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WWE NXT results, live blog (May 2, 2023): Farewell matches

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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: Fallout from both last week’s big Spring Breakin’ show, and the WWE Draft! The reigning Women’s Tag champs are headed to SmackDown, but first Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn will defend against... new Raw draftees Katana Chance & Kayden Carter. JD McDonagh is Raw-bound, but he’ll go one-on-one with Dragon Lee before leaving. And what about other promoted stars, like Women’s champion Indi Hartwell? North American titleholder Wes Lee isn’t going anywhere, but he defends against Drew Gulak tonight. Plus, a grudge match between Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin, battle of Joes when Gacy takes on Coffey, Axiom vs. Scrypts, the debut of Dani Palmer, 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!


A knot in my gut, an ape on my back, in the heat of the moment, I’m knocked off the track. You drop the ball, I pick up the slack and I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of all the NXT talent that got drafted to the main roster over the last several days.

Drew Gulak vs. Wes Lee (c) (NXT North American Championship)

Charlie Dempsey and Tyler Bate are seconding their men here.

Dempsey quickly gets involved, running interference, Lee with a drop down, Gulak catches him in a sunset flip for two! Grounded kicks into a double stomp, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Wes rolls through and lands on his feet and Drew lands a diving lariat... NOPE!

Grounded Cobra Twist, wrenching it in, Lee fights out, trading punches, snapmare, dropkick to the shoulders! Out and back in, Charlie pulls Wes out of the ring but Tyler dives on him to even the odds! Lee with an uppercut, slingshot back handspring...

Wes Lee wins by pinfall with the Cardiac Kick.

We get a recap of Carmelo Hayes defending the title last week and the post-match challenge to Bron Breakker and spearing that followed.

Trick Williams is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get an Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn vignette where they talk in their cryptic witchy way about going to SmackDown and having one last unholy seance on the way.

Trick Williams is in the ring and on the mic.

He can’t lie, Bron Breakker put his brother in the hospital but Carmelo Hayes is a fighter and he has been since day one when they met in high school. Last week he moved Melo out of the way for a spear, a kneejerk, and he’d do it again if he needed to.

They’re like Shaq and Kobe, and Melo don’t miss, but when he does, Trick is comin’ down with the rebound, and that’s why at Battleground...

Enter Bron Breakker.

He says Battleground is gonna be easier than he thought, and Williams stops him, asking if that means he accepts Carmelo’s challenge. Bron says he doesn’t like the idea of Hayes holding the title and he wants the opportunity to humiliate him in his home city and in front of his family.

So relay the message, pal. Trick cuts him off and says Carmelo’s watching through the TV, and last week Breakker blindsided both of them and he wants to handle it like men. Bron says there’s only one man in the ring and he’d hate to do the same thing he did to Melo he did to his mouthpiece.

Williams says he isn’t a mouthpiece, but Bron’s gonna need one, and he’s just mad the crowd never liked him like they do Trick and Melo, and he’ll beat him black and blue. They jaw about it but Bron does heel 101 and says he’s calling the shots, and the match’ll be next week.

JD McDonagh is interviewed backstage.

He says he’s waited 21 years to be Monday Night McDonagh, and you better believe all the haters—

Noam Dar rolls up and asks JD to pop a kneecap, rip a ligament, for old time’s sake, so that Dragon Lee doesn’t come after his Heritage Cup. McDonagh gives him some advice— stay away from him, because if he pisses him off, he’ll take the cup to Raw with him.

Gigi Dolin makes her entrance and has a moment with her little brother in the front row as we go to break.

Gigi Dolin vs. Jacy Jayne

Dolin sends action to the floor fairly quickly, Jayne trips her up, cannonball off the apron and Jacy takes some time to taunt Gigi’s brother before going back inside for a lateral press for two. Arm wringer, senton, kick to the spine, mule kick, only two!

A little back and forth, trading superkicks, flash roundhouse kicks form Gigi, staggering Jacy, off the ropes, STO... SO CLOSE! In the turnbuckles, Jayne wrenches Gigi’s arm into the post, forehead bloody...

Jacy Jayne wins by pinfall with a kick.

Post-match Jayne kicks her again and takes her to the floor, throwing her into the steps and beating her up in front of her brother! Referees swarm and get her away and she yells at Gigi’s brother some more.

And so we go to break.

Axiom vs. SCRYPTS

SCRYPTS blindsides Axiom during his entrance, we get a bell, right hands, whip blocked, duck a lariat, springboard, roll through, dropkick, cover for one! Waistlock, back body drop into a cross armbar but SCRYPTS gets the ropes!

Tripping Axiom off the apron, corkscrew flip kick nails him, SCRYPTS takes him back inside, cover for two! Whip across, Axiom with a sleeper hold, SCRYPTS breaks his grip, back elbow, up in the corner, caught, moonsault off the top... AXIOM KICKS OUT!

Axiom dives into a dropkick, SCRYPTS lines him up, Axiom has him scouted, big knee... STILL NO! Sidestep the Golden Ratio, cartwheel crossbody, SCRYPTS up top, 450 splash... CUT OUT OF MIDAIR WITH A SUPERKICK! Axiom has him...

Axiom wins by pinfall with Golden Ratio.

Post-match, Axiom offers SCRYPTS a hand and he takes it, but drops Axiom with a punch! Axiom gives him one in return, tears his mask off and lays him out with a kick!

No hay is made of it being Reginald under the mask, which is weird.

Brooks Jensen rolls up to apologize to Fallon Henley and Josh Briggs but they say he’s family and it’s all good. Jensen thanks them for not dropping him like a brick, and Briggs thanks him for reminding him how hard he hits.

Fallon says everything is back to the way it was and looks through bills, and Brooks says he learned a few things from Kiana and maybe Henley’s folks can use the value of their land here to make some investments and get set up for life.

Two girls tap Brooks on the shoulder and ask him if he wants to have a drink but he’d rather hang out with Josh.

Dragon Lee makes his entrance to send us to break.

Dragon Lee vs. JD McDonagh

Grappling early, Lee grabs a wristlock, McDonagh grabs his mask to back him in the corner and land a liver shot and a backhand. Side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, monkey flip and a dropkick, cover... NOPE!

Trapping him in the corner, slingshot kick, elbows to the jaw, Dragon running hot and lining him up for the hesitation dropkick! Another hesitation dropkick, Noam Dar comes to ringside and JD blasts Lee with a dropkick! Tree of woe, going for a dropkick but Dragon sits up and McDonagh goes crotch-first into the post!

Axhandles, whip to the corner, back body drop connects! Atomic Drop follows, clothesline to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, McDonagh has a bodyscissors in, back elbows break the hold and Lee crawls into the corner. Off the ropes, tijeras sends JD to the floor, tope con giro follows! Back inside, off the top, double stomp... MCDONAGH KICKS OUT!

Trading chops on the apron, rising knee from Dragon but JD hits a Death Valley Driver on the apron! Referee Darryl Sharma counting, McDonagh back in... DRAGON LEE BEATS THE COUNT! Big shots, running hot, JD takes his head off with a lariat!

Back and forth, Lee hits a Liger Bomb... BUT STILL HE CAN’T PUT MCDONAGH AWAY! Up in the turnbuckles, trading headbutts, McDonagh in the Tree of Woe but he sits up, standing... SPANISH FLY OFF THE TOP! JD FOLLOWS IT WITH THE BRAINBUSTER BUT DRAGON LEE WON’T STAY DOWN!

Flip piledriver connects, McDonagh rolling to the floor, Dar tries for a cheap shot but Dragon puts him down with a superkick! Back inside, JD with a headbutt, pulling him up...

JD McDonagh wins by pinfall with Devil Inside.

Post-match, Lee attacks Dar and they fight up the ramp!

We see Kayden Carter and Katana Chance hanging out backstage talking about their tag title match and how unique it is for a Raw team and a SmackDown team to be fighting for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.

The Schism meet backstage and Joe Gacy talks about how he’s going to suffer for their collective good.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a video package of all the NXT women who have been attacked over the last while.

Joe Coffey vs. Joe Gacy

Collar and elbow, Coffey rams him into the corner but Gacy turns him around with a pile of lariats! Knee lifts from the Gallus man, mule kicks in the corner, Schism picks the leg but Coffey lands a hook and a crossbody for a nearfall! Kick from Gacy, block the ripcord, knees up on the senton!

Big Rock Bottom from Gacy, cover for two, whip to the corner, Coffey with uppercuts and forearms, whip reversed, duck a lariat, shoulder block, Gallus gets a belly-to-belly suplex off the ropes for a nearfall! Back suplex gets Schism a nearfall, he runs into a jab from Coffey!

Dropkick off the top, All the Best for the Bells and Rip Fowler puts Joe Gacy’s foot on the ropes! Gallus and the Dyad getting into it on the floor, Jagger Reid eats All the Best for the Bells and Coffey turns around and Ava Raine plays Eddy Guerrero!

Gacy is ready...

Joe Gacy wins by pinfall with the Upside-Down, earning the Dyad a tag title shot against Gallus.

Backstage, we see Diamond Mine watching and Ivy Nile is sick of Ava Raine interfering in matches so she storms off.

Sol Ruca checks in with her pal Dani Palmer doing the splits and she says she’s gonna win this for her. Hank Walker and Tank Ledger roll up to pep talk her and Oba Femi rolls up to be imposing.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we see footage of Eddy Thorpe talking about how he’s been training lately when Damon Kemp rolls up to give him some garbage to throw away.

Eddy takes offense naturally and Kemp tells him he’s the new guy so he needs to take care of the garbage. Damon challenges him to back it up in the ring, Eddy calls him on it, Kemp calls him a young boy and walks off.

Dani Palmer vs. Tatum Paxley

Paxley with a waistlock, Palmer picks a leg, deathlock reverses, Tatum reverses, blocked, big headscissors takeover, kip-up into a pin, no good! Side headlock applied, wrenching it in, Paxley shoves her off and clubs her in the back of hte head!

Boots in the corner, gutwrench suplex, cover for two! Shove off, overhand chop, mat slam, big splash, cover... NOPE! Crossface with a knee to the back, shift to a Cobra Twist, reversals, duck a lariat, spinning back elbows from Dani, rising knee sets up a neckbreaker! Paxley with an O’Connor roll, kicked out, German suplex connects!

Palmer up top...

Dani Palmer wins by pinfall with a frog splash.

We get a Chase U vignette where Thea Hail has a panic attack about Andre Chase not being in class today and Duke Hudson springs into action to take control of the class. He leads a class about the WWE Draft and informs everyone there will be no more pop quizzes, earning cheers and adulation as he thinks about what a nice ring “Duke University” has.

We see the two teams in our main event walking to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Robert Stone looks through the Von Wagner family album and Wagner narrates the history of his dad in the Beverly Brothers and Stone finds a picture of Von as a messed-up lookin’ baby but Wagner refuses to talk about it.

Stone looks at the pictures more closely and we can see that baby Von had a big ol’ suture across the dome of his head.

Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn (c) vs. Katana Chance & Kayden Carter (NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Champions in with kicks, brawling to the floor, no bell yet, assisted splash takes the champions out and the challengers are fired up!

Back inside, we get a bell, Katana with a sunset flip, Alba cuts her off with a boot and takes her into the corner for a working over. Challengers come back with dives to the floor, posing on the apron and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Carter with a back elbow for some separation, sidestep a charge, tag to Chance! Short X-Factor on Fyre, tijeras follows, right hands into the corner, shoved off, corner lariat, front flip leg drop, cover... NOPE!

Double-team gets a nearfall on Alba, front chancery, Fyre fights out, Kayden with a boot, Katana a shoulder thrust, assisted moonsault but the knees are up! Kick to the ribs, tag to Dawn, lungblower hold, Fyre off the top, senton atomico... CARTER BREAKS IT UP!

Codebreaker staggers Isla, Carter tags in, Chance off the top, neckbreaker / 450 combination... ALBA BREAKS IT UP! All four women in brawling at once, Fyre with a superkick, Katana puts her in the corner, boot up, jockeying for position up top, Kayden tags in... DOUBLE SPANISH FLY!

Crossbody takes Dawn out but Fyre uses Chance as a weapon, powerbomb lift, Isla tags in...

Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn win by pinfall with a KLR Bomb / reverse STO combination on Katana Chance to retain the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship.

We get a Donovan Dijak promo talking about what a beating he handed Ilja Dragunov.

NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell is shown on crutches backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Trick Williams meets Apollo Crews in the parking lot.

Crews just wanted to tell him he sees potential in him and thinks he can take the place over, and he’s the definition of a superstar and he better not let that talent go to waste. Williams thanks him and they embrace.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show.

Indi Hartwell is in the ring, mic in hand.

She talks about when she first came to the Performance Center years ago, a fan of the black-and-gold era women who carved their own way and helped make the NXT Women’s Championship one of the most important in WWE. No one thought she would win the title until she found The Way.

A family with Johnny and Candice and Austin and Sexy Dexy, she formed a bond with them and with the NXT crowd. She got married right here in the ring, a WWE wedding with no interruptions! She couldn’t believe it any more than she could winning the title at Stand & Deliver.

Lots of folks say they want to be a fighting champion and you don’t always get to prove it, but last week in the trainer’s room with a high ankle sprain she said hell no and ran back out there. She wasn’t going to let her title reign end on a medical table.

Then came Friday, when she got drafted to Raw. It’s been a few days and she still can’t believe it, but right now just like when she walked through the PC doors, the most important thing is NXT and this title, and starting next week there’ll be a tournament to crown a new champion, ending at NXT Battleground.

She says she lives by “don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” and she holds the title in front of her, gets emotional, and kisses the main plate before setting it down in the ring and hobbling off wondering how she’s gonna leave the ring.

Dexter Lumis slides out from under the ring with a thumbs-up to help his wife leave in dignity!

We see a manicured hand reach down and grab the title and another grab it else where. Cora Jade and Tiffany Stratton tug-of-war for a moment before the ring fills with the entire women’s division brawling!

That’s the show, folks.

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