NXT Results – December 9, 2020 – We start off with a recap from Takeover War Games.
We are live from the Capitol Wrestling Centre and Prince Balor (Finn Balor) is in the ring.
Finn says War Games is done and the time for team sports is over. Captains, factions, bragging rights . . . not interested. It’s Wednesday and the champion is back. Some people love me and some people hate me. If you want to get to know me, you better come see me in this ring. If anyone in the back…
Pete Dunne’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Pete says me and you are cut from the same cloth. I came from overseas and made a name for myself, just like you. It is about time we stand face to face. I am glad that you are back, but don’t get used to it. It is a matter of time before I put you back on the shelf and that title will be mine.
Kyle O’Reilly comes out and he apologizes for being late because his invitation seemed to be lost in the mail. Kyle says he wanted to insert himself into the conversation. Peter, you are a tough man and I know. We went to war and whose arms were raised at War Games? The Undsiputed Era. Finn, you haven’t forgotten the man who broke your jaw and took you to the limit. You did win the match, but you spent the last two months eating your meals through a straw and we have unfinished business. Listen to your inner voice…
Damian Priest makes his way to the ring. Damian says he has been looking forward to this for a while. No offense to Pete or Kyle, but Finn Balor versus Damian Priest for the NXT title is a marquee match. It is something both of us want.
Pete tells Damian that he couldn’t even beat Leon Ruff. Priest asks Dunne if he is paid by Pat McAfee not to talk. Kyle asks Damian if he is going to win a match. Damian asks Kyle if he is going to be gone for a while. Finn Balor leaves the ring and he says at New Year’s Evil, I will be defending the title, but my opponent is up to William Regal.
Finn backs up the ramp and Karrion Kross’ music plays and Scarlett makes her way to the stage and stands next to Finn. Balor predicts she’s going to say “Tik, Tok” but she just stares. Balor tells Scarlett to give a message to Kross – when he’s ready, Finn is ready. Balor walks off as fans cheer him on.
Priest asks Scarlett if she usually tells Kross to wait in the car while she handles his business. Priest says if Kross wants to pick a fight when he comes back, he can just step to Priest like a man. Scarlett turns and stares at Priest in the ring, and smiles at him. Scarlett walks away as we see the Karrion Kross logo on the big screen. We go to commercial.
— We are back and Pete Dunne is asked what is next for him. Pete says he is not here to wait for an opportunity… Killian Dain atacks Dunne while Maverick, Burch, and Lorcan try to separate them.
Jake Atlas vs. Isaiah Scott
Scott with a take down into a wrist lock. Atlas with a reversal and waist lock into a take down for a near fall. Atlas lands on his feet on a moonsault attempt. Scott with a short arm scissors. Scott goes to the apron and kicks Atlas on the floor. Scott sends Atlas back into the ring. Scott blocks a kick and Atlas with a head scissors but he misses a springboard cross body. Atlas with a waist lock and Scott with a rollup and a rolling flatliner for a near fall. Scott misses a boot and Atlas with a super kick and spinning heel kick. Scott with a wrist lock and Atlas with a clothesline.
Atlas with a suplex into a power bomb for a near fall. Atlas with a kick to the chest but Scott punches Atlas and rolls through and hits a jumping back heel kick to the head. Atlas tries to get to the ropes but Scott pulls him back. Atlas with a rollup but Scott with a cross arm breaker and Atlas with a rollup for a near fall. Scott with a waist lock and tries for the German suplex but Atlas with elbows.
Scott with a rollup and Atlas counters and gets the three count.
Winner: Jake Atlas
After the match, Scott just sits there and he’s shocked. Atlas celebrates as his music hits. Atlas offers his hand for a shake but Scott is seething. Scott ignores the shake and exits the ring as fans boo.
— Tommaso Ciampa says he didn’t think Sunday would be an easy win. Nobody is safe. It is time I let the past die in the past and move forward. I don’t know any other way. Cameron Grimes, you sure are the squeakiest wheel. You are loud, brash, and ignorant. You are confident. To be that loud, you have to be confident. Maybe, you are just insecure. Funny thing about insecurity is that it often disguises itself as confidence. Tonight, we will find out.
We go to commercial.
Imperium vs. Ever-Rise vs. Grizzled Young Veterans
Martel and Parker go to the floor and everyone else follows. Gibson and Martel are in the ring and Aichner with a forearm to Martel. Gibson and Aichner tag in and Aichner with a waist lock and Gibson with a hammer lock. Barthel tags in and gives Gibson an arm drag and then kicks Gibson. Barthel with a butterfly suplex and he gets a near fall on Gibson. Barthel kicks Gibson and then Barthel with knees. Martel grabs Barthel and Gibson grabs Barthel. Drake tags in and Drake with a drop kick to Martel off Gibson’s back. Drake with a foreamr and Barthel goes to the floor. Drake with a pescado while Gibson hits a back breaker. Parker and Martel stand behind the ring steps. Gibson with a reverse chin lock to Barthel.
Drake tags in and he connects with a forearm to Barthel for a near fall. Drake keeps Barthel from making the tag but Barthel with a belly-to-back suplex. Martel with kicks to Drake and Barthel. Parker tags in and they hit a double neck breaker for a near fall on Barthel. Martel tags in and Parker with a forearm to Drake and a drop toe hold from Martel. Parker with an elbow drop off the back for a near fall. Barthel knocks Martel down and Barthel with a forearm to Drake. Gibson and Aichner tag in and Aichner gets Gibson up but Gibson with an elbow. Drake tags in and he hits a back elbow in the corner. Gibson with a forearm and Drake with a spinning heel kick. Martel with a clothesline and Parker tags in and they hit French Connection but Aichner breaks up the cover.
Aichner with a Finlay roll to Drake followed by a moonsault and Barthel gets a near fall. Aichner tags in and Barhtel is pulled to the floor by Gibson and Barthel with a suplex on the floor. Aichner with a spinebuster to Drake and Barthel with a kick. They hit an assisted DDT off the turnbuckles but Parker gets a near fall on Drake. Parker goes for a suplex but Drake blocks it and Gibson and Drake hit Ticket to Mayhem for the three count.
Winners: The Grizzled Young Veterans
After the match, Drake and Gibson stand tall and have their arms raised as the music hits. Drake and Gibson celebrate on the ramp. We go to commercial.
— Back from a commercial and we get a video package looking at WarGames highlights, with comments from the various competitors. Raquel Gonzalez says she deserves a shot at the NXT Women’s Title for winning WarGames for Team Candice LeRae.
— McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Toni Storm now. She asks Storm why she turned on Ember Moon before WarGames. Storm says Ember was in the wrong place at the wrong time and she guesses she made the right decision because her team won at WarGames. Storm goes on and says she made it clear when she came back that she was focused on the title but all she heard about was Moon, who stole her thunder. But that’s OK now because we’re looking at the next NXT Women’s Champion… Io Shirai interrupts with her belt. She mentions the title and says she doesn’t have a problem with Storm, she just doesn’t like her. Shirai attacks Storm and they brawl through the backstage area as officials try to stop them. The brawl spills out into the arena as fans cheer them on. Shirai ends up hitting the running double knees in the corner. Shirai goes to the top for the moonsault but Storm retreats to the floor. Ember runs down and attacks, launching Storm into the steel steps. Moon talks some trash and rolls Storm back into the ring. Shirai nails the moonsault as Moon looks on. Shirai mocks Storm as her music hits. Moon stares back at the ring while backing up the ramp, also taunting Storm.
— We see Tommaso Ciampa walking backstage. We also see Cameron Grimes walking. Back to commercial.
Cameron Grimes vs. Tommaso Ciampa
They lock up and Ciampa with a side head lock. Grimes with a rollup and Ciampa with a wrist lock into an arm bar. Ciampa with a wrist lock and he takes Grimes to the mat. Grimes with an ankle lock.
Timothy Thatcher makes his way to ringside and he takes a seat at the bottom of the ramp.
Ciampa with a chin lock. Grimes pushes Ciampa and Ciampa pushes back. They exchange punches. Grimes with a hard Irish whip and Ciampa with a back elbow. Grimes goes to the floor and Ciampa follows. Grimes walks past Thatcher and Ciampa stops. Grimes tries to attack Ciampa but that does not work. Ciampa sends Grimes back into the ring and Grimes with a knee to the midsection. Grimes gets a near fall. Grimes kicks Ciampa in the corner and chokes him. Grimes with a forearm and hard Irish whip for a near fall. Grimes chops Ciampa and Ciampa chops back. Grimes misses a chop and Ciampa with chops and boots.
Ciampa sets for Fairy Tale Ending but Grimes escapes and hits a side slam for a near fall. Grimes gets a near fall.
Grimes with a chin lock and Ciampa gets back to his feet but Grimes with a forearm to the lower back. Grimes with a kick to the back and a chin bar. Grimes with a punch and chin lock. Ciampa with a rollup for a near fall. Grimes with a kick and Ciampa with a kick to Grimes followed by clotheslines. Ciampa with more clotheslines and a flying clothesline. Ciampa with a clothesline into the corner followed by a running knee into the corner for a near fall.
Ciampa sets for Fairy Tale Ending but Grimes escapes and gets to the ropes. Grimes kicks Ciampa and Ciampa brings Grimes into the ring. Grimes drops down on a sunset flip attempt for a near fall. Grimes with a knee to the jaw and a running forearm. Grimes with a Spanish Fly cross body for a near fall. Grimes with a waist lock but Ciampa gets to the ropes. Ciampa with a back elbow. Grimes goes for a slam but Ciampa gets to his feet. Grimes with an elbow and Ciampa chops Grimes on the turnbuckles.
Ciampa pushes Grimes off the turnbuckles to the floor.
Tyler Ross tries to interfere and Ciampa with a knee. Ross escapes Ciampa and Ciampa with Willow’s Bell for the three count.
Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
After the match, Ciampa stares at Thatcher who is back in his chair. As Ciampa gets to the apron, Thatcher rises from his chair. Ciampa has some words for Thatcher about Ross’ attempted attack and Thatcher says he had nothing to do with it. Grimes tells Thatcher that he has something to say to him. Thatcher turns away and then Thatcher grabs Grimes and hyperextends his knee.
— Raquel Gonzalez is asked about facing Ember Moon. Raquel says War Games was the biggest moment of her career because she pinned the champion. Dakota is at home because of what Ember did to her. Ember will regret ever coming back to NXT.
— We see the happy couple (Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae) and their proteges walking in the back. Back to commercial.
— Back from the break and we get another dark vignette with Xia Li and Boa. Xia is shown punching thick wooden pole pieces until her hands bleed. Next we see Boa take kendo stick shots across his back until he bleeds. He also has cuts on his face. The ShiFu master is directing the punishment, telling Xia to fight the wooden structure faster. We see Boa take more kendo stick shots all over his body, while he’s standing and laying. He’s taking strikes to the face now. The blood pours from Xia and Boa as they continue to train. Xia wipes blood across her face at one point. Barrett says he’s not sure if they’re training like Shaolin Monks, or they’re just being tortured.
Three times NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell, and Austin Theory make their way to the ring.
Johnny says for months they said they would show you the way. You are looking at it. The present and future of NXT. Indi Hartwell, Austin Theory, “The General” Candice LeRae, and the New North American Champion. They are “The Way”. Candice says they dominated on Sunday. Johnny won the title, and Candice won War Games. Austin says the Milky Way and Johnny tells him that is not what they are doing.
Johnny says Candice broke his arm and Johnny had so many stitches in his mouth and all of the blood. Johnny says he made history and became the first three time North American Champion. Johnny says for the second year in a row, Candice let her team in victory at War Games. Johnny says if he is Mr. Takeover, she is Miss War Games.
Fans chant “you suck!” but Gargano disagrees, and yells at them for ruining a special moment. Gargano has a special gift he bought for Candice brought in the ring, noting that he had it shipped from Italy and it was expensive. Gargano calls for a drum roll and they lift the cover to reveal a trophy, with a baby doll head on top. It’s supposed to be Shotzi Blackheart’s head. It’s very underwhelming.
They do some more comedy and Gargano mentions that Leon Ruff and Damian Priest want to face he and Theory next week. Gargano has a feeling the result will be the same. Gargano says they will show the world that if you’re not in the way… stay out of the way, Candice finishes his sentence. Priest interrupts and comes out with a mic. He talks some trash and threatens to come to the ring and shove that pipe up Theory’s backside. Karrion Kross suddenly attacks from behind, making his return.
Kross destroys Priest and leaves him laying near the production area as fans pop. The camera follows Kross back out to the parking lot.. He gets in his Challenger, where Scarlett is waiting in the passenger seat. Kross looks at her and she laughs. He then speeds off as we go back to commercial.
We are back and Tyler Rust is asked by McKenzie Mitchell about what he is doing and if he is working with Timothy Thatcher. Malcolm Bivens shows up and says he wants to talk business with Tyler about what he did.
Killian Dain vs. Pete Dunne
Dain with punches to Dunne and he biels Dunne. Dain runs Dunne into the turnbuckles. Dain with a boot to send Dunne over the top rope and then Dain with a running body block on the floor. Dain drives Dunne throat first into the edge of the apron and then follows with a European uppercut. Dain tries to slam Dunne but Dunne gets to his feet. Dain stops short of the ring post. Dain backs Dunne against the ring post and he tries for a head butt, but Dunne moves and Dain hits the ring post. Dunne kicks Dain.
Dunne stomps on Dain and they return to the ring. Dunne with forearms. Dunne kicks Dain in the head. Dunne kicks Dain in the head as he works on the hand. Dain with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Dain with punches in the corner. Dain with an Irish whip and Dunne flips out of the corner and hits an enzuigiri. Dunne with a german suplex and he stomps on the hands. Dunne with a round kick to the side of the head.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dunne with a reverse chin lock. Dunne gets on Dain’s back as Dain gets back to his feet. Dain falls back to the mat to get out of the hold. Dain with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Dain with punches and the referee warns Dain. Dain charges at Dunne and Dunne drops down so Dain goes through the ropes. Dain with a uranage and hits a slingshot senton. Dain with a power bomb and elbow drop for a near fall. Dain puts Dunne against the turnbuckles and then he gets Dunne on his shoulders. Dunne counters into a triangle. Dain with a one armed sit out power bomb to escape the hold.
Dunne with boots in the corner and then Dunne goes up top but Dain with a punch to stop Dunne. Dain with a superplex and he gets a near fall. Dunne with an enzuigiri and Dain goes to his knees. Dain pushes Dunne away and hits a clothesline. Dain with an accordion slam and back senton. Dain goes to the turnbuckles but Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan come to the ring and Drake Maverick is out as well and Drake has a chair. Lorcan and Burch run away. Drake tells Dain he has it taken care of but he turns his back to the stage and Lorcan and Burch attack Drake.
Dain goes to the floor and Lorcan and Burch go to the back. Dunne with a kick to the jaw as Dain returns to the ring and then Dunne with the Bitter End for the three count.
Winner: Pete Dunne
After the match, Burch and Lorcan come out to celebrate with Dunne.
— McKenzie interviews Leon Ruff in the back and asks if he’s worried that Damian Priest won’t be ready for next week’s tag team match. Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory walk in. Gargano cracks jokes about Priest getting hurt by Karrion Kross. He’s sure Ruff is a brave little soldier and will be able to take them on 2-on-1 next week. Gargano walks off and Kushida approaches Ruff. Kushida says he will team with Ruff next week. Kushida stares ahead at Gargano and Theory walking away as we go to commercial.
Raquel Gonzalez vs. Ember Moon
Moon tries to kicks Gonzalez out of the corner but Raquel moves. Ember is caught by Gonzalez but she escapes. Gonzalez sends Moon face first to the mat. Gonzalez grabs Ember by the throat and backs her against the ropes. Gonzalez with a back elbow and she tosses Ember across the ring by the hair. Gonzalez tosses Ember across the ring again. Gonzalez with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Ember lands on her feet on a hip toss and she kicks Gonzalez. Ember with a back heel kick but Gonzalez pulls Ember to the mat and connects with a series of elbow drops for a near fall.
Gonzalez misses a boot in the ropes when Ember moves. Ember with forearms and a drop kick but Gonzalez stays on her feet. Ember with another drop kick and Gonzalez stays on her feet. Ember with another kick and Gonzalez stays on her feet. Ember with a drop kick and Ember goes to her knees. Ember with a flatliner but Raquel rolls to the apron. Ember with a running shoulder tackle to send Raquel to the floor and Ember goes to the floor as well.
Ember with a front face lock into a guillotine but Raquel backs Ember into the corner. Raquel sends Ember across the ring and connects with a running boot for a near fall. Raquel with an Irish whop and kicks in the corner. Raquel kicks Ember and works on the neck. Raquel with a forearm to the back and a Gory Special into a back breaker. Ember goes for a sunset flip but Raquel stays on her feet and Ember with a jaw breaker. Raquel kicks Ember to the mat and gets a near fall.
Raquel with a half nelson and chin bar. Ember kicks Raquel away. Ember with a head scissors that sends Raquel into the turnbuckles. Ember goes to the turnbuckles and kicks Raquel. Ember with a tornado move into a suplex and both women are down. Raquel misses a boot and Ember with a European uppercut and kicks followed by an enzuigiri. Moon with a handspring into a forearm but Raquel escapes a bulldog. Moon with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Moon with a drop kick to send Raquel to the floor. Moon with a suicide dive that sends Raquel into the announce table. Ember climbs the tower from War Games but Raquel grabs Moon and sends her into the ring post.
Raquel gets a near fall. Raquel runs into boots from Ember and Ember moves when Raquel charges into the corner and hits the ring post shoulder first. Moon with a knee to the head for a near fall. Raquel blocks Eclipse and Raquel with a clothesline. Raquel goes for the choke slam but she takes too long and Ember with a rollup for a near fall. Raquel with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Raquel Gonzalez
After the match, Gonzalez stands tall in the middle of the ring and has her arm raised as the music hits. We go to replays. Toni Storm comes marching to the ring as fans boo. Storm stands over Moon as the referee warns her. Storm goes to grab Moon but the music hits and out comes Rhea Ripley. Storm is shook. Ripley pulls Moon out of the ring as Storm stare them down. Ripley stares back at Storm. Ripley stands on the apron and faces off with Storm now. Gonzalez steps in front of Storm. Ripley enters the ring and faces off with Gonzalez, sizing each other up as fans cheer them on. Ripley and Gonzalez circle each other and have words as a “NXT!” chant breaks out. Gonzalez backs out of the ring as Ripley tells her to get out of her ring. Fans boo as Gonzalez stares Ripley down from the bottom of the ramp. NXT goes off the air.