June 20, 2023
Orlando, FL – NXT Arena (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Vic Joseph & Booker T
Results via Richard Trionfo of PWInsider.com
Quick Match Results
- NXT North American Championship Special Guest Referee match – Wes Lee (c) defeated Tyler Bate via Cardiac Kick (pinfall)
- #1 Contender for NXT Tag Team Championship – Edris Enofé & Malik Blade defeated Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen and Hank & Tank via Frog Splash (pinfall)
- Cora Jade defeated Dana Brooke via Single Leg Crab (ref stoppage)
- Meta-Four defeated Yulisa Leon & Valentina Feroz via Bicycle Kick (pinfall)
- NXT Championship – Seth Rollins (c) defeated Bron Breakker via Curb Stomp (pinfall)
NXT North American Championship Special Guest Referee Match
Tyler Bate vs. Wes Lee (c)
They lock up and Lee with a take down. Tyler with a waist lock and take down. Lee flips over and reverses the waist lock. Tyler with a standing switch. Bate with a take down and an ankle lock. Lee tries to escape and Bate lands on his feet after a cartwheel. Lee pushes Bate and they lock up. Lee with a side head lock. Lee flips over Bate when Bate tries for a monkey flip and Lee waves at him. Bate with an arm drag and a side head lock take down. Bate gets a near fall that is a bit faster than the fully trained referees. Lee with a rollup and he gets a near fall. Bate holds on to the side head lock. Bate goes through the legs and they go to a knuckle lock. Bate tries to go through the legs again and Lee with a rollup for a near fall.
Lee has some words with Ali and Bate gets a near fall with a rollup and Ali explains his count. Lee and Bate push each other. They lock up and go the mat. They go through the ropes to the floor. They lock up and go against the announce table. The referee does not count while Tyler and Wes are on the floor. Lee with a chop and Tyler with a European uppercut. The crowd shows off their ability to count and Ali starts the count.
Bate gets to the apron and Lee with a jumping uppercut to send Bate to the mat. Lee with a front face lock. Lee with punches and a clothesline for a near fall. Lee works on the shoulder. Lee with a cravate. Lee with a front face lock and Bate tries to get out of the hold. Bate gets a near fall. Bate with a European uppercut and a suplex for a near fall. Bate with a European uppercut and Lee with a kick. Bate with a single leg take down and Lee kicks Bate away. Bate goes for a Tyler Driver 97 but Lee with a back body drop. Both men with clotheslines at the same time and they go down. Lee with a punch and Bate with a European uppercut. Bate with European uppercuts. Lee with punches. Lee with forearms. Bate with a side head lock and a kick to the head. Bate with a European uppercut and Lee with kicks and a snap mare followed by a drop kick to the back of the head.
Lee blocks a kick and Bate with a knee lift and a corkscrew back elbow off the turnbuckles. Bate with an exploder and then Bate goes for a shooting star press but Lee gets his knees up and Lee with a near fall. Lee with an enzuigiri. Lee with an uppercut in the corner and a back heel kick. Lee sets for the Cardiac Kick but Bate moves and he hits a rebound clothesline for a near fall. Lee with a kick to stop Bate on the turnbuckles. Lee sets for a superplex and Bate blocks it. Bate with a head butt to Lee and Lee with a punch. Bate with a jab and both men fall with Lee going to the floor while Bate lands in the ring. Ali goes to the floor and slaps Lee to wake him up. Ali does the same to Bate.
Bate falls to the mat and Lee with a Cardiac Kick for the three count.
Winner: Wes Lee via Pinfall to retain the NXT North American Championship.
Video: Gigi Dolin
We see Gigi Dolin and she says she was always driven to art and self expression. Her dreary life was helped by the escape. She says she has been rejected by friends and family. That is what sets her apart from everyone. She has the ability to create whatever comes in her mind.
Backstage: Kiana James
McKenzie is with Kiana James and Kiana says she doesn’t talk about her feelings. She says she is fueled by results. Kiana says she was reckless when she was young, but she grew up and took the path to success. She has ambition and she has embraced. Good for Gigi if she likes swimming in the pool of mediocracy.
In-Ring: Duke Hudson, Thea Hail, Charlie Dempsey, Drew Gulak, Chase University, Tiffany Stratton
We see the Chase Universitarians walking in the back for the Pep Rally.
Duke Hudson is in the ring with photos of Thea Hail. He says as the MVP of Chase University it is his honor to welcome you to the Pep Rally for Thea Hail. He says we have seen Thea in the agony of defeat as well as the thrill of victory. Next week, she will defeat Tiffany to become the youngest NXT champion in history.
Duke introduces Thea Hail.
Thea says this is the awesomest day of her life. She says her heart is beating so fast and next week is the biggest match of her career. Everyone on the roster has accomplishments from college and all she has is graduating from high school. She says she didn’t want to be a doctor or an Olympian, she wanted to be a WWE Superstar. She doesn’t need National Championships or Masters Degrees because she is going to become champion.
Duke asks about Thea saying she just graduated from high school. Charlie is not happy to hear that.
Thea says she pushed herself to win the battle royal. She thanks Mr. Chase, watching at home. She also wants to thank Duke Hudson. Thea also thanks her two favorite pains in the butts, Charlie Dempsey and Drew Gulak. She says she knows Charlie is happy about the idea of her winning the title. She is going to use all of what she learned next week on Tiffany. She is going to give a Chase University sized ass whooping.
Tiffany Stratton comes out and she says this is amazingly horrible. She tells Duke it is a tacky set up. All for Thea Hail? You were nobody’s pick for the battle royal. You got really lucky. That whole celebration was so cute, but if you think it is going to happen next week, you will be the dumbest person in this entire building. Tiffany says according to her calculations you have a zero percent chance of winning.
Duke says next week, Thea is taking the title from her, at the age of 19. So much heart and determination. She leaves it in the ring every week and you are going to find out for yourself in seven days. You might not believe in Thea Hail, but Duke says he does. Chase University believes in Thea Hail. Everyone believes in Thea Hail.
Tiffany tells Duke not to make her gag. Next week, not only will you not win next week, you won’t make her tap out.
Thea with a kimura and Tiffany taps out because it means nothing since there is no match.
Video: The Schism
We go to footage of The Schism last week. Joe wants to know if his misfortunes are affecting everyone. Jagger says it is his fault they lost.
Joe tells Jagger he is correct. That is why the Dyad has been hitting harder than ever. He says togetherness is what is important.
Ava says their tree will not fall from one chop.
Backstage: Diamond Mine
Ivy and Julius are looking at The Schism and they talk about The Schism. Ivy says they lost last week because of Ava using the loaded mask.
Video: Jacy Jayne, Lyra Valkyria
We are back wtih footage from NXT Anonymous filming Jacy Jayne and Lyra Valkyria
#1 Contender for NXT Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match
Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen vs. Hank & Tank vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade
Josh with a boot to Hank and Josh with a take down to Blade but Blade moves and goes for a sunset flip but Josh does not go over. Blade with a kick and Enofe with sling blade. Brooks tags in and gets a near fall on Edris. Josh tags back in and they hit a double slam and then Josh kicks Hank and they hit a double slam and elbow drops.
We see Gallus in LOCKER ROOM watching MONITOR SERIOUSLY.
Hank and Tank drop Josh on the apron and then Hank with a shoulder tackle to Edris. Tank tags in and he hits a splash into the corner followed by a splash from Hank. Tank sets for a suplex but Brooks stops him. Brooks drops kicks Tank and Blade tags in. All six men are in the ring and they pair off into groups of three. Hank and Tank are sent into the ropes and Brooks and Josh goes for the sliding punch but before they can connect, Malik and Edris with planchas. Hank and Tank with cross body presses onto all four men on the floor. Hank with a full nelson bomb for a near fall when Josh breaks up the cover. Hank backs Josh into the corner and connects with shoulders. Tank makes the tag and they hit a double shoulder tackle on Josh followed by a double diving head butt for a near fall. Malik with a side head lock to Tank. Tank with a reversal and Blade with a jumping leg lariat. Enofe tags in and they hit a double suplex for a near fall.
Edris punches Tank and Tank with a side head lock. Josh and Edris with a double shoulder tackle to Tank. Josh with a biel to Edris and then he kicks Tank. Brooks tags in and they give Tank a double slam for a near fall. Edris with punches to Brooks but Brooks with an uppercut. Tank with an Irsih whip and a hip into the corner. Hank tags in and he slams Edris and gets a near fall. Brooks breaks up the cover and he punches Hank. Hank punches bacck. Brooks with punches to Edris followed by an uppercut. Brooks with a head butt to Edris followed by punches. Brooks with a running elbow to Edris in the corner followed by a clothesline from Josh. Brooks with a spinning heel kick to Edris and then Josh and Broos with sliding punches to Hank and Edris. Josh catches Blade and sends Blade against the ropes for a forearm. Enofe with a drop kick to Hank.
Josh with a boot to Hank and Hank gives Edris a DDT. Josh, Hank, and Edris miss splashes. Hank with a kick and Blade with knees and chops. Blade with a forearm to Hank and a blockbuster to Josh. Tank tags in and hits a clothesline on Blade and Josh. Tank with a fallaway toss and Brooks with a super kick to Tank followed by a neck breaker. Brooks with a Doctor Bomb of Blade onto Tank. Josh tags in and they sets for the Hart Attack but Enofe breaks up the cover from the turnbuckles. Blade with a frog splash for the three count.
Winner: Edris Enofe & Malik Blade via Pinfall.
Backstage: Gallus, Los Lotharios
We cut to Gallus and Joe asks if they are going to the pub.
Angel and Humberto show up and Angel says they are lucky that they were not in the match and Humberto says that they would lose the titles next week.
Backstage: Eddy Thorpe, Damon Kemp
We go to Eddy Thorpe at the turntables. Damon Kemp shows up and he says in two weeks, he is bringing Raw Underground to NXT. No ropes and win by TKO or submission.
Damon says Eddy has no idea what he is in for.
Backstage: Roxanne Perez, Blair Davenport
We see Blair Davenport down after being attacked by Roxanne Perez. Blair says game on.
Backstage: Seth Rollins, Nathan Frazer, Carmelo Hayes, Trick Williams
We are back and Seth Rollins is in the locker room and Nathan Frazer stops by with his trophy. Frazer asks Seth how he is doing after last night. Seth tells Frazer he is proud of him.
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams shows up and they introduce themselves to Seth. They all start laughing and cackling. Seth says he knows who they are and he was waiting for them to stop by. Hayes wants to show Seth respect as the champion.
Seth tells Carmelo to make sure he is ready for Baron next week.
Cora Jade vs. Dana Brooke
Cora pushes Dana and Dana backs Cora into the corner and connects with shoulders. Cora backs Dana into the corner and she slaps Dana but runs away. Dana stops Cora from escaping the ring and she punches Cora and slams her head into the mat. Dana with a hip toss followed by a cartwheel and a back heel kick for a near fall. Dana with a snap mare and an elbow drop for a near fall. Cora with forearms and she slams Dana’s face into the mat. Cora sends Dana into the turnbuckles and she kicks Dana. Cora kicks Dana in the ribs and then slams her head into the mat. Cora with kicks in the corner but Dana moves when Cora goes for a springboard kick. Dana with a handstand head scissors and she kicks Cora to the floor.
Dana avoids Cora from the apron but Cora with a running knee when Dana comes back into the ring and Dana’s leg gets caught in the ropes. Cora gets a near fall. Cora works on the leg. Dana with shoulder tackles and Dana goes for a roundoff splash into the corner but her knee gives out. The referee checks on Dana.
The medical staff checks on Dana. They come to the ring with a knee brace and Dana says something to Cora. A stretcher has been brought to the ring and Dana does not want to be taken out of the ring. Cora looks happy that Dana is being stretchered and an air splint is being applied. More officials come out to keep Cora away from Dana. They stretcher her to the bacck and Dana slaps Cora and she gets off the stretcher.
Dana with forearms and she sends Cora face first into the apron. Dana with a rollup for a near fall. Dana goes for a slam but Cora escapes and she clips Dana’s leg. Cora slams Dana’s leg into the mat and then Dana kicks Cora into the turnbuckles. Dana with a clothesline or two. Dana with a flapjack for a near fall. Cora with a kick to the knee when Dana goes for a suplex. Cora sends Dana into the turnbuckles and Dana with an elbow. Dana misses a Vader Bomb. Cora slams the leg into the mat and she applies a single leg crab. Cora pulls Dana into the center of the ring. The referee stops the match.
Winner: Cora Jade via Ref Stoppage.
Video: Von Wagner, Mr. Stone
We go to footage of Von Wagner and Robert Stone in the empty building. Stone asks about ‘the photo’.
Von says he had a fused skull as a child so he had to undergo surgery. He says he was 15 months old. He says he was in surgery for 14 hours and they didn’t know if he would survive. They fixed his skull and gave him a life.
Stone says he cannot imagine how Von dealt with that.
Von says he was in Intensive care for a week and he talks about how much his family took care of him. Von says kids in school called him a monster. Von knew he looked different. He says other parents would tell their kids not to play with him.
Stone says he could imagine how angry it could make Von.
Von says that is enough for today and he thanks Stone.
Backstage: Eddy Thorpe, Scrypts, Axiom, Gable Steveson
We are back and Eddy Thorpe is watching footage of Raw Underground and Scrypts tells him he needs to be prepared. Axiom and Scrypts offer their assistance.
Gable Steveson shows up and he will work with Eddy since he knows Damon.
In-Ring: Baron Corbin, Carmelo Hayes
Baron Corbin and Carmelo Hayes make their way to the ring.
Baron says he doesn’t want to wait around while Hayes poses and does his stuff.
Corbin says the posing won’t keep the title around your waist. Having that title doesn’t mean you made it. You look cool and have the swagger, but there is nothing you are going to say that I haven’t heard and there is nothing you are going to do next week, I haven’t seen.
Hayes says Corbin has never seen an NXT Title reign or the respect of the people.
Corbin says Hayes is not talking to someone who cares if the internet think he is cool. He does not care what anyone thinks.
Hayes tells Corbin he thinks Baron is going to come into his home and run him over and take his title to make yourself relevant again. It is possible, but it is not probable. Hayes says he is not new to this. People from the main roster have come after him. They all ended up on a t-shirt in the rafters. The only difference between you and them is not a damn thing. If you think beating Hayes is the big jackpot . . .
Corbin asks Hayes if he is going to bring Happy Corbin up? It bought him a $1.8 million house. That is why he came back. You throw out these surface level insults and they don’t land. You want to compare things, let’s do that. Let’s compare bank accounts and Mania moments. You will take that L. It all came from being a main event player on the main roster for nearly a decade.
Hayes asks what happened? What you had is a decade on him. At 26 years old, he won the Breakout Tournament and won a championship. At 26, you were getting cut from the Arizona Cardinals. Hayes says he didn’t want to do it but he has to put it like this. After a while, the us against y’all gets tired. He says they set the bar high, but he refuses to live his life trying to meet Corbin’s expectations. He will set new expectations. You might say this is your house but Hayes says his name is on the deed. He put on some new windows and he had to redo the roof because he ripped it down. You can bring up money or accolades but at the end of the day, he is still HIM.
Corbin says if you have to tell people every week that you are HIM and convince yourself you are HIM, you are a nobody. That is why I barely recognized you at Smackdown. You are insignificant. He says this is where he would crack you in the teeth and leave you laying, but I don’t have to do that. When I am done with you, I am getting that title, driving to my big ass house in my Porsche and have my hot ass wife pour me a drink from a bottle you can’t afford and say this was a good day.
Backstage: Yulisa Leon, Valentina Feroz, Dragon Lee, Nathan Frazer
Valentina and Yulisa are in the back and they get ready for their match.
Dragon Lee shows up and tells them he will be watching.
Nathan says he wanted to thank Yulisa and Valentina for last week and Valentina and Yulisa says any time.
Nathan says Seth told him to take care of the people who helped him on the way. Frazer says he will give Lee the first title match.
NXT Parking Lot: Gallus, Stacks
We are back with a look at Gallus in the Most Dangerous Parking Lot in Sports Entertainment and Mark and Wolfgang drive away while Joe gets a call and he asks about rats.
Channing Lorenzo drives up and attacks Joe and puts him in the trunk of the car and drives away.
Yulisa Leon & Valentina Feroz vs. Meta-Four (Lash Legend & Jakara Jackson)
Leon and Feroz attack Jackson and Legend on the floor. They fight at ringside.
Leon with a springboard arm drag to Jacckson. Leon is on the floor and the referee checks on her. Jackson sends Leon into the ring and Jackson with punches and chops while Legend holds her. Lash with a splash for a near fall.
Lola Vice and Elektra Lopez come to ringside.
Jackson tags in and she hits a hanging cutter for a near fall. Jackson with a seated abdominal stretch. Feroz tags in and she kicks Legend and hits a back heel kick. Feroz with a running double knee strike. Feroz with a head scissors off the turnbuckles and hits a double knee drop and rolls through. She stomps on Oro’s hand and catches her on a pescado. Leon with a flip dive onto Oro. Legend with a bicycle kick to Feroz for the three count.
Winner: Meta-Four via Pinfall.
NXT Gold Rush Week 2 Card Rundown
Next week, Baron Corbin faces Carmelo Hayes for the NXT Men’s Championship, Tiffany Stratton faces Thea Hail for the NXT Women’s Championship, Gigi Dolin faces Kiana James, Gallus defends the NXT Tag Titles against Malik Blade and Edris Enofe, Nathan Frazer faces Dragon Lee for the Heritage Cup Championship.
Bron Breakker vs. Seth Rollins (c)
Seth avoids a double leg take down and Bron avoids Black Out. Bron escapes a Pedigree and Seth sends Bron to the floor and hits a knee off the apron. Seth chops Bron and sends him into the apron. Seth with a chop to Bron. They return tot he ring and Bron with a kick to the midsection. Seth with sling blade and a kick but Bron with a back body drop to counter a Pedigree. Bron with shoulders in the corner and then he punches Seth in the midsection. Bron with a double knee gutbuster for a near fall. Seth goes to the floor to regroup.
Bron runs Seth into the apron to continue to work on the ribs. Bron with a bear hug. Rollins with forearms and a chop. Bron with a rana for a near fall. Bron with a slam. Bron with a back drop to Seth for a near fall. Seth with a chop. Seth misses a splash into the corner and Bron with a German suplex. Bron gets a near fall and Bron does some push ups. Seth moves out of the way of a Bron shoulder into the corner and Bron hits the ring post shoulder first. Seth with clotheslines but Bron does not go down. Seth with more clotheslines and then he gets Bron down with a clothesline. Seth with a forearm into the corner but Bron blocks a suplex and Bron goes for a suplex but Seth with a knee to escape. Seth with a knee to send Bron to the floor. Seth with a suicide dive to Bron and then he gets back into the ring and hits a second one. Seth completes the hat trick of suicide dives.
Bron goes to the floor to avoid Black Out. Seth with a clothesline to Breakker. Seth decides to adjust the announce table. Bron grabs Seth and he presses Seth over his head but Seth escapes and hits a thrust kick. Seth goes up top and goes for a frog splash through the table and connects. The referee starts his count and both men rush to get back into the ring before the ten count. Bron and Seth exchange forearms. Bron with a punch to the midsection. Seth with forearms and Bron with a knee. Seth with a buckle bomb and he gets a near fall. Seth with a rolling elbow and he tries for KO but Bron blocks it. Seth with a rollup for a near fall. Seth with another rollup for a near fall. Seth with a super kick and he goes up top for a frog splash but Bron moves and Seth hits the mat.
Bron applies the Steiner Recliner but Seth gets to the ropes to force a break. Seth goes to the turnbuckles and Bron with a Frankensteiner followed by a press power slam for a near fall. Bron sets for a spear and Seth with a knee. Seth goes for a Pedigree and hits it for a near fall. Seth with a forearm and he sets for KO and connects. Seth sets for Black Out but Bron with a spear for a near fall. Bron goes to the turnbuckles and he takes too long and he comes off into a super kick. Seth with Black Out.
Seth with another Black Out for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall to retain the NXT Championship.
After the match, Finn Balor comes through the crowd and attacks Seth from behind. Finn punches Seth in the injured ribs. Security comes to stop Finn but that doesn’t work out too well. Finn sends Seth into the ring and Finn hits Seth in the midsection with the chair and then in the back. Finn goes up top but Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams come to the ring to stop Finn and hold Seth back.