The last time we saw the team of Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon take on Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai, it was over the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships. Blackheart & Moon ended the reign of Gonzalez & Kai on the same day it began, but now neither team holds the gold. Whoever wins will be first in line for a shot at new champions The Way, and these four women know each other very well, so this one is going to be something special.
Raquel Gonzalez Is Untouchable, Even By A Former Champion
Blackheart would start with Gonzalez, and Blackheart went right for a sleeper hold. She’d be flung to the mat, but was able to dodge a stomp at the last possible second. Gonzalez would lose control of Blackheart, who was able to get a tag to Moon, a former NXT Women’s Champion. Moon got a one count off a roll up, before being scooped up and slammed by the current champion.
Kai tagged in, and hit an assisted double foot stomp, before Gonzalez tagged back in. Moon was thrown into the corner, before Kai got another tag and missed a running kick in the corner. Blackheart got the tag and hit the reverse slingblade to send Kai to the ropes, before going for the senton to the back.
Kai found herself isolated as Blackheart and Moon made quick tags, before Blackheart applied the Texas Cloverleaf. Blackheart failed to keep Kai away from the ropes, as Gonzalez yanked her out of bounds before tagging in and nailing some elbow drops on Kai for a near fall as we went to a commercial break.
Ember Moon Finds A Way To Take Gonzalez Out
Back from the break, Gonzalez & Kai were still in control, as Kai nailed a lariat on Blackheart. It caused a double down however, allowing Moon to tag in. She’d get Gonzalez down and look to use her agility to take the advantage of the champion, nailing a diving codebreaker. Kai went for a cheap shot off the apron, and allowed Gonzalez to fight back with a big boot.
Gonzalez tagged Kai in, and Blackheart would get some shots in on Kai including a switchblade kick and modified Go to Sleep, getting a two count. Moon & Blackheart looked for the doomsday device, and while Gonzalez blocked, she would take a crossbody from Blackheart and be sent outside with a kick.
Moon had applied a submission on Kai, and Gonzalez would break it up and look for the One Armed Powerbomb. This was countered into a snap version of The Eclipse, and Gonzalez was out. Blackheart and Moon nailed the Dominator/Cutter combo on Kai for the win.
These two teams peaked when they met at Takeover in the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but continue to have solid tag team matches. Ember Moon proved that she is perhaps ready to take the NXT Women’s Championship back. Blackheart & Kai brought the fast paced action here, and Blackheart proved to be a potential contender as well. Match Rating: 3/5 (***)
Following the match, Gonzalez proved to be a sore loser as she had Kai isolate Moon as she destroyed Blackheart at ringside. Gonzalez warned that Moon was next, and we could be seeing our next NXT Women’s Championship match. Could Ember Moon be the one to end the reign of Raquel Gonzalez? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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