Welcome every one to a vacation version of the NXT Highlight right here at TJRWrestling. I hope all of you had a really Merry Christmas together with your family members. My Christmas wrapped up with some meals poisoning, which is BRUTAL, in order that’s why this version is just a little late this week. My apologies for that. As our final episode of 2018, we’ve two big matches lined up. Heavy Equipment will get their a lot anticipated tag title match towards Undisputed Period. We may even discover out our second match for Takeover: Phoenix, because the #1 Contenders Deadly four Approach Match for the Ladies’s Title will probably be tonight. Quite a bit to get to, so let’s go!
Deadly four Method – #1 Contender’s Match for Takeover: Phoenix
Io Sharai vs. Mia Yim vs. Lacey Evans vs. Bianca Belair
Lacey depart the ring and determines the opposite women can battle it out. Mia and Bianca go nose to nose, which results in Io making an attempt to roll up Bianca for a fast pin. Io and Mia workforce as much as knock Bianca out of the ring. Mia dives by way of the ropes and lands awkwardly on Bianca, might’ve been dangerous new for Bianca. Lacey comes from behind on Io and whips her onerous via the ropes, the place she completely destroys Bianca and lands full pressure on her face. Bianca shouldn’t be having fun with the start of this match, I can guarantee you that. Mia and Io return within the ring and workforce up as soon as once more on Lacey. Mia with a cannonball within the nook, adopted by operating double knees by Io. Io holds up Lacey for Mia, however Lacey strikes out of the best way of a Mia kick, which connects on Io. Lacey will get the benefit on Mia and hits a pleasant slingshot elbow drop. Mia arrange within the nook, Lacey drop toe holds Io into Mia, after which props them each up for her pop up Bronco Buster.
Mia goes out of the ring and Lacey now working over Io. Bianca is now again within the ring as Lacey whips Io into her, which results in a shoulder deal with. Io will get Bianca out of the ring once more although. It’s again to Io and Lacey till Mia breaks up a pin. Mia will get dumped to the ground herself after which Io tries one other fast pin however Lacey kicks out. Lacey again on the offense however Bianca comes again in and will get Io up within the torture rack. Lacey pulls Io off and her and Bianca begin speaking trash. Mia is available in however they each take her out. They go for a double suplex however Io prevents it. Io cross our bodies each of them, they catch her, however Mia dropkicks Io to have the ability to knock them down. All 4 ladies exchanging pinning makes an attempt now to no avail. Lacey and Bianca aren’t getting alongside. Mia with a Saito suplex on Bianca. Io with a springboard dropkick on Lacey, after which Bianca with a spear on Io.
Bianca tries to pin all three opponents and all kick out. Bianca tries a Glam Slam on Io, however Io rolls out of it and it results in a 619. Io to the highest rope and hits one other dropkick, however Lacey breaks up the pin and sends Io to the ground. Mia again in and hanging Lacey till she turns proper into the Lady’s Proper. Io is ready to break it up on the final second. Io with a palm strike after which a bodyslam earlier than going to the highest rope and hitting her moonsault. Bianca is available in and begins whipping Io with the ponytail to interrupt it up. Bianca powerbombs Io excessive rope and sends her into Mia on the ground. She will get Lacey up for the KOD and we’ve a #1 contender.
Winner: Bianca Belair
Okay-Tank’s Take: No shock on my finish with this end result. Lacey is on her approach out, so is sensible for her to take the autumn and Bianca has been actually pushing her undefeated streak, so is sensible to provide her a title shot now as the ladies’s division does a little bit of a turnover. I just like the freshness of this matchup because it’ll be utterly totally different than any match Shayna has had so far. I do assume Lacey goes to do nicely on the primary roster. She comes prepared with a TV character that they will do extra with on a much bigger stage.
Mitch Taverna vs. Jaxson Ryker (w/Forgotten Sons)
Ryker instantly will get Taverna within the nook and begins beating on him. Goes for a bodyslam however Taverna escapes and chops Ryker. Ryker doesn’t flinch and as Taverna comes off the ropes, Ryker catches him in a spinebuster. Ryker begins wiping Taverna’s face into the mat. Ryker scorching photographs Taverna excessive rope, which Taverna virtually misses utterly, after which units up for his slingshot powerbomb. That will get a sarcastic pop from the gang as a result of they comprehend it’s over, as they have been lifeless silent for all the things else.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker
Okay-Tank’s Take: I just like the Forgotten Sons, however gotta name it like I see it. The followers have been lifeless for this. They didn’t care in any respect. The finisher appears cool, however that’s about it.
We get an excellent video package deal for Velveteen Dream, the place he recaps his yr. Nice stuff in right here the place he exhibits quotes from John Cena, Kurt Angle, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, & Hulk Hogan speaking about how a lot potential they see in Dream.
We now go to The Champ for one in every of his backstage chats. He says when he makes a promise, he delivers on them. Typically although, he seems like a damaged document. Like he’s in a room by himself speaking to a wall. Final week was his vindication although. Somebody has been listening this complete time. Johnny Gargano listens and adopted his lead. He pinned the person that’s getting a title shot at Takeover: Phoenix. So the place does that depart Gargano? He can’t get a shot on the champ as a result of that’s already taken. Perhaps he might problem for an additional title although. Perhaps the North American Title. He tells Johnny to consider it. That is the whole lot they ever dreamed about. Two youngsters coming into NXT with out contracts. Each automotive experience and lodge, they talked about DIY taking up NXT. That is their Takeover. Takeover: Phoenix ends with Tommaso Ciampa as NXT champion and Johnny Gargano as NXT North American Champion. Two youngsters taking up the world. Johnny, the chances are countless.
Okay-Tank’s Take: Nicely that’s a hell of a option to attempt to arrange a title match for Takeover, but when this results in Gargano vs. Ricochet 1 on 1… YES PLEASE!!
Subsequent week’s episode will present us the nominees for the 2018 NXT awards, in addition to Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno of their rematch.
NXT Tag Title Match
Heavy Equipment vs. The Undisputed Period (c)
No Cole or Fish out with the champs. 13 minutes left within the present because the bell rings. Robust and Knight begin issues off. O’Reilly tries an early distraction however it doesn’t work and Knight exhibits off some novice wrestling expertise on Robust. O’Reilly makes a blind tag, however Knight is ready to knock him down as he will get within the ring and hiptosses Robust. O’Reilly recovers shortly and lands a couple of kicks to the again of Knight’s leg. Robust again within the ring however Knight drops them with a double clothesline and tags in Dozovic. Dozovic rams Robust into the turnbuckles after which splashes O’Reilly. Heavy Equipment begin double teaming Robust and displaying off their energy.
All 4 males find yourself within the ring and Heavy Equipment with a double staff bear hug collider after which a double overhead stomach to stomach throw. Stomach bump to Robust. Knight and O’Reilly are authorized as O’Reilly tries to run away. Knight runs over Robust after which clotheslines O’Reilly on the apron. O’Reilly grabs Knight’s leg and the ref pulls him off, which results in Robust coming from behind and making an attempt to again suplex Knight on the apron, however he misses utterly and Knight lands exhausting on the ground. I dunno if Knight was heavier than Robust anticipated however that couldn’t have felt good.
Now the champs have Knight of their nook and are working him over. Knight is doing every little thing he can to get out of their nook, even again physique dropping Robust excessive to the ground. O’Reilly goes again to that left leg although and is ready to cease his momentum. The champs with a double staff within the nook after which Robust with an Olympic slam for a two rely. Robust with a submission on Knight and as Knight crawls to his companion, O’Reilly is available in and pulls them again towards the champ’s nook. Knight lastly escapes after which will get up and clotheslines Robust. Dozovic lastly will get the tag and is throughout each champs. Superior head and leg suplex on O’Reilly. Double avalanche splash within the nook. Right here comes The Caterpiller on Robust. O’Reilly again in however Dozovic catches him in mid-air and tags in Knight. All 4 males find yourself within the ring and begin brawling. Robust is disposed of after which they do a double workforce catapult right into a Judo throw, which they’re calling the Hoss Toss.
O’Reilly is down and Knight going for broke with a moonsault however O’Reilly strikes. Knight results in the nook as Robust tags in, however Knight strikes out of the best way of a leaping knee and tags in Dozovic. Dozovic plows over Robust, however Robust comes again with an enziguri. Dozovic comes again with an enormous lariat for a two rely. Now Dozovic decides it’s his flip to go to the highest rope. Robust stops him with an enziguri. Robust tries for a superplex, after which O’Reilly comes from beneath to assist propel Dozovic over. Dozovic kicks out. O’Reilly kicks Knight off the apron they usually arrange Dozovic for a double workforce strike to the top, however Dozovic nonetheless capable of kick out. They guarantee Knight stays out of the ring and now go for Complete Elimination, which will get the pin.
Winners: The Undisputed Period retains
Okay-Tank’s Take: The gang didn’t as soon as assume Heavy Equipment had an opportunity to win, which took away from the match. Somewhat unlucky as this was a great match and doubtless Heavy Equipment’s greatest effort up to now. It is sensible to maneuver a group to the primary roster because the tag division is completely stacked in NXT proper now, so they should make some room by some means. I feel they’ll be entertaining clearly, however with the current monitor document of NXT mid-carders who get referred to as up out of the blue, I don’t like their possibilities.
That’s it for this week. The subsequent time we’ll meet is in 2019. So Comfortable New Yr to everybody and be protected! Till subsequent time, don’t do something I wouldn’t do… however when you do, identify it after me!