It looks like another layer will be added to the “Head Of The Table” storyline with Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman.
WrestleVotes is reporting that there were plans to have an NXT talent called up to the SmackDown last week and this person was going to be written into the main event segment. Last week’s SmackDown ended with Reigns and Uso attacking Owens and Reigns shoving Owens off a platform and through a table.
WV reports that the NXT talent that was scheduled to be called up is part of tonight’s NXT card so it’s possible that whatever was planned for this person was pushed back a week. It’s also possible that plans were completely scrapped.
WrestleVotes reports: “Just heard an interesting story… NXT talent was slated to be called up to SmackDown last week, as of showtime, was written into the main event segment w/ Reigns, Uso & KO. Said talent is on tonight’s big NXT card so curious to see if it was pushed a week or scrapped altogether.”
As of this writing, this is the card for tonight’s WWE NXT: New Year’s Evil:
WWE NXT Championship
Finn Balor (Champion) vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Damian Priest vs. Karrion Kross
Last Woman Standing Match
Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship
Santos Escobar (Champion) vs. Gran Metalik
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Timothy Thatcher is no longer being advertised for tonight’s show.