Next week on Night One of NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver, Raquel Gonzalez gets her chance to become NXT Women’s Champion. This week, she gets a tune up match against up and coming star, Zoey Stark. Stark teamed with Io Shirai last week to face Dakota Kai & Gonzalez in tag team action, but came up short against Gonzalez. Tonight is her chance to get this win back, but it will not be easy.
On her way to the ring, Gonzalez would be attacked by Io Shirai, and was able to take her out with some ease. That doesn’t bode well for Shirai next week, and sets up Gonzalez as the biggest test yet for the champion.
Raquel Gonzalez Is Confident
After taking the champion down, Gonzalez walked to the ring with all the confidence in the world. Gonzalez would miss the opening lock up due to the speed of Stark, but once she caught Stark, she quickly hit a hard back elbow strike. Stark would hit a running hurricarana, but was soon sent to the apron by Gonzalez.
She’d slip over the back of Gonzalez and hit a dropkick, but a second was countered into a throw. Gonzalez hit some quick elbow drops, before applying a neck crank to Stark. Stark fought back to her feet, and dodged Gonzalez in the corner and hit some swift kicks. She’d sent Gonzalez to the outside, but Stark was caught off the dive.
Io Shirai Strikes Again
Stark slipped off the shoulder before Gonzalez drove her into the corner post, before sending Gonzalez into the post instead. Dakota Kai took a cheap shot at Stark at ringside, before being sent over the barricade. Back in the ring, Stark nailed some swift kicks before looking for a diving neckbreaker.
Gonzalez tried to take her down with a one armed powerbomb, before being fought off and taking the move. She’d kick out at two, before countering a kick into the one armed powerbomb for the win. After the bell, Shirai attacked again, only to be thrown into the barricade.
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