It’s Tuesday night and that means a brand new episode of WWE NXT for April 26th, 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 the go-home show for the Spring Break-In event next week. As such, we can expect more furor between Bron Breakker and Joe Gacy, especially after Gacy shoved Breakker off the platform last week. Elsewhere, Trick Williams will face Solo Sikoa, Tony D’Angelo takes-on Von Wagner, Elektra Lopez, Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde team-up against Fallon Henley, Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen, and Nikkita Lyons will once again battle Lash Legend.
Tonight’s show will also play host to the debut of Nathan Frazer from NXT UK, mere weeks after Pretty Deadly took the brand by storm. 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 show opens with Nikkita Lyons making her entrance and Wade Barrett talking about Twitter thirst and calls her “smoking hot”.
Legend rushes Lyons and attacks her right as she enters the ring. Lyons gets the better of the exchange and lands a series of kicks. Nikkita rolls under Legend but eats a back elbow. Legend hits the ropes and they run past each other a few times, then Nikkita hits a Thesz press and punches Lash while the fans chant her name.
Legend slung Lyons through the ropes and she did well not to land head-first on the ground. Lyons gets on the ropes but Lash knocks her back off, then goes outside and sends her into the steel steps. Legend drags Lyons to the apron by her hair but Nikkita pulls her into the ropes to get free. Legend jumps on Lyons as she gets in the ring and punches her. The fans tell Lash she sucks.
Nikkita with a roll-up for two, then Legend simply hits her with her ass in the face. Legend sends her into the buckles and follows-up with a spinning sidewalk slam on Nikkita for a near-fall. Legend applies a chinlock but Nikkita eventually rolls her off and blocks a kick. Lyons kicks the leg of Legend and knees her in the gut, then hits a suplex.
The fans are firmly behind Nikkita Lyons in this one. Lyons connects with a German suplex, followed by a running forearm in the corner. Nikkita clubs Legend in the corner but Lash hoists her up for a powerbomb, only for Nikkita to counter with a Frankensteiner. Lyons then runs and hits a spinning kick to the face for the win.
As soon as the match ends Natalya appears and attacks Nikkita. Legend holds Lyons up so Natalya can beat on her, but down comes Cora Jade and she hist Legend with her skateboard. Nattie gets in Jade’s face, then takes her down and looks to apply the Sharpshooter but Nikkita boots her out of the ring.
Tony D’Angelo is backstage and he says he was supposed to face Xyon Quinn tonight but he’s supposedly injured, so now he has to face Von Wagner. And after he’s done he’ll be sleeping with the fishes.
Diamond Mine is backstage and Roderick Strong is giving them a lecture. He says they’ve been struggling lately but they’re too good to fall apart like his last group. The Creed Brothers have failed twice to win the big one but they act like they’re Champions. Brutus interrupts him and says they didn’t get pinned and the titles were stolen from them. Strong says all he’s hearing is excuses, they should beat as many teams as it takes to be the best. He says he’s lined-up an opponent for them next week in order to get back on track and The Viking Raiders walks into frame.
The match gets underway and they lock-up, with Wagner quickly turning D’Angelo and running him face-first into the buckles. Tony isn’t happy and he trash talks him. They lock-up again and Wagner slams him down, then Tony grabs a leg but Wagner clubs him in the back repeatedly. Wagner shoots D’Angelo to the ropes and connects with a back elbow.
Wagner stays in control with knees and clubbing forearms. D’Angelo ducks a clotheslines and looks for a suplex but Wagner stomps his foot and puts Tony through the ropes to stretch his head. D’Angelo hits a drop-toe-hold and Wagner lands on the ropes, then Tony sends him outside. Wagner isn’t happy and rushes back in but D’Angelo clotheslines him back out. Wagner drags Tony out and back suplexes him on the apron.
We return to see Wagner eat a kick in the corner, only to turn it around with a spinebuster. D’Angelo shoves Wagner into the ropes and catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex. Both men get up and Tony hits another belly-to-belly. They trade punches and D’Angelo takes Wagner down for some ground-and-pound.
D’Angelo hits an exploder suplex and runs off the ropes but Wagner catches him with a big clothesline. Wagner signals for the end and scoops D’Angelo up onto his shoulders. Tony slides down and looks for his swinging fisherman suplex but Wagner fights free and sends D’Angelo over the ropes and he falls to the floor.
Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro appear at ringside and distract the referee, allowing Santos Escobar to hit Tony with a pipe in the leg! Two of Tony’s goons pull Wilde and Del Toro off the apron and make them back-up. D’Angelo is hurt but he just about beats the ten count… only to get caught with a running big boot from Wagner.
Roxanne Perez is in the lounge with Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta, who are telling her she did amazing to beat Jacy Jayne last week. Toxic Attraction roll-up and tell her she got lucky. Roxanne says she can do it again if they want but Mandy says she needs to be careful what she wishes for.
Fallon Henley, Brooks and Jensen are backstage and they’re all hyped up for their match against Legado Del Fantasma tonight. Jensen gets distracted Sofia Cromwell walking past and Brooks tells him to get his head in the fight.
Nathan Frazer comes out to make his debut but Grason Waller attacks his opponent at ringside. Waller gets in the ring and says nobody cares about Frazer or his Willy Wonka haircut. He says this is his NXT and he doesn’t need Sanga. He does what he wants, when he wants. Chase University are in the crowd and chanting that he sucks, but Waller says their school is a scam. Waller says he went to one of their tailgates and their sorority girls are built like refrigerators. Bodhi Hayward and Andre Chase come down to ringside and Waller starts to back-up but Frazer comes off the top with a missile dropkick. Frazer knocks Grayson around and out of the ring, then hits one of the best suicide dives you’ll ever see.
It’s announced that in two weeks we will get the first-ever NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. Arianna Grace is one of the contestants and we see a vignette in which she says she is a former beauty paegant queen but she’s also spent her entire life boxing and learning MMA.
Tiffany Stratton is backstage being interviewed but Grayson Waller interrupts her and starts complaining about Nathan Frazer. Stratton agrees with him and they start flirting and walk off.
We start with Carter and Leon and they counter each other and taunt. Feroz tags in and Leon tosses her at Carter for a hurricanrana and she rolls out. Carter comes back and drops Feroz, then mocks Leon and tags Chance who hits a spinning splash for a two-count. Chance gets caught with a triangle choke but she fights free, then hits a springboard crossbody.
Carter tags back in and teams with Katana to drop Feroz for a two-count. Carter keeps Feroz isolated and tags Chance for a tope and another two-count. Katana applies a submission and keeps Feroz grounded. Yulisa fights up and ducks a clothesline to make the tag. Carter is legal as well and she gets caught with a series of clotheslines and a missile dropkick.
Leon drops Carter, then military presses Feroz onto her for a two-count. Chance sends Leon out of the ring and Feroz gets rolled-up for a two. Carter knocks Feroz away and looks to make a tag but Katana is nowhere to be found. Feroz applies a black widow submission but willfully gives it up and tags Leon. She misses a springboard moonsault and Katana suddenly reappears to hit a 450 splash and score the pinfall.
Brooks Jensen is down backstage and officials are checking on him. Briggs appears and Jensen says he got jumped. Briggs storms off, furious.
We get a video of Kay Lee Ray in which she talks about going back and resurrecting the past. She says she is now Alba Fyre.
Briggs and Henley attack Legado before the bell and the fans boo. They clear the ring, then the match gets underway for real with Elektra and Fallon. Lopez tags Wilde and in comes Briggs with a clothesline. Briggs drags Del Toro in as well and throws him into Wilde. Briggs and Henley team to hit uppercuts to Wilde and Lopez.
Wilde jumps at Briggs but gets caught, only for Del Toro to attack Briggs from behind. Robert Stone appears at ringside and tells the announcers that Von Wagner attacked Brooks Jensen because he looked at Sofia Cromwell earlier. Legado isolate Briggs in their corner and make lots of tags to beat him down. Briggs eventually clears both Wilde and Del Toro from the ring and tags Henley.
Fallon runs over Lopez with clotheslines and a heel kick. Lopez kicks her away and tags Wilde, so Briggs comes in as well and hits a shoulder tackle. Briggs knocks Del Toro off the apron and slams Wilde. Lopez and Henley start brawling and spill out of the ring and they just fight off. Briggs gets hit by Wilde and Del Toro tags in to hit a springboard dropkick. Legado hit a Russian leg sweep/enziguiri for the win.
Natalya and Lash Legend are interviewed backstage. Nattie says Cora Jade is too young and stupid to get the message two weeks ago. Natalya says it’s fitting that next week is called Spring Breakin’ because she’s going to break Cora’s legs. She says she’s putting the whole division on notice but one woman she noticed herself was Lash Legend. Lash says Natalya is a legend and she’s teaming with her next week and they’re going to win.
Cameron Grimes is on commentary for this one. The match gets underway and Solo grabs a wristlock but Trick kicks him in the gut. Williams sends Sikoa shoulder-first into the ring post, then four more times, targetting Sikoa’s taped-shoulder. Sikoa shoots Trick off and hits a shoulder tackle, then another, and a body slam.
Sikoa grabs a submission but Trick shrugs him off and kicks him down. Williams hits a body slam of his own, then catches Solo with a dropkick for a two-count. Trick lands some shots but Solo isn’t affected and hits a back suplex. Sikoa with a series of forearms and a splash in the corner, then another. Solo lands a Samoan drop and goes up top for the Uso Splash and the win.
Cameron Grimes gets in the ring and comes face-to-face with Sikoa. Hayes runs in and Sikoa tries to superkick him but Hayes avoids it and Grimes eats it.
Edris Enofe and Malik Blade are backstage getting ready for an upcoming match. Blade isn’t confident so Enofe gets him all riled-up and ready to go.
Legado Del Fantasma are backstage and very happy with their win tonight. Santos Escobar says tonight he proved that Tony D’Angelo is a lowlife and a liar, because last week he tried to say the two suited goons weren’t his. Tonight he got a taste of his own medicine because no-one messes with Santos Escobar.
Ivar starts against Blade and drops him immediately. Enofe and Erik tag in and the Viking forces Edris to the corner and screams in his face. Erik grabs a wrist and shoots Enofe off. He attempts a backdrop but Edris jumps on his back and stands there for a second. Blade tags back in and hits a big boot while Enofe connects with a spinning elbow.
Erik drops Edris with a forearm and tags Ivar, who backs Edris into the corner and widlly elbows him repeatedly. Erik tags back in and keeps Edris isolated. Ivar tags back in and grabs Edris but he rolls away and tags Blade, who hits a running forearm and a dropkick. Blade connects with a clothesline against the ropes, then dives at Ivar but gets caught.
Enofe comes off the top with a crossbody to drop Ivar, who is still holding Malik. Blade sends Ivar to the corner and tries to whip Edris at him but Ivar hits a seated senton. Ivar with a back body drop to Edirs, then Erik joins Ivar so they can hit a double-team powerbomb and score the pinfall.
After the match the Vikings offer Enofe and Blade a handshake and they accept. The Creed Brothers come out to the stage and stare down The Viking Raiders.
Wes Lee is shown on the beech. He says it was a long journey back to the NXT Tag Team Titles but when they were taken from him without losing it really hurts. He won’t forget his past but he’s moving forward. He could bitch and complain, or knuckle-up and take control of his own destiny.
Tony D’Angelo is interviewed backstage. He says Santos Escobar isn’t the Don of NXT, he is! Santos thinks he’s a tough guy with his little crew, well he called in his crew. Tony introduces his two goons whose names I didn’t eve remotely catch but they’re as cliche as you might imagine. D’Angelo says next week they’re going to talk things out with Legado.
They lock-up and Mandy gets forced back to the ropes where the referee forces the break. They exchange holds and Perez hits a tilt-a-whirl into a pin for a two-count. Mandy is annoyed but Roxanne htis a crucifix pin for a near-fall. Mandy backs her up and pokes her in the face, so Roxanne bites her finger! Roxanne with a roll-up for two, then Rose tosses her out of the ring. Mandy goes out but Roxanne slams the same hand into the steel steps!
Back live and Rose is back in control of Perez. Roxanne fires back but Mandy beats her into the corner and throws her. Mandy hits a catapult into the ropes, then allows Perez to fall onto her knees. Rose body slams Perez and taunts the fans while Toxic Attraction applaud. Perez fires back with a boot and knocks Mandy into the corner where she hits a running forearm.
Roxanne with a Russian leg sweep, then a standing, handspring splash for a two-count. Roxanne wants a Code Red but Rose blocks it, so she changs to an arm-drag. Perez with a crossbody for a two-count, then attempts another pinfall to no avail. Mandy abruptly connects with the jumping knee for the win.
While Toxic Attraction are celebrating in the ring, Wendy Choo comes from behind but they see her and run away to avoid being sprayed again. Wendy smiles with Roxanne and Toxic taunt them from the ramp. Wendy pulls out a big red button and presses it, which drops a net on the three girls. Choo and Perez run out and spray Toxic Attraction and they run away.
Joe Gacy comes to the ring. He says in our journey we’ve come so far in making the world a more accepting, inclusive place. A dozen druids come down and surround the ring. Gacy says they’ve made great strides but the mision hasn’t been accomplished yet. Not everyone buys into his vision of life and he wonders why. It’s time to separate from the masses who are stuck in the past.
Do it now because, after Spring Breakin’, there will be no choice. Gacy says Bron Breakker is injured and not cleared to compete, there will not defend the NXT Championship at Spring Breakin. And so he will be crowned the new Champion and NXT will be moulded into his vision. Gacy is then interrupted by a dog-faced gremlin, Rick Steiner!
Steiner comes to the ring and says his son is cleared to compete and he will defend his title next week. Gacy says Steiner picked a great time to come back… or did he pick the worst possible time? The druids all get on the apron but Bron Breakker’s music hits and he leaves his title on the stage before running to the ring and beating druid after druid. Breakker clears the ring but eats a handspring clothesline from Gacy. The druids form a line from the stage to the ring and pass the NXT Championship from one to the next untl Gacy is the one holding it.
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.