WWE NXT Results 4/16 - Steel Cage Match, Authors Of Pain Vs. Edris Enofe And Malik Blade & More

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" on April 16, 2024, coming to you live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Former best friends Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams will be squaring off with one another in a Steel Cage match. Williams previously defeated Hayes in singles action at "NXT" Stand & Deliver earlier this month, which led to Hayes informing Williams of tonight's match after he attacked both Williams and "NXT" Champion Ilja Dragunov during last week's edition of "NXT".


The Authors of Pain made their shocking return to "NXT" last week when they blindsided newly crowned "NXT" Tag Team Champions Nathan Frazer and Axiom after they dethroned Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin. Following such, they will be returning to tag team competition tonight as they collide with Edris Enofe and Malik Blade.

Tatum Paxley will be colliding with Chase U's Thea Hail. Paxley betrayed Lyra Valkyria last week when she blindsided her with an attack while the former was in the midst of a verbal confrontation with "NXT" Women's Champion Roxanne Perez. Elsewhere in the women's division, Sol Ruca will be taking on Lola Vice after the two found themselves entangled in a backstage verbal exchange with one another last week.


Ridge Holland will be going head-to-head with Joaquin Wilde. The two competitors came face-to-face last week when Holland injured Wilde's teammate Cruz Del Toro as he stormed out of the Performance Center following exchanges with the LWO members and Joe Gacy. Additionally, Meta-Four's Noam Dar will be going one-on-one with Dijak, and Tony D'Angelo alongside the rest of The Family also have something on their minds to share.

We are live! Vic Joseph and Booker T greet audiences at home as Meta-Four make their way down to the ring. Dijak follows.

Noam Dar (w/ Meta-Four) vs. Dijak

The bell rings and the two lock up. Dar looks to land a shoulder tackle on Dijak, but Dijak stays on his feet. Dar fires off a series of kicks on Dijak, but Dijak pushes him off him. Dar then delivers a low crossbody to Dijak and wears his arm down with a submission hold. Dar rolls out of the ring to regroup with Meta-Four, and Dijak looks to follow. Dar slides back inside the ring, and Dijak levels him with a clothesline from the apron off the top rope. Dar locks in a submission hold, but Dijak escapes and dumps Dar out of the ring.


Back from the break, Dar fires off forearms on Dijak in the center of the ring. Dijak returns the favor, then connects with a kick on his head and follows it up with a pair of back elbows. He delivers several chops in the corner and tosses Dar across the ring, then hits a sit-out chokeslam. Dar fires off elbows on the back of Dijak's neck, then delivers a kick to his leg. Dar delivers a clothesline to Dijak off the middle rope as he's draped through the middle rope, then lands a suplex. He locks in an Arm Bar, but Dijak counters into a pinfall to escape.

Dijak delivers a superkick to Dar's head and charges at him in the corner, but Dar moves out of the way and Dijak is sent crashing to the outside. Dar flies off the apron and delivers a dropkick to Dijak as he's leaning against the ring steps, then gets him back in the ring and delivers a back elbow. Dijak lands a big boot on Dar, but Oro Mensah hops up on the apron. Dijak levels him with a superkick, opening the door for Dar to connect with the Nova Roller for the win.


Winner: Noam Dar

We then head backstage and see Ilja Dragunov meet with Ava in her office. She says it's not fair that Trick Williams has to compete ahead of their "NXT" Championship next week at "NXT" Spring Breakin' while he doesn't. Dragunov then tells her to put out an open challenge to anyone willing to face him. 

Back at ringside, Lola Vice makes his way down. 

Back from the break, we head over to a video from Tatum Paxley, who sends a message to Lyra Valkyria.

Back at ringside, Sol Ruca makes her way out.

Lola Vice vs. Sol Ruca

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth before Ruca delivers a facebuster and a superkick. Vice fires off rapid fire kicks on Ruca, then follows it up with a Hip Attack and goes for a pin. Ruca kicks out, and Vice locks in a Sleeper. Ruca makes it to her feet and delivers a Sidewalk Slam, then delivers a pair of shoulder tackles and a springboard clothesline. She then lands a powerslam and a standing moonsault. Ruca delivers a boot to Vice, then ascends to the top. Blair Davenport trips her, allowing Vice to deliver a superkick for the win.


Winner: Lola Vice

After the match, Natalya appears on the Titan Tron and challenges her to a match in two weeks at "NXT" Spring Breakin' in an "NXT" Underground match.

Back from the break, we see Arianna Grace meet Gigi Dolin to talk about her plans for her new style.

Back at ringside, Ridge Holland is waiting in the ring. Joaquin Wilde follows.

Ridge Holland vs. Joaquin Wilde

The bell rings and Wilde wastes no time. He fires off strikes on Holland, but Holland runs him over with a back elbow and an uppercut. Wilde delivers a corkscrew on Holland, then dropkicks him out of the ring. He ends up out there with him, and Holland looks to land a strike on him. Wilde moves out of the way, and Holland's hand is sent crashing into the ring post.


Holland and Wilde get back in the ring, but Holland tosses Wilde back to the outside and delivers a boot to the side of his head. Holland follows it up with a belly-to-belly suplex as Shawn Spears saunters out to ringside. Wilde responds with a kick off the ropes, then follows it up with a neckbreaker. Holland ends up on the outside, and Wilde looks to fly. Holland counters into a powerslam and a DDT for the win.

Winner: Ridge Holland

After the match, Holland storms to the back, shoulder checking Spears on his way.

Back from the break, we see Andre Chase and Thea Hail discuss Jacy Jayne's revelation last week that Chase's choice to place a bet on Thea Hail winning the "NXT" Women's Championship last summer to bankrupt the university.


Back at ringside, The Family make their way down to the ring.

We Hear From The Family

D'Angelo says after him and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo lost the "NXT" Tag Team Championship, he said there would be some rapid growth in The Family. He says it hasn't been easy, but he looks back at where he and Stacks were a year ago in comparison to where he, Stacks, Adriana Rizzo, and Luca Crusifino are now. He says he went toe-to-toe with one of the toughest men in history against Ilja Dragunov for the "NXT" Stand & Deliver, but he ultimately came up short.


No Quarter Catch Crew music hits, and they make their way down to the ring. Charlie Dempsey tells D'Angelo that he doesn't appreciate their dealings being made public last week. D'Angelo says NQCC couldn't take care of their issue (referring to Drew Gulak), and Dempey looks to get into specifics. D'Angelo tells him to not get into the specifics in front of people, and Stacks reiterates that when Dempsey looks to get into it. D'Angelo says someone in NQCC needs to pay up, and Dempsey says no one said anything about payment. He tells D'Angelo there was trash that needed to be taken care of. Crusifino says NQCC can either pay their debt or handle things the hard way, and D'Angelo says he does things strictly for business. He takes notice of NQCC's "NXT" Heritage Cup, and asks Dempsey if he's willing to pay up by giving him it. Dempsey says there's no way that's happening, and The Family begins to brawl with NQCC before they send them crashing out of the ring.


Back from the break, Ilja Dragunov makes his way down to the ring. Several Superstars race and begin to fight over facing Dragunov, but Je'Von Evans approaches from the opposite side of the ring and gets inside first.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Je'Von Evans

The bell rings and Dragunov and Evans begin firing off forearms on one another. Dragunov delivers a pair of suplexes and an enzuigiri, then connects with another German suplex and stomps on him in the corner. Dragunov lands a series of headbutts on Evans, but Evans responds with kicks to Dragunov's chest. Dragunov then catches him with a powerbomb and turns him inside out with an H-Bomb before he looks to deliver a Constantine Special.


Evans counters into a Spanish Fly and ascends to the middle rope, but Dragunov knocks him onto the apron. Evans looks to fly off the top, but Dragunov catches him with a right hand mid-air and follows it up with a knee. Evans sends Dragunov to the outside after planting him with a move, then delivers a tope suicida and gets him back in the ring. He ascends to the top and looks to deliver a Frog Splash, but Dragunov gets his knees up and connects with a Death Valley Driver into the corner. He follows it up with the Torpedo Moskau for the win.

Winner: Ilja Dragunov

Chase U then makes their way down to the ring. 

Back from the break, we head backstage to Ava's office and see Sol Ruca demand a No Disqualification match against Blair Davenport next week. 


Back at ringside, Tatum Paxley makes her way out.

Tatum Paxley vs. Thea Hail (w/ Chase U)

The bell rings and the two waste no time. They go back and forth before Hail delivers a splash to Paxley's arm. Paxley responds with a backbreaker and a knee to Hail's spine, then delivers a crossbody to her spine in the corner. Paxley intercepts Hail with a knee and locks in a submission, but Hail escapes and delivers a codebreaker to Paxley's arm. Hail then connects with a pair of back elbows and a kick to her knee, then delivers a swinging neckbreaker. Jazmyn Nyx runs down to the ring and distracts the referee. Hail looks to deliver the World's Smallest Slam and looks to fly, but Jacy Jayne appears and trips her. Paxley takes advantage and rolls up Hail for the win.


Winner: Tatum Paxley

After the match, Hail goes after Jayne and begins brawling with her. Officials and Chase U try separating the two women as Lyra Valkyria blindsides Paxley in the ring and begins brawling with her.

We then head backstage and see Roxanne Perez chat with Kelly Kincaid about Lyra Valkyria and Tatum Paxley. Perez says she'll be entertained while the two fight it out, and says she may give the winner a shot at her "NXT" Women's Championship. Ava then walks in and informs her that she will be defending her title against Valkyria and Paxley in a Triple Threat match at "NXT" Spring Breakin'.

Back at ringside, The Final Testament makes their way down. Edris Enofe and Malik Blade follow.


Authors of Pain (w/ The Final Testament) vs. Edris Enofe and Malik Blade

Enofe and Akam begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Blade tags in, and Enofe dropkicks Akam. Blade wears down Akam, then tags Enofe back in. Rezar tags in and delivers a Death Valley Driver to Enofe in the corner. Akam tags back in and delivers a knee to Enofe's midsection. He continues wearing down Enofe, then tags in Rezar. Rezar delivers a knee to Enofe's face and goes for a pin, but Enofe kicks out. Rezar charges at Enofe in the corner, but Enofe moves out of the way and tags in Blade.


Blade delivers a dropkick that sends Rezar crashing out of the ring, then sends Akam out to join him. He looks to fly, but AOP catches him. Enofe then looks to fly, but AOP sends Blade crashing into Enofe. AOP then delivers the Super Collider to Blade and Enofe, and Rezar pins the legal Enofe for the win.

Winners: Authors of Pain

After the match, Nathan Frazer and Axiom appear at ringside with their "NXT" Tag Team Championship in hand.

We then head over to a video of Arianna Grace and Gigi Dolin shopping for clotheslines for Dolin.

Back at ringside, Ivar makes his way down. Josh Briggs follows.

Josh Briggs vs. Ivar

The bell rings and Ivar delivers a boot to the side of Briggs' face. Ivar connects with a clothesline on Briggs, then fires off back elbows on him in the corner as Oba Femi watches the action from backstage. Briggs delivers a boot to Ivar, then follows it up with a splash. Ivar delivers a senton out of the corner, then fires off a few right hands on Briggs' spine. Ivar gets Briggs up on one shoulder, but Briggs escapes. Ivar then delivers a powerslam and a sit-out powerbomb, then goes for a pin. Briggs kicks out, and Ivar ascends to the top. He looks to fly, but Briggs moves out of the way and delivers a Sidewalk Slam. He goes for a pin, but Ivar kicks out.


Briggs delivers a shoulder tackle to Ivar that sends him crashing out of the ring, then follows him out there and delivers a flying shoulder tackle off the apron. Ivar sends Briggs crashing into the ring steps, then delivers a spinning back heel kick and tosses him inside the ring. He ascends to the top and connects with a moonsault for the win.

Winner: Ivar

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

Carmelo Hayes vs. Trick Williams in a Steel Cage Match

The bell rings and Hayes shoves Williams. Williams delivers a pair of bodyslams to Hayes, then looks to land another one. Hayes escapes and delivers a boot to Williams' midsection, but Williams catches him with a dropkick and another bodyslam. He goes for a pin, but Hayes kicks out. Hayes then sends Williams' face bouncing off the side of the cage, then gets passed a night stick by one of his security guards. He cracks it across Williams' midsection and spine.


Back from the break, Hayes stomps on Williams in the corner and sends his face bouncing off the side of the cage. He follows it up with a Codebreaker and goes for a pin, but Williams kicks out. Hayes sends Williams crashing into the side of the cage on opposite sides as his security guards watch on from the ramp, and charges at Williams. Williams moves out of the way and Hayes is sent crashing into the side of the cage. Williams then delivers a Uranage to Hayes off the top rope before the two go back and forth with strikes. Williams delivers a pair of back heel kicks and a flapjack, then follows it up with a suplex and sends Hayes into opposite sides of the cage. Williams lands a neckbreaker.


Hayes ascends to the top and looks to fly, but Williams intercepts him and delivers a chokeslam. He goes for a pin, but Hayes kicks out. Hayes then lands a DDT and a Codebreaker, but Williams responds with a flying shoulder tackle. Hayes connects with a jumping knee before he and Williams send each other's faces bouncing off the side of the cage while standing on the middle rope. They then exchange chops, and go flying sending Williams' face bouncing off the mat in the process.

Hayes levels Williams with a kick as his security begins climbing the cage. Williams meets them up there and sends them crashing to the outside as one of them enters the ring through the door with a chair in hand. Williams sends the guard crashing into opposite sides and out of the cage. He closes the door, and when he turns around, Hayes looks to hit him with the chair. Williams sees such, and delivers the Trick Shot to Hayes using the chair Hayes has in hand for extra power for the win.

Winner: Trick Williams

After the match, Ilja Dragunov appears at ringside with his "NXT" Championship in hand and stares down Williams as the show goes off the air.