The following is from our play-by-play coverage of the WWE NXT TakeOver: Phoenix event in Phoenix, Arizona at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on the WWE Network:
Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno
They started brawling right out of the gate then Riddle hitt a suplex to the big man. Ohno with a stiff kick to the gut then Riddle went for a powerbomb off the apron but Ohno blocked and hit a series of head stomps. Back in the ring, Ohno continued to land a series of kicks and further the beatdown.
Ohno with a major league head kick then sent him head first into the ring post and back first into the ring steps. Moments later back in the ring, Riddle landed a series of kicks until Ohno bit Riddle’s toes and connected with a powerbomb for a near fall. Ohno with a moonsault off the top rope for 2.
Ohno missed his finisher but was able to hit a big boot and a backsplash. Ohno went for another one but Riddle caught him with a rear-naked choke until Ohno made it to the bottom rope. Riddle mounted him and landed a series of strikes until Ohno tapped out.
Winner: Matt Riddle