WWE NXT Results, video highlights, and analysis - 30 January 2019
NXT TakeOver: Phoenix ended with two championship changes. Johnny Gargano finally captured his first big of singles gold, ripping the NXT North American Championship off of Ricochet. The War Raiders also raided the Undisputed Era, taking the NXT Tag Team Titles for themselves.
Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke interfered in the NXT Women's Championship match yet again in Phoenix, allowing Shayna Baszler to walk away with the title still wrapped around her waist. Tonight, the Sky Pirates looked to punish them for their constant interference. Also, we saw tag team action between the Street Profits and the Forgotten Sons, who attacked Dawkins and Ford last week after their match.
Sky Pirates (Io Shirai & Kairi Sane) vs Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir
The final two members of the Four Horsewomen were vital in keeping the NXT Women's Championship off of Kairi Sane. Now, with Io Shirai by her side, Sane continues to try to get revenge on the deadly duo.
Shafir was sent packing quick by Io Shirai, forcing her to tag in Jessamyn Duke, with Shirai also tagging in Sane. Duke took Sane down immediately, and both competitors traded back and forth, rolling around for some ground and pound offense. Sane made it back to her feet, and nearly pinned Duke with a springboard schoolboy.
Sane tagged in Shirai, and both women buzzed around Duke, dodging her mighty swings before taking her down and knocking her to the outside with a double dropkick. Shirai attempted to continue the assault, but Shafir prevented it, allowing the duo to get back into the match, slowing down the pace. A mat slam from Shafir earned a two count.
Duke tagged in, kicking Shirai in the abdomen while Shafir held her in a neckbreaker position. Shirai tried to force her way into Sane, bud Duke held her in a butterfly stretch, then brought her across the ring with a butterfly suplex.
Shafir tagged in, but Shirai managed to roll under her clothesline, tagging in Sane. Sane took her down with a dragon screw, followed by a neckbreaker. Shafir caught her and sent her into the turnbuckle, but the former champion cut her in half with a spear. Shirai knocked Duke off the apron and launched Sane upward for an elbow drop.
Shirai hit Duke on the outside with a suicide dive while Sane dragged Shafir to her corner for the InSane Elbow Drop and the victory.
Results: Shirai & Sane defeated Duke & Shafir via pinfall.
After the match, Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson, and Nigel McGuinness recapped the NXT North American Championship match with highlight footage.