It might be close to Christmas, but that doesn’t mean WWE NXT has time to stop! Instead, we have a packed episode like usual! The NXT Tag Team Championships are on the line in a street fight as Killian Dain & Drake Maverick look to claim gold, Rhea Ripley faces Dakota Kai, and we get to see Christmas celebrated The Gargano Way! Let’s break down what has been announced.
Killian Dain & Drake Maverick Mainly Just Want To Tear Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch Apart
During the build to WarGames, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch showed their true colors. They had aligned with Pat McAfee & Pete Dunne, and were looking to run NXT while the Undisputed Era was gone. One of their victims was Killian Dain, who got a car door booted into his head, leaving him a bloody mess.
It takes more than this to keep Dain down, and he recently had a war with Pete Dunne, only to have Lorcan & Burch run in. Drake Maverick had his back like always, and now they get a crack at the NXT Tag Team Championships, but it’s gonna be a street fight! This one will open the show, and anything could happen here.
Rhea Ripley Wants To Avenge An Old Loss To Dakota Kai
In her first match since taking that chair assisted Eclipse in WarGames, Dakota Kai is back to face Rhea Ripley. Ever since she betrayed Ripley last year in WarGames, Kai has been an enemy. During the summer, Kai bested Ripley in a #1 contenders match with some heavy help from Mercedes Martinez.
Add in Kai getting the win over Ripley in WarGames, and it’s no wonder this match is happening. Ripley needs to prove she can finally put Kai down, and a win here also gets her closer to revenge on Raquel Gonzalez.
Jingle All The Way Down To The Gargano House
This year didn’t start as planned for Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae, despite finally putting Tommaso Ciampa in their rear view mirror. They lost big match after big match, until they decided to get some help at refining the Gargano Way. Now, Gargano is a three time NXT North American Champion, Candice LeRae has destroyed Shotzi Blackhearts tank and left her laying, and they have Austin Theory & Indi Hartwell in their home!
In the end, it’s been a good year, and now they kick back and present “A Very Gargano Christmas” to us all. This could literally be anything, and Gargano even asked for a stop-motion animation budget. We could be in for a timeless Christmas classic!
Also announced for tonight is the return of Bronson Reed, and a rematch between Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott & Jake Atlas. What are you most excited for tonight on NXT? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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