— Goldust noted to fans on Twitter that he hopes to return to the ring in six months after undergoing shoulder surgery.
He wrote, “Recovery is like watchin paint dry…but me as an impatient person…has to watch it dry…shoulder will be better than ever in time.”
— Johnny Curtis scored 3 immunity points via this week’s NXT Rookie Challenges; Power Punch and Talent Show. He has 5 immunity points heading into next week’s show, which will feature the season’s first elimination. Curtis is trailed by Derrick Bateman (3), Johnny Curtis (2), Byron Saxton (1), Jacob Novak (1), Brodus Clay (0), Conor O’Brian (0).
— NXT standings following the Dec. 28 episode are as follows: Conor O’Brian (2-0), Byron Saxton (2-1), Brodus Clay (1-1), Jacob Novak (1-1), Johnny Curtis (1-2), Derrick Bateman (0-3).