Original Air Date: November 22, 2017
Event Date: November 18, 2017
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome
Clips from Takeover: WarGames.
“Resistance” by Powerflo
Ruby Riot vs Sonya Deville
(referee: Tom Castor)
Result: Ruby Riot wins via pinfall after a Riot Kick
Time: 7:04 (1 break)
Good match. I liked Deville’s repeated attempts at submissions, and I liked Riot’s fight and unique maneuvers. Riot did a springboard cannonball senton that I very much enjoyed. I think these two women work very well together, and this was a satisfying way for both of them to say goodbye to NXT.
Clips of Aleister Black vs Velveteen Dream from Takeover.
Clips of Lars Sullivan vs Kassius Ohno.
After Takeover, Lars Sullivan told Kayla Braxton that he has a message for the NXT locker room. They will all be destroyed by his hands if they stand in his way.
Clips from the Fatal Four Way Women’s Title match at Takeover.
From Takeover, Kayla Braxton congratulates Ember Moon on her victory. Moon says she has achieved a dream, but it’s only the beginning for her.
Clips from the NXT Title match between Andrade Almas and Drew McIntyre.
From Takeover, Drew McIntyre tells Kayla Braxton that he’s injured, but he doesn’t know how bad it is yet.
Outside the Venue
Last week, Riddick Moss and Tino Sabbatelli confront the Street Profits as the dance on a car. Many words are said, but it’s difficult to hear above the wind and shouting.
Highlights from the War Games match.
SAnitY and The Undisputed Era stumble away from the ring after WarGames.
United Kingdom Title Match
Johnny Gargano vs Pete Dunne (UK Champ)
(referee: Eddie Orengo)
Result: Pete Dunne wins via pinfall after a Bitter End and retains the UK Title
Time: 9:22 (1 break)
Very good match. Dunne overpowered Gargano on a number of occasions throughout the match, but Gargano slowly built up a steady offense and began to take control as the match went along. This was a great battle of speed, counters, and power. While this match didn’t really change anything for either guy, it continued to show why they are two of the most exciting wrestlers in NXT (or wherever Pete Dunne is considered to be right now).
Like most of the post-Takeover episode, this was worth it just for the matches. You can skip everything else and not miss anything important, but missing these matches is something you don’t want to do.
Match of the Night
UK Title Match
Not Dunne’s best title defense, but a great match regardless.