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NXT Weekly: January 23, 2019

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NXT Weekly Recap for the January 23, 2019 Episode of NXT

The First Hour

The Velveteen Dream opens the show by heading down to the ring. Dream says he has a sparkle in his eye tonight for championship gold. He says, to be specific, the NXT North American Championship.

Adam Cole BAY BAY and Bobby Fish interrupt. Cole says that 2019 is the year of the Undisputed Era. He says that after Strong and O’Reily retain the Tag Team titles, he and Fish will capture gold as well. Fish adds on again that 2019 will be Undisputed Era’s year.

Dream says he will dispute that claim. Fish and Cole rush the ring. Dream fights them off and retreats up the ramp.

Tag Team Match: Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan vs Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel

Result: Lorcan pins Aichner

  • Lorcan hits a Somersault Plancha onto the outside
  • Aichner hits a top rope dive to the outside
  • Lot of hard hitting strikes throughout the match
  • Lorcan makes a surprise roll-up for the win

Women’s Tag Team Match: Io Shirai & Kairi Sane vs Tanea Brooks & Amber Nova

Result: Sane pins Brooks

  • Shirai hits the 619
  • Shirai hits a Moonsault after a jumping assist from Sane
  • Sane pins Brooks after Shirai’s Moonsault

One on One Match: Velveteen Dream vs Bobby Fish

Result: Dream pins Fish

  • Dream hits a top rope dive to the outside
  • Dream hits the Purple Rainmaker for the win after a Rolling Death Valley Driver

Rick O’Shea takes to the ring. He calls Johnny Gargano a coward for attacking him from behind. He says that 2019 Johnny is the exact same as 2018 Johnny. Ricochet says he is something Johnny is not; A champion.

Johnny Wrestling himself walks out. He says O’Shea is just trying to use his emotions against him. Gargano says he has a plan. The two brawl in the ring. Tommaso Ciampa attacks Ricochet from behind with his title belt. Aleister Black rushes the ring, but gets beaten down by Gargano and Ciampa.

Johnny and Tommaso are about to shake hands on the stage, but Candice Lerae runs out to stop him. Candice ushers Johnny to the back while Tommaso watches on, looking about as embarrassed for Johnny as the rest of us are.

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