WWE NXT Battleground 2023 (Wrestling Review)



Lowell, Massachusetts

May 28th, 2023


WWE NXT North American Title Triple Threat Match
Wes Lee (c) vs. Tyler Bate vs. Joe Gacy (w/Ava)

Really solid opening match. Lee is a solid champ and can put on good matches. Thank god they didn’t have Gacy take a belt. Bates here was sort of just here, would love to see him get a solid solo run though. 

3.5 / 5

WWE NXT Heritage Cup Title Match
Noam Dar (w/Oro Mensah) (c) vs. Dragon Lee (w/Nathan Frazer)

Not huge on these style of matches. This had its moments but the pausing in between kills the pacing. When this worked though it was enjoyable. 

2.75 / 5

Last Man Standing Match
Ilja Dragunov vs. Dijak

Dijak rules first off. This was a super physical match where they just spent the entire team beating each other down and it worked perfectly. 

3.5 / 5

WWE NXT Tag Team Title Match
Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) (w/Joe Coffey) (c) vs. The Creed Brothers (Brutus Creed & Julius Creed) (w/Ivy Nile)

A fun match with some good spots. Julius is clearly the star of both teams here and a future singles run is likely. 

3 / 5

WWE NXT Women’s Title Tournament Final Match (vakant)
Lyra Valkyria vs. Tiffany Stratton

This was a solid match but easy to see who would win. Stratton has been built up more and more and it was clear as day she was taking it. 

3 / 5

WWE NXT Title Match
Carmelo Hayes (w/Trick Williams) (c) vs. Bron Breakker

A solid main event but nothing that really wowed me. Hayes needs a good challenge now and Breakker is a monster but clearly wasn’t taking the belt back. If anything his NXT time is limited as I figure a main roster call up is coming soon. 

3 / 5

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