NXT 12/30/2020


Bronson Reed defeate Isaiah "Swerve" Scott

**1/4

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Reed pinned Scott clean after a splash off the top rope they're calling "The Tsunami."

Scott in the early moments tried to use his quickness, but Reed mowed him over. Reed leapt off the apron with a flying shoulder tackle on the floor. Scott turned the tide moments later, and he did a crotch chop like it was 1997.

Scott targeted a knee, and he got a near fall after a flatliner. He began to work the leg, but Reed was able to counter with sit-down splash. Reed made a comeback, and he chokeslammed Scott for a near fall.

Reed soon ended the bout with a flying splash off the top, and he covered Scott for the pinfall.


NXT Breakout Star of the Year -- Shotzi Blackheart

That's Bullshit!

Not Leon Ruff?!

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Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) defeated Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango)

Gibson pinned Breeze after The Ticket To Mayhem

**1/2

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The Vets tried working over Breeze, untill Fandango tagged in. Breezango then with some double-team offense. Gibson still almost stole a pin on Breeze.

Fandango jumped off part a lighting grid into a flying body press before the show cut to a commercial break. The Vets got heat on Fandango after the break as they worked him over.

Breeze in off a hot tag, but is smashed by the Vets. Fandango tried to make a save, but he was shoved into the ring steps. That furthered injured the leg the heels had worked over.

Outnumbered two-to-one, Breeze soon took a Ticket To Mayhem. Gibson then covered him to score the pinfall.

Ever-Rise after the match acted like they wanted to storm the ring, but they were geeks. Referee Aja Smith was holding them back until she got tired of their crap. She left, and no one was left to hold them back. They quickly begged off.

During the match, the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic was announced as returning in two weeks!


NXT Tag Team of the Year -- Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish)

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They got this one right


Mercedes Martinez defeated Valentina Feroz

Martinez pinned Feroz in a showcase match. Martinez looked like a badass. Probably because she is one.

Martinez ragdolled Feroz, and she dominated the match. She talked trash, and she slapped her around. Martinez concluded with an Air Raid Crash, and then she scored the pinfall.

**

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NXT Female Competitor of the Year -- Io Shirai


NXT Make Competitor of the Year -- Adam Cole


Pete Dunne defeated Roderick Strong

Dunne pinned Strong clean after a great bout.

***3/4

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Dunne pinned Strong clean after a great bout.


NXT Match of the Year -- Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly from TakeOver 31 on October 4th

William Regal was going to present the awards to the two winners, but NXT Champion Finn Balor had other ideas. He took the award plaque and said he would present it to O'Reilly. Balor then went to the ring.

Balor began to cut a promo when Kyle O'Reilly interrupted him. O'Reilly came out to confront Cole face-to-face in the ring.


They were suddenly interrupted by Scarlett & Karrion Kross. Scarlett said the tittle belongs to them. No matter who wins, the winner's fate is sealed. Kross warned that doomsday is here.

Damian Priest confronted Kross on the stage. Priest got in his face and said this how you step to a man, and then Priest clobbered Kross. A brawl erupted on the stage. The brawling continued around the set, and they did the Mankind-HBK spot from Mind Games. They crashed through a table before the show faded to a commercial.

After the break was a featurette documenting the feud between Rhea Ripley and Raquel Gonzalez


Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado defeated Raul Mendoza & Joaquin Wilde

Escobar was interuppted by Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik from Lucha House Party. The two teams brawled with each other, which led to an impromptu match.


Aren't the Lucha House Show geeks on Raw?Why are they on NXT? I guess they're on NXT now


***


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Austin won Future Star Of The Year. Isn't that the same as breakout star?


Johnny Gargano vs. Leon Ruff for the NXT Championship

***1/2

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Gargano subtly paid tribute to Jon Huber by hitting the discus clothesline and subsequent powerbomb for a near fall.



This was a thumbs up show


Dynamite was better though