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By Richard Trionfo on 2023-05-23 22:02:00

Your announcers are Vic Joseph and Booker T.

Lyra says two epic encounters stand between her and the title.  She will get past Cora and advance to the finals.

Cora says that NXT wants her and need her to be the champion.  You will be looking at the lights tonight and you will look at me as the champion on Sunday.

Tiffany says everything has set in place since she is the center of the universe.  The next step will be to become the NXT Women's Champion.

Roxanne says tonight is not a fantasy, it is reality.  You are a moment maker, but Roxanne says she is a history maker.  Nothing will stop her from becoming a two time women's champion.

Match Number One:  Cora Jade versus Lyra Valkyria in a Semifinal Match in the NXT Women's Title Tournament

They lock up and Cora with a forearm.  Lyra with punches and then she floats over and goes for a springboard back elbow but she slips on the ropes.  Cora with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Lyra with a slam for a near fall.  Cora sends Lyra to the apron.  Cora with an elbow and chop in the ropes.  Cora with a drop kick to Lyra in the ropes.  Cora gets a near fall.  Lyra with a rollup for a near fall.  Cora counters into a rocking chair and snaps the neck.  Cora gets a near fall.  Cora gets a near fall.  Cora with a rear chin lock.  Lyra with forearms and a missile drop kick.  Lyra with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall but Cora with a front face lock and knee.  Cora with a running knee into the corner but Lyra catches Cora and hits an exploder for a near fall.

Cora misses an elbow in the ropes and Lyra with a spinning back heel kick for the three count.

Winner:  Lyra Valkyria (advances to finals)

After the match, Lyra looks at the title belt on its table and Cora clips Lyra.  Cora hits Lyra with the kendo stick.  Referees come to the ring and they hold their hands out to tell Cora to stop.

Axiom walks in the back.  

Dabba Kato also walks in the back.

We are back and we see Dijak arriving in the most dangerous loading dock in Sports Entertainment and he is attacked by Dragunov.  Dragunov with kicks and he tries to close the door on Dijak but Dijak blocks it and officials stop him.

Match Number Two:  Dabba Kato versus Axiom

Dabba misses a punch and Axiom with kicks to the leg.  Dabba cannot contain Axiom.  Axiom with an enzuigiri.  Dabba grabs Aixom and Axiom flips out of a choke slam and he kicks Dabba.  Dabba with a clothesline.  Dabba is sent to the floor in front of the announce table.  Dabba chops Axiom against the announce table and then he press slams Axiom over the top rope back into the ring.  Axiom with a dragon screw while Dabba tries to get back in the ring.  Axiom with kicks and a springboard drop kick to the knee.  Axiom with kicks and Dabba with a clothesline and a vertical choke slam for the three count.

Winner:  Dabba Kato

After the match, Dabba attacks Axiom until Reggie springs into the ring.  Dabba leaves the ring and officials hold Dabba back.

Reggie offers his hand to Axiom.

We go to Tony D'Angelo in the interrogation room.

Tony says he wants to get straight to the point.  

Tony is asked why is his name coming up in ongoing investigations.  Tony says he is an honest man.  Tony asks who gave them the tips and he is accused of bribery.

Tony is shown a video from an informant.

Tony says he has trouble seeing the footage.  He says there is no way that is him in that video.

One of the officers tells officer one that there is new footage to look at.

Tony tries to listen into what they are saying.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a video package for Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker from Stand and Deliver.

Bron says when you are not at your best, you aren't going to beat Carmelo.  Bron asks what did the last year get him.  He was defending the title and passing the torch?  He is going to burn this bitch down.  Hayes says they come from the same mold but that isn't true.  Bron says he just woke up.  Bron says he cut Hayes in half when he sent him through the stage.  Then you want to make a comeback and I speared your ass out of the sky.  I am not coming for a homecoming, I am coming to dish out a massacre.

Gallus are in the ring and they have something to say.

Joe says Sunday's show looks stacked.  Wolfgang says he thought Tony and Stacks would have challenged them for the titles but he hasn't seen them since.    Joe says Tony has been detained.  Mark says he must have upset someone at the docks.  Joe says he doesn't think we will see Tony for a long time.  Mark asks if the Creeds said they would step up and call them.  He says he hasn't gotten any call from them.  

The Creeds make their way to the ring.  

Julius says it sounds like Gallus doesn't want a challenge.  They did call them last week, but they found them this week and will say it to their faces.  They want a title match for Sunday.

Mark says they get it and you want a chance of regaining the titles.  They are a different animal.

Brutus says you are out of surprises.  You played your last hand at Stand and Deliver.

Julius says they are not here to talk about bar food, shoot darts, or play pool.  They are here to talk about Battleground.  He says it is their time.

Joe punches Julius but Julius with a double leg take down.  Julius and Brutus square off with Mark and Wolfgang but Joe joins in.  

Channing Lorenzo comes out to make the save for the Creeds.

McKenzie is with Wes Lee and she brings up what happened last week.

Wes says he knows everyone is looking out for themselves in NXT.  He says he really thought he could trust Tyler.  He does not know if it is Gacy playing with his head or dealing with this title reign.

McKenzie has a guest and Tyler shows up.

Wes says he doesn't want anything from Tyler.

Tyler says he has nothing but respect for Wes.  Joe Gacy is a different kettle of fish.  Tonight, he has to deal with Eddy Thorpe.

Match Number Three:  Eddy Thorpe versus Tyler Bate

They lock up and Eddy with a wrist lock.  Bate with a reversal.  Eddy with a reversal and a waist lock into a side head lock.  Eddy holds on as Tyler tries to send him off the ropes.  Eddy with a side head lock take down.  Tyler with a rollup for a near fall.  Tyler with an arm drag and Eddy with a head scissors.  Tyler with a leg sweep and a near fall.  Tyler stops Eddy but Eddy knows what is coming so he backs up.  Tyler with a side head lock take down and a drop kick for a near fall.  Tyler gets Eddy on his shoulders but Eddy gets back to his feet.  Tyler with a head butt to the midsection and Eddy with a twisting cross body.  Tyler with an inside cradle for a near fall.

Eddy with a chop and snap mare followed by a kick to the back.  Eddy gets a near fall.  Eddy with an arm bar.  Eddy with an abdominal stretch.  Tyler with European uppercuts.  Eddy with a knee and Tyler with a knee lift in the corner and a corkscrew back elbow off the turnbuckles.  Tyler with a suplex and a shooting star press for a near fall.  Tyler sets for Tyler Driver 97 but Eddy escapes and connects with an uppercut.  Bate goes for the rebound clothesline but Eddy with a boot to the arm.  Bate with a rebound clothesline followed by Tyler Driver 97 for the three count.

Winner:  Tyler Bate

After the match, Joe Gacy attacks Tyler and Wes Lee goes into the ring and he accidentally hits Tyler.  Gacy with a handspring double clothesline and then he holds up the title belt while Ava stands at ringside.  

Lyra is in the medical trainer's room and McKenzie asks about her condition.

Lyra says her knee is swollen but she does not feel any ligament damage so she will be fine.  She says she will be ready for Battleground.

McKenzie asks Lyra who she wants to face in the finals.  Lyra says she wants Roxanne because she thinks Roxanne is the best in NXT.

Noam Dar walks with his Heritage Cup and Nathan Frazer walks as well.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage from the break when Wes tried to help Tyler up but Tyler pushed Wes and Wes pushed back.  Wes walks away.

Match Number Four:  Nathan Frazer versus Noam Dar in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Dar with a wrist lock.  Frazer with a wrist lock take down but Dar holds on.  Frazer with a side head lock.  Dar with a side head lock of his own.  Dar misses a kick and Frazer with a side head lock take down.  Dar with a head scissors and Frazer escapes.  Frazer with a side head lock take down.  Dar backs Frazer into the ropes and Dar misses a kick.  Frazer with a side head lock take down.  Frazer with another take down.  Dar with a knee and forearm followed by an Irish whip but Frazer flips out of the corner and then he misdirects in the ring and hits a running drop kick that sends Dar to the floor.  Dar crawls to his cup.

Frazer slides to the floor and he punches Dar and sends him into the apron.  Frazer with a suplex and he gets a near fall.  Frazer with a sunset flip for a near fall.  Frazer gets another near fall.  Frazer with a cravate on Dar.  Frazer holds on to the cravate.  Dar with a knee to Frazer and Frazer sets for a suplex but Dar kicks Frazer in the knee.  Dar with a running forearm into the corner.  Dar with a snap mare and an elbow to the back.  Dar with an Irish whip and Frazer floats over and flips across the ring.  Dar kicks Frazer off the turnbuckles.  Dar with an arm bar.  Frazer goes to the apron and tries for a springboard move but Dar with a kick to stop Frazer.

Dar hangs Frazer in the ropes and then kicks him in the chest and gets a near fall.  Dar with kicks to the arm and then he stomps on the ankle.  Dar gets a near fall.  Dar with forearms to Frazer from the turnbuckles.  Frazer with punches and Dar with a forearm.  Dar with a kick to the chest.  Dar with more kicks to the chest.  Frazer blocks a kick and Frazer with a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT.  Frazer with punches and an Irish whip but Dar sends Frazer to the apron.  Frazer avoids Dar on a springboard move and he kicks Dar and then hits a springboard double sledge.  Frazer with a swinging brainbuster for a near fall.  Frazer goes to the turnbuckles for a Phoenix Splash but Dar moves.  Frazer rolls through.  Dar with a swinging dragon screw but Dar is sent into the turnbuckles.  Frazer with a kick.  Dar with a super kick and he gets Frazer in the air and then applies a cross arm breaker.  

Frazer with a rollup for a near fall.  Frazer with a thrust kick and he falls onto Dar for a near fall.  Frazer with chops and Dar fires back with forearms.  Frazer with chops but Dar with a punch and he sets for a suplex but Frazer with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Dar with a back elbow for a near fall.  

Dragon Lee makes his way to ringside and he walks over to the Heritage Cup.  

Dar sees Lee next to his cup and Dar pushes him.  Lee teases with a punch and Dar backs off.  Frazer with a suicide dive followed by a Phoenix Splash for the three count.

Winner:  Nathan Frazer

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