On the road to Stand & Deliver, a special episode of NXT takes place tonight.
A triple threat NXT Championship match will headline NXT Roadblock tonight. Bron Breakker defends his title against Dolph Ziggler and Tommaso Ciampa in a triple threat match.
With help from Robert Roode, Ziggler defeated Ciampa two weeks ago to become the number one contender to Breakker's title. But Ciampa was added into the championship picture after he pinned Ziggler in a tag team match last week. Breakker & Ciampa defeated Ziggler & Roode.
Breakker & Ciampa vs. Ziggler & Roode also took place on last night's Raw, with Breakker & Ciampa again getting the win.
A Tag Team title match is also set for tonight's show. Imperium's Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner will put their NXT Tag Team titles on the line against The Creed Brothers (Julius & Brutus Creed).
The Creed Brothers earned tonight's title shot by winning the 2022 men's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Plus, LA Knight takes on Grayson Waller in a Last Man Standing match. Our live coverage begins at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
The show opens with a video package set to music hyping the Roadblock triple threat main event.
A semifinals match in the Dusty Classic kicks off the show.
Wendy Choo & Dakota Kai defeat Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez to advance into the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic final
Kai pins Gonzalez to win the match. TKai & Choo now advance to the tournament final. Toxic Attraction attacks Gonzalez during the match to injury her, in turn costing Gonzalez & Jade the match.
The Toxic Attraction tio watch the bout from couch on a stage, before two of them end up interfering later on.
Probably the least amount of comedy involving Choo than any of her character's matches so far. It was also probably Choo's best match since adopting the sleepy character.
Some gaga early on when Choo went to sleep after a drop down, but it was a trick. Choo sprang to her feet to grab a headlock. Gonzalez easily countered into an airplane spin, and then quite literally dropped Choo on the mat.
Kai is able to tag in. She and Choo with a double team. They work over Jade, and they keep her from tagging not. Armadillo roll with both tied up in a small package.
The fight spills outside, leading to Gonzalez squaring off with Kai. Before they could rekindle their rivalry, a sneak attack on Gonzalez. Gigi Dolan and Jacy Jayne run down to ringside. Dolan with a Tony Harding on Gonzalez, striking her in the knee with a foreign object.
Gonzalez is down selling her knee as the show cuts to a commercial break. Medical staff in storyline clear Gonzalez to wrestle during the break. Meanwhile, Jade make a comeback as the show returns.
Outnumbered, Jade is soon cut off. Gonzalez eventually pulls herself to the apron in her corner. Hot tag to a hobbled Gonzalez. She still cleans house.
Kai manages to counter Gonzalez, until she began to apparently hear voices or something. The announcers call it as she in conflicted, facing her former friend. Hesitation by Kai allows Gonzalez to attempt her finisher, but Gonzalez buckles as her injured knee gives out.
Kai with a face wash. Choo leaps backwards off the top rope for a super Vader splash. Kai follows up with a double stomp off the top, and Kai covers Gonzalez for a three count.
Tommaso Ciampa cuts a great promo during a pre-taped segment.
Commentators Vic Joseph and Wade Barrett plug tickets going on sale for Stand & Deliver in Dallas.
The Creed Brothers were attacked in the parking lot by unknown assailants.
Fallon Henley defeats Tiffany Stratton
Henley pins Stratton after outside interference by Sarray. Stratton is struck from behind by a knee from Sarray. That leads to Henley hitting a running knee strike, and she covers Stratton for an upset pinfall.
Framed like a showcase match, Henley did not even get an entrance. She at least has theme music that played after she won the match. Briggs & Jensen carry Henley on their shoulders to celebrate the victory.
Settle in for a long series of talking segments.
Chase University skit features Andre Chase cursing at a student, and throwing a basketball at him. The student dared to ask about Bodhi Hayward's blackened eye. This sent Chase into a rage.
NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are featured in a skit from a barber shop. Not Brutus' barber shop, and no broken windows. Just some character development for Hayes and Williams ahead of the multi-person ladder match for Hayes' championship at Stand & Deliver.
Nikkita Lyons guests on Lashing Out with Lash Legend
Legend begins the sit-down interview by asking a snarky question about Lyon's parents. In storyline her father was a musician, and her mother was a groupie.
Legends insults Lyon's mom with a question about her being everyone's groupie. Lyons shrugs off the question, saying her mom taught her not to be judgmental.
The conversation gets heated from there. Legends insults Lyons some more, and Legend stands up to berate Lyons. Legends accuses Lyons of having butt implants. Lyons gets out of her seat to say she is all natural.
Lyons says the only thing all natural about Legend is that she is full of s***, which was bleeped out. The pre-taped segments ends with Lyons and Legend arguing in each other's face.
NXT Tag Team Champions Imperium in a backstage interview with McKenzie Mitchell discuss The Creeds getting attacked. MSK interrupt to challenge Imperium for a title match, offering to take the place of the Creed Brothers.
Briggs & Jensens bicker with Legado del Fantasma. That concludes the talking segments for now. Back to the wrestling matches, and up next is a gimmick match to settle a grudge.
Grayson Waller defeats LA Knight in a last man standing match
Waller wins after a flying elbow drop through the announce desk in a highspot for the highlight reel.
Knight attacks Waller during Waller's entrance. The match begins with Knight pummeling Waller. Knight pulls out plunder from underneath the ring. The fight continues on the floor, where Waller is sent crashing into the ring steps.
From there they settled into a match inside the ring. Weapons did not factor much into the match until later. Waller cuts off Knight, regaining his heat. The crowd played their role really well, cheering Knight like a superstar babyface.
Knight begins to make a comeback when Waller whacks him with a metal trash can. The show cuts to a split-screen commercial break. Waller uses a a trash can lid to punish Knight during the break. Waller also sets up a table at ringside.
The fight spills onto other parts of the soundstage. They brawl and crawl their way atop a scaffold. Knight knocks Waller off the scaffold, and Waller falls out of sight.
Sanga appears basically out of nowhere, and he carries Waller back to ringside. Knight whacks Sanga in the back with a chair. Sanga no-sells and rages like a pissed off grizzly bear. Sanga gives Knight a chokelsam on the apron.
Knight conveniently finds a pair of handcuffs, and he cuffs Sanga to a ring post. Knight then fires up for a comeback. Waller blocks Knight's finisher with a thumb to the eye. Knight counters Waller, and he throws Waller from the ring through a table on the floor.
Weapons really become a factor, as Knight blasts Waller and Sanga with chair shots. Knight clears off the announce desk. Waller pulls out a Stevie Ray slapjack, and hits Knight with it. Knight is laid out on the announce booth.
Waller leaps high into stratosphere off the top rope, and he lands a flying elbow that buries Knight through the desk. Double down with both trying to get to their feet. Sanga with an assist as Waller uses Sanga to pull himself to his feet.
Waller is up for the ten count, while Knight cannot get to his feet in time. Waller is declared the winner.
NXT Champion Bron Breakker cuts a promo in a pre-taped segment that hypes the main event on tonight's show.
Tony D'Angelo with a promo during a vignette declares himself the new don of NXT, and he is promising something big for Stand & Deliver.
NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose is laying on the couch ready to watch the next match. Her attendants are now Edris Enofe and Malik Blade, after those two apparently attacked the other two attendants.
Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray defeat Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter to advance into the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic final
Shirai pins Catanzaro to win the match. Shirai & KLR advance to face Choo & Kai in the tournament final. Wild and fast paced match with a ton of action.
Lots of action early often in this bout. Catanzaro & Carter got to shine just before the show cut to a commercial break.
Crazy tower of down spot where Catanzaro executes a doomsday poison rana with KLR on the shoulders of Carter. The soundstage is buzzing after that spot. Shirai jumps in to break up the pinfall.
The tide soon turns. KLR with a Gory Bomb on Catanzaro, and Shirai follows up with a moonsault press. Shirai then covers Catanzaro for a pinfall.
Mandy Rose was applauding the win when she is attacked by Cora Jade. They have a brief pull-apart brawl.
Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta bicker in a backstage skit. They argue over Duke Hudson, who is dating Pirotta. Hartwell is so mad she challenges Pirotta to match next week. Pirotta accepts the challenges, and then she passionately makes out with Hudson after Hartwell storms off.
Tiffany Stratton in a backstage interview with McKenzie Mitchell threatens Sarray. Stratton and Sarray meet in a match next Tuesday on NXT.
Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) vs. MSK (Nash Carter & Wes Lee) for the NXT Tag Team Championship went to a no contest
The match is thrown out when The Creed Brothers run in to attack both teams.
Hard hitting strikes and great wrestling in this bout. Imperium look like ring veterans, and MSK remain an exciting and fiery duo.
When Imperium seemingly had an advantage at times, MSK would explode with offense that shifts the momentum.
The crowd at one point began to chant for the Creeds. Foreshadowing by the crowd as The Creed Brothers soon ran in to attack everyone in the match.
Julius & Brutus Creed are out there suplexing people like Taz in '96. Some of the suplexes were even scary. The Creeds proceed to wreck shop and stand tall like Stone Cold in '99.
Joe Gacy and Harland interrupt Draco Anthony while he is working out. Gacy is again offering Anthony to join them. Xyon Quinn barges in to tell Anthony to live his own life. This skit seems to set a tag match in the near future.
A-Kid announces in a great vignette that he is coming to NXT 2.0, and he debuts on the show next Tuesday.
Jacket Time in a skit after the A-Kid vignette reveals that Kushida is set to face A-Kid in the debut match next week.
Dolph Ziggler defeats Tommaso Ciampa and Bron Breakker in a triple threat match to win the NXT Championship
Ziggler pins Ciampa after interference from Robert Roode. Ziggler wins the title in a great match. Breakker is protected by not having to take the fall.
The outcome seemingly leads to Breakker looking to regain the title at Stand & Deliver in a singles match against Ziggler.
Ziggler rolls outside at the start of the match, leaving Breakker and Ciampa to fight each other.
As his big push continues, Breakker looks like a superstar. Helping in that are two ring veterans like Ziggler and Ciampa. They are so smooth in the ring.
Breakker displays his strength with a double suplex where he lifts Ziggler and Ciampa. The inexperience of Breakker plays into the story of the match as he is crotches and tossed outside.
Meanwhile, Ziggler and Ciampa put on clinic that highlights the WWE style. Great stuff from them, leading to Ciampa getting to shine after a dive to the outside.
Triple down with all three on the mat selling as the show cuts to a split-screen commercial break. Ziggler is reigning down punches on Ciampa as the show returns from the break.
Ziggler is dispatched by a suplex from Breakker, leaving Breakker to square with Ciampa. Breakker pulls down the strap before he locks in the Steiner Recliner.
Spoofing a spot from the famous three way dance at The Night the Line Was Crossed in ECW, Ziggler jumps in to apply a sleeper on Breakker while Breakker is still applying the Recliner on Ciampa.
They all three trade strikes. Breakker is knocked off the apron. Ziggler executes a Famouser and a Zig-Zag on Cimapa. Ciampa kicks out for a close near fall. Moments later, Ciampa fires up to get a near fall on Ziggler.
Ciampa went for a Fairy Tale Ending on Ziggler, but Breakker blocks it by rushing in to hit Ciampa witha spear. Breakker blocks an attempted Zig-Zag, and he runs through Ziggler with a spear.
Breakker gives Ziggler his finisher (gorilla press into a press slam), and Breakker covers him. Robert Roode runs down to pull the referee out of the ring, breaking the count. Breakker's legs were under the bottom rope anyways, but the ref had ignored that.
Breakker being distracted allows for Ciampa to deliver a Willow's Bell on the champ. Fairy Tale Ending by Ciampa and he goes for a cover. Ziggler shoves Ciampa aside and tried to steal a pin. Breakker nonetheless kicks out for a great false finish.
Ciampa throws Ziggler outside the ring, and Ciampa pulls down a knee pad. Ciampa goes for the running knee on the champ, but Roode pulls Breakker out of the ring.
Ciampa then turns around and walks into a superkick from Ziggler. A three count later and Ziggler wins the match, becoming the new NXT Champion.