WWE Performance Center
Announcers: Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix
Ring Announcer: Alicia Taylor
We learned of the kickoff show that the women's War Games match is starting the show! The opening video packages highlights tonight's card but focuses on the War Games matches. This is Beth Phoenix's last night in NXT.
Women's War Games Match
Io Shirai, Cora Jade, Raquel Gonzalez, & Kay Lee Ray vs. Toxic Attraction & Dakota Kai
KLR and Kai started the match for their respective teams. They both started with weapons as KLR had her bat and Kai brought a handful of kendo sticks into the ring. The highlight of the early going was KLR front face suplexing Kai on a bridge of kendo sticks that was across the ropes between the rings. Cora Jade joined the match first skateboard and all to give her team the advantage. Kai continued to get double teamed until Gigi Dolin entered next. Dolin brought a trash can in and took out Jade to help even the odds. The crowd was behind Dolin with "Let's Go Gigi" chants. At one point, Jade hit Dolin with a basement drop kick when a trash can was over her head. KLR would follow that up by Gory Bombing Kai onto Dolin! Io Shirai was next to enter. Shirai would introduce more trash cans into the match but the heels used them against the faces. Jacy Jayne would be next to enter. Jayne brings a table into the ring. Dolin/Jayne control this portion of the match until Shirai ducks a kick and Jayne accidentally kicks Doling in the head. Shirai takes over and it's double knees for everyone including Kai getting them with a trash can lid! JADE FLIPPED FROM THE TOP OF THE CAGE TO PUT JAYNE THROUGH A TABLE!! HOLY SHIT THAT WAS NUTS!! She may of legit hurt her shoulder. Officials would come to ringside but Shirai would "help" pop Jade's shoulder back in. Raquel Gonzalez entered last for her team. Kai and Doling try to keep Gonzalez from getting in the cage but Gonzalez sprays them with a fire extinguisher. Gonzalez enters and is dominate. Gonzalez would stuff Kai into a trash can then pick it up and spin it around including hitting Dolin with it. Shirai climbed to the top with a trash can but Kai cut her off. It led to everyone climbing but Gonzalez brought them all down. SHIRAI HIT KAI WITH A MOONSAULT WITH A TRASH CAN OVER HER! Mandy Rose is last to enter and she goes right after Jade's arm. We get a stand off where the faces all have kendo sticks. The heels get the upper hand since Jade is basically out of the match in the corner. The heels turn to Jade after they take everyone else out. Jade is able to kick out of Rose's pump knee though! GONZALEZ HITS JAYNE WITH THE CHINGONA BOMB!! Gonzalez and Dolin take each other out with pump kicks and JADE CRAWLS OVER TO COVER JAYNE FOR THE VICTORY!!!
W: Io Shirai, Cora Jade, Raquel Gonzalez, & Kay Lee Ray via pin @ 31:20
A MSK vignette says we'll meet the "Shaman" this Tuesday.
Team Black & Gold is backstage getting ready for War Games. They're pep talk makes it seem like Gargano is done with NXT after tonight.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Kyle O'Reilly & Von Wagner vs. Imperium (champs)
Imperium spent much of the early going isolating O'Reilly. Wagner seems a step behind the other three guys. Wagner would get double teamed as well until O'Reilly made a tag and picked up the pace. Timely tags and double teams allowed Imperium to regain control. Wagner would get a hot tag and clean house. Wagner would get a near fall off of an Olympic Slam. Wagner avoided an Imperial Bomb and then choke slammed Aichner onto Barthel. O'Reilly would tag and hit a flying knee before locking Barthel in a heel hook. Aichner broke it up with a springboard moonsault! Good stuff down the stretch with this one as both teams teased wins. O'Reilly/Wagner would hit Barthel with the High/Low but only for a near fall! They tried it again but Wagner got low bridged. The finish would come when O'Reilly had Aichner in a triangle but Barthel tagged himself in and THEY HIT O'REILLY WITH THE IMPERIAL BOMB FOR THE WIN!!!
W: Imperium via pin @ 14:54
"Thank you Kyle" chants post match. Wagner would try to attack O'Reilly post match but O'Reilly took him out!!
Santos Escobar is interviewed backstage about his match with Xyon Quinn this Tuesday on NXT.
Hair vs. Hair Match
Duke Hudson vs. Cameron Grimes
W: Cameron Grimes via pin @ 10:25
Post match, Hudson tried to turn the tide and shave Grimes but Grimes hit him with a Cave In! Grimes would use the clippers to shave a small portion of Hudson's hair before he escaped.
NXT New Year's Evil is returning Tuesday, January 4th!
NXT Cruiserweight Championship Match
Joe Gacy w/ Harland vs. Roderick Strong (champ) w/ Diamond Mine
W: Roderick Strong via pin @ 8:27
Men's War Games Match
Team 2.0 (Carmelo Hayes, Grayson Waller, Tony D'Angelo, & Bron Breakker) vs. Team Black & Gold (Johnny Gargano, Pete Dunne, LA Knight, & Tommaso Ciampa)
W: Team 2.0 via pin @ 38:04
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