It’s Tuesday night and that means a brand new episode of WWE NXT for January 22nd, and Ringside News has you covered with live play-by-play results coverage. Start time for NXT is at 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.

Tonight’s NXT is set to be a pretty big one! Dolph Ziggler makes his in-ring debut for NXT, just 24 hours after losing to Tommaso Ciampa and Finn Balor in a tag team match on RAW. Ziggler gets a chance at revenge against Ciampa as he aims to set course for Bron Breakker. Elsewhere tonight, LA Knight finally gets his hands on Grayson Waller in a one-on-one match, although Sanga will likely be nearby.

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic gets underway tonight, with two first round matches: Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray Vs. Amari Miller & Lash Legend, and Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley Vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter. And staying with the ladies, the ever-cringe Nikkita Lyons will make her debut on tonight’s show and let’s just hope her work is better than her promo’s.

And that’s the preview for tonight’s NXT. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!



This week’s NXT opens with a highlight reel of last week’s Vengeance Day. Live in the Capitol Wrestling Centre and the NXT Champion, fresh off a win over Santos Escobar, makes his way to the ring.

Bron Breakker says Santos Escobar was a tough opponent but he proved that nobody is taking the NXT Championship from him. Breakker says the next stop is Stand & Deliver in Dallas, Texas, and he promises to walk in and out of WrestleMania weekend as NXT Champion. Breakker is then interrupted by a man who always wants to steal the show.

Dolph Ziggler congratulates Bron on his first title defence, then offers him some advice; you can’t make promises you can’t keep. Ziggler tells Breakker that Stand & Deliver is a long time away, will he make it there as Champion? Dolph doesn’t think so. He says tonight he will stomp the last few breaths out of Ciampa, and when he decides to go for the NXT Championship he’ll take it.

Breakker says he owes Dolph a receipt for the superkick last week, so why not bring his ass to the ring? Ziggler laughs and says he’s a bit of a hot-head, it’s in his genes. Ziggler says he gets it, Breakker is the guy… in Orlando. But the second he walked through the door he became the biggest star in the building. Tonight Breakker gets the night off and he can watch from the back because he’s barred from ringside.

We see a replay of last week when Grayson Waller attempted to have LA Knight arrestd but it backfired.

LA Knight Vs/ Grayson Waller W/Sanga

The match gets underway and Waller immediately bails from the ring. Knight chases after him and back into the ring where Waller tries to clothesline him but Knight avoids it and lands a right hand. Waller slams Knight into the buckles, then knees him in the face. Waller goes to the top rope and jumps but Knight rolls under him. Knight throws Waller up and onto the top rope where he bounces him up and down, then forearms him off.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Waller tosses Knight into the steel steps, then back into the ring for a two-count. Waller lands some knees and elbows, followed by a suplex. Grayson goes to the middle rope and hits a springboard elbow drop for a two-count. Waller puts Knight in the corner and boots him, then slams him for a near-fall. Waller goes outside and wants his rolling Stunner through the ropes but Knight counters with a back suplex.

Knight lands some right hands and a back body drop. Knight stomps Waller in the corner as the fans chant “yeah”. Knight whips Waller to the opposite corner, then catches him with a neckbreaker. Knight looks for the B.F.T but Sanga grabs Waller’s leg and prevents the move. Waller then rolls up Knight and holds the tights to secure the pinfall!

Winner: Grayson Waller

After the match Knight attacks Waller. Sanga runs in and tries to hit him but Knight avoids it, then hits the big man with the B.F.T. Waller lays out Waller as well, then walks off and says it isn’t over.

Dakota Kai is walking backstage and she finds Wendy Choo. Kai is annoyed because Choo booked them as partners for the Dusty Classic. She asks why she didn’t tell her and Choo says she told Kai’s imaginary friend. Kai says she doesn’t have a good track record with friends. Choo says she’s never had a friend like her.

*Commercial Break*

Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez are back together for training but this time Jade is leading the way. Cora takes Raquel to an outdoor tree climbing facility but Gonzalez doesn’t like heights. Cora tells her she’s the top of the mountain, so she’ll be fine. They do lots of climbing and finish with some rapelling and Raquel is terrified the whole time.

Toxic Attraction is sitting in the “Toxic Lounge” for an interview and they criticise the various teams in the Dusty Cup.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic


Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai Vs. Lash Legend & Amari Millar

The match starts with Shirai and Legend, and Io takes the fight to the bigger woman. Shirai knocks Legend to a knee, then connects with a dropkick. Millar tags in and looks for a clothesline but Io ducks under it, then sweeps Amari off her feet. Ray tags in and lands some strikes on Millar but gets rolled-up for a two. Legend tags back in and grabs Ray but eats a superkick. Ray hits a gory bomb, then hits a springboard moonsault and tags Shirai for a moonsault of her own.

Winners: Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai

Dante Chen is interviewed backstage. He say Duke Hudson thinks he’s a big shot, trying to end his career before it got off the ground. He talked a big game when he wasn’t in NXT but this week he is. Last week may have been Vengeance Day but tonight he gets his vengeance. Chen says it will be hard for Hudson to sweep Persia Pirotta off her feet when he has no legs. This match is next.

*Commercial Break*

Dante Chen Vs. Duke Hudson

Chen attacks Hudson on the ramp as he’s making his entrance. They get to the ring and the match officially begins. Chen storms Hudson in the corner and beats him down, then drags him under the bottom rope and slams his knee into the apron. Chen whips Duke’s leg into the ring post. He attempts it a second time but Hudson pulls Chen face-first into the post.

Chen gets back inside and lands some kicks on Duke, then a forearm and a neckbreaker. Chen connects with a DDT for a two-count. Chen punches Hudson in the corner but Duke slips between his legs and sweeps his feet to drop him onto the top buckle. Hudson connects with a big boot, then a crucifix powerbomb for the pinfall.

Winner: Duke Hudson

*Commercial Break*

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their way to the ring. Hayes says tonight is a Melobration, but first he has to talk his talk. Last week he said he would have match of the night. He said he would beat Cameron Grimes and steal the show. Trick says he did all that. Hayes says he don’t miss. Nobody was talking about anyone but him last week. Anyone can get it whenever they want, wherever they want.

Trick says it will soon be WrestleMania season but Hayes has beaten everyone there is to beat. Pete Dunne walks out and says Hayes has never beat him. To be fair, Hayes is the A-Champion and he doesn’t think the best should sit on the sideline during WrestleMania season. Hayes says he can’t make everyone famous. Dunne says Hayes claims he never misses, so how about next week he proves it?

Hayes says if Dunne wants the smoke he’s got a lighter because the A-Champ never backs down from a fight. Trick laughs and says Pete is about to get some the way Cameron Grimes got some last week. Suddenly Grimes attacks both Hayes and Williams. Grimes knocks them out of the ring and rips his jacket off. It seems a match is at hand.

*Commercial Break*

Cameron Grimes Vs. Trick Williams W/Carmelo Hayes

The match is already underway and Grimes knocks Trick from the ring and he regoups with Carmelo. Trick gets back in and Grimes kicks him in the chest a few times. Williams counters a back body drop and lands some right hands, followed by a leaping lariat. Williams stomps Grimes, whips him to the corner and lands a running back elbow. Trick hits a body slam and poses. Trick stays in control for a few minutes and keeps Grimes grounded.

Grimes fights up and lands some forearms and a clothesline in the corner. Grimes goes to the top rope and jumps but Trick rolls out of the way. Trick wastes time posing after a boot to the face, allowing Grimes to hit him with a spinning sidewalk slam for a two-count. Williams rolls outside and Grimes goes after him but misses a knee from the apron. Grimes gets Trick back inside and hits a flying knee, followed by the Cave-In for the win.

Winner: Cameron Grimes

Tommaso Ciampa is warming-up backstage and Bron Breakker approaches him. Breakker wishes him good luck. Ciampa says the way he sees it, they’re 1-1 and he needs to know who the better man is. Breakker says he’s looking forward to the rubber match.

*Commercial Break*

We’re in Chase University and he’s educating his students about what it means to have intestinal fortitude. Andre Chase says Von Wagner doesn’t have any, and when he gets in the ring with him he’s going to whoop his ass.

Nikkita Lyons Vs. Kayla inlay

They lock-up and Kayla grabs a wristlock but Lyons powers her off. Lyons taunts and wastes time. Inlay shoves Lyons in the face but eats a kick to the face for it. Lyons takes her down by the arm but Inlay quickly fights her off, only to get dropped with a shoulder. Lyons attacks Inlay in the corner and gets rolled-up for a two-count.

Lyons delivers some knees to the gut and a right hook that drops Kayla. Inlay eats some kicks to the legs and one to the chest, then a forearm in the corner. Lyons counters a German suplex and hits one of her own. Lyons can’t stop shadow boxing in between moves. She lands a spinning kick to the head, then does the splits onto Inlay for the pinfall.

Winner: Nikkita Lyons

Duke Hudson is backstage and Persia Pirotta appraoches him. She starts priasing him for his match earlier and Duke just grabs her and they start making out. Indi Hartwell appears and asks Persia what she’s doing, so Pirotta storms off. Hudson says Indi didn’t used to think it was gross and she says that was a long time ago. Hudson says it doesn’t have to be. The camera turns and Dexter Lumis is there. He drops his head and walks off, so Hartwell follows after.

*Commercial Break*

The Creed Brothers and Malcolm Bivens make their way to the ring. Bivens says Imperium would like you to believe they’re world class athletes but they’ve never competed in NCAA. He says Imperium like to pretend they’re fighters, but how often do they defend their titles? He says Diamond Mine is the real deal and Imperium are just a bunch of weiner eating little bitches.

Imperium come out and Gunther says Diamond Mine cannot disrespect them like this. He says Bivens can talk as much as he wants but the Tag Team Titles will remain with Barthel and Aichner. Imperium get in the ring and The Creed Brothers attack Fabian and Aichner. They fight out of the ring and Gunther backs Bivens into the corner, looking to chop him, but Solo Sikoa comes out and drops Gunther with a superkick!

*Commercial Break*

Joe Gacy and Harland are interviewed backstage and asked about a confrontation they had with Draco Anthony earlier in the day. Gacy says they didn’t see eye to eye and that’s fine. Anthony is an athletic piece of clay that could be moulded. However Harland took umbridge with Draco and next week they will face-off.

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic


Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley Vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter

We kick things off with Carter and Paxley. Kayden takes her down before tagging Kacy, who drops Paxley and covers for a two-count. Kacy attepts a hurricanrana but Paxley lifts her up in the air and tags Ivy, then tosses Kacy off and Nile kicks her. Paxley tags right back in after Nile boots Catanzaro in the corner. Paxley drops Kacy on the middle rope, then hits a snapmare and tags Nile for a clothesline off the middle rope.

Catanzaro fights Nile off to make the tag and Carter comes in hot with lariats to Nile while knocking Paxley off the apron. Nile kicks out of a roll-up and connects with an enziguiri. Paxley tags in and teams with Nile to hit a double-team dominator. Paxley hits a standing spiral splash for a near-fall as Kayden returns to break it up. Nile is thrown from the ring and Kacy and Kayden hit a neckbreaker/450 splash for the win.

Winners: Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter

After the match Ivy Nile snatches Paxley with a submission and chokes her until Roderick Strong comes out and tells her to stop. Nile drags Paxley out of the ring and is going to hit her again but Strong tells her to leave it.

Solo Sikoa is interviewed backstage and he says he wanted a fight with the biggest dog in the yard. Well tonight he dropped him on his ass. And next week he finds out what the street fighter is all about. Malcolm Bivens appears and thanks Sikoa before telling him to kicm Gunther’s ass next week. Sikoa says he did it for himself, not Bivens and leaves him hanging.

*Commercial Break*

Dolph Ziggler Vs. Tommaso Ciampa

The main event gets underway and the fans are chanting for Ciampa. They lock-up and Ciampa takes the back but Ziggler turns the tables. Ciampa switches around and delivers a forearm to the back. Ziggler applies a unique pinfall for a two-count, then grabs a front facelock and Ciampa grabs the ropes. Ciampa shoves Dolph and then they exchange lots of quick counters before stopping to stare and talk trash. Ziggler cheap-shot headbutts Ciampa and lands a flurry of right hands on the mat.

Ziggler applies a sleeper and keeps Ciampa grounded for a minute. Ciampa starts to fight up but Dolph rakes his eyes and taunts the crowd. Ziggler drags Ciampa’s face across the top rope and goes back to a submission. Ciampa fights up again and this time lands a series of running forearms. Ciampa lowers his knee pad and wants a knee but Ziggler avoids it. Ciampa sends Ziggler to the apron and knees him off. Ciampa pats himelf on the back as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Ziggler has Ciampa down with a sleeper. Ciampa fights up and they trade rights and lefts, then Tommaso counters a dropkick with a catapult into the buckles. Ciampa with a running clothesline for a two-count and both men are down. They trade shots once again and Ciampa gets the better of it but Dolph lands a cheap shot and the Fame-Asser for a near-fall.

Ziggler counts down the back and wants a superkick but Ciampa catches him with a backbreaker for a near-fall. Ciampa takes the knee-pad down again and hits a running knee but Ziggler gets a boot on the bottom rope at the last second. Ciampa wants Willow’s Bell but Dolph tumbles to the outside. Ciampa goes after him but Ziggler runs him into the ring post, then hits a DDT!

Ziggler gets Ciampa back into the ring and looks for a superkick but Ciampa counter and looks for the Fairytale Ending to no avail. Ziggler jumps on Ciampa’s back with a sleeper hold and gets him down to the mat. Ciampa is fading but finds the will to climb to his feet with Dolph on his back, then jumps onto the mat to break the hold. The action spills to the apron where they trade chops back and forth.

Ciampa gets the better of the exchange, then lifts Ziggler onto his shoulders and hits an air raid crash on the apron! Both men fall to the floor and Ciampa drags a limp Ziggler back into the ring. As Ciampa is getting into the ring one of the cameramen attacks Ciampa! The referee didn’t see it and Ziggler capitalises with a superkick for the win!

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match the camera man removes his hat and face mask to reveal that it’s that Dirty Dawg, Robert Roode! Ziggler and Roode celebrate together in the ring, then both put the boots to Ciampa until Bron Breakker rushes out to even the odds.

Breakker clears the ring and says next week they can do two-on-two, or they can go right now if they want. Ziggler and Roode rush back into the ring and all four men brawl until referees separete them. It doesn’t last long however as they’re back fighting on the floor as the show ends.

That’s it for this week’s NXT, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for AEW Dynamite. Until next time, stay safe.

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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