NXT Spring Breakin' results: April 25, 2023
The Family def. Pretty Deadly in a Trunk Match
Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo sent Elton Prince & Kit Wilson swimming with the fishes as The Family took out Pretty Deadly in the first-ever Trunk Match.
The Yes Boys came out firing, trying to use the weapons that D’Angelo & Stacks brought to the ring, but The Family managed to isolate and brutalize Prince with sublime tag team maneuvers.
D’Angelo & Stacks used all the weaponry to their advantage, including use some well-placed surfboards and kiddie pools to humiliate Pretty Deadly.
Amongst the carnage, Prince & Wilson regained some momentum and gave The Family a taste of their own medicine, even hitting Spilled Milk on the outside.
The flamboyant pair managed to put Stacks in the trunk, but their journey in getting D’Angelo went awry as The Family used a fire extinguisher and a crowbar to vanquish Pretty Deadly once and for all.
Bron Breakker def. Andre Chase
Former NXT Champion Bron Breakker is on a warpath and Andre Chase unfortunately found himself in the way of the destructive Superstar.
Even with Duke Hudson ringside, Chase seemingly had no chance against the infuriated Breakker as the former champ destroyed the leader of Chase U with a bevy of heavy strikes, including a massive clothesline when Chase tried his signature kicks.
When the straps came down, it was all but over as Breakker locked in the Steiner Recliner and forced Chase to submit.
Cora Jade def. Lyra Valkyria
The vitriol spewed by Cora Jade a few weeks ago was backed up in the ring against Lyra Valkyria, albeit in controversial fashion.
Valkyria was the first Superstar to strike, using her innovative offense to keep Jade off balance, even using her athleticism like a flying crossbody off of the middle rope to knock Jade down.
Jade responded with some serious strikes of her own, but she found herself needing more in order to beat Valkyria.
NXT’s mean girl brought in her bat, but the referee confiscated it before she could use it. That distraction allowed her to nail Valkyria with a chop block followed by a DDT which secured the win for Jade.
Carmelo Hayes def. Grayson Waller - NXT Championship Match
NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes proved that he is HIM once more as he defeated Grayson Waller in his first-ever match and title defense as the champ.
Hayes looked stellar early on, using his athleticism to stun Waller, including hitting him with an incredible suplex from the apron into the ring. However, Waller’s ringside attack on Trick Williams distracted Hayes and allowed the Aussie to gain the advantage.
Waller nearly stole a victory and the title after an exchange by both men laid out the two Superstars, but Waller’s hand found itself on top of Hayes’ chest which forced the champion to kick out.
The challenger nailed Hayes with an incredible mid-air counter into a stunner, but the champion rolled out of the ring out of harm's way. Not to be deterred, Waller set Hayes up on the announce table and hit a flying elbow, smashing them both.
Somehow, Hayes kicked out, much to the disbelief of Waller. The challenger went for another rolling stunner, but his leg seemingly gave out and allowed Hayes to counter with a crushing kick. The champ followed that up with Nothing But Net and retained his title.
After the match, Bron Breakker appeared and speared Hayes through the NXT set, forcing him to receive medical attention.
Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley def. Brooks Jensen & Kiana James in a Mixed Tag Team Match
A deeply personal matchup between former friends saw Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley walk away victorious against Brooks Jensen & Kiana James.
Briggs and Jensen started the match with the bigger Briggs trying to beat some sense into his friend.
Meanwhile, whenever Henley and James were in the ring together, it was pure rage as neither Superstar saw eye to eye despite them holding the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships together.
James tagged Jensen and instructed him to attack Henley, but a furious Briggs intercepted him and again tried to teach his friend a lesson. When James tried interfering by tossing Jensen her bag, Jensen missed and his momentum accidentally knocked James off the ring apron.
While trying to apologize, Jensen turned around right into a massive lariat from Briggs that won the match for himself and Henley.
After the match, James dumped Jensen, but Briggs & Henley welcomed him back into their friend group.
Oba Femi def. Oro Mensah
An electrifying debut by Oba Femi put the NXT locker room on notice as the young Superstar picked up a major win against Oro Mensah.
The incredibly powerful Femi showed off that immense power by tossing around a helpless Mensah, throwing him around the ring with ease.
Mensah mounted a comeback and even stunned the beastly Femi, but a colossal pop-up powerbomb ended any chance Mensah had.
Indi Hartwell def. Roxanne Perez and Tiffany Stratton - NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match
The Indi Hartwell era continues as The Australian Superstar successfully defended the NXT Women’s Championship against Roxanne Perez and Tiffany Stratton in a Triple Threat Match.
Perez and Stratton went back and forth trying to take out the other only for Hartwell to reappear and knock them both down with a pair of clotheslines.
The former champion Perez hit two suicide dives on Hartwell and one on Stratton to put herself in the driver’s seat in the match, but Stratton returned with a fury and nearly stole the match and the title.
A dive to the outside by Perez changed the course of the match as Hartwell seemingly injured her leg, forcing Stratton and Perez to duke it out themselves.
After multiple near-falls, Hartwell triumphantly returned and re-entered the fray. After a marvelous moonsault from Stratton, Hartwell pulled her out of the ring and nailed Perez with a running forearm to retain her title and prove that she’s a worthy champion.