On the November 26 edition of NXT, ‘The Bruiserweight’ Pete Dunne defeated Kyle O’Reilly to give The Kings of NXT the advantage at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
Earlier in the night, O’Reilly put himself forth for the bout against Dunne in order to gain a measure of revenge against the Brit for his betrayal at NXT Halloween Havoc one month ago, prompting his leader Adam Cole to orate his love for the new, determined, O’Reilly.
Brutal and brilliant in every sense, Dunne and Kyle went to war in a hard hitting Ladder Match which included the standard joint manipulation from the former WWE United Kingdom Champion, a powerbomb through the ladder and work on the repaired knee of the Undisputed Era member.
After both men fought at the summit of the ladder, it was the Birmingham native that took control with wicked chair shots – this is a new Pete Dunne – and a Bitter End onto the barricade, before O’Reilly nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Eyeing his foe at the apex, Kyle desperately tipped the ladder and threw Dunne onto a second in the corner. With his rival down and seemingly out, O’Reilly climbed the rungs but was foiled in his attempt by a masked figure who raced to the ring and tipped the ladder to send O’Reilly crashing to the arena floor.
With his new guardian watching over him, Pete Dunne ascended the heights and snatched the waiting briefcase to give The Kings of NXT the numbers advantage inside WarGames.
As of writing, there is no word on who the mystery assailant is that aided Dunne in his victory. With Pat McAfee home for thanksgiving – even if it was Pat then why wear a mask – rumours continue to swirl of Tyler Bate’s promotion to the black and gold brand.
Though only speculation, it would make sense as he’s not been seen on the relaunch of NXT UK since its return.
You can read full results from NXT here.