NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler def. Toni Storm via count-out

Shayna Baszler superplexes Toni Storm: 2018 NXT U.K. Championship (WWE Network Exclusive)

The Submission Magician looks to make Toni Storm's NXT Women's Championship opportunity disappear with an excruciating assault on the resilient opponent.

Toni Storm refused to be intimidated by the fearsome reputation and scare tactics of NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, and that allowed Storm to push The Queen of Spades to her limit.

What the decorated Aussie couldn’t overcome was the champion’s methodical attack, nor Baszler’s startling post-match antics.

After quickly realizing it was a mistake to take Storm lightly, The Submission Magician began targeting Storm’s leg, stomping, kicking and twisting it in all directions. Storm bravely fought off a kneebar and hit her feared Storm Zero maneuver for a near fall, but she may have worsened her knee in the process. 

Baszler then sank in the Kirifuda Clutch after reversing another Storm Zero attempt, but despite the champion’s suffocating grip, Storm forced a rope break and pulled herself to the floor. The Submission Magician followed her, however, and reapplied the Kirifuda Clutch at ringside. At that point, Storm was sapped of energy and barely able to stand, let alone return to the ring before the count of ten. The Queen of Spades’ reign lives on, thanks to a count-out decision.

Instead of returning to the locker room after the match, Baszler dropped Storm with the Kirifuda Driver into the Kirifuda Clutch in a final act of defiance.

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