WWE NXT Results 10/17 - Number One Contenders Match, Lyra Valkyria Vs. Tegan Nox

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" on October 17, 2023, coming to you from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Before she challenges Becky Lynch for the "NXT" Women's Championship next week during Night One of "NXT" Halloween Havoc, Lyra Valkyria looks to gain some momentum heading into the bout as she collides with Tegan Nox. Nox herself came up short to Lynch in a title match during last week's episode of "WWE Raw", and last competed in an "NXT" ring on the July 29, 2020 episode of the show, during which she and IYO SKY defeated Dakota Kai and Candice LeRae.

Ilja Dragunov's next challenger for the "NXT" Championship will be determined, as Carmelo Hayes, Baron Corbin, and Dijak collide in a Triple Threat Number One Contenders Match. Corbin and Dijak found themselves involved in a physical altercation at ringside last week, which led to special guest General Manager Cody Rhodes making a Number One Contenders bout official after both men approached him to request a title shot. Hayes was later added to the mix after defeating Bron Breakker in the main event.

While on the subject of Number One Contenders, Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo who they will be defending their "NXT" Tag Team Championship against next, as Chase U, Los Lotharios, The Creed Brothers, Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen, Gallus, Drew Gulak and Damon Kemp, Out The Mud, Hank Walker and Tank Ledger, Edris Enofe and Malik Blade, and The Brawling Brutes compete in the Bada Bing Bada Boom Battle Royal. Only one member of a team has to be eliminated for the team to be out of the match, and the last two teams standing will square off in a normal tag team match to determine the new Number One Contenders. 

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping some highlights from last week's show.

Vic Joseph and Booker T then greet audiences at home as the teams competing in the Bada Bing Bada Boom Battle Royal are waiting inside the ring.

Bada Bing Bada Boom Battle Royal - Winners Receive a Shot at the NXT Tag Team Championship

The bell rings and all the competitors start going at it. Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen immediately send Damon Kemp over the top rope and to the outside, taking him and Drew Gulak out of the equation.

Eliminated: Damon Kemp and Drew Gulak

Bronco Nima then sends Tank Ledger over the top rope.

Eliminated: Hank Walker and Tank Ledger

Lucien Price looks to toss Butch over the top, but Butch hangs on. Briggs looks to send Wolfgang packing, but Wolfgang hangs on and pulls Briggs over the top and on the apron with him. Jensen then looks to attack him, but Wolfgang low bridges him out of the ring.

Eliminated: Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen

Edirs Enofe and Malik Blade double team on Ridge Holland in the corner. Holland sends both men crashing to the outside over the top with a double back body drop.

Eliminated: Edris Enofe and Malik Blade

Joe Coffey hangs on to the top as he's tossed out of the ring, and Wolfgang slides out to help him. Brutus Creed then sends Joe tumbling on top of Wolfgang, eliminating both men.

Eliminated: Gallus

Price beats down Angel Garza in the corner as The Brutes look to eliminate Nima. Nima hangs on, but SCRYPTS comes in out of nowhere and sends both of The Brutes over the top rope. While doing so, he inadvertently eliminates Nima and Price.

Eliminated: The Brawling Brutes and Out The Mud

The Brutes and OTM continue brawling on the outside, leaving the final three teams inside the ring: Los Lotharios, Chase U, and The Creed Brothers. Julius Creed sends Humberto Carrillo over the top rope, eliminating Los Lotharios from the mix. Los Lotharios slide back inside and send The Creed Brothers over the top rope, with the referees not noticing that they had been sent over the top.

Eliminated: The Creed Brothers

As the bout turns into a normal tag team match, Thea Hail and Jacy Jayne appear at ring side to cheer on Chase U and we see The Family watching on. Andre Chase and Garza begin the action as the bell rings. Chase goes right after Garza and tags out to Duke Hudson. Hudson wears down Garza, then tags Chase back in. 

Back from the break, Garza pins Chase, but Chase kicks out. Garza then rains down right hands and fires off several headbutts before tagging in Carrillo. Carrillo wears down Chase and sends him crashing into the corner. He lands a splash, then tags in Garza. Chase sends him crashing into the corner and looks to tag in Hudson, but Garza prevents him from doing so. Chase fires off right hands on him, then makes the hot tag out to Hudson. Carrillo tags in, and Hudson catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex. He executes the Chase U right hands, then catches an interfering Garza with them. He then delivers a chokeslam to Carrillo and tags Chase back in. Chase delivers a high crossbody and goes for a pin, but Carrillo kicks out.

Carrillo delivers a sit-out powerbomb to Chase and goes for a pin, but Chase kicks out. The Creed Brothers then reappear and Brutus captures the referee's attention as Julius pulls Carrillo out of the ring. Chase takes advantage and pins Garza for the win.

Winners (and new Number One Contenders): Chase U

We then head over to a video from Blair Davenport, who challenges Gigi Dolin to a match at Halloween Havoc. 

Back from the break, we head to a video from Lexis King (formerly Brian Pillman Jr.) who announces that he will be debuting next week at Halloween Havoc.

Back at ringside, Carmelo Hayes makes his way down.

We Hear From Carmelo Hayes

Hayes reminisces over the great week he had last week, then says life is crazy and he feels like he's living in a video game.

Before he can continue, Baron Corbin's music hits and he heads down. He says he's not about to listen to Hayes be a fanboy for the next ten minutes, then says fans should be in the stands rather than the ring. He recalls talking, asking for an autograph, and taking pictures with John Cena and Cody Rhodes last week. He says if Hayes focused on being a Superstar rather than a fan, he might still be "NXT" Champion.

Dijak's music hits and he appears. Dijak says they should be focused on what he's going to do to them tonight, then tells Hayes all the showboating he does won't matter when he's looking into his eyes while they're in the ring together. Corbin informs Dijak that no one is looking into his eyes because he's wearing sunglasses, and Dijak says he sees Corbin standing in the back crying and complaining about not having his hand shaken. Corbin asks Dijak what he's yelling about, and Hayes tells him that although he hasn't been on a jersey, he'll have one made specially for him.

Ilja Dragunoc appears on the Titan Tron and addresses all three men. He says they should be focusing on their match rather than talking, then informs them that he will be watching their Triple Threat Number One Contenders match closely. He says Cody Rhodes made one last decision before stepping aside as special General Manager and that was to make their Triple Threat a Fatal Four-Way.

Trick Williams' music hits as he's revealed as the fourth competitor to the shock of Hayes! Dijak and Corbin are quick to point out Williams' betrayal of Hayes, and Williams tells Hayes that him being added to the match changes nothing. Hayes looks to speak, but Corbin cuts him off and says him being added to the match changes everything. He says Williams went into business for himself, then tells Hayes that Williams did it all behind his back. Hayes tells Dijak and Corbin that he won't let them throw him off his game, and says he's willing to put anyone down to end up back on top. Dijak asks if that applies to Williams, and he stares down Hayes.

Corbin and Dijak go after Hayes and Williams, but Hayes and Williams take them down.

Back from the break, Karmen Petrovic heads down to the ring. Jaida Parker follows.

Karmen Petrovic vs. Jaida Parker in a First Round Match for the NXT Women's Breakout Tournament

The bell rings and the two lock up. Parker delivers a right hand, but Petrovic fires back with one of her own and follows it up with a knee to Parker's midsection. Parker lands a pair of shoulder tackles and sends Petrovic's shoulder crashing into the mat, but Petrovic fires back with a roundhouse kick and locks in a submission hold. Parker is forced to tap.

Winner: Karmen Petrovic

Tegan Nox and Natalya then head down to the ring. Lyra Valkyria follows. 

Lyra Valkyria vs. Tegan Nox (w/ Natalya)

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with one another exchange submission holds before Nox delivers a forearm to Valkyria's head. Valkyria rolls her up, but Nox kicks out and lands an uppercut. She ascends to the top, but Valkyria pulls her down and sends her tumbling to the outside. She then delivers a baseball kick through the middle rope.

Back from the break, Valkyria and Nox level one another with crossbodies. They then exchange forearms with one another before Valkyria lands a kick on Nox's midsection and follows it up with a suplex. She delivers a series of kicks across her chest and looks for a crossbody, but Nox counters into a T-Bone suplex. She then plants her face first and lands a senton in the corner before pinning her once again. Valkyria kicks out and lands an enzuigiri.

The two women find themselves teetering on the top rope. Nox sends Valkyria crashing into the mat and delivers a cannonball before landing a second one off the apron. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven then appear at ringside, capturing Natalya and Nox's attention. Nox slides back inside the ring and rolls up Valkyria, but Valkyria kicks out and lands a roundhouse kick for the win.

Winner: Lyra Valkyria

After the match, Nox, Natalya, Niven, and Green brawl to the back. Valkyria then grabs a mic and says she told the world no one would come between her and her "NXT" Women's Championship match at Halloween Havoc next week. She says Becky Lynch saw something in her back in Ireland that led her to where she is today, and while she took the opportunity to become the first ever Irish "NXT" Women's Champion, she was the one who taught her that when one door closes another one opens.

Lynch then appears on the Titan Tron and says she remembers being sent videos by their late friend Dean of Valkyria. She says while Valkyria is really, really good, she's even better and when you come for her title, she comes for the reason she leaves her house. She says she has to fight for it like her life depends on it in order to make her daughter proud, then welcomes her to the big time.

Carmelo Hayes Confronts Trick Williams

Backstage in the locker room, Hayes confronts Williams about blindsiding him earlier tonight. Hayes says that he thought they agreed for Williams to recapture the North American Championship and for him to get back his "NXT" Championship. Williams explains that Hayes said that, but they never agreed on it. He says that John Cena gave him some advice last week, and he wants another taste of gold. He says Hayes should know the feeling, and apologizes for not telling him. Hayes says they are now forced to go against each other, and he has to do what he has to. Williams says no matter what happens, they will still be the Trick Melo Gang.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Gigi Dolin responding to Blair Davenport's challenge to a Halloween Havoc match. She declares that it will be Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal before walking over to a wheel and spinning it. The wheel lands on a Lights Out match.

We then see Von Wagner in physical rehabilitation for his injuries at the hands of Bron Breakker as Mr. Stone encourages him.

Back at ringside, Kiana James heads down. Shotzi follows. 

Shotzi vs. Kiana James

The bell rings and James delivers a right hand. Shotzi responds with a slap and fires off forearms on her in the corner before landing a crossbody off the middle rope. James sends her crashing into the top turnbuckle face first.

Back from the break, James lands a clothesline on Shotzi. Shotzi fires back with a pair of Sling Blades and a kick, then charges at James. James dumps her onto the apron, but Shotzi manages to land a kick and plant her. This sends James to the outside, and Shotzi goes flying to level her. She gets James back inside the ring and looks to ascend to the top, but James pushes her to the outside. Roxanne Perez then appears at ringside and starts rummaging through James' handbag. James starts yelling at her, and the referee tries to regain control. Shotzi then grabs the bag as he talks to Perez and hits James with it before tossing it over to her and falling to the mat (as if she was the one who got it). The referee sees James with the bag in hand and grabs it from her. He disposes of it as Shotzi ascends to the top. She then delivers a senton for the win.

Winner: Shotzi

We then head backstage and see Trick Williams laid out as Carmelo Hayes and referees check on him.

Back from the break, we see Dominik Mysterio brawling with Nathan Frazer backstage which eventually spills into the ringside area.

Rhea Ripley eventually intervenes and pulls Dominik out of the ring as Frazer looks to go flying.

We then see Shotzi and Roxanne Perez walking around backstage and chatting. They encounter the wheel Gigi Dolin unveiled earlier tonight, and Perez asks Shotzi if she can Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal for a match with Kiana James at Halloween Havoc. Shotzi encourages her to do so, and it lands on a Devil's Playground Match.

Back at ringside, Arianna Grace is waiting inside the ring. Brinley Reece follows.

Brinley Reece vs. Arianna Grace

The bell rings and Grace demands that Reece kiss her hand. Reece refuses to do so and delivers a bodyslam, but Grace responds with a pair of suplexes. Reece lands three of her own and delivers a handspring clothesline, but Grace escapes and fires back with a modified hip toss for the win.

Winner: Arianna Grace

Back from the break, we see Bron Breakker and Mr. Stone get into a verbal exchange with one another backstage. Stone them challenges Breakker to a match at Halloween Havoc, and Breakker accepts. 

Back at ringside, Baron Corbin and Dijak head down. Carmelo Hayes is already waiting inside the ring.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Dijak vs. Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat Number One Contenders Match for the NXT Championship

The bell rings and Hayes fires off right hands on Dijak and Corbin. Dijak and Corbin look to land a double chokeslam on him, but Hayes escapes. Dijak then delivers a backbreaker and looks for a pin, but Corbin has the same idea. The pair stare one another down before Corbin lands a clothesline. Hayes connects with an enzuigiri on Corbin and looks for a crossbody on Dijak from the top, but Dijak catches him and plants him. Dijak and Corbin go at it in the center of the ring, and Hayes looks to take down both men. Corbin and Dijak catch him and look to plant him, but Hayes counters into a double DDT and looks to pin Corbin. Corbin kicks out and Hayes looks to pin Dijak, but Dijak kicks out as well.

Back from the break, Dijak delivers a kick to Corbin into the corner. He walks into a superkick at the hands of Hayes before tossing Hayes on top of Corbin in the corner. Dijak looks to get Corbin up on his shoulders, but Corbin counters into a back suplex and goes flying off the middle rope with a clothesline to level Hayes. Dijak dumps him out of the ring and looks to hit Hayes with a chokeslam, but Hayes counters into a Codebreaker and ascends to the top. Corbin pulls him down and delivers a Death Valley Driver to him on the outside.

Corbin gets Hayes back inside the ring before getting caught with a kick from Dijak. Dijak then plants Corbin in the ring and goes for a pin, but Hayes breaks the fall. Dijak lands a big boot across Hayes' face, then delivers an elbow to him in the corner. He sits Hayes on the top rope, then joins him up there. Hayes slips out of the way and looks to pull him down, but Corbin intervenes and joins Dijak on the ropes. Hayes then pulls both men down and fires off more right hands on Corbin.

Corbin looks to land a chokeslam on Dijak, but Dijak sets up for Feast Your Eyes. Corbin escapes and lands End of Days, but Hayes comes in out of nowhere and lands Nothing But Net on Corbin before pinning Dijak for the win.

Winner (and new Number One Contender): Carmelo Hayes

We then head backstage and see Lyra Valkyria watching the action from the locker room. She pulls a picture of herself and Becky Lynch from off the lockers and rips it up, telling Lynch that her "NXT" Women's Championship is hers. As she storms off, Jade Cargill appears on the television Valkyria was watching the match on and points to her watch.