Results by Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Orlando, FL – NXT Arena (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Vic Joseph & Booker T
Quick Match Results
- NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Tag Team Match: Gallus (c) defeated The Creed Brothers and The Dyad via boot & TKO combo on Brutus
- Noam Dar defeated Myles Borne via Nova Roller
- Roxanne Perez defeated Zoey Stark via Pop Rox
- Cora Jade defeated Gigi Dolin via DDT after interference by Jacy Jayne
- Dijak defeated Apollo Crews via Feast Your Eyes
- NXT North American Championship: Wes Lee (c) defeated Charlie Dempsey via Cardiac Kick
NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Tag Team Match
Gallus (c) vs. The Creed Brothers vs. The Dyad
There is a huge brawl at ringside with the three teams in the tag title match and officials try to separate them. Order is restored for the match to start.
Rip, Wolfgang, and Julius start things off and Rip and Wolfgang work over Julius. Julius with a missile drop kick and Brutus tags in and hits gutwrench suplexes of Julius onto Rip and Wolfgang. Jagger tags in and he hits an elbow in the corner. Rip with a clothesline and Jagger with a spinning heel kick. Jagger with a forearm to Wolfgang. Jagger with punches to Brutus. Mark tags in and Wolfgang catapults Jagger to Mark for a Death Valley Diver. Mark gets a near fall on Brutus and then he kicks Brutus and Jagger. Mark with a forearm to Brutus and he sends him into the corner. Julius tags in and he hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Mark and then to Jagger. Julius with more suplexes to Mark and Jagger. Julius with a Stretch Muffler to Jagger but Mark breaks it up and hits a German suplex on Julius.
Mark with an uppercut to Jagger and he puts Jagger on the turnbuckles. Jagger with punches and a head butt to Mark. Jagger gets off the turnbuckles but Julius with a moonsault to Jagger and a Doctor Bomb to Mark for a near fall. Wolfgang and Rip with forearms. Julius with a jaw breaker to Rip. Brutus with a splash. Jagger falls on Mark for a near fall. Julius with forearms to Jagger and Jagger with a kick and Irish whip. Jagger with a monkey flip and Julius lands on his feet. Julius with a drop kick to Jagger. Julius with punches to Jagger and Mark choke slams Julius off the turnbuckles. Mark with a jumping round kick on Julius for a near fall.
Mark with uppercuts to Julius and Julius fires back. Jagger takes Julius down to the mat and stomps on the back. Jagger takes at Julius’ face and Mark kicks Julius. Julius with a double leg take down on Mark and Jagger kicks Julius. Jagger with an elbow drop to Julius’ back. Mark with an elbow drop to Julius. Mark punches Julius while Jagger holds Julius. Mark and Jagger with knees to the ribs to pass Julius back and forth. Julius with punches to Jagger and Mark but Jagger and Mark keep Julius from making the tag. Jagger kicks Julius in the back while Mark distracts Brutus. Mark pushes Jagger and he sends Julius into the turnbuckles. Jagger and Mark set for a double suplex but Julius lands on his feet and hits a double neck breaker. All three men exchange forearms as they get back to their feet. Jagger misses an enzuigiri and Mark with a double thrust to Jagger. Julius with a drop kick to Mark.
Wolfgang, Rip, and Brutus tag in and Brutus with clotheslines to everyone. The straps come down and Brutus with forearms to both men while Rip is on top of Wolfgang on his back on the mat and the referee does not make the count. Brutus with clotheslines and then he gets a rollup on Wolfgang followed by a Northern Lights suplex to Rip for a double near fall. Mark with forearms to Jagger and Julius. Rip and Jagger pull Mark to the floor. Julius pulls Wolfgang to the floor. Brutus and Julius send Wolfgang into the steps while Mark is sent into the steps by Jagger and Rip.
Julius, Brutus, Rip, and Jagger square off and Jagger sends Julius to the floor and Jagger with a kick and Jagger and Rip with Corealis to Brutus. Julius counters a double suplex into a double suplex of his own. Ava gets on the apron and Rip hits Julius in the throat. Rip gets Julius on his shoulders but Brutus stops Jagger.
Ivy tries to confront Ava but Jagger is knocked off the apron into Ivy.
Brutus with a cannonball but Julius and Brutus see Ivy down. Wolfgang and Mark hit a flying boot and TKO combination for the three count.
Winners: Mark Coffey and Wolfgang (retain championship)
Parking Lot: Dijak, Apollo Crews
We see Dijak arriving at the building earlier today. He says they know where to find him. Dijak says Ilja Dragunov was the most feared man in NXT until he faced Ilja.
Apollo Crews tells Dijak to calm down. Dijak says that Crews is worried about the draft so why not do it tonight. Crews says his card is open.
Video Promo: Nathan Frazer
We are back with Hard Hitting Home Truths with Nathan Frazer. He says he is more than someone who can do flips. You will get to learn more about him and yourselves. He mentions his injury suffered at Halloween Havoc. He hasn’t had the best luck since his return. He says something is missing. It is easy to get sad or depressed about it. He came to a realization for anyone who lost in NXT. This place is cutthroat. You fail for three seconds against a world class athlete it is okay. You just have to look inward. You won’t be sad or depressed if you don’t slow down. Speed is important in real life as well as in the ring. If you are doing things too fast to fall. Unhappiness can’t catch you. He says it is time to practice what he preaches.
Noam Dar vs. Myles Borne
They lock up and Dar avoids a punch from Borne. Borne with a waist lock take down and Dar with a side head lock. Dar with a kick to the leg. Dar with knees. Borne runs Dar into the corner and connects with punches. Dar with a forearm and he connects with elbows to the top of the head. Dar hangs Borne from the ropes and kicks Borne. Borne with punches and Dar with kicks. Dar with more kicks. Borne blocks a kick and he punches Dar. Borne with a drop kick and a fallaway slam. Borne with a waist lock but Dar with elbows to stop Borne. Dar with a knee to Borne’s head and a running back elbow. Dar with the Nova Roller for the three count.
Winner: Noam Dar
Video Promo: Roxanne Perez
Roxanne Perez tells Zoey that you will get your flowers for what you do in the ring, but that does not allow you to run people down. Calling people weak makes you the weakest of them all. Roxanne says she wants her title back and she knows that Tiffany is listening. Your entitled beliefs make you think you are the number one contender and if I have to go through you first, I will.
Segment: Kiana James, Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen
We are back at KianaCorp and Josh wants to talk to her. He asks Kiana to talk to Brooks. Kiana doesn’t want to help. Kiana says Brooks won’t go for it after last week. Josh says it can’t end like this. He says he needs Kiana to help. Kiana asks Josh if he is blaming her. She tells Josh to talk to Brooks.
Brooks comes in and he tells Josh he should go. Josh wants to talk this out. He wants Brooks to come to the bar to work this out. Brooks says they are not family and he is sick of being treated like a kid. Kiana treats him like a man. Josh says they always treated him like a brother. Brooks says he is making a decision for Josh to leave. Josh says he never should have came.
In-Ring: Odyssey Jones, Bron Breakker, Duke Hudson
Bron Breakker spears Odyssey Jones while Jones waits for his opponent.
Bron asks Odyssey if that hurts. That is what happens when you get in his way. Bron says last week he told these fat rednecks they would see a different side of him. Bron says he had to come out and stop that pathetic Chase U ceremony where everyone gets a trophy. That is pathetic and they are all clowns. If you want to be a clown, join the circus. Odyssey Jones felt it, The champ felt it, and Andre Chase felt it.
Duke Hudson tells Bron to keep Andre’s name out of his mouth. Last week, you made a very big mistake. You ruined his MVP ceremony and you tore the Chase U flag. You threw it down on his mentor. Why? Because you lost the NXT Title? Are you sad? No one puts down Chase U and gets away with it, not even Bron Breakker.
Duke says next week, I challenge you to a match. Bron says that is funny because the last time he saw Duke, he grabbed his trophy and ran faster than he ever saw him. He tells Duke to take all the time he needs to get ready. Duke says he is not done talking. It will be a battle of the giants when you go against the man himself. The legend. The beacon of hope. The beating heart of Chase University . . . Andre Chase.
Bron tells Andre to enjoy these last seven days you have to breathe because I am going to spear your ass in half. It will be the end of Chase U.
Backstage: Cora Jade, Gigi Dolin
We go to McKenzie in the back with Cora Jade. McKenzie asks Cora if she regrets any of her comments last week. Cora says she was being nice. If Lyra hadn’t interrupted, she would have talked about more.
Gigi Dolin shows up and says that Cora only go to let off some steam. She says she will kick Cora’s ass tonight.
Backstage: Pretty Deadly
Pretty Deadly are with McKenzie and she asks about Tony and Stacks. Elton and Kit talk about what they did last week. The only way to talk to them is to speak their language. Kit talks about being put in the trunk. Elton says they are being treated like the bad guys again. Elton and Kit say that if Tony and Stacks want payback, they will do it in an Anything Goes match. Next week, they will be the ones in the trunk and sleeping with the fishes.
Roxanne Perez vs. Zoey Stark
They lock up and Zoey sends Perez to the mat and applies a wrist lock and arm wringer. Perez with a reversal and arm drag. Zoey blocks an arm drag but Perez with a few arm drags for a near fall. Perez with a wrist lock. Perez with a side head lock. Perez with a side head lock take down but Zoey with a head scissors. Perez escapes and returns to the side head lock. Zoey with a forearm and she goes for an atomic drop on the knee but Perez goes for a sunset flip but Zoey does not go down. Perez with a rollup. Perez with a side head lock and she uses the ropes for a take down. Perez goes for a shoulder tackle but Zoey stays on her feet. Perez with a rollup for a near fall. Perez goes for a handstand head scissors but Zoey pushes Roxanne away and kicks her in the ribs. Zoey with elbows and a snap mare.
Zoey with a knee drop. Zoey with a satellite head scissors and Zoey goes to the floor. Zoey catches Perez on a suicide dive and Zoey drops Roxanne on the apron.
Perez tries for an octopus but Zoey puts Perez in the turnbuckles and Zoey kicks Perez. Zoey catapults Perez into the turnbuckles and applies a cravate. We see Zoey taking control of the match during the commercial break. Perez with a jaw breaker and a back elbow. Zoey with forearms and windmill punches. Zoey gets Perez on her shoulders but Perez escapes. Zoey goes for a catapult but Perez lands on the turnbuckles and hits a Thesz Press off the turnbuckles. Perez drop kicks Zoey through the ropes to the floor. Perez with a suicide dive. Perez goes up top and hits a cross body but Zoey rolls through and gets a near fall.
Perez with a running knee and a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Perez with an uppercut into the corner but she misses an elbow. Zoey comes off the turnbuckles but Perez moves. Zoey avoids Pop Rox and Zoey hits a half and half suplex for a near fall. Perez counters Z360 with a victory roll. Zoey with a knee. Perez with Pop Rox for the three count.
Winner: Roxanne Perez
In-Ring: Roxanne Perez, Indi Hartwell, Tiffany Stratton
After the match, Roxanne takes the mic but Indi Hartwell makes her way to the ring. Indi congratulates Roxanne. She says that she wanted to come out to tell Roxanne to her face that she is not the champion if not for Roxanne. She wanted to return the favor for someone never defeated for her title. She offers Roxanne a title match for next week.
Roxanne says that Indi is her friend and they know that when it comes the title, it is every one for themselves. You are on for next week.
Tiffany Stratton comes out and she says another woman is getting a title match before me. She says Indi should call her title reign as pure dumb luck. Now you are offering title matches to beatable opponents. Roxanne points out that if Roxanne was beatable then Tiffany would have beaten her in the Breakout Tournament.
Indi says she does not care if you are a former champion or a bimbo, I will beat both of you.
Backstage: Grayson Waller
Grayson Waller is in the back with McKenzie. McKenzie asks Waller how he got a title match if he lost to Gargano. Waller says it was unsanctioned so it did not happen. He says he likes Melo and Melo has one thing he has. He says he will be taking the title from him and next week he will win the title.
Backstage: Von Wagner, Robert Stone
We see footage from last week when Von begs Robert Stone for help but Stone asks if it is because he lost.
Stone starts to walk away. Von Wagner says that he was meant to be in the WWE because his dad was a Beverly Brother. Stone says that was a good start.
Video Promo: Axiom
Axiom says he does not see a man behind the mask. He asks why does SCRYPTS hide his voice. He is his arch nemesis who will be his forever, but Axiom says he will expose SCRYPTS and be done with him forever.
Backstage: Tank Ledger
We see Dani Palmer and Sol Ruca doing some Tik Tok stuff while Tank Ledger is announced as the newest NXT Superstar. Tank says everyone will be watching Dani’s NXT debut.
Gigi Dolin vs. Cora Jade
Cora slaps Gigi in the back of the head when they lock up. Gigi with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Cora with a wrist lock and Gigi with a kick to escape. Gigi with a kick in the corner and she follows with another kick for a near fall. Gigi with a snap mare and kick to the back. Gigi with a Bronco Buster. Gigi with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Cora kicks Gigi and hits a springboard stomp to the back for a near fall. Cora sends Gigi face first into the mat. Cora with a straitjacket choke but Gigi escapes and Gigi reverses and hits a lungblower. Gigi with forearms. Gigi with a round kick and a back heel kick. Cora avoids an STO and punches Gigi. Gigi blocks a knee against the ropes. Cora goes for a sunset flip and Jacy Jayne gets on the apron and tries to stop Gigi.
Gigi gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Gigi pulls Jacy into the ring and sends her into the ring steps. Gigi with Kawada kicks and she sends Jacy over the announce table onto Booker. Gigi gets back into the ring and Cora with a running knee and DDT for the three count.
Winner: Cora Jade
After the match, Cora starts to talk but . . . Lyra Valkyria comes out from behind the smoke machine and says the time for talking is over. Next week, your claim to be the savior of the women’s division will be tested.
Backstage: Eddy Thorpe, Damon Kemp
Eddy Thorpe is with McKenzie. He says he has traveled all over the world to enhance his skill set over the last eight years when this chance came. He wants to make his family proud. People have stereotypical opinions of Native Americans.
Damon Kemp applauds Eddy and he says he was checking to see what the buzz is about. Damon says he was impressed and Eddy might have something.
Segment: Josh Briggs, Fallon Henley, Brooks Jensen, Kiana James
We are at Big Daddy’s and Josh says he cannot make sense of this Brooks thing. Fallon says that Kiana has Brooks under her finger.
Brooks and Kiana arrive at the bar and Fallon wants to know what they are drinking and Brooks says they aren’t drinking. Josh says he knows that Brooks didn’t mean what he said. Brooks says that Kiana reminded him that he was the star of the team and that Fallon is jealous.
Brooks says they are here to challenge Fallon and Josh to a match. Josh says if that is the only way to knock some sense into Brooks, he is looking forward to it. Fallon tells Brooks and Kiana to leave.
Dijak vs. Apollo Crews
They lock up and go to a stalemate. Crews with a waist lock take down and a front face lock. Dijak with a hammer lock and a head lock. Crews with a back elbow and a side head lock take down. Dijak tries to get out of the hold but Crews holds on to the side head lock. Dijak with an Irish whip and Crews floats over. Dijak holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt. Crews with a drop kick. Crews with a German suplex and he holds on for a second one. Crews holds on and hits a third German suplex for a near fall. Dijak sends Crews to the apron and tries to suplex him back into the ring but Crews blocks it. Dijak drops Crews on the top rope and Dijak with a shoulder tackle to knock Crews off the apron into the announce table.
We are back and Dijak with a cravate to Crews but Crews drops Dijak on the top rope. Crews comes off the turnbuckles with a chop to the head. Crews with clotheslines and a flying clothesline. Crews with a splash into the corner and a blockbuster for a near fall. Crews misses a frog splash and rolls through. Crews with a German suplex but Dijak lands on his feet and connects with a kick. Crews with a super kick, Dijak with a cyclone kick for a near fall. Dijak sets for a choke breaker but Crews with a jumping knee. Crews with a kick and he misses a standing moonsault and Dijak with Hard Justice for a near fall. Dijak runs into a boot and Crews tries to float over in the corner but Dijak catches Crews and hits Feast Your Eyes for the three count.
After the match, Dijak tries to give Crews Hard Justice again but Ilja Dragunov comes to the ring and he kicks Dijak and hits a flying boot to send Dijak to the floor. Dijak and Ilja are held apart.
Parking Lot: Jacy Jayne
We see Jacy Jayne leaving the building and she is asked why is she inserting herself into Gigi’s matches. Jacy says that that she is going to make Gigi’s life miserable. Gigi left her brother when she was seventeen to be tormented by her drug addict mother. Imagine leaving your seven year old brother to fend for himself. After she is done with Gigi, Gigi will run away from NXT just like her baby brother.
NXT North American Championship
Wes Lee (c) vs. Charlie Dempsey
Drew hits Lee as Wes makes his way to the ring.
The referee starts the match and Charlie with forearms and knees followed by an uppercut for a near fall. Dempsey with a cravate rollup for a near fall. Wes with a rollup but Charlie rolls through. Wes with a kick and head scissors. Wes with a drop kick and Charlie goes to the floor. Lee with a flip dive onto Charlie. Wes sends Charlie back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Wes with a side head lock. Charlie with a belly-to-back suplex but Wes holds on to the side head lock. Wes with a springboard side head lock take down. Charlie with kicks to Wes and he gets a near fall. Charlie with a chin lock into a double underhook. Charlie with a wrist lock and he works on the fingers.
Charlie works on the ankle and he applies a step over toe hold. Charlie with punches to Wes and he rolls through to add more damage to the knee. Charlie continues to roll Wes around the ring while in the step over toe hold. Charlie with a boot to the head and he applies a double wrist lock. Charlie bridges and Irish whips Wes into the turnbuckles. Charlie with a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Charlie with an arm bar and chin bar on Wes. Wes with punches but Charlie works on the arm to stop Wes. Charlie and Wes exchange punches. Charlie with a forearm and uppercut. Wes with a back heel kick and forearms. Wes with punches and kicks followed by a snap mare and drop kick to the back. Wes misses a running knee into the corner and Charlie with a dragon screw to Wes. Charlie with a butterfly suplex. Charlie with a German suplex for a near fall.
Charlie holds on to the waist lock. Charlie with a German suplex and a bridge for a near fall. Charlie sends Wes into the turnbuckles and connects with forearms. Wes blocks a German suplex and then he lands on his feet on a German suplex. Lee with kicks and a springboard kick off the ropes. Wes with a kick to Drew to knock him off the apron. Wes with a Cardiac Kick for the three count.
Winner: Wes Lee
After the match, Gulak attacks Lee. Charlie holds Lee and Drew with a running boot. Drew and Charlie double team Wes. Drew with a power bomb and Charlie with a Dragon suplex. Drew calls Wes a Flash in the Pan.
Segment: Tony D’Angelo & Stacks
We go to Channing and Tony at dinner. They talk about what Kit and Elton did to them. If Pretty Deadly want to end things with no rules. Tony likes Channing’s ideas but he has a different plan. They talk about taking care of the biggest guy in the yard. Tony says if Pretty Deadly want to play rough, the gloves come off. It will be a Trunk Match. When they are done stuffing them in the trunk, they will take them on a long drive.
Video Package: Oba Femi
We are back with an Oba Femi video package of him shot putting things. He will be on NXT next week.
Next week, Indi Hartwell defends the women’s title against Roxanne Perez and Tiffany Stratton. Andre Chase faces Bron Breakker. Brooks Jensen and Kiana James will face Fallon Henley and Josh Briggs. Cora Jade faces Lyra Valkyria. Pretty Deadly faces Tony D’Angelo and Channing Lorenzo in a Trunk Match.
In-Ring: Grayson Waller, Carmelo Hayes, Trick Williams
It is time for the Grayson Waller Effect. Grayson welcomes everyone to the show. He brings out his guest Carmelo Hayes.
Carmelo comes to the ring with Trick Williams. Waller says the vibe is off. He says everyone loves Hayes but that is a rhetorical question. Waller says Hayes wishes it is Bron who he faces. Hayes says no matter how many losses Waller takes, he gets into the main event. Hayes says he is more decorated than a Christmas tree. He says life is good. Waller says in the past eighteen months, he has become a bigger star without a title than Hayes has been. Waller says he does not need a championship.
The first question is about the ‘I am HIM’ line. Trick tells Waller to look at Twitter and social media. Hayes says they are saying his name when he walks into the building so if that isn’t HIM, what is? Waller says he thinks Hayes is saying that he is ‘them’. You wouldn’t have anything without Trick Williams. Hayes tells Trick that it is all good and they know what Waller is going to be doing. Hayes says that Waller has stolen every opportunity he has had. Hayes says there is greatness, there is Waller, and then there is Carmelo Hayes. You might not be that guy. You might not be built for that championship lifestyle.
Carmelo says it is time to drop some banners for Waller’s accomplishments and there aren’t any. Waller says he stole the show at Stand and Deliver. The main event happened before your music even hit. Waller says maybe Hayes can carry Omos’ bags. Hayes says Waller would be good with Logan Paul. Waller says the biggest viral moment of his life will be him holding the title in one hand and doing a Golden Shoe in the other. Hayes asks how will he do that when he puts Waller’s shoes in the power line? We go to credits.