Welcome to the live results watch page for WWE NXT New Year’s Evil 2022 special event!
As per usual, this is set to air on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET, as it is a special edition of the regular NXT 2.0 and not a traditional pay-per-view. However, as it’s treated like a mock pay-per-view, it’s worth breaking down in more in-depth detail.
Follow along here throughout the show for the results of each match as well as my personal thoughts on everything throughout the night down after the separation bar.
Keep refreshing for new updates, check out the quick results at the top of the page for the winners and chat it up with everyone in the comments as the show goes on!
Quick Hits Results:
- Title vs Title: NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes (c) defeated NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong by pinfall to unify the titles.
- AJ Styles and Grayson Waller had a promo segment and set up a match for next week.
- Six-Man Tag Team Match: Riddle and MSK defeated Imperium by pinfall.
- NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match: Mandy Rose (c) defeated Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez by pinfall to retain her title.
- NXT Championship Match: Bron Breakker defeated Tommaso Ciampa (c) by submission to win the title!
Author’s POV, Running Commentary & Thoughts:
Title for Title: North American / Cruiserweight Championship Match
- Loving how they have the actual voice over guy like they do with pay-per-views. Nice touch.
- Speaking of nice touches, I always love the heartbeat with people backstage heading to the ring. Looove it.
- I’m going with Hayes winning this. How about you?
- Split crowd, cheering for both.
- Rock solid match so far. This is the type of stuff we’d see on the previous NXT black and gold era. That’s more my speed.
- Hayes wins with a leg drop from the top rope. Is that his finisher and I’m blanking on it, or was that a win without a finisher? Either way, I liked it.
Backstage, Tommaso Ciampa spoke to AJ Styles, sharing some respect and pumping each other up in a sense.
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament returns in 2 weeks for the men’s bracket and the women’s starts in February.
AJ Styles Confronts Grayson Waller
- Styles says he regrets not going to NXT when he first came to WWE. What’s special about NXT is the passion everyone has and he’ll be damned if he’ll let someone like Grayson Waller take that away from everyone. Waller interrupts to say he knows all the stuff Styles will say (he’s green, can’t wrestle, hasn’t paid his dues, etc) but Omos beat Styles last night because he was thinking about Waller the whole time. He’s living rent free in his head. Styles suggests they have a match. Waller isn’t down for it and says they should fight next week in the main event. They come to blows. Waller escapes.
- This was about what I expected it to be. Frankly, a little more. I assumed there wouldn’t be a match booked for next week, but just the other elements. I’m fine with it.
Pete Dunne talks about how Tony D’Angelo shouldn’t be proud of himself for hitting his hand with a crowbar. This is just the beginning. That’s not going to stop him and he’s going to rip Tony’s arm out of the socket and stomp his stupid mouth shut. If D’Angelo is as bad as he says he is, he should finish the job next week. He should bring the crowbar, too, because he’s going to need it.
Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta had a confrontation with Kacy Katanzaro, Kayden Carter and Amari Miller backstage. Persia suggested they have a third person on their team to balance things out and pointed to Tiffany Stratton. Stratton had no interest and was talking to “daddy” on the phone and walked away, leaving Wendy Choo behind her. Choo woke up from her nap, introduced herself, and asked why they were looking at her like a ham sandwich.
Six-Man Tag Team Match
- MSK and Riddle have a DJ mixing their themes together for their entrance. For originally being Jeff Hardy, supposedly, the shaman thing for Riddle has worked out pretty well so far, all things considered.
- To no surprise, the crowd wants Riddle in the match.
- Solid back and forth. Not as good of a match as the previous one in my opinion, but it’s getting the job done.
- Oh wow. Riddle gets the win for his team with an RKO. I actually thought WALTER would win for Imperium. Maybe losing the title has pigeonholed WALTER into “every normal man” territory where he won’t be unstoppable anymore. Granted, he didn’t take the pin (Barthel did) but still.
McKenzie Mitchell asks Harland if he wants to explain himself regarding what happened last week. Harland doesn’t speak. Joe Gacy speaks for him, saying he’s shown more restraint than ever before. If they were to compete for the Dusty Cup, it would bring him peace, joy and happiness. As they’re a new tag team, they don’t want handouts and to be automatically into the field like an established tag team would. They’re happy to prove to the tag team committee that they’re a viable tag team.
Footage of a helicopter is shown. Mandy Rose is in there for her entrance. That’s how a champion arrives in style.
Elektra Lopez is asked about what’s going on between she and Xyon Quinn. She says everyone will have to keep wondering. She joined Legado del Fantasma to be a difference maker. She’s attracted to success and makes no apologies. Next week, McKenzie Mitchell will get her answer. The winner of next week’s match between Santos Escobar and Xyon Quinn leaves with her.
NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match
- Botchy match so far. Gonzalez nearly didn’t pull Jade out of a pinfall. Jade attempted an inside cradle and the whole thing just collapsed. I hope things turn around soon.
- Always kendo sticks in these matches. That’s gone from something cool to my least favorite foreign object from its overuse.
- Mandy Rose running to try to leave, but clearly not wanting to run too fast so Raquel could catch up to her, was laughable.
- I’m sorry, but this match just isn’t good. The maneuvers themselves and the psychology is even off.
- Even the camera operators are botching by showing Cora Jade in the corner of the frame before she was supposed to be a surprise to break up a pinfall.
- Rose pins Jade to retain. Even that was wonky.
Boa sees his face-painted self in the mirror.