Street Profits vs Kris Starr & Riley Apex
Ford and Dawkins won this match with ease after Ford connected with a Frog Splash. It was a squash match. After their victory, the Street Profits went into the crowd and dissed the Authors of Pain, the Undisputed Era and SAnitY. They then vowed to capture the NXT Tag Team Championships in 2018.
Winners: Street Profits
NXT Women’s Championship: Ember Moon (c) vs Sonya Deville
Deville controlled the match early and tried to lock in a Knee Bar but Moon escaped. Moon connected with an Arm Drag and then the two Superstars traded shots in the ring. Moon hit a Dropkick that knocked Sonya out of the ring. Ember launched off the ring apron and connected with with a Cannonball as NXT went to a commercial break.
When NXT returned, Sonya Deville was back in control of the match. Deville locked in a Bear Hug while Moon was on the canvas. Ember broke free and sent Deville into the corner. Moon connected with a big springboard Dropkick and then quickly hit The Eclipse for the pinfall victory.
Winner & Still NXT Women’s Champion: Ember Moon
Kairi Sane came down to the entrance ramp with her spyglass. Sane looked at Ember’s title and Moon seemed up for the challenge. Shayna Baszler then appeared out of nowhere from behind Sane and choked her out. Officials rushed to the entrance ramp to break it up.
Paul Ellering cut a promo about the history of Authors of Pain. Rezar and Akam were shown pissed off behind him. Ellering stated that the Undisputed Era will not write their next chapter and that Cole, Fish and O’Reilly are on borrowed time.
A direct message to The #UndisputedERA…
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 28, 2017
Christy St. Cloud interviewed NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon backstage. Moon was asked about what happened tonight and Moon stated that she knew she would have a target on her back once she won the title. Moon insisted that she was ready for whoever wants to challenge her and noted that she didn’t care if it was Baszler or Sane.
She's NOT hard to find! pic.twitter.com/JXSC2egIPL
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 28, 2017
Fatal 4-Way To Determine The #1 Contender For NXT Championship: Aleister Black vs Johnny Gargano vs Killian Dain vs Lars Sullivan
The match started out with a bang and Black knocked the gigantic Lars Sullivan out of the ring. Black connected with a kick on Dain and went for a Moonsault but was caught and launched to the ring apron. Gargano attempted a Moonsault as well and suffered the same fate. Dain connected with a Suicide Dive onto Sullivan as NXT went to a commercial break.
When NXT returned, Dain was beating the hell out of Johnny Gargano in the corner. Sullivan tossed Aleister Black into the announcer’s area and then casually threw Gargano on top of him. Sullivan cleared off the announce table and tried to Powerbomb Gargano but Johnny escaped.
Black and Gargano formed a brief alliance and slammed Lars through the announce table. Dain tried to leap onto them but Black and Gargano got out of the way and Dain landed on Sullivan and the table crumbled. The action returned to the ring with Black and Gargano. Black connected with a kick but Johnny quickly locked in the Gargano Escape. Dain hit them both with a Senton and the hold was broken.
Gargano and Black formed another brief alliance and Powerbombed Dain off the top rope. Sullivan woke up from his slumber as the rest of the Superstars were laid out in the ring. Sullivan launched Black out of the ring and hit Gargano with the Freak Accident. Dain broke it up. Sullivan and Dain battled for a bit before Aleister got into the ring and hit Black Mass on Sullivan. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly ran to the ring and grabbed Black. Aleister took them down but Adam Cole made his way to the ring.
Black tried to knee Cole but missed and hit the ring apron. Adam Cole then delivered a Neckbreaker to Black outside the ring. Gargano leaped onto Cole and rolled Aleister Black back into the ring. Gargano connected with a massive DDT to the beaten down Aleister Black for the pinfall victory. The crowd went nuts when Gargano won the match. Gargano will now face Andrade “Cien” Almas at NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia on January 27th for the NXT Championship.
Winner & #1 Contender For The NXT Championship: Johnny Gargano