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New Year's Evil was a special episode of World Wrestling Entertainment's NXT television series that took place on January 2, 2024, at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. It was the fourth New Year's Evil event under the WWE banner.



The New Year's Evil name was first used by World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a title for the December 27, 1999 episode of Nitro. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) would go on to acquire WCW in 2001. WWE revived New Year's Evil in 2021 as a special episode of their developmental brand NXT. The special episode would continue annually, with it being announced on December 9, 2023, at Deadline, that the 2024 edition of New Year's Evil would take place on January 2 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.


Involved in a feud, Tiffany Stratton and Fallon Henley faced off on the December 19, 2023 episode of NXT. Henley would win the match, resulting in an enraged Stratton throwing rubbish on Henley. Stratton later challenged Henley to a match at New Year's Evil, with the stipulation that if she wins, Henley must be her servant for a day. The match was made official, with the additional stipulation that if Henley wins, Stratton must work on Henley's ranch for a day.

On the December 19, 2023 episode of NXT, Arianna Grace mocked Roxanne Perez about her loss to Kiana James at Deadline. This provoked Perez into slapping Grace. The following week, Grace spoke with Ava, recommending that Perez take anger management classes. Ava responded by revealing that Perez had requested a match with Grace at New Year's Evil, which Grace accepted.

On the December 19, 2023 episode of NXT, North American Champion Dragon Lee successfully defended his title against Charlie Dempsey and Joe Coffey. Following the match, Dempsey and the rest of No Quarter Catch Crew (Drew Gulak, Damon Kemp, and Myles Borne) attacked Lee. This led to Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro of the LWO making the save. The next week, No Quarter Catch Crew challenged Lee, Wilde, and Del Toro to a six man tag team match at New Year's Evil, which was accepted. A day prior to New Year's Evil, Lee revealed on X that he could not attend the event due to travel issues. He further announced that his replacement would be revealed at the event.

On the December 12, 2023 episode of NXT, the Men's Breakout Tournament began, featuring eight aspiring NXT competitors. Riley Osborne and Oba Femi would both advance to the final which took place at New Year's Evil.

At Deadline on December 9, 2023, two Iron Survivor Challenge matches took place to determine the number one contenders for the NXT Women's Championship and NXT Championship. Blair Davenport won the women's Iron Survivor Challenge to earn a match against NXT Women's Champion Lyra Valkyria, while Trick Williams won the men's Iron Survivor Challenge to secure a match with NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov. Both championship matches were scheduled to take place at New Year's Evil. At the event, it was revealed that Dragunov was not cleared to compete and would be unable to defend his title. Instead, Williams defended his championship opportunity against Grayson Waller.

Match Preview[]

Tiffany Stratton vs. Fallon Henley Preview
Riley Osborne vs. Oba Femi Preview
Lyra Valkyria vs. Blair Davenport Preview
Ilja Dragunov vs. Trick Williams Preview


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent[]

Ring announcer

See also[]

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NXT New Year's Evil 2024 previews

Tiffany Stratton v Fallon HenleyRiley Osborne v Oba FemiLyra Valkyria v Blair DavenportIlja Dragunov v Trick Williams

WWE NXT Results
2010 List of WWE NXT results
2011 List of WWE NXT results
2012 List of WWE NXT results
2013 List of WWE NXT results
2014 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/122/19Arrival3/63/133/203/274/34/104/174/245/15/85/155/22Takeover6/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/78/148/218/289/4Takeover II9/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/2011/2712/4Takeover III12/1812/25
2015 List of WWE NXT results
1/141/211/282/42/10Takeover IV2/182/253/43/113/183/254/14/84/154/224/295/65/135/19Takeover V5/276/36/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19Takeover VI8/269/29/99/169/239/30Takeover VII10/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/212/9Takeover VIII12/2312/30
2016 List of WWE NXT results
1/61/131/201/272/32/102/172/243/23/93/163/233/30Takeover IX4/64/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/1TakeOver: The End6/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17Back to Brooklyn8/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/16TakeOver: Toronto11/2311/3012/712/1412/2112/28
2017 List of WWE NXT results
1/41/111/181/25TakeOver: San Antonio2/12/82/152/223/13/83/153/223/29TakeOver: Orlando4/54/124/194/265/35/105/17TakeOver: Chicago5/245/316/76/146/216/287/57/127/197/268/28/98/16TakeOver: Brooklyn III8/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/15TakeOver: WarGames11/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27
2018 List of WWE NXT results
1/31/101/171/24TakeOver: Philadelphia1/312/72/142/212/283/73/143/213/284/4TakeOver: New Orleans4/114/184/255/25/95/165/235/306/66/13TakeOver: Chicago II6/206/277/47/117/187/258/18/88/15TakeOver: Brooklyn IV8/228/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/1710/2410/3111/711/14TakeOver: WarGames II11/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2019 List of WWE NXT results
1/21/91/161/23Phoenix1/302/62/132/202/273/63/133/203/274/3New York4/104/174/245/15/85/155/225/296/56/126/196/267/37/107/177/247/318/7Toronto II8/148/218/289/49/119/189/2510/210/910/1610/2310/3011/611/1311/20WarGames11/2712/412/1112/1812/25
2020 List of WWE NXT results
1/11/81/151/221/292/52/12Portland2/192/263/43/113/183/254/1Tampa Bay4/84/154/224/295/65/135/205/276/3In Your House6/106/176/247/17/87/157/227/298/58/128/19TakeOver: XXX8/269/19/89/169/239/30TakeOver: XXXI10/710/1410/2110/2811/411/1111/1811/2512/2WarGames 202012/912/1612/2312/30
2021 List of WWE NXT results
1/61/131/201/272/32/10Vengeance Day2/172/243/33/103/173/243/31Stand & Deliver4/134/204/275/45/115/185/256/16/8In Your House 20216/156/226/297/67/137/207/278/38/108/17TakeOver 368/248/319/79/149/219/2810/510/1210/1910/2611/211/911/1611/2311/30WarGames12/712/1412/2112/28
2022 List of WWE NXT results

1/41/111/181/252/12/8Vengeance Day2/223/1Roadblock3/153/223/294/54/124/194/265/35/105/175/245/316/76/146/216/28The Great American Bash7/127/197/268/28/9Heat Wave8/238/309/69/139/209/2710/410/1110/1810/2511/111/811/1511/2211/2912/612/1312/2012/27

2023 List of WWE NXT results
1/3New Year's Evil1/171/241/312/72/142/212/28Roadblock3/143/213/284/44/114/18Spring Breakin'5/25/95/165/235/306/66/13Gold Rush7/47/117/187/258/18/88/15Heat Wave8/299/59/129/199/2610/310/1010/17Halloween Havoc11/711/1411/2111/2812/512/1212/1912/26
2024 List of WWE NXT results
New Year's Evil1/91/161/231/302/62/132/202/27Roadblock3/123/193/264/24/94/164/234/305/75/145/215/286/46/116/186/257/27/97/167/23