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WWE NXT results, live blog (April 12, 2022): Three title matches

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: Dakota Kai tries to rebound from losing the NXT Women’s Tag titles (and her tag partner to SmackDown) by going after Women’s champ Mandy Rose! Solo Sikoa gets first shot at new North American champion Cameron Grimes, while five teams compete in a Gauntlet Match to see who replaces MSK as NXT Tag champs. All that, 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!


You’ll never make me leave, I wear this on my sleeve. You wanna follow something, give me a better cause to lead. Just give me what I need, give me a reason to believe, and I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of Bron Breakker’s WrestleMania weekend and defeat of GUNTHER last week.

Cameron Grimes (c) vs. Solo Sikoa (NXT North American Championship)

Back from commercial, both men trading forearms in the middle of the ring, Sikoa with a vicious headbutt and then a shoulder block in the corner. Sidestep the charge, Grimes snaps off a Frankensteiner! He follows it up with a German suplex, they go back to trading strikes, Solo ducks the Cave-In but the crossbody powerslam connects... NOPE!

Sikoa hits a Samoan drop... GRIMES KICKS OUT! Solo up top, he wants the diving splash but Cameron pops up and runs to meet him! Right hands, jockeying for position, Trick Williams runs in and Sikoa knocks him down and dives on him but when he comes back in...

Cameron Grimes wins by pinfall with Cave-In to retain the NXT North American Championship.

Post-match, Carmelo Hayes attacks Grimes but Sikoa drops him with a single right hand! Williams returns to the ring and posts Solo before putting boots to Cameron and helping his pal Carmelo with the beatdown.

Grayson Waller cuts a promo about how pissed off his pal Sanga is about them having to wrestle multiple teams tonight, and the big man’s gonna shred the other teams and then hand him the tag titles on a platter.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Malcolm Bivens cuts a promo on Pretty Deadly, calling them pretty stupid if they think they can beat the Creed Brothers.

We see footage of Diamond Mine pulling their entry number for the gauntlet tonight and they seem pretty happy about it.

Bron Breakker makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says Joe Gacy got his attention last week. His dad is safe and sound, and he challenges Gacy to be a real tough guy and come down and face him in the ring.

Joe appears in the woods in front of a fire. He says it was a pleasure to get to know Bron’s dad last week, and now he knows some things about Breakker, too. Like he’s tough, because his dad took a beating well. After they let him free, they realized he left his Hall of Fame ring behind, and that ring is his family’s life’s work.

A family can only be tested by fire, he says, and he drops the ring into the flames and laughs.

Toxic Attraction are interviewed in their locker room.

Mandy Rose says they called their shot last week, and now they have all their gold again. So tonight, she’s gonna go out there and beat Dakota Kai and make sure everyone knows that they’re the measuring stick that nobody in NXT can reach.

Jacket Time are getting hyped backstage when Von Wagner charges into them and beats them down!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see Bron Breakker storming out of the arena and running into an interview.

He’s too mad to give comment and drives off.

We see Nikkita Lyons getting mic’d up for a sit-down interview.

Robert Stone and Von Wagner are in the ring.

Stone says it looks like Jacket Time has ran outta time, and with what Wagner just did to them, we’ll never see them again. This is Von Wagner’s world and we’re just living in it.

Ikemen Jiro limps to the ring and sends Wagner packing with an enzuigiri!

He gets on the mic and says he’s gonna kick Von’s ass and we have a match!

Ikemen Jiro vs. Von Wagner

Jiro in hot from the jump, mounted punches in the turnbuckles, Wagner slips out and blasts him with a lariat before dropping an elbow! Headbutt, elbow drop, whip across, fallaway slam connects! He’s got Ikemen in a bear hug, I can hardly bear it! Jiro gets out, superkick connects, he goes up top, senton atomico... VON KICKS OUT!

Fireman’s carry...

Von Wagner wins by pinfall with an Attitude Adjustment.

Post-match, Wagner press slams Jiro into the crowd!

Nikkita Lyons has a sit-down interview.

He starts to give a considered answer when Lash Legend rolls up and blasts her with a boot! Norman Smiley shows up to attend to Lyons.

Dakota Kai makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a replay of Jiro getting chucked into the crowd by Von Wagner.

Pretty Deadly cut a promo about how they’re gonna win the tag titles in their first match, and we see them getting their gauntlet draw, which they are also pleased about.

Dakota Kai vs. Mandy Rose (c) (NXT Women’s Championship)

Collar and elbow, feeling out gives way to Kai being in control, whip reversed, Jacy Jayne runs interference but Dakota boots Rose off the apron and dives on Toxic Attraction to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Rose has a bodyscissors locked on in the middle of the ring! Kai with a back roll but Mandy counters with a wheelbarrow facebuster for two! Dakota with a snapmare into a double stomp, flying mare puts Rose into the corner, side Russian legsweep for two!

Kick combo, Kairopractor, slow to capitalize but she’s running hot! Gigi Dolin distracts referee Darryl Sharma, Kai boots Jayne off the apron and grabs the title belt she drops but Rose is ready...

Mandy Rose wins by pinfall with a knee strike to retain the NXT Women’s Championship.

Post-match, Wendy Choo gets on the apron dual-wielding Super Soakers and she drenches Toxic Attraction!

Joe Gacy is in the woods again.

He cuts a promo about social media and emotion and the court of public opinion, saying that the truth is what people believe, not what they know. And people don’t know what they want until you tell them what they need. He’s going to cut Bron down to size but he’ll keep one thing, and at that he pulls the hot Hall of Fame ring out of the embers and puts it on his finger, burning it.

Cora Jade is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Legado del Fantasma are chatting in the locker room when Tony D’Angelo rolls up.

He says they had a little misunderstanding last week, so no disrespect but if things don’t go their way this week, he’s offering a little taste, a peace offering. He pulls an envelope out of his jacket and gives it to Santos Escobar, but Escobar gives it right back and says the respect of his family is worth way more than that.

Cora Jade makes her entrance and gets on the mic.

She says WrestleMania week was the most important of her entire life, and it was bigger than she could have ever imagined, and the best part was her parents got to sit in the second row and watch her. Trhoguh all that, she got in there with three incredibly talented women and held her own.

She came up short, and life doesn’t always work out how you want, and that sucks. She thought she wanted to be NXT Women’s Champion before going into Stand & Deliver, but coming so close she NEEDS to be NXT Women’s Champion. And if you think this is some other promo about redirecting her focus, it’s not, the goal remains the same.

When she was eight years old she wrote in a notebook that she was going to become a champion in WWE and she meant that and she’s going to bust ass to make sure it happens. She mentions various stars she looked up to and says one day her name will be right there with them—

Enter Natalya, who Cora named on her list.

Nattie gets on the mic and says this building brings back so many memories, and it’s good to finally meet Cora Jade, and she introduces herself. Jade fangirls all over her, saying she was her first favorite and her first action figure and this is surreal.

Cora says she messaged her on Twitter after a house show when she was ten years old, and Natalya says she remembers that night and she remembers DMing her the night she debuted and she finally saw her message from 2011 and it blows her away that she inspired her and pointed to the right girl on that night.

Destiny is always chasing and she sees her now, sweet and humble and kind and gorgeous but more than anything she has passion for this and she loves that. Jade says she thinks she can pass out and die now, and Nattie says to trust her when she says this— she’s mentored and trained and competed against some of the greatest women in WWE history.

She looks around backstage and she sees the landscape, and Cora Jade is the future of the women’s division, but the future is bleak— SHE HAULS OFF AND SLAPS CORA ACROSS THE FACE BEFORE PUTTING HER IN THE SHARPSHOOTER! JADE FRANTICALLY TAPS OUT BUT SHE WON’T LET GO!

Backstage, Fallon Henley is hanging out with Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen while they hype themselves up for the tag team gauntlet.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for NXT UK’s Nathan Frazer, making his way to mainline NXT soon.

Draco Anthony vs. Xyon Quinn

Mat grappling in the feeling out, Anthony piefacing Quinn in the corner and getting turned around for his trouble! Biel across, Draco explodes off the ropes with a lariat! But Xyon is able to overwhelm him eventually...

Xyon Quinn wins by pinfall with the elbow strike.

Natalya is seen walking backstage when a woman steps forward to challenge her.

She accepts and puts the entire division on notice.

Creed Brothers make their entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta are backstage with their men bickering more.

Persia pitches Indi on teaming their guys up, Duke Hudson doesn’t like it and neither does Dexter Lumis but they agree for the sake of their women.

Briggs and Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed) vs. Grayson Creed & Sanga vs. Legado del Fantasma (Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza) vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) (NXT Tag Team Championship Gauntlet Match)

Legado del Fantasma are our second team in the match.

Brutus and Raul to start, Mendoza knocks both Creeds to the floor, tag to Wilde, off the ropes, assisted springboard dive to the floor to take the Creeds out! Back inside, LdF running the heat segment, the Creeds overcome and lock stereo ankle locks in but Mendoza and Wilde sling them into each other!

Brutus throwing axehandles with abandon, tags made, Raul with a springboard dropkick, Wilde is legal, 450 splash... NOPE! Brutus tags in...

Creed Brothers eliminate Legado del Fantasma by pinfall.

Briggs and Jenson are out third but Elektra Lopez piefaces Fallon Henley on her way out!

Briggs and Jensen brawl with the Creeds and we go to break!

Back from commercial, the Creeds have Briggs on the back foot and Julius tags in. Sidestep, Josh hits a big lariat and he’s fired up! A big double powerbomb plants Creed through the announce desk! Back inside, Briggs with a pounce, he and Jensen throw punches on everybody and Brooks locks a rear chinlock on Creed!

Big boot knocks Julius out but there’s a legal man malfunction so we get an assisted powerbomb but Creed kicks out! Another nearfall but Brutus breaks it up! Brutus tags in, Julius with one last desperate gasp to keep Josh out of it...

Creed Brothers eliminate Briggs and Jensen by pinfall with the falling lariat from Brutus Creed on Brooks Jensen.

Grayson Waller and Sanga are out fourth.

Sanga boots Creed to the mat, cover... NOPE! Working Julius over while Waller watches one-armed from the apron, Sanga shoves hi mto the floor and tags Grayson in. Waller decks Brutus with the bad arm and throws the sling off, making it clear that he’s healed and sending us to break.

Back from commercial, Waller has Brutus in a reverse chinlock but he counters with a back suplex! Julius tags in, off the ropes, high energy, chop block connects, tag to Brutus, Grayson knocks Julius away with a jab but Sanga comes in with a nerve hold... AND BRUTUS CREED SUPLEXES HIM!

Julius tags in, cartwheel spinebuster on the big man! Falling lariat...

Creed Brothers eliminate Grayson Waller & Sanga by pinfall with the falling lariat from Julius Creed on Sanga.

Pretty Deadly are out last, naturally.

Pretty Deadly attack Julius with abandon, Prince starts with him as we get the match proper and he rams Creed with shoulder thrusts. Big back elbow, cover... NOPE! Rear chinlock applied, crossface strikes, tag to Wilson. He comes in with body blows and kicks, briefly grabbing an Achilles Lock before repeated elbow drops and a tag to Elton.

Knee lift, falling elbow leg pick and a tag to Kit. Heat segment rolls on, Julius fights back into it enough to trade forearms and hit a true Uranage! Tag to Brutus, shoving prince back, Wilson runs in with an elbow, assisted fireman’s carry gutbuster lays him out but can’t keep him down!

Small package for two, Kit with a running knee, tag to Elton. Wilson hits a Codebreaker, but again it’s only a two count when Prince makes the pin! Julius with the assist, double headbutts leave Kit and Brutus both down! Creed pulls himself up, Elton blasts him with a boot, he tags in, off the ropes...

Pretty Deadly win, last eliminating Creed Brothers by pinfall with a neckbreaker / spinebuster combination on Brutus Creed to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.

Pretty Deadly celebrate with the titles.

That’s the show, folks.

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