The pre-taped Dec. 20 episode of NXT had a lot of attention from the women’s division. There were three matches and a fourth that never got underway.
First, we had Nikita Lyons take on Zoey Stark as their feud continues to rage. Stark tried to attack Lyons from behind to start the match but unlike the last sneak attack, Lyons was ready and caught her with a Buzzsaw Kick. The match was pretty back and forth leading up to the ending which saw Stark stealing a victory. Stark reversed an O’Connor roll with a roll of her own while holding the ropes to get the pin.
Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell interviewed Cora Jade. Jade gave an unhappy response to Roxanne Perez becoming the new NXT Women’s Champion. Wendy Choo attacked her starting a brawl that leads to a match for the next week.
In another segment, Fallon Henley was at her family bar along with Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen. Kiana James would enter with Giovanna declaring that she was purchasing the bar. Jensen is the one who alerted James of the bar being in financial trouble. Henley didn’t take kindly to James’ advances and challenged her next week to a match.
The second women’s match was for the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships and that had Katana Chance & Kayden Carter defend their gold against Ivy Nile & Tatum Paxley as well as Toxic Attraction in a Triple Threat.
The two teams that were involved in the fall were Nile & Paxley along with the champs Carter & Chance. After Paxley pushed Chance off the top rope, Nile locked in a dragon sleeper on Carter. Carter pushed off the ropes and reversed it getting the pin and the victory. This means that Carter and Chance’s reign continues as they are quickly approaching 150 days as champions.
The third women’s match was Indi Hartwell taking on Elektra Lopez. Weeks back Lopez made her return and attacked but Hartwell and Sol Ruca. Since then, Hartwell has had a small fight with Roxanne Perez but now wanted to seek revenge on Lopez. Unfortunately for Hartwell, Lopez had more tricks up her sleeve. By hiding brass knuckles in the top turnbuckle she used them to punch Hartwell in the head to pick up the pin and the victory.
Lastly for matches, there was supposed to be Alba Fyre taking Sol Ruca but it didn’t take place. Prior to their match, Isla Dawn blinded Fyre with mist which had her seek out medical attention. Fyre was cleared to compete, but as she headed to the ring Dawn attacked her and threw her into the ring steps causing the match to not take place.
Also on the Dec. 20 episode of NXT we heard from the new NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez. In a sit-down interview, she spoke about becoming the new champion and what this has meant to hear as working towards this moment for the past five years.
NXT lineup for Dec. 27
- Kiana James vs. Fallon Henley
- Wendy Choo vs. Cora Jade
- Lyra Valkyria vs. Lash Legend
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