NXT Highlights, Results, & Rankings (22/11/17)

November 22nd, 2017
Full Sail University

1. Ruby Riot vs. Sonya Deville

2. UK Championship
Pete Dunne (c) vs. Johnny Gargano


Quick Results:

  1. Riot defeated Deville
  2. Dunne (c) defeated Gargano

Estimated NXT Rankings (in storyline)

NXT Champion: Andrade Almas
WWE UK Champion: Pete Dunne

  1. Drew McIntyre
  2. Adam Cole
  3. Roderick Strong
  4. Aleister Black
  5. Lars Sullivan
  6. Kassius Ohno
  7. Hideo Itami
  8. the Velveteen Dream
  9. Fabian Airchner
  10. Johnny Gargano
  11. No Way Jose
  12. Cezar Bonani
  13. Oney Lorcan
  14. Tyler Bate
  15. Lio Rush

NXT Women’s Champion: Ember Moon

  1. Nikki Cross
  2. Kairi Sane
  3. Peyton Royce
  4. Ruby Riot
  5. Billie Kay
  6. Liv Morgan
  7. Bianca Belair
  8. Sonya Deville
  9. Lacey Evans
  10. Aliyah

NXT Tag Team Champions: Sanity

  1. Fish and O’Reilly
  2. Authors of Pain
  3. Heavy Machinery
  4. Street Profits
  5. Sabbatelli and Moss

From WWE.com:

Johnny Gargano put all his heart and soul into his WWE United Kingdom Title Match against champion Pete Dunne, but as has been the pattern in recent months, Johnny Wrestling again found himself on the losing end, searching for answers on how to shift gears in NXT’s singles ranks.

Before The BruiserWeight’s hand was raised in victory, he and Gargano went toe-to-toe in an instant classic that left the NXT Universe breathless. As NXT fans belted out dueling chants of “BruiserWeight” and “Johnny Wrestling,” Dunne and Gargano put on a clinic, countering each other with scientific wrestling holds and unleashing innovative, vicious exchanges (including an amazing tope into a DDT on the floor by Gargano).

Back inside the ring, Gargano locked on the Gargano Escape, but the cruel and ruthless U.K. Champion bit Gargano’s fingers, forcing him to release the hold. When Dunne’s mouthguard fell out moments later, Gargano quickly took advantage, stunning the kneeling champion with a superkick for a near-fall.

Gargano and Dunne then traded vicious strikes, with Johnny Wrestling seemingly coming out on top. He followed up with a slingshot spear attempt, but The Bruiserweight crumpled him with a forearm to the jawline and quickly dumped him with the Bitter End to claim the win.

Despite the amazing effort he put forward, Gargano was visibly unsettled by having come up short yet again. How will this latest setback affect his psyche as he moves ahead in NXT? And with arguably the biggest title defense of his reign now in the books, what does the future hold for the brash BruiserWeight?