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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 30, 2024): Vengeance Day go home

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. 30 show from the WWE Performance Center: We’ll see how things are between Trick Williams & Carmelo Hayes when the Trick Melo Gangs faces the LWO’s Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro in the semi-finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. The winner advances to the finals this Sunday at Vengeance Day!

Williams will also come face-to-face with the man he’ll face at Feb. 4’s PLE in Clarksville, Tennessee — NXT champion Ilja Dragunov!

Plus, former friends Elektra Lopez and Lola Vice go one-on-one, Noam Dar defends the Heritage Cup against Von Wagner, a farewell to Chase U, 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!


I’m told it’s my duty to fight against the law, that wizardry’s my trade and I was born to wade through gore. I just want to be a lover, not a red-eyed screaming ghoul. I wish it’d picked another to be its killing tool, but here I am, liveblogging this pro wrestling show for you folks again.

The show opens with a recap, as per usual.

Latino World Order (Joaquin Wilde & Cruz del Toro) vs. Trick-Melo Gang (Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams) (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinals)

Hayes and Wilde to start, Carmelo with a side headlock, Joaquin reverses to a waistlock, shrugged off, criss-cross, Melo grounded with a side headlock! Wilde to his feet, wristlock, waistlock, standing switch, arm drags into a dropkick from Hayes! Off the ropes, one-arm bulldog connects!

Tags made, Del Toro with a quebrada for two, chops in the ropes, Williams with a couple bodyslams but Cruz slips out and kicks his leg outta his leg! Tag to Hayes, putting boots to Del Toro in the corner, the match breaks down with a series of dives to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Del Toro denying Hayes a tag, Carmelo reaching and punching, Cruz cuts him off, back suplex, he lands on his feet but gets turned inside out by a lariat! The path clear, Trick is fired up, tags made and Williams lays Wilde out with kicks and right hands!

Scoop and a slam, double Book End... NOT ENOUGH! Del Toro cleaning house with kicks, he and Wilde up top in stereo... COASTS 2 COASTS ON HAYES! Del Toro and Hayes both down and out, trading elbows from their knees and to their feet, big paintbrush slaps, Melo with a roundhouse kick and a whip out of the corner, Tiger feint, Cruz cracks him in the jaw!

Missile dropkick connects, tag to Wilde, up top, dropping Carmelo but he pops up and hits a Codebreaker! Tag to Trick, the Jumbo knee...

Trick-Melo Gang win by pinfall with a jumping knee strike from Trick Williams on Joaquin Wilde.

Post-match, Oba Femi appears and throws Wilde and Del Toro around! Dragon Lee off the top and Femi swats him aside and stands tall!

Ridge Holland is backstage chatting with general manager Ava Raine. Ava won’t give him a match against all three members of Gallus.

Lexis King rolls up with a gift basket full of his merch for her, tells Holland now isn’t the time because he and Ava have a meeting. She doesn’t remember a meeting but says she has a perfect start for his 2024, in a match against Ridge Holland tonight! She regifts the basket of King stuff to Ridge, who immediately gives it back to Lexis and says he’ll be seeing him.

Tatum Paxley is shown being weird at a picture of Lyra Valkyria earlier today.

Valkyria rolls up and tells her to stop messaging her and asks why she attacked Roxanne Perez last week. Lyra says she can fight her own battles and she’s literally the champion.

Roxanne Perez vs. Tatum Paxley

Lyra Valkyria is on commentary for this one.

Paxley with an elbow, Perez returns the favor, Tatum takes things to the floor and she’s in control! Roxanne with a crossbody on the floor, back inside...

Roxanne Perez wins by pinfall with Pop Rox.

Post-match, Perez and Paxley brawl some more but Lyra hits the ring to pull Roxanne off of her number one fan and tell her off.

Arianna Grace is chatting backstage with Wren Sinclair.

Grace says if Sinclair wants to fit in she’s come to the right woman, because she’s a locker room leader. Fallon Henley rolls up, Wren greets her and Arianna inadvertently insults Henley a few times before she speaks up. Grace says she’s gonna show self-restraint and Henley says she can show what a leader she is later, because she’s gonna go find Ava Raine and get a match made.

We see Elektra Lopez and Lola Vice walking separately backstage and we go to break.

Elektra Lopez vs. Lola Vice

Action to the floor, Lopez putting Vice into the post, back inside, Lola with desperate rights but Elektra cuts her off. Kicks, cover for two! Lopez with a schoolboy for two, boot up in the corner, Vice with a headscissors, Elektra deadlifts her into a powerbomb!

Lopez pressing the attack, nearfall out of it, guillotine choke from Lola into punches! Vice has her...

Lola Vice wins by pinfall with a crescent kick.

Donovan Dijak is watching tape and taking notes in a garage somewhere when Joe Gacy rolls up.

Gacy says this is where he comes to think and Dijak says he’s thinking about kicking his ass before slamming a nightstick on the table between them. Joe says Donovan is a man of justice, Dijak calls him an unhinged piece of trash and Gacy says he doesn’t want anything in life, he just came here to tell him that no matter what he does, he can’t get rid of him.

He’ll just keep crawling back no matter what, Dijak throws a punch and they brawl around the room!

Lexis King vs. Ridge Holland

Feeling out, Holland drops him with a lariat and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Ridge with a fireman’s carry, Lexis slips out and chop blocks him! Lariat from Holland, out and back in, King with falling elbows and stomps, northern lariat... SO CLOSE! Belly-to-belly suplexes, boot up in the corner, Ridge with a Bossman Slam!

Coronation blocked, headbutt, fireman’s carry, Holland Hot Shots him and follows it with knees in the clinch! Northern lariat, Joe Coffey and the rest of Gallus run in and Ridge takes them out! Throwing Coffey in the ring, dumping him back out, King with a superkick...

Lexis King wins by pinfall with a rope-hung Coronation.

Post-match, Gallus Pillmanize Holland’s leg!

Andre Chase is in mourning blacks to say goodbye to Chase U, and Duke Hudson and Riley Osborne join him as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Trick Williams and Carmelo Hayes are chatting backstage.

Hayes says he’s just looking out for him and tells him all he has to do is hit his finish on Ilja Dragunov and take that title. Williams says they’ve been dancing around each other for months but tonight they’re going to handle things, face-to-face. Melo says he’ll see soon enough that he’s had his back this entire time, and they shake hands.

The sad remnant of Chase U are all in the ring together.

Andre Chase says no one is to blame for Chase U closing but himself, but he wants us to know how grateful he is to have lived his dream, but more than that, to have shared it with each and every one of us.

Duke Hudson talks about the positive impact that Andre made on him and tosses to a memorial video he made for Chase U.

Chase takes back over and says this is goodbye for now—

Enter Jacy Jayne, flanked by Thea Hail.

Jacy says if you want something said, ask a man, but if you want something done, ask a woman, and she’ll be the first to admit that she didn’t think she’d fit in with Chase U, and maybe she came into it a little toxic, but for the first time in her life, she looked for friends, and she saw the bond they all had.

She says she looked not outside her comfort zone, but inside it, in order to solve their problem, and she has. She introduces the 2024 Ladies of Chase U calendar as a fundraiser, and the models flood the ramp. Jayne says their predicted sales numbers will not just get Chase U out of debt, but get them to the promised land!

The calendar goes on sale at Vengeance Day! Andre is overwhelmed and hugs Jacy in the ring!

We get a D’Angelo Family vignette where the boys talk up Adrianna Rizzo’s bonafides.

Brooks Jensen rolls up to talk to Fallon Henley while she works out.

He reminisces about winning the NXT UK Tag Team Championship but before he can get to his point, Wren Sinclair rolls up and Henley goes off to work her match.

Back from commercial, Chase U are celebrating their changed fortune backstage and Andre Chase is effusive in his thanks to Jacy Jayne, telling her she didn’t just save Chase University, she saved his life.

Lexis King arrives to poop their party, hit on the girls, and ask for a signed copy of the calendar. Riley Osborne steps up to him and they exchange words.

Joe Gacy and Donovan Dijak brawl through with a gaggle of referees following them.

Arianna Grace vs. Fallon Henley

Grace posing after an early exchange, arm wringers from Henley into a kneeling armbar, turning up the heat, slide to the floor, big wind-up right hand and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Grace with a headlock, Henley fights out of it, whip across, sidestep a boot, schoolboy for two! Whip to the corner, back elbow, fireman’s carry, Arianna slips out and lands a mat slam! Grinding Fallon’s face into the mat, she pops up, lariats, to the floor and Henley cracks a right hand on her jaw!

Jakara Jackson runs interference, Lash Legend blasts Henley with a boot, Grace crawls over...

Arianna Grace wins by pinfall with a one-arm pin.

We get a vignette for Out the Mud where Jada Parker talks about her history and the boys talk about how they’re different and people don’t like that.

We cut to outsie the Performance Center, where Dijak is beating Gacy up on top of a trailer, choking him over the lip of the roof! Joe claws at Donovan’s face and gets back to his feet, they trade blows... DIJAK KICKS HIM OFF THE ROOF AND TO THE GROUND BELOW AND WE GO TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Baron Corbin and Bron Breakker chat backstage.

Corbin excitedly recaps Breakker’s time in the Royal Rumble and complains that he had to sit and watch it on Peacock and the Wolfdogs are better than that. Bron says last week Baron hated the name and they bicker about it and Baron wants to focus on the now! They both own Melo one, and Trick is riding high but they’re gonna spear his ass and win the tag titles.

Commentary says they hope to get us an update on Joe Gacy soon.

Noam Dar (c) vs. Von Wagner (NXT Heritage Cup)

Round 1

Circling, Dar with probing kicks, Wagner hammers him, Karelin lift sends him sprawling! Another Karelin lift, mounted punches as the countdown timer ticks...

Round 2

Wagner tries to attack Noam during the break but Robert Stone backs him off and reminds him about the rules!

Von with right hands, lariat sends Oro Mensah to the floor and he practically bounces off the announce desk! Dar is right on him...

Noam Dar wins the first fall by pinfall with Nova Roller.

And so we go to break.

Round 3

Back from commercial, big delayed vertical suplex from Wagner! Thirty seconds left in the ring, Lash Legend and Jakara Jackson try to interfere but Fallon Henley and Wren Sinclair play equalizer! Dar looking for the kneebar, Von hanging in there as the countdown timer ticks...

Round 4

Wagner clobbers him for a nearfall, action to the floor and back in, Von blasts him with a boot, draws him up, fireman’s carry, Dar slips out. Running knee from Wagner, his knee is bugging him but he’s still in the fight, charging in, posted hard in the corner!

Jackknife cover...

Noam Dar wins the second fall by pinfall with a jackknife pin, going 2-0 and retaining the NXT Heritage Cup.

Post-match, Dar taunts Robert Stone’s kids at ringside and Uncle Von blasts him with a headbutt!

Clearing the announce desk, Dar gets away but Von powerbombs Mensah through the table!

Ava Raine chats with Dijak backstage and he asks for a no disqualification match against Joe Gacy. She asks why he thinks Gacy is in any condition to compete, and Joe climbs out of the dumpster they’re standing next to and says no disqualifications sounds like fun. Ava makes the match official and tells Donovan to leave.

Trick Williams and Ilja Dragunov are shown walking backstage and we go to break.

Back from commercial, commentary hypes up the Vengeance Day card.

Trick Williams is in the ring and he calls Ilja Dragunov out because he’s got a lot to say.

Dragunov comes down and says he’s ready to fight for his life against the hottest WWE superstar, and they will whoop that trick.

He offers a hand and Williams gently pushes it away and says maybe not this time. He thinks Dragunov is even smarter than he looks, and he knows a Czar is willing to do anything to stay on top. Ilja reminds him their relationship is built on respect, and Trick says he thinks Dragunov’s been playing him this entire time.

Ilja says he didn’t know he came out here so he can be insulted and talks about how destroyed his body was back in December. Dragunov admits he played mind games, but with Baron Corbin, because he made things very personal, and he accuses Trick of being a victim of his own success and says maybe he should be more concerned about Melo needing him for further glory when he should be focused on himself.

Williams says they’re gonna win the Dusty and then he’s gonna take the title off of him, and Ilja says that’s a sweet little story but Trick isn’t focused right now and, in his honest opinion, their rivalry did more to make Williams who he is than Carmelo ever did. Trick warns him and Ilja threatens that if he sees the smallest sign of weakness, he’ll destroy Williams piece by piece.

Trick says there’s no one who can destroy what he’s built, and this isn’t the same Trick Willy he fought last time, this Trick Williams knows what’s his and he’s gonna fulfill his destiny. Dragunov says he loves this look because he knows Williams will give him everything he has, and he’ll make history, but not the history he wants.

Williams says may the best man win and offers a handshake, while Ilja gladly reciprocates before pulling him in for a hug.

Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin appear out of nowhere to beat them up but Carmelo Hayes makes the save!

The babyfaces run the heels off and Trick confronts Ilja while Hayes looks on.

That’s the show, folks.

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