WWE NXT New Year’s Evil Results Live Blog: Breakker vs. Ciampa 2
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Announced for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: Bron Breakker tries to snatch the NXT title from Tommaso Ciampa, Mandy Rose defends the women’s belt against Cora Jade and Raquel GonzÃ¡lez, Riddle teams up with MSK against the Imperium trio of WALTER and Tag champions Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel, Cruiserweight and North American titles will be unified when Carmelo Hayes takes on Roderick Strong, AJ Styles calls out Grayson Waller, and more!
Check back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT the live blog kicks off once the show begins in the United States. A running record of everything that happens will be below that line here.
Enjoy the show!
WWE NXT NEW YEAR’S RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JAN. 4
Don’t go back inside honey, you know exactly why I’m here. So you’re scared, and you think maybe we’re not that young anymore? Show some faith, there is magic in the night, and I’m about to blog live on this pro wrestling show for these folks.
The show opens with an introductory PPV caliber video.
Carmelo Hayes (North America) vs. Roderick Strong (Cruiserweight) (NXT North American / Cruiserweight Championship unification match)
Collar and elbow, struggling around the ring, Hayes pulls back hard into the ropes and breaks cleanly. Armbar, Roddy is running away! Collar and elbow, Carmelo with a control of the head, inverted in head scissors, same sequence in reverse, exchanges of streaks of arms and attempts to pin, Hayes with a weak enzuigiri!
Carmelo with a headlock, pulled, slips low but runs into a chop from Strong! Pursuing him on the ground, no more chops, back inside, mounted punches, back elbow, off the ropes, Hayes posts him and gets him hooked into the ropes for a slingshot leg drop!
Coming back and forth, Roddy in the apron, Carmelo plants a DDT slingshot on the apron! The slingshot comes back inside but Strong catches it with a big knee, a one-arm pin for a close fall and we’re going to snap.
Returning from the publicity, Hayes has a top padlock locked in the middle of the ring! Strong comes out, backbreaker logs in, another Carmelo gets a reclining facebuster for two and follows him with a Saka Otoshi! Roddy goes looking for a catapult, stranded, Hayes with a Boston Crab!
Strong reverses and gets the full strong hold! Switching to a high angle torture crab, Carmelo turns around and gets a boost to escape, but Roddy hits another backbreaker for two! Elbows, Olympic slam … NO! The sunset comes out of the corner, rolls through, Final Cut … RODDY KICKS OUT!
Hayes goes up, Strong cuts him with an enzuigiri … AVALANCHE CRASH LANDING BUT RODERICK STRONG WON’T STAY DOWN! Carmelo sits up and perches on top …
Carmelo Hayes wins by pinfall with dipping ax, retaining NXT North American Championship and winning the NXT Cruiserweight Championship.
We see Tommaso Ciampa backstage as AJ Styles rolls around.
Styles wishes him luck and Ciampa says he looks like he’s dressed for a fight, AJ says he could be there for a fight, and we’re going to take a break.
Back from the publicity, we are informed that this year’s Dusty Classic begins in two weeks for the men’s tournament and in February for the women’s.
AJ Styles steps into the ring and into the microphone.
He thanks the crowd for their support and says he would be lying if he didn’t have any regrets, like skipping NXT and going straight to the main roster. There is something special about NXT, but of course it’s there for Grayson Waller.
Enter Grayson Waller.
He says you can say you have to pay your dues and so on, but he’s here and AJ lost last night and he’ll tell you it’s because he’s beaten. Styles admits he’s not 100% and offers Waller a chance to enjoy it, since he’s never had a match in NXT and he’s wearing his gear, all they need is a referee.
Grayson says not to come forward and AJ tells him to grow a bag and get in there and do something. Waller says he needs the main event spotlight, so he wants to do it next week, in the main event, to get the biggest win of his career. Styles says it will be the biggest embarrassment of his career.
Waller punches, AJ bends down and hits him back but Grayson cuts him off and puts on boots! Pele’s right hand is kicked, the back falls on the apron, the forearm cuts it off but Waller runs away before he can strike the phenomenal forearm!
Pete Dunne is doing a promo on shutting Tony D’Angelo’s mouth for good next week, and go ahead and bring the crowbar, because you’ll need it.
(Dvorak steps up.)
We are going to break.
Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter are practicing when Amari Miller arrives.
They say they’re getting ready to fight for the tag titles when Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta arrive to say they’re going to get them first. Pirotta agrees to a match, and when Indi panics, she says they might find a partner, first lifting Tiffany Stratton, but she gets up and calls her father about them.
Wendy Chu (Karen Q in pajamas) is behind her and they skeptically ask who she is.
Imperium (Fabian Aichner, Marcel Barthel and WALTER) vs. Matt Riddle and MSK (Nash Carter and Wes Lee)
Barthel and Carter to start, Marcel catchant turns around him on the carpet. Nash lights up but a label in Aichner cuts him off! Carter runs away, tag done, Lee enters with kicks but Fabian takes his head with a lariat! Riddle inside, he ends up briefly isolated, tags done, MSK clears the ring but WALTER destroys them!
Catching Wes diving, he posts him and cuts him hard to set him up for stereo dropkicks as we go smashing.
Back from the publicity, Carter is isolated while Barthel is working on him and labels WALTER to stop the momentum! Putting boots on Nash, he marks Riddle and Matt goes to town with his old rival WALTER! MSK dives into Imperium and everyone is at ringside! Back inside, filling the German suplex allows Riddle to be close!
WALTER with a powerbomb in a side press … ALWAYS NO! Tag on Aichner, vertical fall brainbuster … CARTER LE BRISE! Dives, Riddle with strikes, another German in WALTER, tag in Nash! Tag to Lee, blockbuster / spinebuster combo, Riddle legal, from the top with the twisted moonsault …
Matt Riddle & MSK win by pinfall with an RKO from Riddle to Marcel Barthel.
Behind the scenes, Joe Gacy and Harland are interviewed.
Joe says Harland has reflected on the ramifications of the way people treat him and he’s making great strides and showing more restraint than ever before, and if they were in the Dusty Classic it would bring peace and happiness to Harland. Since this is a brand new tag team, they don’t want to be automatically entered into the field, and they would be happy to prove to the tournament committee that they are a viable tag team.
A helicopter flies over the arena and we climb into the cockpit with Mandy Rose.
She says this is how the champion arrives in style, lands and exits to send us to the break.
Back from the commercial, Elektra Lopez is interviewed backstage.
She says everyone can keep wondering what’s going on between her and Xyon Quinn, and she joined Legado del Fantasma because Santos Escobar knows she makes a difference. Family comes first, but they are drawn to success and next week you’ll have your answer when Santos and Xyon fight next week, with the winner going with her.
Cora Jade vs. Mandy Rose (c) vs. Raquel Gonzalez (NXT Women’s Championship)
Gonzalez takes out Jade with a boot and takes it out on Rose! Snake Eyes on Cora after a few hits, Mandy cuts her with one knee, right hand in the corner, whips through, up and down in a tijeras! Raquel pushes Jade around the corner, whips through, up and down stuck tijeras, Cora slips away, pins for two!
The low bridge sends Gonzalez to the ground, Jade of the ropes, Rose trips her and pulls her off the ground, ramming her into the apron! Raquel walks in to take Mandy out, Cora dives on her, then Rose throws her down the steel steps for her trouble and stands up!
Back inside, Jade collects a pin for two, Gonzalez puts them both on her shoulders, the double Samoan Drop sends us breaking!