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.

    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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