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WWE NXT results, live blog (May 17, 2022): Santos Escobar vs. Tony D’Angelo

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: Sitdowns and phone calls didn’t work so Tony D’Angelo & Santos Escobar will settle their issues in the ring, while North American champion Cameron Grimes teams with Solo Sikoa to take on his In Your House challenger Carmelo Hayes & Trick Wiliams. Plus, The Creed Brothers try to beat Viking Raiders without Roderick Strong’s help, the Women’s Breakout Tournament rolls on, 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!


Alright! Dark touches send rushes through the brain. Black’s whiter, burns brighter than the flame. No shadows, just whispers in the wind. No faces, just places to begin. I just come seeking pleasure, I hate the light. I speed at night, and I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the usual recap business.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their entrance and get on the mic.

Hayes tells Solo Sikoa to shut up, because he’s not next, he’s last. They move on to talking about how Carmelo’s gonna win the North American Championship from Cameron Grimes because he’s the rightful champion.

Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa vs. Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams

Grimes and Sikoa running hot early and cutting Williams off, working him over until he tags Hayes in and the tide turns, they wipe Solo out and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Hayes is wrenching in a chinlock on Sikoa, knee lifts, tripping him up with Williams but he gets away and tags Grimes in! Cameron running hot, double Frankensteiner, Penalty Kick on the floor, springboard crossbody, he wants to finish it but Solo tags in!

Fireman’s carry, Trick makes the save, stereo kicks, the match breaks down into “everybody does something cool” territory, springboard forearm earns a true uranage! Up top, Cameron runs interference...

Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa win by pinfall with a diving splash from Sikoa on Carmelo Hayes.

Post-match, Solo yanks the title out of the referee’s hand and makes a big deal of handing it to Grimes himself and reinforcing that he’s got next.

Pretty Deadly are interviewed backstage.

They talk about how they’ve basically already beaten the entire tag division to win the titles and the Creed Brothers offer no threat.

Lash Legend makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a vignette for Thea Hail.

Tatum Paxley cuts an inset promo about how Lash Legend might be bigger, but she’s going to win.

Lash Legend vs. Tatum Paxley (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament First Round Match)

Paxley with a headscissors takedown early, Legend kips up out of it, Tatum with basement dropkicks, electric chair attempt but Lash is too big! Passing Paxley into the turnbuckles, smashing her knees into the post, picking the leg, kicks, wrenching her knee over the bottom rope and snapping it!

Standing stretch muffler applied, Tatum wriggling and trying to sit up to counter and she does! Folding press... SO CLOSE! Big forearms, Lash passes her into the turnbuckles but she sidesteps, snap suplex but her knee gives out! Hobbling over, standing corkscrew moonsault... NOPE!

Electric chair attempt, again Legend is too big and she capitalizes...

Lash Legend wins by pinfall with a pump kick.

Tony D’Angelo cuts a promo about how he’s gonna take Santos Escobar out tonight, admitting to various past crimes up to and including murder while he and his pals sort it out.

We get a Special Olympics video package and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get some hype for NXT resuming touring next month.

Duke Hudson is interviewed backstage.

He says he doesn’t care what the NXT Universe wants and that’s what got him into this trouble in the first place and he had to leave for a few weeks to clear his mind, but he realized nobody else can measure up to him. He’s 6’5”—

Bron Breakker comes storming through and demands his music, making his entrance and getting on the mic.

He says the last time we saw him, Joe Gacy dumped him in a field somewhere like a piece of trash and he’s a pretty convincing guy, but he’s not just coming to beat him, but to put him unconscious.

Enter Joe Gacy with his druids.

Gacy says he’s not here to fight, and Breakker immediately yells at him to come down to the ring and Joe calls him predictable. Gacy offers him the opportunity of a lifetime to join him, and if not it’s time to give him another match. Bron says it’s on and Joe recaps all the ways he’s tortured Breakker.

By all means, Bron should kick his ass all around the arena and inflict pain like he’s never seen before (unlikely in NXT given Gacy’s CZW history but go on), but at In Your House, if he gets disqualified, he’ll lose the title.

Indi Hartwell cuts a promo about how she’s flying solo for the first time and she wants a match against Mandy Rose.

Viking Raiders make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Wes Lee is interviewed and claims that Xyon Quinn is ducking him.

They need to settle things, whether it’s next week, next month, or 2030.

Nathan Frazer rolls up and says the thing with Xyon is unfortunate but if he wants a match tonight, he’s here. Wes says he doesn’t want to take his aggression out on him, and Frazer says he looks forward to the challenge.

Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed) vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

Julius and Ivar to start, Creed with a big leapfrog, tag to Brutus, double shoulder blocks send Warbeard through the ropes and to the floor! He recovers, tag to Erik, shot off, drop down, shoulder block, tag to Ivar, working Creed over! Heat segment in earnest now, keeping Julius isolated.

Hot tag, Brutus running roughshod, big German suplex on Erik, going low on Warbeard, hoisting him up in the turnbuckles and Julius lays him out with a dropkick! Everybody crashing to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Julius has a Cobra Clutch on Erik, trying to deny him a tag. Whip to the corner, tag to Brutus, slamming his own brother into the big viking and covering him for two. Working Erik over in the corner, he starts throwing forearms for separation, crawling, reaching, tag to Ivar!

Bowling Julius over with shoulder blocks, clearing the apron, back elbows in the corner, but when Erik comes back in the Creeds overwhelm him and almost end it with a double-team spinebuster! Roll under, tag to Warbeard, seated senton, the match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” and Julius flips out of a hold.

Springing up, Ivar blocks the superplex, nobody home on the 747 Splash and everybody’s down and out! Slowly rising up to their feet, all four men waylaying each other with punches! Roderick Strong tries to interfere, Creed aren’t having it, Ivar with a kick...

Viking Raiders win by pinfall with a double powerbomb on Julius Creed.

Santos Escobar cuts a promo on Tony D’Angelo, claiming he’s one step ahead and under his skin, and tonight he trusts it’ll be one-on-one, no Legados by his side.

Cruz del Toro is upset about this and wants to get hands on them, and Joaquin Wilde agrees. Elektra has a line about not letting feelings get in the way of business and Escobar reaffirms that it’ll be handled.

Grayson Waller is shadowboxing backstage when Tiffany Stratton rolls up. He says it’s garbage that she’s not in the breakout tourney, she agrees, and asks him to take care of their Andre Chase problem, which he’ll do after the break.

Back from commercial, Bron Breakker is interviewed in the parking lot.

He says Gacy talks about acceptance and inclusion but his actions are the opposite, and as long as he has the title, Joe isn’t gonna do a damn thing.

Duke Hudson rolls up and says if Bron disrespects him again he’s not gonna make it to In Your House. Breakker offers to settle it in the ring but Duke would rather that be next week.

Andre Chase vs. Grayson Waller

Waller strong out the gates, whip across, Chase ducks a back elbow, reverses an arm drag into a neckbreaker and follows it up with knees and uppercuts. Grayson takes him down, grounded punches, Andre with a sunset flip... NOPE! Back and forth, double axehandles, Manhattan Drop, whip reversed, Russian legsweep and Chase is running hot!

Stomps, sending Waller to the floor and into Bodhi Hayward, and the distraction from checking on his protege is enough for Grayson to get the better of him...

Grayson Waller wins by pinfall with a rolling thunder Stunner.

We see the tag team Toxic Attraction watching a Katana Chance / Kayden Carter promo on a tablet when Mandy Rose rolls up to complain about Indi Hartwell gunning for her.

They’re going to get people to give them more respect and it starts with Indi.

Roxanne Perez makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Diamond Mine are melting down.

Roderick Strong says there’s no way they’ll win the titles if they don’t listen to him, and the Creeds storm off. Strong gives Damon Kemp a sign to go take care of business and Pretty Deadly roll up to taunt him further.

Kiana James cuts an inset promo about how she’s gonna win and whatnot.

Kiana James vs. Roxanne Perez (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament First Round Match)

Collar and elbow, James with an armbar attempt, whip across, shoulder block, Perez cartwheels away and gives her a curtsey! Arm drags, rolling solebutt, off the ropes for a dropkick for two! Kiana with a bow-and-arrow, falling back into full double knee extension, shifting to a crab but Roxanne reverses!

Upkicks, schoolboy pin, crucifix blocked and reversed into a backbreaker... NOPE! Whip reversed, headscissors takeover, both women down and out! Roxanne with a Russian legsweep for two, James fires back a side slam, still no! In position in the corner...

Roxanne Perez wins by pinfall with Pop Rox.

Edris Enofe and Malik Blade are backstage dressed up as Tony D’Angelo and Santos Escobar, making fun of them until Stacks and Two Dimes roll up to demand a match next week, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Roxanne Perez is interviewed and Cora Jade quickly rolls up to put her girl over.

Elektra Lopez rolls up to say that tonight belongs to Legado and says that Roxanne is going to lose to Lash Legend and Cora gets as excited to lose a match as she does to win.

Nathan Frazer vs. Wes Lee

Lee looking for a wristlock, Frazer reverses, side headlock, shot off, reversed, arm drag blocked, whip, drop down, leapfrog, roll over, pass, arm drag for arm drag, Nathan has one scouted, Oklahoma roll for two! Action to the floor, Wes with a crossbody, throwing Frazer back inside, but Nathan dives right on him!

Back inside, Lee with a German suplex, back elbow, double jump countered with an enzuigiri, Frazer climbs up to join him, superplex reversed to a crossbody... NOT ENOUGH! Nathan drops him with a superkick in the aftermath, headed up top, nobody home on the Phoenix Splash, roll through, leapfrog, double crossbody and both men are down and out!

Von Wagner interrupts, attacking Frazer...

Nathan Frazer wins by disqualification, probably?

Post-match, he throws Frazer out of the ring and goes after Lee, throwing him out of the ring!

We see Tony D’Angelo and his boys getting ready for our main event, and the same with Santos Escobar, sending us to break.

Back from commercial, Wes Lee and Nathan Frazer are walking backstage when they run into Sanga.

Sanga says it’s unfortunate that two men their size got waylayed by Von Wagner and Lee wants to take offense but Frazer doesn’t. Wes says he won’t stand for the disrespect, Sanga says he meant no disrespect, and Lee wants to prove that you don’t have to be ten foot tall to be successful around here.

Sanga says if he wants a match, they can do it like that.

Santos Escobar vs. Tony D’Angelo

Collar and elbow, D’Angelo puts him into the ropes, Escobar responds by grappling him to the mat and kneeing him when he gets the ropes for the break. Arm wringer, Tony breaks with a punch, back elbow, putting boots to Santos, grounded punches, hanging neckbreaker over the ropes!

Cravate, scraping Escobar’s face along the ropes, he fights out of it, off the ropes but D’Angelo cuts a dive off with a right hand and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tony has a grounded Cobra Twist locked in, following it up with a slam for two. Body blows in the ropes, Escobar gets away and dives on him! Back inside, slingshot senton atomico, choking D’Angelo in the corner, omoplata applied, but Tony gets the ropes!

Continuing to grind him down and target the arm, top wristlock, elbows to the shoulder, D’Angelo breaks away, big belly-to-belly suplex, another one, a third, looking for a vertical over the ropes but Santos blocks and sets him up top. Jockeying for position... ESCOBAR WITH AN AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER!

Tony fishing in the steel steps for his crowbar but Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro appear holding it on the ramp! Stacks and Two Dimes run in to equalize them, Santos with a big right hand...

Santos Escobar wins by pinfall with a loaded punch.

Post-match we get a clearer replay of Santos Escobar grabbing the knucks from under the corner of the ring apron.

Joe Gacy cuts a promo about predicting Bron Breakker’s every move and the uncontrollable rage inside of him and how that will make sure he loses the title by disqualification.

That’s the show, folks.

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