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Lyra Valkyria’s NXT Championship Controversy and Upcoming No. 1 Contender’s Match

WWE’s NXT division recently had a hectic schedule at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, with a notable double television taping ahead of the Thanksgiving break. The November 14th session not only catered to that Tuesday’s live broadcast but also recorded the episode slated for November 21st. This schedule adjustment gave superstars and crew a breather during the holiday week, but not without leaving fans buzzing about an array of confrontations and contests that took shape in the ring.

In what was expected to be a highly competitive NXT Women’s Championship clash, Lyra Valkyria’s defense against Xia Li never truly unfolded. A brutal attack by Li during Valkyria’s entrance led to an abrupt no-contest ruling as medical personnel escorted Valkyria to the back. The ramifications of this chaotic scene remain unclear, but one can anticipate upcoming segments that will shed light on the fallout and the direction of this heated rivalry.

The men’s division saw dynamic tag-team action as Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo triumphed over Malik Blade & Edris Enofe in a display of impeccable teamwork and athleticism, while the NXT Heritage Cup showcased a technical spectacle between Chad Gable and Noam Dar. The evenly matched competitors battled through six grueling rounds, resulting in a one-to-one score and a time-limit draw, allowing Dar to narrowly retain the NXT Heritage Cup.

An intriguing Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifier saw Josh Briggs emerge victorious against Carmelo Hayes, with outside interference playing a pivotal role. The distraction by Lexis King allowed Briggs to execute a lethal combination of a lariat and a top-rope moonsault for the pinfall, securing his spot in the Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge match.

In women’s action, the Iron Survivor Challenge Qualifier featured Blair Davenport defeating Thea Hail in a hard-fought confrontation, showcasing Davenport as a formidable force in the division. Meanwhile, Eddy Thorpe’s victory over Charlie Dempsy turned sour post-match as the combined onslaught of Dempsy, Drew Gulak, and Myles Borne laid waste to Thorpe in a show of sheer aggression.

One of the evening’s more lighthearted moments unfolded post-match between the Alpha Academy and MetaFour. After Chad Gable’s draw with Dar, a tense standoff ended in an unexpected display of comedy. Lash Legend took exception to Maxxine Dupri, leading to a series of shoves involving Otis, who ultimately engaged Dupri in an impromptu dance move, eliciting mixed reactions from everyone involved.

As for the NXT North American Championship picture, Wes Lee’s aspirations to reclaim the title were met with the declaration of a No. 1 Contender’s match by Dominik Mysterio. The upcoming contest promises high stakes as competitors vie for a shot at facing Mysterio at NXT Deadline 2023.

With such a wealth of narrative threads spun in a single taping, NXT’s upcoming broadcasts are lined with high-tension match-ups and unresolved disputes. Stay tuned as these stories unfold and new challengers rise to stake their claims in the NXT arena.

For more details on the results and developments from this NXT taping, readers can head to, where the depth and drama of the WWE’s NXT brand continue to captivate the wrestling community.

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