War Raiders vs Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly
January 26, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
NXT TakeOver: Phoenix
NXT Tag Team Titles
Fantastic kickoff to Royal Rumble weekend and an excellent NXT TakeOver: Phoenix show was this heated battle between the War Raiders and Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly). Strong & O’Reilly were bouncing around like rubber balls and being thrown onto each other, which was the ideal way to work a big man vs smaller man match.
In some ways, Hanson stole the show. He did a couple of dives (at one point missing completely and landing right on his hip), got slammed around by Rowe in some creative tag team spots, He took a superplex for the finish, which got a huge pop, and his springboard handstand elbow which looked incredible for someone his size.
Several near falls and the crowd was going nuts for most of the match. Tag matches don’t come better than this.