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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (6/17/21)

NXT UK is Subculture!

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Coverage NXT UK 2021

Will Jinny & Joseph be humbled?

The Spoiled Princess and her Righteous Knight think they rule NXT UK, but Subculture’s Modfather and Punk Rock Powerhouse look to open their eyes!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Wolfgang VS Sam Gradwell; Wolfgang wins.
  • Kenny Williams VS Danny Jones; Williams wins.
  • Nathan Frazer VS Rohan Raja; Frazer wins.
  • Mixed Tag Match: Joseph Conners & Jinny VS Subculture; Subculture wins.

PLAY BY PLAY

Wolfgang VS Sam Gradwell!

Gallus wants to get back to the NXT UK Tag Team Championships, but they also have a friendly rivalry going on. The Last King of Scotland says he can handle the Thunderstorm easily, but Markus thinks otherwise. Gradwell has a mic as he makes his entrance and asks, “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Not this little piggy! Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!” So Wolfgang can huff, puff, howl and growl, but Gradwell’s made of bricks. Wolfie is desperate to impress Mark Cough Drop, but Gradwell vows to rattle the jowls and wobble the kidneys of the Big Bad Yogurt! Will Gradwell actually back up his words this time?

The bell rings and the two tie right up. They go around, Wolfgang headlocks but Gradwell powers out, only for Wolfgang to run him over! BT Sports Studio cheers as Wolfgang mocks Gradwell flapping his gums. They tie up with a knuckle lock this time, have a test of strength, but Wolfgang kicks one arm and wrenches the other. Gradwell reverses the wristlock to get a headlock, but Wolfgang powers up. Wolfgang can’t power out, though, and Gradwell grinds him down. Wolfgang wrenches out this time, but Gradwell resists the top wristlock. Gradwell pulls hair but Wolfgang wrangles him down! Gradwell endures the top wristlock grind to kip up and wrench through to ROCK Wolfgang!

But Wolfgang just smiles! Wolfgang blocks the whip, whips Gradwell, but Gradwell elbows from the corner. Gradwell runs but into Wolfgang’s clothesline! Wolfgang rallies, has Gradwell in a corner and goes after the arm. The ref counts, Wolfgang whips Gradwell corner to corner and CROSSBODIES! Gradwell staggers as Wolfgang climbs, but Gradwell SHOVES Wolfgang off! Wolfgang hits the floor and Gradwell mockingly says, “How inconvenient.” Gradwell goes out and dares Wolfgang to get up. Gradwell leaps in from the apron for a FLYING FOREARM! The ref starts a ring count and Gradwell puts Wolfgang in to cover, TWO!

Gradwell stomps Wolfgang in frustration then CLUBS him down! Gradwell clamps on claws into Wolfgang’s shoulders, then shifts to a cobra twist. Wolfgang endures, fights up, but Gradwell RAMS shoulder to shoulder! Gradwell puts the cobra clutch back on and mocks the big bad Wolfie. Wolfgang grabs at the beard but Gradwell grinds the arm. BT Sports Studio rallies, Wolfgang fights up, but Gradwell ripcords Wolfgang out. Wolfgang counters with a BIG back drop! Gradwell staggers, comes back swinging, but Wolfgang dodges to fire off haymakers! Wolfgang DECKS Gradwell then CROSSBODIES in the corner again!

Wolfgang climbs and leaps for a double ax handle! BASEMENT SPLASH! Gradwell flounders to ropes, Wolfgang shouts, “GALLUS BOYS ON TOP!” Wolfgang gets Gradwell up for a SWINGING SUPLEX! Cover, TWO! Gradwell sits up but Wolfgang clamps onto him with a chinlock. Wolfgang gets Gradwell to a fireman’s carry but Gradwell elbows his way free! Gradwell grits his teeth and he LARIATS Wolfgang down! But the rib damage holds him back from making a cover! BT Sports Studio rallies up as both men stir. Wolfgang sits up but Gradwell grabs his ear. Gradwell SLAPS Wolfgang, and that only makes him mad!

Wolfgang gets up, swings but misses. Gradwell waistlocks but Wolfgang elbows out. Gradwell bails out, Wolfgang pursues by going out the side. The ref wants them to get in the ring and Gradwell does, with Wolfgang in pursuit. ROLLING ELBOW! Gradwell snarls as he stands Wolfgang up on the apron. Wolfgang grabs Gradwell’s arms and HOTSHOTS him back! Gradwell comes back but into a HEADBUTT! Wolfgang slingshots in and SPEARS Gradwell down! Cover, Wolfgang wins!

Winner: Wolfgang, by pinfall

The Howler has a bloody eyebrow but he doesn’t care! Battle scars are badges of honor, especially for Gallus. Will Markus have a way to respond to Wolfgang’s friendly challenge? Will Gradwell ever learn to shut his gob?

 

Kenny Williams speaks.

“The NXT UK Universe has already seen what I will do to someone that I used to like. So can you imagine what I’ll do to someone that I don’t like? The best thing about everyone thinking you’re a scumbag is you can stop acting like you aren’t one.” Will the Scum of the Earth take every opening and opportunity he finds to shut Danny Jones down? We’ll see, after the break.

 

Superstars react to KLR VS Satomura II.

Xia Brookside says it was absolutely incredible. “We are extremely fortunate to have the best female wrestler in the world, Meiko Satomura, as our new NXT UK Women’s Champion.” It is well-deserved to Dakota Kai, she says Meiko is wrestling just as well now as she was 20 years ago. Ember Moon says Meiko is a legend and why so many women wrestlers around the world want to wrestle her as a dream match. Amale congratulates Meiko on defeating the “Forever Champion,” Kay Lee Ray, but reminds Meiko she did it at Amale’s expense. Amale still affirms she should’ve been in the Women’s Gauntlet, not Meiko. Meiko broke Amale’s hopes, so Amale will break Meiko!

Raquel Gonzalez hopes and prays that Survivor Series 2021 has some NXT USA VS NXT UK, so that she as NXT Women’s Champion can face someone as amazing and iconic and fierce as Meiko. Beth Phoenix knows Meiko has done so much around the world, this was just one of those things that had eluded her, and now she’s representing NXT UK with pride. What is next for the Final Boss now that she’s got gold?

 

Subculture talks backstage.

Mark Andrews says tonight is the night. Flash Morgan Webster and Dani Luna are ready, but then Joseph Conners and Jinny walk in. Conners says it’s “quaint,” and Jinny mocks it as a “pep talk.” They are all pathetic and beneath her. But then NXT UK Tag Team Champions, Pretty Deadly, walk in and want them all to take it easy. Sam Stoker & Lewis Howley cannot wait to commentate on their Mixed Tag Match tonight. Good luck, everyone. Conners says he and Jinny don’t need it. Andrews says to ignore the trash talk and take it all out on them in the ring. Jinny says they should enjoy their 15 minutes of fame while it lasts. But will the Spoiled Princess’ time in the spotlight be what runs out tonight?

 

Kenny Williams VS Danny Jones!

As the Chancer said himself, he won’t hold back on someone he doesn’t care about. Will “Raving” Danny Jones make him care? Better yet, will Jones make Williams regret looking down on him?

The bell rings and Williams ties up with Jones. Williams waistlocks, headlocks and grinds, then wrenches an arm. Jones powers up to SLAM Williams off! Williams rushes back in, Jones powers him down to a cover, ONE! Williams fires off hands, wraps on another headlock but Jones powers out. They ram shoulders, neither man falls, so Williams gets mad and KICKS Jones’ leg out! Cover, ONE! Williams stays close, slaps Jones around and whips, but Jones blocks! Jones whips, catches Williams and pops him up, but Williams slips off and runs. Williams slides under, but Jones catches him to get him up and whip him to ropes. Williams holds those ropes then bails out!

Williams tries to laugh off Jones keeping up with him, but Jones storms over! Jones grabs at Williams, but Williams uses that to hotshot him! Jones grips his ribs and Williams gets in. Williams runs to STRADDLE ATTACK! Williams throws clubbing crossface forearms, uses another straddle attack, then covers, TWO! Williams scrapes his soles on Jones’ face! Williams kicks Jones around, KICKS him in the back, then puts him in the ropes. The ref reprimands as Williams bends Jones back and throws more clubbing forearms! Williams gets up on the top rope to stomp Jones while lounging! The ref reprimands, Williams hops down, but then dropkicks Jones in the back! Cover, TWO!

Williams smirks and SLAPS Jones on the back! Williams stomps Jones, brings him around and uses an armlock and chinbar to grind Jones down. Jones endures so Williams sits him up to CLUB him across the face! Williams pulls on an arm while standing on Jones’ face, but still Jones endures. Williams gets both arms and digs his forehead into Jones’ back for a modified motorcycle stretch. Williams modifies it even more by sitting on Jones’ shoulders and neck! Jones grits his teeth and fights up as BT Sports Studio rallies, and he turns the motorcycle onto Williams! Williams drops to kick Jones away! Jones staggers but comes back to spin and ENZIGURI Williams!

Williams staggers, Jones TOSSES him to a corner! And then TOSSES him the other way! Jones is showing his strength as he BOOTS Williams down! Jones is raving mad as he CORNER WIZARDS and SHORT-ARM CLOTHESLINES! Cover, TWO! Williams flounders but Jones fires up and gets him at the ropes. Williams rakes eyes to avoid the suplex. Williams waistlocks, Jones switches and shoves, but Williams ducks and dodges and CHOP BLOCKS from the front! Williams drags Jones up, HEADLOCK DRIVER! Cover, Williams wins!

Winner: Kenny Williams, by pinfall

That driver is #BadLuck for Jones, the Scum of the Earth gets another victory! Will this translate into something good for Williams as the summer heats up?

 

BREAKING NEWS for next week!

The stare down from a few weeks ago has now become a showdown! Ilja Dragunov, Joe Coffey and Rampage Brown will compete in a TRIPLE THREAT! And speaking of those three…

Dragunov, Coffey and Rampage sit down to talk.

Coffey welcomes Rampage and Ilja and says it’s good to have this discussion here to get the niceties out of the way. “Because let’s face it, when the three of us step in the ring, there’s not really gonna be anything nice about it.” Coffey likes that the others are chuckling and smiling now, because he’ll say this: “It’s great to be the toughest guy here at the table.” Rampage says he doesn’t need to tell these guys what they’re in for. Coffey already knows, they’ve gone 1v1 and are 1-1 already. Dragunov knows these two have a rivalry and they don’t really like each other that much, but then they both ask him why he’s jumping into the middle of it. Why is he getting involved in their business?

Dragunov says it is for a simple and specific reason, and they need to know it. “Because I get the feeling that you guys think, and I say it with all respect, that this is your playground.” It isn’t. There are others here, and most of all, Dragunov himself. Well that’s interesting. Glasgow is one of the hardest- No, no, Coffey says it is the hardest working place in the UK. Right, right. And then for Dragunov, Russia. Then Rampage himself, Leeds, England. All hard upbringings for all of them. Of course, but that’s why they are who they are: the three toughest competitors on the brand.

Coffey acknowledges he has history with Rampage, and there’s no one he’d rather test himself against. Same for Dragunov. But he asks them this: “In that match against Walter, do you think you left a piece of yourself behind? Has it changed you? Do you think you have what it takes?” The level of noise and violence in that match, just imagine how much more there’ll be in this one. Coffey vows to beat them both and leave them in a puddle. That’s what he’s willing to do. Dragunov says Coffey’s talking about violence, but Dragunov IS violence. “Anything can happen. I hope you’re prepared for this, because I am.”

Rampage says they don’t need to do him any favors. Coffey asks why he’s saying that like he knows something they don’t. Dragunov says they should learn from him on violence in the ring. Coffey says this is the kind of fight he needs and wants. Rampage says this is what he’s all about. All three men take a moment, and Coffey says, “So let’s bring it.” All three men are battle hardened, battle tested and battle ready. But who survives this battle to back up their words? And will the NXT UK Champion be watching?

 

NXT UK Media catches up with Mark Coffey.

They want his thoughts on the friendly competition they’re having, and he already knows what they’re getting at. Wolfie’s one up on him, but he’s got someone to pick a fight with. Mark walks up to Sha Samuels and asks if he’s reading the newspaper. Sha says he’s trying to. Mark shouts, “EAST~!” in a way to mock Sha, and Sha tells him, “Oh shut up, ya tart!” Mark plays the parrot game and says that back to Sha. Sha says Mark can try to copy him, but he can’t beat him. Is Mark trying to get in his business? Then how about they do some business, ya mug? Sha storms off, demanding to talk to Sid Scala and Johnny Saint.

Mark says that was easy. So Wolfgang might be one-up for now, but Mark’s ready to match him. But will picking a fight with the East End Butcher only end with Markus feeling down?

 

NXT UK presents an all new Supernova Sessions!

“Hello, hello, hello! Hear me now, live from the moon,” Noam Dar welcomes us back to his talk show. And please allow him to announce the official drop of the brand new SPRNVA 11 shirt! “Five years in the making, and she is absolutely beautiful!” Dar has his copy framed. If you deserve it, then the Universe will serve it. And Dar deserves everything. So get yours now, and get Dar pa-pa-pa-pa-paaaid~! Speaking of big money, welcome the Irish Ace, Jordan Devlin! Devlin walks out on stage, Dar shouts at his lackey to move the props aside, and then Dar and Devlin hug. It’s great to finally have an actual superstar on this show.

Dar sits on the couch, Devlin sits in the guest chair and Dar notes Devlin is looking sharp. Most wrestlers don’t have a good fashion sense, dressing like coalminers and railroad workers. But Devlin? He’s got a way of putting something together. Are those Sergio Giorginis? Yes, they are. Dar asks what he thinks about his Gucci sneakers? #GucciGang, all the way from China. But wait, before Dar forgets, he has a present! His own copy of the SPRNVA tee! Photo op! Dar and Devlin smile for the cameras, and Dar says it’s an “extra medium” so it’ll fit Devlin.

Devlin thanks Dar but Dar apologizes. Since this talks how started, Dar’s been trying to get him a spot, but Devlin’s schedule is packed! Devlin jet sets all over the place and was tearing it up in the US of A. Tell us, how has it been? Devlin knows Dar doesn’t need to be told, they’re both high achieving individuals. Dar’s been there, done that, been to the Land of Opportunity, and now they’re both back in NXT UK cuz America sucks! They high-five over that, then fist bump, too. Dar agrees, they’re classy guys.

But to bring things back to reality, Dar was expecting Devlin to return with the NXT Cruiserweight Championship so they could have some “hardware” on the show. But Dar keeps hearing how Devlin lost their NXT Cruiserweight Championship. But Devlin didn’t lose anything. Dar knows the truth: Devlin was ROBBED of that title. “They took our precious from us. Fr-from you, your championship.” Devlin says it is so nice to hear that from someone else. And Dar is right. Just because someone runs up a ladder quicker than you, doesn’t make them the better man. Dar says Santa Claus Escobum has how many fools on his team? At least three?

And Devlin says when he returns to the states, Escobar better keep his head on a swivel, because he’s coming for him and that title. If he ever needs any help, Dar is there. But unfortunately, or maybe actually, generously, Dar says he’d make some exclusive about himself, but sometimes he pays things forward. So right here, to Devlin, Dar gives the gift of time. Devlin can make his OWN exclusive right here! Devlin is honored. Dar gives Devlin the “moon,” and Devlin steps up. “This is an exclusive for every single member of the NXT UK roster. I felt that sigh of relief from all of you when you thought the Irish Ace was gone stateside.

“But I’ve got some bad news. Because THE franchise player on this brand is back! If you want to take a shot at the Irish Ace, I’m not hard to find. You just walk backstage, find the biggest dressing room, with the gold star on the door, ‘Irish Ace’ written on it, and if you’ve got the guts, test yourself against the Ace.” Devlin and Dar fist bump and Dar says that was one hell of an exclusive. But one more bonus exclusive, go get your SPRNVA shirt on WWE Shop! Dar poses with his framed merchandise, but who will line up to face the Irish Ace in the ring?

 

Another big match is set for next week!

After The Boba tried to break Ashton Smith, Oliver Carter made the save. Now Carter will have to fight for his own survival as he faces Teoman 1v1! Will the Evil Eye stare through the Predator Killer and send him home to his family?

 

NXT UK Media catches up with Dave Mastiff.

How is training going? Pretty good, really. He feels strong, feels good. Tyler Bate and Jack Starz in the ring just behind him, and Mastiff admits they’re very good. But his own training makes him feel fit and good. He can’t argue with what’s going on. But then Mastiff checks in with Bate and Starz. They were doing good. Yeah, just some sparring. Bate says Starz is impressing him. Bate offers Starz a Heritage Cup Championship match. Starz appreciates the offer, but he wants to earn it. Bate would definitely say Starz has but if that’s how he feels. Whenever Starz is ready, the offer stands.

Mastiff also tells Starz that he’s earned his shot. Don’t turn it down, what’s the matter? Starz seems conflicted. What must Starz do to prove it to himself that he’s ready?

 

Nathan Frazer VS Rohan Raja!

The British Prodigy has been on a roller coaster ride, but he’s ready to fly back up. Meanwhile, the British born, Australian raised and Canadian trained Young King is back after that scary arm injury at the hands of Teoman. Which rising star shines brightest inside BT Sports Studio tonight?

The bell rings and the two tie up. Raja SLAMS Frazer down, goes to facelock, but Frazer slips out and schoolboys to a cover, ONE! Frazer shoots for a leg but Raja blocks with a facelock. Raja hits a takedown to a cover, ONE! Raja headlocks but Frazer powers out, only for Raja to run him over. Things speed up. Frazer hurdles and redirects to hurdle again, then comes back to SLINGBLADE! Raja gets to a corner, Frazer runs in but Raja puts him on the apron. Raja swings but Frazer counter punches. Raja gets under the springboard, Frazer comes back, but Raja gets Frazer for a SCRAPBUSTER! Cover, TWO!

Raja keeps on Frazer with stomps, and has him in a corner. Raja stomps more, lets off as the ref counts, and gets Frazer up. Raja wrenches whips and WRINGS Frazer into the corner! Frazer tumbles up, tumbles back, Raja covers, TWO! Raja wraps onto Frazer with a rear bearhug. Frazer endures the squeeze, fights his way up, but Raja SLAMS him down! Raja keeps on the squeeze but Frazer still endures. Frazer fights up, elbows free, and runs in, but Raja blocks the boot! Raja flips Frazer but Frazer lands on his feet to wheelbarrow and victory roll! TWO, Raja dropkicks Frazer down! Cover, TWO!

Raja snarls but BT Sports Studio rallies up. Raja sees Frazer get up, Raja storms over but Frazer elbows him away. Frazer is in a corner, Raja runs in, but Frazer catches him for a BUCKLE SHOT! Just like his teacher, Seth Rollins! Raja staggers, Frazer grits his teeth and storms over. Raja throws a HARD body shot! Raja whips Frazer to a corner but Frazer goes up and over and builds up speed. Frazer ducks and dodges to FLYING FOREARM! Both men are down but stirring as BT Sports Studio rallies up. Frazer grits his teeth as he pushes himself up. Raja follows as Frazer fires up! Frazer rallies with forearms and elbows, then a spin into a NECKBREAKER!

Raja is down, Frazer goes up a corner. Frazer MOONSAULTS, but Raja moves! Frazer lands on his feet to STANDING MOONSAULT! Cover, TWO!! Raja survives and Frazer can’t believe it! BT Sports Studio is fired up as Frazer gets up again. Frazer goes for Raja’s legs but Raja drags him down into a TRIANGLE HOLD! Frazer flails, Raja wants an armbar now, but Frazer clasps hands. Raja shifts, short-arm scissor but Frazer rolls. Raja ducks a kick, shoves Frazer, and pops him up for a SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! Cover, TWO!! Frazer survives and Raja is besides himself. Raja paces, stalks Frazer, and wristlock ripcords, but Frazer ducks to waistlock and ripcord himself!

Frazer rolls under and through to get Raja up for ANARCHY! Cover, TWO!! Raja survives again and Frazer is shocked again! Frazer hurries to get Raja up in a dragon sleeper but Raja snapmares free and kicks hard! Raja runs but Frazer dodges to QUEBRADA ELBOW DROP DDT!! But Frazer’s back holds him back! Frazer hurries back to a corner, climbs up top, but Raja ROCKS him! Frazer hops to the apron, Raja gets Frazer up but Frazer wrenches out and DECKS Raja! Raja is back in a drop zone, but he springs up as Frazer climbs! Frazer HEADBUTTS Raja down, and hits a FROG SPLASH!! Cover, Frazer wins!

Winner: Nathan Frazer, by pinfall

The Prodigy ruins the return of the Young King and looks to be building up his own legacy! But just as Frazer shows Raja respect, an Evil Eye is watching from the titantron! Is Teoman keep tabs on Raja? Or has something about Frazer caught his eye?

 

Jordan Devlin heads back to his private locker room.

NXT UK Media is there, hoping to talk to him, but he says, “You people are exhausting.” He said he had to say during Supernova Sessions. But then when Devlin walks inside, A-Kid is there! Did he not see the sign on the door? A-Kid apologizes, he just wanted some coffee. Well he can’t, because that’s Devlin’s coffee and this is Devlin’s room! Is it? Yes, so get your bag and your cup and get out. Oh, sorry, AK lost the Heritage Cup. Yes, he did. But Devlin lost something, too. So if Devlin wants AK to leave, make him. Make him? Do you know what Devlin will make A-Kid do? Devlin is going to talk with Sid and Saint about this. AK laughs him off, but will Devlin use his VIP status to teach AK a lesson?

 

Mixed Tag Match: Joseph Conners & Jinny VS Subculture!

After all the talking down and pushing around, the (Self)Righteous and the Spoiled will have to put up or shut up against those they look down on! Flash Morgan Webster represents the Mod Life while Dani Luna is punk rock strong, but will they deflate the egos of their opponents? And with Pretty Deadly on commentary, will anyone make an impression on them in terms of the NXT UK Tag Team Championship chase?

The teams sort out and Conners starts with FMW in a partial rematch from a couple weeks ago. They circle, tie up, and Conners pushes FMW to a corner but FMW turns it around. FMW lets off with a backwards roll and calls Conners out. They reset and tie up again, Conners snapmares but FMW rolls through. Conners rams FMW with a shoulder, then runs, but FMW drops down to hurdle over. FMW runs and arm-drags Conners around! FMW wrenches the arm, Conners rolls and knees low! Conners snapmares then drops a Regal style knee. FMW gets to an open corner but Conners fires off haymakers, body shots and stomps!

Conners whips, FMW reverses but Conners goes up and over, only for FMW to schoolboy cover! ONE, Conners back drops but FMW sunset flips. Conners stays up, breaks free but FMW avoids his elbow drop and comes back with a SHOTGUN dropkick! Tag to Luna and she dares Conners to do something, but Jinny has to come in by the rules. Jinny and Luna circle, tie up, and Luna waistlocks. Jinny throws elbows but Luna holds on. Jinny pries free of the waistlock, wrenches the arm and YANKS it! Luna gets up, spins through and reels Jinny in for another waistlock. Jinny grabs at Luna’s hair but the ref reprimands. Jinny elbows out harder this time and whips Luna to ropes.

Luna reverses but Jinny blocks the hip toss. Jinny gets a facelock but Luna wrenches through to WRING Jinny out! Jinny gets up, Luna has her for an EXPLODER! Conners gets in, Luna ducks him and FMW GAMANGIRIS from the corner! Conners flounders, FMW gets in, and Luna gives him a boost for TOAST AT 3AM! The back suplex splash sends Conners rolling and growling out of the ring. Conners and Jinny regroup, cool off, and Pretty Deadly says there is a difference between good and great. Conners distracts Luna but Luna still catches Jinny’s sneak attack! Luna fireman’s carries but Conners gets Jinny down! The ref reprimands Conners as Jinny throws Luna down by her hair!

Jinny rains down furious forearms on Luna, covers, TWO! Jinny snarls as she stalks Luna to a corner and pulls on her hair more. Jinny bumps Luna off buckles, stomps a mudhole in, but the ref counts. Jinny lets off to argue with the ref and Pretty Deadly rubs in that the shortest title reign of any kind in NXT UK belongs to South Wales Subculture, aka FMW and Mark Andrews, as NXT UK Tag Team Champions. Pretty Deadly has already surpassed those two. Jinny drags Luna up and wrenches to then wrap her up in an IRON OCTOPUS! Luna endures as Jinny pulls hair and stretches the arm.

BT Sports Studio rallies, FMW coaches Luna, and she powers out, only for Jinny to let off and throw forearms. Luna scoops Jinny and FALL AWAY SLAMS her! Jinny comes back and leaps on, GUILLOTINE! But Luna powers out to a suplex! Hot tag to FMW and Conners gets in! The Modfather rallies on Conners like a house of fire! FMW whips, Conners reverses, but FMW goes up to RUDE BOY BLOCK! Direct hit and FMW is fired up more! FMW reels Conners in but Conners back drops free! FMW tries to land on his feet, slips and falls on his butt, but he baits Conners in and puts him on the apron! TRIANGLE JUMP DROPKICK!

Tag to Luna and she gives him another boost for the TOP CONJILO! But with Luna in, Jinny is legal again and she rushes Luna, only to leap into her arms! Luna pops Jinny into a BACKBREAKER! Luna fires up now and she dead lift GUT WRENCH SUPLEXES! Jinny flounders, Luna has her again for another DEAD LIFT GUT WRENCH! Luna still isn’t done, and she drags Jinny up for a DEAD LIFT STANDING SUPLEX! Luna runs and LARIATS Jinny inside out! Cover, Conners and FMW watch closely, TWO!! Jinny survives, and FMW intercepts Conners with a KNEE TRIGGER! Jinny ROCKS FMW, that’s not allowed! But Luna SHOTEIS Jinny in return!

Conners staggers up, Luna goes after him now! Deja vu from when he faced Piper Niven and he scrambles off the fireman’s carry! Luna BOOTS Conners, and whips him out of the ring! Jinny gets Luna for a DDT!! Cover, TWO!! Luna lives and Jinny is furious! Jinny tags to Conners, FMW gets in but runs into a BACKBREAKER to back suplex FALCON ARROW! Cover, TWO!!? Conners is furious, he drags FMW up but FMW slips out of the suplex! FMW waistlocks, uses the ropes for the O’Conner Roll, TWO into Jinny’s KICK!! Roll up, TWO!??! Jinny and Conners can’t believe this, and Pretty Deadly defends they’d never use such awful tactics.

FMW puts hands up to fake Conners out, and HEADBUTTS! Both men flop down, but Jinny talks trash to Luna. Luna storms around the way and backs her down. FMW climbs, Conners ROCKS him first! Jinny gets in the ring but the ref notices! The ref tells Jinny to go back to her corner, but he misses Luna helping FMW with a CLUB and BOMB to Conners! BOOT for Jinny! FMW adjusts, 630 SENTON?!?! Cover, Subculture wins!!

Winners: Subculture, by pinfall

Mark Andrews joins his team to celebrate, but Pretty Deadly will only say they did good. Subculture means little to the champs now, but will they have to watch those side plates carefully?


My Thoughts:

Another great NXT UK! Though, the one flaw and it isn’t even a big one, is that I feel like there were some gaps in continuity when it came to Devlin’s Supernova Sessions promo. Yes, he should want payback on Santos Escobar for beating him and taking the Cruiserweight Championship away, but Kushida has the belt now, and Devlin didn’t make note of that, even though he told Kushida to be ready for when Devlin returns. Ironically, Escobar’s moved on to a different title to chase, but if Devlin ever does return to NXT USA, he really should go after Escobar for like a night and then go right after Kushida.

A-Kid defying Devlin’s private locker room restrictions was an interesting way of bringing him back, but a rematch of those two will be good either way. Jack Starz getting the Heritage Cup nod from Tyler Bate and Dave Mastiff is pretty big. Starz has definitely earned his way from a jobber to an underdog contender, but that promo in the UK Performance Center makes me think Starz will want to face Mastiff first. Whether or not Starz wins, if he has a strong showing, that might convince him to take on Bate. Either that, or someone tells Starz he’s right to not think he’s ready, that guy and Starz have a match, and then pretty much the same thing of Starz gaining confidence.

Gradwell seems like the guy for that job with Starz, but he just lost to Wolfgang. It was a very good opening match, and it was a bit lost in the shuffle that this was another battle of NXT UK Founding Fathers. Wolfgang was in the original tournament, just like Gradwell and Seven, but perhaps being the third guy in Gallus overshadowed that. Mark Coffey trolling Sha Samuels into a match was clever stuff, and that is going to be a lot of fun, too. And the Triple Threat we all felt coming has come! Joe Coffey VS Rampage Brown VS Ilja Dragunov could easily be made into an NXT UK Championship #1 contender’s match, but letting it be a battle of pride and dominance is more than enough. Their sit-down discussion was a great segment, really adding to the fire we knew there’d be in the match.

Williams and Jones had a very good match, even with nothing on the line, but we’re getting a better sense of who Williams is as “The Scumbag.” Kinda hoping Williams goes for the Heritage Cup at some point. Maybe he could be the detractor to Starz’s opportunity. Teoman VS Carter next week is going to be really good, and I like that Teoman sent an indirect message to Raja and Frazer. Frazer VS Raja was a very good match, too, and it was a bit of a surprise that Raja lost. Perhaps Raja’s two major losses are a sign that he will end up Teoman’s sidekick so that they can take on Smith & Carter in a tag match at some point.

We got a great video package to show other female superstars reacting to Meiko Satomura’s win. I was hoping for more NXT UK specific stars, but Xia Brookside as the purest Face, and then Amale as having the Heel motivations against Meiko were both the right choices. The Mixed Tag Match main event was great, and it was curious to have Pretty Deadly interacting with the two teams. This isn’t a co-ed tag division, but I suppose they were mostly scouting Flash Morgan Webster and his abilities to team with someone. Subculture winning makes sense both in the story with Jinny & Joseph but also the overall tag division. FMW’s 630 is awesome, it looks so fast.

I still wonder if Jinny will add another man to her faction, but also if Andrews is still recovering, because there aren’t going to be tag matches with Pretty Deadly that way if there isn’t a second male tag partner. And I don’t see “enemy of my enemy is my friend” happening here, I don’t think Jinny would let Conners team with FMW to try and get the titles.

My Score: 8.3/10


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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/20/24)

NXT Takes Care o’ Business!

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NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Who reigns on the Road to WrestleMania?

Both the NXT Women’s and North American Championships are on the line tonight! It’s Lyra Valkyrie VS Shotzi and Oba Femi VS Lexis King!

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • NXT North American Championship: Oba Femi VS Lexis King; Oba wins and retains the title.
  • Roxanne Perez VS Wren Sinclair; Roxie wins.
  • Josh Briggs VS Brooks Jensen; Briggs wins.
  • Jacy Jayne w/ Thea Hail & Jazmyn Nyx VS Arianna Grace; Jacy wins.
  • NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match: Chase U VS Axiom & Nathan Frazer; Chase U win and will challenge The Wolf Dogs for the title.
  • Kelani Jordan VS Lash Legend w/ Jakara Jackson; Lash wins.
  • NXT Women’s Championship: Lyra Valkyria VS Shotzi Blackheart; Lyra wins by forfeit.
  • NXT Women’s Championship Open Challenge: Lyra Valkyria VS Lash Legend; Lyra wins and retains.

PLAY BY PLAY

NXT North American Championship: Oba Femi VS Lexis King!

The Ruler dominated the Breakout Tournament, cashed in on Dragon Lee, then retained against Dragon Lee at Vengeance Day. And The Drama King wants all the credit since he “softened up” the Boy Wonder first. Will Oba “thank” Lexis by making this quick and painless? Or will the King truly have his Coronation?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who truly reigns over NXT!

The bell rings and King dodges Oba to fire kicks! Oba blocks one, then SHOVES King to a corner! King dodges Oba, runs in to clothesline and CHOP! And SLAP! And CHOP! King whips but Oba blocks and reverses! King goes up, leaps, but bounces right off Oba! Oba whips King to ropes, then back drops him high and hard! The fans fire up as Oba hauls King up for body shots. Oba UPPERCUTS, then whips again, but King sunset flips! Oba spins out, but King avoids the elbow drop! King KICKS, and KICKS, then talks some trash. King BOOTS Oba, runs, but Oba grabs King to SHOVE him up and out!

The fans fire up again and Oba storms out after King. Oba hauls King into the ring, but King DROPKICKS Oba down! King huffs and puffs out after Oba, but Oba shoves him! Oba swings but only gets post! King SLAMS Oba’s arm into the post! Oba ROCKS King with the good hand! Oba brings King up, puts him in again, but King stomps Oba as he slides in! King CLUBS the bad arm, then clamps on with a top wristlock. Oba endures, fights up, but King grinds that shoulder. Von Wagner & Robert Stone watch this, and Stone says he’ll be right back. Where’s he going? Out there. Stone heads to gorilla but Von says it’s still not worth going after King!

As for in the ring, Oba fights up but King CLUBS the arm! King grinds the shoulder, but Oba whips him away! Then Oba scoops, but King slips free! King RAMS Oba into buckles, runs up again, but Oba puts him on the apron. King ROCKS Oba, goes up, but fans chant for “O~BA!” Stone is on the ramp as King DOUBLE STOMPS Oba’s bad arm! King runs, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then slides out to shove Stone down! Fans boo as King talks trash, then gets back in. Oba grabs King, but King breaks fere! King fires forearms and CHOPS, then more forearms! King runs, but Oba LARIATS! King flounders up, Oba has him for the FLAPJACK!

Oba storms up on King, scoop shim, and gives him SNAKE EYES! Oba then hauls King up, SHOT-PUT! Oba fires up, the fans rally behind him, and King stands into the POP-UP POWERBOMB!! Cover, Oba wins!

Winner: Oba Femi, by pinfall (still NXT North American Champion)

The Ruler keeps the King from taking the crown, and Stone gets some sense of payback. Will nothing stop Oba’s reign that is backed by destiny?

 

Thea Hail, Jacy Jayne and Jazmyn Nyx talk backstage.

Thea sighs, and they ask if she’s okay. Riley Osborne hasn’t answered her all week. Then please tell them she didn’t desperately text him. No, she did what Jacy said and played hard to get on the date. Yeah, Jacy knows that part. Just tell us what happened on the date. And we see Arianna Grace eavesdropping… Thea says he opened the door for her, she said not to do that cuz she’s a grown ass woman who can do it herself. Oh, okay… So, what next? They went to dinner, he asked what it was like first starting at Chase University, and she was on her phone most of the time so she wouldn’t be “too available.”

Jazmyn, Jacy and even Ariana see how the advice was backfiring, and Jacy says that’s not what she meant about any of that. Uh oh… And then Arianna walks over, pretending like she couldn’t help but overhear. But Thea, a true lady is never afraid to come off as daring. She for one has been on many, many dates, and it just sounds like she scared Riley away. What!? Jacy calms Thea down, and Arianna continues. “When a man opens the door for you, you welcome it. When he shows interest in the little things you do, you engage and reciprocate.” It isn’t too late. Just go talk to Riley. And then what? Come off desperate?

Jacy agrees with Jazmyn, but Arianna says respectfully, how would Thea look desperate? Thea looks to Jacy but Jacy says no, don’t look at her. Jacy didn’t mean it the way Thea executed it. Jacy can’t do everything! Right, sorry. Arianna says, “And she’s your best friend?” Jacy tells Ariana to stop filling Thea’s head up with stuff, and stay out of their business. Or else she’ll make an example out of you. Jacy has the group leave, and Arianna scoffs. Which side is the right side of this? Is there still hope for this Chase U romance?

 

Lyra Valkyria checks in on Tatum Paxley.

The Morrigan looks her superfan over, she took a pretty serious blow. Is she good? Well, yeah, everything hurts, and Tatum’s only been able to have soup the past week, but she’s just happy Lyra came to her rescue! That wasn’t what that was, but someone had to tell Tatum to just tap out. She shouldn’t try to be a hero. Well, Lyra is Tatum’s hero~! Well, Lyra does feel bad about last week, but if Tatum can do something for her tonight, Lyra promises to make it up to her. Anything! Attack Shotzi with a baseball bat? Hit her with green mist so she’ll match her green hair? No, none of that! But she does need Tatum to just stay away from ringside.

But! No buts! Keep your butt back here! That’s her one request. If Tatum can do that, then Lyra has a very special surprise for her. A surprise? Really? Yes, really. Okay, Tatum will stay right here. Great! Tatum sits down and says this will be the hardest thing she’s ever done. But can Tatum be patient and let Lyra handle things on her own?

 

Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin head to the ring!

The fans fire up as the Wolf Dogs, the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions, are here. And this is even after the Big Bad Booty Nephew signed with Friday Night SmackDown! They step into the ring, belts on and trophy waiting for them, and the fans chant, “You Deserve It!” Bron says wow, who would’ve thought way back in September, when these two were beating the hell outta each other at No Mercy, that they’d be here today in alligator skin boots and NEW NXT Tag Team Champions! Corbin says yes, yes, yes, yes! He remembers No Mercy like it was yesterday, cuz didn’t Corbin win? Uh… Not funny. It’s a little funny.

Well alright, but then Corbin wouldn’t be here if not for Bron carrying the team. Corbin says if he remembers right, he did set Bron up pretty nicely. Boom, End of Days! Fans chant “Spear of Days!” and Bron says yeah, EOD was the set-up, he hit his Spear, and so just like the fans are saying, Spear of Days. The fans cheer that Spear of Days is a thing now. Corbin does love it. A couple A-Holes standing here with brand new hardware, and they are good with being the NEW NXT Tag Team Champions! But wait, here comes Chase U! Andre Chase & Duke Hudson ask for everyone to hold on just a second.

Now, the Wolf Dogs might not care about who’ll be their next challengers, but Chase U certainly does. Should they spell it out for ya? Duke has to hand it to the Wolf Dogs. Beating seven other teams to win the Dusty Cup, then winning the titles, that’s not easy. But Chase U is back at 100%, and it is Chase U’s time to shine! Bron says take the school spirit and their calendars, and shove ’em! Easy now, easy now. What we have right here… IS A TEACHABLE MOMENT! Chase says the former champs promised a shot at those titles, and Chase U ain’t taking no for an answer! So, Wolf Dogs… Chase U will get their match, and will give them an Andre Chase U sized ass whooping!

But wait! Nathan Frazer & Axiom are here! And they say no no no! That’s not how this works! Hate to break it to ya, Mr. Chase, but that agreement with the former champions is therefore null and void. “And that, my friends, is a Hart-Hitting Home Truth.” Axiom adds that in case no one remembers, these two were the closest to beating the Wolf Dogs. So therefore, if there’s anyone that deserves this shot, it’s them! Frazer & Axiom storm up to the ring and add that Wolf Dogs went and jumped them from behind, so they’re gonna pay for that, “You pieces of sh-” Whoa! Hey! Axiom calms Frazer down and they get in the ring.

Duke mocks Frazer’s accent as he says, “I don’t know who invited you two to the party,” but seriously, good to see you. But grab a ticket, get to the back of the line, because the future TWO-TIME NXT Tag Team Champions are about to plant the Chase U flag firmly where it belongs. Corbin says hold on, listen. This sounds like a you guys problem, and the tag champs have stuff to do and places to be. They can take these problems and tell someone who cares. Ava Raine walks out and tells Baron & Bron that yeah, they’re right. It isn’t up to the Wolf Dogs about who their challengers. That’s up to her!

But it is so easy when she sees two very deserving teams right in front of her. So she feels it’ll be Frazer & Axiom VS Chase & Duke to decide the NEW #1 Contenders. The fans like the sound of that, and Ava says it will also happen tonight. The fans really like that, and now tonight is even bigger than before! #ThankYouAva, but who will rise above to then step to the Wolf Dogs?

 

Backstage interview with Roxanne Perez.

Kelly Kincaid says we are moments away from Roxie’s match with Wren Sinclair after their… heated altercation. Roxie says Wren shows a lot of promise, and reminds her a bit of herself. Y’know, all happy to be here. But once Wren’s been here awhile, just being “happy to be here” won’t cut it anymore. We’ll see others getting chances she deserves, the spotlight that was once on her being ripped away by every single girl in the locker room, and then as she tries to make sense of it all, it just won’t! Chances you work for an entire year, even your entire LIFE for, will be handed to main roster stars.

After awhile, she’ll build up a callous towards other people’s feelings, and realize that the only person she can make happy around here is herself. Roxie tells Shotzi and Lyra to watch her tonight. Because she’ll be doing the same for them. Is The Prodigy going to use her edge to cut down the future so she can once again be the present?

 

Another mysterious message plays.

“Men deny their truth. I will be a mirror to it.” And then someone smashes glass! Just what is making its way to NXT?

 

Roxanne Perez VS Wren Sinclair!

NXT returns and Wren makes her entrance, still remembering that sucker punch to her left cheek. The bell rings and the two tie up. They go around, Wren powers Roxie to ropes but Roxie turns it around and digs into Wren. The ref counts, Roxie lets off and then shoves Wren. Wren shoves Roxie, then trips her to rain down shots! Roxie turns that around and gives those shots back! The fans fire up as the two scrap, roll, then tumble out of the ring! Roxie fires off on Wren, lets off as the ref counts, and then Roxie pushes Wren in. Roxie storms up but Wren turns her for a backslide! TWO, and Wren rolls Roxie up, TWO!

Roxie is up, and she ROCKS Wren with that same haymaker! Roxie talks trash on Wren, whips her but Wren reverses to ROCK Roxie! And then wrench, scoop and BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Wren clamps on a facelock and grinds Roxie. Roxie endures, fights up, and WRINGS Wren’s arm out! Wren bails out, Roxie pursues, and Roxie wrenches again. Wren ROCKS Roxie again, but Roxie just gets mad! Roxie WRINGS Wren’s arm into the floor! Roxie SLAMS the bad arm, drags Wren up and SLAMS the arm on the apron! Then she SMACKS Wren off the apron, shoves her in, and covers, TWO!

Roxie is seething, but she stands Wren up to wrench and YANK! Roxie wrenches, then chinbars Wren. Wren endures and fights up, but Roxie wrenches and hits an STO! Then she drops a knee on the arm! Wren clutches the elbow, Roxie covers, TWO! Wren is showing toughness but Roxie pulls hair to sit Wren up. Roxie wrap son a cobra clutch and thrashes Wren about. The fans rally, Wren fights up, and Wren pries at the hold, but Roxie hits another STO! Roxie has a top wristlock, leans on Wren, but Wren fights up. Wren throws body shots, the fans rally, but Roxie cranks the arm. Wren arm-drags free!

Wren goes to a corner, Roxie runs in, but Wren ELBOWS her away! Roxie runs up again but Wren BOOTS her! Wren LARIATS, then LARIATS again! The fans fire up as Wren DROPKICKS! Roxie goes to a corner, Wren runs up, but Roxie boots! Wren blocks it and SLINGS Roxie down! Wren then suplexes, but Roxie fights free! The bad arm bothers Wren, Roxie WRINGS it out again! Then SOBAT! Roxie hops on, POP ROX! And then lets off!? She puts Wren in a CROSSFACE! Wren taps, Roxie wins!

Winner: Roxanne Perez, by submission

Roxie showed us some thing new: sadism! Will Roxie tear into whoever is champion after tonight so she can Stand & Deliver?

 

The Meta Four meets backstage.

Noam Dar says tonight, Lash Legend takes care of Kelani Jordan. But he and Oro Mensah need to figure out how to handle No Quarter Catch Crew. They want the Cup because of the sport and tradition, when both of those belong to Dar! Oro says to relax. They’re champions! Oh, wait, here comes NQCC! Not during the secret handshake, man! But Drew Gulak says hello to Miss Jackson and Miss Legend. Charlie Dempsey reminds Dar that the cup represents over 100 YEARS of British Wrestling. Yeah, shut up, Charlie, you’re boring. Dar’s from the UK and even he doesn’t to listen to a history lesson.

So less talky-talky, more walky-walky. This is two weeks in a row they’ve stunk up Dar’s lounge! Damon Kemp says once one of them wins the Cup, they won’t need to come back. Okay then, who IS Dar facing? Yeah, wouldn’t he like to know. Uh, duh, that’s why he asked! Kemp says Catch Clause means you find out once they’re all in the ring. So see you next week, bud. Catch Clause? What? Dar is confused. He has to prepare for ALL FOUR of them just because of this clause? How is that fair? NQCC might’ve just found a way to counter Meta Four’s numbers game. Will the Cup soon belong to someone who respects its Heritage?

 

Josh Briggs VS Brooks Jensen!

Country Strong went their separate ways in a mutual break-up, but not everyone in the trio was able to stand strong alone. Briggs told Jensen to grow up and toughen up, so here’s Jensen’s response! Will “little brother” Brooks show everyone that he’s a grown man? Or will he still just be Briggs’ sidekick?

The ref has to keep Jensen back, and Briggs smirks at Jensen’s fuming. The bell rings and the two tie up. They are in a deadlock but then Briggs headlocks. Jensen powers up and out but Briggs runs him over! Things speed up, and now Jensen runs Briggs over! Briggs gets up while fans rally for Jensen. Jensen runs in, but into a BOOT! Briggs runs up to CLOBBER Jensen! Cover, ONE!! Jensen is tough and Briggs knows it, but he reminds Jensen he asked for this. Briggs bumps Jensen off buckles, throws elbows, then brings him around. Briggs CLUBS Jensen, then whips him to a corner. Jensen reverses, blocks the boot and CHOPS!

Jensen fires CHOPS and clotheslines, then BULLDOGS! The fans rally as Jensen DROPKICKS Briggs down! Jensen hurries to get a leg but Briggs BOOTS Jensen out of the ring! Jensen flounders and Briggs steadies himself. Briggs goes to the apron but Jensen ROCKS him! Jensen drags Briggs out to CLUB him, fire forearms, and then CHOP! Jensen pushes Briggs in, fires forearms, but Briggs hits body shots. Jensen CLUBS Briggs, Briggs powers Jensen to ropes, but the ref counts. Briggs whips, Jensen hurdles and hits a RUNNING NECKBREAKER! The fans fire up with Jensen and Briggs bails out.

Jensen pursues, brings Briggs around, and RAMS him into barriers! The fans fire up as Jensen DUMPS Briggs into the gap! Jensen hops over, rains down fists, and the fans fire up! Jensen stomps away and fans chant for “NXT! NXT!” Jensen stands on the barriers, fist bumps fans, and NXT goes picture in picture.

Jensen drags Briggs up and over the barriers, puts him back in the ring, and then storms up. Briggs RAMS into Jensen, but Jensen blocks the buckle bump! Jensen gives the buckle bump, goes up the corner, and FLYING AX HANDLES Briggs down! Jensen CLUBS Briggs down, covers, TWO! Briggs is still in this but Jensen keeps on an arm! Jensen CLUBS Briggs, then clamps on a chinlock! Jensen has a rear mount to put his full weight on Briggs, but Briggs fights up and reaches out. Briggs stands, powers Jensen to ropes, then powers out to ELBOW Jensen down! Jensen flops to the apron but Briggs stomps him.

Briggs digs his boot in, but the ref counts. Briggs lets off, paces, then brings Jensen up. Briggs whips, and scoops for a BOSS MAN SLAM! Cover, TWO! Jensen stays in this and Briggs grows frustrated. Briggs looms over Jensen, then eggs him on. Jensen throws body shots, but Briggs whips him hard into a corner! Jensen bounces back off buckles, then crawls by the ropes. The fans rally but Briggs drags Jensen back up. Briggs ROCKS Jensen with a shot right to the nose! Jensen clutches his face as he falls over, and Briggs eggs him on again. Briggs clamps on a chinlock and thrashes Jensen around! Jensen endures, even as Briggs leans on him.

Jensen fights around, reaches out, but Briggs squeezes tight. NXT returns to single picture and Jensen fights to his feet. Jensen throws body shots, gets free, and he ENZIGIRIS Briggs! Briggs wobbles and staggers, swings, but Jensen catches him for a backslide! ONE, but Jensen dodges Briggs to sunset flip! Briggs stays up, to NECK TWIST! Jensen scrambles to a corner and Briggs seethes. Briggs storms up to fire haymakers! The ref counts, Briggs fires more shots and fans boo. The ref backs Briggs off and Briggs paces around. Briggs storms back up to get Jensen to his feet. Briggs whips, scoops, and SIDEWALK SLAMS, to a SPLASH! Cover, TWO!

Fans rally as Jensen survives, and Briggs even has to smirk at his former tag partner’s toughness. Briggs looms over Jensen, says he’s doing this to toughen Jensen up. “Show me that you’re a man.” Briggs kicks at Jensen, Jensen stands to SLAP him! Fans fire up as Briggs wobbles! Briggs grins and nods, and he even claps for Jensen. Jensen stands, blocks a shot to fire off more shots! The fans fire up as Jensen backs Briggs down! Briggs blocks the whip but Jensen SUPERKICKS! Jensen whips and LARIATS Briggs, then CLOBBERS him! And DROPKICKS him! Jensen hurries to go up a corner and takes aim!

Briggs stands, into a MISSILE DROPKICK! Cover, TWO!! Briggs is still in this but Jensen stays focused. Jensen CHOPS and clothesline Briggs in a corner again. The fans rally, Jensen BULL- NO, Briggs powers out, then BOOTS Jensen down! Briggs choke grips for the CHOKE SLAM!! Cover, TWO?!?! Jensen survives and shocks everyone! Briggs and Jensen slowly rise, and Briggs pushes Jensen around. Jensen fires a haymaker, Briggs hits back, these two brawl from their knees up to their feet! The fans fire up, Briggs CLUBS away on Jensen, then runs. Jensen BOOTS! Briggs rebounds to BOOT!

Jensen rebounds to WHEEL KICK! Then he suplexes Briggs high and hard! Cover, TWO!!! Briggs stays in this and “This is Awesome!” Jensen drags Briggs back up, reels him back in, but Briggs back drops free! But Jensen sunset flips it! TWO!! Briggs used a punch to get free, and now CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!! But Briggs isn’t done, “I did this for you! I love ya, man!” CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL AGAIN!! Cover, Briggs wins!

Winner: Josh Briggs, by pinfall

Briggs then sits Jensen up to hug him, again assuring him this was all for the betterment of them both. Jensen did put up one hell of a fight, will he become a champion thanks to this tough love?

 

Joe Gacy’s still in a straitjacket?!

And he wakes up in some dark space. Gacy manages to sit up, and look who walks in. Dijak puts his nightstick on his desk and says there is no decency in Gacy. Gacy says he admires Dijak’s attempts to stop him, but this train is on a never-ending track. Dijak says he has many… “instruments of peace” to derail Gacy’s train. Gacy stands up, and there’s a Plexiglas window between them. Gacy fogs up the glass, and uses his nose to doodle a smiley face. Gacy laughs and staggers around the padded room. Luca Crusifino somehow finds this place, and says this is false imprisonment. Dijak tells him to go to hell, Dijak can do what he wants.

Okay, but this is still illegal. Dijak tells Luca that Gacy violated Dijak’s law! Luca says the world doesn’t work the way Dijak wants it to. Luca leaves, and Dijak glares at Gacy. Gacy grins and says this isn’t over. Gacy laughs again, is there no breaking the already broken?

 

Carmelo Hayes walks downtown.

He returns back to the barbershop, his favorite spot to visit with Trick Williams. But what’s he doing back there without Trick? We’ll hear from HIM after the break.

NXT returns and Melo wants Trick to see where he is right now. “This is where it all began. Trick Melo Gang. That’s all it is, and that’s all it’s gonna be. Good memories, great moments, but here I am, all alone. But I ain’t lonely. Let’s talk about it.” Melo is here to wear his pride, knowing his principles stay intact, and knowing he didn’t have to snake his boy out of his spot, or getting too big for his own boots. Melo says it is a shame, cuz Trick played his role so well. Melo wanted Trick to experience everything there was to being a top guy. Melo wanted to lift Trick up with him. And this is how Trick repays HIM? By trying to be the top guy?

Trick could’ve been number five, three, or even number two. But Trick wanted to come for the one of one. And when you come for the one of one, you realize Melo ain’t second to nobody. Melo let Trick stand beside him, put “Trick” before “Melo” in “Trick Melo Gang,” all to amuse Trick. In reality, it was amusing to Melo for anyone to think Trick was ahead of HIM. To stay at the top, you have to be ruthlessly ambitious, with that killer instinct. You think Melo is stupid? That Melo didn’t see the signs? Melo knew Trick would want his shine sooner or later. Melo saw Trick side-eyeing the title, he felt the envy with every accomplishment.

Melo is Trick’s biggest competition, so Melo knew that sooner or later, unfortunately, he’d have to get Trick before Trick got him. So Trick, wherever you at, stay there. Because your 15 minutes is up. Now back to business. Ilja, you wanna see me? Get in line. Because if you ain’t talking about that NXT Championship, we ain’t got nothing to talk about.” Melo has issued his mission statement, will he return to the top of the brand by any means necessary?

 

Jacy Jayne w/ Thea Hail & Jazmyn Nyx VS Arianna Grace!

They warned the Pageant Queen, but it seems they’re gonna have it out after all! Will this match help win the romance advice argument? Or will it just show Thea how to handle nosy eavesdroppers?

The bell rings, the two circle and tie up. Jacy wrenches and wristlocks but Arianna spins, wrenches, wristlocks back, and holds on tight. Jacy rolls, handsprings, and then wrenches to CHOP BLOCK! Cover, ONE, but Jacy storms up, Arianna body shots, snapmares, then runs to run Jacy over! Arianna blows kisses and tells Jacy to kiss the ring. Jacy WRINGS Arianna into ropes! Arianna tumbles out of the ring, feigning pain, and Jacy wants her girls to go after Arianna? This is still that toxic nature Jacy has to work on, as neither Thea nor Jazmyn want to do any of that. Jacy goes out after Arianna to shove her in and then she asks what the hecc.

Jacy gets in, storms up on Arianna but Arianna hits a SAYANAGI! Arianna scoops but Jacy slips fere to shove her into a corner. Jacy runs up to back body block, then she short arm LARIATS! Jacy says “SUCK IT!” then SENTONS! Cover, TWO! Jacy clamps onto Arianna with a chinlock but Arianna pushes back. Jacy holds off the pin, grinds Arianna, but Arianna pushes to a cover this time. TWO, and Jacy shifts to a ghost pin, TWO! Arianna staggers to a corner, Jacy runs up but Arianna dodges. Arianna scoops to SLAM Jacy, then she sets up to high kick and ELBOW DROP! Cover, TWO!

Arianna clamps onto Jacy with a chinbar and armlock, and she says they know her advice is right! The fans rally as Jacy endures, and Jacy fights up. Jacy pries the chinbar away, then TOSSES Arianna up and out! Jacy storms back out after Arianna, but Arianna throws body shots! Arianna SMACKS Jacy off the apron but Jacy ELBOWS back. Jacy gets in, Arianna staggers around, and Jacy storms up again. The ref stops her so she says to do something! Jazmyn says fine, and she CLUBS Arianna! Jazmyn puts Arianna in for Jacy to ROLLING ELBOW! Cover, Jacy wins!

Winner: Jacy Jayne, by pinfall

Thea wasn’t really into that finish, but she and Jazmyn- Er, well, Jazmyn pushes Thea aside to raise Jacy’s hand. Is Thea seeing Jacy’s true colors?

 

The D’Angelos meet.

Adriana Rizzo & Stacks sit with The Don. Rizzo says she gave everything she had out there last week. Tony knows. It was her first singles match, it was a great showing, don’t get down. Stacks takes the blame for last week, and vows they’ll get those tag titles back. Tony says no, they’re not. Not now. What? After that loss, Tony did some thinking. The past six months, he lost track of the bigger picture. What does he mean? They’ve been playing small ball. Taking bets from Chase U, fighting OTM over who runs the streets, and destroying the restaurant in the process. What the hell are they doing? They’re the D’Angelo Family!

Tony wants them to go in the right direction, a new direction. No more community stuff, no more feedbag, no more pinons, they do things his way. They do things his way, and if you don’t like it, tough. He needs them to let the rest of the family know, and if they don’t like it, let him know. It is time for Tony to truly be The Don of NXT. Rizzo & Stacks nod, but what is Tony planning for the future?

 

Ridge Holland has a sit-down interview.

Sarah Schreiber thanks him for taking this time. She recalls their previous sit-down about a month ago, where he poured his heart out. We got an inside look at his life, and some of the more unfortunate moments in his career. Now we’re back here after the Gallus Gauntlet, where he took a chair to all three men. What does he have to say a week after that? Ridge says when they spoke last, people saw a different side of him. But then he still can’t get that stench of misfortune off him. Gallus took Ridge’s surgically repaired leg, put it in a chair, and they smashed it. But that’s fine, right?

But when Ridge got that chair in his hands and used it, it is truly a weapon. He can’t even fight fire with fire without being judged. So he’ll try this once more. But not here. Sorry, Sarah. Next week, on NXT, Ridge will address the WWE Universe and apologize for all of his actions, “even if no one cares, even if no one gives a damn.” Because the man Ridge Holland is, chair in hand, is not the man Ridge is in everyday life. Ridge walks away, will NXT finally understand Yorkshire Grit?

 

NXT Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match: Chase U VS Axiom & Nathan Frazer!

From one half of Chase U to the other, Thea feels awkward about passing Riley Osborne without really saying anything. But will all things be A-OK after Duke & Mr. Chase win their way back to the tag titles? Or will the Undeniable Truth and the Jersey Island Rocket be the ones flying high on the Road to WrestleMania?

NXT returns as Frazer & Axiom make their entrance together. The teams sort out and Chase starts against Axiom. They circle, feel things out, and knuckle lock. Chase rolls back, wrangles Axiom with a top wristlock, but Axiom kips up to bridge. Axiom stands but Chase wrangles him back down. Axiom kips up and bridges again, then rolls and headscissors back. Chase fights around, Axiom holds tight, so Chase rolls Axiom and bridges out to tie the legs up. Chase armlocks, wrenches, and YANKS the arm. Axiom rolls, slips under and trips Chase to a toehold, then an ANKLE LOCK! Chase rolls but Axiom facelocks.

Chase wrenches, facelocks, but Axiom waistlocks. Axiom ties up the legs and has a BOW ‘N’ ARROW! Chase pops free to cover, ONE, and Axiom sweeps to cover. ONE, dropkicks cancel out and fans fire up as the two stand off! The two reset, tie up, and Chase headlocks. Axiom powers up and out, drops, but Chase rolls, runs up and hip tosses. Axiom handsprings through, arm-drags then DROPKICKS! Fans fire up, Frazer tags in, and they speed blitz on Chase! Clothesline then BASEMENT DDT! STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Cover, TWO! Frazer whips but Chase BOOTS Frazer down!

Tag to Duke, he and Chase double whip Frazer into the corner then body shot! High-ten and DOUBLE CLUB! Frazer drops to his knees, Duke wrenches and RAMS shoulders! Cover, TWO! Duke whips but Frazer slides under to headlock! Duke powers up and out, Frazer goes up an dover to headlock again. Duke powers up and out again but Frazer redirects, redirects again, ducks ‘n’ dodges, then keeps going to DROPKICK! Duke stays standing to CLOBBER Frazer! Duke drags Frazer up, tags Chase in, and they hit a DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX, but Frazer lands out! Tag to Axiom, BOOT to Chase!

Frazer helps Axiom DROPKICK Duke, then Axiom knuckle locks Duke for a CHOP! Axiom goes up and up and FLYING RANA ARM-DRAG COMBO! The fans fire up as Duke runs back in, but Axiom & Frazer dump him out! Axiom DIVES onto Chase, Frazer DIVES onto Duke! Then another DIVE for Chase! Another DIVE for Duke! The fans fire up as the fast ‘n’ furious duo stands tall and NXT goes to break!

NXT returns again and Chase fights out of a chinlock. The fans rally as Chase hits an ELBOW BRAEKER, but Axiom shoves him to ropes. Axiom ROCKS Chase, tags Frazer, then Frazer GAMANGIRIS! Chase staggers back into a HALF ‘N’ HALF! Then DOUBLE SUPERKICKS! Frazer shoves Chase toa  cover, TWO! Chase survives and the fans rally up! Frazer snarls as he clamps on a chinlock. Chase endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Chase reaches out but Frazer keeps him back. Frazer whips and trips Chase, then goes up the apron to springboard, into a SIDE EFFECT! Chase and Frazer are both down while the fans fire up!

Chase and Frazer crawl, hot tags to Duke and Axiom! The Chase U MVP rallies on the speedsters! Scoop and SLAM for Frazer, then a BOOT! Axiom leaps, into a kick! Duke hauls Axiom up, but Axiom slips free to SUPERKICK! Axiom runs up, into an “U~” Renage! Frazer runs up, is sent into buckles, and Duke JABS, JABS, JUABS! Flip, flop and “U~!” BIONIC ELBOW! Axioms taggers, Duke scoops, FALL AWAY GUTBUSTER SENTON COMBO!? Cover, TWO!! Duke almost had it there but Riley coaches him up. Duke drags Axiom up, reels him in, and Canadian Racks! But Axiom turns The River into a RANA!

Duke hits buckles and sputters in a daze! Frazer tags in, to SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK! Tag back to Axiom, the speedsters RAM Duke into a corner! They put Duke up top, Duke fights free, but Axiom GAMANGIRIS! Axiom climbs back up after Duke, brings him to the very top, and fans freak out for the SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!? Duke survives and no one can believe it! Riley can barely breathe and he’s not even in the match! Duke huffs and puffs and powers up, “This is Awesome!” Frazer tags in, he and Axiom KICK and KICK and KICK! And SUPERKICK! And DOUBLE SUPERKICK!

Duke roars and DOUBLE LARIATS!! The fans are thunderous and Duke tags in Chase! Chase goes up top, he aims at Frazer, CROSSBODY! Cover, Frazer rolls through! TWO!! ENZIGIRI! Chase URAKENS! And then sunset flip, but Frazer sits on it! TWO and Chase has the sunset! TWO!! Frazer goes to stack but Chase rolls it back to a cover, CHASE U WINS!!!

Winners: Chase U, by pinfall (NEW #1 Contenders to the NXT Tag Team Champions)

Frazer is stunned, but somehow, someway, Chase U really is better than ever! But the GOOD BROTHERS attack?! The fans go nuts as Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows beat down Chase, Duke, Axiom & Frazer! Riley runs into the ring but he gets an UPPERCUT and a BOOT! Gallows & Anderson get Duke up, for the MAGIC KILLER!! Fans fire up with “Too Sweet! WOOP WOOP!” Are the Machine Gun & Big LG about to run NXT?

 

Ilja Dragunov speaks.

“Carmelo Hayes. Since day one, I saw right through you. The jealousy of your best friend consumed you, and you pointed the finger at me! You are the complete opposite. You are a coward, attacking Trick from behind and doing the same thing to me. Melo, you are the lowest form of life. A rodent emerging under the cover of night. But I have what you seek. So I will see you at Roadblock, under one condition. Show up next week and meet me face to face. Melo, come for this championship, because I’m coming for something more important: Your soul.” The red eyes of the Mad Dragon stare HIM down, will Melo regret adding fuel to the fire?

 

Fallon Henley sulks backstage.

“I don’t know what’s gotten into them. They’re supposed to be like brothers.” Seems seeing Briggs and Jensen fight that hard has Fallon questioning things. But then Thea sighs and Fallon looks over. Seems they’re both doing bad. Tonight, Fallon watched her two best friends beat the hell out of each other, and she can’t get her footing to save her life. A rough time. Thea says that does suck. The only positive thing in Thea’s life is that Mr. Chase & Duke have another chance at the tag titles. But then the OC goes and knocks them on their butts. Mr. Chase probably deserved it, but don’t get Thea started on that.

And then everything else… sucks. Her best friend is acting weird, Thea probably did take her advice the wrong way, and she just does that apparently. Went on a date with Riley, it didn’t go so well, it went worse, awful. She ruined everything. Valentine’s Day strikes again. If there’s anyone who knows about that, it’s Fallon. Really? If there’s one thing Fallon could do to erase February 14th, 2023 from her memory, she would. Fallon suggests taking a walk so she can tell the story. They head out, is Fallon going to be the friend Thea truly needs right now?

 

Kelani Jordan VS Lash Legend w/ Jakara Jackson!

The Gym Princess may be on Kiana James’ radar, but the Meta Four doesn’t get it. Will Kelani spell it out for them in this match? Or will Legend simply #LashOut and bring Kelani down?

NXT returns and Kelani makes her entrance. The bell rings and Lash is already talking trash. She and Kelani circle, tie up, and Lash waistlocks to SLAM Kelani down. Lash pushes Kelani around, talks more trash, but Kelani pie faces back! Kelani dodges Lash, waistlocks, but Lash wrenches free. Lash wristlocks, knuckle locks, then straight arm levers! She holds Kelani up, but Kelani sunset flips through! Lash stays up, brings Kelani back up to wheelbarrow, but Kelani victory rolls! ONE, but Kelani tilt-o-whirls to crucifix takeover, TWO! Lash gets up but Kelani headlocks! Lash powers out but Kelani ducks ‘n’ dodges, only to jump into a BOOT!

Lash storms up on Kelani, talks more trash, then SMACKS Kelani off the mat! Lash soaks up the heat, talks more trash, then has Kelani on ropes. Lash whips to RAM Kelani, then brings her up to RAM her again! Lash scoops and swings for a BACKBREAKER! Kelani writhes, Lash drags her into position for a SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Lash is annoyed, the fans rally up, and Lash stalks Kelani to ropes. Lash talks more trash, CHOKES Kelani and thrashes her around! The ref counts, Lash lets off and Kelani sputters. Lash stands Kelani up, whips her to a corner then gets her on the rebound for another whip.

Kelani ELBOWS back! Kelani wrenches but Lash ROCKS her! Lash scoops for the Bow ‘n’ Arrow Rack! Lash thrashes Kelani but Kelani still endures! The fans rally as Kelani swings free, only for Lash to block the arm-drag and SLAM Kelani down! Lash runs to SPLASH onto knees! Fans fire up as Kelani saves herself! Kelani staggers back up to fire off forearms, and even CHOPS! The fans rally as Kelani keeps throwing shots! Lash shoves Kelani, Kelani dodges and RANA- NO! Lash blocks that to bring Kelani up! But Kelani flips through the bomb! Kelani BOOTS back, goes up a corner, and she leaps to FLYING RANA!

The fans fire up, Lash staggers up, into a SHOTGUN! Lash ends up in a corner, Jakara is worried, and Kelani blocks a boot, steps over, and WHEEL KICKS! Kelani kips up, hurries to a corner, but Jakara is there! Kelani DECKS Jakara first! But Lash SUPER CHOKE SLAMS Kelani!! Cover, Lash wins!

Winner: Lash Legend, by pinfall

Kelani may be one of a kind, but that’s the problem: there’s only one of her and always Meta Four! And then Kiana James & Izzi Dame storm out here! They look to pick the bones! Izzi CHOKES Kelani, haul her up, but Kelani kicks! Kiana blocks, but Kelani uses that to flip out and free! Kelani then ducks Izzi, dodges Kiana, sends them into each other, and bails out! Fans fire up as Kelani escapes at least one numbers game. Will the Gym Princess prove that nothing will break her fighting spirit?

 

Backstage interview with the Good Brothers.

Kelly Kincaid catches up with Gallows & Anderson, and speaks on this shocking appearance here on NXT. Yes, the boys are back in town, and they’ll stay here as long as they want. Gallows says he is absolutely thrilled about this. He doesn’t know if Chase U is, but Gallows was always a terrible student anyway. Anderson says the same for him, though he did enjoy the Chase U calendar. But when it comes to the NXT Tag Team Championships, they will separate the men–that’s the Good Brothers btw–from the boys. And they didn’t realize Baron Corbin came back to NXT just to become the world’s largest comedian.

But Bron Breakker, maybe the Good Brothers can be something that Big Poppa Pump and the Dog-faced Gremlin never were: a couple of heroes. But before all that, they gotta crush the dreams. And that means winning the NXT Tag Team Championships! It is the same old recipe: Magic Killer, 1-2-3, and Just Too Sweet. If you need them, they’ll be over here “brothering.” The Good Brothers have explained their reasoning, will they be unstoppable on their Road to WrestleMania?

 

NXT Women’s Championship: Lyra Valkyria VS Shotzi Blackheart!

A social media war of words and a face-to-face confrontation forced The Morrigan’s hand a little, and now we have this title match! Will Lyra hit a Roadblock a few weeks early? Or can she find a way to Stand & Deliver against the Wild Child?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who truly takes care of business!

The bell rings and the fans duel as the two stare down. They approach, tie up, and go around. Lyra wrenches, waistlocks, and SLAMS! Shotzi gets up to facelock back, and then hits a snap takeover! Shotzi pulls on the facelock but Lyra moves around. Lyra wrenches out, trips Shotzi and goes for the leg, but Shotzi kicks her away. The fans applaud the standoff and the two reset. They tie up, Lyra headlocks, and then hits a takeover. Shotzi fights around, Lyra cranks on the hold, but Shotzi rolls her to a cover. ONE, and Shotzi wants to headscissor. Lyra fights that off, traps an arm then floats around to roll and body scissor cradle, ONE!

Shotzi is up, Lyra runs up to wrench, and then she hooks Shotzi up in a MOUSE TRAP! TWO, and Shotzi runs up to wheelbarrow, victory roll, TWO! The two reset again and the fans continue to duel. They tie up, Lyra headlocks, and Shotzi powers her way up and out. Then she passes Lyra to run her over! Shotzi howls to the moon and the fans fire up. Shotzi runs, Lyra drops then hurdles, but Shotzi comes back to tilt-o-whirl RANA! Lyra handsprings through and howls right back! Shotzi runs up, into a hip toss! And then another hip toss! Lyra whips, Shotzi blocks the knee to CHOP! Shotzi knuckle locks, goes up and up, then FLYING ARM-DRAGS!

Lyra ends up in a corner, Shotzi runs in, but Lyra puts her on the apron. Shotzi ROCKS Lyra first, then brings her into the ropes, APRON DDT! Shotzi clutches her leg, the fall perhaps double-edged. Both women are down and the fans rally as NXT goes picture in picture.

The ref checks on Shotzi as she clutches that knee. Lyra sits up and shakes out the stars, but she may not have taken the worse of that fall. Medics now check Shotzi’s leg, and the ref checks with Lyra. Shotzi hobbles but this doesn’t look good. The fans cheer Shotzi on as she tries to tough it out but the medics are having to help her stay standing. Shotzi sits back down, clearly in pain. Lyra stays nearby, also concerned for Shotzi. The medics help Shotzi back to her feet, and unfortunately, it seems the match is coming to an end. Shotzi does her best to walk on the bad leg, and she makes it to the back.

Lyra paces inside the ring, not wanting to win this way. NXT returns to single picture as everyone waits on the news. Ava Raine walks out, and she says that due to Shotzi’s injury, she is no longer able to compete. But the fans were promised an NXT Women’s Championship match, and that is what we are going to get. Ava says this is now an Open Challenge, so whoever makes it out here first will be Lyra’s new opponent. And here comes Meta Four’s Lash Legend! She wants to win twice in one night! Will this be the night Lash truly becomes a legend?

NXT Women’s Championship Open Challenge: Lyra Valkyria VS Lash Legend!

The bell rings and Lash runs in! Lyra dodges to KICK, KICK and KICK! Lash DECKS Lyra, then drags Lyra up. Lyra pushes Lash back, staggers up, and Lash eggs her on. Lash TOSSES Lyra, then stalks her to ropes. Lash half nelsons and grinds Lyra down to a cover, TWO! Lash keeps on Lyra with a chinlock and she thrashes Lyra around. The fans rally as Lyra endures. Lyra fights up, but Lash wrangles her back down! Lash leans on Lyra, but Lyra fights up again. The fans rally, but Lash whips Lyra. Lyra RAMS into Lash, KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS, then reels Lash in. But Lash fights the suplex to throw body shots!

Lash whips Lyra to a corner, runs up but Lyra BOOTS her! Lyra goes up the corner, leaps, but Lash catches her! Lash shakes her head, then swings Lyra into the BACKBREAKER! Lyra flounders, Lash drags her to a cover, TWO!! Lyra is still in this but Lash pie faces her. Lyra SLAPS back! Lash and Lyra pie face, then Lash DECKS Lyra again! Lash drops a BIG elbow on Lyra, pushes her to a cover, TWO! Lyra is tougher than that but Lash pushes her around. The fans rally behind Lyra as she goes to a corner. Lash ROCKS Lyra, whips her into a corner hard, then whips her back in! Lyra stays up but Lash LARIATS her down! Cover, TWO!!

Lyra survives once again and Lash grows frustrated. Lash hauls Lyra up, Canadian Racks, and she bends Lyra back! Lyra endures, pries at the grip, and manages to flip out and free! Lyra RAMS into Lash while Roxie returns to the locker room. She learns about this change from Lyra VS Shotzi to Lyra VS Lash while Lyra fires clotheslines! Lyra runs and LARIATS Lash down! Roxie is furious that another person passed her up in line, and she CHUCKS the TV!! Roxie storms out again, but back to the ring, Lyra runs to RANA Lash! Lash staggers up, Lyra ENZIGIRIS, and down goes Lash! Lyra aims, runs up, but Lash blocks the heel kick!

Lash lifts Lyra to SLAM DUNK CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO?!?! Lyra survives and Lash is beside herself! Lash drags Lyra up again, whips her to a corner hard, then runs up. Lyra BOOTS Lash, then goes up the corner. The fans rally and duel, Lyra leaps for the CROSSBODY! Down goes Lash, Lyra hurries back to a cover, TWO! Lyra drags Lash up and fireman’s carries?! Lash is too big and she slips free, to BOOT Lyra down! Lash high stacks, TWO!!! Lyra survives again and Lash is losing her cool! Lash drags Lyra up to put her on the top rope. The fans rally as Lash climbs, but Lyra fires forearms!

Lyra ELBOWS Lash down, adjusts, and leaps for the DIVING SPLASH! Cover, Lyra wins!

Winner: Lyra Valkyria, by pinfall (still NXT Women’s Champion)

Lash tried to capitalize on her momentum, but not even she could stop The Morrigan! That’s another feather in the cap, or rather the shoulder pads, for Lyra, but will she continue to soar to new heights on this Road to WrestleMania Weekend?


My Thoughts:

A great NXT, even with the very real misfortune in the main event. It’s been known basically since this past Friday because of how Alba Fyre stepped in to take Shotzi’s place in the Women’s Elimination Chamber qualifiers, but seeing the moment where a drop off the apron Shotzi has done quite a few times is just one drop too many and her knee gives out. Get well soon, Shotzi. But also, kudos to NXT for pivoting so well with that. Lash got a big although cheaty win off Kelani, and she was already dressed so good of them to have her go back out there.

I also like how it fed into Roxie’s story, she missed out on the Open Challenge call cuz she apparently took a shower and got dressed. Roxie and Wren had a really good match that of course Roxie won, and it sounds like Roxie will try to win another opportunity either for Roadblock or Stand & Deliver. I don’t think it’ll work out for her, which can still work for her story as she perhaps even moves on to Raw or SmackDown (probably more SmackDown) after WrestleMania weekend. At this point, something has to happen where we get Lyra VS Tatum with how much Tatum is obsessed with Lyra and always hanging around.

Great opening title match from King VS Oba, and I like Stone wanting after King and costing him. We’re definitely getting King VS Von as a battle of second generation superstars. Awesome match from Briggs VS Jensen, probably the best singles match either guy has ever had in NXT. Briggs of course was winning but in a way, he’s right, him doing this for Jensen really did help. Briggs probably moves on towards a title match, maybe even Oba and the North American title. That’d be some big meaty men slapping meat and throwing hands. Then fun promo from Meta Four and No Quarter Catch Crew, can’t wait to see who faces Dar next week.

Really good promo from Ridge, but I feel like his apology will end up interrupted by Gallus. Maybe we get some kind of No Disqualification stipulation for Ridge VS Joe Coffey for Roadblock. Honestly, Roadblock has the potential to be as big as Stand & Deliver, especially with Melo and Dragunov having promos to set up their title match for that Tuesday. At the same time, that match for Roadblock could make for a great return moment from Trick, maybe that sets up a Triple Threat for Stand & Deliver? That’d be such an awesome way to wrap up all these stories as Melo prepares to move on to SmackDown.

And really good integration of the Chase U and tag title stories. Good promo from Thea, Jacy and Jazmyn with Arianna to set up Jacy VS Arianna. I was sensing something was going to sour for Chase U and it seems to be that Jacy can’t help but wrestle like a Heel and that Jazmyn is willing to do that with her. And they’re already giving us what we need for a tag match, Jacy & Jazmyn VS Fallon & Thea with Fallon & Thea bonding over their hard times. Really good promo from Wolf Dogs, Chase U and Frazer-Axiom setting up that great tag match. Chase U winning makes sense, they can make for a solid first defense under the Wolf Dog belts, or even a solid new team if Wolf Dogs are one-and-done given Bron is “signed” to SmackDown now.

And at the same time, didn’t think Gallows & Anderson would show up here in NXT (again, apparently, even though I forgot the first time). Whether it’s Wolf Dogs or Chase U, the Good Brothers would make for a solid title feud. And then I really like the promo from The D’Angelo Family. This is clearly a sign that Tony wants THE NXT Championship and he’ll probably even expect Stacks to get a midcard title. If it’s Trick at the top after Stand & Deliver, he and Tony could have some real awesome promos and matches as two NXT homegrown talents.

My Score: 8.8/10


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Andrew’s TNA Xplosion Results & Match Ratings: 2.16.2024

Rich Swann…how dumb are you going to be? Do we see 0-4 in this current TNA incarnation?

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So let’s see if this will give us anything to talk about. Trent Seven will make his TNA ring debut technically, and Rich Swann is going to continue this reign of stupidity where he gets distracted from help. I can’t tolerate the level of babyface stupid Swann has looked during this. Who does this help? It ain’t Francis and it ain’t Rich. If we get an evil Rich payoff who just becomes a mega heel…maybe. But it’s painful.

Ratings:

  • Trent Seven vs Shera: Trent wins via BirmingHammer – ** 1/2
  • Rich Swann vs John Skyler w/Jason Hotch –

 

Results:

Trent Seven vs Shera

So, Shera gonna be the jobbing gatekeeper of getting momentum for bigger matches. Either that, or Maclin interferes to give Shera a dirty win, but Shera eating the pin seems more likely to me.

Simple tie up that turns into Shera laying in the Shoulder Tackle, trying to bully Trent, but he slips a Slam attempt, lights up Shera with a few chops and then a Snap DDT. Shera powders after the DDT, makes space, slides in, Trent follows, and Shera runs the ropes, ducks the Lariat and a Big Boot sends Trent’s tooth flying and drops him. Shera starts manhandling Trent, running him from corner to corner, Stalling Suplex after the corner attack and Trent has had no offense. Shera goes for a goozle, Trent tries to fight back with some punches, bounces off the ropes and eats a Spinebuster.

Shera then goes to the top turnbuckle, looking for something big and unusual from him. So of course Trent cuts him off with Chops, Headbutts and a big Superplex finally gives Trent and opening. Overhand chop from Trent, tries another Suplex, but Shera blocks and rains down some clubbing forearms. Trent tries to fire, Pop & Bang, some apron battling but Shera gets the best of things, Chokeslam on the apron, rolls Trent back in and Trent kicks out.

Going for the frustration chokes, Shera is trying anything but Trent chops a few times, Backfist, Lariat, for…a near fall. Trent keeps slapping the back of Shera, BirmingHammer for the win!

Don West, You’ve Got to be Kidding Me! Trending Topics of the week:

5. MK Ultra getting their rematch

4. Trinity’s final TNA match

3. Moose & Alex Shelley’s stupid stipulation match

2. Simon Gotch’s revenge

1. Rebellion declaration for April 20th

“Around the Ring” with Gia Miller and her guest Xia Brookside. Apparently they bonded over accents and horses. So it seems like Xia just has an affinity for cowboys and stuff, so Gia was totally up her alley. They make a little country posse, its cute, but cringey…but cute. 

TNA+ Flashback Moment: Sting vs Mr Anderson vs Kurt Angle – No Surrender 2011

Always nice to see the classic stuff from the pinnacle of TNA. 

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Rich Swann vs John Skyler w/Jason Hotch

If Rich goes 0-4…I will be, AJ Francis shows up for commentary. Christ…Rich is gonna lose to the other Good Hand ain’t he?

Rich Swann and Skyler go back and forth but you’re always just waiting for the shoe to drop. Rich has the advantage, goes to the top for the Phoenix Splash, Hotch gets up on the apron and AJ Francis leave commentary and takes out Hotch. But for some stupid reason Swann is distracted by the assistance, then Skyler hits an Avalanche Forward Rolling Senton for the win.

I can’t even understand the level of moronic babyface Rich Swann is for this angle.

 

Overall Score: 4.5/10

This was…the definition of useless. Trent’s match was okay, but obvious because Shera is a gatekeeper to looking decent before a major match. Rich, as I’ve said many times, just looks unabashedly stupid. I’m over this, Rich needs to turn heel at No Surrender or within a week or so. All of this was cringey, stupid and a waste of time, especially Xia and Gia.

Ugh.


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