WWE NXT Results
December 27, 2017
Winter Park, FL (Full Sail University)
Commentary: Mauro Renallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Report by: Alex Kahrs of Wrestleview.com
“WWE: Then. Now. Forever.”
The NXT intro takes us to a packed crowd at Full Sail chanting “NXT” as commentary hypes the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Match in our main event. Back at ringside, Street Profits make their way to the ring for the opening match of the night! Already in the ring are their opponents, Chris Star and Riley Apex, and the bell rings to get this match underway!
Tag Team Match
The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Kris Starr and Riley Apex
Ford starts things off with a flex-off and a lockup, grabbing a headlock and hitting a blind double leapfrog followed by a hard scoop slam, tagging in Dawkins and doing a double team as “JBL” (thank you Nigel) tags in, only to take a lariat by Dawkins! Dawkins knocks “not JBL” out of the ring, before hitting a spinning stinger splash on “JBL” followed by a pop-up spinebuster. Tag to Ford, who climbs up top to hit a beautiful frog splash for the win!
Winners via pinfall: The Street Profits
Street Profits celebrate in the ring as we get replays from the match. They continue to celebrate in the crowd, and have microphones in hand as Ford says that in 2017, they came and they saw…Dawkins says that in 2018, they will conquer. They then run down the Authors of Pain, SAnitY, and Undisputed ERA, promising that they’re coming for the titles in 2018. Commentary hypes the main event, the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Match, as well as the NXT Women’s Championship match as Ember Moon defends against Sonya Deville…and that is coming up next!
– AD: Royal Rumble 2018, January 28 on the WWE Network –
Back from break, we go to ringside as Sonya Deville makes her way to the ring for this NXT Women’s Championship match! Out next is Ember Moon, and the bell rings to get this match underway!
NXT Women’s Championship
Ember Moon (c) vs. Sonya Deville
Things start quick as the women lock up, and Sonya takes the champ down with a waist lock. Exchange of holds leads to Deville nearly getting an ankle lock before Ember gets away. They lock up again and Ember has a headlock, whipped to the ropes and Ember hits an arm drag on Sonya. Sonya gets a waist lock but Ember escapes, missing a kick as Sonya goes on the offensive now. We’re at a standstill as Sonya looks for a test of strength…but suckers Sonya with a kick instead! Ember is whipped on the ropes but hits a dropkick on Sonya, who rolls out of the ring for a breather. Ember goes to the apron, hitting a cannonball dive on Sonya as we go to break.
– AD: NXT: The Future is Now –
Back from break, Sonya is in control now with a knee to the face of Ember for a nearfall. Sonya stays in control with a waist lock, but Ember gets to her feet…only for Sonya to slam her down for a nearfall! Sonya taunts the champ as she stays on the attack, wearing her down with a bearhug on the canvas. Ember slowly gets to her feet, and hits a quesadora that drives Sonya’s face into the bottom turnbuckle! Sonya manages to get to her feet first, but Ember catches her with a suplex and a kick punch combo for a nearfall. Ember charges at Sonya, who stops her with a kick and a knee off the bottom rope for a nearfall. Both women are on their feet again, and Ember hits a springboard dropkick on Sonya. Ember charges at Sonya with a forearm, before climbing up top to hit an Eclipse on Sonya for the win!
Winner via pinfall and still NXT Women’s Champion: Ember Moon
Ember celebrates in the ring as we get replays from the match. Suddenly, Kairi Sane’s music hits as she makes her way to the stage to indicate her interest in the title. Ember nods as though in agreement, when suddenly Shayna Baszler sneaks up behind Sane with a rear naked choke that knocks Sane out! Officials come out to break up the fracas, as Baszler stands tall over Sane before turning her attention to Ember Moon. She walks off, leaving the officials to check on San as we go backstage, where the Authors of Pain are standing by with Paul Ellering. Ellering talks about the Authors of Pain defining NXT history from the day they came in…and along comes War Games, and another team thinks they have the pen of creativity. Undisputed ERA will not write the next chapter, that shall be written by the Authors of Pain and it starts like this…this is our house, we are the law, we are the judge, the jury, and the executioner…and you are on borrowed time.
Christy St. Cloud catches up with Ember Moon, who talks about the target on her back from winning the NXT Women’s Championship. It doesn’t matter if it’s Kairi or Shayna Baszler, but if they want to make a statement they need to step into the ring next time. With that, she walks off as commentary hypes the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Match coming up next!
– VIDEO PACKAGE: The Path to the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Match –
– AD: WWE 2K18 –
Back from break, commentary hypes a special 2017 Year in Review episode next week as well as an NXT Tag Team Championship rematch in two weeks, as Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly defend against SAnitY! Speaking of which, their own Killian Dain makes his way to the ring as we go back to ringside for our main event of the night! Johnny Gargano makes his way out next, followed by Lars Sullivan and Aleister Black. The bell rings, and this main event is underway!
Main Event: Fatal 4-Way No. 1 Contender Match
Killian Dain vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Lars Sullivan vs. Aleister Black
The four men stand in the corners, and Black goes for Dain as Lars attacks Gargano. Black focuses on Lars, hitting a knee on him before sending him out of the ring. Strike to Dain and fakes a dive to sit in the middle of the ring. Black charges at Dain, who sends Black outside as Lars grabs his foot. Black goes for a moonsault but is caught by Lars, who sends him into the apron! Gargano with a dive onto Lars, who does the same to him as well…but Dain comes running, finally bringing Lars down onto the steel ramp as we go to break!
– AD: NXT: From Secret to Sensation –
Back from break, Dain is in control as he whips Gargano into the corner and hits a big splash for a nearfall. Lars pulls Dain out of the ring before focusing on Gargano, hitting an avalanche in the corner for a nearfall. Dain gets the attention of Lars before pulling him out of the ring, but Lars responds by slamming Dain into the steel steps. Black hits a series of kicks on Lars, but gets thrown off the steel ramp by Lars for his efforts. Gargano comes after Lars, who lifts Gargano up for a gorilla press slam that sends him flying onto Black! Lars walks to the announce table, commentary clearing out as Lars sets Gargano up for a powerbomb…but Gargano holds onto the set behind Lars, saving himself as Black hits a hard kick on Lars. Gargano hits a couple kicks of his own before Dain comes running, and Gargano gets out of the way allowing Dain to put himself and Lars through the announce table! The two big men are slowly stirring as Black and Gargano make their way to the ring. Dueling chants of “Johnny Wrestling” and “Aleister” as the two men circle around…Black charges at Gargano, who dodges him and hits a kick to the face. Gargano goes for a slingshot spear but eats a hard kick by Black, who gets a nearfall. Gargano charges Black not the corner, but Black dodges and goes for a leg sweep, only for Gargano to hit a super kick and Gargano Escape! Black is trapped in the middle of the ring before Dain comes in to break the hold. Dain lifts Black onto his shoulders for a fall forward slam and a senton for a nearfall broken up by Gargano. Dain responds with a big powerbomb and an elbow drop for another nearfall. Black breaks it up, but Dain sets him up on the top turnbuckle. Dain climbs up, but Black slips out and tries to take him off the turnbuckle. Gargano is up and assists with a big avalanche powerbomb as Lars is finally coming to at the announce table. Lars climbs the steps to get onto the stage as the other three men are still out in the ring. Lars heads down to the ring as Gargano and Black go on the attack, but Lars drops them both with a double clothesline! Lars sends Black out of the ring before hitting a hard slam on Gargano, but only gets a nearfall as Dain breaks it up! Lars sends Gargano out of the ring now, standing toe to toe with Dain. The two big men exchange strikes before Lars takes Dain down with a clothesline, whipping Dain into the corner only for Dain to hit Lars with a big lariat! Dain is up on his feet as is Lars, as Black enters the ring to hit a flurry of offense on Dain and a leg sweep on Lars. Moonsault off the ropes onto Lars, Black knocks Dain off the apron before hitting Black Mass on Lars…but Undisputed Era run in to stop him from getting the pin! Gargano dives onto Cole to finally stop the onslaught, and brings Black into the ring before sending Lars into the steel steps. Dain stops Gargano from getting into the ring, looking for a powerbomb…but Gargano hits a hurricanrana that sends Dain into the steel steps! Gargano gets up on the top rope, hitting a slingshot DDT that gives him the upset win!
Winner via pinfall and No. 1 Contender to the NXT Championship: Johnny Gargano
Gargano celebrates in the ring as we get replays from the match. The crowd is electric for Johnny Wrestling, who continues to celebrate as the show comes to a close.
* The Street Profits def. Chris Star and Riley Apex
* Ember Moon def. Sonya Deville to retain the NXT Women’s Championship
* Johnny Gargano def. Lars Sullivan, Aleister Black and Killian Dain to become No. 1 Contender for the NXT Championship
That’s it for NXT this week (and this year!), Wrestleviewniverse! What did you think of the show? Did the final NXT of 2017 live up to expectations?
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