WWE has announced that The Undisputed Era (Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly) would defend the NXT Tag Team Titles against The War Raiders at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) January 10, 2019
The NXT TakeOver: Phoenix event takes place on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Talking Stick Resort Arena and will air on the WWE Network. Here is the updated card:
- NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa © vs. Aleister Black
- NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler © vs. Bianca BelAir
- WWE NXT Tag Team Title Match: The Undisputed Era © vs. The War Raiders.
WWE sent out the following to hype this match:
The War Raiders are heading to TakeOver: Phoenix with one goal in mind: pillaging The Undisputed ERA’s NXT Tag Team Championship.
Hanson & Rowe were on the cusp of dethroning Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong once before, on the Oct. 27 edition of NXT, until a chair-wielding Bobby Fish interfered, attacking The War Raiders in the waning moments of the match. The desperate tactic resulted in a disqualification loss for Undisputed ERA but ensured the titles would remain in the stable’s possession.
The rivalry between the teams intensified in November at TakeOver: WarGames during the event’s titular match. Hanson, Rowe, NXT North American Champion Ricochet & WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne prevailed over The Undisputed ERA that night, but the hellacious conflict took its toll on all competitors. It was later reported that Hanson suffered broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and torn ligament during the fracas.
It will take more than internal injuries and broken bones, however, to deter the battle-tested War Raiders. Will Hanson & Rowe’s raid end with the crowning of new champions, or can the boastful, yet inarguably dangerous, combo of O’Reilly & Strong turn back their rough and gruff challengers? Find out when NXT TakeOver: Phoenix streams live Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 ET/4 PT, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.