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: Wes Lee and Dijak square-off for the right to challenge NXT champion Carmelo Hayes next Tuesday on a special “Heatwave” episode.
Tonight’s card also features Tony D’Angelo & Stacks first defense of the NXT Tag titles. They’ll face The Dyad, as Schism leader Joe Gacy continues to try and prove The Creeds are hanging around after losing their loser leaves NXT match. Trick Williams will warm-up for his Heatwave showdown with Ilja Drgunov by taking on Drew Gulak, Dana Brooke looks to teach Kelani Jordan how to have a “killer instinct” when she takes on 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!
WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR AUG. 15
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The show opens with tag champs the D’Angelo Family making their entrance for a match.
D’Angelo Family (Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo & Tony D’Angelo) (c) vs. the Dyad (Jagger Reid & Rip Fowler) (NXT Tag Team Championship)
D’Angelo and Reid to start, to the floor, the sea of Schism goons backs the Don off and Fowler tags in. Champs cut him off and work him over back and forth, easy tags on both sides, double teams from the Family give way to dives! Dyad turn the tide, Stacks gets blasted hard off the apron and into the announce desk and we go to break!
Back from commercial, the Dyad are in control and working Stacks over. he’s fighting back to little avail, throwing right hands and Reid cuts him back off! Eventually an enzuigiri clears the path, Channing is crawling but Jagger cuts him off! Upkicks… HE GETS THE TAG!
D’Angelo a storm of lariats, running hot but the Dyad manage to outfox him with a blind tag! To the floor, Jagger dives on him and wipes him out, Ivy Nile comes down and the Schism are distracted by her, opening the door as two masked gons take the Dyad out…
D’Angelo Family win by pinfall with a back suplex Rock Bottom from Tony D’Angelo on Rip Fowler, retaining the NXT Tag Team Championship.
We get another Eddy Thorpe vignette of him in the woods burning sage and dancing to enhance his fighting spirit so he can beat Donovan Dijak.
Carmelo Hayes is signing autographs backstage when Wes Lee rolls up to complain he hasn’t returned his calls. Lee tells him to finish up because once he’s beaten Dijak, the only thing Hayes will have to sign is a contract for a title match.
Blair Davenport makes her entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Andre Chase is chatting with Duke Hudson about how got Thea Hail a match tonight to get her back on track and let her get her anger out.
A sullen Thea rolls up to complain that Andre thinks he knows what’s best, and Duke immediately turns the coin and takes her side. Chase says he just wants Hail to be happy and she tells him not to throw the towel in this time and leaves.
Andre asks Duke what that was but Hudson runs off to talk to Thea more.
Blair Davenport vs. Dana Brooke
Back and forth, Dana gets a Tenryu powerbomb… SO CLOSE! A shove sends Davenport out of the ring, Brooke slides out after her but gets put into the steel steps! Back inside, it’s only a matter of time…
Blair Davenport wins by pinfall with a pair of Kamigoye-style knee strikes.
We see our ersatz Catch Point of Drew Gulak, Charlie Dempsey, and Damon Kemp warming up backstage and then cut to Trick Williams doing the same as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Donovan Dijak rolls up on Carmelo Hayes to do his own version of “you better be ready for me” speaks that Wes Lee gave him.
Drew Gulak vs. Trick Williams
Gulak catches Williams with a sunset flip almost immediately, arm wringer, whip reversed, leapfrog, dropkick and Trick’s getting a rhythm! Swiss Death connects, Drew out and back in with a dropkick after a little interference. Williams fighting back with right hands, Gulak with stomps, torture half-crab with a foot on Trick’s neck!
Adding a wristlock, half-bow-and-arrow, upkicks from Williams to break free! Another dropkick, a flapjack, kip-up, he’s running hot, wristlock pulls him up into a Rock Bottom! Charlie Dempsey fails to trip Trick up, Williams with a leaping forearm on Damon Kemp, Briggs and Jensen arrive to even the odds, Gulak gets under him but Trick is ready…
Trick Williams wins by pinfall with Cyclone Kill.
Post-match, Trick tells Ilja Dragunov that he’ll be draggin’ that ass next week.
Baron Corbin is walking backstage when he runs into an interview but he refuses to answer questions and heads to the ring to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Baron Corbin cuts a promo about how this new era is going to put him back in the main event where he belongs.
Enter Robert Stone and Von Wagner.
Stone says everyone in the whole world disagrees with him, Baron tells him he’s happy Robert isn’t dressing like a knockoff Happy Corbin and Stone asks him if insulting people makes him feel good. He knows he wants to get back to the top of this place and he has the qualifications but there’s one guy standing in his way.
That guy’s name is Von Wagner. Corbin says he knows, he watches the show, and Robert says Von is just getting started! Baron asks if Wagner can talk and tells Stone to give him the mic, which he obliges. Corbin immediately says that was a bad idea and explains to Von that you gotta learn to talk on the stick to make it in this business.
Take Corbin for example, the very first episode of SmackDown on Fox he stepped in the ring and went toe-to-toe with the Rock himself, and that’s what superstars do and that’s why he makes the big bucks and why Von has a great future ahead of himself as security.
Wagner says maybe he doesn’t talk enough, but maybe Baron talks too much, and it’s the same sob story every week and everybody’s tired of it. Next week Corbin can come out here with one of his lame gimmicks, but Von’s moving up the ladder and his ass is in the way, so next week he’s got a reservation for one and a table for one, and Baron’s bald-headed ass is gonna get tabled.
Corbin attacks but Von fends him off and sends him packing with a lariat over the ropes!
Backstage, Rhea Ripley is chatting with Dominik Mysterio when she addresses Lyra Valkyria and offers to show her how it’s done in a mixed tag with Dragon Lee as Dom’s opponent, next week.
Wes Lee makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a Mustafa Ali vignette where he makes a campaign speech as to why he should be NXT North American Champion.
Donovan Dijak vs. Wes Lee (NXT Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
Lee with probing kicks, back and forth, chops, rolling Koppu Kick but it’s not enough and Dijak takes him to the floor and puts him into the ringpost to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Dijak in control with a top wristlock, Lee stretches up and reverses into a satellite DDT! Running double knees… NOPE! Looking for the Cardiac Kick but the shoulder gives out on the handspring and Tall Don gets under him… BUT HIS KNEE GIVES OUT, NO FEAST YOUR EYES!
Pump Kick from Wes, Dijak with a goozle, plants him with a sitout chokeslam… LEE KICKS OUT! Action to the floor, Eddy Thorpe is here and is enough of a distraction for Wes to take the big man down! Back in, Cardiac Kick connects, Lee off the top…
Wes Lee wins by pinfall with a Spiral Tap, becoming #1 contender to the NXT Championship.
Lyra Valkyria is backstage pacing when Dragon Lee rolls up to talk about the mixed tag they got challenged to. They run their opponents down and Lyra says they need to be as tight together as Rhea and Dom are, Dragon says he’s taken, but Valkyria says it’s just they need to be on the same page.
Tyler Bate is interviewed backstage.
He says he’s learned never to react to an angry person even if you think they deserve it, and he won’t let Joe Coffey’s anger become his own, and perhaps he can send him on a little trip to find it.
Tyler Bate makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get an Ilja Dragunov promo about how he’s bringing a raging fire to his fight against Trick Williams next week.
We see Wes Lee collecting the contract for his title match next week.
Joe Coffey vs. Tyler Bate
Circling, Coffey with a headlock takeover, Bate on the comeback, standing shooting star press for a nearfall! Tyler cuts him off with a German suplex, Bop and Bang, underhooks, back body drop counters, rebound lariat connects!
Dabba-Kato runs in and boots Coffey and takes him into the ring to beat him down! He turns his attention to Tyler and lays him out with the chokebomb!
The match goes to a no-contest, presumably.
Baron Corbin is interviewed in the parking lot and says he says how it is and if somebody gets offended, that’s their problem, but at least Von Wagner had the decency to say something to his face.
Bron Breakker rolls up to complain that he’s not finished with Wagner, Baron tells him he looked pretty finished when he got put through a table, and Breakker says he’ll be watching next week. Corbin tells him he’s not intimidated and he walks away.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a new episode of Hard Hitting Home Truths.
Nathan Frazer talks about his Heritage Cup maneuverings and Meta-Four cut in with Supernova Sessions. Frazer says he prepared for this, Noam Dar insists he’s still the champion and dodges the question of whether his Cup is the real title or not.
Frazer reveals a Fraud Alarm he can hit every time Dar lies, and Noam of course immediately starts lying and refuses to stop as Nathan hits the button over and over again. Dar tells him he’ll see him at Heatwave next week. Frazer hits the button some more, and that’s that.