Saturday, January 26, 2019

NXT "Takeover: Phoenix" Results - January 26, 2019

NXT "Takeover: Phoenix" Results - January 26, 2019
Tonight's NXT "Takeover: Phoenix" comes from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ.

Pre-Show:

The WWE NXT "Takeover: Phoenix" Pre-show opens up with Charly Caruso welcoming us. She's joined by Pat McAfee and Sam Roberts. They plug the WWE Network and go over the card for Sunday's WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Caruso talks about the 2018 NXT Year-End Awards. She sends us backstage to Sarah Schreiber, who says she will be handing out the awards later tonight on the pre-show. We see NXT North American Champion Ricochet arriving to the arena. The panel hypes Johnny Gargano vs. Ricochet and we get a video package on the match.

We go back to the panel and they briefly discuss the match. It's time for the first award reveal. We get a video package for the Breakout Star of the Year award. Schreiber is backstage with the winner, Ricochet. Sarah hands Ricochet his golden ring bell plaque. He talks about the incredible 2018 and said his biggest moment was winning the North American Title. He goes on and talks about retaining over Gargano later tonight. We cut to another promo for Gargano vs. Ricochet.

We go back to the panel and Charly reveals the award winner for Match of the Year - Gargano vs. then-NXT Champion Andrade at "Takeover: Philadelphia" in January 2018. We get a look back at that match. Gargano is backstage with Schreiber to accept the award, his second time winning this one. Zelina Vega interrupts Gargano and she also has a plaque. She reminds Gargano he lost that match. Vega goes on and says 2019 will be the year of Andrade. Vega walks off. Gargano says he did lose that match but he's going to have another match of the year tonight, and he will win that one. Schreiber sends us back to the panel. Charly leads us to a video package for Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno. The panel discusses Riddle vs. Ohno and Charly sends us to another break. We come back and get a video package for the Male Competitor of the Year award. We go backstage and the winner is NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa accepts the plaque and holds the title up, looking at them both. He hands the plaque back to Schreiber, clutches the title and walks off. Sarah leads us to the video for the Female Competitor of the Year award. Kairi Sane is the winner. She accepts the award and says 2018 was great but she will try to make 2019 better. She thanks everyone for the support, and says she loves NXT and she loves wrestling. We go back to the panel.

The panel goes back over tonight's card. They also hype the Royal Rumble on the WWE Network. The panel starts talking about tonight's NXT Tag Team Title match when Bobby Fish interrupts, ringing one of the ring bell plaques. Fans chant for Fish. Fish reveals that The Undisputed Era won the award for Tag Team of the Year. Fish goes on about how NXT belongs to The Undisputed Era, and how they will win all the gold in 2019. Fish and McAfee are trading shots. Charly leads us to a video package for tonight's NXT Women's Title match. Sam starts blasting Bianca Belair, shocking Pat and Charly with his comments. Sam says Bianca has no chance. We get a video package for the Overall Competitor of the Year award. Schreiber is backstage to reveal the winner and it's Kairi Sane again. Sane can't believe it. Sane says this made her day. Schreiber says the rest of the winners can be found on the WWE website. We go back to the panel for more discussion on tonight's show. We see Aleister Black backstage arriving. We also get a video package for tonight's main event. The panel discusses Black vs. Ciampa now. That's it for the pre-show.



NXT "Takeover: Phoenix":

We're live from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona as Mauro Ranallo welcomes us. He's joined by Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson. They introduce the Spanish announce team at ringside next to them.

NXT Tag Team Titles Match: The War Raiders vs. The Undisputed Era

The announcers are interrupted by horns going off in the arena. A group of Viking soldiers appear on the stage and get in formation, with spears and shields. The War Raiders, Hanson and Rowe, appear from out of the group and they head to the ring. Kayla Braxton does the introductions. Out next come the NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong of The Undisputed Era.

Kyle and Strong go after Hanson and Rowe as the bell rings. Hanson is sent to the floor and Strong with a drop kick to Hanson. They focus on Rowe and Rowe with a clothesline to Kyle and then to Strong. Hanson with a double clothesline on the floor. Rowe picks up Hanson and slams him onto Kyle and Strong on the floor. Strong is sent back into the ring by Rowe and Strong bounces off Hanson on a shoulder tackle attempt.

Hanson and Rowe double team Strong after a drop kick from Rowe and Rowe gets a near fall. Hanson tags in and Kyle breaks up a double team attempt. Rowe is sent through the ropes and knocks Hanson off the apron. Kyle tags in and Hanson gets back in the ring. Kyle and Strong double team Hanson. Kyle with kicks, punches, and knees to Hanson. Strong tags in and he chops Hanson while Kyle kicks Hanson. Strong sets for a suplex but Hanson blocks it. Hanson goes for a suplex but Strong lands on his feet and Kyle tags in. Hanson will not move on a double Irish whip attempt but they send him into the corner. Kyle and Strong with strikes and Kyle with a front face lock and he adds more pressure.

Kyle with a guillotine but Rowe tags in and he hits a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster on Strong and Kyle with a forearm but Rowe throws Strong into Kyle. Strong stops Rowe from connecting with a power bomb on the apron. Rowe blocks a drop kick from Strong but Kyle with a knee. Hanson knocks Strong off the apron and Hanson goes for a suicide dive but Strong moves out of the way.

Rowe with a uranage to Kyle followed by a drop kick to Strong. Rowe with a clothesline to Strong but Kyle clips Rowe. Rowe with a forearm and Strong tags in and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Kyle tags in and they drop Rowe on the top rope. Kyle with elbows to the ribs followed by a knee and a sliding knee into the ribs. Kyle with punches and he tries for a cross arm breaker but Rowe is able to block it and he picks up Kyle on a triangle attempt. Strong tags in and hits a half nelson back breaker for a near fall. Kyle with a choke but Rowe tries to get to his corner now that Hanson is back on the apron.

Strong tries to knock Hanson off but Hanson stays on the apron. Strong pulls Kyle into his corner while Kyle holds on to the sleeper while the referee deals with Hanson. Rowe with an exploder to Kyle that knocks Strong off the apron. Kyle pulls Hanson off the apron to prevent the tag and Strong with a drop kick to Hanson on the floor followed by a drop kick to Rowe for a near fall. Kyle with a kick and forearm. Rowe with a forearm and Kyle with a kick. Rowe with a knee to Kyle and both men are down.

Strong and Hanson tag in and Hanson with a back body drop and punches. Hanson with a side slam and a splash. Hanson misses a charge into the corner but he hits a seated splash. Hanson with a cartwheel to avoid Kyle and he clotheslines Kyle. Hanson with infinity clotheslines to Strong and Kyle. Kyle misses Hanson and hits Strong with a boot. Hanson with a power slam to Kyle and a bronco buster to Strong for a near fall.

Hanson with punches in the corner and the referee warns Hanson. Strong with kicks and enzuigiri. Strong with a clothesline and both men are down again. Rowe and Kyle tag in and Kyle with kicks to the chest. Rowe blocks a take down and Kyle with a leg sweep when Strong tries to help. Strong with a gut buster to Rowe and Kyle with a forearm to Hanson. Rowe and Hanson with a pop up power slam and Hanson with a suicide dive onto Strong. Rowe gets a near fall on Kyle. Rowe with a back breaker followed by a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster and Doctor Bomb. Hanson with a frog splash but Strong breaks up the cover.

Rowe sends Strong over the top rope to the floor and Kyle with a forearm to Hanson. Kyle and Strong take care of Rowe. Strong sets for a superplex on Hanson and hits it. Kyle with a knee drop off the turnbuckles but Hanson kicks out at two. Rowe with an elbow to Strong on the apron but Kyle with a kick and Strong with a backdrop driver onto the apron. Strong tags in and Kyle with a kick and then Kyle with a forearm and Strong with a back elbow. Strong with an Olympic Slam for a near fall. Strong with a knee and then they hit Total Elimination for a near fall.

Kyle and Strong with knees but Hanson avoids a boot and hits a handspring double back elbow. Rowe tags in and Rowe with a power bomb and power slam combination. They get Kyle up for Fallout and hit it and Rowe gets the three count.

Winners and New NXT Tag Team Champions: The War Raiders

After the match, Hanson and Rowe take the titles and raise them high as their music hits. We go to replays.

- We see Pete Dunne and Toni Storm in the crowd.

- Ricochet is in the back getting ready for his North American title defense.

Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno

Riddle with strikes and Ohno goes to the floor after pushing Riddle away. Riddle goes to the floor and hits a forearm off the ring steps. Ohno avoids a kick and moonsault but Riddle hits a back senton. Riddle with a waist lock and he picks up Ohno for a gutwrench suplex. Ohno with a boot from the apron Ohno goes to the apron and Riddle with a forearm but Ohno stays on the apron. Riddle goes for a sunset flip power bomb to the floor but Ohno holds on to the ropes and puts the ring skirt over Riddle's head and stomps on it.

Ohno with a leg drop to the back of the head and he gets a near fall. Ohno with a cravate. Riddle with punches and Ohno pushes Riddle away and Ohno with an elbow and gets a near fall. Ohno kicks Riddle. Riddle with punches and Ohno with elbows and forearms followed by a boot to the head. Riddle goes to the floor and Ohno follows. Ohno sends Riddle into the ring post. Ohno with a cravate and he sends Riddle back first into the ring steps.

Ohno breaks the referee's count. Ohno with a forearm to Riddle on the apron and Riddle stays on his feet. Ohno with a boot to the head and Riddle gets back into the ring. Riddle counters a suplex into a sleeper. Riddle with a waist lock and Ohno stomps on the foot to stop the suplex attempt. Ohno grinds on the foot. Riddle blocks a knee and Riddle hits a deadlift German suplex for a near fall. Riddle with kicks to the chest. Ohno grabs the foot and bites the toes. Ohno with a knee to the head and it staggers Riddle.

Ohno gets Riddle up and hits a running sit out power bomb for a near fall. Ohno goes up top and hits a moonsault for a near fall. Ohno pulls off the elbow pad but misses the rolling elbow. Ohno with a kick and two back sentons but Riddle applies a rear naked choke. Ohno rolls to the ropes to force the hold to be broken. Riddle with kicks to Ohno. Ohno begs for mercy and he wants a fist bump.

Riddle grabs the hand and hits a knee to the head. Riddle with a sleeper suplex and he connects with elbows to the head and Ohno taps out.

Winner: Matt Riddle

- Tommaso Ciampa is in the back getting ready for his title defense and he has Goldie watching him.

- We see Velveteen Dream arrive at the arena and he is accompanied by his version of Wendy and Lisa.

- We get a video package for the next match.

NXT North American Championship Match: Ricochet vs. Johnny Gargano

They lock up and Ricochet with a wrist lock. Gargano with a reversal. Ricochet with a reversal of his own and Gargano kicks Ricochet away. Gargano with an arm drag and he gets a near fall. Gargano with a front face lock. Gargano avoids a leg trip and Ricochet avoids a super kick. They go for a test of strength and Gargano with a wrist lock and side head lock take down. Ricochet tries to roll Gargano over for a near fall. They get to their feet and Gargano with a shoulder tackle and Ricochet gets up. Gargano sends Ricochet to the mat.

Gargano with a rollup and he goes for GargaNo Escape but Ricochet escapes. Gargano blocks a kick and flips Ricochet over. Gargano with a head scissors but Ricochet lands on his feet. Gargano with another head scissors but Ricochet lands on his feet again.

Ricochet offers his hand and he wants to know which Johnny will we get. Gargano with a punch but Ricochet punches back. Gargano with chops. Gargano with an Irish whip and Ricochet floats over and takes Gargano down with a handstand head scissors. Ricochet with a drop kick and Gargano goes to the floor. Ricochet avoids a trip on the apron and Ricochet goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault onto Gargano.

Ricochet chops Gargano and Johnny goes into the ring. Ricochet runs into a back elbow and Ricochet rolls into a palm thrust and Gargano stays on the turnbuckles. Ricochet goes up top and Gargano knocks him to the mat. Ricochet with a punch and he goes up top for a Frankensteiner but he takes too much time and Gargano gets to the mat and drops Ricochet onto the top turnbuckles. Gargano with punches. Gargano with a wrist lock and he ties up Ricochet. Ricochet with a leg sweep and Gargano kicks Ricochet away when he tries for a moonsault.

Gargano with a knee to the neck and he gets a near fall. Gargano with a crucifix and he gets a near fall. Ricochet gets a near fall but Gargano with a chop. Gargano with a boot to the head. Gargano chops Ricochet and Ricochet chops back. Gargano with a punch. Gargano goes for a sunset flip but Ricochet blocks it and Ricochet goes for a suplex but Gargano lands on his feet. Gargano is sent ot the apron and Ricochet avoids a slingshot spear and Ricochet with a moonsault to the back.

Gargano with forearms and Ricochet with forearms as well. Ricochet with the advantage followed by a clothesline and a head scissors take down. Ricochet with a running European uppercut and a back elbow. Ricochet sends Gargano into the turnbuckles and hits a Tiger Feint Kick. Ricochet with a springboard European uppercut. Ricochet with a Northern Lights suplex rolling through into a brainbuster for a near fall.

Gargano blocks a suplex attempt and he connects with palm strikes to the top of the head. Ricochet with an elbow and Gargano sends Ricochet to the apron. Ricochet misses a springboard move but Ricochet rolls through. Gargano with a sit out power bomb for a near fall and then Gargano with a crossface. Ricochet sends Gargano to the apron and Gargano with an enzuigiri. Ricochet blocks the slingshot DDT and Ricochet drops Gargano onto the ring apron before Gargano hits the floor. Ricochet with a Fosbury Flop onto Gargano and they return to the ring.

Gargano with a boot but Ricochet with an uppercut. Gargano rolls Ricochet through and Ricochet with a shooting star press and moonsault from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Gargano grabs the boot to try to keep Ricochet from going to the turnbuckles. Ricochet gets to the turnbuckles and Gargano grabs the foot again. Gargano with forearms. Ricochet grabs Gargano and gets him on his shoulders but Gargano with elbows. Gargano tries for a Frankensteiner but Ricochet blocks it. Gargano hits the Frankensteiner but Ricochet lands on hi sfeet. Ricochet misses the Pele Kick and Gargano with a knee and super kick.

Ricochet hits the Pele Kick. Ricochet goes for a handspring back elbow but Gargano counters and applies the GargaNo Escape. Ricochet gets to his feet and he sends Gargano into the turnbuckles with a fallaway slam. Ricochet goes to the apron and then he goes up top. Gargano starts to roll to the other side of the ring and Ricochet goes to the mat. Ricochet changes his game plan and Gargano goes to the floor.

Ricochet with a plancha over the ring post. Ricochet with a springboard 450 splash but Gargano kicks out. Gargano gets his knees up when Ricochet goes for a shooting star press and Gargano gets a near fall. Gargano sets for the super kick and he connects, but the impact sends Ricochet to the floor. Ricochet gets Gargano on his shoulders but Gargano counters into a reverse rana on the floor. Gargano sends Ricochet back into the ring and hits the slingshot DDT. Gargano gets a near fall.

Gargano rolls Ricochet into the center of the ring and Gargano goes to the floor and looks for something. Gargano pulls up the mats around the ring. Gargano hangs Ricochet over the apron and the referee warns Gargano. Gargano decides not to do it. Gargano gets back into the ring and Ricochet with an inside cradle for a near fall. Gargano has a super kick blcoked and Ricochet with a clothesline. Ricochet goes up top for a Phoenix Splash but Gargano moves. Ricochet rolls through and Gargano with a super kick. Ricochet applies the GargaNo Escape on Gargano.

Gargano gets to the ropes and Ricochet releases the hold. Gargano pushes Ricochet into the ring post and they are over the exposed floor. Gargano with a suplex on the floor. Gargano sends Ricochet back into the ring and he says he wins. Gargano with a slingshot DDT and Gargano gets the three count.

Winner and New NXT North American Champion: Johnny Gargano

After the match, Gargano takes the title and clutches it, staring at it on the mat as his music starts up. We go to replays. Gargano celebrates with the title, clutching it tight, and makes his exit.

- Back from the break and we get a video package for tonight's NXT Women's Title match.

NXT Women's Title Match: Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler

We go to the ring and out first comes Bianca Belair. NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler is out next. Referee Jessika Carr is out for this match. Kayla does formal ring introductions.

They lock up and Baszler with a side head lock. Belair backs Shayna into the corner and breaks. They lock up and Belair backs Baszler into the turnbuckles. Belair with a clean break and she tries to tell Baszler of her record but Shayna puts Belair into the turnbuckles and sends her to the mat. Shayna and Belair go for a syllable challenge but then they push each other. Shayna with a side head lock. Belair with a shoulder tackle. Shayna with another Irish whip and Belair floats over and flips in the corner. Belair with a take down and Baszler goes to the floor.

Belair goes to the floor and sends Baszler into the apron. Baszler grabs the hair and pulls Belair into the ring post. Belair holds her shoulder while she writhes on the floor. The referee starts her count and Belair gets back into the ring at nine. Baszler with punches as she mounts Belair. Shayna gets a near fall. Shayna with a wrist lock and she manipulates the arm and puts it on the mat and stands on the hand. Shayna stomps on the elbow and Belair goes into the turnbuckles. Baszler with a forearm and kick. Belair with a forearm but Shayna with a forearm of her own. Shayna with an arm bar.

Baszler goes around the body to add more pressure and then she hyperextends the arm. Shayna kicks Belair in the leg and sends Belair to the mat. Shayna gets a near fall. Baszler with a double wrist lock. Baszler with a sleeper but Belair backs Shayna into the corner to escape. Shayna grabs the hair and connects with forearms and kicks. Baszler gets a near fall. Belair slaps Shayna and Shayna misses a knee. Belair with shoulders in the corner but she uses her injured shoulder. Belair with a hip toss and shoulder tackles using the injured arm. Belair with a drop kick and she misses a shoulder tackle but Belair with a spear for a near fall.

Belair gets another near fall. Baszler goes for an arm bar but Belair with boots to Baszler and then she goes for a splash but Baszler gets her knees up. Baszler with a jumping knee for a near fall. Baszler with a forearm but Belair fires back. Belair with the advantage but Baszler with a kick and Belair misses punches. Baszler with punches and kicks. Belair whips Shayna in the midsection with her hair and it causes a cut on Shayna's ribs.

Shayna escapes a double underhook driver and Baszler sends Belair into the referee. Belair hits the KOT but the referee is down. Belair does not know what to do but Marina Shafir comes ot the ring and hits a spear. Duke comes to the ring and Belair hits a double underhood driver onto Shafir. Baszler applies the Kirifuda Clutch and Belair gets Baszler on her back. Belair with a deadlift suplex to get out of the hold.

Belair goes to the top and has to stop to kick Duke back to the floor. Belair goes for the 450 splash from the top but she comes up short, barely hitting in front of Baszler. Baszler immediately rolls her into the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair starts to fade as Baszler keeps the submission applied. Belair suddenly powers up to her feet with Baszler on her back. Fans chant "EST!" as Belair stays up, knees bent, Baszler on her back still. Belair goes down and Baszler keeps the clutch tight. The referee calls for the bell as Belair goes out, but she did not tap.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

After the match, Belair is laid out as Baszler stands tall with her title. Her music hits and we go to replays. Baszler stands tall with the title, smiling, as Belair wakes up. The referee checks on her as Baszler raises the title to the crowd. Baszler exits the ring and celebrates with Shafir and Duke at ringside. Baszler taunts Belair with the title, stopping to raise it on the ramp with the other MMA Horsewomen.

- We get a promo for the next WWE 24 documentary, which focuses on WrestleMania 34 and premieres on Sunday after the Royal Rumble.

- Back from the break and Mauro hypes the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Sunday. He also plugs Triple H's live post-Takeover interview on Facebook with Cathy Kelley.

- We see The Velveteen Dream sitting in the front row with the two women from earlier.

- The announcers lead us to a video package for tonight's main event.

NXT Title Match: Aleister Black vs. Tommaso Ciampa

They lock up and go to the floor while still locked up. They go to stalemate and return to the ring. Ciampa with a chop and Black with a waist lock take down and front face lock. Ciampa gets to the ropes and Black releases the hold. They lock up and Ciampa with a wrist lock and Black rolls through but Ciampa keeps Black on the mat with a pull of the hair. Ciampa slams the arm into the mat. Ciampa with a wrist lock and Black backs Ciampa into the turnbuckles. Ciampa with an Irish whip and Black floats over. Black gets a near fall. Black with a side head lock take down.

Black with a back body drop and Black with a side head lock take down. Ciampa with a break but he punches Black. The referee tries to pull Ciampa out of the corner and Ciampa misses a punch. Black with punches and Ciampa with a knee. Black lands on his feet on a back body drop and connects with a knee. Ciampa goes to the floor and Black teases a dive to the floor. Black goes for Black Mass but CIampa avoids it. Ciampa goes to the mat and Black sits down next to him. Ciampa kicks Black and continues with the kicking.

Black bounces off the ropes an he sends Ciampa to the floor. Black with a front face lock and Ciampa goes to the floor. Black with a plancha and they return to the ring. Black with kicks to CIampa. Ciampa begs for mercy and he goes for a kick but Black blocks it. Black with a kick and quebrads for a near fall. Ciampa goes to the floor and he returns to the apron. CIampa pulls Black to the floor and Black with a kick. Ciampa tries to send Black into the ring steps but Black stops short. Ciampa sends Black's head into the ring steps and then he sends Black into another set of ring steps and Black's knee hits the steps.

Ciampa suplexes Black's legs into the ring steps. They return to the ring and Ciampa drives the injured leg onto CIampa's knee that has the brace. He does it again. Ciampa with a step over toe hold and he rolls through and sends Black to the mat. Ciampa kicks Black in the leg. Ciampa with punches and he drops a knee on the injured leg that is put on the middle rope. Ciampa with more knee drops and he ties the leg up in the ropes. Ciampa pulls Black while Black's leg is in the ropes and Ciampa with a knee to the leg.

Ciampa wraps the leg around the ring post and he punches Black. Ciampa wrings the leg into the ring post. CIampa does it a second time. Ciampa breaks the referee's count and then he slams the leg into the post, but focusing on the other side of the knee. Ciampa with an atomic drop onto the announce table. Ciampa applauds his performance and pats himself on the back. Ciampa mocks Black and partakes of a beverage. Black with a kick to the chest and both men are down.

Ciampa gets back into the ring and Black limps into the ring. Ciampa with a drop kick to the injured knee. Ciampa slams the leg into the mat. Ciampa chokes Black with his boot and then he stomps on Black. Ciampa with an STO and then Black rolls to the corner. Ciampa puts Black on the turnbuckles and he is put in the tree of woe. Ciampa kicks Black in the corner and then goes to the turnbuckles for knees to the leg. Black kicks Ciampa and Black gets to the mat. Ciampa with a punch from the turnbuckles and Black hits a running enzuigiri to send Ciampa to the floor.

Black with punches and a knee. Black goes for a suplex but his knee gives out. Black with a kick. Black with a round kick and forearm. Black with a back elbow and clothesline. Black with a round kick and he gets a near fall. Ciampa with an inside cradle for a near fall. CIampa goes for Fairy Tale Ending but Black escapes. Black misses Black Mass. Black lands on his feet on Fairy Tale Ending and Ciampa with an elbow to block Black Mass. Black drops down on a sunset flip for a near fall. Black with two round kicks and a German suplex for a near fall.

Black tries to pull Ciampa up for Black Mass but Ciampa falls to the mat. Ciampa with a dragon screw leg whip and a single leg crab. Black escapes and Black with a single leg crab of his own. Black has to release the hold due to the pressure on the injured knee. Ciampa goes to the apron and he grabs the leg. Black with a spinning back elbow. Black goes to the apron for a slingshot move but his knee gives out and Ciampa with a Tower of London on the apron for a near fall.

Ciampa with a running knee to the head for a near fall. Ciampa pulls Black up with his boot and Black with a jumping knee. Ciampa with a jumping knee of his own. Ciampa with punches. Black with a forearm. They go back and forth. Ciampa with a boot to the head but Black with a boot. Ciampa with a rollup for a near fall. Ciampa with another near fall. Black with kicks but Ciampa with a clothesline. Ciampa misses the knee when Black blocks it. Black pulls down the knee pad and he hits a double stomp when he avoids a drop kick to the knee. Black blocks a kick and Black with a jumping knee to the back.

Black with a brainbuster for a near fall. CIampa rolls to the floor. Black goes to the apron and hits the moonsault onto Ciampa. CIampa gets back to the ring and Black slips in the water at ringside. Ciampa with Fairy Tale Ending for a near fall. Ciampa goes to the floor and he pulls up the same mat that Johnny Gargano pulled up earlier in the night but Ciampa does it for the whole length of the side of the ring. Ciampa pulls Black over the apron and he argues with the referee. Black with Meteora off the apron and Ciampa hits the exposed floor. Black with Black Mass but Black has to crawl to make the cover but Ciampa rolls to his chest.

They get back to their feet and Black goes for another Black Mass but Ciampa pulls the referee into the way. Black with a knee but Ciampa rolls Black into the ropes and hits a hanging DDT followed by Fairy Tale Ending for a near fall. Ciampa sets for another Fairy Tale Ending and hits it. CIampa holds on for another one but Black with a round kick and he misses Black Mass and his knee gives out. CIampa with Fairy Tale Ending for the three count.

Winner: Tommaso Ciampa

After the match, both Superstars are still flat on their backs as Ciampa's music hits. The referee holds the NXT Title while looking at them both. Ciampa starts to move as we go to replays. Ciampa clutches the title and gets to his feet, smiling and laughing about how he's the one. Ciampa raises the title and celebrates, exiting the ring as we go to another replay of the finish. Ciampa poses on the stage now, raising the NXT Title in the air. New NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano comes out from the back. The former DIY partners look at each other. Gargano raises his title in the air for a pop. Ciampa stands beside him and raises his title for another pop. NXT "Takeover: Phoenix" goes off the air with Ciampa and Gargano standing tall with their titles.


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