January 9, 2019
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Johnny Gargano, Ricochet, Tommaso Ciampa and Aleister Black In-Ring Segment:
Johnny Gargano wishes everyone a Happy New Year. 2018 was a bit of a roller coaster. Gargano had time during the holidays to reflect on things. Success around here is measured by two things. Wins and championships. It doesn’t matter how hard you try or how good a person you are. Gargano will be better in 2019. He will win and become a champion. He heard what Ciampa had to say a couple weeks ago. Don’t mistake a moment in the cage that meant nothing. It was a one time thing that will never happen again. Gargano calls Ciampa a piece of trash with the championship he wants. There is another championship out there.
As soon as Ciampa spoke this idea into the world of Johnny Gargano versus Ricochet for the North American Championship, Ricochet fired at him. Ricochet wants Gargano to get this smoke. Gargano doesn’t want the smoke, but if he wants the North American Championship, he is going to take it. You might fly around the ring like a superhero. Ricochet comes out to interrupt Gargano. If Gargano really wanted an opportunity at the North American Title, all he had to do was ask. Gargano is going to take Ricochet’s title? Will he do it face to face or after attacking him from behind in a parking lot?
Ricochet heard about Johnny Takeover. When it comes to Takeover, there will be one and only man who remains NXT’s North American Champion. Gargano is looking at him. Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the stage. Let’s not get off track. Wins and championships. That is what this is all about. Gargano tells Ciampa to shut up because it is about him and Ricochet. Aleister Black appears on the TitanTron. Black hopes that Ciampa is more concerned about him that being more concerned about grooming his little dog of war. Black poses more of a threat than Gargano and in Phoenix, he will make Ciampa fade to black. The lights goes out in the building. Black is standing behind Ciampa. Black and Ciampa starts brawling around the announce table. Gargano SuperKicks Ricochet.
First Match: Bianca BelAir vs. Nikki Cross
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BelAir talks smack to Cross. BelAir shoves Cross. Cross tells BelAir to bring it. Cross drops BelAir with a Running Crossbody Block. Cross avoids BelAir’s ponytail. BelAir with a clubbing forearm to the back of Cross. Cross responds with a back elbow smash. Cross goes for a rollup, but BelAir stands still. BelAir dropkicks Cross. Cross ducks a clothesline from BelAir. Cross with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. BelAir launches Cross to the ring apron. BelAir with a forearm smash. Cross gets BelAir trapped in the ring skirt. Cross starts teeing off on BelAir. BelAir rolls Cross back into the ring. BelAir with a Gorilla Press Slam. BelAir follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count.
BelAir repeatedly stomps on Cross chest. Cross kicks out of another pinning predicament. BelAir applies the abdominal stretch. BelAir with a BackBreaker for a two count. BelAir tells Cross to get up. BelAir applies a front face lock. BelAir goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Cross counters with a DDT for a two count. Cross is throwing forearms at BelAir. Cross with a Running Crossbody Block. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cross is fired up. Cross with a Stinger Splash. Cross follows that with a Running Bulldog. Cross connects with an Inverted DDT for a two count. Cross goes for a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but BelAir blocks it.
Standing Switch Exchange. Cross goes for an O’Connor Roll, but BelAir holds onto the ropes. BelAir Spears Cross for a two count. BelAir goes for a Running Frog Splash, but Cross gets her knees up in the air. Cross hits The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. BelAir heads to the outside. Cross applies a sleeper hold. BelAir drives Cross back first on the ramp. Both ladies negates the referee’s ten count. BelAir and Cross are trading back and forth shots. Cross sends BelAir shoulder first into the steel ring post. Cross rolls BelAir over for a two count. BelAir clotheslines Cross. BelAir rams her shoulders into the midsection of Cross. BelAir whips Cross with her ponytail. Cross shoves BelAir off the second rope. Cross goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but BelAir ducks out of the way. BelAir plants Cross with The KOD to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bianca BelAir via Pinfall
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) January 10, 2019
Second Match: Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel vs. Kunsman & Stanley Watts
— WWE (@WWE) January 10, 2019
Barthel and Kunsman will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Barthel applies an arm-bar. Barthel grapples around Kunsman. Barthel is turning Kunsman into a pretzel. Kunsman applies a wrist lock. Kunsman brings Barthel to the corner. Kunsman tags in Watts. Watts kicks the injured wrist of Barthel. Watts applies a wrist lock. Barthel uses his power to regain control of the match. Barthel drops Watts with a Double Throat Chop. Barthel tags in Aichner. Aichner slaps Watts in the back of the head. Watts with two knife edge chops. Aichner goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Watts blocks it. Watts avoids a foot stomp from Aichner. Watts tags in Kunsman.
Kunsman ducks a clothesline from Aichner. Aichner leapfrogs over Kunsman. Aichner catches Kunsman in mid-air. Barthel made a blind tag. Aichner goes for a PowerSlam, but Kunsman lands back on his feet. Kunsman is displaying his fighting spirit. Kunsman ducks a clothesline from Barthel. Aichner and Barthel hits their SpineBuster/PK Combination for a two count. Barthel is mauling Kunsman in the corner. Barthel tags in Aichner. Aichner drives Kunsman back first into the turnbuckles. Aichner repeatedly stomps on Kunsman’s chest. Aichner tags in Barthel.
Aichner drives Kunsman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Barthel with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kunsman is trying to create separation. Aichner and Watts are tagged in. Watts crawls under Aichner. Watts kicks Aichner in the gut. Watts with a Spinning Back Kick. Watts follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Watts with a single leg dropkick. Barthel tags himself in. Watts knocks Barthel off the ring apron. Watts with a Big Boot. Barthel responds with a Standing Enzuigiri. Aichner drops Watts with a SpineBuster. Aichner and Barthel plants Watts with their PowerBomb/Bridging German Suplex Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel via Pinfall
WWE NXT TakeOver: Phoenix Match Card
1.) Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Bianca BelAir For The WWE NXT Women’s Championship
2.) Ricochet (c) vs. Johnny Gargano For The WWE NXT North American Championship
3.) The Undisputed Era (c) vs. The War Raiders For The WWE NXT Tag Team Championship
4.) Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Aleister Black For The WWE NXT Championship
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 10, 2019
Third Match: Adam Cole w/The Undisputed Era vs. EC3
— WWE (@WWE) January 10, 2019
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cole applies a wrist lock. EC3 reverses the hold. EC3 applies a side headlock. Cole backs EC3 into the turnbuckles. Cole is trying to play mind games with EC3. Cole applies a side headlock. EC3 responds with a hammerlock. Quick stalemate in the corner. EC3 shoves Cole. Cole goes back to the side headlock. EC3 drops Cole with a shoulder tackle. Cole goes for a leapfrog, but EC3 counters with a knife edge chop. EC3 bodyslams Cole. EC3 knocks Cole off the ring apron. Undisputed Era tells EC3 to back up. EC3 rolls Cole back into the ring. Cole nails EC3 with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole drives EC3 shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Cole plays to the crowd.
Cole repeatedly stomps on EC3’s chest. Cole dropkicks the injured left shoulder of EC3. Following a snap mare takeover, Cole drives his elbow into EC3’s chest. Cole applies a top wrist lock. Cole with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker. EC3 dumps Cole out of the ring. Cole with a forearm smash. EC3 with a Vertical Suplex off the second rope. EC3 is throwing haymakers at Cole. EC3 drops Cole with a back elbow strike. EC3 bodyslams Cole. EC3 follows that with a Running Elbow Drop. EC3 goes for The TK3, but Cole lands back on his feet. EC3 with an Inverted STO for a two count.
Cole uses the middle rope as a weapon. Cole with a Pump Kick for a two count. Cole fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cole with a BackStabber for a two count. Cole goes for The Last Shot, but EC3 counters with a German Suplex. EC3 with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Cole attacks the injured shoulder of EC3. Cole with a Ushigoroshi for a two count. Cole applies a Cross Arm-Breaker. EC3 breaks free with a DeadLift PowerBomb. EC3 continues to be distracted by The Undisputed Era. Cole SuperKicks EC3. Cole connects with The Last Shot to pickup the victory. After the match, Undisputed Era gets in a brawl with The War Raiders to close the show.
Winner: Adam Cole via Pinfall
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