– Tonight’s WWE NXT episode opens up with a video package featuring highlights from last week.
– We’re live from the NXT Arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL as Mauro Ranallo welcomes us. He goes over tonight’s show but he’s interrupted by Killian Dain in the ring with a mic.
– We go to the ring and Killian Dain says Damian Priest isn’t man enough to fight him, and he’s not leaving until someone comes to fight him. Nigel McGuinness and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix are on commentary. Nigel mentions Damian’s injured ribs. Out comes Pete Dunne to answer the challenge.
Pete Dunne vs. Killian Dain
Pete Dunne enters the ring and immediately attacks Killian Dain. Dain goes out for a a breather but runs right back in to fight. Dunne counters and delivers a big kick for a pop. Dunne goes to work on Dain’s fingers now.
More back and forth between the two. Dunne rocks Dain but gets tossed out to the floor. Dunne with a kick to the head from the floor. Dunne comes back in and goes to the top. Dain takes him down and hits a running crossbody. Dain keeps control and hits a senton next. Dain keeps fighting and keeps Dunne down. Dain chokes Dunne on the ropes now as the referee warns him. Dain grounds Dunne again. Dain with more offense for another 2 count. Dunne fights up and into the corner. Dain comes right back with a running crossbody out of the corner for another 2 count.
Dunne counters and mounts some offense now but Dain is still standing. Dain misses a kick and Dunne rocks him. Dunne with a German suplex for a 2 count. They tangle some more until Dain ends up hitting a big suicide dive to the floor on Dunne. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we see Dunne hitting a superplex on Dain. Fans chant “BruiserWeight!” now. We see how Dain hurt Dunne’s knee during the break. Dunne counters with a tornado DDT now. Dunne stomps on the fingers and kicks Dain in the head for a 2 count. Dunne goes on and hits a big moonsault to Dain on the floor. Fans chant “NXT!” now. Dain catches Dunne on the floor and slams him on the edge of the apron. Dain with a senton on the floor as the referee counts.
Dain places Dunne against the steel ring steps and breaks the count. Dain goes back out and hits a big cannonball into Dunne and the steps. The referee checks on Dunne as we get a replay. Dain brings it back in and splashes Dunne in the corner. Dunne blocks a Vader Bomb with his knees. Dunne goes for a Triangle and elbows now, also working on the fingers. Dain powers up and nails a sitdown powerbomb for a 2 count. Dain goes to the second rope and Dunne follows. Dunne unloads while they’re up top. Dunne with a Sleeper now. Dain falls back and slams Dunne to the mat, staying on top of him to get the pin to win.
Winner: Killian Dain
– After the match, Dain recovers and stands tall as his music hits.
– Cathy Kelley is backstage with Dakota Kai. She plans on taking Rhea Ripley out tonight, just like she did that hood rat Mia Yim. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and out comes The Undisputed Era – NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion and NXT Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly. His tag team partner Bobby Fish is injured and not here this week.
Cole talks about how The Undisputed Era had a November to remember. They took over RAW and SmackDown, then embarrassed them at Survivor Series. He goes on and says they are the Iron Men of NXT. How does NXT re-pay them? By injuring Fish last week, by Keith Lee hitting him with the big Pounce last week. Cole says he is the NXT Champion and he deserves respect. Fans chant for Lee. Cole brings up how Finn Balor turned his back on them last week, kicking him in the face. Cole says they need answers and aren’t leaving until they get them. The music hits and out comes Lee instead.
Lee marches to the mic and takes the mic as fans chant for him. O’Reilly takes the mic and starts in on Lee with the others chiming in. Lee says he is a game changer and brags on the GIF of Cole taking the Pounce going viral. Lee says Cole is welcome for that. Lee also mentions WarGames and then says he’s deciding which title he wants to take from The Undisputed Era first. Cole threatens to beat him down and end his career. Lee immediately drops Cole with a mic shot to the head. They attack him but he fights back. Lee tosses O’Reilly into Strong as Cole retreats to the floor. Tommaso Ciampa suddenly attacks Cole from behind on the ramp.
Cole is sent back into the ring. Lee goes to powerbomb him but Strong and O’Reilly pull Cole to safety. The Undisputed Era retreats while talking trash, as Lee and Ciampa stand tall in the ring. Ciampa’s music plays as he picks up the NXT Title belt that Cole dropped. Fans pop for Ciampa.
– Xia Li is backstage and she’s fired up over what happened last week. She tells Shayna Baszler to prepare to fight against a warrior. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get a vignette for Kushida’s return. He fights for his family and returns to tonight.
Shayna Baszler vs. Xia Li
We go to the ring and out comes Xia Li as Alicia Taylor does the introductions. NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler is out next for this non-title match. She is by herself.
The bell rings and Li ducks a clothesline. They trade strikes and counters early on. Li with a takedown for a pop. Baszler tackles Li and pounds her. Li turns it around on the mat. They trade more counters on their feet. Li jumps on Baszler’s back but gets tossed to the mat. Li goes on and covers for a 2 count. Li with a tornado kick to drop Baszler again. Baszler works on the arm and sends Li back to the mat, fighting her way back in from the floor. Baszler focuses on the arm now.
Baszler stomps on the arm and Li screams out. Fans boo Baszler as she covers for a 2 count. Baszler continues focusing on the hurt arm now. Baszler catches a kick and turns it into a single-leg Crab. Li blocks it and kicks Baszler back to the mat. Li unloads with strikes into the corner. The referee backs her off. Li stays on top of Baszler as she goes to another corner. Baszler slams Li back into the corner and takes her to the top. Baszler climbs up for a gutwrench superplex but Li fights.
Li goes for the sunset flip powerbomb and hits it for a 2 count. Li misses a tornado kick and Baszler drops her into the Kirifuda Clutch for the submission win.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
– After the match, Baszler stands tall as her music hits. She raises the title as we go to replays.
– Still to come, Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see video from earlier today of Kassius Ohno outside of the arena. He calls himself the best British Superstar and plugs the upcoming Worlds Collide special during Royal Rumble Weekend, which will feature NXT vs. NXT UK. Ohno says he figured he’d show up tonight to see who wants to give a preview of Worlds Collide.
The Forgotten Sons vs. Leon Ruff and Adrian Alanis
We go to the ring and out come The Forgotten Sons – Wesley Blake and Steve Cutler with Jaxson Ryker. Two enhancement talents from EVOLVE wait in the ring, Leon Ruff and Adrian Alanis.
The bell rings and Ruff immediately charges but Blake beats him down. Cutler comes in for the big double team. Alanis also gets involved but The Sons continue dominating for the pin to win.
Winners: The Forgotten Sons
– After the match, all three of The Sons stand tall in the middle of the ring as their music hits. Ryker grabs Ruff and chokeslams him from the ring, over the top onto the edge of the barrier.
– We see Rhea Ripley backstage warming up. Back to commercial.
Dakota Kai vs. Rhea Ripley
Back from the break and out comes Dakota Kai. She’s carrying Tegan Nox’s knee brace again this week. Rhea Ripley is out next to a pop.
Ripley takes the mic from the stage and talks about what Kai did at WarGames. She says the funny thing about those setups is right now… the music hits and out comes Mia Yim. Yim rushes the ring and takes Kai down, mounting her with strikes. Kai fights back as they take it to the corner. Yim tosses Kai to the mat as Ripley looks on from the outside. Yim with a big running boot to the face, sending Kai out of the ring to the floor. Ripley tosses her back in.
Kai gets the upperhand on Yim now. Yim turns it around and kicks her in the head several times. Yim takes control on the floor but Kai counters and delivers a kick to the head. Yim launches Kai into the barrier a few more times. Yim takes the fight over to the backstage area. Ripley is shown at ringside when the music of NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler hits. She comes out with Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir as Ripley hits the ring to wait for a fight. Shafir and Duke double team first but Ripley fights. Baszler enters and they brawl now. Baszler goes for the Kirifuda Clutch but Ripley ends up fighting all three of them off. Baszler applies the Kirifuda Clutch as fans chant for Ripley. Ripley fights free again but Baszler gets on her back with the submission, bringing her back down. Duke and Shafir join back in for the triple team as fans do dueling chants. Baszler finally makes Ripley pass out in the Kirifuda Clutch as some fans boo. Referees enter the ring to get Baszler off Ripley. Baszler takes the mic and taunts Ripley. Baszler reveals Ripley will get her title shot on the December 18 episode. The Horsewomen exit the ring as officials check on Ripley.
– Cathy Kelley is backstage with Tommaso Ciampa and Keith Lee. They will team with a partner to face The Undisputed Era in tonight’s main event. Dominik Dijakovic appears and it looks like he will be the partner. They walk off together.
– The announcers lead us to a vignette with Finn Balor speaking against NXT Champion Adam Cole and The Undisputed Era. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we get a vignette on Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.
Kassius Ohno vs. Matt Riddle
We go to the ring and out comes Kassius Ohno as the announcers talk about his recent run in NXT UK. Matt Riddle is out next.
They lock up and go at it to start, going back and forth to the mat. They break and size each other up as fans chant for Riddle. Ohno goes to work on the arm now. Ohno with a takedown by the arm. Riddle counters and takes Ohno down but Ohno is still up. Fans chant for Riddle again as they go to lock up but Riddle goes for the legs. Ohno with knees to Riddle now. Ohno keeps control with another headlock and more knees. Riddle fights out and hits a big German suplex in the middle of the ring.
Riddle unloads with kicks in the corner now. Riddle with a running forearm to send Ohno to the floor for a breather. Riddle with a running kick to the face from the apron. We go to commercial with Ohno down on the outside.
Back from the break and Riddle rocks Ohno with kicks. Ohno with a shot to the throat and a big boot to level Riddle. More back and forth between the two. Ohno with a submission in the middle of the ring. Ohno slams Riddle out of the hold but Riddle kicks out at 2. Ohno keeps Riddle grounded now, manhandling Riddle in a hold. Riddle finally gets out and hits a senton on Ohno. Riddle misses a kick and a standing moonsault. Ohno grabs Riddle’s toes but Riddle lands a knee to the face. Riddle catches Ohno in the Bro 2 Sleep and a powerbomb. Riddle with the Final Flash knee now.
Riddle goes to the top and hits the Floating Bro for a very close 2 count. Ohno counters a suplex and rocks Riddle with a right hand to the face. Ohno with a big suplex across the ring. Ohno goes for the Gotch Lift but Riddle resists. Riddle counters as they tangle some more. Riddle with a Ripcord knee to the face. Riddle with a Bro-Derek for the pin to win.
Winner: Matt Riddle
– After the match, Riddle stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays.
– Still to come, Kushida returns to the ring. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and it’s announced that online voting will begin after the show for the NXT Year End Awards 2019.
– We see what happened between Rhea Ripley and the Horsewomen earlier as the announcers hype their title match on December 18.
Kushida vs. Raul Mendoza
We go to the ring and out comes Kushida for his return from a wrist injury. Raul Mendoza is next.
Mendoza is making his way down the ramp when Cameron Grimes flies over out of nowhere, taking Raul down with the big double stomp on the ramp. Kushida is shocked on the apron. Grimes’ music hits now as he heads to the ring, apparently to face Kushida.
Kushida vs. Cameron Grimes
Mauro says NXT General Manager William Regal has confirmed Kushida vs. Cameron Grimes as the bell hits and they lock up. Grimes drops Kushida first but Kushida comes back with a big kick to send him out of the ring to the floor.
Kushida goes to the top and nails a huge plancha to the floor, taking Grimes down for a big pop. Kushida brings it back into the ring and keeps control in the corner with chops. More back and forth now. Grimes fights off submissions. Kushida gets the Octopus submission on the third try. Kushida takes Grimes to the mat, still in the hold. Grimes gets the bottom rope to break the hold. Kushida with a big kick to Grimes. Grimes blocks a tornado DDT. Grimes catches a handspring back elbow. Grimes with a big German suplex for a 2 count.
Grimes with a sliding knee to the face. Grimes stomps on Kushida’s face as the referee warns him now. Grimes takes Kushida back to the mat and focuses on the arm. They trade holds. Kushida avoids a clothesline and hits a big basement dropkick. More back and forth now. Grimes goes for another German but Kushida counters and turns that into a roll-up for the pin to win.
– After the match, Kushida immediately goes to the floor to celebrate as the music hits. Grimes can’t believe what just happened.
– Still to come, our six-man main event. Back to commercial.
– Back from the break and two matches are announced for next week – Dakota Kai vs. Mia Yim, and Angel Garza vs. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush with the title on the line.
The Undisputed Era vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first come The Undisputed Era – NXT Champion Adam Cole, NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong, and NXT Tag Team Champion Kyle O’Reilly. Keith Lee is out next, followed by Dominik Dijakovic. They wait together on the stage until Tommaso Ciampa makes his way out.
Lee and Strong go at it to start the match. Lee takes it to the corner and in comes Ciampa. Ciampa beats Strong down and unloads with stomps. Ciampa slams Strong and tags in Dijakovic for the double team. Dijakovic beats on Strong but Strong knees him and tags in O’Reilly. O’Reilly with knee strikes. Dijakovic resists and launches O’Reilly across the ring. Dijakovic with elbows and more offense. Dijakovic with a big backbreaker and a second rope splash for a close 2 count on O’Reilly.
Dijakovic runs into a kick from O’Reilly as Strong tags in. Dijakovic doesn’t see it as he fights both of them off, using O’Reilly as a battering ram. Dijakovic tosses O’Reilly to the floor after knocking Cole off the apron as well. Dijakovic stands tall while his opponents are down on the outside. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Strong has Dijakovic grounded. Strong loses control but comes back with a dropkick. Strong taunts Dijakovic and pounds on him some more. Dijakovic hits a huge clothesline out of nowhere. O’Reilly tags in and stops Dijakovic from tagging. It takes all three opponents to stop Dijakovic from tagging out now. O’Reilly ends up dropping Lee off the apron. Dijakovic finally tags Ciampa in as he unloads on all three opponents for pops from the crowd.
Ciampa clotheslines Strong over the top and then tosses O’Reilly over his head. Ciampa goes back and forth on all three opponents, hitting Cole with a draping DDT for a pop. O’Reilly with big strikes on Ciampa but he escapes and hits Project Ciampa for a close 2 count on O’Reilly in the middle of the ring. Strong tags in as Ciampa fights with O’Reilly. Strong with a big knee. Strong and O’Reilly with a High Low on Ciampa but Dijakovic breaks the pin up. Strong and O’Reilly with the big double team on Dijakovic now. Ciampa slides out of a move by Strong. Strong scoops him again with the Gutbuster. Ciampa comes right back with a jumping kick to the face. Strong and Ciampa are both down as the referee checks on them and the crowd rallies.
Lee and Cole tag in at the same time for a pop. Lee unloads on all opponents, and gets a pop for turning Cole inside out. Cole retreats to the floor for a breather. Lee runs the ropes to dive out, but all three opponents scatter. Lee goes to the floor and hits a shoulder on O’Reilly and Strong. Cole drops Lee. Dijakovic dives out and takes them down for a big pop and a “NXT!” chant. O’Reilly goes to the top but Dijakovic stops him and climbs up. Cole stops the superplex. Finn Balor suddenly hits the ring and hits the big dropkick to Cole’s back, sending him into the referee and the others in the corner. Fans chant “holy shit!” now as Balor grabs Ciampa for the 1916 in the middle of the ring. Some fans boo Balor now.
Balor points his guns but Lee grabs him from the side. Balor fights free. Balor charges again but Lee catches him for the big powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Cole superkicks Lee in the face after Balor retreats. Cole drops his knee pad but Lee catches him with the big Jackhammer in the middle of the ring for the pin to win as the referee wakes back up.
Winners: Keith Lee, Tommaso Ciampa and Dominik Dijakovic
– After the match, Lee stands tall as his music hits. We go to replays. Balor recovers on the outside and looks on as Lee, Ciampa and Dijakovic celebrate the win. The Undisputed Era is also shown recovering at ringside. Regal appears on the stage and announces another big match for December 18 – Cole will be defending his title against the winner of next week’s Triple Threat between Balor, Ciampa and Lee. Balor, Ciampa and Lee trade looks as Lee’s music resumes. NXT goes off the air as Cole vents to Strong at ringside.