Here's your Fight Size wrestling Update for NXT TakeOver: Phoenix.
- The embedded video above is the post-TakeOver interview with Triple H and Cathy Kelley.
- On the pre-show, Sam Roberts set the internet ablaze when he stated that Bianca Belair was not TakeOver worthy.
YOOOOOO Sam Roberts just said Bianca is "not TakeOver worthy".— Kristen Ashly (@KristenAshly) January 26, 2019
"Bianca Belair is not #NXTTakeOver worthy" - Sam Roberts.— Mark (@bcafcmark) January 26, 2019
Sam Roberts officially cancelled.
Nobody:— The Change Agent (@DessyDigital) January 27, 2019
Sam Roberts on Bianca Belair: pic.twitter.com/rbZOJaEHua
- Raymond Rowe and "Warbeard" Hanson had a special entrance and a passionate post-match interview following their title win.
- Matt Riddle made Kassius Ohno submit after giving Ohno a series of elbows to the jaw.
- After the Undisputed ERA lost the NXT Tag Team Championships, they rallied backstage and Adam Cole promised that they will get back on their feet and 2019 will be their year.
- Velveteen Dream sat front row at tonight's show.
- NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa and NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano closed TakeOver: Phoenix by holding their championships high above their heads.
- After TakeOver went off the air on the WWE Network, a big brawl unfolded involving Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, Aleister Black and Ricochet. All six men fought until Triple H came out and broke it up.
- Liv Morgan and Corey Graves shared their thoughts about the TakeOver show and specific matches and wrestlers they enjoyed watching:
Also, give me more @VelveteenWWE on everything.— Rev. Graves (@WWEGraves) January 27, 2019
- Bianca Belair made special shirts for her mother and father who were in attendance.
- Here are the winners of the 2018 NXT End Of The Year Awards:
* TakeOver Show Of The Year - New Orleans
* NXT Female Competitor Of The Year - Kairi Sane
* NXT Male Competitor Of The Year - Tommaso Ciampa
* Overall NXT Competitor Of The Year - Kairi Sane
* NXT Tag Team Of The Year - Undisputed ERA
* NXT Breakout Star Of The Year - Ricochet
* NXT Future Star Award - Io Shirai
* NXT Match Of The Year - NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia - NXT Championship - Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade
- Triple H posted photos of the stars who competed at TakeOver: Phoenix along with his usual photos with the new champions.
Incredible athleticism and unwavering intensity...after an unbelievable match with @KingRicochet, @JohnnyGargano is the NEW @WWENXT #NorthAmerican Champion. #WeAreNXT#NXTTakeOver: Phoenix pic.twitter.com/yKhtc7PD4D— Triple H (@TripleH) January 27, 2019
...and make war.— Triple H (@TripleH) January 27, 2019
Only 30 minutes in and WOW...FOLLOW THAT! Congratulations to @RAYMONDxROWE and @WarBeardHanson... the NEW @WWENXT Tag Team Champions! #NXTTakeOver: Phoenix #WeAreNXT pic.twitter.com/mlnVpzGCRr