WWE NXT Results 3/12 - North American Championship Match, Shawn Spears Vs. Ridge Holland

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" on March 12, 2024, coming to you live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Shawn Spears made waves on the February 27 edition of "NXT" when he made his return to WWE and attacked Ridge Holland with a chair. After picking up a win over Uriah Connors last week during his in-ring return at "NXT" Roadblock last week, Spears sent a message to Holland, which led to Holland coming down to the ring and a subsequent physical altercation. While Spears tempted Holland to hit him with a chair, Holland ultimately elected not to do so. Following such, the two will meet in the ring tonight as they go head-to-head.


Oba Femi will be putting the North American Championship on the line against Brooks Jensen. Femi has been the titleholder for the last 64 days and counting, and last defended it in televised competition on the February 20 edition of "NXT", during which he successfully retained against Lexis King.

Arianna Grace is making her name well known amongst the "NXT" women's locker room, and became involved in a singles match between Gigi Dolin and Jaida Parker two weeks ago. Parker ultimately emerged victorious as a result of Grace's interference, and tonight, Dolin has a chance to seek her retribution as she goes collides with Grace.

Although Joaquin Wilde, Cruz Del Toro, and their LWO teammates have had a myriad of issues with Legado Del Fantasma on "WWE SmackDown" over the past several weeks, they will have to refocus their sights tonight as they collide with Out The Mud's Bronco Nima and Lucien Price. The winner will earn a spot in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match to compete for a shot at Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin's "NXT" Tag Team Championship at "NXT" Stand & Deliver.    


We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping what happened at "NXT" Roadblock last week.

Vic Joseph and Booker T then greet audiences at home as LWO makes their way down to the ring.


OTM blindsides LOW on the ramp and dumps Wilde into the ring. The bell sounds, and Nima delivers a spinning back elbow to Wilde. Price tags in and lands a clothesline, then plants him with a vertical suplex-powerbomb combination. Nima tags in and lands a boot on Wilde before Del Toro tags in and delivers a hurricanrana to Nima. He sends an interfering Price out to join Nima, then delivers a double tope suicida with Wilde to OTM on the outside.


Wilde tags back in, and LWO double teams on Nima with a series of kicks. Wilde then fires off right hands on Nima, but Nima throws him into the corner. Price delivers a cheap shot to Wilde on the apron as the referee is distracted, and Nima follows it up with a Brainbuster off the middle turnbuckle. Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin then appear to watch the action from ringside.

Back from the break, Nima whips Wilde into the corner and tags in Price. Del Toro tags in and delivers a dropkick to Nima, then fires off strikes on Price. He looks to level him with a pair of clotheslines, but Price stays standing on his feet. Del Toro sends Price crashing into the corner, then delivers a missile dropkick off the top rope. Price then sends Del Toro crashing into the corner.


Nima tags in and sends Del Toro crashing into the mat. He goes for a pin, but Wilde breaks the fall. Price levels Wilde with a kick, and Del Toro sends Price crashing out of the ring with an enzuigiri. He then delivers a boot to Nima's midsection, and Wilde uses Nima as a launching pad to level Price and SCRYPTS on the outside.

Nima ascends to the middle rope with Del Toro on his shoulders, but Del Toro escapes and lands a hurricanrana. Wilde then tags in and delivers an assisted 450 Splash off the ropes to Nima. He pins Nima for the win as Del Toro delivers a baseball dropkick to Price on the outside to keep him from breaking the fall.

Winners: LWO

Back from the break, we head backstage and see Andre Chase chat with Thea Hail. Chase tells Hail that he's always here for her, and Duke Hudson walks in to inquire about her mystery tag team partner for her upcoming match against Kiana James and Izzi Dame. Hail shows them a picture of Jacy Jayne and Jazmyn Nyx hanging out without her, and says she has other friends that can be her tag team partner. She says she has someone in mind who has issues with James and Dame too, and Kelani Jordan walks in to reveal herself as her tag team partner.

We Hear From Roxanne Perez

Perez says last week is what happens when you get sick and tired of playing by the rules. She says the old her is gone, and says this has been building up for months. She says she collapsed in the ring after defeating Meiko Satomura at last year's "NXT" Roadblock special, and says it boiled down to carrying the "NXT" women's division on her back. She says she worked hard to defend the "NXT" Women's Championship while everyone was drooling over Tiffany Stratton and Becky Lynch. She says when they came face-to-face, fans acted like Perez didn't exist and she went home to cry.


Perez says she's won everything, and says she expected an apology from Lyra Valkyria about what happened in their "NXT" Vengeance Day. She says she expected a rematch for the title, but Valkyria opted to go after the Women's Tag Team Championship instead. She says fans want to support her now, but she doesn't need it. She mocks Valkyria for being taken away in an ambulance last week after she attacked her following her and Tatum Paxley's Women's Team Championship match. She then demands that Ava make her way down to the ring, vacate the "NXT" Women's Championship, and award it to her.

Ava's music hits and she makes her way down to the ring. She berates Perez for putting Valkyria in an ambulance last week, and Perez demands to be awarded the title once again. Ava warns her not to and reminds Perez that she wasn't stripped of her title last year when she was injured. She says that they waited to see the extent of her injuries


Paxley appears through the crowd and looks to attack Perez, cutting Ava off. Perez fends Paxley off, and officials hold Paxley back.

Lexis King then makes his way down to the ring. 

Back from the break, we see The Family discussing Tony D'Angelo's win over Carmelo Hayes last week to secure his spot in an "NXT" Championship match against Ilja Dragunov at Stand & Deliver, as well as Luca Crusifino tell D'Angelo he took care of the two pieces of business he wanted him too. Dragunov then interrupts, and the rest of The Family exits, leaving D'Angelo alone with Dragunov. Dragunov congratulates D'Angelo on doing exactly what he said he would. Draugnov says D'Angelo has his finger in many pots while the only thing he has is the "NXT" Championship. D'Angelo tells Dragunov he likes him no matter what happens, and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo and Crusifino grab him. The pair put him in the trunk of a car and drive off with D'Angelo and Adriana Rizzo. 

Back at ringside, Mr. Stone makes his way out.

Lexis King vs. Mr. Stone

The bell rings and Stone wastes no time. He fires off right and left hands on King, but King dumps him out of the ring and looks to fly. Stone moves out of the way and delivers a crossbody to King on the outside over the top, then gets him back in the ring and ascends to the top. He looks to land a splash, but King avoids it and delivers a pair of knees to his midsection.


King delivers a kick to Stone's spine and locks in an Abdominal Stretch. He then connects with a bodyslam, but Stone lands several overhand chops. King levels Stone with a chop of his own and whips him into the corner, then sits him on the top rope and joins him up there. Stone fights King off and delivers a crossbody, but King runs Stone over and follows it up with The Coronation for the win.

Winner: Lexis King

After the match, King looks to land The coronation for a second time, but Von Wagner runs down to the ring and carries Stone to the back.

We then head backstage and see Kelly Kincaid catch up with Oba Femi. Dijak walks in and gets into a verbal exchange with Femi. 

Femi then makes his way down to the ring. Brooks Jensen follows. 


Oba Femi (c) vs. Brooks Jensen for the North American Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. Femi dumps Jensen onto the apron and knocks him off, but Jensen slides back in. Femi levels him as we see Josh Briggs watching the action from backstage. Femi dumps Jensen onto the apron, but Jensen ascends to the top. Femi catches him with a right hand to his midsection and a second one on his spine before the two stare one another down.


Back from the break, Jensen dropkicks Femi out of the ring and follows it up with an elbow off the apron. He dumps Femi back inside the ring, and looks to hit a dropkick. Femi avoids it and delivers a pair of backbreakers as we see Briggs leave the backstage area where he's watching the action from. Femi delivers a running uppercut to Jensen in the corner, then locks in a crossface.

Briggs appears at ringside to cheer Jensen on. Femi delivers a right hand to Jensen's spine, but Jensen delivers an elbow to Femi's head and fires off a few right hands. He follows it up with a dropkick and a powerslam, but Femi catches him with a back body drop. He then sends him crashing into the top turnbuckle and sends him crashing into the mat spine first as he stares down Briggs on the outside. Femi sends Jensen crashing into the mat once again, then connects with a powerbomb as he continues staring down Briggs. He then lands a second powerbomb for the win.


Winner (and still): Oba Femi

We then head over to a video and see The Family and Ilja Dragunov on a bridge. Tony D'Angleo tells Dragunov that he needs to pay for entering his restaurant, and says although Dragunov strikes fear in his opponents, he needs to look around. He says he can end everything with the snap of his fingers and tells Dragunov to enjoy the walk back. He looks to get back into the car, but Dragunov stops him and says he always finds a way.

Back from the break, Gigi Dolin makes her way down to the ring. Arianna Grace follows.

Arianna Grace vs. Gigi Dolin

The bell rings and the two lock up. Grace slides out of the ring, and Dolin chases her back in. Grace looks to land an elbow drop on Dolin as she gets back in the ring, but Dolin rolls out of the way and sends Grace crashing into the ropes. She delivers a hip attack and a dropkick, but Grace fires off stomps on her in the corner and delivers a suplex. She follows it up with an elbow drop before she wears Dolin down with a couple of submission holds. Dolin plants her with a suplex and a knee on her jaw, then follows it up with a clothesline.


Grace grabs her tiara from the corner and looks to put it on Dolin's head. The referee wrestles it away from her, but Grace delivers a low blow to Dolin while the referee hands the tiara off. Dolin returns the favor, but the referee catches her and calls for the bell.

Winner: Arianna Grace (via disqualification)

We then head backstage and see Karmen Petrovic and Lola Vice get into a verbal confrontation. Sol Ruca defuses the situation before Brinley Reece walks in and voices her excitement for her match against Sol Ruca next week.

Back at ringside, Kiana James and Izzi Dame make their way down. 

We head backstage and see Kelani Jordan being checked on by officials as she grabs her knee. Thea Hail sees what has happened and makes her way down to the ring on her own.


Kiana James and Izzi Dame vs. Fallon Henley and Thea Hail

The bell rings and it looks as if the match will be a 2-On-1 Handicap match. James and Dame look to double team on Hail, but Fallon Henley's music hits and she runs down to the ring. She and Hail deliver a double dropkick to Dame and James before they take turns landing forearms on Dame. They then level James with a double shoulder tackle, and Henley tags in.


Hail and Henley double team on James, but James fires off a shoulder on Henley's midsection. Henley looks to land a dropkick, but James avoids it. Henley delivers a Dragon Screw, but Dame tags in. Henley executes an arm drag and a single leg dropkick, then looks to clock Dame. James blocks her path from the apron, and Dame sends Henley crashing into the top rope. James then tags in and delivers a kick to Henley, then sends her crashing into the top turnbuckle. She delivers a shoulder to her midsection before Dame tags in and lands a kick. Dame holds Henley in place, and James fires off right and left hands on Henley's midsection. Dame then delivers a running knee to Henley as Jacy Jayne and Jazmyn Nyx make their way out to the ring.


Henley delivers an elbow to Dame's midsection, but James becomes legal. Henley manages to make the tag to Hail, and Hail delivers a kick to James' midsection. She follows it up with a blockbuster and a slam. Henley and Dame then tumble out of the ring, and James lands a spinebuster. She goes for a pin, but Hail kicks out. Hail is then sent crashing out of the ring, and Dame charges at Henley. Jayne pulls Henley out of the way, and Dame lands a boot on Hail instead. Dame dumps Hail back in the ring, and James lands a Sole Food for the win.

Winners: Kiana James and Izzi Dame

After the match, Henley helps Hail up. Hail grabs a mic and says Jayne must think she's a loser right now. She asks Jayne what she did to her and what happened to them, and says she thought they were everything. She says she thought Jayne was the coolest girl in the locker room and her best friend, and says she changed herself for Jayne. She says throughout their friendship, Jayne has just become a more rotten version of herself. She says she chose to ignore that because she idolized Jayne, and says she thought she was her sister. She says she wants to be nothing like Jayne, and says while she may be a loser to Jayne or not cool enough for her, the old her is back. Hail then takes several laps around in celebration.


We then head backstage and see Riley Osborne watch what just happened in the ring before he gets in a verbal exchange with No Quarter Catch Crew. Axiom and Nathan Frazer then walk in, and offer their help to Osborne. 

Back from the break, Ridge Holland makes his way down to the ring. Shawn Spears follows.

Shawn Spears vs. Ridge Holland

The bell rings and Holland shoves Spears into the corner. Spears slaps Holland, and Holland levels Spears. Spears then sends Holland crashing into the top turnbuckle face first, then rains down right hands on him. Holland delivers a back body drop to Spears before Spears sends Holland crashing to the outside. Holland trips Spears on the apron, then lands a chop and a right hand on his spine. He follows it up with an uppercut, but Spears sends Holland colliding with the ring post.


Back from the break, Spears looks to land a stomp on Holland in the center of the ring. Holland catches it and delivers a series of strikes to Spears, but Spears catches him with a pair of superkicks and ties Holland up in the top and middle rope. He taunts Holland, but Holland breaks free and runs Spears over with a clothesline. He dumps him out of the ring and tosses him into the barricade, then follows it up with a shoulder pounce and tosses Spears into the ring steps. He separates the ring steps and clears the announce desk, then stands on top of one of the ring steps with Spears and chokeslams him through the announce desk.

Holland gets Spears back inside the ring and grabs Spears' chair. He looks to hit Spears with it, but the referee grabs it from him before he can. Spears then rolls Holland up, but Holland kicks out. Spears then lands the C4 on Holland into the chair that the referee placed in the corner for the win.


Winner: Shawn Spears

Back from the break, Trick Williams makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Trick Williams

Williams says he usually grabs the mic and does his thing, but he doesn't really know what to say. He says he's pissed off and feels betrayed, and says family means something to him. He says he watched Carmelo Hayes' back for two years with a smile on his face because that's what brothers do. He says seeing Hayes succeed made him want to step up his game, and says he wanted Hayes to be happy for him in the same way he was happy for him. He says he heard people whisper about the looks Hayes had on his face after his wins and matches, and says Hayes lied straight to his face about both attacking him and being his brother.


Williams says Hayes said that the two of them aren't on the same level, and he was right about that because they will never be on the same level. He says he had Hayes' back, but Hayes stabbed him in his back. He then challenges Hayes to a match at Stand & Deliver, and says he'll make him pay for everything he's done to him.

Meta-Four's music hits, and Noam Dar, Jakara Jackson, Lash Legend, and Oro Mensah make their way down to the ring. Dar says Williams deserved what Hayes did to him, and Williams tells Dar to say what he needs to or leave him alone. Dar says Williams lost his best friend at Vengeance Day and the same thing happened two weeks ago to him when he lost his "NXT" Heritage. Cup. He says the only difference between him and Williams was that he didn't cry, and he moved onto bigger and better things. Williams warns Dar again, and Dar says he wants to steal all of Williams' hype. Dar then challenges Williams to a singles match next week.


Williams levels Dar and takes down Mensah. Legend looks to strike Williams, but Williams catches her right hand and the two kiss.