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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 23, 2024): Dusty Classic semi-final

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 the Jan. 23 show from the WWE Performance Center: Wolf Dogs Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin face Nathan Frazer & Axiom in the semi-finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The winner advances to the finals at Vengeance Day!

Speaking of that Feb. 4 premium live event, tonight’s episode will also feature Women’s champion Lyra Valkyria and Roxanne Perez sign the contract for their Vengeance Day title bout.

Plus, Blair Davenport takes on Karmen Petrovic and Lash Legend faces Wren Sinclair in a pair singles matches stemming from the battle royal Perez won get that title shot, while Lola Vice will chat with Noam Dar on Supernova Sessions about her championship contract — and maybe how she eliminated her partner Elektra Lopez last Tuesday. We’ll also see Lexis King get back in the ring to wrestle Trey Bearhill, Dijak going one-on-one with Joe Gacy, 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!


Denim and leather brought us all together. It was you that set the spirit free, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of last week’s show.

Axiom & Nathan Frazer vs. Wolfdogs (Baron Corbin & Bron Breakker) (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals)

Chaos before the bell, Axiom and Frazer trying to make an impact, dives take the big men out on the floor!

Finally we get the bell with Axiom on Corbin, missile dropkick, cover for two! Heels turn the tide and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Breakker gets a nearfall on Axiom. Another one, tag from Frazer, springboard in, off the ropes, picking up speed and bowling Bron over! Whip reversed, up and over, roll through, leapfrog, Breakker hard into the post! Back elbow for Baron, low bridge, Nathan sends him packing!

Frazer with a plancha to take both of them, back inside, Axiom tags in, cross armbar on Breakker, stereo submissions with Nathan taking Baron down! Bron pivots, posts to his feet, and powerbombs Axiom into Frazer! Brainbuster on Axiom, tossing him into a powerslam from Bron... THE KID KICKS OUT!

Bron takes Nathan out on the apron, Axiom cuts him off with an enzuigiri, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles... AVALANCHE SPANISH FLY! Nathan legal, Phoenix Splash... BARON CORBIN BREAKS IT UP! End of Days on Axiom, Bron charges in...

Wolfdogs win by pinfall with a spear from Bron Breakker on Nathan Frazer.

Josh Briggs and Ilja Dragunov have a confrontation backstage where Briggs accuses Dragunov of underhanded dealings to keep his title, making Trick Williams pull double-duty at Vengeance Day and whatnot.

Trick rolls up to talk some sense into him and Josh tells him everybody knows he’s just going to slip back into Carmelo’s pocket after Vengeance Day. They share some fighting words and Josh leaves.

Williams says he’ll see Ilja at Vengeance Day and Dragunov says he’ll be there, but he’s not sure Trick will be.

Wren Sinclair is trying to give herself a pep talk.

Fallon Henley rolls up and tells her to slow down and take a breath and that it’s always hard being the new girl. Wren high fives herself and hustles off.

Meta-Four make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Ava Raine leaves “Heartbreak Man” Shawn Michaels’ office.

She’s followed by William Regal, making his triumphant return to NXT.

He congratulates her on being made general manager of NXT and asks her to look after NXT for him and talks about all the tough decisions and if she ever needs anything, his phone is on.

Lash Legend vs. Wren Sinclair

Sinclair with a sleeper hold, hanging on for dear life, but Lash slings her into the ropes and goes in for mounted punches after! Back and forth, Wren blasts her into Jakara Jackson on the apron and nearly beats Legend! Lash picks her up...

Lash Legend wins by pinfall with Slam Dunk.

Backstage, an angry Elektra Lopez is knocking tables over looking for Lola Vice.

Donovan Dijak makes his entrance and Joe Gacy attacks him and they brawl around ringside! Joe wallops Tall Don with a steel chair! Dijak slams Gacy through the wall in return! Donovan gets to his feet but Joe crawls back out and resumes the fight, putting him into the post! Dijak chokeslams him through the announce table!

Referees and security separate Don from Joe.

Arianna Grace cuts a promo in the locker room about how here mother told her to have a vision. Elektra storms in and demands to know where Lola is, but Grace is full of herself and doesn’t know where she is.

Lexis King walks and talks backstage about how the main event is coming early and he’s the only man worthy of center stage, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Von Wagner and Robert Stone train in Wagner’s college football stadium to work on his speed, stamina, and agility with the help of Stone’s kids.

Lexis King vs. Trey Bearhill

Bearhill in control early but King turns it around and puts boots to him! Trey fired up, looking for a Bossman Slam, Lexis slips out, kicks to the leg, off ther opes, northern lariat! Rolling him over, pulling him in...

Lexis King wins by pinfall with the Coronation.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Carmelo Hayes confronts Trick Williams over making allowances for Ilja Dragunov.

Noam Dar and Oro Mensah are in the ring for Supernova Sessions.

Noam says Lash Legend and Jakara Jackson are off taking care of Wren Sinclair and Fallon Henley, and then they make fun of Von Wagner, saying he goes to the same school as Robert Stone’s kids and there’s no chance he’ll ever win the Heritage Cup, before introducing his guest tonight, Lola Vice.

He puts her over and she says the moment she and Elektra linked up, there was an expiration date on their friendship. Lopez is a leech, she says, and she got this contract all on her own.

Enter Elektra Lopez.

She says she doesn’t think Lola knows who she is, given how she pretends to be all sweet and innocent, and she talks up her own bonafides before accusing Lola of getting here by shaking her ass on Instagram. She calls her a wannabe MMA fighter and Vice’s face screws up like she’s hitting a nerve.

The realest thing in her life, Elektra continues, is them one-on-one next week. Lola asks if she knows what she’s getting herself into, and Lopez says she doesn’t want to wait, she wants to burn Vice City to the ground right now, and she spears Vice through the Supernova Sessions set!

Tony D’Angelo cuts a Twitter promo about what a mistake OTM just made attacking his restaurant, and things are gonna get real interesting for them.

Dragon Lee makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Andre Chase is overseeing Chase U’s classroom goods getting repossessed.

Duke Hudson tries to be “it’s only stuff” until they take his trophy and then he loses it. Andre says he has nothing left and they try to take his podium and HE loses it. Andre dismisses the class sadly and we’re done here.

Dragon Lee vs. SCRYPTS

Fast-paced out the gates, SCRYPTS ducking and dodging and Lee blasts him with an enzuigiri that sends him to the floor... TOPE CON GIRO! Back inside, shoulder block, SCRYPTS blasts him to the floor, off the ropes... TOPE INTO A SOMERSAULT SENTON! Back inside, big crossbody... STILL NO!

Front kicks into a snapmare, dropkick to the back, cover for two! Disdainful slaps to Dragon’s head, he powers up and blocks punches and throws his own back! Off the ropes, legows, enzuigiri, jockeying for position, rising knee, running Spanish Fly and both men are down! The D’Angelo Family run down and brawl with OTM and Adriana Rizzo dives on Jada Parker!

Dragon Lee takes advantage...

Dragon Lee wins by pinfall with Operation: Dragon.

Post-match, Oba Femi appears in the crowd and tells Dragon Lee he’ll see him at Vengeance Day!

Backstage, Edris Enofe and Malik Blade deconstruct their loss last week when a hyperactive lady slides over to be cheerful.

She says she didn’t lose in the battle royal because there’s a lesson in defeat and she wrote in her wellness journal, reflected, and worked out tons. Edris is glad she’s happy but they can’t catch a break, so they don’t need journals or reflecting. She won’t take no for an answer and gives them homework of writing five things they liked and five things they didn’t like about their match.

Blair Davenport makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Lyra Valkyria is watching tape on a tablet when Tatum Paxley rolls up to tell her tagging with her was the highlight of her entire career.

Lyra tells her she’s really special but last week was a one-time thing and Tatum says she gets it, all of her attention is on Roxanne Perez. Valkyria is glad they’re on the same page and leaves Paxley to be all dreamy about it.

Blair Davenport vs. Karmen Petrovic

Davenport in control, wrenching her back in a rear chinlock, Petrovic fires up, right hands aplenty, taking Blair off her feet! Charging in, roundhouse kick in the corner, falling 540 roundhouse, nobody home, Scorpion Kick, only two! Blair reasserts herself...

Blair Davenport wins by pinfall with a knee strike.

Ridge Holland is interviewed backstage.

He talks about Gallus using the numbers game against him and says he stepped away from Brawling Brutes to prove himself, and Gallus have only galvanized him to find his redemption.

Ilja Dragunov makes his entrance to join the commentary booth and we go to break.

Josh Briggs vs. Trick Williams

Side headlock, shot off, scoop and a slam from Briggs! Williams ends up on the floor at Ilja’s feet and the champion urges him to rise as we go to break!

Back from commercial, Briggs with a reverse chinlock, Williams fights out with elbows but Josh catches him with a side slam for two! Trick running hot, kicks in combination, flapjack, Josh cuts him off with a slam and an elbow drop for two! On the floor, Briggs nails Ilja, Carmelo Hayes keeps Dragunov from running in after, Williams catches Josh, victory roll... IT’S OVER!

Trick Williams wins by pinfall with a victory roll.

Briggs keeps fighting for a beat before realizing he’s lost and waving the match off and leaving.

Ilja Dragunov is fighting mad and helped to his feet, Carmelo Hayes gets in the ring and Trick shoves him away!

Backstage, Thea Hail is bummed about the end of Chase U but Jacy Jayne reassures her she’s still working on it.

Lexis King rolls up to hit on Thea and Riley Osborne appears to back him off. Osborne wants to chat with Hail alone later and of course she agrees and then flips out as soon as he leaves. Jacy tells her she has to play it cool and to remember that she’s a grown woman.

Roxanne Perez and Lyra Valkyria are shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a No Quarter Catch Crew vignette.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams argue backstage, with Hayes not trusting Ilja and Trick wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Ava Raine is in the ring to preside over our contract signing and introduces Roxanne Perez and Lyra Valkyria in turn.

Perez wants to get the respect stuff out of the way because they both respect each other and this is like the main event of Stand & Deliver come two months early. Lyra says they’ve been connected, and Roxanne won the title the night of her debut. Perez says she’s had an incredible first year but it feels familiar to her because her first year was much the same.

She had to watch Lyra rise while she put herself back together to win the title she never should have lost in the first place and now that she finally has her one-on-one rematch, when she wins, it’ll mean all of it will be worth it, and then Valkyria will have to walk the path she’s walked over the past year.

Valkyria says she’s watched Roxanne grow confident and she’s not looking to push her buttons, but she’s had a great run and now Lyra has replaced her. She wants to bring this new edgy Roxanne who’s walked through glass to Vengeance Day? Good, because Roxanne is the last person she has to prove herself to.

Perez says she’s real confident and she used to be the same, but she’s gonna lose and then the real questions begin. Will she be able to rebuild herself or will she crumble? Lyra fires up and says she’s mentally and physically more stable than Roxanne and after Vengeance Day, she’ll definitively take the lead.

Ava Raine takes charge and demands they sign the contract and be done with it. Lyra does, and then Roxanne does.

Valkyria leaves the ring and stares Perez down and Tatum Paxley appears to slam Roxanne through the table! Lyra returns to the ring, Tatum rushes over and hugs her but Valkyria shoves her away and asks what ‘s wrong with her, leaving Paxley crying in the ring.

That’s the show, folks.

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