Ember Moon def. Peyton Royce
It might not have been Peyton Royce that Ember Moon pinned to win the NXT Women’s Title Fatal 4-Way at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, but the new champion proved she’s capable of beating Royce nonetheless. Despite interference by Billie Kay at ringside, Moon defeated Royce in a hard-fought match, using her stunning Eclipse to polish off the Australian Superstar.
Moon didn’t have much of a chance to celebrate, as Kay rushed the champion and unleashed the Shades of Kay big boot to take NXT’s War Goddess off her feet. She and Royce then double-teamed Moon until Nikki Cross emerged to even the odds. After clearing The Iconic Duo from the ring, the unhinged SAnitY member set her crazed gaze upon Moon’s NXT Women’s Title, perhaps revealing the true motivation for her unexpected assist.