WWE NXT Results (02/21) - NXT Title Match, Ilja Dragunov Vs. Trick Williams, Jacy Jayne Vs. Indi Hartwell And More

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE NXT" on February 21, 2023!

"NXT" Champion Bron Breakker will be putting his title on the line against former WWE and United States Champion Jinder Mahal. Mahal expressed that he has not been impressed with Breakker's reign as champion thus far on last week's show, and stated that he felt as though Breakker had become too blind to see that fans has begun to turn on him. Will Breakker be able to hold on to his title, or will Mahal be able to cement his legacy in "NXT"?

Ilja Dragunov returned to "NXT" television two weeks ago and inadvertently helped Carmelo Hayes defeat JD McDonagh. In the process, he took out Hayes' ally Trick Williams. WIlliams has not taken kindly to the encounter, and tonight, the pair will collide in the ring as they look to settle their differences. Speaking of putting issues to bed, Chase U will be squaring off with The Dyad. Chase U has had their sights set on Dyad and their Schism teammates over the past few weeks after Ava abducted Thea Hail a few weeks ago. Will Chase U be able to get their revenge?

"NXT" Tag Team Champions Gallus are set to make their televised return to in-ring competition tonight as they go head-to-head with rising stars Edris Enofé and Malik Blade in a non-title match. Gallus last competed in the ring at "Vengeance Day" earlier this month, defeating Pretty Deadly, New Day, and Chase U to capture the title they currently hold. Which team will come out on top?

After calling out Jacy Jayne and expressing her discontent with her words last week, Indi Hartwell will have the chance to get her hands on the former Toxic Attraction member. Jayne has made waves recently after the shocking betrayal of Gigi Dolin during an episode of Bayley's talkshow, "Ding Dong, Hello" two weeks ago. Elsewhere in the women's division, Alba Fyre will be going one-on-one with Diamond Mine's Ivy Nile. Fyre and her newfound ally, Isla Dawn, have been on a mission to prove to Nile that her teammate Tatum Paxley isn't as loyal as she says she is. Nile has refused to let the pair get into her head, and now the question remains: will Nile be able to defeat Fyre?

We are live! Vic Joseph and Booker T greet audiences at home as Trick Williams heads to the ring with a mic in hand. Williams says he is here to prove to the "NXT" Universe that he can do more than just talk and back up everything he says. He says Ilja Dragunov can do whatever he wants, but he will beat him into oblivion.

Dragunov then heads to the ring.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Trick Williams

Williams takes a cheap shot at Dragunov. The bell rings and Dragunov wastes no time. He delivers a kick to Williams before Williams shoves him into the corner. Dragunov delivers a pair of chops, then locks in a chinlock. Williams escapes and delivers a right hand, but Dragunov fires back with a chop. He follows it up with a jumping knee, then ascends to the middle rope. Williams pulls him off, and Dragunov delivers a kick to his midsection. He follows it up with a pair of right hands across his spine, then hits one across his neck and whips him into the corner. He delivers a lariat, then climbs to the middle rope Williams pushes him off and sends him crashing to the outside as JD McDonagh saunters down to ringside to watch on. Williams gets Dragunov in the ring, then goes for a pin but Dragunov kicks out.

Back from the break, McDonagh has joined commentary as Williams is wearing down Dragunov. He delivers a few elbows to the back of Dragunov's neck, but Dragunov fires back with a modified lariat. Dragunov then delivers a kick to William's ace, then hits a jumping right hand and climbs to the top. He delivers a knee and goes for a pin, but WIlliams kicks out. Williams sends Dragunov crashing into the mat, then sets up for the -. Dragunov ducks out of the way, then delivers a German suplex and Torpedo for the win.

Winner: Ilja Dragunov

After the match, McDonagh and Dragunov stare one another down. 

We head backstage to a worried Fallon Henley. Henley tells Brooks Jensen through his voicemail to call her back as Josh Briggs walks in. Henley tells Briggs that she's worried about Jensen. Briggs tells Henley that Jensen will get her message after he listens to her many voicemails she has left, then tells her she has to stop. Henley asks Briggs if he found it suspicious that Kiana James would hide the fact that the man she was talking to on the phone was her brother. Briggs says while it is weird, she ruined Jensen and James' Valentine's date. Henley agrees to drop it and walks away. 

We head to a video of Meiko Satomura teaching a class. Roxanne Perez asks to join, and Satomura tells her she's welcome to do so. We see Satomura training her students, and they all begin to drop like flies except for Perez. The pair finish doing hundreds of squats, and Perez goes to leave, but Satomura tells her that was just the warm-up. The words "to be continued..." then appear on screen.

We Hear From Tyler Bate

Bate expresses his gratitude for the support of the "NXT" Universe and thanks them for their continued support no matter who he faces. He says that he is about to embark on a spiritual journey together, but before he can continue, Schism's music hits and the group heads to the ring.

Gacy says he believes he and Bate are kindred spirits. Bate says he isn't interested in joining the group. Ava says they may be kindred spirits in some ways, but not all ways. Gacy says you have to be careful of who you surround yourself with as he and the rest of Schism begin surrounding him. Gacy says Schism is his real family, and says they gave him a glimpse of what life with them could be like. He asks if Bate wants to feel the power of their division before Ava says that he has no one while Schism is four roots in one tree. Chase U's music then hits, and Andre Chase, Duke Hudson, and Thea Hail run down to provide Bate with some support.

The Dyad (w/ Joe Gacy and Ava) vs. Andre Chase and Duke Hudson (w/ Thea Hail)

Back from the break, the bell has rung and Hudson is battling it out with Fowler. Hudson delivers a shoulder tackle, then tags in Chase. Chase delivers a drop toe hold before Reid tags in and delivers a right hand to Chase's head. He fires off several stomps, then begins wearing Chase down. Fowler tags back in and delivers a stomp, then delivers a Tombstone. Reid tags in and targets Chase's shoulder, but Chase makes the hot tag to Hudson as Fowler tags in. Hudson delivers a back elbow and a series of right hands, then delivers a senton. Chase tags in and delivers an enziguri, then hits a superkick and goes for a pin. Reid kicks out and Hudson tags back in. Hudson clotheslines Fowler to the outside, but Reid rolls him up. Hudson kicks out, and Fowler tags in. Fowler pulls Hudson to the outside before Reid delivers a tope suicida.

Back from the break, Hudson plants Fowler with a back body drop. Chase and Reid tag in. Chase fires off a right hand and an inverted atomic drop, then follows it up with several more right hands and a double DDT to Fowler and Reid. Chase then delivered a twisting neckbreaker before leveling Fowler on the outside with a moonsault. He delivers a crossbody to Reid off the top and goes for a pin, but Fowler kicks out. The pair go back and forth with right hands before Chase delivers a Side Russian Leg Sweep and the Chase U Stomps. Ava stares down Hail and approaches her on the outside before Chase stands up for her. Hudson tags in and hits Reid with a German suplexes, but The Dyad gets the better of him and delivers double Codebreakers for the win.

Winners: The Dyad

After the match, Hudson lets out his frustrations towards Chase and Hail. He tells Hail that she needs to grow up as Hail cries out of fear. He asks Chase whether or not he's running a university or a charity.

We then head backstage to Mr. Stone and Von Wagner. Stone asks Wagner if he's ready to open up, and Wagner asks Stone what he wants from him. Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo walk in. D'Angelo tells Wagner he stole his North American Championship shot from him, and Wagner asks them if they're talking to him. Stacks says Wagner should be a comedian, but it won't be funny when D'Angelo beats him down. Stone tells Wagner not to accept, and Wagner listens. Stacks and D'Angelo egg Wagner on, and Wagner accepts.

Mitchell asks Gulak why he turned on Hank Walker last week, and Gulak says he was just some guy to come to his class. He says he came to "NXT" to hand out opportunities to the best of the best, and while Walker is a nice guy, you can't be afraid to rip limbs. He says Dempsey isn't afraid to do that.

Back at ringside, Jacy Jayne heads down followed by Indi Hartwell.

Jacy Jayne vs. Indi Hartwell

The bell rings and the two lock up. Jayne delivers a right hand and a knee, but Hartwell whips her into the corner and delivers a pair of short arm clotheslines. Jayne fires back with a couple of sentons and a snapmare, then follows it up with a kick to her spine and goes for a pin. Hartwell kicks out, and Jayne locks in a chinlock. Hartwell manages to escape, then delivers a couple of right hands and a spinebuster. She follows it up with an uppercut and a boot, but Jayne whips Hartwell into the corner before hitting a cannonball and a boot to Hartwell's head. Jayne yells at Hartwell and sets up for another move, but Dolin appears out of nowhere and attacks Jayne.

Winner: Jacy Jayne (via disqualification)

Dolin whips Jayne into the barricade a double of times, then brawls up the ramp with her to the back.

We then head to the second part of the training session between Meiko Satomura and Roxanne Perez. The two show a sign of respect to one another after their session, and Satomura tells Perez that winning comes from the heart, not the muscles.

Back at ringside, Gallus heads down as Edris Enofé and Malik Balde are already waiting in the ring.

Gallus vs. Edris Enofé and Malik Blade

Mark and Blade begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Blade looks for a dropkick, but Mark ducks it and tags in Wolfgang. Wolgang delivers an uppercut, then tags Mark back in. Mark delivers a forearm and a series of uppercuts, then plants Blade. Two men walk to the ring with a cake as Enofé tags in. He hits Wolfgang with a dropkick, then ascends to the top rope and delivers an elbow drop. HE goes for a pin, but Mark kicks out. Blade tags in and Mark delivers a back elbow. Wolfgang tags in, and Gallus delivers their finisher for the win.

Winners: Gallus

The two boys at ringside then bring in the cake and it reads "Happy Anniversary". They tell Gallus that they are there on behalf of Pretty Deadly, and Wolfgang sends their faces into the cake. They toss them out of the ring before Elton Prince and Kit Wilson appear behind them with chairs in hand. They take a few shots at Gallus before sending them colliding into the ring steps. Wolfgang is then sent crashing on top of the ring steps, and Pretty Deadly stand tall as they hold the "NXT" Tag Team Championship over their heads.

Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo then head to the ring, followed by Von Wagner.

Tony D'Angelo vs. Von Wagner

The bell rings and the two lock up. D'Angelo delivers a back elbow, but Wagner shoves him into the corner and delivers a few shoulders to his midsection. He follows it up with a pair of knees, but D'Angelo manages to deliver a series of right hands. Wagner delivers a big boot as Mr. Stone sits down in a chair at ringside. Wagner then delivers a clothesline and fires off a series of right hands, then follows it up with a bodyslam and a standing elbow drop. Wagner sends D'Angelo into the top turnbuckle face first, then hits a splash and sets up for another one. D'Angelo moves out of the way and delivers a pair of clotheslines, then follows it up with a belly-to-belly suplex and a spinebuster. He then delivers his finisher for the win.

Winner: Tony D'Angelo

After the match, Wagner and Mr. Stone get in the ring as Kelly Kincaid joins D'Angelo and Stacks in the ring. D'Angelo thanks Stacks for his loyalty after the events that happened between him and Dijak last week, then says this thing has to end. Kincaid asks how he plans to do so, and D'Angelo challenges him to a Jailhouse Street Fight at "NXT: Roadblock".

We then head backstage to Nikkita Lyons and McKenzie Mitchell. Mitchell asks if Lyons can tell the "NXT" Universe anything she can remember, and Lyons says she will likely be out for 11 to 12 months. Lyons says she wished she had more to say, but she can't remember anything because she was hit from behind. Tiffany Stratton walks in and asks why everyone is talking about this when this time could be dedicated towards her. The two women get into a verbal altercation before a frustrated Stratton storms off.

Paxley wishes Nile luck, and Nile is surprised to hear she isn't joining her at ringside. She asks Paxley if Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre are getting to her, and Paxley says no. Nile reassures her that they are a team, and Dawn and Fyre just want to get in their heads.

Back from the break, Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn head down as Ivy Nile waits in the ring. Tatum Paxley is at ringside. 

Alba Fyre (w/ Isla Dawn) vs. Ivy Nile (w/ Tatum Paxley)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Fyre whips Nile to the mat, then delivers a chop. Nile whips Fyre into the corner, but Fyre sends her crashing into the middle rope and plants her face first. She hits a kick across her chest and goes for a pin, but Nile kicks out. Nile fires off a couple forearms, but Fyre hits a knee. Nile delivers a kick to Fyre's chest, but Fyre sets up for the Gory Bomb. Nile reverses it into a pinning predicament, but Fyre kicks out. Nile sets Fyre up for a reverse DDT as Dawn hops on the apron. Paxley gets on the other side and yells at her, but Fyre sends Nile crashing into Paxley, knocking her off the apron. Fyre then delivers the Gory Bomb to Nile for the win.

Winner: Alba Fyre

Back from the break, we head to Kiana James in her office. Fallon Henley walks in and says she was wrong about James on the phone, but she could've told her the truth. James says she didn't tell her in order to build up trust between them, then accepts her apology. She says everyone gets jealous sometimes, and while Henley objects to her statement, the two shake hands.

Back at ringside, Indus Sher heads to the ring followed by Bron Breakker.

Bron Breakker (c) vs. Jinder Mahal for the NXT Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. Mahal slams Breakker to the mat, then delivers a shoulder tackle. Breakker fires back with one of his own, then delivers a shoulder tackle. Sanga and Veer Mahaan pull Mahal out of the ring, but Breakker levels the three of them with a cannonball over the top rope. The pair get back in the ring and level one another with clotheslines as The Creed Brothers run down to ringside and begin brawling with Indus Sher.

Back from the break, Breakker plants Mahal. He then delivers a suplex, but Mahal fires back with a boot off the apron. He sends his head bouncing off the announce desk, then sends him crashing into the ring steps and tosses him back in the ring. He goes for a pin, but Breakker kicks out. Mahal rains down right hands, then delivers a pair of elbows. Breakker fires back with a vertical suplex before the two go back and forth with right hands. Breakker gains the upper hand and delivers a German suplex, then follows it up with a spinebuster.

The two men spill to the outside before Breakker sends Mahal's head bouncing off the announce desk. He gets him back in the ring and follows him inside, but Mahal catches him with a knee and a suplex. Breakker delivers a few shoulders to Mahal's midsection and a hurricanrana off the top rope, then ascends to the middle rope and goes flying. Mahal catches him with a boot and sets up for Khallas, but Breakker escapes and delivers Sudden Impact for the win.

Winner (and still): Bron Breakker

After the match, Carmelo Hayes stares down Bron Breakker, but before we go off the air, Grayson Waller takes over the show from backstage. He taunts Shawn Michaels and brags about taking over the production truck, then says he is the new showstopper. He says "Stand and Deliver" will be his show, then challenges Michaels to meet him in the ring at "NXT Roadblock" on a special episode of "The Grayson Waller Effect".