WWE NXT Results 8/15 - NXT Tag Title On The Line, Wes Lee Vs. Dijak In A #1 Contenders Bout

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" on August 15, 2023, coming to you live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo will be putting the "NXT" Tag Team Championship on the line as they square off against The Dyad in the opening segment of tonight's show. Despite their issues with The Creed Brothers after sending them packing in a Loser Leaves "NXT" match last month, Rip Fowler and Jagger Reid haven't lost sight of wanting to capture some gold.


Carmelo Hayes' next opponent for the "NXT" Championship will be determined, as former North American Champion Wes Lee collides with Dijak with the winner of tonight's bout receiving their title match at "NXT" Heatwave next Tuesday. Both men have pleaded their cases as to why they should receive a shot over the past couple of weeks, and even found themselves in a heated verbal locker room confrontation that turned physical last week.

After her mentee, Kelani Jordan, came up short against Blair Davenport last week, Dana Brooke looks to send a message to Jordan as she goes one-on-one with Davenport. Brooke made it well known that she was displeased with Jordan's loss, expressing her frustrations towards the latter for being unable to find the fire within her.


One week out from facing Ilja Dragunov at Heatwave, Trick Williams looks to gain some momentum going into that bout tonight as he takes on Drew Gulak. Williams and Dragunov have had no shortage of issues with one another over the past few weeks, with the former officially challenging the latter to a match last week during a face-to-face confrontation in the ring.

Additionally, Tyler Bate is set to go head-to-head with Gallus' Joe Coffey in singles competition.

We are live! Vic Joseph and Booker T greet audiences at home as The Family makes their way down to the ring. The Dyad, Joe Gacy, Ava, and several other masked members of Schism follows.

The Family (c) vs. The Dyad (w/ Schism) for the NXT Tag Team Championship

Reid and D'Angelo begin the action. The bell rings and D'Angelo fires off right hands. Fowler tags in and D'Angelo catches him with a bodyslam before tagging in Stacks. D'Angelo and Reid then both tag in. Reid lands a back elbow in the corner, then follows it up with a kick. D'Angelo delivers a suplex and tags in Stacks. Stacks executes a leg drop, but Reid tags out to Fowler. 


The Dyad look to double team on Stacks, but D'Angelo tags in. Stacks plants both of them, and The Family delivers right hands to Fowler and Reid's midsection. They send the pair crashing to the outside, and Stacks goes flying to level him. He gets Fowler back in the ring and delivers an uppercut off the middle rope. Reid tags in and trips Stacks, then knocks D'Angelo off the apron. Stacks then finds himself on the apron, and Reid knocks him off, sending him crashing into the announce desk.

Back from the break, Reid fires off right hands on Stacks' head as he hands upside down from the top rope. He then delivers a shoulder block and fires off elbow strikes. D'Angelo tags in, but the referee doesn't see it. Meanwhile, Stacks pins Reid, but the referee is distracted by D'Angelo, allowing Fowler to break the fall. Fowler tags in and delivers a shoulder tackle, then lands a pair of right hands and a knee. He delivers an elbow and looks for a back suplex, but Stacks escapes and lands an enziguri.


Reid tags in and looks to stop Stacks from tagging in D'Angelo, but is unsuccessful. D'Angelo fires off stomps on Fowler and delivers a right hand to Reid that sends him crashing on top of Fowler, then fires off more stomps on the duo. He delivers clotheslines to both men in opposite corners, then plants Fowler with a spinebuster and Reid with a suplex. Fowler momentarily distracts D'Angelo, then tags in and trips him as he runs the ropes.

Ivy Nile appears at ringside and diverts the attention of Gacy, Ava, and the majority of the masked members of Schism. Two of the masked members attack The Dyad on the outside, allowing D'Angelo to plant Fowler for the win.

Winners (and still): The Family

We then see Carmelo Hayes signing merchandise. Wes Lee walks in, and observes that Hayes has time to sign merchandise rather than returning his calls. He says the only thing Hayes will be signing in a contract for Heatwave, and Hayes tells Lee to come back once he's defeated Dijak in their upcoming Number One Contenders match. 

Back at ringside, Blair Davenport heads down. Dana Brooke and Kelani Jordan follow.

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

The bell rings and the two lock up. Brooke shoves Davenport, then delivers a hurricanrana and clotheslines her out of the ring before landing a crossbody off the apron. She rains down right hands, then tosses Davenport back in the ring. Davenport delivers a double stomp to Brooke's spine, then follows it up with a kick to her face. Brooke looks for a handspring elbow, but Davenport moves out of the way and lands an elbow. Brooke responds with a sit-out powerbomb and goes for a pin, but Davenport kicks out.


Brooke lands a clothesline and grabs the ring bell from the timekeepers area. Jordan wrestles it away from her, and Brooke slides back into the ring. She rolls up Davenport, but Davenport kicks out. Brooke then lands several elbows, but Davenport manages to land a pair of vicious knee strikes to Brooke's jaw for the win.

Winner: Blair Davenport

Back from the break, we head back to a heated confrontation between Carmelo Hayes at Hayes' merchandise signing.

Back at ringside, Drew Gulak, Charlie Dempsey, and Damon Kemp head down. Trick Williams follows.

Trick Williams vs. Drew Gulak (w/ Charlie Dempsey and Damon Kemp)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Gulak rolls up Williams, but Williams kicks out. Kemp then takes a cheap shot at Williams from the outside while the referee is distracted, but this doesn't slow down Williams. He delivers a dropkick and a pop-up right hand before the action spills out of the ring and Dempsey plants Williams. He tosses him back inside the ring, and Gulak delivers a dropkick to his head. He locks in a leg and abdominal submission, but Williams fights his way out of the hold and fires off right hands. He follows it up with a dropkick and a jumping knee, then lands a flapjack and a spinebuster. Dempsey and Kemp try to interfere once again, but Brooks Jensen and Josh Briggs run down to provide Williams with some aid. Williams then delivers a kick under Gulak's chin for the win.


Winner: Trick Williams

Back from the break, Baron Corbin is waiting inside the ring.

We Hear From Baron Corbin

Corbin says the great thing about being him is that he can say whatever he wants without any repercussions. He says no one has seen Gable Steveson since he ran him out of the Performance Center, then takes a shot at the "NXT" locker room and says he's ushering in a new era of Baron Corbin so it can take his rightful place in the main event.


Von Wagner and Mr. Stone then appear, and Stone says himself and the world disagree with Corbin's statement about the locker room. Corbin tells Stone he could've ironed his suit, and Stone asks Corbin if insulting him made him feel good. He says while Corbin wants his spot at the top, one guy is standing in his way: Wagner. Corbin asks Wagner if he's capable of talking and demands that Stone give him the microphone. Stone does so, and Corbin says giving Wagner the microphone was a bad idea. He tells Wagner that he needs to learn how to talk, then cites his own confrontation with The Rock on the "WWE SmackDown" Fox premiere as an example. He tells Wagner if he wants to make lots of money, then he should follow him unless he wants a long career as a security guard in the background.


Wagner says even though he hasn't talked a lot, Corbin talks too much. He says he's built a friendship up with Stone and everyone is tired of hearing Corbin say the same thing. He challenges him to a match next week at Heatwave, then tells him to bring whichever gimmick he wants. He says all of Corbin's past gimmicks have sucked, then tells Corbin there's a table waiting for him.

The two men then begin brawling, and Wagner clotheslines Corbin out of the ring. He sends him head crashing into the announce desk, then clears it. Corbin fights him off and sends him into the ring apron before security runs down and separates the two men.

We then head backstage to Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio, who challenge Dragon Lee and Lyra Valkyria to a mixed tag team match next week at Heatwave.

Back at ringside, Wes Lee heads down.

Back from the break, we head to a video of Mustafa Ali airing out his grievances with Dominik Mysterio and Wes Lee's runs as North American Champions. He pleads his case for why he should be holding the title, and says that the time for a new champion is now.

Back at ringside, Dijak heads down.

Wes Lee vs. Dijak in a Number One Contenders Match for the NXT Championship

The bell rings and Lee begins to target Dijak's knee. He sends it crashing into the mat, then delivers a kick to it. Dijak sends Lee's arm bouncing off the top rope, then begins wearing it down. Lee responds with a kick to Dijak's face, then follows it up with a second one to his head. Dijak sends Lee crashing into the ring post shoulder first, then delivers an elbow to his shoulder and continues to wear down his arm. He looks for a big boot on Lee in the corner, but Lee ducks out of the way and Dijak is sent crashing to the outside. Lee looks to land a tope suicida, but Dijak catches him and sends him colliding with the ring post.


Back from the break, Dijak has a hold locked in on Lee. Lee fires back with a DDT and plants Dijak with a powerbomb, then delivers a meteora. He sets up for the Kardiak Kick, but Lee's shoulder gives out. Dijak then looks for Feast Your Eyes, but his knee gives out. He manages to plant Lee with a chokeslam and goes for a pin, but Lee kicks out.

The action returns to the outside, and Dijak sends Lee crashing into the ring steps. Eddy Thorpe appears at ringside, and Dijak stares him down. Lee takes advantage and delivers a hurricanrana off the barricade that sends Dijak crashing into the ring steps, then gets him back inside the ring and lands the Kardiak Kick. He ascends to the top and delivers a corkscrew for the win.


Winner (and new Number One Contender): Wes Lee

We then head backstage to Dragon Lee and Lyra Valkyria, who mutually agree to an alliance in order to face Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio before they formally accept their challenge.

We then head backstage to McKenzie Mitchell and Tyler Bate, but the pair are interrupted by a video from the "NXT" Anonymous Twitter account of a heated confrontation between Bate and Gallus.

Bate then heads down to the ring. Gallus follows.

Tyler Bate vs. Joe Coffey (w/ Gallus)

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Bate lands a dropkick and takes a shot at Wolfgang. Joe takes advantage and blindsides Bate with a forearm, then follows it up with a backbreaker. Bate responds with a pair of uppercuts and several right hands, then delivers a knee to Joe's jaw and lands another uppercut off the middle rope. He then delivers a suplex and a standing Shooting Star Press before executing an Airplane Spin.


Joe delivers a German suplex, but Bate delivers a rebound clothesline and goes flying over the top to level Joe on the outside. Out of nowhere, Dabba-Kato appears and attacks Bate, causing the disqualification.

Winner: N/A (disqualification as a result of outside interference)

Dabba-Kato looks to attack Joe, but Mark Coffey and Wolfgang pull him out of the ring. Dabba-Kato then delivers a double sit-out chokeslam to Bate in the center of the ring.

Back from the break, we head over to the latest edition of "Hard Hitting Home Truths with Nathan Frazer". Meta-Four crashes the show before Noam Dar and Frazer get into a verbal exchange with one another.

Back at ringside, Jacy Jayne heads down. Chase U follows. 


Thea Hail (w/ Chase U) vs. Jacy Jayne

The bell rings and Hail delivers an arm drag. She then delivers a tope suicida to Jayne on the outside.

Back from the break, Jayne sends Hail crashing into the middle turnbuckle. Hail escapes and rolls Jayne up, but Jayne kicks out. Jayne then delivers a back elbow and a senton before she exposes one of the top turnbuckles. Hail plants Jayne, then delivers a pair of back elbows and a suplex out of the corner. She delivers a cannonball and a senton off the ropes. Jayne delivers a kick to Hail's knee, then lands a knee strike. Hail looks to cinch in a Kimura Lock, but Jayne escapes and delivers a thrust kick. She follows it up with a spinebuster, then looks to send Jayne into the top turnbuckle face first. Andre Chase moves the padding back onto the turnbuckle to stop Hail from going into it face first. Hail becomes enraged with Chase, and Jayne takes advantage of the chaos. She rolls up Hail for the win.


Winner: Jacy Jayne

We then head back over to Carmelo Hayes finishing up his signing. Wes Lee walks in and presents Hayes with the contract for their Heatwave match, but Hayes dismisses him and says he'll see him on Tuesday. Lee says he's not waiting and makes his way down to the ring with a table in hand. Hayes follows.

Carmelo Hayes and Wes Lee Sign The Contract For Their Heatwave Match

Lee tells Hayes it's time for him to sign the most important thing after signing things all day. Hayes tells Lee to chill, and Lee says he knows nothing about Hayes' current luxury lifestyle. Hayes concedes that while holding a top title comes with perks, it also comes with plenty of hard work. He tells Lee that unless he's been in his spot, he can't sit there and say it's easy because he folds easily after a couple of hits. Hayes says Lee can't be him, and Lee says he doesn't want to be like Hayes. He recalls being told he can't wrestle by his supervisors who doubted he'd be able to do it during his time in the military and later by the haters who thought he couldn't be a singles star. He says despite all that, he still became the greatest North American Champion in history, and reminds Hayes he was the one who dethroned him.


Hayes says while he won the North American Championship, he didn't beat him. He says he put the title on the map and tells Lee he won't and can't beat him. Lee says Hayes is always talking about the can't and says he refuses to fail anymore. He then signs the contract and hands it over to Hayes. Hayes tells Lee not to go chasing waterfalls. He tells him to stick to the rivers and lakes he's used to. Hayes tells Lee that he won't miss because he can't miss, then signs the contract. Lee then does a double stomp on the table and breaks it before the pair stare one another down as the show goes off the air.