Here's your Fight Size update following WWE NXT on May 23, 2023.
- A masked superstar attacked Roxanne Perez in the latest mysterious assault on NXT.
- Dabba-Kato defeated Axiom, but SCRYPTS made the save when the powerhouse continued to attack Axiom after the bell.
- Tyler Bate defeated Eddy Thorpe. Bate argued with NXT North American Champion Wes Lee, and Joe Gacy laid both men out.
- Dijak and Ilja Dragunov brawled as tensions continued to rise between the two foes.
- Hoping it would be a bonding exercise, tag team partners Hank Walker and Tank Ledger clashed in a singles match, and Walker scored the win.
- A video package highlighted the rules of an NXT Heritage Cup match.
- The Creed Brothers (Julius and Brutus Creed) brawled with Gallius (Wolfgang, Mark Coffey, and Joe Coffey). Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo fought alongside the Creeds, and they offered to give him and Tony D'Angelo a title shot if they win the titles at NXT Battleground.
- Thanks to some interference from Dragon Lee, Nathan Frazer defeated Noam Dar in a hard-fought match.
- Von Wagner lost his temper in a match against Luca Crusifino, and he got disqualified. Wagner attacked Crusifino after the match and powerbombed him onto a table.
- Tiffany Stratton and Lyra Valkyria advanced to the finals of the NXT Women's Championship Tournament.
.@tiffstrattonwwe defeats @roxanne_wwe and is headed to #NXTBattleground!!!#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/IWRoCR3tkP— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
- After Valkyrie defeated Cora Jade to advance to the finals, Jade attacked her with a Kendo stick.
- Tony D'Angelo got "arrested" after he was questioned by two agents.
#FreeTheDon@TonyDangeloWWE #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/CYtHycnxEs— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
- Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne got into a heated confrontation, and they agreed to face each other in a Weaponized Cage Match on the May 30 episode of WWE NXT.
Oh these two were spitting ------— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
Are we going to get Gigi Dolin and @jacyjaynewwe in a Weaponized Steel Cage Match NEXT WEEK?!?!#WWENXT pic.twitter.com/48jxr1uSMO
- Bron Breakker attacked Hank Walker and Tank Ledger to send one final message to NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes.
- A video package highlighted Lowell, Massachusetts, the site of NXT Battleground.
Lowell has long been a staple in WWE history.— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
THIS SUNDAY, we make history once again at #NXTBattleground. You do not want to miss it! #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/YCW9MfuMoe
- Tiffany Stratton discussed her win and looked forward to NXT Battleground in an NXT Digital Exclusive.
EXCLUSIVE: Tonight was just another day at the office for @tiffstrattonwwe, and winning the NXT Women's Championship this Sunday at #NXTBattleground will be the real moment to celebrate. #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/e0ZVhkeQFc— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
- Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) will officially defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed) at NXT Battleground.
#Gallus will defend their #WWENXT Tag Team Titles against The #CreedBrothers THIS SUNDAY at #NXTBattleground!— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 24, 2023
Tickets --️: https://t.co/HG4i6hUAlZ pic.twitter.com/iiArd7badG
- In an NXT Digital Exclusive, Dragon Lee made it clear that he's ready for NXT Battleground, and he wants to show everyone he knows who he is.
EXCLUSIVE: @dragonlee95 is ready to make history and become the new NXT Heritage Cup Champion this Sunday at #NXTBattleground. #WWENXT pic.twitter.com/LgnXoxHDry— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
- "Animal" by PVRIS is the official theme song for NXT Battleground.
Thank you to @ThisIsPVRIS for the #NXTLoud Official Theme Song "Animal" for #NXTBattleground! pic.twitter.com/aOTEFxipae— WWE (@WWE) May 24, 2023
Catch up on our coverage of the May 23 episode of WWE NXT here. For a full review, check out the post-show podcast on our YouTube channel.