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Riddle & MSK vs. WALTER & Imperium set for NXT New Year's Evil


Riddle and WALTER will be on opposite sides of a six-man tag team match at NXT New Year's Evil.

WWE has announced that Riddle & MSK (Wes Lee & Nash Carter) will face Imperium (WALTER & NXT Tag Team Champions Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) at New Year's Evil next Tuesday. The show is a special episode of NXT. It's airing live on USA Network at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Barthel & Aichner won the NXT Tag Team titles from MSK at Halloween Havoc this October. After MSK's loss, Riddle was revealed as their shaman as they tried to get back on track and get back to the NXT Tag Team titles.

Last week, Riddle encouraged MSK to call out Imperium tonight and said he'd be on the show with them. Barthel & Aichner also teased that WALTER would be appearing. Riddle and WALTER were both on the show via video to set up next week's six-man tag match. When MSK called out Imperium for an NXT Tag Team title rematch, WALTER said they weren't worthy. Riddle then challenged Imperium to face him and MSK in a six-man tag match next week.

This will be WALTER's first televised match in WWE since losing the NXT United Kingdom Championship to Ilja Dragunov at NXT TakeOver 36 this August. WALTER was also in action at WWE's house show tour of the United Kingdom in November.

Riddle & Randy Orton are the current Raw Tag Team Champions. They're set to defend their titles against The Street Profits at WWE Day 1 this Saturday.

Riddle won't be the only main roster star at New Year's Evil. WWE has also announced that AJ Styles, who is feuding with Grayson Waller, will be appearing at the show.

Here's the updated New Year's Evil card:

  • 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 appears