1/13 WWE NXT Preview: New Year’s Evil Fallout
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WWE has shared the following Quick Hits for tonight’s episode of NXT on WWE.com
- The 2021 NXT Men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic kicks off with two matches: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole & Roderick Strong vs. Breezeango and the Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Ever-Rise
- Dexter Lumis will take on NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano in a non-title match.
- In Candice LeRae’s return to singles action, she’ll face Shotzi Blackheart.
— WWE (@WWE) January 13, 2021
Here are two excerpts from WWE’s official previews for the two singles matches:
Is there another curse heading Johnny Gargano’s way?
After successfully defending his NXT North American Championship and breaking his curse against Leon Ruff last week at NXT New Year’s Evil, Johnny Gargano is back in action tonight against Dexter Lumis in non-title action.
The host of last week’s festivities will put down the artist utensils and shift his cold eyes back to the ring with a serious opportunity to knock off Gargano and get himself in the NXT North American Title conversation. But will Gargano’s colleague in The Way, Austin Theory, prove to be too much of a roadblock for Lumis to overcome at ringside?
Tune into NXT tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network to find out!”
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 9, 2021
Shotzi Blackheart set for battle with Candice LeRae
“Fire the war cannons – Shotzi Blackheart will roll into battle against Candice LeRae tonight on NXT.
The rivalry has continued to escalate, as Blackheart has made it her mission to deal The Way one devastating blow after another. Blackheart teamed with Kushida last week to defeat Candice LeRae & Johnny Gargano in a Mixed Tag Team Match at NXT New Year’s Evil. LeRae, however, claimed a victory when their two teams matched up in a WarGames Match, but the larger conflict rages hotter than ever.
Who will emerge victorious in the latest showdown between Blackheart & LeRae?
The tag team matches also offer two star-studded bouts. Here are WWE’s official previews:
“Undisputed ERA open Dusty Classic action against Breezango
“The Undisputed ERA already know what it takes to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Can they hoist The Dusty Cup yet again?
NXT’s most decorated faction — and the winners of the 2018 tournament with Cole and Kyle O’Reilly prevailing — figures to be a heavy favorite among the 2021 field. But for all their out-of-the-ring antics, Breezango showed in 2020 that they’re far from a pushover, capturing the NXT Tag Team Titles.
See which team advances tonight on NXT at 8/7 C on USA Network!”
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 12, 2021
“Grizzled Young Veterans take on Ever-Rise in Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic
The 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic represents unfinished business for The Grizzled Young Veterans, and this time they intend to finish the job.
Hailing themselves as the “best tag team of this generation,” Gibson & Drake are no strangers to Chase Parker & Matt Martel, who will be looking to pull off a major upset.
Tune in to NXT to find out who emerges victorious!
Don’t miss the hard-hitting clash tonight 8/7 C on the USA Network. ”
On this day, 2 years ago.
— James Drake (@JamesDrake_GYT) January 12, 2021