Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com Live WWE NXT Viewing Party. Tonight’s show comes from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
– Tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 episode on the USA Network opens up live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Vic Joseph welcomes us and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. He’s joined at ringside by Wade Barrett.
– We go right to the ring and NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa is out. Ciampa looks out as the fans chant his name.
Ciampa says he has something to get off his chest and goes on about being a target due to the title. He’s a little different than others before him because he does the hunting, and last week Bron Breakker was hunted. He knows Bron wants to get revenge and will likely come out soon, but Bron doesn’t need to rush to it because Ciampa is inviting him to his ring. Ciampa has something to say to Bron’s face. The sirens hit and out comes Breakker.
Bron goes for a mic but Ciampa says he doesn’t need it, telling the crew not to give Bron one. Ciampa knows what Bron is going to say. He predicts how Bron was going to brag about what happened at WarGames and how he’s now earned a title shot for New Year’s Evil. Ciampa agrees that Bron deserves a shot, but hope he doesn’t drown like the first time. Ciampa says Bron will get his second chance at New Year’s Evil, when some don’t even get one. Ciampa wants Bron to remember what he told him about jumping in the deep end because he exposed Bron for his inexperience in the ring and in life at Halloween Havoc.
Ciampa goes on about how he and everyone else sees that Bron has what it takes, but Ciampa says he’s not ready to be a champion in Ciampa’s NXT, with guys like Sami Zayn, Finn Balor, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tommaso Ciampa, guys who spent a decade learning the ropes before WWE, then a decade in WWE, that’s 20 years perfecting their crafts. Ciampa says Bron has like 10 or 20 matches. Ciampa says Bron is doing great, but Ciampa isn’t sure if he’s ready for all this – the bright lights, the World Title, the weight of the world on his shoulders, the responsibility… it’s too soon, he says.
Bron continues staring Ciampa down as he keeps talking. Ciampa says if Bron does win, he’ll take the title home to his dad, put it on the mantle and the whole family will bark at it. Ciampa goes on and smacks Bron, saying then the reality will hit, and it will stare Bron in the face, and that reality is that Ciampa is the greatest NXT Champion of all-time. Bron grabs Ciampa by the throat and backs him away, then presses him high in he air. Ciampa screams out but Breakker lets him down without slamming him. Bron grabs the NXT Title belt as Ciampa looks on from the mat. Bron says blood is in the water and this shark is going to eat Ciampa alive. Bron says he will see Ciampa in two weeks, champ. Bron looks on as Ciampa takes his title back and clutches it.
– We see Grayson Waller’s Twitter video from the weekend, where he took shots at AJ Styles. Vic says Style will be here tonight and he’s in a bad mood.
Street Fight: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai
We’re about to go to the ring for tonight’s Street Fight but the camera cuts backstage to Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez brawling. They’re fighting around the backstage area with various weapons. Gonzalez talks trash and torpedo’s Kai into a shelf full of materials, and again. Gonzalez clutches her arm now. Kai kicks her while she’s down. Gonzalez grabs a tall piece of lighting rig and rams Kai in the ribs with it, pushing her back into shelving.
Gonzalez scoops Kai and drops her face-first into a production cart. Kai stumbles away while throwing and pushing different items into Gonzalez as she follows. Kai gets dropped again. Gonzalez pushes a production cart but Kai moves before being smashed into another case. Kai throws a trash can and Gonzalez goes down. Kai with another trash can at the face of Gonzalez. Kai smiles as she continues beating Gonzalez around. Referees show up and try to get Kai to stop, telling her the match has to start in the ring.
Gonzalez attacks and puts Kai on a cart. She pounds on Kai and then wheels the cart into a bay door. They stumble around and are outside in the parking lot now. Gonzalez rams Kai into the other side of a bay door now. Gonzalez stays on her but Kai sends her face-first into the side of a building column. We go to a picture-in-picture commercial break.
Back from the break and the match is now officially underway. The brawl continued outside and inside during the break. They’re fighting at ringside now. Gonzalez has Kai down as she starts throwing more weapons in the ring. Gonzalez grabs half of the steel ring steps and charges with them but Kai side-steps and drops her on the steps. Kai works Gonzalez over while she’s down, then sends her into the barrier. The referee checks on Gonzalez and Kai keeps pounding. Gonzalez rocks Kai at ringside but Kai turns it back around and goes to the apron for a kick.
Gonzalez blocks another kick attempt but Kai counters and stomps her face into the steel steps. Kai pulls a table from under the ring and fans pop. Gonzalez shoves the table into Kai’s ribs. They enter the ring now and Gonzalez drops Kai face-first into a chair standing up. Gonzalez leans a table in the corner now. Kai charges but Gonzalez goes for a powerbomb, but Kai blocks that and sends them both tumbling to the floor with a hurricanrana. Kai ends up putting a trash can over Gonzalez and smashing it with a big double stomp from the apron. Fans chant “this is awesome!” as they trade counters at ringside. Gonzalez counters and puts Kai flat on her back with a big powerbomb. Fans chant “holy s–t!” and “one more time!” now.
Gonzalez beats Kai around and snaps, choking her and holding her down on the announce table. Gonzalez brings it back in but Kai rocks her. Gonzalez runs her over with a big boot. Gonzalez with another big one-arm chokeslam bomb, this time onto a trash can. Gonzalez covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Raquel Gonzalez
– After the match, Gonzalez stands tall as the music hits and we go to repays. Fans cheer Gonzalez on as she celebrates. Gonzalez takes the mic and says she’s sick and tired of waiting. She calls out NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose and says she’s not leaving until she gets her shot. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a promo from Tony D’Angelo, who sends a warning to Pete Dunne for tonight’s match. We go back to the ring and Gonzalez is still waiting. The music interrupts Gonzalez and out comes Cora Jade. Jade congratulates Gonzalez on her win but says as much as Gonzalez wants Rose, she wants Toxic Attraction for how they tried to injure her. Jade says the only way to kill Toxic Attraction is to go for the head of the snake and her title, but Jade knows Rose doesn’t want to give her a title shot. Gonzalez gives Jade some props and recalls how they fought together in WarGames, but says it’s every woman for herself when it comes to the title, and she hasn’t been the same since Rose robbed her at Halloween Havoc. Gonzalez says she will go through anyone to get her title back. Jade, who is in the middle of the ring with Gonzalez now, says not if she gets there first.
Rose suddenly appears on the big screen, from a swimming pool somewhere. She taunts them both and says since she’s in the holiday spirit, she will defend in a Triple Threat at New Year’s Evil, and kill two ugly birds with one stone. Rose says not only do they booth get a title match, they also get an ass kicking tonight. NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne sudden;y attack from behind with weapons. They beat Jade and Gonzalez down, then stand tall as the crowd boos them. Jayne and Dolin laugh at Jade and Gonzalez before heading to the back.
– We see how Harland tossed WWE Producer Brian Kendrick down a flight of stairs last week. Joe Gacy wants to apologize publicly, and he has been given time to do that tonight. Gacy checks in from backstage, and thanks Joseph and Barrett for this time. Gacy says it’s been put upon Harland’s heart to apologize for his actions last week He says Harland is a sensitive man and is too far shaken up to speak on this, but you can see the regret on his face. Gacy says Kendrick triggered an emotion in Harland and took him back to when people didn’t love him or care for him as much as Gacy does. Gacy says hey don’t condone violence but Kendrick put his hands on Harland, used offensive language and called him a freak. Gacy says they were just doing what they were told – leaving the arena. Gacy says some might think Kendrick brought this on himself, but Gacy is not here tonight to make that argument, but he hopes everyone will learn and grow from this event. Gacy gives thanks to end the segment.
– The Grizzled Young Veterans are backstage watching a recent impressive Twitter video from The Creed Brothers. Zack Gibson hates cocky athletes like The Creed Brothers. James Drake asks him if he has a plan, and of course he does. Gibson says they will beat The Creed Brothers with their minds, not their muscles. They walk off and we go to commercial.
– Indi Hartwell is warming up in the back when Persia Pirotta walks in and says their match tonight was delayed for some reason. Grayson Waller walks in and Indi isn’t happy over what he did to Johnny Gargano last week. Waller jokes around and says they should stick together because they’re all from Australia. Indi wants to get her hands on Waller. They tell him he should be more concerned with AJ Styles coming to NXT but Waller isn’t scared. He laughs about kicking Gargano out of NXT, and says they should watch what he does tonight because he is The Way of the future. Persia holds Indi back as Waller leaves.
The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. The Creed Brothers
We go back to the ring and The Creed Brothers are already in the ring – Brutus Creed and Julius Creed. The Grizzled Young Veterans are also out – James Drake and Zack Gibson.
The bell rings and Julius takes Gibson down and they tangle. They run the ropes and Julius takes Gibson down for a pop. Brutus tags in for a big double team slam. The Diamond Mine’s Malcolm Bivens barks from ringside as Brutus covers for 2. Julius comes back in for more double teaming. Gibson kicks Julius away. Drake sacrifices himself in the corner, allowing Gibson to clothesline Julius.
Drake tags in for a double team on Julius for a 2 count. Gibson tags back in for more double teaming as Drake hits an axe kick. Gibson covers for 2. Julius counters with a suplex in the middle of the ring. Drake keeps control until Brutus comes in and slams him to the mat. Julius gets in some stiff offense before he leaves the ring as Bivens yells from ringside. Brutus with a big suplex bomb in the middle of the ring for a 2 count as Gibson breaks it up. More back and forth now. Brutus doesn’t see Gibson tag in and The GYV capitalize. They both take Brutus down at ringside.
Jacket Time’s Kushida and Ikemen Jiro show up at ringside, both carrying their own announce table. Drake and Gibson look at Jacket Time a bit surprised as they set up their announce table next to Joseph and Barrett. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Gibson grounds Brutus. Drake tags in for more double teaming. Drake with a forearm to the jaw and a takedown. Drake tightens the hold as Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen come out to watch the match from the entrance-way.
Brutus fights closer to his corner but Drake keeps the headlock tightened. Brutus slams Drake back and in comes Julius. Julius attacks Gibson and then goes for Drake. He turns back around and knocks Gibson off the apron. Julius with a big dropkick to Drake. Julius slaps his brother and in he comes for the double team. Brutus with a big powerslam to Drake for a close 2 count. Brutus ends up dropping Gibson at ringside with a big right hand but Drake flies form the ring and takes him out in front of the announcers.
Gibson goes to powerbomb Brutus through Jacket Time’s announce table but Julius drops Drake and Brutus turns it around. Brutus goes to powerbomb Gibson through Jacket Time’s table now but the two teams argue. Gibson and Drake attack both teams form the side, sending them into the mini-announce table to break it. The referee calls the match.
Officials try to break the brawl up at ringside as Briggs and Jensen get involved now. Fans chant “NXT!” as the fight continues. Jacket Time stands tall in the ring with Briggs and Jensen as GYV and The Creed Brothers look on from ringside.
– NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams are backstage with McKenzie Mitchell. Hayes hypes up Trick and puts him over, praising him for the match against Dexter Lumis. Trick then takes the mic and cuts a promo on how good he is, and Lumis. Lumis suddenly appears on the big screen, and Waller and Trick are spooked. They walk off and we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see video from earlier today where Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde confronted Io Shirai and Zoey Stark as Shirai went with Stark to the trainer’s room. They taunted Shirai and Stark until Elektra Lopez also walked in. Lopez and Shirai had tense words before Lopez walked away.
Trick Williams vs. Dexter Lumis
We go back to the ring and Trick Williams is introduced by Alicia Taylor. He’s already in the ring, as is Dexter Lumis. NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes is at ringside.
The bell rings and Williams talks some trash as Lumis just stares him down. Trick looks to attack but Lumis just stands there and h e goes down in the corner. Lumis catches a kick and puts Trick back down in the corner. Trick talks strategy with Hayes as Lumis slithers to them, terrifying them. Lumis chases Trick back in, hitting a Thesz Press and mounting him with right hands. Lumis keeps control and grounds Trick, man-handling him as the referee checks on him.
Trick ends up turning it around and beating Lumis to keep him down. Trick slams Lumis face-first into the mat. We see The Diamond Mine’s Malcolm Bivens and Ivy Nile standing on the platform above the crowd, taunting Trick and Hayes. Lumis ends up trapping Trick in the apron cover at ringside, and unloading on him. Hayes and Lumis face off now.
NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong shows up and unloads on Hayes. Strong and Hayes brawl away from the ringside area. Lumis and Trick go at it again. They bring it back in the ring and Trick slams Lumis for a 2 count. Trick with another slam and pin attempt. Trick grounds Lumis with a headlock in the middle of the ring now.
Fans try to rally for Lumis now. He fights up and to his feet but Trick slams him for another 2 count. Lumis finally gets an opening, then levels Trick with a big right hand, and another. Lumis with a big uppercut and a corner clothesline. Lumis then hits the bulldog for a close 2 count. Lumis keeps the offense going and nails a big leg drop in the middle of the ring. Lumis with right hands and kicks in the corner as the referee warns him.
Lumis goes on and Trick tries to hit him with a shoe, but Lumis counters and drops him with the big side-slam. Lumis then applies The Silence and Trick starts to fade. He drops the shoe and passes out to give Lumis the win in the middle of the ring.
Winner: Dexter Lumis
– After the match, Lumis stands tall in the middle of the ring as the music hits. We go to replays. We come back to Lumis standing there until Grayson Waller drops him from behind with a steel chair. Waller says he’s going to take out the best in NXT, one-by-one. AJ Styles is shown on the big screen as he arrives in the back parking lot. Fans pop and Waller takes his seat in the chair. We go to commercial.