After the match, Gargano takes the title and clutches it, staring at it on the mat as his music starts up. We go to replays. Gargano celebrates with the title, clutching it tight and makes his exit.
A hype reel for WWE Shop follows.
We then get a video package for The NXT Women’s Title Match which is coming up next.
Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Bianca Belair: The NXT Women’s Title is on the line in this one. Back and forth to start the match. They take turns talking trash and taking each other down. Belair mounts good offense first, sending Baszler out of the ring. Belair follows but Baszler uses Belair’s long hair to pull her into the ring post. Baszler returns to the ring and the referee counts. Belair makes it back in at the 9 count, selling the shoulder injury from the ring post spot. Baszler mounts Belair and unloads with strikes. Baszler with a 2 count. Baszler works on the hand and fingers, keeping Belair down. Baszler stands on the hand and stomps on it. Belair screams in pain and retreats to the corner as the referee checks on her. Baszler beats Belair down again. Belair tries to fight back but Baszler clubs her to the mat. Baszler keeps Belair grounded now, working on the arm. Baszler takes her time with more offense for another 2 count. Belair breaks free from a hold in the corner but Baszler unloads with strikes, sending her back to her knees. Baszler levels Belair from her knees and covers for another pin attempt. Baszler smirks and seems to be enjoying herself.
Baszler kicks Belair around, talking trash and mocking her, calling her overrated. Belair responds with a smack to the face. Belair tries to mount some offense now, still selling the shoulder injury. Belair keeps control and knocks Baszler out of the air for a close 2 count. More back and forth now. They get back up and trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Belair swings but doesn’t come close to connecting as Baszler toys with her some. Belair connects with a hair whip to the gut, sending Baszler down. Belair with more offense until Baszler sends her into the referee, sending the referee down. Baszler uses the hair against Belair again. Belair comes back and drops Baszler with the KO-D. Belair covers and easily gets the 3 count but the referee is still down. Belair panics and screams. Marina Shafir runs down but Belair drops her. Jessamyn Duke runs in next but Belair slams her on top of Shafir. Baszler comes back and rolls Belair into the Kirifuda Clutch as the referee starts to wake up. Belair powers up with Baszler on her back, the Kirifuda Clutch still applied. Belair breaks the hold and turns it into a big suplex, tossing Baszler across the ring. Belair goes to the top and has to stop to kick Duke back to the floor. Belair goes for the 450 splash from the top but she comes up short, barely hitting in front of Baszler. Baszler immediately rolls her into the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair starts to fade as Baszler keeps the submission applied. Belair suddenly powers up to her feet with Baszler on her back. Fans chant “EST!” as Belair stays up, knees bent, Baszler on her back still. Belair goes down and Baszler keeps the clutch tight. The referee calls for the bell as Belair goes out, but she did not tap. Winner & Still The NXT Women’s Champion: Shayna Baszler
After the match, Belair is laid out as Baszler stands tall with her title. Her music hits and we go to replays. Baszler stands tall with the title, smiling as Belair wakes up. The referee checks on her as Baszler raises the title to the crowd. Baszler exits the ring and celebrates with Shafir and Duke at ringside. Baszler taunts Belair with the title, stopping to raise it on the ramp with the other MMA Horsewomen.
We get a promo for the next WWE 24 Documentary, which focuses on WrestleMania 34 and premieres on Sunday immediately after The Royal Rumble PPV Event goes off the air.
Back from the break and Mauro Ranallo hypes up The Royal Rumble PPV Event on Sunday. He also plugs Triple H’s Live Post-TakeOver Interview on Facebook with Cathy Kelley.
We then see The Velveteen Dream sitting in the front row with the two women from earlier.
Commentary then lead us to a video package for the main event which is coming up next.
Tommaso Ciampa (c) vs. Aleister Black: The NXT Title is on the line in this one. The bell rings and they lock up aggressively, tumbling out of the ropes. They run right back in and face off. Ciampa responds with a chop. Black takes Ciampa down first but breaks and backs off. Ciampa looks to mount some offense now but they end up back up on the mat going back & forth. Black gets the upperhand and keeps Ciampa grounded. Ciampa tries for a pin and to break free but Black keeps him down in the middle of the ring. Ciampa gets up and takes Black to the corner, using the 5 count from the referee. They break and do it again. Black rocks Ciampa out of the corner this time. Black avoids a back drop and nails a few kicks. Ciampa goes outside and Black runs the ropes but puts the brakes on. Ciampa comes back in and they end up sitting down in the middle of the ring facing each other for a pop. Ciampa with a bit of a cheap shot to turn it around. Black tosses Ciampa out to the floor but Ciampa runs right back to the apron. Ciampa gets sent to the floor and Black runs the ropes, leaping out to take him down. They come back in and Black drops Ciampa with strikes. Black goes on and nails a knee to the face. Black with a crossbody off the ropes for a 2 count. Ciampa goes to the floor for a breather but Black follows. Black drops Ciampa on the floor with a kick.
Black avoids running into the steel ring steps but Ciampa ends up driving him into them knee-first. Ciampa suplexes Black into the steps now, forcing his knee to crash into the steel again. Ciampa smiles. Ciampa brings it back into the ring and works on the left knee. Black tries to turn it around but Ciampa keeps control. Ciampa works Black over and taunts him while keeping the submission applied on the mat. Ciampa takes it to the corner but Black elbows him. Ciampa keeps fighting and takes the knee out again. Black goes down and clutches the knee as Ciampa smiles above him. Ciampa drives his knees into the knee of Black and uses the ring ropes on it. Fans boo as Ciampa delivers another big running knee to Black’s knee. Ciampa wraps Black’s knee around the ring post several times as the referee counts. Ciampa continues to drive Black’s knee into the ring post. Ciampa brings Black out of the ring and slams him on top of the Spanish announce table, knee-first. Ciampa sits cross-legged on top of the announce table and mocks Black for a mixed reaction. Ciampa grabs a bottle of water and takes a sip, walking over to Ciampa with it. Black nails a big kick out of nowhere, sending the water flying. Ciampa rolls back into the ring as the referee counts. Black stumbles over and makes it back in. Ciampa dropkicks the legs out and Black goes back down. Ciampa keeps control and puts a boot to Black’s face as the referee counts.
Ciampa with an STO and more offense to hurt the knee. Ciampa turns Black upside down in the corner with a Tree of Woe. Ciampa beats on Black, taking more shots at the knee. Ciampa drives elbows into the knee now. Black fights back with kicks, freeing himself from the Tree of Woe. Black limps but Ciampa rocks him from the top turnbuckle. Black comes back with a huge running boot, sending Ciampa from the top turnbuckle out to the floor. Black is also down on the outside. The referee counts but they beat the 10 count. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Ciampa takes Black down and goes for the knee but Black fights him off. Black catches Ciampa with a big shot. Black with more offense in a row now. Black levels Ciampa with a kick for a close 2 count. Ciampa with a small package for a 2 count. More back and forth. Ciampa misses the Fairy Tale Ending and Black misses a Black Mass. Ciampa misses the Fairy Tale Ending again. Ciampa blocks Black Mass again and drops Black with an elbow. Black goes on and covers for a close 2 count. Black with two roundhouse kicks and a German suplex for a close 2 count. Black looks to go for the Black Mass again but the knee is giving him trouble. Ciampa with a Dragon Screw leg whip. Ciampa with a single-leg Crab now in thee middle of the ring. Black ends up breaking the hold. Ciampa comes back with strikes but Black drops him. Black with a Crab of his own now but the leg goes out and he breaks it.
Black sends Ciampa out to the floor. Black runs into the corner and leaps to the apron, going to the top but Ciampa runs up and cuts him off. Ciampa drops Black onto the apron with a Tower of London. Black still kicks out at 2. Ciampa charges and levels Black again for another close pin attempt. Fans do duelling chants now. Ciampa mocks Black with the setup for Black Mass, smiling at him. Black jumps up out of nowhere with a big jumping knee. Black can’t follow-up as Ciampa puts him back down. Ciampa delivers strikes as Black tries to get up from his knees. Black is up now as they trade shots in the middle of the ring as fans go along with them. They unload on each other now. More back and forth and pin attempts between the two. Black takes Ciampa down with kicks but Ciampa jumps up with a lariat. Ciampa mocks Black again but Black sweeps him. Black exposes his knee and delivers a double stomp to the chest. Black lifts Ciampa but the leg gives him trouble. Black tries again and gets Ciampa up this time, dropping him for a 2 count. More back and forth between the two. Ciampa ends up on the floor but Black nails a huge moonsault from the ring. Black looks to slip on the water on the outside but they come back in and Ciampa nails the Fairy Tale Ending for a close 2 count.
Ciampa goes out and exposes the concrete on the floor, just as Gargano did earlier. Ciampa smiles. The referee yells at him but Ciampa bullies him back. Black takes advantage and leaps out, taking Ciampa down. Black brings it back into the ring. Ciampa gets up and Black nails a huge Black Mass. Black crawls for the pin but Ciampa rolls over on his stomach to avoid the pin. Black picks Ciampa up and holds him as the crowd cheers. Black goes for another Black Mass but Ciampa puts the referee in the way. This leads to confusion and an impact DDT from Ciampa. Ciampa hits the Fairy Tale Ending for another close pin attempt. Ciampa can’t believe it. Fans chant “NXT!” now. Ciampa goes for another Fairy Tale Ending and he hits it in the middle of the ring. Ciampa picks Black right back up but Black nails him. The knee goes out as Black tries for another Black Mass and Ciampa takes advantage, dropping Black with one more Fairy Tale Ending to get the pin and the win. Winner & Still The NXT Champion: Tommaso Ciampa
Who’s ready for Day 185 of @ProjectCiampa‘s #NXTChampionship reign? #NXTTakeOver #AndStill pic.twitter.com/OCvgb6Ncen
— WWE (@WWE) January 27, 2019
?? There’s no escape now ??@ProjectCiampa is STILL your #NXTChampion! #NXTTakeOver #NXTChampionship pic.twitter.com/oj61NBrlWU
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 27, 2019
The tale of two champs…
…is a new chapter about to begin?@ProjectCiampa @JohnnyGargano #NXTTakeOver pic.twitter.com/EGhah7sKWn
— WWE (@WWE) January 27, 2019
New #NXT #NorthAmericanChampion @JohnnyGargano and #NXTChampion @ProjectCiampa stand in victory… together.#NXTTakeOver #NXTChampionship pic.twitter.com/ZeTCCNn1YB
— WWE (@WWE) January 27, 2019
After the match, both Superstars are still flat on their backs as Ciampa’s music hits. The referee holds The NXT Title while looking at them both. Ciampa starts to move as we go to replays. Ciampa clutches the title and gets to his feet, smiling and laughing about how he’s the one. Ciampa raises the title and celebrates, exiting the ring as we go to another replay of the finish. Ciampa poses on the stage now, raising The NXT Title in the air. New NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano comes out from the back. The former DIY partners look at each other. Gargano raises his title in the air for a pop. Ciampa stands beside him and raises his title for another pop. NXT “Takeover: Phoenix” goes off the air with Ciampa and Gargano standing tall with their titles.