WWE NXT Results
December 20, 2017
Winter Park, FL (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Mauro Renallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Report by Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
– VIDEO PACKAGE: Tonight, the United Kingdom and Tag Team Championships are on the line! –
The NXT intro takes us to a packed crowd at Full Sail, but SAnitY’s music soon hits as Eric Young and Killian Dain make their way to the ring for our huge tag title match to kick off NXT! Out next is Undisputed ERA of Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish, and we get ring introductions for the challengers and the champions. With that, the bell rings and this match is underway!
NXT Tag Team Championship
SAnitY (Eric Young and Killian Dain) (c’s) vs. Undisputed ERA (Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish)
Dain and Fish start things off, and Fish goes for a kick to the leg of Dain before backing off to the corner. Tag to Kyle, who hits a kick of his own before backing up to the corner. Tag to Fish, who hits a couple forearms and right hands before he’s shoved to the corner by Dain. Fish avoids him to lock in a sleeper hold as Kyle gets in to interfere, to no avail. Both men roll out of the ring to take a breather, before Fish gets back in…only for Kyle to tag himself in! Kyle charges at Young, who dodges as Dain gets him. Tag to Young and a double team gets Young a nearfall, but Kyle gets a submission hold in on Young’s leg. Whip to the ropes by Young, but Kyle gets out of the ring as Eric chases him, only to be taken down by Fish. Fish takes him back into the ring as Kyle goes back on the attack, but takes a shoulder to the midsection by Young before Fish sneak attacks him as we go to break.
– AD: Royal Rumble 2018, January 28 on the WWE Network –
– AD: WWE 2K18 –
Back from break, Fish is in control as he tags in Kyle who hits some hard kicks before tagging Fish right back in. Fish with a snap suplex but only a nearfall, before Kyle tags back in. More knee strikes by Fish as Kyle kicks Eric’s leg out from under him. Tag by Fish who hits a senton for a nearfall. Fish continues the attack as he tags Kyle right back in, and a double team leads to a nearfall for Kyle. Kyle with an armbar on Young who gets to his feet, as they exchange right hands. Kyle with a hammerlock and a sweep of the leg for a nearfall. Kyle locks in a modified hammerlock on Young, who struggles to his feet to break the hold. Kyle hits a knee strike before taking Young to the corner, but Young fights out of it only to jump into a knee by Kyle…but Young manages to hit a quick neckbreaker that takes both guys down hard! Kyle heads to the corner for a tag to Fish, who tries to knock Dain off the apron to no avail. Fish goes back to work on Young, tagging Kyle in as they double team on Young. Kyle charges at Young, who sends him over the rope and out of the ring…and Fish follows suit, as Young inches his way to Dain for the tag. Kyle stops him for just a moment, but Young kicks him away and gets the hot tag to Dain! Fish comes in, but Dain takes both of them out with corner avalanches. Running senton dropkick combo taking Fish and Kyle both out, and Dain slams Fish with a Michinoku Driver on top of Kyle! Nearfall for Dain as Fish breaks it up, but Young sends Fish out of the ring. Tag to Young now as Dain takes care of Fish, and Eric Young climbs up to the top as the ref checks on Dain and Fish…and Adam Cole knocks Young off the apron! Kyle takes advantage, but only gets a nearfall as Nikki Cross comes running through the crowd to deal with Adam Cole! Officials are pulling Cross away as Kyle picks Young up, only for Young to hit him with a right hand and a swinging neckbreaker for a nearfall. Cole tries to run in, but is stopped by Dain as Young launches himself onto Cole! Young runs in, but gets taken down by a Total Elimination that gets Undisputed ERA the win!
Winners via pinfall and NEW NXT Tag Team Champions: Undisputed ERA
What a fun tag title match to kick the show off! Great action from everyone involved, really enjoyed Cole trying to get into it, only to be “equalized” by Cross. Congrats to the NEW tag champs!
Undisputed ERA celebrate on the ramp as we get replays from the match. Commentary talks about the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Match next week, before we take a look at one of the two men competing for the final spot…
– VIDEO PACKAGE: Roderick Strong’s journey in pro wrestling has brought him to this moment, as he vies for another shot at the NXT Championship! –
Commentary hypes Roderick Strong taking on Lars Sullivan for that final spot later tonight, as well as Pete Dunne defending the WWE United Kingdom Championship in our main event!
– VIDEO PACKAGE: Shayna Baszler –
Backstage, Heavy Machinery are talking about what to do later tonight when they come across a Corvette that’s parked. Otis looks to move it when Sabbatelli and Moss come out to stop them. They tell Heavy Machinery to put the camera away, and someday they can afford this Corvette. They start arguing when Otis suggests they have themselves a fight, but Moss and Sabbatelli get in their car and leave as we look back at two weeks ago, as Ruby Riott and Sonya Deville ended their rivalry with Sonya making Ruby pass out in the No Holds Barred match. They talk to Sonya earlier this week, and she announces she’s going to take on Ember Moon next week on NXT. Commentary hypes this, announced per William Regal as a NXT Women’s Championship match! Up next, Roderick Strong takes on Lars Sullivan for the final spot in the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contenders match!
– VIDEO PACKAGE: Lars Sullivan’s monstrous run all leads up to his chance to earn a shot at the NXT Championship! –
We look back at Adam Cole earning his way into the #1 Contenders match, before going back to ringside as Lars Sullivan makes his way to the ring for the final qualifier! Out next is Roderick Strong, and the bell rings to get this match underway!
No. 1 Contender Qualifying Match
Lars Sullivan vs. Roderick Strong
Strong charges at Lars, who shoves him away. Strong goes on a flurry of offense before Lars powers him down. Strong with some hard forearms, only to take a hard lariat by Sullivan! Strong is struggling to get up as Lars hits him with a huge knee strike, continuing the attack with a forearm to the back while Strong is up on the ropes. Lars does it again, and Strong is looking worse for wear now as Lars taunts him. Whip to the corner and Lars hits a corner clothesline, and a big slam to the canvas…but only gets a nearfall! Strong fighting back with some kicks, but Lars catches him into a bearhug. Strong looks to be fading as Lars cinches it in tight, but Strong manages to get out by clapping the ears of Lars. Strong hits a dropkick from the corner, followed by some chops and dodges a big boot by Lars to get him caught in the ropes. Knee strikes by Strong sends Lars outside, but Lars catches him with a right hand before climbing up top. Strong stops him before hitting a HUGE superplex…but only a one count as Lars powers out! Strong with some more jumping knee strikes, but Lars hits a hard right hand to stop him. Strong hits an Olympic Slam, but only a nearfall. Running knee strike to the corner by Strong, but as he goes for another move Lars catches him with a power slam and the Freak Accident for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Lars Sullivan
Lars celebrates in the ring as we get replays from the match. Commentary hypes the main event, coming up next!
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Commentary hypes the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender match before we go backstage, where Christy St. Cloud talks to Tyler Bate. Bate talks about beating Dunne to become the first ever United Kingdom Champion, before Dunne beat him at Takeover: Chicago. Tonight his his night, the night he wins back his title! We go to ringside as Tyler Bate makes his way to the ring for our main event! Pete Dunne makes his way out next as we go to break.
Back from break, we get ring introductions for the challenger and champion. The bell rings, and this main event is underway!
WWE United Kingdom Championship
Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate
Slow start before they lock up, and Pete gets in an armbar on Bate as he starts bending the fingers of the challenger. Dunne stays on the attack, but Bate manages to reverse and escape before getting a wrist lock of his own. Dunne fights out of it, locking in a head scissors on Bate. The champ is in full control as he gets for the legs of Bate, who manages to wriggle his way out of the hold. Test of strength now, and Dunne clamps his foot on the hand of Bate as he works both arms of the challenger. Bate works his way out of the hold, hitting a dropkick on the champ! Dunne goes to the corner before they lock back up, and Dunne goes right back to the hand as he gets Bate’s shoulders down for a nearfall. Dunne goes back to the fingers of Bate, whose shoulders touch again getting Dunne another couple near falls. Bate bridges out, but Dunne gets him back on his shoulders for another nearfall before Bate finally escapes. Dunne hits a takedown on Bate, now wrenching the foot with a toe and ankle hold that Bate manages to escape.
Bate manages to get Bop and Bam on Dunne, scoring a nearfall before the champ fights back with a hard right hand. Dunne with a chop to follow, but Bate hits a knee lift and European uppercut to send Dunne out of the ring. Bate leaves, but the champ surprises him with a right hand before looking to stomp the hand of Bate onto the steel steps…Bate turns the tables on the champ, stomping Dunne’s hand instead! Dunne manages to hit a suplex off the steel steps in response though, and with both men back in the ring Dunne hits a hard slap to the face of the challenger! Kick to the back of Bate, before Dunne locks in a rear chinlock. Bate inches to the ropes, grabbing them to break the hold but Dunn hits a hard stomp on Bate. Dunne with a running forearm before going back to the hand of Bate, bending and then stomping it as we see that Bate’s finger is dislocated! Bate manages to pop it back into place as Dunne goes right back to work on it, looking to dislocate it again with another stomp!
Dunne attacks Bate on the ropes as the challenger checks on his hand, before getting to his feet to hit a hard chop on the champ. Bate’s hand is still hurting bad though, and the champ takes advantage of this as he keeps kicking away at Bate. Bate just gets angry at this, hitting a big exploder suplex on the champ! Bate is favoring his hands as he gets to his feet, charging at Dunne with not one but two European uppercuts. Suplex is blocked by Dunne, but Bate hits a belly to back suplex for a close nearfall. Dunne hits a right hand but Bate goes for a Tyler Driver, only for Dunne to lock in a triangle hold! Bate manages to pick the champ up, hitting a powerbomb…but Dunne locks the triangle hold back in! Bate goes for it again, but instead drives the neck of Dunne into the top rope. Dunne goes for the hand again, but Bate gets him up on the shoulders for an airplane spin…and spins him the other way as well! Bate looks like he’s about to fall down, but gets back up and spins Dunne one more time before going for the cover…and gets a close nearfall!
Dunne gets to the ropes to gather his bearings, but Bate gets to him on the ropes…exploder suplex off the middle rope! Bate with the cover, but only gets another nearfall! Dunne back to his feet, locking the hands of Bate before stomping away…but Bate returns the favor! Bate goes for a kick to the head, but Dunne hits the Bitter End…for only a nearfall! Dunne is shocked that it wasn’t enough, before he hits an enziguri on Bate…who responds with a big lariat, only for Dunne to hit a lariat of his own! Both men are down and out from the looks of it, but they manage to come to as they start exchanging blows. Dunne with a right hand, missing the left hand as Bate hits a right hand of his own! Dunne is down, but Bate’s hand is in a lot of pain as he gets to the apron to get after Dunne with another Bop and Bam followed by a rolling koppo kick on the champ! Dunne crawls to the ropes as Bate gets to the corner, climbing up top as Dunne gets to his feet. Bate leaps off, right into a forearm by the champ who hits a X-Plex into a sitout powerbomb for the mother of all near falls! Bate manages to hit another shoulder spring punch on Dunne on the steel ramp, rolling into the ring as the ref starts counting. Bate realizes what’s happening, and dives onto Dunne to break the count! Bate brings the champ back in the ring, hitting a Tyler Driver 97…and only getting a nearfall! Bate inches his way back to the corner, climbing up slowly to the top as he leaps to hit a corkscrew senton, but only gets a nearfall. Dunne gets to the apron as challenger and champ meet at the corner. Bate with a release German suplex, but Dunne escapes before hitting the Bitter End for the win!
Winner via pinfall and STILL WWE United Kingdom Champion: Pete Dunne
Guys…guys. That main event was SOMETHING ELSE this week, am I right? I’ve been a huge fan of the UK division guys tearing it up on NXT and elsewhere, and we got another perfect example with Bate and Dunne putting on another clinic. Dunne barely has the energy to celebrate, but he does as we get replays from what was an amazing main event. Dunne stands tall after a successful defense, as the show comes to an end.
Overall, I’d call this week a “all killer, no filler” episode. A lot of great action, with very little fluff. I’d say everything served its purpose tonight; even the couple segments they had built to something interesting coming up.
* Undisputed ERA def. SAnitY to win the NXT Tag Team Championship
* Lars Sullivan def. Roderick Strong
* Pete Dunne def. Tyler Bate to retain the WWE United Kingdom Championship
That’s it for NXT this week, Wrestleviewniverse! What did you think of the show?
Did you enjoy the clinic that Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate put on in the main event?
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Till next time, thanks for reading!?