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NXT Halloween Havoc 2023 results, live blog: Lynch vs. Valkyria

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. 24 show from the WWE Performance Center: It’s week one of the “Halloween Havoc” special, with Becky Lynch defending the NXT women’s championship against Lyra Valkyria in the night’s main event.

Elsewhere, Gigi Dolin and Blair Davenport’s feud will reach its conclusion in a Lights Out match, Roxanne Perez will take on Kiana James in a Devil’s Playground match, and The Family will put the tag team titles on the line against Chase U.

Plus, it’s finally time for the debut of Lexis King proper, as he will appear on the show.

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!


Through cracked, blackened memories of unit dispersal, I face the impregnable wall and I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a short spooky intro into Vampyre playing New Years Day live on the stage.

Scarlett Bordeaux and Shotzi Blackheart are in the ring and on the mic to act as our hosts, dressed as Marie Antoinette and the most excellent Jamie Clayton version of Pinhead from the last Hellraiser movie respectively.

They welcome us to the show and we waste very little time getting started!

Kiana James vs. Roxanne Perez (Devil’s Playground Match)

Hot out the gates, trading strikes, Perez with a satellite headscissors, back body drop sends James to the floor, Roxanne off the ropes for a dive but gets cut off with a fireman’s carry, fighting on the floor and Kiana hits a suplex! James gets a laptop out of her bag and smashes it over Perez’s back to send us to break!

Back from commercial, James is grinding a chain into Perez’s face and then uses it to yank her into the post a few times! Roxanne comes back, breaking a piece of fence across her back before hitting a side Russian legsweep into a playground slide for two! Looking for a Frankensteiner, Kiana catches her and swings her into the barricade before powerbombing her into a trash can... NOPE!

James, a huge lump on her forehead, uses a seesaw to choke Roxanne against the apron! Pop Rox countered by back body dropping her into the barricade, over the barricade with a series of stomps, Perez back in the ringside area with a moonsault, smashing James with her own bag...

Roxanne Perez wins by pinfall with Pop Rox onto Kiana’s bag.

Post-match, Perez empties the bag, revealing the shattered brick that lived in there.

We get footage of Vic Joseph interviewing Carmelo Hayes yesterday.

Hayes is upset that he’s blaming him like everybody else. Both he and Trick Williams wanted the NXT Championship, but it’s crazy to think he’d take his best friend out over a title. He talks about his motivation in challenging Ilja Dragunov, not just to regain the championship, but to regain his title of HIM.

Asked point blank, he says he would have still won the match even if Trick had been in it and dedicates his victory to his friend before walking off and cutting the interview short and sending us to break.

Back from commercial, Scarlett is doing some divination for the Meta-Four but they don’t like any of the cards she turns over.

Akira Tozawa peeps around the corner as they bicker and he lifts the NXT Heritage Cup, leaving them freaking out about where it might have gone.

Dante Chen vs. Lexis King

Mat grappling to start, Chen getting his licks in, King not being presented as a dominant monster but this is his match and he’s in control. Choking him in the corner, freight training him, Dante punching his way back into the fight but the end is near...

Lexis King wins by pinfall with a straitjacket dragon screw neck whip.

Chase U are backstage when the D’Angelo family roll up to wish them luck.

Arianna Grace vs. Kelani Jordan (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Semifinals)

Circling, collar and elbow, Grace with a knee lift and she poses for the crowd. Jordan goes for her face, Arianna runs away and Kelani blasts her with a dropkick, sending her to the floor and us to break.

Back from commercial, Jordan on a comeback but Grace lands a snap swinging neckbreaker for two! Chickenwing chinlock, grinding her down, Kelani out with a folding press for two! Crossbody, another two count, slingshot sunset flip, cover for two! Backslide for two, front kick, whip to the corner, Jordan sidesteps and clobbers her with a lariat!

Handspring heel trip, kip-up, somersault leg drop... STILL NO! Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, back elbow knocks Arianna down...

Kelani Jordan wins by pinfall with the split-legged moonsault.

We get another recovery vignette for Von Wagner, who is making slow but steady progress.

He asks Robert Stone what he’s doing taking a match with Bron Breakker after what he did, and Stone says he has no regrets. He knows he’s gonna get his ass kicked, but if he can get one punch and wipe that smirk off his face it’ll be worth it. Wagner asks if he meant it when he said he was his friend and Stone says he did.

Von apologizes for not being able to be there next week but Robert says he has it and next week is for him.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Shotzi and Scarlett have changed outfits and they shill for their Chamber of Horrors YouTube show.

Diamond Mine come down and compliment them on their new costumes (Edward Scissorhands and “a vampire” respectively), and next week they want a match against Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo and moreso, it should be a gimmick match, so Ivy Nile spins the wheel and it comes up as a Tables, Ladders, and Scares Match.

Chase U (Andre Chase & Duke Hudson) vs. D’Angelo Family (Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo & Tony D’Angelo) (c) (NXT Tag Team Championship)

Lorenzo and Chase to start, little bit of feeling out, side headlock from Andre, shot off, blind tag from Hudson, Stacks gets away and low bridges him to the floor! Dumping the challengers out, crossbody, off the ropes, tag to D’Angelo, assisted tope con giro sends us to break!

Back from commercial, Stacks in control and working Chase over. Andre dives and gets the tag, Duke cleaning house, big belly-to-belly suplex! Reeling him in, turning jabs, some for Tony when he runs in and then the Chase U elbow! Duck a lariat, Duke slams him into Tony, side slam... NOPE!

Off the ropes, head of steam but Hudson gets him with a Bossman Slam... SO CLOSE! The Family running hot, Duke takes Stacks out to prevent a Doomsday Device, Andre with a side Russian legsweep on the Don! Channing with a huge DDT on Hudson, tagging in, superplex from D’Angelo, Power and the Glory... AND DUKE BREAKS IT UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND WITH A SLINGSHOT GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE DON!

Sunset flip from Chase, only two, Lorenzo and Hudson down and out on the floor, swinging neckbreaker and Jacy Jayne passes Andre the crowbar but he’s not having it! Side headlock from Tony, shot off, he accidentally blasts Jacy off the apron, Chase takes advantage of his concern...

Chase U win by pinfall with a rolling O’Connor roll from Andre Chase on Tony D’Angelo, becoming your new NXT Tag Team Champions!

Nathan Frazer has a speed round of Hard Hitting Home Truths for us.

He says Dominik Mysterio doesn’t like him and he doesn’t like him much either and he’s only champion because Judgment Day keep bailing him out, and on his own he’s about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

Next week, he has a title match and it’s going to be his greatest triumph.

We get a hype reel of people on social media making their predictions for tonight’s main event and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Baron Corbin is interviewed and he complains about last week’s triple threat.

He says if he wants to take Trick Williams out, he’d do it to his face. It could have been Donovan Dijak, it could have been Axiom, it could have been that quitter Wes Lee, but he doesn’t care, because all he cares about is Ilja and that title.

Blair Davenport vs. Gigi Dolin (Lights Out Match)

Davenport right to the floor, Dolin cuts her off with a baseball slide and a crossbody to the floor into mounted punches! Back inside, Rising Knee from Blair, back to the floor and she goes under the ring for a steel chair but Gigi cuts her off with a boot! Grabbing the chair herself, Dolin sets it up on the floor and smashes her face into it!

Fighting over the steps, Gigi clobbers her with a forearm, follows it with a superkick, puts her in the chair, Meteora connects and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Dolin with a headscissors out of the corner, going under the ring for a table, she sets it up but Blair cuts her off and folds it back up and slides it out of the ring! Whipping Gigi with a belt, Davenport goes out to the floor and rolls a trash can in this time!

Dolin returns to the ring and whips her with a strap, which Booker T is quick to tell us he’s into, only a nearfall! Davenport just absolutely wings a chair into Gigi’s head and follows it with a back suplex for two! Blair back to the floor and now she wants a table set up!

She puts it right next to the announce desk and goes back inside whereupon Dolin blasts her with the trash can! Off the ropes, dropkick staggers her and another one ricochets her off the bottom rope! Gigi with a side slam into the trash can... STILL NO! Fighting on the announce desk... BLAIR WITH A FALCON ARROW THROUGH THE TABLE AND TO THE FLOOR!

Back in the ring...

Blair Davenport wins by pinfall with her Kamigoye.

We get Vic Joseph interviewing Ilja Dragunov yesterday.

He talks about how being champion was his destiny and those weren’t hollow words. Life has been a struggle for him since childhood and he learned very fast that he can endure any pain as long as there’s a reason. He’s very proud to be NXT Champion and he traveled home and saw his son holding the title for the first time and saw the pride in his eyes and that is the most excellent motivation to carry on as a champion.

He says he’ll only be more intense defending the title, and he may bend, but he won’t break, whereas Carmelo will break just as he did at No Mercy. He adjusts to no one, and his opponents adjust to him, and he doesn’t think Melo is fully focused on the title, but he is.

Vic wishes him luck and shakes his hand and we cut to Carmelo watching.

Scarlett and Shotzi roll up on him (now dressed as the twins from the Shining) and they say all signs point to him attacking Trick Williams last week, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Tiffany Stratton is interviewed.

She doesn’t care who wins the breakout tournament, and the only match she cares about is Becky Lynch vs. Lyra Valkyria.

Fallon Henley (I think) rolls up dressed as Tiffany Stratton and claiming to be the center of the universe and they end up brawling!

Karmen Petrovic vs. Lola Vice (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Semifinals)

Petrovic with a leg kick, waistlock, seatbelt pin for two! Low-angle 540 kick, only a nearfall! Charging in, back body drop to the apron, Vice catches her with a kick that sends her to the floor! A little hip swivel, big double leg into mounted punches! Hip attack follows, axe kick, rolling her into a pin, only two!

Karmen hammering her with kicks, crescent in the corner, sliding heel kick, just a nearfall! To the floor and back in, duck a kick, Vice blasts her...

Lola Vice wins by pinfall with a crescent kick.

Post-match, Lola has a posed face-off with Kelani Jordan ahead of the finals next week.

Chase U are celebrating backstage and Duke Hudson talks about how much the locker room will be expecting from them now.

Chelsea Green and Piper Niven appear, dressed completely adorably as Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf respectively.

They bicker with Hail and Jayne and Jacy challenges them to a title match.

Lyra Valkyria and Becky Lynch are shown walking backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Meta-Four are yelling at security about the NXT Heritage Cup when Lash Legend brings up a picture of Akira Tozawa with it.

Tozawa tells Noam Dar if he wants his cup back he has to come and get it... IN A HAUNTED HOUSE!

Carmelo Hayes is watching something on his phone when Bron Breakker walks up, smiling. Hayes says he’s focused on regaining the title and Bron says they’re both gonna be fighting for the top spot for decades to come and now they’ve both proved they’re willing to do anything to stay on top.

Melo denies he took Trick out but Breakker doesn’t care and says if he brings that same attitude next week he’ll win his title back and then it’ll be right back to them on top.

Commentary hypes next week’s show up.

Jade Cargill is shown taking a seat on a throne elevated in the crowd.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lyra Valkyria (NXT Women’s Championship)

Circling, both women looking to finish early and we go to break on a stalemate!

Back from commercial, Lynch smashes Valkyria’s face into the turnbuckles, off the ropes, Lyra with a crossbody for two! Double jump crossbody from Becky, same result! Off the ropes, double crossbody, both women down! Valkyria running hot, in control with a few nearfalls, Lynch hooks the leg, fisherman suplex for some breathing room!

Strikes in the ropes, rolling solebutt (should I be calling that a TNA Kick now?), Lynch to the floor and Lyra cuts her off with a dropkick! Becky puts her into the post, but back inside and Valkyria cuts her off and clobbers her in the ropes! Up top... GUILLOTINE LEG DROP FOR TWO!

Back and forth, float over, Lyra with an enzuigiri, to the apron, up top, missile dropkick connects... STILL NO! Lynch ducks a kick, Dis-Arm-Her countered, shove into the corner, boot up! Becky hits a Diamond Dust out of the corner... SO CLOSE! Nearfalls, Lynch with a Danielson Special!

Lyra counters to a pin but Becky holds onto the armbar and repositions! Crucifix pin for a nearfall and Valkyria has a Lotus Lock applied! Slam for another nearfall, splash off the top, Becky rolls away and gets the Dis-Arm-Her in the middle of the ring! Lyra gets a foot on the ropes!

Back in the corner, Valkyria with a Liger Bomb... STILL NOT ENOUGH! Both women down and out, Lyra up top, Becky joins her, jockeying for position, Lynch with a superplex, she rolls it into a spike DDT... BUT LYRA WON’T STAY DOWN! Valkyria with the heel kick... BECKY LYNCH KICKS OUT!

A Manhandle Slam... VALKYRIA KICKS OUT?! Lyra gets a surge of energy, rolling through another Manhandle Slam attempt...

Lyra Valkyria wins by pinfall with a lateral press, becoming your new NXT Women’s Champion.

Post-match, Becky takes a moment to compose herself, title in hand, before handing it to Lyra and embracing her, raising her arm. They embrace and Lynch lets her have her ring.

That’s the show, folks.

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