. Boundless energy, passionate, they both use their bodies as a weapon, and neither one of them have two brain cells in their heads put together.

“They’re gonna go out there and try to see who the toughest is, who can withstand the most pain. But what’s my plan? I’m gonna let them. The bait’s already out there, I’m just gonna let the two animals tear each other apart. Because you see, at Halloween Havoc, it isn’t the strongest man that’s gonna walk away champion. It’s not the most aggressive. It’s the smartest. And you can call me whatever you want. Call me a vulture, a jackal, a hyena. But by the end of the night at Halloween Havoc, when the lights go down, you will call me NXT Champion.” Will the Irish Ace’s opportunistic strategy help him take the title?


Hank Walker talks with his friends in security.

They’re all proud of him for making the jump to NXT Superstar, and he has a huge opportunity. His first match as a contracted superstar! But don’t blow it! They’re just razzing him. But Hank says Xyon Quinn won’t know what hit him. And then Quincy Elliot walks in to say hey! The Super Diva does wanna warn Hank. Watch out for Xyon. As much as Quincy loves those tribal tattoos, he kinda pissed Xyon off. What? Who could be mad at you, Quincy? Exactly! What’s with Xyon? But Hank appreciates the advice, and he’s gonna head out. They all cheer Hank on, and Quincy breaks it down. Will Big Hank get an even bigger win than the one that won him a contract?


Axiom speaks.

“Next week is the trilogy match between myself and Nathan Frazer. When you think of trilogies, some of the greatest superheroes come to mind. This story with Nathan is not playing out on a comic book page, it’s live-action. It’s intense. And I know he will bring out things we have never seen before. The first two matches were so close. It could’ve gone either way. And I expect this one to be even closer. But the cool thing about the trilogy story with Nathan is that instead of reading it on a page, I get to write the final chapter.” Will Axiom be undeniable when both his pride and the final spot in the NXT North American Championship Ladder match is on the line?


Hank Walker VS Xyon Quinn!

Hank Walker was a superstar prospect paying his dues as a security guard, and taking out his frustrations on “Big Body” Javier Bernal was just the thing he needed to prove himself to the WWE. Will he prove they made the right choice? Or will Xyon prove he IS the “X Factor” after all?

The bell rings and Xyon RAMS Hank into a corner! Xyon rams his shoulder in more and more, then whips corner to corner. Hank reverses but runs into a back elbow. Hank staggers, but he still arm-drags Xyon! And again! Fans fire up for Hank as he whips corner to corner. Xyon reverses but Hank comes back, only for Xyon to SPINEBUSTER! Fans boo while Xyon snarls and throws down knees at Hank against the ropes. Xyon lets off as the ref counts, to go out and CLUB Hank back into the ring. Xyon snarls, slides back in and he drags Hank up to bend him back against ropes. Xyon UPPERCUTS, then back suplexes! Cover, TWO!

Xyon clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Hank down. Hank endures, fights up and fans rally. Hank throws body shots, but Xyon CLUBS him! Xyon HEADBUTTS Hank, whips him to a corner, but Hank comes back to LARIAT! Fans fire up as the shirt comes off! Hank runs in to THESZ PRESS! Hank rains down fast hands and fans are loving it! Hank then bumps Xyon off buckles, bumps him off more buckles, and then more! Hank runs in to SPLASH! Xyon staggers, Hank runs in again, but Xyon dodges! Xyon KICKS the leg, runs and RUNS IT STRAIGHT! Cover, Xyon wins!

Winner: Xyon Quinn, by pinfall

Well, Hank won’t have a historic winning streak to start, but Xyon doesn’t look done with him! Xyon aims from the corner, wanting to hit Hank again. But here comes QUINCY! Fans rally for the Super Diva as he backs Xyon down. Quincy helps Hank up and they fist bump. Quincy even gives Hank an encouraging smack on the butt! Y’know, it’s a sports thing. Quincy dances and Hank isn’t sure what to make of it, but does Hank at least have a friend watching his back?


Cameron Grimes finds little red hoodie kid.

He doesn’t know who this person is, but they don’t need to be dealing with Joe Gacy. All Gacy does is talk out both sides of his mouth! “Listen, listen. The guy’s a hypocrite. And it’s already bad enough the guy has The Dyad-” BOOT! Rip Fowler kicks Grimes down, then he and Jagger Reed mug Grimes! They RAM Grimes into a trunk, then Gacy hands Jagger a trash can. “Let it out.” Jagger unleashes on Grimes with the can! Gacy smiles and takes the can for himself to SMACK Grimes on the back! The Schism smiles as they look to red hoodie kid. “Job well done! Welcome to the Schism’s tree.” They hug it out, but just who is this in the hood?


Briggs & Jensen find the Brawling Brutes backstage.

The good ol’ boys want Dunne to take it easy, they’re just here to wish them good luck tonight. And they also want to let the Brutes know that once they beat Pretty Deadly and become the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions, Briggs & Jensen want the first shot. Oh, is that right? But then Malik Blade & Edris Enofe walk in, and they say they know the Brutes are gonna destroy Pretty Deadly. Ridge takes a guess and figures these two want the first shot, too. How’d he know that? Briggs & Jensen tell Malik & Edris to get in line. Now they’re all arguing, and Dunne SMACKS the lockers with a chair.

Ridge tells Briggs & Jensen that if they want a shot at the Brutes, bring that same aggressive style they brought to Gallus. And as for Malik & Edris, they need to get serious for once. Dunne says he’s done talking! it’s fight night! Watch and learn. The Brutes put on banger after banger after banger! The other teams agree, that is true. But then they argue with each other about who really gets the next shot. But will it all be for naught if the Brutes fail to dethrone Pretty Deadly?


Backstage interview with Bron Breakker.

Kelly asks the NXT Champion his thoughts on what both Ilja Dragunov and JD McDonagh have said about their Triple Threat. Bron says they can watch as much film as they want, train as hard as they want, but Halloween Havoc’s gonna be a dog fight. But then in walks Javier Bernal. He introduces himself as “Big Body Javi” and says he’s a future NXT Champion. Bron’s already proven he can beat JD, and he probably could take Dragunov 1v1. But why make it a Triple Threat, the same kind of match that cost him at Roadblock? Javi remembers, he’s got the brain of an elephant. Bron has all the tools in the world, except up there.

But hey, not everyone can be Big Body Javi. Bron says, “Big Body Javi? Yeah, I can tell. Look, my temper got me into the first Triple Threat match, my pride got me into this one. And your stupidity is gonna make me request a match against you for next week!” Javi just realized he put his foot in his mouth. Will he end up an appetizer for the Big Booty Nephew before the feast that is Halloween Havoc?


NXT Tag Team Championships: Pretty Deadly VS The Brawling Brutes!

Kit Wilson & Elton Prince thought they were clear and free to be the forever champions of NXT, but then the Bruiserweight and Yorkshire Grit returned to the brand! Will the “commonwealth” soon have new nobles? Or will their lordships survive this Tuesday Night Fight?

NXT returns and Pretty Deadly makes their entrance. The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if Ridge & Dunne can bring these belts to SmackDown!

The teams sort out and Ridge starts with Elton. They circle, tie up, and Elton headlocks. Ridge powers up and out then hip tosses Elton hard! Fans fire up while Elton scrambles to ropes. Elton BOOTS Ridge, tags Kit, but Kit runs into a hip toss, too! Ridge taunts Kit, but Kit JAWBREAKERS! Kit CLUBS Ridge, suplexes, but Ridge blocks! Ridge suplexes and SLAMS Kit down! Tag to Dunne and Ridge butterfly suplexes Kit, for the SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Dunne keeps Kit from Elton, hammerlocks one arm and pulls the other. Fans cheer as Dunne bends Kit’s fingers! And then bends some more! Dunne then goes after the other arm, isolates it, and STOMPS!

Kit clutches the elbow and fans rally up. Dunne drags Kit up, wrenches the bad arm, but Elton jumps in, to tag Kit? The ref says that doesn’t count by a long shot, but it is all a distraction tactic so Kit can throw Dunne by his hair! Now Kit tags Elton legally, and Elton stomps away on Dunne. Fans boo but Elton covers, TWO! Elton keeps an eye on Ridge and he headlocks Dunne. Dunne powers out, hurdles and drops to then CLOBBER Elton! Tag to Ridge, Ridge gets Kit and together, the Brutes give him BEATS OF THE BODHRAIN! Dunne runs to DECK Kit with the tenth! Fans fire up as Pretty Deadly flounders and NXT goes picture in picture.

Dunne and Ridge fall back while Pretty Deadly regroups. Elton is wary as he slides in, and he ties up with Ridge. Ridge RAMS Elton into a corner, EuroUppers him over an dover, then wrenches to whip corner to corner hard! Elton hits buckles then the mat, and Ridge storms over. Elton throws hands, CHOPS, and uppercuts! Elton whips, Ridge reverses and CLOBBERS him! Ridge drags Elton up, tags Dunne, and Dunne goes up while Ridge wrenches an arm. Dunne gives DOUBLE KNEES to the arm! Dunne then wrenches the arm, wrangles Elton to the mat, and he drops DOUBLE KNEES on the elbow! Dunne then runs in at the corner, but Elton dodges!

Elton tags Kit, They double whip Dunne into the adjacent corner! Then they get Dunne up in a Tree of Woe for Elton to BOOT Dunne down! Kit taunts Ridge, drags Dunne up, and wrenches for an ELBOW BREAKER! Kit wrangles Dunne now, and he drops knees, only to miss the arm! Kit clutches his leg, but he still BOOTS Dunne down! Kit rains down fists, smothers Dunne to a cover, TWO as Dunne bridges up! Kit wraps on a chinlock and makes it a cobra clutch as NXT returns to single picture. Fans rally as Dunne endures, and Dunne reaches up. Dunne gets Kit’s nose! The ref reprimands, but Kit lets go and Dunne CHOPS him!

Dunne CHOPS Elton, ROCKS Kit, ELBOWS Elton, but Kit RAMS Dunne! Tag to Elton, he runs in to UPPERCUT! Dunne flops down and Elton looms over him. Fans rally up but Elton stands on Dunne’s head and pulls the arm! The ref counts, Elton lets off, and Elton slaps Dunne around. Elton messes with Dunne’s hair, but Dunne stands up to ROCK Elton! Elton ROCKS Dunne but Dunne ROCKS Elton! The forearms keep going, Dunne fires off haymakers and CHOPS! Dunne CHOPS Elton off his feet! Dunne reaches for Ridge but Elton whips him away, so Dunne uses that momentum to DECK Kit! Elton runs in but Dunne dodges, hot tag to Ridge!

Ridge the Fridge runs and rallies on Elton with big shoulders! Ridge ducks ‘n’ dodges to FLYING SHOULDER! Fans fire up and Elton flounders. Ridge runs in to SPLASH Elton! Kit runs in, but gets a scoop and POWERSLAM for it! Elton swings but his arms get caught, for a HEADBUTT! Ridge then scoops Elton to POWERSLAM him on Kit! Cover, TWO! Fans rally for Ridge and he drags Elton up. Ridge reels Elton in but Elton drops to KANGAROO KICK! Elton UPPERCUTS, then UPPERCUTS again! Elton runs but Ridge CLOBBERS him back! Fans are thunderous while both men are down!

Ridge and Elton crawl for their corners, kicking at each other. Hot tag to Kit, and he jumps on Ridge! Ridge carries Kit like a backpack but he’s fading in the sleeper hold. But then Ridge gets a second wind and he stomps his way to Dunne for the tag! Dunne goes up and he SUPER SUNSET BOMBS! Cover, TWO!! Kit survives but Dunne snarls. Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” as Dunne grabs the arms. Dunne gives Kit DRAGON STOMPS! Then Dunne DOUBLE WRISTLOCKS the arm! Kit endures, reaches out, but Elton grabs his hand. Dunne lets Kit go to STOMP Elton! And then ASAI MOONSAULT! Fans fire up and Dunne goes back for Kit, SNAP GERMAN!

Dunne dodges Elton, SNAP GERMAN! Fans fire up again as Dunne runs at Kit to GAMANGIRI! Then he runs at Elton, but Elton dodge the knee. Elton runs to Kit, Kit goes up and over and gets the boost, FLYING CODE BREAKER! Cover, but Ridge breaks it! Kit DROPKICKS Ridge for it, and then tags Elton. Pretty Deadly aim at Dunne, DOUBLE SHOTEI! But Ridge returns, only to get DOUBLE BOOTS! Dunne ENZIGURIS Elton, but Kit yoyos to LARIAT Dunne! Cover, TWO!! Dunne survives and Kit is shocked! Fans are loving it, though, and are giving a standing ovation! But Pretty Deadly sets up, SPILT- Ridge CLOBBERS Elton!

Dunne gets an ARMBAR on Kit!! Elton DECKS Ridge but is also down! Dunne has the arm, but Elton pushes things over to a cover! TWO!!! Dunne is up, he blocks the haymaker and bends the fingers, to SNAP them!! And then the pump handle, BITTER END!! Cover, but Elton helps Kit with the ROPEBREAK! Fans boo but the ref can’t reprimand what he didn’t see. Ridge saw it, though, and he’s pissed! He chases Elton into the ring, Dunne is there, too! Elton swings at the ref! The ref dodges the haymaker, though, and Dunne ROCKS Elton! Ridge POUNCES Elton out of the ring! Then Dunne GAMANGIRIS Kit!

Tag to Ridge, the Brutes bring Kit around, scoop, ROUNDHOUSE NORTHERN GRIT!! Cover, but wait, IMPERIUM is here?! Giovanni Vinci gets on the apron but Ridge DECKS him! Dunne spots Ludwig Kaiser, goes outside and MULE KICKS him! But then Elton CLOBBERS Dunne from behind! Kit CHOP BLOCKS Ridge, tags Elton, and Pretty Deadly sets up! SPILT MILK!! Cover, Pretty Deadly wins!

Winners: Pretty Deadly, by pinfall (still NXT Tag Team Champions)

Another screw job, just like with the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships! But Imperium goes after the Brutes again, they all brawl to the back, allowing Pretty Deadly to celebrate surviving the night! But wait! Malik Blade & Edris Enofe storm out, followed by Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen! Pretty Deadly think they cleared everyone out but are proven dead wrong! Will they have to face all four men to prove they’re the best?

My Thoughts:

Great episode for NXT to introduce all the new aspects of this “White ‘n’ Gold” era. New commentators and interviewers (partially because Vic Joseph & McKenzie Mitchell are on their honeymoon) and the new look to fit the new logo, all good stuff. And a lot of great build towards Halloween Havoc, with that being NXT’s return to Saturday streaming events a la TakeOvers. Great vignette promos from Dragunov and JD, and a great interview promo from Bron where he actually used his “shoot voice,” not his “Steiner” voice. Javier Bernal stepping in it was also great, and he’ll be a good tune-up for Bron next week. Still personally hoping Dragunov wins, but I think Bron is finally finding himself as a character.

Great stuff for the North American Championship story. Melo has a great match with Oro but of course Trick helps Melo win, and we get a great transition right into Chase VS Wagner. Ironically, Chase U being ringside is what costs Chase and Wagner is going to bring some beef to the ladder match. That always seems rather standard for a multi-man ladder match like this, and Wagner is a natural pick. Sanga and Frazer have a good promo together, and I could’ve sworn Frazer VS Axiom was this week. But Veer showing up here, that’s great. He wasn’t really working out on Raw anymore, he was just another mean monster like Omos, so resetting his personality in NXT and reuniting with Sanga is great stuff.

Lash has a good promo going into her match with Wendy Choo, and it was a good match, and it was a bit of a surprise that Wendy won. It was also a surprise no Heel attacked her after. Maybe Lash will lash back at Wendy next week to set up a rematch for later. Then I loved that they decided to change things up from the Six Woman Tag. Alba “abducting” Mandy was a hilarious and aggressive way to push things to a women’s title match at Halloween Havoc, and we got a great #1 contenders match from Gigi & Jacy VS Lyons & Stark. KC Squared has a good promo to put their run together into perspective, but I have mixed feelings on Lyons & Stark winning.

I suppose it works that they’re proving people wrong by becoming a strong team, but WWE has done a lot of “the makeshift team beats the established team” these last few years. I’m sure Halloween Havoc’s title match will be awesome, but I would hope for KC Squared’s sake, they win in the end to reestablish that a long term team beats a short term team in the end. As for Alba and Mandy, I hope this is the moment Mandy loses to bring things full circle. She won the title at Halloween Havoc last year, she’ll basically get the one-year reign accolade and then she, Gigi & Jacy can be called up as SmackDown’s trio to counter Damage Control as Raw’s trio.

The inaugural Grayson Waller Effect talk show segment was a bit awkward, but I feel like they ironed out the problems and made this second one work. For one, Roxanne is finally showing some sass to match Cora’s, and I like that Waller kept getting annoyed by them. We got a good look at Spin the Wheel for this year, and I totally knew Roxie VS Cora II was going to allow weapons like Cora’s favorite little kendo stick. Cora won the first time so I think Roxie wins this one, and brutally. Also, great appearance from Apollo, of course Waller ends up with the “bloody” eyes from the prediction, and I would actually love if the blow-off for this is Eye for an Eye, because it just makes sense.

Good stuff from Hank, Quincy and Xyon. Xyon VS Quincy could make for a good match, but also maybe Xyon finds a tag partner to take on Quincy and Hank together. At this point, maybe it’s Duke since he likes picking fights. Duke gets SQUASHED by Julius, that’s good momentum for Julius. And while the promos weren’t the sharpest, Julius, Brutus and Damon Kemp set up quite the angle for Halloween Havoc. That Ambulance Match is going to be a lot of fun, but I don’t see the Creeds being split up like this. Plus, Kemp needs some comeuppance for what he’s done, this could be that moment.

There’s a lot of intrigue in this red hoodie kid and their connection to The Schism. I go with “they/them” because it’s hard to say who is under there. This could be Schism’s North American Championship member, or it could be their first female superstar recruit, it probably depends on what NXT is feeling. But “Red” setting up Grimes was good stuff, and thinking about it, Grimes confronting Red and perhaps revealing them could set up the twist that it IS a female superstar so Grimes can’t go after them. Maybe Grimes gets Chase U as an ally instead of Edris & Malik now that it looks like it could be 4v4.

And of course, great stuff for the NXT Tag Division. Pretty Deadly was so goofy in their “lordly” costumes, the Brutes showing up was a great surprise, and a great main event match out of them. Great interactions from the good ol’ boys, Malik & Edris and the Brutes that of course foreshadow the coming tag title match. Imperium screwing the Brutes over should’ve been expected, this just adds heat for their SmackDown/Extreme Rules stuff. Pretty Deadly VS Briggs & Jensen VS Malik & Edris is going to be great, would love if they decided to Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal for this match, too. Imagine a Triple Threat Tag Trick or Street Fight so they can all just go nuts.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (10/4/22)

It’s Dark before the Anniversary!



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Mitchell's AEW Dark Results & Report! (10/4/22)

Dark paves the way to the Dynamite Anniversary!

AEW is about to celebrate Dynamite’s Anniversary, but there’s plenty of action in the Dark! Will Dante Martin & Matt Sydal outwork the Workhorsemen?


  • Marina Shafir VS Sio Nieves; Shafir wins.
  • Ari Daivari w/ The Trustbusters VS AR Fox; Daivari wins.
  • Tony Nese & Josh Woods w/Mark Sterling VS Rohit Raju & Invictus Khash; Nese & Woods win.
  • Abadon VS Freya States; Abadon wins.
  • Slim J w/ The Trustbusters VS Blake Christian; Slim J wins.
  • Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi w/ Peter Avalon VS Eli Isom & Chris Farrow; Nemeth & Bononi win.
  • Parker Boudreaux w/ The Trustbusters VS Terry Kid; Boudreaux wins.
  • Skye Blue VS Robyn Renegade w/ Charlette Renegade; Skye wins.
  • The Iron Savages w/ JT Davidson VS Gus De La Vega & Levy Valenzuela; The Iron Savages win.
  • Dante Martin & Matt Sydal VS The Workhorsemen; Dante & Sydal win.


Good line-up here. I feel like the Trustbusters are gonna sweep the night because they’ll all be supporting each other with Heel tactics. Honestly, I feel Blake Christian and AR Fox would each win their match-ups if they didn’t have to worry about outside distractions. Good to see the former Bear Country, now Iron Savages, Boulder & Bronson, back in action. They’ll definitely get a good return win. And Dante & Sydal VS JD Drake & Anthony Henry is a great tag match, and I would think Dante & Sydal win that.

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