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.
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Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: It’s Dolph Ziggler’s first show as NXT champion, but Bron Breakker is probably going to try and make The Show-Off’s reign a short one. He’ll know where to find him, since Ziggler is on Miz TV! Plus, qualifying for the Stand & Deliver North American championship ladder match begins when Santos Escobar takes on Cameron Grimes, NXT UK star A-Kid debuts against Kushida, former(?) tag partners Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta try to prove who the better woman is, Tiffany Stratton tries to make Sarray pay for disrespecting her... 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!
WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MAR. 15
Just let me catch my breath... I’ve heard the promises, I’ve seen the mistakes, I’ve had my fair share of tough breaks. I need a new voice, a new law, a new way, take the time, reevaluate. It’s time to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks!
The show opens with a memorial graphic for the late great Scott Hall.
We get a recap of Dolph Ziggler winning the NXT Championship last week.
The Miz makes his entrance to host MizTV.
He talks about what a big deal him coming to NXT is and introduces his guest on MizTV, NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler and his Dirty Dawg, Robert Roode.
Ziggler says this just feels right and welcomes Miz to his NXT. Miz shows up footage of Bron Breakker storming into the Performance Center this morning looking for Dolph, and Robert reminds us that there are no rules in a three-way, and he respects the rules, so you’re looking at the new champ.
Enter LA Knight.
He says if Bron Breakker isn’t here to challenge for the title tonight, he’s not gonna wait, and he’s challenging Ziggler to a match. Dolph says he’s a fighting champion but he only fights superstars, maybe next time kid. Miz backs him up and says LA might be a tremendous performer and he’ll be a major player, just not yet.
Knight says Dolph can say this is his show all he likes but he wants to be shown, and Ziggler tells him to listen as hard as he can: The NXT Champ only wrestles in the main event, and the day he figures out when that is, he can find him there.
Miz plays hype man for the match and we have a main event!
We see Cameron Grimes and Legado del Fantasma walking backstage ahead of their match.
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their entrance to join the commentary team and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Cora Jade is interviewed.
She says her message is simple— Toxic Attraction will have hell to pay. Raquel Gonzalez will be out four to six weeks and she knows they’ll be looking for her, because she stole their title belts.
Cameron Grimes vs. Santos Escobar (NXT North American Championship Qualifying Match)
Back and forth in the feeling out, Escobar with a knee, front chancery, reversed and a right hand to the face, putting boots to Grimes in the ropes. Pressing the attack, punches and chops in the ropes, whip across, Cameron snaps off a Frankensteiner and starts to get back into it!
Penalty Kick off the apron blocked when LdF run interference and Santos takes him off his feet and into the apron to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Grimes back body drops Escobar to the apron, eats an enzuigiri, springboard axehandle, only two! Cameron with a Frankensteiner, charging forearm, another one, clothesline sends Santos to the floor and Grimes hits a cannonball over LdF to wipe him out!
Back inside, crossbody powerslam connects... NOT ENOUGH! Santos catches him on a dive...
Santos Escobar wins by pinfall with the Phantom Driver, qualifying for the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match at Stand and Deliver.
We get a video package for Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray about how their team is held together by mutual dislike of their enemies.
Dakota Kai and Wendy Choo are in the locker room and Choo reassures her about the finals before Toxic Attraction roll up looking for Cora Jade and their title belts.
We get an A-Kid vignette to send us to break.
A-Kid vs. KUSHIDA
Test of strength, KUSHIDA grabs a wristlock and takes him down. A-Kid with a headscissors, cranking it in, turning up the speed with a little lucha libre, dropkick takes KUSHIDA off his feet but he’s able to wrench the wrist to get back into it. Snapmare, A-Kid pops up, bit KUSHIDA grabs a cross armbar!
Reversed, KUSHIDA breaks free, big chops, double leg into a Boston Crab. Forearms and chops, hip toss into a dropkick, cover for two! Kid with a German suplex, northern lights suplex with the bridge, cover for two! Pop-up Alarm Clock after some back and forth in the corner, trading shoulder armbreakers!
Kick sends KUSHIDA reeling, forearms and chops, A-Kid capitalizes...
A-Kid wins by pinfall with a DDT, earning a spot in a qualifying match for the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match against Grayson Waller next week.
Santos Escobar is interviewed backstage.
He says he’s the greatest luchador of all time and at Stand and Deliver, it’s his time and he’ll win the NXT North American Championship.
Rey Mysterio, the actual greatest luchador of all time, rolls up and shakes Santos’ hand. Dominik is with him and they have a little back and forth because Rey thinks Dom is the next greatest luchador. Dominik says he didn’t come here to talk.
And so we go to break.
Sarray vs. Tiffany Stratton
Stratton attacks Sarray before she can use grandma’s necklace to summon her ring gear!
Sarray gets her in the ring and we get a match! Running dropkick connects, Tiffany ducks a second attempt, handspring splash in the corner! Springboard into a corkscrew...
Tiffany Stratton wins by pinfall with a corkscrew Vader Bomb.
GUNTHER talks to LA Knight backstage and says he doesn’t respect the fact that he uses words to get what he wants.
Knight says he’d be happy to offer a title match and GUNTHER says he’s an embarrassment to the sport
Tommaso Ciampa is shown walking backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Jacy Jayne is prowling backsatage and she found her tag title belt. She tugs at it experimentally to try and trigger any traps, before pulling on it and swinging a gate shut on herself. Cora Jade locks her in and runs off!
Tommaso Ciampa makes his entrance and gets on the mic, perched on the turnbuckles.
He says he wants to take an opportunity tonight to talk about gratitude. Sometimes he still, to this day, just looks around and takes it all in: this is his life. He says he’s always had this deep down inner feeling that if he just got one chance to run with the ball, man would he run with it, and that opportunity came in NXT, for WWE, the largest promotion on the planet.
That’s gratitude, and he knows we all know this, but since coming to NXT success wasn’t something that came immediately or easily, and together we’ve been from DIY underdog to the Glorious bombs to the NXT tag titles to the Blackheart to the single greatest NXT Champion of all time.
He’d love to call it some kind of do-it-yourself story, but the truth is this was never about doing it himself, because he always had us with him to cheer him on and boo him at his best. He talks about what could be next and if there’s a perfect way to close this chapter, but he doesn’t have an answer for that.
But he does know it’s rare in life to have the opportunity to say thank you before it’s too late, and tonight is that opportunity for him.
Tony D’Angelo slides in the ring behind him and leaves a crowbar on the ground before getting on the mic.
He says he could have hit him with the crowbar but he respects him enough to come in this ring face to face, man to man, and he’s been thinking to himself lately, who does he need to beat to get in the history books? And here he stands in front of that guy.
Tom has been the face of NXT for a while now and it’d be an honor if he’d throw hands with Tony D’Angelo at NXT Stand and Deliver. He offers a hand but it’s a ruse to kick Ciampa low! He grabs him by the face and says he’s going to be the new don of NXT before kissing him.
We see Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta backstage to send us to break.
Indi Hartwell vs. Persia Pirotta
Pirotta knocks Hartwell back, knee to the midsection, whip to the corner, waistlock, Indi struggles free, shove off, duck a lariat, run into a boot, Persia gets two! Lawn Dart into the turnbuckles, cover for two! Hartwell comes back with a bulldog out of the corner, Duke Hudson cheering Pirotta on but Dexter Lumis comes from out of the ring with the distraction...
Indi Hartwell wins by pinfall with a folding press.
Post-match, the two couples square up and trade kisses in some sort of aggressive display of heterosexuality.
Gigi Dolin finds her title belt propped on a dumpster and has no choice but to climb in to retrieve it, and of course, taking the belt makes the lid close on her and Cora Jade lowers the forks on a forklift to trap her inside!
Jade remarks that she’s got one left and we go to break.
Dominik Mysterio vs. Raul Mendoza
Dom with a sunset flip early, not even one, headscissors, Mendoza lands on his feet, big forearm, knuckle lock sets up a double jump lucha arm drag! Dropkick, up top, Raul picks him out of the turnbuckles, Cobra Clutch applied and Mysterio struggles against him until he breaks the hold!
Crossbody, tijeras, up and over to the apron, a right hand, Dominik up top but Elektra Lopez runs interference and Mendoza cracks an enzuigiri across his head! Fallon Henley counters her influence, Briggs and Jensen show up, and Rey Mysterio decks Santos Escobar!
Dominik gets him on the second, 619, off the top...
Dominik Mysterio wins by pinfall with a frog splash.
We get the Scott Hall tribute video again and go to break.
Back from commercial, Cora Jade is on the prowl.
She says it’d be a shame if Mandy Rose’s new car got vandalized. She discards her spray paint and opens the door, getting in and putting the title belt on the passenger side, but Mandy is in the back seat and attacks her! They brawl around the parking lot, Rose gets the better of her and tags her back with spray paint before reclaiming her title with her teammates.
The Creed Brothers slide into the ring.
They complain about being blindsided and cost their title match last week, and says heads are gonna roll, and call their mystery attackers down to the ring.
Wes Lee gets on the mic and says he hopes they see that they weren’t the ones that attacked them, and they even made it a point of standing up for them, but they had to go and throw it away?
They say it’s funny to see these teams arguing about titles they’re never going to win anyway. MSK say Imperium are hiding in the crowd when they’re face to face, and Fabian Aichner offers a triple threat tag title match at Stand & Deliver.
Cameron Grimes is interviewed backstage.
He talks about how his father passed right after he signed with NXT and he promised him he’d win a title but it’s just been three years of disappointment.
LA Knight makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Malcolm Bivens is interrogating tag teams to find out who attacked the Creeds.
Grizzled Young Veterans and Edris Enofe & Malik Blade are both denying any responsibility for the attacks, and the Creeds roll up to add to the bickering and finger GYV for it. Bivens challenges them to a match next week and they’re on!
Commentary hypes up the Stand & Deliver card, including new addition Mandy Rose vs. Cora Jade.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. LA Knight (NXT Championship)
Collar and elbow, Knight with a front chancery but Ziggler backs him in the ropes and breaks dirty with a kick to the midsection! Snapmare into a reverse chinlock, lariat into a top wristlock, trading arm wringers and Dolph lands a few hard right hands before scraping his bootlaces across LA’s face!
Jumping neckbreaker, cover for two, knocking Ziggler to the floor with a lariat and catching him with a snap scoop powerslam for two when he returns to the ring!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Ziggler in control with a bodyscissors sleeper hold on the mat! Knight manages to ram him into the corner to break the hold, Dolph charges in but the Fameasser is countered into a powerbomb! Right hands, LA running hot, putting boots in the turnbuckles!
We see Bron Breakker arriving at the arena after having been sent home earlier today. Knight sets Ziggler up in the turnbuckles and climbs to join him. Jockeying for position, LA hits a superplex! Slow to capitalize, cover... NOT ENOUGH! Back suplex attempt, Robert Roode runs interference, LA gets him back up... BURNING HAMMER BUT ZIGGLER GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPES!
Dolph catches him...
Dolph Ziggler wins by pinfall with a superkick, retaining the NXT Championship.
Post-match, Bron Breakker makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He says he’s not gonna wait and he wants his rematch at Stand & Deliver! Roode steps up to him and gets dropped with one punch! Ziggler holds up the title and says any time, any place, Stand & Deliver sounds damn good to him.
That’s the show, folks.