Ricochet surprised Carmelo Hayes with a challenge as worlds are set to collide
Ricochet was just one of many surprise appearances on NXT 2.0 as the former Intercontinental Champion challenged Carmelo Hayes to a match for the North American Title at Worlds Collide. Plus, Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. had a similar challenge for the NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Katana Chance & Kayden Carter and an all-out brawl set the tone for a colossal Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag Team Championship Unification Match on the final NXT 2.0 before Worlds Collide this Sunday!
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WWE NXT results: Aug. 30, 2022
Grayson Waller def. Apollo Crews
Following their heated back-and-forth on the debut episode of "The Grayson Waller Effect" Apollo Crews and "The Arrogant Aussie" decided to settle the score in the ring. The two Superstars went back-and-forth as Crews took control with a thunderous clothesline and a dropkick while mocking Waller. Crews continued to roll until Waller poked Crews in the eye forcing trainers to check on Crews' condition.
After sending the trainers away, Crews rallied with a pair of enziguris and a flurry of clotheslines. Crews connected with a top-rope blockbuster, but Waller escaped and went for his rolling stunner, poking Crews in the eye as he jumped up and hitting the stunner on the way down to secure the pinfall victory.
Katana Chance & Kayden Carter def. Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley
In their first action since winning the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles, Katana Chance & Kayden Carter dove into the deep end taking on the powerhouse duo of Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley. With former champions Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne watching from the Toxic Lounge alongside Mandy Rose, Chance & Carter battered Nile until "The Pitbull" planted Carter to tag in Paxley.
Sporting a faceguard from her training with Nile, Paxley showcased her strength with a quick powerslam and a standing senton. Paxley tried to overpower the Women's Tag Team Champions, but she could not keep up with Chance & Carter's quick and acrobatic offense.
Paxley looked to tag in Nile, but as she went for the tag, Dolin pulled Nile off the apron. Nile stalked Dolin up the entrance ramp as Paxley tried to fight off Jayne. With the distraction dealt with, Paxley turned around into a Superkick from Carter before the champions flattened Paxley with their tandem 450 Splash neckbreaker for the 1-2-3.
After the bell, Chance & Carter picked up a pair of microphones to address the NXT Universe.
Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. challenged Katana Chance & Kayden Carter
Joe Gacy held a Great Recognition Ceremony
Pretty Deadly & Lash Legend def. Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen, & Fallon Henley
With extra security posted around the arena, the country strong trio of Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen, & Fallon Henley squared up with Pretty Deadly & Lash Legend for a heated Six-Person Tag Team Match. Henley and Legend stepped into the ring first and exchanged a pair of vicious slaps before Legend used her size advantage to toss Henley around the ring.
Fired up, Henley flattened Legend with a crossbody to the ring floor forcing Legend to tag in Kit Wilson, but Henley did not back down slapping Wilson across the face before Briggs came in and cleared house alongside Jensen. The trio laid waste to the opposition as Briggs helped throw Henley over the ropes to take out Pretty Deadly and Legend.
Pretty Deadly rallied using some underhanded tactics to isolate and pummel Briggs. With Elton Prince on his back, Briggs somehow managed to tag in Jensen who dropped Wilson with a Famouser. As Jensen looked to tag in Briggs, Gallus stormed out to the ring but were cut off by security. Not intimidated, Briggs hopped off the apron to scrap with Gallus while Henley and Legend took advantage of the chaos to attack one another, brawling out of the ring.
Distracted by the commotion, Jensen rolled through a pin attempt and the ropes where he was met by a kick from Joe Coffey. Pretty Deadly picked up the scraps and rolled Jensen up for the victory before getting into it with Gallus until security separated all three tag teams.
Andre Chase def. Charlie Dempsey
Looking to teach Charlie Dempsey a lesson after his failed attempts as a guest teacher at Chase U, Andre Chase attempted to outmaneuver Dempsey in the opening moments. Chase handed out a few teachable moments, but it only fired Dempsey up as he dropped Chase with a hard uppercut and a double underhook suplex.
Dempsey showed off his grappling skills as he looked for the submission victory, but Chase reversed the hold to deliver his patented Chase U stomps. Dempsey quickly rallied with a series of submission attempts, but as Bodhi Hayward tried to rally Chase, Dempsey tagged him with a kick before sliding out of the ring to level Hayward with a gut wrench suplex. When Dempsey rolled back into the ring, Chase took advantage of the momentary interruption to roll Dempsey up with a unique pin for the win.
Zoey Stark def. Kiana James
Kiana James had some harsh words for Zoey Stark and she looked to back up her claims in the ring, but Stark jumped on James from the onset with a flying forearm and a springboard senton. James withstood the initial flurry to send flying Stark face first into a turnbuckle, but her rally was short lived as Stark chopped James down with a kick to the leg.
Stark caught James with a superkick, screaming in her face, before flipping James end over end for a knee to the face to record the pinfall. While Stark celebrated, James grabbed her tote bag looking to have the final word, but before she could use her weapon Nikkita Lyons slid in to spear James. Lyons lined James up for a roundhouse kick, but James wisely rolled out of the ring.
Gallus def. Diamond Mine in a Six-Man Tag Team Match
The bruising factions of Diamond Mine and Gallus were chomping at the bit as Julius Creed and Joe Coffey exchanged hands in the opening moments. The Coffey Brothers attempted to show The Creeds what power looked like, but Brutus Creed took it in stride before tossing Mark Coffey around the ring.
Despite their time together at NXT UK, Wolfgang and Damon Kemp stared holes through one another as Kemp took Wolfgang to the mat before the three Diamond Mine members rained down blows on their Scottish counterparts in-stereo in the center of the ring. Stunned, Gallus came together to turn the tide until Julius Creed stormed in to throw Joe Coffey around with a series of suplexes.
Mark Coffey tripped up Julius Creed on the apron to swing momentum back into Gallus' corner. The former NXT UK Tag Team Champions isolated Julius Creed, but he escaped to tag in a fired up Kemp. The youngest member of Diamond Mine leveled Mark Coffey until he noticed Roderick Strong on the entrance ramp. After telling Strong to leave, Kemp slid back into the ring to fend off Wolfgang and Mark Coffey, but Joe Coffey followed up with a spinning lariat to put Kemp down for the 1-2-3.
Gallus had no time to celebrate, though, as Pretty Deadly and Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen rushed the ring resulting in an all-out melee that could only be broken up after the entire NXT locker room rushed out to pull the four teams apart.
Ricochet challenged Carmelo Hayes to a match at Worlds Collide