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WWE NXT results, live blog (Nov. 22, 2022): Carmelo Hayes vs. Wes Lee

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: Wes Lee defends his North American title for the first time against his rival — and former champ — Carmelo Hayes! Plus, Toxic Attraction kicks off the show after Mandy Rose’s latest Isla Dawn-assisted Women’s championship defense, SCRYPTS invades the PC, Wendy Choo stands up to Cora Jade, Ivy Nile battles Kiana James, 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!


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The show opens with a recap of Isla Dawn playing a key role in the main event last week.

Toxic Attraction make their entrance and Mandy Rose takes point on a promo.

She says that’s another one bit the dust, but she’s the only queen in NXT and for 400+ days she’s defended her NXT Championship and now they have to create a revolutionary match just to figure out who her next opponent is gonna be. The Iron Survivor Challenge, and she’s going to be watching NXT Deadline very closely because she can’t wait to see who’s willing to go to war to share a ring with her.

Onto the tag half of the stable—

Enter Kayden Carter and Katana Chance.

They say Toxic Attraction can’t just do what they want and the only reason Mandy is still champion is because of Isla Dawn, and her words aren’t the only phony thing about her. Toxics fire back and say they’ve diminished the value of the titles and will fade right back into obscurity after they win them back, and a brawl breaks out!

That Damn Numbers Game leaves the tag champions laying!

We see Tony D’Angelo rolling up and telling Wes Lee he hasn’t forgotten what he did but he wishes him luck. Lee says it was a misunderstanding but whatever, you know where to find him.

Cora Jade is walking backstage decked out in barbed wire and spikes and telling Wendy Choo how she’s gonna pay, and we go to break.

Backstage, Grayson Waller and Duke Hudson are chatting.

Eventually, Waller says, Duke will show his true colors.

Cora Jade vs. Wendy Choo

Choo hot out the gates, taking her hard into the corner, striking away, whip across, arm wringer, swinging her around and taking her down, hammerlock, Jade breaks with a back elbow and bowls her over with a shoulder block! Drop down, hip toss, a little back and forth gets Wendy two off a schoolboy and she follows with a dropkick!

Big boot in the corner, good night elbow drop comes up empty and Choo pulls Cora out of the ring! Big forearm, overhead arm drag and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jade is in control but Choo sidesteps and she hits the ropes hard! Right hands, whip across, overhead belly-to-belly, handspring Stinger Splash, up to the second, sleepytime crossbody... NOPE! Cora goes and gets a kendo stick but Wendy cuts her off with a boot!

Referee DA Brewer warns Choo off when she picks it up and Jade takes advantage to throw Choo’s drink into her eyes...

Cora Jade wins by pinfall with a half-halch DDT.

We get an Apollo Crews vignette where he talks about his title match at NXT Deadline.

Kiana James is interviewed backstage.

She says the deal for Fallon Henley’s bar fell through due to stupidity and she has a match to win.

Big Body Javier Bernal rolls up to insist that he’s got something bigger than three names this week.

He hands her the Big Body Files, 1347 names of wrestlers he can fight and beat, starting with Axiom. Elon Musk is on the list because he ain’t paying $8 for a checkmark, so he’s a hero to me. Drake, the rapper, is on the list because of his last album, there’s a retired name who’s always up for One More Match, so nice little Christian Cage reference, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Chase U are holding court when Pretty Deadly roll up with a proposition.

They need a poker player and Duke shrugs it off because gambling is against policy, and a brawl breaks out!

Ivy Nile vs. Kiana James

Collar and elbow, into the corner, a shoving match breaks out, Nile with a side headlock, wristlock, James reverses with a leg pick but Ivy stays on her! Kiana with a full nelson, Nile breaks it with ease and traps her in a sunset flip for two! Backbreaker / facebuster combination, putting boots to Ivy!

Whip reversed, backbreaker, cover for one! James going after the knee, calf slicer, Nile gets out and applies a modified octopus and snaps Kiana’s arm back! Folding press for two, shoulder block, scoop and a slam, around the corner kick and James goes crashing to the floor!

Tatum Paxley comes in to keep James from running off, Ivy locks her down...

Ivy Nile wins by submission with Compassionate Release.

The Creed Brothers cut a promo about how intimidation doesn’t affect them and they’ve worked too hard to fear anything with a heartbeat. Indus Sher want respect after attacking them, but when it’s in this ring, it’s just the four of them, and they’ll see them at NXT Deadline.

Isla Dawn cuts a creepy video promo with a Ouija board about the voices that guided her straight to Alba Fyre and how they’re gonna have so much fun together.

SCRYPTS’ in-ring debut is after the break.

Back from commercial, Duke Hudson runs in and breathily admits to Andre Chase that he got into a fight with Pretty Deadly and got them a tag title match tonight.

Chase is excited about it and congratulates Hudson while setting about working on a gameplan.

Guru Raaj vs. SCRYPTS

SCRYPTS (who appears to be Reginald doing closet cosplay of UltraMantis Black) running hot early, whip to the corner, Raaj with a back elbow, Matrix Evasion, tornillo crossbody into mounted punches! Up top...

SCRYPTS wins by pinfall with a front flip seated senton.

Post-match he places a yellow card with his name on it on Guru’s chest.

We see the Schism walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the Schism are seated at a table with an empty chair.

Joe Gacy talks about the fall and says they reflect on what togetherness has brought to their lives, and they recognize a day for giving thanks this week. It’s their duty to reinforce the meaning of togetherness and being thankful.

Ava Raine says every year there are stories of families being torn apart by the holiday, dysfunction the norm, and blood relatives can’t guarantee a united family, but the Schism can be counted on.

Rip Fowler says it’s a day to be grateful to have the food to feed your family and that’s been exploded into gluttony that cannot be contained and it’s a far cry from its intent. Ava Raine goes around ringside and picks out a guy wearing a Vengeance Day t-shirt to bring into the ring.

Jagger Reid talks about how Black Friday has overshadowed Thanksgiving itself, materialism over your believe system, and Gacy introduces the guy as following the traditions of Thanksgiving, and their table is open to new traditions, and tonight they’ll christen a new holiday.

This guy will be a bridge between traditions old and new, forged everlasting, and asks they rise to pledge the Day of Schism Invictus. To refuse anyone who is not the Schism, to build togetherness, four roots and one tree. Raine brings the guy in for a hug as Gacy says they’re no longer inclusive, but rather divisive.

Joe turns him around and thanks him for his sacrifice... ROCK BOTTOM THROUGH THE TABLE!

Trick Williams is interviewed backstage.

He gives all the ways Melo is Money and Wes Lee rolls up to listen and suggest he can watch his guy take the L from the locker room. Trick demures and Wes tries to get him to say that Carmelo Hayes can’t win without him at ringside. Williams says Melo doesn’t need him, Lee celebrates and high fives the interviewer, and we’re done.

Zoey Stark makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package about how much Bron Breakker likes going out on his motorboat and fishing.

We see a TikTok from Sol Ruca about how negative Zoey Stark is and how she’s gonna tell that to her face tonight.

Sol Ruca vs. Zoey Stark

Stark in control early, waistlock takedown, smashing Ruca into the corner, handspring away, leapfrog, dropkick, Zoey cuts the rally off with a superkick that almost ends it here and now! Stark out to the floor, trapping Sol in the ring skirt and beating her down! Back inside, basement dropkick cuts her off and Zoey throws her back inside.

Cover for two, Ruca comes back strong, dropkick for a nearfall! Sunset flip, Stinger splash, scoop and a powerslam! Stark sidesteps a dropkick...

Zoey Stark wins by pinfall with a sliding knee.

Post-match, Nikkita Lyons comes down and beats Zoey down! Knockout right, flash kick but Stark gets away by fractions of an inch!

Edris Enofe and Malik Blade are in the parking lot invited Von Wagner into the party van. Wagner says they’ve got a lot of swag and he’s got his dancing shoes on. Edris and Malik are excited but he makes fun of them and calls them mediocre losers.

Von predictably attacks and beats them down, tearing Enofe’s sweater vest before security separates them.

Chase U make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a Charlie Dempsey vignette about his training and inspirations and how he’ll make the rest of the roster scream when he stretches them in the ring.

Chase U (Andre Chase & Duke Hudson) vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) (c) (NXT Tag Team Championship)

Hudson and Prince to start, Duke right in there with a big right hand! Wilson tags in, whip to the corner, Hudson follows it with a big side slam for two! Kit with elbows, backing Chase into the corner, blind tag sets up a victory roll, roll-through Gedo clutch for two for Andre!

Big headlock takeover, Chase grinding Elton down, tag to Kit and a comeback, double splash for a nearfall! Andre off the ropes with a boot, double leg, Wilson kicks him off but Chase is a step ahead, rana pin... NOPE! Side Russian legsweep and the C-H-A-S-E-U stomps send us to break!

Back from commercial, Pretty Deadly in control and working Chase over. Andre with a jawbreaker, Prince cuts him off and works him over in the corner! More quick tags, Elton falls to the floor and accidentally crashes through Thea Hail! Duke Hudson is busy checking on her, Andre wants the tag but nobody’s there!

Fireman’s carry double knee gutbuster gets the champions two, Hudson with a hot tag and elbows and bodyslams ahoy! He even slams Chase onto Elton, fired up and raising the roof! Right hand jabs, a little Flip, Flop, & Fly... PRINCE BREAKS IT UP! Body blows, dumping Elton to the floor, Duke tags an unsteady Chase in and he flops to the mat! Picking Kit up, but Andre is busy with Prince and Hudson boots his own teacher!

Pretty Deadly take advantage...

Pretty Deadly win by pinfall with Spilt Milk on Andre Chase to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship.

We get a Roxanne Perez TikTok from a house show where Indi Hartwell berates her for palling around backstage making TikToks instead of watching the show and learning.

We see Carmelo Hayes and Wes Lee walking backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Kayden Carter and Katana Chance run into Nikkita Lyons.

Lyons says she doesn’t regret the things she said about them but admits that she and Zoey Stark weren’t a real team. They say she’s a badass and if Zoey can’t see that, it’s her loss. Nikkita offers to be their third against Toxic Attraction and they’re all laughs and smiles about it.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Wes Lee (c) (NXT North American Championship)

Collar and elbow, struggling, Hayes breaks with a straight right hand! Lee with a spear, taking him down, to the floor, fighting at ringside, back inside, Wes tells him it ain’t gonna be that easy and they keep trading hands! Pump kick from Carmelo, tijeras from Lee, side headlock, we get a stalemate and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Hayes has a cutthroat choke locked in but Lee fights to his feet, hard whip into the turnbuckles and Carmelo stays in control! Trading wild punches, Wes with a strike rush, snapmare into a dropkick to the back! Off the ropes with an uppercut, rolling snapmare driver sets up a spike Frankensteiner... NOT ENOUGH!

Inside cradle from the challenger for two, La Mistica facebuster... STILL NO! Hayes goes up top, nobody home, Lee right on him with a Meteora... SO CLOSE! Trick Williams comes to ringside, Wes off the ropes and he takes Williams out with a tope con giro! Handspring violence sets him up, fisherman lift...

Wes Lee wins by pinfall with a fisherman Michinoku Driver to retain the NXT North American Championship.

Post-match, Wes Lee’s celebration is interrupted by cage doors opening on the tron and Donovan Dijak appears behind him! FEAST YOUR EYES! Commentary calls him Dijak! Let’s go!

That’s the show, folks.

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