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WWE NXT Vengeance Day results, live blog (Feb. 15, 2022): Breakker vs. Escobar

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 SyFy.

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: Bron Breakker defends his NXT championship against Santos Escobar, Cameron Grimes goes after Carmelo Hayes’ North American title, and Women’s Tag champs Toxic Attraction try to fend off a challenge from Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta. Plus, MSK and The Creeds face off with the Dusty Cup on the line, Pete Dunne & Tony D’Angelo step into a steel cage to settle their score, 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!


If I’d started from the top and worked my way down, there’d be no reason to live forever, but instead I’m here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a video package based around Toxic Attraction texting each other about all the feuds of the day.

Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo (Weaponized Steel Cage Match)

Dunne taking it right to him, grabbing a chair off the wall and beating D’Angelo down with it! Tony reverses into a Falcon Arrow through a trash can, Dunne smashes his injured hand with a toolbox and then brings a wrench to bear on his fingers! Bending the hand back... BICEP STOMP!

Up in the corner, D’Angelo beats him down, jockeying for position over the cage... TONY HITS THE SUPERPLEX OFF THE CAGE! Tony gets ziptie cuffs and handcuffs Pete’s arms behind his back! Fishhooking Dunne’s mouth, Pete gets a no-hands triangle choke and D’Angelo deadlifts him up into the powerbomb!

Hammerlock DDT follows, cover... NOPE! Drawing Dunne up, taking him to the table leaned in the corner at the behest of the crowd, powerbomb reversed into a no-hands guillotine choke! Tony luckily falls into the toolbox and gets wire cutters to snip the cuffs and break the hold!

D’Angelo throws him into the cage wall and climbs up to get a crowbar but Dunne powerbombs him into the table! Dragging him out, cover... NOPE! Tony reaches for the crowbar, Pete stomps his hands and whacks him with the cricket bat, Bitter End... D’ANGELO KICKS OUT!

Dunne has the crowbar, Tony with the low blow and the fisherman buster... NO GOOD! Pete grabs another crowbar out of the corner and takes D’Angelo out at the knees with it, pumphandle...

Pete Dunne wins by pinfall with Bitter End.

We get a video package where Raquel Gonzalez calls Cora Jade at 5AM to train for the Dusty Classic.

We get dueling promos from the Creed Brothers and MSK about how they’re going to win the Dusty Classic.

Footage of Carmelo Hayes and Cameron Grimes arriving at the arena earlier follows.

Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta vs. Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) (c) (NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Toxics hot out the gates, attacking before introductions and beating Pirotta and Hartwell down. We finally get a bell, Jayne decks Pirotta with a rolling elbow but the crossbody gets turned into a fallaway slam! Tag to Indi, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker sets up a lariat for two!

Distraction sends Hartwell crashing to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Persia gets the hot tag after a little back and forth, Stinger Splash sets up a Lawn Dart and then a German suplex and she’s running hot! More back and forth, Persia gets taken out on the floor, Indi goes for a slingshot but Jayne trips her up, Gigi covers her but she kicks out!

Tag to Jacy, a little Total Elimination...

Toxic Attraction win by pinfall with Total Elimination on Indi Hartwell to retain the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Amari Miller and Wendy Choo are walking backstage and Choo asks if she has a partner for the Dusty and Amari says she wishes she’d have asked last week because she found a partner already. Wendy says that’s cool and wishes her luck before thumbs-downing her as soon as she’s out of frame.

She finds Dakota Kai nearby and asks her if she wants to team in the Dusty, but Kai talks to nobody and Choo tells her to let her know.

Grayson Waller and Sanga roll up to the arena and meet with a couple cops who are definitely not indie wrestlers in rented uniforms, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a vignette of Brooks Jensen reporting back to Josh Briggs about his date with Kayden Carter.

Briggs berates Jensen about getting friendzoned, the bartender agrees, and Brooks laments his fate.

LA Knight makes his entrance and goes to get on the mic—

Enter Grayson Waller and his definitely real cops.

He plays a video package of LA attacking him and violating his restraining order. Knight says he’ll let the officers do their job and claims he has the right to explain himself, and he offers his own video evidence and claims that page two of the restraining order says that if Waller touches him it’s invalid, and thus, he’s in the clear.

Grayson claims that that’s not how it works in Australian law and slowly realizes what a bad spot he’s in as the cops leave. Knight drops him with a lariat into mounted punches, kicks in the corner, and closes the segment standing tall.

Backstage, Indi and Persia do a postmortem on their loss and Pirotta’s fired up to go and win the Dusty. Dexter Lumis rolls up and Hartwell leaves with him.

Duke Hudson rolls up and offers Persia his hand and they leave together.

We get a Black History Month vignette and go to break.

Back from commercial, Tommaso Ciampa talks about building his brand up and still people act like none of it matters, like NXT is some minor-league farm system.

They think that they’re better than him, Dolph Ziggler thinks that he’s better than Tommaso Ciampa, but he’s mistaken loyalty for fear.

We get a Carmelo Hayes hype reel.

Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Cameron Grimes (NXT North American Championship)

Collar and elbow, struggling in the middle of the ring to a stalemate. Grimes with an arm wringer into an armbar, Hayes reverses, fireman’s carry for one and Cameron is getting into Carmelo’s head! Waistlock, armbar, another arm wringer into a cover for one and right back into a kneeling armbar to grind the champion down!

Hayes reverses with an arm drag into one of his own, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, cartwheel over and Grimes is feeling himself! Right hands, chest kicks, Carmelo turns it around with strikes of his own and a lariat sweeps Cameron off his feet! Pass to the floor, Trick Williams runs interference and Hayes is able to trip him up on the apron!

Back inside, charging in, catch the boot, enzuigiri connects! Springboard leg drop follows and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Hayes has a top wristlock applied in the middle of the ring. Referee DA Brewer is on top of checking if Grimes wishes to continue, he gets to his feet and slings Carmelo over his shoulder to break it! Boots up in the corner, up and over, duck a lariat, crossbody powerslam in the middle of the ring but he’s slow to capitalize!

Back and forth, Grimes with big lariats, Hayes gets a boot up in the corner, tilt-a-whirl reversed into a Bossman Slam... NOPE! Carmelo with a Codebreaker to set up a springboard lariat, cover... STILL NO! Superkick gets Grimes a tight two, chest kicks follow, Trick runs interference but Hayes runs into him!

Poison Frankensteiner, Cameron punts Williams off the apron, diving crossbody... CARMELO KICKS OUT! Off the apron, Cave-In takes Trick out for real, Hayes blasts Grimes into the lexan barrier and throws him back in the ring! Off the ropes, La Mistica, cover... NOT HAPPENING!

Arm-trap crossface applied in the middle of the ring, Trick holds the ropes back but Grimes reverses to a pin anyway! Snapping his neck over the apron, Carmelo off the top...

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with the diving guillotine leg drop to retain the NXT North American Championship.

We get a Dusty Classic hype reel and go to break.

Back from commercial, we go backstage with Kay Lee Ray and Io Shirai.

KLR smashes stuff with her bat and offers Io a shot. Shirai demures, but Kay convinces her that she wants to smash stuff and she takes the bat and goes to town and they bond over it. Zoey Stark arrives and complains about the miss and Io smashes her coffee cup.

Another Dusty Classic hype reel follows.

Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed) vs. MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals)

Brutus and Carter to start, Creed dominating the mat game, tag to Julius, snapping off a fireman’s carry, Nash gets away, tag to Lee and they chop Creed down with kicks and stomps! Beautiful tope con giro from Wes, putting Julius back inside, slingshot into backflips but Creed puts him down!

Roll-through gutwrench, tossing him into the top rope and then sending MSK crashing to the floor to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Brutus is laying down some vicious ground-and-pound on Lee! Tags made, Carter lighting Julius up, flapjack into a snap German suplex and he’s fired up! Right hands and kicks, legsweep into a Penalty Kick, superkick to Brutus! Nash slingshot to the apron, the assisted shooting star press to the floor!

Lee tags in, corkscrew dive, cover for two! Carter gets sent to the floor but comes back in time to land a superkick and a double stomp but Brutus breaks the pin up! The match breaks down, Julius lighting him up...

Creed Brothers win by pinfall with a falling lariat from Julius on Nash Carter, winning the 2022 Dusty Classic.

The Creeds raise the cup in front of Malcolm Bivens.

We get another Nikkita Lyons video package, and she’ll be debuting next week.

Imperium are in the ring.

...GUNTHER (sigh) gets on the mic and corrects the ring announcer on the pronunciation of his name. Fabian Aichner congratulates the Creeds on winning the Dusty and earning a shot at the tag titles, but says all it will be is an opportunity. Marcel Barthel says you have to suffer to learn what Imperium stands for.

GUNTHER says he’s going to set his eyes on championship gold himself, and he’s gonna watch Bron Breakker and Santos Escobar very closely tonight.

Enter Solo Sikoa.

He says on the island you find the biggest and baddest dude and smack the taste out of him mouth, and that’s exactly what he’s about to do. He hops on the apron and says he doesn’t care how you say your name, he’s gonna wipe the mat with the Ring General and make him his bitch.

Dolph Ziggler is interviewed backstage.

He says Ciampa is the pulse of NXT, and next week he’s going to stop the pulse and any chance he has of becoming NXT Champion. Furthermore, he’s gonna be watching the NXT title match closely.

Legado del Fantasma make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial,, Pete Dunne congratulates Carmelo Hayes on retaining the title but indicates that he’s coming for it.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show.

Bron Breakker (c) vs. Santos Escobar (NXT Championship)

Collar and elbow, Breakker rams him into the corner and breaks at the referee’s behest. Back to the lockup, this time Bron shoves him away across the ring! Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, back to the headlock, shot off again, this time Breakker gator rolls his way into a delayed vertical suplex, marching Escobar around the ring on his way to the impact!

Bron with a lariat, shoulder thrusts in the corner, action to the floor and finally Santos is able to get some real offense in and throws Bron into the steel steps! Back inside, cover for two, pressing the attack, kneeling armbar applied. Big senton connects, again just a nearfall!

Breakker with body blows in the corner, turning Escobar around and lighting him up with punches! Boot up in the corner, Santos smashes him into the turnbuckles, corner knees, dragging the champion out onto the steel steps for a Boston Crab of sorts! Smashing Bron’s face into the steel, back inside and into a kneeling armbar!

Wrenching back, bending the fingers, shifting to a rear chinlock to grind the champion down. Clubbing blows, Bron down and out but he’s able to fire up and come back hard! Tilt-a-whirl powerslam, Elektra Lopez runs interference, Dolph Ziggler runs in and lands a superkick, Santos covers... BRON KICKS OUT!

Ziggler loses his mind at ringside, he slides in the ring but Tommaso Ciampa pulls him out and they brawl to the back! Escobar on his feet, trying to figure out what’s next, charging in, tornado DDT connects! Breakker down and out, Santos goes up top, frog splash, nobody home!

Fireman’s carry, Phantom Driver denied, Bron spears him out of his boots! THE STRAPS ARE DOWN! Military press...

Bron Breakker wins by pinfall with the military press powerslam to retain the NXT Championship.

Bron stares into the camera with intensity.

That’s the show, folks.

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