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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 9, 2024): Tag 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 the Jan. 9 show from the WWE Performance Center: Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo of The Family defend the NXT Tag Team championship against OTM’s Bronco Nima & Lucien Price. This year’s Dusty Rhodes Classic also gets going a big night of tag action, with first round matches pittting Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin against Gallus, while Nathan Frazer & Axiom go against Hank Walker & Tank Ledger.

Plus, Cora Jade & Gigi Dolin throw down, Nikkita Lyons goes one-on-one with Blair Davenport.. 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!


Throw down the sword, the fight is done and over, neither lost, neither won. To cast away the fury of the battle and turn my weary eyes for liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

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

We get “moments ago” footage of Blair Davenport attacking Nikkita Lyons in the parking lot, and then the brawl spills over live into the arena!

Trading face smashes into the apron, they roll inside and referee DA Brewer calls for the bell!

Blair Davenport vs. Nikkita Lyons

Lyons in control early, big vertical suplex connects! Big kick for a nearfall, Davenport recovers, big knee drop, clubbing blows, front chancery applied but Nikkita posts up on her feet. Off the ropes, Lyons drops her with kicks, slingshot twisting imploding Banzai Drop, only a nearfall!

Blair cuts her off, chop block, double wristclutch...

Blair Davenport wins by pinfall with her Kamigoye.

A hype reel for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic follows.

We see Gallus and Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin walking backstage and go to break.

Back from commercial, Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are struggling over the fallout of last week and Hayes tries and fails to cheer Williams up by telling him he got them an entry into the Dusty Classic. By the end of the conversation Trick comes around though.

Baron Corbin & Bron Breakker vs. Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic First Round Match)

Breakker and Coffey to start, soon enough Wolfgang comes in but Bron has the same answer for both men, freight training them with ease. Tag to Corbin, working Wolfgang over, Gallus turn the tide and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Baron with a nearfall, the match breaks down, big Deep Six on Mark and all four men are down and out! Corbin choking Coffey in the corner, Wolfgang saves his partner but Baron comes around to cut him off! Wolfgang ducks a punch, Corbin punches steel, Mark works his hand over smashing it into the announce desk and then into the apron!

Back inside, choking Baron, working him over with quick tags! Bron with the hot tag, fireman’s carry gutbuster, German suplex flipped into an Ace Crusher, he’s running hot! Corbin tags in, spear clears the way...

Baron Corbin & Bron Breakker win by pinfall with End of Days from Corbin on Mark Coffey.

We get our video of Tiffany Stratton’s day as a ranch hand on Fallon Henley’s ranch.

Tiffany shows up in a pink sparkly cowgirl outfit and turns down Henley’s clothes and proceeds to freak out at every turn as Henley describes the day of work they have in front of them.

Lyra Valkyria is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Lyra Valkyria is in the ring and on the mic.

She says she and Blair Davenport kicked the crap out of each other but she’s still champion and she’s confident she’ll remain champion through all of 2024. The question for now is who’s she going to fight at Vengeance Day? We’ll all find out next week, because Ava Raine told her there’ll be a twenty-woman battle royal with a twist.

The final four entrants remaining will compete in a four-way match to determine the #1 contender to the NXT Women’s Championship!

Enter Lola Vice and Elektra Lopez.

Lola says the only reason she’s still champ is she got stopped from cashing in and Valkyria tells her she gets it. She thought Lola would come in here and turn the place upside down, but all she does is talk and talk about what she’s going to do. Valkyria isn’t here to watch her shake her ass on Instagram, she’s here to fight Lola Vice the cagefighter!

Vice says everyone loves her, she can’t help it, and the people are like sheep who follow her every move, but she can’t blame them for loving Latina Heat. Lyra says the only latina heat she sees is coming from Elektra Lopez, who held Legado del Fantasma together. And when is she going to break it to her bestie that she has no intent of cashing in for a tag title match.

She’ll make it easy, she wants a title match here and now! Lopez cuts her off with an elbow, they brawl! Tatum Paxley arrives to even the numbers game and all four women jaw at each other!

Meta-Four are backstage chatting when Josh Briggs rolls up.

They try to offer him a safe space to talk about his breakup with Brooks Jensen and Fallon Henley but he refuses and challenges him to a rematch and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Luca Crusifini is complaining to Ava Raine that his feet were under the ropes and she waves him off saying she’ll say something.

Dragon Lee rolls up to say he’s back and ready to go.

Lexis King rolls up to demand a challenge, and Lee says he’s always ready. Lexis says he’s always ready too, which is why he had a contract drawn up. Dragon signs the contract and says he’ll see him tonight.

Josh Briggs vs. Oro Mensah

Briggs hot out the gates, big slam, Lash Legend pulls her pal out of the ring and cuts Josh off on the comeback. Kicks, overhand clubs, a valiant effort but Briggs plants him with a chokeslam, off the ropes...

Josh Briggs wins by pinfall with a lariat.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get more footage of Tiffany Stratton in her darling pink cowgirl outfit shoveling shit and moving hay and whatnot. She asks for a break but Fallon Henley tells her that’s only the first of today’s tasks, and somebody comes by to tell her a horse needs washing.

Of course it’s Tiffany’s job to wash the horse. After she finishes washing the horse she says she’s done, but Fallon points out you can’t put a clean horse in a dirty stall and gives her a pink shovel tells her to get mucking.

D’Angelo Family (Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo & Tony D’Angelo) (c) vs. Out the Mud (Bronco Nima & Lucien Price) (NXT Tag Team Championship)

Stacks and Nima to start, Bronco catches him, he slips out, tag to D’Angelo! Tony with right hands, whip across, shoulder block tag to Stacks and they cut Nima down! Tag from Price, All four men in the ring together, things settle back down, Lorenzo in control but Lucien not far out.

Tag from Bronco, kick to the spine, Channing knocks him down, low bridge for Price, Nima cuts him off, bulldog to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, OTM in control, working Lorenzo over, Tony with the hot tag, blockbuster for a deep two! Nima tags in, cutting D’Angelo off, double Olympic Slam... STILL NO! Passing Stacks to the floor, off the ropes, back body drop powerslam, only a nearfall!

Bada Bing hits but it’s not enough! SCRYPTS off the top, Adrianna Rizzo runs interference, Stacks takes Nima out with a plancha...

D’Angelo Family win by pinfall with a fisherman buster from Tony D’Angelo on Lucien Price, retaining the NXT Tag Team Championship.

We get NXT anonymous footage of Jacy Jayne telling her gremlins that she knows how to save Chase U from debt and lays it out for them.

Oba Femi is interviewed backstage.

He says his breakout tournament contract means he can become a champion at any time.

Lexis King rolls up to say all that matters is he earned a title shot by winning a tournament but he slipped in and got himself his own title shot. He tells Oba he’s a future NXT Champion, but he’s gonna win the NXT North American Championship tonight and drinks will be on him.

Femi asks if it’s the main event, the interviewer says it is, and he looks at his contract meaningfully.

Cora Jade makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Gallus are struggling after their loss and Joe Coffey calls Ridge Holland out as he walks by.

Ridge tells him he’s not afraid, Coffey threatens him, the end.

Cora Jade vs. Gigi Dolin

Jade with underhooks out the gates, arm drag blocks, kick combo gets Dolin a nearfall. Cora with kicks in the corner, choking her, sliding back elbow in the ropes! Forearms set up an STO from Gigi, dropkick in the ropes, looking for the Cobra Twist but Cora grabs the ref and blocks!

Cora with the underhooks...

Cora Jade wins by pinfall with the butterfly DDT.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, OTM head out into the parking lot and talk to a woman who knows the solutions to their problems, and they leave together.

Axiom & Nathan Frazer vs. Hank Walker & Tank Ledger (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic First Round Match) power blinks and I miss most of the match but here comes Walker freight training Axiom for a nearfall! Frazer off the top...

Axiom & Nathan Frazer win by pinfall with the Phoenix Splash from Frazer on Hank Walker.

Another Tiffany Stratton ranch hand clip follows where she says she’s gonna erase every disgusting memory from her mind while Fallon Henley and her crew laugh at her.

Stratton tells her she knows what it’s like to be Fallon now and there’s something wrong with her if she thinks this is a life worth living, and she’s leaving now. Tiffany steps in horse poop and falls into a tub of water and has a meltdown as the normies leave, laughing at her.

Dragon Lee makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Edris Enofe and Malik Blade are walking and talking excitedly about this year’s Dusty Classic and their opponents next week, Trick and Melo.

Thea Hail rolls up and asks if they want to change their lives and she wants to start with some stretching, selling them on having six-packs but they show off their abs.

Commentary hypes next week’s show up.

Dragon Lee (c) vs. Lexis King (NXT North American Championship)

Collar and elbow, struggling into the ropes, Lee breaks clean with a pat on the chest. Back to the lockup, into the corner, King breaks clean and waves Dragon over! Headlock takeover from the champion, wrenching it in, off the ropes, dropkick connects! Lexis knocks the champ to the floor with a dropkick of his own, plancha dodged and King stumbles to the floor as Trey Bearhill is escorted away from ringside!

Lee with a dive and we go to break!

Back from commercial, trading punches, back body drop sends Lee to the apron, kick, headscissors takeover, running kick in the corner, slingshot dropkick, cover for two! Rising knee gets a northern lariat, King draws him up, Northern Lights Bomb... SO CLOSE!

Superkick from the champion...

Dragon Lee wins by pinfall with Operation: Dragon, retaining the NXT North American Championship.

Here comes Oba Femi and he wants to cash in his NXT Men’s Breakout Tournament Contract!

Dragon Lee (c) vs. Oba Femi (NXT North American Championship)

Dragon is game to fight, big dive, back inside, right hands, Femi shoves him away! Enzuigiri connects, block the whip, clobbering Dragon in the ropes, huge tossing powerbomb! Oba lines him up but Lee cuts him off with a superkick right on the button! Tornado DDT connects, crawling into the cover... SO CLOSE!

Oba swings him up, tosses him around, Last Ride... IT’S OVER!

Oba Femi wins by pinfall with a Last Ride, becoming your new NXT North American Champion.

Oba celebrates.

That’s the show, folks.

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