WWE NXT 2.0 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 10

Kevin Berge@TheBerge_Featured ColumnistMay 10, 2022

WWE NXT 2.0 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 10

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    The women's division was the main focus for the May 10 edition of WWE NXT 2.0.

    Natalya has tormented Cora Jade since her arrival on the brand, and it was finally time for the young star to get her hands on The BOAT.

    Wendy Choo has made it her mission to ensure Toxic Attraction have a rough time in NXT. After a series of pranks, she and Roxanne Perez would face NXT women's tag team champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne.

    The NXT Women's Breakout Tournament featuring Nikkita Lyons, Lash Legend and others began this week. Alba Fyre (the former Kay Lee Ray) also returned to NXT with a new name, hoping to make an impact.

    With so much continuing to build in NXT 2.0, many stories were certain to get a spotlight. Bron Breakker vs. Joe Gacy, Cameron Grimes vs. Carmelo Hayes, Pretty Deadly vs. The Creed Brothers and more would grow, highlighting the best aspects of NXT 2.0.

NXT Tag Team Championships: Toxic Attraction (c) vs. Wendy Choo & Roxanne Perez

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    Toxic Attraction had the numbers advantage in the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships match.

    Mandy Rose got involved, distracting Wendy Choo. This left Roxanne Perez alone. Jacy Jayne superkicked her off of Gigi Dolin, who got the pinfall to retain.

    Perez continues to deliver in NXT and works well with Choo. The two felt like a legitimate threat to Toxic Attraction early on, but the action fell apart toward the end. The finish was anticlimactic.

    Still, it was the right move to put this feud in the ring. The action outside has been too silly to take seriously.

    Choo and Perez raised their standing by giving Toxic Attraction a real challenge.

    Grade

    C+

                

    Notable Moments

    • Perez got all of Toxic Attraction to look the other way during her entrance, allowing Choo to hit them with a diving crossbody.
    • Choo opened up the ropes to allow Perez to hit a suicide dive.
    • After the match, Toxic Attraction beat down Choo and mocked her.

Joe Gacy Warns Bron Breakker He Needs to Join Movement or Suffer

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    Joe Gacy walked out with two hooded men. He explained that they had proved themselves above and beyond the rest of the pack. They would continue his movement. He implored Bron Breakker to join them, or he would join the many who would suffer in their wake.

    As always, NXT follows up on Gacy segments in incongruous ways. It released a video after Spring Breakin' showing the two men in Gacy's crew attacking Breakker. They stretchered him out, yet Gacy appears on the following show still asking Breakker to join him.

    Beyond revealing who is under the hoods, there is little left for this feud. Gacy already lost clean to Breakker, and the two didn't have a match exciting enough to revisit.

    Grade

    D

                

    Notable Moments

    • The Creed Brothers confronted Roderick Strong and told him to get out of their way when they face The Viking Raiders in a rematch next week. Strong announced Damon Kemp as the newest member of Diamond Mine. Later, Erik and Ivar promised to avenge their loss.
    • Ivy Nile challenged a group of WWE Performance Center men to a series of challenges, promising to be the last one standing. She did just that, barely breaking sweat before everyone else quit.

NXT Women's Breakout: Fallon Henley vs. Sloane Jacobs

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    Sloane Jacobs did not look confident against Fallon Henley, especially after Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen arrived to support their friend. Henley took advantage and won off a Shining Wizard.

    This was a fine start to the NXT Women's Breakout Tournament. Henley is a good competitor who has impressed with more spotlight. She deserves a boost from this tournament.

    Jacobs did not impress in her first major match for the brand. She was sloppy and needed her opponent to take control in order to keep the match on pace. She is only 19, though, and will learn with time.

    Grade

    C

                

    Notable Moments

    • Before the match, the tournament bracket was revealed. Nikkita Lyons, Arianna Grace, Rozanne Perez, Kiana James, Lash Legend and Tatum Paxley all stood on the ramp.
    • Henley caught Jacobs with a facebuster, running side kick and uppercut to the jaw.

Alba Fyre vs. Amari Miller

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    Amari Miller made her return to challenge Alba Fyre, who walked out to a new entrance that celebrated her rebirth. Fyre won with a Fyre Bomb and senton bomb.

    Whether the name works or not, everyone will get used to it. She is still as good as ever. In a division where Mandy Rose is sadly lacking for challengers, the former KLR has to be among the best options.

    It was nice to see Miller back, even without any hype. She is one of NXT's better rising acts and showed it by challenging Fyre throughout this short contest.

    Grade

    C+

                

    Notable Moments

    • Fyre pulled in Miller for a short-arm superkick then hit a tilt-a-whirl DDT off the ropes.

Solo Sikoa Demands Next Title Shot After Grimes vs. Hayes

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    Solo Sikoa locked Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams out of the building. He then stormed the ring to make clear he wanted the next shot at the NXT North American Championship.

    Cameron Grimes came out to guarantee Sikoa would get the chance after he defeated Carmelo Hayes at In Your House. Melo and Trick tried to cheap-shot the champion, but Sikoa made the save.

    While Grimes, Sikoa and Melo are good together, this feud is running thin. There isn't much story, leading to repetitive segments like this. The Samoan Superstar continues to call for the next shot, even though he has now been pinned by the champion twice.

    Until In Your House, the focus needs to be on just the titleholder and The A Champion. The two can sell this story without a third party.

    Grade

    C-

                

    Notable Moments

    • Santos Escobar explained that AJ Galante was fair game in this war due to interfering in peace talks. Tony D'Angelo responded by throwing Cruz Del Toro in his car trunk and driving out of the arena. The Emperor and The Don agreed to meet next week and let their captives go.
    • Nathan Frazer called last week the best night of his career. Xyon Quinn told him he needed to "run it straight." Wes Lee arrived to again question what that meant.
    • Robert Stone told the world that Von Wagner would hurt anyone who stepped up to him. Ikemen Jiro attacked Wagner until security broke them up.

Grayson Waller and Tiffany Stratton vs. Andre Chase and Sarray

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    Grayson Waller and Tiffany Stratton went on a shopping spree ahead of his match with Andre Chase. Sarray asked to team with Chase against Waller and Stratton.

    Bodhi Hayward distracted the referee with an air horn after Stratton hit a a spinning senton out of the corner on Sarray. After Stratton dived onto the Chase U student, The Warrior of the Sun caught her with a roll-up for three.

    This was more fun than it had any right to be. Chase and Sarray showed more chemistry as a tag team than Waller and Stratton, and the overall dynamic made for a story that was better than the build that got them to this point.

    It was welcome to see Sarray get some revenge on Stratton, even if it was a tainted victory. If the two have one more singles match together, The Warrior of the Sun needs to be the clear victor.

    Grade

    B

                

    Notable Moments

    • It turns out Hayward knows Japanese.
    • When Chase and Hayward walked through Sarray's transformation tunnel, Chase's shirt turned blue and Hayward got pigtails.
    • Chase and Sarray hit stomps together to the cheers of the Chase U crowd.
    • Waller tried to save Stratton and took a Sunray Dropkick for it.

NXT Women's Breakout: Nikkita Lyons vs. Arianna Grace

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    Arianna Grace walked in with a game plan, but Nikkita Lyons battled through adversity. She won after a cyclone kick and split-leg drop, advancing to the semifinals of the tournament.

    It would have been nice to see the women get more time because they both looked good here. Grace challenged Lyons and forced her to sell more than she has in the past. The newcomer had some interesting technical offense in her repertoire.

    Lyons is the obvious favorite in this tournament, and it will likely come down to her and Perez. The two have been the most impressive in-ring workers from this new crop of female talent. Hopefully, Lyons gets a chance to show she can compete with top competitors before she is pushed to the top.

    Grade

    C+

                

    Notable Moments

    • Grace sent Lyons' left arm into the turnbuckle then kneed her arm repeatedly
    • Grace walked right into a boot, and Lyons then hit a roundhouse and a release German suplex.

Natalya vs. Cora Jade

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    Natalya went after the knee of Cora Jade, doing enough damage to escape Jade's attempt at a Sharpshooter.

    The BOAT then locked in her own Sharpshooter and forced the young star to pass out from pain. Afterward, Natalya showed Jade respect, hugging her.

    This was exactly what it promised to be and more. Natalya worked her best match in at least a year, allowing Jade to have her dream match. The two looked smooth together, pulling out a series of memorable sequences.

    Jade, 21, still has a lot to learn in her journey to the top, but there is no doubt she is getting better. She looked like a main roster talent throughout this match.

    It was clear how much this match meant to Jade, and Natalya was great at guiding her through it. This is a contest that should be revisited down the line.

    Grade

    A

                

    Notable Moments

    • Jade tried to dive through Natalya's legs. She was caught but transitioned into an arm drag followed by a second arm drag that set up a running knee into the ropes.
    • The Queen of Harts went for a Sharpshooter that Jade escaped, only to get planted with a discus lariat.
    • Natalya slammed her opponent's left leg repeatedly into the steel post, and Jade barely escaped a figure-four around the post, pulling her rival head-first into the post.
    • Jade nearly got the win off a springboard double foot stomp and Sliced Bread #2.
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