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WWE NXT results, live blog (Jan. 11, 2022): New Year’s Evil fallout

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: AJ Styles looking to shut up Grayson Waller, Santos Escobar & Xyon Quinn in a “battle for the heart of Elektra Lopez”, Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo in a Crowbar on a Pole match, Solo Sikoa looking for payback against Boa, and the debut of Wendy Choo in trios action with Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta when they take on Kacy Catanzaro, Kayden Carter & Amari Miller. And that’s before we even get into new NXT champ Bron Breakker and the fallout from last week’s New Year’s Evil show!

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!


Mercenary battalions are poised to strike us down. Termination’s conquest, upon us now full grown. Save me, my heart’s open wide, and I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of Bron Breakker winning the NXT Championship from Tommaso Ciampa last week.

Bron makes his entrance and gets on the mic and puts Ciampa over as a great fighting champion who congratulated him after his win and cleared the ring to give him space. He says he’s gonna prove why he earned the title each and every week.

He leaves and crosses paths with Legado del Fantasma on his way out.

Santos Escobar vs. Xyon Quinn

Quinn blasts Escobar out the gates, body blows in the corner, shoulder thrusts, hoisting him up on his shoulders and hitting the Snake Eyes! Rear chinlock follows, grinding Santos down but he gets to his feet and to the ropes to escape, but Xyon scrapes his face across the top rope!

Shoulder thrusts, we see Elektra Lopez looking on as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Escobar has turned the tide and has Quinn in an ankle lock, falling back and grapevining the leg! Off the ropes, chop block, chest kick, leg kicks, pressing the attack, hanging his leg in the ropes and hitting a charging dropkick! Chops in the corner, enzuigiri, Santos fired up but Xyon cuts him off with a shove!

Body blows, rolling headbutt, shoulder thrust and a biel follows! Quinn with a shoulder thrust in the corner, fireman’s carry drop, Raul Mendoza runs interference and Escobar is able to knock Xyon to the floor! Fireman’s carry, Elektra Lopez gets in his face and Santos drops him to argue with her!

Quinn blindsides him and cuts off a dive before becoming distracted by Elektra himself. He turns around and she kicks him in the gentleman’s area! Mendoza throws him back inside, Santos gets him up...

Santos Escobar wins by pinfall with the Phantom Driver, ensuring that Elektra Lopez will stay with Legado del Fantasma.

Tony D’Angelo cuts a promo and says of the sixteen ways to use a crowbar, he’ll only need three of them tonight.

We get a Cameron Grimes vignette and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a vignette of Mandy Rose doing a poolside photo shoot.

Cameron Grimes vs. Damon Kemp

Grimes with a leg pick, Kemp reverses, Cameron gets a victory roll for two and follows it up with an arm drag into an armbar as Malcolm Bivens scouts from the ramp. Grimes fires up and this ends like it was always going to...

Cameron Grimes wins by pinfall with Cave-In.

Joe Gacy and Harland cut a promo from the black void.

Gacy thanks the tournament committee for giving them a spot in the Dusty Classic and says they’ll remember participating in a historic event for the rest of their lives and they’re going to demonstrate that everyone involved has an equal opportunity to win. Edris Enofe and Malik Blade will be in a safe space with them.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Edris Enofe and Malik Blade get an inset promo where they talk up how they’re gonna win tonight and win the whole tournament.

Edris Enofe & Malik Blade vs. Harland & Joe Gacy (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Qualifying Match)

Gacy and Enofe to start, feeling out, Joe gets a fireman’s carry but Edris slips out, off the ropes and the Chainsaw whacks him with a forearm and a true uranage for two! Reaching for a tag, Enofe recovers and cuts him off, knee lift, back into the corner, tag to Blade.

Off the ropes, drop down, dropkick, duck a lariat, arm drag into an armbar and the babyface team are fired up and working Gacy over. Joe recovers, whip acorss, duck the leapfrog but he gets a boot and a spinning neckbreaker for one! Harland tags in and wrecks Malik, choking him in the corner, hard knees, big lariat for Edris!

Harland goes back to working Malik over and ignores the referee’s five count...

Edris Enofe & Malik Blade win by disqualification due to castigo de excesivo, presumably.

Harland threatens the referee but Gacy pulls him back.

We get a vignette for Imperium where they lay out their ideals and talk about how they look down on people who don’t live up to the standards they’ve set for themselves, and this sends us to break.

Pete Dunne vs. Tony D’Angelo (Crowbar on a Pole Match)

Dunne charges in and D’Angelo cracks him in the mouth with a right hand! Pete with chops, Tony hits a knee lift, suplex reversed into a guillotine, transition into a double wristlock, taking him down into a hammerlock and stomping the back of his head! Dunne climbs for the crowbar, D’Angelo cuts him off with right hands!

Belly-to-belly suplex reversed, Pete takes him down and stomps his neck again before going after the crowbar once again! Tony gets a front chancery, body blows, block a kick out of the corner and he hits an exploder suplex! Dunne turns the tide in the corner and stomps D’Angelo’s head over and over!

Pete gets hands on the crowbar but Tony recovers and cuts him off! D’Angelo suplexes him over the ropes and finishes with a Falcon Arrow as we go to break.

Back from commercial, crowbar still not in play, Dunne recovers, flurry of strikes and a Regal Cutter! Bending D’Angelo’s arm to the mat, bicep stomp, wristlock stomp, leaving Tony for dead but he wakes up and cuts Pete off before he can retrieve the crowbar! German suplex, D’Angelo climbs and he gets the crowbar!

Dunne ducks a crowbar shot, another, hooked in the ropes and a kick to the gut and Pete has the crowbar! Tony runs away to the floor, back suplex puts Dunne into the apron and D’Angelo regains the crowbar! Pete blocks a shot against the table and cuts him off with a stomp to the arm!

Break the count, back inside, chickenwing with the crowbar jammed in Tony’s mouth! He gets to his feet and rams Pete into the corner, spinning neckbreaker with the crowbar... NOT ENOUGH! Smashing Dunne’s hand with the crowbar, hooking his neck, drawing him up, Pete reverses with an elbow to the neck! Kicks in the corner, double knees across the arm, buzzsaw roundhouse and he reclaims the crowbar!

D’Angelo ducks a shot, German suplex, Pete lands on his feet, crowbar still in hand, STF applied with the crowbar! Tony escapes, fighting over a chair, referee Darryl Sharma takes it away and Dunne locks a triangle on! Wrenching the fingers, D’Angelo gets the ropes but he’s spent!

Tug of war over the crowbar, elbow for elbow, spinebuster puts the Bruiserweight into the chair and he posts him into the pole before whacking him with the crowbar...

Tony D’Angelo wins by pinfall with a crowbar shot to the face.

Grayson Waller is interviewed backstage.

He says he’s destined to be in the main event and after he wins against AJ Styles tonight, he’s gonna stay there for good. And hey, maybe he’ll show up on SmackDown and smack Roman Reigns in the face! He says he creates moments and he’s gonna make another one tonight, just watch him.

We see Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta, and Wendy Choo getting ready for their match to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get another Mandy Rose photoshoot vignette, but this one leads to a general hype reel promo for all of Toxic Attraction.

Amari Miller, Kacy Catanzaro, & Kayden Carter vs. Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta, & Wendy Choo

Miller and Hartwell to start, Amari in control with a wristlock, side kick, dropkick and Indi crashes to the floor! Catanzaro and Carter with dives, we see Briggs and Jensen watching backstage, Hartwell with a whip to Kayden, hammerlock reverse STO, only two!

Choo tags in and wakes right up, big German suplex, cartwheel elbow, exploder suplex... NOPE! The match breaks down into “everybody do something cool”, off the top...

Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta, & Wendy Choo win by pinfall with a diving splash from one of the regular tag gals.

MSK run into the Dusty Classic trophy and fawn over it until Dakota Kai rolls up to join them in admiring it, which is a little weird but I’ll allow it. She tells them that nothing defines friendship more than success.

Solo Sikoa cuts a promo where he says fighting is a language he understands and he doesn’t care who shows he, he’ll get it.

Back from commercial, Kay Lee Ray rolls up late to Mandy Rose’s photo shoot after she’s gone.

She says she sees how it is, Mandy can do photo shoots but she can’t show up to defend the title, and she wrecks the place with her baseball bat!

Boa vs. Solo Sikoa

Sikoa takes it to a facepaint-free Boa early, hammering him with forearms, big chops, action to the floor and Boa smashes him into the ringpost! Back inside, leg kicks, stomps, knee lifts, underhooks, butterfly suplex... NOPE! Reverse chinlock follows it up, grinding him down, but Solo fires up and hits a senton!

Cactus Clothesline follows, Sikoa throws Boa into the steel steps but gets smashed into the announce table as the referee counts...

The match goes to a double countout draw.

Brawling to the back, Sikoa smashes him with a chair!

AJ Styles is interviewed backstage.

He says that passion is what he loves about NXT, and it’s infectious to everyone except for Grayson Waller. He’s the opposite, and he’s gonna have to step up to the plate for the first time, and the Waller Effect ends tonight.

We get a recap of last week’s title for title match.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams arrive at the arena to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we see Boa and Solo Sikoa still brawling, deep in the bowels of the arena. Solo throws Boa into a bunch of equipment but gets the lid of a road case slammed on his head! The brawl continues, and Boa blasts Sikoa with a fireball! Norman Smiley and Robbie Brookside show up to check on Solo as Boa rises up to standing, wearing the paint.

Commentary informs us that Von Wagner’s suspension has been lifted and his fine paid by a mystery benefactor.

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams make their entrance address the crowd.

Trick lists some famous duos they go together like and Carmelo says they have serious business and asks him to set the thing up. Hayes says last week he had one of the toughest challenges in his career, against one of the toughest opponents in Roderick Strong, and he’d like to take a moment of silence for Roddy’s Cruiserweight Championship reign.

He says to rest in piss and pours a trickle of liquid out of a bottle before saying he’s a walking cheat code and the most scintillating champion ever in NXT.

AJ Styles makes his entrance and brushes shoulders with the North American Champion to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Hayes and Williams go to leave and find out that the doorman gave their car keys to Cameron Grimes.

He says time was he’d have been doing donuts in their car, but 2022 Grimes is just gonna tell him that he’s coming for his title.

AJ Styles vs. Grayson Waller

Circling, collar and elbow, Waller cocky in the feeling out and Styles hammers him with leg kicks! Elbows to the arm in the corner, smashing his face into the turnbuckles, softening him up, pressing the attack and a dropkick sends Grayson to the floor! Slingshot to the apron, Waller trips him up, neckbreaker over the middle rope and he’s feeling it as we go to break.

Back from commercial, AJ is fighitng back with body blows but Waller keeps him off-balance. Styles Rush connects, off the ropes, sliding forearm and the Phenomenal One is back in the fight! Calling for the Styles Clash, Grayson gets the ropes, Styles with a right hand that knocks him to the floor!

Plancha forearm follows, back inside and Waller catches him with a diving elbow drop for two! AJ gets the Calf Killer in the middle of the ring, Grayson screaming agony and crawling for the ropes and he forces the break! Waller with a sunset flip for two, fireman’s carry dropped into a spinebuster... STILL NO!

Back body drop to the apron, a forearm staggers Grayson, springboard, nobody home, inside, rolling thunder Stunner... AJ KICKS OUT! In the turnbuckles, nobody wins, Pele kick connects, Styles hits a brainbuster! To the apron, springboard...

AJ Styles wins by pinfall with the Phenomenal Forearm.

Post-match, Styles gets on the mic and says that Waller is good, but he’s not Phenomenal, but his night isn’t over yet, because he wants to introduce him to one of his friends.

LA Knight is here! He hits the ring and beats Grayson up! To the floor, throwing him over the announce desk and into poor Wade Barrett! Back inside, big lariat sets him up and another sends Waller to the floor!

AJ and LA square up and then embrace and pose for the crowd.

That’s the show, folks.

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