After winning the first ever Female Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez immediately set their sights on their next goal. They have a shot at becoming WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, and they get it tonight. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler are no strangers to NXT, with Baszler being a two time NXT Women’s Champion. Kai & Gonzalez are currently the best women’s tag team in WWE, and have a chance to solidify that and bring the titles to NXT full time tonight.
Kai would start alongside Jax, and she was the first opponent of Jax in NXT. Jax picked up where they left off by throwing Kai around with ease. Baszler tagged in, and would toy with Kai who she used to view as a scared little girl. Kai would be thrown to the mat, and Baszler would go to break the arm early. Baszler was dodged, and Kai showed her newfound fire. She’d slap Baszler across the face and hit a flying mare before looking for the PK.
Baszler caught the kick and flung her to the mat before dumping her outside. Gonzalez protected her partner on the outside, before tagging in. She would get to showing Baslzer that she’s not to be messed with as she matched her in grappling and outpowered her. Baszler was able to get an armbar, but was sent to the mat all the same. Kai tagged in and hit an assisted double stomp with Gonzalez.
Baszler would take control of Kai pretty fast, and tagged Jax to completely dwarf Kai. Kai was the clear target of the champions, because as soon as Gonzalez came in they retook control. She’d tag in Kai to allow her to kick Baszler in the face, but Baszler countered a second kick off the apron by tripping her.
Jax tagged in and applied a stretch muffler on Kai, swinging her around and losing her grip. Kai was hit with a headbutt, and had the stretch muffler reapplied, before being ragdolled into the turnbuckle. Jax caught a crossbody from Kai and body pressed her into the middle of the ring, before Baszler nailed a hard kick to the jaw. Kai needed a tag in the worst way, and could chop down Baszler with kicks.
Gonzalez got the tag, and exploded into the ring with a dropkick before hitting two fallaway slams on Baszler. Baszler was nailed with a running lariat, and a spinning powerslam for a near fall. Gonzalez couldn’t get the powerbomb on Baszler, with Jax getting a tag. The real heavy hitters were in, and Gonzalez was winning out until Baszler ran a distraction.
Jax hit a throat chop, and Baszler tagged in and applied a choke hold. Gonzalez flung her off and tagged in Kai for the combo Go To Kick, Jax being forced to break the pinfall up. Jax took Gonzalez over the top rope on her way out of the ring, leaving Kai alone. Kai would go for Go To Kick on Baszler, who countered deftly.
Baszler locked in the Kirifuda Clutch, but Kai fought like hell and got the tag. Jax took out the referee, and Gonzalez brawled with Jax over the announce table on the outside. Baszler woke up, and RAW GM Adam Pearce called one of their officials to the ring, allowing Baszler to tap out Kai.
This one is far from over with this screwjob finish, as Kai was not legal in the match during the finish. Will we get a rematch? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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