WWE NXT Results (12/20) - Two Tag Team Title Matches, Nikkita Lyons Vs. Zoey Stark, Carmelo Hayes Vs. Axiom

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE NXT" on December 20, 2022!

Two huge title matches will be taking place tonight, as New Day's Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston will be defending their "NXT" Tag Team Championships for the first time against Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen. Jensen and Briggs secured themselves their title shot last week after New Day promised the opportunity to anyone who could recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Woods and Kingston dethroned Pretty Deadly at "NXT Deadline" two weeks ago and are currently in their first reign. Will New Day be able to hold on to their titles, or will new champions be crowned?


The "NXT" Women's Tag Team Championships will also be on the line, as Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne) and Diamond Mine's Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley have the chance to dethrone current titleholders Kayden Carter and Katana Chance. The three teams have been at odds with one another for the past few weeks and have had a few physical altercations with one another backstage. Which team will come out on top?

Elsewhere in the women's division, Nikkita Lyons will finally be able to get her hands on Zoey Stark as the two come face-to-face in the squared circle tonight. Stark betrayed Lyons on the November 8 edition of "NXT", later citing that she did so because she was tired of helping everyone else out and putting herself second. What will happen when the former tag team partners collide for the first time?


Additionally, former two time North American Champion Carmelo Hayes will be going head-to-head with Axiom. The pair previously squared off in the Men's Iron Survivor Challenge at "Deadline" and look to settle their differences for good. Which man will come out on top?

We are live! We head to a video recapping the match between Roxanne Perez and Mandy Rose last week.

Vic Joseph and Booker T then greet audiences at home as Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams head to the ring, followed by Axiom.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Axiom

The bell rings and Hayes pushes Axiom to the mat. Axiom delivers a snapmare and an arm drag before the pair exchange submissions. Hayes delivers a back elbow, but Axiom manages to deliver a dropkick and a Northern Lights suplex. Hayes delivers a back elbow, then looks for Fade Away, but Axiom catches him with a kick.


Back from the break, Hayes is working on Axiom's arm. Axiom delivers a few knee strikes before the two men exchange chops. Axiom delivers a dropkick, followed by an overhead suplex. Hayes delivers a boot, then locks in a crossface. Axiom escapes, then ascends to the top and delivers a crossbody. He locks in a Triangle hold, but Hayes escapes after he manages to counter it into a powerbomb. Hayes delivers a series of boots to Axiom's face, but Axiom fires back with an overhand chop.

The two men teeter on the top rope before Axiom delivers a hurricanrana. While the referee is distracted, Williams shoves Axiom to the mat from the apron, allowing Hayes to deliver a leg drop off the top rope for the win.


Winner: Carmelo Hayes

After the match, Axiom delivers a moonsault off the ropes to Williams.

We head backstage to McKenzie Mitchell and Grayson Waller. Mitchell asks Waller why he requested this time and says if Roxanne Perez can get her title match early, then he can too. Mitchell informs him that he's on a media tour to promote "Vengeance Day", but Waller disregards this and tells him to meet him in the ring tonight.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Tony D'Angelo and Stacks. D'Angelo gets off the phone and says Wes Lee has agreed to grant him a North American match next week. He tells Stacks to find Dijak and tell him to stay out of it. Waller walks in and tells D'Angelo to let him know if he sees Breakker.

Zoey Stark vs. Nikkita Lyons

Back at ringside, Nikkia Lyons heads down. Zoey Stark tries attacking her from behind, but Lyons sees her coming and manages to catch her with a kick to her midsection. The pair get in the ring and the bell rings. Lyons delivers a kick to Stark, then hits several shoulders to her midsection and a jumping forearm. The two women spill to the outside and Stark sends Lyons into the ring post. Stark chokes Lyons on the middle rope, then delivers an overhand chop. She sends Lyons to the mat, but Lyons fires back with a pair of lariats and a suplex. She hits a few kicks, then goes for a pin. Stark kicks out and delivers a superkick to Lyons. Stark delivers a dropkick and a roundhouse kick to Lyon's head, then goes for a pin. Lyons kicks out and delivers a right hand to Stark. Lyons delivers a superkick, then follows it up with a forearm. She then looks for a roll-up, but Stark reverses the fall and grabs the ropes for the win.


Winner: Zoey Stark

We head backstage to Cora Jade and McKenzie Mitchell. Mitchell asks Jade for her thoughts about losing the Women's Iron Survivor Challenge and Roxanne Perez winning the title. Jade says Perez got lucky before Wendy Choo comes out of nowhere and attacks her.]

Back at ringside, Toxic Attraction heads down, followed by Ivy Nile, Tatum Paxley, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter.

Back from the break, we head to Fallon Henley going through financial records with Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs. Briggs says he thinks things will pick up and they just need to think of something. Kiana James and her assistant walk in. She tells her assistant to take stock of everything and Henley asks what they're doing here, all the while Jensen is charmed. James says "a little birdie" told her that the bar is struggling and she went to the bank. She says she paid off the debts and can now buy the property from the bank. Henley challenges her to a match next week and says if she wins, then she keeps the bar but if she loses, then she can buy the bar. James agrees.


Kayden Carter and Katana Chance (c) vs. Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley vs. Toxic Attraction for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships

Carter and Dolin begin the action. The bell rings and Dolin sends Carter into the top turnbuckle face first. Jayne tags in and delivers a cannonball. Nile tags herself in and delivers a kick to Jayne's face. Paxley tags in and the pair deliver a double suplex. Paxley then delivers an assisted flip, then tags in Nile. Nile delivers a kick to Jayne's midsection, but Jayne delivers a forearm as Carter makes the blind tag. The two women spill to the outside before Carter delivers a crossbody.


Back from the break, Dolin delivers a clothesline to Nile. Carter tags in and delivers a pair of back elbows. Paxley tags in and Carter delivers a crossbody to her. Chance tags in and delivers a hurrcanrana to Paxley off the top rope. She goes for a pin, but Nile breaks it up. Dolin tags in and delivers a forearm to Nile's head. Jayne tags in and delivers a superkick to Nile. She follows it up with a senton, then goes for a pin but Carter breaks the fall. Jayne then delivers a hip attack and looks for a cannonball, but Nile rolls out of the way and tags in Paxley. Paxley goes flying, then tags in Nile. Jayne delivers a neckbreaker before Chance tags herself in and delivers a codebreaker. Carter tags in and Nile locks in the Dragon Sleeper. Carter uses the ropes to reverse the hold into a pin for the win.


Winners (and still): Kayden Carter and Katana Chance

We then head to a video hyping up Oro Mensah.

Roxanne Perez Sits Down With Booker T

We head to a video of Booker T and Roxanne Perez sitting down earlier today backstage. Booker tells Perez he's proud of her and asks how she felt after her win. She says she was overwhelmed, but she managed to pull out the win. She says she never looked back after walking into Booker T's school. She says her goal was to be the youngest "NXT" Women's Champion after, but she's already managed to capture the Women's Tag Team Champions and win the Women's Iron Survivor Challenge. Booker asks why she didn't wait until "New Year's Evil" and she says he remembers him telling her to bet on herself. Booker congratulates her before Perez asks him for advice. Booker says he's always been about checks and championships. He says you'll always have butterflies and nerves, but you have to turn the butterflies on their backs.


Back at ringside, Apollo Crews heads down.

We Hear From Apollo Crews

Crews congratulates Perez on her championship win, then says it was well deserved. He then says he felt like he would be leaving "Deadline" as the new "NXT" Champion to accomplish what he set out to do on "NXT", and says even though he didn't win, he's not out of championship contention. He says when "NXT" gets back on the road, he sees himself challenging for the title once again.


Hayes tells him to get to the back of the line because it's his turn next. Carmelo Hayes' music hits and he heads to the ring. He tells Crews he has it all and he has no problem adding Crews to the list of all the jerseys he has put on the rafters. Crews says Hayes has everything from the swagger to the in-ring skills, but Hayes cuts him off. He says that even though the one thing he may not have is the title, neither dies Crews. Crews humbles Hayes and says there is always someone better than he is and tells him to name him the time and place.

We head backstage to New Day in the locker room. Pretty Deadly walk in with a bunch of presents. New Day asks if they got everything on their Christmas list and Wilsons says they didn't quite get anything. New Day says they don't get their title shot until they do as they say. Prince complains to Wilson.


We then see Alba Fyre heading to the ring backstage, but Isla Dawn ambushes her and blows red powder into her face.

Back from the break, we head to a video from last week of Edris Enofé, Malik Blade, and Odyssey Jones running into Ava Raine. Raine asks when they will get serious and Enofé says they're just trying to have fun. Blade says they don't believe in Schism, and Schism tells them they need to smarten up.

We head backstage to Alba Fyre being checked on in the medical office. Grayson Waller walks in looking for Breakker and the medical official tells him that they're dealing with a serious situation.

Back at ringside, Indi Hartwell and Elektra Lopez head down.

Elektra Lopez vs. Indi Hartwell

The bell rings and Hartwell shoves Lopez into the corner. She delivers several shoulders to her midsection and a big boot, but Lopez fires back with a boot of her own. She follows it up with a forearm before the pair spill to the outside and she sends Hartwell shoulder first into the ring post. Lopez tosses Hartwell back in the ring, then delivers a series of kicks and whips her to the mat. Hartwell delivers a few right hands and a pair of clotheslines before the pair level each other with crossbodies. Lopez delivers a boot, then ascends to the top rope as she puts on a pair of brass knuckles. Hartwell pulls her off and looks for a move, but Lopez hits her with a right hand and pins for the win.


Winner: Elektra Lopez

We head backstage to Alba Fyre in the medical office. The medical official clears her for in-ring competition.

Back from the break, we head backstage to McKenzie Mitchell and Wes Lee. Mitchell asks why he wanted to defend the North American Championship against Tony D'Angelo and he says he wants to be a fighting champion. He says the title won't be leaving his shoulder anytime soon.

Back at ringside, Sol Ruca heads down, followed by Alba Fyre.

As Fyre gets in the ring, Isla Dawn comes out of nowhere and attacks Fyre. She traps her arm between the ring post and ring steps, then picks up Fyre's bat and hits her arm with it.

We head to Chase U, who are holding a Christmas potluck. Thea Hail hands Chase a sweater before several other students hand him food. One tries to give him fruitcake, but Chase calls him a dumbass because he's allergic to it. Several other students with fruitcake leave the line while Duke Hudson, who doesn't have a present, tells another student he needs to talk to the Dean and he'll watch his present: a plaque that says "#1 Professor Andre Chase". Hudson then goes over to Chase and gives him the plaque before the pair hug.


We head backstage to McKenzie Mitchell, Fallon Henley, Brooks Jensen, and Josh Briggs. Kiana James walks in and Henley says she doesn't want to deal with her tonight. James says she isn't there for her, but for Jensen. She wishes him good luck in his upcoming match. 

Back from the break, we head to a video of Drew Gulak teaching a student how to wrestle. Hank Walker walks in and says he's noticed that he's been scouting over the past few weeks. Walker says he's been working hard and asks him for advice. Gulak invites him to a seminar he's hosting next week so he can observe and Walker accepts.

Back at ringside, Brooks Jensen, Josh Briggs and Fallon Henley head down, followed by New Day.

New Day (c) vs. Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen (w/ Fallon Henley) for the NXT Tag Team Championships

Kingston and Jensen begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Kingston delivers a vicious right hand to Jensen's head, but Jensen fires back with a pair of shoulder tackles. He follows it up with a bodyslam, then tags in Woods. Woods delivers a superkick, then delivers a chop and a spinning back elbow. He follows it up with a forearm, then tags in Kingston. Kingston delivers a dropkick, then tags Woods back in. Woods delivers a basement dropkick, then follows it up with a slingblade. Briggs tags in and delivers a reverse atomic drop. He delivers a forearm as we see Kiana James and her assistant watching on from the audience.


Back from the break, Woods delivers an enziguri to Jensen and tags in Kingston. Kingston delivers a dropkick, but Jensen manages to deliver a boot to his midsection. Kingston fires back with a crossbody off the top rope, then follows it up with the Boom Drop. Kingston delivers S.O.S. and goes for a pin, but Jensen grabs the bottom rope to break the fall. Briggs and Woods tag in. Briggs delivers a massive right hand and a big boot. Jensen tags in and delivers an Atomic Drop, then goes for a pin. Kingston kicks out and Jensen whips him into the corner. Briggs tags in and sits Kingston on the top turnbuckle. He slips under Briggs before Briggs manages to hit him with a moonsault off the top rope. He goes for a pin, but Kingston kicks out.


Briggs sits Kingston on his shoulders as Jensen ascends to the top. Woods knocks him off the top as Kingston delivers a poisionrana and Trouble In Paradise to Briggs. Woods tags in and delivers an elbow drop for the win.

Winners (and still): New Day

After the match, New Day offers their hands to Jensen and Briggs. The four men shake hands and hug.

We head backstage and see Stacks practicing what he's going to say to Dijak. He then heads into his dressing room.

We then head to Grayson Waller who calls out Bron Breakker once again and says he's headed to the ring.

Back from the break, we head to a confrontation between Indus Sher and The Creed Brothers in the parking lot. Indus Sher says they heard that Julius was cleared, but they want him to prove himself first. Julius says he will next week in his match with JD McDonagh.

Grayson Waller Calls Out Bron Breakker

Back at ringside, Grayson Waller heads to the ring.

Waller grabs a mic and says he's calling his shot and wants his title match right now. He says he forgot Breakker and says he's been carrying "NXT" on his back throughout 2022. He says no man or woman on the roster can do what he can and says he will soon be the greatest "NXT" Champion of all time. He continues to rag on Breakker before we see a car pull up. Breakker gets out of it and heads to the ring.


Breakker tackles Waller with a Spear, but suddenly goes unconscious. Waller unzips his jacket to reveal a steel plate and a vest. Waller says he outsmarted Breakker and says he will do so once again at "New Year's Evil".