The NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships have been gaining some serious steam despite their young status. Tonight, they potentially get their first classic match as we see champions Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart taking on Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae in a Street Fight. These two teams have been fighting since before NXT Takeover: WarGames in 2020, and it could finally end tonight. Will Moon & Blackheart manage another tonight, or will Hartwell & LeRae get their way?
No Tank Tonight For Blackheart And Moon
Blackheart & Moon didn’t use their tank for the entrance tonight, due to Frankie Monet’s dog doing his business in there, and there being no time to clean it up. They were dressed as Freddy & Jason however, showing that LeRae isn’t the only one who could cosplay. Before the ring announcements, this one broke into a brawl. It’s a Street Fight, so let’s get going. Blackheart grabbed a table, but Hartwell threw her into the barricade and Moon soon followed.
LeRae grabbed out some chairs, before Blackheart slammed Hartwell face first off the table. Some trash cans entered the mix, as Moon & Blackheart isolated Hartwell in the ring. Blackheart tripped her, and Moon kicked her before Moon put the trash can over her head. Sandwiched with two dropkicks, the can was crushed on the head of Hartwell.
LeRae made the save and sent Moon & Blackheart to the outside, only to dive into a double trash can lid shot. Hartwell made the save, and dropped Blackheart face first onto the apron. Moon was put over the apron, and Hartwell hit a big boot to the side of the head. She’d quickly set up some chairs with bad intentions, before Blackheart rushed in. Moon recovered and hit a facebuster onto the chairs. Blackheart put one more chair up top, and Hartwell took a seat but the dive was blocked by LeRae spraying them with a fire extinguisher.
During the picture in picture break, The Way grabbed a ladder and put that in the ring alongside a table. This was starting to look like a TLC match, as LeRae set up weapons all around the ring. Moon would interrupt, and set up The Way on the middle rope for Blackheart to hit a running senton.
Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell Win The Titles Their Way
LeRae was thrown into the steel post, and Blackheart applied a headscissor over the ropes on Hartwell while Moon threw chairs at her. Moon & Blackheart hit a Dominator/Cutter combo, before hitting a double forearm smash on Hartwell. LeRae had rolled onto the ladder set across the ring and barricade, and Blackheart hit the senton off the top rope to crush LeRae. In the ring, Moon hit an Alabama Slam into the table in the corner, but Hartwell bounced off instead of crashing through.
Blackheart grabbed a step ladder, and Hartwell booted Blackheart & Moon down by kicking it. LeRae found her way back into the ring, and Blackheart was placed onto the step ladder and held up by Hartwell while LeRae hit a springboard moonsault to take her down. Moon broke up the pinfall, but took a spinebuster onto the same step ladder for a two count. Hartwell took Blackheart outside and wanted to put her through the announce table, and Barrett’s coffee mug was smashed over the head of Hartwell. Blackheart climbed the set and hit a frog splash through the announce table.
Back in the ring, Moon hit a pop up powerbomb for a two count, and LeRae had to stop an Eclipse attempt. Blackheart came in to help Moon, but would be used to shove Moon to the outside. Hartwell was back to life, put Moon on a table and took her out with an elbow drop. In the ring, LeRae set up Wicked Stepsister onto a steel chair, and this one was over. New champions, The Way!
This was the best match we’ve ever seen from the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. They got about eight minutes of over-run to really make it something special. While things got a bit hectic at the end, they delivered on an insane brawl for sure. This was a brutal street fight, and showed that even thought Moon & Blackheart lost tonight, they’re as legit as teams come. But tonight just didn’t go their way. Match Rating: 4.25/5 (**** 1/4)
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