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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 3, 2023): Extreme Resolution Match

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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: It’s a new year, we’re a week away from New Year’s Evil, and for the first time in three weeks, we’re live, pals! NXT champ Bron Breakker visits “The Grayson Waller Effect” before their title match next week, Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn try to close the latest chapter in their rivalry in an Extreme Resolution match, Carmelo Hayes & Apollo Crews lock up while Trick Williams deals with Axiom. And more!

Come right back here at 8 pm 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!


It was rough we had to crawl down to the basement for to hide from this digital wolf. He had no eyes but he could see using electrical force, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of NXT’s 2022.

Apollo Crews vs. Carmelo Hayes

Circling, collar and elbow, Crews with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, off the ropes, shoulder block, drop down, flip over, drop down, dropkick and Apollo stands tall! Charge into the corner, boots up, Hayes transitions to an enzuigiri and the Fade Away!

Apollo recovers, throwing chops, delayed vertical suplex connects! Slingshot to the apron and back inside with a senton atomico, Stinger Splash, whip across, right into a backbreaker, cover for two! German suplex connects, Crews hanging on and rolling them, two, the third blocked, but he manages to hit a belly-to-belly instead!

Clothesline sends Melo to the floor, moonsault off the apron sends us to break!

Back from commercial, Hayes with a front chancery but Crews rams him into the corner to break, so with a distraction from Trick, Melo gets Apollo’s leg hung up on the ropes and kicks his other out from under him, sending him crashing to the floor! Back inside, cover for one, Crews desperate to get back to his feet!

Carmelo wrenches his leg in the ropes, kicking away at his thigh, following it up with a half-crab in the middle of the ring! An enzuigiri gets Crews some separation, big lariat, whip across, Hayes floats over but Apollo do-si-dos him into a lungblower! Leaping lariat, up in the corner, superplex connects but can’t put Carmelo away!

Hayes comes back in it with an Ace Crusher, headed up top, nobody home on the dive, roll through, Crews with the boot up, diving blockbuster... SO CLOSE! Both men pulling themselves up the ropes, Williams up on the apron to pull his man away from the charge and Apollo drops him with a lariat!

Big knee lift, German suplex, military press drop sets up the standing moonsault but Hayes rolls away from it and spikes him! Carmelo off the top...

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with Nothin’ But Net.

Post-match, Axiom runs down and hits an Orihara moonsault to wipe both Hayes and Williams out and send us to break!

Axiom vs. Trick Williams

Back from commercial, match joined in progress and Williams is in control with a chickenwing chinlock. Letting him go, Axiom ducks a chop and lands one of his own only for Trick to turtle right up in the ropes! Dropkick, whip across, another dropkick, a third, Axiom fired up!

Running enzuigiri in the corner, up top, diving crossbody connects for two! Cross armbar in the middle of the ring but Williams is able to get his foot on the ropes! Kick, a McGillicutter... NOPE! Axiom comes right back into it...

Axiom wins by pinfall.

Post-match, Carmelo Hayes jumps Axiom and he and Trick beat him down!

Backstage, New Day still have Pretty Deadly off on a wild goose chase for wrestling artifacts to earn a title shot when the Schism roll up.

The Dyad complain about not being spoken to about getting a title shot and Kofi Kingston says he assumed Joe Gacy would have to sign them a permission slip. Gacy says there’s no hierarchy in the Schism, no more than Kofi is the leader of New Day even though the others come to him for guidance.

Kingston says he was expecting to set up a tag match but now he wants Gacy, and Joe crows about what knocking Kofi off could mean for him.

We get a Donovan Dijak vignette of him interrogating Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo. After some abuse, Stacks tells him to be a man, uncuff him, and finish it in the ring. Dijak slams the handcuff key down on the table and leaves.

Dijak makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial we see a clip of Drew Gulak training with Chase U earlier today.

Andre Chase rolls up asking what’s going on and tells Drew he can’t just put his students in the ring without his permission. They bicker back and forth, Chase shuts it all down, and that’s that.

Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo vs. Donovan Dijak

Stacks tries for a strong opening but Dijak is able to overwhelm him and kick him right in his bruised ribs! Whip across, big knee lift, cover for two and into mounted punches after! Legs picked, Donovan stomping away, picking him up and chucking him aside like a sack of garbage!

Channing mounts a comeback, off the ropes, he runs right into a big boot... AND KICKS OUT! Picking him up, knee lift, slinging him aside, Lorenzo reverses into a schoolboy for two! Dijak clocks him, front chancery, suplex lift to slingshot him off the ropes into a backbreaker rack...

Donovan Dijak wins by pinfall with Feast Your Eyes.

Post-match, Tony D’Angelo calls Dijak out and says he wishes he had half the heart Stacks does, and challenges him to a match next week.

Oro Mensah is interviewed backstage.

He says in 2023 he’s diving in headfirst, and he’s starting with a win tonight.

Big Body Javi rolls up to say that 2023 is gonna be his year and he’s got a Christmas album entitled Feliz Javidad. Fifteen classic tracks! Mensah tells him he’s being cringe (no such thing!) and he’s gonna beat him later tonight.

Toxic Attraction make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Toxic Attraction are in the ring and on the mic.

They say they’re the most dominant women’s faction in NXT and 2022 is the past and now all eyes are on them and they’ll watch in remorse as they push the envelope further and cut through the roster with reckless abandon. They only care about one woman, one target, Roxanne Perez.

She wants to take down their toxic empire, well they’ll rebuild it brick by brick.

Enter Indi Hartwell.

She’s sick of hearing about Toxic Attraction, and it’s time for new blood at the top of the division, and it starts with her.

Cora Jade makes her entrance through the crowd and mocks Indi, saying nobody cares about her or wants her to be women’s champion.

Nikkita Lyons is on the other side of the crowd and says she’s surprised Cora’s ego fits in the building, and the only thing she really deserves is a kick in the face.

Zoey Stark is also in the crowd. She says she knew she smelled bad TikTok dances and future regrets, and Roxanne’s attempt at a title reign is going to be oh so short—

Wendy Choo is ALSO in the crowd and says nobody wants an angry champion and chastises her for slinging insults around before calling Jade a bitch. Cora jumps the barricade to chase her—

Thea Hail is also ALSO in the crowd and says that’s a lot of women and screams “GIRL FIGHT” at the top of her lungs as all hell breaks loose! Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn run down as the brawl expands, referees swarm, they fight to the back!

Roxanne Perez appears and says they don’t need to fight now, because next week there’ll be a 20-entrant battle royal to determine her first challenger.

They keep fighting anyway.

We cut to Alba and Isla, brawling in the back, Fyre in control and throwing her into road cases and garage doors and we go to break.

Back from commercial, a referee is trying to get Isla and Alba to go back to the ring but they’re still fighting in the back! Dawn rams a rack of pipes into Fyre’s face and clubs her down with a forearm! The big X from the NXT 2.0 set falls down and Alba slams her into it!

More referees arrive and are ignored as they keep brawling, Isla grabs a steel pipe and jams it into Alba’s chin but she tosses it away and clobbers her with a right hand before dropping a ladder at her! Dawn rolls away, they end up fighting on a scaffold and Fyre knocks Isla into a pile of chairs and agony!

Referees checking on her, Alba hops down and walks around drawing Dawn up and dragging her to an office chair! Setting her in the chair, right hands, she opens a trash can before dumping her into a wheelbarrow and taking her to ringside! Fyre gets a chair out from under the ring and we finally get the bell!

Alba Fyre vs. Isla Dawn (Extreme Resolution Match)

Alba rams a chair into Isla in the corner, Dawn smashes her arm into the mat! Forearms, Fyre scoops her up but she slips out, snapmare into a superkick, following it with the KLR Bomb... NOT ENOUGH! A thrown chair sends Alba crashing to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial Isla Dawn has a goddamn box wrench and she’s trying to break Alba Fyre’s fingers! Alba fights back, gourdbuster connects, superkick follows, Dawn crashes to the floor and Fyre dives on her! Alba setting up a table, KLR Bomb denied, whip into the steel steps!

ISLA SMASHES THE LID OF A TOOLBOX ON HER FINGERS! Alba shoves the toolbox at her for some separation but Dawn works her around, inverted headlock, reversed into a headbutt and Fyre puts her on the table! Up on the apron, climbing the turnbuckles... SENTON ATOMICO BUT SHE BOUNCES OFF THE TABLE!

Setting her up... KLR BOMB THROUGH THE TABLE! Back inside...

Alba Fyre wins by pinfall with a lateral press.

Backstage, Grayson Waller is interviewed.

He says he’s gonna win the title next week and his confidence doesn’t waver. He says he’s been outsmarting Bron Breakker and turning him back into the Hulk smash guy and that’ll make him a cakewalk at New Year’s Evil.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get an Indus Sher vignette about how they’re treated like celebrities in India.

The Creed Brothers get a share of the vignette where they say they won’t let Indus Sher make their names off of this.

Big Body Javi attacks Oro Mensah during his entrance and they brawl!

Javier Bernal vs. Oro Mensah

In the ring, Javi drops him with a right hand, mounted punches, grinding his forearm against him, blocking a Rock Bottom and throwing a lariat for his trouble! Bernal snaps off a DDT... NOPE! Fireman’s carry, Mensah fights out with elbows and a back body drop!

Oro with right hands, whip reversed, big quebrada takes Javi off his feet! Pump kick blocked, rolling koppu kick connects, back body drop to the apron, Oro with a chinlock in the ropes and he breaks at the referee’s behest! Snap suplex, kip-up...

Oro Mensah wins by pinfall with a spinning wheel kick.

Backstage, Briggs, Jensen, and Henley are backstage talking about how 2023 is gonna be their year. Fallon’s gonna win the women’s championship—

Kiana James rolls up and congratulates her on her win, fair and square. She thinks condos would look great on that land, but she’ll hold up her end of the bargain, and she wishes her luck in the battle royal before asking Brooks to text her later.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a short twitter clip of leaked footage from Katana Chance and Kayden Carter in the trainer’s room.

Andre Chase vs. Drew Gulak

Collar and elbow, Chase with an arm wringer, hammerlock in the ropes, clean break. Gulak with a headlock takeover into an Achilles lock, shift to a hammerlock, looking for a crossface chickenwing but Andre gets the ropes! Big arm drag sends Drew sprawling, Andre calls it a teachable moment and Gulak gets a suplex.

Charlie Dempsey takes his sling off backstage and storms off while Gulak has an armbar in, Chase to his feet, Drew suplexes him, bridge to pin, not enough! Cravate applied, shot off, drop down, Andre with a basement dropkick to cut him off! Side Russian legsweep, C-H-A-S-E-U stomps, figure four leglock but Drew gets the ropes for the break!

Forearms and knees, rushing Andre in the ropes, whip across, big lariat! Falling back, Gu-Lock is in... IT’S OVER!

Drew Gulak wins by submission with the Gu-Lock.

Drew hangs onto the hold after the victory, but not so long that the decision gets reversed.

Backstage, Wes Lee is interviewed.

He talks about his various potential contenders.

New Day make their entrance and we go to break.

Joe Gacy vs. Kofi Kingston

Xavier Woods is on commentary for this one.

Circling, Kingston with a waistlock, Gacy gets away, shoulder block, leapfrogs, big corkscrew uppercut for one! Springboard crossbody, cover for two! Enzuigiri in the corner, Ava Raine trips Kofi up, Joe charges in, superplex connects! Putting boots to Kingston, whip to the corner, Kofi springboards up into a dropkick and Gacy cuts him off with a backbreaker!

Another backbreaker, clubbing elbows to the back of the neck, rear facelock, Kofi slings him aside and catches him with a crescent kick! Fighting over SOS, denied, Shadows Over Hell connects... NOPE! Off the ropes, penalty kick sets up a Boom Drop! Gacy ducks Trouble in Paradise, DDT... STILL NO!

Fireman’s carry, Kingston slips out, Lightning Spiral... ONLY TWO! Xavier facing off with the Dyad on the floor and Kofi takes Jagger Reid out with a tope con giro! Back inside, off the ropes, back and forth...

Kofi Kingston wins by pinfall with Trouble in Paradise.

Backstage, Drew Gulak explains to Hank Walker that a win is a win is a win, and Charlie Dempsey rolls up to say next week it’s on. Gulak says Hank will be ready to rip his arm out of his socket.

Grayson Waller and Bron Breakker are shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Pretty Deadly are checking off their list when New Day roll up.

They say the last one is impossible and Elton Prince flips out, saying they’re done jumping through hoops. Next week they’ll run a gauntlet of three top teams and New Day are into it.

Grayson Waller welcomes us to the Grayson Waller Effect.

Bron Breakker makes his entrance.

Grayson says he knows Bron wants to rip his head off and Breakker is genial, saying we’ll see. He asks what it’s like for Bron to play Goldberg to his Bret Hart, and Breakker admits that he got got and he’s seen the memes and they’re pretty funny, a point for Waller.

Waller suggests the score is 2,000,000 to 0 and Bron says what sets Grayson apart from everyone else is how good he gets under everyone’s skin, and the best compliment he can give is that he outsmarts everyone and he’s just better. He wants to talk about all of Waller’s viral moments.

WarGames, jumping off the cage, hitting Johnny Gargano in the back with a chair, jumping off the big tall ladder at Stand & Deliver, blinding Apollo Crews, all viral moments. To Bron, those are distractions. He knows he’s gonna show up at New Year’s Evil and put it all on the line, and people will talk about him... but he’s still gonna be NXT Champion, and that in a nutshell is the Grayson Waller Effect.

Waller is apoplectic and says the only thing Bron’s done is steal his dad’s gimmick, which gets Breakker in his face. He says he doesn’t give a damn, he loves his father and he’ll see him next week. Grayson talks more trash but Bron clocks him with a right hand and hits the military press powerslam!

Grayson to the floor and Bron hits a tope con giro! Bron holds the title high.

That’s the show, folks.

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