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Here's what is set for the show.
WWE NXT (2/7/2023).
- Bayley Hosts Ding Dong Hello with Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne.
- Lyra Valkyria vs. Valentina Feroz (w/ Wendy Choo).
- Sol Ruca vs. Zoey Stark.
- Carmelo Hayes (w/ Trick Williams) Speaks.
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- After a video recap of the 2/4/2023 edition of NXT Vengeance Day (results for the show here), Vic Joseph & Booker T welcomed the audience to the broadcast before transitioning to the opening segment.
- Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams came to the ring to cut a promo after Hayes's win against Apollo Crews on NXT Vengeance Day. Williams said that Vengeance Day was the day that Hayes made Apollo Crews made his visions into Steve Wonder. Hayes said that he proved that he was him & that he proved he was who everyone thought he was but said that there was one last person to put on a T-Shirt. JD McDonagh interrupted & told Hayes that he could not reach his jockstrap. McDonagh said that he did not care about anything but counting body parts before telling him to call an ambulance soon. Hayes challenged McDonagh to a match, to which McDonagh said "Game on".
- NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Kiana James & Fallon Henley were backstage, but Henley confronted James about cheating to win. Brooks Jensen, Josh Briggs & the good portion of the locker room hosted a surprise party for James & Henley for winning the titles.
- There was a video recap of Grayson Waller running down on Shawn Michaels & members of the media on the NXT Vengeance Day Media Call that caused Waller to be suspended for a week. You can view the incident here.
Sol Ruca vs. Zoey Stark.
The two began locking up before Ruca flipped over Stark and hit an arm drag into a wrist lock. Ruca hit a shoulder tackle and a facebuster on Stark before hitting a clothesline on Stark to the outside. The two brawled on the outside before the two got back in the ring. Stark hit a forearm strike followed by an Irish Whip into a snap-mare/ basement lariat on Ruca for a near fall. Stark locked in a Cravat on Ruca, but Ruca hit a series of body shots. Ruca flipped over Stark and hit a Sunset Flip on Stark for a near fall, but Stark responded with a lariat for a near fall.
The two continued to exchange strikes before Ruca hit two shoulder tackles, a dropkick & a front flip corner splash on Stark, but Stark responded by hitting a thrust kick on Ruca. Ruca got on the apron and went for a springboard splash, but Stark lifted her knees before hitting the Belly-to-Back GTS on Ruca for the pinfall win.
Winner: Zoey Stark.
- Stark attacked Ruca after the match, but Ruca hit the Sol Snatcher on Stark from out of nowhere before rolling out of the ring immediately.
- NXT Women's Tag Champions Kiana James & Fallon Henley were in the party with Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen before they were interrupted by Pretty Deadly (Kit Wilson & Elton Prince), who looked like a mess. Chase University (Andre Chase, Duke Hudson & Thea Hail) were backstage before Chase promised to beat the shit out of Pretty Deadly.
Dabba Kato vs. Dante Chen.
Kato slammed Chen immediately to begin the match before hitting him with a chop. Kato hit a series of corner spears before hitting a Faceslam on Chen onto the mat. Chen hit a series of body shots on Kato, but Kato was unphased before hitting Big Veal on Chen. Chen hit more body shots on Kato before connecting a corner lariat, an uppercut, another corner lariat, a pump kick & a double Shote on Kato, but Kato responded with a chop on Chen to drop him to the mat before hitting the Sky High on Chen for the pinfall win.
Winner: Dabba Kato.
- Kelly Kincaid (ROH's Quinn McKay) interviewed Kato after the match in regards to his attack on Apollo Crews, but Kato only shouted that Crews knows what he did so he dropped his ass.
- Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre confronted Creed Brothers (Brutus Creed & Julius Creed) Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley, with Dawn blaming Paxley for attacking Nikkita Lyons in the parking lot.
- NXT Women's Champion Roxanne Perez was interviewed backstage by McKenzie Mitchell before Katana Chance & Kayden Carter interrupted her. Perez challenged Carter & Chance to a tag match later in the night.
Isla Dawn (w/ Alba Fyre) vs. Tatum Paxley.
The two locked up before Paxley flipped around and hit an elbow strike on Dawn for a near fall. Dawn hit an up-kick on Paxley before hitting a leg drop on Paxley's neck followed by a Fireman's Carry slam onto the top rope before hitting a Meteora on Paxley for a near fall. Paxley hit a body shot on Dawn followed by a chin breaker & a Schoolboy on Dawn for a near fall. Dawn & Paxley exchanged strikes before Paxley hit two back elbows, an enziguri kick, a gut kick & a gut-wrench suplex on Dawn for a near fall. Paxley went for a Diving Cross-body, but Dawn evaded before hitting the Bloody Sunday on Paxley for the pinfall win.
Winner: Isla Dawn.
- Isla Dawn & Alba Fyre nearly attacked Tatum Paxley after the match, but Ivy Nile came to the ring to make the save.
- There was a video package to hype up the match between Carmello Hayes & JD McDonagh for later in the night.
- A mysterious person arrived in a black suit before the commercial break.
Carmello Hayes (w/ Trick Williams) vs. JD McDonagh.
The two locked up to begin the match & exchanging wrist locks before the two did a stalemate. The two evaded each other's suplex attempts before landing on their feet. Hayes pretended to bounce a basketball, but JD kicked the imaginary ball. The two continued to evade each other's offense before JD McDonagh fired away with chops on Hayes, but Hayes tossed him to the outside with a Bandera Toss. Hayes hit a Plancha on McDonagh to the outside before bringing him back in the ring and getting a near fall on McDonagh. McDonagh regained some control before slamming Hayes onto the mat & laying in the punches on Hayes. McDonagh hit a back suplex on Hayes before slamming Hayes with a suplex lift onto the top rope for a near fall.
During the picture-in-picture break, McDonagh got Hayes and did an abdominal stretch across the ring post, targeting Hayes's injured ribs & back. Back in the ring, McDonagh hit a Uranage into a Standing Moonsault on Hayes for a near fall. McDonagh got Hayes in a headlock before slamming him to the corner & hitting a chop, but Hayes responded by hitting a series of chops on McDonagh before hitting a Thrust Kick on McDonagh to send him to the outside. Hayes went for another Plancha on McDonagh on the outside, but McDonagh caught him with a gut buster on the outside.
Back inside & from the break, McDonagh got Hayes in a seated Abdominal Stretch, but Hayes hit a jab & a series of body shots to break the hold. Hayes slammed McDonagh with an Irish Whip before hitting a Back-drop on McDonagh, followed up by hitting a body slam. McDonagh hit an up-kick on Hayes followed by the two exchanged Inside Cradles on the mat before McDonagh hit a Running Spanish Fly on Hayes for a near fall. McDonagh hit a Double-Stomp on Hayes before climbing to the top rope, but Hayes hit an enziguri kick before placing him on the middle rope and hitting the Fadeaway Leg Drop on McDonagh. The two got back up & exchanged strikes before Hayes hit a Springboard Lariat & a lifted cutter on McDonagh for a near fall. McDonagh went for another Uranage on Hayes, but Hayes reversed it and hit La Mistica on McDonagh before locking in the Cross-face, but McDonagh got a rope break. Hayes got a Jack Knife cover, but McDonagh broke the hold with a bridge before hitting a Liger Bomb on Hayes for a near fall. Hayes hit an up-kick before hitting the Code Breakker on McDonagh for a near fall. Hayes got McDonagh up, but McDonagh responded with a headbutt. Ilja Dragunov came to the ring & immediately hit the Torpedo Moscow on Williams, which distracted McDonagh long enough to allow Hayes to get a Victory Roll on McDonagh for the pinfall win.
Winner: Carmelo Hayes.
- Ilja Dragunov attacked JD McDonagh after the match before he chased him outside of the arena.
- Tiffany Stratton ran down Chase University to Thea Hail, to which Thea Hail responded by telling Stratton to suck it. Ava Raine then got Hail and kidnapped her.
- Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen were backstage with Fallon Henley & Kiana James before Jensen revealed that James & Jensen would be going to a Valentine's Day date.
Lyra Valkyria vs. Valentina Feroz (w/ Wendy Choo).
The two locked up before Feroz hit a takedown on Valkyria. Valkyria responded by hitting hip toss on Feroz for a near fall. Feronz got a Schoolboy on Valkyria before hitting two hip tosses on Valkyria, but Valkyria responded with a series fo kicks. Valkyria caught Feroz off a running cross-body, but Feroz reversed it with Guillotine before Valkyria ht a Northern Light's Suplex on Feroz for a near fall. Elektra Lopez joined ringside as Valkyria hti the Andvil Elbows on Feroz. Feroz got back up and hit the Tijeras on Valkyria before going for a rebound enziguri kick, but the two collided heads. Lopez passed Feroz with the Brass Knuckles, but Valkyria caught her with an enziguri kick before hitting the Black Mass on Feroz for the pinfall win.
Winner: Lyra Valkyria.
- There was a vignette of NXT North American Champion Wes Lee preparing for his match against Dijak from NXT Vengeance Day.
- Wes Lee was interviewed backstage by McKenzie Mitchell, but Tony D'Angelo & Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo confronted him to demand compensation for their involvement in his match. Lee said he would have an Open Challenge for the NXT North American Championship.
- There was a promo vignette of Tyler Bate running down on Grayson Waller for his loss against Bron Breakker. Bate challenged Waller to a match.
Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo (w/ Tony D'Angelo) vs. Odyssey Jones.
The two locked up before Jones slammed Stacks across the mat. Stacks went for two shoulder tackles, but Jones was still before responding with a vicious shoulder tackle of his own. Jones hit a big veal on Stacks. Stacks tried to get a headlock on Jones, but Jones slammed Stacks to the corner before hitting a hammer strike on Stacks's ribs. Stacks hit a neck breaker on Jones onto the top rope before getting back in the ring and laying in the strikes on Jones followed by a springboard leg drop on Jones. Stacks got a neck twist on Jones, but Jones hit an elbow strike on Stacks's abdomen, a lariat, a one-arm side slam, and a corner splash on Stacks. On the outside, Jones hit a lariat on Stacks before sending him back in the ring. Jones got back in the ring, but Stacks caught him with a DDT before hitting a running forearm strike on Jones. Stacks hit a Curb Knee on Jones for the pinfall win.
Winner: Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo (w/ Tony D'Angelo).
- Indus Sher (Jinder Mahal, Veer Mahan & Sanga) cut a promo on their win against The Creed Brothers. Mahan & Sanga said that there was no tag team that can beat them before they aimed to get some gold.
- NXT Women's Champin Roxanne Perez said that she will team up with Meiko Satomura against Kayden Carter & Katana Chance next week.
Chase University (Andre Chase & Duke Hudson) vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson).
Prince & Hudson began the match locking up before Hudson hit a shoulder tackle on Prince. Prince hit a chop on Hudson, but Hudson responded with a chop of his own before hitting a series of punches to send Prince to the outside. Wilson tagged in, but Hudson & Chase hit a drop toe-hold/ elbow drop on Wilson for a near fall. Chase rolled Wilson around before getting a near fall on Wilson. Chase hit series of jabs on Prince & Wilson before Chase told them that this was a teachable moment. Prince & Wilson finally regained some offense before laying the stomps on Chase before hitting a splash/ leg drop combo on Chase. Hudson tagged back in and hit two back elbows, a scoops slam, a stomp to the hand & a side slam on Wilson. Prince sent Hudson to the outside before Wilson caught Hudson with a diving uppercut.
During Picture-in-picture, Prince & Wilson finally regained their groove by laying the stomps on Hudson in the corner. Wilson & Prince hit a double suplex on Hudson before Prince tagged back in. Prince hit hammer strikes on Hudson before hitting a running splash onto Hudson's back. Prince got Hudson in a headlock before getting a single-leg hook on Hudson for a near fall.
Back from the break, Prince hit a forearm strike on Hudson before trying to get Hudson in the corner, but Hudson hit an upkick and tagged in Chase. Chase hit lariats & atomic drops on Wilson & Prince before hitting a back-drop on Prince & locking in the Figure Four on Wilson before Prince hit a leg drop to break the hold. Chase hit a flat liner/ DDT combo on Wilson & Prince for a near fall. Prince tagged in and hit the Snake Eyes on Chase before he & Wilson hit the Assisted Gut Buster on Chase for a near fall. Hudson hit the Chase U Strikes and a clothesline on Wilson, but Prince tossed Hudson to the outside. Chas hit the Russian Leg Sweep & the Chase U Stomps on Prince for a near fall. Thea Hail came in sprinting on the ramp and was consoled by Hudson, which allowed Pretty Deadly to hit Spilled Milk on Chase for the pinfall win. NXT Tag Team Champions Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) were on the Raven's nest, teasing a match between the two.
Winners: Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson).
- Drew Gulak & Hank Walker were backstage before Charlie Dempsey confronted the two. Gulak told Dempsey that Walker was ready to face him again, but Dempsey told Walker to not cheat like his mentor.
Bayley Hosts Ding Dong Hello with Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne.
- Bayley hosted a new edition of "Ding Dong Hello Show!" the first edition in over a year. Ahead of the interview with Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin, Bayley said that she was in NXT despite the effects of her match against Becky Lynch & the interruption of Lita during her match on the 2/6/2023 edition of Raw. Dolin & Jayne immediately argued after the two lost their match against Roxanne Perez on NXT Vengeance Day. Jayne said that she did not need Dolin before saying Dolin's gear made her look as if a Chucky Doll screwed a hobbo.
Bayley asked the two what would they do if they split up, to which they responded with very vague answers. Bayley asked if their rise wouldn't be easier if they had each other's back. The two made up immediately before promising to get one more run at the tag titles, but instead aimed at the WWE Women's Tag Titles of Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky. Bayley immediately rejected their offer before Bayley told them to hug it out. After that, Jayne immediately responded by hitting a thrust kick on Dolin before slamming Dolin across the Ding Dong Door. Jayne stood tall as Bayley was bamboozled to end the broadcast.
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