Keith Lee battles Kassius Ohno, Dominik Dijakovic takes on Adrian Jaoude, Johnny Gargano fights Humberto Carrillo, The Street Profits have fun with the Metro Brothers, and Bianca Belair comes face to face with Shayna Baszler in a good episode of NXT.
NXT UK sets the standard for post-Takeover shows with a focus on three new matches that ranged from pretty good to great.
Lio Rush looks for some revenge against Lince Dorado, and Buddy Murphy wrestles a debuting cruiserweight in an open challenge in a good episode of 205 Live.
Rey Mysterio and Andrade deliver the first great SmackDown match of 2019, Miz hosts a birthday party for Shane McMahon, The Man and Asuka use The IIconics to prove a point, Samoa Joe makes a statement at the expense of Mustafa Ali, and Mandy Rose has a dumb plan to break up Jimmy Uso and Naomi.
Braun Strowman’s antics cost him, but four men are eager to take advantage of Strowman’s mistake. Also, The IC Title is up for grabs in a triple threat, the women’s tag title belts are revealed, Rousey and Banks try to work together, the Riott Squad picks a fight with a surprise opponent, and more on a mostly good episode of RAW.
Adam Cole faces EC3 and Bianca Belair tries to stay undefeated against Nikki Cross in a double main event on a good episode of NXT that also featured a very nice tag exhibition from the team of Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel.
Cedric Alexander battles Hideo Itami for the final spot in the Cruiserweight Title match at Royal Rumble, and Noam Dar wants to get a win back over Tony Nese in a very good episode of 205 Live.
Gallus battles British Strong style in a lengthy and entertaining main event on an episode that also featured Ligero attempting to make Joseph Conners regret his words.
Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews take on James Drake and Zack Gibson to determine who will face Moustache Mountain at Takeover, and Xia Brookside has a very entertaining wrestling match with Isla Dawn on a good episode of NXT UK.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Carmella compete in a triple threat match to determine who will face Asuka at the Royal Rumble, The Usos battle The Bar to qualify for a future title shot, Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio team up to take on Andrade Almas and Samoa Joe, and more on a very entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins brawl, but Seth Rollins still wants Dean Ambrose. John Cena returns to RAW, but Drew McIntyre has been waiting for him. Alexa Bliss has a talk show, but it’s hijacked by Rousey, Banks, and Jax. The Revival want lumberjack justice, but they can’t seem to catch a break. Strowman wants a face to face with Lesnar, but Lesnar has other plans. Plus more!
Matt Riddle and Kassius Ohno have a rematch from Takeover in a show that was otherwise a recap of the best of NXT in 2018.
The first two challengers for the fatal four way Cruiserweight Title match at Royal Rumble are determined when Kalisto faces Lio Rush and Akira Tozawa takes on Drew Gulak.
Toni Storm faces Deonna Purrazzo in some (mostly) friendly competition on a pretty good episode of NXT UK that was mostly about setting up Takeover: Blackpool.
Moustache Mountain took on Gallus in a semifinal match of the tag title tournament, Jinny tried to figure out Candy Floss, Barthel and Aichner had a dominant performance against Williams and Jordan, and Travis Banks had an easy night on an entertaining episode of NXT UK.
John Cena is confronted by The Man, a fatal five way determines who will get a WWE Title shot a Royal Rumble, and Big E in a diaper highlight a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Apollo Crews earns a big opportunity, Ronda Rousey gets pissed, Seth Rollins gets ruthless, Ziggler and McIntyre battle in a steel cage, and more on a good episode of RAW.
Undisputed Era puts their tag titles on the line against Heavy Machinery and a new contender for the NXT Women’s Title is decided on a very entertaining episode of NXT.
Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, and Percy Watson share the top moments of 205 Live in 2018.
WWE NXT UK Episode 20 #NXTUK Original Air Date: December 26, 2018 Event Date: November 24, 2018 (available on the WWE Network) City: Liverpool, England, UK Venue: Liverpool Olympia Commentary: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness Ring Announcer: Andy Shepherd Intro Video “Dusted” by Astroid Boys Match 1 James Drake & Zack Gibson vs Wild …