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NXT results, live blog (Jan. 16, 2019): Lee vs. Ohno

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- Mauro Ranallo welcomes us to Full Sail, and Percy Watson talks up Johnny Gargano’s appearance later. Nigel McGuinness doesn’t chime in until the Evolve Tag champs enter (and Ranallo does mention that)...

- Street Profits def. The Metro Brothers (Chris & JC) via pinfall (Ford on JC after a Frog Splash)

Mini-Deuce & Domino get a full entrance after Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins. Ford and Chris start, and Montez doesn’t appreciate the disrespect he gets from Metro. He tags in Dawkins for some tandem offense, and then they hype each other up while JC is tagged in (Angelo actually knocks his partner off, signaling this is a full comedy match if you didn’t know already). After a scoop slam, he tags he tags Montez back in and that’s it.

- The Profits celebrate in the stands, but when they come back down to ringside, the Forgotten Sons attack! Ford manages to fight them off in the ring for a moment, but Jaxson Ryker levels him and Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler pick him up to ask if he’s gonna forget them now, then pose in the ring. Dawkins crawls into the ring, and gets taken down by the Sons, too.

- Cathy Kelley is backstage talking to Matt Riddle as Keith Lee gets ready. He says he can’t corner his bro tonight because he’s not cleared yet. But he wishes he could be there to see Lee show Kassius Ohno why he’s Limitless. He just hopes Keith leaves some for him.

- Aleister Black is on a foggy soundstage asking Tommaso Ciampa if he can feel it. TakeOver: Phoenix is upon them. He plans to absolve Ciampa of his sins and take back his NXT title, but since they’ll be at Full Sail next week, he doesn’t want to wait. Why not start the fight early?

- Bianca Belair enters in street clothes as we’re reminded about her title shot, and she gets a microphone. Last week, she sent Nikki Cross packing. People are trying to slow her rise, but 2019 is her year, and she has 20/20 vision on the NXT Women’s title. She sees Shayna Baszler, with her little Horsewomen galloping around behind her. But she’s gonna show them why she’s still Un-Dee-Fee...

Baszler enters, with Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir in tow. Shayna says she just doesn’t see it. They know about all the records Bianca’s set at the Performance Center, but she’s obviously not very smart. If she was, she’d know it doesn’t matter how strong your arms are, they’ll break just the same. Belair responds that the only thing she’s gonna do with her arms is raise the title above her head. Shayna says The EST is just like everyone in NXT, afraid to face her. She’s afraid she’s gonna get her arm broke, and that the Queen of Spades is gonna change her from “Undefeated” to “Overrated”.

They jaw at one another off the mic, then Bianca slaps Shayna and avoids Duke & Shafir to slip out of the ring. Baszler poses with her title and her sidekicks rather than give chase.

- Dominik Dijakovic def. Adrian Jauode via pinfall following Feast Your Eyes

The Brazilian BJJ tries for a quick takedown but can’t get the bigger man down, but eventually picks him up and slams him down from a waist lock. He works into side control, and puts him back down out of a fireman’s carry when Dijakovic gets to his feet. Dominik eventually gets free with a clubbing blow to the back in the corner and takes control. He throws Jauode across the ring with a release suplex, survives a flurry of strikes and puts his opponent down with a stiff lariat. Adrian manages to grab a leg for a knee bar, but Dijakovic gets to the ropes. The Brazilian runs into a big boot, and hits his finisher.

- We’re reminded about TakeOver’s tag title match, and War Raiders get a fully produced promo where they’re in a field with some big torches. They respect Undisputed ERA, they have run NXT. But they come here before every big battle. In Phoenix, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong’s era ends, and that’s undisputed. They light a pyre with the UE chairs from War Games on it and walk off into the darkness.

- We get highlights from last Saturday’s NXT UK TakeOver: Blackpool.

- Johnny Gargano def. Humberto Carillo via pinfall after a springboard DDT

Both men show off in the early going, but after Johnny is proud of his wristlock technique, it’s all Carillo for a stretch. Gargano eventually stops that with the slingshot spear. Abdominal stretch that Humberto gets out of and gets back in control when he gets his boot up on a corner charge. A corkscrew over the top is followed by a standing moonsault for two. He goes for something off the top, but Johnny gets his feet up and starts to inflict punishment. After dropping Carillo face first on the middle turnbuckle, he ends it.

- While his music plays, Gargano addressed Ricochet via the camera. If he wants his respect, the North American champ should show up next week. He admires a child’s Johnny Freaking Wrestling sign on his way out.

- Ciampa is outside somewhere, and he says Black calls him a puppetmaster, and that’s true. And Aleister is his #1 puppet. They are gonna wait until Phoenix, because while Black wouldn’t understand it, that’s what main event players do, wait for the brightest spotlight. He warns Aleister to be careful what he wishes for, though.

- The Velveteen Dream video package from a couple weeks ago (with the legend endorsements that the “2019” GIF came from) is replayed. He’ll be here next week. We’ll also see Gargano and Ricochet face-to-face.

- Kassius Ohno def. Keith Lee via pinfall with a Rolling Elbow

The referee keeps Ohno from attackng Lee during his entance posing, then KO dances rather than locking up at the bell. They eventually go at it, and Keith puts him down at the outset. Chops from Kassius sting, but Lee gets a quick two off a crossbody. KO bails out, and runs when Lee charges for a dive. The big Texan pulls up, and gives chase. Back in the ring, big strikes from the Limitless One, who then hurls the veteran over his head.

Drop toe hold sends Lee into the turnbuckles head first, and lets the heel into the driver’s seat. After some offense, he gets two off a senton. Keith gets up out of a rest hold, but takes a forearm right to the jaw. When KO can’t pull him away from the ropes for a whip, Lee gets another one, then is sent throat first into the top rope, bouncing back into a forearm to the back of the head for another neafall.

Lee powers out of another resthold but is sent back down to the mat with strikes. He manages to get his knees up on another senton, however, and then the hosses swing on one another in the middle of the ring. Keith sends Ohno into the corner, throws him to the other corner and then gets two off a springboard crossbody. Lee slows, showing some mercy, but sends KO down with a combination. Pounce for two! They tie up on the ropes, and Lee is shoved into the referee as they separate. Ohno uses that opportunity to hit a low blow, and that’s the opening Kassius needed.

- Matt Riddle runs in, looking for revenge. Ohno bails, and the King of Bros checks on his friend before staring at KO on the ramp.

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