Welcome to the live results blog for WWE NXT May 16, 2023 episode which built up for NXT Battleground 2023 event.
Two matches for NXT Women’s Championship tournament were set for the show. Roxanne Perez faced Jacy Jayne while Cora Jade faced Fallon Henley in the tournament matches to attempt to join Tiffany Stratton and Lyra Valkyrie in the semifinal.
NXT UK Heritage Cup Champion Noam Dar hosted the first Supernova Session on NXT and his special guest was Dragon Lee. Apart from this, two tag team matches were also set for the show. Charlie Dempsey and Drew Gulak took on Wes Lee and Tyler Bate.
The Creed Brothers faced The Dyad who tried to avenge their loss last week to tag team champions after The Creeds interrupted their match. Also, expect to hear from Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker. Tune in below as we post results live from WWE NXT May 16, 2023 episode with updates and winners.
RESULTS & UPDATES
Cora Jade defeated Fallon Henley in the First Round Match of NXT Women’s Championship Tournament via pinfall. Cora caught Henley with a knee strike on her way back into the ring and then hit a DDT to get the win. Lyra Valkyrie comes out to the ramp to have a face off with Cora. They clash in a semifinal next week.
Backstage, Thea Hail and Kiana James get into an argument and will clash in a match later tonight.
Wes Lee and Tyler Bate were backstage in meditation. The Dyad attack them. When they are down, Joe Gacy came in and says their friendship is based on lies.
Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams come to the arena in their car and go straight to the ring. Hayes says Bron Breakker wanted to send him a message last week after he beat Trick Williams. Hayes says they will be in his yard at NXT Battleground where they don’t bark but bite. He asks Breakker to come out. Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey interrupt them and say Hayes and Williams went past them like they were nothing. Trick challenges them for a tag team match. Gulak runs a diversion and take the first shot at Hayes. Trick and Hayes fight back and sends Dempsey and Gulak to the floor.
Ilja Dragunov interrupts Dijak backstage in his dark room to have an argument.
The Creed Brothers(Brutus Creed & Julius Creed) defeated The Dyad(Rip Fowler & Jagger Reid) in a tag team match via pinfall. Ivy Nile stopped Ava Raine from interfering in the match on the outside before Fowler was taken out by Brutus with a Brutus bomb. Julius hit Ried with a DDT and a sliding lariat to get the pinfall.
Tony D’Angelo and Stacks are having dinner somewhere. Stacks moves out to take a call. A couple of detectives come in and call Tony in for questioning.
The Creed Brothers challenge Gallus for the tag team title match at Battleground.
Naom Dar is out in the ring for Supernova Sessions. He brings out Dragon Lee and makes him sit on a small chair while he takes the big sofa. Lee said Dar does not give anyone respect while Dar replied by putting over Lee’s accolades but declined to defend the Heritage cup against him. Nathan Frazer came out and called Dar a fraud, and told him that this cup has to be defended regularly. Lee asked for a match at Battleground with Heritage Cup on the line. After some provoking, Dar agreed for a match while also telling Frazer that they would clash next week on NXT.
Jacy Jayne claimed in a backstage interview that Roxanne Perez’s time had come and gone, and she would beat her tonight to proceed to semifinal.
Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams defeated Drew Gulak & Charlie Dempsey in a tag team match via pinfall after Hayes hit his finisher on Dempsey.
Bron Breakker appeared on the big screen after the match and told Hayes that he would be appearing at the show later tonight.
Naom Dar found Lash Legend backstage and asked her about his talkshow. Legend replied that the only show she cared about was Lashing Out Loud.
Kiana James defeated Thea Hail via pinfall after catching Hail’s crossbody to hitting a slam.
Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen caught up with Tank Ledger and Hank Walker backstage and asked to work together. Ledger proposed a hose fight to put each other to limits to have a bonding experience.
Daba Kato put the locker room on notice in a vignette. Axiom was with Eddy Thorpe, Edris Enofe and Malik Blade backstage watching this vignette and said he likes to climb mountains.
Wes Lee made his way to the ring after Tyler Bate was ruled out of action for the night due to the attack. Lee said he got better controlling his anger but The Dyad attacked him and Bate for no reason, and if Gacy wanted a title shot, he should have just asked. Gacy appeared on the stage with Ava Raine and said he never hide his desire to go after North American title unlike his friend Tyler Bate. Bate also came out and said he was eyeing a title shot but he was a real friend to Lee. Lee felt betrayed and announced a triple threat match at Battleground.
Von Wagner saved Robert Stone from a heckler backstage.
Roxanne Perez defeated Jacy Jayne in First Round Match of NXT Women’s Championship Tournament after blocking Cyclone Kill and hitting Pop-Rox to get the pinfall. Tiffany Stratton had a face-off with Perez ringside. Gigi Dolin attacked Jacy Jayne after the match.
Bron Breakker came out with a security team after NXT Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams were in the ring. After a back and forth promo, a brawl broke out. Hayes hit a low blow on Breakker and both men closed the show down in the ring.