The December 4, 2019 episode of WWE NXT aired live from Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s show:
5Killian Dain Receives New Opponent
WWE had advertised Killian Dain wrestling Damian Priest in a singles match for over a week. However, that all changed when WWE announced earlier today that Priest wasn’t medically cleared to compete on this show against Dain.
Thus, WWE opened the show with Dain and out walked Pete Dunne. These two battled in a contest that was solid and featured Dain going over. WWE gave these guys plenty of time to work and tell the story that they wanted.
This was a good replacement as NXT is still building up Dain as their next big monster type heel while also using Dunne on television in a prominent role.
It also helped that these two guys have a history and have been feuding over the last few weeks. In fact, they were most recently part of a Triple Threat Match that saw them lose to Roderick Strong at NXT TakeOver: WarGames III event from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois over Survivor Series weekend.
Strong would go over in that contest to become the #1 contender for the NXT Title where he suffered a defeat to Adam Cole the following night.