WWE NXT Preview For 12/16/2020 [Pete Dunne vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm]

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The road to New Years Evil is in full swing for NXT, and when the night is through we should know who will be challenging Finn Balor for the NXT Championship next! Kyle O’Reilly & Pete Dunne meet for that privilege, in what promises to be an excellent main event. And that’s not all tonight has to offer! Let’s look deeper into that match, and the other two WWE has announced ahead of time. 

Kyle O’Reilly and Pete Dunne Have Been At War For Weeks Now

Ever since Pete Dunne returned to NXT in early November, he’s been at the throat of Kyle O’Reilly. O’Reilly trusted him as backup against Pat McAfee, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch, only to get a chair to the back. 

Since then, they’ve met in an insane ladder match for the WarGames advantage, and WarGames itself. Yet, they’re still not done. They were the first two men to stake their claim at a shot against Finn Balor, and with Damien Priest busy with a returning Karrion Kross? This is the number one contender picture. 

O’Reilly was the last man to face Balor, and left him with a broken jaw, while Dunne has never gotten to go one on one with Balor. Whoever wins here, will punch their ticket to New Years Evil, and could start their 2021 off in a huge way.

Rhea Ripley & Toni Storm Restart Their Feud

One of the biggest feuds in NXT UK history restarts tonight on NXT with a grudge match. Rhea Ripley & Toni Storm have been going at it since the first match ever for the NXT UK Women’s Championship, with Ripley taking that win. Storm got a comeback and took the belt from Ripley later down the line. 

Their last singles clash was earlier this year at Worlds Collide when Ripley defended the NXT Women’s Championship against Storm successfully, and they were on opposing sides at WarGames. Now, Ripley comes to the aid of a new friend in Ember Moon, who was recently attacked by Storm. It’s time for their latest clash, and with no gold on the line, it’s a pure and simple grudge match.

KUSHIDA & Leon Ruff Go Their Own Way

Leon Ruff’s time as NXT North American Champion sadly ended at NXT Takeover: WarGames, but he’s not done with Johnny Gargano and his new ally of Austin Theory. Theory was pivotal to Gargano winning the championship at WarGames, and is now part of ‘The Way’. 

We get our first glimpse at this pairing as a tag team, and while Gargano knows all about Ruff, he’s never faced KUSHIDA until now. That is the man he has to worry about, as it’s become clear KUSHIDA is ready to hold gold in WWE, and New Year’s Evil might be the perfect time to do that. 

What are you looking forward to on NXT tonight? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below. 

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