The road to WWE NXT Stand & Deliver 2023 begins winding down tonight.
WWE NXT returns on the USA Network at 8/7c from the Capitol Wrestling Center inside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. with the final show leading into the aforementioned annual WrestleMania Weekend special event.
On tap for tonight’s show is a Battle Royal to determine the final competitor in the NXT North American Title Fatal 5 Way at Stand & Deliver, Tyler Bate vs. Von Wagner, Elektra Lopez vs. Valentina Feroz, Eddy Thorpe debuts vs. Myles Borne, as well as Drew Gulak vs. Hank Walker.
Also scheduled for this evening is Tony D’Angelo & Stacks vs. Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs, a Last Chance Qualifier for the NXT Women’s Title Ladder Match at Stand & Deliver and Grayson Waller responds to Johnny Gargano’s challenge for an Unsanctioned Match at Stand & Deliver.
Featured below are complete WWE NXT results from Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The following report was written by PWMania.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live from 8-10pm EST. on the USA Network.
WWE NXT RESULTS (3/28/2023)
This week’s WWE NXT Stand & Deliver 2023 “go-home” edition of NXT on USA kicks off with the usual “WWE Then. Now. Forever. Together.” opening signature narrated by future WWE Hall of Fame legend John Cena.
NXT North American Title Eliminator Battle Royal
We then shoot inside the CWC at the WWE PC and we see the final participants entering the ring for the Battle Royal to determine the final spot in the Fatal-5-Way NXT North American Championship contest at Stand & Deliver 2023.
The current title-holder Wes Lee joins Vic Joseph and Booker T on special guest commentary for this one as the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. Immediately Quincy is eliminated. After another elimination, Lee is asked why he didn’t give the final spot to Axiom.
Damon Kemp is super kicked over the top for another elimination as the commentators discuss favorites in this match, such as Dabba Kato, Jinder Mahal and Dijak. Dijak is eliminated moments later and Vic Joseph plays the shock on commentary.
Dijak yanks Odyssey Jones out to the floor and rams him into the steel ring steps. He rolls him back into the ring and then heads to the back as Mahal eliminates the softened up Jones. Scrypts is eliminated as is a handful of others as Apollo goes on a tear as we head into a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see the ring has thinned out quite a bit. Hank Walker and Drew Gulak are duking it out until they are both dumped out. Dabba Kato throws out Apollo. Jinder Mahal gets eliminated moments later.
We’re down to the final four, which is Dabba Kato, Charlie Dempsey, Axiom and Frazier. Kato is thrown out by two members and he throws a fit at ringside afterwards. Dempsey is eliminated. Axiom fires up and dukes it out with Frazier after shaking hands.
The two put on an impressive offensive display that elicits “This is Awesome!” chants from the NXT Universe in attendance. When all is said-and-done, we see Axiom dump Frazier over the top and out to the floor for the final elimination. With the win, Axiom secures the final spot in the North American title bout at Stand & Deliver.
Winner and ADVANCING to NXT Stand & Deliver North American Title Match: Axiom
Pretty Deadly Reacts To North American Title Bout At Stand & Deliver
After the match, we shoot to Pretty Deadly reacting to Axiom qualifying for the match. The NXT Stand & Deliver co-hosts inform us they will be checking in throughout the evening with hot takes on other matches at Saturday’s special event.
Fallon Henley Delivers News To Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs
We then see Andre Chase giving Chase U members a pep talk ahead of a big match and then we go to a break. After we return from the break, we see Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs talking when in walks Fallon Henley and Kiana James.
Kiana says she has some tough news to share with Brooks and Briggs. Fallon exhales as Kiana acts like the big news is an opportunity they have in a match tonight to being added to a tag title bout at Stand & Deliver.
Von Wagner vs. Tyler Bate
From there, we head back inside the CWC where Von Wagner makes his way out and settles in the ring for our next match of the evening. His music dies down and he awaits the arrival of his opponent.
With that said, the theme for Chase U hits and out comes Tyler Bate accompanied by the Chase U gang. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with our next match of the evening here on NXT on USA.
Bate and Wagner duke it out and then when the action spills out to the floor, we see Robert Stone appear at ringside yelling at Wagner to focus. From there, Thea Hail and Stone duke it out. Bate hits a spinny boy off the top and gets the three count for the pin fall victory.
Winner: Tyler Bate
Roxanne Perez Added To Title Match At Stand & Deliver
As we settle back in from the break, we see Shawn Michaels working in his office. Roxanne Perez comes in excited and says she got her medical results. She passed out as a result of exhaustion and anxiety.
She says she can defend her title at Stand & Deliver. HBK says her health is important, more than anything else. He says she can have the first title defense after the new champ is crowned at Stand & Deliver.
Michaels tells her there will be more Stand & Delivers. She says she knows he didn’t think that about WrestleMania. She gives a big speech and HBK then adds her to the women’s title match at the show if she can show more tests. Michaels tells her she can beat her battle with anxiety.
Valentina Feroz vs. Elektra Lopez
Now we return inside the CWC where Valentina Feroz makes her way out and heads to the ring. As she does, we see her blasting Elektra Lopez with brass knucks from last week.
From there, the theme for Elektra Lopez plays and out she comes for this advertised singles match showdown here on NXT on USA;. The fans boo as she makes her way down and settles into the ring.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. This one lasts all of about two minutes, with Lopez picking up the easy victory and them immediately transitioning into a vignette.
Winner: Elektra Lopez
Myles Born vs. Eddy Thorpe
After the Feroz-Lopez match we see an Eddy Thorpe next vignette to hype up the newcomer’s debut on NXT on USA. From there, we shoot to a commercial break.
When we return from the break, Eddy Thorpe makes his way out and heads down to the ring for his first match on the weekly WWE NXT show. Already in the ring is his opponent, Myles Born.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Thorpe dominates from the word go and picks up a relatively easy and impressive victory in his first outing on NXT TV.
Winner: Eddy Thorpe
Pretty Deadly Reacts To The Unsanctioned Match At Stand & Deliver
After the match, we shoot to Pretty Deadly reacting to the request for an Unsanctioned Match between Johnny Gargano and Grayson Waller. The NXT Stand & Deliver co-hosts inform us they will be checking in throughout the evening with hot takes on other matches at Saturday’s special event.
Last Chance Triple-Threat Match
Sol Ruca vs. Ivy Nile vs. Indi Hartwell
It’s time to find out who is heading to L.A. and joining the lineup at NXT Stand & Deliver, as we head back inside the CWC for our scheduled Last Chance Triple-Threat match.
With that said, Sol Ruca’s theme hits and the athletic women’s division standout heads to the ring and settles inside as we head to a pre-match commercial break.
After we return from the break, we see a quick backstage interview, with McKenzie Mitchell talking with Gallus about their NXT Tag-Team Championship defense at Stand & Deliver 2023.
From there, we head back inside the CWC where Ivy Nile makes her way down and settles inside the squared circle. Her music winds down and then Indi Hartwell’s theme plays.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. We see Ruca jump off to an early offensive lead. She hits an absolutely ridiculous moonsault from the top-rope to the floor to take out Hartwell and Nile.
We see Ruca hit her insane Sol Snatcher spot off the ropes on Nile, but Hartwell knocks her out of the ring and follows up on Nile with her finisher for the pin fall victory. With the win, Hartwell is headed to Stand & Deliver.
Winner: Indi Hartwell
Pretty Deadly Reacts To The Women’s Title Ladder Match At Stand & Deliver
After the match, we shoot to Pretty Deadly reacting to Indi Hartwell and Roxanne Perez being added to the NXT Women’s Championship Ladder Match this weekend. The NXT Stand & Deliver co-hosts inform us they will be checking in throughout the evening with hot takes on other matches at Saturday’s special event.
Prime Target: Bron vs. Melo
We shoot to a commercial after the latest check-in with Pretty Deadly. From there, we return to a Grayson Waller social media video hyping his segment promoting his Johnny Gargano Unsanctioned match at Stand & Deliver.
From there, we return inside the CWC where Vic Joseph and Booker T talk us into our special Prime Target: Bron vs. Melo match for the NXT Championship at the WrestleMania Week special event.
Hank Walker vs. Drew Gulak
Once the Prime Target video package wraps up, we return inside the Capitol Wrestling Center where Hank Walker’s theme hits. The fans chant “Hank! Hank!” as he heads down to the ring for his scheduled match against Drew Gulak.
From there, we settle into a quick pre-match commercial break before this student versus teacher showdown. When we return from the break, we see Drew Gulak make his way down to the ring.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Walker jumps into the early offensive lead, and nearly finishes off his former teacher with an arm-bar of all things. Unfortunately for Walker, we see Charlie Dempsey sneak in a cheap shot behind the ref’s back, which leads to a Gulak victory.
Winner: Drew Gulak
Pretty Deadly Reacts To The Tag-Team Title Match At Stand & Deliver
After the match, we shoot to Pretty Deadly in another segment, this time hyping up the NXT Tag-Team Championship contest set for this weekend. The NXT Stand & Deliver co-hosts inform us they will be checking in throughout the evening with hot takes on other matches at Saturday’s special event.
Tony D’Angelo & Stacks vs. Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs
Now the team of Tony D’Angelo and Stacks head to the ring for our next match of the evening. As they settle inside the squared circle, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the commercials, we see the team of Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs make their way out and head down to the ring. Remember, if Jensen and Briggs win this one, they will be added to the tag title showdown at NXT Stand & Deliver 2023.
The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. We see Jensen and Stacks kick things off for their respective teams. We see some good back-and-forth action in the early goings.
A camera shot of Fallon Henley and Kiana James watching on from the locker room is shown. Fallon tells Kiana she’s telling Jensen what’s going on as soon as this match is over. We see the two make their way out to the ringside area just as Jensen and Briggs are coming close to finishing this one off.
We head to a mid-match commercial break and when we return, we see Jensen and Briggs still very close to the finish with Fallon and Kiana watching on. D’Angelo ends up spoiling the party and pulling off the win.
Winners: Tony D’Angelo & Stacks
Kiana James Gives Brooks Jensen Some Sugar
Once the match wraps up, Fallon Henley and Kiana James enter the ring. When they do, we see Fallon Henley upset. She gets on the mic and says this has been going on long enough.
She says this isn’t the best time for this, but Kiana has something she needs to tell you. Kiana says she’d rather show him and walks over and kisses him. The commentators joke that Jensen is “on-base” and is gonna finally get some. We head to a commercial break with Grayson Waller walking backstage towards the ring.
Grayson Waller Reacts To Unsanctioned Match Challenge
After we return from the break, Vic Joseph and Booker T run down the lineup for NXT Stand & Deliver 2023. From there, we are shown Grayson Waller’s security surrounding the ring and ringside area.
Grayson Waller’s theme hits and out he comes to accept the challenge from Johnny Gargano for an Unsanctioned Match at the aforementioned WrestleMania Week special event on Saturday afternoon.
He heads over and takes the contract for the requested bout by Gargano from his friend, NXT commentator Vic Joseph. He takes the papers and tells Vic off-mic that he wants to beat down Gargano in front of him.
Waller heads into the ring and begins talking about the Unsanctioned challenge from Johnny Wrestling. The fans chant “You can’t read!” as he looks at the contract for the bout. He brags about being the main event of NXT Stand & Deliver regardless of what match he is in.
He talks about thinking his viral off-the-cage leap at WarGames was going to be his moment, but after the show, all anyone could talk about was Johnny Gargano. He says Gargano is begging him, and he wants him to remember that.
As he continues, he admits that Gargano is the best big match wrestler in NXT history. He says regardless of all of that, he’s gonna beat him at Stand & Deliver. He says he’s gonna use him one more time this weekend. As he continues talking, Johnny Gargano’s theme hits.
We see Waller take his shirt off and wait for Gargano to arrive. Gargano reveals himself as one of the security guards and he slides in behind Waller. The two brawl and all of Waller’s security hits the ring to break them up as the fans chant “Let them fight!”
Gargano gets busted open in the brawl, which is broken up and re-started multiple times. That’s how this week’s show wraps up. Thanks for joining us!