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WWE NXT results, live blog (Sept. 27, 2022): Pub Rules match!

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: We’re one week closer to a makeover! The paint splatter era’s possible last show brings us Gallus vs. Briggs & Jensen in a Pub Rules match, Wes Lee & Tony D’Angelo is a qualifier for Halloween Havoc’s North American title Ladder Match, Brutus Creed gets his hands on Diamond Mine traitor Damon Kemp while Cameron Grimes looks for payback against Joe Gacy, Nikkita Lyons & Kayden Carter clash, Fallon Henley gets a non-title shot at Mandy Rose, and more!

SPOILERS for this pre-taped episode are out there, including here. If you’d like to discuss them, please either do so in the SPOILER post, or use the SPOILER tag.

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’re a long way from home, can’t sleep at night. Grab your telephone, somethin’ ain’t right. That’s evil! Evil’s goin’ on, and I’m just here liveblogging this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Ilja Dragunov making his entrance and getting on the mic.

He says the last time he was in NXT he conquered an unbeatable machine to become champion. He walked in like it’s a colosseum, with a heart like a gladiator, armed with nothing, just a burning will and unhuman perseverance, and he became a czar because pain has always been his best friend.

So he’s returned to repeat history and achieve his destiny, beating an unbeatable machine once more to claim gold. But this time it won’t be GUNTHER, it’s Bron Breakker he’s going after.

Enter JD McDonagh.

He calls Dragunov a sneaky rat and claims he’s only here because he followed him, and he was so beaten up after sending McDonagh packing that he went on the shelf. JD asks how the ankle is doing and says it’s not Ilja’s time, it’s his time, so if he was Dragunov, he’d stay on the sidelines.

If he has to stop Ilja one more time, he swears to god he’ll end his career.

Enter Bron Breakker.

He welcomes Dragunov to NXT and says he’s a warrior, but with all due respect, the NXT Championship isn’t going anywhere. JD tells Bron to use his brain, he’s the #1 contender and... he’s just had a great idea! These two alpha males can beat the snot out of each other and then he’ll take his shot at whoever’s champion!

Bron tells him he’s the NXT Champion, McDonagh’s the #1 contender, Ilja never lost his title, so if his math is correct, like it always is, JD has a 33 1/3 percents chance of winning, let’s make it a triple threat at Halloween Havoc!

We cut backstage where Gallus are brawling with Briggs and Jensen, security desperately trying to hold them apart.

Toxic Attraction are walking backstage to send us to break, and Mandy says she’ll show Alba Fyre how it’s done.

Back from commercial, we get a video package for Joe Gacy vs. Cameron Grimes.

Fallon Henley vs. Mandy Rose

Collar and elbow, Rose with a waistlock, a wristlock, Henley reverses to a grounded side headlock! Off the ropes, dropdown, leapfrog, waistlock, Mandy with a leg pick, cartwheel into a dropkick... NOPE! Big overhand chop, Fallon off the ropes, waistlock mat slam, dropkick, she’s fired up!

Henley with a cover for two, whip to the corner, big back elbow, crossbody gets caught and Rose drops her with a fallaway slam! Quick covers, straight suplex, Cobra Twist applied! Grinding away on Fallon, she breaks away, forearms and kicks, running hot, DDT blocked and Mandy charges in...

Mandy Rose wins by pinfall with the running knee.

Post-match, Mandy gets on the mic and calls Alba Fyre out.

She says she must be jealous that she conquered two continents while Alba sat there and watched a fire burn, and this is her last chance—

Alba Fyre appears on the tron.

She says she doesn’t do verbal warnings, and she reveals #AndNew written in giant burning letters on the ground.

We get a video package from Apollo Crews calling Grayson Waller.

Wes Lee makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Ilja Dragunov runs into Xyon Quinn backstage.

Quinn introduces himself and says that Ilja couldn’t carry the weight of being champion and if he carried that ball, no one would ever take it from him. Dragunov says he’s heard a lot about him too, unlimited potential but a total mental moron who no one would ever call a champion.

Ilja wants to see who’s right and tells Quinn the ball is in his court.

Tony D’Angelo vs. Wes Lee (NXT North American Championship Qualifying Match)

Collar and elbow, D’Angelo slings him aside with ease! Back to the lockup, Tony backs him into the corner and bends him over the turnbuckles, but Lee straightens up with a shove and beckons him in. Up and over, side headlock, hanging onto it through all of D’Angelo’s attempts to break free, and we see Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams watching backstage.

Drop toehold blocked, Tony with a big right hand in return, dragging him over, elbow drop, bodyscissors takeover, big dropkick sends D’Angelo to the floor! Wes off the ropes, Stacks cuts him off and he stops short! Out and back in, taunting Tony, Stacks tries to rush in but the Don stops him and holds him back!

Stacks shoves at Lee and the referee ejects him to send us to break.

Back from commercial, D’Angelo in control, off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl side slam... NOPE! Lee with a drop toehold into the turnbuckles, Tony is unable to get back up and continue...

Wes Lee wins by referee stoppage, qualifying for the NXT North American Championship Ladder Match at Halloween Havoc.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are interviewed backstage.

They barely get a few words in before Oro Mensah rolls up to introduce himself. Hayes says he respects the drip and they could hang out, but at Halloween Havoc it’s every man for himself. Oro says he’s looking forward to it.

We get a Sol Ruca video package, and we’re promised her debut, after the break.

Back from commercial, we get an incredibly gay “day in the life” video package showing us what an average day for Pretty Deadly is, waking up with breakfast in bed, picking outfits, etc.

Amari Miller vs. Sol Ruca

Wristlock, Miller reverses to a keylock and bends her down, Ruca tries to bridge up but Amari takes her down! Reversed to a wristlock, roll into a sunset flip, nearfall, catch the solebutt, Sol escapes with a flip but lands on her butt! Trading right hands, shove into the ropes, back roll into a tijeras!

Whip across, X-Factor connects for two! Whip across, Miller blocks a sunset flip, reversed, only two, Amari with a big knee! Whip Ruca into the corner, step up, moonsault up and over, dropkick connects, cover... NOPE! Amari lands a leg lariat, slow to cover, only two! Sol running hot in return, handspring Stinger Splash, front flip...

Sol Ruca wins by pinfall with a front flip double leg drop.

Post-match, Ruca helps Miller up and shakes her hand, good sport that she is.

We see Cameron Grimes and the Schism walking backstage to send us to break.

Cameron Grimes vs. Joe Gacy

Grimes hot out the gates, kicking away at Gacy in the ropes! Grimes with lariats, whip across, kitchen sink knee lift sets up a dropkick and Joe bails to the floor! The Dyad try and fail to block a cannonball off the apron, Cameron throws Gacy back inside and gets met with a corner body avalanche and a true uranage!

Grimes back in with a superkick, clearing the Dyad out but Joe is able to catch him...

Joe Gacy wins by pinfall with the handspring lariat.

Grayson Waller is interviewed backstage.

He rants about the color of his eyes and refuses to stay home next week because he’s got Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez on the Grayson Waller Effect, and resolves to hire more security to keep Apollo Crews away.

Nikkita Lyons makes her entrance to send us to break.

Kayden Carter vs. Nikkita Lyons

Circling, Carter lands a cheeky lil slap on Lyons’ bottom and eats a waistlock takedown in return! Back and forth, leg kicks, punches, uraken, Nikkita follows it with a crescent kick! Handspring headscissors gets Lyons two, she follows it up with a Cobra Clutch to keep Kayden grounded, arm drag escape, drop toehold, an enzuigiri and a crucifix pin for two!

Boots up, scoop and a Michinoku Driver... NOPE! Carter with a wicked running dropkick, cover for two! Knucklelock, up top, Nikkita cuts her off with a breadbasket shot, knocks her down...

Nikkita Lyons wins by pinfall with the splits leg drop.

We get footage of a Chase U pep rally from earlier today.

Andre Chase announces that he’s earned a spot in a ladder match qualifier next week against Von Wagner, but he’s going to beat him and go on to win the ladder match and the NXT North American Championship.

He takes questions from a member of the press named Dave and asks who he’s ever beaten and tells him that’s not a five star question and every time he punches Von he’s gonna think of his dumb smug face.

Ilja Dragunov walks backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a video package for match three in Axion and Nathan Frazer’s series.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Xyon Quinn

Dragunov with an armbar, rolling through into a side headlock, hanging onto it, breaking for big forearms and a Cobra Twist! Quinn puts him in the turnbuckles and charges in, lighting him up with body blows, knocking him down with double elbows! Drawing Ilja up, knee lift in the ropes, backbreaker connects!

Jumping splash, cover for two! Cobra Clutch applied, grinding Dragunov down, but Ilja gets away and knocks him down! Duck a backfist, knee lifts in the clinch, slap combo, straight suplex and into the falling elbow! Calling his shot...

Ilja Dragunov wins by pinfall with Torpedo Moskau.

We see Damon Kemp walking backstage and the Creeds having a pep talk to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Wendy Choo / Lash Legend video package where they trade barbs.

Brutus Creed vs. Damon Kemp

Creed hot out the gates with double legs, a knee lift into a Karelin lift, Kemp Hot Shots him to cut him off! Knees, a cravate, grounding Brutus, hanging onto him, Creed finally reverses into a slam but immediately gets posted in the corner! Schoolboy, cover for two, Brutus pounces him to the floor!

Damon’s had enough and grabs a chair and wails on Creed...

Brutus Creed wins by disqualification.

Post-match, the chairshot assault continues as referees come down and pull the chair away and separate the two. Damon screams into the camera that if Julius wants some, he should come get some, and he leaves.

Sanga is backstage hanging out with Quincy Elliott.

Elliott asks him what’s wrong and Sanga complains about losing to Von Wagner. Quincy gives him a pep talk and Sanga thanks him before leaving.

Xyon Quinn walks by and Elliot says he just doesn’t see the X factor Quinn keeps talking about before giggling and walking off.

Gallus make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark cut a promo backstage about how they’re coming for the tag titles.

Toxic Attraction roll up to lay their claim to the titles, Mandy plays the “there’s three of us and two of you” card and Alba Fyre appears to set the ground on fire and even the numbers up.

Briggs and Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (Pub Rules Match)

All-out brawling, Wolfgang has a rope and whips Jensen with it, big right hands and knees from Coffey on the floor. Briggs cuts him off and wallops him with a trash can, back inside and Gallus are in control. Chairs come out, the southern boys fight back, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Gallus lay Briggs out with an enzuigiri / bodyslam combination, back inside they get Jensen down in backslide position and drop a chair-assisted knee through his skull for two! Ripping Brooks’ own belt off, Mark goes to whip him but Josh returns to cut him off!

Catapult from Wolfgang into a Coffey forearm, Gallus whip the Americans with belts! Shoulder blocks, the whips are in Briggs and Jensen’s hands now and they whip Gallus with them! They go to the floor and grab glasses... AND GLASS COFFEY AND WOLFGANG ACROSS THEIR DOMES!

Back inside, they dump Coffey into a trash can, Joe runs interference and get superkicked through a table! Wolfgang back inside, hip tossed into a table in the corner! Mark stands up up with the can on his head, Total Elimination...

Briggs and Jensen win by pinfall with a trash can-assisted Total Elimination on Mark Coffey.

Post-match, security has to hold Gallus back.

They punch out a referee and police come down to arrest them!

That’s the show, folks.

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