WWE NXT New Year's Evil Quick Recap (January 4, 2022)

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 and you can find our preview over here!


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WWE NXT New Year's Evil Quick Recap for January 4, 2022

Matches Tonight: Four
  • Title Unification Match: North American Champion Carmelo Hayes vs NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong. Incredibly great match that saw Hayes pick up the win. Must-watch match. 8:08-8:24pm EST.
  • Six-Man Tag Match: MSK & Riddle vs Imperium. Another great match that had a ton of big spots. Riddle picked up the win after executing an RKO on Marcel Barthel. 8:50-9:04pm EST.
  • NXT Women's Championship Triple-Threat Match: Mandy Rose vs Cora Jade vs Raquel Gonzalez. Great match with some big spots, including a double-Samoan drop on Rose & Jade by the powerhouse Gonzalez. Mandy Rose picked up the win, pinning Cora Jade 9:17-9:30pm EST.
  • NXT Championship Match: Tommaso Ciampa(c) vs Bron Breakker. This main event match was presented commercial free and given ample time. Yet another great match that saw Breakker win with a Steiner Recliner for his first-ever NXT Championship reign. 9:50-10:06pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Styles/Waller: Styles and Waller had very harsh words for each other, and hurt each others feelings. So the two will meet after school, in the NXT main event next week, as Styles has his first match in NXT. 8:31-8:40pm EST.
  • The Dusty Classic: The annual tag team tournament returns. The Women's starts in February, and the Men's begins in two week!
  • Debuts: Wendy Choo (fka Mei Ying of Tian Sha and fka Karen Q ) made her debut, teaming with Indi Hartwell-Lumis & Persia Pirotta to take on KC2 & Amari Miller.
  • Next Week: AJ Styles vs Grayson Waller. Santos Escobar vs Xyon Quinn--winner gets Elektra Lopez. Amari Miller, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter vs Indi Hartwell-Lumis, Persia Pirotta, and Wendy Choo (fka Mei Ying/Karen Q) in six-woman tag action. Pete Dunne vs Tony D'Angelo in a Crowbar on a Pole match.

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