WWE NXT Review – November 21, 2023

WWE NXT Review – November 21, 2023

Heritage Cup Title Match
Noam Dar (c) vs. Chad Gable

Round 1

Match starts off with a lock up before they go back & forth by taking turns locking one another in holds then Chad Gable cinches in an Ankle Lock but Noam Dar quickly escapes as Round 1 ends.

Round 2

Dar slaps Gable so Gable shoves him to the mat and hits a suplex but Dar hits a series of kicks while the referee is distracted Oro Mensah lands a kick on Gable from the outside opening the door for Dar to hit Nova Roller to score a fall as we go to a break.

Dar 1-0

Round 3

After the break round 3 is coming to an end as Gable & Dar teeter on the top rope. Gable hits a superplex and looks for a fall but Dar reverses it but Gable kicks out to end Round 3.

Round 4

Gable & Dar exchange strikes with one another before Gable delivers a suplex and ascends to the top then connects with a diving headbutt.

The action spills to the outside and the referee begins a 10 count but both men get back in the ring before it can be completed.

Dar hits an elbow and a knee strike and they exchange right hands as the round comes to a close.

Round 5

Gable wastes no time and lands a kick then follows it up with Chaos Theory to score the fall.

Gable 1-1

After the round Dar takes a cheap shot at Gable while the referee is distracted.

Round 6

Dar lands an elbow in the corner then hits a suplex and a sliding clothesline then goes for a pin but Gable kicks out and connects with a brainbuster then ascends to the top and looks for a diving headbutt.

Dar catches him in a Triangle but Gable powers through and lands a powerbomb then goes for a pin but Dar kicks out. Dar then lands a back elbow and a kick but Gable reverses it into an Ankle Lock but Dar escapes and rolls Gable up but Gable kicks out and hits a DDT.

He drags Dar over to the corner and ascends to the top rope then looks for a moonsault as Dar looks to get his feet up, but Gable catches them and cinches in an Ankle Lock as the round comes to an end just before Dar taps out.

Winner: No One (Draw) (1-1) (Dar retains)

After the match Otis & Mensah get into a shoving match. Otis shoves Mensah out of the ring before Maxxine Dupri slaps Lash Legend as Otis catches her but she quickly retreats to the outside to join Meta 4.

JBL previewed the Iron Survivor Qualifying Matches for tonight.

After the break we head over to NXT Tag Team Champions The Family having dinner at a restaurant. Stacks & Tony D’Angelo both say they tried helping Chase U out but Andre Chase kept digging himself deeper and deeper. Stacks asks D’Angelo how bad it is and D’Angelo says it was bad enough. D’Angelo & Stacks then meet the rest of their family to celebrate regaining the NXT Tag Team Titles.

We then head over to Trick Williams & Carmelo Hayes. Williams asks Hayes if he’s alright and Hayes says he’s locked in. He offers to be ringside for Hayes & Hayes says while he appreciates the offer he has to face Josh Briggs alone.

Back at ringside Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria heads down to the ring but Xia Li blindsides her on the ramp. Officials run down to check on Valkyria.

After the break Valkyria is being checked on backstage.

Tag Team Match
Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza vs. Edris Enofe & Malik Blade

Edris Enofé looks to land a kick but Humberto Carrillo avoids it and Malik Blade tags in & Blade lands a dropkick and a crossbody out of the corner but Angel Garza becomes legal and delivers a knee that rocks Blade while Carrillo holds him in place on the apron.

Garza then delivers a chop on the outside and gets him back in the ring then hits a bodyslam and tags Carrillo back in.

Carrillo & Garza double team on Blade before Carrillo delivers a dropkick to his face and follows it up with a clothesline in the corner.

Garza tags back in and fires off stomps on Blade with Carrillo then catches him with a right hand. Enofé & Carrillo tag in and Enofé catches Carrillo with a dropkick.

Carrillo hits a powerbomb on him then tags Garza back in then Carrillo tosses Enofé over to Garza & Garza catches him with a kick mid air for the win.

Winners: Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza

Fallon Henley & Briggs Jensen wished Josh Briggs luck in his match against Carmelo Hayes tonight. Henley & Briggs told Briggs that they would accompany him ringside. Briggs rejected the offer and went at it on his own.

Iron Survivor Qualifying Match
Carmelo Hayes vs. Josh Briggs

Match starts off with a lock up then Carmelo Hayes fires off right hands but Josh Briggs takes him down with a knee to his midsection before Hayes responds with a dropkick that sends Briggs crashing out of the ring then joins him and fires off strikes.

Briggs hits a boot across Hayes’ head and dumps him back in the ring but Hayes catches him with a kick as he looks to join him and lands Fade Away then hits a splash to the outside from the top rope then fires off right hands and looks for a crossbody off the barricade.

He gets Briggs back in and runs the ropes, but Briggs flattens him with a shoulder tackle before Hayes low bridges him out of the ring and follows him but Briggs gets him up on his shoulder but Hayes escapes but Briggs manages to dump him over the announce table as we go to a break.

After the break Briggs lands a back elbow on Hayes in the corner and follows it up with a big boot. He hits a sidewalk slam before Hayes fires off right hands on him then delivers several chops to Briggs but Briggs plants him spine first and delivers a splash.

Hayes delivers a springboard clothesline to Briggs then lands a few right hands and hits a hurricanrana. He connects with a boot on his jaw and a Scissor Kick but Briggs catches him with a chokeslam and a big boot.

Hayes connects with a Codebreaker and ascends to the top rope but Lexis King runs down to the ring and hops up on the apron. Hayes levels him with a kick to his head but turns around he runs into a clothesline and a moonsault for the win.

Winner & Gets Into The Iron Survivor Match: Josh Briggs

We then head backstage to McKenzie Mitchell catching up with Lyra Valkyria. Mitchell asks Valkyria if her Women’s Title defense against Xia Li will go on as planned and Valkyria adamantly insists that it will.

After the break we see Mr. Stone welcomes Von Wagner over to his house for dinner with his family. Wagner gives him brownies and greets Stone’s wife and children. The 5 of them then have dinner and chat amongst themselves.

Wes Lee says fans know him by now and know that he’s in the ring because of North American Champion Dominik Mysterio. He says Mysterio holds the North American Title and he feels like losing the North American Title to him was the catalyst for Judgment Day capturing all the gold. He says he sees red when he thinks about Mysterio and while people win and lose titles all the time he felt like he found himself when he held the North American Title. He says he felt accepted, and because of that he needs another North American Title shot at Deadline.

North American Champion Dominik Mysterio’s music hits and he makes his way down the ramp. He says the one thing Lee does better than anyone is make fans feel sorry for him and asks Lee why he deserves another title shot. Lee tells him that the only reason he still holds the North American Title is because the rest of Judgment Day helps him at every turn and Mysterio asks Lee if he wants his title back. Lee says he does and Mysterio tells him that if he wants another shot he has to face 3 former North American Champions next week. He says he will only get his shot if he does but if he doesn’t then it’s his last shot. Lee accepts his terms.

There was a news report regarding the unknown controversy involving Andre Chase & Chase University’s unmentioned controversy.

We head backstage and see Thea Hail panicking about the whereabouts of Andre Chase as Jacy Jayne listens. Jayne says he & Duke Hudson aren’t present for a good reason and gives her some words of encouragement.

Backstage Tiffany Stratton congratulated Josh Briggs and told him he would see him at Deadline. Brooks Jensen & Fallon Henley were bamboozled by it.

Women’s Iron Survivor Qualifying Match
Blair Davenport vs. Thea Hail

Match starts off with a lock up before Blair Davenport catches Thea Hail with a boot as she charges at her then delivers a stomp to her arm and whips her into the corner repeatedly.

She then begins wearing Hail’s arm down with a submission hold but Hail escapes with an arm drag out of the corner. Davenport continues to wear down her arm with a Fujiwara Armbar but Hail counters into a roll up.

Davenport is forced to kick out and release the hold then gets in Jacy Jayne’s face on the outside. Hail levels her with a tope suicida and a fallaway slam then gets her back inside the ring and delivers a senton.

She looks for a 2nd one off the ropes but Davenport gets her knees up then rocks Hail with Kamigoye to get the win.

Winner & Gets Into The Women’s Iron Survivor Match: Blair Davenport

After the break we head over to a video following NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov & Baron Corbin as they prepare for their Deadline match.

Eddy Thorpe vs. Charlie Dempsey

Match starts off with a lock up then they go back & forth locking one another in submission holds before Charlie Dempsey lands an uppercut and a strike across Eddy Thorpe’s spine then lands a double underhook suplex but Thorpe delivers an uppercut of his own.

Dempsey locks in an Abdominal Stretch and transitions into a different hold but Thorpe escapes and delivers a hip toss then hits a boot to Dempsey’s midsection then follows it up with an enzuigiri and a boot to his face.

Dempsey locks in an Abdominal Stretch once again but Thorpe manages to counter into a roll up for the win.

Winner: Eddy Thorpe

After the match Dempsey, Drew Gulak & Myles Borne continue to beat down Thorpe.

Members of D’Angelo’s family gave gifts to Tony D’Angelo & Stacks in the restaurant after the dinner, Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo attacks them in the parking lot. Carrillo & Garza fled the scene when the rest of the D’Angelo Family arrived to make the save.

There was a video package of Arianna Grace where she claimed she would get her revenge on Karmen Petrovic.

Women’s Title Match
Lyra Valkyria (c) vs. Xia Li

Lyra Valkyria & Xia Li waste no time as Valkyria fires off knee strikes on Li but Li sends her crashing into the mat and delivers a boot.

Valkyria responds with a springboard crossbody and an arm drag then delivers a dropkick and a 2nd one through the middle rope then dumps Li back in the ring and ascends to the top rope but Li pulls her down as we go to a break.

After the break Valkyria fires off right hands on Li’s section to escape a hold Li has locked in on her then Li connects with a neckbreaker and locks in a crossface but Valkyria escapes and delivers a dropkick to her knee.

She follows it up with a series of kicks across her chest but Li catches her with a roundhouse kick and locks in a crossface but Valkyria escapes once again and executes a backslide.

Li kicks out and gets Valkyria up on her shoulders then hits an airplane spin and looks for a vertical suplex but Valkyria escapes and delivers a German suplex.

They go back & forth with forearms on one another before Li delivers a jumping knee before Valkyria responds with an enzuigiri and a spinning back heel kick then gets Li up on her shoulders and lands a modified Michinoku Driver for the win.

Winner & Still Women’s Champion: Lyra Valkyria (STILL CHAMPION!!!)

Next Week’s NXT

Fatal 4 Way Match
Cameron Grimes vs. Bronson Reed vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Wes Lee (If Lee wins he gets a North American Title match at Deadline)

Iron Survivor Qualifying Match

Women’s Iron Survivor Qualifying Match

NXT Tag Team Titles Match
The Family (Tony D’Angelo & Stacks) (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza

Updated Deadline Card (Dec 9th)

Iron Survivor Match
Dijak vs. Trick Williams vs. Josh Briggs vs. 2 TBD

Women’s Iron Survivor Match
Tiffany Stratton vs. Lash Legend vs. Blair Davenport vs. 2 TBD

NXT Title Match
Ilja Dragunov (c) vs. Baron Corbin

North American Title Match
Dominik Mysterio (c) vs. Wes Lee (If Lee wins the Fatal 4 Way Match)