WWE changed up NXT in a huge way as NXT 2.0 ushered in a new era for the developmental brand. They presented New Year’s Evil tonight and the show started with a bit of history.

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Roderick Strong and Carmelo Hayes tore the house down in the opening match of New Year’s Evil. The NXT Cruiserweight and North American Title were set to merge into the NXT North American Cruiserweight Championship. Each man wanted to call that title his own.

They battled until the crowd was chanting “holy sh*t,” and both of them pulled out all the stops. They did go to commercial break about 10 minutes into the match, but they kept it on the screen with a picture in picture. NXT New Year’s Evil was presented with limited commercial interruptions.


In the end, Carmelo Hayes nailed an amazing leg drop off the top rope that landed across Roddy’s neck. The Hayes got the pinfall and made history.

When the match was over, Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams celebrated with his two new titles.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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