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WWE NXT results, live blog (Sept. 5, 2023): Women’s title match

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 Women’s champion Tiffany Stratton defends against Kiana James, while simultaneously beefing with Raw’s Becky Lynch.

Tonight’s card also feature North American champ Dominik Mysterio as the special guest referee for Mustafa Ali vs. Dragon Lee, Bron Breakker & Von Wagner in a no disqualification match, continuing Global Heritage Invitational action, the return of Los Lotharios (probably with a new name), 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!


The world around us hangs in doubt, you face a crime that we’ll hear about. to pay the cost would never be the same. Eternal lovers we’re not to blame, there’s no mistake there’s no refrain. The same surroundings that stood are here again this time, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens right into our NXT Women’s Championship match!

Kiana James vs. Tiffany Stratton (c) (NXT Women’s Championship)

Stratton off the ropes with a shoulder block early, Matrix evasion to a kip-up, jawing at James, collar and elbow. Tiffany gets a wristlock, reversed, back to the lockup, this time Kiana’s looking at an armbarwhen the champion gets the ropes.

Folding press from Stratton, feet on the ropes, referee sees her! James with a schoolboy, handful of tights, again the referee catches it! Tiffany with a hip attack in the ropes, cover for two! Smashing Kiana into the corner, putting boots to her, James returns the favor, Scorpion Kick sets up a short-arm clothesline... NOPE!

Kiana laying knees in, kneeling surfboard, Stratton reverses to a standing surfboard, James reverses again but Tiffany slips out with a snapmare and shrugs her off in the ropes! Axhandle and a boot, Stratton hiding in the ropes, off the ropes, seated senton, reversed to a sunset flip.

Trading pinning predicaments, off the ropes, double lariat, both women are down! Tiffany crawls to Kiana’s bag, swing and a miss, jumping reverse STO from the challenger... NOT ENOUGH! Stratton rakes her face, Finlay roll sets it up...

Tiffany Stratton wins by pinfall with the double jump moonsault, retaining the NXT Women’s Championship.

Post-match, Stratton celebrates with the title and Becky Lynch appears on the tron.

She talks about how the NXT Women’s Championship is the one accolade that’s escaped her and it’s time the Man came around to NXT to challenge Tiffany. Next Tuesday she’ll be wrestling for the title in the main event of the show!

We see Carmelo Hayes walking up to the building when Wes Lee rolls up and they have a brief, wordless confrontation.

Ilja Dragunov makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile restore the Diamond Mine dojo and talk about their plans to regain the tag titles.

The D’Angelo Family rolls up and they all crack wise at each other before Julius thanks them for keeping an eye out for Ivy Nile.

Edris Enofe and Malik Blade roll up to say that actually they deserve a title shot more, and the bickering continues.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Oro Mensah

Back and forth, hip toss from Dragunov into a side headlock, Mensah on the comeback, big quebrada, cover for two! Ilja gets hammered by a superkick in the ropes, Meta-Four jawing at him, Oro putting boots to him and choking him in the corner as we go to break.

Back from commercial, waistlocks back and forth, cradle suplx from Dragunov gets two! Back and forth, Ilja gets him...

Ilja Dragunov wins by pinfall with Torpedo Moskau.

Post-match, Wes Lee comes out and says normally he’d let him know in the back but he had to come tell him his date with destiny will have to wait because he’s got the next shot at Carmelo Hayes. Dragunov tells him he’s a ferocious competitor but he’s mistaken because he’s gonna rip through everyone who stands in his way.

Lee ripostes, and—

Enter Carmelo Hayes.

He says he knows two dudes whose jerseys he hung in the rafter aren’t talking about beating him, and last week he had a conversation with Shawn Michaels where he got all the advice he needed to hear. He tells Ilja that despite everything, there’s no asterisk next to his win over him.

He tells Wes the same thing— Lee took a risk, and then he took advantage. He says they’re the top two men in NXT and the Heartbreak Man decided they’re gonna have a #1 contender’s match next week.

Backstage, Dominik Mysterio is tearing up the literal WWE rulebook before admiring his purple striped referee shirt.

Nathan Frazer is interviewed backstage and says he’s gone viral which would normally be pretty cool but he knows people are saying he’s too fast but to that he says never. He didn’t get to NXT by holding back or slowing down, and he’s not about to start.

He makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jacy Jayne has given Thea Hail a makeover in her own image with dark eyeshadow, that I do like, and a weird dark neutral lip, that I do not like or understand at all.

Gigi Dolin rolls up to question Jacy’s motives and Thea unloads on her and says she doesn’t know her. Gigi admits she doesn’t know Hail but she does know Jayne and she’s just trying to help.

Duke Hudson (2) vs. Nathan Frazer (0) (Global Heritage Invitational Group B Match)

Hudson bowling him over, Frazer back with kicks, off the ropes, big dropkick puts Duke on the apron and an elbow knocks him down! Back in the ring, Hudson slams him, big chops... NATHAN REVERSES A RAZOR’S EDGE INTO A FRANKENSTEINER! Side kick sets him up, off the top...

Nathan Frazer wins by pinfall with a Phoenix Splash, earning himself two points.

Back in the Diamond Dojo, Hank and Tank are talking about what makes a good tag team and enthusiastically asking them if they do the same things. Bronco Nima and Lucien Price roll up, the two new teams bicker at each other and SCRYPTS rolls up to talk his boys up.

And so we go to break.

Dabba-Kato vs. Tyler Bate

Bate probing, using his speed and educated feet, but Kato blasts him and grabs a Cobra Clutch, swinging him around in it! Short-arm pop-up into a Bossman Slam backbreaker hold! Tyler gets fired up, gets the big man up and airplane spins him! Up top...

Tyler Bate wins by pinfall with a corkscrew senton atomico.

Dominik Mysterio rolls up on Carmelo Hayes and tries to relate to him, champion to champion, but he’s just a smug butthead like always.

Mysterio makes his entrance.

Lyra Valkyria and Roxanne Perez talk about how much they dislike Dom when Kiana James comes stomping in throwing stuff. Perez tells her to relax and be grateful for the opportunity and James says she took it from her and she’ll do it again and again and again.

A fight breaks out, the other women in the locker room pull it apart, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Baron Corbin cuts a promo talking about how if you wanna be something special and play with the big boys you gotta go out and make some noise. He wants to see Bron Breakker and Von Wagner destroy each other and then pick up the scraps.

Tiffany Stratton storms through backstage and brushes off an interview.

Dragon Lee vs. Mustafa Ali (NXT North American Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Dominik Mysterio is your special guest referee.

Ali working some mat grappling, Lee reverses, bridge out, stereo kip-ups and a stalemate! Mustafa up top, Dragon cuts him off, Ali knocks him down, big lariat, cover for two! Suplex, Lee slips out and puts him on the floor and follows with a suicide dive that sends Mustafa over the announce desk!

Dragon goes in and back out and eats a huge lariat from Ali! Back inside, tornado DDT but Lee kicks out! Passing Dragon into the post, half nelson lift into the ropes, vertical suplex... JACKHAMMER CAN’T KEEP DRAGON LEE DOWN! Lee gets him up, Liger Bomb... STILL NO!

Dragon arguing with Dom, Ali takes advantage...

Mustafa Ali wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin and a fast count, becoming #1 contender to the NXT North American Championship.

Mysterio raises Ali’s hand and Mustafa drops him with a lariat before talking to Lee and seemingly saying he didn’t want to win like that and getting out of dodge.

Trick Williams is backstage when Ilja Dragunov rolls up to chat.

He says he meant every word last week, and Williams says he appreciates that. Ilja asks why he lied to Carmelo about whether he could beat him, and Trick says Hayes beat him and can beat him again.

Pete Dunne makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Drew Gulak, Charlie Dempsey, and Damon Kemp are working out when Myles Borne rolls up to do his job as their young boy.

They all give him crap for going behind their back to Fallon Henley and Drew tells him he better make his opportunity count.

We get footage of a frustrated Eddy Thorpe prowling around the arena calling Donovan Dijak out as not being able to beat him without help and challenging him to another round.

Axiom (0) vs. Pete “Butch” Dunne (2) (Global Heritage Invitational Group A Match)

Dunne with a wristlock, arm wringer, Axiom escapes and grabs a heel hook but Pete gets the ropes for the break! Back to circling, Butch wrenching his arm back and piefacing him, into a front chancery, Axiom reverses it! Hanging on, shooting the half, only two! Dunne traps the arm, move to a deathlock, wrenching on the toe.

Looking for a Romero Special perhaps, Axiom fights out but Dunne hammers him back down with a lariat! Snapmare, duck a lariat, springboard into an arm drag, dropkick connects but Pete reverses to the X Plex and we go to break!

Back from commercial Dunne is in control with huge paintbrush slaps, chops and forearms from Axiom in return, duck a lariat, big dropkick takes Pete off his feet! Gamengiri, Perfect-Plex... NOPE! Rolling northern lights suplex, standing moonsault caught into a triangle and Butch hammers him but Axiom gets the ropes for the break!

Chops followed by wrist-clutch stomps, Axiom fired up, throwing headbutts in return, big chop, roll into an omoplata, thinking seatbelt pin but Butch reverses! Axiom with an armbar attempt, no deal, off the ropes, snap German suplex from the Bruiserweight! Stomps to the feet, duck a kick, roundhouse from Axiom connects!

Dropkick follows, two minutes remaining, Axiom with a springboard... A KICK CUTS HIM OUT OF MIDAIR! Liger Bomb, only two! Dunne off the top, moonsault, nobody home, Axiom with a kick, lining him up, Golden Ratio... PETE’S HAND IS UNDER THE ROPES! Stomp, omoplata, thinking somewhere between a Rings of Saturn and an Ode to Jim Breaks but Dunne wishbones the fingers!

Bitter End... NOPE! The clock counts down...

The match goes to a time-limit draw, earning each man one point.

Post-match, both men square up and bump fists.

Tyler Bate comes to the ramp to stare Dunne down and wave.

We get footage from earlier of Von Wagner where he preemptively apologizes to the announce table for what he’s going to do tonight.

Gigi Dolin makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the D’Angelo Family are talking about all their potential contenders when Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza roll up to stake their claim.

Finally a brawl breaks out in the Diamond Dojo!

Gigi Dolin vs. Thea Hail

Hail with an arm wringer, wrenching away, kicks to the leg, working the arm, spiking it into the mat, cover and then an armbar. Dolin passes her into the rope, running hip attack, dropkick, Thea with a straight suplex, backsplash caught, roll through, axhandles in the middle of the ring!

Hail with the backsplash now, Dolin reverses, kick combination, cover for two! Off the ropes, Gigi gets caught in the double wristlock! Out of the hold, to the floor, Hail goes into the post and Dolin blasts her with an STO! Throwing her back inside, clutching her arm, but Blair Davenport runs in and Divorce Courts her on the floor!

Back inside, Thea grabs the hold again...

Thea Hail wins by submission with the double wristlock.

Ivy Nile returns to the dojo, shocked at the aftermath of the mayhem, and the Creeds simply tell her they’re glad to be back.

Von Wagner and Bron Breakker are shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Kelani Jordan is chatting with Lyra Valkyria, who advises her that it’s only her fourth match and she shouldn’t beat herself up.

Dana Brooke rolls up and asks what Lyra is doing here, filling her head up with things she doesn’t need. Dana says they’re friends, a team, and won’t be broken up. Valkyria says she doesn’t have an issue with Brooke but if she wanted a match all she had to do was ask, and maybe Jordan will see she needs some better friends.

Tiffany Stratton cuts a promo about her match against Becky Lynch next week.

She says Becky’s the biggest match of her two-year career and she may be a WrestleMania main eventer but she’s the center of the universe in her world and the title isn’t going anywhere.

Bron Breakker vs. Von Wagner (No Disqualification Match)

Baron Corbin is on the commentary desk for this one.

Breakker sidesteps a boot but Wagner hammers him with punches! Bron with shoulder blocks in the corner, big elbow knocks him down, Cactus Clothesline to the floor! Bron smashing him into the table, Von turns it around and throws him over it! Wagner lying in wait, taking the cover off the table, calling for it but Breakker kicks him away!

Back inside, shoulder block, off the ropes, flying shoulder block, Cactus Clothesline and Von is fired up! Breakker gets a German suplex off and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Bron blasts Von with a kendo stick a few times, big knee lift, he wedges a chair in the turnbuckles and goes back to hitting Wagner with the kendo stick! Von on the comeback, off the ropes with big boots, going for a third and Breakker counters into a sitout powerbomb for two!

Bron sets a chair on the mat and goes up top, diving bulldog into the chair and the straps are down! Fighting over the kendo stick, trading huge clubbing lariats, big gutbuster from Bron! Von sidesteps, Breakker charges right into the chair in the corner and goes down clutching his head!

Stepping on a chair to keep Bron from grabbing it, Wagner unloads with kendo stick shots and throws it away broken! Ramming him with the chair, big chokeslam... NOT ENOUGH! On the floor... WAGNER THROWS BREAKKER THROUGH THE SET! Dragging Bron over to the announce desk, clearing it, Breakker slips out and they trade punches and kicks!

Pop-up... VON WAGNER TABLES HIM! Throwing Bron back inside, fireman’s carry, he slips out, low blow...

Bron Breakker wins by pinfall with a spear.

Post-match, Bron presses the attack and beats Von with a chair before throwing him into the steps! Setting his head on the bottom step, he picks up the top step and swings it at Wagner and the screen goes black because there’s just no way to safely work that kind of stairs spot and you probably shouldn’t even try to fake it like this but whatever I just work here.

That’s the show, folks.

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