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WWE NXT results, live blog (Feb. 28, 2023): Gigi Dolin speaks

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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’s show from the WWE Performance Center: North American champion Wes Lee’s latest open challenge kicks off a show that will also feature Gigi Dolin’s first comments since being betrayed by her former Toxic Attraction partner Jacy Jayne. Plus, Carmelo Hayes & Tyler Bate square off, Meiko Satomura takes on Zoey Stark, Sol Ruca goes one-on-one with Elektra Lopez, Briggs & Jensen go to battle against Indus Sher, Dijak will respond to Tony D’Angelo’s challenge... and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. 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!


No lyrics today, folks— February 28 is an important date in the annals of your friendly neighborhood liveblog lady, because it was on this day five years ago that I, having hit rock bottom and been absolutely miserable for months, finally came to terms with my Gender Business and said out loud for the first time the words “I am a woman.”

It’s not always easy but it’s always worth it, and now I get to be exactly the woman I always wanted to be, with exactly the life I always wanted, in all the ways that really matter. If you’re struggling with something gender-y you can’t quite pin down, if you lay awake at night like I used to, staring at the ceiling waiting for a sign, this is it right here.

If you want to be a girl, you can be a girl. If I can do it, you can do it. I believe in you.

Now, on with the show!

The show opens with a bushel of NXT superstars fighting in the back for the opportunity to answer Wes Lee’s open challenge for the NXT North American Championship, and Dabba-Kato breaks ahead of the pack and into the entry only for Apollo Crews to cut him off and brawl until a bearded Nathan Frazer leapfrogs them both to answer the call!

Nathan Frazer vs. Wes Lee (c) (NXT North American Championship)

Feeling out, Frazer with a headlock takeover, wrenching it in, off the ropes, trading arm drags, double dropkicks into double kip-ups, Nathan with a schoolboy for two! Lee blasts him with a knee, following it with a snapmare into a reverse chinlock. Shot off, shoulder block, cover for two.

Into the ropes, Nathan breaks dirty going right back to a headlock, off the ropes, Wes hangs up in the ropes, roll over, back body drop to the apron, shoulder thrust and Frazer back body drops him all the way to the floor, following it with an Orihara Moonsault... NOBODY HOME!

Corkscrew tope con giro from Lee, also nobody home, he lands on his feet and pops right back up into a gamengiri on Frazer and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Frazer sidesteps a charge and lays Lee out with a crescent kick! Nobody home on the moonsault, roll through, off the ropes, both men go for crossbodies and end up down and out! Nathan to his feet, pressing the attack in the corner, jockeying for position up top, Wes shoves him away but Frazer pops right back up, superplex, roll through into a Final Cut... SO CLOSE!

Out on the floor, Frazer goes for a slingshot to the table but Lee moves out of the way and dives on him right after! Back in, slingshot, back handspring...

Wes Lee wins by pinfall with the Cardiac Kick to retain the NXT North American Championship.

We get a JD McDonagh video package about what it’s like to have a retinal tear and how he’s going to test Ilja Dragunov’s threshold for pain.

Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen are chatting in the locker room. Briggs senses that something’s wrong and thinks Kiana James broke up with him, but Brooks says things just aren’t the same since Valentine’s. Josh says it’s because they’re stupid boys and tells him the Jensen of six months ago would be so proud if you could see him, and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a Tyler Bate hype reel.

Hank Walker is interviewed backstage.

He says he’s trying to prove to everyone that he belongs here and Axiom rolls up to berate him for kicking him in the face. Axiom says they have a problem, and a brawl breaks out after he suggests that Hank couldn’t have beaten Wes anyway.

Briggs and Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Indus Sher (Sanga & Veer Mahaan)

Jensen immediately finds himself overwhelmed by both men, slips out of a slam attempt from Sanga, shot off, Briggs with a blind tag and a throat thrust! Brooks back in, caught off-balance, shoulder block and an elbow drop and Mahaan puts boots to him! Hanging him up in the ropes, blasting him with a boot, scoop and a slam!

Sanga drops an elbow, nobody home, falling into a tag to Briggs! Forearms for both men, fired up, putting Sanga in the ropes, double-team but Brooks is off-timing and Josh gives him a piece of his mind! Sanga with a chokeslam, tag to Veer, calling for it...

Indus Sher win by pinfall with a Shotei from Veer Mahaan on Brooks Jensen.

Post-match, Jinder Mahal gets on the mic to cut a promo on the Creed Brothers for denying the NXT Universe an Indian champion last week, and says they haven’t been able to overcome them, and challenges them to a trios match next week.

We see Gigi Dolin walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get footage of the aftermath of Wendy Choo getting attacked in the parking lot just now.

Gigi Dolin makes her entrance and gets on the mic.

She demands her music be cut and says that’s the last time you’ll hear that awful song. Three weeks ago her life changed when she got her head smashed into a door frame, but this isn’t the first time her life has changed or that she’s had her head kicked in by someone she trusted.

In trying to kick her head off, Jacy Jayne made her realize exactly who she is. She’s all about the glitz and glamor and that’s all Toxic Attraction was about, and it was fun to be the mean girl for a while, and she channeled her inner demons because she’s always been happy to just survive.

Jayne knows that the last person Gigi let beat her down like that was her own mother, and when she ran away from home as a teenager she was trying to show her little brother that she could make it in WWE, and she’s been knocked down time and time again and she gets back up every time.

Bring everything you have at Roadblock, because it won’t be enough, and she’ll hammer the final nail in the coffin of Toxic Attraction.

Chase U are chatting and Duke Hudson stops mid-story to go check on Thea Hail. He asks how she’s doing and apologizes for his behavior last week, saying it was rude and immature, and he thinks she’s very strong and can stand on her own. She says she’s sure Andre Chase will accept his apology about the university, but he says he stands by what he said.

Chase takes the podium and gets interrupted by a projector video by the Schism running Chase U down and promising to leave the university in flames.

Andre gets fired up about it and tells the Schism he’s gonna show his students the principles he stands for when he shows Joe Gacy an Andre Chase University-sized ass whooping.

Meiko Satomura makes her entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Donovan Dijak cuts a promo responding to Tony D’Angelo’s challenge.

He says Tony cost him the North American Championship not once but twice, so now he’s public enemy number one, and next week at Roadblock, he’s going to lock him down for good.

Meiko Satomura vs. Zoey Stark

Roxanne Perez is on commentary for this one.

Stark with a headlock takeover, Satomura reverses with a headscissors, headlock of her own, drop toehold, lateral press, Zoey breaks away. Test of strength, struggling, Meiko bridges her back but Stark forces her way back upright. Arm wringer, Satomura with another headlock, Zoey gets her in the corner, but Meiko takes her to the floor and blasts her and we go to break.

Back from commercial, cravate knees from Stark, into the corner, back body drop to the apron but she clobbers Satomura with a roundhouse kick and follows it with a springboard only to get cut out of midair with a kick to the injured knee! Meiko off the top with a frog splash... NOPE!

Chest kicks follow, Stark gets her cut off against the ropes, slingshot, only a nearfall! Up top, Satomura cuts her off, Pele Kick, back suplex slam... NOT ENOUGH! Zoey off the top, 450 splash, nobody home, side kick from Satomura sets up the Death Valley Driver!

Meiko fired up, Scorpio Rising...

Meiko Satomura wins by pinfall with Scorpio Rising.

Post-match, Perez gets up from commentary to have a face-off with her challenger for next week.

We get a recap of Grayson Waller’s takeover of the production truck last week.

Tiffany Stratton rolls up on McKenzie Mitchell to give an “update” on Wendy Choo, who’s going to be out indefinitely and you should just stay away from the parking lot.

Katana Chance and Kayden Carter leave the trainer’s room and confirm that she’s out indefinitely and accuse Tiffany of attacking Wendy. Stratton accuses them right back and has a Tiffany Epiphany that she should be a detective, and Katana challenges her to a match later tonight.

Sol Ruca makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Creed Brothers are walking backstage discussing a potential unnamed tag partner when they roll up on Damon Kemp.

They tell him he’s still a bad person, but he’s calculated and sly and that’s exactly what it’s gonna take for them to beat Indus Sher. Kemp admits they did rock some six-mans and when Brutus admits they might be getting the boys back together, he says hell no.

Bron Breakker rolls up to say he’s in as their partner for next week, and Julius blows up on him for not showing up a minute earlier and saving him the humiliation. Brutus and Bron laugh and laugh at him and they all bark like dogs.

Elektra Lopez vs. Sol Ruca

Ruca with a headlock, into the takeover, Lopez out, whip into the corner, up and over, Elektra cuts her off with an elbow to the throat! Off the ropes, hip toss denied, Sol with an X-Factor! Drawing her back up, whip reversed, up and over, tossed off to the apron, slingshot up top and Lopez knocks her to the floor!

Back inside, knees to the back, elbow drop, not enough to keep Ruca down! Trading strikes, Elektra with a standing neck crank, punctuating with a knee drop to the neck before going right back to the crank. Ruca posts to her feet, blocks right hands, eats a kick, back elbow cuts Lopez off and she smashes her face into the top rope.

Jabs, whip reversed, run through a lariat, off the ropes with a shoulder block! Dropkick connects, straight suplex, handspring splash, nobody home! Cover for two, Sol gets her in the corner...

Sol Ruca wins by pinfall with the Sol Snatcher.

Post-match, Valentina Feroz confronts Elektra Lopez and blasts her with her own brass knuckles!

Back in the pub, Gallus are playing billiards again.

Mark Coffey rambles about liberty-taking ballbags and eventually it turns out he’s real mad about Pretty Deadly and trying to get Wolfgang fired up about it. Eventually some poor dude checks Wolfie with his elbow and Wolfgang glasses him and beats him down!

Pretty Deadly are interviewed backstage.

They say they spanked Gallus good and proper and then are asked to respond to a Drew McIntyre tweet about the receipt that’s coming to them. They say Scotland is terrible, grey and dreary, and full of horrible people revelling in how rough and rugged they are.

So next week they’ll meet Gallus face-to-face for a refreshing chinwag about their upcoming match.

And so we go to break.

Katana Chance vs. Tiffany Stratton

Chance with some pyrotechnics early, big headscissors out of the corner, inside cradle, only two! Side headlock, back suplex, lands on her feet, cartwheel evasion, leapfrog, tijeras blocked and Stratton Gallon Throws her into the ropes! Katana with an upkick, sliding trip, flying forearm, off the ropes for a tijeras!

Knee in the ropes, double stomp hung in the ropes, corkscrew splash for two! Chance headed up top as Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn come to ringside, Stratton catches her on the crossbody, Finlay Roll, double jump...

Tiffany Stratton wins by pinfall with a double jump moonsault.

Post-match, Tiffany gets on the mic and calls Roxanne Perez and Meiko Satomura out, saying that she doesn’t care who wins next week, because the NXT Women’s Championship belongs to her.

Josh Briggs walks up on Brooks Jensen and says he and Fallon Henley are all he has and whatever’s going on with him and Kiana and Fallon he can’t let it get in the way of work. Briggs says Henley already apologized and that’s the hard part, so all Brooks has to do is get his girl back, but that’ll take time.

Jensen admits he’s overthinking it and he just wishes he could have a do-over. Josh says you don’t get a lot of do-overs in life but he’ll be willing to talk to Kiana for him. Brooks is appreciative and tells him he’ll do anything to make it up to him, and they hug.

Axiom makes his entrance and we go to break.

Axiom vs. Hank Walker

Axiom right on him with a bodyscissors sleeper hold, back into the corner to break but Axiom jumps right back on him! Shifting to a cross armbar, Hank deadlifts him up and Axiom slaps him across the face! Scooping him up, block a sunset flip, duck a lariat, waistlock, O’Connor roll denied and Walker blasts him with a big boot!

Duck a lariat, Axiom throws a dropkick, gamengiri, headed up top, diving crossbody, only two! Hank with a Stinger Splash and a big lariat, inside cradle cuts him off for two! Dropkick from Axiom, setting him up...

Axiom wins by pinfall with the Golden Ratio.

Post-match, Axiom congratulates Hank on his fighting and offers his respect.

We get a Twitter promo from Grayson Waller about “Heartbreak Man” Shawn Michaels accepting his invitation to sit down at the Grayson Waller Effect, asking whether we’re gonna get HBK or the corporate stooge, and all he wants is the proper respect.

Carmelo Hayes makes his entrance to send us to break.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Tyler Bate

Collar and elbow, Bate forced to back off, test of strength, arm drag, kip-up, stalemate! Wristlock, Tyler blocking attempts to reverse but Hayes gets it, reverse to a hammerlock, Carmelo runs him around the ring and slings him out of it! Back inside, trading pins, a schoolboy from the Big Strong Boy almost does it!

Underhooks, blocked, Codebreaker denied, test of strength, ducking and dodging, Bate trying to fake Hayes out, big headbutt, whip across, back body drop, to the floor, Tyler with the tope and we go to break!

Back from commmercial, Hayes has a top wristlock in and is working Bate’s arm. Tyler gets away, diving uppercut, Trick Williams gets involved but eats Bop and Bang! Overhead exploder on Hayes, standing shooting star press... NOT ENOUGH! Pump kick dodged, Tyler with the fireman’s carry, airplane spin but Melo counters into a pin.

Pump kick connects but Bate gets the airplane spin in full effect now! Bop and Bang, rebound lariat... SO CLOSE! Uppercut for chop in the middle of the ring, Hayes with a wicked knee and a suplex dropped into an Ace Crusher... STILL NO! Up top, Tyler cuts him off for an exploder superplex!

Bate climbs right back up top, Trick runs interference, corkscrew senton atomico... NOBODY’S HOME! Hayes with a kick, off the top...

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with Nothin’ But Net.

Post-match, Carmelo calls Bron Breakker out right down the barrel of the camera.

That’s the show, folks.

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