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AJ Styles to appear at NXT New Year's Evil


AJ Styles is headed to NXT for another confrontation with Grayson Waller.

The feud between Styles and Waller will continue when Styles confronts Waller at NXT New Year's Evil next Tuesday. It will be the second confrontation that Styles and Waller have had on NXT.

After their feud began with Waller mocking him on social media, Styles showed up on NXT last week for a segment with Waller. Waller then returned the favor by appearing on Raw last night. They've teased having a match against each other, but WWE hasn't confirmed when or if that match will be happening.

Waller kicked off tonight's NXT following his appearance on Raw. It led to a match where Waller defeated Odyssey Jones. Waller was originally supposed to face Dexter Lumis, but Lumis didn't appear on tonight's show.

Styles appeared on the video screen after Waller defeated Jones. Styles said Waller may have gotten the attention he wanted by showing up at Raw, but it's the wrong kind of attention. Styles announced that he'll be at New Year's Evil next week. Styles said it's time for Waller to put up or shut up.

The updated lineup for New Year's Evil is listed below:

  • NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa defends against Bron Breakker
  • NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose defends against Raquel Gonzalez and Cora Jade in a triple threat match
  • Title unification match: NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes vs. NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong
  • Riddle & MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) vs. Imperium (WALTER, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner)
  • AJ Styles will confront Grayson Waller

The winner of Hayes vs. Strong will be the NXT North American Champion going forward.