Mitchell’s NXT Worlds Collide Results & Report! (9/4/22)
There can only be one!
NXT and NXT UK become one!
In the wake of WWE’s European expansion, NXT and NXT UK fuse their titles! Who will be the UNIFIED champions when Worlds Collide?
- NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Ricochet; Hayes wins and retains the title.
- NXT & NXT UK Tag Team Championships Unification Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match: The Creed Brothers VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen VS Gallus VS Pretty Deadly; Pretty Deadly wins and are the Undisputed NXT Tag Team Champions.
- NXT & NXT UK Women’s Championships Unification Match Triple Threat: Mandy Rose VS Meiko Satomura VS Blair Davenport; Mandy wins and is the Undisputed NXT Women’s Champion.
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven & Nikki A.S.H; Kayden & Katana win and retain the titles.
- NXT & NXT UK Championships Unification Match: Bron Breakker VS Tyler Bate; Bron wins and is the Undisputed NXT Champion.
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It’s the NXT Worlds Collide Preshow!
Join McKenzie Mitchell and Sam Roberts in discussing, analyzing and predicting all the action set for this historic event.
“Three letters that changed the game.”
“You are here to see the future, and the future is now!” There are no limits, #WeAreNXT! AND NXT UK! “One expanded universe designed for evolution. Two proud champions, two revolutionary brands, no longer worlds apart.” But this isn’t just about NXT as Raw and SmackDown invade! The past, the future, USA and UK, the game is changing! What will happen when Worlds Collide?
NXT North American Championship: Carmelo Hayes w/ Trick Williams VS Ricochet!
The A Champion says he’s beaten the best and that makes him the best, but there is One and Only problem with that: he hasn’t checked off every name that’s on the list! Will Ricochet prove to Carmelo that sometimes, he does miss? Or will Melo make sure this is all it is, and this is all it’s ever gonna be?
As part of Melo’s entrance, he has the tron show “T-shirts” with the names of those he has defeated. And he already has one ready for Ricochet! The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see if Melo can back up all the talk.
Melo and Ricochet circle as fans rally up and duel. They tie up, go around, Ricochet arm-drags but Melo holds on. They stand back up, Melo powers Ricochet to the ropes, but Ricochet arm-drags free. Ricochet waistlocks but Melo switches. Ricochet switches back, Melo switches again, headlocks but Ricochet slips out to headlock back. Melo slips out to headlock again, but so does Ricochet. Melo slips away again but Ricochet hits a headlock and takeover! Melo headscissors but Ricochet kips free! Roles reverse as Melo hits the takeover and Ricochet headscissors for Melo to kip free. Ricochet sweeps, covers, ONE!
Melo handsprings Ricochet blocks his kick, then Ricochet handsprings over the sweep! The two stand off and fans are fired up for “NXT! NXT!” Ricochet and Melo each talk some smack, then Melo shoves Ricochet. And pie faces! Ricochet trips Melo up! Ricochet grabs the legs, Melo kicks him away, but Ricochet handsprings over! Ricochet avoids the sweep, Melo rolls off the back, but then Ricochet returns the favor. Ricochet ducks under, handsprings back and headscissors, but Melo handsprings through, only for Ricochet to DROPKICK! Fans fire up as Ricochet just brushes himself off.
Ricochet sees Melo go to ropes, and he CHOPS him! Melo goes to a corner but Ricochet CHOPS! Ricochet snapmares, KICKS Melo in the back, then pushes him down. Cover, ONE, but Ricochet CLUBS Melo down. Trick taunts Ricochet but Ricochet KICKS Melo. Ricochet whips, Melo holds ropes and bails out! Fans boo as Melo and Trick talk it out. Ricochet rushes over but Melo HOTSHOTS his arm! Melo gets in, Ricochet headlocks, but Melo powers up. Ricochet grinds the headlock to drag Melo down, but Melo pulls Ricochet’s beard. Melo powers up and powers out, but Ricochet slides out, avoiding Trick’s trip up!
Ricochet calls Trick out on it but Trick plays innocent. Melo rushes in around the way but Ricochet ROCKS and CHOPS him first! Ricochet puts Melo against the barriers, and the fans help hold him there! Ricochet CHOPS Melo! Ricochet then tells Trick to back off. Ricochet puts Melo in, stares Trick down, then gets back in the ring. Melo ENZIGURIS Ricochet! Melo smirks and pushes Ricochet to a cover, ONE!! Melo is annoyed but he drags Ricochet up in the corner. Melo CHOPS Ricochet, then SLAPS him on the head! Fans are riled up as Melo drags Ricochet up and SLAMS him! Melo dribbles the ball, he shoots and he “scores.”
Melo snapmares Ricochet but Ricochet handsprings through! Tiger Wall Kick, Melo ducks the roundhouse to throw Ricochet down! Ricochet kips up, but into Melo’s SUPERKICK! Melo sees Ricochet is down so he hurries to cover, TWO! Ricochet flounders to a corner and “This is Awesome!” Melo runs in, but into a BOOT! Ricochet runs, dodges, handsprings but Melo follows! SPRINGBOARD LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Fans are thunderous but Melo is frustrated. Melo talks some trash, drags Ricochet up, but Ricochet elbows free! And CHOPS! Melo ducks the haymaker to wheelbarrow, but Ricochet turns that into a victory roll, STOMP 182!
Fans are thunderous again while both men are down! Ricochet stands first, Melo follows. Ricochet clotheslines Melo against ropes, then he runs, but Melo clotheslines back! Melo runs, but Ricochet runs, DOUBLE LARIATS collide! Neither man falls so DOUBLE LARIATS collide again! Both men run, springboard DOUBLE CROSSBODY!! Fans are losing their minds over that one! Fans rally up as Ricochet and Melo stir. Melo kicks at Ricochet but both men stand up. Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this is just the first match of the night! Melo and Ricochet put up their dukes and approach. Melo swings but Ricochet bobs ‘n’ weaves!
Ricochet blocks the jump knee to UPPERCUT! Ricochet KICKS Melo again and again against the ropes! Ricochet whips, Melo rolls but Ricochet shoots in to waistlock. O’Conner, but Melo slips free, into the PELE!! Fans are electric and Ricochet is red hot! Ricochet waist on Melo, fireman’s carries, for a DYNAMITE- NO, Melo blocks the kick, rolls Ricochet, but Ricochet blocks the Code Breaker! Ricochet throws Melo away, Melo ducks and spins Ricochet to suplex. Ricochet slips out and SUPERKICKS! Melo THROAT CHOPS! The ref reprimands but Melo springboards, only for Ricochet to get under, RECOIL!!! Cover, Trick tugs Melo out!
The ref didn’t realize what happened but Ricochet does! Fans boo, we all know what happened, too! Ricochet tries to tell the ref, but then he WRECKS Trick with a dropkick! Trick flounders up the ramp! Ricochet tells Trick that’s what he gets! Ricochet then heads back for the ring, but Melo runs in! Tilt-o-whirl FACEBUSTER! Suplex to the CUTTER! Cover, TWO!! Ricochet survives and Melo is furious! Melo has some blood in his mouth, he’s tasting what it takes to beat a former North American and United States Champion! Melo hurries to a corner and climbs up top. Melo aims at Ricochet, but Ricochet springs up there first!
Ricochet has Melo caught for a JUMPING SUPERPLEX!! Fans lose their minds all over again as both men are back down! Both men rise, but Ricochet stands up first. Ricochet KICKS Melo in the chest, then pie faces! “If you wanna beat me then beat me!” Melo SLAPS Ricochet! Ricochet ROCKS Melo! Melo ROCKS Ricochet! Ricochet KICKS Melo! Melo CHOPS, Ricochet CHOPS, so Melo BOOTS! Ricochet stays up to ROCK Melo with boxing elbows! Ricochet fires up, but Melo BOOTS him again! Ricochet V-TRIGGERS! Ricochet suplexes for a BRAINBUSTER! And then a fireman’s carry, DYNAMITE KICK! Melo rebounds to CODE BREAKER!! Melo crawls to a cover, TWO!!!
Melo is beside himself! But Ricochet ghost pins! TWO!!! Melo escapes by nanoseconds and Trick is freaking out! Fans again hope these two “Fight Forever!” and they might at this rate! Melo drags himself to a corner but Ricochet grabs a foot. Melo kicks Ricochet away, but Ricochet comes back. Melo CHOPS him, goes up, but Ricochet drags him down! Ricochet ROCKS Melo, goes up the corner himself, but Melo brings him down to CHOP! Melo shoves Ricochet down, goes up the corner, but Ricochet gets him again! Ricochet goes up but Melo brings him back down. Ricochet HEEL KICKS Melo! Then POISON-RANAS!!!
Fans are electric as Ricochet aims from a corner! Trick rushes in, wielding the belt! But Ricochet dodges to triangle jump DROPKICK Trick down! Ricochet hurries up top and takes aim, for the SHOOTING STAR! Melo moves! Ricochet lands on his feet but Melo cradles, MELO WINS!!
Winner: Carmelo Hayes, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)
Trick helps out again! Melo is given time to recover, and he snatches victory from the jaws of defeat! Will Melo continue to add to his “Hall of Shame” as the A Champion?
NXT shares footage from earlier today.
Someone brutally attacked Roderick Strong and left him laying in the middle of the parking lot! Who did this to Roddy? Are they still in the area, ready to strike again? How will this affect the mentality of the Creed Brothers ahead of their Tag Team Championship Unification Match? Speaking of…
The Creed Brothers and Demon Kemp talk backstage.
Julius says they’re not going out there to be hunted, they’re going out there to do the hunting. There’s a reason Julius & Brutus are the NXT Tag Team Champions, and it’s because they’re the best team here! Kemp agrees, they can’t worry about what happened to Roddy. This is about the Creeds unifying the tag team titles! Tonight, it’s about Diamond Mine! But will Diamond Mine be forever with what’s been going on lately?
NXT & NXT UK Tag Team Championships Unification Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match: The Creed Brothers VS Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen w/ Fallon Henley VS Gallus VS Pretty Deadly w/ Lash Legend!
Julius & Brutus took their titles off Kit Wilson & Elton Prince, and the #CountryStrong duo kept their titles from Pretty Deadly. Pretty Deadly once upon a time took the UK titles off Mark Coffey & Wolfgang, who were the longest reigning tag team champions on either brand. But who will be THE tag team here in NXT when it’s all said and done?
The introductions are made, but there’s so much animosity, the teams just start brawling! Brutus has Wolfgang, Jensen has Mark, Pretty Deadly gets out of the way but they also instigate by pushing from the outside! The refs get everyone to stand down and go to their corners. In this kind of Fatal 4, only two teams are legal at a time, but Wolfgang is really wanting after, well, anyone! Briggs and Julius decide to both DROPKICK Gallus out of the ring! Now the match begins, and Julius waistlocks Briggs for a SLAM! Briggs fights up and moves around but Julius clinches for a Belly2Belly!
Julius clinches Briggs again but Briggs CLUBS him back. Julius whips, Briggs stops himself and CLUBS Julius again! Briggs scoops, and he SLAMS Julius to then SPLASH! Fans fire up but Brutus runs in, only to get run over by the bigger Briggs! Tag to Jensen and Briggs whips Julius to ropes. Jensen hits an atomic drop and Briggs BOOTS Julius down! But then Kit tags in off Jensen to cover Julius, TWO! Fans taunt Pretty Deadly but Kit scrambles away to tag in Wolfgang! Wolfgang rushes Julius, who gets around to waistlock! Brutus tags in, the Creeds hand Wolfgang off but Wolfgang throws hands. Wolfgang whips Brutus and they RAM shoulders, but neither man falls!
Brutus runs, dodges, and handsprings through Wolfgang’s hip toss! Brutus shoots in to fireman’s carry takeover! And then GUT WRENCH Wolfgang away! Jensen tags off Brutus, he runs but Lash trips him up! So Fallon ROCKS Lash! The ladies end up in the ring and their catfight is on! Fans fire up but Lash kicks Fallon out. Fallon and Lash brawl, Briggs and Kit separate them, but then Fallon gets loose and jumps on Kit! Elton helps out, he hits Briggs, and Lash ROCKS Fallon! Jensen turns around into Wolfgang’s CROSSBODY! They both fall out of the ring, and Pretty Deadly bum rush the Creeds! But the Creeds DECK Pretty Deadly in return!
Brutus and Julius egg Pretty Deadly on, but Pretty Deadly CRISSCROSS to CLOBBER the Creeds! Fans admit that was good, but then Briggs clotheslines Pretty Deadly out! Fans fire up, Briggs gives Jensen a boost so he can FLY out onto Julius and Elton! Fans fire up with the good ol’ boys as Briggs LEAPS to CLOBBER Kit! But then Gallus gets in? Wolfgang boosts Mark so he can FLY and wipe out errybody!! Fans fire up but Brutus is up! He sends Wolfgang out, goes to the corner, and he climbs up top! Brutus aims at the cluster, but Kit goes after him! Julius drags Kit back down, but Wolfgang ROCKS Brutus!
Wolfgang fires hands, climbs up, and he brings Brutus up to the top! Brutus resists but Wolfgang still hits a SUPERPLEX! Brutus tumbles all the way out as fans lose their minds! FAMOUSER from Jensen to Wolfgang! Cover, Mark breaks it in time! Briggs throws Mark out, the good ol’ boys coordinate, but Pretty Deadly screw that up! Wolfgang rolls Jensen, TWO! Jensen WHEEL KICKS Wolfgang down! Jensen heads up top but Mark trips him up! Mark tags in, Gallus get Jensen up, ENZIGURI and POWERSLAM! Cover, Gallus ELIMINATES Briggs & Jensen! One down, two to go, will Gallus Boys be on top?
Pretty Deadly get in and they talk trash to Mark, but then Wolfgang gets in, too! And the Creeds! Fans sing good-bye to Briggs & Jensen while Pretty Deadly get Gallus to side with them, UK VS USA! The Creeds fight 4v2, but that’s just too much even for them! Pretty Deadly and Gallus stomp away on them, kick them out of the ring, but then Gallus turn their attention to Pretty Deadly. Kit & Elton realize there was a flaw in the plan. They turn around and JOE is there! The Iron King tells Mark & Wolfgang, “Show’em who’s kingdom this is!” Pretty Deadly pumps up and the brawl is on! Kit dodges Wolfgang to BOOT him down, but Mark ROCKS Kit!
Mark turns around into Elton’s cradle, TWO! Mark gets around, HALF NELSON SLAM! Cover, TWO! Mark gets Elton up and suplexes but Elton gets around to O’Conner Roll! With tights! TWO! Elton UPPERCUTS Mark, then brings him around, scoop and- NO, Mark slips off and waistlocks. But Elton bucks that away, only to turn around into the GAMANGIRI! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! Mark and Elton flounders, Elton pushes Mark away and heads for his corner. Mark heads for his, but Brutus trips Kit! Brutus tags in off Elton! He POUNCES Elton out, then CLOBBERS Wolfgang! Brutus CLOBBERS him again, knees low, and CLUBS him!
Brutus TACKLES Wolfgang, time for BRUTUS SMASH! The fans fire up and Brutus pushes Wolfgang around. DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX! Tag to Julius and he Electric Chair lifts Wolfgang! Brutus is up top, DIAMOND MINE DOOMSDAY!! Brutus DECKS Mark, Julius grins and SLIDING LARIATS! Cover, Diamond Mine ELIMINATES Gallus! And now it’s the current NXT Tag Team Champions taking on the team they dethroned. Gallus is pissed but Hank and the security guards all get them out of the area. Julius tags out to Brutus while Pretty Deadly talks strategy, and Brutus rushes in to get after Elton!
Brutus drags Elton in but Kit DECKS Brutus! Kit EuroUppers, Brutus forearms, repeat! They keep going, but Kit kicks low then uppercuts again and again! Kit tags Elton, Elton RAMS Brutus and Kit forearm smashes! Then fireman’s carry, ASSISTED GUTBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Elton facelocks and CLUBS Brutus, then drops ax handles! Elton drags Brutus up but Brutus throws body shots. Elton CLUBS Brutus, then tags Kit. Pretty Deadly mugs Brutus, stomps away, and Kit eggs on “Brute.” Kit kicks him more, but Brutus RAMS into Kit. Kit snap suplexes, covers, TWO! Kit KNEES Brutus down, then eggs him on again.
Brutus sits up, Kit CLUBS him down. Kit CLUBS Brutus again, dares him to show us something, but Brutus rushes in! Kit block shim from getting to Julius but Brutus powers his way forward. Kit kicks the leg out! Tag to Elton but Brutus gets free! Hot tag to Julius! Julius rallies on Pretty Deadly, whips Elton, and scoops for an EXPLODER! SPINEBUSTER for Kit! Julius suplexes Elton, Elton slips out and hops on for a SLEEPER! Elton has the body scissors, but Julius reaches out! Wait, Gallus and the good ol’ boys are brawling on the ramp now?! What happened backstage?! Julius snapmares free and knees Elton low.
Julius suplexes Elton, holds him up, but Elton throws knees! Julius drops to a knee, then sits down, but he keeps Elton up! Julius stands back up for a SLAM!! The straps come down and fans fire up! Julius runs in corner to corner, Elton ducks so Julius leaps up and over! Julius backflips off the corner and ANGLE SLAMS Elton! Cover, TWO!! And then the brawl CLOBBERS the ref! Security drags Gallus and the good ol’ boys away but what about the ref?! Kit gets in, Julius DROPKICKS Kit back out! Only for Elton to DROPKICK Julius! Elton whips, Julius reverses but Elton dodges and springboards, into Julius’ ROLLING SPINEBUSTER!
Fans fire up and Julius puts the straps back up, just to take them back down! Julius throws off his elbow pads, but Kemp gets in! Kemp SPEARS Kit as he was bringing in a chair! Fans are thunderous as Kemp and Julius hug it out! Kemp says to finish this, but then he SMACKS Julius with the chair!!! And hits an IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER! Fans boo as the Diamond Gopher betrays Diamond Mine! Pretty Deadly is at a loss for words but Kemp gets the ref in the ring! Elton covers, the ref counts, PRETTY DEADLY WINS!!
Winners: Pretty Deadly, by pinfall (UNDISPUTED NXT Tag Team Champions)
WHAT?! Why, Kemp, why!? What happened that turned Kemp against the Diamond Mine? Is he the one who attacked Roderick Strong? And either way, will Pretty Deadly redefine the tag team division now that they hold all four belts?
Tony D’Angelo and Channing Lorenzo are having coffee.
They enjoy a good cup o’ joe, but Tony D says letting Legado go was actually a good move. Stacks says they could’ve gotten more miles out of them, though. And Tony said himself, Elektra Lopez was doing good down at the docks. Tony says one bad fish spoils the tank. The Legados were headed in that direction. When you’re the Don, you gotta know when to keep the line in the water, and when to cut bait. There’s always a bigger fish. Cameron Grimes walks in, and Tony calls him over. Grimes says, “You talkin’ to me?” Uh, yeah. C’mere. See, word is, Grimes is looking for friends. And a man of Grimes’ stature, that’s pretty enticing. Especially after Tony fired Legado.
Fired? Tony “fired” Legado? Yeah, does he have something in his ears? Here, have a biscotti and make Tony an offer. Grimes says he’s not hungry. Grimes walks off and Tony is upset, but will Tony be the one to make Grimes an offer he can’t refuse?
NXT & NXT UK Women’s Championships Unification Match Triple Threat: Mandy Rose VS Meiko Satomura VS Blair Davenport!
The Toxic Goddess wants some respect put on her name, but continues to see things through rose colored glasses. Her reign stacked up against that of the Final Boss, Meiko Satomura, leaves something to be desired. And then the Gothic Heiress says she’s the rightful ruler of all NXT! Who will be proven as THE alpha female here tonight?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see if NXT is still toxic!
Mandy watches Meiko and Blair, and they watch her. Blair kicks but Meiko blocks and Mandy ROCKS Meiko with a sucker punch! Blair and Mandy mug Meiko, but she fights them both off with forearms! Blair kicks low, Mandy CLUBS Meiko, and they double whip Meiko to ropes. They double ELBOW Meiko down, then Blair drags Meiko up. Mandy and Blair double suplex Meiko, Blair covers but Mandy shoves her away. Mandy covers but Blair shoves her away. Blair and Mandy argue, then start shoving! Meiko rolls Mandy, TWO as Blair sunset flips Meiko! TWO as Mandy ghost pins Blair, TWO!
Meiko BOOTS Mandy but Blair kicks Meiko. Blair whips but Meiko WHEEL KICKS! Mandy runs in but into a sobat! Meiko uppercuts Mandy, DECKS BLair, then waistlocks Mandy! Mandy trips Meiko but Meiko kicks her away. Mandy handsprings and basement dropkicks! Blair GAMANGIRIS Meiko, too! Blair drags Meiko out, scoops and SLAMS her, then says that’s what she gets! Mandy eggs Blair on and they stand off in the ring. Fans rally up, circle, but Mandy gets around to waistlock and SLAM! Mandy drags Blair up, waistlocks, but Blair victory rolls, TWO! Blair dodges and RANAS Mandy to a corner!
Blair runs in to forearm smash! Blair snapmares and basement dropkicks! Cover, TWO! Blair is annoyed but she drags Mandy up. Mandy ROCKS Blair, Blair KNEES Mandy! Blair runs but Mandy scoops! Mandy shakes her head to FALL AWAY SLAM Blair away! Mandy then runs at the corner to RAM into Blair! And RAM again! Mandy brings Blair out and runs, but Meiko trips her up! Meiko drags Mandy out to DECK her! But Blair goes to the apron to PENALTY- NO, Meiko blocks and trips Blair! Meiko KICKS Blair into the steps, and again, and again! Meiko then goes for Mandy but Mandy RAMS her into the apron!
Mandy runs in at Blair but is sent into the steps! Blair goes up to DOUBLE STOMP Mandy down! Fans fire up and Blair gets in the ring. Meiko joins her and we finally get a bit of that 1v1 rematch both women have wanted! They approach, Meiko avoids the boot to fire off forearms! Meiko wrenches, wristlocks, then KICKS and STOs! Then KNEE DROP! Cover, TWO! Meiko gets Blair’s leg and hooks it up for an STF! Blair fights the crossface, pops free and has a wristlock! Meiko rolls but Blair shifts to LA MAGISTROL! TWO, Meiko has a cover, TWO! Blair BUZZSAWS Meiko, then CLUBS her on the back!
Blair whips Meiko but Meiko reverses. Blair BOOTS back, goes up the corner, but Mandy YANKS her down! Blair hits the floor and Mandy dusts off her hands, but she’s forgetting Meiko is there. Meiko waits on Mandy, so Mandy gets in the ring to go champion to champion! They tie up, Mandy fires a forearm but Meiko gives it back! They go back and forth, Meiko fires off more, then whips. Mandy ducks ‘n’ dodges to CLOBBER Meiko! Mandy says this is HER world! Mandy kicks Meiko around, stomps her down, then talks trash. Meiko sits up, Mandy pie faces her, but Meiko laughs that off. Mandy kicks Meiko but Meiko is right back up!
Mandy pie faces again, but Meiko stands. Mandy pie faces again but Meiko just stares her down. Mandy swings, but into a counter forearm! And another! And an UPPERCUT! Mandy ducks the buzzsaw but not the RETURN! Cover, TWO! Mandy survives but Meiko drags her up to a fireman’s carry. Mandy slips off, shoves, and SPINEBUSTERS! High stack, Blair kicks it apart! Blair drags Meiko up to POST her! Blair stalks Mandy, wrenches and NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridging cover, TWO! Blair is annoyed but she stomps Mandy around. Blair goes to the corner and climbs up. Fans rally, but Mandy ROCKS Blair!
Mandy climbs up after Blair, they brawl, Mandy CLUBS away on Blair, and then Mandy SUPERPLEXES! But Meiko is up top, FROG SPLASH! Cover, Mandy breaks it in time! Fans are thunderous as all three women are down! Fans cheer on “Women’s Wrestling!” as Mandy drags Meiko up. Mandy whips, Meiko stops to PELE! Mandy staggers and Meiko fires up! Fans fire up as she forearms Blair, then forearms Mandy! Then corner to corner to forearm Blair again! And back for another to Mandy! Fans fire up as Meiko KICKS Blair, KICKS Mandy, repeat! Blair ducks, waistlocks, facelocks, suplexes, but Meiko blocks!
Mandy joins in, they double suplex but Meiko fights that to DOUBLE DDT!! Fans are thunderous as Meiko kicks Blair aside, and then runs to HANDSPRING KNEE DROP Mandy! Meiko then runs to HANDSPRING KNEE DROP, but Blair dodges! Blair BOOTS Meiko and hurries over to Mandy! Blair drags Mandy up, suplexes, but Meiko KICKS Blair! And KICKS Mandy! And Blair! BUZZSAW for Blair! Both women are flopped over, Meiok runs to DOUBLE HANDSPRING KNEE DROP! Cover on Blair, but Mandy drags Meiko off! Mandy reels Meiko in, underhooks, but Meiko fights that to a fireman’s carry! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Cover, Blair DOUBLE STOMPS it!
Blair roars and she drags Meiko away. She has the arms, KAMI-GOYE!! Cover, TWO!!! Meiko survives and shocks everyone! Blair is furious but she drags Meiko back up. Mandy SHOTGUNS Blair! Mandy ROCKS Blair, CLUBS her and KICKS away in the corner! Mandy CLUBS Blair, whips her corner to corner, but Blair stops and elbows back! Blair goes up and up, but Meiko grabs at Mandy as Blair leaps, the missile dropkick hits Meiko! Mandy runs in to scoop, gut wrench, but Blair lands on her feet! Blair RAMS Mandy, reels her in, suplexes, but Mandy slips out! Mandy runs, but Blair rolls Mandy up, SCORPIO RISING BREAKS IT!!
Meiko drags Blair up but a KNEE FROM A ROSE OUTTA NOWHERE! Cover on Blair, MANDY WINS!
Winner: Mandy Rose, by pinfall (UNDISPUTED NXT Women’s Champion)
Opportunistic as ever, the Toxic Goddess keeps her reign alive! But she pinned Blair in this win, will the Final Boss return to take this to the next level? Or will this reign of terror never, ever end?
Alba Fyre speaks.
“Lash Legend learned that you do not disrespect my heritage or my ancestors. No matter the weather, terrain or situation, those fire keepers kept those embers burning. Just like I won’t let anyone extinguish my flame. Lash won’t be the only woman to test me, but soon, all of them will know what she already knows: I am a warrior, and I will do whatever it takes to win. And to honor the women that surrounded that flame, from the howls and lochs of Scotland, all the way to NXT, keep your eyes peeled on the horizon. Because where there’s smoke, there’s Fyre!”
Backstage interview with Wes Lee.
McKenzie says over the past month, the superstars of NXT UK have been dominating the scene in NXT 2.0. But this Tuesday, Wes faces perhaps the most sadistic men from NXT UK in JD McDonagh. How does he prepare for someone with “such bad intentions?” Wes says he isn’t sure you can really prepare for someone like JD. Wes saw JD’s interview with McKenzie last week, and that was… uncomfortable. McKenzie confirms. Wes knows JD doesn’t shoot to kill, he shoots to wound, and he loves taking pleasure in agony. That’s dark. And when the bell rings, JD goes to an even darker placer.
But Wes has had his fair share of dark clouds, and the rain doesn’t scare him. Wes isn’t afraid to venture into the darkness. If JD wants to get weird, then let’s get weird! But Wes promises, JD won’t like the results. Can the Must-See Kid trump the Irish Ace at his own game?
NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance VS “Doudrop” Piper Niven & Nikki A.S.H!
KC Squared fought so hard time and time again to get these titles, and they will fight even harder to keep them! But will they have to put up the fight of their lives against the formidable duo that is Monday Night Raw’s Celtic Connection?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and we see who wins in this NXT VS NXT UK proxy match!
The teams sort out and Kayden starts against Nikki. Fans rally and the two tie up. Nikki headlocks for a takeover, but Kayden fights up and powers out. Nikki runs Kayden over and strikes a pose. But Kayden trips Nikki and walks all over her. Kayden twerks at Nikki, then dodges to hip toss her! Kayden has the arm but Nikki throws Kayden by her hair! Nikki dropkicks Kayden, covers, ONE! Nikki drags Kayden up, Kayden wrenches out to CHOP! Kayden CHOPS again, then tags Katana. Kayden whips Nikki to a corner, Katana traps her and Kayden dropkicks again! Katana headlocks to a takeover and cover, ONE!
Katana keeps Nikki from Piper but Nikki powers her back! Piper tags in but Katana slips away. Katana and Piper circle, Katana dodges Piper then dodges again. Piper does corner Katana, though, but Katana slips out before the splash! Katana slingshots in, springboards up and over but Piper still runs her over! Piper soaks up the heat, and shows off her own twerk! Fans fire up that Piper can doudrop it like it’s hot! Piper scoops Katana, but Katana slips off and tags Kayden. Kayden runs in but is thrown away! Piper throws Katana, too, but Kayden whips Katana back in. Katana trips Piper and Kayden mule kicks! Katana slingshot sentons and Kayden covers, TWO!
Kayden runs in, hops on and has a SLEEPER! Piper throws Kayden off, but Kayden BOOTS back! Katana tags, Piper scoops Kayden and CLOBBERS Katana! Piper then stands over Katana to SLAM Kayden on top of her! Piper runs and SENTONS them both! Piper covers Katana, TWO! Piper keeps cool and clamps onto Katana. Tag to Nikki as fans rally up. Piper bumps Katana off buckles and Nikki stomps a mudhole! The ref reprimands, Nikki lets off but throat chops! And then she RAMS into Katana! Nikki bumps Katana off buckles, tags Piper, and Piper stomps Katana more. Piper SLAPS Katana down then goes corner to corner. But Katana BOOTS Piper away!
Katana DECKS Nikki, ROCKS Piper, but Piper shoves her back. Katana BOOTS Piper and goes out, but Nikki trips her up! Nikki traps Katana in the apron skirt and fires off! The ref reprimands and counts, Nikki tells him to shut up while she gets in the ring. Tag to Piper, Piper goes around and SPLASHES Katana against the apron! Katana flops down and the ring count starts. Piper drags Katana up, puts her in, and she storms up on her. Piper keeps Katana from Kayden and CLUBS her down! Piper drags Katana up again, scoops her, and then tags Nikki. Fans rally but Piper SLAMS Katana and Nikki hits a NECK SNAPPER! Cover, TWO!
Nikki clamps onto Katana for a straitjacket and thrashes her around! Fans rally, Katana fights up and out, but Nikki swings a lariat. Katana gets around to tilt-o-whirl and RANA Nikki away! Piper tags in, CLUBS Katana down, then DECKS Kayden! BIG elbow drop! Cover, TWO! Katana toughs it out and Piper is a bit surprised. Piper drags Katana up, Nikki tells fans to shut up, and Piper tags Nikki in. Nikki RAMS into Katana, then she brings Katana around. Katana throws body shots, but Nikki keeps her from Kayden! Katana knees Nikki away but Piper tags back in! Piper storms up and brings Kanata around to whip.
Katana dodges and Piper POSTS herself! Nikki tags in, CLOBBERS Katana, but Katana avoids the elbow! Hot tag to Kayden! Kayden rallies on Niki, SPLASHES Piper, then mule kicks and SUPERKICKS Nikki! DROPKICK for Piper! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up and Kayden drags Nikki back up. Fireman’s carry, but Nikki slips off! Nikki elbows Kayden, goes up the corner, TORNADO DDT! Fans rally up as both women are down! Piper tags in, she brings Kayden around, and Nikki adds on! INVERTED DDT SIDEWALK SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Kayden survives and Piper is furious! Piper drags Kayden up, scoops her, but Kayden slips off!
Kayden dodges Piper to SUPERKICK! Both women are down again and Nikki tags in! Nikki drags Kayden away but Kayden KICKS Nikki! Nikki keeps trying but Kayden rolls to send Nikki into buckles! Kayden runs in, blocks boots and puts Nikki in the ropes! Tag to Katana before the DRAPING BACKSTABBER! DOUBLE STOMP added on top!! Cover, TWO!! Nikki is showing us why she’s held titles before, but Katana tags Kayden back in! Kayden stands Nikki up to turn her, Katana is up top, but Nikki shoves Kayden into Katana! Down goes Katana but Kayden hurries to get Nikki. Nikki whips Kayden into buckles!
Tag to Piper and she drags Kayden into a fireman’s carry! Nikki adds up, NECKBREAKER SAMOAN DROP, aka the ASH DROP! Cover, but Katana barrels in to break it!! Fans fire up again as Katana drags Nikki up. Katana whips but Nikki throws Katana out instead! Nikki goes back to her corner and Piper snarls. Piper runs in at Kayden but into an elbow! Kayden goes up, but Piper SLAPS Kayden! Piper climbs up after Kayden, but TOXIC ATTRACTION shows up?! Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne run out but Nikki WRECKS them both! Then CROSSBODIES them both! But Kayden POWERBOMBS Piper!! Nikki fires off on Gigi & Jacy while Katana tags in!
HUMAN HIGHLIGHT REEL!! Cover, Jacy keeps Nikki out! KC SQUARED WIN!
Winners: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions)
Gigi & Jacy accomplish their mission! Kayden & Katana are still champions, but solely so Gigi & Jacy can get their revenge down the line! KC Squared get to party all the same, but will they have to worry about Toxic Attraction coming for them next?
The Dyad talk backstage.
They have a bunch more of those smiley face buttons, aka “recognition awards,” and Rip Fowler says Joe Gacy really has taken this Cameron Grimes situation to heart. Jagger Reed just doesn’t understand why Grimes doesn’t want to be part of The Schism. Rip spots Grayson Waller walking by and asks him for a moment of his time. Waller asks if Rip’s right eye is all white. What’s with that tone? The eyes are the window to the soul, and Rip’s soul is pure. Oh, okay. Well, Waller will leave this smiley button here for someone who needs it. Jagger says that’s rather kind. Waller rolls his eyes at The Dyad, but then McKenzie finds him.
McKenzie asks if Waller intentionally raked the eyes of Apollo Crews in their match last week. The medical team says Apollo has a scratched cornea. Waller says honestly, Apollo ruined his talk show! Waller just got Apollo back. But then Waller got a call from his mum. Waller ain’t afraid of no man on this planet, but Mama Waller’s a different story. She gave Waller life, and it’s just the two of them. Mama Waller said she was never more disgusted in him in her life. He went on television and talked about a man’s heritage, wife and kids, then basically tried to blind Apollo to win. Waller was bringing down his family name. For the first time in his life, he was speechless.
And Waller said he’d call her back, but they haven’t spoken since. So she’s probably watching tonight. Cheers, mum, and Waller thought about what you said. And she can kiss his ass!! Waller is the only Waller bringing this name to stardom! Waller doesn’t care about Apollo and his family, Waller’s going home with an absolute dime piece Hooters waitress! No, wait, change it up! A swimsuit model! Either way, Waller doesn’t need friends or family. He just needs the Grayson Waller Effect! Now McKenzie rolls her eyes. Will Waller ever get over himself so that he can finally get over in NXT?
NXT & NXT UK Championships Unification Match: Bron Breakker VS Tyler Bate!
This is it! The Big Booty Nephew is already a two-time champion in NXT, but the Big Strong Boy is both the inaugural and the FINAL NXT UK Champion! These men respect their brands and the legacies of their titles, and even respect each other. But in the end, there can only be one! Who will be THE NXT Champion and carry both banners into the future?
The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and as two great lineages become one, we will see who reigns supreme!
Bate and Bron circle as fans rally. Fans want “Tyler Two Belts!” but Bron smirks. They tie up, but are in a deadlock, so Bron breaks it. Fans bark it up for Bron but Bate smirks now. They circle again, feel things out, and tie up again. Bron headlocks but Bate endures the grind. Bate moves around, pries at the hold, but Bron holds on tighter. Bate fights up again, powers up but Bron still holds tight! Bate rolls it to a cover, ONE! Bron holds on, but Bate rolls it again, ONE! Bate fights up, pries at the hold again but Bron still clamps it on. Bate throws body shots, powers out, but Bron runs him over! Bate gets up but Bron headlocks for a takeover!
Bate headscissors, Bron kips free, but roles reverse as Bate hits a takeover. Bron headscissors, Bate kips free, but Bron trophy lifts! Bate slips off, kicks low, and underhooks! Bron powers out, trips and jackknife bridges, TWO! Bron gets Bate but Bate turns that to a backslide, TWO! Both men run, DOUBLE SHOULDERS take both men down! But both men kip up! Fans fire up again as the two stare down. Fans duel with barks and “BIG STRONG BOY!” Bate and Bron shake out their arms, circle again, and feel things out. Bate knuckle locks then wrenches to wrangle Bron to the mat! Bate keeps Bron down but Bron fights his way up.
Bate wrenches, arm-drags, and armlocks! Bron grits his teeth but Bate wrenches again. Bate YANKS the arm, but Bron pulls Bate’s hair. Bron whips Bate to a corner, Bate goes up and under, then knuckle locks to wrench, bait, leap frog, bait again and sunset flip! TWO! Fans applaud that great display from Bate, and even Bron has to smirk. Bron and Bate reset again, tie up again collar ‘n’ elbow, but Bate arm-drags! Bate has the top wristlock, makes it a cover, ONE as Bron gets back up. Bron stands, arm-drags but Bate holds on tight! Bate wrangles Bron down into an omoplata! Bron turns his head so Bate hammerlocks.
Bate chinbars Bron as he fights up, then grinds the arm. Bron moves around, whips and RANAS! Fans fire up for the agility, and Bron deadlift suplexes Bate! Bron walks around with Bate then he SLAMS Bate down! Bron kips up and STANDING MOONSAULTS! Cover, TWO! Bate CHOPS Bron but Bron shrugs that off to facelock. Bate endures as Bron grinds him, then Bron gator rolls him. Fans rally up, Bron gator rolls Bate back the other way. Bate fights up, pries the hold and throws body shots. Bron knees low, whips Bate to ropes, but Bate tilt-o-whirls to RANA! Bron flounders, Bate watches him and DROPKICKS him out!
Bate builds speed and he FLIES! Direct hit at the ramp and fans fire up again! Bate checks his neck, stands back up, and he brings Bron up. Bate puts Bron in the ring as the ring count is 5 of 10. Bate aims from a corner, runs in, STANDING SHOOTING FLOP as Bron moves! Bron builds speed, and he catches Bate for a SPINEBUSTER! Fans bark and Bron paces. Bron drags Bate up, but Bate elbows him away! Bron shakes that off, grins, and RAMS Bate out of the ring! They tumble to the floor but Bron is right back up! Bron drags Bate up and into the ring at 4 of 10, then he goes up a corner. But Bate ROCKS him first!
Bate CHOPS Bron, climbs up, but Bron CLUBS Bate! Bate ROCKS Bron, climbs and brings Bron up, but Bron throws body shots! Bron shoves Bate down, then leaps, into an EXPLODER! Bate kips up and STANDING SHOOTING STARS! Cover, TWO! Bron is still in this, and fans rally up again! “This is Awesome!” as both men get up. Bate reels Bron in, but Bron fights the fireman’s carry. Bron suplexes, but Bate turns that to a cradle! TWO!! Bron escapes, but Bate rams low! Bate whips, Bron reverses but Bate turns rana into POWERBOMB!! Cover, TWO!! Not quite the Tyler Driver, and that’s why Bron survives!
Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” as both men are down. Bron gets to a corner, Bate is watching him stand up. Bate runs in to UPPERCUT! Bate hoists Bron up top, ROCK him, and Bate then sets Bron up. Bate CHOPS but Bron throws hands! Bate ROCKS Bron, climbs up again, but Bron fires body shots! They brawl up there, Bate powers through and clinches Bron, but Bron throws elbows! Bron shoves Bate down hard, then adjusts for a FLYING BULLDOG!! Cover, TWO!! Bron holds on to suplex, into a POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Bate survives but Bron is too tired to be upset! Bron and Bate stir as the fans rally up again!
Fans duel while Bate and Bron throw hands and feet on the mat! Bate and Bron sit up to throw forearms back and forth! They stand, Bate EuroUppers, rams low, repeat! Bron throws haymakers! Bate SOBATS! Bop up, but Bron blocks Bang into a FUJIWARA!! Bate endures as Bron pushes back as hard as he can! Bate turns over and ghost pins, TWO! Back to the FUJIWARA! Bate endures again and fans fire up both ways! Bron pushes back on the arm but Bate powers up! Bate stands, slips under, fireman’s carries Bron and stands up for the AIRPLANE SPIN!! Fans fire up and count along, Bate goes to ten before the DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!
Bate runs, Bron dodges, but Bate rebounds to LARIAT! Cover, TWO!! Both men are down again and fans are thunderous! Bate underhooks the arms, but Bron NORTHERN LIGHTS! Bridge, TWO! Bron pushes that arm down, TWO as Bate gets the other arm up! Bron pushes Bate down again, TWO as Bate bridges back up! Bate turns Bron around, lifts and TYLER DRIVER 97!!! Cover, TWO!?!? Bron survives and no one can believe it!! Bate gets to a corner and goes up! But Bron grabs him for the trophy lift! BREAKKER SLAM!! Cover, ROPEBREAK!! Bron miscalculated and Bate survives!
Fans are thunderous for the Big Strong Boy but Bron’s straps come down! Bron vows to crush Bate once and for all! Bron aims from a corner, he runs in at Bate, but Bate KNEES Bron! Bop up, BANG HITS!! Bate underhooks, but Bron back drops! Bate lands on his feet, but Bron trophy lifts again! But Bate rolls him up! TWO!! Bate runs, rebounds, into a SPEAR!!! Cover, Bron wins!!
Winner: Bron Breakker, by pinfall (UNDISPUTED NXT Champion)
Bate came close, but Bron found the moment he needed! But there’s no hard feelings here, as Bate personally brings the belts to Bron, and Bron holds up Bate’s hand. We just saw Worlds Collide with incredible force, and now Bron stands atop the mountain! How much farther will Bron raise the bar in NXT?
A great event for NXT, but a mixed bag in the results for me, at least. In the cases of RawDown stars coming back to NXT to challenge for firmly NXT titles, I figured both of those would go NXT’s way. Ricochet VS Melo was an awesome opener, I don’t think it could’ve gone much better outside of Trick being a distraction as usual. But again, Melo was going to win, so it keeps Ricochet from looking weak to have Trick interfere and be why Ricochet lost. Likewise, the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship had a great match, but I should’ve figured Gigi & Jacy would have a part to play like they did just last week. Nikki & Piper lose but in a protected way, and we’ll surely see Gigi & Jacy call KC Squared out this Tuesday.
I didn’t know the men’s tag title match was elimination until they announced it so that was a great surprise. And that really added something to how it all played out. I figured it’d come down to the Creeds and another team, but I feel like there was a missed opportunity in continuity with having Pretty Deadly win. Kemp betrayed Diamond Mine, and perhaps his reasons will have nothing to do with Gallus, but… how awesome would it have been if they made it because Kemp was joining Gallus? Kemp had that great stint in NXT UK where he palled around with Gallus, so imagine if he was a mole the entire time! But instead, Pretty Deadly does at least get more history on their resumes, being the first team to hold the NXT and NXT UK belts separately, and now at the same time.
Good promo from Wes Lee to respond to JD, they’re going to have a really good match Tuesday. They kinda copy-pasted Alba Fyre’s promo from last week, but it’s still good. We got an interesting interaction between Grimes and Tony D’Angelo, and I’m not sure Tony should’ve shrugged off Legado just leaving that easily. But now, is Tony going to help Grimes against Gacy & The Schism? I feel like it should’ve been Edris & Malik after Grimes tried motivating them that one time. But at least we’re getting some twists and turns, maybe something happens where Grimes is feuding with Gacy and Tony and we get a Triple Threat of some kind. The winner can even challenge Melo for the title at the next NXT special episode/event.
Speaking of Gacy & The Schism, we got a fairly funny interaction between The Dyad and Grayson Waller. And then Waller really turns up the Heel heat by insulting his own mom and saying he doesn’t need anyone. Apollo will surely come back for revenge, but I bet there is going to be something about the scratched cornea that affects his future sight powers. The Women’s Championship Triple Threat was great, and while I had hoped it was Blair so that she could piss off both champions, no, it was Mandy who won. A Triple Threat loss doesn’t really hurt Meiko, but after 313 days, from last October to now September, Mandy is starting to get stale. I suppose Alba Fyre could try again 1v1 since it was a Fatal 4 Way Mandy beat her in, but Fyre seems to be taking the long route to the title.
Bron VS Bate was great stuff, of course, and was a great main event. But how could they give Bate that great entrance with the NXT UK retrospective and then still have him lose? Outside of Pretty Deadly, who started in NXT UK then moved to NXT 2.0, this was like that one year where Raw whooped SmackDown at Survivor Series. The results tonight don’t exclude the NXT UK stars coming back and taking the now unified titles from Mandy and Bron, but it stings a bit for me, who watched the UK Championship Tournament in 2017 and never gave up on the UK division.
My Score: 8.7/10
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Lucha Central Weekly: Is Dragon Lee Ready For His WWE NXT First Impression?
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Lucha Libre returns to WWE NXT when Dragon Lee debuts at Stand & Deliver! What to expect, and more on this edition of Lucha Central Weekly!
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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (3/28/23)
Next stop: Hollywood!
It’s the last chance to get those golden tickets!
With one last spot in the NXT Women’s Championship ladder match, and one last spot in the North American Championship Fatal 5, who gets to Stand & Deliver?
- NXT North American Championship Qualifier Battle Royal: Axiom wins and joins the Fatal 5 Way title match at Stand & Deliver.
- Tyler Bate w/ Chase U VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone; Bate wins.
- Valentina Feroz VS Elektra Lopez; Lopez wins.
- Eddy Thorpe VS Myles Borne; Thorpe wins.
- NXT Women’s Championship Last Chance Qualifier: Indi Hartwell VS Sol Ruca VS Ivy Nile; Indi wins and joins the NXT Women’s Championship Ladder Match at Stand & Deliver.
- Hank Walker VS Drew Gulak w/ Charlie Dempsey; Gulak wins.
- NXT Tag Team Championship Qualifier: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen VS Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo; Tony & Stacks win and deny Briggs & Jensen a spot at Stand & Deliver.
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NXT North American Championship Qualifier Battle Royal!
Everyone wants that fifth and final spot in Wes Lee’s star-studded title match, and Wes himself is watching from commentary. SCRYPTS attacks Axiom before the bell! Things are already off to a chaotic start! Dabba-Kato clotheslines Quincy Elliot up and out to ELIMINATE him! Quincy rushes back up but the refs stop him from getting after Kato! Damon Kemp brawls with Edris Enofe, Oro Mensah goes after Kato, Xyon Quinn has Dante Chen, Drew Gulak & Charlie Dempsey of course work together as they go after Nathan Frazer, and Dijak has Odyssey Jones in a corner. Big Body Javi throws hands on Malik Blade while Jinder storms up on Dempsey.
Kato shoves Oro away, CLUBS him, then CLUBS him again. Dempsey & Gulak lift Jinder but he fights free. Odyssey ROCKS Kato! Fans fire up as Jinder puts Dempsey on the apron but Dempsey slips back in. Dante fights off Kemp and a few others, but Kemp kicks him low. Kemp hangs Dante out to dry and Dante ends up on the apron. Dante fights off Kemp but Dijak BOOTS and ELIMINATES Dante! But then Kemp scoops Dijak! Dijak fights Kemp off, but Kemp hits him back. Quinn puts ? up top, Odyssey BLASTS Quinn but Quinn is knocked into ?! They ELIMINATE ? together!
Kemp suplexes Frazer, Frazer slips free and Apollo CLUBS Kemp! Apollo whips Kemp at the ropes and Frazer holds the ropes down! Kemp lands on the apron but a PELE hits! Kemp wobbles, Frazer SUPERKICKS! Kemp falls, Frazer ELIMINATES him! Dijak ELBOWS Enofe, ELBOWS Blade, and repeat! But Malik BOOTS back! Malik runs in, tilt-o-whirls, but into a fireman’s carry! Dijak pops Malik up but Malik wheelbarrows and throws Dijak into Enofe’s KNEE! And then Malik DROPKICKS! Malik & Enofe TOSS Dijak! Dijak holds on, but Odyssey RAMS Dijak and ELIMINATES him! Dijak is furious, and he goes back after Odyssey!
Dijak trips Odyssey, drags him out, then SUPERKICKS! And ROLLING ELBOWS! And RAMS him into steel steps! Fans boo and the refs reprimand, but Dijak puts Odyssey back into the ring for the sharks. Jinder drags Odyssey up to toss him back out, Jinder ELIMINATES Odyssey! Fans boo but then Enofe KNEES Jinder and Malik DROPKICKS him! Jinder flops over the top, but he HOTSHOTS Malik, and drags Enofe out to join him! Malik runs back in but Jinder ROCKS him! Jinder suplexes, Malik lands on the apron. Jinder fights 2v1, Malik & Enof pinball Jinder! But then Apollo and Scrypts DOUBLE DROPKICK! They ELIMINATE Malik & Enofe!
Axiom whips Scrypts at Jinder, Scrypts FLIES up and over Jinder, but then he lands out on the ramp! Axiom ELIMINATES Scrypts! Jinder grins that it wasn’t him. Apollo ROCKS Dempsey, lifts Javi, and TOSSES Javi out onto everyone else to ELIMINATE him! Fans fire up but Javi is furious as NXT goes picture in picture.
Kato goes after Apollo! Kato HEADBUTTS Apollo, pushes past Oro and Dempsey to fire off on Apollo in the corner. Dempsey whips, Oro reverses but then Dempsey dodges! Jinder CLUBS Quinn, Gulak helps Dempsey with Oro. Apollo and Kato fight, Hank fires off on Quinn. Hank scoops Quinn out to the apron but Quinn holds on. Hank throws haymakers, but Quinn pokes him in the eye! Oro springboards to MULE KICK Quinn down! Oro ELIMINATES Quinn! Jinder rushes up to kick and CLUB Oro! Axiom scoops Hank with ehlp from Apollo but Hank fights them off.
Dempsey and Gulak mug Frazer, Jinder ROCKS Oro. Jinder CLUBS Oro, whips him to a corner, but Oro goes up, only for Jinder to TOSS him out and ELIMINATE him! The Modern Day Maharaja grins then stomps Frazer. Apollo stomps Dempsey, Jinder stomps Axiom, Gulak stomps Frazer. Kato storms up but Gulak CHOPS him! Gulak digs his boot on Frazer’s head, but Kato goes after him! Jinder stomps Axiom at the ropes then digs his knee in. Dempsey OVERHEAD Suplexes Hank! Dempsey drags Hank up but Hank throws hands! Gulak & Dempsey stomp mudholes into Hank! Apollo stomps Kato in a corner then throws hands.
Jinder DECKS Axiom, then goes up the corner to STOMP him down! Gulak & Dempsey throw Hank at the ropes, but Hank holds on! Dempsey has an ANKLE LOCK on a leg to force him over! Hank still clings to ropes, even as boots are dug into his legs and stomach. Hank manages to kick Dempsey away, and NXT returns to single picture. Apollo CLUBS and ROCKS Jinder, Hank hoists Gulak up and over! Fans fire up as Hank has a SLEEPER on Gulak! Dempsey throat chops Kato, then gets Hank’s legs! ANKLE LOCK and a DUMP, Dempsey ELIMINATES Hank and Gulak! Gulak an d Hank don’t care, they brawl tot he back!
Fans fire up, and we’re down to six! Axiom and Jinder brawl, Apollo runs but Kato tilt-o-whirls him. Apollo sips free and BOOTS Kato to ropes! Kato comes back to scoop Apollo and TOSS him! Kato ELIMINATES Apollo! Jinder stomps Axiom down, Dempsey ROCKS Kato! Jinder swings on Frazer, Frazer dodges and springboards to CROSSBODY! Axiom GAMANGIRIS Jinder to ropes! Frazer SUPERKICKS Jinder up and over! Jinder holds on, Frazer gives Axiom a boost, RAILGUN DROPKICK sends Jinder down! Frazer & Axiom ELIMINATE Jinder!! The final four are Kato, Dempsey, Axiom & Frazer!
And speaking of, Kato CLUBS Dempsey down, but Axiom uses Dempsey as a step to GAMANGIRI Kato! Frazer uses Dempsey as a step to CALF KICK! They all dump Kato up and out to ELIMINATE him!! Kato is furious but fans sing, “NANA NA NA, HEY HEY HEY, GOOD-BYE~!” Frazer, Axiom and Dempsey circle. Axiom kicks Dempsey, then ducks the back hand, Dempsey hits Frazer! Axiom SOBATS Dempsey, whips him to ropes, but Dempsey reverses. Axiom wheelbarrows, but Dempsey stops the tuck to WHEELBARROW GERMAN SUPLEX! Fans fire up as Frazer springboard SHOTGUN DROPKICKS!!
All three men are down, fans are thunderous, Axiom clotheslines Dempsey up and over! Dempsey lands on the apron, he ROCKS Axiom but Axiom ROCKS Dempsey! They go back and forth, Axiom fires off shots, but DOUBLE HAYMAKERS take both men down! Fans are thunderous , Axiom BOOTS Dempsey off the apron and ELIMINATES him! And that leaves the old friendly rivals, Axiom and Frazer! The fans are giving a standing ovation as we see these two stare down. Frazer and Axiom shake hands, then they start dodging kicks! Frazer runs, QUEBRADA, but Axiom snapmares free of the dragon sleeper!
Axiom rushes in but Frazer sends him to ropes! Frazer lifts but Axiom shoves him away. Axiom blocks a superkick but not the DRAGON WHIP! Frazer fires up, he whips Axiom, but Axiom springboards to arm-drag and kip up, ROUNDHOUSE!! Axiom whips, Frazer springboards to QUEBRADA REVERSE DDT!! Both men are down and fans are thunderous! “This is Awesome!” as Frazer stands Axiom up. Frazer throws a haymaker, Axiom gives it back! They go back and forth, faster and faster, but Frazer gets the edge. Axiom blocks the kick, spins and DECKS Frazer! PENALTY KICK! Axiom aims from the corner!
Frazer stands, GOLDEN- SUPERKICK!!! Frazer hit first but he’s also down! Fans hope they “Fight Forever!” but this has to end somehow! Frazer CHOPS Axiom in a corner, hoists him up top, and DOUBLE CHOPS! Axiom wobbles, Frazer runs back in, but into a SLEEPER! Frazer pries free to ELBOW BREAKER! And then he springs up top, for a SUPERPPLEX! Roll through to the GOURD- NO, Axiom slips free! Axiom waistlocks but Frazer bucks the O’Conner! Axiom kips up, into a SUPERKICK!! Frazer drags Axiom up, whips, but Axiom reverses to send Frazer up and out! Frazer holds on, skins the cat, but into a SUPERKICK!!
Both men are down again, but Axiom hurries to his feet! Axiom TOSSES Frazer and WINS!!!
Winner: Axiom (advances to Stand & Deliver)
Fans are electric for this instant classic of a battle royal! Wes Lee joins Axiom in the ring to congratulate him, and Dragon Lee appears so he can do the same. Even Ilja Dragunov walks out to the ring, and JD McDonagh comes in from the crowd side. All five men are ready to battle, will these five stars get five stars?
Pretty Deadly speak.
Kit Wilson & Elton Prince, in suits ‘n’ ties and wide brimmed hats, want us to sit back, relax, and get ourselves some delicious snacks, because this will be a one of a kind Stand & Deliver Pretty Deadly Preview Show. We just saw a wonderful performance from Axiom in that Battle Royale, earning the fifth and final spot in the North American Championship match. And what a gaggle of vicious competitors he’s joining. “The Mad Dragon,” Ilja Dragunov! “The Devilish Gentleman,” JD McDonagh! “The Audacious Champion,” Wes Lee! And finally, “The Masked Mystery from Mexico,” Dragon Lee.
“A match born from carnage comes full circle with an encounter that is likely to be as unpredictable as the events of its creation.” But Kit has a question. How does Wes possibly retain? Elton doesn’t think Wes will. His money is on the man as smart as them, JD McDonagh. So if Elton is going with intelligence, Kit is betting on Dragon Lee. We don’t know a thing about him, and that makes him dangerous. “Kitty” loves danger, doesn’t he? Yes! And they love YOU!, fans! They’ll be back with more hot takes throughout the evening as we’re on the Road to Stand…! And Deliver!
Chase U talks backstage.
Thea Hail says Tyler Bate’s fired up! Andre Chase asks if Tyler’s fired up and Tyler says he’s fired up! Can he feel it? He feels it! Chase says Bate did great in the Great Debate, and they’re just four days away from Stand & Deliver, where the of Chase University hangs in the balance! But tonight, the Big Strong Boi takes on big bad Von Wagner, who has talked trash on Chase U and Chase U has yet to beat. But Bate will beat Von, and they’re gonna ride that lightning bolt all the way to Stand & Deliver! Bate says with mass and speed on his side, momentum will be theirs! Bate will harness that momentum, he’ll bring home a win for the university!
Chase likes the way Bate’s brain works. Duke, you coming? He wouldn’t miss this for the world. Though he doesn’t look anywhere near as pumped as the rest. The team heads out, will the Big Strong Boi give Von a #TeachableMoment?
Briggs & Jensen talk backstage.
Brooks Jensen feels pretty good, because Kiana James responded to him after three voicemails instead of five this time. Kiana says they’re on their way, but what does Briggs thinks she wants to talk about? He isn’t sure, but whatever it is, they’ll get through it. The sun always comes up tomorrow. Um, okay. The ladies arrive and Jensen asks if everything is okay. Her message seemed a bit off. Kiana hesitates but Fallon tells her to tell Jensen. “These past few months, I’ve really gotten to know you guys. Especially you, Brooks. And what you guys have is special. I don’t know how to say this, I feel horrible.”
Jensen says it’s okay, she can get it out. Kiana feels horrible… That Briggs & Jensen aren’t part of Stand & Deliver! So she pulled some strings, and she has a match tonight. And if they win, that Triple Threat Tag Team title match becomes a FATAL 4! Fallon says, “What?” Briggs says, “WHAT?!” Jensen can’t believe it! Well hey, Kiana & Fallon are tag team champions, the boys should be tag champs with them! Fallon can’t stand- Surprises! Briggs knows that, but he loves ’em! Kiana just knocked this one out of the park! They could go to Stand & Deliver! Jensen cannot believe Kiana! Fallon can’t, either. Briggs says yes, because it’s unbelievable!
Jensen says first they’ll win tonight, then go to Stand & Deliver and become the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions! Group hug! Fallon is not happy that Kiana backed out of the truth. But will her keeping that buried only come back to haunt her?
Tyler Bate w/ Chase U VS Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone!
The Big Strong Boi stepped up when Chase U needed him and won big in that Great Debate. But will he win even bigger against vicious Von? Or will Bate fail to stand and deliver before Saturday?
The bell rings and Bate circles with Von. Fans rally behind the Big Strong Boi and Bate headlocks. Von powers up, Bate holds on, but Von powers out. They RAM shoulders, but Bate DROPKICKS! Von comes back to BOOT Bate down! Fans boo while Bate sits up in a daze. Von pushes Bate down to drop an elbow! Von then stalks Bate, drags him up, and choke grips to trophy lift! Von DROPS Bate, and then soaks up the heat. Von waits on Bate to sit up, and he KICKS him in the side! Fans boo, Thea & Chase coach up Bate, but Von clamps on a neck wrench. Fans rally, Bate endures, and Bate fights up to his feet.
Bate pries free, throws a HEADBUTT into the ribs, then fires off body shots! Von shoves, Bate rebounds to sunset flip! Von stays up, but Bate avoids the elbow drop! Bate runs, but into a LARIAT! Von covers, TWO! Von snarls but the fans rally for Bate. Von puts Bate in a corner, clotheslines, and then throws back elbows. Fans obo but Von whips Bate out to throw him back into the corner. And then a BIG clothesline in the corner! Von mocks Bate, fans taunt Von. Von whips Bate corner to corner, runs in, but only gets buckles! Bate goes to another corner. Von runs in but into a BOOT! Bate runs to UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT! And UPPERCUT!
Bate fires off shots, keeping Von in a corner! Von choke grips back and TOSSES Bate! Bate boots, Von blocks but Bate KNEES back! Bate goes up to leap, FLYING UPPERCUT! Von rebounds but so does Bate, LARIAT! Von drops to a knee, Bop up, BANG!! Bate keeps moving, but Stone swipes at Bate! Fans boo but Bate goes out after Stone! Stone panics as Bate puts him in the ring! Theta THESZ PRESSES Stone!! Fans fire up and Bate cheers Thea on! Thea kicks Stone all the way out of the ring, but Von SUCKER PUNCHES Bate! Von whips Bate but Duke holds ropes down, and Bate FLIES out onto Stone!!
Fans fire up, Bate is fired up, he high-fives Duke but Duke doesn’t seem to care. Bate gets in the ring, dodges a boot and rebounds, LARIAT! Bate hurries up the corner, to SKY TWISTER! Cover, Bate wins!
Winner: Tyler Bate, by pinfall
Chase U is on a roll! Will all this help them hold onto the school? Wait, The Schism speaks! “Attention students of Chase University!” Joe Gacy stands at a podium with Jagger Reed, Ava Raine & Rip Fowler by his side. “As of this Saturday, The Schism will be in control.” Reed says, “The curriculum is changing. Time to open your minds to a different way of looking at the world through a different lens. Under the Schism’s tree.” The students wear yellow masks and Ava hands out a quiz. “Deprogramming starts now.” Rip says they don’t need to worry. There will be a place for delinquents in the Chase U Memorial Detention Hall.
Ava says at Stand & Deliver, “the world of Chase U will fall when The Schism takes over.” Gacy says, “When the bell rings, a new class begins.” Will The Schism graduate from a cult into a college?
Roxanne Perez is here!
She’s backstage and asks if Shawn Michaels is at gorilla. No, he moved to his office. Okay, she’ll go there. Thanks! The former(?) NXT Women’s Champion is here, but why? What business will she have with the boss?
NXT returns and Roxie knocks on HBK’s door. He welcomes her in and asks how she’s feeling. Does he have a minute to talk? Sure. What is it? Well, as of this afternoon, the doctors cleared her to return to action! Oh. That’s great to hear. Yeah! So they told her that basically, after all the tests, it was a mix of physical exhaustion and stress. It was all through the roof that night, but the only thing on her mind is her title and Stand & Deliver. Well, HBK wants to be the first to say that it is a relief to hear Roxie is better. And more importantly, that the doctors found out why she fainted like that.
But the problem is, Stand & Deliver… He isn’t sure. Her health is the priority right now. And he doesn’t think defending the title in a Ladder Match is the best thing for her right now. They can crown a new champion at Stand & Deliver, get a few matches under Roxie’s belt, and then right after Stand & Deliver, Roxie is the first to get a title match. Oh… Roxie won’t lie, being NXT Women’s Champion has been unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Saying you want to be champion and being champion day in and day out are completely different. But Roxie does struggle with anxiety.
This year has been incredible, but when you accomplish your dreams so fast, you wonder, ‘What do I do now? Is it all downhill from here? Did I peak at 21?” And then that anxiety goes insane! See, that right there! HBK knows Roxie’s all better physically, but mentally, emotionally, she’s just unsure. Roxie, you’re 21 years old! You’ve got a long, wonderful career in front of you. There will be other Stand & Deliver events. Will there? She can’t think like that! Did HBK think like that? WrestleMania was the most important night of the year for him, and she knows that he never had the mindset of, “Well, there’s always next year.”
HBK took it as “There’s here and now,” and he stole the show every time! That’s what Roxie wants to do! Roxie’s anxiety is crippling, but she can’t run away from it. She has to confront it, and that means facing it head-on. The only way she wins that battle is by climbing the ladder, winning back her title, the title she never lost. So please! Let her do this! Let her do this for her and for everyone who struggles with what she struggles with! To show them that they don’t have to be a prisoner of anxiety! Please, HBK! HBK says fine, but she has to get tests, meet with doctors, and follow-ups! Okay, yes! Thank you!
HBK says Roxie deserves the right to defend her title at Stand & Deliver. She’s in the match. Thank you so much, HBK! She’ll get all that for him! Okay, but now he’s gonna have a nervous breakdown. “Roxanne, you can beat this. Good luck.” Roxie thanks him again, then heads out. Will the Prodigy be able to overcome her biggest challenge mentally to then overcome the biggest challenge physically?
Valentina Feroz VS Elektra Lopez!
The Brazilian sparkplug has been doing things fair and square, even as La Madrina told her it was pointless. But Feroz made sure Lopez couldn’t cheat and that cost her against Sol Ruca. Will Feroz show Lopez she can win the right way? Or is it true that nice people finish last?
The bell rings and the two rush each other. Lopez knees low, fires off forearms and a HEADBUTT! Lopez whips Feroz to a corner and ELBOWS her! Lopez then shouts at Feroz for messing with her. Feroz blocks the buckle bump, and she fires back with forearms! Lopez staggers, blocks a kick and CLUBS the leg to then sweep the other leg! Lopez gets the leg to SMASH the knee into the mat! Fans rally for Feroz but Lopez puts on a standing toehold. Feroz endures, kicks with her free leg, but Lopez drops an elbow on the bad leg! Feroz hooks with the good leg but Lopez fights that off to pull on the bad leg.
Fans rally, Feroz fights, and she rolls with Lopez. Lopez shifts to drop another elbow, but Feroz dodges! Feroz dropkicks Lopez down, covers, ONE! Feroz goes to a corner, Lopez runs in but Feroz dodges. Feroz arm-drags Lopez, drags her up to arm-drag again, and then whips to run and SPEAR! Fans fire up, Feroz covers, TWO! Lopez is hanging tough but Feroz fires up. Fans rally, Feroz aims from a corner and goes up. Feroz leaps, into Lopez’s arms! Lopez swings Feroz around into the ELEKTRIC SHOCK!! Cover, Lopez wins!
Winner: Elektra Lopez, by pinfall
Lopez wins, but the irony? She won fair and square! Did Feroz win the moral battle? Or does only the physical battle matter?
Eddy Thorpe speaks.
“Music is celebration. When I make music, I can feel the spirit of my people behind me. It is my honor to lead the way. Like an alpha wolf, I will conquer this territory and everything in it.” Thorpe is ready to level up, his NXT debut is next!
Eddy Thorpe VS Myles Borne!
The heritage and history of the Native American people, the fire and energy of progress, the Alpha Wolf looks to be the hybrid that paths the way to the future! Will Thorpe be the future of NXT?
The bell rings and Thorpe ties up with Borne. They are in a deadlock, Borne wrenches an arm but the fans rally behind Thorpe. Thorpe rolls, wrenches and wristlocks. Borne rolls, slips through and arm-drags to an armlock. Thorpe fights up, Borne headlocks, but Thorpe powers out, only for Borne to run him over. Things speed up., Thorpe hurdles then CROSSBODIES! Fans fire up, but Borne DROPKICKS Thorpe! Borne brings Thorpe up, but Thorpe CHOPS back! Thorpe CLUBS Borne, but Borne trips Thorpe. Thorpe boots Borne away but Borne throws hands! Borne UPPERCUTS, whips, and ELBOWS Thorpe down!
Borne drags Thorpe back up, ROCKS him with a haymaker, then has him on ropes. Thorpe hits back, Borne ROCKS and whips, but Thorpe reverses. Borne blocks a hip toss, body shots, and clinches for a BELLY2BELLY! Cover, TWO! Borne keeps cool and he clamps onto Thorpe with a chinlock. Fans rally and Thorpe fights up. Thorpe pries free, but Borne kicks low. Thorpe blocks to DRAGON SCREW! And then he CLOBBERS Borne with forearm after forearm! SOBAT! PELE! Borne staggers and fans fire up! Thorpe runs in to BOOT Borne! And then HIP TOSS! Borne flounders, Thorpe sets up, BIG elbow drop! Cover, TWO!
Fans rally, Thorpe brings Borne up but Borne wrenches out. Borne waistlocks, Thorpe elbows free but Borne kicks low. Borne swings, into a SAIDO! Fans fire up as Thorpe tries again, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Cover, Thorpe wins!
Winner: Eddy Thorpe, by pinfall
Borne gave him a good, hard fight, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Alpha Wolf. Thorpe says he’s coming for everything, will he get everything he wants in NXT?
Pretty Deadly checks back in.
Kit says what a night of headlines! Elton agrees. An impressive debut win for Thorpe. But it isn’t all smiles, as they’re here on the Grayson Waller Effect set. Waller VS Gargano is far more than personal. They say never mess with a man’s family, and that front yard brawl sure gave a new meaning to the term “viral moment.” Gargano has now vowed to do everything in his power to get revenge on Waller, and he wants this as an unsanctioned match. Will Waller sign the agreement? Would either Kit or Elton do it? Would you sign the contract, knowing what is coming for you? This could be a match so brutal, it’ll take YEARS off your career!
Kit says he would! Only to defend Elton’s honor. Oh, Kit is so selfless and brave. That is his middle name: Kit Bravery Wilson! Elton’s here for it. And stay tuned for more Pretty Deadly Talk as we continue towards Stand… and Deliver!
Backstage interview with Gallus.
McKenzie is with Mark Coffey & Wolfgang, and says that while we saw the end result of everything that happened at the bar last week, what led to it? Mark says it was obvious they’re not interior decorators, and Wolfgang admits, they were pretty banged up after that fight. Then at this point, it is a Triple Threat for Stand & Deliver. But then, why’re they willing to defend against not just one, not just two, but up to three teams with this deal made on behalf of Briggs & Jensen? You’re asking them, “Why?” They thought, “Why not?” The Creeds made a good case. Tony D & Stacks made a good case. And Gallus is all about equal opportunity.
If Briggs & Jensen do win tonight, then the more the merrier! Four, six, eight guys, it doesn’t matter. Well, Wolfie does love a good fight. How confident is Gallus that they’ll walk out of Stand & Deliver still NXT Tag Team Champions? Wolfgang admits that Markus likes to wind Wolfgang up, likes to get under his skin. But they’re the champs, heading into the biggest show of the year, against a collection of guys all ready to fight. They don’t need that much riling up. The odds don’t matter, at Stand & Deliver, the Creeds, The Don & Stacks, and should Briggs & Jensen make it there, they’ll all find out the hard way that it is #GallusBoysOnTop!
NXT Women’s Championship Last Chance Qualifier: Indi Hartwell VS Sol Ruca VS Ivy Nile!
Tiffany Stratton, Zoey Stark and Lyra Valkyria won their way in, and now that Roxie is physically cleared to compete, so is she! Who will win the final spot to make the Ladder Match a Furious 6 Way for the gold?
NXT returns as Ivy makes her entrance, followed by Indi. The bell rings and Indi kicks Ivy! Sol spins Indi around but Indi kicks, CLUBS and backhands her! Ivy rolls Indi up, TWO and Ivy jumps at Sol! Sol catches Ivy, pops her up but Ivy slips free to shove Sol into Indi! Down goes Indi, Ivy rolls Sol! TWO, and Sol scoops and SLAMS Ivy! Sol grabs at Ivy but Ivy kangaroo kicks her away, and Indi rolls Sol up! TWO, and Indi rushes in, but Sol dumps her out! Ivy KICKS Sol, KICKS her again, but Sol dodges the superwoman punch to DROPKICK Ivy out! Fans fire up and Sol goes up a corner! ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Direct hit on Ivy & Indi!
Fans fire up with the Sol Surfer, and she puts Indi back in. Sol hurries to cover, TWO! Fans sing for Sol while Indi flounders to ropes. Sol brings her up, whips her to ropes, but Indi reverses and hip tosses. Sol handsprings through to a FACEBUSTER! But Ivy leaps in to FLYING RANA! Ivy fires up, fans are with her and she ROCKS Indi! Ivy rolls and CALF KICKS Sol! Cover, TWO! ARMBAR!! Sol clasps hands, and Indi drops a BIG ELBOW on Ivy! Cover, TWO! Indi drags Ivy up, puts her through ropes and UPPERCUTS! And BOOTS! Ivy flops down, Indi covers, Sol breaks it! Fans duel, Sol drags Indi up to whip, but Indi reverses to put Sol through ropes!
Indi UPPERCUTS, but Sol dodges the boot to HOTSHOT! Indi is down, Sol springboards and SPLASHES! Cover, Ivy breaks it! All three women are down and fans rally back up. They all rise up slowly, Sol swings but Ivy tilt-o-whirls to sunset flip! ONE, but Ivy KNEES Sol down! Cover, TWO! Things speed up, Sol blocks a Rana, Ivy slips free of the bomb, but Sol SUPERKICKS! Sol handspring SPLASHES Ivy! Sol runs corner to corner to handspring, but Indi dodges! Sol bumps off buckles, into Indi’s IMPRESSIVE SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO!! Sol survives, and Ivy BUZZSAWS Indi! Ivy whips but Indi reverses!
Ivy tilt-o-whirls, into the DIAMOND DRAGON!! Indi endures, fades, but Sol runs in, SOL SNATCHER!! But Indi BOOTS Sol away! BLINDSIDER LARAIT!! Cover, INDI WINS!!
Winner: Indi Hartwell, by pinfall (advances to Stand & Deliver)
#IndiWrestling is going to Hollywood! Will Indi finally have the top title? But speaking of, here’s Zoey Stark! And Lyra Valkyria! And Gigi Dolin! And of course, Tiffany Stratton! But also, Roxanne Perez! Roxie holds up the belt now, but who will bring it down from the sky in Hollywood?
Pretty Deadly checks in again.
They climb up a step ladder for this segment, and says Indi makes good on the Last Chance match. The field is now set. Six women put their bodies on the line in a match to crown a “new” women’s champion. Well, Roxie the plucky prodigy is back. And since she never lost the title, this becomes a title defense now. Who does Elton see coming away with the gold? Oh, so glad Kit asked. Because Elton recently had an epiphany. Los Angeles, the city of stars, Hollywood, and there’s only one woman suited for the City of Angels! #BuffBarbie herself! The most glamorous superstar in NXT, Tiffany Stratton! Yes girl!
Kit says this could be a show-stealer! If the fans wanna find out, join us on Saturday for Stand… And Deliver!
Grayson Waller speaks.
Via a Twitter video, captioned “Will I or won’t I?” Waller calls out “Johnny Cosplay.” He’s so close to finally getting what he wanted: him and Waller in an Unsanctioned match. In fact, Waller’s on his way inside right now. Waller had security do one last sweep of the perimeter, and because he knows Gargano’s “a sneaky little hobbit,” they’ll also be all around ringside. But Waller hopes Gargano tunes in. “Because you never know what I’m gonna say.” The 21st Century Success Story is trolling until the very end. Will he sign on the dotted line so that he and Gargano can go to the extreme?
NXT presents Prime Target: Bron Breakker VS Carmelo Hayes.
The NXT Champion says, “This match is like destiny. The youngest main event in WrestleMania Weekend history. Carmelo and I, we came in in the same class, these two alpha males that are just undeniable.” The challenger asks Bron, “Do you know what it takes to be a king? I don’t think you do. Heavy lies the head that wears the crown.” Melo is the 2021 Breakout Star, a winner of NXT WarGames (alongside Bron), the combined longest reigning NXT North American Champion, the one who unified the North American and Cruiserweight titles, and “HIM.”
Melo says this has been a whole different training camp to get ready for this match. He isn’t just doing his high-flying, his mat wrestling, he is covering every aspect. He hits the ropes harder, he takes less steps, he makes less mistakes. He worked out for four hours, partied for three, but skipped the afterparty. Trick Williams couldn’t believe it, but Melo has to put in the work to take on Bron Breakker. Trick and the others understood, and Melo let them go on. Melo didn’t need to go, he’ll celebrate when this is finished, when he has won, and he is at the top of the mountain. The job is not done, it is far from it.
Training montage as Melo pushes himself. But Bron chuckles. It’s funny because he’s been doing that and not going to parties since the first day. He works with weights two and a half hours a day. He runs the ropes another two and a half hours a day. Because that is what it takes to be champion, to be “The Guy.” Bron knows people think matches are won and loss in the ring or in the weight room. But Bron is of the opinion that they’re won and loss in the film room. There is nothing better than to watch film. Melo is fast, he will try to get in Bron’s head, gas him out, and get Bron playing Melo’s game.
You can take Bron to the deep water, but he’s been there so many times, it has become his home. Bron has carried NXT on his back for almost two years now. The NXT title is everything to him, this brand is everything to him. He respect everyone who has come before, but there is a difference. He is the most dominant of all time. This has been the path since Vengeance Day, and now, in LA, Melo vows to take that weight off Bron’s shoulders when he knocks Bron’s head off and takes the title. Melo is Him, and the kingdom of NXT is his, and he wants his effing crown!
Bron says that this one is a bit more special, it means a bit more to him. Fans are torn, but Melo says Bron doesn’t understands. Bron doesn’t want this like Melo wants this! Bron doesn’t wanna go as far as Melo is willing to go! But Bron says when he gets going with that 4.3 speed, hits those Steiner-lines, Melo won’t know where he is. Melo says at Stand & Deliver, he takes everything from Bron because everything is his! Melo is HIM! Bron has promised and continues to promise he will make it through as champion, but who will have the Hollywood ending to their story?
Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre speak.
The Firekeeper says, “When the sun goes down at Stand & Deliver, a darkness will rise over NXT.” The Wicked Witch says, “The eternal horror of gullible fools will not be contained.” The fate of Kiana James and Fallon Henley has already been sealed. Two spirits in turmoil do not deserve to be tag team champions. Fyre and Isla bond together to connect their past and forge their destiny. This Saturday, they burn their opposition tot he ground. And from the ashes, their message will spread far and wide. “It is always darkest before the Dawn, and where there’s smoke, there’s Fyre.” Will nothing stop this devious duo from ascending to the throne?
Hank Walker VS Drew Gulak w/ Charlie Dempsey!
The blue collar working man was already in the 20 Man Battle Royal, but so was the Philly Stretcher. Their fight that literally spilled out of the ring now returns to it, will the student avenge himself against his arrogant teacher? Or will Gulak show Hank he still doesn’t belong?
NXT returns as Gulak makes his entrance, the Son of the Gentleman Villain by his side. The bell rings and Hank rushes in! Gulak dodges, headlocks, but Hank slips out to hammerlock. Gulak throws back elbows then haymakers. Hank blocks to fire off haymakers in return! Hank whips, and he CLOBBERS Gulak! And CLOBBERS him again! Fans rally and Hank back drops Gulak! Gulak staggers up, but Hank hits a MONKEY FLIP, into an ARMBAR! Gulak flails, grapevines a leg and drags Hank into a camel clutch! But Hank slips out to put Gulak in the camel clutch! Gulak powers his way back and gets a leg, STRETCH MUFFLER!
But Hank trips Gulak to put on the STRETCH MUFFLER! And he lifts Gulak off the mat with it! Fans fire up, but Gulak kicks free. Gulak trips Hank, has the heel hook, and he turns Hank over for a HALF CRAB! Hank endures, powers Gulak down and gets the HALF CRAB for himself! Gulak endures, crawls forward, and he has the ROPEBREAK! Hank lets go quickly, Gulak goes to the apron but Hank drags him up. But Gulak HOTSHOTS Hank away! Gulak slides in for a NECKBREAKER! Then a knee drop! And another! And another! Gulak snarls but fans boo. Gulak drags Hank up and whips him to a corner.
Gulak runs in to clothesline! Gulak shoves Hank out to then BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Fans boo but Gulak tells Hank he doesn’t belong. Gulak goes up the corner, and FLYING LARIATS! Cover, TWO! But Gulak has the arm to drag Hank into a CROSSFACE! Hank endures, fans rally, and Hank moves around, only for Gulak to shift to a chinlock. Hank endures, fans rally more and Hank fights up! Hank pries free, but Gulak pulls hair! The ref reprimands but Hank pries Gulak’s hands away. Hank fires off big hands from all sides! Hank whips to THESZ PRESS! And fast hands! Hank fires up and fans are with him!
Hank has Gulak in a corner, whips him corner to corner then SPLASHES! And then whip and SPLASH the other way! Gulak flounders, Hank ripcords him for a FLAPJACK! And down come the straps! Hank roars, runs, and CLOBBERS Gulak! Cover, TWO!! Gulak survives that open field tackle, but Hank is right on him! Wheelbarrow and lift, but Gulak arm-drags to the press and CROSSFACE!! Hank endures, fans rally, and he pops out the back! Hank gets the legs again, wheelbarrows, into the ARMBAR!! Hank pulls on the arm but Gulak clasps hands. Hank powers it open!! Gulak flails, fans are thunderous, but Gulak scrambles over! ROPEBREAK!!
Hank lets go in frustration while fans boo. Hank hurries after Gulak, they’re in the ropes, the ref is busy with Gulak and Dempsey CLOBBERS Hank! Gulak cradles, Gulak wins!!
Winner: Drew Gulak, by pinfall
Fans boo as Gulak steals that one! Hank was about to beat Gulak at his own game, but Gulak needed the assist from his new friend! Will Hank get payback the next time they meet?
Pretty Deadly checks in again.
They’re having a couple mimosas at the bar and Kit says, “Ever since we joined the division, the tag team scene has been a bustling hive of competition.” Elton says that at Stand & Deliver, the NXT Tag Team Championships will be contested in a Triple Threat match. The Creed Brothers have got their mojo back, baby. #AustinPowers. Elton still can’t stand them, but he has to admit, Julius & Brutus have more personality then say this bar rag. The champions, Gallus, well, are the champions. Let’s move on, please. And the new team, Tony D’Angelo & “Stacks” Channing Lorenzo, show family loyalty.
Imagine if The Don & The Underboss win. Kit would love it! Or, speaking of love, Briggs & Jensen do have the opportunity to make this a Fatal 4 Way. Could you imagine if the foursome of Briggs, Jensen, Kiana & Fallon were all tag team champions together at Stand & Deliver? Aw, so magical. Such a perfect fairytale ending. But that’s just the thing about fairytales: there’s always a witch, or witches, right behind. Nice one. Isla & Alba are dangerous duo, and if they have their way, it’ll be a sinister Stand & Deliver. The fairytale could be of heartbreak and tragedy. So see you Saturday afternoon for Stand… And Deliver!
NXT Tag Team Championship Qualifier: Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen VS Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo!
Speaking of that Hollywood ready story, the next chapter is being written right here! Will the Country Strong good ol’ boys fight their way into the title match to join their leading ladies at Stand & Deliver? Or will these underdogs fail to live the dream?
The teams sort out and Stacks starts against Jensen. They circle, tie up, and Jensen shoots to a roll-up, TWO! Jensen waistlocks but Stacks fights up. Stacks arm-drags but Jensen holds on. Stacks makes that a cover, ONE as Jensen bridges into his own cover! TWO, Stacks is free, and the two stand off. Fans applaud while Jensen says it was that close. The two reset, tie up again, and Jensen waistlocks to O’Conner Roll. TWO, Jensen rebounds off ropes, things speed up, and Jensen hip tosses Stacks! Stacks kangaroo kicks, then he scoops and SLAMS Jensen! But Jensen kangaroo kicks back!
Stacks runs in, into a headlock takeover! Stacks tries to headscissor but Jensen fights that to a cover, TWO! Stacks headscissors after all but Jensen kips free. Jensen runs, hurdles, tags Briggs and FACEBUSTERS! Briggs runs in to CLOBBER Stacks! Fans fire up as Briggs scoops, but Tony drags Stacks down! Tony tags in and fans rally as he circles with Briggs. They tie up, Tony waistlocks and SLAMS Briggs. Tony talks trash, grinds his forearm into Briggs’ head, but Briggs fights up. Tony SLAMS Briggs back down, facelocks, but Briggs fights his way up again. Briggs pries the hold open, but Tony shoves him away, only for Briggs to run him over!
Things speed up, Tony drops but Briggs stops short of the back drop to CLUB Tony on the back! Stacks distracts Briggs, and Briggs turns around into a haymaker! Tony tags Stacks, they double whip, body shot and knee lift to an UPPERCUT! Stacks covers, ONE! The ladies are watching backstage, and Fallon still can’t believe Kiana lied to Jensen. Oh, yes, Kiana is so horrible to have gotten Jensen & Briggs a chance at the tag titles. When this is over, Fallon is telling Jensen! No, Fallon, wait! Let’s talk! Fallon hurries off, Kiana hurries after, and we watch the ring again as Stacks has Briggs down in a chinlock.
Briggs endures, fights up, and fans rally. Stacks thrashes Briggs around but Briggs still fights up. Briggs powers out, Tony tags in. Jensen tags in, Briggs CLOBBERS Tony and Jensen CLOBBERS Stacks! Tony & Stacks end up on the ropes, Briggs & Jensen fire up and they slide, to DOUBLE HAYMAKER! Fans fire up with the good ol’ boys as NXT goes picture in picture.
Jensen hurries in after Tony, wrenches an arm and RAMS shoulders. Jensen wrenches again, for an ELBOW BREAKER! Jensen wants after the shoulder but Tony stays on his feet. Briggs tags in, Jensen whips Tony so they can DOUBLE SHOULDER TACKLE! Briggs covers, TWO! Briggs clamps onto that arm and grinds it down. Briggs CLUBS Tony, but Tony fights up. Briggs wrenches the arm, tags in Jensen, and Jensen takes the handoff to wrench again. Jensen wrangles Tony to the mat, wrenches the arm again, but Tony DECKS Jensen! Tag to Stacks and he runs in, into an arm-drag!
Jensen has the armlock and grinds the shoulder. Stacks endures, fights up, but Jensen whips him to ropes. Stacks holds the ropes and ELBOWS in return! Jensen comes back, Stacks dodges and Tony CLOBBERS Jensen! The ref reprimands, but now Fallon and Kiana are ringside. Tony stomps Jensen, drags him up and ROCKS him. Tony brings Jensen around, whips Jensen to ropes, and hits a BELLY2BELLY! Cover, TWO! Tony is annoyed, but he drags Jensen up to whip him into the corner. Tag to Stacks, Stacks clamps on a chinlock, and NXT returns to single picture. Stacks claws at Jensen’s face!
Fans rally, the ref reprimands, and Jensen fights his way around. Jensen stands, throws body shots, and is free. Stacks grabs at the pants, Jensen throws elbows! Stacks catches Jensen to a BACKBREAKER! And then a BLINDSIDE LARIAT! Tag to Tony, he drags Jensen up and facelocks for some hockey scrum shots! Fans rally but Jensen drops to his knees. Tony DECKS Jensen, then drags him back up. Tony whips Jensen hard into the corner, tags Stacks, and then Tony scoops. BACKBREAKER, and Stacks leaps in, ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO!! Jensen survives but Stacks clamps on with a chinbar and armlock.
Fans rally, Jensen fights up, and Stacks shifts to a headlock. Jensen throws body shots, powers out, but heads collide! Both men fall over and fans rally up. Stacks and Jensen crawl, hot tag to Briggs! Britts rallies on Stacks & Tony! Briggs DECKS Stacks, runs and BOOTS Tony! Stacks runs in but into a SIDEWALK SLAM! SPLASH for Tony! Briggs is all fired up and the fans are with him. Tag to Jensen, and Jensen goes up. Briggs Electric Chair Lifts Stacks, WHEEL KICK DOOMSDAY DEVICE! Jensen covers, Tony barrels through Briggs to break it!! Fans are thunderous as all four men are down!
Fallon & Kiana coach up their boys, Briggs and Tony stare down. They fire up and stand to throw hands! Fans fire up, Briggs gets the edge, but Tony dodges the boot to DECK Briggs out of the ring! Tony tags in off Stacks, then helps Stacks to go after Jensen. They double whip, to BADA BING, BADA BOOM!! Cover, Tony & Stacks win!
Winners: Tony D’Angelo & Channing Lorenzo, by pinfall (DENIES Briggs & Jensen a spot in the NXT Tag Team Championship match)
The Triple Threat stays a Triple Threat, and Stacks says it’s The D’Angelo Boys On Top! Will that be how it goes in Hollywood?
As for the others, Fallon grabs the mic. Fallon knows this isn’t a good time, but this has gone on long enough! There is something Kiana needs to tell Jensen! Kiana says that’s true. There is something she should tell him. But she’d rather just show him. Jensen is confused, but Kiana gives him a kiss! Jensen is over the moon, and Fallon still can’t believe it! Is there no end to the back-up plans Kiana has to cover her bases?
Grayson Waller heads to the ring.
Security is at the ready, just as he said. Fans boo as the 21st Century Success Story walks down the ramp, and then he goes to Vic Joseph at the announce desk. Waller takes the contract, looks it over, and then grabs a pen. Waller says, “Once I’m done, whatever happens in this match, I want to do it in front of you (Vic). Whatever happens to your boy is on your hands.” Waller takes the contract into the ring, and gets a mic. “Hey! You flops better watch my back, because Gargano’s known for his cheap shots. And he could come from anywhere, right?” Fans boo as Waller continues.
“I’m staring at this paper and… I still can’t believe it. Grayson Waller VS Johnny Gargano, at Stand & Deliver.” Fans taunt Waller, “You Can’t Read!” Waller says Melo VS Bron thinks it’s the main event. But it doesn’t matter when he’s on, Waller’s the REAL main event! Because this is a full circle moment. Two years ago, Waller was trying to stand out in front of the new wave. He was trying to build a relationship with the idiot fans! He was singing, dancing, all the things the fans pretend they don’t like but secretly love. “And then came WarGames. And at the time, I was considered the fourth best member of Team 2.0.”
Fans tell Waller to shut up, but Waller continues. He went out there, he stepped in that cage, and he jumped from the top! He put his body on the line because that was gonna be his “viral moment.” That was gonna be what launched him to superstardom. But he was wrong. “Because at the end of the night, after WarGames, all anyone could talk about was Johnny Wrestling. So two nights later, in a night I know you remember very vividly. You (Johnny Gargano) walked to this ring, and everyone couldn’t wait to hear what you had to say! And because you kissed his ass so much, Shawn Michaels gave you as much time as you wanted!
“But it only took me 30 seconds. I saw my mark and I hit it. And let’s be real, Johnny, you are the biggest mark in this business.” Waller stepped out there, hit Gargano with the chair, and sent Gargano home. Then Waller sent himself into the stratosphere. It’s funny, because Gargano told the world that you should bet on yourself. “And if you wanna talk about the last 15 months, no one has bet on themselves more than Grayson Waller! And if you want proof, my proof is right here! I have the greatest big match superstar in NXT history begging me to kick his ass at Stand & Deliver. Don’t forget that, Johnny: you’re begging me. I’m your golden ticket right now!”
Waller admits, Gargano is the greatest big match superstar in NXT history. Gargano’s done it all. The records, the titles, the matches, the moments. Johnny Gargano IS Mr. NXT. “But just like your idol, Mr. WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels, you are gonna lose at Stand & Deliver. You bleed black ‘n’ gold, lad? I bleed green. 15 months ago, I used you to put myself on the map. And at Stand & Deliver, I use you one more time-” GARGANO IS HERE?! But Waller told him not to show up or he wouldn’t sign the contract! Waller is ready for a fight, he dares Gargano to come for this fight, but where is Gargano?
HE’S THE CAMERAMAN!! Gargano sets the camera down, takes off the hat and mask, and he rushes Waller! Security finally realizes and they rush in! Fans want to “LET THEM FIGHT!” but security does its job in separating them. But then Waller and Gargano get loose to fire off hands again! Waller bails, Gargano pursues, and they COLLIDE! Waller tumbles over steel steps, Gargano goes after him, and the scrapping continues at the ramp! Fans rally behind Gargano but Waller TACKLES him on the stage! Security pulls them apart again, but Gargano gets free to LEAP onto the pile!
Fans fire up but the two are separated again. Johnny Wrestling and the viral villain are ready to stand and deliver, but who will be left standing at all in the end?
A great NXT and a great go-home, though still with the usual level of talking for NXT, which is a little too much talking. I do appreciate that Pretty Deadly was inserting themselves all over the show to give their thoughts and predictions. And they were entertaining each segment so it is still fine. Isla & Alba have a good promo to give their thoughts on Fallon & Kiana being at odds. And I’m glad we got Prime Target back since this isn’t NXT 2.0 but “white & gold” era. But none of these really change the math in those matches as I see it. Melo is still the proper choice to win so Bron can move on, and given Fallon & Kiana are so against each other right now, Isla & Alba are definitely taking those titles.
Speaking of that story, the romcom of Jensen and Kiana continues to take some really clever turns that also help tie into other stories. The tag team “main event” of Briggs & Jensen VS Tony & Stacks was a really good match, and it adds to story. Kiana uses the tag match and that public kiss to deflect from Sebastian. At this rate, Kiana is gonna marry Jensen before she tells him about Sebastian. Which honestly, would be a hilarious thing given American pro-wrestling can’t help but have weddings. And this win gives Tony & Stacks the momentum going into the Triple Threat. I’m thinking this all leads to Gallus finding a way to retain the titles.
Opening with the battle royal was the right move, as was making it chaotic like the rest of the North American Championship open challenge segments. Scrypts going after Axiom is good consistency, but I’m pleasantly surprised to see he didn’t stop Axiom from winning. I thought they were gonna put a giant over but nope, we got two Cruiserweights at the end. Also great detail was that the final three were NXT UK alumni (Axiom is A-Kid for anyone who still doesn’t know). And in the end, Axiom finally gets what he wants in getting this title opportunity. If Wes isn’t winning, this is anyone’s game, all of these guys are that great.
Though, I’m not sure we needed Gulak VS Hank here tonight after both men already competed in the battle royal. It was still a great match, with a strong showing from Hank and a classic Heel shenanigan for Gulak to win. But I would’ve waited to make this part of the aftermath episode next Tuesday to help bridge things into the Spring and Summer phases. Meanwhile, Eddy Thorpe has a good TV debut after a string of matches on Level Up. Formerly Karl Fredericks in NJPW as a Young Lion, Thorpe brings those basics and essential moves, but shows he can do the fancier stuff. The Twist ‘n’ Shout swinging neckbreaker is a great finisher, can’t wait to hear its finisher name.
Good match from Feroz and Lopez, and I figured Lopez would win, but I’m surprised Lopez didn’t cheat since that was kinda the whole point of their story. Maybe Feroz points that out to Lopez next week and Lopez starts to see things her way. Good stuff out of Chase U, especially the checked out attitude of Duke Hudson. I think Duke’s assist was meant to screw Bate but it ended up an assist because Bate jumped for the tope. And good promo from The Schism to bum everyone out after Bate’s win. Duke helping screw Chase U over seems a bit obvious but sometimes stories go in the obvious direction.
Roxanne being back before Stand & Deliver is quite the surprise to me. I really thought we were waiting for an Undisputed NXT Women’s Championship story, but I suppose putting that on just a TV special like Spring Breakkin’ isn’t enough. So instead, Roxie makes her return, she champions the fight of mental health and anxiety to still be champion going into Stand & Deliver. I’d somehow lost count, but yeah, a SIX WAY Ladder Match. That is wild, and much like with the North American Championship, I see it as Roxie retaining, or anyone’s guess of a new champion. Indi winning that great Last Chance Triple Threat was a bit of a surprise, but Stand & Deliver could be her good-bye match to NXT. Then she rejoins The Way on Raw in a big moment of some kind.
And speaking of big moment, great final segment with Waller and Gargano. Good promo from Waller showing us that indeed, this is full circle. Waller was honestly good at being a Face back in the days of 205 Live. But even then, there were hints of being arrogant and defying authority, Waller’s come into his own as a Heel, perhaps one the top Heel at this point. I thought Waller was gonna beat up Vic since he was to have Gargano banned from the building, but Waller said it himself, Gargano became “Johnny Cosplay” pulling off the covered up cameraman disguise. Great brawl, it was a wash so no one has the math behind them, but I would think that with Gargano on Raw now, Waller will use the fact this is Unsanctioned/No Disqualification to win and just have all the Heel heat.
My Score: 8.7/10
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