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WWE NXT Halloween Havoc 2023 Week Two results, live blog: Dragunov vs. Hayes

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. 31 show from the WWE Performance Center: It’s week two of NXT’s annual “Halloween Havoc” special, and the main event will see NXT champion Ilja Dragunov and Carmelo Hayes facing off in their third title bout.

It’s one of three championship matches on the premium live event-like card. Dominik Mysterio will defend the North American title against Nathan Frazer, and WWE Women’s Tag champs Chelsea Green & Piper Niven put their belts on the line against Jacy Jayne & Thea Hail. We’ll also get the finals of the 2023 Women’s Breakout Tournament with Kelani Jordan vs. Lola Vice.

Plus, Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo open the show with a Tables, Ladders, and Scares match against The Creed Brothers, Tiffany Stratton & Fallon Henley throw down, and Mr. Stone risks his life to get revenge for Von Wagner by stepping in the ring with Bron Breakker.

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!


How can I feel abandoned even when the world surrounds me? How can I bite the hand that feeds the strangers all around me? How can I know so many, never really knowing anyone? If I seem superhuman, I’m just liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with ECTO-1 driving up to the arena and Shotzi Blackheart and Scarlett Bordeaux get out dressed as Ghostbusters.

New Years Day plays Hurts Like Hell on the stage as a recap of last week’s show plays.

Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo vs. Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed) (Tables, Ladders, & Scares Match)

Creeds with an early advantage, taking them to the floor, DEATH VALLEY DRIVER PUTS BOTH MEN THROUGH A TABLE AND TO THE FLOOR! Back inside, the multi-generational luchadors recvoer and set up a contraption out of chairs and a ladder but the Creeds cut them off with a ladder on the floor!

Brutus smashes another ladder into them hard! Up in the turnbuckles, Angel and Humberto slam Julius through the ladder contraption! Chaos to the floor through the tables there and everybody’s jacked up as we go to break!

Back from commercial, all four men are down and out after a powerbomb into a ladder! Brutus with the Terry Funk ladder spin, dropkicking them when they try to bring another one in, Creed goes to do it again but they wallop the ladder with chairs and knock him down!

They sandwich Brutus between a ladder and the stairs only for Julius to come off the top and wipe them out! Back inside, Julius gets Humberto up in the electric chair, Garza comes over to brawl with Brutus, Carrillo gets the slimmer Creed to his knees right as the larger knocks Angel to the floor!

Creed Brothers win by pinfall with the Brutus Ball Doomsday Device on Humberto Carrillo.

Backstage Shotzi Blackheart and Scarlett Bordeaux have done a costume change to Pennywise and I dunno sexy witch when Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn roll up to tell them things have changed in the other realm and they want to talk over. Scarlett and Shotzi let them take charge and they talk about filling tonight with chaos, mischief, and havoc.

Tiffany Stratton is interviewed backstage but she’s too mad to talk, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Joe Gacy cuts a promo about how he’s made mistakes and nobody’s perfect but still peers, friends, and strangers alike stab him with their judgmental eyes day after day. He’s not asking for forgiven,ess, he knows there’s a darkness inside of him, and once upon a time he was tethered to society but now there’s no strings on him.

Maybe you believe in fairytales, but then again, maybe you don’t.

We see Ilja Dragunov warming up backstage.

Tiffany Stratton attacks Fallon Henley during her entrance and beats her down, ramming her shin-first into the post before applying a figure four in the ringpost! Medic tend to Fallon and it seems we don’t have a match.

We get footage of Meta-Four dressed as the Scooby Gang (Noam Dar is Scooby Doo, Oro Mensah is Shaggy, Jakara Jackson is Daphne, and Lash Legend is Velma) and looking through Akira Tozawa’s haunted house until we get a “To be continued” tag and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a media hype reel for Bash in Berlin next year.

Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. Nathan Frazer (NXT North American Championship)

Feeling out, collar and elbow, side headlock, shot off, drop down, Mysterio with a big slam! Charging into the corner, Frazer flips away, a series of arm drags, hip toss, dropkick blasts him into the corner! Criss-cross, Nathan ducks a lariat, big shoulder block takes Dom off his feet and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Frazer snaps off a huge brainbuster! Shoulder block in the corner, trading enzuigiris, springboard, moonsault inverted DDT... STILL NO! To the floor, Nathan lines him up, off the ropes, but Rhea shoves her man out of the way! Superkick connects, Mysterio throws him back inside but Frazer dives on him anyway!

Phoenix Splash, nobody home, roll through, Dominik puts him into the ropes hard and regains the momentum! Superplex rolled right into a Final Cut... SO CLOSE! Schoolboy for two, Dom ducks a followup, dropkick connects, off the ropes but he runs right into a superkick and both men are down!

Back up top, Dominik capitalizes...

Dominik Mysterio wins by pinfall with a frog splash, retaining the NXT North American Championship.

Post-match, Wes Lee returns and lays Mysterio out!

Backstage, Jacy Jayne is talking Andre Chase up and says last week she had his back, so this week he should have hers. Thea Hail and Duke Hudson roll up to talk about how great being champions are and how they’ll be Champ U after the girls win their tag titles. Andre says as long as it’s fair and square it’ll be great.

The D’Angelo Family rolls up to say there’s two kinds of wrongs, those done to them and those they do to others, and Chase U owes them. Duke says they’ll get their rematch, and Tony cryptically says “yeah, that too”

Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn, dressed as Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, creep out of the background to talk about how the tag titles are cursed and send us to break.

Back from commercial we get the next part of the Meta-Four haunted house story.

Jakara Jackson has become separated from the others and wanders alone through the haunted house running into various creeps and ghoulies before eventually fainting.

We cut to Oro Mensah, who runs into some kind of undead creatures outside and runs away, eventually running into Tozawa, who knocks him out in short order and has him taken away.

Cut to Lash Legend, who has lost her glasses. (They’re on top of her head.) She thinks she found the cup several times and lifts cloths off of things that are not the cup repeatedly before she too finds herself overwhelmed.

We get a recap of Bron Breakker injuring Von Wagner.

Bron Breakker vs. Robert Stone

Stone is, despite his storied history as a former TNA X Division Champion, TNA World Tag Team Champion, and TNA Television Champion, completely out of his depth here with Breakker destroying him out the gates. Desperate slap across the face but it’s not nearly enough...

Bron Breakker wins by pinfall with the spear.

Post-match, Bron picks up the stairs and goes to smash Robbie with them— VON WAGNER IS BACK! WE HAVE A BRAWL!

We get a video package covering Lyra Valkyria winning the NXT Women’s Championship from Becky Lynch and we go to break.

Back from commercial, SCRYPTS and OTM get a promo where SCRYPTS talks about how they helped him remember who he is and where he comes from and how the Brawling Brutes couldn’t last one week on his block.

Chelsea Green & Piper Niven (c) vs. Jacy Jayne & Thea Hail (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Jayne and Hail attacking the champs before the bell, Green almost gets Jacy with a schoolboy, duck under a kick but Jayne gets her on the rebound! Tag to Hail, big arm drag, out and back in, big dive wipes Chelsea out! Piper comes over, catches a crossbody, but Jayne breaks it up with a cannonball senton as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Niven suffocating Hail with a Cobra Clutch, big shoulderbreaker follows it up! Both women down, paths clear, tag to Green and she cuts Thea off! Missing an elbow, Hail crawls under and gets the tag! Jacy and Chelsea trading forearms, Piper takes Hail out with an electric chair facebuster as the match breaks down!

Chelsea blocks a kick, stereo elbows, stereo boots, both women down! Jacy wants to use the title belt, Chase tells her she doesn’t need it but Green is right there...

Chelsea Green & Piper Niven win by pinfall with the Killswitch from Green on Jacy Jayne, retaining the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn are on a podium and they make the make a deal wheel spin.

Lexis King is interviewed backstage.

He says he’s always pleased with his performances and he’s very please about the buzz around his name. But he’s used to it, and it comes with the territory of being a star. This is his life and he’s doing things his way, so just wait and see what he does next, or better what he’s already done.

Kelani Jordan vs. Lola Vice (NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Finals)

Jordan ducks a right hand, off the ropes, looking for a backslide, no dice! Catch a kick from Vice, judo heel trip, another quick cover! Dropkick, Lola shrugs it off, quick kicks into the corner, Vice with a running hip attack and we go to break!

Back from commercial, inside cradle for two and Kelani is on the hunt! Flying elbows, kick combo, the last one connects but can’t keep Jordan down! Whip across, Jordan with a handspring into a side Russian legsweep, fired up, she hits the Overdrive and goes up top where Elektra Lopez runs interference!

Split-legged moonsault misses, Lola is ready...

Lola Vice wins by pinfall with a crescent kick, winning the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament.

We cut to Noam Dar, alone and afraid asking if anyone’s seen his big beautiful cup. He turns and sees it and rushes over, smelling it and licking it to be sure it’s his beloved NXT Heritage Cup. A couple of ghouls appear behind him and he tries to pay them off but Akira Tozawa appears behind him and takes the cup.

Tozawa says he wants a title match and the ghouls scare Dar into giving him a match next week! He gives Noam the cup back and leaves him to the tender ministrations of the ghouls.

Carmelo Hayes is shown walking backstage, as is Ilja Dragunov, to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn talk about how Shotzi Blackheart and Scarlett Bordeaux solved the problem in the other realm and what more could you ask.

Von Wagner and Robert Stone walk through and Von says he wants Breakker next week but Stone says he’s not ready. Wagner doesn’t care and Robert tries to talk sense into him but he’s not listening.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Ilja Dragunov (c) (NXT Championship)

Enzuigiri gets a big boot, neither man wasting time feeling out, Dragunov with a big German suplex and Hayes with a pump kick! Duck an enzuigiri, German suplex staggers the champ but he charges right back in with a waistlock. Back elbows, overhead elbows from Hayes, trading forearms in the middle of the ring and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Dragunov with backhands and an enzuigiri, German suplex follows, rolling through, springboard attempt, Ilja out of position and he hammers Carmelo with a running knee! Powerbomb connects, folding press... SO CLOSE! Pump kick gets a lariat, Ilja just has the momentum for a cover... NOPE!

Hayes with La Mistica, cover... STILL NO! Dragunov outside, Carmelo with a slingshot DDT on the apron and both men are down! Back in the ring, frog splash from the challenger can’t do the deal! Clubbing blows, elbow drop, Ilja fired up, big spinebuster connects... SO CLOSE!

Dragunov gets the H-Bomb at the end of an exchange but both men are down! Back on their feet, fighting over a suplex, Ilja chops the back of his head! Tiger Feint, Melo cuts him off with a kick but he can’t capitalize! Looking for another apron DDT, Dragunov gets under him, fireman’s carry... DEATH VALLEY DRIVER ON THE APRON!

Ilja clears the announce desk, puts Hayes on it with a chop, climbing on the barricade... H-BOMB THROUGH THE TABLE! Referee counting, Ilja throws Carmelo back inside, immediately in with a facewash! Big forearm, Hayes not able to get to his feet! Dragunov goes up top, dives into a Codebreaker but counters it, deadlift into a fireman’s carry, Hayes slips out, Codebreaker connects, Ilja rebounds off the ropes, H-Bomb... THAT WON’T KEEP CARMELO HAYES DOWN TONIGHT!

Off the top again, another Codebreaker connects, Hayes is fired up and goes up top but Trick Williams’ music interrupts and he makes his entrance! Melo is stunned, Ilja cuts him off, superplex connects! Fired up...

Ilja Dragunov wins by pinfall with Torpedo Moskau, retaining the NXT Championship.

Commentary recaps the match for us.

Trick Williams gets in the ring and approaches Carmelo Hayes, pulling him to his feet. He stares Hayes down and we cut to Baron Corbin attacking Ilja Dragunov at Gorilla!

That’s the show, folks.

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