Here's your post-NXT/AEW fight-size update for December 18, 2019:
- Highlights of the Adam Cole vs. Finn Balor NXT Championship match that opened tonight's NXT can be seen in the video at the top of the page.
- There has been a lot of reactions on Rhea Ripley defeating Shayna Baszler to win the NXT Women's Championship and below are just a few of those reactions:
--— ASUKA / 明日華 (@WWEAsuka) December 19, 2019
From who you where when you came in to who you are now are two completely different people, it was a long road for you, congratulations @RheaRipley_WWE.— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) December 19, 2019
- Cameron Grimes picked up a big win over Kushida tonight.
- Triple H took a picture with the new NXT Women's Champion.
An incredible main event and a new champion. One of the most dominant reigns over the @WWENXT Women’s division comes to end and another begins. @RheaRipley_WWE will be the one to lead #WWENXT into the new year... Congratulations. #AndNew pic.twitter.com/wXzZlWZIso— Triple H (@TripleH) December 19, 2019
- Santana Garrett returned to NXT television for the first time since the November 6 episode of NXT, but lost to Io Shirai.
- Pete Dunne is ready for Worlds Collide.
- Roderick Strong has issued an NXT North American Championship Open Challenge for next week's episode of NXT.
- Courtesy of @MrJacobCohen on Twitter, here are the results of the dark matches that took place before NXT got on the air.
- Bianca Belair defeated Shotzi Blackheart
- Candice LeRae defeated Taynara
- Check out the full report on NXT at this link.
- Jungle Boy did manage to last 10 minutes against Chris Jericho, but after the match went to a 10-minute time limit draw, Jericho demanded five more minutes before ultimately walking away.
- A new No. 1 Contender for the AEW Women's Championship is crowned as Kris Statlander defeated Britt Baker and will now face Riho for the title on January 1, 2020.
- The Dark Order appeared after SCU and The Young Bucks for the AEW Tag Team Championship and inducted two more members into their ranks.
- Awesome Kong, accompanied by Brandi Rhodes and Melanie Cruise, won her first match on Dynamite by quickly beating Miranda Alize.
- The saga of Hangman Page and the messages on his graphic continues.
- Cody and Darby Allin picked up a win over The Butcher and The Blade.
- MJF will be at AEW Dynamite on February 19 and 26.
- A reminder that this is AEW's last live show of 2019 and will return on January 1 in Jacksonville for Dynamite.
- Jericho says he has a special surprise for Jon Moxley for the January 1, 2020 edition of AEW Dynamite to try and convince him to join The Inner Circle.
- Check out the full report on AEW at this link.