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WWE NXT video highlights: New Year's Evil

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Finn Balor returned to the ring and kicked off 2021 by retaining his NXT Championship at New Year's Evil.

A rematch of NXT's 2020 Match of the Year headlined last night's show as Balor again retained the NXT Championship against Kyle O'Reilly. It was the first time Balor has wrestled since breaking his jaw during his match against O'Reilly at TakeOver 31 in October.

WWE announced a storyline update after last night's match: "BREAKING: After that grueling main event, both @FinnBalor & @KORcombat are on their way to the hospital. Kyle is getting his jaw x-rayed and Finn is getting his arm checked out. #NXTNYE"

Raquel Gonzalez also began the year with a big win as she defeated Rhea Ripley in a Last Woman Standing match. Plus, Karrion Kross defeated Damian Priest, Santos Escobar retained the NXT Cruiserweight Championship against Gran Metalik, Xia Li made her return in dominant fashion, and Kushida & Shotzi Blackheart teamed together to defeat Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae. 

More coverage from last night --

WWE NXT video highlights --

Damian Priest vs. Karrion Kross

Winning the Dusty Classic will be a continuation of Undisputed Era's prophecy

Santos Escobar vs. Gran Metalik for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship

The NXT Women's Championship is the only title Mercedes Martinez cares about

Xia Li returns

2021 will be a colossal year for Bronson Reed

Last Woman Standing match: Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez

Shotzi Blackheart and Kushida ruin The Way's celebration

Kushida & Shotzi Blackheart vs. Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae

The first NXT TakeOver event of 2021 is set for Valentine's Day

William Regal announces the first-ever women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic

Finn Balor vs. Kyle O'Reilly for the NXT Championship

NXT fallout: This is Raquel Gonzalez's NXT women's division now

NXT fallout: Breezango are ready to upset Undisputed Era in the Dusty Classic

NXT fallout: Isaiah "Swerve" Scott asks Jake Atlas to team with him in the Dusty Classic