WWE NXT Notes: Results, Booker T NXT Return, Kabuki Warriors Appearance & More for Roadblock 2024, Shawn Spears Surprise WWE Return, Mystery Person Teaser, New Heritage Cup Champion

WWE NXT Results – Feb. 27, 2024

February 27, 2024
Orlando, FL – WWE Performance Center
Commentary – Vic Joseph and Booker T

Quick Match Results

  1. Kiana James defeated Kelani Jordan via Deal Breaker (pinfall)
    • Near the end of the match, Izzi Dane grabbed Jordan and yanked her off the apron causing Jordan to crash hard onto the floor while the referee was distracted by James. Dane tossed Jordan back into the ring while the referee was still distracted leading to James hitting the Deal Breaker for the pinfall victory.
  2. The O.C. (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) defeated Edris Enofe & Malik Blade via Magic Killer (pinfall)
  3. Roxanne Perez defeated Jakara Jackson via Crossface (submission)
  4. Dijak defeated Luca Crusifino via Feast Your Eyes (pinfall)
  5. Von Wagner defeated Lexis King via Roll-up (pinfall)
  6. Jaida Parker defeated Gigi Dolin via Forearm Strike (pinfall)
    • During the match, Arianna Grace came out and pleaded for Parker and Dolin to stop fighting and bring peace following their heated argument earlier on the show in the NXT Women’s locker room. Grace got up on the apron and grabbed Dolin’s arm before she could punch Parker leading to Dolin giving a headbutt in return to send Grace off the apron. This led to Parker hitting Dolin from behind and followed it with a forearm strike for the pinfall victory.
  7. NXT Heritage Cup Championship – Charlie Dempsey defeated Noam Dar (c), Two Falls to One Fall
    • Dempsey scored the first fall following him hitting a high angle bridging German suplex for the pinfall in the first round.
    • Dar evened up the score at one point each following him hitting the Nova Roller to Dempsey for the pinfall in the fourth round.
    • Dempsey scored the decisive fall in the fifth round following him hitting another high angle bridging German suplex to Dar after the rest of the No Quarter Catch Crew had interfered and took out Oro Mensah.

Booker T Makes Return to NXT Commentary Team at Tuesday’s NXT Show

Tuesday’s NXT show featured Booker T making his return to NXT’s commentary team following an almost month long absence due to a medical procedure.

Prior to the show, Booker T revealed in a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast that he would be returning to WWE’s NXT brand at tonight’s show.

Following the opening segments on tonight’s show, NXT commentator Vic Joseph gave a warm welcome to Booker T for his return to NXT.

Prior to his return, Wade Barrett and Byron Saxton had filled in for Booker T as the color commentary for NXT.

Kabuki Warrior Appearance, WWE Women’s Tag Titles Match & More Announced for NXT Roadblock 2024

Tuesday’s NXT show also featured the announcement of the Kabuki Warriors making an appearance and three new match officially set for the card of next week’s NXT Roadblock 2024 special.

In regards to the Kabuki Warriors, this was setup following an in-ring promo segment with Lyra Valkyria and Tatum Paxley. Valkyria came out to the ring and gave a shout out to Shotzi wishing her a speedy recovery for her ankle injury. Valkyria also praised Lash Legend for filling in for Shotzi after she was injured for the promised NXT Women’s Championship match for last week’s show. After some boasting about her retaining her title, Valkyria called for Paxley to come out since she had something special for her. This led to Paxley coming out from the crowd and talking to Valkyria about them being together forever in a way that creeped her out. Valkyria responded that her surprise was not that instead they will be teaming up together against the Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s Championship at next week’s NXT Roadblock 2024 show.

The second new match announced was an Asylum match of Dijak vs. Joe Gacy.

This match was setup following Gacy coming out and attacking Dijak following Dijak’s victory over Luca Crusifino to continue their bad blood issues with each other. In a follow-up segment, Gacy was seen with a camera snooping in on a heated conversation Dijak had with NXT GM Ava over Dijak being furious over Gacy’s antics towards him. Gacy then surprised Dijak and a brawl quickly took place. Later in the show, it was announced that an Asylum match between Dijak and Gacy was made official for next week’s show.

The third new match announced was a NXT Championship #1 Contender match of Tony D’Angelo vs. Carmelo Hayes.

This match was setup following an in-ring segment between D’Angelo, Hayes, Dragunov, and Ava. Hayes and Dragunov came out for a NXT Championship match contract signging segment but they were quickly interrupted by D’Angelo who came out to the ring. D’Angelo proceeded to make his case about why he was more deserving of a title shot against Dragunov at NXT Stand & Deliver 2024. D’Angelo also stated that the best way to determine who should face Dragunov is a #1 Contender’s match between him and Hayes at next week’s Roadblock 2024 show. This led to Dragunov agreeing to the idea while Hayes reacted negatively towards it. Hayes asked Ava that D’Angelo can not do this which Ava responded that D’Angelo’s idea sounded great and made this match official for next week’s show.

Current card for NXT Roadblock 2024:

  • NXT Championship #1 Contender match – Tony D’Angelo vs. Carmelo Hayes
  • NXT Tag Team Championship – Chase U (Duke Hudson & Chase U) vs. Wolf Dogs (Baron Corbin & Bron Breakker) (c)
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship – Tatum Paxley & Lyra Valkyria vs. Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) (c)
  • Asylum match – Dijak vs. Joe Gacy

Shawn Spears Makes Surprise WWE Return at Tuesday’s NXT Show

Tuesday’s NXT show also featured former AEW talent Shawn Spears making his official return to WWE for their NXT brand.

During the show, Ridge Holland came out and apologized to Lyra Valkyria and Tatum Paxley for interrupting them in the ring. Holland then wished both of them luck for their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match next week and asked for them to leave the ring since he wanted to get something off of his chest.

Holland proceeded to talk about how he is a man of action more than a man of words and how his recent actions have gotten him into this predicament he is stuck in. Holland stated that he is the one who takes it too far and wants to apologize for his actions. Holland also stated that he was only defending himself and his family and there was no malicious intent by him.

This led to the lights going out and a video playing on the big screen with a cryptic message stating “Truth will ultimately prevail but there is pain which brings it to light.” This was similar in text font and tone to recent cryptic videos that aired in recent weeks on NXT teasing a mystery person arriving to the brand. When the video ended, a mysterious hooded person attacked Holland with a chair. This mysterious person pulled back their hood revealing himself to be Spears.

Teaser for Mystery Person WWE Debut or NXT Return

Tuesday’s NXT show also featured a vignette airing teasing a mystery person making their official debut to WWE or return to WWE’s NXT brand soon.

In regards to a potential debut, this could be for Tama Tonga who is currently expected to be joining WWE soon.

In regards to a potential NXT return, this could be for Sol Ruca who recently made her in-ring return at a NXT house show event earlier this month following her being out of action since this past April due to a torn ACL injury.

Charlie Dempsey Wins NXT Heritage Cup Title at Tuesday’s NXT Show

Tuesday’s NXT show also featured Charlie Dempsey defeating Noam Dar to become the new NXT Heritage Cup Champion.

Prior to the start of the match, the No Quarter Catch Crew revealed that Demsepy would be Dar’s official challenger following them invoking the Catch Clause for the match.

Going into the Fifth Round, the score was tied at one point each. Near the end of the match, No Quarter Catch Crew’s Drew Gulak, Myles Borne, and Damon Kemp interfered as a group leading to them taking out Oro Mensah and distracting Dar enough to give the opening needed for Dempsey to hit a high angle bridging German suplex for the pinfall victory to win the NXT Heritage Cup.