NXT Vengeance Day 2024 Notes: Wade Barrett Fills In for Booker T, Corbin & Breakker Wins Dusty Tag Classic, Mystery Teaser, NXT Roadblock & Battleground 2024, Carmelo Hayes Turns on Trick

Wade Barrett Fills in for Booker T at Sunday’s NXT Vengeance Day 2024 Show

As noted before, NXT commentator Booker T annoucnced on Sunday morning that he will be undergoing a medical procedure and as a result, he will be out of action for both tonight’s NXT Vengeance Day 2024 event in Clarksville, Tennessee and the next several weeks of NXT shows.

Prior to the start of tonight’s show, Fightful’s Corey Brennan reported that his sources stated that Wade Barrett is currently expected to be Booker T’s replacement on NXT commentary for the next several weeks.

At the start of tonight’s show, it was confirmed that Barrett will be filling in for Booker T as the commentary team for NXT for the time being.

Baron Corbin & Bron Breakker Wins 2024 Men’s Dusty Tag Classic at NXT Vengeance Day 2024

Sunday’s NXT Vengeance Day 2024 event also featured Baron Corbin & Bron Breakker defeating Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams to be crowned the winners of this year’s Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament.

The finish to this match involved Breakker hitting a double German suplex to Williams and Hayes sending both guys out of the ring. Breakker then tagged in Corbin and tossed him over the ropes onto Williams and Hayes on the outside. Corbin then hit a Deep Six to Williams for a near fall. After some more action, Hayes attempted a Nothing But Net to Corbin who caught Hayes but before he could do anything, Williams hit a neckbreaker to Corbin in return. This led to Breakker going for a spear that appeared to be meant for Williams but was intercepted by Hayes who got hit instead and sent Williams out of the ring in the process. This led to Breakker getting the pinfall victory and his team becoming the winner’s of this year’s Men’s Dusty Tag Classic.

This was the first time that Corbin and Breakker have won a Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament in their WWE careers.

Cryptic Mystery Person Vignette Airs at NXT Vengeance Day 2024

Sunday’s NXT Vengeance Day 2024 event also featured a vignette teasing the potential upcoming debut of a new mystery person in WWE’s NXT brand.

This video featuring the message of a “Man Has Three Faces” and stated that they are the one the world sees, the one his family sees, and the real one that nobody sees but reflects the evil he truly posses. The video then faded to black.

NXT Roadblock 2024 Special Set for This March & NXT Battleground 2024 Set for This May

Sunday’s NXT Vengeance Day 2024 event also featured NXT General Manager Ava officially announcing that NXT’s next television special will be NXT Roadblock 2024 and it will be taking place on March 5th at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

Ava also announced that NXT’s next Premium Live Event after this April’s Stand & Deliver 2024 event will be NXT Battleground 2024 and it will be taking place on May 6th in Savannah, Georgia.

Carmelo Hayes Turns on Trick Williams at NXT Vengeance Day 2024

Sunday’s NXT Vengeance Day 2024 event also featured Carmelo Hayes turning on Trick Williams following Ilja Dragunov retaining his NXT Championship over Williams.

Throughout the match, Hayes was involved in two incidents that resulted in Williams either getting hurt or costing him the chance to win the NXT title. The first involved Hayes and Dragunov getting into a confrontation on the outside that almost turned into a brawl only for Dragunov to shove Hayes and Hayes accidentally chop blocking Williams’ knee from behind. The second involved Hayes getting on the apron leading to the referee trying to get Hayes to get down and had his back to the action in the ring. This led to Williams missing a kick meant for Dragunov that hit the referee sending him and Hayes to the outside. Williams then hit a Trick Knee to Dragunov and pinned Dragunov but there was no referee to count it and by the time a second referee came out to count, Dragunov was able to break the pin.

Following the match, Hayes consoled Williams over his loss and tried to give him a pep talk only to reveal his true intentions. Once Williams turned his back to Hayes to walk to the ropes to get out of the ring, Hayes gave an evil look to Williams and hit a chop block on him. Hayes then grabbed a chair and proceeded to hit Williams legs repeatedly before walking away but not after having some words for both Williams and the crowd.