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WWE NXT results, live blog (May 30, 2023): Weaponized cage 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’s show from the WWE Performance Center: Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne have been beefing since they were besties in Toxic Attraction, but they look to end all that in in a Weaponized Steel Cage match! Plus, the person who’s been mysteriously attacking members of the women’s roster reveals themself, and all the fallout from an eventful Battleground premium live event — like the crowning of new Women’s champion Tiffany Stratton!

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!


Maybe if I pray every each night I sit there pleading, “Send back my dream test baby, she’s my main feature.” My TVC 15, yeah, he just stares back unblinking, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a long video package setting up our weaponized steel cage match between Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne tonight.

Gigi Dolin vs. Jacy Jayne (Weaponized Steel Cage Match)

Jacy attacks Gigi during her entrance and beats her down outside of the cage at length! Inside the cage, finally the match begins and Jayne goes into a duffel back and comes out with a leather strap, whipping Dolin with it! Jacy sets up a chair but that gives Gigi enough time to grab a trash can lid and wallop her with it!

Jayne puts her into the chair, horsecollars her but she ducks the kick and crossbodies Jacy through it! Gigi putting her into the steel, grabbing the leather strap herself now and whipping Jayne with it over and over! Putting the trash can over her head, Dolin lays Kawada kicks in!

Putting her in the ropes with the trash can on her, Gigi dropkicks the trash can into a cover for two! Jacy turns it around and hits her with the trash can and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Jayne chokes her with a chain but Dolin throws her off and into a chair wedged in the corner! Kick combination, short-arm STO, cover... NOPE! Pile of chairs in the middle of the ring, Jacy with a neckbreaker... NOT ENOUGH! Slugging it out with forearms, Jacy blasts her with a boot and cannonballs her into a trash can for two!

Jockeying for position in front of a table, moving over to the turnbuckles, back and forth, Gigi smashing Jacy’s face into the steel over and over... AVALANCHE STO OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AND THROUGH THE TABLE DOES IT!

Gigi Dolin wins by pinfall with a folding press.

We get a video package recapping Battleground.

Footage of a Wes Lee interview from earlier where he says he’s sore but pumped to be the most successful North American Champion when the Dyad roll up saying they’re a reminder from Joe Gacy and Tyler Bate steps up to defend his pal.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage of Tony D’Angelo getting booked and having his mugshot taken.

Gallus are hanging out backstage chatting up their successful title defense on Sunday and claiming no one can stop them when Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo appears to teach them a lesson about how snitches get stitches before being overwhelmed by their superior numbers until referees intervene and kick Gallus out of the arena.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick williams make their entrance and get on the mic.

Trick recounts Melo going to his hometown and retaining the title, and Hayes gives us a more colorful recap of how the match went before telling us you gotta take shots if you want to make shots and this is just another brick laid down in the Melo dynasty.

Enter Noam Dar and his new entourage.

He says Hayes wasn’t the only one to retain his title, pointing out that he retained his NXT Heritage Championship decisively, beating Dragon Lee not once but twice. Williams points out he cheated and tells him interrupting Trick and Melo is a super-no-no.

Carmelo gives it to him and says he’s really like that and the trophy puts him on a high level, but the NXT Championship puts him on the highest level. He may have beaten Dragon Lee twice, but he’ll bet anything that Dar couldn’t even beat him once.

Noam challenges him to defend his title tonight against him, and accuses him of not having what it takes the defend the title every night. Lash Legend says something about load management and Hayes accepts the challenge!

We get footage of Cora Jade kvetching to the women’s locker room about how she really deserves to be NXT Women’s Championship until Ivy Nile rolls up to tell her to suck it up. Jade sputters and a matchup is made for later today.

Schism make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get another Battleground recap.

Reginald rolls up to chat with Axiom and reveals that while Reggie is his given name, his people have called him SCRYPTS forever. He just wanted to say he appreciates what Axiom did for him when he took his mask off and opened his eyes.

Now it’s like he’s living in the sunlight, and he couldn’t just sit back and watch Dabba-Kato take him out last week.

The Dyad (Jagger Reid & Rip Fowler) vs. Tyler Bate & Wes Lee

Bate and Reid to start, mat grappling, back into the corner, tag to Fowler. Tag to Lee, bit of lucha libre, tijeras for two, tag back to Tyler, arm wringer and a double axhandle off the top! Arm wringer, into the corner, Rip comes back and tags Jagger in.

Double whip, boot up, crawl under, Wes takes ‘em out! Stereo dropkicks send the Dyad to the floor, back in, the match is stalemated when Mustafa Ali appears in the crowd and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Mustafa Ali joins us on commentary.

The Dyad going after Bate, he kicks his way to a tag from Lee! Wes lights ‘em up, back handspring, Fowler rolls under it and chops him to the mat! Reid tags in, double Cardiac Kick takes ‘em down, tag to Tyler, both men up top for stereo corkscrew senton atomicos!

Lee dives, Bate grabs the underhooks...

Tyler Bate & Wes Lee win by pinfall with Tyler Driver ‘97 from Bate on Jagger Reid.

Post-match Joe Gacy attacks Wes Lee but Mustafa Ali makes the save and sends him packing!

We see Tiffany Stratton walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage of Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey teaching a class at Chase U on Sunday, criticizing Thea Hail for her lack of grappling acumen.

Today, Gulak and Dempsey are in the ring with Chase U kids while Thea tells Duke Hudson she never wants to feel like they made her feel last week and she wants to prove it. He lets her get in the ring to confront Drew and Charlie. Hail agrees not to cry or run away and she and Dempsey circle before we cut away.

Tiffany Stratton makes her first entrance as NXT Women’s Champion and gets in a ring festooned with pictures of her and tinsel.

She says she claimed her rightful spot on the tippy top of NXT and she talks about all the future Hall of Famers who held the title before her and says tonight she’s going to show everyone what it means to be a true champion, and when she thinks of what a champion is, she thinks of herself.

To continue her Tiffybration she invites the entire locker room to come down and celebrate her, but no one comes out.

She says she guesses nobody wants to know who her first challenger will be and finally the women of NXT make their way to ringside. She says she knows they’re all starstruck and want to know what’s next for her, and she thinks she’s gonna be champion for a long, long time, because nobody can sit with her.

On her way back home she had a Tiffany Epiphany and decided to give everyone an opportunity at her Tiffy Title, and it’s gonna be a #1 contender’s battle royal next week but it doesn’t matter who wins because as far as she knows and as long as she wants, it’s Tiffy Time.

Streamers and balloons rain down and Thea Hail slides in the ring to attack her, which sets off a brawl that sends Stratton running! She pouts on the floor about how they ruined her moment, she hates all of them, and they all suck.

Trick Williams is on the phone when Lash Legend and the rest of Noam Dar’s entourage roll up to talk trash about Carmelo Hayes, but Trick isn’t buying what they’re saying. Oro Mensah tells him Melo’s gonna get beat. Williams calls him a shyster (oof) and they bicker back and forth.

We see Carmelo getting ready and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Dani Palmer is in the ring to cut a promo.

She says she’s not leaving until whoever’s attacking women around here reveals themselves.

We get a video package of a mysterious hooded figure watching the attacks.

The hooded figure attacks Dani and lays her out with a Falcon Arrow before revealing herself as Blair Davenport and nailing her with a knee to the face to follow it up!

We get footage from last week of Eddy Thorpe chatting with Edris Enofe and Malik Blade when Damon Kemp rolls up to give him some notes, saying he was kind of impressed but doesn’t think he can win without cheating, and we’re informed they have a match next week.

Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo vs. Joe Coffey

Lorenzo putting boots to Coffey early, body blows turn him around, mounted punches, rolling around the ring, side headlock from Stacks. Knees, fist drop, cover for two! Back to the headlock, nearfalls, Joe blasting him with rights of his own and whipping him hard into the turnbuckles!

Knee drops, elbow drops, cover for two! Knee puts Stacks into the ropes, double thrust to the midsection, big hip toss, Channing throwing desperate hands, cover for two! Fighting on the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Coffey in control, Stacks gets away but eats a Hot Shot and a huge tossing back suplex for two! Lorenzo fights back, Joe cuts him down with a belly-to-belly superplex for another nearfall! Action to the floor and back in, Coffey with a running headbutt to set it up...

Joe Coffey wins by pinfall with All the Best for the Bells.

We get video from last week of Robert Stone and Von Wagner bickering and Stone suggesting he go and talk to a therapist and Von telling him he’ll think about it.

We get a video package of Ilja Dragunov getting ready for his match at Battleground, calling his son and promising he’ll be back and getting himself into the right mindset to absorb that kind of pain and punishment.

We’re told he’ll be back next week.

Cora Jade makes her entrance and we go to break.

Cora Jade vs. Ivy Nile

Out the gates Jade screams about her eye and uses it as an excuse to get a cheap shot! Front kick, side headlock, shot off, big punch from Nile, armbar takedown into a pin for two! Shoulder armbreaker, wrenching the arm and throwing her!

Fireman’s carry, back elbows, mat slam connects! Catching Ivy in the ropes, Cora hooks her up and lays a big chop in and follows with a dropkick! Reverse chinlock applied, Nile slips out, whip to the corner, kick follows, cover for two! Suplex attempt reversed to an inside cradle, only two!

Using Ivy’s braid to throw her, Jade springboards, nobody home on the stomp, big gutwrench slam but Ava Raine is in the ropes and Nile chokes her out until Cora turns around...

Cora Jade wins by pinfall with the DDT.

Hank Walker and Tank Ledger are backstage talking about their injuries and complimenting each other and being excited about their connection like good bros do. They’re on the same page with favorite food (chicken parm), animal (honey badger), and wing sauce (buffalo) when Edris Enofe and Malik Blade walk up.

Hank and Tank show off by having the same movie (Jaws), but Enofe and Blade don’t agree on anything.

We see our main event walking backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a hype reel for the Great American Bash on July 30.

Diamond Mine are interviewed backstage.

Ivy Nile is sick of Ava Raine’s crap and challenges her to a match next week. The Creeds also challenge the Dyad, the Schism roll up, and referees and road agents keep them apart.

Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Noam Dar (NXT Championship)

Dar going after the arm early, wristlock into an armbar, Hayes kips up, arm drag, springboard sends Noam flying and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Hayes working an armbar of his own, Dar with an elbow to break, flying forearm from the champ. Boots up, Carmelo with an enzuigiri and Fade Away... NOPE! Back elbow, Noam passes him to the apron, trips him, and hammers him to the floor with a dropkick!

Back inside, cover for a nearfall! Hayes with right hands, Dar knocks him down, another nearfall! Knees, Melo with a schoolboy for two and a La Mistica for separation! Trading chops, Carmelo escalates to lariats, facebreaker, another lariat, superkick sends him reeling and a pump kick puts him down!

Whip blocked, pumphandle slam from the champion... STILL NO! Trick Williams knocks Oro Mensah down on the floor and the referee ejects Williams! Noam caught with as schoolboy for two, big elbow, cover... NO DEAL! Kneebar applied, Melo turns him around into mounted punches and grabs an arm-trap crossface!

Hayes with elbows, Dar kicks his knee, backfist, Carmelo with a Final Cut! A little back and forth, Nathan Frazer and Dragon Lee come down to even the odds and Carmelo takes Noam out with a plancha! Back inside...

Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with Nothing But Net to retain the NXT Championship.

Post-match, Hayes exits in victory— AND GETS BLINDSIDED BY BARON CORBIN!

Corbin takes him in the ring and beats him down... END OF DAYS!

That’s the show, folks.

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