WWE NXT Recap & Results (12/26)

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Bianca Belair Earned A Shot At The NXT Women’s Championship

Io Shirai, Mia Yim, Lacey Evans, and Bianca Belair competed in a Fatal 4-Way match to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Women’s Championship. Io and Mia teamed up and hit Bianca Belair with a series of chops as Lacey Evans rolled out of the ring.

Mia Yim connected with a Suicide Dive onto Belair outside the ring. Shirai followed it up with a ridiculous Crossbody onto Belair on the entrance ramp. Yim and Shirai teamed up on Lacey Evans in the ring and beat her down in the corner. Yim accidentally booted Io in the face and sent her tumbling out of the ring.

Evans connected with a slingshot Elbow Drop on Shirai for a two count. Lacey then hit Io and Mia with a Bronco Buster in the corner. Belair got back into the ring and lifted Io up in the Torture Rack. Evans broke it up and started trash talking with Bianca.

Lacey and Belair teamed up for a bit to beat down Io and Mia. Shirai connected with a Dropkick on Evans and turned around into a Spear from Belair. Io followed it up with a Double Stomp and then a 619. Shirai climbed to the top rope and hit Belair with a Dropkick but Evans broke up the cover.

Yim hit Evans with a couple of chops but Lacey responded with the Woman’s Right. Lacey went for the cover but Io broke up the cover at two. Shirai hit Evans with a Moonsault but Belair broke it up with the hair whip. Bianca sent Io out of the ring and planted Evans with the Belair Driver for the pinfall victory. Belair will face Shayna Baszler for the NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix.

Jaxson Ryker Dominated

Mitch Taverna faced Jaxson Ryker on this week’s episode of NXT. Ryker dominated the match and picked up the win via a Powerbomb.

Ciampa Suggested That Gargano Should Get A Shot At The NXT North American Championship

NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa
NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa

Tommaso Ciampa cut a backstage promo about what happened last week on NXT. Ciampa claimed that Johnny Gargano followed his lead and it resulted in him pinning Aleister Black last week. Tommaso suggested that Johnny should get an opportunity at the NXT North American Championship.

Ciampa said that he knows Johnny is listening and that this was what they always talked about. Tommaso stated that NXT TakeOver: Phoenix should end with Ciampa as the NXT Champion and Gargano the NXT North American Championship. Tommaso added that it would be two kids taking over the world and the possibilities would be endless.

Undisputed Era Retained The NXT Tag Team Championships

Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly) defended the NXT Tag Team Championships against Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight) in the main event of this week’s NXT.

Knight and Strong started off the match. Knight took Strong down to the canvas and rolled him up for a two count. Strong battled to his feet and O’Reilly tagged himself in. Kyle booted Knight in the leg a few times and shoved him to the corner.

Strong tagged in as Knight leveled both of them with a Clothesline and tagged in Dozovic. Otis splatted Strong with a Splash in the corner and then punched O’Reilly off the apron. Dozovic launched Strong across the ring and then followed it up with a massive Body Slam.

Tucker Knight tagged back in and hit Roderick with a Splash for a two count. Heavy Machinery planted Undisputed Era with dueling overhead Belly to Belly Suplexes and then isolated O’Reilly in the ring. Kyle quickly retreated out of the ring and Tucker chased him around.

Strong snuck up behind Knight on the apron and planted him with a painful looking Belly to Back Suplex that sent the two Superstars crashing to the floor outside the ring. Back in the ring, O’Reilly hit Knight with a knee to the face and Roderick tagged back in.

Strong hit Knight with a series of chops in the corner of the ring and then beat him down to the canvas. Strong wrapped Knight’s left knee around the rope and tagged O’Reilly in. Kyle connected with a Dragon Screw to Knight’s left knee and then went for the cover but Tucker powered out at two.

Roderick tagged back in and connected with an Olympic Slam but once again Knight kicked out at two. Knight finally was able to battle back with a Clothesline and then tagged in Dozovic. Otis came into the ring and beat the hell out of O’Reilly and Strong.

Otis hit Strong with an Elbow Drop and tagged Knight back in. Dozovic catapulted O’Reilly into Knight and then Tucker slammed him down for a two count. Knight climbed up to the top rope and went for a Moonsault but O’Reilly got out of the way.

Dozovic and Strong tagged in and traded shots in the middle of the ring. Otis got the better of the exchange with a massive Clothesline for a near fall. Otis then made his way up to the top rope but Strong hit him with an Enziguri to the face.

Strong joined Otis on the top rope and went for a Superplex but Dozovic blocked it. O’Reilly joined in and they planted Otis with a Superplex for a two count. O’Reilly tagged in and hit Knight off the apron with a boot to the face.

O’Reilly and Strong hit Dozovic with a couple of knees to the head for another two count. Strong tagged in and teamed up with O’reily to hir the High-Low on Otis for the pinfall victory.

Announced for next week: 

  • NXT Year End Awards 2018
  • Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno