We see the usual intro, then go to an empty Full Sail arena as Renee Young & Corey Graves welcome us to this special “Year-in-Review” edition of NXT.
We see video highlighting the first NXT live special on the WWE Network, NXT Arrival, back in February.
We then see video of then-NXT Champion Adrian Neville visiting his hometown of Newcastle, England where he visited his mother and competed that same night at a WWE live event.
Back from commercial, we go to a video update from Tyler Breeze, who says he is taking a break from his tedious schedule to tell all you wanna-Breezes, Merry Christmas. Just because it is the new year, doesn’t mean I have to change anything. In fact in 2015, the only thing I’m gonna add to my ensemble is gold.
We see video highlighting Sami Zayn winning the NXT Title from Adrian Neville at R Evolution, then being laid out afterwards by Kevin Owens.
Back from commercial, we see video from last week as Curtis Axel interrupted NXT GM William Regal giving comments to WWE.com. Axel says that it is about time for himself to rejuvenate and recharge my career. I know there is a lot of eyes on NXT right now, everyone is getting noticed. I want in, its time for me to get noticed now. Regal says that is very admirable of Axel and he understands that he wants to be a part of NXT because it is a hot ticket and possibly if I do some research, I may be able to find a spot for you here. But, now is not the time and if you want to talk to me, I suggest you make an appointment. Axel leaves.
We see video highlighting NXT Tag Team Champions The Lucha Dragons and their title retention against the Vaudevillains at R Evolution.
Back from commercial, we go to comments from Hideo Itami & Finn Balor about their rematch next week against the Ascension. Itami says the Ascension tried to destroy my debut in NXT. Next week, we destroy the Ascension. Balor says that himself and Itami didn’t really know what to expect when we came here to NXT, but its far exceeded our expectations and we were greeted by the Ascension on the way in, but the future is now and we’re about to see the Ascension straight out the door.
We see video highlighting the NXT talent that debuted this year, including Baron Corbin, Bull Dempsey, Hideo Itami, Finn Balor and Kevin Owens.
We go to comments from Kevin Owens. Owens says that in the span of 7 days, I sent the former champion, Adrian Neville, and the brand new champion, Sami Zayn, to the hospital on stretchers. If I do that to people who I considered friends for years, imagine what I’ll do to people who I don’t care about. You want a message? A nice, little tagline? How about ‘I will fight anyone and everyone until I’m the only one left standing’. You should put that on a t-shirt.
We see video highlighting the NXT stars who went up to the WWE main roster this year, including Paige, Bo Dallas, Emma, Summer Rae, Adam Rose and Rusev.
Back from commercial, we go to comments from the injured Bayley, who is backstage watching the Triple H “Thy Kingdom Come” DVD and the chapter about recovering from injury. Bayley says the rehab on her knee is going well, she keeps watching this DVD and gets motivated and I’m gonna come back bigger, better and stronger than ever. You tell Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch that.
Main Event in a R Evolution Return Match for the NXT Women’s Title: “The Boss” Sasha Banks w/Becky Lynch vs. “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte (c) w/WWE Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
Sasha with forearms to Charlotte as the bell sounds. Charlotte takes Sasha down, drops her weight across Sasha’s leg. Charlotte runs into 2 back elbows by Sasha in the corner, but comes back with a spinebuster. Charlotte drops her body weight across Sasha’s leg again. Charlotte goes outside, drives Sasha’s leg into the ringpost. Charlotte lets out a “Wooo!”, but then Sasha uses her leg momentum to send Charlotte face-first into the ringpost as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Sasha with back clubs to Charlotte. Charlotte sent off the turnbuckles, Sasha stakes her leg across the middle rope and unloads with more back clubs. Charlotte’s leg is trapped in the ropes, Sasha releases it and gets 2. Chinlock applied by Sasha, crowd wills on Charlotte. Charlotte fights out, but Sasha catches a kick, stakes out the leg again across the middle rope and hits more back clubs. Sasha drapes Charlotte across the middle rope, double knees to the ribs gets 2. Sasha is getting frustrated. Sasha has words with Flair, then locks Charlotte in a Japanese Stranglehold. Crowd again wills on Charlotte. Charlotte powers Sasha onto her back and counters out with a Chin Checker.
Sasha misses a clothesline and Charlotte with 2 clotheslines. Big chop by Charlotte, followed by a suplex into a neckbreaker. Charlotte goes for a running leaping knee drop, but Sasha moves out of the way. Backslide by Sasha gets 2. Bank Roll by Sasha, but Charlotte kicks out! Sasha is getting more frustrated. Lungblower by Sasha into the Bank Statement, but Charlotte gets to the ropes, forcing Sasha to break! Sasha kicks Charlotte outside. Sasha with a head of steam, but Charlotte nails Sasha with a big forearm! Charlotte heads up top, but Sasha stops her. Sasha heads up top with Charlotte, superplex for a close 2. Sasha with right hands to Charlotte, but Charlotte counters a wheelbarrow move with a wheelbarrow sit-out facebuster. Charlotte goes for the Figure Four, but Sasha counters with an inside cradle for 2.
Charlotte holds onto Sasha’s legs, Figure Eight applied, Sasha taps.
Winner and STILL NXT Women’s Champion: “The Dirtiest Diva in the Game” Charlotte by submission (Figure Eight)
Charlotte and her father celebrate her title retention afterwards as the show closes.