New Year's Evil Quick Recap (1/06/2020)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here. All in all, this was the best NXT of the year--and that is undisputed--and one of the best in recent months. Worth the watch for every match except the squash match.

NXT: New Year's Evil

NXT: New Year's Evil Quick Recap for 1/06/2020

Matches Tonight: 6
  • In our opening match, Karrion Kross defeated Damian Priest. Priest took several big hits and kept getting up, much to the awe of Kross. Kross finished him off with a running forearm to the back of the head. Great match between the two powerful foes.
  • In a very good match featuring a lot of high-flying, Santos Escobar successfully defended his NXT Cruiserweight title against Gran Metallik.
  • Xia Li, escorted by Boa and a Myster Person cloaked in robes and a veil and sitting on a portable throne (in before port-a-potty comments), defeated Katrina Cortez in a squash match. Xia showcased a much more aggressive, violent style, new ring gear and music.
  • Raquel González defeated Rhea Ripley in an absolutely incredible Last Woman Standing match.
  • Shotzi Blackheart & Kushida defeated the Way's Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae.
  • In a match that truly was TakeOver quality, Finn Bálor defeated Kyle O'Reilly by submission to retain the NXT Championship.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments:
  • A TakeOver was announced for 14th. No sub-title was given but, as it'll be Valentines Day, I'm sure there will be a theme.
  • William Regal explained that Timothy Thatcher could not compete tonight, but will have that Fight Pit match with Ciampa someday soon.
  • The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic starts next week. It was also announced that we'll have the first-ever Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic!
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