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Mitchell’s WWE NXT UK Results & Report! (5/12/22)




Someone is leaving NXT UK!

The Empty Arena match proved nothing to Jordan Devlin, and he wants another shot! But will the Irish Ace be saying good-bye to NXT UK on episode 200?


  • NXT UK Tag Team Championships Match Qualifier: The Coffey Brothers VS Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter; Smith & Carter win and join the NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat.
  • Ivy Nile VS Nina Samuels; Nile wins.
  • NXT UK Championship, Loser Leaves NXT UK: Ilja Dragunov VS Jordan Devlin; Dragunov wins and retains the title, Devlin must leave NXT UK.


NXT UK Tag Team Championships Match Qualifier: The Coffey Brothers VS Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter!

Joe & Mark are ready to represent Gallus both tonight and in the NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat, but they have to prove they’re still on the same page. Will the brothers Coffey be on top? Or will the hottest tag team under the sun earn one last shot at Moustache Mountain?

The teams sort out and Carter starts against Mark. They circle, tie up, and go around. Mark puts Carter in the corner and tags Joe. The brothers mug Carter, Joe wrenches and wrangles Carter while fans rally. Carter kips up but Joe wrenches again. Tag to Mark, they double wrench, toss and CHOP Carter! Mark wrenches, wristlocks but Carter rolls and kips up, only for Mark to wrangle him back down. Carter gets up, Mark wrenches, wristlocks but Carter rolls and kicks Mark away! Carter gets a headlock, but Mark powers out to hip toss, only for Carter to make that a headscissor! Tiger wall kick in the corner, and Carter mocks the Gallus stance.

Mark rushes in but into an arm-drag! Carter grinds the arm, wrenches and CLUBS it, then tags Smith. Smith leap frogs to hip drop the arm! Smith wrenches, fireman’s carries and SLAMS Mark down. Smith has the arm hooked for a SNAP LOCK! Tag to Carter, they wrench and whip Mark, to then dropkick Mark down! Fans fire up and Carter covers, TWO! Carter keeps on Mark with an armlock, wrench and a CLUB to the shoulder. Mark endures as Carter wrenches again. Mark waistlocks, Carter bucks him away but runs into a back elbow! Mark gets Carter up to tag Joe and the Coffeys double suplex, but Smith makes the save!

DOUBLE DROPKICKS take the Coffey Brothers out! Fans fire up for Smith & Carter while Gallus regroups. Mark says they don’t stop, so Joe gets back in the ring. Smith tags in to circle with the Iron King. They tie up, Joe wrenches and ROCKS Smith but Smith hits back! Joe fires heavy body shots, but Smith reverses the whip, only for Joe to FLYING SHOULDER TACKLE! Joe BOOTS Smith, then clinches for an OVERHEAD Belly2Belly! Joe fires up and fans rally, too. Joe runs corner to corner to SPLASH Smith! Joe whips Smith out then back in, to then scoop and BACKBREAKER! Joe hobbles on his leg but says he’s good.

Joe shakes out the bad leg, brings Smith up, fans duel and Smith whips Joe. Joe reverses, things speed up. Joe hurdles but his bad leg slows him down! Smith CLOBBERS Joe! Cover, TWO! Smith gets Joe up to tag Carter. Smith wrenches the arm, then helps Carter slingshot in for a SHOULDER TACKLE! Cover, ONE! Joe has grit but Carter is after him. Joe blocks punches to give punches, but that bad leg is still a bother. Joe throws hands but Carter sweeps the leg! Carter goes after that bad leg with KICKS! Tag to Smith, Carter gives one more kick, then Smith talks Joe. Smith gets the leg to YANK it, and wants the ref to check.

Joe refuses to quit, but Smith YANKS the bad leg again. Joe hobbles but falls over, but then he suckers Smith into a cradle! TWO, and Smith trips Joe up to drop an elbow on the knee! Joe endures as Smith has a standing leglock and toehold! Joe keeps his shoulders up and pulls at Smith’s own leg. Smith CRANKS the toehold, covers, TWO! Joe is still in this and he throws more body shots! Smith EuroUppers but into hooks! Smith holds off the backslide, but not forever! TWO, Joe hobbles again, and Smith BOOTS him down! Smith also DECKS Mark, and tags Carter! They coordinate, alley-oop 450 SPLASH! Cover, TWO!!

Joe is still in this, but Carter keeps moving, PENALTY KCIK! Then they coordinate, SILLY STRING SPLASH onto knees! Carter gasps and sputters, he and Joe craw, but Smith tags in to cut Joe off from Mark! Smith pushes Joe back but Joe powers up! Joe can’t keep it going with the bad leg and Smith grinds the facelock. Joe tries again but Smith sunset flips! Joe rolls through, goes for Smith’s legs but Smith BOOTS him away! Tag back to Carter and he gets in between, only for Joe to back drop him! Fans rally as both men are down! Joe gets his bad leg moving, hot tag to Mark! Mark rallies on Carter with big shoulder tackles!

POLISH HAMMER for Carter! Half Nelson SLAM for Smith! EuroUpper for Carter, then a whip corner to corner into a back body block! Mark then goes up, FLYING BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Carter survives but Mark half nelsons. Carter arm-drags free, but Mark blocks the kick. Mark throws Carter, but Carter hits a ROLLING HEEL KICK! Hot tag to Smith! Smith boots but misses, Mark hits a BIG back suplex! Both men are down, but Mark gets after Smith. Mark whips and GAMANGIRIS! Cover, TWO! Smith survives and Joe calls to his brother! Mark isn’t sure, but he tags Joe in. The Coffeys get Smith up, run side to side, HIGH-LOW!! Cover, Carter breaks it!!

The fans are fired up as Mark whips but Carter reverses to send Mark out! PLANCHA! Down goes Mark and Carter and fans rally up! Joe goes up and up but the leg gives out! Joe falls down hard, and Smith CHOP BLOCKS! Tag to Carter, they coordinate, ASSISTED MOONSAULT! Cover, Smith & Carter win!

Winners: Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter, by pinfall (advance to the Triple Threat)

The hottest tag team does it again! They will not be denied, but will the third time be the charm? Or will it be three strikes and they’re out?


NXT UK Media catches up with A-Kid.

He just finished a meeting with Sid Scala, and they discussed what Die Familie has been doing in NXT UK. A-Kid got his rematch with Charlie Dempsey, but in rules that are very close to both men’s hearts. In two weeks, that rematch will be under British Round Rules! Will Dempsey put his true heritage above the supposed “family” he has in Teoman and Rohan Raja?


NXT UK Media catches up with Emilia McKenzie.

They ask her about Meiko Satomura’s successful title defense against Isla Dawn. What are her thoughts? Millie says Meiko again proved why she’s the standard bearer for the women’s division. But then Lash Legend says this must be about her. Everyone wants to know her thoughts on the NXT UK Women’s Division. Well, Lash thinks- Millie speaks up. Since arriving here, all Lash has done is talk and talk and talk. But no fighting. Hold up, wait a minute. Millie don’t want none. Lash ain’t got time for this. Lash walks off, but will #SuplexMillie throw her back to the States?


Ivy Nile VS Nina Samuels!

Diamond Mine’s Female Titan showed just how tough and powerful she is in her own fitness challenge on NXT, and in her undefeated streak. But will that dominance continue across the pond? Or will the Leading Lady of NXT UK steal away the spotlight?

The bell rings and fans sing, “Ivy’s gonna kill~ you!” Nina tells them to shut up and she ties up with Ivy. Ivy powers Nina to ropes, and lets off at 4. Nina scowls while fans applaud. Nina mocks Ivy’s muscles but Ivy shows her just how big those muscles are. They tie up again, Nina pulls hair to put Ivy in the corner, but lets off at 4. Ivy ducks the haymaker to hit a headlock takeover! Nina headscissors but Ivy kips free, only for Nina to headlock and takeover. Ivy gets the headscissors and pushes up to squeeze Nina! Nina endures as Ivy does push-ups! Ivy then throws Nina over, pushes up again, and then throws Nina again.

Nina endures as Ivy keeps going with push-ups and headscissor throws! Nina scrambles to the ropebreak! Ivy lets go at 3, Nina gets to the apron and wants Ivy to back off. Ivy rushes in and swings, but into a HOTSHOT with the ponytail! Nina gets in to rain down fists! Nina lets off while fans duel, and Nina shows she can do push-ups. Nina CLUBS Ivy, then ROCKS her with a forearm. Ivy staggers, Nina snapmares to NECK SNAP! Cover, TWO! Nina seethes but she gets a neck wrench. Ivy endures being twisted, and fans rally up. Ivy fights up, but Nina fish hooks to bring her down! Nina makes Ivy smile but the ref counts.

Nina lets off at 4 and then talks trash. Ivy grabs Nina’s hand! Fans rally, Nina clubs but Ivy KICKS and KICKS and ENZIGURIS! Nina staggers but Ivy runs her over! And again! Ivy whips, catches Nina’s crossbody, then FALL AWAY SLAMS! Ivy kips up and fires up, and fans cheer! Ivy runs in to SUPERWOMAN PUNCH! Then around the world for a CALF KICK! Nina falls, Ivy covers, TWO! Ivy grows frustrated while Nina flounders to a corner. Nina drop toeholds Ivy into buckles! Ivy gets up and Nina laughs as she runs back in. Ivy ROCKS Nina, goes up top, but Nina SLAPS her! Fans boo and Ivy is just pissed! Ivy drags Nina into a HANGING DRAGON SLEEPER!

Nina endures, the ref counts, ROLLING DIAMOND CUTTER! Then the DIAMOND DRAGON! Nina taps, Ivy wins!

Winner: Ivy Nile, by submission

Nina cracked under the pressure, and Ivy proves she’s a diamond in the rough! Will Ivy prove herself worthy of gold on both ends of the Atlantic?


Damon Kemp speaks.

“Last week, Sha Samuels attacked me from the back, like I was the reason why he ain’t a hit with the ladies. Look, I didn’t come to England to meet the Queen, to drink the tea, or to eat the crumpets. I came here to learn about the nitty gritty British style. And if Sha Samuels thinks he can attack me from the back, he has another thing coming. And I don’t like his odds stacked against me, because Damon Kemp is more dangerous than he’s ever been.” Will the newest Diamond Mine member grind the East End Butcher into ground beef?


A different “family” in NXT UK sits down for a meal.

This isn’t Die Familie, it’s the Bombers! Dave Mastiff says that first off, they have to give thanks to “Cousin Tony” for arranging this lovely place. It’s just a table in the back of the warehouse… Mastiff continues to say that family is the most important thing in the world. And while we’re talking family, we must remember those who aren’t with us anymore. Mastiff and Jack Starz pour out one for Big Fat Paulie. Salud. And now, to business. Starz gets on his phone to order something. What they have? Burgers, chicken burgers, steaks, kebabs. Yeah, he’ll have all that. Does Charlie want dessert?

“Charlie” is just a mop with Charlie Dempsey’s face stuck on it. So that’s a no? Okay. Starz tells the delivery man not to ring the doorbell when he gets here. If he does, he will get clipped! Good man. Wise guys. Four in one burgers and no guns. Beautiful. Mastiff wants to know what “Jackie Boy” has in store for Die Familie. Oh, he’ll make them kiss the ring. The ones on his fists. Beautiful. Charlie, tell us that story about beating up those kids. Okay, no matter what, these boys promise to stick together. There is nothing more important than family. Well, then he’s never tried a donut. Nice. Starz asks Mastiff what the eye sees.

No, no, no, do it right, Jack. “D-O-MAN! What does the eye see?” Mastiff looks through the donut and says he sees a pair of plonkers getting one hell of a beating! Right, Charlie? Well look at the state of this. Whose idea was mop Charlie? And all joking aside, who will win that final spot in the NXT UK Tag Team Championship Triple Threat?


Kenny Williams watches Tiger Turan highlights.

He doesn’t get why no one else is seeing what he’s seeing. Is he crazy? Is he? “The Masked Bozo” is the one messing with him! Harassing, stalking, whatever you wanna call it, and all costing Kenny his livelihood. Every loss Kenny’s had this year is because of Turan! Kenny will figure out who this really is behind the mask. The coward is messing with the Scum of the Earth. And when Kenny finds out who Turan is, he will rip them limb from limb! “You’ve made the biggest mistake of your life!” But will Kenny Cockroach end up crushed by Tiger Turan before he can see behind those stripes?


NXT UK Championship, Loser Leaves NXT UK: Ilja Dragunov VS Jordan Devlin!

Though the Czar won the Empty Arena match, it wasn’t how the Irish Ace wanted it to go. He didn’t want a No Holds Barred match, just a No Live Audience match! But fans, no fans, rules, no rules, there is no going back from this! One man wins and is champion, the other loses his place in the locker room! Will the 200th episode have a happy or tragic ending?

The introductions are made, the title is raised, and we see someone have their last match as an NXT UK superstar!

Devlin and Dragunov stare down as fans rally up. They circle, tie up, and go around. Dragunov shoots in for a takedown, but Devlin gets up. They clinch, Devlin throws knees but Dragunov gets the arm. Dragunov hits a deep arm-drag, then shifts to a headlock. Devlin fights up, puts Dragunov on ropes, and the ref counts. Devlin swings but Dragunov dodges to hit an EXPLODER! Dragunov gets the headlock again but Devlin fights up. Devlin and Dragunov clinch, they go to ropes, and the ref counts. Devlin pulls hair but so does Dragunov! They go around, Devlin fires a forearm but Dragunov hits back!

Fans rally as the shots keep going, and Dragunov gets the edge! Dragunov ROCKS Devlin, but Devlin RAMS Dragunov to a corner! Devlin grinds forearm sin but Dragunov goes up the corner. The ref counts, Devlin rakes eyes behind the ref’s back! Fans boo, Devlin ROCKS Dragunov, then ROCKS him again! Devlin CHOPS Dragunov, climbs up after him, but Dragunov throws elbows! Dragunov CHOPS Devlin, CLUBS him, then CLUBS him again. Devlin stays up on the ropes, throws body shots, but so does Dragunov. Devlin goes for the suplex but Dragunov blocks! Devlin gets Dragunov up, turns him, for a TOP ROPE BRAINBUSTER!!

Dragunov tumbles to the floor, the ref hurries out to check on him, and fans lose their minds! Dragunov sputters but he’s somehow okay to continue. The ring count climbs, Dragunov somehow stands at 5 of 10 but he flops back down. Devlin hurries out because he knows Champion’s Advantage will screw this all up. Devlin puts Dragunov in, then KICKS Dragunov in the back! Dragunov crawls and fans boo but Devlin doesn’t care. Devlin sits Dragunov up to KICK him again! Devlin taunts Dragunov, drags him up, and whips him, only for Dragunov to flop down. The ref checks on Dragunov but he refuses to give up.

Devlin gets Dragunov up for a BIG back suplex! Cover, TWO! Dragunov clutches his neck and shoulder but he refuses to give up! Devlin throws knees and forearms into Dragunov, then whips. Dragunov reverses to CHOP! Dragunov tries but he can’t suplex Devlin with that bad neck and shoulder! Devlin drops elbows on Dragunov, then drags him back up. Devlin snapmares, runs and drops a leg, brother! Devlin grins as Dragunov sits up. Fans rally and Devlin SLAPS Dragunov. Dragunov throws a forearm, Devlin throws it back, they throw forearms back and forth, but Devlin shots around.

Dragunov elbows out of the waistlock, runs, but Devlin ducks the lariat. Devlin blocks the next, and Dragunov stumbles into ropes and that hurts the neck! Devlin CHOPS Dragunov, but Dragunov shoots around. Devlin switches the waistlock, shoves, but Dragunov tiger feints, into a SPANISH FLY! Devlin takes time to gloat on the corner but fans boo. Devlin paces around as Dragunov drags himself up. Devlin ROCKS Dragunov, CHOPS, and CHOPS again! But Dragunov blocks to SPINNING CHOP! And SPINNING CHOP to the back, then SPINNING CHOP to a leg! Devlin ROCKS Dragunov, then blocks the enziguri!

Dragunov fights the Cloverleaf, and brings Devlin down to SLAP him over and over! Devlin still has a leg but Dragunov uses the other to BOOT! Devlin holds on to HALF CRAB! And he STOMPS Dragunov’s head! Devlin sits deep on the hold! Fans rally, Dragunov endures, and he powers up to fight around! Dragunov BOOTS and BOOTS but Devlin gets both legs! FULL CRAB, but Dragunov powers through to roll Devlin! FALLING FOREARM!! Both men are down but fans are fired up for “NXT! NXT!” and “UK! UK!” Dragunov clamps onto Devlin to throw hammer ‘n’ anvil elbows!! Devlin can barely guard but Dragunov lets off before it’s called off!

Dragunov pushes Devlin around, drags him up, and waistlocks. Devlin switches, Dragunov throws more back elbows, then runs to LARIAT! Devlin wobbles, Dragunov keeps going with lariat after lariat, until he finally CLOBBERS Devlin! Dragunov wants the waistlock but Devlin switches, and BLINDSIDE HEADBUTTS! Dragunov staggers, but he uses that momentum to tiger feint! CONSTANTINE SPECIAL!! Both men are down and fans are loving this! Dragunov and Devlin stir, Dragunov is up first and he waistlocks! Dragunov hauls Devlin up but Devlin throws elbows. Dragunov still GERMAN SUPLEXES!

Fans want that “One More Time!” and Dragunov certainly wants to as he keeps the waistlock. But Devlin throws back elbows again. So Dragunov BLINDSIDE ENZIGURIS! Then SNAP GERMAN as Devlin rebounds off ropes! Dragunov holds on to the waistlock again, and he drags Devlin back up. Fans rally, Devlin pulls hair and throws down elbows! Devlin gets loose but Dragunov GOTCH LIFTS! Devlin can’t get free, GOTCH GERMAN SUPLEX! Both men are down from that rough landing! Fans chant for “UNBESIEGBAR!” as Dragunov drags himself to the corner. Dragunov is on the apron, and he goes up the corner!

Devlin hurries to hit ropes and trip Dragunov up! Devlin then DECKS Dragunov to the floor again! Dragunov is up fast this time, though, as Devlin aims from the apron. BLINDSIDE PENALTY KICK! And then an ASAI MOONSAULT!! Fans are thunderous for “NXT! NXT!” as the ring count climbs! Devlin gets Dragunov up and in quickly, then aims. Dragunov manages to stand, Devlin turns him, SLINGSHOT NECKBREAKER! Cover, TWO!! Devlin is frustrated with Dragunov as Dragunov survives and rolls away. Devlin storms over after Dragunov and goes up the corner himself. Dragunov gets up, but Devlin CLUBS him as he climbs!

Devlin CLUBS and CLUBS and CLUBS Dragunov, but still Dragunov joins Devlin at the top! Dragunov gives back forearm after forearm, then hauls Devlin up to SUPERPLEX! Roll through to a FALLING FOREARM!! Cover, TWO!!! Devlin survives but Dragunov is too tired to be upset. Fans rally up again, Devlin and Dragunov go to opposite corners. Dragunov runs in, TORPEDO- NO! Dragunov is sent into buckles! Devlin gets an arm, ripcord, DEVLINSIDE!! But Dragunov grabs for ropes! Devlin gets him away, covers, Dragunov gets his foot on the ropes! The ref doesn’t see it, Devlin wins?!?!

Winner: Jordan Devlin, by pinfall (NEW NXT UK Champion)

The fans boo, this isn’t right! Wait, wait, wait! Here comes Johnny Saint! The NXT UK GM won’t let this happen! We all saw it, so this match has to continue! Devlin doesn’t want this, but it’s Saint’s orders! Fans are thankful to Saint, but Devlin is furious! The bell rings again, Devlin ripcords, but gets a HEADBUTT!! Fans are thunderous for “UNBESIEGBAR!” TORPEDO- DESTROYER?!? Devlin pulls that one outta nowhere, then he hits a SHEER DROP BRAINBUSTER!! Cover, TWO?!!? Fans are electric and Devlin is freaking out! Devlin hurries up top, aims at Dragunov, 450 FLOPS!! BLINDSIDE TORPEDO MOSCOW!!

Dragunov isn’t done there! He ROCKS, CLUBS, KNEES and fires off on Devlin! But he spins into a HEADBUTT! Dragunov rebounds off ropes, into another HEADBUTT! Devlin reels Dragunov in but Dragunov gets around to GERMAN SUPLEX!! And then head-on, TORPEDO MOSCOW!!! Cover, Dragunov wins!!

Winner: Ilja Dragunov, by pinfall (still NXT UK Champion)

The Czar is victorious as justice prevails! The Irish Ace could not stop Dragunov, and now, Devlin must leave NXT UK! Where will we see Devlin next? And who is net to step to the truly #UNBESIEGBAR NXT UK Champion?

My Thoughts:

A great episode for NXT UK, though maybe not quite on the level of the 200th episode’s hype. If they’d gotten multiple title matches on this, then it’d live up to that. But we did get the women’s title last week, we’re getting Eddie Dennis VS Wild Boar in a Dog Collar Match next week, and the tag titles are coming around again so this was certainly a strong recording session for NXT UK. The tag title qualifier was a great opener. The Coffey Brothers losing made sense, but I’d hoped for more dysfunction. Instead, it was Joe’s pride trying to fight on a bad leg that costs them, and Mark seemed very forgiving since Joe is his brother.

Smith & Carter might finally get those tag titles with this being a Triple Threat, but who knows. And we got a great mafia movie parody from Mastiff & Starz. It was very clever to have a mop as Charlie, poking fun at Charlie not having a lot of charisma or energy. A-Kid also gets a British Rounds match with Dempsey, so who knows which way this splits for Die Familie. Maybe we get a Six Man, Die Familie VS A-Kid, Mastiff & Starz? Damon Kemp had a good promo to call out Sha Samuels, that match will be a lot of fun. Ivy Nile VS Nina Samuels was a good match, and of course Ivy won. We got a good promo segment from Millie and Lash, they’ll definitely have a match soon.

I said last week, there’s a good chance the NXT 2.0 transfers will win all their matches, but I feel like Millie should beat Lash to humble Lash and also build Millie towards finally challenging Meiko for the NXT UK Women’s Championship. And we got a very good vignette from Kenny Williams. I hope he’s seeing what I’m seeing, and that Tiger Turan is Amir Jordan in disguise. It’s what makes the most sense. The NXT UK Championship match was awesome stuff as always, and I like that they swerved us. Dragunov “loses” because of a technicality, but then great of Saint to come out and serve justice. Dragunov wins to keep his reign going, and we’re definitely seeing Devlin in NXT USA soon enough.

My Score: 8.7/10

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Mitchell’s WWE NXT Results & Report! (2/27/24)

The Czar and… HIM!



NXT White 'n' Gold Era

Ilja Dragunov confronts Carmelo Hayes face to face!

Before they once again battle for the NXT Championship, Ilja Dragunov dares Carmelo Hayes to look him in the eyes! Will Melo man up and do it?


  • Kelani Jordan VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame; Kiana wins.
  • The Good Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe; The Good Brothers win.
  • Roxanne Perez VS Jakara Jackson w/ Lash Legend; wins.
  • Von Wagner w/ Robert Stone VS Lexis King; wins.
  • Gigi Dolin VS Jaida Parker w/ OTM; wins.
  • NXT Heritage Cup Championship: Noam Dar w/ The Meta Four VS ??? w/ The No Quarter Catch Crew; wins and


Ilja Dragunov is here!

The NXT Champion heads to the ring and the fans are all fired up, because the Mad Dragon is not going to wait any longer! “Carmelo Hayes! You disgusting rodent of a man! Let’s go!! I’m not in the mood to wait around all night. This is Stand & Deliver season!” The fans fire up for that! Dragunov says what did Melo say last week? That if this isn’t about the NXT Championship, there’s nothing to talk about? What Melo is looking for is right here. So come on out of your little hiding place, and let’s talk about it. Melo makes his entrance and the fans boo, and now security moves in to be a wall between Dragunov and HIM.

Melo has a mic of his own to say, “Ilja, you the NXT Champion, for now. But you ain’t the superstar that make this brand go, I am. And it’s been that way since I stepped on the scene with that ruthless aggression. Y’see this right here, Ilja? This security. They’re Melo’s security. And they’re here to do whatever it is I need them to do. Look at you. You still pissed off that I used you, huh, Ilja? That I made Trick doubt the Great Ilja Dragunov, with your custom suits, so honorable and all your integrity. Ugh, you make me sick.” Fans boo and tell Melo to “Shut The Hell Up!” Melo says he can tell Dragunov is spiteful.

Dragunov says after what Melo did, he is damn right about Dragunov! And that is why Melo isn’t stepping in that ring with him. Not until he sees a contract and Ava makes this official. Because, Ilja, losing that NXT Championship is your biggest fear. And Melo knows Ilja isn’t the type to try and take Melo out before the match. So go ahead, get it all in order, and then they can talk business. Fans boo more but Melo says Dragunov has until the end of the night. Dragunov drops the mic, rushes up, and he CLOBBERS security guard after security guard! Melo falls back, the remaining guards form a circle around him.

Dragunov stays back, he raises the belt, but will Melo still get what he wants?


NXT Media catches up with Ava Raine.

Just before the show began, reporters asked the NXT General Manager about the big show planned tonight. Yes, this is a big lead-up to Stand & Deliver. Then she spots Gigi Dolin and asks what’s up. Gigi says she just wanted to talk about what’s next for herself. Absolute, this is a competitive Women’s Division, they can definitely talk it out. Awesome! They went to Ava’s office, where Jaida Parker was already waiting. How’d she get in here? Jaida says she had a key. Now, no disrespect, but they gotta talk about Jaida’s future. She ran through Rizzo, and- Gigi says great win, yeah. But Gigi’s meeting was first, line starts behind her.

Jaida says she doesn’t wait in any lines, and especially not behind Gigi. Gigi says Jaida should learn who she’s talking to. Hold on, World Star’s never mentioned Gigi. Well, she’ll give them something to talk about then. Ava has them both stop. They’re not gonna World Star in here. What’s next for both of them will be each other. So now they can leave, starting with Jaida. Jaida heads out, will she be making World Star news after getting toxic with Gigi?


Kelani Jordan VS Kiana James w/ Izzi Dame!

The Gym Princess has been getting the spotlight, and that put her on the Calculator’s hit list! Will Kiana prove she’s still the future of NXT and no one else? Or will Kelani’s potential be off the charts?

The bell rings and Kiana circles with Kelani. They tie up, Kiana powers Kelani to a corner and gets up in her face. The ref counts, Kelani avoids the elbow, and she wags her finger. Kiana runs up, but Kelani wrenches and wristlocks. Kiana rolls, handsprings, and wrenches back to YANK the arm! Kelani spins through then goes up and up to ARABIAN PRESS ARM-DRAG! The fans fire up and Kelani storms up, but Kiana rams her low! Kiana whips, Kelani goes up and headscissors to RANA Kiana away! Kiana bails out, Kelani runs up, but Izzi plays roadblock! Kelani goes up and out to ASAI MOONSAULT them both then! The fans fire up as NXT goes picture in picture!

Kelani tells Izzi that’s what she gets, then she drags Kiana into the ring. Cover, TWO! Kiana sits up, into Kelani’s SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Kelani drags Kiana up, whips her to a corner hard, then storms up. Kelani whips corner to corner, Kiana reverses but Kelani goes up again,. But Kiana blocks the rana to SLAM Kelani down, then literally KICKS her out of the ring! Izzi is there to taunt Kelani, and Kiana goes out after her. Kiana drags Kelani up to SMACK her off the apron! Kiana then CHOPS Kelani, high fives Izzi, then RAMS Kelani into the apron! The ref reprimands, the ring count climbs, but Kiana puts Kelani in.

Kiana talks trash while she stalks Kelani, then brings her up. Kelani throws body shots, only for Kiana to knee her low! Kiana drags Kelani up to TOSS her to a corner. Kiana handsprings, runs in and RAMS into Kelani! Kiana then brings Kelani out to kitchen sink knee! Cover, TWO! Kelani stays in this but Kiana scowls as she looms over her. Kiana taunts Kelani, CHOKES her on the ropes, but lets off as the ref counts. Izzi laughs at Kelani while she crawls away. Kiana drags Kelani up to CLUB her down, then goes to ropes. Kiana whips but Kelani turns knee into roll-up! TWO, and Kelani gets around to backslide! TWO!

Kiana stands, knees Kelani low again, then drags her around. Kiana suplexes, GOURD BUSTERS, and covers, TWO! Kelani toughs it out but Kiana clamps onto her for a seated cobra twist! Kelani endures being stretched and bent! Kelani fights up and throws body shots. NXT returns to single picture but Kiana knees low! Kiana whips, Kelani ducks ‘n’ dodges, DOUBLE CROSSBODIES collide! Izzi is worried for Kiana while both women are down. The fans rally for Kelani as she sputters, but Kiana crawls her way over. Kiana throws a forearm, but Kelani forearms back! Kiana forearms again, but Kelani gives it back!

The fans rally up but Kiana kicks low. Kiana back suplexes, Kelani lands out, and she CLOBBERS Kiana! And again! And then cartwheel BACK ELBOW! Kelani kips up, the fans fire up, and Kelani blocks a kick to step-over WHEEL KICK! Cover, TWO! Kelani is frustrated but she watches Kiana rise. Kelani handsprings but Kiana catches her! Kiana pops Kelani around but Kelani slips free, rebounds, hurdles and handsprings again! Clinch and FLATLINER! The fans fire up as Kelani pushes Kiana to a cover, TWO!! Kiana survives and Kelani growls. Izzi is worried but Kelani drags Kiana up. Kelani hooks Kiana up but Kiana slips free to KNEE low again!

Kiana puts Kelani on the apron, but Kelani RAMS into her! Kelani slingshots up and over, keeps moving, but Kiana SPINEBUSTERS! High stack, TWO!! Kiana loses her cool as Kelani stays in this! Kiana drags Kelani back up, reels her in, but Kelani cradle counters! TWO!! Kiana kicks low, whips, but Kelani holds ropes! Kelani kicks, Kiana blocks and flips Kelani to the apron! Kelani ROUNDHOUSES Kiana back, but Kiana distracts the ref. Kelani slingshots but Izzi YANKS her right down!! The fans boo but Izzi gets Kelani in the ring! Kiana hurries to drag Kelani in, for the DEAL BREAKER! Cover, Kiana wins!

Winner: Kiana James, by pinfall

The Izzi insurance policy strikes again! Will nothing stop these two in their hostile takeover of NXT?


NXT shares footage from after last week’s show.

Roxanne Perez was still seething over someone else swooping in and getting a title shot before her. Last time was Tatum and Lola, this time was Shotzi and Lash Legend! Is the universe just against her? And leave the broken TV where it is, it doesn’t matter! But Jakara says, “Check, please.” This is just how a superstar operates. Lash Legend stays ready so she ain’t gotta get ready. That’s something Roxie needs to understand. Roxie says Lash was just in the right place at the right time. Unlike Jakara right now. Oh, whatever, you lost, just go- Roxie fires off on Jakara! The rest of the locker room rushes in, but this explains tonight’s match. Will Roxie’s wrath wreck Miss Jackson?


The Good Brothers VS Malik Blade & Edris Enofe!

In a shocking return last week, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows ran in, wrecked some top teams in NXT, and then staked their claim to the top spot! Will the Machine Gun and Big LG make NXT Too Sweet? Or will they learn Malik & Edris are far from rookies?

NXT returns as Malik & Edris make their entrance. The teams sort out and Malik starts against Karl. Karl kicks low, bumps Malik off buckles, then fires off haymakers. The ref counts but Karl stomps away until 4. The fans fire up, Karl talks some smack on Malik, then storms back up. Karl whips Malik to ropes, but Malik ducks ‘n’ dodges, cartwheels and DROPKICKS! The fans fire up for “Malik! Da Freak!” as he wrenches and brings Karl over. Tag to Edris, they double whip Karl to ropes, then double drop toehold! Then they DOUBLE DROPKICK! Gallows gets in but he gets DOUBLE DROPKICKS, too!

The ref reprimands and Gallows bails out. Edris runs at Karl but Karl UPPERCUTS him away! Then UPPERCUTS him again! Karl whips, Edris goes up and over and keeps moving, to RANA Karl away! Karl flounders, Edris runs up to CHOP! Tag to Malik, he and Edris double whip Karl again. Double shoulders knock Karl down, then Malik sets up so Edris can run and POMMEL HORSE SPLASH! Edris sets up now and Malik runs, step-up ELBOW DROP! The fans fire up for the combo moves and Malik brings Karl around. Gallows shouts at Malik and that’s a distraction enough for Karl to pull Malik’s ear!

Karl puts Malik in the corner, tags Gallows, and the Good Brothers mug Malik! The ref counts, the Good Brothers let off and Karl eggs Edris on. Gallows digs his boot in, stands on Malik, then lets off. Gallows brings Malik up, suplexes and puts him on the ropes, to then run and BOOT Malik down! The fans are torn as Big LG drags Malik up. Malik throws body shots but Gallows UPPERCUTS! Malik sits back, only for Gallows to rain down elbows! Gallows clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Malik down. The fans rally as Malik endures and fights up. Malik throws body shots, but Gallows HEADBUTTS him down!

Gallows puts Malik in the corner to fire body shots, then he UPPERCUTS! Malik sits right down and the fans fire up. Gallows stomps Malik, tags Karl, and Karl stomps Malik. Karl clamps on a chinlock and he grinds Malik into the mat. Malik endures, the fans rally up, and Malik fights to his feet. Malik throws elbows but Karl CLUBS Malik. Karl reels Malik in for a back suplex, but Malik lands out of it! Malik sunset flips Karl, TWO! Karl stands up but Malik dodges him, hot tag to Edris! Edris dodges Karl to BLAST Gallows! Edris rallies on Karl with big clotheslines, then he runs to SLING-DOG! Gallows runs in, Malik & Edris DUMP him back out!

Edris kicks Karl, reels him in, JACKHAMMER! Malik LEAPS at Gallows, but Gallows catches him! Gallows SHOVES Malik into steel steps! Edris BOOTS Gallows from the apron! Edris then climbs, aims at Karl, 450- NO, Edris has to roll through as Karl moves! Karl comes back to SPINEBUSTER! Tag to Gallows and the Good Brothers get Edris up. MAGIC KILLER!! Cover, Good Brothers win!

Winners: The Good Brothers, by pinfall

But before the celebration can begin, Chase U is here! Andre Chase says if the Good Brothers wanna interrupt a Chase U victory, then they’re gonna learn that karma’s a bitch! Duke Hudson says Gallows & Anderson aren’t the first team to come into NXT thinking they can just do what they want. But this time, Chase U’s backs aren’t turned. And y’know what that calls for, Mr. Chase? Oh, yes. These two deserve an Andre Chase University sized- WAIT! Axiom & Nathan Frazer storm out here! Frazer says here we go again. Mr. Chase, Duke, congrats on being #1 contenders. But when it comes to Gallows & Anderson, Axiom & Frazer have next.

Good Brothers wanna jump people from behind? Well, at least when a team like LWO shows up to NXT, they confront people to their face. Axiom adds that he and Frazer have no problem dealing with Good Brothers. Duke says not if Chase U gets them first. But then speaking of LWO! Cruz & Wilde are up top, they DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK the Good Brothers! And all the teams go after Gallows & Anderson! Gallows & Anderson bail out, and then we see the Wolf Dogs watching from the perch! The NXT Tag Team Champions are very amused at all the teams fighting each other, but will they be ready for when Chase U looks to be a Roadblock next week?


Ava Raine is on the phone.

She confirms to whoever this is, that there will be some big title matches for Roadblock, it will be a great show. Someone walks in, and it’s Oba Femi! Ava excuses herself from the call and asks what’s up. Oba wants to know who is his next “victim.” Ava says she is figuring that out because there are many guys who’d love a shot at the North American Championship. Oba says they might say that now, but when they get in the ring with him, they will regret those words. But then in steps Ilja! Champion stares down champion, and Oba smiles before he leaves. Dragunov says he and Ava need to talk. Is The Czar going to acquiesce to Melo’s demands?


Roxanne Perez VS Jakara Jackson w/ Lash Legend!

We saw how this match came about, now we’re gonna see how it goes! Will The Prodigy use her new edge to cut down one of the Meta Four? Or will her anger get the better of her this close to Stand & Deliver?


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Andrew’s TNA Xplosion Results & Match Ratings: 2.22.2024

We get Dirty Dango and Mike Bailey in action, as well as the Around the Ring interview with Speedball Mike Bailey!



Let’s remember this took place right before the No Surrender pre-show, so there’s still No Surrender hype in the announcer points.

Therefore, we already know most of how the Top 5 turns out and if the allusions for momentum pay off…but Xplosion has established itself as more than just a wrestling show. We get to see a few of the undercard players get some ring time, we get wholesome interviews with Gia in full Southern Fried charming glory, and we always get some nice nostalgia moment with the throwback match. Its a quick and dirty 45 minutes, so its hard to be mad.

Speaking of dirty, he’s in the main event!



  • Mike Bailey vs Jai Vidal: Speedball wins via Ultima Weapon – ** 3/4
  • Laredo Kid vs Dirt Dango w/Oleg Prudius & Alpha Bravo: Dango wins via Down & Dirty – ** 1/2



Mike Bailey vs Jai Vidal

Vidal tries a cheap shot, Bailey blocks, puts his hands behind his back and says “try again”, he ducks the slap. Gives Vidal one more chance and just front kicks him when he winds up. Vidal is on the receiving end of early strikes and the Bailey Kick Flurry. Running Boot sends Vidal crashing to the floor, Triangle Moonsault connects and its all Speedball so far. Bailey throws Vidal back in, but Jai slips out and Bailey loses track of him when he goes under the ring. So Jai gets behind him, picks the leg and throws Bailey into the stairs.

Back in the ring, Jai is hitting a few Open Hand Smacks and a Tornado DDT. Jai goes for the SLAYmore Kick, but Bailey catches it and starts lighting up Jai with kicks into the Running Shooting Star Press. Vidal ducks a few Buzzsaw Kicks but Bailey holds one to catch him when he thinks he’s safe. Tornado Kick to the corner misses, Jai uses the ropes to keep distance, trips Bailey and then lands the Double Stomp into the SLAYmore Kick…but Bailey kicks out!

Jai lands a few Slaps that just piss off Speedball, he stands up, they trade shots, Jai misses the Yakuza kick, Tornado Kick lands into Ultima Weapon for the Bailey’s win!

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Around the Ring with Gia Miller has Mike Bailey on it today. They start off with Bailey revealing he went to Cooking School and both he and Gia enjoying cooking. Ahh I relate to Bailey on the can’t bake aspect because its too specific and basically science. Bailey’s thing he created that he hasn’t been able to remake is a Pulled Pork Brie Grilled Cheese. I’m only mentioning that since it sounds delicious. 

TNA+ Flashback Moment: Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray, No Surrender 2012

This is right towards the end of the TNA height, still solid matches and memories, but its kind of like watching events from WCW 1999. 

Laredo Kid vs Dirt Dango w/Oleg Prudius & Alpha Bravo

Ahh he mixed it up saying he hates Lucha Libre this time. 

Dango keeps up with Laredo a little until a Headscissors sends Dango flying, Bravo and Prudius try to block Dango which causes Laredo to pivot. Wrecking Ball Dropkick for Bravo into a big Moonsault into bodies and Laredo is rolling.

They get back in the ring, Forearm Smash into a Michinoku Driver and Uno Mas Moonsaults, but Bravo distracts him on two and a Release Side Suplex gives Dango the edge. Dango just fires Laredo into the corners a few times and goes for a quick cover, but barely gets a 2. Chin Lock into a Sleeper gives Dango the heelish “rest hold” advantage. Laredo tries to fire but Dango stops it with a Knee. Near fall again and Dango goes into a Crossface to keep the Luchador grounded.

Laredo slips a Fireman’s Carry, Dango tries to chase, misses, and Laredo throws some offense together. Missile Dropkick into a Flying Neckbreaker for 2. Laredo goes for a Brainbuster, Dango slips it, hits the ropes and simultaneous Lariats to lay both out. Laredo is the first one up, Forearms into a big slap, goes for a Rope Run, but Dango turns him INSIDE OUT with a Western Lariat. Dango heads to the top for Down & Dirty, Laredo kips up, tries to counter the attempt but Bravo distracts the referee and Oleg trips up Laredo. Down & Dirty hits, Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap for the win!

Overall Score: 5.5/10

This gave Bailey a little momentum going into No Surrender, gave Jai his best showing to date, and reminded everyone that Dango is lurking in that upper middle card area thanks to his enforcers. Dango is an enjoyable gimmick, and I think they’ve done really well at using him often enough to care, but not shoving the “punk rock, don’t care” attitude in our face too much. Like most of us TNA fans remember Shannon Moore’s Book of DILIGAF, right? Punk attitude is fun, but applied correctly…and this is pretty well executed.

Also once again, Around the Ring interviews are charming, and I think do a really good job at ingratiating the talent beyond what the storyline or workrate dictates. Gia is a great interviewer.

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