After the earlier actions of Poppy with Dexter Lumis, Indi Hartwell left the building. Candice LeRae would admit that InDex was a thing, and everyone knew this. She calls Poppy out, and says it’s either here or the most dangerous spot in NXT: the parking lot.
Poppy Brings Io Shirai Back To NXT
Poppy would hit the ramp and say that she doesn’t wrestle, but knows someone who does. The music of Io Shirai would hit and the former NXT Women’s Champion was back. Shirai took some time off after losing the belt to Raquel Gonzalez, but now she’s back to back her friend Poppy up against one of her biggest rivals in NXT.
The Genius of The Sky wasted no time hitting the ring and taking LeRae down with a flapjack, 619 and springboard dropkick before posing with Poppy. The seeds are set for a tag match similar to that of Bad Bunny & Damien Priest vs. Miz & Morrison, and we’ll have to wait and see if it comes.
Dakota Kai Stands In The Way Of Ember Moon
At NXT Takeover: In Your House, another former NXT Women’s Champion is going to be in the spotlight. Ember Moon will take on NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez. However, she knows that Gonzalez never rides alone. Tonight Moon looks to take Dakota Kai out of the picture for this Sunday, as they clash one on one.
On their way to the ring, Kai & Gonzalez bumped into Shirai & Poppy, and it’s clear Shirai might look for a rematch before long. Moon was quickly dodging the lethal strikes of Kai before they’d lock up. Kai hit a flatliner into the middle turnbuckle, before a running boot to the face of Moon in the corner.
Thrown across the ring, Moon would once again be in position for a running boot from Kai. Moon was having a hard time getting into this one, but countered a hip toss and finally nailed the dropkick. A snap flatliner got a two count, before Moon used a quick Greco Roman Throat Hold on Kai as she locked eyes with Gonzalez.
Moon would send Kai to the apron and hit a clubbing blow to the back of the neck, before Kai tripped Moon up and swung her around, sending her into the ring post head first. Throughout a picture in picture break, Kai would grind down Moon with submissions in the middle of the ring.
Back from the break, Moon would be able to rally back. A few lariats took Kai down before a step up enzuguri sent Kai into the corner. Moon nailed the diving codebreaker for a two count. A thrust kick from Moon was met with a pump kick from Kai. Moon came back with a superkick to the back of the head and a somersault stunner, only getting a two count.
Dragon Sleeper applied, Moon would focus too much on Gonzalez, and Kai was able to easily counter out with a rolling cutter. Another pump kick in the corner kept Moon down for a two count, and Kai set up Go To Kick. Moon countered out into a powerbomb and got a two count on the following pin. Gonzalez attacked Moon on the outside and took a forearm to the jaw, before Kai was sent over the top rope. A dive to both Kai & Gonzalez had her fired up, and Moon set up The Eclipse for the win, until Gonzalez ran her down with a big boot.
Despite a DQ finish, this was the best match of the night. Kai & Moon are excellent together, and even with a slow break in the action during picture in picture, it was a well paced showcase. Match Rating: 3.5/5 (*** 1/2)
Moon & Gonzalez would brawl it out, and the champion wasn’t able to stand tall with a one armed powerbomb countered into an Eclipse, before a second off the top rope. Will Ember Moon recapture the NXT Women’s Championship? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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