12/30 WWE NXT Preview: Gargano’s Championship Curse
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WWE has shared the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT on WWE.com:
- Johnny Gargano looks to end his championship curse against Leon Ruff
- Roderick Strong to go one on one with Pete Dunne
- “The Colossal” Bronson Reed battles Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to kick off the night
- Breezango clash with The Grizzled Young Veterans
- Mercedes Martinez returns to action
- A special look at the history between Rhea Ripley and Raquel González
- NXT Year-End Award Winners to be revealed
WWE’s full preview can be found HERE; we have included excerpts below:
Johnny Gargano looks to end his championship curse against Leon Ruff
All was good once again in the Gargano household after Johnny Gargano recaptured the NXT North American Title at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
But will the good times keep rolling for Johnny Wrestling when he puts the title on the line tonight against Leon Ruff, or will he once again fall victim to his own championship curse?
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 29, 2020
The last time Gargano defended the championship, Ruff scored one of the biggest upsets in WWE history. But thanks to help from Austin Theory, Gargano is now a three-time NXT North American Champion after besting Ruff and Damian Priest in a Triple Threat Match.
However, Gargano has still never defended a title successfully, failing to do so in his previous two reigns with the title, as well as with the NXT Championship.
With The Way on his side, will he finally find a way to beat fate? Or will Ruff be golden once again?
“The Colossal” Bronson Reed battles Isaiah “Swerve” Scott to kick off the night
One week after “The Colossal” Bronson Reed made a dynamic return to NXT, the massive Superstar is set to go one-on-one with Isaiah “Swerve” Scott at the start of tonight’s show at 8/7 C on USA Network.
— incomparable (@swerveconfident) December 30, 2020
Despite his formidable size and force-of-nature offense, Reed will have his massive hands full with the high-flying Scott, who picked up an impressive win this past Wednesday night against Jake Atlas. Can that confidence carry Scott to victory against the big man?
Breezango clash with The Grizzled Young Veterans
Every tandem in NXT’s Tag Team division is looking to impress as 2021 fast approaches, and the final NXT of 2020 features a must-see four-man duel as former NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango square off against former NXT UK Tag Team Champions The Grizzled Young Veterans on tonight’s show.
Let's av it lads!
Former tag champs, big match feel
We've conquered all of Europe, we're never gonna stop 🔜🔥 https://t.co/2AXBdUh5nQ
— Zack Gibson (@ZackGibson01) December 30, 2020
Can the flashy-but-fierce Tyler Breeze & Fandango conquer the tough-as-nails team of James Drake & Zack Gibson tonight?