NXT recap & reactions (Dec. four, 2019): The Keith Lee Show – Cageside Seats

NXT returned last night time (Dec. 4) from Full Sail University in Winter season Park, Florida. You can obtain the effects at the live weblog below.


Keith Lee is a star.

This is form of incredible for me to say mainly because ahead of NXT went to two several hours just a few months in the past, I would have labeled his posture in the promotion as “meandering.” But things can alter immediately, and now he’s a top man in NXT.

He went deal with to experience with the three healthy customers of the Period. He stood toe to toe with them on the mic and when it came to haymakers.

The Era opened their section by speaking up their 12 months but lamenting Keith Lee’s viral pounce and then Finn Bálor’s kick to the champ’s encounter last 7 days. Cole preferred an rationalization from the Prince but obtained the Limitless Just one as an alternative.

Lee oozes charisma and confirmed that in this section. He had very good dance partners, specifically Kyle O’Reilly who plays a amazing douchey heel with poor jokes.

When Undisputed tried to soar on the Limitless One, he fended them all off. It was only when Cole bailed that Tommaso Ciampa aided out. He tossed Coled back into the ring to permit Lee to tease a big Spirit Bomb prior to Roddy and Kyle created the help you save.

This segment led to a 6-guy tag key function concerning Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and Tommaso Ciampa in opposition to the Period. And it was far more of the very same: The Keith Lee Present.

When Finn Bálor obtained concerned, it was Keith Lee to took him down. It was Keith Lee who was the male who picked up the pinfall get on Adam Cole. Keith Lee was the only person left standing on his staff.

There’s no question he’s instantly on prime of the card. In fact, next 7 days he’ll confront Tommaso Ciampa and Finn Bálor in a triple risk. The winner faces Adam Cole for the title in two weeks. I wouldn’t be shocked if Keith Lee wins upcoming 7 days but falls shorter to Cole on Dec. 18. But even that would be an extraordinary switch of occasions for the Limitless Lee.

The variation a pair months can make.

Not invincible

There ended up two tales represented in the massive women’s segment this week.

To start with the scheduled Rhea Ripley/Dakota Kai match turned into Mia Yim beating up Dakota as revenge from WarGames.

That manufactured sense. This is a application to run soon prior to receiving into the serious Tegan Nox/Dakota plan. And that’s surely the plan. Kai’s amazing entrance movie of her just beating up Nox is proof of that. (And evidence that Kai’s heel run is off to a rockin’ begin, coupling that with a pretty excellent heel promo backstage.)

It felt like Mia may possibly have gotten aas wella great deal revenge on Dakota. If it finished with Kai standing tall thanks to a heel tactic or escaping and leaving Mia hanging, it would have created up for that. But Yim obtained quite a few licks in on the villainous Kiwi. And if Mia gets a ton of retribution against Kai, it implies significantly less when Nox at some point does. Dakota requires to find a way to remain on top rated for that second when Tegan lastly will get her arms on her to experience genuinely great.

That will undoubtedly appear up coming 7 days when Dakota faces Mia one on one. Kai will very likely win and get her heat again.

This segment fed into Rhea Ripley obtaining defeat down by Shayna Baszler and her goons. Rhea fought and fought, but the figures match caught up to her.

That is in fact excellent. Not only because Keith Lee experienced just performed his three on one survival and jogging that angle 2 times in just one demonstrate would weaken equally. But we need to see that Rhea is susceptible. It was not a clear way about it, but it transpired. Which is what’s significant. We have to have to believe that Rhea can be beat to set some drama in that match on Dec. 18.


Pete Dunne slotted in for Damian Priest to confront Killian Dain tonight, which is fantastic. Which is the match we wished in any case. This was the match it felt like they were location up the entire time.

Dain won, using gain of the Bruiserweight’s prior injuries. It was a cannonball into the downed Dunne in opposition to the metal actions that definitely did him in. Pete could hardly stand soon after that, however he did gingerly climb the ropes as soon as to endeavor a sleeper on the Beast of Belfast. Killian dropped him and that was all it took for the one-two-3.

That sequence benefitted Dunne atTakeOverbut was his downfall tonight. It was an entertaining open up bout and the appropriate person won. Dunne isn’t harm from a decline. But Dain definitely has probable to be a significant bruiser. A dominant get more than the Bruiserweight can help solidify that.

All the Relaxation:

– Xia Li had an opportunity to encounter Shayna Baszler, this match stemming from Baszler and co. beating down Xia last 7 days. I generally appreciate when they give a match cause, even a showcase 1 like this. They should be higher on Li to give her any match against the champ, even if it is non-title. The match was deliberate, and it is noticeable that Xia’s obtained a minor ways to go. But it was a good demonstrating from the champ where she was ready to get in a good sum of offense.

– Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno, making him 4- versus the gentleman. This was billed as a Worlds Collide preview as Ohno functions at NXT British isles now. And the announcers created the position this was more competitive than their other matches. But a loss is a loss and in the eyes of NXT admirers who do not fork out notice to Uk, KOhno stays a loser.

– Kushida’s very first match back again was against Cameron Grimes, who attacked Kushida’s unique opponent Raul Mendoza. In contrast to Mia Yim’s attack on Dakota, this was officially manufactured a match. I don’t know why William Regal resolved this a single should really come to be a match over the other. Kushida gained with a reversal pin, it’s possible leaving this open for a rematch.

– The Forgotten Sons received a squash match.

There was very little poor on this demonstrate and all the significant angles were being great. It felt there was a great deal of significantly less essential things on this display nevertheless.

Quality: B

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