Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai w/Raquel Gonzalez
Moon and Kai lock up. Kai takes down Moon. Kai slams Moon’s head into the mat. Moon counter and does the same. Kai and Moon trade submission attempts. Kai pushes Moon. Moon pushes Kai. Moon trips Kai then hits a basement Yakuza kick. Kai ends up on the apron. Moon pulls Kai’s arm against the turnbuckle. Kai yanks back, driving Moon’s shoulder into the ring post. Kai sends Moon into the turnbuckle shoulder first. Moon lets out a loud shriek in pain. Kai continues her assault on Moon’s injured shoulder. Kai locks in an armbar.
Moon lifts Kai off the mat and slams her down in a nasty one-armed powerbomb. Step-up enziguri by Moon. Moon and Kai trade kicks. Moon takes Kai down with a sliding trip. Moon swings Kai around on the apron and lands a stiff right hand. Moon tells Kai this is her receipt and lands a nasty running boot to Kai’s face. Moon blasts Kai with a suicide dive. Moon tries another, but Kai moves out of the way. Moon crashes back first into the barricade.
After the break, Kai hits a wheelbarrow facebuster for a near fall. Moon surprises Kai with a second rope codebreaker for a near fall. Kai and Moon trade punches. Moon locks Kai in the crossface. Kai turns it into a pin. Moon counters that into a pin. After multiple counters, Kai locks Moon in an armbar. Moon gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Kai refuses to release the hold. Moon goes up top for the Eclypse. After a distraction from Gonzalez, Kai pins Moon.
Winner- Dakota Kai
Ember Moon vs. Jessi Kamea
Moon sweeps Kamea. Moon tells Kamea she is going to show her how to work. Kamea arm drags Moon. Basement uppercut by Kamea. Kamea locks Moon in a cravat. Moon does a front flip and lands on her feet to break the hold. Front dropkick by Moon. Basement stomp followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall by Moon. Moon locks Kamea in a crossface. Kamea rolls Moon into a pin. Moon kicks out. Moon lights Kamea up with a few kicks. Kamea lands a few up kicks. Moon grabs Kamea’s leg and locks her in a modified ankle lock. Kamea rolls Moon into the second turnbuckle. Kamea floors Moon with a springboard elbow for a near fall. Kamea whips Moon into the corner but Moon pops up to the second rope. Moon hits a flying codebreaker. Moon locks Kamea in a deathlock with a crossface. Kamea taps out.
Winner- Ember Moon
After the match, Dakota Kai attacks Moon. Kai levels Moon with a big boot on the apron.
In-Ring Segment: Ember Moon
Moon says she’s shocked they let her talk on the mic. It’s been a while. Moon says she has been in isolation for 14 long months. Moon is back and she sees a lot of things have changed here. Moon took her bike and drove for miles and miles. Moon now follows Ember’s Law. She isn’t going to let anyone walk over her ever again. Moon says she’s back and she wants gold. Io Shirai interrupts. Shirai joins Moon in the ring. Before Shirai can speak, Rhea Ripley walks out on the ramp. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez attack Ripley from behind. Moon helps Ripley as Shirai watches from the ring. Commissioner Regal walks out and books Ember Moon and Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez.
Backstage, Dakota Kai says Ember moon needs to get behind her in line for a title match.
Rhea Ripley and Ember Moon vs. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez
Moon lands. senton on Kai. Kai tags in Gonzalez. Moon tries a rana but Gonzalez puts on the breaks. Moon escapes and hits a nasty leaping sidekick to Gonzalez’s face. Kai tags back in Moon and Kai trade strikes. Moon dumps Kai out of the ring. Suicide dive by Moon. Gonzalez tries to sneak up behind Moon but Ripley dives off the apron and crushes Gonzalez with a senton. Gonzalez tags herself in as Ripley is chasing Kai. Gonzalez boots Ripley off the apron. Ripley hits the floor hard. After the break, Gonzalez has Ripley in a Modified Gory Special. Kai and Gonzalez take turns working over Ripley. Ripley manages to tag in Moon. Moon dropkicks Kai.
Moon lands a flurry of strikes to Gonzalez. Moon launches Kai into Gonzalez. Moon drops Kai with a middle rope codebreaker. Gonzalez saves KAi from a splash int he corner by Moon. Gonzalez picks up Moon. Kai kicks Moon in the head as Gonzalez lands a bodyslam. Moon kicks out. Ripley tags in and electric chair drops Kai. Kai kicks out. Kai hits Ripley with the Kairopractor. Ripley tags out. Gonzalez tries to suplex Moon but Ripley pushes Moon to reverse the momentum turning it into a DDT. Pop up powerbomb by Moon. Ripley and Gonzalez fall over the announce table. Kai is too busy watching the carnage between Ripley and Gonzalez. Kai turns around and walks right into the Eclypse. Moon pins Kai.
Winners- Rhea Ripley and Ember Moon
Shotzi Blackheart vs. Dakota Kai w/Raquel Gonzalez
Kai smushes Blackheart in the face. Blackheart takes down Kai. Kai misses a basement head kick. Blackheart and Kai trade pin attempts. Inverted atomic drop by Blackheart/ Blackheart welcomes Kai to the ball pit with a double leg drop below the belt. Blackheart trips Kai. Blackheart locks Kai in a modified deathlock with a butterfly lock. Kai counter with an armbar. Blackheart gets to the ropes. Suplex by Kai. Blackheart kicks out at two. Gonzalez gets on the apron top distract Blackheart. Kai suplexes Blackheart for another near fall. After the break, Blackheart nails Kai with a high knee.
Blackheart crushes Kai with her patented senton. Underhook German suplex by Blackheart. Kai kicks out. Blackheart charges into the corner. Kai meets her with a senton. Blackheart and Kaifight out on the apron. Blackheart runs up the ropes and hits a sliced bread # 2 on the apron. Both Kai and Blackheart are down. Blackheart landed on the top of her head. Gonzalez tries to get involved but Rhea Ripley runs down to the ring and attacks her. Referees break up the skirmish. Kai tries to sneak in a running big boot but Blackheart reverses it into a roll up for the win.
Winner- Shotzi Blackheart
Number One Contender Battle Royal
Rhea Ripley eliminates Gia.
Raquel Gonzalez elminiates Raven.
Ripley eliminates Ellie.
Ripley eliminates Marina Shafir.
Gonzalez eliminates Avery, Rita, and an unnamed performance center trainee.
Ripley eliminates Emily via a big boot.
Gonzalaz boots Catalina off the top rope for the elimination.
Aliyah kicks Kacy Catanzaro off the apron but Catanzaro lands on her butt. Her feet never touch the floor. Catanzaro does a handstand and pulls herself back into the ring by hooking the ropes with her feet. After the break, Catanzaro is holding on to the guardrail. Catanzaro leaps from the guardrail to the ring steps but Indi Hartwell kicks her in the face, knocking her back to the guardrail. Kayden Carter is knocked off the apron by Gonzalez as she tried to help Catanzaro get back in the ring.
Kayden Carter has been eliminated.
Ripley and Gonzalez tear into each other, each landing a flurry of strikes. Gonzalez lifts Ripley up for an electric chair drop. Ripley hooks the ropes and they both tumble over the top rope.
Rhea Ripley has been eliminated.
Raquel Gonzalez has been eliminated.
Catanzaro sends Hartwell out of the ring with a ranna.
Indi Hartwell has been eliminated.
The final four are Shotzi Blackheart, Dakota Kai, Catanzaro, LeRae. Kai launches Catanzaro over the top rope.
Kacy Catanzaro has been eliminated.
Blackheart sends Kai over the top rope.
Dakota Kai has been eliminated.
Blackheart goes up top for a senton. LeRae cuts Blackheart off. Blackheart and LeRae fight on the apron. Blackheart gets knocked down to the steps. LeRae monkey flips Blackheart off the ring steps to the floor.
Shotzi Blackheart has been elminated.
Winner and NEW Number One Contender, Candice LeRae!
Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez
Kai tags in Gonzalez. Ripley and Gonzalez trade strikes. Gonzalez knocks Ripley into her corner. Shirai tags herself in. Shirai lands a diving ranna that sends Gonzalez to the outside area. Shirai knocks Kai off the apron. Gonzalez catches Kai. After the break, Ripley is tossing Kai all over the ring. Gonzalez and Kai double team Ripley outside the ring. Gonzalez and Kai take turns working over Ripley. Ripley manages to tag in Shirai. Shirai cleears the ring. Shirai lands a double knee strike to Gonzalez. Gonzalez falls out of the ring. Tiger Fient kick by Shirai on Kai. Kai kicks out.
Kai escapes Shirai’s back breaker attempt and almost hits the Kairopractor. Shirai counters with a ripcord knee strike. Gonzalez breaks up the pin. Gonzalez picks up Shirai. Kai blasts Shriai with a boot. Gonzalez powerslams Shirai. Shirai kicks out. Mercades MArtinez pulls Ripley off the apron. Ripley hits her head on the ring steps. Shirai manages to make it back to her corner. Ripley pushes Shirai out of the way of a charging Kai. Ripley tags herself in. Ripley stumbles into the ring. Gonzalez boots Ripley in the face. Gonzalez hits her one-armed powerbomb for the win.
Winners- Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez
NXT Women’s Championship Match: Io Shirai vs. Dakota Kai w/Raquel Gonzalez
Shirai hits her head on the mat as she tries to evadnShirai into the ring. Kai starts to work on Shirai’s arm, that she rammed into the ring post earlier in the match. Shirai surprises Kai with a roll up. Kai kicks out and follows up with a clothesline. Kai puts Shirai in an arm figure-four lock. Shirai escapes and hits a palm strike. Tiger feint kick by Shirai. springboard dropkick by Shirai. Standing double stomp by Shirai. Kai kicks Shirai in the face. Shirai begs Kai to do it again. Shirai fires up but Kai cuts her off with a scorpion kick. Kai misses her running. boot in the corner. Kai and Shirai fight up to the top rope. Shirai pushes Kai into the tree of woe. Shirai crushes Kai with a double stomp off the top.
Kai kicks out. Kai hit a lung blower. Shirai kicks out and slaps on an armbar. Shirai eventually gets to the ropes. Kai blasts Shirai with the GTK. Shirai gets her foot on the rope. Kai accidentally kicks the referee in the head. Shirai hits her moonsault but there is no referee. Gonzalez hits the ring and powerbombs Shirai. Gonzalez drags Kai on top of Shirai. Shirai kicks out! Shirai locks Kai in a crossface. Kai rolls out of it. Shirai knees Kai in the face. Kai falls to the outside., Shirai hits a golden triangle moonsault to the outside that takes out both Kai and Gonzalez. Shirai hits her moonsault for the win.
Winner and STILL NXT Women’s Champion, Io Shirai!
After the match, Gonzalez is about to attack Shirai but Ripley power walks to the ring. Gonzalez and Ripley go. nose-to-nose. Gonzalez walks away.
Dakota Kai vs. Jessi Kamea
Kai is in control early. Kai misses a boot in the corner. Kamea rolls up Kai for a near fall. Kai lands a basement dropkick. Kamea lands a sliding knee in the corner. Kamea lands a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kai trips Kamea into the bottom rope. Kai lands the GTK for the win.
Winner- Dakota Kai
After the match, Kai says she can’t wait to kick Io Shirai over and over again. Shirai hits the ring and attacks Kai. Renee Gonzalez appears out of nowhere and boots Shirai in the face. Gonzalez powerbombs Shirai.
Number One Contender’s Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Dakota Kai
Ripley and Kai lock up. Ripley pushes Kai clear across the ring. Kai grabs a side headlock. Kai forces Ripley to a knee. Kai chops Ripley in the chest. Ripley fires up and lands a few short-arm clotheslines. Dropkick by Ripley. Ripley sends Kai into the corner. Ripley drives her shoulder into Kai’s gut. Delayed vertical suplex by Ripley. Kai kicks out. Kai tries a wheelbarrow but Ripley reverses it into a facebuster. Kai kicks out again. Ripley locks Kai in a body scissor. Ripley turns it into a pin. Kai kicks out again. As soon as Kai gets to her feet, Ripley levels her with a lariat. Kai slips to the outside. Kai tries to trip Ripley but Ripley puts on the breaks. Ripley kicks Kai in the face. Ripley electric chair drops Kai face-first on the apron.
Kai manages to kick out at two. After the break, Kai has Ripley in a seated abdominal stretch. Kai turns it into a pin. Ripley kicks out then kicks Kai in the chest. Ripley lands another series of clotheslines. Ripley knees Kai in the gut over and over again. Basement dropkick by Ripley. Kai kicks out. Kai kicks Ripley in the head. Ripley and Kai trade strikes. Kai walks right into a flapjack by Ripley. Ripley only gets a two count. Kai reverses the Riptide into a nasty DDT. Ripley manages to kick out at 2.8. Ripley counters the Kairopractor into a big boot. Ripley puts Kai in the Prism Trap. Kai rolls Ripley into the turnbuckle to break the hold. Kai lands a running boot in the corner. Kai tries to superplex Ripley back into the ring. As the referee is distracted, Mercedes Martinez attacks Ripley from behind. Kai hits the Go To Kick for the win.
Winner- Dakota Kai
After the match, Martinez hits the ring again. Martinez drops Ripley with the air raid crash.
Dakota Kai and Candice LeRae vs. Io Shirai and Tegan Nox
Early on, Nox tangled with Candice as the commentary team spoke about Tegan Nox being betrayed by friends. Both makeshift tag teams would display good teamwork offense before Candice would throw the NXT Women’s Champion into the steel steps to send us to our first commercial break.
Back from break, action would remain in a back-and-forth capacity. In the home stretch, Tegan hits Candice with The Shiniest Wizard when the referee is distracted while checking on Io and Dakota at ringside. Io then gets back up top and hits a moonsault for the pin and the win.
After the match, Dakota Kai leaves Candice behind not worrying about her well-being.
Dakota Kai is interviewed backstage about being the number one Contender, she says she’s no longer a team player. The newly platinum blond Rhea Ripley makes an appearance and said she’s glad Dakota is no longer a team player but she takes offense at her saying that she’s the number one contender before Kai says that she’s going to talk to General Manager Regal.