WWE NXT Results (12/21/21): Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo

December 21, 2021
The Capitol Wrestling Center
Orlando, Florida

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Commentators: (Vic Joseph & Wade Barrett)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Tommaso Ciampa & Bron Breakker Segment 

Tommaso Ciampa: Listen guys, I’ve got a little I need to get off my chest today. Because as everybody here knows, as an NXT Champion, you are the hunted. Everybody has their eyes on you and that title that you hold above your head. But as NXT Champion, I’m a little different than every man who’s held this title before me. Because, Tommaso Ciampa, he does the hunting. Now, last week, Bron Breakker, you were the hunted. I realize you want to come out here and get some sort of revenge. Your music’s going to come on any second and you’re going to come out and interrupt me. What I’m telling you is, you don’t need to interrupt me. No, no, no, as a man, I want you to come out here because this is something I want to say, face to face. No, no, no, no. You don’t need a microphone. Don’t give him a microphone. I already know what you’re thinking, Bron. Everybody here, we already know what’s going on in your head. I know what you’re going to say.

At War Games, you made a statement, right? I mean, hell, at WarGames, you speared me through a table sitting in that very corner, shattered it to pieces. Then you pressed the champ way up over your head. You spike drove me down to the canvas, pinned my shoulders to the mat. One, two, three. You don’t just want another shot at any NXT Title. No, no, no, no, Bron. You earned another shot at this NXT Title. And you didn’t just earn it on any show. No, you earned it on the big stage. I’m thinking January 4th, New Year’s EVIL, Bron Breakker vs. Tommaso Ciampa part two for the NXT Title. That’s what you’re thinking. I agree with you. You deserve this. Let’s just hope you don’t drown again like you did the first time. I want you to remember that in two weeks at New Year’s EVIL, you’re going to get your second opportunity. Some don’t even get one chance and here you are, Bron, you’re getting two chances. Aren’t you special? Because he earned it. That’s why. And he knows he earned it. But I want you to remember something, Bron. I want you to remember what I told you about jumping in the deep end.

Because at Halloween Havoc, I exposed you for your inexperience. And I’m not just talking about your inexperience in the ring. I’m talking about your inexperience in life, Bron. Because there is no replacement for experience. There’s no replacement for time. You’ve got all the tools. I know it. These people know it. Everybody at home, they see it. You’re super intense. Your strength is for days. But the thing is, you’re not ready to be  champion in my NXT. I’m talking about guys like Sami Zayn, KO, Nakamura, Finn Balor, guys like Tommaso Ciampa. All guys who spent a decade before ever getting to WWE. That’s 10 to 20 years perfecting our craft. And you, Bron, what do you have? 10 to 20 matches? I mean, you’re doing great Bron, you are. I just don’t know if you’re ready for all of this. I’m talking about the bright lights. I’m talking about the heavyweight title. The weight of the world on your shoulders. The responsibility.

Bron, it’s too much, too soon. Just look at Halloween Havoc, right? One mistake. One slip off the rope and it’s gone. And I’m sure that’s not going to happen again, Bron. I’m sure there’s no way you would let a mistake like that happen again. In your fantasy world, right? Nothing’s better than January 4th, New Year’s EVIL, Bron Breakker walks out as the new NXT Champion. And you know what he’s going to do if he does it? He’s going to take the title home to dad and the family. And they’re going to be so proud. They’re going to put the title up on the mantle. Everybody’s going to be barking and clapping. Oh, my god, little Bronny, we’re so proud of you. You know the best part, Bronny? You did it by yourself. Bronny, he’s a champion. And then reality hits. And you know what that reality is? It’s staring you in the damn face. That reality is Tommaso Ciampa, he’s the greatest NXT Champion of all-time.

Ciampa slaps Breakker in the face. Breakker grabs Ciampa by his throat. Breakker lifts Ciampa up in the air. Breakker puts Ciampa down on the canvas. Breakker gives Ciampa the NXT Championship.

Bron Breakker: New Year’s EVIL, blood is in the water. This shark is going to eat you alive. See you in two weeks, champ.

First Match: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai In A Street Fight

Kai attacks Gonzalez with a production case before the bell rings. Gonzalez and Kai are brawling all over the backstage area of the CWC. This brawl spills towards the parking lot area. All hell is breaking loose in Orlando. Gonzalez drives Kai back first into a car. Kai kicks Gonzalez in the face. Gonzalez shoves Kai. Kai side steps Gonzalez into the steel barricade. Kai kicks Gonzalez in the gut. Kai with forearm shivers. Ki sends Gonzalez face first into the ladder. Kai tees off on Gonzalez. Gonzalez with clubbing blows to Kai’s back. Gonzalez sends Kai back first to the wall. The melee finally enters the ringside area. Kai with a straight right hand. Kai slams Gonzalez’s head on the ring apron. Kai with forearm shivers. Gonzalez repeatedly sends Kai back first into the apron. Kai ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Kai with a chop/forearm combination. Gonzalez attacks Kai with the hood of the announce table. Gonzalez brings multiple chairs into the ring.

Gonzalez dumps two kendo sticks on top of Kai. Kai avoids the ring stair shot. Kai nails Gonzalez with The Pump Kick. Kai slams Gonzalez’s head on the ring stairs. Kai tosses Gonzalez around the ringside area. Gonzalez and Kai are trading back and forth shots. Gonzalez continues to use the apron as a weapon. Kai SuperKicks Gonzalez. Gonzalez denies The PK. Gonzalez puts Kai on her shoulders. Kai with a foot stomp on the ring stairs. Kai pulls out a table from under the ring. Gonzalez drives the table into the midsection of Kai. Gonzalez with a Flapjack onto the chair. Gonzalez places the table in the corner. Gonzalez goes for a PowerBomb, but Kai counters with a Hurricanrana over the top rope. Kai kicks Gonzalez in the face. Kai puts the trash can over Gonzalez’s head. Kai with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Kai ducks a clothesline from Gonzalez. Gonzalez denies The Reverse DDT. Gonzalez PowerBombs Kai on the ring stairs. Kai slaps Gonzalez in the face. Gonzalez starts choking Kai. Gonzalez tosses Kai back inside the ring. Gonzalez drops Kai with The Big Boot. Gonzalez connects with The Chigona Bomb through the trash can to pickup the victory.

Winner: Raquel Gonzalez via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. The Creed Brothers w/Malcolm Bivens 

Jacket Time joins the commentary team for this match. Zack Gibson and Julius Creed will start things off. Julius scores the ankle pick. Julius backs Gibson into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Gibson applies a side headlock. Gibson whips Julius across the ring. Gibson drops down on the canvas. Gibson leapfrogs over Julius. Gibson goes for a Hip Toss, but Julius counters with a fireman’s carry takeover. Julius applies an arm-bar. Julius tags in Brutus. Julius with a judo throw. Assisted GutWrench Suplex. Brutus tags in Julius. Fireman’s Carry Takeover Party. Gibson repeatedly kicks Julius in the face. Julius ducks a clothesline from Gibson. Drake prevents Gibson from hitting the turnbuckles. Gibson clotheslines Julius. Gibson with a straight right hand. Gibson tags in Drake. Assisted Flying Axe Handle Strike for a two count.

Drake applies a wrist lock. Drake sends Julius to the corner. Drake with a leaping back elbow smash. Gibson tags himself in. Gibson with a corner clothesline. Drake with a Spinning Heel Kick. Gibson goes into the lateral press for a two count. Julius with a Counter Vertical Suplex. Gibson tags in Drake. Drake stops Julius in his tracks. Haymaker Exchange. Drake applies a side headlock. Brutus tags himself in. Julius whips Drake across the ring. Brutus with a waist lock takedown. Creed Brothers with clubbing knee strikes. Brutus follows that with a Spinning Slam for a two count. Brutus kicks Gibson out of the ring. Brutus applies a side headlock. Gibson made the blind tag. Drake whips Brutus across the ring. Drake drops down on the canvas. Gibson kicks Brutus in the back. Drake dumps Brutus out of the ring.

Assisted Pendulum BackBreaker on the floor. GYV gets distracted by Jacket Time. GYV has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Gibson applies The Cobra Clutch. Drake tags himself in. Drake with a forearm smash. Drake applies a side headlock. Drake transitions into a front face lock. Brutus with a Back Body Drop. Brutus tags in Julius. Julius scores the forearm knockdown. Julius with a forearm smash to Gibson. Julius with a diving chop block. Julius knocks Gibson off the ring apron. Julius ducks a clothesline from Drake. Julius dropkicks Drake. Julius tags in Brutus. Assisted Powerslam for a two count. Drake with a forearm smash. Drake tags in Gibson. Gibson pulls Brutus out of the ring. Brutus with a straight right hand. Drake lands The Suicide Dive. GYV shoves The Creed Brothers into Jacket Time. That leads us to a pier six brawl which forces the referee to call off the match. Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen joins the fray.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Third Match: Dexter Lumis vs. Trick Williams w/Carmelo Hayes 

Williams talks smack to Lumis. Lumis is playing mind games with Williams. Lumis blocks The Pump Kick. Lumis shoves Williams into the canvas. Williams talks strategy with Hayes. Lumis runs after Williams. Lumis ducks a clothesline from Williams. Lumis with a Lou Thez Press. Lumis transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lumis with a running axe handle strike. Lumis applies the cravate. Lumis gets distracted by The Diamond Mine are watching this match on the stage. Williams with elbows into the midsection of Lumis. Lumis uppercuts Williams. Lumis whips William across the ring. Williams leapfrogs over Lumis. Williams dropkicks Lumis. Williams stomps on Lumis back. Williams repeatedly bounces Lumis face on the canvas. Williams sends Lumis to the ring apron. Lumis gets Williams trapped in the ring skirt. Lumis SuperKicks Williams. Lumis stares at Hayes. Lumis gives Hayes the thumbs up. Hayes starts brawling with Roderick Strong on the outside.

Lumis uppercuts Williams. Williams kicks the bottom rope into Lumis face. Williams is raining down haymakers. Williams with a gut punch. Williams bodyslams Lumis for a two count. Williams uppercuts Lumis. Williams with another bodyslam for a one count. Williams applies a rear chin lock. Lumi with elbows into the midsection of Williams. Williams pulls Lumis down to the mat for a one count. Williams goes back to the rear chin lock. Lumis sends Williams to the corner. Lumis with two haymakers. Lumis uppercuts Williams. Lumis with a corner clothesline. Lumis with a Running Bulldog. Lumis follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Lumis with The Leg Drop. Lumis pops back on his feet. Lumis with three haymakers. Lumis repeatedly stomps on Williams chest. Lumis connects with The Uranage Slam. Lumis makes Williams pass out to The Silence. After the match, Grayson Waller attacks Lumis with a steel chair.

Winner: Dexter Lumis via Referee Stoppage 

AJ Styles & Grayson Waller Segment 

Fourth Match: Von Wagner vs. Edris Enofe 

Robert Stone is scouting the competition from the outside. Enofe with two dropkicks. Wagner catches Enofe in mid-air. Wagner bodyslams Enofe. Enofe with an inside cradle for a two count. Wagner clotheslines Enofe. Wagner is raining down haymakers. Wagner with Muay Thai Knee Strikes.

Wagner goes for The PowerBomb, but Enofe counters with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory. After the match, Wagner attacks Enofe from behind. Wagner rolls Enofe back into the ring. Wagner with The Olympic Slam. Wagner drops Enofe with a short-arm clothesline.

Winner: Edris Enofe via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Io Shirai vs. Elektra Lopez w/Legado Del Fantasma 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lopez drives her knee into the midsection of Shirai. Lopez bodyslams Shirai. Lopez with a running elbow smash. Shirai side steps Lopez into the turnbuckles. Shirai with a forearm smash. Shirai sweeps out the legs of Lopez. Shirai repeatedly stomps on Lopez’s chest. Shirai is choking Lopez with her boot. Lopez delivers The Rebound Boot. Lopez clotheslines Shirai. Lopez pie faces Shirai. Lopez puts her leg on the back of Shirai’s neck. Lopez starts rag dolling Shirai. Forearm Exchange.

Lopez hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Lopez applies a rear chin lock. Shirai slings Lopez across the ring. Shirai with a shoulder tackle. Shirai dropkicks Lopez. Shirai with The Tiger Feint Kick. Shirai delivers The Missile Dropkick. Shirai hits The Shotgun Meteora for a two count. Lopez knocks Shirai off the top turnbuckle. Xyon Quinn starts brawling with Legado Del Fantasma on the outside. Lopez gets distracted by Quinn who’s holding a mistletoe. Santos Escobar pulls Quinn off the ring apron. Quinn with a reverse hammerthrow into the steel ring steps. Shirai drops Lopez with The Shotei. Shirai connects with The Moon Over MoonSault to the victory. After the match, Quinn throws the mistletoe at Lopez.

Winner: Io Shirai via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Angelo applies a wrist lock. Dunne transitions into a hammerlock. Angelo avoids the elbow stomp. Angelo regroups in the corner. Strong lockup. Wrist Lock Exchange. Dunne backs Angelo into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Angelo with a straight right hand. Angelo talks smack to Dunne. Angelo applies a side headlock. Dunne whips Angelo across the ring. Dunne drops down on the canvas. Dunne leapfrogs over Angelo. Angelo ducks a clothesline from Dunne. Angelo with a Leg Capture Suplex. Angelo poses for the crowd. Angelo stomps on Dunne’s back. Dunne kicks the left hamstring of Angelo. Dunne with two hamstring kicks. Dunne applies The Guillotine Choke. Angelo with a Vertical Suplex. Angelo repeatedly stomps on Dunne’s chest. Dunne with three overhand chops. Dunne bends the left elbow of Angelo. Angelo with a Release German Suplex. Angelo goes for another Release German Suplex, but Dunne lands back on his feet.

Dunne kicks Angelo in the back of the head. Dunne with a Running Enzuigiri. Dunne with a Knee Drop. Angelo pulls off the hood of the announce table. Dunne stomps on the left hand of Angelo. Dunne with two arm-ringers. Dunne applies a hammerlock. Dunne starts bending Angelo’s fingers. Dunne hyperextends the right shoulder of Angelo. Dunne stomps on the back of Angelo’s head. Dunne applies a wrist lock. Angelo reverses out of the irish whip from Dunne. Angelo scores the elbow knockdown. Angelo with clubbing knee strikes. Dunne kicks Angelo in the face. Dunne with a Double Foot Stomp. Dunne works on his joint manipulation game. Dunne with another knee drop. Dunne toys around with Angelo. Dunne tugs on Angelo’s hair. Dunne grabs a side wrist lock. Dunne repeatedly kicks Angelo in the face. Dunne unloads a series of knife edge chops. Angelo ducks a clothesline from Dunne. Angelo with a double leg takedown. Angelo with a corner clothesline. Angelo with The Northern Lights Suplex. Dunne applies The Triangle Choke. Angelo with The Deadlift Exploder Suplex for a two count. Angelo with heavy bodyshots. Angelo follows that with a Head & Arm Suplex into the turnbuckles.

Dunne side steps Angelo into the turnbuckles. Dunne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dunne with a knee drop. Dunne follows that with a running forearm smash. Dunne drops Angelo with The Running Enzuigiri for a two count. Dunne repeatedly stomps on Angelo’s face. Forearm Exchange. Dunne slaps Angelo in the face. Dunne stomps on the left hand of Angelo. Dunne with The Roundhouse Kick. Angelo answers with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Dunne applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Angelo removes Dunne’s mouthguard. Angelo drives Dunne face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Dunne denies The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Dunne snaps Angelo’s fingers. Dunne connects with The Bitter End to pickup the victory. After the match, Dunne rocks Angelo with a forearm smash. Dunne with a Running Knee Strike. Angelo sends Dunne chest first into the announce table. Angelo plants Dunne with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker on the floor. Angelo viciously attacks Dunne with the crowbar to close the show.

Winner: Pete Dunne via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez