WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from January 27

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WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from January 27
Credit: WWE NXT

For weeks, three of NXT's top competitors have jockeyed for position in the hunt for the promotion's top championship. Wednesday night, they squared off in a huge main event match designed to determine the one man one would compete for Finn Balor's title.

Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe and Baron Corbin may have taken different paths to WWE's hottest brand, but they all endured trials, tribulations, success and heartbreak as they have chased the glory that comes along with championship gold.

For Zayn, becoming the No. 1 contender would put him one step away from becoming the first two-time NXT champion and paying off all the hard work and rehabilitation he has put his body through following major shoulder surgery.

In the case of Samoa Joe, winning Wednesday's match would book him one more date with Balor, whom he pummeled and punished in London, but fell just short of dethroning.

And for Corbin, a win would solidify him as the future of NXT—a former member of the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals who made a successful transition to the mat game.

With so much at stake, and emotions at a fever pitch, a heated match was guaranteed.

Which Superstar emerged from the battle with his arm raised in victory and a title opportunity awaiting him?

The answer to that question, as well as all the highlights, analysis and grades from Wednesday's show is inside.

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