WWE NXT results, video highlights, and analysis - 23 January 2019
With it being the go-home show for NXT, the Superstars of the Yellow Brand looked to build any kind of momentum they could before NXT TakeOver: Phoenix. Johnny Gargano still had to answer for his attack on Ricochet two weeks ago, and we were sure to see Tommaso Ciampa and Aleister Black brawl one final time.
Who would end the final NXT before TakeOver with their arms raised high, and who would be left face down in the ring?
Dream opened the show, saying that he had a sparkle in his eye, and that sparkle was one of gold. The Dream seemed to be looking towards an NXT North American Championship shot, only to be interrupted by Adam Cole and the rest of the Undisputed Era.
Cole said that everyone knows 2019 would be the year of the Undisputed Era, and claimed to capture all gold in NXT. While O'Reilly and Strong were busy defending the NXT Tag Team Titles, Cole and Fish were looking to pick up the NXT and North American titles in the near future.
Fish told Dream to live in reality, as the stable would continue to dominate throughout 2019. Dream said that he was ready to dispute the claim, then baited Adam Cole and Bobby Fish into the ring, only to send them out the other side. Dream walked back up the ramp with his head held high while the two men were fuming in the ring.
A promo package was shown for the upcoming NXT Women's Championship match between the un-de-fea-ted Bianca Belair and the champion Shayna Baszler. Belair said that Baszler had a great 2018, even becoming a 2-time champion...but that also means that she lost.
Kairi Sane and Io Shirai were also scheduled for a match later on in the night. Next, however, would be Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel taking on the hard-hitting duo of Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.
Last week's main event showdown between Keith Lee and Kassius Ohno was highlighted, including the controversial finish. Due to that and Riddle and Ohno's rising heat between each other, they'll face off at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix in a one-on-one match.
Prior to the tag match, it was revealed that Velveteen Dream would face Bobby Fish.