It’s Tuesday night and that means a brand new episode of WWE NXT for May 17th, 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.
We’re back for another episode of NXT 2.0, and tonight’s show will feature an exciting match that will see Cameron Grimes & Solo Sikoa take-on Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams. The three-way feud between Grimes, Hayes and Solo Sikoa has been some of the best wrestling around as of late, and we expect more wrinkles before the title match at In Your House.
Elsewhere tonight, The Creed Brothers face The Viking Raiders again, Tony D’Angelo Vs. Santos Escobar for family fortune or something of the like, we’ll see more of the Women’s Breakout Tournament, and we expect to see Cora Jade, Nikkita Lyons, etc. And, last but not least, the NXT Champion Bron Breakker will return to the paint-splash brand to answer Joe Gacy’s challenge from last week.
That’s the preview for tonight’s NXT 2.0. 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!
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams come out and Hayes says Solo Sikoa needs to shut his mouth. And in three weeks Melo will reclaim what is his: the North American Championship.
Grimes and Sikoa can’t decide who will start the match, so both of them attack Trick. Sikoa becomes the legal man and hits a senton, then delivers some kicks to WIlliams. Grimes tags in and continues the offence with more kicks. Grimes hits a sliding knee before applying an abdominal stretch to Trick.
Hayes makes a blind tag and jumps off the top rope with a crossbody to an unaware Grimes. Hayes stays in control of Cameron for a minute but misses a clotheslines and Cameron makes the tag. Sikoa runs roughshod over Trick, hitting a running hip attack in the corner. Hayes distracts Solo and Trick hits a neckbreaker and the Uce is in trouble as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Hayes is holding Sikoa down with a headlock. Solo fights up but Hayes drops him before landing a slingshot elbow drop to the back. Trick tags in but Sikoa knocks him back and makes the tag to Grimes. The North American Champion takes both Hayes and Williams down with forearms and a double hurricanrana that sends them out of the ring.
Grimes gets Hayes back inside after a dive and lands a crossbody off the top. Grimes is ready for the Cave-In but Sikoa tags himself in. Things break down and all four men hit big moves on each other. Hayes drops Grimes with a springboard lariat, then Sikoa hits Melo with Flyin’ Solo. Sikoa goes up top and Grimes wipes out Trick with a Cave-In before Solo lands the Uso Splash for the win.
The NXT Tag Team Champions Pretty Deadly are backstage for an interview. They say they’re terrified of The Creed Brothers. Can’t even sleep. They then burst out laughing and say they have no idea why people are scared of the Creed’s, after all they’ve already beat them. They say they can beat them again and tonight they’re rooting for The Viking Raiders.
We see a video for a new NXT signing, Thea Hale. She’s 18 years old and still in high school. She’s going to be going to college and training with WWE at the same time.
The match gets underway and Lash immediately drops Paxley with a big boot. Paxley tries to create some space but Lash grabs her and lifts her up. Paxley rolls down and applies a headscissors to Legend. Lash escapes but Paxley dropkicks her. Tatum tries to get Legend up for an electric chair but she can’t. Legend shoves her away, then drops her with a boot.
Legend goes out of the ring and whips Paxley’s leg into the ring post. Back inside, Paxley wants a roll-up but Legend rolls through and attacks her leg. Tatum tries rolling to the apron but Lash wraps her leg around the bottom rope and pulls on it. Legend lifts Paxley for a stretch muffler and she thinks about tapping but sits-up and gets Lash down.
Paxley wants the electric chair but again can’t get her up. Paxley avoids Legend in the corner and hits a suplex but the leg is still giving her some trouble. Tatum hits a standing cartwheel splash. One more time Paxley wants the electric chair but still can’t get her up and this time Legend responds with a pump kick for the win.
Lash Legend has progressed to the semi-final of the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. She will face the winner of Kiana James and Roxanne Perez.
Tony D’Angelo and his goons are backstage. He tells Santos Escobar things didn’t have to be this way, it’s his fault for being so disrespectful. The two goons bring up past memories of them whacking guys and their methods, suggesting they do the same tonight but Tony says he’s the Don and he’s got it covered.
Duke Hudson is interviewed backstage about what’s next for him. He says he doesn’t care what anyone thinks or wants from him. He had to take a few weeks off to clear his head. He did that and he remembered hat nobody can measure up to him. Bron Breakker storms through Duke’s interview and yells “hit my music”.
The NXT Champion, Bron Breakker, comes to the ring. Breakker says the last time we saw him Joe Gacy dumped him in a field somewhere like a piece of trash. And now he’s asking him to join his group. Now Gacy is a persuasive guy but after everything they’ve done to each other, he’s not about to join him. He’s going to beat his ass and this time he’s going to leave him unconscious. Joe Gacy appears with his red-hooded druids on the platform above the crowd.
Bron tells him to shut up and come down to the ring. Gacy says that’s very predictable. When men become consumed by rage, they become predictable. And Gacy is very short-tempered. He can see the fire in Bron’s eyes but their journey isn’t over yet. He rejected a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join him but now he’s going to give Bron what he wants, the two of them one-on-one at In Your House. But they need to up the ante because he’s done everything he could to ruin Bron’s life. Breakker should want to destroy him… but if he gets disqualified he loses his title. Breakker says “you’re on.”
Indi Hartwell cuts a promo in which she says her life changed very quickly but she’s tired of feeling down. For the first time in her career she’s flying solo. No partners. So she’s calling her shot: Mandy Rose. If she’s he measuring stick of the division, let’s see what happens when she takes the stick and shoves it up her a$$.
Wes Lee is interviewed backstage and he says Xyon Quinn keeps ducking him. When he’s medically cleared, whether that’s next wee, next month, or in 2030, he knows where to find him. Nathan Frazer runs up and says he knows Wes Lee wants to go tonight, so how about it? Lee says tonight’s not a good night because he’s got a lot of pent-up aggression. Frazer says if that’s the case, he looks forward to the challenge.
The match begins with Julius and Ivar, and the Creed literally box jumped over Ivar as he was running at him. Julius and Brutus makes tags and beat the life out of Ivar, forcing him to bail from the ring. Ivar gets back inside and makes the tag to Erik, who drops Julius with a forearm. The Vikings keep Julius isolated and make lots of tags to hit double team moves and earn two-counts.
Brutus finally gets the tag and he knocks Ivar off the apron before tackling Erik and delivering gorilla-style hammerfists. Brutus hits a deadlift German suplex to Erik, then deadlifts Ivar onto the top rope and Julius dropkicks him off. The Vikings regroup on the floor but Brutus comes off the top with a Brutus Ball and wipes them both out.
We’re back live and the Creed’s are firmly in control of Erik and keeping him cornered. Erik starts to fight back and sends both of them out of the ring. He crawls to make the tag and Ivar drops Julius with a series of clotheslines. Ivar hits a bronco buster in the corner for a near-fall. Brutus tags in and slams Erik for a near-fall.
Julius tags back in and they want a double-team but Erik avoids them and throws Brutus out. Ivar tags back in and hits a seated senton to Julius, then tags Erik for a double-team super body slam. Brutus returns to break the pin. Julius counters Erik and hits a German suplex, then leaps onto the top rope where Ivar is standing but gets headbutted off.
Julius avoids a splash from Ivar and rolls him up but Erik hits a knee. All four men are down and the fans chant “fight forever”. They all stand up and ocme together for the usual hockey fight and quickly all four men are back down. Roderick Strong rushes in but Julius sends him back out before he can attack Ivar. Erik gets the tag and the Vikings hit a double powerbomb for the win.
Legado Del Fantasma are backstage. Santos Escobar says he realised that Tony D’Angelo wants to be him. However there’s only one of him and he’s in Tony’s head. That’s why, tonight, it will be one-on-one. No Legado at ringside. Wilde and Del Toro protest but Santos says he trusts them to help in the right way, when necessary.
Grayson Waller is warming-up backstage and in walks Tiffany Stratton. She says it isn’t fair that she isn’t in the Breakout Tournament and he agrees. Stratton asks him if he can help deal with Andre Chase. He says he will and tells her to watch.
Bron Breakker is leaving the arena and he’s interviewed about Joe Gacy. Before he can say much, Breakker is interrupted by a bitter Duke Hudson. Breakker challenges him to a match but Hudson says next week.
Waller taunts Chase by putting his arms behind his back and leaning with his head. Waller rounds the back and socks Chase with a forearm to the head. Waller delivers some knees to the gut and more forearms to the face in the corner. Chase lands some European uppercuts but Waller cuts him off. Sarray is in the crowd with Chase U and shouting at Grayson. Waller looks for a suplex and Chase fights it for a minute but he lands it for a two-count.
Chase hits a sunset flip but Waller kicks out and follows-up with a leg lariat. Chase U keeps distracting Waller, allowing Andre to trip him and hit a catapult into the turnbuckles. Chase with a Russian leg sweep and stomps while his students chant along. Andre sends Waller over the ropes and he lands on Bodhi, so Chase goes out to check on his student. When he gets back inside Waller hits the rolling Stunner for the win.
Toxic Attraction is backstage watching a video of Kayden Carter and Katana Chance saying they’ve been ducking them. Jayne says everyone is obsessed with the but they should remember what they do to everyone who gets in their way. Jayne mocks the other women and Gigi says they need more respect. Rose says it starts with Indi Hartwell.
Diamond Mine is backstag arguing like crazy. Strong says there is no way they’ll ever beat Pretty Deadly if they don’t listen to him. The Creed Brothers walk off and Pretty Deadly appear and mock him. Strong challenges them to a match with him and Damon Kemp.
The match starts with a lock-up and Perez takes the back but James gets free and does a handspring over her. Perez then does the same and taunts her. Perez hits a few arm drags and a dropkick for a one-count. James drops Perez and applies a surfboard stretch. Perez gets free but James continues the offence and splashes her in the corner.
James wants a Boston crab but Perez flips her off. James gets right back on top and attacks the back of Perez, then applies the Boston crab. Perez tries to get the ropes but James drags her back. Perez transitions into a pin for a two-count. She tries a crucifix pin but Kiana spins her around into a backbreaker. Perez rallies and hits a Thesz press, then a Russian leg sweep. Kiana rolls through a move and hits a backbreaker for a near-fall. Perez hits a Code Red for the win.
Perez has progressed to the semi-final of the Breakout Tournament where she will face Lash Legend.
Edris Enof and Malik Blade are backstage, dressed up and mocking Santos Escobar and Tony D’Angelo. The former’s goons, Troy “Two Dimes” Donovan and Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo, walk up and call them wise guys. They challenge them to a match next week and Blade and Enofe agree.
Roxanne Perez is interviewed backstage and she’s very happy about wining her match. Cora Jade appears and congratulates her, and Perez says Jade is the one that convinced her to join NXT. Elektra Lopez appears and says Perez is an overachiever and Jade is an underachiever, happy to lose. Jade asks what her problem is and she says definitely neither of them.
The bell rings and Frazer grabs a headlock but Lee quickly turns the tables. Lee attempts an arm-drag but Frazer blocks it. They jump over each other, both hit arm-drags, then frazer hits a roll-up for two, Lee attempts a kick but Frazer ducks it and they separate. The fans chant “NXT!” Lee sends Frazer to the apron an forearms him off, then dives over the ropes onto him with a crossbody.
Lee gets Nathan in the ring but his ribs hurt, allowing Frazer to catch him with a suicide dive. Back inside, Lee catches Frazer with a kick as he comes in from a springboard. Lee hits a German suplex for a near-fall. Lee goes up top but Frazer connects with an enziguiri. They exchange on the top rope and Lee counters him to land a splash. They evade each other before hitting stereo crossbodies. Suddenly Von Wagner appears and attacks them both.
Wagner beats Frazer out of the ring. Lee tries to fight back but Wagner hits a big boot. Wagner lifts Lee and hits a military press from the ring onto the announce desk! Wagner and Robert Stone pose together and we see Sofia Cromwell watching from the crowd.
Wes Lee and Nathan Frazer are walking in the lounge and Sanga says they shouldn’t try to go toe-to-toe with someone the size of Von Wagner. Lee takes umbridge and challgenes Sanga to a match. The big man says that doesn’t have to happen but Lee says he wants to prove you don’t have to be a giant in WWE.
The main event gets underway and they lock-up. Tony uses his strength while Escobar uses his wresling prowess. D’Angelo clocks him with a right hand, then a back elbow and stomps him down. Escobar sends him out of the ring and wants a suicide dive but D’Angelo catches him with a right hand as he comes through the ropes. Tony puts his hat on and mocks Santos.
We return to see Escobar catch Tony with a dropkick, then send him out of the ring where he connects with a suicide dive. Escobar gets Tony back in the ring for a two-count, then applies a hammerlock. D’Angelo fights back with right hands and a clothesline. D’Angelo hits the Kiss of Death and Santos rolls outside. D’Angelo goes to the middle rope as Santos scales from the apron.
Escobar hits a super Frankensteiner and both men are down. Tony crawls to the corner and looks for his crowbar behind the steel steps but it isn’t there. Wilde and Del Toro appear on the ramp holding the crowbar. On the opposite side of the ring Escobar pulls brass knuckles from the steel steps. D’Angelo’s goons rush down and fight with Wilde and Del Toro, but Santos drops Tony with the brass knuckles and he gets the pin.
Joe Gacy and his hooded druids are outside. Gacy says he offered Breakker a golden opportunity tonight but he said no. Well next week he won’t be able to contain his temper, just like he won’t be able to at In Your House. And when Bron loses his temper, he gets the whole world. And the show ends with Gacy cheesily laughing while it shows a city.
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.