This December 20th episode of WWE NXT showcased one of the best scenes the brand has ever produced in 2017.
In the night’s matches, The United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne defended his UK Championship against his long-time rival Tyler Bate in singles action.
The anticipated match between Lars Sullivan and Roderick Strong took its toll as both Superstars squared off for a place in the final Fatal-4-Way match next week.
The shock of the night occurred when The Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish scored an upset by defeating SAnitY’s Killian Dain and Eric Young for the NXT Tag Team titles.
Take a look at the full recap of this week’s WWE NXT broadcast.
ERIC YOUNG AND KILLIAN DAIN VS. BOBBY FISH AND KYLE O’REILLY
The Show kicked off with a super Tag Team contest between Sanity and The Undisputed Era with the NXT Tag Team Championships on the line.
Eric Young first fell to the onslaught in the early going as Fish and O’Reilly took turns in laying waste to the former TNA Heavyweight Champion.
Moments after a successful beatdown by the Heels, Dain received a hot tag from Young and rushed into the action, mauling and ramming over his foes in quick successions.
The action broke down, a massive brawl erupted and Nikki Cross interfered. Adam Cole on the other end sent Dain face-first into a ring post.
Back inside the ring, a well-timed distraction allowed O’Reilly to pin Young, scoring the victory for his team.
In the end, The Undisputed Era rejoiced on the ramp-path as Fish and O’Reilly were crowned new NXT Tag Team Champions.
The Undisputed Era defeated Sanity to become the new NXT Tag Team Champions.
LARS SULLIVAN VS. RODERICK STRONG (No. 1 contenders qualifying match)
This week, the unstoppable force known as Lars Sullivan battled Roderick Strong for a chance to secure a slot in the Fatal-4-Way match for Andrade “Cien” Almas’ NXT Championship at TakeOver: Philadelphia.
Roderick Strong, knowing this is one of his biggest tests in his NXT career, managed to handle his end as Sullivan dominated all through the course of the match.
A late comeback from Strong had him deliver a set of manoeuvres: that had the big man reeling. He caught Sullivan with a big knee and hoped to deliver a stunner from the top ropes.
To a shock, Sullivan intercepted his move and hit him with a Popup Powerslam before finishing him off with his signature Freak Accident manoeuver for the decisive victory.
Lars Sullivan defeated Roderick Strong to qualify for next week’s Fatal-4-Way match.
PETE DUNNE VS. TYLER BATE (UK Championship)
The main event of the night showcased two of Britain’s best: Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne – squaring off in singles competition for the UK Championship.
Dunne in one end, sought to retain his Championship and status at the top of the division: while Bate on the other end, sought to regain his lost glory by recovering his long-lost UK title.
The match began at a high-pace as Dunne unleashed his trademark joint manipulation offences on his foe; a bully of a wrestler picking Bate apart piece-by-piece.
Bate mounted a comeback, unloading a flurry of forearms and kick strikes to his opponent in quick successions.
As the bout arrived its final stages, both competitors showcased a massive exchange of pound-for-pound brawl that saw Bate bleeding from his ear.
In the end, a Tyler Driver 97 from the Babyface still couldn’t put down the Champ as the Bruiserweight unleashed a second Bitter End manoeuvre to finally score the hard-fought victory.
Pete Dunne defeated Tyler Bate to retain his UK Championship.