NXT Results – Jan. 2, 2019 – Riddle vs. Ohno, Year-End Award Nominees

Results by Richard Trionfo of pwinsider.com

Winter Park, FL – Full Sail Live
Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson

Quick Match Results

  • Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno via Bromission

We start off with a graphic In Memory of Gene Okerlund.

NXT Year-End Award Nominees

Breakout Star of the Year
•Lars Sullivan
•Bianca Belair
•Lacey Evans
•Rhea Ripley
•War Raiders
•Dakota Kai

Tag Team of the Year
•War Raiders
•Street Profits
•Undisputed ERA
•Heavy Machinery
•Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
•Moustache Mountain

Future Star of the Year
•Matt Riddle
•Keith Lee
•Mia Yim
•Forgotten Sons
•Dominik Dijakovic
•Io Shirai
•Candice LeRae
•Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir
•Kona Reeves

Male Competitor of the Year
•Tommaso Ciampa
•Johnny Gargano
•Aleister Black
•Velveteen Dream
•Andrade “Cien” Almas
•Adam Cole
•Pete Dunne

Female Competitor of the Year
•Nikki Cross
•Shayna Baszler
•Kairi Sane
•Ember Moon
•Bianca Belair

Other award nominations, including Match of the Year and Rivalry of the Year were also announced. You can see all the nominations here.

Matt Riddle vs. Kassius Ohno

Ohno avoids a knee from Riddle but Riddle with kicks in the corner. Riddle with a running forearm and a second running forearm into the corner. Ohno blocks an exploder with elbows but Riddle is able to get him over. Riddle with a back senton. Riddle with a kick to the back. Riddle with a knee to the midsection followed by a chop. Ohno with a shot to the throat and a release suplex. Ohno with boots in the corner. Ohno puts Riddle’s leg in the ropes and Ohno with a boot to the head.

Ohno with a snap mare and rolling senton onto Riddle for a near fall. Riddle with a punch but Ohno with a boot to the head. Ohno with an atomic drop and Riddle is sent across the ring after the impact. Ohno with a cravate. Riddle with punches and Ohno sends Riddle to the mat using the ropes. Riddle with chops followed by a German suplex for a near fall. Riddle with kicks to the chest. Ohno blocks a kick and he connects with a bicycle knee and a cyclone kick for a near fall.

Ohno stands on Riddle’s head and then he connects with a forearm to the back. Riddle and Ohno exchange chops and Riddle with strikes and a round kick to the temple. Ohno with a bicycle kick and a back senton followed by a second one. Ohno goes for a third one but Riddle moves and goes for the Bromission and Ohno taps out.

Winner: Matt Riddle

Riddle wants Ohno to fist bump after the match, but Ohno refuses and starts to go up the ramp. Ohno looks at Riddle and goes back into the ring. Kassius gets in the center of the ring, drops to a knee and offers his fist. Riddle goes for the Wonder Twins power moment but it was a trap and Riddle is sent into the ring post shoulder first and then Ohno sends Riddle into the ring post on the floor. Ohno sends Riddle into the ring steps. Ohno sends Riddle into the ring steps again. Ohno with a rolling elbow to Riddle. Ohno grabs Riddle’s hand and fist bumps him.