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WWE NXT results, live blog (April 19, 2022): Natalya’s here

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: Natalya is here to teach the ladies of 2.0 they’re not ready. Last Tuesday that meant a slap in the face for Cora Jade. This week it’s a match for Tatum Paxley. We’ll also see potential North American title contenders Carmelo Hayes & Santos Escobar go one-on-one, Sarray trying to get her win back from Tiffany Stratton, 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!


I must go off alone in wild, where I just might escape my restraints. But what of the other? Could I endure the cold thought of never seeing her ‘gain? Though there is madness here, she is least one shining brilliance to help me through liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of last week’s gauntlet match that saw Pretty Deadly crowned the new NXT Tag Team Champions, interspersed with “the signal is hacked” type break-ins from Joe Gacy.

While Pretty Deadly make their entrance, we see footage of Bron Breakker walking up to the arena.

Pretty Deadly get on the mic and crow about their victory, but they’re soon interrupted—

Grizzled Young Veterans make their entrance.

GYV say the only reason Pretty Deadly had any success in the UK is because they left, and the only reason they won the title last week is that they weren’t in the match.

Enter Legado del Fantasma.

They beat GYV up while Elektra Lopez says they want a title match too.

Referees swarm to break things up.

Bron Breakker comes storming right in and he calls Joe Gacy down to see exactly what he’ll sacrifice.

Joe appears over the arena PA and says he’s not a hard man to find and he’s got what Bron wants, so just come and find him.

Tiffany Stratton makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get video of Santos Escobar telling Carmelo Hayes he should be behind him in line for a title shot at the NXT North American Championship.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams get a live promo where he says he’s not taking it and they’ll have a wrestle about it.

Sarray vs. Tiffany Stratton

Sarray with a shove, Stratton throws a kick at her in return, wristlock, reversed into an arm drag! Dropkick, duck a lariat, big forearm, off the ropes, Sarray with a schoolboy for two and into a deathlock when she kicks out! Tiffany sidesteps the running dropkick, gets Sarray in the ropes for a hip attack and covers her... NOPE!

Cobra Clutch applied, wrenching it in, Sarray gets away and goes up top, diving double stomp, choking her in the ropes, Stratton hangs on but she shakes her off and hits the running dropkick this time! Waistlock applied, Tiffany blocks with a back elbow, popping up...

Tiffany Stratton wins by pinfall with a corkscrew Vader Bomb.

Backstage, Bron Breakker just about walks through Grizzled Young Vets looking for Gacy. He hears a voice calling for him and he walks through a door to find the cell where Joe was holding his father. The voiceover continues and Breakker finds a tablet playing footage of his father being tortured, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Pretty Deadly are walking backstage when they run into Persia Pirotta and Indi Hartwell.

The girls have a favor to ask, they want a match. Pretty Deadly accept and then they reveal that they meant with Dexter Lumis and Duke Hudson, and the tag champs recede into the background with vague promises of talking later.

Grayson Waller is interviewed backstage.

He says Sanga was only useful inasmuch as he had a plan to win the North American Championship, and since he doesn’t have the title, he’s gone. He’s not afraid of Sanga, Chase U roll up to have a teachable moment, and then...

Enter Sanga.

He marches inexorably in Grayson’s direction, plowing through everything Waller literally throws at him. They end up in the ring, a referee is here and Waller wants a match?!

Grayson Waller vs. Sanga

Grayson throws some forearms, Sanga destroys him and then starts throwing him around with abandon! Waller manages to get him down to one knee, throwing punches, shoved into the ropes and Sanga levels him with a shoulder block! Off the ropes again, another freight train, big back suplex and he smashes Grayson’s face into the mat!

Elbow drop to the back but Waller grabs the ropes! To the floor, Waller floats out of a chokeslam and puts him into the post, back inside and Grayson gets a running start...

Grayson Waller wins by pinfall with the rolling thunder Ace Crusher.

Cora Jade gets a promo package wherein she promises to kick Natalya’s ass.

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

Back from commercial, we get a video package from Roxanne Perez talking about how playing WWE video games was her escape through a hard childhood and informing us that she makes her debut next week.

She’s interviewed backstage.

She says it’s surreal and she’s nervous but she’s worked towards this her entire life.

Toxic Attraction roll up to introduce themselves and Mandy Rose warns her to not set her bar too high, because she’ll never get there. The tag champs accuse her of having an attitude and they want to fight her tonight. Roxanne says she’ll figure something out and walks off.

Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs. Legado del Fantasma (Cruz del Toro & Joaquin Wilde)

LdF with dives before the bell and we’re off! They work Drake over and keep the pressure up even after Gibson tags in. Boot up in the corner, Zack gets some hope, tag to James, gamengiri, step-up dropkick clears the apron! Wilde with a boot and a spin-out facebuster, he wants the tag but Gibson blocks at first. Upkick, separation, tag made!

Toro in, punches and chops, big lariat, dropkick, tilt-a-whirl headscissors into the corner, springboard Frankensteiner but Gibson had made the blind tag and cuts him off! The match breaks down, Drake alone, dropkick combo...

Legado del Fantasma win by pinfall with a dropkick / Russian legsweep combination on James Drake.

Post-match, Santos Escobar gets on the mic and tells Tony D’Angelo to watch very closely as a real leader takes care of business.

Back from commercial, Wes Lee is interviewed.

He says the last few weeks have been chaotic and rough and he has a lot of doubts and he feels lost, but—

Xyon Quinn rolls up and says something cryptic and Lee says nobody knows what he’s saying and this isn’t the time to be saying it. Quinn says he’ll teach him a lesson, and Wes says he’s got a lot of doubts but he’s at home in the ring, and maybe wrestling Xyon will settle those doubts.

We get video of Fallon Henley attacking Elektra Lopez during the break.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Santos Escobar

Escobar with a waistlock, pushing Hayes into the corner and breaking clean. He looks for an armbar but again, Carmelo gets in the ropes and forces a break. Circling, front chancery, this time Santos gets the ropes and Hayes refuses to break as referee DA Brewer warns him to let go!

Back to circling, front kick from Hayes, side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, Escobar returns the favor with a dropkick! Enzuigiri, diving crossbody, Trick runs interference, off the ropes, pump knee, hip tosses denied but Hayes snaps off a three-quarter facelock neckbreaker and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Escobar with a knee, an elbow, a lariat and both men are down and out! Back on their feet, Santos wants a Storm Cradle Driver perhaps but Hayes reverses to a half crab! Escobar gets the ropes, Carmelo hangs on for as long as he can before shifting to a front chancery.

Small package from Santos is a two, Hayes with disdainful kicks and back to a front chancery, Escobar reverses to a delayed vertical suplex! On their knees and trading forearms to their feet, Santos with a huge overhead chop in the corner, enzuigiri, mounted punches!

Flurry of strikes, passing Hayes to the floor, off the ropes with a suicide dive! Some dudes in suits attack Escobar while the referee isn’t looking, Hayes off the top...

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with a diving leg drop.

Post-match, Carmelo Hayes gets on the mic and talks about how he’s gonna win the title back.

Enter Cameron Grimes.

He says Hayes should have said he wanted a rematch to his face, but in two weeks at Spring Break-In, he’s on. Cameron says he wants to fight now but Solo Sikoa runs in and takes him out with a pop-up Samoan drop! Solo gets in Hayes’ face and says he has next.

We see Bron Breakker stepping out of an elevator and approaching a door. He cracks it open and steps into a room full of mirrors. He sees Joe Gacy in one but when he turns around, he’s not there, so he starts smashing mirrors as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Malcolm Bivens is on the phone while Roderick Strong trains.

Roddy tells him the last few months have been hard but that ends now. He’s the leader and he refuses to watch another group crumble before his eyes. He’s gonna make some examples, and if you don’t agree with his vision, you’re an enemy of Diamond Mine.

Natalya vs. Tatum Paxley

Circling, collar and elbow, Natalya rams her into the corner and breaks clean. Shoving her down, Nattie assumes control for a while but eventually Paxley gets an arm drag to send her to the floor. Out and back in, Neidhart drops her with the discus lariat! Back in the ring, smashing her face into the mat, looking for the Romero Special and she falls back to full extension!

Transitioning into a kick to the back, whip across, back elbow, duck a lariat, right hand, back elbow, snap suplex connects! Standing senton atomico... NOPE! Sidestep the charge, leg pick...

Natalya wins by submission with the Sharpshooter.

Tony D’Angelo is asked if he had anything to do with the attack on Santos Escobar, and he says he had nothing to do with it, musta been a couple goombas looking to make a name for theirselves.

Xyon Quinn makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get another hype reel for Nathan Frazer.

Indi Hartwell is in the locker room taking measurements so she can get matching gear made for Dexter Lumis and Duke Hudson. Duke says it doesn’t matter how they look, they need to take it to the pretty boys. He starts talking strategy and Hartwell translates but Hudson doesn’t see the difference in expression and starts staring at him.

Indi comes back to tell him he’s not saying anything and Duke ends up storming off.

Wes Lee vs. Xyon Quinn

Lee bringing the speed, sending Quinn crashing to the floor and diving right on him after! Punches on the floor, Xyon picks him up and rams him into the apron before back suplexing him into it! Back inside, cover for two, Wes tries to get it back together but ends up wiping out just running into him!

Big heavy right hands in the corner, fireman’s carry, Lee throwing elbows to try and break, he reverses to a small package for two! Xyon with a pop-up drop, lying in wait but he runs right into a superkick! Big chops, leg kicks, basement dropkick, he slips on a springboard and runs right into a forearm!

Quinn pulls him back to his feet, off the ropes...

Xyon Quinn wins by pinfall with the flying forearm.

Natalya is interviewed backstage.

She says Cora Jade loves to play the victim but last week wasn’t an attack, it was self-defense.

Nikkita Lyons rolls up and says she heard Nattie put the whole locker room on notice, well next week she’s coming for Neidhart. Natalya says she’ll leave her screaming in the Sharpshooter and Lyons says it’s okay, she’s flexible.

We see Toxic Attraction backstage and go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Make-A-Wish hype reel.

A recap of Von Wagner throwing Ikemen Jiro into the crowd follows, along with an injury update (he’ll be out about a month) and news of a suspension and fines for Wagner.

Jacy Jayne vs. Roxanne Perez

Circling, Jayne with a knee and a clubbing blow, a chop, trading quick pins but nobody can get a win! Jacy with a front kick, pass into the corner, superkick lays her out! But Wendy Choo appears on the tron as a distraction, mentioning she did some remodeling to the Toxics’ locker room!

This gives Perez a moment...

Roxanne Perez wins by pinfall with a Yoshi Tonic.

Legado del Fantasma are walking in the parking lot when they discover their car has been booted and a dead fish left on the hood. Santos Escobar says it’s pretty obvious who did it and we go to break.

Back from commercial we’re informed that the Spring Breakin’ North American Championship match will be a three-way with Sikoa and Hayes challenging Grimes.

Joe Gacy is shown watching security cameras somewhere and mocking Bron Breakker for not knowing where he is. He says it’s time to end this and walks off.

Dexter Lumis & Duke Hudson vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) (c) (NXT Tag Team Championship)

Lumis and Wilson to start, a little double team gets Dexter off his balance and Kit chokes him in the ropes. Front kicks and forearms, quick tag, splash / leg drop combo, off the ropes but Lumis sits up and clocks Prince with a big chop! Manhattan drop, Elton’s hurting, back suplex blocked, back elbow and a tag.

Kit dives into a Manhattan Drop, Hudson tags in, the match breaks down, double whip to the floor and Pretty Deadly pose with Persia and Indi at ringside! Hudson and Lumis pull them up and suplex them in, to the floor, Dexter with a Lou Thesz Press on Wilson and a falling axehandle!

Tag to Duke, double suplex, and the challengers are running hot! Dex offers a thumbs-up, Hudson returns it before going back to working Wilson over and sending us to break.

Back from commercial, Lumis is in control on Prince with a cutthroat choke but the champ countered with a jawbreaker. Dexter drops him with a lariat, but he tags Wilson in and they go to grinding the challenger down. Enzuigiri from Lumis, Elton comes in but he crawls under and tags Duke in!

Hudson running hot with elbows, duck a lariat, belly-to-belly suplex! Scoop and a powerslam, corner lariats on both champs and he throws Kit into Prince! Tag champs get their footing back after a little back and forth, Duke gets two off an inside cradle! Malfunction at the junction, Wilson pulls Lumis off the apron to block the tag and Dexter throws him into the steel steps!

Hudson with a very close nearfall, Elton rushes in there...

Pretty Deadly win by pinfall to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Pretty Deadly celebrate with the titles on the ramp and the lights go out.

A spotlight comes up on Joe Gacy and he says Bron Breakker’s been looking for him all night and here he is.

Enter Bron Breakker.

Joe Gacy says he’ll give Breakker what he wants as long as he gets a title match at Spring Breakin’.

Bron accepts and Joe puts the ring in his pocket before saying there’s one more thing he has to do— he has to take a leap of faith. Gacy shoves him off the platform and Breakker crashes a good six or seven feet to the floor! He gets swarmed by... druids? I don’t know.

That’s the show, folks.

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