NXT’s been teasing something with a countdown gimmick the last several weeks, and at New Year’s Evil last night (Jan. 10) the show kicked out by revealing what they’ve been counting down to — the return of Tiffany Stratton.
Stratton’s been off television since losing a Lights Out match to Wendy Choo back in August of last year. Reports are she was out with a head injury, although there’s evidence she also got some cosmetic work done while she was out. Regardless, the former gymnast is back, and her spoiled “daddy’s girl” character still gets heat.
That was only one of several comebacks on the night. Gallus, who hadn’t been seen since losing a Pub Rules match to Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen in September, crashed the Tag Title Gauntlet match and looks set for a Vengeance Day shot at The New Day. Tyler Bate, who hasn’t been around since shortly after losing a championship unification bout with Bron Breakker, promises he’s back for good next week, too.
Oh, and the man Seth Rollins beat to become the first ever NXT champ is working Tuesday nights now it seems.
You can see those returns in this playlist of other highlights & fallout videos from last night’s show:
- Tony D’Angelo vs. Dijak
- Pretty Deadly Tag Team Gauntlet Match
- Tyler Bate promises to return to NXT for good
- Hank Walker vs. Charlie Dempsey
- Bron Breakker vs Grayson Waller - NXT Championship Match
- Carmelo Hayes has his sights set on the NXT Title
- Jinder Mahal makes shocking return to NXT
- Women’s No.1 Contender Battle Royal
- Bron Breakker to battle Grayson Waller inside a Steel Cage
- Julius Creed vs Jinder Mahal
- Wes Lee hopes for an all-out war between Dijak and Tony D’Angelo
- Pretty Deadly want to run the gauntlet
- Kofi Kingston vs. Joe Gacy
- Waller discovers the cost of going viral in confrontation with Breakker
- Dijak will deliver Hard Justice to Lee at NXT Vengeance Day (Digital Exclusive)
- Gallus is tired of The New Day and Pretty Deadly (Digital Exclusive)
- Jinder Mahal will show his brothers how to win (Digital Exclusive)
- Roxanne Perez knows the odds are stacked against her (Digital Exclusive)