Johnny Gargano is your new North American Champion after defeating Ricochet in a classic at NXT TakeOver: Phoenix.
Gargano had to go to places he’d only visited in matches with Tommaso Ciampa, ripping up the mats at ringside before hitting a brutal suplex onto the concrete.
The match itself was exceptional, with Ricochet showing everything that makes him one of the most exciting wrestlers on the planet.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 27, 2019
Johnny Gargano was noticeably more brutal in his attacks, as he continues to flirt with becoming an out and out heel.
The final sequence came when Gargano hit Ricochet with a suplex onto the exposed concrete before hitting his slingshot DDT finisher for the pinfall.
He then celebrated with his new title in a very similar way to how Ciampa celebrates with his…interesting.