Santos Escobar knuckled up for a victory over Tony D'Angelo
Santos Escobar was ready for Tony D'Angelo's tricks, knocking out "The Don of NXT" with a pair of brass knuckles to secure a victory for Legado del Fantasma. Plus, Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa worked together long enough to take down Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams, The Creed brothers kept their honor but fell to The Viking Raiders, Von Wagner went on the warpath, and Lash Legend and Roxanne Perez earned their spots in the Women's Breakout Tournament semifinals.
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WWE NXT results: May 17, 2022
Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa def. Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams' pre-match trash talk came back to bite them in a thrilling Tag Team Match against North American Champion Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa. "The Street Champion" and "The Richest Man in NXT" worked together to pummel Williams until an unseen tag brought Hayes flying in to take Grimes off his feet.
The two tag teams traded blows as Hayes & Williams pulled out a few underhanded tricks to maintain control. Sikoa eventually escaped to tag in Grimes who cleared house with a massive top rope splash, but as he set up for a Cave In, Sikoa tagged himself back in.
Hayes & Williams looked to take advantage of the brief argument between teammates, but Grimes & Sikoa battled back as chaos broke out in the ring between the two tag teams. When the dust settled, Sikoa climbed to the top rope to flatten Hayes with a splash as Grimes took out Williams with a Cave In to earn the 1-2-3. Sikoa then stared down Grimes and his title as the two soaked in their victory.
Lash Legend def. Tatum Paxley in Women’s Breakout Tournament Opening Round Match
Tatum Paxley was not intimidated by the formidable Lash Legend looking to prove herself and earn a spot in the semifinals of the Women's Breakout Tournament, but despite her confidence she was quickly taken off her feet by a shoulder tackle from Legend.
Paxley attempted to use her strength to battle back into the match, but Legend targeted the rising Superstar's leg to take away her power. Paxley muscled up out of a stretch muffler submission attempt for a suplex and a spinning moonsault in the center of the ring for a near fall. Looking to keep the pressure on, Paxley attempted to hoist Legend onto her shoulders, but her leg buckled and Legend caught her with a big boot to record the victory.
Joe Gacy raised the stakes for his In Your House rematch with Bron Breakker
After being left on the side of the road following Joe Gacy and his followers' attack at NXT Spring Breakkin', Bron Breakker stormed down to the ring to whole-heartedly reject Gacy's offer to join his cause. Gacy responded to Breakker's rejection, stating that the NXT Champion's anger has made him predictable, but he was happy to give him the rematch he wanted at NXT In Your House on the condition that if Breakker gets disqualified he must relinquish his title. Despite the additional stipulation, Breakker was eager to accept if it meant he would get his hands on Gacy.
The Viking Raiders def. The Creed Brothers
In another hard-hitting showdown, The Creed Brothers collided with The Viking Raiders in search of a legitimate victory over the former Raw and NXT Tag Team Champions. Reminiscent of their first meeting, the two heavyweight tag teams battered and bruised one another with clubbing blows as the two brothers went right after Erik & Ivar.
The Creed Brothers stayed on top of the veteran tag team as Brutus Creed wiped out Erik & Ivar with a monstrous cannonball off the top rope before decimating Erik with a tandem pop-up knee and spinebuster for a near fall. After Ivar tagged in and bulldozed through both Creed brothers, the two tag teams tossed one another across the ring until all four Superstars were left exhausted on the ring mat.
After the two teams exchanged blows, new Diamond Mine member Damon Kemp hopped up on the apron to distract the referee and allow Roderick Strong to slide into the ring and attempt to deliver a running knee to Ivar. Unlike last time, though, Julius Creed grabbed Strong and put him back outside the ring to prevent the interference, turning around into a spinning heel kick from Ivar followed by a tandem powerbomb to suffer the pinfall.
Grayson Waller def. Andre Chase
With honorary Chase U flag waver Sarray in the stands to cheer him on, Andre Chase looked for a second straight victory over an upset Grayson Waller. The two Superstars went back-and-forth until Waller leveled Chase with a kick, punishing him in front of his student section.
Chase turned the tide by slingshotting "The Arrogant Aussie" into a turnbuckle, continuing to roll with his patented "Chase U" stomps before tossing Waller out of the ring and onto Bodhi Hayward. Chase went to check on his star pupil, but the momentary distraction opened the door for Waller to deliver a rolling stunner to Chase as he got back in the ring and record the win.
Roxanne Perez def. Kiana James in Women’s Breakout Tournament Opening Round Match
The strategic Kiana James attempted to use her wits to outmaneuver Roxanne Perez and earn the final spot in the Women's Breakout Tournament semifinals. After a dropkick by Perez, James dropped the rising Superstar with a backbreaker before dissecting Perez's back with a series of submission attempts.
James continued to hammer the up-and-comer as the damage to Perez's back prevented her from stringing together any sustained offense. As Perez collapsed in the corner, James flew in for a spear, but Perez hopped up and reversed it into a sunset flip to score the pinfall.
Wes Lee vs. Nathan Frazer ended in a no contest
After his scheduled opponent Xyon Quinn was ruled ineligible to compete, Nathan Frazer stepped in for a friendly competition.
The two high-flyers went toe-to-toe in a fast-paced evenly matched showdown. As both Superstars were reeling following a pair of simultaneous crossbody slams, Frazer looked to capitalize when Von Wagner came out of nowhere to drop him with a big boot. Lee attempted to fight off Wagner, but the towering Superstar took it in stride and leveled Lee with another big boot before launching him from the ring onto the announce table.
Santos Escobar def. Tony D’Angelo
Santos Escobar and Tony D'Angelo left their "families" behind to settle their score one-on-one in the ring. The two "bosses" battled it out as D'Angelo took control after snapping Escobar across the ropes and delivering a nasty neckbreaker.
"The Don of NXT" rained down right hands on Escobar, catching "The Emperor of Lucha Libre" with a knockout blow as he attempted to dive through the ropes. Escobar finally swung the momentum to his corner after catching D'Angelo with a pinpoint dropkick and a torpedo dive through the ropes.After D'Angelo tossed Escobar around with a trio of belly-to-belly suplexes, the leader of Legado del Fantasma sent D'Angelo flying with a top rope huricanrana.
D'Angelo crawled to the corner of the ring to find his trusty crowbar missing from its usual hiding place. Cruz Del Toro & Joaquin Wilde appeared on the entrance ramp with crowbar in hand resulting in an all-out brawl with "Stacks" & "Two Dimes" as they tried to confront Legado del Fantasma. While the referee attempted to get control of the situation, Escobar donned a pair of brass knuckles and knocked out D'Angelo for the 1-2-3.