Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams confronted Roderick Strong and Malcolm Bivens backstage, which led to the two watching this match from the stage. Trick was left uncomfortable, finding a picture of him running from Dexter Lumis.
Roderick Strong's veteran mindset was tough for Bron Breakker to match, but the rookie showed his power could get him out of the worst situations. He managed to power out of the Stronghold before catching Strong running with a Frankensteiner for a nearfall.
The NXT cruiserweight champion fought back with a series of forearms into an Angle slam for a nearfall. Strong followed up with a suplexplex into a powerbomb for another nearfall. However, Breakker responded back with a military press powerslam for the victory.
Tommaso Ciampa snuck in and hit his future challenger with a Willow's Bell on the NXT Championship.
Breakker def. Strong by pinfall.
This was easily the best match from Strong in a while. While a great wrestler, The Messiah of the Backbreaker needs opponents that brings energy to a match. That is where Breakker thrives, which allowed the two to thrive against one another.
The finish felt a little rushed, but otherwise this was another great test for Breakker, who has truly not missed since arriving in NXT. If he does defeat Ciampa in their second match together, it will be an earned win, built through some of the best performances of NXT 2.0's legacy to date.
Strong vs. Hayes seems to be on the horizon, which would be an easy way to faze out the NXT Cruiserweight Championship. A winner-take-all match would get rid of a title NXT is clearly not interested in moving forward. It should also be a great match.
Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2951191-wwe-nxt-20-results-winners-grades-reaction-and-highlights-from-december-14324