Bron Breakker defeated Tommaso Ciampa at WWE NXT New Year’s Evil 2022 episode to win the NXT Championship.
During the main event match of the event, Breakker hit a bulldog from the second rope and then put Ciampa in the camel clutch to win the title. This was the second singles match between the duo. The previous match came at NXT Halloween Havoc special where Ciampa was able to retain the title after Breakker slipped from the second rope.
Breakker got the second title shot after he pinned Ciampa at the WarGames match last month in an emphatic fashion.
Breakker, real name Bronson Rechsteiner, debuted at the first episode of NXT 2.0 on September 14, 2021. Breakker is the son of former WCW United States Champion Rick Steiner and the nephew of former WCW World Heavyweight Champion Scott Steiner. Rick Steiner joined Breakker in the ring to celebrate the title win after NXT went off the air.
NXT present the weekly special with their first episode of the year which also featured NXT North American and Cruiserweight title unification match. Carmelo Hayes won the new unified title. Mandy Rose managed to retain the Women’s Championship in a triple threat match against Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez.