WWE NXT Results Live Blog (March 14, 2023): Johnny Gargano is back
Here’s a place to review the results and comment along with the latest episode of WWE NXT, which airs live Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time Slot on USA Network.
Announced for tonight’s show by the WWE Performance Center: Johnny Gargano will be speaking about his roadblock return as HBK’s alternate against Grayson Waller stand & deliver, and Gallus defends her NXT Tag Team Championship against Pretty Deadly. Also, Apollo Crews takes on his former ally Dabba-Kato, North American Champion Wes Lee prepares for his latest open challenge, Chase U must deal with the potential loss of one of their students in Duke Hudson… and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT The live blog will start as soon as the show starts in the US. A running record of everything that happens is here under this line.
Enjoy the show!
WWE NXT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MARCH. 13
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The show begins with a recap of last week’s show, with a heavy focus on Roxanne Perez, who collapses after the main event and is wheeled away in an ambulance.
Johnny Gargano makes his entrance and sits down at the mic.
He asks where he left off and a “Welcome Home” chant erupts. He says it’s a WrestleMania story and there’s a lot of talk about finishing stories and he’s back at NXT to finish his story. Fifteen months ago his story ended on a cliffhanger, and when he returned to Raw it felt like a piece of him was missing.
The last time you saw him on NXT he was face down on the announcement desk with Grayson Waller towering over him and he hates to say that but he kind of respects it. The last guy to knock him out was Tommaso Ciampa, who went on to become one of the greatest NXT champions of all time, and what has Waller been up to since he knocked out Johnny?
He had two chances and failed.
Then what did he do? He wailed and complained and cried and blamed everyone but himself and didn’t respect NXT itself. And no matter where Johnny goes, NXT will always be his home, and you don’t respect a man’s home.
Vic Joseph gets up from the commentary with his phone and shows Gargano that Grayson is live streaming from Johnny’s house and Johnny runs off to intercept him.
We see Wes Lee get out of his car and roll over to Axiom, saying he won’t leave Lee’s side until the open challenge begins. Wes asks what he’s going to do and Axiom says whatever Lee wants to do and the champion wants something to eat so they leave.
Pretty Deadly perform and we take a break.
Back from the commercial we get footage of Johnny Gargano getting in his car and driving home to intercept Grayson Waller.
Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (c) vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) (NXT Tag Team Championship)
Coffey and Prince start, collar and elbow until punches ensue, headlock by Mark, blocking stabbing, second try works but he puts out Elton with a shoulder block! Overhead arm drag, whip backwards, Coffey with an elbow in the corner and Prince jumps to the ground!
Wolfgang chases, Elton back in, Wilson comes in, Sunset flip, no deal! Small package, same result, Kit kicks Wolfgang into the corner! Back body drop on the apron, shoulder thrust, slingshot blocked, Wolfgang throws it aside and Coffey switches back in! Double rolling leg snap on Wilson, huge catapult back body drop on Prince and the tag champions knock down their challengers to send us to the break!
Back from the commercial, Coffey with an O’Connor roll on Wilson, cheap shot from Prince, sets up a back suplex then tags in to put on Mark boots! Leg drop over the throat brings two, rework the champion, reverse chinlock on, cover for two! Eventually, Coffey escapes and tags in Wolfgang!
Wolfgang is hot with punches, big leg lariat, corner crossbody, big boot, takes Wilson to the apron and dives to Prince with a double ax handle! Bodyslam follows, off the ropes, freight train crossbody… NO! Big near miss from a belt shot, tag on kit, off the ropes, Wolfgang Low-Bridges Elton down!
Mark the ropes, big uppercut, tag on Wolfgang! Firefighter stretcher…
Gallus wins against Kit Wilson by pinfall with a Busaiku Knee/Fireman’s Carry Flapjack combo to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship.
Josh Briggs, wearing a ghillie suit for no good reason, breaks into Kiana James’ office with Fallon Henley. She’s dying to pick the lock with a bobby pin, but he points out that the door is open and they go inside. She finds a contract on the desk and it’s for a qualifier for the NXT Women’s Championship tonight.
They find Kiana’s planner and it is revealed that she has a whole master plan to get to the tag titles and there is someone named Sebastian who she has dinner and drinks with. Briggs wants to think it’s a colleague and then they turn the page and find the card from the flowers showing Sebastian thanking James for a wonderful date and night together.
We hear a celebratory voiceover of “Heartbreak Man” Shawn Michaels reading his tweets about setting up qualifiers for a potential backup NXT Women’s Champion.
Sol Ruca makes her entrance and we go on break.
Back from the commercial we get a Dr. Warren Becker updating us on Roxanne Perez’s condition, essentially saying that all of her tests have come out fine, however they are unsure as to why she collapsed and they need to do more tests before giving her one clear date for more in-ring action.
Sol Ruca vs. Zoey Stark (NXT Women’s Championship Qualifying Match)