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Ciampa vs. Breakker NXT title match set for New Year's Evil


A date has been set for Tommaso Ciampa vs. Bron Breakker II.

WWE has announced that Ciampa will defend his NXT Championship against Breakker at New Year's Evil. The special NXT episode is airing live on USA Network on Tuesday, January 4.

Ciampa and Breakker each have a win against each other heading into the title match. Ciampa retained the NXT Championship against Breakker at Halloween Havoc, but Breakker pinned Ciampa to win the men's WarGames match at NXT WarGames.

Breakker challenged Ciampa to an NXT Championship match after getting the win at WarGames. Last week, Ciampa attacked Breakker following Breakker's win against Roderick Strong. Ciampa laid out Breakker by giving him Willow's Bell on top of the NXT Championship belt.

During a promo segment on tonight's NXT, Ciampa said Breakker has earned a title rematch -- but he exposed Breakker's inexperience when they faced off at Halloween Havoc. Ciampa said Breakker isn't ready to be a champion in his NXT. Ciampa slapped Breakker and told him reality is going to hit at New Year's Evil.

Breakker responded by picking up Ciampa for a press slam, but he put Ciampa down instead of hitting it. Breakker told Ciampa that blood is in the water -- and this shark is going to eat Ciampa alive at New Year's Evil.

New Year's Evil will also feature a triple threat NXT Women's Championship match with Mandy Rose defending her title against Raquel Gonzalez and Cora Jade.