NXT Takeover: Pheonix 2019 Results and Updates
Here are all the updates and results from NXT Takeover: Pheonix 2019 event.
NXT Tag Team Championship – The Undisputed Era(c) vs War Raiders
This match perfectly set up the event. The Undisputed Era’s early advantage was soon negated by the Raiders and throughout the match, no team had long spells of domination. Each time one team looked to gain an advantage, the other countered. The highly entertaining match ended when Henson hit a springboard double back elbow on Undisputed Era followed by a double body slam by Rowe and a leg drop by Henson from the top of the rope.
Winner – War Raiders (New NXT Tag Team Champions)
Kassius Ohno vs Matt Riddle
Match started with both trading blows. Riddle hit a plethora of kicks to the mid-section, but Ohno grabbed his foot and bite his toe. Ohno nailed a boot to the face and a senton, but Riddle countered a second senton with a sleeper only for Ohno to get to the ropes to force a break. Ohno pretended to offer a fist bump but Riddle hit a sleeper suplex followed by several elbows to the face resulting in Ohno tapping out and Riddle won with submission.
Winner – Matt Riddle
North-American Championship – Ricochet(c) vs Johnny Gargano
They started with several counters and takedowns and neither man was able to gain a
Winner – Johnny Gargano(new NXT North American Champion)
NXT Women’s Championship – Shayna Baszler(c) vs Bianca Belair
Beliar hit KOD on Shayna when the Referee was down and didn’t get the pin. Both Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke came into the ring, but Belair got the better of them. Then Baszler came back and puts Belair in the rear-naked choke, but somehow Beliar gets to her feet and powered out of it. Belair went to the top rope and jumped but missed Baszler and was put in the rear-naked choke once again, only to power out of it once more. Baszler again put her on hold but Beliar won’t give up. She finally faded and the referee stopped the match.
Winner – Shayna Baszler
NXT Championship – Tommaso Ciampa(c) vs Aleister Black
After early maneuvers and locks, both superstars sat in the ring facing each other only for Ciampa to kick on Black’s face. Balck took out Ciampa with a summersault from over the ropes. Ciampa started to focus on Black’s left knee with locks, slamming it on ring poles, announce table. Black hit a superkick when Ciampa was on the top turnbuckle and both men crashed over the top rope. Black started to regain his composure as he hit a flurry of kicks, roundhouse, and a German suplex.
Ciampa hit a dragon screw and locks in a half crab. Black reversed into his own single-leg crab but was forced to release when his own leg gave out. They went back and forth with strikes and near falls in a nice sequence. Aleister hits a moonsault from the middle rope to the floor. When they got back into the ring, Ciampa hit the Fairytale Ending for a near fall. Black set up for another Black Mass but Ciampa used the referee as a shield and then rolled Black into a DDT and hit another Fairytale Ending. Ciampa lined Black up for his finisher again, but Black escaped. He hit a roundhouse kick, but his leg gave out again, allowing Ciampa to hit yet another Fairytale Ending for the pin and the win.
Winner – Tommaso Ciampa
After the match, Ciampa stood at the entrance, posing, when Johnny Gargano walked out with his newly won NXT North American Championship. The tag team partners-turned-enemies stood by side with each holding up their titles.