WWE NXT Results, video highlights, and analysis - 16 January 2019
Several stars have officially left NXT for bigger and better things on the main roster this week. Nikki Cross made her in-ring debut for Monday Night Raw this week, and EC3, Lacey Evans, and Heavy Machinery were all shown in various segments across both Raw and SmackDown Live.
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Tonight, NXT looked to move their roster around a bit, and that included shifting the teams in the tag team division.
Also, Keith Lee challenged Kassius Ohno last week after the Knockout Artist attacked Riddle the week prior. Lee wanted to send Ohno a message and looked to get some revenge for Riddle in tonight's matchup.
Finally, both Johnny Gargano and Bianca Belair were in action tonight. With only one week left until NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, Belair looked to send another message to NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler.
As for Johnny Wrestling, last week he made a statement, knocking out NXT North American Champion Ricochet with a superkick. What else did he have in store for the One and Only tonight?
Street Profits vs The Metro Brothers
Chris and JC Metro looked to make a name for themselves in 2019, starting with a win over one of the most popular teams in NXT, the Street Profits.
Montez Ford began the match with Chris Metro. Metro shoved Ford, but Ford sent him straight to the mat. Back on his feet, Metro caught Ford with a stiff right hand. Ford got back in it with a beautiful standing dropkick, then tagged in Angelo Dawkins for some tandem offense.
Dawkins accidentally shoved Ford to the mat, allowing Chris to tag in JC. Both of the Metro brothers were knocked out cold by Dawkins' right hand. Dawkins tagged Ford back in for a frog splash and the 1-2-3.
Results: Street Profits defeated the Metro Brothers via pinfall.
After the match, the Forgotten Sons jumped the Street Profits. Dawkins and Ford seemed to have everything under control until the Sons' leader, Jaxson Ryker, came down to finish them off. As they laid out the Street Profits, the NXT Universe chanted "We Forgot You."
All three members of the Forgotten Sons stood in the middle of the ring as Montez Ford struggled to recover. Dawkins went inside to save his partner as they were leaving, forcing the Sons to put him away with their neckbreaker/top rope stomp combination.
Backstage, Matt Riddle was with Keith Lee and said that Lee will show Ohno why he's Limitless. Lee vs Ohno would be the main event.