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WWE NXT results, live blog (Oct. 17, 2023): Becky Lynch is back

Here's a place to check the results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live on Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern time slot on USA Network.

Advertised for the Oct. 17 show from the WWE Performance Center: The Man comes back around, as NXT Women’s champion Becky Lynch will be on-hand as her Halloween Havoc challenger Lyra Valkyria takes on Tegan Nox!

Halloween Havoc’s #1 contenders for the NXT and Tag titles will also de determined tonight. Carmelo Hayes, Dijak & Baron Corbin will be in a Triple Threat with a shot at Ilja Dragunov’s belt on the line. And 10 teams will take part in the Bada Bing Bada Boom Battle Royal to see who gets a shot at The Family’s title.

Plus, Cody Rhodes says he made one more decision while he was General Manager on last week’s loaded show — and we’ll find out what that was tonight!

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!


Hey, you! Rise up! Rise to fight, eliminate, burn your fuse to detonate, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a top-to-bottom recap of last week’s star-studded show.

10-Team Bada Bing Bada Boom Tag Team Battle Royal

Briggs and Jensen immediately eliminate Damon Kemp, taking Drew Gulak out as well because it’s one-and-you’re-out tonight! Tank Ledger over the top but not eliminated, but then Bronco Nima dumps him with an elbow and eliminates Hank Walker too! Wolfgang with a low bridge and Brooks Jensen is gone, so Josh Briggs is too!

Ring starting to thin out, Edris Enofe and Malik Blade get dumped next, Ridge Holland Pete Dunne fend off eliminations on opposite sides of the ring! Creeds take Mark Coffey out, so that’s Wolfgang gone too! All through this, mind you, the tag champs the D’Angelo Family are watching and eating spaghetti.

Ridge gets Nima up but Price makes the save and SCRYPTS takes Brawling Brutes AND Out the Mud out together! The brawl continues as referees try to break things up and we’re down to Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo, Chase U, and the Creed Brothers in the ring! Julius Creed back body drops Carrillo to the floor and the battle royal portion of the match is finished...

...except the referees didn’t see Humberto get eliminated and they call the Creeds as eliminated when they get dumped by Garza and Carrillo!

Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo and Chase U (Andre Chase & Duke Hudson) move onto the 2-on-2 tag team final section of the match.

Onto the second phase of the match, Chase working Garza over while Thea Hail and Jacy Jayne play cheerleader for them, quick tags and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Garza is working Chase over, the heels having taken control of the match. Andre clears a path for himself but Hudson is on the floor and hurting and he can’t make the tag! Angel taunts him, blocking the tag, fingertips apart, Chase rolls under and makes the tag! Duke in hot with right hands, big overhead belly-to-belly suplex and he’s fired up!

Jabs for Humberto, jabs for Angel, slam one into the other, big senton, whip reversed, catch Carrillo on a charge, Rock Bottom out of the corner... ANGEL BREAKS IT UP! Andre with a Frankensteiner on the floor, tag, diving crossbody... NO GOOD! Sunset flip for Carrillo, Yoshi Tonic, only a nearfall!

Creeds run interference, Andre takes advantage...

Chase U win by pinfall with a rana pin from Andre Chase on Humberto Carrillo, becoming #1 contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Blair Davenport cuts a promo about how Gigi Dolin got lucky.

Carmelo Hayes walks backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get another Brian Pillman, Jr. Lexis King vignette where he talks about hearing everyone’s positive stories about his dad and lying that he loved his dad too, but he never knew him.

Carmelo Hayes makes his entrance.

He talks about being in the ring with John Cena and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the Undertaker and he feels like he’s living in a video game.

Enter Baron Corbin.

He tells Melo he’s being a fanboy and he’s not gonna sit and listen for ten minutes. He thought Hayes was different but he was wrong, and fans should be in the stands, not in the ring. He walked by Shawn Michaels’ office and saw him sitting with John Cena for an hour, and maybe if he concentrated on being a superstar rather than a fan, he’d still have his title.

Enter Donovan Dijak.

He says they should be focused on how he’s gonna beat both of them and then win the NXT Championship from Ilja Dragunov, and all they need to do is look in his eyes. Baron points out he’s wearing sunglasses so actually nobody can look into his eyes. They all bicker and—

Ilja Dragunov appears on the tron.

He says they should be concentrating on the fierce battle among them and not talking, and he leaves them with this— last week was historical, but before Cody Rhodes finished up as general manager last week, he made one last decision, and that’s that tonight’s main event is a four-way and not a three-way, and the last competitor is...


We get some more bickering, Baron calls Trick’s pants ugly, and he talks about how this is his moment all while Carmelo has a concerned look on his face. Williams tells him it doesn’t change anything, but Corbin says it changes everything, and Hayes is clearly shook that while he was being a fanboy, Trick got himself put in a match he doesn’t belong in, all behind Melo’s back.

Hayes says he won’t let any of them throw him off his game because he knows who he is and who Trick is and what it takes to win the title. They clear the heels out, Carmelo fakes out like he’s going to attack Williams but when he turns around he acts like nothing’s happening.

We see Fallon Henley talking to the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Field in the locker room about how nervewracking it is and so on.

Enter Tiffany Stratton.

Fallon tells her off, Stratton insults her and says the dirt under her nails is giving poor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get inset promos from both women in this match as to why they’re gonna win.

Jaida Parker vs. Karmen Petrovic (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament First Round Match)

Feeling out, tilt-a-whirl headscissors from Petrovic, arm wringer over the ropes from Parker, arm wringer into a shoulder block, Jaida well in control, cover for two! Karmen coming back, corkscrew kick into a Code of Silence...

Karmen Petrovic wins by submission with Code of Silence.

Natalya rolls up to give Tegan Nox a pep talk and says she’ll be in her corner since Nox helped her on Raw.

And so we go to break.

Lyra Valkyria vs. Tegan Nox

Back and forth in the feeling out, trading forearms, kneeling armbar applied, snap uppercut, Nox goes up top but Valkyria cuts her down and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Lyra with a nearfall off a northern lights suplex, chest kicks follow, Nox catches a crossbody and turns it into a bridging fallaway slam for two! Big gourdbuster, corner cannonball, cover for two! Somersault senton gets another two count, big boot sends Valkyria to the floor and she takes her out with another cannonball!

Back inside, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven appear to distract Natalya, Tegan comes out to help before remembering she’s in the middle of a match, O’Connor roll, only two! Lyra with a reverse roundhouse kick...

Lyra Valkyria wins by pinfall with a reverse roundhouse kick.

Post-match, Lyra gets on the mic and reminds us that she said nobody was gonna get between her and her title match at Halloween Havoc, and everything in her career has been building up to this match against Becky Lynch. She blames Lynch for taking the chance to be the first Irish-born NXT Women’s Champion from her but if she couldn’t beat her to the title, she’ll be the one to beat her for it.

Becky appears on the tron and congratulates her on her win and says she’s been watching for years and remembers getting sent videos about how Valkyria was gonna be a star and she knew she was the first one she wanted to see in NXT, not because of who she is, but because she’s really, really good.

But Lynch is better, and when you come for the title, you come for the reason she leaves her house, the reason she leaves her daughter, she’s fighting for her whole life. You can say it’s a dream match, but in that ring Lyra will have to despise her, because that’s the only way she’ll stand a chance.

Backstage, Carmelo Hayes unloads on Trick Williams for breaking their agreement to go after the titles they lost, but Trick says he made no such agreement and he spoke to John Cena too but he apologizes that he should have come to Hayes and told him. He was nervous, and Melo tells him he shouldn’t have been, because they could have come up with a game plan, but now they gotta do what they have to.

Trick says he’s got the same energy and no matter what happens, they’ll always be Trick-Melo Gang, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Gigi Dolin talks about how much she likes Halloween and spins the wheel to find out what kind of match she’ll have against Blair Davenport next week... it’s Lights Out, bitch! what she said, I am not editorializing that I think that Blair Davenport is a bitch.

We get a medical update for Von Wagner, where we see him in physical therapy.

He’s getting frustrated but Robert Stone is with him, encouraging him every step of the way, telling him he knows that when he’s 100% he’s gonna finish it.

Kiana James vs. Shotzi Blackheart

James shoving and pushing her out the gates, smashing her face into the mat, and she’s in control as we go to break.

Back from commercial, still in control, reverse chinlock applied, Blackheart gets away and dives on her! Back inside, up top, Kiana shoves her to the floor! Roxanne Perez digs around in James’ bag, fakes out with it so referee DA Brewer checks it, Shotzi off the top...

Shotzi Blackheart wins by pinfall with a diving senton.

Oro Mensah and Lash Legend are interviewed backstage but they just put Noam Dar on speakerphone and ask him to tell Jakara Jackson (who is out of the tournament) they love her while he blathers about her having to have her arm taken off.

Akira Tozawa rolls up and tells Oro to tell Noam Dar he’s looking for him.

We cut elsewhere, where Trick Williams is on the floor in agony next to a knocked-over road case while referees check on him and Carmelo Hayes throws chairs around all angry his pal got got, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get an update from the parking lot that Trick Williams has been ruled out of tonight’s main event and are informed we have no updates as to who may have attacked him.

Dominik Mysterio is interviewed backstage.

He says he didn’t know who Nathan Frazer was until he stepped up to him and he’s done wasting time with him.

So of course, Frazer rolls up and just starts beating his ass while a crowd of assorted superstars cheer him on! The brawl ends up in the ring and Nathan just keeps beating ass until eventually Rhea Ripley saves her boy!

Shotzi Blackheart and Roxanne Perez are walking backstage and Shotzi talks about how Roxanne has grown since they first met.

They come up on the wheel and Perez asks if she can spin it, Shotzi says sure, and it comes up as a Devil’s Playground Match, and Roxanne says it’ll be Kiana’s hell.

Arianna Grace is in the ring with a mic in hand and says it’s always devastating to see someone hurt and her heart goes out to Jakara Jackson. She understands the pain of being sidelined with an injury, a far worse one than Jakara’s, and she came back better than ever!

She gracefully accepts her bye and—

Arianna Grace vs. Brinley Reece (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament First Round Match)

Grace wants her hand kissed but Reece goes after her and takes the momentum early. Arm wringer from Arianna sets up a straight suplex, cover for two! Leg kick, another cover, another suplex, another nearfall! The attack continues...

Arianna Grace wins by pinfall.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bron Breakker is interviewed.

He says last week was such a big show entirely because of him, and Robert Stone rolls up. Bron tells him he doesn’t care and he should run back to that big idiot Von Wagner. Stone unloads on him for not caring and says his kids ask him every day if Von is okay and he has to look them in the eye and tell them he doesn’t know.

He can’t get the image of Breakker smashing Wagner with the steps and he wants to make him pay for what he did. Bron tells him to do something about it and Stone challenges him to a match at Halloween Havoc!

Commentary hypes up next week’s show.

Baron Corbin vs. Carmelo Hayes vs. Donovan Dijak (NXT Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Hayes fighting hard against both big men, keeping them off-balance until Dijak blasts him with a chokebreaker! Don with a front kick and forearms on Corbin, he gets bowled over with a lariat and Baron’s feeling himself but Melo nails him with a springboard uppercut!

Whip blocked, Hayes over the ropes and to the floor, elbows for both guys, headed up top, diving crossbody caught and Dijak chucks him aside like a sack of potatoes! Big men trading elbows, double DDT from Carmelo but he can’t keep either of them down and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Dijak suplexes Hayes into Corbin and all three men are down and out! Trading shots with Corbin again, a clothesline sends the Lone Wolf to the floor! Goozle on Carmelo, he counters with a Codebreaker! Hayes gets cut off, Tall Don blasts Baron with a boot, side kick, chokeslam for a nearfall but Melo cuts him off with a superkick but it’s only good for two!

Dijak and Hayes trading elbows in the middle of the ring, Cyclone Kill connects but Carmelo kicks out! Back and forth in the corner, Donovan blasts him with a boot, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Corbin comes over and cuts Hayes off with a kick! Climbing up top, Melo recovers... TOWER OF DOOM!

Back and forth, Corbin with End of Days but Hayes comes in, Nothing But Net takes Baron out...

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with a lateral press on Donovan Dijak, becoming #1 contender to the NXT Championship.

Post-match, Hayes calls Ilja Dragunov out down the barrel of the camera while commentary hypes up next week’s show for us.

We see Lyra Valkyria watching backstage.

She turns and pulls a phot of her and Becky Lynch off her locker and tears it up.

The screen changes to show Jade Cargill tapping her watch as Lyra leaves.

That’s the show, folks.

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