WWE NXT announced during last night’s NXT Takeover: WarGames event that they will present a special episode of their show on January 6th, 2021 on the USA Network titled New Year’s Evil, with the show being built as a major special, similar to the NXT Halloween Havoc/NXT Great American Bash shows earlier this year.

The usage of the name will be the first time that it has been used by the WWE in any form since it was used for an episode of WCW Nitro back in December 1999.

The name, which was initially conceived by Eric Bischoff, was used with plans to have a New Year’s Eve pay-per-view that would be a combination of a KISS concert and WCW stars wrestling at the event, however the idea was shot down by officials at Turner at the time, which led to the name being used for that WCW Nitro episode.