WWE NXT Results 8/8 - Blair Davenport Vs. Kelani Jordan, North American Title Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" on August 8, 2023, coming to you live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Dragon Lee will have the chance to capture his first taste of WWE gold tonight as he collides with Dominik Mysterio for the North American Championship. However, he won't be coming alone as he will have some backup in Rey Mysterio. Dominik has taken several shots at his father over the past few weeks on "NXT" programming, and has become a force to be reckoned with since dethroning Wes Lee a few weeks ago with the aid of Women's World Champion Rhea Ripley.


Noam Dar will be putting his "NXT" Heritage Cup on the line against Tyler Bate. Although Nathan Frazer is officially recognized as the reigning and defending titleholder, Dar has argued over the past few weeks that he himself never lost the Heritage Cup. His Meta-Four teammate Oro Mensah stepped in to take his place after he was unable to compete against Frazer due to injury on the June 13 episode of "NXT".

Kelani Jordan challenged Blair Davenport to a match on her Instagram and Twitter accounts after receiving some advice from her mentor Dana Brooke to bring out her more vicious side. Davenport accepted, and tonight, Jordan aspires to do just that as the two will be squaring off with one another. Elsewhere in the women's division, Kiana James will be returning to televised in-ring competition as she goes one-on-one with Ivy Nile. James last competed on July 18, picking up a win over Gigi Dolin. 


Additionally, Von Wagner will have a chance to get his hands on Bron Breakker after being attacked by Breakker following the conclusion of his match with Javier Bernal two weeks ago. Mustafa Ali will also face Axiom in the opening contest of tonight's show.

We are live! Vic Joseph and Booker T greet audiences at home as Axiom makes his way down to the ring. Mustafa Ali follows.

Mustafa Ali vs. Axiom

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with offensive moves, pinfall attempts and chops before Ali shoves Axiom into the corner and delivers an uppercut. Axiom delivers a hurricanrana to Ali from off the apron that sends him into the announce desk face first, then tosses him back inside and looks to ascend to the top. SCRYPTS appears at ringside, capturing Axiom's attention which allows Ali to roll him up. Axiom kicks out and delivers an arm drag, then follows it up with a kick and a suplex. He then delivers a standing moonsault and sits Ali on the top rope. He looks to join him, but Ali fights his way out and delivers a clothesline. 


Bronco Nima and Lucien Price join SCRYPTS on the ramp to watch the action as Axiom rolls up Ali. Ali kicks out and delivers a boot to Axiom's face, then looks to go flying off the ropes. Axiom pulls him down mid-air before Ali responds with an enziguri to Axiom's face. SCRYPTS, Nima, and Price head to the back while Ali delivers a neckbreaker. Axiom transitions into a Sleeper, but Ali counters with a Jackhammer. Axiom hits a Code Red and a moonsault off the ropes outside the ring before Ali plants him with a DDT. He dumps Axiom back in the ring and ascends to the top, then looks for a 450 Splash. Axiom rolls out of the way and delivers a Tornado DDT, then looks to lock in an arm submission. Ali escapes and locks in a Sharpshooter, but Axiom makes his way over to the bottom rope to break the hold.


The two men go back and forth with forearms before Ali sends Axiom crashing to the outside. He gets him back inside the ring and delivers a 450 Splash for the win.

Winner: Mustafa Ali

After the match, Ali calls his shot and says he gets the next match for the North American Championship with whoever emerges victorious in the title match between Dominik Mysterio and Dragon Lee later tonight.

We then head backstage to a video of Schism, who have a message for The Creed Brothers. Joe Gacy tells Julius and Brutus that they will find them and turn the Performance Center upside down to do so.

Back at ringside, Kelani Jordan and Dana Brooke head down. Blair Davenport follows.

Blair Davenport vs. Kelani Jordan (w/ Dana Brooke)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Davenport executes a mat return and a knee to Jordan's midsection, but Jordan fires back with a hurricanrana and a crossbody. She then rolls up Davenport, but Davenport kicks out and rolls out of the ring. Jordan follows her out there and tosses her back inside the ring, but Davenport sends her crashing into the middle turnbuckle face first. Jordan fires back with a series of back elbows, but Davenport delivers a kick to her face and a diving double stomp to her spine off the top rope. She follows it up with a knee to her jaw for the win.


Winner: Blair Davenport

After the match, Dana Brooke looks to attack Davenport with a belt, but Davenport slides out of the ring. Brooke almost hits Jordan with the belt when she turns around to face her, and chews her out for losing the match. 

Meta-Four then heads down to the ring. Tyler Bate follows.

Noam Dar (w/ Meta-Four) (c) vs. Tyler Bate for Dar's NXT Heritage Cup

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Bate lands a dropkick. Dar goes for a pin, but Bate kicks out and the two continue locking one another in submissions. Bate looks for a shoulder block, but Dar stays standing. The pair then level one another with clotheslines.


Round One: Bate 0-0 Dar

Round two kicks off, and Bate sends Dar crashing out of the ring. He goes flying over the top and levels him with a crossbody, then tosses him back inside the ring and plants him with Tyler Driver 97 to earn himself a fall.

Round Two: Bate 1-0 Dar

Back from the break, round three is coming to a close and Bate looks for a diving double stomp off the middle rope. The pair level one another with clotheslines, and Bate pins Dar. Dar kicks out at the last second.

Round Three: Bate 1-0 Dar

Round four begins, and the pair exchange forearms. Bate delivers a knee to Dar's head, then lands an uppercut off the middle rope and follows it up with an Airplane Spin. He looks for a standing shooting star press and follows it up with a back elbow before transitioning into a Knee Bar. Bate counters into a pin, forcing Dar to kick out and relinquish the hold. Dar locks the hold back in, and Bate is forced to tap.


Round Four: Bate 1-1 Dar

Dar keeps the Knee Bar locked in for a few extra seconds before round five begins and Dar delivers a pair of kicks to Bate's chest. Bate fires off right hands on Dar, but Dar locks in a Knee Bar. Bate escapes and rolls up Dar, but Dar kicks out. Bate then lands a rebound clothesline and looks for Tyler Driver 97, but Dar counters into a roll up. Bate reverses the momentum and pins Dar for the three count.

Round Five: Bate 2-1 Dar

Winner (and new): Tyler Bate

We then head backstage and see Schism swarm Hank Walker and Tank Ledger. They ask the pair where The Creed Brothers are, but Walker and Ledger inform them that they have no clue as to their whereabouts. Schism then attacks Walker and Ledger before continuing their search.

Back from the break, we see Carmelo Hayes nervous to watch what's about to happen between Ilja Dragunov and Trick Williams in the locker room. Dijak and Wes Lee approach him and begin arguing over who Hayes' next challenger should be. Dijak then attacks Lee. 

Dragunov then heads down to the ring. 

Ilja Dragunov Calls Trick Williams Out To The Ring

Dragunov wastes no time and calls Trick Williams out to the ring to take responsibility for his actions.

Williams' music hits and he appears. He says there's no need to waste time and says he sees the look in Dragunov's eyes. He says he knows Dragunov won't be backing down, and neither will he. Dragunov says Williams has no right to be making demands following "NXT" The Great American Bash and reminds him what happened during their first bout in the ring. Williams says he lost control and let his anger get the best of him, then gives him his flowers. He says he has a proposal for Dragunov, and Dragunov says he's only in the ring for retribution.


Williams says he never hit Dragunov with the "NXT" Championship at The Great American Bash because Dragunov ran into it, then challenges him to a match in order for him to prove himself. Dragunov tells Williams to look into his eyes because they burn red and whenever he looks to fulfill his destiny, something gets in his way. He says this time will be different, then tells Williams to think about what he's asking for. Williams says he'll be bringing his A Game and although Dragunov has beaten countless, he never beat Hayes. Williams calls for the match to take place at "NXT" Heatwave in two weeks, and Dragunov accepts his challenge.

Back from the break, we see Rey Mysterio chatting with Roxanne Perez. He takes notice of Thea Hail, and approaches her. He says he knows what it's like to be the underdog and gives her some words of encouragement. Hail asks Rey about his relationship with Dominik, and Rey says while he still loves Dominik, he needs to realize who his real family is. Andre Chase and Duke Hudson then enter, and Chase voices his excitement for Hail's conversaiton with Rey. Hail tells Chase that unlike him, Rey would never throw in the towel. 


Bron Breakker then heads down to the ring. Von Wagner and Mr. Stone follow.  

Bron Breakker vs. Von Wagner (w/ Mr. Stone)

The bell rings and Breakker delivers a knee to Wagner's midsection. He fires off shoulders on his midsection before Wagner does the same to him. Breakker responds with a shoulder tackle, but Wagner delivers a pair of his own and follows it up with a double underhook suplex. Breakker rolls out of the ring, and Wagner follows him. He eyeballs the announce desk and starts to clear it, but Breakker sends him into the ring apron spine first and dumps him back into the ring.


Wagner delivers a forearm and a right hand to Breakker's spine, then follows it up with a clothesline and sends Wagner's head repeatedly into the mat. He delivers a few right hands to Breakker's head, but Breakker lands a German suplex and a standing moonsault. He berates Wagner, but Wagner gets fired up and the pair level one another with clotheslines. Wagner fires off right hands, then delivers a back elbow and a splash in the corner. Breakker fires back with a Spear for the win.

Winner: Bron Breakker

After the match, Wagner sends Breakker crashing through the announce desk with a powerbomb. 

Josh Briggs, Brooks Jensen, and Fallon Henley then head down to the ring. 

Back from the break, Schism continues their search for The Creed Brothers and ask if Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo. They list off all the information they know, but nothing about Julius and Brutus. Jagger Reid says if they won't talk, then their friends can do something to make them do so. He adds that The Family has something they want: the "NXT" Tag Team Championhship. Gacy tells him and Rip Fowler to stay on task, and Schism heads off. 


Back at ringside, Charlie Dempsey, Drew Gulak, and Myles Borne head down.

Charlie Dempsey and Drew Gulak (w/ Myles Borne) vs. Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen (w/ Fallon Henley)

Gulak and Jensen begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Gulak delivers a pair of chops, but Jensen takes several shots of his own and delivers a powerslam. Dempsey tags in and delivers a hip toss before Briggs tags in and delivers a bodyslam. He follows it up with an elbow drop and tags Jensen back in. Gulak tags in and is planted by Briggs and Jensen. Briggs becomes legal again and Gulak delivers a kick to his face. Briggs tosses him across the ring from off his shoulders, then delivers a double right hand to Gulak while the referee is distracted. Dempsey tags in and takes some shots at Briggs, then tags Gulak back in. Gulak wears Briggs down, then tags Dempsey in. Dempsey wears Briggs down with an arm submission, but Briggs fights his way out with a powerbomb and tags Jensen in.


Jensen catches an interfering Gulak with a bodyslam, then plants Dempsey on the mat. The action spills to the outside, and all four men brawl. Damon Kemp runs down and levels Jensen while the referee isn't looking. He hands him over to Dempsey, and Dempsey plants him with a Half Nelson suplex for the win.

Winners: Charlie Dempey and Drew Gulak

Ivy Nile then heads down to the ring. Kiana James follows.

Ivy Nile vs. Kiana James

The bell rings and the two lock up. James pulls Nile out of the ring and sends her crashing into the ringpost, then delivers a suplex and tosses her back into the ring. She goes for a pin, but Nile kicks out and delivers an enziguri. James delivers a jawbreaker off the ropes, then follows it up with a kick to Nile's spine and cinches in an arm and shoulder submission.


Back from the break, Schism appears at ringside and surrounds the ring as James delivers a kick to Nile. She cinches in a shoulder submission as Schism begins to hand on the ring apron in synch. Nile lands a back elbow and a series of kicks to James' thigh, then delivers a shoulder tackle and a hurricanrana.

James plants Nile with a spinebuster and locks in another shoulder submission. Nile fires back with a powerslam and looks to lock in her signature submission, but gets too close to the ropes and stares down Ava. She relinquishes the hold, opening the door for James to plant Nile for the win.

Winner: Kiana James

After the match, Schism gets inside the ring. Two members hold Nile in place as Ava demands Nile tell her where Julius and Brutus are. The Family then runs down with crowbars in hand to provide Nile with a helping hand.


We then head over to a text message conversation between Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo about their late grandfather. 

We then head backstage and see Meta-Four confront Tyler Bate. Meta-Four demands that Bate give Noam Dar his "NXT" Heritage Cup back before Nathan Frazer walks in and tries to get Dar to admit his Heritage Cup is a fake, even offering him a shot at the real Heritage Cup at "NXT" Heatwave. Dar does so, and Bate gives Dar his cup back as promised. 

Back at ringside, Rey Mysterio heads down and introduces Dragon Lee. Lee then makes his way down to the ring, and Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley follow.

Dominik Mysterio (w/ Rhea Ripley) (c) vs. Dragon Lee (w/ Rey Mysterio) for the North American Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. Lee delivers a hurricanrana and a series of kicks, but Dominik winds up on the outside and stares down Rey. Ripley gets in Rey's face, allowing Lee to deliver a dropkick to Dominik through the middle rope.


Back from the break, Dominik delivers a jawbreaker to Lee off the ropes. He follows it up with a dropkick and a knee to his midsection, then executes The Three Amigos and goes for a pin. Lee kicks out and Dominik rains down right hands on him. He unlaces Lee's mask and looks to pull it off, but Lee gets fired up before he can and lands a pair of back elbows. He clotheslines Dominik out of the ring and delivers a tope suicida, then tosses him back inside the ring and delivers a knee to the side of his head.

The two men teeter on the top rope before Lee delivers a diving double stomp to Dominik's chest. Dominik fires back with a neckbreaker and a series of forearms, then lands a thrust kick and sends Lee into the ropes. He dials it up for the 619, then ascends to the top and looks for a Frog Splash. Lee gets his knees up and lands a powerbomb. He goes for a pin, but Dominik kicks out.


Ripley slides Dominik into the North American Championship, but Rey grabs the title out of his hand before Lee runs the ropes and Ripley hits him in the back of his head with her Women's World Championship. Dominik then plants him with a Michinoku Driver for the win.

Winner (and still): Dominik Mysterio

After the match, Rey gets in Dominik's face. Dominik holds up his title before Rhea Ripley gets in between the two men and goads Rey on. Lyra Valkyria then blindsides Ripley, and Lee attacks Dominik.