WWE NXT Quick Recap (12/16/2020)

WWE NXT Quick Recap for 12/16/2020

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here.

Matches Tonight: 6
  • Johnny Gargano & Austin Theory defeated Leon Ruff & Kushida in our opening match.
  • Tommaso Ciampa defeated Tyler Rust in a surprisingly good match.
  • In a match to determine the number one contender for NXT Champion Finn Bálor at New Year's Evil, Kyle O'Reilly defeated Pete Dunne in a very long, outstanding match. KOR will face Bálor in three weeks for the title!
  • Shotzi Blackheart defeated Indi Hartwell by disqualification when Hartwell used an illegal object (LeRae's trophy) to strike her. The Way--Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell, and Austin Theory's new faction name--beat her a bit and LeRae ended things with the Wicked Stepsister.
  • In a return to action, Karrion Kross tapped out Desmond Troy with the Kross Jacket. The match was brief. Kross talks into the camera afterwards, challenging Damian Priest to a match at New Year's Evil.
  • In our main event, which ran five minutes past 10:00pm, Toni Storm picked up the win over Rhea Ripley thanks to some help from Raquel Gonzalez when the ref was distracted.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments
  • It was made official that Damian Priest will face Karrion Kross at New Year's Evil in three weeks.
  • Next week's NXT will feature A Very Gargano Christmas.
  • We had several video packages highlighting that Karrion Kross is back and doomsday is coming.
  • We had another weird video package, showing "the Master" yelling at Xia Li and Boa, repeatedly telling them "again!" Xia is in tears begging no, and a bloodied Boa is also begging no. Finally, Xia screams as the Master yells at her--and we see she's in the same room as Boa. She beats him bloody with kicks and strikes, mercilessly beating him until he's unconscious.
  • REMINDER:

    Smackdown will air on FS1 this Friday instead of Fox. That is all. Move along, nothing to see here. These aren't the quips you're looking for.

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