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After crossing out Bobby Fish from his redemption list, EC3 looked to administer more dents in the Undisputed ERA armor by waylaying Adam Cole in one-on-one action. As Cole’s black-and-gold attired comrades circled around the ring like sharks stalking prey, The Top One Percent maintained tunnel vision on The Panama City Playboy as he tossed him around like a handball. Yet, Cole found an opening after targeting the left arm of EC3. The former NXT North American Champion tossed EC3 into the steel steps, right before laying a dropkick onto the tenderized limb.

It was almost déjà vu when the other Undisputed ERA members interjected late in the contest. Though EC3 disposed of them, Cole capitalized on the distraction with a thunderous superkick and the Last Shot to pick up the three-count. As the entire Undisputed ERA pounced on the battered EC3, they received a true shock to the system when The War Raiders swooped in. Pulverizing the foursome with back-to-back tandem attacks, the modern-day Vikings left a crystal-clear warning ahead of their NXT Tag Team Title matchup at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix.

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Undisputed Era come to the ring and Adam Cole says they start the holidays early by embarrassing the top one percent of idiots EC3 tonight. In 2018, EC3 thought that coming to NXT would elevate his career to new heights. With help from a steel chair, EC3 found out that NXT was their world. The Undisputed Era is the center of the universe. Everything revolved around them. Make no mistake about it, 2018 was not a career year for them, it was the start of a decade of undisputed dominance. Adam promises that all four of them will be draped in championship gold in 2019. That is not a threat, that is undisputed.

Match Number One: Bobby Fish (with Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong, and Adam Cole) versus EC3

Fish goes to the floor before EC3 can lock up as he tries to get into EC3’s head. Fish wants EC3 held back but EC3 hip tosses Fish into the ring. EC3 with kicks and punches. EC3 with an Irish whip and Fish goes for the leg. EC3 with a power bomb. EC3 with a Mick Foley clothesline and both go over the top rope to the floor. EC3 goes to the apron and then goes after Fish and sends him back into the ring. EC3 with an arm bar and nerve hold. Fish backs EC3 into the corner. EC3 with chops and a biel. Kyle gets on the apron and that allows Fish to clip EC3.

Fish with punches to EC3. Fish with a boot to EC3 followed by a kick. Fish with a forearm and punches in the corner. Fish with kicks to the thigh followed by a dragon screw leg whip. Fish works on the injured leg and stands on the good knee. EC3 kicks Fish away but misses a splash into the corner and Fish with an exploder for a near fall. EC3 with a suplex. EC3 with punches to Fish and Fish catches himself in the ropes. EC3 with a slam and the One Percent Elbow. EC3 knocks Kyle and Strong off the apron. Fish dives at the knee and takes EC3 down again. Fish with a knee bar but EC3 with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: EC3

After the match, The Undisputed Era attack EC3.

Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight come to the ring and go after Undisputed Era and clear the ring except for Kyle. EC3 hits the One Percenter on Kyle.

EC3 convinces Otis to do the worm and elbow drop.

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Where there’s a wall, there’s a war – and that much was certain following the demolition derby that took place inside STAPLES Center. Whereas The Undisputed ERA claimed victory in last year’s devastating WarGames Match, the nefarious faction tasted defeat this year — as NXT North American Champion Ricochet, WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne & War Raiders stepped out of the intimidating double cage as masters of warfare.

A rematch of the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV started the first five minutes of the match, as NXT North American Champion Ricochet went toe-to-toe with Adam Cole. Picking up where their previous confrontations left off, the two unloaded a series of hard hits, including Cole catching a leaping Ricochet out of the air with a vertebra-pounding backstabber.

Once the first period expired, Kyle O’Reilly, who won the WarGames advantage for Undisputed ERA earlier this week on NXT, rushed out of the shark cage near the entrance way and into the ring to lend a helping hand to Cole. Together, the Undisputed ERA brothers landed a devastating Ushigoroshi on The One and Only. After the second period ended, War Raiders’ Hanson was the next to enter the action, pushing Dunne aside and bulldozing his way into WarGames, laying waste to both Cole and O’Reilly. At one point, Hanson went down on all fours to allow Ricochet to springboard off his back and land a Shooting Star Press on O’Reilly.

Later, Roderick Strong and Rowe entered the ring, sending the brewing chaos in the dual ring to boiling levels. Drama unfolded when Bobby Fish, competing in his first match since undergoing knee surgery for a torn ACL, used the padlock from his cage to lock Dunne in his own cage before tossing the key into the crowd. To keep Dunne from grabbing his fingers through the cage, Fish attacked The BruiserWeight’s knee, which was injured last Wednesday night. From there, Fish and the rest of Undisputed ERA unloaded on Dunne’s teammates with ERA-branded steel chairs, exploiting their four-on-three advantage.

The match turned into a battlefield, and the vestiges of war were apparent as bodies flew across both rings. But by the time referees finally broke Dunne out of his cage with a pair of bolt cutters, it was all-out bedlam.

A spear from Fish folded Rowe through a mounted table, and a springboard body splash by Hanson crushed O’Reilly through another table. In one of the most chaotic moments of the jaw-dropping melee, both teams locked into each other like Voltron to drop each other from the cage wall onto the canvas with a unified suplex. As the only competitor not involved in that ring-rattling maneuver, The One and Only worked his aerial magic, too, dropping from the skies with an incredible double-rotation moonsault from the top of the cage.

Aching in pain but energized by the fight, all eight Superstars rose to their feet and unleashed fisticuffs in the middle of the two rings as the NXT Universe erupted in excitement. The action only escalated from there, with The Raiders crushing Fish with the Fallout, and NXT Tag Team Champions Strong & O’Reilly cut down Rowe with a high-low combination.

As the carnage spread across the two rings, with Superstars sprawled around damaged and beaten, Dunne mustered up enough strength to drop Cole with a Bitter End, which was followed up by an out-of-nowhere 450 Splash by Ricochet. Both Dunne and Ricochet swung their nearly lifeless arms across Cole to score the victory, winning the war against The Undisputed ERA, and the two titleholders celebrated by ascending the WarGames structure and triumphantly lifting their championship into the air as TakeOver: WarGames II concluded.


The Undisputed Era makes their way to the ring.

Adam Cole tells everyone that Bobby Fish is back and the Undisputed Era is at 100 percent. If you don’t believe them, ask War Raiders. Two of the biggest and baddest men in NXT and they demolished them. If anyone else wants to get in their way, you won’t be in their way for long. They will make short work of you. Adam says they will make people fear NXT. NXT, you are not NXT. The Undisputed Era is NXT.

Adam has a message for the man who has his property, Ricochet. You defended his title against Pete Dunne and himself. You beat Pete Dunne but you did not beat him because you cannot. When Adam gets his rematch . . .

EC3’s music interrupts Cole.

EC3 tells Adam he will impart some knowledge on him. He says Adam does not deserve a rematch for the North American championship.

Adam asks EC3 if it is a smart idea to mess with the Undisputed Era.

EC3 points out that you were not pinned, but you did not win. He says it does not matter that Undisputed Era is back at 100 percent because he is the top 1 percent.

Adam Cole suggests that they have a match right now. EC3 agrees and we have a referee.

Match Number One: Adam Cole (with Bobby Fish, Roderick Strong, and Kyle O’Reilly) versus EC3

Cole with a kick and punch and then he sends EC3 into the turnbuckles and kicks EC3. EC3 sends Cole into the turnbuckles and he chops Cole. EC3 with more chops and a slam. EC3 with the one percenter elbow and then they go through the ropes to the floor. Cole tries to attack EC3 from behind while EC3 focuses on the rest of Undisputed Era but Cole’s kick is blocked and EC3 sends Cole into the apron. Cole with a thrust kick as EC3 returns to the ring.

Cole sends EC3 into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Cole with a neck breaker on EC3. Cole with an elbow drop to EC3. Cole with forearms and kicks in the corner. Cole with another neck breaker for a near fall. Cole with a front face lock. Cole with a bicycle kick and he gets a near fall. Cole chokes EC3 in the ropes. Cole kicks EC3 in the corner. EC3 with a kick and chops. Cole with a knee and Cole with forearms in the corner. EC3 with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Cole with an Ushigoroshi for a near fall. Cole with a front face lock. Cole with a guillotine and body scissors but EC3 counters with a suplex and both men are down.

EC3 with punches followed by a back elbow and running forearm. EC3 with a splash into the corner followed by a German suplex. EC3 goes for the One Percenter but Cole escapes but misses the bicycle kick. EC3 with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Fish, Kyle, and Roderick distract EC3 and Cole with a super kick. EC3 with a clothesline and he knocks the other members of Undisputed Era off the apron. Cole misses a Shining Wizard and EC3 with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: EC3

After the match, Strong and O’Reilly with Total Elimination to EC3. All four men attack EC3 and take him up the ramp. Cole with a Shining Wizard to the back of EC3’s head.

Bobby Fish grabs a chair and he brings it to the stage and he hits EC3 in the leg with it.

We go to commercial.


Match Number One: Hanson and Raymond Rowe versus Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly for the NXT Tag Team Championship

Strong and Rowe start things off and Rowe goes for a gutwrench but Strong with a waist lock. Rowe with a standing switch and Strong gets to the ropes. Strong with a rake of the eyes and the referee warns him. Strong with a kick and Kyle tags in. They double team Rowe and Irish whip him into the corner but Rowe with a double clothesline. Hanson tags in and Kyle goes for the leg but Hanson pushes him away. Hanson stops Strong too. Kyle with a kick to the leg and a front face lock. Strong tags in and Hanson runs through a double clothesline and hits a double clothesline of his own.

Rowe tags in and he wants Strong and O’Reilly to get back into the ring. Rowe with a waist lock take down on Strong and then he chops Kyle. Strong gets away from Rowe and makes the blind tag. Kyle with a heel hook but he cannot get Rowe down and Rowe picks up Kyle and sends him to the mat. Rowe with a back body drop to Strong while he goes for a gutwrench on Kyle. Rowe slams Kyle and then he slams Hanson onto Kyle. Hanson kicks Strong and the War Raiders send Strong into Kyle.

Kyle backs away from Rowe and Strong tries to ambush him but Rowe avoids it. Rowe with chops to Strong and Kyle. Kyle runs into a clothesline but Strong goes after the knee while Rowe gets back into the ring. Kyle kicks Rowe in the knee. Strong tags in and Strong with a back breaker for a near fall. Strong kicks Rowe and pulls him into the corner. Strong with a step over toe hold and he stomps on the knee. Kyle tags back in and kicks Rowe in the leg. Kyle sends Rowe into the turnbuckles and he kicks Rowe in the leg. Kyle wraps the injured leg in the ropes and Rowe tries to fight off Kyle and Strong.

Kyle with a jumping knee and kick followed by a leg sweep. Kyle gets a near fall. Kyle with palm strikes to Rowe and Strong tags back in. They make a wish on Rowe but Rowe with head butts to Strong. Strong with a baseball slide and he gets a near fall. Strong with punches to Rowe and Kyle tags in. Kyle kicks Rowe in the corner and Strong with chops. Kyle with a dragon screw to Rowe and then he applies a standing figure four and sends the knee into the mat. Strong tags back in and Rowe with a kick. Rowe with an elbow but Strong holds on to Rowe to keep him from making the tag.

Kyle tags in and he hits a dragon screw. Strong tags back in and he works on the knee with an Indian Death Lock. Rowe with forearms to get out of the hold. Kyle clips Rowe and keeps him from making the tag. Rowe with a uranage in the corner as Kyle charges at him. Strong and Hanson tag in and Hanson with a back body drop and side slam. Hanson with a cross body to Strong and then he punches Kyle. Hanson kicks Strong. Hanson with a seated splash to Kyle and then he does a cartwheel to avoids Strong and hits a clothesline. Hanson with a bronco buster to Strong for a near fall.

Rowe makes the tag but Kyle with a sleeper on Hanson. Rowe with a double knee strike and then Hanson slaps Rowe to add more impact to a splash in the corner. Hanson with a back breaker to Strong and then Rowe with a sit out power bomb for a near fall that is broken up by Kyle. Rowe with a forearm that sends Kyle to the floor. Hanson tags back in and Rowe holds Strong up for a springboard clothesline.

Adam Cole comes to the ring and Hanson blocks a punch and Hanson punches Cole and sends him to the floor. Rowe tags back in and he tries to get Strong up but he cannot do it due to the damage on the leg. Strong with an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Kyle tags in and Rowe with a knee to Strong but Kyle with kicks to Rowe’s leg. Kyle with a knee bar and he turns it into an ankle lock. Hanson catches Strong and slams him onto Kyle.

Hanson tags in and Kyle with a boot and slaps but it only angers Hanson. Rowe and Hanson with a pop up power slam and Hanson with a suicide dive onto Strong. Hanson goes up top for Fallout and Bobby Fish with a chair to Hanson. The referee calls for the bell.

Winners: Hanson and Raymond Rowe (by disqualification) [Undisputed Era Retain Championship]

Fish hits Hanson and Rowe with the chair and then Strong and Kyle hit Total Elimination on Rowe.


We are back and Roderick Strong says he has to get something off his chest. The War Raiders say that they can run but they cannot hide. Strong says they are too famous to hide from anyone. Kyle calls them the Sneak Attack Raiders and says that they are a few hundred years late making a fashion statement. Fish wants to know where it is in the Viking papers that you hide before you attack.

Adam Cole mentions the match between Pete Dunne and RIcochet and calls it the Adam Cole Invitational because the winner will face him and lose the titles. Adam says it is a review session next week. None of them are on the level of the Undisputed Era.