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WWE NXT results, live blog (Dec. 28, 2021): New Year’s Evil go home

Here's a place to check results and comment along with the newest episode of WWE NXT, airing live on Tuesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on USA Network.

Check out our Tuesday morning preview post to get caught up on what's been happening, and what we expect this week.

Advertised for tonight from the WWE Performance Center: Riddle will be on hand as MSK calls out NXT Tag champs Imperium. North American champ Carmelo Hayes and Cruiserweight titleholder Roderick Strong sign the contact for their New Year’s Evil unification bout. Grayson Waller wrestles Dexter Lumis, Cora Jade teams with Raquel González to take on Toxic Attraction’s Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne, The Brian Kendrick returns to battle Harland, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the NXT live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. A running record of everything that happens will be below this line here.

Enjoy the show!


And I said, “Hey kid, you think that’s oil? Man, that ain’t oil, that’s blood.” I wonder what he was thinking when he hit that storm or was he just lost in the flood? Eighth Avenue sailors in satin shirts whisper in the air, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with Grayson Waller making his entrance.

He asks how everyone’s Christmas went and jumps right into talking about his Christmas. He says he deserved a present so he booked a flight and tickets for Raw, and he recounts his appearance on Raw last night. He claims that if it weren’t for Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez, it would have been AJ Styles’ last night on Raw.

He says he was supposed to have a match against Dexter Lumis but he’s found an adequate replacement, so...

Enter Odyssey Jones.

But as soon as he gets to the ring, Waller leaves and tries to walk out. Jones gets on the mic and calls him a “big time bitch”

Grayson Waller vs. Odyssey Jones

Circling, Grayson cocky, probing jab and Jones gose wild on him, punches, biels, hip attacks in the corner, big side slam for a nearfall and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Waller with a nearfall off an elbow drop, Jones shoves him off, body avalanches, sidestep the charge and a leg lariat connects! Odyssey with a massive Tenryu Powerbomb out of the corner, no good, Grayson cuts him off by putting him into the exposed turnbuckle...

Grayson Waller wins by pinfall with a Stunner.

Post-match, AJ Styles appears on the tron.

He says Grayson was looking for attention and the problem is he found the wrong kind of attention, and he’s going to be at New Year’s Evil to wrestle him next week.

Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez are interviewed backstage.

They say next week is every woman for herself, but tonight they’re gonna coexist and take out some toxic trash.

Io Shirai rolls up and complains about never getting her rematch for the NXT Women’s Championship, and Kay Lee Ray says she doesn’t care who, she wants the next crack at the title.

Mandy Rose appears on the TV behind them and says since they all want her so bad, so why not have her girls take the night off and Jade and Gonzalez should wrestle Shirai and KLR instead, with the winners being the two other women in the title match next week.

Grayson Waller appears backstage to cut a promo accepting AJ’s challenge and giving MSK the cold shoulder on his way out.

We get another Tiffany Stratton vignette to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Xyon Quinn tells Elektra Lopez it’s time to decide between him and Legado del Fantasma.

MSK make their entrance and get on the mic.

They talk about how good it is to be back, and about how they’ve been MIA since Halloween Havoc but they went on a beautiful journey and found their shaman bro Matt Riddle and they’re flying higher than ever before.

Riddle sends a promo in on the tron and says he’ll be there in spirit, their higher power, and reassures them that they’re gonna win the tag titles from Imperium.

So they call Imperium out.

Enter Imperium, chattering at MSK in their native tongues until they point out that they don’t understand. Marcel Barthel switches to English and tells them they’re untouchable and the tag titles are staying with the best team the division has ever seen.

WALTER appears on the tron and tells MSK they represent everything wrong in this great sport today, a disgrace to the mat they stand on. He says his boys are great champions that treat the titles with dignity and respect, and the only thing MSK deserve is a beating.

Riddle interrupts and says he’s not gonna let eurotrash talk to his friends like this, so how about this— next week at New Year’s Evil, Riddle & MSK vs. the full Imperium in trios action!

Joe Gacy is giving Harland a pep talk in the woods again to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Edris Enofe is interviewed backstage.

He says his first win felt fantastic and his whole life he’s had doubters, so no better way to close out 2021 than with a win.

Von Wagner rolls up to yell about Edris’ win being a fluke and Malik Blade joins them to say he’s going to do the same thing tonight.

Joe Gacy and Harland are in the ring as Brian Kendrick’s music plays.

Gacy gets on the mic and says sadly he knew that Mr. Kendrick was just like so many others in this cruel world, talking a big game but, when confronted with their mistakes, they fail to show up.

Enter Andre Chase.

He says this is a teachable moment and Joe says they enjoy the work he’s done at Chase University, before talking about how Harland unfairly and unjustly got expelled from school the last time he went. But they’d like to thank Andre for stepping up and volunteering to be Kendrick’s replacement tonight!

Andre Chase vs. Harland

Waistlock, Harland with big punishing back elbows into the corner, he smashes Chase’s face into the mat over and over...

Harland wins by referee stoppage after repeated facesmashes into the mat.

One of the Chase University kids hits the ring to check on Andre but Harland yanks him out of the ring and hoists him over a shoulder, carting him out of the arena!

We see Tiffany Stratton stretching backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Legado del Fantasma are arguing backstagen when Solo Sikoa rolls up.

Santos Escobar tells him off, he says he doesn’t have time for this, and Escobar demands an apology, which leads to a challenge.

Fallon Henley vs. Tiffany Stratton

Circling, go-behind, arm drag into an armbar, big slam, Henley holding her own but this match is all Stratton so far. Back handspring body avalanche sets it up...

Tiffany Stratton wins by pinfall with a reverse STO.

Commentary promises us a contract signing for the title vs. title match, after the break.

Back from commercial, Tony D’Angelo gets a video package promo.

Wade Barrett is in the ring to preside over our contract signing.

Diamond Mine make their entrance and Malcolm Bivens gets on the mic, calling Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams out for not showing up.

Enter Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams.

They tell Roddy he’s not gonna be champion much longer and Bivens translates, playing it straight. Strong asks Malcolm to tell him he’s gonna kick his ass, and Bivens puts it in terms familiar to Trick.

Hayes sits down and says when he says he shoots and doesn’t miss, that’s not a catchphrase, that’s a way of life, and next week he’s gonna unify the titles by any means necessary to become the A Champion of NXT.

Roddy says at New Year’s Evil, they’re both gonna have a life-changing experience. For him, it’ll be a great night, unifying the titles, and Carmelo’s going to be known as Humbled Hayes.

Both champions sign the contract and Carmelo gets up, fighting mad, and strips to the waist, but a brawl manages to not break out. As Trick goes to leave, Malcolm reminds him that Dexter Lumis beat his ass last week, which leads to Williams getting put through a table.

We see Solo Sikoa getting ready backstage.

Back from commercial, we get a video package hyping up the tag division’s current four-way feud over who gets to be #1 contender.

Santos Escobar vs. Solo Sikoa

Collar and elbow, Escobar with a big chop in the corner, go-behind, Sikoa gets away and goes for a stomp, but Santos backs off. Leg pick, taking Solo for a ride, Sikoa fires up, body slam, off the ropes, falling headbutt for two! Santos takes him to the floor and turns the tide and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Escobar in control for a long while, working the knee, shifting to a Fujiwara armbar, but Sikoa fires up to a second wind with knees in the corner, whip across, big Samoan drop! Senton follows, running Mendoza and Wilde off when they run interference and Santos takes him out with a chop block!

Up top, avalanche Frankensteiner connects! Xyon Quinn at ringside, Escobar distracted and he dives on him and beats him down! Back inside, Solo cracks a superkick across his jaw and goes up top...

Solo Sikoa wins by pinfall with the diving splash.

We get a rundown of next week’s show.

Joe Gacy and Harland are on the roof holding the poor dude from earlier and Harland sets him down right next to the edge as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Solo Sikoa is walking along when Boa blindsides him, attacks him, and chokes him until referees surround him!

We get a video package for Bron Breakker vs. Tommaso Ciampa II.

Malik Blade vs. Von Wagner

Wagner beating him down early, whip across, Blade goes under and catches him with a series of kicks, but Von tosses him aside. Big Karelin lift throws him across the ring, short-arm lariat connects, Malik ducking and dodging but Wagner takes him out with a lariat!

Blade gets up top, diving crossbody and he’s fired up! Robert Stone watching backstage as Wagner hits a lifting reverse STO, powerbomb reversed to a sunset flip... NOPE! Another slam, underhooks...

Von Wagner wins by pinfall with the butterfly Final Cut.

Post-match, Wagner goes to attack Blade some more but Edris Enofe makes the save!

And so we go to break.

Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez vs. Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray (NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

Shirai and Jade to start, Cora with an early advantage, tag to Gonzalez, KLR dives on her, Io with an Asai Moonsault and we go to break!

Back from commercial, KLR has a half-crab in on Jade and keeps her trapped in the middle of the ring. Looking for the KLR Bomb, Cora reverses but Kay clubs her down! Shirai tags in, up top but Raquel saves Jade! Ray with a dive on Gonzalez, Io stalks after Cora, missile dropkick... NOPE!

KLR tags back in, Jade gets an enzuigiri and the path is clear, crawling, reaching, tag to Gonzalez! Forearms to Kay, Gallon Throw into the ropes, big lariat sets up a fallaway slam! Setting Ray up, twisting Vader Bomb, the match breaks down and Raquel and Cora bicker until KLR comes in for a pin! Jade is able to roll with the momentum...

Cora Jade & Raquel Gonzalez win by pinfall with a European Clutch from Jade on Kay Lee Ray, becoming #1 contenders to the NXT Women’s Championship.

Post-match, Mandy Rose appears on the tron to congratulate them on their win, but says their selfish desires will be their downfall, and that’s why she decided on a triple threat, to eliminate them both at the same time.

That’s the show, folks.

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