The Christmas Episode of NXT opened up with an announcement by Cathy Kelly, Pat McAfee and Sam Roberts that half the episode will air from Full Sail, while the other half will be from Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
NXT North American Championship | Roderick Strong(c) def. Austin Theory: The show kicked off on the Christmas night, with a match from Full Sail, where Strong offered a title shot to anyone in the locker room. Former EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory answered the call and produced a fantastic matchup to kick things off. Strong eventually won the match with his Stronghold submission and retained the title.
Isaiah Scott def. Jack Gallagher: The rising star of NXT continued his dominant run by taking down Gallagher with the House Call. This was the first of the several matchups taped after SmackDown last week in Brooklyn.
Candice LeRae def. Taynara Conti: LeRae took down the Brazilian upstart in a decent matchup, which didn’t have many stakes attached to it. LeRae hit the springboard moonsault for the win.
A new vignette was aired for the upcoming NXT superstar Arturo Ruas, who was presented as a black-belt in several martial arts.
Dominik Dijakovic def. Bronson Reed: The Brooklyn crowd in attendance were given a chance to feast their eyes, as Dijakovic took down NXT’s lower-card superstar Reed. Dijakovic hit the Choke Bomb from the top to win the matchup, which was surprisingly longer than the usual Reed matches.
The announcers plugged the upcoming Worlds Collide event, which will feature a matchup between two of the strongest stables in WWE currently, as Imperium from NXT UK will battle it out against The Undisputed Era.
Bianca Belair def. Shotzi Blackheart: Blackheart, who was offered an NXT contract right after her match at Evolve by William Regal two months ago, made her debut on NXT TV albeit in a losing effort. Belair hit the KOD for the win, but Blackheart immediately won the hearts of the NXT audience.
Keith Lee & Lio Rush def. Damien Priest & Tony Nese: The main event of the Christmas featured an extremely random tag-team matchup. Lee made his entrance with a Santa hat and cookies. Rush and Lee won the match after Rush hit the Final Hour on fellow former Cruiserweight Champion Nese.