WWE NXT Spring Breakin’ 2023
WWE NXT Spring Breakin’ 2023 was a TV special event from NXT which aired on April 25, 2023. The event took place at NXT’s usual location at Capitol Wrestling Center in Orlando, FL.
NXT Championship match between Carmelo Hayes and Grayson Waller was one of the marquee matches on the card. First ever Trunk Match is also set between Pretty Deadly and Tony D’Angelo & Stacks.
- This was the second annual Spring Breakin’ event after the first event in 2022.
- This was the third NXT TV special in 2023 after New Year’s Evil and Roadblock.
- Only two title matches took place on the show – NXT Championship and NXT Women’s Championship.
- Oba Femi made his NXT in-ring debut at this event.
Pretty Deadly(Kit Wilson & Elton Prince) vs Tony D’Angelo & Channing “Stacks” Lorenzo – Trunk Match
After their altercation with Pretty Deadly following Stand & Deliver, Tony D’Angelo and Stacks abducted the tag team before NXT April 11 episode. After the duo escaped, they took shots at Tony and Stacks and challenged them for a match at Spring Breakin’. Tony and Stacks added the Trunk match stipulation to the match.
Winner – Tony D’Angelo & Stacks
Bron Breakker vs Andre Chase
On NXT April 11 episode, Bron Breakker interrupted Chase U’s MVP Trophy Award segment for Duke Hudson and ended up hitting Andre Chase with a spear and tore down Chase U flag. The following week, Hudson confronted Breakker and challenged him for a match against Chase which Breakker accepted promptly.
Winner – Bron Breakker
Cora Jade vs Lyra Valkyrie
The rivalry between Cora Jade and Lyra Valkyrie started at NXT New Year’s Evil after Lyra eliminated Cora from the #1 contender Battle Royal. They were supposed to clash in a singles match at January 31 NXT episode, but Cora missed the show with unknown reasons and only returned at April 4 episode to attack NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell. She cut a promo against many top performers in the women’s division including Lyra. Lyra interrupted her promo and warned her that she will rip out her eyes if she tried to go near the title. Lyra interrupted Cora once again on April 18 NXT episode to announce their match for Spring Breakin’.
Winner – Cora Jade
Carmelo Hayes(c) vs Grayson Waller – NXT Championship
Carmelo Hayes won NXT Championship at Stand & Deliver 2023 event. WWE then announced that he would make his first title defense at Spring Breakin’ against the winner of a fatal 4-way match. This match took place at NXT April 11 episode where Grayson Waller became the #1 contender after beating Dragon Lee, Duke Hudson and JD McDonagh.
Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley vs Brooks Jensen & Kiana James – Mixed Tag Team Match
Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen were a tag team while Fallon Henley and Kiana James were NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. Kiana and Brooks were also in a relationship, but Henley and Briggs got the wind that Kiana is cheating on Brooks. It all came down crashing at Stand & Deliver where Henley and Kiana lost the women’s tag team titles after Brooks hesitated in handing Kiana her purse to use in the match. In the aftermath, Brooks sided with James and grew detached with Briggs and Henley. When Briggs went to talk to him, Brooks sent him away. Later, Jensen and Kiana challenged Briggs and Henley for a tag team match.
Winner – Josh Briggs & Fallon Henley
Oba Femi vs Oro Mensah
New WWE Developmental recruit Oba Femi made his in-ring debut at this event. He faced Oro Mensah in a singles match.
Winner – Oba Femi
Indi Hartwell(c) vs Roxanne Perez vs Tiffany Stratton – Triple Threat match for NXT Women’s Championship
Indi Hartwell won NXT Women’s Championship at Stand & Deliver 2023 event in a ladder match. Roxanne Perez was the champion before that and was never pinned to lose the title. Indi defended the title against Zoey Stark on April 4 episode but Tiffany Stratton took offense on Hartwell just handing out a title shot to Stark. After Perez defeated Stark on April 18 NXT episode, Indi said she would like to defend the title against Perez. Stratton took offense on Indi handing another title shot and overlooking her as a challenger. When Stratton called her the most beatable champion, Indi lost her cool and made the match at Spring Breakin’ a triple threat match.
Winner – Indi Hartwell