Tommaso Ciampa vs Timothy Thatcher Fight Pit Match Set for NXT New Year’s Evil

Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher will compete in a Fight Pit in the second installment of their ongoing rivalry.

Ciampa defeated Thatcher at NXT Takeover WarGames, but their feud will enter the deadly structure on the first episode of NXT in 2021.

Ciampa and Thatcher had a brawl after Thatcher’s loss to Leon Ruff this week, which came after Ciampa played interference.

The first Fight Pit came a few months ago, when Thatcher took on Matt Riddle, with Kurt Angle as the Special Guest Referee. Thatcher defeated Riddle in what proved to be the latter’s final match in WWE NXT.

The New Year’s Evil episode is looking stacked, with Finn Balor defending his NXT title against Kyle O’Reilly, Raquel Gonzalez and Rhea Ripley set to compete in a Last Woman Standing Match, and Karrion Kross taking on Damian Priest.

The show will be hosted by the stoic and mysterious Dexter Lumis.