NXT Tag Team Championship: SAnitY (c) vs Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
Eric Young and Killian Dain of SAnitY defended their NXT Tag Team Championships against Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish of The Undisputed Era. It was announced that Alexander Wolfe had still not been medically cleared from injuries that happened during the match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
Bobby Fish and Killian Dain started off the match. Fish connected with a kick and then retreated back to the corner and tagged in O’Reilly. O’Reilly didn’t want to challenge Dain and kept his distance while connecting with a couple of punches. Fish was tagged back in and he hit a series of forearms but they had no effect on the massive Killian Dain.
Fish locked in a Sleeper Hold and shouted “I got him!” but wound up getting launched across the ring. Eric Young got in the match and was completely in control until O’Reilly swept his legs out from under him. Young crashed to the ring apron as NXT went to a commercial break.
When NXT returned, Fish and O’Reilly were in control and had Young trapped in their corner. Fish and O’Reilly controlled the next few minutes of the match. Fish blasted Dain on the ring apron and Killian tried to get into the ring and retaliate but the official prevented him. Young finally escaped and was able to tag in Dain. Killian went crazy and dominated both O’Reilly and Fish for a bit.
Young was tagged back in and he made his way to the top rope. Adam Cole knocked him down and then Nikki Cross hit Cole with a Crossbody. Dain attacked Cole outside the ring but Cole got the upper-hand and sent him into the ring post. Back in the ring, Fish and O’Reilly hit their finisher on Eric Young to capture the NXT Tag Team Championships.
Winners & New NXT Tag Team Champions: Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
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Another vignette for Shayna Baszler was shown.
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Lars Sullivan vs Roderick Strong (Fatal 4-Way Qualifier)
The much smaller Roderick Strong started off the match by throwing everything he had at the gigantic Lars Sullivan. Lars shrugged it off and decked Strong with a Clothesline. Strong continued to hang in there and hit a few shots to Sullivan’s midsection. Lars caught Strong and locked him in a Bear Hug. Strong escaped and Sullivan tried to boot him in the face but instead got hung up on the top rope for his troubles.
Sullivan quickly took control back of the match and made his way to the top turnbuckle. Strong joined him up there and planted him with a ridiculous Superplex. Strong thought he had the match won and went for the cover but Sullivan kicked out at tone. Sullivan then quickly connected with the Freak Accident for the pinfall victory. Sullivan now joins Johnny Gargano, Killian Dain and Aleister Black in the Fatal 4-Way match to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Championship.
Winner: Lars Sullivan
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 21, 2017
United Kingdom Championship: Pete Dunne (c) vs Tyler Bate
Pete Dunne defended his United Kingdom Championship against Tyler Bate. Dunne targeted Bate’s hands early but Tyler was able to wrestle him to he mat. Dunne stomped on Bate’s hand and Tyler responds with a Dropkick. Dunne and Bate then went back and forth for the next few minutes until both Superstars got out of the ring.
Dunne connected with a big forearm outside the ring. Bate battled back and slammed Dunne’s hand into the steel steps and stomped on it. Dunne shook off the pain and planted Bate with a Suplex off the steel steps. The action returned to the ring and Dunne applied a Chin Lock in the middle of the ring. Bate slowly made his way to the bottom rope to break the hold.
Dunne stomped on Bate’s hand again a couple of times and then hit a series of kicks. Bate shook it off and planted Dunne with a Suplex. Bate followed it up with an uppercut, a Shooting Star Press and then another Suplex.
Bate went for the Tyler Driver 97 but Dunne countered into a Triangle submission. Bate powered out and lifted Dunne onto his shoulders in a Fireman’s Carry and proceeded to spin around until he couldn’t maintain his balance anymore. Both Superstars fell to the canvas and Bate went for the cover but Dunne kicked out at two.
Dunne is busted open a bit now and Bate remained in control with another powerful Suplex for a two count. Dunne and Bate trade kicks until Dunne connected with the Bitter End out of nowhere. Dunne went for the cover but Bate kicked out just before the referee’s hand hit the mat for the third time. Pete Dunne was completely shocked and could not believe that Bate was able to kick out.
Bate and Dunne then proceeded to trade shots and beat the hell out of each other. Bate tried to leap off the top rope onto Dunne but Dunne was ready and hit a big right hand. Dunne then connected with an X Plex for a two count. Bate responded with a Tyler Driver 97 and went for the cover but Dunne was able to kick out. Dunne then was able to hit the second Bitter End of the match and this time Tyler Bate didn’t kick out.
Winner & Still United Kingdom Champion: Pete Dunne
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 21, 2017