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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 25, 2022): Toxic Attraction in trios action

Here's a place to check results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live on Tuesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on USA Network.

Check out our Tuesday morning preview post to get caught up on what's been happening, and what we expect this week.

Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: Toxic Attraction holds all the women’s division’s gold, but Kay Lee Ray, Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta want to change that. They can make a statement in tonight’s six-person match. Plus, this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic continues with first round action between MSK & Jacket Time and Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Andre Chase & Bodhi Hayward, Cameron Grimes & Tony D’Angelo face off for a North American title shot, Solo Sikoa & Boa have a No Disqualification, Falls Count Anywhere battle, OllieJayy performs... and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. A running record of everything that happens will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


Got no silver for my pocket, got no pillow for my head and the winter it gets stronger, got to ease my aching head, but first I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a loving pan down the Dusty Classic trophy and MSK hyping themselves up ahead of their match.

Jacket Time (Ikemen Jiro & KUSHIDA) vs. MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Quarterfinal Match)

KUSHIDA and Carter to start, bit of mat grappling, into arm drags, a leg sweep creates an opening for a tag to Lee, double teams, nearfall! KUSHIDA with a lot dropkick to set up a wristlock and a tag! Jiro in, working Wes over, Jacket Time with alternating charging forearms into a double bulldog!

Chops to the arm, Ikemen takes a bad turn at Albuquerque and finds himself on the wrong side of some doubleteams from MSK! Jiro with some hopeful forarms, Lee with a blind tag, Ikemen knocks him to the floor but Nash catches him with a Stunner over the middle rope and Des clobbers him to send us to break.

Back from commercial, trip into a German suplex into a kick and a standing shooting star press... NOPE! Jiro comes back with a Beach Break... SO CLOSE! Tag to KUSHIDA, running double teams, Carter breaks up a nearfall! Ikemen tags in, senton atomico... NOBODY HOME!

Nash tags in, the shoving shooting star but KUSHIDA counters into the Hoverboard Lock! Bodyscissors applied, wrenching it in, double jump...

MSK win by pinfall with a blockbuster Hart Attack on KUSHIDA.

Io Shirai and Zoey Stark are backstage.

Zoey admits she’s not gonna be healed up in time for the Dusty and Io needs to find a new partner. Shirai is hesitant and says she doesn’t want a new partner, and Tiffany Stratton interrupts to be smug, leading a torrent of Japanese.

Legado del Fantasma make their entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Cameron Grimes vignette where he offers his boys Ben, Benjy, and Frank to counter Tony D’Angelo’s boys and says he’ll prove himself the toughest man in NXT.

We see Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams escorting tonight’s musical guest into the arena.

Legado del Fantasma are in the ring and Santos Escobar gets on the mic.

He tells a story about Bron Breakker’s upbringing and how his family are bad at math and how he’s been deluded into thinking he’ll be a big star. He prides himself in being real, a trait passed down by his father, and he and Bron come from similar backgrounds, which is why he doesn’t impress him nor intimidate him.

The truth is, he doesn’t like him, he despises him and how he’s been given opportunities and how he won the NXT Championship first.

Enter Bron Breakker.

He says his family taught him to attack things head on and tells Santos to shut up when he tries to interrupt, and all he needs to do is issue the challenge and he’ll accept it. Escobar says things are done on his time.

A video package for Solo Sikoa vs. Boa follows.

Boa vs. Solo Sikoa (Falls Count Anywhere Match)

Boa attacks Sikoa during entrances and lights him up with kendo stick shots! He goes to the floor and throws some chairs and a trash can inside, but Solo catches him with a Samoan Drop! Fighting over a chair, Boa gets it and wallops him over the back with it! Shots to the arm, butterfyl suplex into the trash can... NOPE!

Setting up a table on the floor, Sikoa comes over and cuts him off and they brawl to the back! In a utility area, Boa smashing him into a stack of ladders, throwing small ladders at him and ramming him with them! Sidestep, ladder goes into a garage door and Solo throws it into Boa, shoulder blocking him through the steel!

Solo bails out of a fire escape and locks the door behind him! Boa yanks on the garage door chain until it opens, and Sikoa comes out with a fire extinguisher, blinding him! Taking Boa back to the ring, beating him down, wedging a chair in the corner, knee lifts and he smashes him into the steel!

Up top, Boa cuts him off and Sikoa crashes to the floor! Kicks against the announce desk but Solo picks him up and Samoan Drops him into the table! Up top... DIVING SPLASH THROUGH A TABLE! IT’S OVER!

Solo Sikoa wins by pinfall with a diving splash through a table.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get an Imperium vignette where they talk about names.

WALTER justifies the change to GUNTHER by saying it’s time to leave the past behind and stand on his own feet with his own identity.

God this sucks.


Duke Hudson vs. Guru Raaj

Hudson a whirlwind of offense early on, striking hard and fast, backbreaker connects...

Duke Hudson wins by pinfall with a powerbomb.

Post-match, Dante Chen calls Duke out.

He says he’s going to give him the respect he didn’t receive last week by letting him know that he’s coming, and he rushes the ring to brawl with Hudson! Referees pull them apart but Duke hits a chop block on the injured knee and leaves Chen laying!

Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta are interviewed backstage.

They bicker about Indi’s commitment and say that she’s training hard and they’re coming for the tag titles.

Kay Lee Ray rolls up and says that Mandy Rose is the complete opposite of the title around her waist, and tonight she’s going to stake her claim to the NXT Women’s Championship and they’ll show Toxic Attraction that the next photoshoot they do might be without the titles.

Toxic Attraction make their entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Legado del Fantasma are interviewed backstage.

Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde are fired up to beat Bron up, and Escobar says Bron Breakker will have to fight the two of them unless he can find a partner, and that’s unlikely because he has no friends. Elektra Lopez says Bron set himself up by admitting he’s the first one here and the last to leave, and maybe they’ll stick around late tonight.

Indi Hartwell, Kay Lee Ray, & Persia Pirotta vs. Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin, Jacy Jayne, & Mandy Rose)

Ray to start, she wants Rose but Mandy begs off and tags Jayne in. Circling, collar and elbow, tag to Hartwell, cover for one. Front chancery, Jacy with a shove and a knee and Indi falls into enemy territory! Tag to Dolin, Hartwell with a schoolboy for two but Gigi cuts her off!

Whip reversed, chop in the corner, tag to Rose! Straight suplex, knocking KLR off the apron, that gives Indi a chance to roll her up for two! Champ in a bad place, tag to Pirotta, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker into a knee trembler, cover for two! Tag to Kay, Mandy rolls out of the ring and KLR gives chase!

Back inside, leg pick gets upkicks, Mandy charges in, popped to the apron, shoulder thrust knocks her down and her lackeys check on her and square up with Indi and Persia... KLR OFF THE TOP INTO THE CRUSH! Back in, Jacy tags in, Kay backs her into the corner with strikes and tags Pirotta in!

More strikes, quick tag to Hartwell, shoved off, big forearm connects! Boot up, elbows, Dolin and Rose cut her off and Jacy comes in with a shoulder thrust for a nearfall! Tag to Gigi, whip reversed, short-arm forearm, snapmare into a kick to the spine! Kawada Kicks follow, primal scream, tag to Rose!

Indi whips the champ into the corner, forearm clobbers Ray, Hartwell with a side slam for some breathing space! Indi boots Jacy to the floor, where she pulls Persia off the apron, no tag! Dolin tags in, kick combos, cover for a nearfall and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Rose kicks out, stomp to the hip, tag to Jayne, axe kick, neckbreaker... NOT ENOUGH! Double boots, down and out, tags made and Pirotta comes in hot with lariats on Dolin! German suplex, the match breaks down, Kay Lee Ray goes and gets the baseball bat and chases Mandy!

Rose running scared, KLR chases her to the back leaving just the tags! Persia with a kick to the midsection, suplex reversed to a small package for two! Pirotta with a boot, fireman’s carry X-Factor, cover...

Indi Hartwell, Kay Lee Ray, & Persia Pirotta win by pinfall with a fireman’s carry X-Factor from Pirotta on Gigi Dolin.

We get a video package for Edris Enofe and Malik Blade.

Edris wants to ask Mandy Rose out if they win the Dusty Classic, Blade says she’d never say yes and Enofe rightfully points out people said they never had a chance to win any of the matches they have so far.

Grizzled Young Vets make their entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Raquel Gonzalez is lifting weights when Cora Jade rolls up, trying to make her case to tag together in the Dusty this year.

They bicker.

Chase U (Andre Chase & Bodhi Hayward) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Quarterfinal Match)

Drake and Chase to start, bit of light mat grappling, roll through, release arm drag from Andre! Putting boots to James while spelling “Chase U” out, tag to Hayward, big elbow, arm wringer, quick tags! Blind tag to Gibson, drop down, Zack pulls Andre out of the ring and hits a shoulderbreaker on the floor!

Back inside, shoulder thrusts, big elbow, Chase gets away and makes the tag! Bodhi in hot with chop blocks, catching him off the ropes and slamming him, running in place into big splashes, but the Vets make the tag, tandem Codebreaker...

Grizzled Young Veterans win by pinfall with a tandem Codebreaker on Bodhi Hayward.

Post-match, Von Wagner hits the ring and beats Bodhi down, finishing him with an Olympic Slam! He gets Andre up and hits a fireman’s carry neckbreaker!

Robert Stone gets in the ring and gives Wagner a blazer, saying he’s been reinstated and under new management. They’re in cahoots!

We get a Grayson Waller promo where he says his star is shining brighter than ever and he’s got the big man here, one of the biggest stars in Bollywood and now he’s his secret service, protecting the hottest commodity in NXT. He tells LA Knight to read the restraining order properly and sound the bigger words out, because it’d be a shame if he ended up in jail.

But Sanga will want to meet him first.

Io Shirai makes her entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get an update on Odyssey Jones, who has just had successful surgery on his leg and will likely be out until the fall.

Io Shirai vs. Tiffany Stratton

Collar and elbow, Shirai goes behind, standing switch, arm wringer, Stratton cartwheels into a reversal! Io reestablishes her wristlock, reversed, to the corner, Arabian press arm drag! Knee lift, off the ropes, leapfrog, Tiffany stops herself short and sticks her tongue out to taunt Shirai.

Passing her to the floor, whip reversed, flapjack connects and Io kips up out of it! Stomp to the back, crossface in the ropes and Stratton hits a mat slam over the break! Cobra Clutch applied, keeping Io grounded, knee, whip across, handspring body avalanche... NOPE!

Front kick, screaming, kick caught... SHOTEI! Corner knees, scoop and a slam, giant step, up top...

Io Shirai wins by pinfall with the diving moonsault.

Malcolm Bivens cuts a promo saying GUNTHER is an awful name and he should have called himself DUMBASS.

This isn’t a new beginning for Imperium, it’s the beginning of the end, because the Creed Brothers are winning the Dusty and becoming the new tag champs, and then Roderick Strong is gonna chop GUNTHER down like the big Austrian tree he is, but now, the Diamond Mine are challenging Imperium to a six-man.

The Creeds and Roddy talk up how they’re gonna win.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams introduce Ollie Jayy, who sings a song for us.

We see Tony D’Angelo talking to his hat backstage about how he’s gonna beat Cameron Grimes tonight and go on to win the North American Championship, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tiffany Stratton is on the phone with her daddy complaining about her loss when she runs into Wendy Choo.

Wendy tells her not to feel bad because everybody loses to Io, and Tiffany slaps the drink out of her hand and storms off, complaining to daddy about all the freaks in NXT.

Choo says she’s not a freak, she just likes to be comfortable.

Cameron Grimes vs. Tony D’Angelo (NXT North American Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Struggling in the feeling out, Grimes with a wristlock, D’Angelo rolls through into one of his own, Cameron counters with arm drags and a booty shake! Dumping Tony to the floor, big Penalty Kick off the apron! Back inside, putting D’Angelo’s face into the turnbuckles, whip across, Tony with a big belly-to-belly suplex!

Shoulder thrusts in the corner, whip across, Flair Flip sends Grimes crashing to the floor! Back inside, whip across, catch backbreaker for two and we go to break.

Back from commercial, D’Angelo with a double leg for a nearfall, mounted punches, waistlock, Grimes fighting back with back elbows and a judo throw, Frankensteiner connects and he’s fired up! Knee, off the ropes, flying forearm, Tony sidesteps a boot in the corner and throws him with a German suplex... NOPE!

Trading punches, small package for two and then right back to going forearm-for-forearm but the tanks are running low! Off the ropes, crossbody powerslam... NOT ENOUGH! HUGE capture suplex from D’Angelo puts Grimes into the turnbuckles but can’t keep him down! Cameron with a desperate moonsault out of the corner, charging knee, up top, diving crossbody... STILL NO!

Tony bails for a breather, Cameron puts his hat on and Pete Dunne comes out of nowhere with a cricket bat, whacking D’Angelo with it! He goes back inside...

Cameron Grimes wins by pinfall with Cave-In to become #1 contender to the NXT North American Championship.

Bron Breakker runs into an interview in the parking lot.

He says his tag partner next week is no concern to him, and Legado del Fantasma roll up to threaten him.

Tommaso Ciampa appears, LdF runs off, and Bron has his tag partner!

They bump fists.

That’s the show, folks.

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