WWE NXT Review – April 2, 2024

WWE NXT Review – April 2, 2024

Finals Of The NXT Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Tournament
Latino World Order (Cruz Del Toro & Joaquin Wilde) vs. Nathan Frazer & Axiom vs. Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows)

Axiom & Cruz Del Toro go flying to level Good Brothers on the outside then they get Luke Gallows back in the ring and the bell sounds.

Gallows gains the upper hand over Axiom and begins beating him down before Karl Anderson tags in. Wilde rolls up Axiom but Axiom kicks out.

Axiom hits a hurricanrana to Anderson but Wilde lands a boot on his midsection.

Axiom catches Wilde with a Spanish Fly then tags in Nathan Frazer.

Frazer hits a double reverse DDT to Anderson & Wilde before Frazer gets caught with an atomic drop by Wilde. Del Toro tags in and teeters on the top with Axiom & Wilde.

Frazer climbs up to join them but Good Brothers break everyone up and break things up.

LWO lands a double missile dropkick on Gallows before Wilde hits a moonsault off the top rope and to the outside to everyone on the floor as we go to a break.

After the break Axiom hits a Spanish Fly to Wilde off the top rope.

Frazer tags in and lands a Frog Splash off the top rope before Axiom follows suit.

Axiom hits a hurricanrana to Anderson but Gallows gets in the ring and cleans house.

Axiom & Frazer hits a double superkick and Wilde levels him.

Frazer flies to level Wilde & Gallows on the outside and Anderson pushes Axiom onto everyone else.

Del Toro then flies to take out everyone else on the outside then delivers a dropkick to Anderson off the top rope.

He looks for a 450 Splash but Anderson rolls out of the way and hits Magic Killer to Del Toro with Gallows. Frazer then hits Phoenix Splash to Del Toro for the win.

Winners & #1 Contenders To The NXT Tag Team Titles: Nathan Frazer & Axiom

After the match Kelly Kincaid joins Nathan Frazer & Axiom in the ring to discuss how they’re feeling about their win as NXT Tag Team Champions The Wolf Dogs appear to stare them down.

Lexis King had a vignette before his match against Von Wagner later tonight.

After the break we see NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov discover a boot that has been put on his car. Associates of Tony D’Angelo then drive up next to him and tell him to get in their car instead.

Fallon Henley vs. Jacy Jayne

Match starts off with a lock up before Fallon Henley lands a back elbow and trips Jacy Jayne then hits a single leg dropkick to her head and lands a back elbow in the corner.

James captures Henley’s attention allowing Jayne to gain the upper hand.

She rains down right hands on Henley on the outside then gets her back in the ring and hits a neckbreaker.

Jayne lands a back elbow on Henley then lands a couple Hammer & Anvil elbows and wears her down with a submission hold.

Henley connects with a headbutt and a right hand on Jayne then follows it up with a clothesline and sends her head bouncing off her knee.

Kiana James grabs Henley’s attention once again but Thea Hail hits a tope suicida to level her.

Kelani Jordan becomes involved and everyone begins brawling with one another on the outside.

Henley provides a hand to Hail and fights off James & Dame but walks into a running knee from Jayne when she gets back in the ring for the win.

Winner: Jacy Jayne

After the match Jayne sends Hail a message from the Gorilla position as General Manager Ava listens from her spot. Ava tells Jayne to move it along and Jayne leaves with James, Dame & Jazmyn Nyx. Hail then storms in and demands a match with Jayne. Ava then makes a 6 Woman Tag Team match between Hail, Jordan & Henley, and Jayne, Dame & James official for Stand & Deliver.

There was a video package for Josh Briggs.

Von Wagner vs. Lexis King

Von Wagner wastes no time as he lands a spinebuster on Lexis King then fires off right hands on him and clotheslines King out of the ring.

He sends King crashing into the barricade then gets him back in the ring and sends him crashing face first into the top turnbuckle.

He tosses him across the ring then fires off stomps on him in the corner.

King looks to land a crossbody off the middle rope but Wagner catches him and hits a fallaway slam.

King manages to send Wagner crashing into the ring post shoulder first then rocks him with a knee to his head from the apron and lands a pair of elbows.

King jams his boot into Wagner’s jaw then fires off strikes on him.

He follows it up with a twisting neckbreaker and goes for a pin but Wagner kicks out.

King rains down Hammer & Anvil elbows on Wagner then locks Wagner in a Sleeper hold but Wagner escapes.

King lands a superkick and a 2nd kick but Wagner hits a scoop powerslam and follows it up with a boot.

He sends King crashing into the mat and chokeslams him onto the apron then clears the announce table and looks to powerbomb him through it.

Wagner counters into a neckbreaker then they get back inside the ring and King lands The Coronation for the win.

Winner: Lexis King

We then head backstage and see General Manager Ava inform Carmelo Hayes that she has told the referee for his Stand & Deliver match with Trick Williams to be extra lenient. She adds that she has extra referees and security present for his in ring confrontation with him later tonight.

Natalya was advising Karmen Petrovic before Roxanne Perez confronted them. Perez said that she would have listened to Natalya in another life but did not need advice from her heroes anymore.

Arianna Grace was preparing the dresses for Gigi Dolin before Wren Sinclair told Grace that she disagreed with what Grace was doing because Pageantry was about showing your true self. Grace threw a giant rant after that comment before leaving the locker room.

Karmen Petrovic vs. Lola Vice

Match starts off with a lock up before Karmen Petrovic hits a kick to Vice then follows it up with a clothesline.

Vice responds with a series of knees to Petrovic’s midsection then follows it up with a Scissor Kick.

Petrovic hits a few back elbows on Vice then fires off kicks on her midsection and hits a roundhouse kick then goes for a pin but Vice kicks out.

Vice then stares down Natalya on the outside as she locks in a Sharpshooter on Petrovic & she taps out.

Winner By Submission: Lola Vice

After the break we see Ilja Dragunov dropped off at the location of his dinner with Tony D’Angelo. He comes across several of D’Angelo’s associates working with power tools and sits down at a table for 2 as D’Angelo and the rest of The Family arrive. D’Angelo takes his seat.

Noam Dar welcomes fans to Supernova Sessions and says Stand & Deliver is a week out. Oro Mensah, Jakara Jackson & Lash Legend then brag about being the hosts of Stand & Deliver and Dar introduces Roxanne Perez & Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria.

Both women make their down to the ring and Perez says she can’t wait for Saturday because she’ll get back the title she never lost. Valkyria tells Perez to stop and says she’s sick of Perez saying the same thing over and over again. She says Perez is not the Women’s Champion because Indi Hartwell climbed a ladder faster than her. She reminds Perez of all the times she’s been unable to regain the title thus far and says she attributes those losses to other people.

Perez tells Valkyria to stop talking like she knows her because she doesn’t. She says she doesn’t know what it’s like to lose the Women’s Title but she will on Saturday and she’ll be knocked off her high horse all the way down to the bottom. Perez says she’s a whole new version of her and says she didn’t have it in her to snap at Vengeance Day. She says she does now and while Valkyria thinks losing the title broke her, it made her dangerous.

Valkyria stands up as she says Perez refers to the Women’s Title as her title when there have been titleholders since then such as Tiffany Stratton & Becky Lynch. She says while she wins, all Perez does is b*tch and she will have a whole lot more to b*tch about after Stand & Deliver. Perez gets up to stare down Valkyria and tells her that she has a whole year of rage built up in her. She says she’ll let it all out at Stand & Deliver.

They begin brawling leading to Valkyria sending Perez crashing through the coffee table.

There was a video package for Dijak.

After the video package Oba Femi said that at Stand & Deliver, he would show them why he was the North American Champion.

Non Title Match
North American Champion Oba Femi vs. Joe Gacy

Shawn Spears attacks Joe Gacy on the ramp and clocks him with a chair then Oba Femi dumps him in the ring and the bell sounds.

Gacy fires off right hands on Femi but Femi responds with a backbreaker and an elbow drop.

He lands a right hand on Gacy then follows it up with a pair of running uppercuts in opposite corners.

They then end up on the outside and Gacy charges at Femi on the apron before Femi catches him with a clothesline.

Both men get back inside the ring and Gacy hits a suplex to Femi.

Gacy then lands a springboard moonsault and sets up for The Upside Down but Femi avoids it and sends Gacy crashing into the mat.

The referee checks on Gacy and decides to call off the match.

Winner By Referee Stoppage: North American Champion Oba Femi

Lyra Valkyria spoke with Tatum Paxley and said she would do anything to retain the Women’s Title even if it meant not being herself.

Arianna Grace vs. Wren Sinclair

Match starts off with a lock up before Wren Sinclair trips Arianna Grace then follows it up with a dropkick.

Grace responds with a series of stomps in the corner and locks in a Boston Crab but Sinclair escapes and fires off kicks on Grace.

Sinclair then lands a clothesline and a crossbody but Grace rolls Sinclair up with her hand on the bottom rope for the win.

Winner: Arianna Grace

After the break we head back over to Ilja Dragunov & Tony D’Angelo. Dragunov says he thinks the depths D’Angelo is willing to go are impressive then says he was shocked by the location D’Angelo chose to invite him to. D’Angelo says the place they’re in doesn’t represent the end of him, but the end of his NXT Title reign. He says if Dragunov thinks what he’s done so far is impressive then he has no idea what’s in store for Saturday. Dragunov says nothing will stop him from being NXT Champion and D’Angelo grabs his hand. He tells Dragunov that he could’ve taken him out at any point since he walked into the building and he could do it now but he wants to wait until Saturday for the whole world to see. He tells Dragunov it’s just business and nothing personal. Dragunov is then served a meal and D’Angelo tells him to enjoy his last supper.

Sol Ruca vs. Blair Davenport

Blair Davenport dropkicks Sol Ruca into the corner before Ruca responds with a kick of her own and an arm drag but Davenport rocks her with a few right hands.

Ruca sends Davenport crashing into the mat then follows it up with a moonsault and a facebuster.

She clotheslines Davenport out of the ring then lands a kick on her off the apron and charges at her in the corner.

Davenport sends her crashing into the ring steps face first as we go to a break.

After the break Ruca hits 3 shoulder tackles to Davenport before Davenport hits a boot to Ruca’s midsection but they are both sent crashing out of the ring.

They find themselves back inside and Davenport hits a suplex to Ruca.

Ruca sends Davenport crashing into the middle turnbuckle then ascends to the top rope and delivers a variation of a DDT from the top rope.

Davenport sends Ruca crashing into the mat then looks to land a knee before Ruca counters into a roll up for the win.

Winner: Sol Ruca

Dijak & Josh Briggs spoke backstage but they were interrupted by Oba Femi. Femi declared to Briggs & Dijak that he would retain at Stand & Deliver.

After the break Joe Gacy demands a match against Shawn Spears on Saturday. Ava agrees to do so on the Stand & Deliver Pre Show.

Trick Williams says him & Carmelo Hayes are face 2 face and they should be happy that they’re main eventing the biggest show of the year. He says it wasn’t supposed to be like this and they built a bond so strong. He says they’re the 1st 2 Black men to main event a NXT Premium Live Event ever and while he wants to be excited about that he’s going to war against a man he used to call his brother.

Hayes says Williams has come a long way since Williams’ dark match in Virginia (his 3rd match ever). He says he was nervous and doubted if he belonged in the business but Hayes was by his side. Hayes says it was them against the world at one point but at Stand & Deliver, it’s him against Williams. Williams says the world will be watching and Hayes says the world will be watching the same way they did when Williams ruined everything. Williams tells Hayes he has it backwards and he ruined everything and Hayes says he ruined it because the hero is the one telling the story. He says if his NXT Title and Williams’ North American Title they both lost were like girlfriends, Williams tried to take his girl (the NXT Title) as he was trying to win her back. He says at the drop of the beat Williams went from Hayes’ dog to his enemy.

Williams says Hayes can tell his story how he wants but that’s not how things went down. He says he started blowing up and they both knew it and he told Hayes he wanted to take a chance on himself. He reminds Hayes that he gave him his blessing, and Hayes tell Williams that he was paving the way for him the whole time. He says Williams wanted to believe the hype and started listening to fans tell him he was ready for a position that wasn’t open and belongs to him. He says Williams will always take a backseat to him.

Williams says his days of taking a backseat are long gone and Hayes asks Williams what happened to the humble person he once was. He says he’s been hot for 3 years while Williams has been hot for 6 months and says fans love them when they’re shining but will Switch like Nintendo when the next guy comes around. Williams says he knows Hayes better than anyone and says he’s envious of him & Hayes says he doesn’t care what they think. He says that he’ll be the one in the ring with him at Stand & Deliver and when he shoots, he don’t miss. Williams says if Hayes hasn’t learned by now, he’ll learn by Saturday that he’s the man now.

Hayes & Williams begin brawling with one another as officials and Hayes’ security run down to separate them. Both Williams & Hayes fight them off and clear the ring then continue brawling with one another. The locker room then runs down to separate them but Hayes & Williams still continue brawling to close out this week’s NXT.

Stand & Deliver Card (April 6th)

NXT Title Match
Ilja Dragunov (c) vs. Tony D’Angelo

NXT Tag Team Titles Match
The Wolf Dogs (Bron Breakker & Baron Corbin) (c) vs. Nathan Frazer & Axiom

Trick Williams vs. Carmelo Hayes

Women’s Title Match
Lyra Valkyria (c) vs. Roxanne Perez

North American Title Triple Threat Match
Oba Femi (c) vs. Josh Briggs vs. Dijak

6 Woman Tag Team Match
Jacy Jayne, Kiana James & Izzi Dame vs. Fallon Henley, Kelani Jordan & Thea Hail

Shawn Spears vs. Joe Gacy (Pre Show)