WWE NXT results: Aug. 23, 2022
Bron Breakker and Tyler Bate agreed to a Championship Unification Match at Worlds Collide
Gallus def. Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen via count out
A focused Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen stood toe-to-toe with the destructive Gallus. The four bruisers traded blows in a slugfest as Wolfgang & Mark Coffey looked to establish their dominance.
After a vicious knee by Wolfgang, Gallus isolated and pummeled Brooks Jensen until Josh Briggs tagged in to clear house with a series of right hands. Just as Briggs started to roll, Lash Legend stormed down to the ring to cheap shot Fallon Henley with Pretty Deadly following shortly behind. Briggs & Jensen backed up Henley, not caring about being counted out as the two trios brawled up the entrance ramp and into the backstage area.
A victorious Gallus watched the calamity from the ring until Diamond Mine jumped the Scottish trio in retaliation for Gallus' attack a week ago. After knocking Gallus to the arena floor, security jumped in to separate the two factions.
Grayson Waller interviewed Apollo Crews on the debut episode of “The Grayson Waller Effect”
Cameron Grimes def. Javier Bernal
As The Schism watched on from the balcony, Javier Bernal looked to make a splash in his NXT 2.0 debut match by defeating "The Richest Man in NXT" but Cameron Grimes was quick to welcome Bernal to Tuesday nights with a swift kick to the midsection.
Bernal kept the pressure on Grimes with a running bulldog, but Grimes rallied with a flurry of kicks after dropping Bernal flat on his face. Following a superkick, Grimes flattened Bernal with a Cave In, staring down Joe Gacy and the Dyad as he pinned Bernal for the 1-2-3.
Blair Davenport def. Indi Hartwell
Indi Hartwell looked to knock Blair Davenport down a peg after Davenport rudely tore up a letter for Hartwell. Davenport struggled early against the much taller Hartwell, but the UK Superstar flipped the script with a nasty reverse neckbreaker through the ropes.
Hartwell rallied with a monstrous spinebuster and a big boot, but as she climbed to the top rope Davenport pulled her off to send Hartwell crashing to the mat. Davenport dropped Hartwell with a modified brainbuster to pick up the victory.
Davenport continued the punishment by delivering a brutal knee and dumping Hartwell out of the ring before grabbing a microphone.
Mandy Rose, Meiko Satomura, and Blair Davenport argued over their supremacy
Dexter Lumis returned for Indi Hartwell
The Dyad def. Legado del Fantasma
With Santos Escobar gone and Legado del Fantasma now firmly under the control of Tony D'Angelo, Cruz Del Toro & Joaquin Wilde looked to get back on track against The Dyad. It didn't take Del Toro & Wilde long to roll with a huricanrana and a dive through the ropes, but their lucha libre offense only angered "The Don."
Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid took advantage of the in-fighting to seize control a similar dive through the ropes and an assisted backbreaker on the arena floor. Del Toro rocked Fowler with an enziguri to tag in a heated Wilde, but as Wilde steamrolled through The Dyad, Fowler unknowingly tagged himself in to level Wilde.
Reid picked up and tossed Wilde onto a pair of double knees from Fowler for the pinfall.
Tyler Bate def. Von Wagner
NXT UK Champion Tyler Bate looked to set the tone for his time on NXT 2.0 by squaring off with the towering Von Wagner. Despite the size difference Bate went right after Wagner with a pair of dropkicks, but Wagner fired back with a big boot to upend Bate.
Wagner drubbed Bate catching him in midair for a backbreaker and a fallaway slam, but The Big Strong Boi continued to fight clocking Wagner with an enziguri before flying over the top rope to take Wagner off his feet. Bate unleashed a series of right hands, but Wagner took it in stride and leveled Bate with a monstrous clothesline.
After escaping a chokeslam, Bate chopped Wagner down to deliver a baseball slide and a suplex before climbing to the top rope for a spinning senton to earn a hard fought win.
Wendy Choo def. Tiffany Stratton in a Lights Out Match
The lights in the arena may have been dimmed, but Wendy Choo and Tiffany Stratton lit up the NXT Arena as the heated rivals collided in a brutal Lights Out Match. No longer smiling, Choo took advantage of the no disqualification stipulation early smashing Stratton with a tennis racket before putting a trash can on "The Buff Barbie Doll" and beating it with the racket.
Choo went to continue the punishment, but Stratton caught her and sent her flying face first into the trash can and the steel steps in quick succession. Stratton looked to capitalize with a moonsault, but Choo wisely rolled out of the way and picked Stratton up for a backbody drop onto a steel chair. As Choo tried to submit Stratton, "Daddy's Little Rich Girl" reached into her purse to spray Choo with hair spray before crushing Choo with a powerbomb through a trash can.
Choo rolled out of harms way to grab her body pillow filled with legos, but her plan backfired as Stratton slammed Choo down on the unforgiving plastic for a shocking nearfall.
As the fight spilled back out to the arena floor, Stratton reached into her purse looking to throw powder in Choo's face, but the sleepy Superstar kicked the makeup out of Stratton's hand before slamming "The Buff Barbie Doll" through the bed at ringside. Choo then rolled Stratton back into the ring for a top-rope corner splash to earn the pinfall victory.