WWE NXT Results 1/23 - Vengeance Day Contract Signing, Blair Davenport Vs. Karmen Petrovic

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" on January 23, 2024, coming to you live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

The Twenty Woman Number One Contenders Battle Royal turned Fatal Four-Way match for the "NXT" Women's Championship last week saw a handful of unexpected eliminations occur, from Lola Vice sending her ally Elektra Lopez over the top rope, Karmen Petrovic sending Blair Davenport packing, and newcomer Wren Sinclair taking Lash Legend out of the match before she was eliminated herself. Tonight, said women look to settle their respective issues with one another as Davenport goes one-on-one with Petrovic while Legend collides with Sinclair and Vice appears on the returning "Supernova Sessions" with host Noam Dar to explain her actions.

Speaking of the Battle Royal, Roxanne Perez ultimately emerged victorious after pinning Kelani Jordan to secure a "NXT" Women's Championship match against Lyra Valkyria at "NXT" Vengeance Day. The two will make things official as they meet one another in the ring to put pen to paper.

Last week, Trey Bearhill came up short against Dijak and was blindsided by Lexis King following the match. The two have prior history with one another, as King had previously attacked Bearhill to take him out of the Men's Breakout Tournament. The pair look to resolve their issues tonight as they square off with one another.

Speaking of Dijak, he encountered Joe Gacy during his aforementioned match with Bearhill and the two found themselves involved in a physical brawl. In light of such, the pair will be taking on one another.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping the events of the events of the Twenty Woman Battle Royal turned Fatal Four-Way Number One Contenders Match for the "NXT" Women's Championship.

Vic Joseph and Booker T then greet audiences at home as Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin make their way down to the ring. Axiom and Nathan Frazer follow.

Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin vs. Nathan Frazer and Axiom in a Semi-Finals Match for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Axiom and Frazer waste no time going after Corbin and Breakker. Axiom delivers an arm drag-hurricanrana combination to Breakker, and both he and Frazer deliver double tope suicidas to Breakker and Corbin on the outside. Frazer dropkicks Breakker into the barricade, and Axiom gets Corbin in the ring.

The bell sounds, and Axiom delivers a missile dropkick to Corbin off the top. Frazer tags in and begins targeting Corbin's arm, then tags Axiom back in. Axiom delivers a double ax handle as Frazer holds him in place, then tags Frazer back in. Frazer fires off right hands on Corbin's midsection, but Corbin catches with a boot and fires off stomps. Breakker tags in and Frazer connects with a single leg dropkick. On the outside, Corbin powerbombs Axiom on top of the announce desk. Frazer then ascends to the top and looks for a splash, but Breakker counters into a slam.

Back from the break, Corbin tags in and delivers a back suplex to Axiom. Breakker tags in and Axiom delivers a sliced bread, then tags in Frazer. Breakker charges at Frazer, but Frazer ducks out of the way and Breakker is sent colliding with the ring post shoulder first. He then delivers goes flying off the top to level Breakker and Corbin on the outside. Axiom tags in and Frazer lands a Frog Splash. Axiom follows suit and locks in a Triangle on Breakker as Frazer locks in a Sleeper on Corbin. Breakker makes it up to his feet and powerbombs Axiom on top of Frazer and Corbin to break both holds.

Corbin tags in and delivers Deep Six to Frazer. Axiom looks to fly, but Corbin levels him with a Death Valley Driver and a Brainbuster. He goes for a pin, but Axiom kicks out. Breakker tags in and Corbin tosses Axiom over to him. Breakker hits a powerslam and sits Axiom on the top rope, but Axiom tags in Frazer and delivers a Spanish Fly to Breakker. Frazer follows it up with a 450 Splash and goes for a pin, but Corbin breaks the fall. Corbin levels Axiom and looks to go after Frazer, but Frazer then takes him down. Frazer then turns around into a spear from Breakker for the win.

Winners: Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin

We then head backstage and see Josh Briggs request an "NXT" Championship match with Ilja Dragunov as a means of proving himself. Briggs says Dragunov is smart in making Williams pull double duty at "NXT" Vengeance Day in both a "NXT" Championship match and the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to keep his title around his waist. Williams walks in, and tells Briggs he'll have to prove himself at another time so Dragunov can stay fresh for their Vengeance Day match. Briggs tells Williams that he'll just be in Carmelo Hayes' back pocket again after Vengeance Day, which leads to Williams challenging him to a match later tonight. Briggs accepts.

We then head over and see Fallon Henley give a nervous Wren Sinclair some advice. 

Back at ringside, Meta-Four makes their way down. 

Back from the break, we see William Regal and Ava emerge from Shawn Michaels office. Regal congratulates Ava on being the youngest General Manager of "NXT" and gives her some advice about her new role. 

Back at ringside, Sinclair makes her way down.

Lash Legend (w/ Meta-Four) vs. Wren Sinclair

The bell rings and the two lock up. Legend prevents Sinclair from landing an arm drag, then fires off right hands on her and locks in a Torture Rack. Sinclair escapes and looks to roll Legend up, but Legend prevents her from doing so. Sinclair then sends Legend crashing into the ring post shoulder first, then connects with an enzuigiri and looks to roll up Legend. Jackson helps Legend block Sinclair, but Sinclair manages to roll her up. She then sends Legend crashing into Jackson before Legend delivers a powerbomb to her for the win.

Winner: Lash Legend

After the match, Meta-Four corner Sinclair, but Fallon Henley runs down to provide Sinclair with a hand. Henley and Sinclair then clothesline Legend out of the ring.

Dijak Brawls With Joe Gacy

Back from the break, Dijak makes his way down to the ring. Joe Gacy blindsides him on the ramp, and the pair brawl around the ringside area. Dijak sends Gacy crashing into the ring steps spine first, then dumps him over the barricade as officials run down to try and separate the two men. Gacy flies off the barricade, then grabs a chair and cracks it across Dijak's spine. Dijak then sends Gacy crashing through part of the "NXT" set, but Gacy crawls back out, smiling. He sends Dijak crashing into the ring post spine first before Dijak chokeslams him through the announce desk. Security runs down and holds Dijak back momentarily, but Dijak fights them off and locks in a Sleeper on Dijak. Officials then manage to pull the two men apart.

Back from the break, we see Mr. Stone's children help train Von Wagner at a football field to prepare for his upcoming "NXT" Heritage Cup match against Noam Dar.

Back at ringside, Lexis King makes his way down. Trey Bearhill is already waiting inside.

Lexis King vs. Trey Bearhill

The bell rings and King delivers a chop. Bearhill sends him crashing into the mat, then delivers a chop and pulls him into the ring from the apron. He lands a splash in the corner and a bodyslam, then looks to land an elbow drop. King moves out of the way and fires off kicks on Bearhill's chest, but Bearhill delivers another chop to him and rakes his back with his fingers. King connects with a clothesline to the back of Bearhill's neck and The Coronation for the win.

Winner: Lexis King

Back from the break, we see Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams talking. Hayes asks Williams why he's fighting Ilja Dragunov's battles for him and points out that he feels as though Dragunov is playing games with him to ensure that Williams doesn't win the "NXT" Championship and they don't win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Williams assures him that he'll be alright.

Noam Dar and Oro Mensah Host Lola Vice on The Supernova Sessions

Noam Dar and Oro Mensah welcome fans to "Supernova Sessions", and Dar explains that Lash Legend and Jakara Jackson are not with them as they are dealing with Wren Sinclair and Fallon Henley. Dar then puts Von Wagner on notice ahead of their Heritage Cup match and introduces Lola Vice.

Vice makes her way down to the ring and hugs both Dar and Mensah. Dar asks Vice if she was planning on eliminating Elektra Lopez from the #1 Contenders Battle Royal last week, and Vice says there's been an expiration date on their friendship since the beginning. She calls Lopez a leech and says she tried to use her to make herself relevant. She says she got sick and tired of carrying Lopez around, and Dar asks her if she has any regrets about the elimination. Vice says she has none, and adds that she has no regrets about the locker room's jealousy or winning a contract for an "NXT" Women's Championship match in the Women's Breakout Tournament.

Lopez's music hits and she appears. She says she's heard enough and says she's questioning who Vice is. She says Vice pretends to be sweet and innocent half the time, then says she's sacrificed much more than Vice has. She says that's what grabbed the attention of Legado Del Fantasma, and says Vice is unsure of who she is. She calls her a phony, then challenges her to a one-on-one match next week. Vice asks if Lopez knows what she's getting into, and Lopez says she doesn't want to wait until next week.

Lopez tackles Vice over the couch on the set, and officials quickly run down to separate the two from one another.

Dragon Lee then makes his way down to the ring.

Back from the break, we see people taking items out of the Chase U classroom, including Duke Hudson's MVP Trophy and Andre Chase's podium. Chase says they'll officially say their goodbyes next week. 

Back at ringside, OTM make their way down. 

Dragon Lee vs. SCRYPTS (w/ OTM)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Oba Femi watches the action as Lee delivers a shoulder tackle to SCRYPTS and follows it up with a dropkick that sends him crashing out of the ring. Lee then goes flying over the top to level SCRYPTS and dumps him back in the ring before delivering a kick to SCRYPTS over the top from the apron. The pair wind up on the outside once again, and Lee tosses SCRYPTS back into the ring. SCRYPTS delivers a kick to Lee to knock him off the top, then goes flying to take him down and gets him back in the ring. He ascends to the top and delivers a Frog Splash-crossbody hybrid, but Lee levels him with a pair of back elbows and an enzuigiri. He follows it up with a Tornado DDT, then rocks him with a knee to his jaw and a Spanish Fly.

The Family's music hits, and they make their way down to the ring. They begin brawling with OTM on the outside, and Adriana Rizzo goes flying through the bottom rope to level Jaida Parker. Back in the ring, Lee delivers his finisher for the win.

Winner: Dragon Lee

After the match, Femi informs Lee that he's decided to accept his match for a North American Championship at Vengeance Day.

Blair Davenport then makes her way down to the ring. Karmen Petrovic follows. 

Blair Davenport vs. Karmen Petrovic

The bell rings and Petrovic delivers a pair of kicks to Davenport's thigh. Davenport responds with a knee to Petrovic's midsection and a double stomp to her spine off the middle rope, then whips her into the corner and lands a backbreaker. Petrovic fires off more kicks on Davenport's thigh, then levels her and delivers a kick to the side of her neck. She looks to land another kick, but Davenport avoids it and dropkicks her into the corner. She follows it up with a Falcon Arrow and rocks her with a knee for the win.

Winner: Blair Davenport

Back at ringside, Ilja Dragunov makes his way down to the ring to join the announce desk. Josh Briggs and Trick Williams follow.

Trick Williams vs. Josh Briggs

The bell rings and the two lock up. Briggs delivers a bodyslam and an elbow drop to Williams, then delivers a pair of elbows. Williams delivers a pair of right hands and a dropkick, then follows it up with a pair of bodyslams. Briggs connects with a boot and a chokeslam.

Back from the break, Briggs sends Williams crashing into the mat and delivers a dropkick to his spine. Williams responds with several right and left hands, then delivers a pair of kicks and a flapjack. Briggs sends Williams crashing into the mat, then lands a standing splash.

The action spills outside the ring, and Briggs accidentally lands a boot on Dragunov. Williams ascends to the top, and Dragunov looks to interfere. Carmelo Hayes appears at ringside to prevent him from doing so, allowing Williams to roll up Briggs for the win.

Winner: Trick Williams

After the match, Briggs turns Williams inside out with a clothesline and heads to the back. Dragunov is held back by officials as Williams shoves Hayes out of frustration.

Back from the break, we see Williams and Hayes arguing with one another backstage about Dragunov's intentions. Hayes asks Williams when he'll see that Dragunov is playing mind games with him and storms off.

Back at ringside, Ava introduces Roxanne Perez and Lyra Valkryia, both of whom make the way down to the ring.

Lyra Valkyria and Roxanne Perez Sign The Contract For Their NXT Women's Championship Match At Vengeance Day

Perez says both she and Valkyria respect each other, and says she thinks this is a "NXT" Stand & Deliver match nine weeks early. Valkyria says she feels as though they've been on similar trajectories over the past year, and says the day Perez won the "NXT" Women's Championship was the same day she debuted. Perez says Valkyria has had an incredible first year and is the champion in the best women's division in all of WWE, and says while everyone has seen Valkyria, she's had to jump through every hurdle to chase a title she never lost. She says she finally gets her one-on-one title rematch, and when she wins, everything she went through will be worth it. She says Valkyria will have to travel the road Perez did once she lost it.

Valkyria says she's seen the journey Perez has been on, and while she had a great title rin, she's replaced her at the top of the "NXT" women's division. She says she knows Perez is bringing the more edgy version of herself, and she needs her to do that. Valkyria tells Perez the last year will mean nothing once she retains her title. Perez says she was as confident as Valkyria when she held the title, and the real questions will begin when she loses. She says some days fans will be with her while other days fans boo her. She questions if Valkyria can handle that, and asks if she'll be able to rebuild herself. Valkyria gets defensive and says she's always been mentally and physically tougher than Perez as the two get in one another's face.

Ava breaks things up and says it's time to sign the contract. Valkyria does so first, and Perez follows suit. The pair then stare one another down and shake hands. Valkyria holds her title high and leaves ringside as Tatum Paxley sneaks up on Perez from under the ring and sends her crashing through the announce desk. Valkyria slides back in the ring and Paxley hugs her, but Valkyria pushes her off and asks what the hell she's doing. Paxley apologizes profusely and explains she was doing what she thought Valkyria wanted as the show goes off the air.

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