Last updated:  January 7, 2018

Originally published: January 7, 2018

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Verdict: This episode of NXT was a recap of the great matches that were had in NXT over the course of the 2017 year.  You also were given a never before seen Championship match in this extended showing of NXT.  This episode also highlighted the many roads of the wrestlers that will culminate in the upcoming NXT Takeover Philadelphia.

Episode tidbits

NXT showcased the tag teams you should watch for 2018.

You were shown the impacts that some superstars had during the course of the 2017 NXT campaign.  

Ember Moon was given an in-depth look at her rise to NXT Women's Champion.

Exclusive interviews were shown for Johnny Gargano and NXT Champion Andrade "Cien" Almas.

NXT Year End Awards 2017 categories were revealed.  Go to Twitter to vote for your favorites of 2017.

Aleister Black vs Adam Cole is scheduled for NXT Takeover Philadelphia.

Match 1: NXT Champion Drew McIntyre retains his championship against Adam Cole in a match refed by Shawn Michaels (Match Grade: B-)

McIntyre showed, multiple times, that he is truly a strong individual.  Look for pure deadlifts of his small opponent.  This match provided you with a lot of drama.

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