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WWE NXT New Year’s Evil results, live blog (Jan. 10, 2023): Breakker vs. Waller

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’s special New Year’ Evil edition from the WWE Performance Center: Bron Breakker defends the NXT championship against Grayson Waller, new #1 contenders will be determined in the men’s Tag ranks (via a gauntlet match) & the Women’s scene (in a Battle Royal), Dijak & Carmelo Hayes and Indus Sher & The Creeds do battle in grudge matches... 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!


As the water beads upon the window, turn the sad song up on the radio. The fault with me is a memory when the flesh moves on, but for right now I’m liveblogging this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a Chase U segment.

Andre Chase promises everyone a fresh start with the new semester and assigns New Year’s Evil as homework, giving them an overview of the show and the questions he expects them to answer after.

Donovan Dijak vs. Tony D’Angelo

Wes Lee is on commentary for this one.

D’Angelo in control early, Dijak gets him on the floor and takes him and Stacks both out and we go to break.

Back from commercial, D’Angelo with a deep nearfall off a spinebuster, fisherman suplex blocked, Dijak with a kick to the midsection, front kick, Tony ducks an uraken and blocks a goozle but gets nailed by another superkick and a sitout chokeslam... NOPE!

Stacks begs Tony to let him sacrifice himself for him, D’Angelo tells him he’s not his boss, he’s family, kisses him and shoves him out of the way, and Donovan capitalizes...

Donovan Dijak wins by pinfall with Cyclone Kill.

Toxic Attraction are interviewed backstage.

They talk about how they’re gonna win the battle royal tonight, and one of them is going to go on to Vengeance Day and win the women’s championship. And if it’s down to the two of them, they’re going to win together.

Sanga makes his entrance and gets on the mic, Brutus is hot to have a fight, and Sanga says Veer Mahaan isn’t here and he’ll honor the match 2-on-1. Julius talks about not wanting to do that and Jinder Mahal attacks them from behind and they brawl!

Jinder wipes Julius out with a Khallas in the ring and gets on the mic, saying Veer and Sanga fight for respect, but he doesn’t.

New Day roll up on Pretty Deadly backstage to tell them since Creeds/Sher didn’t happen, they’re next in line, and the English horticultural lads run off pulling the curlers out of their hair (nope, not kidding) to get ready.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Sanga and Jinder Mahal are walking along when Valentina Feroz rolls up to ask if that’s really where he is.

He says it’s all about him and his brothers now.

Some lady berates Feroz for not being all about herself and says she’ll find out in the battle royal later tonight.

Pretty Deadly make their entrance and get on the mic.

They say New Day think they don’t deserve a title shot, so they picked three of the best teams to prove themselves against tonight, starting with the Rockers!

Not those Rockers, of course.

Edris Enofe & Malik Blade vs. Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) vs. Pretty Deadly (Elton Prince & Kit Wilson) vs. the Rockers (Flyin’ Bryan Williams & Slammin’ Jammin’ Jimmy Jackson) (Tag Team Gauntlet)

Double team gutbuster, off the ropes...

The Rockers are eliminated by pinfall with Spilt Milk.

New Day make their entrance and get on the mic.

They say they knew Pretty Deadly were gonna do something like this and they’re not gonna let this slide that easily. If they want a title match, they’ll have to beat two actual top tag teams, and they’ve got two such teams!

Edris Enofe & Malik Blade are up next.

Enofe and Blade run double-teams, sending Pretty Deadly to the floor and us to break.

Back from commercial, Enofe with a big spinebuster on Wilson, fired up, one for Prince when he runs in, too! Running knee, cover... NOPE! Edris and Elton up top and jockeying for position, blind tag from Blade, he climbs the next set of turnbuckles, Prince hits a superplex and Malik lands a frog splash... NOT ENOUGH!

Tagging Enofe back in, knock Wilson down, Air Raid Crash / spinning neckbreaker combo... KIT BREAKS IT UP! Inside cradle, shifting...

Edris Enofe & Malik Blade are eliminated by pinfall with an inside cradle from Prince.

New Day come out to introduce their second tag team, rough and tough and they know first hand... Briggs & Jensen!

But Briggs & Jensen just ate a beatdown backstage and can’t answer the call!


Gallus running roughshot on Pretty Deadly on the floor, beating the hell out of the, Wolfgang throws Elton in the ring and Coffey slams him! Wolfgang in...

Gallus win, last eliminating Pretty Deadly by pinfall with an enzuigiri / powerslam combination to become #1 contenders to the NXT Tag Team Championship.

Post-match, Gallus jaw with New Day on the ramp.

Julius Creed is backstage with Ivy Nile and he’s fighting mad. He wants to send a message and knock Jinder Mahal’s teeth down his throat.

She wants him to move on but he says there’s no moving on, and she goes to get ready for her battle royal while he goes to get his match made.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Carmelo Hayes is trying his hand at Apollo Crews’ journalling gimmick when Trick Williams rolls up in a lucha mask to disrupt his train of thought.

Tiffany Stratton is back with lots of flashing lights.

She gets on the mic and says we must have all missed her very much and every single woman in the locker room is sweating like a disgusting pig because NXT’s greatest superstar is back. She says she picked up the business faster than anyone else and she’s seen everyone fail miserably at replacing her, and nobody has her shine, skill, or style.

And now 2023 can officially begin, because the center of the universe is back.

We get a video package for Grayson Waller vs. Bron Breakker and we go to break.

Back from commercial, the women’s tag champs are interviewed and say they’re coming for all the records.

Tiffany Stratton walks by and refuses an interview.

Bron Breakker (c) vs. Grayson Waller (NXT Championship)

Collar and elbow, a break, Waller with a slap across his face and Breakker gives chase around the floor! Back in, duck the elbow drop, Bron drops him with a shoulder block! Delayed vertical suplex, marching around the ring, kip up, standing moonsault!

Grayson with a boot up in the corner, big satellite DDT onnects but he’s slow to capitalize. Front chancery, shift to a cravate, throwing knees, then into a guillotine choke! Back suplex follows for two, Waller doing push-ups to show off, Breakker cuts him off with a slam.

Whip reversed, Bron takes the turnbuckles hard and Grayson double-legs him back into them, breaking the middle rope and sending us to break!

Back from commercial, Waller has a half-crab in and the middle rope has been reinstalled! Breakker reverses to a Fujiwara armbar and sends Grayson scrambling for a break! On his back with a rear chinlock, Bron shrugs him off, off the ropes, big spinebuster takes him out!

Breakker up top, diving bulldog connects and the straps are down! Fired up, Waller out and back in, rolling thunder knees... BRON KICKS OUT! Waller goes to climb the ropes but the middle rope snaps on him again and he crashes to the floor! Referee counting, Grayson falls to get to his feet...

Bron Breakker wins by countout.

Roxanne Perez is interviewed backstage.

She mockingly picks Cora Jade as her choice for her new number one contender before saying that seriously she’d love to face anybody but Cora. Indi Hartwell, Zoey Stark, Alba Fyre... she’s concerned about Toxic Attraction, but mostly she can’t wait to watch.

We get a Drew Gulak / Hank Walker / Charlie Dempsey video package and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Axiom rolls up on Apollo Crews in the locker room to thank him for saving him last week.

Crews is all fired up about Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams, and Axiom counsels him not to let them get to him. Apollo points out he’s a numbers guy and there’s two of them. Axiom says he’s in and they go off to make some calls.

Charlie Dempsey vs. Hank Walker

Collar and elbow, Dempsey with an elbow to the ribs, short whip gets a boot, Walker scoops him up, shoulderbreaker for one! Charlie with a kick, front chancery, putting him in the ropes to wrench his neck! Double leg, Hank spears him through the ropes and to the floor!

Big forearm, Dempsey fires back with a neck wrench in the ropes, Walker with a boot, Charlie counters with a dragon screw into a kneeling kneebar! Single leg bow-and-arrow, Hank crawling for the ropes and he gets them for the break! Upkick sends Dempsey flying, Charlie kicks his knee out from under him, uppercut, crossface strike!

Drawing him up again, into the ropes, underhook, Walker reverses with a flying armbar, Dempsey struggles, crawling, Hank pulls him back and breaks his grip! Charlie bridges out of it, crossface strikes, again with the single-leg bow-and-arrow! Walker so close to the ropes, Dempsey rolls him through and clasps his hands...

Charlie Dempsey wins by submission with a single-leg bow-and-arrow.

Backstage, Alba Fyre talks to Sol Ruca about the match they never got to have.

Fyre tells her she feels bad and offers her the match rather forcefully, and Ruca accepts. Alba realizes how abrasive she was being and apologizes.

We get a Tyler Bate vignette.

An NXT Anonymous video follows showing what appears to SCRYPTS poking around Oro Mensah’s bag and leaving him a note.

Jinder Mahal vs. Julius Creed

Creed right on Mahal, ramming him into the corner, shoulder blocks, Jinder fighting back with clubbing blows, whip reversed, Julius catches him with a spinebuster and mounted punches! Putting Mahal into the post, clothesline to the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Creed with a deep nearfall off a superplex, Mahal dragging him around in the aftermath! Julius mounts a comeback running the ropes, Jinder cuts him off with a knee for two! Creed gets a suplex for separation, a slam, headed up top, shooting star press... NOBODY’S HOME!

Mahal with a big boot, Cobra Clutch...

Jinder Mahal wins by pinfall with Khallas.

In the trainer’s room, Briggs and Jensen and Henley and Kiana James are hanging out.

They talk about the beatdown they ate earlier, Kiana tends to Brooks and Fallon goes off to win her battle royal. Jensen wishes James luck in the match and she goes off too.

Cora Jade makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a vignette for Stevie Turner, who’s making her way to NXT from NXT UK.

NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s 20-Woman Battle Royal

Back from commercial, the Toxics eliminate Indi Hartwell! Down to the final nine or so, Elektra Lopez is eliminated! Wendy Choo avoids elimination briefly by landing on a pillow but Lopez yanks it out from under her! Zoey dumps Lyons, Ruca dumps her in turn!

Alba Fyre takes Sol out and we’re down to four— Jacy Jayne, Gigi Dolin, Alba Fyre, and Lyra Valkyria. Valkyria and Fyre in it, headscissors in the corner puts both women on the apron! Alba wants a German suplex, Lyra hanging in there, Toxics trying to take them out but they fight them off!

Valkyria eliminates Fyre with a headscissors, Cora Jade interferes and the Toxics blast Lyra off the apron! Cora and Lyra brawling on the floor while Gigi and Jacy celebrate but no announcement is forthcoming! Slowly they realize NXT isn’t going to let them win together, Jayne raises Dolin’s arm and makes like she’s going to eliminate herself but Gigi yells for her to stop and she puts her on the apron!

Brawling, Gigi puts her face-first into the turnbuckles and dumps her to the apron! Climbing up, Jayne with a kick, jockeying for position, trading punches... and both women are knocked down at the same time?!

Referees argue as to who hit the ground first!

We get replays as they confer and try to decide who won. They call both women back in the ring and they win together, like they wanted!

Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne win, both women becoming #1 contender to the NXT Women’s Championship.

“Heartbreak Man” Shawn Michaels is backstage with Bron Breakker and Grayson Waller.

He says he wants a decisive winner between them, they agree and bicker nearly to the point of fighting, and HBM books a steel cage match for Vengeance Day.

That’s the show, folks.

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