The fallout from NXT TakeOver: Toronto continues this week on NXT, as we have new NXT Tag Team Champions in #DIY, and a new NXT Champion in Samoa Joe. However, Joe was forced to immediately defend that title in a rematch in Osaka, Japan this past weekend, and that match will air for the first time on the WWE Network in this episode. Did Nakamura get his revenge in his hometown, or could Joe fend off the King of Strong Style in the rematch? Here’s the results for this week’s show!
#DIY came out to celebrate their Tag Team Title victory, but were interrupted by both the Authors of Pain, who wanted a shot after winning the Dusty Rhodes Classic, and The Revival, who are still owed a rematch. The two heel teams got into some pushing and shoving, but nothing came of it.
Percy Watson was officially introduced as the newest member of the commentary team.
– SAnitY (Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe) d. Rich Swann and No Way Jose (Young pinned Jose, Wheelbarrow Neckbreaker)
Before the match, SAnitY brought out Sawyer Fulton’s jacket and threw it on the ground, apparently signifying his removal from the group (reportedly he might be injured). During the match, newly-signed NXT wrestler Big Damo made his debut, assisting SAnitY by destroying Jose, leading to the finish.
#DIY vs The Revival is made official for the January 11th episode of NXT, and the winners will face Authors of Pain at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio on the Royal Rumble weekend.
– Ember Moon d. Kimber Lee (pinfall, Lunar Eclipse)
A mini-tournament to determine the next #1 Contender to the NXT Title is announced, with Tye Dillinger vs Eric Young, Bobby Roode vs Oney Lorcan, No Way Jose vs Andrade “Cien” Almas, and Roderick Strong vs Elias Samson announced for next week.
– Shinsuke Nakamura d. Samoa Joe to win the NXT Title (pinfall, Kinshasa) in a match taped earlier in Osaka, Japan