WWE NXT 2.0 episode of January 18, 2022, will see the start of Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament. Two matches from the tournament will take place on this show. Additionally, Walter will take on Roderick Strong. Tony D’Angelo will host a memorial service for Pete Dunee.
Keep on reading to get complete details from the WWE NXT 2.0 episode of January 18, 2022.
- Show – WWE NXT
- Date – January 18, 2022
- Location – Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, FL, US
- Time – 8 PM EST
- Commentators – Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett
- Interviewers – McKenzie Mitchell
- Ring announcer – Alicia Taylor
Match Card & Results
- Grayson Waller defeated Dexter Lumis via pinfall in a singles match.
- The Creed Brothers(Julius Creed & Brutus Creed) defeated Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs via pinfall in the round 1 match of Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
- Dante Chan vs Guru Raaj ended in a no-contest.
- Ivy Nile defeated Kay Lee Ray in singles match via pinfall.
- Malik Blade & Edris Enofé defeated Legado Del Fantasma(Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde) in Round 1 match of Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament via pinfall.
- Walter vs Roderick Strong
LA Knight opened the show backstage as he was looking for Grayson Waller. He heads to the ring and calls out Waller so that he can finish what he started last week. Waller does not come out and Knight starts to run him down on the mic. Waller enters at the stage and informs Knight that he has got a 50-feet restraining order against him. He slips the order into the ring.
Knight tells him while he got a restraining order against him, he did not get a restraining order against another person, that is Dexter Lumis. Lumis appears behind Waller to attack him. Waller scrambles away to avoid the Silence. Knight tells Waller that either he gets the restraining order lifted or faces Lumis.
Dexter Lumis vs Grayson Waller
Lumis is in control as we return to see the match in progress. Waller turns it around with quick strikes. Lumis fires back with a big right hand to the jaw and hits Hangman’s neckbreaker for a nearfall. Waller comes back with a jawbreaker. Waller hits a lariat to take us to a break.
Lumis fights back from a wristlock and unloads with big strikes, a leg drop and Side Effect. Grayson avoids the Silence by getting to the rope. Lumis [uts on the arm triangle on the floor and Waller runs him into the annouce table. Someone attacks Lumis on the floor and then throws him into the ring for a stunner from Waller for the pin.
A video package for Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
MSK are backstage hyping up their chances in Dusty Rhodes Classic. Legado Del Fantasma come to them and tell them that they will meet in semifinal, where their journey will end.
The Creed Brothers(Julius Creed & Brutus Creed) vs Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs – Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament.
Jensen knocks out Brutus’ mouthpiece with a knee strike. Brooks and Jensen keep up with the double team attack to keep control. Julius tags in to cut off Jensen and isolate him in the corner. Brutus drops him to the floor with a belly to belly suplex.
Creed Brothers keep Jensen under control until Briggs tags in. Briggs rocks Brutus with big shots and hits a side slam and a splash. Julius breaks the pin. Jensen is sent into the barricade. Brutus and Briggs go at it for a while before Brutus tags in and hits backbreaker rack slam for the pin and the win.
Guru Raaj vs Dante Chan
We get a video package for Dante Chan before the break. He gets into the ring to start the action. Both men get to the floor and get attacked by Duke Hudson. Hudson destroys both men until the crew gets things under control.
Joe Gacy is backstage with Harland. He tells Harland that he is just disappointed to not make it to Dusty Rhodes Classic, but this is time for growth. Odessey Jones tells them they are full of crap. Jones is on his crutches and says it is a training injury. Jones leaves and Harland keeps staring towards him.
Bron Breakker gets interviewed backstage and says he is ready to have the responsibilities of being NXT Champion. Elektra Lopez and Santos Escobar rolls up. Escobar says Breakker is not ready to carry the brand on his shoulder, and NXT 2.0 is gonna look a lot better with the title around his waist. Bron threatens to beat him up but Escobar says things are done on his time.
Tony D’Angelo is out in the ring with a casket for Pete Dunne’s memorial service. He says this is a closed-casket service as nobody wants to see Dunne after he broke a crowbar across his head. He wants to move on to bigger and better things, and he’s got his eyes on the North American Championship.
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams enter at the stage and talk about their “boys.” Carmelo warns Tony against going after his title keep his name out of his mouth. Cameron Grimes enters and tells Tony to wait in line. Grimes tells Hayes that he looked dead in his eyes to challenge him last week. Hayes tells them that they will have a match and winner might get his shot at his title. Tony attacks Grimes but Grimes smashes him with Pete Dunne’s portrait.
Ivy Nile vs Kay Lee Ray
Ray gets the first blood with a big forearm and a dropkick. Nile comes back shortly afterward and drops Ray with an enziguiri. Nile keeps her grounded for a while. Ray gets back in control but Mandy Rose shows up on the apron to distract Ray. Nile counters KLR bomb into a sitout pin for the win.
Mandy Rose attacks Ray after the match. Ray gets the upper hand but Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne attack her. Indi Hartwell and Persia Perrota run out to make the save. KLR, Indi and Persia stand tall.
Harland has attacked Odesey Jones backstage with his crutch. Joe Gacy is standing beside him smiling.
Legado Del Fantasma vs Edris Enofe & Malik Blade
Blade and Enofe get the early control by taking Wilde to their corner. Legado takes control with double team action. Enofe counters a suplex to tag in Blade. Blade goes at it against Mendoza but Santos Escobar trips him from outside. This leads to a distraction and Enofe & Blade take control. Bron Breakker drops Escobar on the apron and takes him away. Mendoza gets distracted but it and Blade rolls him up for the pin.
Malcolm Bivens is backstage talking up Diamond Mine as Roderick Strong warms up behind him.
Dakota Kai vs Yulisa Leon
Dakota gets slammed to the mat and gets hit with a snap suplex. Kai counters in the corner with a drop toe hold. Kai keeps control for a while. Valentina Feroz comes out and hypes up Leon. Leon comes back with a big lariat and bridging fallaway slam. Kai counters with a big boot in the corner for the pin.
Raquel Gonzalez is backstage and says she was not pinned in the three way title match at New Year’s Evil. Cora Jade comes to her and talks about teaming up for Dusty Rhodes Classic.
Walter vs Roderick Strong
They go back and forth for 20 minutes in the main event. Walter hits Air Raid crash for the pin and the win.
After the match, Walter announces his name is Gunther. Imperium join him in the ring before Creed Brothers attack them. The show closes with a brawl.