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WWE NXT results, live blog (April 11, 2023): #1 contender Fatal 4-Way

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: Dragon Lee, JD McDonagh & two TBA wrestlers tangle in a Fatal 4-Way to determine Carmelo Hayes Spring Breakin’ challenger for the NXT title — and Bron Breakker may have something to say about that one week after he turned on Melo. Meanwhile, Cora Jade speaks on her return & attack on new Women’s champion Indi Hartwell, Alba Fyre & Ilsa Dawn defend their freshly won Womens Tag titles against former champs Fallon Henley & Kiana James, Chase U will be having an MVP ceremony for Duke Hudson, Mr. Stone will quit Von Wagner if he loses to Ilja Dragunov Plus, a whole lot 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!


Tell me why the wind is so cold. Take my heart inside your love, while I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of last week’s championship business.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their entrance.

Hayes says everything between Bron Breakker and him was supposed to be about respect, he let his guard down, and got caught slipping, but it won’t happen again. He gets it, Bron is still in his feelings about his loss at Stand & Deliver, but he didn’t pass Melo anything, he took it.

Nobody wants Breakker as their number one anymore, they want Melo. They’re gonna be doing battle for a long time, this was just a chapter, and Hayes is gonna go ahead and flex his championship privileges and give Bron a spot in tonight’s four-way for a shot at his title.

He’s not asking, he’s telling, because he needs to get it back and—

Enter Dragon Lee.

He gets in the ring and offers a handshake and his sincere congratulations to the champion. Last week Bron disrespected him and he understands Melo wants revenge, but he came here to fight the best, and that title says that Hayes is the best.

Melo wants Breakker, but after he wins the four-way tonight, it’s gonna be the two of them. Carmelo warns him not to interrupt him again but says because he’s new here he’ll let him slide.

Enter JD McDonagh.

He tells Melo to keep his head on a swivel after getting laid out by Bron last week, but that’s not his style, he comes out here and headbutts you in your face just because he likes the sound of skulls colliding. Ego is loud and confidence is quiet, so he doesn’t need to be an internet darling or have a fancy entrance, because when that bell goes he know’s he’s number one.

Lee will find that out tonight, and Hayes will find out in two weeks. Melo makes a leprechaun joke but gets cut off before he can say what really matters—

Enter Grayson Waller.

He says they’re all dumber than they look and says he’s gonna win the four-way tonight. Hayes asks who’s gonna do what it takes to win and says he sees a whole lot of thems but there can only be one HIM.

Kiana James and Fallon Henley are arguing backstage before their title match when Josh Briggs rolls up to tell them to focus on the titles. They all briefly wonder where Brooks Jensen is before taking their leave and sending us to break.

We get a TikTok video of Sol Ruca and a pal who hasn’t debuted yet making videos in the parking lot when Tiffany Stratton rolls up to tell them to stop making videos in her parking lot.

Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn (c) vs. Fallon Henley & Kiana James (NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Brawling out the gates, James slams Fyre on the floor, Henley and Dawn legal, whip to the corner and a quick tag! Champs turn the tide as we see Brooks Jensen arrive at the arena! Some separation, Kiana running roughshod, short-arm lariat and a tag to Fallon! Dropkick to Isla, challengers running hot and we go to break!

Back from commercial, James with a sunset flip for two! Getting some separation, tag to Henley! Coming in hot, big X-Factor, diving blockbuster, cover... FYRE BREAKS IT UP! Kick combination ducked, Dawn cracks one into her face and lays her out!

Fallon recovers, flip piledriver, Jensen slides in the ring and gives her Kiana’s bag but she doesn’t want it and the referee ejects him! Henley turns around into a kick, tag made, Lungblower connects, hang onto it, Alba off the top...

Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn win by pinfall with a senton atomico from Alba Fyre on Fallon Henley, retaining the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.

We get a hype reel for Noam Dar.

Commentary promises us Chase U’s award ceremony for Duke Hudson, after the break.

Back from commercial, we see Dragon Lee working out backstage.

Chase U are in and around the ring to give Duke Hudson his MVP award for his going above and beyond the call of duty at Stand & Deliver. Andre Chase admits they haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but they’ll always fight for each other show those sorry-ass motherf—

Chase apologizes and gets to presenting Duke with his trophy. Hudson gets on the mic and says it’s not about Chase Me, it’s about Chase U, but admits he put the whole university on his back and took them to the promised land. But he’s not gonna deny it was a group effort, it’s just he lead the march toward evil.

He thanks Andre Chase and Thea Hail and asks everyone to join him in spelling out C-H-A-S-E-U.

Bron Breakker rolls up in all black to explain that he doesn’t want to be in the #1 contender’s match for the NXT Championship because the title is just a curse to him and he doesn’t need the approval of these scumbags anymore and he offers Duke his spot in the four-way later tonight.

Hudson shakes his hand but of course Breakker fakes out and turns around and spears Chase! Duke takes his trophy and runs! Bron grabs the Chase U flag and tears it up!

Gigi Dolin gets a video package where she takes us back to her childhood home and draws parallels between her current feud and her troubled childhood.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get an NXT Anonymous video of Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo attacking Pretty Deadly and kidnapping Kit Wilson in the trunk of their car.

Eddy Thorpe vs. Javier Bernal

Thorpe in control early with a wristlock, holding onto it through a monkey flip, but Bernal catches him with a schoolboy through the ropes to take things to the floor and regain some control! Back inside, Eddy with a big chop, Javi throws a kick, off the ropes, one-handed bulldog and a sliding lariat, cover... NOPE!

Thorpe with a solebutt and an enzuigiri, off the ropes, elbow drop gets two! Drawing Javi up, reversed, fall-forward Blue Thunder Driver, only two! Damon Kemp on the ramp, Eddy gets back on him...

Eddy Thorpe wins by pinfall.

We get footage from earlier today of Gallus confronting a big lad who’s been training for his debut and they suggest moving it up to tonight. They turn and see the Schism (still featuring Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid), and the two stables bicker and set up a fight.

Tiffany Stratton makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a cryptic SCRYPTS video aimed at Axiom, threatening to expose him.

Sol Ruca vs. Tiffany Stratton

Collar and elbow, Stratton begs off in the ropes and immediately goes after Ruca’s wrist and takes her down. Sol off the ropes, trading flips, cheap shot from Tiffany, whip across, backflip up and over, front kick, whip across, backflip up and over!

Big chop from Stratton, duck a lariat, stereo handsprings into a stalemate! Tiffany offers a handshake but of course it’s a ruse, takedown into a standing moonsault, cover for a nearfall! Hard whip into the corner, kicks in the corner, top wristlock applied to try and grind Sol down.

Chop gets a shoulder block, flying shoulder block gets a solebutt, underhook suplex, kip up, whip blocked, scoop and a powerslam... NOPE! Corner lariat, Solo follows it with another powerslam to the same result! Stratton rolls to the floor, enzuigiri from the apron, Hot Shot, fireman’s carry sets up a Finlay Roll!

Double jump...

Tiffany Stratton wins by pinfall with the moonsault.

Backstage, Duke Hudson is working out while Andre Chase gets iced up.

He thanks Andre for taking one for the team and says he’s gonna bring the gold home for Chase U.

We see Cora Jade walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Diamond Mine are interviewed backstage.

Ivy Nile says she took care of Tatum Paxley, and Julius Creed issues a challenge to Gallus for the tag titles. They’re not concerned about the Schism, and they’ll be out there when Joe Coffey is in action later tonight.

Tiffany Stratton rolls up to crow about winning another match and be confused as to why she hasn’t gotten a title match.

Cora Jade makes her entrance and gets on the mic.

She asks if she has everyone’s attention and says she returned to find the women’s division flipped upside down and it’s time to start humbling some people. She starts with the most athletic woman in NXT, Zoey Stark. She’ll hand it to her, but she’ll always be the champion, never the challenger.

Which brings her to Roxanne Perez, her old bestie. She claims to be the only reason Perez is here. She moves on to Gigi Dolin and gives her credit for not crumbling without Toxic Attraction, but says the title says “Cora Jade” so she should go and make sure the door doesn’t hit her in her Instagram-famous ass on her way out.

Tiffany Stratton looks the part and plays it even better, but Cora runs this place, not her. She doesn’t know much about Lyra Valkyria or birds or whatever, but she attacks everything with a pulse and had no fear in the ladder match, but if she fears anything in the division it should be Jade.

Which leaves her with Indi Hartwell, the biggest shock of WrestleMania weekend. “You deserve it?” More like “Took you long enough!” Cora says she’s the hero of this story, and—

Enter Lyra Valkyria.

She asks why Cora is the way she is, is it because the whole women’s division took a step forward without her? She’s not jealous is she? That was a real big reality check for her, and if she wants to come back a house on fire and reach her peak on the microphone, go ahead, she’ll give her a crown now.

But as for the title, if she even goes near it, she’ll rip her eyes out! Cora slaps her and laughs about it, and Lyra takes her down with a kick and throws her ot the floor!

We see Ilja Dragunov and Von Wagner walking separately to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Wes Lee is interviewed.

He says he still has the chip on his shoulder and with the talent here he has to stay on point and he wants to make sure his talents—

Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey rolls up.

Gulak congratulates him on his match against Axiom last week but asks what it’s like when he’s grounded. Dempsey asks how he’s supposed to run when his ligaments are torn and he has no option but to tap out. Lee says he sees where this is going and if he wants a match he just has to ask.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Von Wagner

Wagner with a boot out the gates, punches in the corner, back elbow, corner body avalanche and a biel across the ring! Hard whip across, Ilja gets an elbow up, front chancery attempt, blocked, swinging back suplex connects and Von’s back in control!

Constantine Special connects, cradle German suplex on the big man! Dragunov up top, Wagner cuts him off, military press slam! Butterfly suplex slam, only two, big boot gets a roundhouse kick, falling elbow, Ilja follows it up effectively...

Ilja Dragunov wins by pinfall with Torpedo Moskau, and Robert Stone will no longer manage Von Wagner as a result.

Post-match, Robert Stone walks out as promised.

Donovan Dijak’s music plays and he appears on the apron behind Dragunov, who smiles and laughs when he realizes. He turns to face Tall Don as he reenters the ring, and Dijak says if pain makes Ilja feel alive, he’s gonna make him immortal.

Tank Ledger is working out backstage when Hank Walker rolls up to give him a pep talk. Tank says he gets to show the world what he’s all about.

Gallus make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial we see JD McDonagh getting ready for his match tonight.

Joe Coffey vs. Tank Ledger

Coffey with a go-behind and a kidney shot, duck a lariat, pieface him, Ledger shoves him down! Joe with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, trading forearms in the middle of the ring! Shot off, duck a lariat, shoulder block takes Coffey off his feet for a one count!

Whip to the corner, uppercut and a dropkick, whip to the corner, big backbreaker for two! Keylock applied, switching to the far arm and grinding Tank down! Both arms trapped, big headbutt, Ledger pops his hips and gets him over for a belly-to-belly suplex!

Lariats, duck a boot, big back elbow, cartwheel splash... NOPE! Getting him up, Joe hanging in the ropes, kicks to break free, sidestep the charge and a single jab sends Ledger crashing to the floor! Shoulder block puts Tank into the steel steps, back inside...

Joe Coffey wins by pinfall with a discus lariat.

Post-match, the Schism jumps Gallus and a huge brawl breaks out!

Backstage, Tony D’Angelo and Stacks are chatting about what a success Operation: Crowbar was when Roxanne Perez rolls up.

She says she’s ready to win her title back, and after what Zoey Stark said about her, she’s glad karma and Indi got her back. Tony offers his services if she ever needs someone to have her back.

Zoey Stark rolls up to mock her and Roxanne says she has enough strength to beat her next week. Stacks has something to say but Pretty Deadly jump them from behind and beat them down for their trouble!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, commentary hypes up next week’s show.

Dragon Lee vs. Duke Hudson vs. Grayson Waller vs. JD McDonagh (NXT Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Hudson blocks a punch from Waller and sends him packing, McDonagh and Lee blast him with forearms and Grayson pulls Duke to the floor to attack him! JD and Dragon off the ropes, fast-paced, German suplex blocked, duck a lariat, dropkick connects! Waller blasts Lee with a forearm and puts boots to him!

Hudson on the wrong side of town, Waller and McDonagh working together to beat him up but he suplexes both of them! Scoop and a slam for each of them, one for Dragon too! Lee with a tope con giro, Waller slides out after him and blasts him with a forearm, JD with an Asai Moonsault!

Duke in the ring, he sees opportunity, crossing himself, off the ropes but Grayson cuts him off with the Stunner and the other two break it up to send us to break!

Back from commercial, McDonagh and Waller both have half-crabs on Hudson! JD lets go to go after Lee but gets caught, slingshot tijeras takes Grayson out, whip reversed, dropkick, slingshot dropkick, hesitation dropkick! Slide to the floor, float over, McDonagh puts him into the post and Waller posts him in turn right after!

Diving elbow on Hudson... NOT ENOUGH! Duke taking punches and getting fired up, back on his feet, big clubbing punches, back elbows, whip across, big back body drop! Belly-to-belly suplex for Dragon Lee, lining him up, corner lariat! Big Rock Bottom for JD, passing Waller into the corner and throwing him into Lee!

Jabs to Grayson, Flip, Flop, & Fly connects and he follows it with a senton! Dragon sends him to the floor, shoulder block, slingshot German suplex... WALLER BREAKS IT UP! Electric chair drop, one for Lee, stalking after McDonagh but he counters with a Poison Frankensteiner!

Sidestep, take Waller down, slingshot tornillo! Swinging back suplex... DRAGON LEE WITH THE DOUBLE STOMP! JD and Dragon fighting in the corner, Tree of Woe double sotmp connects, suicide dive on Hudson! Lee back inside, fired up, snap knee... JD KICKS OUT! Waller back in, a knee puts him on the apron, McDonagh with a jawbreaker!

Duke blasts Grayson with a boot, double lariats for the other two, hoisting Dragon up, he reverses the Razor’s Edge into a Frankensteiner! JD with a shotgun dropkick, Lee snaps off a German suplex and he crashes to the floor! Dragon back on his feet, getting Duke in position, Liger Bomb... WALLER HITS THE ACE CRUSHER AND STEALS IT!

Grayson Waller wins by pinfall with a lateral press on Duke Hudson to become #1 contender to the NXT Championship.

Waller celebrates on the ramp and drinks from a boot.

Carmelo Hayes makes his entrance to square up with him.

That’s the show, folks.

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