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WWE NXT results, live blog (Aug. 8, 2023): Dominik Mysterio vs. Dragon Lee

Here's a place to check the results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live on Tuesday night at 8 pm Eastern time slot on USA Network.

Advertised for tonight’s show from the WWE Performance Center: NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio (with Rhea Ripley) defends the gold against Dragon Lee (with Rey Mysterio).

Tonight’s card also features Ilja Dragunov vs. Trick Williams, Bron Breakker vs. Von Wagner, Mustafa Ali vs. Axiom, Noam Dar defends the Heritage Cup against Tyler Bate, Blair Davenport vs. Kelani Jordan, Ivy Nile vs. Kiana James, Tiffany Stratton returns to NXT, and more!

Come right back here at 8 pm 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!


At last alone his fire’s dying, burned another day. Now to pretend and make up an ending, somewhere far away. He reached for a book all bound in leather, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley cutting a promo about beating Dragon Lee in front of Dom’s father, Rey Mysterio.

We see footaage from earlier of Rey and Dragon rolling up to the arena earlier today and talking about how he’s gonna win.

Axiom vs. Mustafa Ali

Ali with a wristlock early, Axiom reverses, Mustafa clocks him with a forearm and grabs a side headlock. Shot off, shoulder block, drop down, arm drag, headscissors, other direction, headscissors pin from Ali for two! Rana pin from Axiom, also just two! Action to the floor, a tijeras puts Ali into the announce desk and, Axiom is in control!

SCRYPTS appears in the ramp and Mustafa gets a nearfall out of it! Back and forth, northern lights from Axiom, off the ropes, standing moonsault, cover... NOPE! Slingshot lariat from Ali, SCRIPTS is joined by Bronco Nima and Lucien Price! Small package for a nearfall, Ali pops up with a chop, off the ropes, boot up, Axiom catches him with a sliding German suplex!

SCRYPTS and co. leave, Ali draws Axiom up and puts him into the corner, whip reversed, slip to the apron, front kick, Rolling Thunder reversed into a sleeper hold! Mustafa posts to his feet, Axiom reverses to a guillotine choke, Ali reverses to a brainbuster and both men are down!

Flip piledriver, but Mustafa rolls to the floor and escapes a pin! Axiom with the Orihara moonsault but he comes up lame in his right knee! Ali rocks him with a knee, neckbreaker on the floor, 450, nobody home, satellite DDT from Axiom, quick into the armbar on the kickout!

Ali reverses to a Sharpshooter, shifting to a crossface, Axiom rolls through and throws a few chops, springboard DDT... STILL NO! Up in the corner, jockeying for position, Ali accidentally gets a handful of mask and shoves Axiom to the floor when he realizes the advantage he just opened! Mustafa throws him back inside...

Mustafa Ali wins by pinfall with a 450 splash.

Ali cuts a promo into the mic that he’s coming for whoever wins the main event tonight.

Backstage, Chaos reigns as the Schism stand tall over a bunch of lower card talent and Joe Gacy pledges to find the Creeds even if they have to turn NXT upside down.

We get an Instagram promo from Kelani Jordan about how she’s going to take Dana Brooke’s advice and call Blair Davenport out.

Blair Davenport vs. Kelani Jordan

Davenport kicks Jordan to the floor, waistlock takedown into a ride, big knee, arm wringer, back roll, arm wringer, side headlock, springboard tijeras sets up a crossbody for two. Backslide for another nearfall, out and back in, Blair throws her hard into the turnbuckles!

Throwing hands, back elbow from Kelani, a little back and forth and Davenport gets her...

Blair Davenport wins by pinfall with a Kamigoye.

Post-match, Dana Brooke attacks Davenport and nearly takes Jordan’s head off when she tries to hold her back.

Von Wagner and Robert Stone are interviewed backstage.

Stone tries to play a “sticks and stones” angle but Wagner’s willing to be open about the way the trash talk hurts, but eventually Bron Breakker will get hurt and he’ll know what’s up. He can run his mouth tonight, but his ass is going to get tabled.

Noam Dar vs. Tyler Bate (NXT Heritage Cup Rules)

Round 1

Mat grappling, Bate in control with a headscissors, Dar struggling to fight his way out of it but he does and he gets a stepover toehold, wrenching it in. Shoulder armbreaker follows, Tyler kicks him into the corner hard! Back roll, wristlock, kneeling armbar, Bate taking him apart, Noam takes him down into a cover for two.

Tyler drops Dar, shot into the corner, shoulder block, Noam with leg kicks, hammerlock, reversed, Bop and Bang denied, sling through, ducking and dodging, double lariats, collar and elbow and the round is over!

Round 2

Bate sends Dar to the floor, big crossbody dive, back inside, underhooks...

Tyler Bate wins the first fall by pinfall with the Tyler Driver ‘97, going 1-0.

And so we go to break.

Round 3

Back from commercial, round in progress but almost over, double clothesline into a pin... NOPE!

Round 4

Bate with an early nearfall, Dar with an inside cradle in return, big back elbow... NOPE! Noam grabs a kneebar, Tyler fighting, reaching, clawing...

Noam Dar wins the second fall by submission with a kneebar, evening it up 1-1.

After the referee’s decision, Dar holds the kneebar in for as long as he justifiably can!

Round 5

Bate goes for the rebound clothesline, back into the kneebar but he escapes and hits a German suplex! Dar with a hard elbow, small package, cover for two, big lariat from Tyler! Bate gets him,,,

Tyler Bate wins the third and final fall by pinfall with a cradle, going 2-1 and “winning” Noam Dar’s fake NXT Heritage Cup.

Tank Ledger is fired up because he’s got a team name for his team with Hank Walker— Smash Mouth!

The Schism roll up to interrogate them as to the whereabouts of the Creeds and beat them down when they say they don’t know.

Ilja Dragunov is interviewed backstage and talks about taking care of business, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Carmelo Hayes is in the locker room when Donovan Dijak rolls up to say his mettle is unquestioned and he needs to prove that to Hayes.

Wes Lee rolls up to chat with the champ, Don talks trash and Lee asks if he really wants to go there. Dijak says he goes where he pleases and Wes says he’s got no problem reminding him who he is, right here in front of them champion. Don leaves, Lee turns around, there’s nobody there, and Dijak attacks him and beats him down!

Ilja Dragunov makes his entrance.

Trick Williams comes out to confront him and says he’s not backing down and he wants to talk. Dragunov asks if he’s serious and tells him if he takes one step further, well... Williams says last time they dance it got ugly for the both of them, but Ilja perserved and Trick will give him his props, he’s a bad boy.

Williams has a proposal, Ilja says he’s here for retribution because Trick is the reason he’s not champion right now. Williams reminds him that he himself said collateral damage happens, and beside he did’t hit him with the title, Ilja ran into it. Trick asks him if he wants to kick his ass and proposes a match where he can prove to the world what he’s capable of and shut all the whispers and let everyone know Trick Willy ain’t no sidekick.

Hell or high water with one of the best to prove that he can be one of the best. Dragunov asks if he understands what he’s asking and tells him to look in his eyes that burn red when he’s really angry and the wrath consumes him. It doesn’t matter how hard he tries to fulfill his destiny, something or someone happens, and this time, Trick Willy happened.

He asks Trick to think hard, because he will break him. Williams tells him to bring his A game and recounts Ilja’s victoris and says he’s 1 of 1, one of the best of the best, and in two weeks at Heatwave, he’ll prove he is too. Dragunov accepts the challenge and says his career will die at Heatwave.

Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey are interviewed backstage.

Gulak says he saw the medical report and Hank and Tank are S-O-F-T soft, and Dempsey says everyone in that locker room pretends to be a tough guy when they’re healthy. Damon Kemp rolls up to pitch them on training, but they take it as a challenge for a tag match.

Briggs and Jensen roll up to challenge them and Drew and Charlie accept.

Bron Breakker is interviewed backstage and scoffs at Von Wagner’s promise to put him through a table, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Rey Mysterio chats with Roxanne Perez and puts her over for her victory at Great American Bash before moving on to chat with Thea Hail.

He introduces himself and reminds her to breathe before saying he knows what it’s like to be the ultimate underdog, but he can see the heart she has every time she steps in the ring. Hail asks him if he still loves Dominik and he has to consider it for a moment before saying he doesn’t like who his son is, but he’s his son and he’ll always love him.

Andre Chase rolls up and Hail snaps at him, saying Rey wouldn’t have thrown in the towel.

Bron Breakker vs. Von Wagner

Whip across, Breakker lays Wagner out with a lariat, float over a suplex, big shoulder blocks take Bron off his feet! Front kick, butterfly suplex, Breakker comes back with kicks and a German suplex, straight suplex, kip-up and Bron follows it with a standing moonsault... NOPE!

Push-ups to taunt Von, Wagner traps his arm and fires off headbutts, stalking after, corner lariat, off the ropes with a big boot! Off the ropes, Bron has it...

Bron Breakker wins by pinfall with a spear.

Post-match, Breakker attacks Robert Stone, fireman’s carry, Von saves his buddy and sends Bron packing with a knee! Out to the floor... HE POWERBOMBS BREAKKER THROUGH THE TABLE! Stone hugs Von and tears his shirt open in excitement!

We get an Eddy Thorpe vignette about how mad he is about Dijak winning and how he’s taking inspiration from Crazy Horse’s war cry of Hoka-hey!

Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley are backstage chatting when Lyra Valkyria rolls up to talk some trash about how she constantly intervenes to prop Dom up.

Briggs and Jensen make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Schism roll up on Tony D’Angelo and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo doing a photoshoot.

They say they don’t know where the Creeds are but Tyler Bate has no clue where he is because he is SO— The Schism threaten an attack, the crowbar comes out, Jagger Reid says they want the tag titles and Joe Gacy tells them to stay on task.

Briggs and Jensen (Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs) vs. Charlie Dempsey & Drew Gulak

Gulak and Jensen to start, trading heavy chops in the corner, whip reversed, boot up, Briggs with a scoop and a slam but Drew rolls away from the elbow dorp! Side headlock, tag to Dempsey, off the ropes, arm drag, upkick from Brooks, arm drag, tag to Briggs. Collar and elbow, scoop and a slam, elbow drop, quick tag back to Jensen.

Heels get Josh in the corner soon enough and work him over, Dempsey with a cross armbar, Briggs, deadlift powerbomb counter, tag to Brooks! Jensen with a powerslam but Drew breaks it up! Josh takes him to the floor, back inside, Damon Kemp slams Jensen on the floor for the assist...

Charlie Dempsey & Drew Gulak win by pinfall with a bridging Dragon suplex from Dempsey on Brooks Jensen.

Dana Brooke gives Kelani Jordan a tongue-lashing for not showing her killer instinct earlier today.

Jordan begs off, it being her third match and all, and Brooke says she’ll show her what killer instinct looks like next week when she wrestles Blair Davenport.

Kiana James gets an inset promo about how Ivy will be the first of many to experience a different side of her.

Ivy Nile vs. Kiana James

James throws her bag at Nile, big boot, hammerlock into the turnbuckles hard! Ivy passes her to the floor, Kiana trips her up, Nile smashes her face in but James is able to put her into the ringpost! Straight suplex on the floor, back inside, Nile floats over a slam, enzuigiri and James is back on the floor again!

Kiana snaps her arm over the ropes, boot to the back, cover for two and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Schism have come to the stage and masked goons filter through the crowd to surround the ring, James with a side press for two. Nile with leg kicks, flying forearms, tijeras, but Kiana takes her down into a Fujiwara armbar! Folding press counters, scoop and a slam, cover for two!

Compassionate Release applied, Nile gets distracted by the Schism, James with a big arm wringer...

Kiana James wins by pinfall with an inverted Overdrive.

Post-match, the Schism light on Ivy Nile to try and figure out where the Creeds are, but here comes the D’Angelo family to save the day!

We get a vignette of Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo texting each other about their troubles of late and what their grandfather would think of them now.

Meta-Four roll up on Tyler Bate to get mad about him winning the fake NXT Heritage Cup tonight because it’s Noam Dar’s emotional support cup.

Nathan Frazer rolls up with the real cup, pointing out it’s a bit “pointing Spider-Man” and says he could be convinced to get Tyler to give it up if Noam admits that it’s a fake cup. Frazer sweetens the deal with a title shot and Dar threads the needle by admitting it’s the original cup that Oro Mensah lost, and Nathan says that’s good enough.

Tyler gives Noam the cup back and the match is set.

Back from commercial, Tiffany Stratton is interviewed.

TBH, she has a lot on her mind right now, starting with a shopping spree where she bought a pink bodysuit for a live event that’s so her, so Barbie, and then she tried on a blue dress and looked super hot in it, and then there was a white skirt, but whatever she wears she’ll take tons of pictures in it.

Trick Williams is leaving the arena when Wes Lee tells him to say that when he’s done with Dijak he’s coming for Carmelo Hayes.

The ersatz Catch Point of Drew Gulak, Charlie Dempsey, and Damon Kemp rolls up to say they can’t help him train against Ilja Dragunov, and he calls them Oompa Loompas and says he’ll have something special for them next week.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show.

Rey Mysterio makes his entrance and gets on the mic to give Dragon Lee a big introduction.

Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. Dragon Lee (NXT North American Championship)

Circling, collar and elbow, to the floor, Lee regroups with Rey and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Mysterio snaps Lee’s head over the ropes, slingshot senton atomico, cover for two! Reverse chinlock, grinding Dragon down, Three Amigos... NOPE! Dom untying Lee’s mask, he fights to his feet, fired up, blocking punches and throwing his own! Off the ropes, back elbows from Dragon, whip reversed, back body drop into a kick to the midsection!

Dragon screw, a lariat sends Dominik to the floor, Lee off the ropes for a wild suicide dive! Running knee, cover for two! Elbows block a fireman’s carry, whip reversed, up and over, putting Dom into the turnbuckles, up top, Mysterio crotches him and climbs to join him.

Jockeying for position, Tree of Woe double stomp... SO CLOSE! Powerbomb denied, neckbreaker from Dominik, only two! Crescent kick, jumping knee, Mysterio sets him up, 619 connects! Up top, knees up on the frog splash! Liger Bomb... NOT ENOUGH! Rhea throws the title in, Rey takes it away from his son, Ripley blasts Dragon with her own belt, Dom takes advantage...

Dominik Mysterio wins by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver, retaining the NXT North American Championship.

Post-match, Lyra Valkyria attacks Rhea Ripley!

That’s the show, folks.

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