NXT 2.0: Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams beat Gargano and Lumis


NXT is back following the events of last week’s Halloween Havoc in which we saw the crowning of three new champions. The new era of NXT is in full effect.

Results for the Nov. 2 episode of NXT 2.0.

We started the night off with the new NXT Women’s Champion, Mandy Rose (Jacy Jayne & Gigi Dolin absent), who gives a fair promo. Halfway through, it cuts backstage where Jayne and Dolin are attacking Zoey Stark in the locker room.

Rose declares that this is the era of Toxic Attraction and dares anyone to step up to her. Then, Io Shirai interrupts and challenges Rose to a match. Instead, Rose attacks Shirai, who was eventually able to fight her off until Jayne and Dolin came to Rose’s rescue.

Shirai continues to fight her way out of the ambush but the numbers catch up to her. Then, Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro, who have been absent from NXT lately, return to help Shirai fend off Toxic Attraction – setting the seeds for a feud with Shirai, Carter, and Catanzaro.

Next up, it’s the returning Dakota Kai going against Cora Jade.

Dakota Kai vs. Cora Jade

Kai dominated the match for the most part, although Jade was able to counter and insert some offense of her own. Unfortunately, Kai proved to be too much for Jade as she hits her with a running kick and gets the pinfall.

After the match, Kai continues to attack Cora Jade and thinks about crushing her with a table, but walks away instead.

Dakota Kai defeats Cora Jade via pinfall

After getting slammed through a table last week at Halloween Havoc, Robert Stone calls out Xyon Quinn. We were expecting a match but instead, we started off with a sing/dance-off. Stone performs to Frankie Monet’s theme song while Quinn busts a groove to Shawn Michaels’s theme. Midway through Quinn’s performance, Stone attacks him and it turns into an official match…

Xyon Quinn vs. Robert Stone

Quinn makes quick work of Stone and gets the easy W.

Xyon Quinn defeats Robert Stone via pinfall

Kyle O’Reilly and Von Wagner vs. Legado Del Fantasma (Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde)

The tandem of Mendoza & Wilde allows them to get control of the match in the beginning. Wagner changes the tide with an impressive double suplex. O’Reilly and Wagner get on a roll but miscommunication between the two enables Del Fantasma to take advantage. Wilde rolls up Wagner for the pin and Legado Del Fantasma gets away with the win.

Legado Del Fantasma defeats Kyle O’Reilly & Von Wagner via pinfall

Andre Chase issues a challenger for anyone who called him a coward. Bron Breakker answers the call.

Bron Breakker vs. Andre Chase

Breakker sets the tone with a body-to-body toss. Chase responds with a couple of jabs and kicks. But Breakker’s quickness was too much for Chase and finishes him with a power slam. Breakker gets the redemption win after his loss against Ciampa.

Bron Breakker defeats Andre Chase via pinfall

Solo Sikoa has his first official debut match on NXT is against Jeet Rama.

Solo Sikoa vs. Jett Rama

Sikoa was aggressive early, beating Rama with a flurry of knee strikes. From then on, it was all Sikoa who uses his power and quickness to control the match. He tops it off with a splash off the top rope and gets the dominating win. Impressive debut performance.

Solo Sikoa defeats Jeet Rama via pinfall

Boa faces off against Grayson Waller. LA Knight on commentary.

Boa vs. Grayson Waller

Boa gains the upper hand early in the match, hitting Waller with a couple of powerful kicks. Waller counters and hits Boa with a series of knee strikes.

As Waller attempts a move from the middle rope, Knight distracts him, which allows Boa to take advantage. He hits Waller with a kick and gets the pinfall.

Boa defeats Grayson Waller via pinfall

The main event of the night is Dexter Lumis & Johnny Gargano versus Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams.

Dexter Lumis & Johnny Gargano vs. Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams

Lumis and Williams begin the match. Then we finally get to see Gargano and Hayes, who enter a technical battle of holds and counters until Gargano gets the upper hand after a sling spear. Hayes and Williams retreat while Lumis and Gargano taunt them with Lumis’s creepy crawl.

Interference from Hayes allows Williams to take advantage and attack Gargano. This sparks some teamwork from Williams and Hayes, as they continue the beatdown of Gargano.

Eventually, Gargano was able to escape and tag Lumis, who shifted momentum to their side. Later on, we see Gargano and Hayes face-off again, exchanging slaps and forearms. Gargano tags Lumis in, who gets Hayes in a submission hold. The referee gets distracted with Gargano, which allows Williams to interfere and hit Lumis with his shoe.

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It opens up the door for Hayes to attack and hits Lumis with a leg drop. Hayes goes for the pinfall, while Williams prevents the Gargano save, and they end up victorious.

Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams defeat Johnny Gargano & Dexter Lumis via pinfall