Raw Star To Challenge For NXT Title On New Year’s Evil Next Week

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Lucha House Party made a surprise appearance on this week's NXT

Raw Superstar Gran Metalik challenges Santos Escobar for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship at next week’s NXT New Year’s Evil special.

Wednesday’s NXT TV saw Metalik and Lince Dorado make a surprise appearance on the Black and Yellow brand. The Lucha House Party members interrupted a promo by Legado del Fantasma.

This led to the two Raw stars facing Raul Mendoza and Joaquin Wilde in a tag team match. Metalik won this match for his team after dropping a big elbow on Mendoza and pinning him for the victory.

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After the bout ended, the high flying star taunted Escobar with a mention around his waist referring to the Cruiserweight title. It was later confirmed that Gran Metalik will be returning to NXT next week to challenge for the championship

NXT New Year’s Evil Card

Five matches have been announced for NXT New Year’s Evil, hosted by Dexter Lumis:

  • NXT Championship: Kyle O’Reilly vs. Finn Balor (c)
  • NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Gran Metalik vs. Santos Escobar (c)
  • Last Woman Standing Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
  • Fight Pit: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher
  • Singles Match: Karrion Kross with Scarlett vs. Damian Priest
NXT New Years Evil
NXT New Years Evil