Show: WWE NXT
Date: November 22nd, 2017
Airing on the WWE Network
Welcome to WWE NXT. A TakeOver: War Games video package opens the show.
Ruby Riot vs. Sonya Deville
They lock up in ring one. Neither gets the advantage as they break. Sonya takes Ruby to the mat and they grapple. They continue to escape the grasp of the other and Ruby hops over a sweep, leading to a standoff. Shoulder thrusts by Ruby in the corner. She rolls under a clothesline and hits an armdrag. Ruby fires off some kicks. Sonya slides in with a kick to the knee. After a break, Sonya targets the leg, while throwing in strikes to the face. Ruby gets a school girl for two. Spinebuster by Sonya for two. She throw in some mounted punches and a roundhouse kick for two. Sonya twists Ruby’s leg in awkward positions. Ruby gets free and goes for her signature corner spot, but gets sent to the apron. She comes back in with a DDT, but is too hurt to cover instantly. Ruby fires off chops when they both get up. Some clotheslines and a back elbow give her momentum. She hits a sweeping STO, before using one leg for a springboard senton. Ruby catches a Sonya knee, but Sonya steps up and drives the knee into her. She applies a triangle armbar they gets transitioned to an ankle lock when Ruby gets close to the ropes. Ruby makes it . When they get up, Ruby manages to hit a big Pele kick for the win.
Winner: Ruby Riot
We get a recap of the tremendous Velveteen Dream/Aleister Black match. We also get a look at Lars Sullivan/Kassius Ohno. Sullivan was interviewed after the match (though it says Sunday) about the win. He said he felt good because he took all the kicks like a man. Lars said it was just the beginning of his dominance.
Johnny Gargano is shown warming up backstage as he’s in the main event.
A recap is shown of the NXT Women’s Title match from TakeOver. Ember Moon was interviewed after the match about her win. She says it is a dream come true and it proves all her hard work was worth it.
Footage of Andrade Almas winning the NXT Title over Drew McIntyre is shown next. A dejected McIntyre was interviewed after the loss. He’s asked about his injury and says he’s not sure, but felt something “go” in his arm. Drew wants his title back, but is focusing on getting healthy first.
A wwe.com exclusive video of the Street Profits partying with fans outside of Full Sail airs. Tino Sabbatelli and Riddick Moss interrupt, claiming he Street Profts just got lucky. They say, at the end of the day, they’ll still go back to their superior lives. Montez Ford and the fans sweep them back. They meet next week.
We get a look back at War Games. Exclusive footage is shown of SAnitY walking backstage, battered. The Undisputed Era did the same, but said they run this place.
WWE United Kingdom Championship: Pete Dunne [c] vs. Johnny Gargano
Dueling chants from the start. They’re in ring two. They work an early wrist lock exchange, that becomes a headlock battle and then a standoff. Dunne rocks him with a forearm. Gargano comes back with a rana and heads to the apron when Dunne goes outside. Gargano delivers a superkick after avoiding a sweep, then leaps off the apron with a somersault. Dunne hits the Explex onto the apron and both are down. After a commercial, Dunne wrenches at Gargano’s fingers and stomps on the arm. Gargano gets an opening with a suplex into the corner. Chops from Johnny, who then his the rolling kick. Dunne runs the turnbuckles and flips over Johnny, but gets caught with the slingshot spear for two. Dunne heads outside, where Gargano greets him with a tope suicida into a DDT. Dunne gets a near fall inside on a Bitter End/Explex kind of combo after Gargano kind of countered his finisher. Dunne delivers some kicks and goes for the Bitter End agian, but Gargano counters into a DDT. He gets the Gargano Escape applied, but Dunne removes his mouthguard to bite Johnny’s fingers and break the hold. Gargano again counters the Bitter End, this time into an inside cradle. Forearm from Dunne and a step up enziguri. Gargano hits the ropes and bounces off with a discus clothesline. Gargano notices the mouthpiece is out, so he superkicks Dunne in his unprotected mouth for a great near fall. They trade shots, with Johnny winning out. He gets thrown to the apron and wants the slingshot spear again. However, Dunne is ready and lays him out with a forearm. The Bitter End finishes things.
Winner: Pete Dunne in 9:19