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WWE NXT Heatwave results, live blog (Aug. 16, 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: Bron Breakker defends the NXT title against JD McDonagh, one of three championship on the line as Women’s champ Mandy Rose takes on Zoey Stark and North American champ deals with Giovanni Vinci. Plus, former Women’s Tag titleholders Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade take their issues to the ring, Santos Escobar & Tony D’Angelo will have a Street Fight for the fate of Legado Del Fantasma... 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!


The flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing. I had a jukebox graduate for first mate, she couldn’t sail but she sure could sing, and I’m gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a video package narrated by Paul Heyman, as only befits a show borrowing an original ECW pay-per-view name.

Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Giovanni Vince (NXT North American Championship)

Collar and elbow, Vinci turns it into a waistlock and throws Hayes aside! Hammerlock to a side headlock, shot off, high drop down takes Giovanni off his feet! Whip reversed, jockeying for position, up and over, duck a lairat, springboard lariat from the A Champ!

Trading punches and uppercuts, double thrust from Carmelo, whip reversed, duck a lariat, double lariat and both men are down and out as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Vinci with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! A little back and forth near the ropes gets us to a Fadeaway nearfall, trading nearfalls out of big suplex lifts, Hayes to the floor and Giovanni takes him and Trick Williams both out with a huge springboard crossbody to the floor!

Back inside, double jump moonsault... TRICK PUTS HAYES’ FOOT ON THE ROPES! Carmelo off the top, nobody home, front kick blocked and Vinci DROPS him with a lariat! Powerbomb lift... HE POWERBOMBS MELO INTO WILLIAMS! Trick up for a Last Ride! One to Hayes... HE REVERSES TO A HURRICANRANA! IT’S OVER!

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with a hurricanrana to retain the NXT North American Championship.

We get footage from earlier today of Mandy Rose and Bron Breakker exchanging pleasantries in the parking lot.

We get a Twitter promo from Julius Creed where he says he’s been watching the footage and he’s going to address what needs to be addressed tonight.

Diamond Mine are walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Robert Stone cuts a promo with Von Wagner.

He puts over Wagner’s exceptional physicality and claims he’d get signed easy if he went to an NFT training camp tomorrow. Von says the game has changed but the rules remain the same and those smaller and weaker than he will not survive in his jungle.

Diamond Mine get in the ring.

Julius Creed starts talking about how he and his brother got the opportunity of a lifetime a year ago, a chance to learn from Roderick Strong. They dedicated every fiber of their being to winning the Dusty Cup and then the tag titles, all for Diamond Mine. They’ve been stitched and stapled and blown themselves up, all for the gold.

But recently it was brought to his attention that someone is trying to destroy what they’ve built, and he wanted to use this opportunity to call this person out, right now. He turns to face the tron before turning back and accusing Roddy of being the one who’s trying to destroy Diamond Mine.

Strong spits and sputters and says he believes the Creeds are the best tag team in the world and they could take the Usos any day. Julius says he can say whatever he likes to his face, but he’s sure that Roddy’s going to stab them in the back the first chance he gets.

Brutus asks if he’s sure and when he says he is, stands next to his brother and says he has his back. Strong tells them to be careful of their next move, and Julius says he’ll just show him, and runs footage of the atomicos match from a few weeks ago. He claims that Tony D’Angelo tapped the mat as a signal to Strong to attack the Creeds.

Roddy begs off, saying Tony is a scumbag and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But he wants to lay all the cards out— Julius has had something against him since May and he’s let his imagination get the best of him—


Wolfgang, Joe Coffey, and Mark Coffey attack Diamond Mine!

Gallus stand tall!

Roxanne Perez is interviewed backstage.

She says this is the most nervous she’s ever been before a match, but Cora Jade wanted this, Cora ended their friendship, and now she has nowhere to hide. She made her bed, and now she has to lie in it, and it’s go-time.

Cora makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see JD McDonagh in the ice bath.

Cora Jade vs. Roxanne Perez

Fighting hard out the gates, Jade taking control of the match, action to the floor, she lays Perez out with a suplex and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jade has a kneeling surfboard in, Perez fighting but Cora simply grinds the hold in harder! Breaking free, trading nearfalls, Roxanne laying uppercuts in, arm wringer into a side Russian legsweep... NOPE! Another one, Jade grabs a kendo stick, Perez ducks and takes it but can’t bring herself to use it, so Cora capitalizes...

Cora Jade wins by pinfall with a DDT onto a kendo stick.

Briggs and Jensen and Fallon Henley are interviewed backstage.

They say they’ll see Pretty Deadly soon enough and Gallus roll up to talk about how the UK tag titles don’t belong here and they want their belts back. Josh steps up and says any time anywhere, Gallus challenge them for next week, and they have to be pulled apart!

We get a video package for Santos Escobar vs. Tony D’Angelo and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see Mandy Rose and Bron Breakker warming up backstage.

Santos Escobar vs. Tony D’Angelo (All or Nothing Street Fight)

Escobar blindsides D’Angelo with a chair before the bell and goes to town on him with body blows and a lariat! Setting a chair up, front kick, smashing Tony’s face into and then putting him through it with a headscissors driver! Planting him with a knee, cover for two, seconds cancel each other out at ringside!

Santos winds up for a dive and Tony cuts him out of midair with a trash can lid as we go to break!

Back from commercial, D’Angelo wedges Escobar’s arm into the steel steps and stomps it! Michinoku Driver, right hands, Santos fights back from the apron with a gamengiri and a springboard brain chop! Pyrotechnics to the floor, Tony puts Escobar into the post and drops an elbow on him in the ring! Directing Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo to get the crowbar, but Cruz del Toro already has it!

Santos uses the distraction for a pin for two, Joaquin Wilde tries to pass him knucks but D’Angelo interrupts and gets a nearfall! Escobar calls for the crowbar and Elektra tries to give it to him but Tony runs her over and shrugs about it! Both men on their knees and equal distance from crowbar and knucks, D’Angelo is just a little faster...

Tony D’Angelo wins by pinfall with a crowbar shot, forcing Santos Escobar to leave NXT for good.

Post-match, Legado Del Fantasma tend to their fallen leader while Tony D’Angelo taunts them.

Indi Hartwell is backstage chatting with Katana Chance and Kayden Carter.

She says she’s so happy for them and they talk about the feeling of winning the tag titles and whether or not Indi wants to find another tag partner, when a letter comes for her.

She opens it and it says “InDex Forever” with a drawing of Dexter Lumis carrying her in a heart.

Blair Davenport rolls up and takes the letter, tearing it in half and introducing herself as a future NXT Women’s Champion.

We see Zoey Stark and Mandy Rose walking and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a video package for Tiffany Stratton vs. Wendy Choo in a Lights Out match next week.

Mandy Rose (c) vs. Zoey Stark (NXT Women’s Championship)

Stark almost hits the facebreaker right away but Rose blocks the knee, off the ropes, whip across, flying forearm from Zoey and Mandy bails to the floor! Stark off the ropes, baseball slide, Rose posts her knee into the announce desk and we go to break with Zoey screaming agony!

Back from commercial Stark in a bad way, the referee ejects Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne and Nikkita Lyons is here to make sure they go to the back! Rose is stunned and turns around into an Oklahoma roll for two! Mandy with a chop block to regain the momentum, half-crab applied, Zoey crawling with her whole heart, reversing with an upkick!

Nearfall, northern superkick, cover, another nearfall! A little back and forth, Zoey gets the flipping facebreaker but her knee is out and she has to drag herself over to a cover... AND MANDY ROLLS TO THE FLOOR! Back inside, Stark with a schoolboy for two, jackknife cover, same result and Rose clocks her with a knee... STILL NO!

Mandy regroups and hits her again...

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

And so we go to break.

We get a promo from Quincy Elliot, who is coming to NXT.

They own being different because they are different, and they are the Super Diva.

Grayson Waller is interviewed backstage.

He hypes up his talk show debuting next week and invites Apollo Crews to be his very first guest next week.

Bron Breakker (c) vs. JD McDonagh (NXT Championship)

Mat grappling in the feeling out, monkey flip from McDonagh but Breakker hangs on and rolls through! To the floor, snapping JD’s arm over the top rope, back inside, off the ropes with a lariat and he dumps McDonagh to the floor to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Breakker up top, McDonagh crotches him and sends him to the apron, neckbreaker over the turnbuckle! Back inside, standing neck crank to grind him down, jawbreaker to counter, Bron throwing right hands! Off the ropes with lariats and a high-angle powerslam comes Breakker!

Lying in wait, JD rises up and sidesteps him into the post! Up in the turnbuckles, Bron hits the Frankensteiner... ONLY TWO! Back up top, McDonagh with the Spanish Fly, a brainbuster follows... BUT HE CAN’T KEEP BRON BREAKKER DOWN! Big staredown, military press...

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


That’s the show, folks.

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