The January 19 edition of WWE NXT will focus on the reactions from the stars who had significant wins or were involved in major controversies in response to NXT New Year’s Evil. Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne, who both earned the No. 1 contenders to the NXT Women’s Championship, will address their win and the NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez.
In addition, Bron Breaker and Grayson Waller, who has signed a contract for a steel cage match following their NXT Championship bout, will be present to discuss the upcoming match. Furthermore,
Apollo Crews and Axiom will have a confrontation with Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams, while Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen will seek revenge against Gallus. Additionally, Alba Fyre will compete against Sol Ruca.
The night will also feature appearances from Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Tyler Bate as NXT sets the stage for NXT Vengeance Day, one of its biggest shows in recent years.
Gallus vs. Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen
Gallus is a professional wrestling stable in the British wrestling promotion, Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW). The stable is composed of Wolfgang, Mark Coffey, and Joe Coffey.
Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen are American professional wrestlers who have competed in independent wrestling promotions such as Beyond Wrestling and Limitless Wrestling. I am not aware of any specific match or rivalry between Gallus and Briggs & Jensen.
During a match, Brooks Jensen suffered a severe injury while at ringside, resulting in Josh Briggs being overpowered by Wolfgang and Mark Coffey.
The team of Gallus ultimately defeated him with a combination of a powerslam and enzuigiri. It was unusual for NXT to have a match that was heavily focused on the storyline, but this one was well done. Gallus came into the match with a lot of confidence and wasn’t afraid to harm Briggs and Jensen.
The match was very intense, and both teams performed well. Even when Briggs was left alone, he continued to impress with his strong offensive moves. Gallus ultimately won, but only by using underhanded tactics to defeat their opponents one at a time.
This leaves the question of what strategies the villains could use to defeat The New Day and win the championship.
Alba Fyre vs. Sol Ruca
In the match between Alba Fyre and Sol Ruca, Fyre was particularly aggressive, but her focus was disrupted by Isla Dawn’s presence on the stage, which enabled Ruca to score a surprise victory with her finisher, the Sol Snatcher.
Although Ruca still has some room to grow as a performer, she demonstrated improvement in this match with her selling and athletic ability.
The upset victory of Ruca over Fyre was unexpected, but there is a clear narrative at play, with Dawn appearing to be a source of distraction for Fyre. This win could serve as a turning point for Ruca in NXT, as she now has the opportunity to further prove herself in the spotlight.
Thea Hail (w/ Chase U) vs. Valentina Feroz
The match between Elektra Lopez, Valentina Feroz, and Thea Hail resulted in Hail picking up her first win by using a facebuster. Despite Lopez passing brass knuckles to Feroz, who refused to use them, the match served its purpose of continuing the storyline of Lopez mentoring Feroz and building new tag teams within the NXT women’s roster. Overall, the match may not have been particularly exciting, but it successfully advanced the storylines being developed.