NXT Women’s Champion Asuka def. Peyton Royce
If nothing else, the cunning Royce showed that she clearly belongs in the title picture after giving Asuka a run for her money in a captivating championship contest.
Despite making a costly mistake by taunting the titleholder, The Venus Fly Trap managed to weather Asuka’s fiery comeback and nearly pick up the pinfall on multiple occasions. In the end, Asuka won via submission after forcing her challenger to tap out to the Asuka Lock.
Even though Moon saved Asuka from further damage, there was no feel-good moment afterward, as both Superstars stared each other down in a tense, yet extremely enticing moment.