It’s a Toxic Six Woman showdown!
Toxic Attraction still reigns over NXT, but their days could be numbered. Will Indi, Roxie & Cora be able to take it to Mandy, Gigi & Jacy?
- NXT Tag Team Championships: The Creed Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe; The Creed Brothers win and retain the titles.
- Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley; Fallon wins.
- Wes Lee VS Xyon Quinn; Lee wins.
- The Dyad w/ Joe Gacy VS Dante Chen & Javier Bernal; The Dyad wins.
- NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Duke Hudson; Bron wins and retains the title.
- Giovanni Vinci VS Guru Raaj; Vinci wins.
- Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams VS Channing Lorenzo & Troy Donovan w/ Tony D’Angelo; Carmelo & Trick win.
- Six Woman Tag: Toxic Attraction VS Indi Hartwell, Roxanne Perez & Cora Jade; Indi, Roxie & Cora win.
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NXT Tag Team Championships: The Creed Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!
Julius & Brutus only just got these titles at In Your House, but they’re ready to be fighting champions! Will they make Roderick Strong eat his words again? Or will Malik & Edris pull off one of the biggest upsets in NXT history?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who cracks under the pressure!
Malik starts against Brutus and they circle. Brutus shoots in, puts Malik on the ropes but Malik goes up and over with the sunset flip, TWO! Malik says it was that close and he resets with Brutus. Malik shoots in to roll Brutus up, TWO! Brutus waistlocks, floats to a facelock, then back to the waistlock. Malik gets to his feet but Brutus drags him back down. Brutus moves around to keep Malik down, but Malik keeps his shoulders up. Fans rally, Malik stands again and pries the hold to slide out underneath. Brutus POUNCES Malik to the corner! Malik shoves Brutus, pushes Julius, but Brutus RAMS into Malik!
Tag to Julius, and Brutus feeds Malik to him, but Malik jumps over the fireman’s carry! Malik headlocks but Julius powers out. Julius runs Malik over, then things speed up. Julius avoids the hurdle but not the arm-drags! Malik has the armlock, Julius endures and fights up, and fans rally again. Malik drags Julius over, tags Edris, and Malik rolls Julius so Edris can whip him to the corner. Malik then sweeps the legs as he slides out, Edris basement 619s! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Edris kicks low and leaps for a BIG sunset flip! TWO, but into a BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Julius endures and he powers through to a cover, TWO!
The rest of Diamond Mine is watching this from the back, Strong perhaps already criticizing the Creeds. Julius still endures, throws kicks with his legs, then powers to another cover. TWO, and Edris still has the hold! Malik coaches Edris, fans rally, but Julius powers to another cover! TWO, and Julius pops free to get a leg! Tag to Brutus, Julius dumps Edris down and then gut wrench SLAMS Brutus onto Edris! Cover, TWO! Brutus drags Edris up with a facelock and he cranks the hold tight! Edris endures, fans rally, and Edris pries at the hold. Brutus clamps on tighter, Edris keeps fighting, and Edris pries at the hold again.
Brutus clamps the hold back on, but Edris manages to drag him to a cradle! Brutus keeps his shoulders up just long enough, and he powers out of the cradle! Brutus drags Edris back up, fans rally again, and Edris works against the hold. Edris powers Brutus back and hits a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO!! Brutus and Edris hurry, hot tag to Malik! Brutus CLOBBERS Malik! Tag to Julius, the Creeds pinball Malik with the knees to the ribs. Cover, ONE!! Julius drags Malik up, tag to Brutus. They slam Malik, throw in more knees, and then Brutus covers, TWO! Brutus snarls and he tags Julius back in.
Brutus SAYANAGI SLAMS Julius, but Malik moves to avoid the brunt of it! Julius hurries to anchor Malik’s foot, but Malik claws his way forward. Malik stands up and switches with Julius to put him in the corner! Tag to Edris, he and Malik double whip, but Julius ducks the double lariats! Julius blows past Edris, then avoids the crossbody, but not the DROPKICK! Fans fire up but Julius tags Brutus! Malik tags in, Edris runs at Julius but is sent out hard! The Creeds see Malik run in, they DOUBLE BACK DROP him! Brutus snarls and fans fire up while NXT goes picture in picture.
Malik and Edris regroup on the outside while fans fire up. They get back to their corner, Malik gets in but Brutus waistlocks him right away. Brutus drags Malik down, CLUBS him, covers, ONE!! Brutus clamps onto a chinlock and Malik endures now. Malik fights up, Brutus cranks the hold, and fans rally. Malik fights up, hits a fireman’s carry throw, but Brutus holds onto the headlock! Fans continue to rally, Malik continues to endure, so Brutus shifts to a waistlock and he rolls Malik tot he corner. Tag to Julius, they hit the fireman’s carry feed! Julius has the armlock but Malik arm-drags free and knocks Julius over, hot tag to Edris!
Edris jumps in, but Julius gets a bearhug! Julius squeezes tight but Edris endures. Edris clubs Julius but Julius keeps holding tight. Edris keeps fighting with fist after fist after fist and he DECKS Julius! But Julius hurries to get Edris’ leg! Julius drags Edris away, tag to Brutus and Brutus drops a knee on Edris. Brutus clamps on with a chinlock and Edris endures that vice grip again. Edris fights up, throws elbows, and is free! Edris runs, but into a scoop! POWERSLAM! High stack, TWO!! Brutus hurries to clamp onto Edris again with another chinlock. Edris endures all over again as NXT returns to single picture.
Fans rally, Edris fights to his feet and he throws body shots. Brutus ROCKS Edris, Edris goes to ropes, and Brutus grabs at him. Edris shoves Brutus away to then JUMP KNEE Brutus down! Hot tag to Malik! Malik runs while Edris sweeps Brutus’ legs, and Malik BOOTS Brutus into Edris’ BACK ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Malik brings Brutus up. Brutus fights the lift with a headlock, but Malik powers through to hit the back suplex! Tag to Edris and he goes up top, for a MACHO ELBOW! Cover, Julius breaks it! Fans fire up and Strong is already upset. Ivy wants to point out the Creeds are still strong but Strong isn’t listening.
Edris brings Brutus up to neck wrench. Edris CLUBS away on Brutus, tells him to stay down, and then brings Brutus back up for body shots and clubbing ax handles! Fans rally while Edris roars, but Brutus picks Edris up! Edris clubs Brutus back down, but Brutus hits a back suplex TOSS! Tag to Julius and he rallies on Edris! BIG scoop slam! The straps come down, Malik gets in, but he gets an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Julius deadlift gut wrenches Edris for the SLAM! Fans fire up and Julius drags Edris up again. Edris tags Malik in before the GERMAN SUPELX! Malik is up top, FLYING ELBOW!
Malik rallies on Julius, whips and dropkicks! Malik DECKS Brutus for good measure before another dropkick to Julius! Clothesline against the ropes, and Julius is down! Malik goes back up, CROSSBODY but into Julius’ arms! Tag to Brutus, Julius pops Malik up but Malik rolls him. Julius gets Malik back up, ROLLING SPINEBUSTER! Brutus hits the SLIDING LARIAT! Cover, Creeds win!
Winners: The Creed Brothers, by pinfall (still NXT Tag Team Champions)
Despite Strong’s concerns, Julius & Brutus get the job done! They are still golden, but they also respect Malik & Edris for that fight. Will we see these two teams face off again some day?
Cora Jade, Roxanne Perez & Indi Hartwell talk backstage.
Well, more like Cora and Roxie talk. Indi is a third wheel as the two best friends reminisce about wrestling and traveling. New York was a hilariously bad time, Cora lost her gear and had to borrow some of Roxie’s. Indi remembers the days when she had her best friend by her side. Those were the days. But some advice from the “old wily veteran” of the three of them: Be careful. NXT is crazy. You never know what will happen next. Old and wily? Indi, you’re 25, not 45. Uh, she was tag team champion before Cora could drink or Roxie could drive. Oh, remember in Philly when they took Roxie’s cousin’s car-
Not the time for that story, Cora. But Indi is just overcompensating. She’s not some third wheel. They all have something in common: they despise Toxic Attraction. And right now, they need the Indi that was a one woman wrecking ball! They believe in her, and this three headed monster will stop Toxic Attraction. Indi’s pumped, they all high-ten, but will they be able to tear down the champions of NXT?
Apollo Crews sits in a diner.
He sips his coffee, then looks at his journal. He narrates while he writes, “Life is a seesaw of breakthroughs and setbacks. But time constantly moves forward. Time waits for no man. I’ve achieved great success in WWE, career making moments, but every once in awhile, I hear those echoes deep inside my soul. The echoes of those three letters, N X T. And last week, when my music hit, it was like time stood still. Time is uncontrollable, but I can control my future. I have the opportunity to go back and fill a blank spot in my career.”
Apollo is snapped out of his writing by a man complaining about his meal being late. He demands service, but Apollo imagines walking up and confronting the man. If the man were to get angry with Apollo, Apollo would slam the man down. So in reality, Apollo walks right up and asks the man if there is a problem. And just as he imagined, the man gets in Apollo’s face, so here comes the slam! Will Apollo envision himself becoming NXT Champion, and then execute that plan?
Tiffany Stratton VS Fallon Henley w/ Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen!
Daddy’s Little Rich Girl doesn’t notice Wendy Choo stalking her on her Hippity Hop, mostly because she’s too focused on herself. But will Wendy be the only one saying “Giddy-up” tonight? Or will Fallon get vengeance for the Breakout Tournament BS Tiffany pulled off?
NXT returns and Fallon makes her entrance, the boys in tow. The bell rings and Fallon rushes Tiffany, and Tiffany hides in the ropes. Tiffany wants Fallon to back off, then she pulls Fallon’s hair to put her in the corner. The ref counts, Tiffany lets off and SLAPS Fallon. Fallon is pissed and she SLAPS Tiffany right back! Fans fire up, Fallon trips Tiffany and rains down forearms! Tiffany kicks Fallon away but Fallon comes back with a CALF KICK! Fans fire up with Fallon, she slides, but into the apron skirt! Tiffany SMACKS Fallon off the apron, then drags her up and into the ring to TOSS her!
Fans rally, Fallon hits back but Tiffany tosses her again! Tiffany goes up, out and KNEE-BOARD SENTONS back in! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up, Tiffany drags Fallon around and traps her arms. Tiffany bridges back to bend and stretch Fallon! Fallon endures, the boys rally the fans and they all rally for Fallon. Fallon claws at Tiffany and drags her down to a cover, TWO! Tiffany is furious but Fallon ROCKS her first! And again! Tiffany CHOPS, but Fallon DECKS Tiffany! Fallon brings Tiffany up, whips, but Tiffany reverses, only for Fallon to hit a FACEBUSTER! And a short arm LARIAT! Fans fire up, Fallon runs in to back elbow in the corner!
Fallon keeps moving, but into a kitchen sink knee! Tiffany runs to DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO! Tiffany is frustrated, she drags Fallon by her hair, but Fallon KICKS her away! Fallon gets up and runs in but Tiffany fireman’s carries! SAMOAN DROP! Tiffany kips up and talks trash, but here comes Wendy! Wendy SPLASHES Tiffany, with confetti! Fallon drags Tiffany into a cradle, and wins!!
Winner: Fallon Henley, by pinfall
Payback for both Fallon and Wendy on that spoiled brat! Will Tiffany throw a hissy fit to Daddy over this?
Cameron Grimes walks the halls.
Young prospects tell him it was a hell of a fight at In Your House, but sorry about the loss. Grimes appreciates them saying that, but he’s not looking for sympathy. Grimes continues on but Bron Breakker is there. Bron knows what it’s like to lose a title, and he knows Grimes will be a champion again some day. Grimes says again, not looking for sympathy. Grimes heads off, and Duke Hudson speaks up. “It’s not really a good idea to be putting ideas in the head of Cameron Grimes.” And what does Duke want? Well, nice to see you, too, Bron. But to remind Bron of something, the record books show that Duke has a win over Bron.
And how long is he going to hang his hat on a disqualification win? For as long as he can. A win’s a win. Well, here’s an idea. They should have a rematch tonight. And before Duke asks what’s in it for him, Bron will put the title on the line. Duke likes the sound of that. Then Bron’s going to put the match on the books. Has Duke just suckered Bron into a gamble he can’t win? Or will Bron show Duke this isn’t as easy as a game of cards?
Lash Legend speaks.
“I am done with Alba Fyre and her ancient history. So let’s chat it up about the one and only Lash Legend, because I’m a world-class athlete. I was ranked number 2 in the nation in the 400 meter dash, while also dominating the 800, the long jump, the triple jump, I did it all. Not only did I have Track & Field on lock, but your girl can ball, too. I broke every basketball record at my high school, on the way to becoming a McDonald’s All American, and had every Power 500 Conference school looking at your girl.” Lash selected Texas A&M then broke the NCAA rebound record with 27 in a single game. Records are made to be broken, except her records.
Lash then transferred to Mississippi State, where she led the team to a #1 seed in the tournament, then dropped 30 points in the Elite 8 game. Later that year, she was drafted to the WNBA by the Seattle Storm. But then when COVID hit, everything shut down. But instead of waiting around, Lash took her talent to the WWE to dominate a whole ‘nother profession. Her background is all about dominating, so she will gladly put out Alba’s fire, okay?
Wes Lee VS Xyon Quinn!
The Must-See Kid and the Fighting Gentleman are one and one in 1v1 competition, but now it is time to break that tie! Will Lee show Xyon that last time wasn’t a fluke? Or will Xyon #RunItStraight right through Lee?
NXT returns and Xyon makes his entrance. The bell rings and the two rush each other! Lee rolls Xyon, TWO!! Lee keeps on Xyon with fast hands from all sides, and even some KICKS! But Xyon turns a boot into a lift, only for Lee to spin that around. Xyon is too big for the victory roll, though, so Lee KANGAROO KICKS from below! Lee goes for a leg, Xyon gut wrenches to a Canadian Rack and hangs Lee out to dry! Xyon fires off body shots but the fans boo. Xyon YANKS the ropes, but Lee lands on his feet! Lee dodges, ducks and redirects to slide under, only to run into the wall that is Xyon! Fans boo as Xyon looms over Lee.
Xyon stomps Lee, but Lee grabs at the foot. Xyon makes this a cover, TWO! Lee kicks from below while fans rally. Xyon still digs his boot in, but Lee CLUBS the leg! Xyon grabs Lee’s arm, yanks him up off the mat and TOSSES him in the same motion! Lee flounders to ropes, Xyon runs in, and he RAMS Lee into the ropes! Fans still rally for Lee but Xyon picks him up and TOSSES him again! Xyon seems to be enjoying toying with Lee as Lee gets to a corner. Xyon runs in, but Lee goes up and over! Xyon hits buckles, Lee handsprings to PELE Xyon down! Lee hurries to the corner and to the top rope! SKY TWISTER SENTON! Cover, Lee wins!!
Winner: Wes Lee, by pinfall
No one can question that win! Lee makes this Must-See, but will we see Lee get back to the top?
Joe Gacy speaks.
“The time has come. We will show the world what you can do.” Gacy smiles as his Dyad is heading to gorilla. But just who are under those hoods? And will they be victorious in changing the NXT Tag Division?
NXT takes a closer look at Nathan Frazer.
The British Prodigy grew up in Jersey. Not New Jersey, but the original, the Jersey Islands closer to France than it is to England. To understand how small it is, think about this: Jersey Island fits into Rhode Island twenty-six times. You’re never more than five minutes from a beach, so the beach is where Frazer spent most of his time. He would flip off things into the sea and get a rush of adrenaline. Frazer was always full of energy, so he was either pretending to be his favorite WWE Superstars, or he’d be paying soccer.
His parents realized he had a gift for soccer, so he played every single second he could. But at night, he dreamed of being in the ring, not on the pitch. Frazer would be on the wing, take risks, push the offense, and even had chances in the pro leagues. He could’ve tried that, but he wanted to be a pro-wrestler. His heart wanted to be where the WWE was, and that meant taking the biggest risk of all. One chance is all he needs. Will Frazer fight his way to that chance? Stay tuned for more of Frazer’s story.
The Dyad w/ Joe Gacy VS Dante Chen & Javier Bernal!
NXT returns as Gacy is already in the ring with his minions, and they’re taking on the Singaporean Warrior and Level Up’s best kept secret. Will the Dyad do their demented mentor proud? Will they even take off their hoods?
The teams sort out and now, the hoods don’t come off. The shorter druid starts against Bernal, fans chant, “Take the Hoods Off!” as Bernal waits on the druid to make a move. Bernal isn’t sure what to do but then he gets CLOBBERED by the druid! The druid rains down fists, but Bernal gets up to hit back! Bernal dodges then dropkicks the druid to the corner! SPALSH and tag to Chen, and Chen goes corner to corner to SPLASH, too! Feed to a drop toehold, then an elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Chen throws hands on the druid, but Gacy smiles? Chen whips but the druid rebounds to CLOBBER Chen! Fans boo but this druid drags Chen over to tag the other.
The Dyad mug Chen, then claw at his face! The ref counts, the taller druid RAMS Chen’s face right into buckles! Druid #2 throws hands, then DECKS Chen! Fans taunt the druids, “How Can You See?” but Druid 2 just keeps throwing hands. Short arm LARIAT! The druid drags Chen up to DECK him again! Tag back to the first druid, and the Dyad mugs Chen again. The ref counts, the Dyad stops and Druid 2 goes back to the corner. Druid 1 drags Chen up, whips him to a corner but Chen holds ropes. Chen BOOTS back but Druid 2 tags in! Druid 2 keeps Chen from Bernal but Chen ROCKS Druid 2! Hot tag to Bernal!
Fans fire up as Bernal dodges, then fires off forearms! And KICK after KICK and a dropkick! Bernal pops Druid 2 into the atomic drop, and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Then a SLIDING LARIAT! Bernal is all fired up and fans fire up with him, TORNADO- NO! The druid stops that and CLOBBERS Bernal! Tag to Druid 1, he runs to CLOBBER Chen off the apron! The Dyad then focuses on Bernal, and they get him up for the ASSISTED DRAPING DDT! Cover, The Dyad wins!
Winners: The Dyad, by pinfall
Gacy is all smiles, but even more so because his minions were victorious. But will we ever learn who these two are? Gacy gets a mic to say, “The Dyad have taken the steps to the next point in their progression.” Fans tell Gacy to shut up but he says not to judge the Dyad for wanting a sense of belonging. “This society, this cesspool, YOUR negativity, have made these two men feel inferior. When they both deserve to feel superior. And I know in my heart they are not alone. There are many other people that feel the same way. There is a schism between the three of us and NXT 2.0, and it will continue until this becomes a place of acceptance and believes in our message. Thank you.”
Gacy smiles again, but will there be others to join him and his druids? Or will there be those to stand up and stop them instead?
Sanga talks with Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz.
Yulisa invites the gentle giant to join her for Mexican food, like Tacos de Costa Rica. Xyon storms past and Sanga says, “My friend! You are no longer the running it straight. You are walking straight.” The hell did he say? Who does Sanga think he is?! He thinks he’s funny? Xyon dares Sanga to show him how tough he is. Sanga stands up, and that seems more than enough to back Xyon down. Xyon storms off, and Sanga tells the ladies that he’s found his next opponent. Is there a new gentleman fighter in NXT?
Nikkita Lyons speaks.
“I was ready to break out and win that contract. But a partially torn MCL forced me to withdraw from the tournament. It was disheartening, but it’s only made me hungrier to get back in that ring.” She’s getting stronger every day, and training like an animal to make her return. Watch out, because soon, you will hear Lyons roar again.
The D’Angelo Family, and Legado, make their way to the ring.
Tony D’Angelo brings his lieutenants, Troy Donovan & Channing Lorenzo, to the ring and this is a very special occasion. The Don gets a mic to say, “Let’s begin our business, huh?” He calls Two Dimes over, and he says he remembers when he first met Dimes at Nick Mancini’s fourth birthday party. Dimes knocked Fisher right on his face. Awesome stuff. And for Stacks, Tony and Stacks met when they were six years old, and Stacks’ father asked Tony who he thought would win that year’s Kentucky Derby. Tony picked Warhammer, and ever since then, the business took off.
But look. Ever since making that phone call to bring Dimes & Stacks here, they’ve given their all to The Family. They’ve sacrificed again and again, and stepped up big, for The Family. Highlight reel shows that Stacks took the crowbar shot at In Your House so Tony could knock out Wilde and they could win as a team. Tony is so proud of them! And ever since they got here, they’ve given everything to the Family. Congratulations to Dimes & Stacks on their promotions! They’re not just associates, they’re soldiers of the family! Let’s hear it for ’em! Fans boo but Tony brings his boys to the table.
Because business has been booming, with appreciation to Legado, Tony has a sign of appreciation for his boys. Those watches look great, but Legado feels their watches look better. Tony also gives Dimes a bit of something to get a nice steak dinner, and Stacks can take his girl, Marie, somewhere nice. Dimes & Stacks thank the Don, and Tony tells Legado, “Listen to me! You don’t follow him anymore. He’s not Jefe, I am! You take orders from me!” But in this thing, there’s a code they live by. It is a code of silence, an oath of loyalty. Now only in word but in actions. Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouths shut. Understand?!
Tony shakes Wilde’s hand, then shakes Cruz’s hand. He offers a handshake to Escobar, fans chant “NO! NO! NO!” but Escobar is a man of his word and shakes Tony’s hand. Good boys. Now, ladies and gentlemen, Tony now has the strongest family in all of NXT! So it is about time that The Don not only has that title, but a title around his waist! The title of A Champion- But speaking of, here comes Carmelo Hayes! Escobar smirks behind Tony’s back as Melo & Trick have mics to respond. “Hey, Tony. I know I didn’t hear you talking about my A Championship, because this whole Don of NXT thing must be going to your head. Because you don’t want no problems with me, or my title.”
Tony tells Melo that he was warned to stay out of Tony’s business “or else.” Interrupting Tony is a bad move. Now Melo and that title are Tony’s business. Trick tells Tony that they don’t take kindly to threats. So before Tony tries to come see the, they’ll come see him. Tony wasn’t talking to Trick! Now Melo, as great as you think you are, and you are great, you still ain’t The Don. They don’t call the shots, Tony does! So Tony VS Melo for the North American Championship is happening next week! Done deal! Melo nods, accepting those terms. Stacks says they look good tonight, maybe he and Dimes soften the chuckleheads up.
Tony likes that idea. What does Melo say? Melo says he doesn’t call shots, he just makes shots! And Tony’s boys look like easy lay-ups. Trick says it doesn’t matter if they’re Two Dimes, Three Pennies, or Five Quarters, because tonight, they strap up the boots up, make the ring talk, and make spare change out of all them boys! That’s all it is, and that’s all it’s gon’ be! Will Melo & Trick shoot, score and shut Tony up?
Mandy Rose speaks.
She lounges while saying that tonight, “Little Miss Breakout,” Roxanne Perez, is stepping up into the big leagues when her and her friends face THE attraction of NXT. And after that match, Roxie will be begging NXT to give that contract back. Jacy says Cora and Roxie are “so perfect’ for each other. Misery loves company, right? Or rather, failure loves company. Who even wants to be friends with them anyway? Gigi says it seems like Indi would. “She’s the most desperate in all of NXT. Hell, she’d be friends with this plant if it’d listen to her complain about her pathetic life.” Tonight, Toxic Attraction will show why they’re the most dominant group in NXT history!
NXT Championship: Bron Breakker VS Duke Hudson!
The Big Booty Nephew kept his cool and kept his title against Gacy In Your House, and now he looks to deal with Duke. Will The Most Smug Wrestler in the World finally be humbled? Or will he just get more arrogant after taking this title out of nowhere?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and Duke attacks from behind! Duke stomps Bron to a corner but the ref backs him off. Bron still wants this, and the bell rings. Bron dodges Duke to GERMAN SUPLEX! And then FLYING SHOULDER! And another shoulder! Bron ducks, dodges, and picks Duke up for a POWERSLAM! The straps come down, Bron aims at Duke and runs in to SPEAR!! Bron roars while Duke writhes, and Bron hauls Duke up for a trophy lift! BREAKKER SLAM!! Cover, Bron wins!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (still NXT Champion)
And just like that, it’s over! Bron busts Duke, but then here comes Cameron Grimes! The Carolina Cash Money Caveman has a mic to tell Bron Breakker, “I really just wanted to come out here and finish our conversation that we started earlier. Since Bron Breakker’s gotten to NXT and took this place by storm, we haven’t really had a chance to talk yet.” Bron says then Grimes can get in the ring. Grimes says that where he is in the business, he doesn’t really care. Grimes will tell Bron just what’s on his mind. Every single fan here knows that if Bron didn’t have his real last name, he wouldn’t have that title.
Now don’t get Grimes wrong, Bron, Grimes respects you. He truly does. He’s not saying Bron ate off a silver platter, but he damn sure ate better than Grimes did. But that’s what happens, right? In this business, Bron’s daddy was a legend and has a Hall of Fame ring. A great guy, Grimes enjoyed his work. But that’s the problem. Everyone knows who Bron’s daddy is, and no one knew who Grimes’ daddy was. But that’s fine, really. But it’s still a problem. Bron got everything because of his dad, who got to sit ringside when Bron won the title. Grimes’ dad didn’t. His dad had to look DOWN on his boy winning a title.
Grimes respects Bron, because Bron is built like a truck. And the worst thing is, when Bron gets in the ring, he gets better and better. But what Bron doesn’t have is Grimes’ heart, and Grimes puts his heart up against anyone in this business. Grimes is tired of cutting the line, of who is next, of catchphrases and all that, because if he’s going to say he’s going to the moon, then he better launch the rocket and go to the moon! BRON VS GRIMES, GREAT AMERICAN BASH, for the NXT CHAMPIONSHIP! Bron accepts with a handshake, and Grimes has his match! Will this battle of hearts, blood and gold come with fireworks at The Bash?
Tatum Paxley is on the phone.
Yeah, she saw it. She has stuff she has to work on. Ivy Nile walks in and Tatum says bye. Tatum hangs up and says she already knows what Ivy’s going to say. No, she doesn’t. Ivy saw Tatum putting in work, trying to prove herself. Ivy encourages Tatum to keep it up. But then Strong and Kemp walk over and Strong asks what Ivy is up to. Ivy buried that girl these last few months! But she’s changing Ivy’s mind. Oh? More like making excuses. Strong always says, no excuses in Diamond Mine! No matter what, you overcome. But then The Creeds walk over and Strong asks them what the heck with that handshake after the match! You put the nail in the coffin and move on.
Okay, noted. But hey, they’ve got great news! After their first title defense, Julius & Brutus admit, Strong was right. But thing is… Brutus is more of a visual learner, so Julius booked Strong and Kemp a match for next week! That way, Strong can show the Creeds how it’s done. Strong complains about his ankle but Ivy says no excuses, right? They use Strong’s words against him and now Strong gets fired up. Strong brings Kemp along, will Strong be able to show us all the Diamond Mine way?
NXT receives one more message in Italian.
“The time has come to show the world who he is. Prepare for his arrival as NXT will never be the same. Veni Vidi Vinci.” Giovanni Vinci is in action, after the break!
Backstage interview with The Robert Stone Brand.
McKenzie notes it was a “disappointing” loss for Von Wagner to Josh Briggs, but he’ll be taking on Brooks Jensen next. Stone has McKenzie bring the mic to him, and he says that the guy’s name isn’t “Brooks Jensen.” It’s Cheater, because that’s the only way Briggs won. And Sophia Cromwell promises us that you will never see that happen again. Next week, it is 1v1, Von VS Brooks. No one else ringside, even her and Stone. But Von will still show the world his dominance. Stone seems a bit surprised about that news, but will it still be Wagner’s World without Stone and Cromwell?
Giovanni Vinci VS ???
Shedding the past that was Fabian Aichner, soldier of Imperium, the stylish and sophisticated soul of #VeniVidiVinci can finally shine! But will Giovanni’s future be bright? Or will Guru Raaj put a damper on this (re)debut?
The bell rings and the two circle. Raaj and Vinci tie up, Vinci wrenches and arm-drags Raaj to an armlock. Raaj endures, fights to a headscissors, but Vinci shrugs that off to roll Raaj and wrench his arm again. Raaj endures, fans duel, and Raaj fights up. Vinci wrenches again but Raaj rolls and wrenches back. Vinci rolls and kips over and over and over again to then wrench and arm-drag Raaj away! Vinci RAMS into Raaj, headlocks for the takeover, and he even winks at the camera. Raaj endures, keeps his shoulders up, and fans rally up. Raaj fights to his feet, throws body shots, but Vinci CLUBS him down!
Vinci drags Raaj up, scoops him, but Raaj slips out to shove. Things speed up, Vinci ducks and dodges and runs Raaj over! Fans fire up and Vinci taunts Raaj. Raaj gets up but Vinci kicks him around. Vinci SLAPS Raaj, Raaj throws body shots, but Vinci shoves to back drop! Raaj gets up to DROPKICK, but Vinci stays up!? Vinci counter punches, CHOPS Raaj, then whips him to ropes. Raaj reverses but Vinci springboards to CROSSBODY! Vinci snarls as Raaj gets to a corner, and Vinci CHOPS him again! Vinci drags Raaj up to CHOP, and CHOP, and CHOP! Raaj’s chest is red like fine wine, and Vinci whips him corner to corner.
Vinci runs in, blocks Raaj’s boot and reels him in to LARIAT! Fans fire up and Vinci drags Raaj up to reel him in. LAST RIDE!! Cover, Vinci wins!
Winner: Giovanni Vinci, by pinfall
Fans cheer the style and strength that was on display as Vinci gets his first victory! Will he soon make NXT just as stylish and sophisticated as his life?
Backstage interview with Solo Sikoa.
McKenzie notes Solo did just as he said he would, and that was leave Grayson Waller and Carmelo Hayes down for the count. Solo likes calling his shots, but he’s not done yet. He wants that North American Championship. He may sound like a broken record, but that’s because Solo’s worked so hard to get here. He wants that gold on his waist, on his shoulder- But then Grayson walks in and says if he had a dollar for every time he’s heard Solo say all that, he’d have enough to send Solo home to the island. But Solo’s got next? No, he got a surprise partner from Raw whose coattails Solo rode to victory.
Hold on, now. Grayson was the one how rode a powerbomb into the ground. Yeah, Apollo’s powerbomb. Apollo carried Solo and Solo is trying to steal the glory! Spin it however you want, Waller, but next week, they’ll spin it for real and see what happens. Wait, what? Did Solo say it too fast? Waller VS Solo, 1v1, next week. Let’s get it! Waller is stunned, but he says fine, they can have a match. Will Waller show that he’s the Street Champion of Australia? Or will Waller be wishing he could fly back home?
Malik and Edris regroup backstage.
Edris tells Malik to not worry about it and mope around. Yes, they lost, but they win some and they lose some. For now, they can go to the club, have some fun, maybe talk up the ladies. But then Grimes walks over and he asks where they’re going. To the club. Oh, well, this was the biggest night of their careers, right? But what happened out there? Well, they had a championship match. Yeah, but say how it was. It was a loss. Well, they can get another opportunity. Oh, really? Will they? Haven’t they been working hard just for this opportunity? Grimes pretty sure they were. He knows they have. He knows they’ve been busting their asses, but for what?
They think things are just gonna keep coming? They think there’s just going to be more? No, guys. You are doing the thing you want to do at the place you want to do it. And you think it’s okay to leave before the show is over? That it’s just okay to leave before the main event? No, Grimes gets it. They gotta get to the club, right? But that’s the problem. You guys have all the athletic ability in the world, you look like freakin’ statues! You could be the biggest stars in this company, but you’re not hungry enough. Grimes wants Edris to not waste his talent. Grimes sure doesn’t waste his. Has Grimes just lit a fire under these two young studs with that tough love pep talk?
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams VS Channing Lorenzo & Troy Donovan w/ Tony D’Angelo!
After all the trash The Don talked, the North American Champion and his best friend look to put The D’Angelo Family in their place. Will Melo & Trick stack Stacks & Dimes to send a message to Tony? Or will the newest soldiers of the family do The Don proud and take the A Champion for all he’s worth?
The teams sort out, Dimes starts with Trick and fans rally up. They tie up, Dimes wrenches to throw body shots, then he CLUBS the arm. Dimes wrenches and wrenches and wristlocks, but Trick drop toeholds to get a cradle! ONE, Dimes knees low and drags Trick over. Tag to Stacks, the Don’s family mugs Trick, and Stacks CLUBS Trick on the back. Stacks CHOPS, Trick CHOPS, and they throw hands! Stacks ROCKS Trick, headlocks and grinds, but Trick powers out and tags Melo. Trick drops and Melo dropkicks Stacks! Melo rains down fists, then shoots his three pointer. Melo smiles at Tony then brings Stacks up.
Melo runs, but Tony gets in Melo’s way as he goes to springboard! Stacks CLOBBERS Melo out of the ring! Fans boo but Dimes tags in so he can RAM Melo into steel steps! Dimes puts Melo in, pushes Melo to a cover, ONE! Melo pushes Dimes away, but Dimes drags Melo to the corner. Stacks tags in, Dimes puts Melo up top, and they put Melo in the Tree of Woe to stomp a mudhole into him! Tag to Dimes, he kicks and stomps more! Stacks tags in, Melo falls out of the Tree, and Stacks CLUBS Melo. Fans duel, Melo hits back and ROCKS Stacks, then CHOPS! Stacks knees low, taunts Melo, then whips, but Melo rolls off Stacks’ back to CLOBBER him!
Fans fire up and both men crawl, hot tag to Dimes! Dimes drops an elbow to keep Melo down, then covers, TWO! Dimes drags Melo up, brings him around, but Melo hits back. Dimes snapmares Melo and pushes him around to then dig a knee into Melo’s side! Dimes pulls on an arm and leg, but Melo fights with his free hand. Dimes drops knees on Melo, drags him back and tags Stacks. The family gets Melo up, Dimes hits a BACKBREAKER! Stacks mocks the three pointer, but Melo fights out to avoid the leg drop! Melo then POSTS Dimes, and hurries to tag in Trick! Fans fire up as Trick dodges Stack sand BOOTS Dimes!
Trick turns Stacks around and throws a hard body shot and a harder uppercut! Trick runs to FLYING LARIAT! Fans fire up with Trick and he ROLLING KICKS Dimes out of the ring! Then he FLAPJACKS Stacks! Trick kips up and fans fire up! But Tony has Wilde distract the ref and Cruz get on the apron. Cruz springboards but Trick dodges, the CROSSBODY hits Stacks! Tony is furious that they screwed up, and Trick clotheslines Cruz out! Tag to Melo and Melo goes up. Melo aims, THREE POINTER on Stacks! Cover, Melo & Trick win!
Winners: Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams, by pinfall
Escobar laughs and shrugs, saying it’s not his fault this didn’t go Tony’s way. Will things continue to go the other way when The Don tries to take Melo’s belt?
Tony D’Angelo chews out Legado.
What did he say about them working for him? He’s The Don. What he says, they do. Their job is to help Stacks & Two Dimes, and they failed! Cruz and Wilde can’t help but chuckle as they look over at Escobar, but Tony gets mad. Don’t look to him! Escobar is not their boss! Tony is! What Legado did in their time means nothing in this family! They’re at the bottom! Be better next time! And that is next week, when Tony beats Melo for the North American Championship! Will Escobar, Wilde & Cruz have no choice but to do as The Don demands when the gold is on the line?
Six Woman Tag: Toxic Attraction VS Indi Hartwell, Roxanne Perez & Cora Jade!
After In Your House, Mandy Rose is still NXT Women’s Champion, and Gigi & Jacy are still NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. But as close as Wendy Choo and KC Squared came, will #IndiWrestling, the Gamer Girl and #GenerationJade be able to lay waste to the Toxic trio? Or will Mandy, Gigi & Jacy prove they still have strength in numbers?
The teams sort out, and Cora starts against Mandy, meeting again after Cora lost to Mandy in their 1v1 title match. They circle, fans rally and duel, and they tie up. Mandy puts Cora on ropes but the ref counts. Mandy lets off at 3, resets with Cora, but then Mandy hides in the ropes as Cora rushes over. Mandy goes to her corner, get some tips from her team, and then tags Jacy. Jacy and Cora circle, fans taunt “Toxic Waste!” but Jacy brushes it off. Jacy talks trash, pie faces Cora then headlocks. Cora powers out, but Jacy runs her over! Jacy hollers, runs, but Cora dodges and whips Jacy to then follow her.
Jacy tries hip toss but Cora turns that to a takedown and press, TWO! Jacy and Cora hurry up, NECKBREAKER from Jacy! Cover, TWO! Jacy is frustrated already, talks trash on Cora, but Cora hits a JAWBREAKER! Cora ROCKS Jacy and she scrambles way tot ag Mandy back in. Cora arm-drags Mandy, has the armlock, but Mandy fights up. Cora stays clamped on, tags Indi, and Indi wrenches to an ELBOW BREAKER! Indi wristlocks, Mandy rolls and spins through to wrench Indi back. Fans duel as Mandy wristlocks, but Indi slips through and around to a top wristlock! Mandy endures, Indi puts on the pressure, but Mandy slips through to hammerlock.
Indi reaches back, fans rally up, and Indi slips through to hammerlock back. Mandy reaches back, pulls hair, then wrenches to whip., Indi reverses and scoops Mandy for a SIDEWALK SLAM! Mandy scurries away, Toxic Attraction regroups outside. Indi is impatient but Toxic Attraction wants a timeout? There’s no such thing, and the ring count starts. Toxic Attraction all gets in together, but Roxie & Cora are there to back Indi up. Fans fire up as Toxic Attraction all swing but they all miss! Indi BOOTS Mandy while Cora & Roxie DOUBLE DROPKICK Gigi & Jacy! Toxic Attraction all bails out as NXT goes picture in picture.
Jacy checks Mandy and Gigi, and they want another timeout. But it’s just another ring count while Indi dares someone to get in. Toxic Attraction go back to their corner, Mandy gets back in, and she gets around Indi to waistlock. Indi powers Mandy to a corner, RAMS her into buckles, then brings her around to bump her off buckles! Indi brings Mandy to the corner, bumps her off more buckles, and she offers a tag. Roxie tags in, she and Indi mug Mandy, then Roxie ROCKS Mandy! Roxie bumps Mandy off buckles, uppercuts her, then tags Cora in. The best friends mug Mandy, CLUB her down, and Cora ROCKS Mandy with a right.
Cora clamps on with a facelock, Mandy fight sup and whips Cora to the Toxic corner hard! Mandy digs her knee into Cora, tags in Gigi, and Gigi stomps away! Gigi drags Cora up, snapmares her down, and clamps on a chinlock. Gigi keeps Cora from reaching for her team, brings her up, but Cora throws elbows. Cora blocks a punch, ROCKS Gigi, then snapmare to basement dropkick! Cover, TWO! Cora clamps on with a chinlock and she brings Gigi over to tag in Roxie. They double whip Gigi to DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Gigi drops, Roxie covers, TWO! NXT returns to single picture as Roxie stays between Gigi and her corner.
Gigi powers Roxie back into the Toxic corner, Jacy tags in, and she CHOPS Roxie. Jacy snapmares Roxie, has the arms and pulls for a motorcycle stretch! Fans rally up as Roxie endures. Roxie fights up, arm-drags free, and dodges a boot to arm-drag! And arm-drag again! And then roll, headscissor and go for a leg, only for Jacy to step through and sit on the cover! TWO, Roxie has a sunset flip, TWO! Jacy and Roxie get up, Jacy spins Roxie for a ROLLING ELBOW! Jacy runs to drop a SENTON! Cover, TWO! Jacy is annoyed, but she pushes Roxie around. Fans rally, Jacy fireman’s carries but Roxie fights free!
Roxie CHOPS Jacy! Jacy CHOPS back! Roxie ROCKS Jacy, but Jacy ROCKS Roxie! The forearms fly, fans fire up, Jacy gets the edge! Jacy roars and whips, but Roxie spins around to KNEE SMASH Jacy in the face! Tag to Indi, tag to Mandy! Indi rallies on the Toxic Goddess, blocks a boot and throws Mandy down to kick and CLUB and DECK her! Cover, TWO! Indi clamps onto Mandy then throws a EuroUpper! Tag to Cora, fans rally and duel as Cora clinches. Mandy breaks free to ROCK Cora then whip, but Cora RANAS Mandy away! Mandy staggers into a BUZZSAW! Cora then runs to IMPLODER DOUBLE STOMP! Cover, TWO!
Cora runs at Mandy to SHINING WIZARD at the ropes! Cora runs, Gigi swipes at her, so Cora DECKS Gigi! Jacy talks trash, Cora TOSSES Jacy into the ring! Cora DECKS Gigi again, then fires off on Mandy! Mandy shoves, Cora ducks and dodges to go up, into a SPINEBUSTER! High stack, TWO! Mandy is annoyed and she drags Cora up. Fans rally, Mandy tags Jacy, and they mug Cora. Jacy snapmares Cora, KICKS her in the back, then pie faces her. Jacy taunts Cora and the fans, but Cora throws body shots! Jacy kicks low, brings Cora up and snap suplexes! Cover, TWO! Jacy smirks and brings Cora up to put her in the corner.
Gigi tags in, feed to the ROUNDHOUSE! Cover, TWO! Gigi is frustrated and she pulls Cora’s hair to keep her from her corner. Cora hits from below but Gigi CLUBS away on her! Gigi drags Cora up, bumps her off buckles, and tags Mandy back in. They mug Cora, Mandy fires off forearms and body shots over and over. Fans duel, Cora hits back and rolls Mandy up! ONE, but Cora and Mandy DOUBLE LARIAT! Fans fire up, both women crawl, but Mandy keeps Cora from her corner! Cora still crawls forward, so Jacy runs in to distract the ref! Cora tags Indi, but the ref doesn’t see it! Mandy drags Cora away during the confusion!
The ref stops Indi, Mandy drags Cora up, and Mandy puts Cora in the corner. Tag to Gigi, the mugging continues, and Gigi drags Cora down to grind the arm. Cora endures, fans rally and duel, and Gigi wraps Cora into a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Cora endures, pops free to a cover, TWO! Gigi BOOTS Cora down! Then DECKS Indi! But Cora slides under, tag to Roxie! Roxie rallies on Toxic Attraction, slips out of a scoop and shoves Gigi to then duck, dodge and THESZ PRESS! Roxie rains down fists and fires up! Roxie runs in to uppercut Gigi in a corner, then rolls to do it again! RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP, and a cover, Jacy SENTONS it apart!
Indi TOSSES Jacy! Mandy TOSSES Indi! Indi returns to DECK Mandy! And then TOSS Mandy out! Indi sees Jacy get up so she SHOVES Jacy down! But Mandy drags Indi out, so Indi CLOBBERS Mandy! The one woman wrecking crew is back! Roxie SUPERKICKS Gigi! Tag to Cora and she goes up top! SUPER SENTON!! Tag back to Roxie, and she drags Gigi to a cover, Roxie’s team wins!
Winners: Indi Hartwell, Roxanne Perez & Cora Jade, by pinfall
The champions fall, and now they know the Women’s Breakout Star has their number! Will Mandy, Gigi & Jacy have to look over their shoulders for some #PopRox?
A pretty good episode of NXT, but I’m noticing quite a lot of promos lately. Good to know Nikkita is on her way back, good to have some of Nathan Frazer’s real life story told to us, and a rather interesting move for Sophia Cromwell to say Von VS Brooks will be truly 1v1. There’s a good chance Von wins, but I hope Brooks gets a good showing, like Sam Gradwell did in NXT UK. Good promo from Lash to give us her credentials while hyping up her match with Alba Fyre. Honestly, the credentials promo should’ve been given to us much earlier than this, but better late than never. But even knowing Lash’s athletic ability, I’m pretty sure Fyre wins.
Apollo’s cinematic promo was rather interesting. He’s no longer the Prince of Nigeria, but apparently he’s now The Equalizer? Not sure it makes sense, but whatever gets him screen time. Of course, it’d also be good to have him in matches so maybe that happens next week. Good backstage segment with Solo and Waller, and it seems Waller’s thing right now is sticking his foot in his mouth. I would think Solo wins their match next week so that he’ll be poised to face whoever wins between Tony and Carmelo. Speaking of, this was all clearly not live, Troy Donovan was recently released under undisclosed “policy violations,” so he should’ve been written off. That’ll surely happen when NXT returns to being live.
That said, very fun match between Melo & Trick VS Stacks & Dimes. Melo has momentum but Tony has motivation, so that North American Championship match could go either way. But maybe Escobar and Legado “help” Tony and Tony loses so that Melo VS Solo can happen for the Great American Bash. And that match could go either way, as fans love Solo and would go nuts for him winning a title. And speaking of titles, I knew Duke wasn’t going to win but damn, they kinda did him dirty with Bron basically squashing him. But Grimes coming out and challenging Bron was great stuff. Grimes is getting fired up with this new kind of “Mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore” attitude is great, I think fans will get behind him again with this.
Grimes was also right to get at Malik & Edris with that attitude, because they should be upset, too. Kayfabe is whatever, but I myself was disappointed in the tag match that opened the night. Not because it was a mess, but because it was 75-25 in favor of the Creeds. Two different hot tags but the rallies get stymied right away, and that feels like BS to me. The Creeds were going to retain but can’t Malik & Edris look like contenders and not dudes from Level Up? That aside, I did like the Creeds and Ivy turning things around on Strong. He gets himself stuck in a situation, and I would love it if Kemp was the one to win the match for them. Strong has to be booted from the group before the summer is over, that’s what this feels like.
Speaking of Level Up, good to see Dante Chen back from there, and Javier Bernal makes the jump over with him, all to lose to The Dyad, AKA Grizzled Young Veterans in red velvet hoods and robes. Of course The Dyad win, and of course they’ll win their way to a tag title match, but I feel like it’d be better if the reveal was sooner rather than later. Lee VS Xyon was pretty good, and Lee wins after showing his resilience and getting a great finish. Xyon VS Sanga is happening as I expected, but I like that Sanga is taking the title of handsome ass-kicking ladies man from Xyon. And this does make me realize they’ve dialed down the NXThirst and I am thankful for that.
Great “debut” for Giovanni Vinci, and he more or less still wrestles like Fabian Aichner, but with a bit more swagger now. I like that his entrance has those snapshots, almost makes me wonder why he wasn’t part of Max Dupri’s Maximum Male Models gimmick. Tiffany VS Fallon was a lot of fun, and I like that Wendy got to help screw Tiffany over. Tiffany VS Wendy is probably going to be set up for The Bash, and I feel like the winner of that will depend on who is champion by the end of that episode. We got a great Six Woman Tag main event, great teamwork from Indi, Roxie & Cora, and a great win, too. It’s not clear if Roxie will challenge Mandy or the tag champions, but either way, Great American Bash is where it happens, and I can only hope with all my might Roxie wins.
My Score: 8.2/10
Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (1/31/23)
NXTag Team Tuesday!
Will tonight be a TEACHABLE MOMENT?
NXT is planning a Fatal 4 Way tag title match for Vengeance Day, and a Triple Threat will decide that fourth team! Who punches a golden ticket to Charlotte, North Carolina?
- The Creed Brothers VS Indus Sher w/ Jinder Mahal; Indus Sher wins.
- Zoey Stark VS Indi Hartwell; Stark wins.
- DIJAK VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone; Dijak wins.
- Tyler Bate VS Axiom; Bate wins.
- Stevie Turner VS Dani Palmer; Stevie wins.
- Charlie Dempsey VS Drew Gulak w/ Hank Walker; Gulak wins.
- Triple Threat Tag: The Dyad VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe VS Chase U; Chase U wins and joins the Vengeance Day NXT Tag Team Championship match.
PLAY BY PLAY
The Creed Brothers VS Indus Sher w/ Jinder Mahal!
Julius & Brutus were denied a New Year’s Evil showdown with Sanga & Veer, but they get their moment just days before Vengeance Day! Will the Diamond Mine finally shine? Or will they be slain by the tigers hunting them down?
The teams sort out, Julius starts against Veer and they tie up. They go around as fans chant for the Creeds, and the two break. They go again, Julius waistlocks then shoves Veer. Veer nods, eggs Julius on, but then avoids Julius’ takedown. Julius waistlocks, Veer elbows free then runs, but Julius drops and Veer rolls. They keep moving, Julius ducks then jumps but Veer blocks the hip toss! Julius blocks a hip toss, and the hand start flying! Veer knees low, TOSSES Julius to the corner, then storms up. Julius slips away but gets clipped. Tag to Sanga, and tag to Brutus. Fans rally up as Brutus and Sanga circle.
The two tie up, Brutus waistlocks but Sanga THROWS him away! Sanga and Brutus go again, and Brutus tries to lift Sanga! Sanga CLUBS Brutus, whips him to a corner, then runs in. Brutus dodges, fires hands from all sides but Sanga shoves back. Brutus blocks a boot! Brutus has a leg but Veer tags in! Veer ROCKS Brutus, Sanga whips Brutus, and Sanga runs Brutus over! Veer drops a BIG elbow! Jinder applauds while fans are torn. Veer stalks Brutus, stomps him down, then stomps him again. Brutus gets up to RAM Veer into the corner! Tag to Julius, the Creeds mug Veer, and then Julius runs to forearm smash!
The Creeds DOUBLE HIP TOSS Veer! Fans fire up as Julius KNEES Veer in the side! Brutus KNEES Veer, then Julius gut wrench SLAMS Brutus on Veer! Cover, TWO! Jinder talks trash, Julius swipes at him, then goes back for Veer. Veer elbows Julius away, tags in Sanga, and they FLAPJACK HOTSHOT Julius down! Sanga throws knees, puts Julius in the ropes and bends him back! The ref counts, Sanga lets off, but Jinder hits a cheap shot! Ivy Nile protests but Sanga stands on Julius’ chest! Tag to Veer, Sanga has the legs and drapes Julius out, for Veer to LEAP FROG ATTACK! Fans are torn while Indus Sher stands over Julius.
Veer throws body shots on Julius at the ropes, then he reaches out for Sanga. Julius throws hands but Veer ROCKS and CLUBS Julius! Tag to Sanga but Julius tackles Veer! Sanga BOOTS Julius for that, then scoops him. Sanga gives Julius SNAKE EYES, and then waits on Julius before he stomps him back down! Tag to Veer, Sanga throws knees, CLUBS Julius down, but Julius TACKLES Sanga! Veer stomps Julius, stomps him more, and then has him at the ropes. Tag back to Sanga, Indus Sher mugs Julius, then double whip. They run Julius over with double shoulders! Sanga stalks Julius, and clamps on a SLEEPER!
Fans rally for Julius as he fights up. Julius stands but Sanga wrangles him back down! Julius fights up, but Sanga knees him in the back! Sanga puts Julius against ropes, kicks him and whips him to a corner. Sanga runs in to SPLASH! Sanga reels Julius in, for a SIDE EFFECT! Cover, TWO! Julius is hanging tough but Sanga throws off his armbands. Sanga drags Julius up but Julius powers Sanga back. Sanga CLUBS Julius in the corner, throws knees, then drags Julius over. But Julius shoves free! Sanga CLOBBERS Julius and smother shim into the mat! Sanga drags Julius back, tags Veer, and they hand off the leg.
Veer has a lock on the leg but Julius uses his other foot to pry at the hold! Julius hops up and ENZIGURIS! Hot tag to Brutus! Fans fire up as BRUTUS SMASH! And SMASH! And back body block for Sanga! BIG back suplex for Veer! Fans are thunderous as Brutus goes out to SMASH Sanga! Brutus drags Veer up to a GERMAN SUPLEX! Brutus roars, and he hammers away with fists! Sanga returns but Brutus DECKS him! Tag to Julius and Brutus STANDING MOONSAULTS! Julius STANDING SHOOTING STARS! Cover, TWO!! Sanga was almost there but Veer survives on his own. Fans rally, Brutus runs in and TACKLES Sanga out of the ring!
Julius drags Veer up, gut wrenches, and he double clutches to POWERBOMB! High stack, TWO!?! Veer survives and fans are thunderous again! Jinder panics but he coaches Veer up. Fans rally for “NXT!” as Julius hits the ROLLING SPINEBUSTER! The elbow pad comes off, but Jinder grabs Julius! Ivy storms over and fans rally for her! Veer ROCKS Julius, whips him, but Julius dodges! Only to BLAST Ivy off the apron by accident!! Julius can’t believe what happened, but he turns around into the MILLION DOLLAR LARIAT!! Tag to Sanga, choke grip and CHOKE SLAM! Cover, Indus Sher wins!!
Winner: Indus Sher, by pinfall
Jinder grins as he celebrates with his team, because a win is a win! Will Indus Sher look to take over the NXT Tag Division after Vengeance Day?
Axiom watches NXT UK episodes on Peacock.
Tyler Bate walks over to see it’s Tyler Bate VS A-Kid for the Heritage Cup. Bate was always a big fan of A-Kid’s. They had some excellent matches in NXT. Axiom agrees, A-Kid’s the best. What ever happened to him? Bate says Axiom reminds him of A-Kid. He isn’t sure what it is, he can’t put his finger on it. Axiom says he gets that a lot. But Bate, that Heritage Cup match was very unique, a real masterpiece. How about they create a masterpiece of their own tonight? Bate loves that idea! But then in walks Damon Kemp with sarcastic applause.
Kemp says he was walking around, and overhead them. Friendly competition makes him sick! “I respect your work a lot! I respect your work to infinity!” When Kemp was in NXT UK, he learned that all the Limeys are soft! And the European wrestling style is overrated! And if you ever see A-Kid personally, tell him that Kemp says he’s hot garbage! Well, if Axiom does see A-Kid around, he’ll tell him. Kemp walks off, but Bate says Kemp is a “right wazzock.” A what? A pendejo. Oh! Okay. Bate heads out, will Axiom get that friendly competition? Or will he first take care of Kemp’s attitude first?
Zoey Stark VS Indi Hartwell!
These two had an impressive showing in this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match, though neither won their ticket to WrestleMania. But Indi also wants to get to the bottom of who attacked Nikkita Lyons in the parking lot. All signs point to The Hunter, will Indi get her to confess?
The bell rings and fans sing, “OH~ Zoey is angry~!” Zoey gets mad hearing that, and then ties up with Indi. They go around, Indi puts Zoey in a corner, and the ref counts. Indi lets off at 4, but Zoey shoves her back. Indi shoves back, then dodges to CHOP! And ROCK! Indi fires off and fans cheer her on. Indi whips, Zoey holds ropes, then Zoey bails out. Fans boo while Zoey throws a tantrum. Indi slips out after Zoey, they go around the way, and Indi avoids the elbow drop! Indi drags Zoey out to RAM Her into the apron, and again! Indi gets in the ring, drags Zoey up by her hair, and into the ropes for an UPPERCUT! And BOOT!
Zoey flops down, Indi drags her to a cover, TWO! Indi drags Zoey up for a short arm LARIAT! And then another! Fans rally but Zoey gets around and claws Indi’s eyes! Zoey snapmares Indi, runs and SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Indi sits up, Zoey stomps her on the back. Zoey tells fans that THEY suck, and she clamps onto an armlock and chinbar. Indi endures, fans rally up, and Indi fights up. “OH~ Zoey is angry~!” Indi stands, arm-drags free, but Zoey comes back to CHOP! Indi CHOPS, Zoey CHOPS, repeat! Zoey kicks low, whips Indi hard into a corner, then whips her in again! Zoey soaks up heat and whips corner to corner.
Indi reverses, Zoey bounces off buckles and into a SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO! Indi gives a thumbs up and fans cheer. Indi puts Zoey in the ropes again, but Zoey avoids the uppercut to HOTSHOT! Indi falls, Zoey slingshots for the ARABIAN SENTON! Cover, TWO! Zoey snarls and she rains down fists on Indi! Indi gets up and flounders to a corner but Zoey snapmares her down. Zoey cravats for a neck wrench but Indi endures. Fans rally, Indi fights up, but Zoey wrangles her back down! Zoey cranks the cravat but Indi still endures. Fans rally up again, Indi fights up again, but Zoey shifts to a facelock. Indi still powers Zoey to a corner!
Zoey powers Indi back, but Indi RAMS Zoey into the corner! Zoey BOOTS Indi back! And then fires forearms! Indi hits back, they go shot for shot, but Indi kicks, JABS and DECKS Zoey! Zoey staggers up and Indi rallies with clotheslines! Indi dodges to SPINEBUSTER! Highs tack, TWO! Zoey is still in this but Indi keeps her cool. Zoey goes to a corner, Indi runs in but Zoey dodges! HEEL KICK! Zoey waistlocks, to GERMAN SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Indi is still in this but Zoey is frustrated. Zoey waistlocks and drags Indi up, but Indi arm-drags out of the half nelson. Indi scoops but Zoey slips out to fireman’s carry! But Indi flights free!
Indi shoves Zoey away, runs in but is put on the apron. Indi ROCKS Zoey first, then springboards, but Zoey trips her up! Indi crashes down, Zoey drags her back up! Z 360!! Cover, Zoey wins!
Winner: Zoey Stark, by pinfall
Whether innocent or guilty in the whodunnit, Zoey Stark is still the winner here! But then Zoey attacks Indi! Sol Ruca rushes out and chases Zoey off! The Hunter has a target on her own back, will karma catch up to her one way or another?
The Schism speaks.
Joe Gacy says, “A day of vengeance is on the horizon for The Schism.” Rip Fowley says, “We seek vengeance for something that has been owed to us for far too long.” Jagger Reed says, “The NXT Tag Team Championships have been kept from us since The Dyad’s inception.” Gacy says, “Tonight, Rip and Jagger change their destiny by altering others’ reality.” Ava Raine tells Edris Enofe & Malik Blade, “We know who you are. But everyone at Chase University, you worship a false idol. You are not a family. You are abusive, devious, and delusional. School spirit will not help you tonight, because Chase University will fail. There is no unit stronger than the Schism.”
They are four roots, one tree, but will they be the final team to enter the Fatal 4 Way?
Apollo Crews speaks.
“The city of Charlotte. Packed restaurants, tons of foot traffic, bars with lines out the door. Cars flying down I-85. I came out early to feel Charlotte’s energy, and I feel the city’s excitement all the way up here. NXT’s coming, and I’m coming. I need two falls, two pinfalls, two submissions, or one each. I’ve visualized this match a hundred times. Money Melo is gonna be fast, he’s gonna be flashy, but I am ready for Melo’s handprint. My best will always be better than his best. And if Trick Williams wants to get involved, well Trick’s gonna get handled. Melo wants to call me the past and him the future? At Vengeance Day, the past will dictate the future!”
Apollo has spoken, but will he speak his vision into existence? And just who did Apollo see having his back against Trick Melo Gang?
Wes Lee heads to the ring.
The North American Champion is here, ready for his fight with #HardJustice this Saturday! Wes gets the mic to say, “Yo~! We are T-minus four days from NXT back on the road, and we are swangin’ through Charlotte, North Cackalacky, for Vengeance Day.” And it’ll be a big day for Wes literally because he has his biggest test in Dijak. Dijak is back and claims to be serving justice, but ultimately he just wants what’s shining on Wes’s shoulder. Saturday will be tough, Wes will probably take an ass-whooping. But just like Wes did with Tony and Carmelo, the Cardiac Kid will rise as your North American Champion!
But wait! Here comes DIJAK! “Mr. Lee, I want you to soak this in. I want you to soak it all in. Enjoy these moments, because these are your final days as NXT North American Champion. That was a real impassioned speech you gave, really powerful and motivating. But the reality is, it’s not gonna make a damn bit of difference. You had EVERY opportunity to hand me that championship, but you were too stupid to take it, weren’t you? And now… On Saturday, you’re gonna be standing across the ring, staring down the biggest and baddest man in the ENTIRE NXT locker room! And when that happens, I’m gonna rip that championship from your cold hands.”
Wes says that is exactly what Dijak will have to do! You will have to pry this title from Wes’s cold, dead hands! But understand that it’s much easier said than done. Wes didn’t win by accident. Every minute of training, every risk Wes took in and out of the ring, and every trial and tribulation, Wes has FOUGHT! When Wes felt like he couldn’t anymore, the chaotic support from every single one of the fans showed him that he can reach levels he had only dreamt of! So Saturday, Dijak isn’t just fighting Wes. He is fighting everyone on the #WesSide. Fans cheer Wes on! But Dijak says Wes might be fighting for the fans, but they won’t be fighting for Wes!
Wait! Von Wagner is here? He and Robert Stone walk out and Stone “apologizes.” But maybe his ears aren’t working properly. Dijak said HE’S the biggest and baddest? Have they forgotten about Von? Von tells Dijak, “Take those stupid sunglasses off, we’re inside. and I’m right here. And the only injustice is me getting overlooked.” Dijak tells Von that his eyes are focused on championship gold. Dijak has no issue with Von whatsoever. Wes says he isn’t sure about that. Fans chant “WAGNER SUCKS!” Wes says Dijak claims to be the biggest and baddest, but Von claims HE is the biggest and baddest, so Dijak is basically calling Von a liar.
Dijak tells Wes to shut up, and he knows what he’s up top. What? Wes just sees an injustice that needs to be fixed! Wes hears Von and Stone loud and clear about being overlooked. Come Tuesday… We may need to have a new #1 contender to the North American title. So uh… If Von happens to beat Dijak tonight, then Von will no longer be overlooked. Von will be looked at as a contender. And Stone says that is why they’re here! Right, right. So let’s please, PLEASE solve this injustice. Or Dijak can just give Von his jacket now. Dijak throws hands on Von! Von hits back, and fans fire up as the brawl is on!
Von clotheslines Dijak up and out! Refs rush out to stop this, but fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” Will we see this brawl turn into a match? WE WILL! Wes gets out of the way, who wins this battle of behemoths?
DIJAK VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone!
The bell rings, the haymakers fly again, and Dijak kicks low! Dijak whips, Von reverses and KNEES Dijak down! Stone fires up, Von scoops Dijak to FALL AWAY SLAM! Fans fire up while NXT goes picture in picture!
Von drags Dijak up to reel him in. Von suplexes but DIjak blocks! Von CLUBS Dijak, tries again, but Dijak still blocks! Dijak throws body shots, then suplexes, TIME TO FLY! Von crashes, writhes, and goes to a corner. Dijak runs in to kick Von and stomp aw mudhole in! Dijak CLUBS Von, Von kicks back and puts Dijak in a corner for elbows! Von whips corner to corner, Dijak reverses hard and Von falls to the mat! Dijak storms up, drags Von up and turns him to a NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Von is still in this but Dijak grits his teeth. Dijak clamps on a cravat and grinds Von with a neck wrench.
Von endures, fans rally up, and Von fights up. Von throws body shots, then haymakers! Von whips Dijak to a corner, then lifts Dijak for a POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Von is annoyed but he watches Dijak stand. Von CLUBS Dijak, HEADBUTTS him, then ROCKS him with a right. Von whips, Dijak ducks ‘n’ dodges, then holds ropes! Von runs in but is sent into ropes! Von sputters, Dijak stomps him down, and then rains down fists! Stone protests but Dijak lets off to have the neck wrench again. Von endures, fights up, and he throws body shots. NXT returns to single picture as Von throws hands, but Dijak throws elbows and knees!
Dijak SMASHES then DISCUS LARIATS! Cover, TWO! Wes is on commentary and says it was only right that we find out who is truly the biggest and baddest in NXT. Dijak choke grips but Von fights free! Dijak wrenches, mule kicks, then back elbows hard! Dijak reels Von in but Von suplexes Dijak into buckles!! Fans lose their minds while Dijak flops down. Dijak stands up, Von runs in, and Von clotheslines! Von whips corner to corner, but Dijak BOOTS back! Von still fireman’s carries, but Dijak slips off! Dijak shoves Von away and ROCKS him at the ropes! Dijak runs but Von KNEES him low! Von runs, to RAM Dijak!
Dijak rebounds to RAM Von, then he ELBOWS, ELBOWS and CLUBS Von! Then he SUPERKICKS! Dijak runs, into a BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Dijak survives and Stone can’t believe it! Fans rally for “NXT! NXT!” and Von waits on Dijak. Dijak slowly rises, Von choke grips, but Dijak flips through the lift! To choke grip and HIGH JUSTICE!! Cover, TWO?!! Von survives and the fans are thunderous! Von goes to a corner, Dijak storms up, “This is Awesome!” as Dijak throws elbows. Dijak hoists Von up top, CLUBS him in the chest, then climbs up after him. Dijak choke grips again, but Von elbows Dijak over and over and over!
Von CLUBS away on Dijak, roars, and hits a SUPER BUTTERFLY SLAM!! Cover, TWO!?!? Fans are thunderous, Stone is beside himself, and Wes is loving this! Von gets Dijak up, OLYMIPC- NO, Dijak slips out to have the HAMMERLOCK SLEEPER! Von flails, reaches out, Stone coaches him, but Dijak says this is gonna be Wes’s future! Von is fading out, then Dijak torture racks! FEAST YOUR EYES!! Cover, Dijak wins!
Winner: DIJAK, by pinfall
Hard Justice has proven to be THE biggest and baddest man in NXT! But will he prove he is championship material? Or will Wes Lee prove he is must-see?
Tony D’Angelo and Channing Lorenzo are watching backstage.
Stacks says he can’t stand that Dijak. He’ll probably win the title on Saturday now. But The Don says not to worry about Dijak. “Street justice has no expiration date.” But what was this big impact Stacks was gonna have? Stacks has to take care of a few things. The first or the second? Both. Wow, really? Yeah, he’s the Underboss! That’s what they do. So next week, Stacks gets it done. Tremendous. Now let’s take care of that other thing. They head out, just what is Stacks going to do to handle his business?
Nikkita Lyons tweets out her status.
“Surgery was a success. Thank you deeply to the WWE universe, my Lyon Pride, for all the love and support you show. I’ll be back stronger than I’ve ever been. #ReadyToPounce Also, a big thank you to the wonderful surgeons, doctors and nurses.” It may be another setback, but will Lyons use that to set up a huge comeback?
McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with more.
McKenzie Mitchell says there are many questions surrounding the attack on Lyons in the NXT parking lot, so she has prepared some footage so that we can get a better idea of what happened. Among those on scene at the time of the attack are Valentina Feroz walking away, Dani Palmer, Arianna Grace and Alexis Leddy walking together going inside, and an unidentified woman driving away. There is also Elektra Lopez walking and talking with newcomer Lola Vice, closest to Nikkita but going on their own path. Freeze here, and you see Tiffany Stratton just going through her bag, but maybe she’s hiding the evidence.
And of course, Zoey Stark is spotted walking away, and even Tatum Paxley and Lash Legend at the very end of the lot. Indi Hartwell and Lyra Valkyria come to Lyons’ aid, and we then spot Wendy Choo peeking out of a car window. Did Wendy witness anything? McKenzie says no one is taking credit for this attack, but she will keep us informed if anyone comes forward with information. Who is behind NXT’s newest whodunnit mystery, and why did they do it?
NXT looks closer at Bron Breakker VS Grayson Waller.
The Big Booty Nephew’s NXT record is already golden, but the 21st Century Success Story isn’t impressed. In fact, he’s sick and tired of it. Waller has been running this for the last eight months, and now he’s made the decision that he needs to be champion. New Year’s Evil was going well until a freak accident took Waller out. So at Vengeance Day, their rematch will be inside a STEEL CAGE! Waller says Bron is a wild dog, and Bron admits his temper has gotten the better of him. But no one has taken advantage of it like Waller. Waller is living rent free in Bron’s brain. Bron says his temper has led to both is biggest wins and most crushing losses.
Waller says Bron will beat himself this time. Bron thought he needed to control the anger, but then he realized, with the steel cage all around them, there’s no need to hold back. Bron will beat Waller within an inch of his life, and pin what’s left! But Waller says he can read Bron like a book. And Waller has read that book, so he’ll past this test. Waller will not just beat Bron but he’ll embarrass him! Bron promises to break Waller inside the steel, but Waller went viral the last time he was inside a cage. This is what Waller wanted, but it’ll be Bron’s Vengeance Day. Who survives the steel to bring home the gold?
Tyler Bate VS Axiom!
Even with Kemp being a right wanker, the Big Strong Boy and the Undeniable Truth are going to focus on friendly competition! Will Bate continue to get A-Kid vibes from Axiom? Or will Axiom be even better than that?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Bate powers Axiom to ropes. The ref counts, Bate lets off, and fans applaud the sportsmanship. They reset, tie up again, and Bate has a cording hold. Axiom whips Bate away, Bate goes up and under and then knuckle locks. Bate steps over, headlocks, waistlocks, trips and body scissors to a clutch, TWO! They tie up, Bate cravats and snapmares, but Axiom is right up. Axiom sidesteps but Bate blocks the arm-drag to hit an arm-drag! Bate has the armlock and fans applaud the exchange. Axiom fights up, facelocks, but Bate powers out to keep on the armlock.
Axiom endures, fans duel, and Axiom goes up and around to whip Bate! Bate reverses to hit the arm-drag again! Fans cheer as Bate keeps on the arm but Axiom fights up. Axiom facelocks, Bate fights that, but Axiom goes up and around again. Bate still has the arm, he turns another whip into another arm-drag, but Axiom fights up. Axiom uses the ref for an assist to flip through! But again Bate reverses a whip! And again! Axiom is frustrated as Bate keeps on the arm. Axiom fights up, goes up and headscissors! Bate throws Axiom away, Axiom avoids the elbow to springboard arm-drag, kip up and ENZIGURI! Cover, TWO!
Axiom keeps on Bate with a facelock, fans rally up, and Bate rolls. Axiom rolls with Bate, covers, TWO! The two stand off, Bate SOBATS! Axiom staggers away, Bate runs in, but Axiom arm-drags Bate and himself up and out of the ring! Fans fire up while NXT goes picture in picture.
Both men stir, and Bate stands up first. Bate follows Axiom, UPPERCUTS him, then puts him in the ring. Bate stalks Axiom, brings him up and headlocks, to bop him with a boot! Bate hits the headlock takeover, but Axiom headscissors in return. Axiom pushes up to put on pressure, but Bate moves around. Bate headstands, pops free and has Axiom’s legs tied up. Bate goes back to the headlock but Axiom goes back to the headscissor! Bate kips free, but Axiom holds onto an arm to drag Bate back down! Axiom headscissors again, but Bate moves around again. Bate headstands, pops free and basement dropkicks!
Bate drags Axiom up by an arm and wraps Axiom up in a straitjacket stretch. Axiom endures, arm-drags free, and runs in at the corner. Axiom blocks a boot but not the KNEE! Bate goes up to FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, TWO! Bate keeps cool and he keeps his eyes on Axiom. Bate UPPERCUTS again and Axiom goes to rpoes. Bate whips Axiom to ropes, then catches him to a COBRA TWIST! Axiom endures the stretch, pops free and hip tosses Bate down! Axiom waistlocks, they go to ropes but Bate bucks the O’Conner, only to turn around into a NORTHERN LIGHTS! Axiom floats to get the arm, but Bate stacks him, TWO!
Axiom has Bate in a Triangle Hold, and NXT returns to single picture. Fans chant, “This is Wrestling!” as Bate deadlifts Axiom to a fireman’s carry! AIRPLANE SPIN! Fans fire up as Bate goes around and around and around, fifteen times! Bate slows down, staggers a bit, squats, and then powers up to spin MORE!! And then POWERSLAM! Cover, TWO! Axiom survives and Bate has to catch his breath but fans rally back up. Axiom and Bate rise, Bate spins a few more times before he throws a forearm! Axiom throws a forearm back! Bate fires forearm after forearm but Axiom hits back! Axiom kicks, Bate blocks but Axiom hops the sweep to ENZIGURI!
Bate falls over, Axiom keeps moving, PENALTY KICK! Cover, TWO! Bate goes to a corner, Axiom runs in, he blocks the boot but gets another knee! Bate goes up and leaps, into an SLEEPER!! Axiom has the body scissors and fans rally up! Bate endures, fights the hold, turns over, but Axiom squeezes tighter! Bate stands, pries at the hold, opens it up, but Axiom waistlocks. Bate bucks the O’Conner again but Axiom kips up, into a RIGHT! But he SUPERKICKS right back! Axiom rolls Bate up but Bate sits on the cover, TWO!!! Axiom escapes and fans are thunderous! Both men slowly rise and fans rally up.
Axiom ROCKS Bate! Bate rebounds, but Axiom avoids the rolling kick! Bate avoids the Penalty Kick, Axiom slips through the roll-up. Bate blocks the Superkick to spin Axiom, Bop up and BANG in! Axiom wobbles, Bate runs and REBOUND LARIATS! Bate underhooks, but Axiom NORTHERN LIGHTS out! Bridging cover, TWO as Bate bridges up! Axiom pushes Bate back down, TWO as Bate gets back up! Underhooks, TYLER- RANA!!! Cover, TWO!!! Bate has the arms again! TYLER DRIVER 97!!! Cover, Bate wins!!!
Winner: Tyler Bate, by pinfall
A big strong win for the Big Strong Boy! “That was Awesome!” but will this earn Bate a title match on the other side of this Saturday? But Bate and the fans show Axiom respect. But then Kemp CLBOBBERS them both! And he hits Axiom with an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Kemp says he told them before, but then Bate chases Kemp off! Will Bate make sure Kemp learns European wrestling is anything but soft?
Isla Dawn speaks.
“In my land, Imbolc is the beginning of Spring. It is a time to exhale all that is behind us, and to mark new beginnings. Tonight, on the Eve of Imbolc, we purge the constraints of the past. We purify the negative energy surrounding us, and we transfigure the uninitiated into members of this house. There has always been a rage inside of you,” Alba Fyre. And she just needed a nudge to reveal it. “Shall we?” Fyre nods, and Isla says they are letting go of their unbridled passions, shed their egos, and relinquish their need for control. “These emotions no longer serve us.” Fyre repeats that, and throws water on the fire. With this, the initiation process has begun.
Isla and Fyre smile as they walk into the night. Will the darkness within Fyre grow stronger with the Wicked Witch’s influence?
Backstage interview with Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams.
McKenzie is with Trick Melo Gang, and Trick is shaking. But he’s just joking. He’s “shaking like booty meat on a Friday night.” Not because he’s scared, but because it’s cold out. “But Trick Willy can’t lie. This whole Apollo thing, I mean, I don’t know. Should I even go to Vengeance Day? He looks, he sees in the future, that’s some Cleo stuff, man!” Melo has Trick calm down. Of course Trick’s going to Vengeance Day. Apollo can stay daydreaming, but they stay scheming. McKenzie notes the match is Best 2 out of 3, so how does Melo see this playing out? Melo says everyone knows him by now, so we know how Melo sees this playing.
“Apollo needs to realize that this ain’t Jackson, that this ain’t Jordan, that these shots I take don’t ever jam.” Melo is of a different caliber! Melo took Apollo from the sidelines to the headlines. Apollo could have a top combine vertical, and his fingertips still wouldn’t reach Melo’s level. Melo tells Apollo that you can be this or that, but until you beat Melo, you can never be HIM. That’s all it is, and that’s all it’s gonna be. But is Melo overlooking the wild cards in the equation?
Roxanne Perez and Toxic Attraction sit down for video interviews.
The NXT Women’s Champion is far, far away from Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne for this final interview before Vengeance Day. Vic Joseph notes Roxie is the youngest woman to ever compete in the Royal Rumble match. How did that feel for her? She was overwhelmed, and so grateful to hear her music hit in front of over 50 THSOUAND people, and make the run down the ramp she’s dreamed of for so long. It was so incredible! Jacy says, “Incredible? More like incredibly pathetic! RoXaNnE~, cOnGrAtUlAtIoNs~! YoU wErE iN tHe RoYaL rUmBlE~!” But you didn’t win! And you’re not going to WrestleMania, but to Vengeance Day, to lose your title.
Gigi says the reason Roxie lost the Rumble was cuz she got put through a table! That look on her face when she realized she got tricked was great. But it’ll all be over for Lil’ Miss Perfect real soon. Roxie says Gigi & Jacy act like they’re best friends, but Roxie knows there is a lot of truth behind what they said to each other last week. Gigi says the truth is that Roxie stands no chance at Vengeance Day. How is Roxie gonna beat them both? She has the same percent chance of winning the Triple Threat as she did winning the Rumble: ZERO! Roxie is good and all, but going against the two baddest women in NXT at the same time, she has NO chance.
Actually, Roxie says she has more of a chance- Jacy cuts her off to say that Roxie had a good run. Eight months in NXT is like a little jog. Good for her! But Roxie peaked at 21 years old. That sucks. But this Saturday, it’s all coming to an end. Roxie says it’s not. But Gigi says it is. At least Roxie can go home to Texas and tell everyone she had a “cup of coffee” in the big time. She just made one critical mistake: messing with Toxic Attraction. And look on the bright side! She can play the “What If” game! What if Roxie stayed in her lane and didn’t punch up? Roxie starts to speak but Jacy cuts her off again, telling her to shut up.
Jacy says “What if” Roxie was a good little girl and didn’t make any waves. Whether Roxie likes it or not, it’s 2v1. Gigi says Roxie’s ride is over, the 15 minutes of fame are over. Roxie storms out, and Toxic Attraction make fun of her for not being able to handle it. Vic says Toxic Attraction weren’t being fair, but Jacy says, “Who cares? After Saturday, she’ll be old news. You’re looking at the next NXT Women’s Champion right here.” Then which one will it be? Gigi says you’re looking at her! Gigi knows everyone, especially Booker, is a big fan of Roxie, and is just trying to find a crack between Toxic Attraction, but there isn’t one.
For almost two years, Toxic Attraction has controlled the NXT Women’s Division. But for the last six weeks, everyone’s been on a vacation from it. That changes on Saturday, as order will be restored when Jacy & Gigi take their rightful spot. This day has been a long time coming, Roxie is just the first one to push it to the edge. But at Vengeance Day, they course correct things back to Gigi- Er, they become NXT Women’s Champion. Jacy notices that “flub,” but before she can respond, ROXANNE POUNCES!! Roxie fires off with all the pent up anger on both of them! She TACKLES Jacy through the set!!
Fans fire up as security rushes in to stop Roxie from tearing into Toxic Attraction more! Will nothing, not even two opponents at once, stop The Prodigy from proving why she IS NXT Women’s Champion?
Stevie Turner VS Dani Palmer!
Updated, online and ready to play, the Fourth Dimensional Superstar is finally back in action! Will Stevie prove that she is always two steps ahead and two levels above? Or will Dani delete Stevie before she even gets started?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Stevie has an armlock, then wrenches Dani to wrangle her to the mat. Dani fights up, rolls, backflips and wrenches, but Stevie gets away. They go again, Stevie waistlocks but Dani switches, only for Stevie to elbow free. Stevie headlocks, Dani brings her down to a knee and handstands to slip free! Stevie avoids Dani’s headlock to BOOT, BOOT and then scrape Dani on ropes! Fans boo, Stevie runs side to side to BOOT WASH! Stevie laughs like mad and she pushes Dani down. Stevie then brings Dani up, but Dani pushes her away. Stevie kicks low, CLUBS Dani, then turns her for a HANGING NECKBREAKER!
Dani staggers to ropes, Stevie snapmares her and clamps on a chinlock. Fans rally, Dani fights up, and arm-drags free! Stevie runs back but into an elbow! Dani dodges to LEAPING LARIAT! And again! Dani keeps moving but Stevie kicks low! But Dani JAWBREAKERS back! Dani runs to THESZ PRESS! Dani rains down wild hands, thrashes Stevie around, and then drags Stevie up. Dani runs, but Stevie reels her in by her tights! Stevie whips Dani away, and BOOTS her down! Stevie hauls Dani up, TWISTING DDT!! Stevie isn’t done there, she drags Dani up, for the SIDE EFFECT! Cover, Stevie wins!
Winner: Stevie Turner, by pinfall
Stevie just rerouted Dani’s connection and has her first win in NXT! Will Stevie soon be the number one trend in wrestling?
Kiana James is on the phone.
She promises to see “Zack” there, and says, “Love you, too.” Fallon Henley then walks over and asks who she was talking to. No one, don’t worry about it. Fallon knew it! She KNEW Kiana would break Jensen’s heart!! Fallon, calm down, it’s not what you think. You don’t even know why you’re upset right now! Oh? Then who is Zack?! But then in walk the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. Kayden Carter points out the #1 contenders, and how they’re not talking about their upcoming match. Katana Chance says that sounds like trouble. Kiana says sound travels fast around here. But the only sound the champs will hear on Saturday is, “And NEW…!”
Has Fallon been giving Kiana a lot to drink lately? They’ve been a team for like a week while KC Squared has been a team for over a year! Fallon says with all due respect, we all know, we all get it, Katana & Kayden are BFFs. But Saturday is the biggest match of Fallon’s life, so she is going all out. Kiana says they are going all out. Well, we’ll see about that. But either way, the titles are staying with KC Squared. Katana & Kayden head out, and Fallon gets Kiana’s attention. Stay focused for Saturday, but just know this conversation isn’t over. Fallon heads out, is she making a mountain out of a mole hill?
Charlie Dempsey VS Drew Gulak w/ Hank Walker!
The Son of the Gentleman Villain cost the Philly Stretcher and his blue collar protégé last week, so this is all about vengeance before Vengeance Day! Will Gulak lock Dempsey down? Or will the Philly Stretcher be the one getting stretched?
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Gulak headlocks for a takeover. Dempsey fights up, hits a back suplex, but Gulak holds on! Gulak has control again but Dempsey headscissors. Gulak moves around, has the legs, but Dempsey keeps shoulders up in the stack. Dempsey pushes Gulak away, they stand, and Gulak facelocks. Dempsey wrenches out, wristlocks, but Gulak grinds forearms. Dempsey wrenches, Gulak gets away, and fans rally up as NXT goes picture in picture.
The two circle, knuckle lock, and go shoulder to shoulder for a test of strength. Dempsey powers Gulak down to his knees, but Gulak powers back up. They go shoulder to shoulder again and now Gulak powers Dempsey back. Dempsey bridges, but Gulak has the cover! TWO as Dempsey gets an arm up! Gulak puts that arm down, TWO as the other arm comes up! Gulak has both arms, TWO as Dempsey bridges back up! Gulak stands over Dempsey, brings him up, but Dempsey monkey flips! Dempsey rolls back to a cover, TWO as Gulak sunset flips! TWO, and Dempsey headlocks to keep Gulak down! Fans applaud as the technical exchange continues.
Gulak fights up to his feet, powers his way to a facelock, but Dempsey snap suplexes to a cover, TWO! Gulak has the facelock but Dempsey stands up again. Dempsey goes for a trip but Gulak uses that to get a cover, TWO! Dempsey fights up, Gulak facelocks, then scoops and SLAMS Dempsey into ropes! Dempsey clutches his legs but Gulak storms up. Dempsey throws body shots and uppercuts! Gulak DECKS Dempsey in return! Gulak hurries to a cover, TWO! Gulak grabs Dempsey’s legs and steps through, but Dempsey resists. Gulak still pushes through to get the deathlock, and then he gets the chinlock for a REGAL STRETCH!!
Dempsey endures, reaches out, but Gulak keeps the pressure on the hold! Dempsey still moves forward, NXT returns to single picture, and Dempsey pries the facelock away! Dempsey turns to trip Gulak into a HEEL HOOK! Gulak kicks away to get free! Dempsey UPPERCUTS, has the leg, DRAGON SCREW! Gulak clutches his knee and fans rally up again. Dempsey covers, TWO! Dempsey underhooks the arm, BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Bridge, and then roll into the BUTTERFLY STRETCH! Gulak endures, fights up, but Dempsey shifts to have a FUJIWARA ARMBAR! Gulak endures, Dempsey turns it to a ghost pin, TWO!
ANOTHER BUTTERFLY SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! Dempsey keeps on Gulak with a deadlift GERMAN SUPLEX! Bridging cover, TWO!! “This is Wrestling!” as Dempsey brings Gulak up. Gulak wrenches the arm, CLUBS it, and then has the CROSSFACE CHICKEN WING! Dempsey pries free, arm-drags Gulak away, and storms up, to get the leg! Gulak slips out of the Dragon Screw, but Dempsey gets the leg again! DRAGON SCREW! And then Dempsey has the leg for a HEEL HOOK! Gulak kicks with his free leg, and he gets away! Both men rush in, Gulak blocks the forearm to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!
Gulak clutches his leg and Dempsey goes to ropes. Fans rally up, Gulak headlocks, but Dempsey hits a BACKBREAKER! Cover, TWO! Gulak is hanging tough and Hank coaches him up. Fans rally, Gulak and Dempsey slowly rise. Dempsehy runs in, into a SLAP!! Gulak just pissed Dempsey off! Dempsey BOOTS, but Gulak TACKLES Dempsey! Cover, TWO, but Dempsey has a SLEEPER! Gulak rolls out to get the arms! But Dempsey rolls, stands, but Gulak spins. Into Dempsey’s CROSSFACE CHICKEN WING! Gulak moves around, but Dempsey pushes on the bad leg! Dempsey drags Gulak down, body scissors are on!
Gulak fights, gets free of the body scissors, and Hank coaches Dempsey! Gulak runs to ropes and Dempsey is sent into Hank!! Gulak rolls Dempsey up, Gulak wins!
Winner: Drew Gulak, by pinfall
Hank is dazed, did he just get used as a pawn? Is Gulak using his own student to help him cut corners?
Von is fuming backstage.
He throws a chair at the wall, and Stone says it ain’t working. This is not working. Von throws a locker room bench, and shouts, “YA THINK?!” Stone asks a question: Why does Von have Stone managing him? Stone has been managing Von for over a year now, yet he knows nothing about Von! Who IS Von Wagner? He’s big, he growls, but so do a lot of other guys. If Von wants to get to the next level, then he has to show Stone who he is! He has to show us who he is INSIDE! Help Stone help Von! Stone storms off, will these words help unlock Von’s true potential?
Triple Threat Tag: The Dyad VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe VS Chase U!
The New Day, Pretty Deadly and Gallus are waiting as there’s still room for one more for Vengeance Day! Will Rip Fowler & Jagger Reed plant the roots of The Schism in Charlotte? Will the underestimated underdogs finally unlock their potential? Or will Andre Chase & Duke Hudson share this #TeachableMoment with everyone? We find out, after the break!
NXT returns as Malik & Edris make their entrance, followed by Chase U’s entrance. In this kind of Triple Threat Tag, only two teams are legal at any given time, so Malik & Edris agree to let the other teams start. Duke and Rip circle as fans rally behind Chase U. Duke and Rip tie up, Rip knees low and whips Duke, but Duke blocks! Duke glares at Rip, reels him in and scoops to SLAM! Tag to Chase, Duke whips Rip and Chase drop toeholds for the “LET’S GO~!” ELBOW! Chase covers, TWO! Chase drags Rip up but Rip gets away to the third corner. Rip CHOPS Edris as part of the tag! Edris steps in and he circles with Chase.
Chase and Edris shake hands, then tie up. Edris wrenches, steps over, then arm-drags, but Chase blocks to step over and La Magistrol! ONE, but Edris wrangles Chase for a La Magi- NO, Chase blocks it to have a cover, TWO! Edris and Chase stand off, and Chase says that was a teachable moment! Fans cheer but Edris rushes in. They go around, Chase bucks the O’Conner, and things speed up! Edris jumps then DROPKICKS Chase down! Chase staggers up, Edris runs in and rolls off Chase’s back to tag Malik before the arm-drag! Malik hurries in, he and Edris double whip, to trip, BOOT and LARIAT! Malik covers, TWO!
Malik facelocks but Chase JAWBREAKERS free! Reed sneaks a tag before Chase whips. Malik reverses, Chase ducks ‘n’ dodges but Reed trips Chase up! Malik realizes what happened, the ref has him exit, and Reed keeps after Chase. Reed fires forearms and DECKS Chase! Chase bails out, Rip drags him up, and The Dyad coordinates, PLANCHA SHOULDER BREAKER! Chase clutches his arm while Rip pushes him around. Fans boo and Duke storms over but the ref has everyone stay back. Rip drags Chase up and puts him on the apron, to SLAM him on the edge! Chase sputters but Rip drags him around.
Fans rally, but Rip hits a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Rip clamps onto Chase with a cobra clutch but Chase endures. Fans rally for Chase U as Chase fights up. Rip ripcords to LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Rip smothers Chase, has another cover, TWO! Rip and Reed are upset but the ref says his count is fair. Rip UPPERCUTS Chase in the back, then clamps on with another clutch. Fans rally, Chase fights up, but Rip ripcords to back elbow! Rip then suplexes, but Chase blocks it! Rip CLUBS Chase down, taunts Duke, but Chase fights up. Chase suplexes Rip! Fans fire up while both men are down! Reed tags in to run and DROPKICK Duke!
Reed turns around, into a BIG back drop! But no Duke means no tag! Thea Hail coaches Duke up but Rip tags back in. Rip goes after Chase but Chase throws him out! Malik & Edris call to Chase, they’re his only option! Chase runs over, but then The Dyad trips Malik & Edris up! Chase has no one, and turns around into a throat chop! Tag to Reed, the Dyad sets Chase up for a POWERBOMB BACKSTABBER!! Cover, TWO!?! Chase survives and everyone is shocked! Fans are thunderous for Chase U, but Rip says Chase is a hypocrite, a joke and a fool! Thea is furious on Chase’s behalf, and Reed runs in, but Chase goes up and over!
Hot tag to Duke! Duke rallies on The Dyad with big hands! Scoop for Rip, SIDEWALK SLAM! JAB after JAB for Reed! Rip rushes in, so he gets JAB after JAB! Flip, flop and U~! ELBOW! Then a SENTON! SPLASH for Reed, a whip corner to corner, and Reed tumbles up and out! Duke runs in to BOOT Reed down! Fans are thunderous as Duke fetches Reed back into the ring. Duke shoulders into Reed, slingshots and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!! Reed survives but the student section fires up! Duke tunes up the band, but Malik tags in! Malik GAMANGIRIS Duke, springboards and CROSSBODIES Reed!
Malik goes back to ropes, to SLINGSHOT RANA Duke!! Malik is fired up and fans can’t help but fire up with him! Tag to Edris, Malik goes up a corner, FROG SPLASH onto Reed! Edris goes up, MACHO ELBOW!! Edris drags Reed up, fireman’s carries, and Malik runs! ROLLING NECKBREAKER! Cover, Rip AND Chase break it! Fans are electric as “NXT! NXT!” gives them this amazing main event! Thea is also all pumped up as all six men start brawling! Reed tumbles out but Chase and Duke throw Rip out to join him. Malik & Edris DOUBLE DROPKICK Chase U out! Then they build speed, to DOUBLE TOPE CONJILO!!
“This is Awesome!” as Edris puts Reed in! Edris goes back up top, but Reed hits ropes! Edris lands bad up top, and Reed ROCKS him! Reed climbs up after Edris, but Malik CLUBS Reed! Malik climbs up but then Rip YANKS him down! Rip RAMS Malik into steel steps! The Dyad has Edris together now, but Chase sneaks a tag! Chase joins in, and using his physics knowledge, hits a TOWER OF DOOM!! Fans are thunderous as Chase fires up! Spell it out! C! H! A! S! E! U! What’s that spell?! “CHASE U!!” But Ava Raine distracts Chase! Reed CLOBBERS Chase! But Thea YANKS Ava down! Reed is shocked!
Reed runs at Chase, GRIT YOUR- NO, Chase dodges! Hot tag to Duke, and Duke turns Reed! Gory Especial, and Chase adds on, ROLLING COMPLETE SHOT!! Cover, Chase U wins!!!
Winners: Chase U, by pinfall (join the NXT Tag Team Championship Fatal 4 Way)
Thea is the most excited of all as the red ‘n’ black now get to compete for some gold! But then we see Gallus appear in the perch and Pretty Deadly appear on stage, with the New Day on the tron! Gimme a C! H! A! S! Well, we know the rest. Congrats to Chase U! This wins means they’re going to Vengeance Day! So then, New Day will see Chase U, and Gallus, and Pretty Deadly of course. Put it together for all these teams! But will this road game be a big win for Chase U? Will Pretty Deadly redo the #SidePlateCheck? Will Gallus Boys be on top? Or will ya bois the NEW~ DAY~, still be your W, W, E, N, X, T, Tag, Team, CHAMPIONS~?
Now this was a go-home episode! No need for filling/wasting time with recaps, just give us promos, action and other stuff to hype up what’s coming. Good promo from Apollo Crews, and good response from Trick & Melo. Apollo’s vision seems to foreshadow Oro Mensah being his back-up, as I’m pretty sure I saw his dreadlocks in that silhouette. At the same time, even if someone were to cancel out Trick, that doesn’t guarantee Apollo wins. Melo could win one fall cuz of Trick, Apollo could win one fall cuz Oro cancels out Trick, and then the third fall is truly 1v1. I’m leaning towards Melo since he makes sense as the next challenger to THE NXT Championship.
Speaking of, we got a pretty good promo vignette for Bron VS Waller in the steel cage. And from how they’re talking about it, this is going to be a No Escape Steel Cage match, where the door isn’t an option and climbing the walls won’t win it for you. I am all for that, and I think all Steel Cage matches should be like that to get rid of some of the more overused tropes of a Steel Cage match. Good interview promos from Roxie, Gigi & Jacy, and while part of me wanted Roxie to explode on Toxic Attraction verbally, her going after them directly was just as good. Roxie really should show she has grit, but I feel like her initiating the brawl is tantamount to her standing tall. I hope this doesn’t put the go-home math against her, she only just got that belt.
Stevie Turner’s first match back was pretty good, and I’m actually happy to see they came up with a completely kayfabed chat box for her entrance, as I imagined last week. Good promo from Isla & Fyre to establish that they’re a team now. I was sensing there’d be something building towards Valentine’s Day in a couple weeks, and I think this whole “Who is Zack and what is he to Kiana?” is gonna be the thing. Kiana is gonna reveal that’s like her brother and Fallon’s gonna feel dumb for getting protective of Jensen’s feelings. But with that, I don’t think they win the tag titles at Vengeance Day. That should probably be Isla & Fyre.
We also got a real good “NXT Investigates” promo from McKenzie to point out just how many suspects there really are in the Whodunnit of Lyons’ parking lot attack. Indi VS Stark was a good match to play off that, but I’m starting to wonder if Valentina Feroz did it. Feroz seems like the least likely, so that’d be quite the twist. Given her talk with Elektra Lopez about doing underhanded things, Feroz said she couldn’t do anything to Wendy Choo because Wendy’s a friend. But Feroz and Lyons have no connections, so Feroz could attack her from behind with no problems.
Good promo from Wes Lee, Dijak, Von and Stone to set up Dijak VS Von. That was a good match, but of course Dijak won to have momentum going into the North American title match. I still think Wes wins, but what was really interesting to come out of this was Stone getting fired up telling Von to bring out some personality. Is Von going to suddenly have a gimmick? I can’t even be sure what that’d be. Also, good promo from Tony D and Stacks. I thought Von was gonna be the big guy Stacks went after but then this happened, so maybe Stacks calls out Odyssey Jones or Quincy Elliot to give one of those guys some screen time. And also a win, because I feel like Stacks is gonna bite off more than he can chew.
We also got some great technical wrestling singles matches. Gulak VS Dempsey was not as good as Bate VS Axiom, but I like the detail that Hank takes the hit to tip things in Gulak’s favor. Hank might confront Gulak on that move, and we get closer to Heel Gulak. Then we got just a hilarious and very meta promo out of Bate and Axiom referencing A-Kid. Kemp sticking his nose in things is fine, he needs something to do and honestly should’ve had more time in NXT UK. Bate winning makes sense, he’s also back and needs some momentum. Kemp’s blindside attack definitely earns him a match with both of them in turn, probably winning against Axiom but losing to Bate.
Really good stuff out of the NXT Tag Division tonight, too. The opener of Creeds VS Indus Sher was good, though I feel like maybe they’re going for too real of a fight feel. Julius just came off like he forgot the match flow they discussed. But it was a clever move to have Indus Sher win because of the mishap with Ivy. This will add something more to the Diamond Mine story, and Indus Sher really should be climbing up the rankings. Especially with everything going on in the title story.
Great Triple Threat main event, and as great as all three teams are, it makes sense Chase U won. New Day is Face, Gallus and Pretty Deadly are Heel, so there needed to be another Face team. There’s intrigue in the Chase U story and it can play out in the Fatal 4. And Indus Sher being Heels, if New Day retains (or even if Chase U wins), that’d be a great program going to Stand & Deliver.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark Results & Report! (1/31/23)
Orlando stays Dark!
Universal Studios is still the AEW Dark Arena!
As they prepare to go after the AEW World Trios Championships, AR Fox & Top Flight reunite to take on The Wingmen: Peter Avalon, Ryan Nemeth & Cezar Bononi!
- Six Man Tag: AR Fox & Top Flight VS The Wingmen; Fox & Top Flight win.
- Red Velvet VS Sofia Castillo; Velvet wins.
- Zack Clayton VS Fulton; Clayton wins.
- Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. w/ Arn Anderson VS Rosario Grillo & Dean Alexander; Anderson & Pillman win.
- Skye Blue VS Renee Michelle; Skye wins.
- Shane Taylor Promotions VS Mr. G & Dante Casanova; Shane Taylor Promotions wins.
- Yuka Sakazaki VS Avery Breaux; Yuka wins.
- The Workhorsemen VS Liam Gray & Adrian Alanis; The Workhorsemen win.
- Angelico w/ Serpentico & Luther VS Konosuke Takeshita; Konosuke wins.
A solid line-up, and I like that we’re getting to see Brock Anderson & Brian Pillman Jr. in action together after a backstage promo on Elevation not too long ago. Not sure what the team name is but two second generation stars together is a logical combination. Angelico VS Konosuke, that is going to be a great match, but I give the win to Konosuke. Red Velvet is in action again after also being on Elevation, she’s definitely building momentum towards taking on Jade Cargill for Jade’s 50th match. And good to see Shane Taylor Promotions in action here. They’ll be a strong part of the ROH Tag Team Division, even after having lost to Keith Lee after Swerve abandoned Keith.
And good to see AR Fox & Top Flight in action, and against The Wingmen. For one, good to see Avalon, Nemeth & Bononi teaming all together again. And this will be a good match to build momentum for Fox & Flight.
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