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WWE NXT results, live blog (July 25, 2023): Great American Bash go home

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: The Judgment Day aren’t going anywhere, especially after Dirty Dom Mysterio won the North American title last Tuesday. Mysterio & Rhea Ripley are slated to open July 25’s episode, and Ripley will go one-on-one with Lyra Valkyria later in the show. The Great American Bash go home will also feature NXT champ Carmelo Hayes & his PLE challenger Ilja Dragunov teaming up with Trick Williams to take on Schism, Core Jade & Dana Brooke in a Kendo Stick match, Gable Steveson telling us about his future plans, 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!


You’ve searching for your mind don’t know where to start, can’t find the key to fit the lock on your heart. You think you know but you are never quite sure, your soul is ill but you will not find a cure, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of Dominik Mysterio winning the NXT North American Championship last week.

Mysterio makes his entrance, flanked as usual by Rhea Ripley.

They get in the ring and on the mic and Rhea reaffirms that Judgment Day runs WWE. She talks about Lyra Valkyria—

Enter Wes Lee.

He’s not taking this anymore, and he hates seeing his title in Dominik’s hands. For 269 days, that title represented hard work and opportunity, and he put his heart and soul into it, and to lose it the way he did, you best believe he wants his rematch. Ripley says a new champion is exactly what NXT needed.

Wes agrees... that they need a new champion tonight.

Enter Mustafa Ali.

He says he has love and respect for Lee, but he’s got no love or respect for Dom for stealing the title from him. And that’s what he does, he steals catchphrases, his dad’s 619, his other daddy’s frog splash, and now Mustafa’s opportunity. He slips calls Wes a dummy for putting the title on the line and he’s honest about being angry and says he warned Lee not to take the match but he was too stupid to listen.

They jaw, Dom says this sounds like a “you guys” kind of problem and not a “Mami and Dom-Dom” problem, and he doesn’t care if one or both of them fight him at Great American Bash. Mysterio tries to cold-shoulder Ali, Ali tries to blast him but Dom ducks, Wes eats it and they brawl until they notice Judgment Day looking on, all smiles.

Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo are interviewed backstage.

D’Angelo says he’ll never forget the reaction the NXT fans gave him, and Stacks says they’re gonna win the tag titles.

Bronco Nima and Lucien Price roll up to talk some trash. Tony says Sunday is Sunday and he needs to shake some rust off, so he’ll see them later tonight.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage from last night of Lyra Valkyria challenging Rhea Ripley to a match tonight.

Lyra is interviewed backstage tonight and says Rhea is the measuring stick and she’s not going to just bide her time and wait in the shadows, and tonight is about her showing the world who she is.

Ilja Dragunov & Trick-Melo Gang (Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams) vs. the Schism (Jagger Reid, Joe Gacy, & Rip Fowler)

Gacy and Hayes to start, arm wringer, Carmelo out, arm drag, trading trips, big shoulder block from Joe. Off the ropes, leapfrog, dropkick, big chop and a tag to Williams. Whip across, big dropkick, tag to Fowler, Trick staying right with him, Swiss Death and a tag to Dragunov!

Body blows take Rip into the corner, rising knee, snapmare and a Bombs Away knee drop! Arm wringer, shoulder block, tag to Reid. Ilja ducks a lariat, German suplexes, Constantine Special and a tag to Williams! Jagger clears the apron, blind tag, double suplex, Hayes makes the save!

Hammering the Schism down, Trick-Melo standing tall as we go to break!

Back from commercial, malfunction at the junction and Dragunov blasts Williams on the floor! Back inside, Ilja catches Gacy with a boot, back elbows, big Saito suplex from the Chainsaw! Side press, cover for two, tag to the Dyad, working Dragunov over at length but masked goons trip them up as Gacy comes off the top!

Carmelo with the hot tag...

Ilja Dragunov & Trick-Melo Gang win by pinfall with Nothing But Net from Carmelo Hayes on Joe Gacy.

Post-match, the uneasy alliance between the babyfaces falls apart and they bicker.

We get security footage of a convenience store brawl between Roxanne Perez and Blair Davenport and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Tiffany Stratton hype reel where she talks about how important it is to keep the title away from Thea Hail.

“Big Body” Javier Bernal vs. Von Wagner

Wagner hot out the gates, beating Bernal down in the corner, and soon enough it’s all over...

Von Wagner wins by pinfall with a one-arm spinning spinebuster.

Post-match, Wagner powerbombs Javi through the announce desk— AND BRON BREAKKER SPEARS VON OUT OF HIS PROVERBIAL BOOTS!

Bron gets a chair but referees swarm and keep him away from Von, who Robert Stone is protecting with his body.

Gable Steveson is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Ilja Dragunov is walking backstage when Carmelo Hayes rolls up.

Hayes says this is as far as they go, Dragunov says he’s coming for the title, and Trick Williams rolls up all hot about Ilja hitting him tonight. Dragunov says he likes Trick, but if he comes at him like a man, he’ll break him. Williams is fighting mad, Hayes begs him to be professional about it, but Trick is gonna call his punk ass out.

Gable Steveson makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He offers up his credentials for anyone that doens’t know and talks about all his options going forward—

Enter Baron Corbin.

Corbin warns him that what he says next could determine his entire future and he wants to offer some advice, man-to-man. Go back to college! Win another title! Go back to the Olympics! Win another gold medal! Just don’t come to NXT, because if he does, Baron will make him fail.

He says he’s swimming with sharks and eye-to-eye with a great white who’s starving and smells blood. Steveson says he just made his decision easier— he challenges Corbin to a match at Great American Bash and lays him out with a pair of suplexes!

We see Dana Brooke and Cora Jace walking separately backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Dominik Mysterio is helping Rhea Ripley stretch and they share a sweet moment together before she leaves.

Cora Jade vs. Dana Brooke (Kendo Stick Match)

Brooke cuts Jade off, windmill punches on the floor, rolling inside, we get a bell, double leg into hammerfists but Cora rolls away to the floor! Dana throws her into the steel steps, but Jade trips her up on the announce desk! Cora walloping Brooke with kendo sticks, throwing her back inside, stacking the sticks up.

Stepping on Dana’s hand, wailing on her with more kendo stick shots, drawing her up, scoop and a slam into the bamboo! Kendo stick-assisted crossface, rising knee, underhooks but Brooke breaks away! The rally doesn’t last, double underhook DDT... DANA BROOKE KICKS OUT!

Dana with kendo stick shots now, hammering away with abandon, Dana goes up top...

Dana Brooke wins by pinfall with a senton atomico onto a chair.

Backstage, Carmelo Hayes talks to Ilja Dragunov. Dragunov says if Trick challenges him he’ll break him, and on Sunday, he’ll break Hayes.

And we go to break.

Back from commercial, Charlie Dempsey is stretching some guy when Drew Gulak pulls him aside and gives him a pep talk.

Damon Kemp rolls up to work something out as far as a training partnership goes and they agree to see what happens.

Bronco Nima & Lucien Price vs. D’Angelo Family (Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo & Tony D’Angelo)

SCRYPTS is on commentary for this one.

Nima and Stacks to start, Bronco running hot, tag to Price, double elbows into double stomps, cover for two! Lorenzo floats over a slam, tag to D’Angelo, off the ropes with a kick, back and forth, Stacks finds himself on the wrong side of town! Boot up, diving uppercut, Axiom attacks SCRYPTS at the desk and dives on him out of the ring!

Price with a blind tag, tag to Tony, the Don running hot, big right hands...

D’Angelo Family win by pinfall.

Post-match, Gallus cut a promo from the tron about how they’re gonna retain their titles.

Donovan Dijak gets a video package calling Eddy Thorpe out.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get footage of Roxanne Perez jumping Blair Davenport in a gas station while she’s streaming on social media. They brawl at some length and Roxanne tells her this was just a taste as the cops roll up.

Meta-Four are in the ring for Supernova Sessions, Noam Dar still completely catatonic in the wheelchair.

They try to give him big introductions but nothing shakes him out of his catatonic slumber. Oro Mensah complains about Nathan Frazer stealing the title from him and they have a way to fix it... a brand new Heritage Cup! NOAM’S ALIVE! He parades around with the cup—

Enter Dragon Lee and Nathan Frazer.

Frazer calls him out as a fraud, Dar calls security, and Nathan offers to sort it out here and now. Yulisa Leon and Valentina Feroz take out the Meta-Four women and then Lee and Frazer dive on Dar and Mensah!

We get a Chase U segment where Andre Chase pumps Thea Hail up and takes her on a training montage.

Rhea Ripley makes her entrance, flanked by Dominik Mysterio, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get footage from last week of Los Lotharios arguing in the parking lot.

Lyra Valkyria vs. Rhea Ripley

Ripley in control early, shoulder blocks, off the ropes, Valkyria with a low crossbody and she lays Rhea out and does a giant step! A dropkick from Ripley sends Lyra to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Valkyria looking for a sleeper hold, Ripley backs her into the corner to break, big headbutt blocks a powerbomb! Rhea goes up top, Lyra cuts her off and knocks her down to the floor! Valkyria off the ropes, baseball slide takes Dominik Mysterio dout and a diving Frankensteiner gets Ripley!

Back inside, diving crossbody, Rhea catches her and hosses her up but Lyra reverses to a DDT! Up top, diving splash... NOT ENOUGH! Rhea chains ‘em together, pumphandle...

Rhea Ripley wins by pinfall with Riptide.

We see Trick Williams walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, commentary hypes up the Great American Bash card.

Trick Williams makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says on Sunday, Carmelo will hang Ilja’s jersey in the rafters, but tonight is about his fight, and he calls Dragunov down!

Ilja comes down, Williams responds with a dropkick, throwing Dragunov into the barricade a few times, overhand punches! Ilja recovers, dropkick sets up German suplexes, taking him inside for chops in the corner, big falling forearms clobber Trick! Williams is unconcious, Ilja slings him into the corner like a sack of potatoes and sets him up... CARMELO HAYES THROWS HIMSELF IN FRONT OF TORPEDO MOSKAU TO SAVE HIS FRIEND!

Dragunov gets on the mic and says Carmelo is a man of honor and that’s commendable, but Trick will be all he has left after he takes his NXT Championship at Great American Bash.

That’s the show, folks.

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