The first episode of NXT in 2022 will be a special edition of the promotion, titled New Year’s Evil. The show will see 2 championships defended, 2 championships unified and multiple appearances from main roster superstars.
The main roster stars due to appear are AJ Styles and Riddle. AJ Styles will be appearing to confront Grayson Waller. Both Styles and Waller have been appearing on each other’s brands and sparring on social media. An in-ring confrontation is due to take place at New Year’s Evil. In regards to Riddle, the raw Tag Team Champion is due to compete on the show to team with MSK. The trio will be facing the Imperium faction consisting of the NXT Tag Team Champions of Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner as they team with WALTER.
The following matches and segments will be taking place at New year’s Evil:
- AJ Styles will appear and will confront Grayson Waller.
- MSK [Nash Carter and Wes Lee] and Riddle vs. Imperium [WALTER, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel] – Six man tag team match.
- Mandy Rose (c) vs. Raquel Gonzalez vs. Cora Jade – Triple threat match for the NXT Women’s Championship.
- Roderick Strong [Cruiserweight Champion] vs. Carmelo Hayes – Singles match to unify the Cruiserweight and North American Championship. The winner will be known as the North American Champion moving forward, and the Cruiserweight Championship will be retired.
- Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Bron Breakker – Singles match for the NXT Championship.
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