Rusev Thanks Dean Ambrose And Hideo Itami, New Post-NXT TakeOver Brawl Footage, Johnny Gargano

- Above is new backstage footage after the post-NXT TakeOver: Phoenix brawl took place between Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano, NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, and Adam Cole. Ciampa, Gargano, and Cole get separated from the other three with Ciampa yelling he wins and every TakeOver he's the main event. The two sides will be in a six-man tag match for Halftime Heat on the WWE Network, which will air during next Sunday's halftime of Super Bowl 53.

- It was announced on tonight's NXT that the new North American Champion Johnny Gargano will make his first appearance as champion at Full Sail on next week's show. Below, Gargano spoke to Sarah Schreiber about getting the big win against Ricochet at TakeOver.


- On Twitter, Rusev gave thanks to both Hideo Itami and Dean Ambrose. As noted, Itami will be exiting WWE soon and is reportedly heading back to Japan. WWE announced Ambrose is finishing up with the company in April after declining a new five-year contract.


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