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Now that we are beginning to realize the full fallout from TakeOver: WarGames 2019 and Survivor Series, some people sill have consequences to face for their actions.

Firstly, after her vicious attack on Candice LeRae last week, Dakota Kai will face off against her former team captain Rhea Ripley. Kai nearly cost Team Ripley the first-ever women’s WarGames match, so Ripley will have revenge on her mind tonight. Will The Nightmare get her revenge, or will the Captain of Team Kick emerge victorious?

Another man looking for revenge tonight will be Adam Cole. Cole thought Balor was his ally after Cole assisted The Prince in his match with Ciampa last week. However, as both men stood above The Blackheart, Balor hit Cole with an overhead Pele kick, showing that Balor stands alone. Cole will likely be hunting down Balor with the rest of The Undisputed Era. Will they find The Prince, or will Ciampa catch up with The Undisputed Era and exact his own revenge?


Angel Garza is also likely seeking retribution following the attack from Lio Rush on the preshow of NXT TakeOver: WarGames 2019. Garza was notable by his absence last week during Rush’s NXT Cruiserweight Championship defense. Will Garza find Rush tonight?

Finally, Kusha returns to action this week. After being sidelined from a wrist injury in a match with WWE UK Champion WALTER, Kushida has finally been cleared to compete. We have seen neither hide nor hair of WALTER in weeks with the exception of Survivor Series, so how will Kushida make his return tonight?

All of these questions and more will be answered tonight, and we will begin coverage when NXT goes live at 8:00 PM EST!

Opening Segment

We get a recap of last week’s NXT opening with the celebration, then a recap of all of the action, ending with Finn Balor posing on the ramp.

Mauro Ranallo is back and he’s telling us that Dakota Kai and Rhea Ripley will face off later tonight, but Killian Dain is in the ring now. Dain grabs a mic and says that Damian Preist cannot compete, so he challenges anyone to a match, and Pete Dunne comes out and answers the challenge.

Pete Dunne vs. Killian Dain

Dunne charges right at Dain, and Dain runs out of the ring. Dain gets back in and Dunne goes for an armbar, but Dain is too big and fights out of it. Dunne kicks at a grounded Dain, then gets into his trademark join manipulation. Dunne hops on Dain, refusing to let go of the joints. Dunne gets off of Dain and Dain runs the ropes. Dunne meets him with a shoulder tackle, but Dain is unphased, and he tosses Dunne out of the ring.

Dunne catches Dain before he can dive with a kick to the face. Dunne gets to the top rope, potentially looking for some offense, but then he gets down and runs at Dain. Dain hits a diving crossbody and a senton on Dunne. Dain keeps up the attacks on Dunne, picking away at Dunne’s right arm. Dain mounts a grounded Dunne, wrenching back on Dunne’s neck.

Dunne fights off and gets to the top rope. Dunne dives off the top, but Dain takes him down and goes for a pin for two. Dunne pushes Dain back into a corner, but the ref backs him up. Dunne and Dain run at each other, and Dunne is taken out, with Dain covering him again for 2. Dain chops away at a seated Dunne. Dunne fights to his feet and is able to avoid Dain’s offense until he can pick away at Dain’s extremities.

Dunne knocks Dain in the back of the head and hits a German suplex on Dain for a 2 count. Dain rolls out of the ring, and Dunne goes to get to the top of the turnbuckle. Dain stops him and pulls him to the apron. Dunne kicks Dain’s chest, and then goes for a moonsault, but Dain gets back in the ring. Dunne lands on his feet, but his bad knee gives way, leaving him wide open to take a tope from Dain, and we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, and Dunne hits a huge superplex onto Dain. Dunne and Dain get to their feet, with Dunne on the apron. Dain runs at Dunne, but Dunne kicks him in the head, then hits a tornado DDT from the top rope. Dunne stomps on Dain’s hands then kicks him in the head for a two count.

Dain leaves the ring to gather himself, and Dunne gets to the top rope, hitting a moonsault on Dain to the outside. Dunne rolls in the ring to break the count, but Dain catches Dunne in a fireman’s carry, throwing him back-first into the apron, then hitting a senton on Dain. Dain sets up Dunne sitting against the stairs. Dain breaks the count, then hits his running cannonball senton into Dunne and the steel steps.

Both men are back in the ring, and Dain goes for a Vader Bomb on Dunne. Dunne catches Dain in a triangle hold, then showers Dain’s head with elbows. Dain picks up Dunne while in the triangle hold, then hits Dunne with a sit-out powerbomb. Dain goes for a Vader Bomb again, but Dunne climbs the turnbuckle and meets Dain at the top. Dunne locks a sleeper in on Dain from the top rope. Dain passes out, and falls back off of the top rope, but falls on top of Dunne. Neither Dain and Dunne are moving, but Dain lands on top of Dunne, getting Dain the three count pinfall victory.

Winner: Killian Dain

Backstage, Cathy Kelley is interviewing Dakota Kai about her attacking Tegan Nox and her match with Ripley. Kai says that Tegan Nox is not worth her talking about anymore, and tonight she will take out Ripley, just like she took out Mia Yim, confirming the fact that Kai was the one who took out Yim at WarGames. Then, we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, and The Undisputed Era come down to the ring. Bobby Fish doesn’t join them, as he was injured last week during the tag team title match. Adam Cole gets on the mic and talks about how good of a month November was for The Undisputed Era. Cole calls out Keith Lee for pouncing Cole into the crowd last week, and the crowd chants for Keith Lee. Cole then calls out Finn Balor for kicking him last week. Cole says that he, O’Reilly, and Strong need answers from Balor and they will not leave the ring until Balor gives them answers.

Instead of Balor, Keith Lee comes out. Lee gets in the ring with The Undisputed Era, and Kyle O’Reilly makes a lame joke about Keith Lee. O’Reilly continues to run his mouth about how Lee has had a lot of big moments, but he doesn’t have any gold, and he calls Lee a loser.

Lee says that he is a moment-maker and a game-changer and how he turned Cole into a viral GIF. Lee says the he was also victorious over The Undisputed Era at WarGames, and looks at all of The Undisputed Era’s gold and says that he is deciding which championship to take first. Lee attacks Cole, but O’Reilly and Strong jump him. Lee tosses Roderick Strong into Kyle O’Reilly and Cole retreats up the ramp, but Ciampa attacks Cole from behind and tosses Cole back into the ring. Lee picks up Cole for a Spirit Bomb, but O’Reilly and Strong rescue Cole. Cole runs away, but left his title in the ring. Ciampa picks up Goldie and stares down The Undisputed Era.

Backstage, Xia Li calls out Shayna Baszler in a promo, and those two will go head-to-head when we return from commercial.

Back from commercial, and we get a video package from Kushida talking about his injury and how he spent his time recovering with his family. Tonight, Kushida returns.

Xia Li vs. NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler (Non-Title Match)

Baszler and Li trade strikes and dodges. Shayna catches Li and seems to go for the Kirifuda Clutch, but Li goes for her own chokehold. Shayna tosses Li off, but Li catches Shayna with a kick to the head. Shayna rolls out of the ring and targets Li’s left arm from the outside, using the ropes. Back in the ring, Baszler stomps on Li’s left shoulder and pins Li for a two count.

Shayna locks in a single leg crab, but Li kicks Baszler and both women go down. Li strikes Baszler into a corner, but Baszler picks up Li and drives her back-first into the turnbuckle. Baszler places Li on the top turnbuckle, going for a gutwrench powerbomb on Lie from the top. Li goes for a sunset flip and hits a sunset flip bomb on Shayna, pinning her for two. Li follows up quickly with a kick attempt, but Shayna dodges the kick and catches Li in the Kirifuda Clutch and Li taps out.

Winner: NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler

Beth Phoenix reminds us that Rhea Ripley and Dakota Kai are facing off later tonight, and we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, and we see Kassius Ohno arriving back at Full Sail, hyping up the World’s Collide Tournament.

The Forgotten Sons vs. Leon Ruff and Adrian Alanis

Wesley Blake hits Ruff with a huge lariat to the back of the head. Steve Culter hits a buckle bomb on Ruff, and Alanis comes in. Blake tags in, and hits a double stomp from the top rope on Alanis, pinning him for the two count.

Winners: The Forgotten Sons

Jaxon Riker comes in the ring and chokeslams Leon Ruff.

Rhea Ripley is shown backstage preparing for her match with Kai, and we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, and Dakota Kai’s new entrance video consists solely of her attack on Tegan Nox at WarGames. Kai comes to the ring, still holding Nox’s kneebrace. In the ring, Kai watches the video playing at the top of the ramp with a look of pleasure. Ripley comes out on the entrance ramp with a mic in her hands, saying that the way Kai set up Team Ripley at WarGames was clever, and hints that set-ups go both ways.

Suddenly, Mia Yim’s music hits and Yim heads down to the ring immediately, attacking Kai. Yim tosses Kai around, and then hits Kai with a running kick on Kai’s face.

Outside of the ring, Kai pushes Yim back-first into the steel steps, then hits Yim with a kick to the face. Yim comes back, then tosses Kai around, throwing her into the barricades over and over on the outside. Yim and Kai fight into the crowd, and Rhea Ripley stands by the ring, looking pleased with herself.

Shayna Baszler’s music hits, and all three of The Horsewomen come out. Ripley gets in the ring, but it doesn’t help. Ripley is able to fight off all three of them momentarily, but the numbers seem to catch up with Ripley when Baszler gets a Kirifuda Clutch on Ripley. Ripley gets to the ropes to get leverage and stand up, but Jessamyn Duke grabs Ripley’s leg to stop her from capitalizing on the escape.

Baszler locks in another Kirifuda Clutch on Ripley, and Ripley crawls to the ropes again, but Duke and Shafir are there this time. They each grab one of Ripley’s arms and pull her arms away from her while Baszler has the clutch in. Ripley passes out, and refs come down to force the break. Baszler grabs a mic and says that, if Ripley wants a match, Rhea Ripley will go face to face with Shayna for the NXT Women’s Championship in two weeks, December 18th.

Backstage, Cathy Kelley interviews Tomasso Ciampa and Keith Lee, telling them that William Regal made a main event of The Undisputed Era vs. Ciampa, Lee, and a partner of their choice. Ciampa says that it feels like deja vu, but this time they know who their partner is. Dominik Dijakovic walks into the frame, and says, “Boys, ready to go back to war?”

A video package from Finn Balor plays, reminding everyone that his future will be his past, and there would be not NXT flag to plant if not for him. Finn says that everyone is playing checkers while he is playing chess. He finishes his promo with the clip of him delivering the overhead Pele kick to Cole, and says, “Adam Cole, checkmate.” Then, we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, and we get a video package hyping up Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.

Kassius Ohno vs. Matt Riddle

Ohno and Riddle lock up, and Oho goes for an armbar, but Riddle reverses with a go-behind. Riddle takes Ohno down with an armdrag, but Ohno catches Riddle’s leg as both men stand up. Ohno grabs Riddle’s right arm and takes him down, Riddle gets to his feet and goes for a German suplex on Ohno. Riddle cannot quite lift Ohno, so he drops him and both me stare each other down.

Ohno hits Riddle with knees to the midsection and face of Riddle. Riddle strikes away at Ohno’s midsection, but Ohno has a hold of Riddle’s head and does not let go. Riddle goes behind and lands a German suplex. Riddle hits Ohno with a series of kicks in corner, then a running forearm. Ohno escapes the ring, and Riddle gets on the apron, nailing Ohno with a huge PK from the apron, and we go to commercial.

Back from commercial, and Riddle is nailing Ohno with kicks to the chest. Ohno punches Riddle in the throat while the ref is looking away, then Ohno hits Riddle with a big boot to the face, taking down Riddle. Ohno hits a series of strikes on Riddle in the corner until Riddle goes unconscious. Ohno locks in a three-quater Nelson, trying to take out Riddle. Riddle jumps up and locks in a body scissors on Ohno hits a sit-out powerbomb on Riddle for a 2 count.

Ohno locks in a straight jacket submission hold on Riddle. Ohno went to lay back and lock in the hold, but Riddle rolls through and hits a Broton. Riddle hits a Bro To Sleep on Ohno, then a Final Flash Kneestrike. Riddle follows it up with a Floating Bro and pins Ohno for a 2 count.

Riddle goes for a ripcord move of some sort, but Ohno strikes Riddle in the face, knocking Riddle silly. Ohno goes for a Gotch-Style Neutralizer. Riddle gets out of it and they trade standing switches until Riddle hits a ripcord knee and a BroDerek for a three count pinfall victory.

Winner: Matt Riddle

Up next: Kushida returns to in-ring action. But first, a commercial break.

Back from commercial, and we get a recap of The Horsewomen attacking Rhea Ripley. The commentary team tells us that the NXT Women’s Championship match between Ripley and Shayna has been made official for two weeks from today.

Kushida vs. Raul Mendoza

Before the match can get started, Cameron Grimes comes out of nowhere and hits Raul Mendoza with a Cave In on the entrance ramp. Kushida is shocked, but Grimes looks at Kushida and says, “Kushida, you’re fighting me now.” Grimes comes down to the ring and gets ready for his match.

Kushida vs. Cameron Grimes

Grimes and Kushdia lock-up and Grimes gets Kushida in a headlock. Grimes runs the ropes, but Kushida takes him out with a kick. Kushida goes to the top rope and hits a diving plancha onto Cameron Grimes to the outside. Kushida rolls Grimes back in the ring, then hits Grimes with a headbutt. Kushdia chops away at Grimes’s chest.

Kushida goes for an Octopus, but Grimes gets out and hits Kushida in the face. Kushida goes for the Octopus again and gets it. Kushida rolls the octopus back and Grimes gets to the ropes for a break. Grimes sends Kushida into the ropes, and Kushida hits a handspring to rebound back at Grimes, but Grimes catches him and hits a German suplex for a two count.

Grimes grabs Kushida’s wrist, but Kushdia kicks Grimes out of it. Grimes goes for a kick to Kushida’s head, but Kushdia ducks the kick and rolls up Grimes, catching Grimes for a 3 count pinfall.

Winner: Kushida

Kushida rolls out of the ring immediately, but Grimes sits in the ring, shaking his head “No.” Nigel tells us that the main event is up next, right after this commercial break.

Back from commercial, and we get a recap of the feud between Angel Garza and Lio Rush so far, and next week, Lio Rush and Angel Garza have a rematch for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship match. Also next week, Mia Yim will take on Dakota Kai.

The Undisputed Era vs. Tomasso Ciampa, Keith Lee, and Dominik Dijakovic

Lee and Dijakovic come out first, but they wait at the top of the ramp for Tomasso Ciampa before they head to the ring.

Strong and Lee start off the match. Strong goes to get the jump on Lee, but Lee grabs him and tosses him into the corner of his team. Ciampa tags in, and stomps on Strong over and over, before tossing Strong down. Dijakovic tags in, and he chops away at Strong’s back. Strong hits a knee to Dijakovic’s midsection and reaches O’Reilly for the tag. O’Reilly goes for a guillotine lock on Dijakovic, but Dijakovic tosses him and hits him with a pendulum backbreaker for a two count.

Dijakovic nails O’Reilly with forearm strikes to the face. O’Reilly knees Dijakovic to the face and Strong tags in blindly. O’Reilly goes for a diving crossbody on Dijakovic, but Dijakovic catches him and hits him with a backbreaker. Strong comes in, but Dijakovic uses O’Reilly as a battering ram and his Strong and Cole, taking them out of the ring before dumping O’Reilly out as well, and we go to commercial break.

Back from commercial, and Strong is stretching out Dominik Dijakovic’s midsection. Dijakovic fights to his feet, but Strong his a dropkick to Strong, taking Dijakovic off his feet again. Strong clubs away at Dijakovic’s back. Dijakovic hits a huge clothesline on Strong, but O’Reilly tags in. Dijakovic goes for the tag, but all three members of The Undisputed Era catch Diajkovic and pull him into their corner to prevent him from getting a tag.

Diajkovic fights back, and Ciampa gets the tag, clearing house. Ciampa nails O’Reilly with a knee to the face, then running knee to Strong and a draping DDT to Adam Cole. Ciampa hits a Project Ciampa on O’Reilly for a two count. Ciampa sets up O’Reilly for a Fairytale Ending. Strong tags in, but Ciampa doesn’t see it. Ciampa goes for an Air Raid Crash on O’Reilly, but O’Reilly escapes and Ciampa gets hit with a High-Low and gets covered, but Dijakovic breaks up the pin.

Strong tags in and hits a lungblower on Ciampa, but Ciampa counters with a pounce on Strong. Ciampa tags in Lee and Strong tags in Cole. Lee takes out Cole with a huge lariat and goes to double chop Cole’s chest, but Cole escapes to the outside. Lee follows them to the outside and takes out O’Reilly and Strong, but Cole catches Lee with a superkick. Dijakovic hits a diving corkscrew to the outside on The Undisputed Era.

Back in the ring, Dijakovic is on the top rope and O’Reilly is trying to take him down. Cole and Ciampa are fighting off to the side, and Finn Balor runs in, hitting Adam Cole into the referee. Balor hits a 1916 on Ciampa. Balor lines up for a diving dropkick on Ciampa, but Lee stops by grabbing him by the neck. In the ring, Balor runs the ropes and goes for a Slingblade on Lee, but Lee catches him and hits a Spirit Bomb on Balor. Cole comes in and strikes Lee, then lowers the kneepad looking for a Last Shot. Cole runs the ropes to hit the Last Shot, but Lee catches Cole and hits Cole with a Jackhammer for the pinfall victory.

Winners: Tomasso Ciampa, Keith Lee, and Dominik Dijakovic

Lee and Ciampa celebrate in the ring, while Balor looks on from the side and Cole scampers out of the ring his fellow Undisputed Era teammates. Willaim Regal comes out and says that, in two weeks, Adam Cole will defend his NXT Championship. Next week, a triple threat match will determine the #1 Contender, and that match will be between Keith Lee, Finn Balor, and Tomasso Ciampa. Lee and Ciampa stare at each other in the ring, eyeing each other uneasily, while Balor grimaces at ringside as NXT goes off the air.

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