NXT Results (1/30): Takeover Phoenix Rundown, Io Shirai and Kairi Sane Join Forces, More


The show kicks off with a rundown of NXT Takeover: Phoenix. Out first is fan favorite Io Shirai and Kairi Sane, who gets a great pop from the crowd!


Duke and Shafir are out next and the fans make their feelings known about the pair from the jump. Shirai is showing her athleticism very early on, leaving Shafir bewildered. Sane tags in and goes to work on Duke. The advantage is the hands of Sane and Shirai and the fans love it.

But The Four Horsewomen duo take control of the match with one double-team move after another. Shirai takes the heat for the match, which eventually leads to the hot tag from Sane. Sane and Shirai take charge, leading to the Insane Elbow from Kairi. This one is over.


A video rundown of the Ricochet versus Johnny Gargano match from Takeover is shown. Gargano’s post-match interview happens, in which the new NXT North American champion said that “winning feels great.”

Shayna Baszler’s match with Bianca Belair is then highlighted. Though Belair lost the match, she claimed in the post-match interview that she is still UNDEFEATED. She was then asked about Sam Roberts’ comments that putting her in the bout was a “waste of a match.” Belair said that Sam can kiss her a**.

The next video rundown focused on the NXT Tag Team Championship match from Takeover, featuring The Undisputed Era and The War Raiders. Rowe and Hanson were interviewed after the match and reminded everyone that they did exactly what they promised they would do. They said that The Undisputed Era has their respect but that The War Raiders’ reign starts now.

Matt Riddle versus Kassius Ohno from Takeover is reviewed next. Riddle’s interview following the match was full of confidence, as The Original Bro said that he “broke” Kassius Ohno. He also said that he would break anyone that tries to test him.

Takeover‘s main event, Tommaso Ciampa versus Aleister Black, is the next highlight to be featured on the program. Unlike the other Takeover flashbacks, there was no post-match interview from the winner this time. The off-air confrontation between Ciampa, Black, Gargano, Ricochet, Adam Cole and The Velveteen Dream, was covered next.

Halftime Heat is then advertised, including the match’s announcement from Shawn Michaels. The match pits Black, Dream and Ricochet against Gargano, Ciampa and Cole in a massive six-man tag team match. Michales will also be on guest commentary for the event.

NXT’s presence during The Royal Rumble is then shown in a video package as Johnny Gargano is announced for next week’s edition of the show. This leads to the final match of the night.


Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford are out first and receive a great reception from the crowd. Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake are out next and this match is underway.

Cutler and Dawkins are trash talking at the very beginning, leading to a brawl between all four men early on in the match. The crowd is amped up for this one as The Street Profits soon take control. The duo is showing off and The Sons are being tossed around from one side of the ing to the other.

But Cutler and Blake soon take over, as they isolate Ford, keeping him from his corner. Montez takes a beating but eventually makes a hot tag to Dawkins. Angelo comes in, both guns blazing and takes out anyone in his path. Ford is back in and executes a crazy vertical leap onto Cutler down on the floor. The Street Profits hit an Electric Chair on Blake, but Blake kicks out at two.

Jaxson Ryker interferes on the outside, leading to a stare-down between him and Dawkins. The Forgotten Sons take over once again and Dawkins goes down in the end.