Welcome to NXT TakeOver: Phoenix and we are live from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and the lights go out and we kick things off with The War Raiders making their entrance as we kick things off with tag team action for the NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: WAR RAIDERS VS THE UNDISPUTED ERA
Undisputed Era attack War Raiders at the start taking Hanson out. Irish whip tp Rowe and he mows through O'Reilly and $trong with clotheslines. Hanson with clotheslines of his own. Rowe slams Hanson on top of UE. O'Reilly is sent back into the ring. UE take control as $trong and O'Reilly take Rowe out.
O'Reilly unloads with punches and jumping knees to Hanson. $trong tags in momentarily to get kicks of his own in. Suplex blocked by Hanson. O'Reilly with a front facelock on Hanson. Hanson gets to his feet but O'Reilly with the guillotine. Hanson gets to his feet again and tags Rowe
O'Reilly with a forearm to Rowe. Rowe doesn't budge as he drops $trong on top of O'Reilly. Hanson dives through the ropes but falls to the outside. Rowe plants $trong, O'Reilly back on the attack. $trong back to his feet hits a suplex on Rowe. UE hang Rowe over the top rope. O'Reilly with knees and elbows to the ribcage
Cross armbreaker locked in as he transitions into the triangle. $trong back in with a backbreaker. O'Reilly back in again. Rowe misses with a right hand and Rowe tries for a tag but O'Reilly keeps him from tagging. $trong with a cheap shot to hanson and they double team Rowe. Rowe tries to fight out of the corner.
Rowe picks O'Reilly up for a suplex sending him crashing into $trong. O'Reilly pulls hanson off the apron. $trong with a dropkick to Hanson
O'Reilly in with punches and kicks. Rowe with a forearm. O'Reilly with a kick. Rowe and O'Reilly are both down. Who will tag first? Both teams get a tag and it's Hanson unloading on $trong. Crossbodby by Hanson. Cartwheel escape and Hanson with a clothesline to O'Reilly
Fireman's carry and a gutbuster by $trong. Hanson with a Topei Suicida taking out $trong. Nearfall on O'Reilly. Backbreakers by Rowe and Hanson tags going to the top rope. Rowe with a slam and Hanson with a splash but $trong breaks it up.
Hanson back to the top rope. O'Reilly cuts Hanson off. $trong to the top rope for a superplex and O'Reilly with a knee. The crowd is hot for the match as loud chants of NXT ring throughout the arena. War Raiders still in the match as UE is still in control. Hanson fights back delivering a back elbow. Rowe is back in with a powerslam powerbomb combination to $trong. Roew picks O'Reilly up as Hanson flies off the top rope with a leg drop for the three count
The winners and new NXT Tag Team Champions: The War Raiders
MATT RIDDLE VS KASSIUS OHNO
Ohno quickly rolls to the outside but Riddle follows exploding with a forearm. Riddle back in with a standing moonsault and senton. Knee strike to Ohno and he picks Ohno up and plants him on the mat. Ohno to the apron and Riddle runs into a boot. Forearm by Riddle. Riddle looks for the sunset bomb but Ohno holds onto the ropes stomping on Riddle
Riddle backk in as Ohno steps on his head. Legdrop on Riddle for a nearfall. Ohno keeping Riddle grounded. Riddle gets back to his feet creating separation but Ohno with an elbow and another nearfall.
Ohno with a boot to the face and Riddle fires back with open palm strikes. Ohno with a flurry of forearms and another boot to Riddle sends him to the outside. Ohno runs Riddle into the ring post. Ohno picks Riddle up and sends him crashing into the ring steps
Riddle climbs back up on the apron and Ohno with a forearm and kick but Riddle still is still standing. Riddle back in as Ohno looks for a suplex but Riddle looks for the Rear Naked Choke. Riddle with a waistlock but Ohno steps on his foot.
Riddle with a german suplex bridging up for a nearfall. Riddle with a series of kicks to Ohno. Ohno grabs Riddle's foot and begins biting. Ohno picks Riddle up for the Liger Bomb and only a two count.
Ohno goes to the top rope and connects with a moonsault. Ohno misses with the rolling elbow. Boot to the face and a senton. Riddle locks a sleeper in but Ohno rolls towards the bottom rope and Riddle stomps away at Ohno
Ohno on his knees holds his fist out to Riddle. Riddle takes Ohno's fist and delivers a knee strike and Riddle with a sleepr as he delivers a flurry of elbows forcing Ohno to tap out
The winner of the match: Matt Riddle
NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: RICOCHET VS JOHNNY GARGANO
Gargano works on Ricochet's wrist. Ricochet counters. Gargano with a rolling hiptoss. Crucifix pin for a nearfall by Gargano. Side headlock takedown by Gargano. Ricochet gets to his feet. Irish whip sends Gargano into the ropes. Shoulderblock by Gargano. Series of reversals between Ricochet and Gargano.
Gargano with a hurricanrana and Ricochet lands on his feet asking which Johnny Gargano he was going to get tonight. Gargano with a punch and Ricochet connects with one of his own. Gargano is sent to the outside. Asai Moonsault from the apron.
Ricochet on the top rope unloads with punches but Gargano slips out of the turnbuckle as Ricochet crashes face first on the turnbuckle. Gargano with a series of punches. Snapmare and a dropkick. Gargano has Ricochet locked. Gargano and Ricochet exchanging right hands. Irish whip by Ricochet. Sunset flip attempt by Gargano but Ricochet counters
Ricochet with a standing moonsault on the back of Gargano. Ricochet with a springboard European Uppercut. Northern Lights suplex and a brainbuster to Gargano. Gargano with a powerbomb. Crossface locked in on Ricochet. Shooting star by Ricochet. Ricochet with a moonsault from the second turnbuckle
Ricochet one more time to the top rope and Gargano stops him with a series of right hands. Gargano on Ricochet's shoulders delviers elbows to the side of the head. Frankensteiner by Gargano and Ricochet lands on his feet. Step up enziguri by Gargano
European uppercut by Ricochet. Superkick by Gargano. O'Connor roll by Ricochet. Backflip kick by Ricochet. Ricochet up to the top rope. Gargano rolls away towards the opposite corner. Ricochet charges and Gargano slides out of the ring. Ricochet sails over the top turnbuckle taking out Gargano. Ricochet sends Gargano back in and delivers the 450. Ricochet back to the top rope. Shooting Star Press but Gargano gets the knees up and a nearfall on Ricochet. Gargano with a superkick sends Ricochet to the outside. Suicide dive and Ricochet has him on his shoulders. Gargano with a reverse spike piledriver. Back in the ring, slingshot DDT by Gargano.
Gargano goes to the outside and pulls back the mat around ringside exposing the concrete and pulls Ricochet through the bottom rope. Gargano thinks twice and re-enters the ring. Nearfall by Ricochet. Clothesline to Gargano. Ricochet goes to the top rope and flies through the air. Gargano with a superkick. Gargano Escape locked in by Ricochet.
Gargano crawls to the bottom rope forcing the break. Ricochet on the apron and Gargano drives him back first into the ring post. On the outside. Gargano picks Ricochet driving him straight down on the concrete with a suplex. Gargano with another springboard DDT from the apron for the three count
The winner and NEW! NXT North American Champion: Johnny Gargano
NXT WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: SHAYNA BASZLER VS BIANCA BELAIR
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 gets back to her feet and goes up top. Belair kicks Duke to the floor and Belair goes for a 450 Splash but Baszler applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair tries to get back to her feet but Shayna keeps her on the mat. Belair gets back to her feet again but only for a moment. Belair gets to her feet but Shayna gets Belair back to the mat.
The referee calls for the bell.
The winner of the match: Shayna Baszler
NXT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: TOMASSO CIAMPA VS ALEISTER BLACK
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.
The winner of the match: Tomasso Ciampa
Post Match: Ciampa clutches Goldie close to his heart. Ciampa leaves the ring and Johnny Gargano joins Ciampa on the stage. Gargano raises his title belt and so does Ciampa.