WWE quietly announced a programming change in a Friday afternoon news dump on their official website.
Next week’s episode of WWE NXT (on Dec. 28) will actually be a two-hour special that will be the television debut of the NXT show in Osaka, Japan. This is the show where Shinsuke Nakamura regained the WWE NXT Championship against Samoa Joe, in a creative decision everyone saw coming. The following week, NXT will be replaced (on Jan. 4) with matches that took place at the NXT live event in Melbourne, Australia. At the Melbourne show Nakamura defended the NXT title against Samoa Joe in a steel cage match.
Meanwhile, this means that the rematch between WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa and The Revival will air on the Jan. 11, 2017 episode of NXT exclusively on WWE Network.