WWE NXT Results (05/30) - Weaponized Steel Cage Match, We Hear From Carmelo Hayes

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE NXT" on May 30, 2023, coming to you live from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne look to settle their differences once and for all as they collide in a Weaponized Steel Cage Match. The issues between the former Toxic Attraction teammates began after Jayne turned her back on Dolin in February during a special edition of Bayley's talk show, "Ding Dong, Hello!" Things only escalated from there, culminating last week when the two got into a heated verbal exchange. Dolin and Jayne each have a win over the other under their belts at NXT Roadblock and the May 2 episode of "NXT" respectively.

Tiffany Stratton defeated Lyra Valkyria in the Finals of the "NXT" Women's Championship Tournament to become the new titleholder at "NXT" Battleground, marking her first title win in WWE. Tonight, she will be celebrating the occasion as she hosts a Tiffybration. Stratton had previously defeated Gigi Dolin and Roxanne Perez in the quarter-finals and semi-finals to secure her spot in the match.

Speaking of Perez, she was blindsided by a hooded figure following her semi-finals match against the aforementioned Stratton last week. Tonight, all will be revealed as the person behind the hood reveals their identity. Perez isn't the only one to feel the wrath of the unknown assailant, as the likes of Sol Ruca, Dani Palmer, Nikkita Lyons, and Wendy Choo have suffered attacks of their own over the past several weeks.

"NXT" Champion Carmelo Hayes is also slated to appear tonight after a successful title defense against Bron Breakker this past Sunday.

We are live! Vic Joseph and Booker T greet audiences at home before throwing it to a video showcasing the storied history between Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne.

Dolin then makes her way down to the ring, but Jayne surprises her and begins beating her down. 

Gigi Dolin vs. Jacy Jayne in a Weaponized Steel Cage Match

Jayne sends Dolin into the steel cage on the outside, then rams the door into her. She tosses Dolin in the ring before the referee on the outside closes on the door and the match is officially underway.

The bell rings and Jayne begins lashing a belt across Dolin's spine. Dolin grabs the lid of a trash can and cracks it across Jayne's back, then sits her on a chair and delivers a crossbody. She then grabs the belt Jayne used and lashes it across her back before picking up a trash can and placing it on her head. She fires off a series of kicks, then takes the can off her head, tosses it on top of her midsection and lands a dropkick. Dolin grabs a bat with a rose wrapped around it and jams it into Jayne's midsection. Jayne then hits her with a spinebuster on top of the trash can.

Back from the break, Jayne has Dolin in a chinlock with a chain wrapped across her jaw. Dolin breaks the hold by sending Jayne into a chair set up between the middle and top turnbuckles, then lands a clothesline. She then sets up a pile of chairs in the ring and looks to plant Jayne on top of them, but Jayne manages to plant her on top of them after hitting her with a neckbreaker.

The duo go back and forth with forearm shots before Jayne gains the upper hand and sends her face first into a trash can between the bottom and middle turnbuckles. She follows it up with a kick to her face and a cannonball, then goes for a pin but Dolin kicks out. Jayne grabs a table and sets it up in one of the corners, then looks to hit Dolin with a suplex on top of it. Dolin fights her way out and delivers a knee to Jayne's midsection, but Jayne sends her crashing into the walls of the steel cage. She gets Dolin up onto the top rope, but her plan backfires when Dolin sends her head bouncing off the side of the cage repeatedly and chokeslams her through the table off the top for the win.

Winner: Gigi Dolin

We head over to a video recapping the events of "NXT" Battleground.

We then head backstage to Wes Lee and McKenzie Mitchell. Lee reflects on his Battleground Triple Threat match with Tyler Bate and Joe Gacy, as well as his reign as North American Champion before The Dyad walk in looking for a fight on behalf of Gacy. Tyler Bate intervenes and says if they want to fight Lee, then they have to fight him too. Jagger Reid and Rip Fowler storm off, and Bate says their Battleground match was solely in the spirit of competition. He says he still has Lee's back, and Lee says he appreciates it. 

Back from the break, we see Tony D'Angelo's mugshot being taken at the police station.

We then head backstage to Gallus pondering their next challengers and discussing Battleground. Wolfgang, Joe Coffey, and Mark Coffey make fun of D'Angelo's arrest. A passing Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo overhears the trio's comments and goes after them. Gallus eventually gains the upper hand and leaves him laid out as officials check on him.

Back at ringside, Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams head down.

We Hear From Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams

Williams says Hayes went to his hometown and emerged still holding the "NXT" Championship. Hayes says sometimes you have to take shots to make shots, and he never misses when it comes to his title. He says Battleground was another foundation laid down on his dynasty, but before he can continue, Noam Dar's music hits, and he appears alongside Lash Legend, Jakara Jackson, and Oro Mensah.

Dar says Hayes wasn't the only one to successfully defend a title on Sunday, as he retained the Heritage Cup. He says Hayes slid by while he defeated Dragon Lee twice. Williams says Hayes didn't need to cheat to win, and interrupting the two of them was a bad idea. Hayes adds that while Dar's Heritage Cup puts him on a high level, his title puts him on the highest level. He then challenges Dar to go one-on-one tonight, and Dar accepts with the condition that he puts the "NXT" Championship on the line. Williams says Dar is trying to take advantage of Hayes following his match with Bron Breakker, and Dar concurs with Williams. Hayes then agrees to Dar's terms before holding his title high above his head.

We then head backstage and see Cora Jade complaining about losing in the semi-finals of the "NXT" Women's Championship Tournament. Ivy Nile walks in and tells her to stop complaining, and Jade says Nile is just bitter about The Creed Brothers' loss and being attacked by Ava. Nile then questions where she was on Sunday.

Back at ringside, The Dyad and Ava head down. Wes Lee and Tyler Bate follow. 

Wes Lee and Tyler Bate vs. The Dyad (w/ Ava)

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Fowler tags in and lands a right hand. Bate fires back with an uppercut off the middle rope, then tags in Lee. Lee plants Fowler, then tags Bate back in. Bate wears down Fowler, then tags Lee in. Lee ascends to the top, but Fowler sends Bate crashing into Lee. Reid tags in and The Dyad looks to double team on Lee and Bate, but Lee and Bate send The Dyad out of the ring with a double dropkick. The Dyad gets back in the ring and stares down Lee and Bate before Mustafa Ali appears in the crowd and makes his way down to ringside.

Back from the break, Ali has joined the commentary booth. Fowler tags in and lands a right hand. Lee tags in and delivers a forearm, then follows it up with a back elbow and a snapmare. He then lands a dropkick to Fowler's spine and follows it up with a DDT. Lee delivers an enziguri and sets up for the Kardiak Kick, but Fowler ducks out of the way and tags Reid in. Lee fires off chops on The Dyad, then lands the Kardiak Kick on both men and ascends to the top as Lee does the same. Both men go flying and land on The Dyad before Lee levels Fowler on the outside and Bate executes the Tyler Driver 97 on Reid for the win.

Winners: Wes Lee and Tyler Bate

After the match, Ivy Nile appears and blindsides Ava. The Creed Brothers run down and pull her off, but end up brawling with The Dyad as Nile continues to beat down Ava. The six individuals brawl to the back as Joe Gacy blindsides Lee and Bate. Ali gets inside the ring and provides a hand to Lee and Bate.

Back from the break, we head over to Drew Gulak and Charlie Dempsey teaching a lesson to the students of Chase U. The pair call out Thea Hail and give her criticism, causing Hail to storm off as Duke Hudson watches on from the back of the classroom. Later, the students are training in a ring and Hudson says Hail doesn't have to take this class because he'll pass her. Hail says she wants to do it in order to prove she isn't weak and demands to grapple. Hudson allows her to do so, and she gets inside the ring. Dempsey tells her there's no crying. She then sets up to lock up with Dempsey.

Back at ringside, the inside of the ring is decked out with streamers and pictures of Tiffany Stratton. Stratton's music then hits and she heads down.

Tiffany Stratton Hosts an NXT Women's Championship Tiffybration

Stratton tells fans to raise their hands if they aren't surprised she won the "NXT" Women's Championship. She does so before continuing on to say she wants to be a true champion. She says she is the only real champion and no one can do what she does. She then invites the women's locker room to ringside to celebrate her, but no one shows up. She says no one wants to know who her first opponent will be, and the locker room shows up at ringside and surrounds the ring. She says they're all wondering what's next for her, and brags about being champion for a long time. She says she should retire as titleholder and rags on the women at ringside, then says she had a Tiffany Epiphany earlier. She says next week, a Number One Contender's Battle Royal will be held to determine her first challenger, which doesn't matter to her because she will still hang on to her title.

The locker room then gets inside the ring and begins to beat Stratton down before sending her crashing to the outside as she protests.

We then head backstage and see a confrontation ensue between Trick Williams, Jakara Jackson, Lash Legend, and Oro Mensah. 

Back from the break, Dani Palmer is in the ring.

Blair Davenport Reveals Herself To Be The Mystery Assailant Wreaking Havoc the Women's Division

Palmer says she can't leave the ring until she finds out who's been attacking members of the women's division. She demands they show their face, and the assailant appears on the screen with clips of their attacks interspersed. They suddenly blindside Palmer in the ring and hit a Falcon Arrow, then pull down their hood and mask to reveal themselves to be Blair Davenport. Davenport delivers a kick to Palmer's face and stands tall. 

Back at ringside, Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo heads down to the ring. Joe Coffey is already waiting inside. 

Joe Coffey vs. Stacks

The bell rings and Stacks wastes no time. He fires off right hands, but Coffey lands a high arm drag and whips Stacks into the corner. He then lands a knee and a second arm drag, but Stacks sends him tumbling to the outside and executes a right hand.

Back from the break, Coffey sends Stacks into the top rope face first. He follows it up with a back body drop and a pair of right hands, then lands an uppercut and a neckbreaker. The two men teeter on the top rope before Coffey executes a superplex. Stacks responds with a back body drop, but Coffey clotheslines him out of the ring.

Stacks charges at him on the outside, but Coffey ducks out of the ring and Stacks collides with the ring steps shoulder first. He then gets him back in the ring and executes a clothesline that turns Stacks inside out for the win.

Winner: Joe Coffey

We then head over to a video of Ilja Dragunov preparing for his Battleground match, as well as what transpired between him and Dijak in their Last Man Standing match.

Back at ringside, Coda Jade heads down. Ivy Nile follows. 

Cora Jade vs. Ivy Nile

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Nile gets Jade up on her shoulders. Jade escapes, then executes a hair whip and sends her onto the apron. She lands a chop and a dropkick, then goes for a pin but Nile kicks out. Nile then delivers a kick to Jade's face and plants her. Ava appears at ringside while the referee is distracted, but Nile overpowers her. Jade takes advantage and lands a knee, then hits a DDT for the win.

Winner: Cora Jade

Back from the break, Noam Dar, Jakara Jackson, Lash Legend, and Oro Mensah head to the ring. Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams follow.

Carmelo Hayes (w/ Trick Williams) (c) vs. Noam Dar (w/ Lash Legend, Jakara Jackson, and Oro Mensah) for the NXT Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Dar lands a shoulder tackle.

Back from the break, Hayes delivers a flying forearm in the corner. He follows it up with an enziguri and Fade Away, then goes for a pin but Dar kicks out. Dar then trips Hayes on the apron and delivers a dropkick that sends him crashing to the floor. He tosses him back in the ring and goes for a pin, but Hayes kicks out. Dar lands an elbow before firing off knees on Hayes' midsection, then hits an uppercut.

Hayes manages to plant Dar before Jackson, Legend, Williams, and Mensah get in one another's faces on the outside. The referee ejects Williams from ringside, allowing Dar to deliver a vicious back elbow. He rolls through and locks in a Knee Bar, but Hayes fights his way out and locks in a Crossface. Dar grabs the bottom rope to break the hold, but Hayes lands a cutter and ascends to the top. Mensah trips him as Legend and Jackson distract the referee, but Dragon Lee and Nathan Frazer appear at ringside to get in Mensah's face. Dar joins the commotion before Hayes levels Dar and Mensah with a crossbody off the top. He tosses Dar back inside the ring and executes Nothing But Net for the win.

Winner (and still): Carmelo Hayes

After the match, Hayes looks to head to the back, but Baron Corbin blindsides him. He tosses him in the ring, hits the End of Days and holds up the "NXT" Championship as the show goes off the air.