Raw's AJ Styles came to NXT last night for a confrontation with Grayson Waller.
After being mocked by him on social media, Styles interrupted a promo by Waller on last night's show. They went back and forth on the microphone, with Styles accusing Waller of trying to copy his style in the ring. Styles said people like Bron Breakker, Tony D'Angelo, and Carmelo Hayes are future superstars, but the jury is still out on whether Waller can be one.
Styles said Waller's problem is that he'd rather look good and lose than look bad and win. The segment led to Waller threatening that he could end Styles if he wanted to. Styles dared him to do it, but Waller backed away after acting like he was going to step to Styles. Waller told Styles that he's going to let Omos get Styles first -- and then Waller has next.
Styles will face his former tag team partner Omos on Raw next week.
The card for NXT New Year's Evil also started to take shape last night: Tommaso Ciampa will face off against Bron Breakker for the NXT Championship, Mandy Rose will put her NXT Women's Championship on the line against Raquel Gonzalez and Cora Jade in a triple threat match, and NXT North American Champion Carmelo Hayes and NXT Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong will meet in a title unification match.
New Year's Evil is a special episode of NXT that's taking place on Tuesday, January 4.
More coverage from last night --
- Speak Now: AJ Styles on NXT 2.0, full show review 12/21
- Brian Kendrick vs. Harland set for next week's WWE NXT
- Title unification match added to NXT New Year's Evil
- Triple threat NXT Women's title match set for New Year's Evil
- Ciampa vs. Breakker NXT title match set for New Year's Evil
- WWE NXT live results: AJ Styles appears, Gonzalez-Kai street fight
WWE NXT video highlights --
Tommaso Ciampa will defend his NXT title against Bron Breakker at New Year's Evil
Street fight: Raquel Gonzalez vs. Dakota Kai
Triple threat NXT Women's title match set for New Year's Evil
Harland and Joe Gacy issue a "public apology" to Brian Kendrick
Indi Hartwell will never forgive Grayson Waller for what he did to Johnny Gargano
The Grizzled Young Veterans vs. The Creed Brothers
Dexter Lumis vs. Trick Williams
AJ Styles confronts Grayson Waller
Malcolm Bivens challenges Carmelo Hayes to face Roderick Strong in a title vs. title match
Riddle continues to guide MSK, will appear on NXT next week
Edris Enofe vs. Von Wagner
MSK may have found a shaman -- but Imperium have a general
Io Shirai vs. Elektra Lopez
Pete Dunne vs. Tony D'Angelo
NXT fallout: McKenzie Mitchell asks Tony D'Angelo if he took it too far with Pete Dunne
NXT fallout: Raquel Gonzalez is coming for Mandy Rose and the NXT Women's title
NXT fallout: Grayson Waller is NXT