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 Nov. 28 show from the WWE Performance Center: Wes Lee takes on former North American champs Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed & Cameron Grimes... and if he wins gets a shot at the current one, Dirty Dominik Mysterio.
We’ll also get a title match featuring former main roster talent Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo, as they challenge Tony D’Angelo & Stacks for the Tag belts. And the scandal swirling around former champs Chase U will finally be revealed.
Plus, we continue down the road to next weekend’s Deadline premium live event with two Iron Survivor qualifying matches announced by WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler: Bron Breakker vs. Eddy Thorpe and Kiana James vs. Kelani Jordan! 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!
WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 28
I’m nervous my soul is returning to crystals, because your eyes are an agent of darkness. There’s nothing to fight, it’s just a bit of fait accompli that I’m liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with our world title match brawling down the aisle!
Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo vs. D’Angelo Family (Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo & Tony D’Angelo) (c) (NXT Tag Team Championship)
D’Angelo and Carrillo to start, Tony in control, quick tag, Thunder Fire Powerbomb / neckbreaker combination for a nearfall! Working him over, more tags, but soon enough the cousins have the Don on the wrong side of town and are working him over in turn.
Back and forth, double avalanche powerslam on Stacks leaves the challengers in control as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Stacks getting worked over on the apron, Garza sets up a running knee but he sidesteps and explodes for the tag! D’Angelo in hot with lariats, big back body drop, German suplex, overhead exploder into the corner and Angel tags back in blind. Lorenzo in, dropkick cuts him off, Tony pulls Humberto out of the ring, schoolboy, Garza kicks out!
Carrillo back in, powerbomb / missile dropkick combination... CHANNING KICKS OUT! Spinning spinebuster from the Don, the match breaks down, Stacks with a stomp... NO DEAL! Garza returns a deep three of his own, Channing hits him low, tag to the Don...
D’Angelo Family win by pinfall with Bada Bing, Bada Boom on Angel Garza, retaining the NXT Tag Team Championship.
We see footage from earlier today of Axiom and Nathan Frazer talking about the Corbin/Dragunov matchup when Ilja himself rolls up to ask if he’s saying what he’s doing isn’t working and his son shouldn’t be inspired by his sacrifice? Things get heated.
We get video of Jerry “the King” Lawler setting up this week’s Iron Survivor Challenge qualifying matches.
Kelani Jordan makes her entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get some hype for ticket sales for the Berlin show.
A Johnny Gargano hype reel follows.
Backstage, Brooks Jensen and Fallon Henley are hyping Josh Briggs up over his victory in his Iron Survivor Challenge qualifier last week.
Lexis King rolls up to take credit for some help in the act but Josh knocked it out of the park but then he moves on to mocking Brooks for not getting picked for a qualifier. Lexis claims he’s calling it like he sees it but Briggs calls him a parasite and sets up a match between King and Jensen.
We’re informed Nikkita Lyons is almost healed up and she’s shown in the crowd to hammer the point home.
Kelani Jordan vs. Kiana James (Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying Match)
Circling, collar and elbow, James with a shot to the ribs, Jordan ducks a few, blocks a kick, waistlock, back elbow and Kiana grabs a handful of hair. Whip to the corner, kicks and punches, shoulder blocks, back handspring, shoulder thrust in the corner! Whip across, up and over, Kelani with a dropkick, shoulder blocks in the corner, headscissors cuts her off but she fights out of it.
Side headlock applied, James tries to break her grip but fails until she grabs a handful of hair and reverses! Shot off, shoulder block, off the ropes, drop down, leapfrog, back roll over, block an arm drag but Kelani springboards out of it and lands it in the end! Diving tijeras through the ropes and to the floor!
James puts Jordan into the announce desk face-first and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Kelani lays her out and kips up, standing somersault leg drop gets a nearfall! Kiana with a spinebuster, again just a nearfall! Trading forearms in the middle of the ring, up top and jockeying for position, James in control but Roxanne Perez rings the timekeeper’s bell in an act of blatant shenanigans!
Jordan with a kick, up top...
Kelani Jordan wins by pinfall with the split-legged moonsault, qualifying for the Iron Survivor Challenge.
Alpha Academy are backstage cutting a promo about how Noam Dar tapped and how they want to beat up Meta-Four and they’re gonna prove they don’t have the stamina, speed, style, or spirit to beat them, so they want a mixed trios match next week.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get NXT Anonymous footage of Lexis King hanging out the night Trick Williams was attacked and observing him and following after him.
Footage of a Chase U press conference follows.
Andre Chase thanks the investigators for their communication and professionalism, the student body, faculty, and staff for carrying on daily instruction, and acknowledges that without their support he may not be here today.
He wants to address the news of Chase U being under investigation, and admits it’s an ongoing investigation and he’s limited in what he can say. The investigation revealed suspicious illegal activity, including gambling and the misuse of school funds.
He admits it’s all true and the school is in severe debt, and he’ll work arduously to pay the debt off and restore Chase U to its position. Asked how much he owes he dodges the question, refuses to discuss specific gambling activities, and publicly apologizes to the student body for being irresponsible and takes his leave.
Bron Breakker vs. Eddy Thorpe (Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifying Match)
Thorpe probing kick, test of strength, he goes for the arm, Breakker shoves him away! Wristlock, Bron scoops him and slams him, Eddy straightens up but Breakker takes him right back down! Gator roll, vertical suplex countered with a knee, back roll, duck a lariat, big dropkick sends Bron to the floor!
Breakker in control, putting him into the barricade, back inside for shoulder thrusts in the corner! Eddy fighting back with punches, shoving Bron down, diving crossbody but the ribs are hurting! Chops, looking for a suplex but Breakker counters, fireman’s carry into a double gutbuster... NOPE!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, crossbody from Thorpe, hurting but feeling it, Breakker cuts him off with a suplex! Hammer whip, Eddy collapses, back on his feet, German suplex attempt, back elbow, slip out of a fireman’s carry, off the ropes and the German suplex connects! Staggered, stumbling, Bron nails him with the spear...
Bron Breakker wins by pinfall with a spear, qualifying for the Iron Survivor Challenge.
Backstage, Trick Williams is angry and Carmelo Hayes rolls up to join him in talking trash on Lexis King for attacking Trick and costing Melo his match last week and Hayes wants to attack him during his match tonight but Williams wants to play it smart since he has Iron Survivor Challenge coming up and he has to keep his eyes on the prize.
Hayes says he doesn’t have a prize to have his eyes on and Trick says they don’t need to attack people from behind anymore because they’re past that. Melo questions it for a moment before agreeing with him and they shake hands, agreeing that Lexis will get his.
Roxanne Perez rolls up on the locker room and Ava Raine points out there will be a last chance Iron Survivor Qualifying four-way next week, somebody points out that Kian James will be in it too and a brawl breaks out!
A hype reel for Bronson Reed follows.
Ilja Dragunov makes his entrance and we go to break.
Ilja Dragunov vs. Nathan Frazer
Dragunov hot out the gates, stomping away, mounted elbows raining down, throwing him into the corner, big chop, shifting right into rolling German suplexes! Frazer throwing desperation elbows but Ilja drops him with another suplex! Powerbomb countered with a Frankensteiner, Nathan throwing hard elbows, big jumping knee cuts Dragunov down!
Dropkick to the leg puts the Mad Dragon on his back for two! Enzuigiri from the apron, springboard dropkick follows! Quebrada into the inverted DDT, another nearfall! Frazer up top, Phoenix Splash, nobody home! Enzuigiri from Ilja, release powerbomb, H Bomb but he peels off the cover to make an example of him!
A second H Bomb connects, Dragunov fires up...
Ilja Dragunov wins by pinfall with the third H Bomb.
Post-match, Ilja goes to help Nathan up but Baron Corbin gets on the tron.
He says he could make this all warm and fuzzy but points out that Dragunov beat the hell out of a man he calls a friend because he said Baron has a better life. His whole reason to be here is the title, and Baron is going to take it from him and leave him with nothing.
Lyra Valkyria is interviewed backstage.
She talks about the Iron Survivor Challenge field and puts each of them over in turn when Fallon Henley rolls up to say she’s going to win and challenge Lyra for the title. Valkyria says she’s never doubted her talent, and a creepy lady peers behind a curtain to say some stuff about what will happen if Fallon wins I dunno they keep just throwing people at me on this show and I don’t know how to handle it sometimes y’all.
Karmen Petrovic cuts a promo about how Arianna Grace never shuts up and makes everything about herself and how it’s time she kicked her mouth shut.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Meta-Four accept Alpha Academy’s challenge.
We see footage from “moments ago” of Joe Gacy cutting a promo under the ring because being beneath is us is where he’s wanted and he’s trying to deal with his new perspective but it’s hard.
Arianna Grace vs. Karmen Petrovic
Collar and elbow, Grace gets her in the corner and demands she kiss her hand but Petrovic kicks it aside! Back to the lockup, Arianna with a knee lift and a facebuster, reiterating her demand but this time Karmen slaps it aside, mat slam, lining a kick up, Grace begs off in the corner!
Petrovic offers her own hand, Arianna refuses and gets caught in a wristlock, elevating the arm, wrenching it in, stepping over, rolling into a cross armbar but Grace counters with a pin! Shoulder armbreaker attempt, blocked with a handful of hair, into the corner and referee DA Brewer warns them off! Arm wringer into an Oklahoma Roll, Arianna kicks out!
Elbows in the middle of the ring, knocking Petrovic down, stomping away, Joe Gacy slides out from under the ring and steals the timekeeper’s bell and hammer to Grace’s disgust as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Grace with a rear chinlock, slinging her to the mat, smashing her head into the mat a few times, back into a half nelson chinlock! Scoop, Petrovic floats over, running knees, roundhouse kick in the corner, corkscrew kick, into the corner, Arianna with a thumb to the eye...
Arianna Grace wins by pinfall with Wasteland.
An excited Joe Coffey rings the bell in the crowd.
Brooks Jensen vs. Lexis King
Whip across, Jensen with a rolling kick, to the floor, King cuts him off with chops but Brooks gives back as good as he gets! Lexis grabs at his leg, diving crossbody cuts him off and we go to break!
Back from commercial, King laying mounted punches in while we watch Trick Williams and Carmelo Hayes watching on a monitor. Hayes leaves, Lexis with a kick to the spine, falling forearm, cover for two! Snapmare into a reverse chinlock, Jensen cuts him down and starts to put it together!
Back elbows, Carmelo Hayes comes to ringside but referees cut him off...
Lexis King wins by pinfall with the Coronation.
We get the rules explainer video for the Iron Survivor Challenge.
Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Wes Lee (NXT North American Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
Dominik Mysterio is on commentary for this one.
Chaos early, Reed hangs Lee over the ropes and slingshots him into the other two to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Grimes floats over, kick to Reed, Gargano joins in, Lee as well, clobbering the big man, Poetry in Motion and Bronson tumbles out of the ring! Wes and Johnny in it, ducking and dodging into a stalemate! Grimes back in, fast-paced, Gargano kicks him down, off the ropes, suicide dive connects!
A dive for Lee as well, Johnny Wrestling feeling himself, Superman Spear on Cameron but Wes breaks it up! Lee with kicks got Gargano, Meteora for Grimes... SO CLOSE! Bronson back, Death Valley Driver on Lee... NOT ENOUGH! Cameron lighting the big man up with body blows, whip to the corner, boot up, enzuigiri connects, solebutt, Reed staggered, Grimes takes him out with a diving crossbody... NOPE!
Gargano kicks off the other two for a tornado DDT on Bronson but the big man counters! Fireman’s carry on Grimes, picking Gargano and Lee up as well... TRIPLE SAMOAN DROP / FALLAWAY SLAM! They recover and triple powerbomb Reed in turn! Gargano Escape on Grimes, Lee breaks it up with a senton atomico, Reed hosses him up... BUCKLE BOMB!
Sentons for Gargano and Grimes, Wes sidesteps, Bronson up top, enzuigiri cuts him off, Lee climbs to join him... REED WITH AN AVALANCHE MILITARY PRESS TO THROW WES INTO JOHN AND CAMERON! Bronson up top but Ivar is here to cut him off and clobber him! Reed jumps off the apron at him!
Warbeard with the reverse roundhouse but Bronson sidesteps him into the barricade! Ivar rams him into the barricade, trading punches up the aisle! Lee shoves Gargano into Grimes, O’Connor roll for two, crucifix on Cameron for two! Grimes and Gargano trade superkicks, Cave-In connects but Lee comes in...
Wes Lee wins by pinfall with the Cardiac Kick on Cameron Grimes, becoming #1 contender to the NXT North American Championship.
Post-match, Lee and Mysterio square up.
We go outside where Roxanne Perez and Kiana James are brawling against a car! James slams Perez into the hood as security tries to pull them apart!
That’s the show, folks.