While WWE is known for its penchant for booking rematches on television, it’s the rare first-time-ever matches that truly capture the imagination of wrestling fans.

Recently, at an NXT live event in Melbourne, FL, the audience was treated to one such unique encounter as Dragon Lee challenged NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes for the title.

In a thrilling main event, Carmelo Hayes successfully defended his NXT Championship against the highly skilled Dragon Lee.

The event featured a stacked card of matches, showcasing both established and emerging talent in the world of NXT. Notably, Gable Steveson made an appearance, further fueling speculation about his future in WWE.


Here are the results from the Melbourne, FL NXT live event:

  1. Chase U (Andre Chase & Duke Hudson) defeated Bronco Nima & Lucien Price.
  2. Roxanne Perez defeated Sarah Baer.
  3. Gable Steveson defeated Dante Chen.
  4. Tavion Heights defeated Brooks Jensen.
  5. Elektra Lopez & Lola Vice defeated Izzi Dame & Tiana Caffey.
  6. Axiom defeated Riley Osborne.
  7. Lyra Valkyria defeated Karmen Petrovic.
  8. Hank Walker & Tank Ledger defeated Damon Kemp & Charlie Dempsey (w/ Myles Borne).
  9. Fallon Henley defeated Arianna Grace.
  10. Gallus (Wolfgang, Mark Coffey & Joe Coffey) defeated Wes Lee, Edris Enofe & Malik Blade.
  11. Carmelo Hayes (champion) successfully retained his title against Dragon Lee in a memorable showdown.

While WWE television programming often features familiar rivalries, it’s live events like this that allow fans to witness unique and first-time-ever matchups, making them an integral part of the wrestling experience.

What are your thoughts on the NXT live event in Melbourne, FL, featuring a first-time-ever match between Carmelo Hayes and Dragon Lee for the NXT Championship? Leave us a comment below.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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