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WWE NXT results, live blog (Nov. 21, 2023): Women’s title 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.

Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: Lyra Valkyria defends the NXT Women’s championship against knockout artist Xia Li, and another main roster talent — American Alpha’s Chad Gable — challenges Noam Dar for the Heritage Cup.

Iron Survivor qualifiers also continue with two JBL-booked matches: Carmelo Hayes vs. Josh Briggs and Blair Davenport vs. Thea Hail. Plus, Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza take on Edris Enofé & Malik Blade as both teams angle for a shot at The Family’s tag titles, Eddy Thorpe tries to prove himself against Charlie Dempsey... 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 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!


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The show opens right into introductions for our opening match without wasting any time.

Chad Gable vs. Noam Dar (c) (NXT Heritage Cup)

Round One

Gable with a wristlock, Dar wriggling out of it, hip toss, Chad maintains control with a head-and-arm triangle and shifts to a front chancery. Noam with a wristlock, hammerlock, Gable squatting and stretching to reverse, fireman’s carry gets a headscissors and Chad wrenches it in when Dar tries to bridge out.

Noam out, elbow drop to the thigh, side headlock, chainsawing his forearm across the Olympian’s face, Chad to his feet and he leverages himself out and into a wristlock. Dar tries to replicate his escape and fails, so he chooses to claw at Gable’s face instead. Waistlock takedown, Gator Roll, half-halch suplex, cover for two!

Headlock takeover from the champion, running out of time, wristlock, Chad with a drop toehold into an ankle lock but Dar gets the ropes! Back elbows, jockeying for position...

Round Two

Circling, Gable ducks a kick, side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, cover for two and back to the headlock! Shot off, shoulder block, another nearfall. Gable with a release German suplex for another nearfall! Cross armbar in the ropes for the full count of four, up and over, waistlock, into the corner, Oro Mensah with a cheap shot...

Noam Dar wins the first fall by pinfall with Nova Roller, going 1-0.

Round Three

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Dar up top, Gable climbs to meet him in the final seconds of the round, jockeying for position, Chad with a superplex, small package, reversed... NOPE!

Round Four

Trading punches, Dar goes for a kick but Gable catches him with a head-and-leg suplex! Up top, diving headbutt connects... SO CLOSE! Tripping Chad up, hanging reverse STO off the apron! Gable narrowly beats the count but runs into a back elbow for two! Fujiwara armbar attempt, Noam rolls through, leg pick blocked, into a sleeper, Chad gets to his feet, slings him off, crucifix pin for two!

Running knee from the champion, the clock ticking down as they trading right hands on their knees...

Round Five

Gable hot out the gates, rolling Koppu kick, waistlock... CHAOS THEORY!

Chad Gable wins the second fall by pinfall with Chaos Theory, evening it up 1-1.

Dar gets a cheap shot during the break between falls!

Round Six

Charging elbow, straight suplex, Dar follows it with a clothesline, cover for one! Gable hits a brainbuster and goes up top to follow it up... NOAM CATCHES HIM INTO A TRIANGLE CHOKE BUT CHAD COUNTERS WITH A DEADLIFT POWERBOMB AND FALLS INTO A COVER FOR TWO! Trading strikes in the middle of the ring, big back elbow from Dar almost does it!

Chad blocks Nova Roller and reverses into an ankle lock! Slung off into the turnbuckles... and the feed drops and I cannot get it back, sorry y’all.

I get it back up during the next commercial break and thanks to the handy dandy spoiler machine I can tell you...

The match goes to a 1-1 time limit draw in the sixth round, ensuring Noam Dar retains the NXT Heritage Cup.

Immediately after the bell, Dar taps to the ankle lock, so we’re probably not done here yet.

Back from commercial, the D’Angelo Family are chatting about how tonight is about them, and they walk into their restaurant and say hi to everybody. Their lady associate offers a toast and the Don wants to get eating.

Backstage, Carmelo Hayes is hanging out when Trick Williams rolls up.

He talks about qualifying for Iron Survivor Challenge last week and says tonight is Hayes’ night, and he’ll get his dub. Melo says if Trick got in, he’s gotta get in, and he can’t sleep on Josh Briggs. Williams says Brooks Jensen and Fallon Henley will be at ringside, so tonight they should give the people what they want and he’ll be at ringside.

Hayes turns him down and gets ahead of himself and Williams warns him to slow down and focus on tonight.

Xia Li attacks Lyra Valkyria during her entrance and drops her with a kick! Medics check on Lyra and begin helping her to the back, and we go to break with the status of her match questionable.

Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade

Carrillo and Enofe to start, Edris with a little momentum, tag to Blade, big dropkick connects. Springboard crossbody follows, clear the apron, side headlock, shot off, blind tag, Angel trips him up and Malik crashes to the floor and Humberto picks him up for a wicked running knee on the apron!

Garza with crossface strikes, scoop and a slam, boots to Blade, quick tag and we’re in the heat segment for sure. Hot tag from Enofe, dropkicks, crossbody, enzuigiri, up top, nobody home on the 450 splash! Carrillo rolls him through, powerbomb connects, tag to Angel...

Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo win by pinfall with an assisted Alarm Clock.

We see Lyra Valkyria getting examined in the trainer’s room.

Josh Briggs is getting ready for his match and tells Brooks and Fallon he’s been waiting his entire life for this and he’ll catch them later.

Carmelo Hayes makes his entrance and we go to break.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Josh Briggs (Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying Match)

Collar and elbow, Briggs shoves him into the corner, Hayes steps up, ducking and dodging until Josh catches him with a knee! Whip across, springboard, caught, escape, side kick, dropkick sends Briggs to the floor! Carmelo slides out after him, right hands hammering away, Josh turns the tide and boots him down!

Back inside, Hayes meets him with a kick, Fade Away follows, Briggs back to the floor, Melo with a plancha into mounted punches! Back and forth, back on the floor, Josh throws him over the announce desk and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Briggs with a huge boot in the corner, side slam to follow, cover... NOPE! Repeated covers, no deal, Hayes on the comeback, big springboard elbow and both men are down! Melo on his knees, getting fired up, digging down, laying right hands in, whip to the corner, tijeras, off the ropes, La Mistica connects, follow it with the axe kick... SO CLOSE!

Josh with a big boot... STILL NO! Briggs down and out, Lexis King runs in, Hayes drops him with a roundhouse kick, Josh takes him down with a lariat and goes up top...

Josh Briggs wins by pinfall with a moonsault, qualifying for the Iron Survivor Challenge.

Lyra Valkyria is interviewed backstage.

She scoffs and says the title match is still happening and she doesn’t need to be at 100%, but even at 10% there’s no way she’s letting Xia Li walk away.

Wes Lee is shown walking backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a media hype reel for Backlash being in France next year.

Von Wagner knocks on Robert Stone’s door, carrying a tupperware of half-eaten Cosmic Brownies. Stone’s wife and kids greet him and the kids are all about the brownies. Von is stoked that the pasta is full of sausages and no asparagus, and the kids complain about mean kids at recess and Wagner offers to take care of it but dad says no fights.

Except when mom and dad go to get dessert, he tells them to write the names down and he’ll take care of it. The brownies come out, everybody chows down, and that’s the segment.

Wes Lee makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says he feels like we all know him by now. He wears his heart on his sleeve and he’s extremely real with us, so we know why he’s out here— Dominik Mysterio. Dom has the North American Championship, and Judgment Day have all the gold headed into WarGames.

When he sees Mysterio, he sees red, and not just because he’s the lowest form of human being with a punchable face, but he has the title that belongs to him. People lose and win titles all the time, but when he was champion, he felt like he belonged. He found himself, and hell, all of us accepted him.

Including all of us through the screen.

Enter Dominik Mysterio.

He talks about how he made the title more relevant than Wes ever did, Lee fires back and says his title reign has just been Judgment Day saving his ass every time, but like a cockroach he’ll continue to survive, and that’s why Wes is coming for the title and he’s willing to do anything and everything to get it back.

Dom is willing to give him a match for it, as long as he agrees that if he loses, he’ll never challenge for it again. Lee accepts!

A video package about the Chase U “scandal” follows

Thea Hail is chatting with Jacy Jayne backstage.

Jayne gives her a pep talk and says she’ll have her back tonight and always.

And so we go to break.

Backstage, Josh Briggs has a brief run-in with Tiffany Stratton before she leaves and Brooks and Fallon roll up.

Henley wants to know what Stratton wanted but Josh brushes her off and they go off together.

Blair Davenport vs. Thea Hail (Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying Match)

Davenport with an armbar early, hanging on through an arm drag, shift to a Fujiwara armbar, grinding Hail down. Blair on the floor, Jacy jaws at her enough for Thea to land a suicide dive and follow it up with a suplex on the floor! Back inside, somersault leg drop, fired up, but Davenport catches her...

Blair Davenport wins by pinfall.

Post-match, Jacy comforts Thea and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a video package where Baron Corbin talks about how Ilja Dragunov has a joyless life of putting his body on the line constantly whereas Baron has money and a family and so on.

Charlie Dempsey vs. Eddy Thorpe

Circling, collar and elbow, Thorpe with a wristlock, Dempsey reverses, leg pick, toehold, Eddy fights away, Charlie grabs a Fujiwara armbar, Thorpe away with a lariat! Whip across, clubbing blows from Dempsey, bridging Butterfly suplex for a nearfall! Grinding him down with a rear chinlock, clubbing blows to the shoulder, Cobra Twist, wrist control and a chinlock, Eddy fights out with a hip toss!

Chops backing Charlie into the corner, forearms, rolling solebutt into an enzuigiri and he’s putting it together. Dempsey looking for an octopus hold, he gets it, wrenching back on Thorpe’s fingers to boot! Eddy rolls through, cover...

Eddy Thorpe wins by pinfall with a counter pin.

Post-match, Drew Gulak and Myles Borne hit the ring and beat Thorpe down while Dempsey tries to wrench his arm out of socket! The three of them stand tall and throw the Catch Point handshake up!

Back to dinner with the Don and the D’Angelo Family. Tony recieves tribute from various members of the family, he’s happy with some envelopes and unhappy with others.

They leave the restaurant and get jumped by Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo, who say the next time they see them they’ll remember what they did to them before driving off. Tony says if they want it, they got it.

We see Lyra Valkyria getting ready to head out for her match and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Arianna Grace cuts a promo about how she’s a real beauty queen and was attacked heinously by Karmen Petrovic.

Commentary hypes next week’s show up for us.

Lyra Valkyria (c) vs. Xia Li (NXT Women’s Championship)

Li hot out the gates, choking Valkyria in the corner, kicking her down on the apron as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Xia still in control with a cravate, shift to a rear chinlock, Lyra breaks free with a cover! Kicks, double palm thrust, northern lights suplex blocked and Li clubs her down! Slam gets Xia a nearfall, Valkyria counters a suplex, standing switches, back elbow from Xia!

Rolling solebutt caught, leg-trap German suplex from the champion and both women are down and out! Champion laying kicks in, knee gets an enzuigiri, sidestep, O’Connor roll for two and Li gets a sleeper on her way out! Reverse to a pin... NOPE! Duck the kick, Lyra lands a reverse roundhouse, fireman’s carry into a Michinoku Driver...

Lyra Valkyria wins by pinfall with a fireman’s carry Michinoku Driver, retaining the NXT Women’s Championship.

Lyra stands tall.

That’s the show, folks.

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