WWE NXT New Year's Evil Results 1/2 - Trick Williams Vs. Grayson Waller, Men's Breakout Tournament Finals

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE NXT" New Year's Evil on January 2, 2024, coming to you live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida!

Despite having some miscommunications and issues with his tag team partner Carmelo Hayes over the past few weeks, Trick Williams won the Men's Iron Survivor Challenge at "NXT" Deadline by gaining four pinfalls to earn himself an "NXT" Championship match against Ilja Dragunov. Tonight, he will receive his title shot as the two go one-on-one.

Dragunov won't be the only person to put a title on the line, as Lyra Valkyria defends the "NXT" Women's Championship against Blair Davenport. Much like Williams, Davenport secured her spot in tonight's bout after winning the Women's Iron Survivor Challenge on December 9.

The finals of the Men's Breakout Tournament will be held tonight, as Oba Femi collides with Chase U's Riley Osborne. Femi had previously defeated Myles Borne and Tavion Heights in the quarter finals and semi-finals respectively while Osborne defeated Keanu Carver and Lexis King.

Tiffany Stratton and Fallon Henley are no strangers to one another, having had several matches with one another dating back to the December 28, 2021 episode of "NXT". During their most recent bout on December 19, 2023, Henley ultimately came out on top much to the chagrin of Stratton. Tonight, they will meet in the ring once more, but it won't be just any ordinary match. If Stratton wins, then Henley must become her servant but should Henley win, then Stratton will have to become a ranch hand for a day.

Additionally, Roxanne Perez will be taking on Arianna Grace following a backstage encounter between the pair two weeks ago. No Quarter Catch Crew will also be facing LWO's Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde, and a mystery partner after North American Champion Dragon Lee had to bow out of the match.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping everything that has led up to the matches on tonight's show.

Vic Joseph and Booker T then greet audiences at home as Blair Davenport and Lyra Valkyria make their way down to the ring.

Lyra Valkyria (c) vs. Blair Davenport for the NXT Women's Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. They take turns locking one another in submission holds before Davenport delivers a kick to Valkyria's midsection. Davenport ascends to the top and delivers a double stomp to Valkyria's spine, then follows it up with a few kicks to her head and a neckbreaker. She cinches in a chinlock, but Valkyria fights her way out of the hold with a jawbreaker. She fires off several strikes and lands a crossbody, then connects with an enzuigiri and ascends to the top. She looks to fly, but Davenport rolls out of the way. Valkyria then delivers a suplex.

Davenport delivers a forearm and looks to land a kick, but Valkyria catches it before she drags Davenport into the corner and ascends to the top. Davenport joins her up there and delivers a Falcon Arrow, then looks to pin her. Valkyria rolls out of the ring, and Davenport follows her out there. She tosses her into the barricade spine first, then looks to land a knee on her jaw. Valkyria moves out of the way, and Davenport's knee is sent colliding with the announce desk.

The pair get back inside the ring, and Davenport looks for a double stomp off the top rope. Her knee gives out, opening the door for Valkyria to hit a spinning back heel kick and her finisher for the win.

Winner (and still): Lyra Valkyria

After the match, Lola Vice runs down to teh ring with a referee and her Women's Breakout Tournament contract in hand. Tatum Paxley appears out of nowhere to prevent her from cashing in with an attack. Elektra Lopez runs down to provide a hand to Valkyria, and Valkyria takes her out.

We then head backstage to Kelly Kincaid, who announce that Ilja Dragunov is not medically cleared to defend his "NXT" Championship match tonight.

Back at ringside, No Quarter Catch Crew makes their way down to the ring. Cruz Del Toro, Joaquin Wilde, and their mystery tag team partner, Carlito, follow.

LWO vs. No Quarter Catch Crew

Del Toro and Gulak begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They take turns locking one another in submission holds before Del Toro delivers a hurricanrana and a crossbody off the middle rope. Wilde tags in and delivers a double back elbow with Del Toro, then connects with an uppercut and a chop. Kemp becomes legal and Wilde levels him with a dropkick off the ropes. Borne and Gulak blindside him, leading to Carlito and Del Toro getting inside the ring. LWO then dumps No Quarter Catch Crew out of the ring and Wilde goes flying with a splash to level them.

Wilde dumps Gulak back in the ring and ascends to the top. He delivers a dropkick, then follows it up with a right hand and a clothesline. Borne tags in and delivers a series of right hands to Wilde's head, then executes a kick on his spine. Kemp tags in and delivers a neckbreaker, then cinches in an Ankle Lock and tags out to Borne. Borne delivers a stomp to Wilde's spine and follows it up with a right hand.

Gulak tags in and delivers a bodyslam to Wilde. Kemp is tagged back in, and No Quarter Catch Crew triple teams on Wilde. Gulak tags in and delivers a right hand to Wilde's head. Kemp tags in and delivers a stomp to Wilde's spine. He cinches in an Ankle Lock, but Wilde manages to make the tag to Carlito. Carlito levels all three members of No Quarter Catch Crew, then delivers a double clothesline to Borne and Kemp. He catches Gulak with a back body drop, then levels Kemp with a spinebuster. Borne levels Wilde, but Del Toro delivers a dropkick to him off the top rope. Kemp catches him with a bodyslam and Carlito delivers a back elbow to him.

Kemp rolls up Carlito, but unbeknownst to him, Del Toro has tagged in. Carlito delivers a backstabber and a bodyslam, and Del Toro follows it up with a 450 Splash for the win.

Winners: LWO

We then head backstage to Kelly Kincaid getting Trick Williams and Carmleo Hayes' reaction to Ilja Dragunov not being medically cleared. Grayson Waller walks in and gets into a verbal exchange with Williams, which leads to Hayes challenging Waller to a match with Waller on Williams' behalf with the winner receiving the latter's "NXT" Championship match with Ilja Dragunov. 

Back from the break, Arianna Grace makes her way down to the ring. Roxanne Perez follows.

Roxanne Perez vs. Arianna Grace

The bell rings and the two lock up. Grace offers her hand to Perez and looks to shake it, but Grace slaps her instead. Perez then wears down Grace and rolls her up, but Grace kicks out and catapults her into the ropes. Grace whips her into the corner and delivers a suplex, then follows it up with a boot to her midsection and whips her head into the mat. Perez responds with a dropkick and an uppercut, then fires off right hands on Grace in the corner. Perez then delivers Pop Rox to Grace for the win.

Winner: Roxanne Perez

After the match, Grace gets in Perez's face. Perez fires off right and left hands on Grace, then locks in a crossface. The referee tells her to relinquish the hold, but Perez keeps it cinched in. The referee then announces that he has reversed his decision as the result and Grace is the winner of the match.

Winner: Arianna Grace

Tiffany Stratton then makes her way down to the ring. Fallon Henley follows.

Tiffany Stratton vs. Fallon Henley

The bell rings and Henley throws her towel in Stratton's face. She sends her face crashing into the top turnbuckle twice before Stratton pulls her out of the ring. Henley gets Stratton up on her shoulders, but Stratton escapes. Henley gets her back inside the ring and delivers a dropkick to her head, but Stratton manages to send her crashing into the ring post and the ring apron.

Back from the break, Stratton and Henley exchange strikes with one another. The action spills back out of the ring, and Henley sends Stratton crashing into the barricade. She gets her back in the ring and delivers a crossbody off the top rope, then follows it up with a Crucifix Bomb. Stratton responds with a spinebuster and looks for the Prettiest Moonsault Ever, but Henley evades the maneuver and sends Stratton crashing out of the ring.

Stratton dumps Henley back inside the ring and grabs a chair. She looks to hit Henley with it, but Henley prevents her from doing so and the referee grabs the chair from her. This opens the door for Henley to deliver a running knee for the win.

Winner: Fallon Henley

We then head backstage and see Baron Corbin propose to Bron Breakker an alliance between the two of them. Breakker denies doing so at first, but eventually comes around to the idea after hearing out Corbin. 

Back from the break, we head backstage and see Cora Jade confront Gigi Dolin in the locker room for sitting in front of her cubby.

Ridge Holland Sits Down With Sarah Schreiber

Schreiber asks Holland about his journey to get to where he is today, and Holland says that he's no stranger to injuries, mishaps, and accidents in the ring. He reflects on his past leg injuries before Schreiber asks him about forming The Brawling Brutes with Sheamus and Butch. Holland reflects on getting injured shortly after the trio formed the group, and Schreiber then asks him about injuring Ilja Dragunov. Holland says he respects Dragunov immensely and he's a father and a friend rather than a monster. He says he would never take away someone's career because he knows what it feels like to have that happen, then says he's in "NXT" to show everyone who he is and prove himself.

Back at ringside, Oba Femi heads down. Riley Osborne follows.

Oba Femi vs. Riley Osborne in the Finals of the NXT Men's Breakout Tournament

The bell rings and Femi sits Osborne on the top turnbuckle. Osborne then delivers a kick to Femi before Femi looks to connect with an elbow drop. Osborne moves out of the way and executes a chop block, but Femi sends him crashing out of the ring and follows him out there. We see Thea Hail and Jacy Jayne join the Chase U section as Osborne looks to land a kick off the apron on Femi, but Femi catches him with a vicious chop.

Back from the break, Femi has a Bear Hug cinched in on Osborne. He then delivers a backbreaker to him and locks in the Bear Hug once again. Osborne fights his way out of the hold and lands a jawbreaker before he lands a chop. Femi gets Osborne up on his shoulders, but Osborne escapes and looks to roll Femi up. Femi prevents him from doing so, and Osborne delivers a dropkick to Femi. He follows it up with a standing corkscrew and a running uppercut in the corner, then delivers a shoulder to Femi's midsection and ascends to the top. He looks for a 450 Splash, but Femi moves out of the way. Osborne then delivers a single leg dropkick and looks for a Shooting Star Press off the top. Femi gets his knees up and sends Osborne crashing into the mat. He then delivers a powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Oba Femi

We then head over to a message from OTM, who call their shot for Tony D'Angelo and Channing "Stacks" Lorenzo's "NXT" Tag Team Championship. 

Back from the break, Grayson Waller makes his way down to the ring. Trick Williams follows.

Trick Williams vs. Grayson Waller - If Williams Loses, Then Waller Receives His NXT Championship Match

The bell rings and Waller clocks Williams. He fires off right hands and stomps on his midsection, then follows it up with a suplex. Williams connects with three bodyslams and a dropkick, then delivers a knee to his midsection and looks to land another strike. Waller rolls out of the ring before he can and Williams follows him out there. He delivers an overhand chop and tosses him over the announce desk. The pair get back inside the ring, and Waller delivers a boot that sends Williams crashing back out of the ring with a boot to his chest and a clothesline. 

Back from the break, Williams delivers a suplex to Waller. He fires off a series of right hands, but Waller delivers a stomp to the back of his neck and sends Williams crashing into the ring post shoulder first, then locks in a single leg Boston Crab. Williams makes his way over to the bottom rope to break the hold and delivers an open palm strike to Waller. He follows it up with several right hands and a flying clothesline, then delivers a back elbow and a flapjack. Waller looks for a rolling Stunner, but Williams catches him with a pop-up uppercut and goes for a pin.

Waller kicks out and Williams fires off stomps on him before delivering a few right hands and a knee to his midsection. Waller responds with several knees of his own, and the two end up teetering on the ropes. Williams lands a spinebuster on Waller and goes for a pin, but Waller gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the fall. Waller then delivers a rolling flatliner and goes for a pin, but Williams kicks out. Waller then ascends to the top and looks to land an elbow drop, but Williams rolls out of the way and connects with a neckbreaker. Hayes runs down to ringside to cheer Williams on. Williams asks Hayes what he's doing after he told him not to come out to ringside earlier, and Waller rolls to the outside. Kevin Owens appears out of nowhere on the outside and delivers a right hand to Waller. He tosses him back inside the ring, where Williams delivers a knee to him for the win.

Winner (and Number One Contender): Trick Williams

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