WWE NXT Results (12/19): Aleister Black Vs. Johnny Gargano In A Steel Cage, Io Shirai In Action

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- Opening video package hypes tonight's steel cage match between Aleister Black and Johnny Gargano.

Io Shirai and Dakota Kai vs. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke

Duke and Shafir are headed to the ring without Shayna Baszler, but use Baszler's entrance music. Duke and Kai get things started, Duke shoves Kai back, charges in, Kai with a roll-up, barely a one-count and Duke looks to control Kai, gets dropped, Kai lands a kick, double stomp, pin, two. Kai tossed into the rope, kick to the face, Shafir able to get a cheap kick from the apron as Duke lands a bunch of strikes on Kai. Shafir tagged in, looks for some ground and pound, pin, two. Kai nearly kicks her way out of a submission, gets dropped to the mat, cover, two.


Kai shoved back into the corner, Duke tagged in, Shafir tosses Kai, Duke lands a kick, cover, two. Immediately goes for a neck crank, Kai fights out of it and slowly crawls towards Kai, tag is made, Shirai lands a dropkick and a couple forearms on Shafir. Tiger kick, springboard dropkick into the ring lands, double knees into the corner, powerslam, she heads to the top. Kai runs across the ring and hits a big boot to Duke off the apron. Sharai with a moonsault on Shafir, cover, 1-2-3.


Winners: Dakota Kai and Io Shirai via Pinfall

- Two weeks ago, Matt Riddle defeated Punishment Martinez. After the match, Kassius Ohno attacked Riddle from behind with a roaring elbow.

- Earlier today, Matt Riddle spoke with the media about Ohno knocking him out from behind. Riddle says he's not happy about it, but he understands after he beat Ohno in seconds at TakeOver. Riddle dares Ohno to get in the ring with him again and see what happens.

Dominik Dijakovic vs. Aaron Mackey

Dijakovic blocks MacKey's attack, lands a big clothesline in return. Dijakovic with a release suplex across the ring, running back elbow in the corner, knee to the midsection, and Dijakovic just launches his opponent behind him. "Feast your eyes!" Dijakovic yells. Picks up his opponent in the torture rack position, swings him down and lands a knee to the head, cover, and that will do it.


Winner: Dominik Dijakovic via Pinfall

- Vignette for Heavy Machinery, we see a bunch of clips from their previous matches.

- Next week: Bianca Belair vs. Io Shirai vs. Mia Yim vs. Lacey Evans in a number one contender match for the NXT Women's Championship. NXT GM William Regal just announced Shirai's entrance into the match via Twitter.


Heavy Machinery vs. Local Competitors

Commentary saying Heavy Machinery hasn't lost in six months. Otis starts up against some poor soul, tosses him across the ring. His partner gets tagged in, but doesn't have much luck either. Tucker is in, they power slam their opponents into each other. Otis dumps his man to the floor as Tucker slams his guy into the corners over and over again.


Undisputed Era heads out to the stage, Tucker is slightly distracted and gets attacked from behind, he hits a big lariat. Otis tagged in, they hit the compactor, cover, Otis lifts the guy up. Another compactor on the other guy. Otis picks up both opponents and a third compactor is hit! Tucker with the double pin and we're done here.

Winners: Heavy Machinery via Pinfall

- Post-match, Undisputed Era look on as the teams yell at each other. Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly will face Heavy Machinery for the titles.

Aleister Black vs. Johnny Gargano (Steel Cage Match)

Black heads into the cage, but Gargano with the sneak attack. The two battle it out on the floor for a bit, Black with a big elbow, punches, and kicks to Gargano. Black is tossed into the cage and then the steps. They finally make their way into the cage, Gargano immediately tries to escape the cage, Black yanks him down, tosses him into the cage. Black with some kicks, goes for a second rope moonsault, lands on his feet, spinning back elbow, suplex, cover, two.


Black up on the top rope, trying to climb up, Gargano hits the ropes to crotch Black, then sending him into the cage. Gargano swings away on his opponent, strikes in the corner. Black tries to fight back, gets reversed and catapulted into the ring, Black catches himself and hits a moonsault down on Gargano. Black sends Gargano into the cage a four times. Multiple knees to the face, kip-up, jumping knee to the face, cover, two. Black heads up to the top, has one foot over the cage and decides he hasn't dished out enough punishment. He leaps down from the top, gets caught, lands a pump kick, charges in and Gargano sends him into the cage.


Superkick to Black's face, Gargano then climbs up and over the cage, Black grabs his foot, the two fighting on the top rope in a tough position. Gargano with a crazy flipping powerbomb down to the mat! Crowd with a "Holy s--t!" chant. Gargano with the close three-count on Black. Crowd is fairly split for this match. Both men back up to their feet, back-and-forth strikes. Gargano hits a superkick, Black with a jumping knee, follows it up with a couple big boots to the face. Gargano is near the door, which opens, Black lands another kick that almost sends Gargano out the door. Black drags him back in, enziguri by Gargano and he tries to crawl out the door again.


Black halts him by grabbing his foot, back in the ring Black with a bunch of kicks, looks for a moonsault off the second rope, Gargano follows, side russian leg sweep straight into the gargano escape in the middle of the ring. Black won't give up, just picks up Gargano and tries to slam him into the cage, but Gargano climbs up and over, Black just barely catches him. Both now sitting on the top of the cage for a few moments, both back down on the top rope, Gargano with headbutts, tries for a super cutter, but Black holds the cage, sending Gargano crashing down. Black hits double knees from the top, german suplex with the bridge, two-count.


Black lifts Gargano with his foot like he did at TakeOver, Gargano sends Black's leg over the second rope and kicks the rope over and over again, superkick, lawn darts Black right into the metal partition on the cage. "I absolve you of your sins," Gargano mocks Black, but Gargano gets black mass upside the head. Both men getting up slowly, Gargano is climbing up and over the cage while Black slowly climbs out towards to the door.


Just as Black gets to the door, Tommaso Ciampa shows up and smashes it against Black's head. Ciampa gets in the ring and ends up swinging away on Black. Gargano sees what's going on in the ring and climbs back in. "DIY!" chant from the crowd as Gargano looks at Black with Ciampa, the two end up doing their old double kick finisher to take down Black. Gargano and Ciampa stare at each other for a few moments as Ciampa smiles and heads out the door. Gargano drops down for the pin, 1-2-3.

Winner: Johnny Gargano via Pinfall

- Post-match, Gargano stares out towards Ciampa, then sits cross-legged next to Black for a moment before heading out of the ring.

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